Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note nkulk8r (60) Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable I'm still relatively new to this hobby (only 5 years now) so when it comes to the Good Stuff, everything has pretty much already been said.
The tobacco lights easily if dried just a bit, rubs out easily, and loads 94 niveau 8 poker well into a pipe.Over time more sugars develop on these tastey flakes.The blend is not as complex as other Virginia flake tobaccos.All the best guys girls happy piping!Will buy a second tin, from a different source, and give it another chance.Half an hour later, could not wait any longer, I folded and stuffed it into an old trustworthy briar, that have been nowhere close such a thing as a peterson blend.The flavor just keeps on coming, and lots of times I don't want to try to pick out certain flavors as I smoke a bowl.This stuff takes care of business!This is an extremely sweet and satisfying smoke, all the way to the bottom of the bowl.Little more than a mottled ash remains.I am comparing this highly-rated Virginia to another highly-rated virginia, namely Dunhill Virginia Flake, which is actually the only other pure virginia tobacco I have smoked so far.
The tin aroma is best described as that of a spiced coffee cake, but I didn't detect any casing.This is bargain priced in tin or in bulk online at JR or SmokingPipes.I recently took some on a fishing trip, leaving the perique at home, and found that it's a really good "doing stuff" tobacco.Therefore, I'd not recommend to smoke this tobacco on an empty stomach or as an early morning blend.I'm completely convinced that this is the best VA I have ever and will ever smoke.I thought "this will never burn".If you enjoy a Virginia, and a little strength, this is a must try.FVF is a little difficult to light unless you put a few scraps on the top to accomidate lighting.
The flakes, as it is customary with Samuel Gawith, are presented in different lengths and thickness and will benefit from some drying time.
Burn was lousy despite using multiple approaches.
Tin note was interesting, not great.