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“Louisiana Broken“ - a name that obliges. “Louisiana Broken“ is a Virginia ready rubbed flake, its Virginia grades pressed for an optimal maturation process. “Louisiana Broken“ is balanced with a good bit of perique and a touch of Kentucky. Robust, bold, expressive, but at the same time sweet and creamy is how you could describe this blend. Full of character and in best tradition of the craft, this tobacco offers pure pleasure of smoking for relaxed moments. It is a must for perique aficionados and a dream come true for those who love distinctive tobacco blends. The Spirit of Louisiana is interpreted by “Louisiana Broken“ in a traditional way, but also full of the joys of life.

"…take a walk on the wild side" (Lou Reed)

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsKentucky, Perique, Virginia
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias offer a lot of tart and tangy, lightly acidic citrus, grass and hay, earth, some ripe dark dried fruit, bread, a little wood and a minor floral touch as the lead components. The peppery, mild raisiny, plumy, prune-like, figgy perique is an important supporting player. The woody, earthy, floral, herbal, slightly nutty, spicy and sour Kentucky is just noticeable, and adds a slight tartness for contrast. It's a creamy smoke with enough power to keep you interested, but it's not a perique-bomb. The strength is a couple of steps past the medium mark, while the taste is in the center of medium to strong. Has a medium nic-hit. Won't bite or get harsh, but it does have a minute rough edge. Well balanced, it burns slightly slow, cool, clean and even right to the very bottom of the bowl with a deeply rich, very consistent sweet and spicy, mildly creamy and lightly floral flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, but requires some relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste and lightly stronger room note. It's not an all day smoke, but it can be repeatable.


21 people found this review helpful.

Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (118)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

In my 55 years of smoking I night have very well smoked every Vaper out there . I have found very few better than this one . Upon opening it was all figs and prunes , typical perique . The tobacco is ready for the pipe with a near perfect moisture level . The taste is WOW . Smooth and zesty , granny's raisin bread . It took me 45 min to smoke a group 4 size bowl so good is the burn . I think that the Kentucky makes a big difference here though it is not present in any great quantity . I do not know where their perique comes from but it is really perfect . I have also smoked HU Directors Cut which is stronger but has no Kentucky . The Louisiana might be better smoked in the afternoon while the Directors Cut is more later in the evening . This tobacco is on the same level as Mc Clellands Tudor Castle , though a radically different smoke , a great compliment . As with all HU tobaccos , get them in glass upon opening .

9 people found this review helpful.

KahveDelisi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KahveDelisi (73)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Similar to McClelland Beacon in taste, hence that "ketchupy" or "vinegary" scent and far superior in every aspect. Samuel Gawith St. James Flake was my absolute favorite VaPer for so long, however the throne is in danger from HU Tobacco's Louisiana Broken. SGSJ has a peppery & sweet taste to it but HTLB is meaty and a bit chocolaty thanks to additional Kentucky. That being said, I HATE Kentucky, therefore I believe Mr. Hans Wiedemann is a magician and I am already in love with several of his blends but this particular one begs me to smoke it every day.. all day! Very hard to deny.. though there's this huge obstacle called "supply". Unfortunately it's not readily available in my country.

Similar Blends: McClelland - Beacon (Collector Series).

5 people found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is one fine VaPer, but if were blending it I would have left out the Kentucky in the blend. It is a very high quality tobacco, coming in a flaked and ribbon cut composed of light all the way to dark brown coloring. I love vapers and I enjoy smoking this one, but the Kentucky gives it just a touch of a sour taste that I don't care for. it's a shame too because the Virginia and Perique tobaccos in it just work so well together. They give a full sweet taste with the spicyness of the perique wafting in and out and settling on the tongue in a way that I find very delicious. Then you taste the sour note. But it is still one fine blend. It is a clean burning tobacco, burns all the way down to a clean steel grey ash with no dottle left at the bottom. Came at just the right moisture level to smoke right away. It is soft yet spicy on the tongue, has a mid level nicotine content and it produces a nice room note. I do reccomend this to try, but if put up against their Old Fedders blend as a VaPer, I like the Old Fedders better. But I will buy more of this as it is a very enjoyable tobacco.

4 people found this review helpful.

RK_Oz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RK_Oz (15)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Received sample from a friend. Tin(zip lock bag) aroma- corn syrup and caramelised popcorn

Nice broken Flakes which I rubbed out slightly to pack using "Frank's method"

First 15 mins - hay, grass, bread and wood with mild spice and even milder sweetness in the first 5-7mins... and from here on it starts getting creamier with peppery with mild floral notes. Every now and then I get vinegary taste.

Hay, bread and wood notes are in the forefront.

Retrohale: Mild fruity sweetness along with peppery notes.

15-30 mins: Sipping leads to slightly more sweetness wrapping the hay, grass and bread notes.

Kentucky are just noticeable to my palate... playing a support role by adding some nuttiness imo

Retrohale: Still has mild fruity sweetness with peppery spice up a notch with nice floral creaminess.

30+ mins: Now the blend gets creamier and sweeter..  think of peaches and cream with added peperriness. Some hay and bread notes still linger in the shadows. KY presence is a bit more known now

Retrohale: Very similar to the 15-30 mins mark.

Overall: Burns nice,  cool and at a decent pace into grey ash. Requires very few relights and leaves little moisture. I didn't experience any harsh spots and don't believe it would bite.

Nice creamy blend with mild consistent fruitysweetness and floral notes wrapping the more prominent hay, wood notes Strength just below the medium mark and Taste right at the medium mark. Can be an all day smoke.

3.2/4 overall score

Pipe Used: Commissioned Briar

Age When Smoked: 3-6 months

3 people found this review helpful.

Karam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Karam (59)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

A very very good VaPer, quite a bit more substantial body and overall presence than archetypical VaPers like DLNRs and Escudo, another great one from HU.

There're really no surprises here, does all it says on the tin: Virginia (bready, sweet), Perique (spice, sweetness, warmth), Kentucky (wood, spice, strength and body). The magic is it does all of the above very beautifully blended, smooth, no rough edges or dissonant notes. It develops through a bowl, always mildly sweet, woody, spicy. What sets it apart from other VaPers is its combination of bright, clean, multilayered taste. It has enough nicotine to keep me interested.

2 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (43)
Medium None Detected Full Pleasant

A ready-rubbed VA/PER with some Kentucky. The tin note is dominated by the VA/Per, the KY is in there, though and comes through later during the smoke.

Louisiana Broken lights well, but needs some maintenance. The flavour is sweet, with just a little spice in there, but full of flavour. Burns cool, but there is some dottle left at the end.

Overall a good VA/Per, but so are many others.

Pipe Used: MM cobs, Big Ben Barbados

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin to 6 months

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2 people found this review helpful.

Käpt`n Cook Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Käpt`n Cook (17)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

The Louisiana Broken is the second VA/Perique Blend of HU-Tobacco I`ve tried.The difference to Old Fredder is the hint of Kentucky that the Louisisana Broken contents. But these two blends have a totally different character. The Old Fredder is a well-defied blend in best tradition. No surprise - simply very, very good. The Louisiana Broken brings the smoker much more different tastes. The aroma and the taste is very subtle and interesting. Not fruity, the taste is sweet and a bit tart of the Kentucky. The smoke is always creamy and very interesting. For me is this the optimal blend for a high-class smoking adventure. The Louisiana Broken is a tobacco for Virginia/Perique lovers with love for a subtle but uncomplicated taste. A tobacco with claim. In the same way is Louisiana Broken a tobacco to dream. One more 4 stars for this HU-Blend

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Round and creamy with a sweet taste while definitely not for the faint hearted is the best way to describe this very essential blend from Hans . I won't try to compare it to another blend on the market because i can't . The very essence of this ready rubbed tobacco is lying in a game called Subtlety.Nothing is straight forward in this blend , on the contrary it's a harmony that will fill your sences because of his complexity .You will taste a bit of every component even if the main game here is VaPer , because the addition of Kentucky was quite intelligently mixed in . It adds to the sweetness of this blend a slight taste of bitterness . I know it sounds in contradiction with sweet but that's what i meant by saying it's subtle and complex. Really not an easy task when you take in consideration the smooth and creamy body with the nic kick it provides .

A blend you see a lot of brainstorming in it .

2 people found this review helpful.

krog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
krog (22)
Medium None Detected Mild Tolerable

Nothing extraordinary

Great smell which attractiveness does not contribute to flavour Pretty average VaKyPer, very grassy and creamy. Pretty good for an everyday smoke but there are many more better blends

Pipe Used: DD Briar

1 person found this review helpful.