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Flavor  rated 4/5   Recommend It?  rated 4/5   Room Note  rated 4/5   Tin Aroma  rated 4/5  
DESCRIPTION
Brand: Erinmore
Blender: Orlik AS
Tin Description: The Leaf tobaccos for Erinmore are selected from only premium tobacco growing regions of the world. The blend consists of mature Virginia, mellow Burley and sweet dark air-cured tobaccos. It is pressed into cakes, aged and cut into slices providing a mellow and cool smoke with flowery and fruity note.
Country of Origin: DK
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley, Virginia
Cut: Flake
Packaging: 50g tin
Blend Notes: Blended by Murray Sons & Co, Ltd until 2005.

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# 9/3/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by Lt Col Smokes

J.R.R. Tolkien's Favorite Smoke

The blend has a sweet fruit flavor blended Virginia and Burley.  It certainly has is "a mellow and cool smoke with flowery and fruity note."  According to his son Christopher Tolkein, this was one of J.R.R. Tolkien's favorite smokes.  Be advised that it has a significant nicotine level.  The room note is very agreeable.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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# 23/8/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by seanz

Erinmore and more

Just goes to show Tolkien had good taste. I enjoy this tobacco more so than the erinmore mixture, I find it has a nice agreeable tin aroma and a cool pleasant smoke. if worked too hard it can be a bit of a mule but slowly sipping and savouring the taste is a pleasant way to spend a time while watching the rain.

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Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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# 17/11/2011 User rated 2/5
Review by gig50

Erinmore Flake


This tobacco is an OTC blend in Australia and can be bought at most corner stores. I've tried to like this blend but to no avail. I just dont like the fruity dressing which I find strong and over powering but the longer the tin was left unsmoked the drier the tobacco became and the topping weakened. Thankfully it dissappeared and what was left was a fairly decent virgina flake. Not to my taste diectly out of the tin but if we all had the same tastes and interests the world would be a boring place. Enjoy your smoking in good health :)

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Tin Aroma -  rated 2/5
Flavor -  rated 2/5
Recommend It? -  rated 0/5
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# 16/5/2013 User rated 5/5
Review by Lewblue1971

Erinmore and more!

Erinmore flake is my all-day tobacco. I can't help but get a bit of tongue burn with Erinmore flake as I smoke deeper and faster than any sensible pipe smoker would dare enjoy what is essentially a good Virginia. The topping has a slightly sweet taste and aroma but it's there in reserve and nowhere near the "Juicy Fruit" flavour I have heard other describe it.


Upon opening the tin, one is greeted by the pleasant aroma of earthy Virginia tobacco and a sweet and mellow odour of slightly over ripe fruit and faint whiffs of raisins & plums, but not such that one would wrinkle the nose and pull faces. 

After gently peeling up the golden sticker that holds the paper lining together, one is greeted by deep browns with contrasting specks of bright yellow and medium browns.

The flakes in my tin were just right moisture-wise. I used the fold and stuff method in a new(ish) meerschaum and the taste throughout was exceptional. From false light to grey ash sans dottle, the character of this tobacco remained constant. 

The only hiccup I experienced was when I pushed as wee bit too much a minor scorching of the tongue burn occurred (which as I stated was my own fault). When left to cool back down to a more manageable temperature, the first few puffs had a slight ammonia odour that disappeared once the fabulous flake forgave its abuser. By the end of a large bowl, I did feel Lady Nicotine's abundant blessing manifested by a peaceful aura only She can bestow but it was nowhere near the rush that one receives from say Peterson Irish Flake .

I have also tried Erinmore mixture which although is the same blend seems milder in taste, aroma and a lighter room note so should anyone find that Erinmore Flake is a bit much for them, I would whole heartedly recommend the non-flake Erinmore. 

Simply put, for me this is one of the few tobacco blends that I could smoke all day long!

UPDATE: 16 MAY 2013
It seems that Scandinavian Tobacco Group are trolling these pages and simply cutting and pasting reviews directly onto their own website WITHOUT crediting the author. See this link for case in point... http://stglanepipe.com/p-19-erinmore-flake.aspx







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# 13/5/2013 User rated 4/5
Review by honzz

Erinmore flake


Nice slightly sticky flakes that have the aroma of a kind sophisticated Juicy Fruit gum. They rub out easily. I don't dry them as some folks do, I aerate the tobacco, sifting it and sprinkling it as I rub it out this makes it very easy to light and smoke. The flavor is not overly complex. It starts off a bit ashy but quickly becomes a nice smooth blend of pleasant but unspectacular, mild Virgina and Burley flavors complimented by that nice but artificial tasting Juicy Fruit flavor. I really don't notice much of a flowery taste. Perhaps after having been recently assaulted by a dose of Lakeland before smoking Erinmore I simply didn't notice it. It's a not unpleasant easy to puff away on smoke. While it is Danish it is not a heavy and goopy aromatic. However it is an aromatic so I've been smoking it in a Vauen or Big Ben 9mm filter pipe. I experience no tongue burn, just the mildest Virginia tongue tingle. It burns somewhat rapidly but not overly hot. It will provide a mid-level helping of nicotine. While not unpleasant I don't regularly smoke this blend as there are so many better aromatics available to me when I desire that style of tobacco. I have used Erinmore in some of my personal concoctions, one of them mixing it with a dash of a heavy Latakia blend, some nasty musty C&D Burley and a bit of Black Cavendish. Sometimes the outcome of using this as a blender has been good but other times whatever is used to flavor this blend does not harmonize well with other tobaccos creating a rather unpleasant bitter taste. I tried a blend while visiting a tobacconist in Houston on a recent trip. They had combined Erinmore with Maduro leaf and Latakia in a house blend. I found it awful and recognized that nasty bitter unharmonized flavor. An upside is that Erinmore is very economical and the tin design is quite charming. Slightly Recommended.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 4/5
Flavor -  rated 4/5
Recommend It? -  rated 3/5
Room Note -  rated 3/5
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