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Casablanca – a classic in cinema history, exciting, suspenseful, romantic. All these attributes apply to Virginia ready rubbed flake as well. Its herbal spicy, citrus flowery aroma is exciting and seductive and blends perfectly with the Virginia‘s tartly sweet taste. A great, fascinating broken for friends and lovers of the tartly sweet tastes. Just like the movie about Rick, Ilsa and Laszlo, “Casablanca Feeling“ has what it takes to become a classic.

"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Notes: Aromatics: Herbs & Hickory Nut.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringFloral Essences, Nuts / Beans
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (323)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

First impressions while smoking the first bowl:

Creamy, nutty, herbal! Just another of those Hans Wiedemann """"aromatics"""" that really shouldn't be called this way if you take a look at what's usually considered an "aromatic" over here in Germany...

The scent from my sample-bag is very unique. Herbal-ish, though I couldn't name which herbs are in it. A gentle note of nuts and some sweetness, alongside a minor floral quality. One person suggested Burley in the mix, and I wouldn't be surprised if there was a tiny bit of it in it.

First puffs are dominated by the herbal qualities. Very interesting, totally new taste for my taste-buds and quite pleasing! There's a slight floralness to the smoke as well. After few puffs the nuttiness kicks and and oh my... it's sublime! I was instantly stoked by its creaminess! Like some really aromatic tasting nuts dipped in whipped cream or something along these lines... very, very nice, I love this aroma! Very pleasant room notes, you'll find that creaminess in the room note as well, among the herbal qualities.

The Virginias are everpresent as a foundation, mild sweetness, pleasing spiciness to round off a very interesting and unique blend. I will smoke this again, and I will add, that I'm far,.... far, far away from being "an aromatic guy"... but in the way Hans does "aromatics"? I'm in....! I guess "real aromatics" are supposed to be like this and not the goopy, non-tobacco-tasting mess some blenders call "aromatic tobaccos" - some just don't deserve the term "tobacco".. if you're like me and love your aromatic blends with the flavourings added light-handedly... this - or HU's aromatics in general are for you!

I'll add a final verdict once I puffed my way through the sample bag, which could take a bit, since I smoke flavoured blends only on occasion - until then: 4 stars, this is quite unique and refreshing to me!

Pipe Used: Falcon with Meerschaum Lined Bowl

4 people found this review helpful.

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

I am generally an aromatic smoker and asked that Hans include several of his non/semi-aromatic blends in a recent order, this among them.

Enjoyed it quite a bit - very pure / clean tobacco taste and obviously made with great care.

Since the HU blends are not available domestically, please let me know if you would like a sample; happy to share / spread the word about Hans' products - terrific stuff !

3 people found this review helpful.

Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (118)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Another HU aromatic that is not really an aromatic . A very pleasant virginia blend that is easy on the palate and rewarding in it's taste . A ready rubbed dark brown tobacco with a tin note of herbs and spices but not over the hill by any means . It packs and lights easily but it smokes a little too rapidly for my taste . This is the type of tobacco you can fill, light and smoke mindlessly while you enjoy the flavor . The good quality Virginias are the major player here . This is not a complex blend , pretty much the same taste from start to finish . Good as a early morning smoke or any time you just feel like puffing . Very mild and with almost no nic hit , sort of a tasty snack when you get the crave .

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipeliner Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipeliner (13)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Casablanca Feeling is a Virginia ready rubbed flake, mixed with Virginia and Burley loose cut. It`s a middel to darkbrown tobacco. The tobacco smells a little bit sweet, like toffee and a little bit like herbs. The tobacco burns very well and cool. The aromatisation is not overwhelming and gives this blend a nice taste. It is not a full aromatic blend. The Casablanca Feeling has a decent aroma between toffee and a bit honey, nuts and maybe herbs.Sometimes I think it tastes like a Lakeland aromatic without the scentet character. The tobacco and the aromatisation are teamplayer. It`s a good team! The Casablanca Feeling is a bit introverted, but I like it much more than a blend which cries out loud. I like it the whole day - it`s a blend to get hooked on.

No revolution - but genial ballanced

Really recommented

2 people found this review helpful.

WorkingClassChap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WorkingClassChap (192)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Smoking now:

From a sample bag. Broken apart pieces that smell sweetened and toned down the Virginia aroma. A get a big whiff of honey. Packs and lights with ease.

So the taste isn’t so much a sweetened Virginia as it is a slightly flavored Virginia. The Virginia is earthy, bread, dark sweetness. There’s a topping that I can’t place, it’s NOT herbal or floral like a Lakeland blend. Almonds, liquor, or some spice. It all does has a creamy aspect to it and makes this blend standout. The retrohale is where it comes though. There’s a creamy almond, not quite vanilla, but a vegetative herbal note. Along the lines of deer tongue but not as strong. It’s nice. No complaints. No bite or mouth tingle and the after taste is short and mild. A nice sweet flavorful “aromatic”.

Pipe Used: Cob

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