D & R Tobacco Rimboché A.B.

(3.60)
A tangy blend of the finest flue-cured gold leaf tobaccos, a unique dark-fired tobacco that has been processed by the perique method, and a touch of Latakia for spice and passion. This extraordinary tobacco has been blended to combine the fruity essence of the perique process and the smoky warmth of dark-fired tobaccos. No flavorings added. Balance of flue-cured and rare perique tobaccos.
Notes: Rimboché A.B. melds sweet Virginias with the unique flavor of Acadian Black ("A.B" is a specially fermented fire-cured perique), and adds a bit of Latakia for singular character.

Details

Brand D & R Tobacco
Series Rimboché
Blended By Mark Ryan
Manufactured By Daughters & Ryan
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 40 grams tin, 3.5 ounce tub, 14 ounce bag
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

Strength
Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
None Detected
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Tolerable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Full
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.60 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 28, 2015 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
The first thing that hit my taste buds was the tangy spice from the dark fired tobacco that was processed by the perique method. It is a little raisiny, figgy, smoky and woody, too, with a couple date notes. There’s a “touch” of Cyprian Latakia present, but noticeable in most every puff and adds a sweet, very smoky, earthy, musty, woodiness. I think more than a touch is present, but the Latakia always plays back up. The flue cured gold Virginias are the base for the other components to shine; grassy and hay-like with some tart and tangy citrus and a drop or two of honey. Has no toppings. Very well balanced with a deeply rich, consistent flavor to the finish. Leaves no moisture in the bowl, and hardly needs a relight. It does benefit a little from some hydration, but it does very well dry, and isn’t really necessary due to the richness of flavors. And I seldom smoke bone dry tobacco. The strength and nic-hit are medium. The taste is a couple of steps past that mark. Will not bite, but the spice is pleasantly tingly all the way, translating to the lingering sweet and mildly savory after taste. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran and repeatable for the less experienced.

-JimInks
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 06, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant
A very unique and interesting tobacco. The Virginias are sweet hay. The Lat is a mild smoke in the background. The star is the Acadian Black. Usually, when a Burley has gone through the Perique process, there's no nuttiness left in the flavor. Here there is a nutty, earthy note along with the usual dark fruit associated with Perique. Also a nice spice hit and an extra bit of tang from the dark firing process. This stuff has a lovely flavor. I think I better stock up on this one.

Medium in body. Medium to full in taste. No added flavoring. Burns very well.
Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 07, 2018 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I don't understand why D&R pipe tobacco is not more popular. Dollar for dollar, Mark Ryan produces some of the finest tobacco available today. His leaf is top quality and his blends are original and quintessentially American.

Rimboché A.B. is a perique lovers dream. From start to finish, the perique-processed dark-fired leaf is the star of the show. Upon light up, one is presented with the most delicious fruity perique flavors, without any of the spiciness that sometimes overwhelms heavy-perique blends. Midway through the smoke, the flavors become more nutty. It took me a while to figure exactly out what I was tasting -- pecans and walnuts. Toward the end, the flavor changes subtlety, reminding me of a fine cognac.

The Virginias are a co-star, providing a welcome note of toffee-like sweetness that becomes more pronounced toward the second half of the smoke. The Latakia is very much in the backround but nevertheless felt. You never really taste it but its presence makes itself known by adding a depth of flavor that one does not find in any other VaPer that I have tried (and I've tried many).

As delivered, the moisture level is perfect. Loaded using the gravity method, it lights easily and burns as cool as any tobacco I have smoked. It burns to a light gray ash and leaves no moisture in the bowl.

If I had to classify Rimboché A.B., I would call it an aromatic. While it contains Virginias and Perique, it is much more flavorful than your typical VaPer.

Rimboché A.B. is a sipping tobacco. Smoke it slowly and savor it. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Pipe Used: Large Stanwell briar
PurchasedFrom: Pipes & Cigars
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 09, 2020 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
A gorgeous blend, again with no additives which is something I just love about D&R's stuff. The bright Virginias are good quality and make a perfect base for the Acadian Black perique. The hint of latakia with it really adds a nice complexity without overwhelming the blend also. I usually pop a 72% boveda in the tub if need be, but it's never been overly dry for me. Having no additives or casings these tobaccos just require a little extra care in storage.
Pipe Used: Peterson Ashford
PurchasedFrom: Daughters & Ryan
Age When Smoked: 2 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 22, 2019 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Smoky, woody, touch of sweetness initially. 2/3rds of the way into the bowl the bouquet really blossoms. Taste of raisins, fig, sweetness. Even got a taste of butterscotch here and there.

Burns well leaving a fine white ash. Required no relights, the humidity of the tobacco was perfect out of the bag. I had to swab the bore a couple times with a pipe cleaner.

An excellent tobacco. At this price (20$/lb on sale) it’s a steal.
Pipe Used: Tinderbox Unique Lumberman
PurchasedFrom: P&C
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 20, 2020 Medium None Detected Full Tolerable
Super dry without being dust. I loaded a bowl then breathed through the pipe for a couple of minutes to introduce some moisture. Boy, oh, boy! Smokey, earthy, slightly sweet, leathery, and spicy. Less sweet but still sweet enough. The Acadian Black Perique is a bit tamer on the tongue and nose. Latakia is a player, but this is not a lat-bomb and mingles well with the forementioned components. I could not smoke this all day, but some could. One of the most relaxing blends I have had in a while.
Pipe Used: EMC Prince
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes.com
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