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This rich burley blend is pressed before cutting to give it a rubbed flake appearance and a density in smoking that assures coolness. X-30 is a hearty tobacco with burley's characteristic depth of flavor made smooth by McClelland's exclusive heat-seasoning process.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeBurley Based
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected, Extremely Mild, Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30111)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Another old blend I found in my cellar. I think this one wasn't on the site when I first bought it and I wasn't aware at the time that I could add it. At any rate, this is a dark brown weird clingy broken flake but really more of a hard ribbon. No chocolate in the nose, but just a nice refreshing tobacco scent.

Smoked a couple bowls of this to refamiliarize myself with it and it reminds me very much of Stokkebye's pressed burley. A very lightly sweet tobacco taste with not as much nicotine as most burleys. This almost has a slight Cavendish feel and taste. It mixes well but is great as a straight smoke. The best way I can describe it is if you were a cigarette smoker and stuck with Marlboros, this would be a Davidoff. Fuller of flavor with greater depth, although not much complexity. Mouth filling flavor. I don't smoke a lot of this but when I want something uncomplicated and rich with burley flavor, this is a go to smoke. The Stokkebye gets a slight nod over this, however... not that too much should be made of that. They are a lot alike. As McClelland makes burley more for their customers that want it rather than due to a love of the leaf, this is quite an achievement.

3 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (622)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I added this blend as a forum friend sent me a sample of this to try. I am very grateful as I probably would have never thought of ordering a burley from McClelland. After all they are known for great Virginias, not burley. With an open mind I tried it and was surprised. For one, it has nicotine and a good amount. This is something also not known of McClelland blends.

The burley is a very nutty sweet blend and reminded me a lot of Prince Albert, but maybe not as sweet and less chemical tasting. So I would say this is an improvement on the Prince and I would encourage all who like the Prince to try this as it is quite a bargain in bulk. I, however, am not a fan of the Prince and prefer my burleys less sweet and more robust and earthy.

Overall, a good burley for the fans of BLWB and Prince Albert.

Similar Blends: Prince Albert.

3 people found this review helpful.

Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (208)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Comes as a short cut mahogany ribbon that is fairly moist and spongy. There is very little in the way of 'tin note' and I am confident it has no casing.

I can't say I'm confident about much else. This is one of those rare blends that has me second guessing what I have loaded my pipe with. I sort of expected X30 to be along the lines of Solani ABF in a broken form, and this expectation was way off the mark. What it tastes like to me is a Red Va that has been bolstered with some burley. Not saying that is the case, but that is what my mouth is telling me.

This is a fairly sweet tobacco with a fair amount of slap. Not bite or burn, but there is a lot of spicy heat to this blend. I don't get much in the way of nuts or chocolate...if I'm honest I'm not tasting anything at all in that respect.

Once underway this burns well with a nondescript room note.

A bit too savoury for me to give better than 2 stars, but in the right pipe this might win friends.

Pipe Used: LePeltier

2 people found this review helpful.