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Notes: Dark blue tin, manufacturer does not supply a tin note. Some resellers describe it as "sweet and spicy."

"The balanced pipe blend Käpt'n Barsdorf Bester Dark Fired consists of a precisely matched tobacco mixture of the tobacco varietals dark fired Kentucky and Virginia. The characteristic tobacco aroma of this exquisite composition shows its merits in the smoke. Due to the fine burning characteristics of this pure tobacco taste and a pleasant room note Käpt'n Barsorf Bester Darf Fired Pipe Tobacco is valued by many pipe smokers. The aromatic dark fired pipe tobacco in the 180 grams tin spoils the price conscious pipe smoker with a spicy aroma and offers a full-bodied, mellow smoking experience." - TabakBö

BrandVon Eicken
Blended ByVon Eicken
Manufactured ByVon Eicken
Blend TypeOther
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Packaging180 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Very Strong
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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (323)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Very Strong

A decent quality dark fired blend for very little money! 180g come for under 14€... "this must be rubbish or RYO tobacco.." I thought at first... but I got lucky to get ahold of some 50g "sample" of this by a pipe friend and learned that my first thoughts were more than wrong!

The note from the baggie is strange..obtrusive a bit.. very meaty, slightly sour and woodsy-smoky. Again I was unsure if this would be good.. but it performed very, very well in the pipe, that's a sure thing.

Minor sweetness and in the background contrasts the very woodsy, smoky and meaty dark fired leaf. Has some toasty note to it from the Cavendish and is creamy and hearty in smoke. Burns cool and at moderate pace, despite the fine ribbon-cut. A cheap and enjoyable blend that will take a place in my rotation for sure. Most dark fired blends I have are flakes, plugs or twists and therefore tend to make for a very long and pretty strong smoke. This is a easy "fill in" blend, for when I want some dark-fired aroma during the day, that comes with moderate strenght, almost All-Day suitable.

3/4 worthy blend, no doubt! This is a real surprise to me!

Pipe Used: Clay Pipe

3 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (310)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Intrigued by the name of the blend from a line so far known for its low-quality, cheap aromatics, I decided to chuck in the required cash, figuring that the loss wouldn't be too large if this was another dud. My reasoning: you can't really flavour a blend containing Dark Fired KY, so I expected pretty much pure tobacco.

In the cardboard tin, then, is pretty much pure tobacco. The tin aroma is nice, the KY clearly identifiable, also the VA. So far, not too bad. Thin ribbon cut, colours varying from bright yellow to almost black, with some bits of stem in there. OK, so it's cheap stuff.

Stuffing and lighting are trivial, the 'baccy is slightly on the dry side. The flavour is gently sweet (the VA and BC), and has a surprisingly good amount of spice. Not much variation during the smoke, this is not something to make me shout with glee, but nevertheless a solid smoke if you don't overpuff. The room note is acceptable, and the smoke ends with a minimum of dottle for me.

For being a full-out cheap blend, and from von Eicken at that, this is amazingly good. Just keep in mind that it _is_ a cheap blend. I find it similar in style, if not flavour, to Pöschl's Exclusiv Royal, which is of a far better quality though.

Pipe Used: MM cobs, Kürle handcut

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

Purchased From: DanPipe, Lauenburg, Germany

Similar Blends: Exclusiv - Royal, Imperial Tobacco Group, PLC - Coopvaert, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Natural.

3 people found this review helpful.