Comoy's of London Cask #4 Stand Fast Navy

Comoy's "Cask No.4" is a simple navy flake; mature Virginias and spicy perique, pressed and cut, ready to be rubbed out or folded and stuffed for a slow smoke.


Brand Comoy's of London
Series Comoy's
Blended By Comoy's of London
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 3.5 ounce tin, bulk
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.08 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 19, 2013 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Very Pleasant
I bought this tobacco by bulk. Looks like PS's Luxury Navy Flake and the taste is also close but a little bit less sweetness. I can say this is quality blend,taste good,and no tongue bite. Unfortunately, not the best for me so minus one star.
Pipe Used: many
Age When Smoked: Very new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 06, 2015 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
It tastes like Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake to me. The Virginias have a minor tangy dark fruitiness, a lightly more obvious tart and tangy citrus, and is a bit grassy/hay-like with a touch or earth, toast and wood. They are the lead components. The perique offers raisins, figs, plums, and a little spice in a supporting role. Has a smooth mild rum topping. The flakes break apart with ease. The strength is in the center of mild to medium. The taste is a step past that mark. The nic-hit is just past the mild level. Burns clean and a little warm at a moderate rate with a very consistent flavor from beginning to end. Requires an average number of relights. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and can be burnt to ash. Doesn't bite, but if you puff it like a cigarette, you may get a very mild tongue tingle. Has a lightly lingering, pleasant after taste and room note. An all day smoke that makes a good starter VaPer, and a change of pace from stronger VaPer blends.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 08, 2014 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The word is that this is Stokkebye's Luxury Navy Flake sporting new clothes and an increase in price. Perhaps so. I don't have any LNF around to do a direct comparison, but this did smoke a lot like my memory of LNF, and I checked my tasting notes which seemed to concur. Same beautiful presentation of nicely cut flakes, same tin nose of dark fruit and hay, same nice bread notes with plummy perique and a top dressing of something that adds sweetness.

Somehow, however, I think this one hit me better. Perhaps it's the cool paintcan tin with the internal "tinfoil" cover. Perhaps it is a different blend. But this one was very, very good - almost a 4 star blend in my book. It was a little sweeter than I like, and by that I mean unnaturally sweet. But the sweetness wasn't overly citrusy, it was more of a mellow sweetness, like the difference between brown over white sugar. A nice toastiness with a hint of hay... kind of a moderately sweetened cereal nature that was very compelling. Burned beautifully, too, and took the match like a champ. Really nothing remotely negative to say in an objective sense. Not terribly complex but a tobacco that's steady on a very good flavor makes for a great blend. While this one might miss greatness by the smallest of margins, it's one I may buy again. More likely, I'll first buy some LNF and do a side-by-side. Well worth an audition for VaPer fans!
Pipe Used: meerschaum and morta
Age When Smoked: About 3 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 12, 2015 Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
I reviewed LNF about a month ago and happened to have a couple of flakes left so I was able to do a side by side comparison with this flake.

Visually the two flakes are identical. Same size, same shape, same coloring. After rubbing I even noted the same identical looking stem shavings in each flake. There is a small difference in how they smell. The Comoy's has a slightly fruitier smell.

Smoking is where the real difference shows itself. If LNF has a topping it's too mild for me to detect. The Comoy's has an obvious topping that is sweet and very mildly fruity. The fruity note very closely resembles that of the Virginia leaf giving the illusion of a richer leaf. I rated the flavor of LNF as mild. The Comoy's is mild to medium. In fact, smoking LNF after having a bowl of Comoy's makes the LNF's flavor seem a bit dull. I rated LNF at 3 stars. I give Comoy's 3.5. I can't go 4 on either flake due to the lack of Perique. I prefer more in my VaPers. Both are very good smokes, but I prefer the Comoy's due to the richer flavor even if it is due to the topping.

In conclusion, those that say the two flakes are the same are correct. Those that say they are different are also correct. They're the same flake, but one is topped and the other is not. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The Comoy's is mild in body. Mild to medium in flavor. Burns very well.

EDIT: A note about price. If you buy in bulk the price of LNF is $2.58 an ounce. Comoy's is actually cheaper at $2.54 an ounce. Prices are from
Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Diplomat Apple, Mark Twain
Age When Smoked: fresh bulk
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 04, 2014 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
This blend sounded good to me in the description on so I ordered two tins, one to try and one to put in my cellar to age a few years. It comes in a nice tin of just under 4 ounces that has an old style snap in top. Once the top is opened, it has a foil seal on it that must be removed. Very nice presentation.

Once opened, it contains loosely pressed flakes with a nice sweet tin note and mostly khaki colored tobacco. I like my flakes rubbed out and allowed to dry in a bowl for a couple of days as most flakes are too moist for me. After having done this, I loaded up the ribbon like rubbed out flake in my pipe and sat back for what looked to be a nice smoke. I was rewarded with a nice sweet smoke with a little touch of spice provided by the added perique to sweet Virginias. It lights very easy with a few light and ramps to get it burning evenly and smooth. The smoke is rich and creamy with a very sweet flavor. It smokes mostly like a straight virginia as the perique is very subtle and in the background. I would have preferred a little more perique in the blend but when smoked as a Virginia flake, it provides a lot of enjoyment.

It smokes nice and slow down the pipe leaving a medium grey ash with very little dottle in the bottom of the bowl. It stays consistent all the way down and the room note is pleasant. This is a very nice blend and one I am enjoying often judging by how fast the tin is emptying. I have no criticism of this blend other than I would have added a little more perique, but in and of itself it is a top notch blend and I highly recommend it.
Pipe Used: briar, corn cob, meers
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 23, 2017 Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Less piquant than PS Luxury Navy Flake, but with a bit more of punch than GLP Telegraph Hill, this is a very nice and well behaved Virginia flake, with a hint (and I do mean just a hint) of Pèrique. It is mild, easy on the tongue, smooth and with that natural matured-Virginias sweetness: tasty, slightly floral and uplifting. I have to agree: there is not much difference between Cask N°4, Luxury Navy Flake or even Orlik Golden Sliced. They are all very good, easy to smoke, essentially Virginian tobaccos (the amount of Pèrique is so insignificant it doesn't really change the flavor of all three that much), done in an elegant and easy going Scandinavian stye. If you like mid-strength Virginia flakes, and would like to spend a bit more than in Stokkebye's classic, this is a good option. Otherwise, you can stick to the latter and none the wiser.

Pipe Used: Comoy's Surise Natural bent Rhodesian
PurchasedFrom: Joshua Ward
Age When Smoked: N/A
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 23, 2015 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
This is not Stokkebye's Luxury Navy Flake, although they are both mild Virginia/Perique flakes.

The Virginias start out very bright and sweet, with the body developing slowly as the smoke progresses. The Perique is way out on the fruity end of the peppery - fruity spectrum. The flakes are on the drier side, so they tend to make it to the pipe as a broken flake rather than folded and stuffed.

I smoke this at a glacial pace, as there's more loose tobacco and less solid flake in the bowl. Anything faster, and I could see it quickly getting too warm.

Edit: Along with the paranoia about whether or not this is the same as another company's flake, I'd like to mention that there is no such thing as "Scandinavian Tobacco Company." STG is what you're looking for, whoever set these blends up, and I've seen no evidence that they're the manufacturer anyway.
Age When Smoked: 18 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 05, 2014 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This is a very pleasant VaPer. The Virginia is on the bright end of the spectrum, and there is a great light citrus note. The perique is a light touch, but it is there and contributes to a great combination of flavors. Exhaling through the nose gives that distinctive perique tickle. I suspect a very light topping enhances the bright Virginia.

It has been too long since I have smoked PS LNF to make a really good comparison. From recollection, the experience is pretty similar. The Comoy flakes are thinner, and I think the smoke is a little smoother.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 05, 2016 Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable
I got a pretty good sample of this from Erik Stokkebye at the Chicago Show this past year and really enjoyed it. To my good fortune, my local B&M is now stocking this. I plan on buying every can he brings into the shop.

This is a great VaPer that is pretty light in the Perique although it is still detectable and adds that nice touch of spice to compliment the extra sweet Virginias. I have seen many discuss that this is likely topped and I would not argue the point, as the sweetness does seem to be amplified by something, but it is done well similar to the way Dunhill Flake is topped. There is sweetness and citrus not unlike the Virginia Leaf's natural sweetness; just too abundant to be natural, yet with enough restraint that it maintains a position well outside the aromatic realm.

I really like it but am hesitant to give it more than three stars until I have had a chance to smoke a full can of it, something that will definitely happen as I have already put two in the cellar for later smoking.

There is also talk in the reviews that this is PS LNF under a different name. I refute that claim. This is substantially fuller and bolder tasting to me than LNF. As this can also be bought in bulk, I would highly recommend this blend to those buying LNF in bulk as I find this to be a superior product (YMMV) and priced about the same, and sometimes less, in bulk.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 04, 2016 Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant
Comoy's of London - Cask #4.

Note: this is from bulk as opposed to a tin, hence moisture was not an issue.

The flakes are a bit on the thin side, so rubbing them out is extremely non-demanding. And then the igniting of #4 is about as easy as'd want. With the smoke, the burn's good, it's not too warm, and it's pretty decent.

Initially: It tastes to me as though there's a pinch of Brown Cavendish in there, it isn't as headstrong as a lot of VaPers can be, as if either some Cavendish has been included, or a calming flavouring has been added. The Virginia seems stronger for the first part of the smoke: lemon and grass, but this soon calms down. The flavour changes a touch as I get down the bowl: a sort of bread/dough character develops. It's at this point where I start to appreciate #4 more than I did at the beginning.

The nicotine amount suits me, I find it just below medium, and the room-note's pleasant enough.

My first bowl didn't leave me exactly impressed, but after a few it's grown on me! I don't 'love' it, but feel happy giving it a recommendation:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Levent Meer' Claw
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 09, 2018 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Synopsis: A solid Va/per with more bright Virginia leaf and less perique than Escudo/Dunhill DNLR

The Virginias are at the forefront of this blend and are nice and grassy with slight hints of citrus fruit. The perique is lightly applied with a hint of spice that helps give the blend some character while at the same time rounding off the rough edges of the Virginias. There seems to be a little sweetness coming from a light sugar topping, but it enhances the flavors of the Virginias.

The flakes rub out evenly and smoke very well. I do get some noticeable tongue bite and a little harshness, but it is not too bad.

Comoy's Cask #4 is not as spicy as Escudo, though the perique seems to be of the same lot and flavor profile—just toned down. The Virginias in #4 do smoke with a more crisp mouthfeel that lacks the depth of flavors in Escudo. This is not a bad thing, but I do find #4 to be lighter and more straight forward when it comes to taste.

In comparing Comoy's Cask #4 to G. L. Pease Stratford or Telegraph Hill, I found the perique to offer different flavor notes, with G. L. Pease's blends tasting more of dark fruit and a sweeter spice used in baking, while those used in #4 contributing only a little spiciness. Additionally, the red Virginia's used in the G. L. Pease's blends offer more earthy notes in comparison to the crisp smoke of Cask #4.

In comparison to Orlik Golden Sliced, Comoy's Cask #4 does not seem to have a citrus topping and definitely has a more noticeable amount of perique.

3.5 stars
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