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A flavorful blend of the finest flue cured gold leaf tobaccos and a rare Acadian perique. This product intended exclusively for use a pipe tobacco.

Notes: "A.P." stands for Acadian Perique.

BrandD & R Tobacco
Blended ByMark Ryan
Manufactured ByD&R Tobacco
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
Packaging40 grams tin, 3.5 ounce tub, 14 ounce bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2600)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The flu-cured gold leaf Virginias are a little grassy with some earth and wood, and mild amount of tart and tangy citrus and tangy dark fruit. The Acadian perique offers tangy pepper with a little prune, raisins, plums, and fig, and are evident in every single puff as a contrasting supporting player. The tobaccos meld well to create a very consistent, deeply rich flavor with a slight smokey quality, and is more a dry smoke rather than a sweet one. There are no toppings. The nic-hit is a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. The strength is a slot past that, barely missing the medium threshold. The taste is medium. Dry out of the tin, I recommend a little hydration for best effect. It brings out the flavors a little more, and slows the burn rate a mite. Requires almost no relights as it easily burns to ash, leaving virtually no moisture in the bowl. I’ve smoked bowls without a relight. Has no dull or harsh spots, and will not bite. Has a peppery, slightly woody, lightly lingering after taste, and makes nice clouds of smoke. The room note is a tad stronger. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran, and is repeatable in any case.


31 people found this review helpful.

marper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
marper (8)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I tried this tobacco out in RYO. It makes a really great smoke! Nice peppery taste with some light hints of fruit. Very smooth and no flavor overpowers the other. For making a smoke it really gives you a unique cigarette smoking experience. This has become my daily smoke. Its a little more expensive than the other tobaccos for RYO but well worth it imo.

14 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

A really nice spicy smoke. The Virginias offer a little sweet hay and very little else. The Perique is the main player. A tart note of dark fruit with an underlying note that at times taste like coffee and at others a strong tea. Quite spicy. There's a mild earthiness from one of the two components. I can't tell which. This is a first class smoke.

Medium in body and taste. No added flavoring. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From:

11 people found this review helpful.

Yellowfan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Yellowfan (6)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong

This pipe tobacco is highly underrated! It comes fairly dry in tin, bag, and bulk so I added a little bit of distilled water to it. I love the fact that this stuff comes dry because when you add water to the tin which weights 1.41oz you end up with almost 2oz of tobacco.

Everything about this tobacco's profile is dense, that is, a thickness to it in both taste and aroma. The Virginia tobacco in it is pressed and fermented in the Perique style and gives the "Acadian Perique" a profile similar to McClelland's Cajun Black - spicy, lightly tangy with fruit notes.

The blend is very well balanced as none of the elements in the blend overwhelm the others. However the smoke aroma offers a slight sting to the nostrils while the flavor is smooth and and rich. This blend does not overwhelm the smoker like the D&R Picayune (which is also fantastic). It is more mellow with notes of spice however.

It is often compared to a VaPer (Virginia/Perique) blend but that even misses the mark somewhat. Try it out and discover a blend nobody is talking about but will give you many evenings of pleasure with a glass of bourbon or a cup of coffee.

Pipe Used: Ben Wade Freehand

Age When Smoked: 32

Purchased From: In bulk, at Indian River Tobacco Traders in Grand Rapids MI

Similar Blends: Daughters and Ryan Rimboché A.B. and S.J., McClelland Royal Cajun Dark.

11 people found this review helpful.

Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (203)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Dear All,

Well, the late summer 2011 I was gifted of a tin of this. It came from the US, this is nothing we can find in Europe, and something not so common to find in the US as well as I can see…

Very much easy to me endorsing in full the review dated APR09/2011 by the esteemed Kilmarnock Piper re: the brother S.J., since I have got the same identical impressions regarding this one with the Acadian Perique.

Nice tobacco, very natural and good quality leaves. Bright & golden ribbons with some brown specs. Nice dose of vitamin N, a dry sweetness, some fruitness. I have also rolled a fag, and was near to fall crying … thinking of those good English Virginian cigarettes of old. Nice tobacco, indeed.

I've not doubt that I would buy this if available in my Country but… this is not a VaPer of the like I intend to be for use in a pipe. Don't ever think it's a brother (even a cousin) of some Escudo or SJF. This is something else, a bit far from what we Continentals are used to do with. Good in a pipe, even better in a fag.

We are just talking of pipe tobaccos here, right ?

7 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (379)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The pouch note is a an agricultural earthy. The cut is a medium wide chopped ribbon. There is a mix of tan and dark tobaccos. It was delivered on the dry side of what I might consider ideal. I smoked it as delivered. Having smoked a few pounds of "on the dry side" D&R tobbacco, I packed it a little firmly and did not hydrate it.

Smoked, I did not find this as compelling as Picayune. It grew on me though. The Virginia presents as mostly hay and grassy. The perique is the star attraction, and it is a dark fruit with some pepper on the snork. The combination is pleasant, and it was a an easy smoke. It stayed lit and had a consistent flavor to the bottom of the bowl.

This one is easy to recommend.

Pipe Used: various pots - mostly Grabows

Purchased From: gift from a friend

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1962)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

D & R Tobacco - Rimboche A.P.

The blend has a coarse appearance, but includes a couple of twiggy bits. Sadly mine arrived crispy to the touch.

The Perique dominates the smoke. The Virginia only offers a speck of flavour, it's the tangy, fruity, Perique which is the most prominent taste. Because there's a large amount of Perique it requires a gentle technique to keep it in line; with too much force the smoke becomes vinegary, a tentative technique means the Perique doesn't 'run riot'. The burn from Rimboche is quite fast, but in all fairness the condition it arrived in can take responsibility for that. I get no added flavourings, it seems natural to the core.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: not the best!

Rimboche A.P.? I'll remove a point for the dryness, but the flavour's still worth a recommendation:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Mastro Geppetto

Age When Smoked: Not stamped, but I opened it after a week

Purchased From:

4 people found this review helpful.

Troy_nov1965 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Troy_nov1965 (12)
Medium None Detected Medium Unnoticeable

I find this a very good Va/Per blend. The low price for a one pound bag is a bonus as well. I also like how D&R dates the bags when they were packaged.

Good quality tobacco , comes dry so hydrating it is recommended, more so for slowing down the burn rate as I found the flavor just as good dry. No bite, just a slight sting from the spice of the Va. & perique. Could easily be a all day smoke for Va./Per fans. It reminds me of Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture ( I have never smoked the original so I cant compare it to that tobacco ) but I like Rimboché A.P. more . If you are looking for a nice budget friendly Va./Per give this a shot.

I think hydrating then aging it would really make this tobacco shine.

Pipe Used: SMS Meer billiard, KW, YB

Age When Smoked: Packaged in Oct. 2016

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture.

4 people found this review helpful.

The Hun Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Hun (35)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I like Rimboché S.J. I have smoked quite a bit of it over the years. On one order for Rimboché S.J., I mistakenly clicked the button for Rimboché A.P. instead. It was a fortuitous mistake.

Rimboché A.P. has the same characteristics as Rimboché S.J.--the smoke is full, the mouth feel is pleasant, the nicotine level is adequate (in the upper reaches of mild to medium). Rimboché A.P. is a bit spicier, though, and I really enjoy that difference. I consider both to be excellent smokes and recommend them. Rimboché A.P. has become a daily and (almost) an all day smoke for me.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: fresh to 3 years

Similar Blends: Rimboché S.J..

3 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (558)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This one is tasty, but it does not last long enough. That could pretty much be my whole review. I really like the flavor I get from this. It is exactly the flavor you seek in a VaPer. Sweet and slightly peppery. To me, it really comes out after you smoke the first third and carries through to near the end. No problem there.

The problem is, depending on the pipe you choose, this may only last about five to ten minutes. The wise choice is to pack a very large bowl, but then the nicotine will work into you to much. (at least it did for me) I can't fault this too much as the tobacco is coming to you at the perfect moisture level and perhaps, I should just be packing it tighter, but I really don't like packing my bowls tight. This is probably the reason that all my favorite Vapers come in flake form. It slows the burn down and allows me more of that wonderful flavor for a longer amount of time.

But, make no mistake, this one is a winner.

Age When Smoked: 3 yr 1 month

3 people found this review helpful.

Ash Ryan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ash Ryan (6)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a great basic va/per with a lower perique content, and for the price it’s a must buy. I’ll be stocking up on this as my bulk-buy every day smoke. Though i love blends like Escudo, the specificity of their flavor profile can wear on you, but not with this. It’s cool, clean and satisfying. The cut is fairly uniform and the moisture content in the 3.5 ounce container i purchased was perfect. Tastes similar to bayou morning but with less perique.

Pipe Used: Radice classic canadian

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: SJ Rimboche’, Bayou morning (with less perique).

3 people found this review helpful.

michaelc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
michaelc (40)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

I opened this tin this morning so my taste buds would not have been compromised by some other tobacco. Since my arising at 6 AM I have smoked four bowls so as to get a taste for this smoke. Upon opening the tin, the blend smelled of dried mowed grass, almost haylike. The moisture content seemed to be what I how I like my tobacco to feel. It packed easily and lit well. I needed no other lights after my first. The blend is sweet. The Virginias really show through. The Acadian Perique is present in taste, but subtle. It adds a spicy note to the smoke. I think I prefer Rimboche S.J. to this blend, but they are really almost twins. S.J. has more of the Perique flavor than this smoke, but A.P. is very good. It is a keeper, in fact all of the D&R Rimboche blends are keepers in my book for those who are VaPer fans.

Pipe Used: Two Lorenzo briars and a noname Italian Dublin

Age When Smoked: 4 months

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Rimboche S.J. and A.B., as well as Sutliff 1849 and Lane Ltd. 125 Anniversary.

3 people found this review helpful.

Unab8dLy4m Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Unab8dLy4m (6)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Super dry without being dust. I loaded a bowl then breathed through the pipe for a couple of minutes to introduce some moisture. The Virginias are sweet and somewhat citrus like with a floral quality every so often. The spice of the Perique is noticable, but not intense. I do feel it toward the back of my throat and it definitely tickles the nose in the retrohale. I plan on pressing some. In my opinion, this stuff is a hidden gem.

Pipe Used: EMC Prince

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

nkulk8r Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
nkulk8r (86)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

My resolution for the new year is to only post reviews for 4-star blends. As I prep my cellar for the Zombie Apocalypse, there is no need to stock-up on anything less than 4-star tobaccos. There are many tobaccos that I would rate a 3-star or 2-star tobacco which are much more highly rated by much more experienced pipers than I, so, why go through the trouble of posting venom about a blend that I might personally dislike (what's the point)?


D&R Rimboché A.P. is a pitch-perfect Virginia/Perique. Lovely stuff this is . . .

On the char, I'm like, "OMG -- this is The Kind" . . .

Rimboché is an absolutely delightful Va-Per -- methinks my absolute favorite Va-Per as of this writing. I love the plummy pepper, the grassy Virginias; I love the fat, chewy smoke it produces.

It does, in fact, smoke quickly -- very much like John Cotton's Smyrna, and John Cotton's #'s 1 and 1&2 medium -- but that is not necessarily a bad thing: I can manage to seek refuge on the front porch with a wee dram and a quick smoke of this Rimboché in a mid-sized Rhodesian whilst the grandkids are all down for a nap . . .

I love the plum, the spice, the earth, the smoke -- and the price point: $27 for 16-ounces of this stuff? Perfect!

If you're a piper who claims to love Va-Pers, then you need to purchase yourself some of this Rimboché Acadian Perique.

2 people found this review helpful.

½ bowl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
½ bowl (102)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable

Excellent balance between naturally sweet Virginias and slightly spicey, but generally fruity Perique. I think this Acadian Perique has all the flavor of St. James without the extreme pungency of the latter -- and I prefer it.

Pipe Used: Italian briars, mostly

Age When Smoked: Recent

Similar Blends: Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture.

2 people found this review helpful.