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Flavor  rated 2/5   Recommend It?  rated 4/5   Tin Aroma  rated 3/5  
Brand: Brown & Williamson
Blender: Brown & Williamson
Tin Description: A traditional blend of Burley tobaccos made in Kentucky.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley
Cut: Coarse Cut
Packaging: 1.5 oz. pouch

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# 20/7/2011 User rated 1/5
Review by bobt

Do Not Like At All

The pouch aroma of this blend is a rich and tangy straight tobacco aroma. There are no other aromas present that I am detecting. It actually smells a lot like cigarette tobacco. The moisture content is a tad bit on the dry side and is perfect for smoking right away. This blend is pretty much cubed cut and packs fairly easily.

At the start of the smoke there is not a whole lot there. There is a light tobacco flavor with a very, very slight hint of sweetness far in the background. It is really bland tasting to me. The flavor of this blend (the little bit that shows up), is not good at all and I find it very bland.

The sweetness does step forward as the bowl progresses, but I do not find it as a sweet flavor. I find it more along the lines of a sweet feeling in the mouth that I find unpleasant. This is a very one dimensional smoke and that one dimension does not taste good to me at all. This flavor lasted from start to finish. I have tasted cigarette tobacco that tastes much better.

I did not like this blend at all. It does smoke cool, dry, and doesnít bite. But the flavor of this blend, or lack thereof, really does not appeal to me in the slightest. I will not buy this blend or smoke it ever again. I found it that bad. This confuses me some because a lot of people like this blend quite a lot and I hear mostly good things about it. Maybe I just got a bad pouch. Tastes are subjective and maybe this blend just clashes with my personal flavor preferences. I donít know what it is.

This is one of the very few blends that I have considered giving a ĎDo Not Recommendí rating, but because so many other people enjoy this blend, I am thinking that maybe this blend is just not for me and maybe I just donít get it.

Based off of that, I am going to Somewhat Recommend it.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 1/5
Flavor -  rated 1/5
Recommend It? -  rated 2/5
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# 20/7/2012 User rated 4/5
Review by Spartan

I've Fallen In Love

I tried my first bowl of Sir Walter Raleigh in the pouch

The "tin note" is really aromatic smelling and tastes nothing like it smells.  I get a very floral kind of scent from it.  It could be my nose playing tricks on me but it was very nice and perfumey almost.

As soon as I loaded up a bowl and lit it on fire though the almost floral scent from the pouch didn't transfer to my smoke.  The whole time I was smoking this tobacco I was thinking "OMG NUTS, I GET IT NOW IT TASTES NUTTY." I've always heard it discussed that they can taste the nutty burley in this or that blend and I thought it was in their heads.  Way too subtle to detect.  Not so in this blend.  You really gotta wait until you get to the half way point.  It really sings to you then.

It is NOT a complex smoke with deep rich flavor that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat as the smoke changes into different shades during the downward progression of the bowl.  This is just an honest good smoke.  Nothing fancy. No bells and whistles.  And this is why I adore it.  You can really put yourself back in time to when life was simple.  Hard, but simple.

It's a very mild smoke both in body and flavor.  But there is a lot of flavor to be had. 

The world of pipe tobacco with all its notes of this and hints of that  can be equated to the wine scene.  This pipe tobacco however is a really good domestic beer that has, and will continue, to stand the test of time. 

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 3/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
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