Theodorus Niemeyer Vier Heeren Baai

Pure Maryland tobacco.


Brand Theodorus Niemeyer
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Other
Contents Maryland
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country Netherlands
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 02, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This tobacco was a gift from a German friend working in the US. He has connections and gets in tobaccos that are not easily found here. The tobacco came very dry. It is a long, narrow to medium ribbon and the ribbons are tan and light brown. The pouch note had a hint of cocoa.

I have been loading it as is and breathing through the bowl (John Patton style) to give the tobacco a little moisture. Suspecting it might be strong, I have been using fairly small bowls. As it turns out, it is not a nicotine powerhouse, but the small bowls have worked well with it.

This has been a delightful smoke. It is woody and slightly nutty with a tickle in the nose when snorked. It is not especially sweet or bitter. It has a taste that will sound contradictory - delicate with some body. It is a very pleasant medium flavor that lingers a little on the palate when you put the pipe down.

I think my major exposure to Maryland tobaccos has been with Coopvaert, another Dutch blend not readily found in the US. Heeren Baai and Coopvaert are somewhat compelling and a nice change of pace. If you get a chance to try them, I recommend it.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 28, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Maryland is known more for being a flavor carrier or a filler, but here it is more than that. This air cured version is likely of African origin, and has a lot of earth, a fair amount of nuttiness, a little wood, and a pinch of cocoa and molasses. The strength and taste levels are just a step over medium. The nic-hit is mild to medium. Won’t bite, and I experienced no harsh notes. The tobacco is dry, and may need a light hydration. Burns cool, clean and somewhat fast with a very consistent, rather deep flavor. Leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl, and requires few relights. Has a pleasant after taste. Can almost be all day smoke for an experienced smoker, and an occasional during the day smoke for the average smoker.

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