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For 2016 W.O. Larsen presents a striking new mixture. A base of deep mahogany coloured Virginia with just the right amount of black cavendish and Oriental to add spice and sweetness. A finishing touch of vanilla, coconut, caramel and coffee are introduced making the blend a remarkable composition.

Notes: This annual special from W.O. Larsen is a limited edition production.

BrandW.O. Larsen
Blended ByW. O. Larsen
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Coffee, Nuts / Beans, Vanilla
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2035)
Mild Strong Mild Pleasant

W. O. Larsen - Limited Edition 2016.

This is a blend that works well, VERY well, but there is however one huge problem for me: opening the tins inner pouch! I've never encountered a seal that's so hard to break L.O.L!

Anyway, I didn't know (like a few fellow reviewers) if this collaboration of ingredients would be good or not. As it goes, it's one of the better aromatic blends I've piped. Although the casing's fairly heavy, it's not claggy, I get quite an even split between the ingredients: the coffee and caramel go together impeccably, with the coconut adding an exotic twist. The vanilla's omnipresent throughout a bowl, it works like the building blocks for the added taste: nothing flash, but a firm foundation.

This would be a perfect blend for those with a sweet tooth who don't like fruity blends.

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Rosslare #03

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop U.K.

6 people found this review helpful.

Lyle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lyle (32)
Very Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

This is a well-balanced aromatic tobacco. It is definitely sweet, and the top dressing is prominent, but it is no sloppy mess. In the tin, I was struck by how much this made me think of an Almond Joy candy bar. If you like coconut (which I do), you will find this one interesting.

The smoke is light and pleasant. The underlying tobaccos are not terribly distinctive or assertive, but I never got the impression that they were merely a delivery mechanism for flavorings.

Interestingly, over subsequent smokes, my first impression of the blend went from "wow coconut" to "wow caramel." I'm not sure if it was the top dressing dissipating, or if it was environmental, or if it was just all in my head, but it is noteworthy in a style of tobacco that typically doesn't change its tune.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum and briars dedicated to light aros

Age When Smoked: No age, smoked fresh

5 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have only a three bowl sample from our pipe club in which to base my opinion of the new Limited Edition 2016 from W.O. Larsen. At first appearance, it easy to tell that it a “higher end” aromatic with quality tobaccos and a lovely smell that’s good enough to eat. Although the flavor profile is different, the appearance made me immediately think of Sillem’s Red or Green. Breathing through the unlit pipe it is coffee all the way. As aromatics go, it is pretty dry to the touch, always a good sign. I didn’t think that coffee & Vanilla along with coconut would work well together, but they do. The coffee and vanilla remain fairly constant and the coconut wafts in and out nicely. The coconut shows a greater presence as the bowl progresses. It burns dry, leaving no goop at the end of the bowl. I haven’t had the pleasure of trying the others in the Limited Edition series, but now I wish that I had. The 2016 is a pleasant aromatic that is worth the extra cost and the tin is pretty darn nice too!

Purchased From: new

5 people found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (201)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I haven't tried all limited blends but this is by far the best!when you open it you smell caramel coffee with vanilla cream.magnificent smell.packs and lights ok.burns medium with a superb flavour.if you go hard you also get nuts and a bit citrus.never bit methe flavour feels very natural.leaves proper moist at the end of the bowl.the nic level is ok to start ylur day in a very pleasant way.if you are still able to find it don't hesitate to purchase it!

Age When Smoked: When opened!

Similar Blends: Νothing like this!!.

3 people found this review helpful.

glenn2586 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
glenn2586 (14)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

This stuff is awesome. I love it. Larson always seems to find that perfect balance of true tobacco taste and flavoring. You can never go wrong with a W.O Larson.

Pipe Used: missouri meerschaum great dane pipe

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Cup O Joes

Similar Blends: none.

2 people found this review helpful.

lesliesrussell Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lesliesrussell (7)
Extremely Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Belgian Waffles covered in all natural Canadian maple syrup, toasted pecans, toasted coconut, with a cup of black coffee. A wonderful breakfast blend.

Smokes slow and cool. The flavor heightens along the bowl, and leaves no gunk in the heel. This stuff is absolutely great as is true with all Larsen blends.

1 person found this review helpful.

Todd_Evans_777 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Todd_Evans_777 (1)
Medium to Strong Strong Full Pleasant

This is my first purchase of this brand and I absolutely fell in love with it! I will experiment with other flavors and brands. I also smoke 245 ZBC and Macanudo cigars.

Pipe Used: Personal pipe

Age When Smoked: N/A

Purchased From: Wabash Cigar Store in Terre Haute

Similar Blends: Unknown. This is my first pick of this brand. Will give an update in time. I prefer pipe tobacco over cigarettes. Cigars are my next choice.

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