Brand Newminster
Blended By  
Manufactured By Villiger
Blend Type Oriental
Contents Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

2.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 21, 2016 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable
Newminster No. 80 presents as medium and light brown ribbon with a nose of high-content brown chocolate and a distinct granulated sugar note. Moisture content is on the dry side.

Those chocolate and sugar flavors translate directly to taste on the charring light along with an initial Oriental presence that is obvious on the retrohale. The first third of the bowl balances average burley and oriental tobaccos while that sugar flavor is detectable on the tip of the tongue. The middle and final thirds are lackluster without even the chocolate and sugar notes to mask what is essentially a poor quality tobacco blend.

For a pouch note of such promise, I found the smoking experience sharp and bitter. No. 80 reminds me of a Stokkebye rolling tobacco with a bit of chocolate and sugar casing. The burley used here isn't of the quality to provide its own unique flavors, the Oriental is bland and overwhelmed, and the Virginia is muted. One plus is that No. 80 smokes very dry (though quite fast and hot), leaving little mess in the pipe. But this can't hold a candle to the excellent No. 400.

(What this blend will do, however, is help one appreciate *good* burley. I wanted to like this one, but couldn't give it more than a star.)
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