Paul Olsen PO

PO for the experienced pipe smoker. A blend from the trained tobacco taster. Based on classic Virginias with a spicy addition of perique, latakia and black cavendish. A very deep experience for the taste buds.


Brand Paul Olsen
Series My Own Blend
Blended By Paul Olsen
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Scottish
Contents Black Cavendish, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 08, 2016 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable
Paul Olsen - PO (My Own Blend).

For a change I actually bothered to read the description on here prior to opening; "hmmm, I fancy a flake" I thought. That said, I was slightly disgruntled when the opened tin revealed a ready rubbed mixture- I've amended the details!

The ready rubbed blend appears to contain a higher proportion of Perique, Latakia, and Virginia in comparison to the Black Cavendish; there's still a decent amount of BC, just not as much. The tin-note seems slightly herby, but not overly so.

The smoke: to my palate it seems to be fairly well rounded; the different constituents are all identifiable and give their character to the smoke. The Black Cavendish's sweetness domineers the initial puffs, and then it's hard for me to put my finger on exactly what the added flavour is; it's a little herby, a touch sweet, and slightly alcoholic, with maybe a touch of mint. The Perique flavour's quite stereotypical: very spicy and somewhat plummy. The Virginia and Latakia don't seem to be quite as noticeable at first; they require a little patience to enter the scene. I could also swear there's some Oriental in there; I thought that might have been left off the description but it doesn't say anything about any on the website for The Danish Pipe Shop! For me, the nicotine's definitely above medium: I'd put it down as being medium to strong, leaning more towards strong most of the time.

This is a good blend that will be sure to please many smokers. In my opinion though, the casing lets this down...quite a lot. With that taken into account I think I'll only somewhat recommend it.

Two stars.
Pipe Used: Mr Brog Scoot
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: Three months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 01, 2016 Medium Medium to Strong Full Tolerable
Well. This will teach me to pay attention: when it says "black cavendish", watch out. PO is a fine blend of top quality tobaccos. It's also quite boozy: the tin note is equal parts tobacco and red wine (?). The smoking experience is the same.

It might be for you, it's not for me.
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipeshop
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