Paul Olsen No. 51

Dark british flake based on classic Virginia from Africa, Brasil and USA, with the addition of Louisiana Perique and Kentucky.


Brand Paul Olsen
Series My Own Blend
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Manufactured By  
Blend Type
Contents Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging Tin 100g
Country Denmark


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 28, 2015 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant
Paul Olsen - No. 51.

In the tin the flakes are pretty loosely packed, circling the outer of the tin and this has allowed them to reach a decent level of hydration rather than being packed tightly together unable to breath. They smell grassy with a touch of nuts too. If I take a flake out in its entirety it must be six inches long. They rub with great ease, they start to crumble the moment I tare them. The flavour of this smoke is quite deep, not just a boring old Virginia taste. The Virginia does make up a large part of the smoke, fresh, citrusy and sweet but the smoke also gives off a spicy touch with a subtle nutty, caramel-esc character. No. 51 gives one hell of a good burn, one of the best I have had in my pipe. I find the nicotine just above medium, not too strong yet satisfying if N is one of your smoking requirements. Tongue bite doesn't happen and the smoke only becomes too warm if stressed.

I find No. 51 very enjoyable so have no problem giving it four stars.
Pipe Used: Rattray's Six Freinds 19 Oom Paul
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 17, 2016 Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Unnoticeable
This is the one, out of all of Paul Olsens blend, that is the least painful to smoke. I get oral chemical burn from his products.

That's a shame because this, 51, is a tasty, toasty, citrusy dark virginia with an autumnal backdrop of fruitiness.

It's a wholesome smoke for those who have the right chemical balance.
Pipe Used: Stanwell billard.
PurchasedFrom: The shop down on the corner.
Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop.
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