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Lighter, natural grandeur of taste, mixing traditional, unique, known for its delicious fragrance

Notes: It is very difficult to determine the exact time when tobacco was introduced in the valley of the semois. Though already signals its presence in our region in the 17th century and by 1850 some smokers cultivated for personal consumption it was not until 1855 that tobacco timidly began to be marketed by a former teacher Mr. J.PIERRET Alle sur Semois, he tested a tobacco which was a success both in performance and quality.

BrandJoseph Martin
Blended ByJoseph Martin
Manufactured ByJoseph Martin
Blend TypeBurley Based
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging100g and 250g Pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Strong
None Detected
Medium, Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Strong
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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was gifted just a small sample of two large bowls of Joseph Martin’s Old Bohan. This is my second encounter with the fine tobacco weed grown in Belgium, the first being La Breumeuse. I enjoyed it (3 stars), but I find that I enjoy Old Bohan even more. The cut is chopped and looks like someone chopped up a cigar. I can see how people can compare this to a cigar, but as a regular cigar smoker for most of my life, I find very little comparison in the taste department. OB is very earthy in flavor and unlike my encounter with La Breumeuse, I find this to offer more complexity with different flavors appearing throughout the smoke. I seldom, if ever, make food comparisons to tobacco as my palate is not that refined. But I need to make an exception in this case as I am reminded of a dark, earthy brown bread. It is also a bit malty. I can’t recall ever tasting a tobacco such as this one. OB is medium for me in the strength department and doesn’t bite. Due to the dryness, it can get hot if pushed. The unique flavor of this blend will not be for everyone. Personally, I don’t see this as a future part of my rotation, but it is an exceptional tobacco that I hope to enjoy on occasion.

Age When Smoked: New

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Raines Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Raines (52)
Strong None Detected Full Strong

This is a Semois blend. As every Semois, it's natural and strong. If you like cigars, go ahead. But if you like aromatic or other more sophisticated mixture, run away :D

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