Paul Olsen Sirius

This blend is composed of medium Virginia flake, ready rubbed and stored while under pressure, which burns slowly. Basic tobacco has been blended with a little vanilla and a touch of almonds. This gives Sirius a very light and sweet flavor.
Notes: Blend made for HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark when he joined the Sirius Patrol in 2000.


Brand Paul Olsen
Blended By Orlik Tobacco Company A/S
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Almond, Vanilla
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 100 grams tin, 25 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 07, 2011 Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
For a change a tobacco with a scent, not a scent packed in a tobacco tin! Good quality leaf with a topping of vanilla and almond/amaretto. I'm sure it can please an aromatic as well as a straight tobacco smoker. There is some nicotine and quite some tobacco taste, doesn't feel like the usual hot air of aromatic concoctions. A solution when one needs a good room note and still a smoke!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 06, 2010 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
My Sirius tin is about 8 years old and does not look at all like the photo here. Mine is a small, rectangular tin and the leaf was almost spun cut rather than ready rubbed. I did detect a little added Danish flavoring, but it played in the background to the Burley/Virginia presentation.

Not a strong tobacco at all and the Virginia element was somewhat grassy and did not present much depth. The Burley does come through, but only in the background. A nice fun change of pace but not a tobacco I personally will pursue in the future.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 18, 2015 Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Paul Olsen- My Own Blend Sirius.

The smell from my 25 gram tin is spectacular. There's a good almond and vanilla note but also a decent tobacco smell. It doesn't smell too aromatic but it has a rich/deep fragrance that's only been embellished by the additives.

My tobacco's slightly moist directly from the freshly opened tin; still smokeable but a short airing is a definite benefit.

I'd class it to be more of a course cut than your standard ready rubbed as it contains a few small broken flakes and chunkier pieces.

Personally, I think the flavour of the smoke is good. The aromatic side is of a brilliant weight to allow some of the tobacco tastes to gain recognition. With these I think the Burley outweighs the Virginia.

When I first light the bowl the vanilla is definitely present, only after about half the bowl it calms down a fair bit and it becomes a far more nutty smoke.

The burn is pretty slow, even and consistent for the whole bowl. Giving a mid' temperature smoke with a medium nicotine amount.

The only negative is tongue bite. It doesn't give me too painful a kick but after a short while I do notice it bites a little unless I sip it slowly.

All in all I think this is a good smoke. It would get full marks if it weren't for the bite!

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula 221
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: 8 Months
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