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Comoy's "Cask No.4" is a simple navy flake; mature Virginias and spicy perique, pressed and cut, ready to be rubbed out or folded and stuffed for a slow smoke.

BrandComoy's of London
Blended ByComoy
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
Packaging3.5 ounce tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
Where to Buy
Cup O' Joes
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Mild to Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2292)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

It sure tastes like Stokkebye Navy Flake to me, but better. The Virginias have a minor dark fruit note, a lightly more obvious citrus, and is a bit grassy/hay-like. The perique offers raisins, figs, and a little spice in a supporting role. Not sure about the topping, but I detect a smooth honey note. The flakes break apart with ease. Burns well with not that many relights, and has a consistent flavor with no harsh spots. Leaves very little moisture in the bowl and can be burnt to ash. Doesn't bite, but if you puff it like a cigarette, you may get a very mild tongue tingle. Has a little nicotine. Makes a good starter VaPer and a change of pace from stronger VaPer blends.


18 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (864)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The word is that this is Stokkebye's Luxury Navy Flake sporting new clothes and an increase in price. Perhaps so. I don't have any LNF around to do a direct comparison, but this did smoke a lot like my memory of LNF, and I checked my tasting notes which seemed to concur. Same beautiful presentation of nicely cut flakes, same tin nose of dark fruit and hay, same nice bread notes with plummy perique and a top dressing of something that adds sweetness.

Somehow, however, I think this one hit me better. Perhaps it's the cool paintcan tin with the internal "tinfoil" cover. Perhaps it is a different blend. But this one was very, very good - almost a 4 star blend in my book. It was a little sweeter than I like, and by that I mean unnaturally sweet. But the sweetness wasn't overly citrusy, it was more of a mellow sweetness, like the difference between brown over white sugar. A nice toastiness with a hint of hay... kind of a moderately sweetened cereal nature that was very compelling. Burned beautifully, too, and took the match like a champ. Really nothing remotely negative to say in an objective sense. Not terribly complex but a tobacco that's steady on a very good flavor makes for a great blend. While this one might miss greatness by the smallest of margins, it's one I may buy again. More likely, I'll first buy some LNF and do a side-by-side. Well worth an audition for VaPer fans!

Pipe Used: meerschaum and morta

Age When Smoked: About 3 months

14 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I reviewed LNF about a month ago and happened to have a couple of flakes left so I was able to do a side by side comparison with this flake.

Visually the two flakes are identical. Same size, same shape, same coloring. After rubbing I even noted the same identical looking stem shavings in each flake. There is a small difference in how they smell. The Comoy's has a slightly fruitier smell.

Smoking is where the real difference shows itself. If LNF has a topping it's too mild for me to detect. The Comoy's has an obvious topping that is sweet and very mildly fruity. The fruity note very closely resembles that of the Virginia leaf giving the illusion of a richer leaf. I rated the flavor of LNF as mild. The Comoy's is mild to medium. In fact, smoking LNF after having a bowl of Comoy's makes the LNF's flavor seem a bit dull. I rated LNF at 3 stars. I give Comoy's 3.5. I can't go 4 on either flake due to the lack of Perique. I prefer more in my VaPers. Both are very good smokes, but I prefer the Comoy's due to the richer flavor even if it is due to the topping.

In conclusion, those that say the two flakes are the same are correct. Those that say they are different are also correct. They're the same flake, but one is topped and the other is not. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The Comoy's is mild in body. Mild to medium in flavor. Burns very well.

EDIT: A note about price. If you buy in bulk the price of LNF is $2.58 an ounce. Comoy's is actually cheaper at $2.54 an ounce. Prices are from

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Diplomat Apple, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From:

11 people found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

This blend sounded good to me in the description on so I ordered two tins, one to try and one to put in my cellar to age a few years. It comes in a nice tin of just under 4 ounces that has an old style snap in top. Once the top is opened, it has a foil seal on it that must be removed. Very nice presentation.

Once opened, it contains loosely pressed flakes with a nice sweet tin note and mostly khaki colored tobacco. I like my flakes rubbed out and allowed to dry in a bowl for a couple of days as most flakes are too moist for me. After having done this, I loaded up the ribbon like rubbed out flake in my pipe and sat back for what looked to be a nice smoke. I was rewarded with a nice sweet smoke with a little touch of spice provided by the added perique to sweet Virginias. It lights very easy with a few light and ramps to get it burning evenly and smooth. The smoke is rich and creamy with a very sweet flavor. It smokes mostly like a straight virginia as the perique is very subtle and in the background. I would have preferred a little more perique in the blend but when smoked as a Virginia flake, it provides a lot of enjoyment.

It smokes nice and slow down the pipe leaving a medium grey ash with very little dottle in the bottom of the bowl. It stays consistent all the way down and the room note is pleasant. This is a very nice blend and one I am enjoying often judging by how fast the tin is emptying. I have no criticism of this blend other than I would have added a little more perique, but in and of itself it is a top notch blend and I highly recommend it.

Pipe Used: briar, corn cob, meers

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From:

8 people found this review helpful.

potam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
potam (14)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Very Pleasant

I bought this tobacco by bulk. Looks like PS's Luxury Navy Flake and the taste is also close but a little bit less sweetness. I can say this is quality blend,taste good,and no tongue bite. Unfortunately, not the best for me so minus one star.

Pipe Used: many

Age When Smoked: Very new

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake.

7 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28602)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is not Stokkebye's Luxury Navy Flake, although they are both mild Virginia/Perique flakes.

The Virginias start out very bright and sweet, with the body developing slowly as the smoke progresses. The Perique is way out on the fruity end of the peppery - fruity spectrum. The flakes are on the drier side, so they tend to make it to the pipe as a broken flake rather than folded and stuffed.

I smoke this at a glacial pace, as there's more loose tobacco and less solid flake in the bowl. Anything faster, and I could see it quickly getting too warm.

Edit: Along with the paranoia about whether or not this is the same as another company's flake, I'd like to mention that there is no such thing as "Scandinavian Tobacco Company." STG is what you're looking for, whoever set these blends up, and I've seen no evidence that they're the manufacturer anyway.

Age When Smoked: 18 months

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1791)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Comoy's of London - Cask #4.

Note: this is from bulk as opposed to a tin, hence moisture was not an issue.

The flakes are a bit on the thin side, so rubbing them out is extremely non-demanding. And then the igniting of #4 is about as easy as'd want. With the smoke, the burn's good, it's not too warm, and it's pretty decent.

Initially: It tastes to me as though there's a pinch of Brown Cavendish in there, it isn't as headstrong as a lot of VaPers can be, as if either some Cavendish has been included, or a calming flavouring has been added. The Virginia seems stronger for the first part of the smoke: lemon and grass, but this soon calms down. The flavour changes a touch as I get down the bowl: a sort of bread/dough character develops. It's at this point where I start to appreciate #4 more than I did at the beginning.

The nicotine amount suits me, I find it just below medium, and the room-note's pleasant enough.

My first bowl didn't leave me exactly impressed, but after a few it's grown on me! I don't 'love' it, but feel happy giving it a recommendation:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Levent Meer' Claw

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

5 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (357)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a very pleasant VaPer. The Virginia is on the bright end of the spectrum, and there is a great light citrus note. The perique is a light touch, but it is there and contributes to a great combination of flavors. Exhaling through the nose gives that distinctive perique tickle. I suspect a very light topping enhances the bright Virginia.

It has been too long since I have smoked PS LNF to make a really good comparison. From recollection, the experience is pretty similar. The Comoy flakes are thinner, and I think the smoke is a little smoother.

5 people found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (306)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Less piquant than PS Luxury Navy Flake, but with a bit more of punch than GLP Telegraph Hill, this is a very nice and well behaved Virginia flake, with a hint (and I do mean just a hint) of Pèrique. It is mild, easy on the tongue, smooth and with that natural matured-Virginias sweetness: tasty, slightly floral and uplifting. I have to agree: there is not much difference between Cask N°4, Luxury Navy Flake or even Orlik Golden Sliced. They are all very good, easy to smoke, essentially Virginian tobaccos (the amount of Pèrique is so insignificant it doesn't really change the flavor of all three that much), done in an elegant and easy going Scandinavian stye. If you like mid-strength Virginia flakes, and would like to spend a bit more than in Stokkebye's classic, this is a good option. Otherwise, you can stick to the latter and none the wiser.

Pipe Used: Comoy's Surise Natural bent Rhodesian

Age When Smoked: N/A

Purchased From: Joshua Ward

Similar Blends: P. Stokkebye's Luxury Navy Flake; Orlik Golden Sliced; Gl Pease Telegraph Hill and many other natural Virginias (Scandinavian style) with or without Pèrique..

4 people found this review helpful.

Joe Bleau Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Joe Bleau (1)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This tobacco is absolutely identical to Peter Stokkeby's Luxury Navy flake. My advice is to buy whichever is cheaper, usually Stokkeby. When MacBaren Navy Flake went up in price I switched to Stokkeby's which is almost the same but very slightly milder.

4 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (277)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It's been a while, so I can't add to the idea that this is the same as the Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake, but my review for this is pretty much the same: A good solid balanced VaPer. For me, the Perique is evident throughout without being overwhelming and is nicely balanced by the straightforward VAs. The flakes are easy to work with and keep burning well. Those who prefer their tobacco on the sweet side might not care for this, but most others should give it a try.

Pipe Used: briars & cobs

Age When Smoked: fresh from the store

Purchased From: smoking pipes

Similar Blends: Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake.

3 people found this review helpful.

Pappy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pappy (4)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

Cask 4 Bulk Was a pleasant relaxing smoke that left a slight sweet aftertaste. Very easy to pack and was enjoyable right to the end.

This was the first non-aeromatic that I truly enjoyed and will add it to my rotation.

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

musicman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
musicman (88)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I have really been enjoying my little foray into the world of Comoy blends. I have ordered all of them and have been nothing but pleased with every one I have tried so far.

Cask N0.4 is a beauty of a "navy" flake. We wont get into the debate on what makes a flake a "navy" flake. It seems that the navy moniker can be used to denote a number of characteristics. Either way, this is a great blend.

I too, like other users have heard the rumors that this blend is really Stokkeby's DLF in a spiffy new suit. Not quite sure to be honest, but I am sure about the taste.

This is a very respectable navy flake. While it was not a serious moment of pipe smoking nirvana, it was very enjoyable. The flake comes in a lighter color, and I could tell by the appearance this one would be in the higher frequencies when it comes to Virginias. I could tell this would have that nice lemony hay like citrus zing.

The flavor was very nice and totally unobtrusive. Some blends complexities require your full attention to be appreciated. This one just chugged along while I did different chores and was an excellent companion. Monetary constraints aside, this would make an excellent all day smoke.

The flavor mid bowl became a little deeper and darker than I expected. Definitely nice. I can definitely detect the perique involved in my nose.

I do think there is a light topping here. Maybe maple nor molasses? Not enough to come off as an aromatic but an interesting little twist.

I would definitely recommend this blend. Give it a try.

Age When Smoked: Purchased 2014

3 people found this review helpful.

Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (108)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is classified as a “simple navy flake”, but I often associate "navy flake" with tobacco and rum--there's no rum here. This is a Virginia flake that has been flavored with a hint of Perique. Not a “real” VAPER because in my estimation the Perique element is simply too light. That being said, this flake works quite well! It’s easy to smoke, offers a decent amount of flavor and its behavior is quite civil.

Cask #4 was actually quite similar to Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake (LNF), but for me, there were some subtle differences (at least in my samples), but those differences were not great and could be attributed to nothing more than a difference in batches.

As with LNF, Cask #4 earns 3-stars.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Autograph

Age When Smoked: BULK

Similar Blends: Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake.

3 people found this review helpful.

Fletch Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fletch (10)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

I'll skip the debate and just say that this is a very enjoyable VaPer, but from my naive palate I would say it is lighter on the perique.

At the beginning of the bowl, I definitely picked up a few figgy flavors from the added perique, but I didn't notice an overwhelming spice or nicotine hit.

This tobacco smokes smooth, dry and cool throughout the entire bowl. Enjoyable down the the very last flakes of ash.

If you like flavorful virginia tobaccos that lean toward the sweeter side, you may want to grab a tin of this tobacco. Nothing jumps out, just a delicious tobacco.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Roma (breaking it in)

Age When Smoked: Unsure

Purchased From: Local B&M

2 people found this review helpful.

Chuckleberry Finn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Chuckleberry Finn (2)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This was one of the first VaPers I tried. It is very mild and has very little perique in it compared to other VaPers. I see some others are saying it is the same as PS luxury navy but It is definitely not the same tobacco but a similar blend. I bought this bulk and the moisture level was nice and didnt require too much drying time. The smell is a slightly sweet and bready smelling tobacco with some of that raisin sweetness. It may have a slightly sweet topping but it is not flavored at all. The flakes are pretty thin and look great. I always rub my flakes out as I find that gives me the best flavors but these would fold and stuff great especially being on the thinner side. This tobacco smokes great and has some bright and grassy tastes with the perique zest lingering just barely in the background. I like this tobacco but I prefer PS LNF to this as it is slightly sweeter and I find less stems in those flakes. Not a bad VaPer to try if you want a mild one. After trying CD bayou morning, that seems to have more of that perique zest if thats what you're after.

Pipe Used: MM cob

Age When Smoked: 3 yrs

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

2 people found this review helpful.

Tiedemann Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tiedemann (13)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a very good Virginia Flake. Nice presentation, inviting but subtle bag note of raisins, hay and faint sweetness.

The Virginias might not be the most complex and multi-layered, but satisfy nevertheless. More of the grassy and citrusy kind than the earthy and fruity, there might be some artificial sweetener in here too, but nothing too disturbing. The Perique is well-behaved, always in the background. It becomes somewhat more prominent mid-bowl, as the initial bright Virginia blast mellows, but remains a subtle condiment throughout.

Smokes a bit hot if you're in a hurry, but won't bite the experienced. Personally, I would have preferred a bit more nicotine, but that is a matter of taste. Or addiction.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Cup O'Joes

2 people found this review helpful.

BryGuySC Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BryGuySC (26)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This tobacco lit easily with one match, and burned reliably all the way down with no relights. This was a solid smoke. Mostly virginia, with just a hint of perique. I picked up citrus and toasty hay notes, with an occasional bit of spiciness. This is a nicely balanced tobacco, especially if you don’t like too much perique. The smoke was good. Not thick and creamy, but pleasant. I don’t really have anything bad to say about this tobacco. It was not exceptional, but it was not bad.

Reminds me a lot of the Stokkebye and Newminister navy flakes.

Similar Blends: Stokkebye and Newminister navy flakes..

2 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (510)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

I got a pretty good sample of this from Erik Stokkebye at the Chicago Show this past year and really enjoyed it. To my good fortune, my local B&M is now stocking this. I plan on buying every can he brings into the shop.

This is a great VaPer that is pretty light in the Perique although it is still detectable and adds that nice touch of spice to compliment the extra sweet Virginias. I have seen many discuss that this is likely topped and I would not argue the point, as the sweetness does seem to be amplified by something, but it is done well similar to the way Dunhill Flake is topped. There is sweetness and citrus not unlike the Virginia Leaf's natural sweetness. Just too abundant to be natural yet with enough restraint that it well outside the aromatic realm.

I really like it, but am hesitant to give it more than three stars until I have had a chance to smoke a full can of it, something that will definitely happen as I have already put two in the cellar for later smoking.

There is also talk in the reviews that this is PS LNF under a different name. I refute that claim. This is substantially fuller and bolder tasting to me than LNF. As this can also be bought in bulk, I would highly recommend this blend to those buying LNF in bulk as I find this to be a superior product (YMMV) and priced about the same, and sometimes less, in bulk.

2 people found this review helpful.

Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (78)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

If you like P.S. luxury flake you will like this too . That's because , I believe , that is exactly what it is . I am really getting sick of these duplicate blends at a higher price . So the manufacturers think that pipe smokers are all fools . Sure luxury flake is a really nice blend that I have smoked for years . You can buy a whole pound of it , in bulk , for much less than a equal amount of Cask #4 will cost you .I have also seem luxury flake used in other blends besides this Comoy's and always at a higher price . So , tobacco makers , give us a break and stop the baloney , label it for what it is and charge the right price .

Similar Blends: P.S. luxury navy , I mean really similar.

2 people found this review helpful.

moniker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
moniker (135)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

In its large, enveloping tin, Commoy’s Cask #4 presents a well formed stack of flakes that range from medium browns to some dark and light flecks, representing a range of VAs and some Perique. I forget now what the tin note started off as, but that’s OK, since it soon settled down to sweetened geranium over wet wheat and hay. Comoy’s recommends on the tin that this blend should be rubbed out prior to smoking, and I certainly agree. I also think it wants some rest and then thorough drying before smoking it. In fact, I would not smoke it twice before rubbing it out and drying it! Rested, rubbed out and dried, CC#4 lights OK and burns down with some attention. Lit, initial scents and tastes are fragrant meadow grasses and wheat bread, then some muted, savory spices kick in. There is some honey sweetness, and the geranium remains present, but just, once it’s been rested, rubbed out and dried, along with some sort of faint, floral, citrusy perfume. The VAs are well melded, centered between orange and brown leaf. The Perique is savory rather than figgy or peppery., and it sours some down the bowl. Strength is mild. Tastes are a click or two over mild. Room note is better than tolerable. Aftertaste is the best of the smoke, trailing off sweeter and sweeter.

With several truly great VA/Pers available as this is written, Cask #4 yet remains a viable option, depending on circumstances, and contingent on resting it, rubbing it out, and drying it before smoking it. Personally, I find it to be unbearably acrid straight from the tin, but well worth smoking once it’s attended to. 3 stars, with proper prep only!

Pipe Used: VA/Per briars

Age When Smoked: from rested tin

Purchased From: Cup o' Joes

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28602)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Synopsis: A solid Va/per with more bright Virginia leaf and less perique than Escudo/Dunhill DNLR

The Virginias are at the forefront of this blend and are nice and grassy with slight hints of citrus fruit. The perique is lightly applied with a hint of spice that helps give the blend some character while at the same time rounding off the rough edges of the Virginias. There seems to be a little sweetness coming from a light sugar topping, but it enhances the flavors of the Virginias.

The flakes rub out evenly and smoke very well. I do get some noticeable tongue bite and a little harshness, but it is not too bad.

Comoy's Cask #4 is not as spicy as Escudo, though the perique seems to be of the same lot and flavor profile—just toned down. The Virginias in #4 do smoke with a more crisp mouthfeel that lacks the depth of flavors in Escudo. This is not a bad thing, but I do find #4 to be lighter and more straight forward when it comes to taste.

In comparing Comoy's Cask #4 to G. L. Pease Stratford or Telegraph Hill, I found the perique to offer different flavor notes, with G. L. Pease's blends tasting more of dark fruit and a sweeter spice used in baking, while those used in #4 contributing only a little spiciness. Additionally, the red Virginia's used in the G. L. Pease's blends offer more earthy notes in comparison to the crisp smoke of Cask #4.

In comparison to Orlik Golden Sliced, Comoy's Cask #4 does not seem to have a citrus topping and definitely has a more noticeable amount of perique.

3.5 stars

1 person found this review helpful.

BingCrosby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BingCrosby (94)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Nice middle of the road va/per here.. sweet up front.. touch of hay /fig/spice on the finish.. no complaints.. smokes well.. should age beautifully.. I do think there is a slight top note.. pretty sweet.. for the price this is one of the best on the market.. love my flakes.. had much better but had much worse.. perique is noticeable but not a powerhouse. My only complaint would be that it is rather simple.. another va/per.. doesn't stand out. But I bet with age it will.

1 person found this review helpful.

Leaf Packer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Leaf Packer (30)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

PS navy was out of stock, so I tried #4 . What sleeper this turn out to be. Nice and mellow no harness from first to last draw. It is sweeter that LNF, but welcomed none the less. Nose scent of dark fruit some citrus. I like the fact that l haven't grown tired of the taste, at times I do get a bit tired of LNF, not often but it does happen. In my book this not the same as LNF.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Savinelli

Age When Smoked: Fresh after drying

Purchased From: Smoking pipes

Similar Blends: LNF.

1 person found this review helpful.

J. Ward Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
J. Ward (48)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Cask No. 4, Stand Fast Navy Flake is not Luxury Navy Flake, although it is strikingly similar. The main difference is the very light honey casing that really makes this blend stand out. Cask No. 4 is light citrus, grassy sweet Virginias, a bit of bread, made profound by the sparse bit of Perique that lends a hint of figs and raisin with no spice. The honey sweet backdrop is perceivable from beginning to end, yet it is merely a whisper and won't distract from the natural flavors of this fantastic flake. The flake's nicotine is mild, and moisture is perfect. Easily rubbed out, easily packed, definitely an all day smoke. I personally prefer Stand Fast Navy Flake over Luxury Navy Flake. Because Luxury Navy Flake achieves a very solid 3 stars, Stand Fast gets 3.5. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Cobs and briars

Age When Smoked: Less than a year

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin), Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake.

1 person found this review helpful.

Taowhywhy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taowhywhy (12)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Very fresh and young, love the colour and the unlit aroma, just a hint of topping, slightly moist, very tame at this point, certainly needs time to age, the first quarter of the bowl is quite gentle, as it develops further in the later stage, the spice comes through and the sweetness of the Virginia shining brightly! No bite if you puff it gently. All in all, a satisfactory puff, for the price I paid, almost five stars. I have absolutely no complaint!

4 out of 4

Pipe Used: Stanwell Pot (Group4 22*37) approximately

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: SmokingPipes Dotcom

1 person found this review helpful.

YaM Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
YaM (4)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Cask No.4 is almost the same as the Luxury Navy Flake. Cask No.4 taste has put the syrup to lemon tea.Luxury Navy Flake taste has put sugar in tea. Their taste varies depending on the conditions. So, I like both of cigarettes.

Similar Blends: ピーターStokkebye - ラグジュアリーネイビーフレーク.

1 person found this review helpful.

Jevverrett Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jevverrett (83)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

My brother got this one and gave me some.

Not a lot to be said on this one. It is what is to be expected from a well made va/per flake. The presentation and the tin note are great. It's a very tasty and well balanced flake. The Virginias aren't sour and the perique isn't a slap in the face. The flakes are easy to work with, and stay lit well. I tried to fold and stuff it, and it didn't work out as well. A good half or full rub is the way to go.

Good solid va/per flake. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson outdoor sportsman billiard

Age When Smoked: Fresh tin

1 person found this review helpful.

Virginia lover Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Virginia lover (203)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I got the bulk version at a price that defies the Va/Per market. The tobacco smell while fresh is on the sweet side but dried up, it becomes more earthy and grassy.

The sweet, maybe molasses casing is inconsistent during the smoke from extremely mild to mild. The first part of the bowl is sweet, citrusy and grassy. The middle and third part is where this flake shines, I get round and mellow flavors of sweet brioche and some earthiness. The Perique contributes to the overall qualities of this tobacco without imparting any of the usual pepper or prune flavors.

A slow burning tobacco even if puffed fast, it smokes cleanly and doesn't bite. Even though it deserves 4 stars, there's something, I don't know what, that prevents me from giving full marks. 3.5 stars.

Virginia lover

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