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A well rounded blend of flavorful Virginias, mellow Burleys and Black Cavendish give Lord Methley's the fragrance of a berry filled pie just out of the oven.

Blended ByRich Gottlieb
Manufactured By4noggins
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringBlackberry, Whisky
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Longstreet Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Longstreet (6)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is a first rate aromatic blend in all aspects. If you like a sweet tasting aromatic tobacco as I do, you will like this one. I like a lot of aromatic tobacco smokers like tobaccos where the pouch note are the same as the taste. This is much harder to do than you would think. 4noggins has done this in all of their aromatic blends. The pouch note is very berry scented I detect more maple I think than other reviews have. The taste is the very same as the pouch note. The blend smokes very well, good burn excellent flavor and I don't recall any problems with re lights, I have to admit I was so captivated by the flavor I may have not noticed. It burned all the way to the bottom and the flavor was good until the very end the ash was dry for the most part.The tobacco I received was at the perfect moisture level for an aromatic blend, not to dy and not to moist. This tobacco is a must try for sweet aromatic smokers.


Pipe Used: Polo 3/4 bent Peterson style system pipe

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4noggins

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8 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

I'm such a fan of this blend now, I had no choice but to log in and review. I am, and remain, primarily an aromatic lover. Surprisingly, I never opted to try a 'berry' blend until recently. I'm so glad I did, and Lord Methley is now one of my true favourites.

The scent of the tobacco in the bag is exactly as advertised and as described by other reviewers. Very "berry-esque", and even as an aromatic lover I was surprised at how good this stuff smells. This doesn't always translate well once lit, so I was cautiously optimistic before I packed a pipe with it. I do trust 4noggins quality after all.

Initial lighting and early on, I distinctly remember thinking to myself "meh, s'ok" and then settled in with a book and started reading. After awhile, I started to get whiffs of the room note (which doesn't always happen) and realized I was smelling what I was tasting. Not bad at all! By the end of the first bowl I wanted another, but actually felt very satisfied and continued my day. Great taste, good room note! The next day I bypassed every other tobacco I had on hand and went for the Methley, and repeated that daily until the bag was empty. Didn't get bored of it all, and I was quite disappointed to run out.

I don't think I've found my holy grail yet, but once my next order arrives in the next week I don't plan to be out of this again for a long time. Highly recommended for aromatic fans!

8 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3022)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The Virginias have some grass and tart and tangy citrus along with light earth, wood and dark fruit as the lead component. The earthy, woody burleys are nutty and molasses sweet with a drop or two of chocolate is a support role. The black cavendish has a little brown sugar. If it has more than that, it, like the other ingredients, are somewhat sublimated by the rich and fruity blackberry and whiskey toppings. Has a touch of vanilla. I also taste a little cherry, and wonder if a little is present. Won’t bite or get harsh even if pushed. The nic-hit is very mild. The strength is mild, while the taste is just past the center of mild to medium. A little moist out of the bag, but it’s at a comfortable level, so I did not dry it. Burns at a moderate pace, cool, clean and smooth with a mild creamy, very consistent flavor from start to finish. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, lightly lingering, and room note after taste. Could be an all day smoke.


7 people found this review helpful.

Smokeybear86 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smokeybear86 (14)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Tin Note: Its a Blazing summer day your walking in the park and at the corner of your eye you spot a Snow Cone Stand. Close to your face your about to take a taste and poof that amazing cherry smell hits your nose and almost pains your sweet tooth. That's what I smell from this sweet tobacco.

Initial Light: As soon as the flame touch the ribbon it burst out into a flavor making machine spewing out cherry and vanilla in the form of smoke. i had no trouble getting this pipe lit, evenly to boot.

Mid-Smoke: The smoke is still going strong and flavor is a constant pleasure goes in smooth and comes out like you are blowing out cotton candy. The pipe isn't the least bit hot and i have experienced zero bite from this blend. However i did receive a little bit of gurgle which if it wasn't for the Volk pipe i would have suspected it to be worse but this dissipated quickly.

Bottom of the Bowl: Flavor was starting to mix with an ashy like taste and the bowl was getting really hot so i dumped the burnt tobacco out and let the pipe rest for two minutes. Upon continuing i noticed the pipe to my surprise was still lit! wonderful.

Room Note: No one around but my furry pal Roscoe so i figured what the hell and i asked him. I think he wagged his tail 4 times and tried to eat my pipe so i guess its good.

Dottle: Nice Ashy finish again i suspect due to the pipe i was using it has a chamber that catches the moister and a stem that does not touch the inside walls preventing goop from entering.

Smoking Duration: A very pleasant 30min it was a windy day and i believe mother nature helped in smoking my pipe a bit.

Overall: Its a bit bias in the fact that i have always loved this blend it was my first real tobacco and will always have a place in my briar heart. a big shout out to Rich for making such a pleasant aromatic.

Thank you for reading, I do recommend this blend to anyone who enjoys aromatics its always readily available at 4noggins and i always have some in my cellar.

Pipe Used: Volk Aluminum Pat.Pend 1940

Age When Smoked: 1 year jarred

Purchased From: 4Noogins

7 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

As with most 4noggins blends I have tried, the description they provide says it all.

The tobacco is an attractive light tan and dark-brown-to-black ribbon that packs and lights easily. The cherry smell is fairly pronounced in the bag, but deeper whiffs marry the cherry with a butterscotch undertone and a faint, grassy smell of the Virginias.

Smoked, the cherry is so faint as to be almost nonexistent and doesn't interfere with the tobacco flavor. The Cavendish is apparent, but blends so well with the Burley and Virginia that it is hard to tell where one leaves off and another begins. Overall, a mild smoke, but with a very pleasant flavor. Not a complicated tobacco, and does not change throughout the bowl, but ideal for an all day blend if you want something easy to smoke that tastes good to you and smells great to those around you.

7 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

4noggins - Lord Methley's.

About a third of the blend is black Cavendish, the VaBur side accounts for a lot more. The smell from it's potently aromatic, and the ribbons are coarse.

I find the berries in Lord Methley's stronger for the first third, they subside a little after this; they still lead the flavour, but lose some of the acidic sharpness. The whisky is far lighter for the duration, there's a touch of flavour, but not much alcohol piquancy. Of the tobaccos it's the Burley in first place, the Virginia's are in the support slot and the black Cav' is more of a mild seasoning, than a heavy vanilla appurtenance. It burns well, requiring few re-lights, and has a cool temperature.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: lovely.

Lord Methley's? A good aromatic, but not quite a four star blend:


Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

5 people found this review helpful.

pinko Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pinko (52)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant

It beats a cherry aromatic and smells good enough that people comment. I don’t get a lot of Virginia flavor, just a little Burley and a lot of flavored Cavendish. It’s pretty silky, and consistent start to finish.

With as much topping as this has, a little dry time helps. It’s still going to burn a bit wet, there’s no fixing that unless you dry it long enough that the flavor fades. That’s a bad idea, too - once the toppings have faded out it’s not a very tasty blend at all.

If you like berry aromatics, you’ll like this. People sitting around you will like it either way.

Age When Smoked: fresh

4 people found this review helpful.

MarkTheLad Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MarkTheLad (46)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I decided to give this blend a try the same evening that I received it. Upon opening the bag, it smelled very cherry and berryish it was actually so sweet and syrupy smelling that I was a little wary about how this would translate to the smoke. it packed and lit very easily. Boy was I surprised, because this stuff is awesome. Upon the 1st light it was very tasty, it stayed lit for a good while and it tasted delicious. It was the perfect balance between moist and dry. Very smooth, mellow, it tastes a lot like it smells out of the bag, like a blackberry pie, I detect a bit of vanilla as well. I sipped it nice and easy and it never bit me. If you are a fan of aro's, then you should give Lord Methley's a try.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Billiard #13

Age When Smoked: 1 day

Purchased From: 4 Noggins

4 people found this review helpful.

Room Note Professor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Room Note Professor (44)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Smells and tastes like a raspberry/strawberry popsicle with a slight touch of maple. The casing is not too heavy, allowing the tobacco taste to shine through. Nice mix of Burley, Virginia and Black Cavendish. Burns well and easy to keep lit. Room note is pleasant but not divine. I am not a huge fan of berry aromatics – those that are will probably rate this a four star tobacco. (Loved the extra-thick plastic pouch this tobacco came in – very well packaged!)

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I taste mostly high quality virginia. This is an interesting aromatic. Quite different. Give it a try if you like mild nicotine. Good after taste. High quality tobaccos. Could be an all day smoke. Not my favorite but I could order more of this. Give it a try.

This must be dried to bring out the excellent tobacco flavor. My method of drying is spread out on a paper plate in the sun. But be careful of this method as you can easily dry tobacco too much until it is crunchy. Check every 5-10 minutes.

2 people found this review helpful.

xterran Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
xterran (1)
Medium Extra Strong Overwhelming Overwhelming

Though my pipesmoking has revolved around traditional English, Virginia and Virginia-Perique blends for half a century, I do on occasion smoke an aromatic blend when company is over and ladies are present. As I am not familiar with aromatic blends, I chose Lord Methley's based simply on it's numeric rating in the hope I'd get a good one. How it received such a high rating beggars belief as upon opening the bag I was assaulted by every conceivable 'fruity smell' and 'boudoir perfume' that modern chemists can produce. It is so cased in sauce and PEG that it's as sticky as jam, and with its overpowering smell this blend is the Fruit Loops of aromatic pipe tobacco. Taste cannot be described as other than 'muddy' and quite unlike anything I can recall. I gave the remaining 200 grams to a friend who's smoked nothing but aromatics for forty five years and even he can't stand it. If Lord Methley's is a look into the future of aromatic blends or is what fellows new to the pipe consider a worthy smoke, then I weep for the future.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4Noggins

Similar Blends: Unlike any pipe tobacco I've ever smoked, I can only say it reminds me of tobacco soaked in a high-powered cough drop syrup..

1 person found this review helpful.

Pip'n'Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pip'n'Piper (50)
Mild Strong Extra Full Very Pleasant

Super-sweet. Like cotton candy. Not very pie like, I get zero pastry notes. It's remarkably similar to hobbits weed, but sweeter and far less vanilla. The flavour is strong, sharp, sweet and it overwhelms the tobacco. There is some cavendish and virginia taste, but they're on Pluto compared to the topping. Have I mentioned it's sweet? Doesn't bite. Smokes well. Great room note. STRONG tin note, I can smell it in a sealed mason jar from 10ft. I'd wager this will ghost a briar. Ya, cotton candy with some cherry. It's very successful at being what it is: an aromatic's aromatic. So, if you like sweet, sugary, fruity aromatic tobacco then this is an absolute must. Not really my bag, but I'd smoke it again. Recommended, but keep some insulin on hand for safety.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4noggywogs

Similar Blends: Hobbits Weed.

1 person found this review helpful.

Gnova Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gnova (10)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I've been on the lookout for a fruity aromatic that isn't overwhelmingly cherry. The tin note is that of wild berries and the topping taste is similar but not so heavy as to not allow the tobacco taste to come through.

I have re-ordered this blend and added it to my rotation.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Bbrown626 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bbrown626 (150)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I recently ordered an aromatic sampler from 4Noggins, having never tried any of their products. This is the third product I have tried. As in the first two reviews, The base tobacco is high quality, it burned very well and to the bottom of the bowl with little effort. All that was left was a fine ash. The pouch note and room note both had a mild berry scent. However, the taste did not match the pouch, I didn't really taste anything but the tobacco, not necessarily a bad thing, but not what I was expecting. This would be a suitable all day smoke. 2.555555 stars...

Pipe Used: Mr Brog

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4Noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Nick73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick73 (6)
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

My first try at a product offered by 4Noggins, and I must say it is very surprising. Although I can not remember the name of the blend, my Grandfather used to smoke a Peterson aromatic very similar to this back in the 80s.

Upon opening the pack, the aroma is wonderful, a sweet berry/nut fragrance, with a light hint of chocolate. The tobacco out of the pack needs a bit of drying out (15-30 mins), packing and lighting goes very smoothly once it has had some drying time.

Upon lighting, the taste is very mellow and has no bite. If smoked slowly, it keeps lit easily, and on average it might require 1 or 2 relights. If smoked quickly, it will heat up the bowl quite a bit.

Folks around me really enjoy the room note, stating that it is very pleasant and light smelling. When I finish a bowl, I'm left with a nice smell in my beard... almost tempting me to go for another round.

It has become part of my top 3 tobaccos, and can easily be a daily smoke.

4Noggins has a definite winner with this beautiful, mellow and well balanced blend. I enjoy English blends as well as Aromatics, and this is one worth trying out.

Pipe Used: Peterson System 305

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: 4Noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

SeaShanty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SeaShanty (2)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Sold by 4Noggins, Lord Methley’s is an intriguing aromatic. The scent in the bag is powerfully berry. The room note carries some of this (but is more subdued creating a pleasant scent). Low nicotine in this blend. While the smell of the tobacco is heavily aromatic, the taste is a bit calmer and more nuanced. The Burley and Black Cavendish stand out and are well proportioned to one another to balance the overall flavor. The Virginia flavor is somewhat lost (and what is present falls more to the bready-side than the grass/hay note Virginia’s often carry). The fact that the flavor itself is softer than its nose is a positive. And while the flavoring may be strong, the taste is a treat.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum - 5th Avenue Diplomat

Age When Smoked: New / Fresh

Purchased From: 4Noggins (Online)

1 person found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (339)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Lord Methley's. lol. Love the name!

I thought the Tewksbury Match had an intense pouch aroma! At first, I thought these smelled very similar. But after comparing the aroma side by side, the blackberry and alcohol stand out compared to the cherry of the Tewksbury.

Cut is fairly rough ribbon, but no large or unmanageable chunks to speak of. The moisture content is great, no burn issues to be had. Lights and packs with ease.

The initial flavoring is pretty intense. This reminds me of a jacked-up version of Boswell's Berry Cobbler. However, it's smooth, flavorful and not cloying in the least.

The Virginia offers some sweet grassiness, and the burley offers some body and a creamy mouthfeel. This blend is sweet, I cannot tell if that's from the blk cavendish or the topping. Buttery smooth, zero bite, and burns clean and cool. I think this would be a great blend to give to a brand new pipe beginning their pipe smoking journey. Its flavorful, burns great, and isn't complicated in the least.

Boswell Berry Cobbler has been a go-to of mine for years. Now I'm adding Methley's to the rotation as well.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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Similar Blends: Boswell's Berry Cobbler.

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