Robert McConnell Red Roses

(2.29)
This tobacco is a perfect composition of jet-black black cavendish and some sun-yellow Virginia, embedded in rose buds. Finest aroma of roses is added with a touch of caramel to caress the palate of the pipe smoker. A true smoking experience with a unique room atmosphere.

Details

Brand Robert McConnell
Blended By Kohlhase & Kopp
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Caramel, Floral Essences, Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production

Profile

Strength
Mild
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
Very Strong
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Mild to Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.29 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 10, 2019 Mild Extra Strong Full Pleasant
Give 4 stars cause it deserves much more than the 1.8 that it had before my review. You have to like flavoured tobacco to like this. If you don’t, what are you doing with a tobacco mixed with rose buds? It’s not McConnell’s fault 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 11, 2017 Mild Very Strong Mild to Medium Strong
Robert McConnell - Red Roses.

Another of my reviews from years back I've retyped.

Some of the mixture's quite coarse, it's too wet, and the roses are easily identified in the tin-note.

The smoke? Oh dear. But, I can't really get mad because a blend called Red Roses tastes like a flower bed. I take blame for that: bad choice!

This wouldn't be 'as' bad if the floral appurtenance wasn't as brusque. The caramel, black Cavendish and Virginia form a sweet, creamy, grassy, flavour. Another redeeming feature's the smoke's thickness and lack of bite. But the roses ruin things; they're just too potent.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: strong.

I wouldn't expect to enjoy a blend called Red Roses, and I don't. Two stars, I can't slam it with just one. That would be like complaining that your beef tastes beefy!

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: Smoke King U.K.
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 20, 2013 Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Red Roses ?

No, I don't think so.

It doesn't help this tobacco that I've just eaten a great lump of fudge (hand-made) before hand. So to be fair, this isn't a bad tobacco. It's just nothing special.

It looks pretty much a mundane cavendish mix with a few golden leaves (and I mean a very few). Very coarsely cut. Very dark. Nice aroma, with a hint, of
something that might well be roses, but more Debenhams perfume counter.

It looks a lot like Sunday Fantasy minus the coloured leaf. It tastes like a wishy-washy version of it too.

Burns nicely, not too many relights, which is the bugbear of so many good tobaccos and packs quite easily despite the rather rough cut.

This was only a 5g sample.

Will I be purchasing the big rack off tin ?

Nope.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 26, 2014 Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
Red Roses Tra le cosiddette "aromatiche" ha un sapore piacevole caramellato e allo stesso tempo con una leggera nota di rose meno accentuata a dispetto del nome. Sicuramente un tabacco estivo per la freschezza e l'aroma leggero che lascia in bocca.La room note è piacevole L'umidità all'apertura è ottimale e la combustione è regolare senza alcun impedimento. Consigliabile ma non tra i "must".......per fumate spensierate
Pipe Used: Savinelli
Age When Smoked: 44
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 27, 2005 Mild Very Strong Very Mild Pleasant
I smoke this 'on occasion'(rare occasions) It could never be a daily smoke - and 'monthly' would be a lot! It's the sort of thing that would be very easy to bash...but it's so weird I like it! It actually has 'roses' ie. open up the tin and there are little pieces of 'rosebuds'. It smells like like roses and caramel! It's one dimensional and sweet! If you don't care for roses or caramel - you will hate this stuff! However, if once in a blue moon you want something sweet and unusual with some groovy tin art (there are 2 beautiful ladies showing cute rosebud breasts) then by all means go for it! I give it 3 stars for creativity! If I had to smoke it more than once a week...I'd probably give it only a single star. It burns well and isn't goopy. I only smoke it in a cheap butz chacom petite pipe... I dare not risk contaminating one of my good pipes! If you want less 'perfume' and a bit more complexity with at least a hint of real tobacco - try Glen Piper! They are 2nd cousins...bonded by black cavendish...
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 11, 2024 Strong Strong Medium to Full Pleasant
I’m also adding a review because the bad review almost made me take this back before I opened it. I like flavored tobacco and didn’t find this so rose forward at all. I would say that there is more going on with this tobacco as far as flavors than the red roses. So don’t let the bad review scare you. Give it a go.
Pipe Used: Fincato
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 16, 2017 Mild Strong Medium Tolerable
I expected to like this tobacco, being a fan of good quality aromatics and of rose flavour in general. It turned out the opposite. I smell caramel and generic pot pourri rather than roses. The resulting smoke is sweet to sweetish. I like many McConnell’s tobaccos, but this one I’ll have to throw away.
Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin to few months old.
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