pipesandcigars.com Yule Log

As described on website: Yule Log is a medium-bodied blend of red and yellow Virginias with a moderate amount of top-quality Latakia. A great, cool smoke that will remind you of the aroma of the fireplace. As described this is a ribbon cut blend predominantly red Virginia with a fair amount of yellow Virginia. A nice measure of Latakia ties the medley together well.


Brand pipesandcigars.com
Series Russ' Monthly Blend
Blended By Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By Pipes & Cigars
Blend Type Virginia/Latakia
Contents Latakia, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 01, 2017 Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable
I have only had one bowl. I may add to this review but this is my impression after a single bowl in a cobby pipe. Not much in the way of opening note. Supposed to have Latakia but I smell none at all. Lights super easy and burns fairly cool. I kept waiting for the Latakia to come in but just never did really get that smoky flavor. Kind of a pretty bland smoke without much in the way of flavor at all. Perhaps I didn't pull up enough Latakia in my bowl. I looked at my small bag and frankly I saw very little in the way of dark Latakia. This is mostly a Virginia blend. The room note is mostly non exsistent. Don't get me wrong it is a fairly decent smoke but it cries out for more Latakia.
Pipe Used: Cobby
Age When Smoked: Couple months out of one ounce bag
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 05, 2020 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
Russ' Monthly Blend - Yule Log.

Mine isn't as dark as the one pictured here, it would appear to include more Virginias. The aroma's congruent with this, it doesn't smell like a Lat Bomb. It's a bit closer to a mixture than straight ribbon; it contains some chunky pieces.

The Virginias outweigh the Latakia. The leading flavour's from the tangy, rich, red Virginia, with the bright Virginia lending a spot of freshness. The Latakia seasons the smoke, giving a slight smokiness, but nothing too vigorous. It burns well, manufacturing a mid-temperature smoke. However, it can bite me.

Nicotine: above mild. Room-note: not great.

Yule Log? Not 'bad', but only worth two stars for me:

Somewhat recommended.
Pipe Used: Altinok Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: Tobaccopipes.com
Age When Smoked: 1 Month
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