Charles Fairmorn Lancer's Slices

This almost black flake tobacco combines the best grades of naturally sweet Virginia and smoky Latakia, matured together under pressure. A wonderfully smooth and mild yet full-bodied mixture. Very reminiscent of the old Bengal Slices.
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Brand Charles Fairmorn
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Blend Type Virginia/Latakia
Contents Latakia, Virginia
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging Bulk
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.67 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 23, 2013 Medium Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
Leathery and full bodied Latakia that is creamy, velvety, spicy and smoky with a slightly sweet and hay like interlude from the Virginia.

A long smoke that burns to a white ash, there is nothing monochromatic about this mixture. The name is well chosen as I was seeing myself a 19th century British officer maybe in the Crimean war, smoking a pipe after a charge.

A pipe tobacco for journeymen pipe smokers that should appreciate the incense qualities of this proper Latakia mixture.

Update: after a few years of smoking this mixture, I came to a better understanding of it. I also realized that there is a mild honey sweet and floral topping especially at the beginning of the smoke. Also when smoked fast, this tobacco leaves me with a cotton mouth, once again proof of the presence of a topping. After aging it in a tobacco jar, It has become a harsh smoke with a very aggressive attack on my throat and mouth, down the trash bin you go!

Virginia lover
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 15, 2007 Mild to Medium Mild Mild Tolerable
Man I hate to be the voice of dissent. Oh well.

Ordered a couple of ounces of this from the fine folks at Marscigar. It was economical and I expected a sort of economy Penzance. And I was well down that road, until I actually smoked some. The appearance and aroma are lovely -- a dark musty smoky flake. It rubs out and packs nicely.

At first light, the creamy smokiness is a dead ringer for Penzance. But then some kind of bitter grassy/hay note jumped in and just overwhelmed me. I suffered with it, hoping it would abate. But just a little. It left a disagreeable taste in my mouth. I tried drying out my next bowl, but no change. It's just not my cuppa, sorry.
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