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Many years ago we developed this fine cut, easy burning mixture. It's so easy to smoke it almost burns by itself.

Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
None Detected
Medium, Medium to Full
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3022)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This punchy, zesty, deeply rich straight African Virginia blend provides a wealth of earth, wood, tart and very sour citrus, vegetative grass, floralness, smoke, mild tangy dried dark fruit, spice, sugar, peat, cigar, light tea, bitter acidity, and a distinct sour, savory quality among the sweetness. The nuanced, natural flavors from the Virginias are very consistent from start to finish. There’s no topping, and very little casing. The strength is a step past the center of medium to full. The taste is a slot past that mark. The nic-hit is a notch behind the overall strength level. It won’t bite although fast puffing may introduce a small harsh note to your experience due to the minimal casing. Has a fair amount of roughness. Burns very clean, and slightly warm with a pleasantly lingering after taste. The room note is tolerable. Barely leaves any dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. Not quite an all day smoke, but it is repeatable. Would make a good mixer as well. Three and a half stars.


4 people found this review helpful.

mo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mo (81)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable

I really like this. It is reasonably strong and a bowl is one dimentional, what you get with your first puff is what you get with your last.

I really like the fact that its a no frills tobacco, old worldsy and it is what it is, a pipe tobacco, nothing more.

The tobacco is very cigarette like, just more elegant and is ideal as an inexpensive all day smoke.

No frills, just a pure pipe tobacco.

3 people found this review helpful.

NewAgePiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NewAgePiper (1)
Mild None Detected Very Mild Pleasant

I've been smoking pipes only for about 4 years now at the age of 30 this blend is of the most pleasant house blends I've smoked.

I tend to keep to Samual Gawith, Peterson, Borkim Riff and Holland House.

Reason for this is that the house blend tend to stand in jars for too long. I like something fresh from a sealed tin.

To get back to the Rhodesian blend, it is rather pleasant to smoke. Very easy to keep lit and does not lead to tongue-bite. I feel it has a mild to sweet aroma. Reading the other reviews, I'm not familiar to cigarette smoke so I cannot compare. But it is light and goes easy with a smooth whiskey, something less spicy. Or a dark roast coffee.

I would recommend this blend to new pipe smokers and those that do not like a heavily flavored mix. It is also conversation friendly as people don't mind me smoking it in proximity.

I like this blend for the pure reason that it is enjoyable.

Pipe Used: Corncob, Don Gustaro, Lorenzo

Age When Smoked: From shop (unknown)

Purchased From: Puff and Groom ZA

2 people found this review helpful.

The Maxx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Maxx (14)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

First smoked in my corn cob and was a pleasant taste. Second smoke was in a brier and the taste was much better. I would recommend it and the only negative was that it smoked hotter than the other tobaccos I have smoked. Definitely recommended.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum (Corn Cob) & Lorenzo Spitfire

Purchased From: Wesleys

1 person found this review helpful.

Wikguy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wikguy (11)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Overall, a very nice no-frills tobacco. As is said below, it is very close to cigarettes (which I prefer being a previous cigarette smoker).

The tobacco is easy to light and stays lit without much effort. I've only smoked this outdoors and had no issue with it burning too fast or hot in the wind (more a mild breeze).

It has a lovely tobacco smell, nothing sweet. And no mixture of tastes, just plain enjoyable leaf.

Pipe Used: Lorenzo

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Brooklyn Tobacconist

1 person found this review helpful.

ThinusR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ThinusR (1)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

I really like this blend. Turned out to be quite a pleasant smoke. Very cigarette like taste which stays the same all the way through the bowl. I've tried this before but did not care for it much but second time around it was a bit dryer which made for a very nice smoke. Burns very easy and stayed lit in the pipe. This batch was bought about five months ago and stored in a jar without humidification. A nice clean tobacco and a very nice all day smoke.

Pipe Used: C-Pipes Poker

Age When Smoked: 5 months

Purchased From: Wesley's Rosebank

1 person found this review helpful.