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The first spun-cut tobacco ever from Hearth & Home. Each coin has a heart of fire-cured surrounded by matured Virginias and a dash of Perique.

BrandHearth & Home
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured ByScandanavian Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
CutCurly Cut
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant

Hearth & Home - Red Eye.

I posted for this yesterday but on reflection, this morning, thought it was way too long a review!

So, Red Eye? A top class VaPer with a touch of 'je ne sais quoi' from the black centre! It doesn't just give a vanilla smoothness, but a slight fired Kentucky quality as well. It burns cool, creating a bite free smoke. I get a healthy nicotine punch from it, and the room-note's quite nice.

Red Eye? Plenty of Perique, lots of fun, and four stars!

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: Not stamped, but I opened it after a week

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10 people found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant

This is an easy review. When I opened a tin of Red Eye, I thought I was looking at something familiar; something that I had smoked recently and, in fact, still had open - Four Square Circles. I put them side by side and they look the same and have the same tin aroma. I loaded two pipes , one with each, and smoked them alternately and they smoked identically. So, see my review of Four Square Circles, as everything I said there is true and applicable here. None of this bothers me in any way - the more the merrier. I recommend both equally and give each three stars.

Pipe Used: Roush Lovat & Northern Briars Sea Urchin

Age When Smoked: current production

Purchased From: pipes and cigars

Similar Blends: Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake.

10 people found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (304)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Although it's been awhile since I've smoked Stokebye's Bulls Eye Flake. this blend seems to be ~ in appearance , tin aroma and taste. Although this blend is good, I'd go with the Stokebye in bulk.

Pipe Used: Estella billiard; Montbatten bent billiard

Purchased From: pipes &

Similar Blends: bulls eye flake.

8 people found this review helpful.

Indianapolis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Indianapolis (49)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

It's funny to read all the reviews and see everyone say "this is just exactly like XYZ". Because, for me, this tobacco is an extremely middle of the road VA/Per with no real distinguishing characteristic.

It's fine. Just fine. There are so many interesting VA/Pers with real distinct notes. If you want a real pepper kick, check out Bayou Morning. A creaminess? Chenet Cake. The list goes on and on.

And if you want a wonderful, everyday, smokable middle-ground VA/Per, the Escudo Navy De Luxe will keep you happy. I find the Escudo to have a little better clarity than the Red Eye, a better balance, and a better burn.

So what does this one offer the marketplace? Really, nothing I could find. Maybe just a little bit of vanilla sweetness, but those notes exist in other mixtures. It's a VA/Per. There's some pepper, some sweetness.... and lots of superior options available. On we go....

Pipe Used: Briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh - 2 mo.

Similar Blends: Every Va/Per ever.....

2 people found this review helpful.

SmokingHawk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokingHawk (54)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

There's not much complexity here... Sweet Cavendish and Virginias smoky affair with pinch of perique which is very much present in here. Tin note is again fruity and some hay like smell. Coins were bit moist but smokeable. Presentation of those round bulls eye coins stacked neatly in three equally devided piles with a clear plastic see through cover instead of card board. Seems not packed in a hurry as in case of other tins where coins are thrown into tin randomly. A nice relaxing and enjoyable smoke which easily earn recommendation.

Pipe Used: Smooth finished billiard

Age When Smoked: New

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2 people found this review helpful.

J. Ward Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
J. Ward (69)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

After letting this blend age a bit, I felt it was time to pop the tin and see how it compared to its counterparts. The tin note was slight, prunes with a bit of hay and little cavendish sweetness. I rubbed out a couple of flakes and loaded it with a medium pack and lit up. After the charring light it burns well, and the initial taste is very woody with a little hay. It develops nicely revealing some prune/stewed fruit and a bit of brown sugar sweetness, with very little spice, though the wood and hay continually compete for center stage. This blend was not quite as sweet as I had hoped, nor were the fruit notes as prominent as I would’ve liked them to be, especially after 2 + years of age. It also surprised me that the Virginia still tasted a bit young. Leaves a nice hay aftertaste, but overall I’d give Bullseye Flake a considerable edge. My overall impression was “good, but not great”. A very enjoyable smoke. 3 stars.

Pipe Used: Cobs and briars

Age When Smoked: 2 years

Similar Blends: Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake.

2 people found this review helpful.

RonR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RonR (85)
Very Mild None Detected Very Mild Tolerable


A decent "VaPer", it does have a unflavored cavendish center which brings a little sweetness out of the virginias and helps provide a bite free smoke. Compared to Luxury Bullseye...neither really stand out for me. They both are a decent smoke..a nice smoke but not one I would cellar due to not enough to keep me coming back. Probably a great starter smoke as this is a fuss free experience.

Pipe Used: cobs

Age When Smoked: New

1 person found this review helpful.

Gripsholm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gripsholm (44)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

The center is key... Red Eye, and for that matter Dobie Four Square Circles, both have a toasted Cavendish center. The Red Eye description is calling it a fire-cured Cavendish center but I'm pretty sure that's the same as toasted Cavendish. It's a little confusing because Three Nun's Orange and Newminster Superior Round Slices both have Dark Fired Kentucky centers which is also fire-cured, but not Cavendish. Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bull's Eye Flake has a fermented Cavendish center, which is fermented not toasted (or fire-cured). So if you put fermented Cavendish on one side of the spectrum and DFK on the other side, then toasted (or fire-cured) Cavendish seems to be a kind of a compromise between the two. At least that's the way I see it and I'd welcome any other insights on this. Long story short. I love VaPers, and I enjoy all of the above mentioned coin cut VaPers. If I had to choose one of the above I'd go with Peter Stokkebye's. However, I do prefer the toasted Cavendish over the DFK. But my all time favorite is Escudo and that one doesn't have any special center.

Similar Blends: Dobie's Four Square Circles.

1 person found this review helpful.

JaWiBr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JaWiBr (322)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin note of pungent vinegar, spices, and sugar. Tobacco coins have a black center with the remainder being brown with tan flecks. Moisture content is good, coins rub out easily, no drying needed. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and consistent, with notes of wood, spice, bread, tart and tangy plums, spicy, earth, floral, bitter, vinegary fermented sour fruit, mildly sweet, slight acidic, dry vegetation, mildly savory, a sweet citrus peel/lemon zest background note, and a very peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting and Black Cavendish providing minor support. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Pipe Used: Peterson Bard Rusticated 221 Fishtail

Age When Smoked: 5 years

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