...an excellent plain, simple, unflavored Burley...perhaps for some can serve as a base for other mixtures but I like it as is...somewhat dry when it arrived so a bit of hydration helped out...but all-in-all very smooth, a great nutty taste and inoffensive aroma... I can't detect any topping or flavoring...just a pure Burley tobacco taste... ...more to follow...
10/15/17-This is not BLWB...and I do not think it is what is called "Burley Mild"...continues to be a great smoke!
Pipe Used: cobs, briar, & meers
Age When Smoked: fresh
Purchased From: smokingpipes.com
Similar Blends: I'm sure there are others that are similar but most have toppings and flavorings and as stated, this one does not....
The blend is about 50/50 ribbons and cubes, medium brown, and arrived dry as a bone.
The smoke should satisfy any Burley lover. Toasty, nutty and rich. It generates quite a large quantity of actual smoke, so it's best to have a window open. The dryness affects the burn, causing it to go fast, so this makes it a better blending tobacco than straight smoking one. It also causes it to burn too hot.
Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant-ish.
Lane Ltd Burley? The mechanics suck, but the taste is A1. So, for flavour alone, I'll recommend it:
The following is an update. After several weeks of puffing almost exclusively on this blend, I've been forced to upgrade this one. Why? I started smoking this blend with a different pipe, after changing from a narrow styled bowl to a wide egg—the flavor expanded, big time! A pecan-like nuttiness, slightly sweet, came to the forefront on the snork when I changed pipes. Wonderful!
I'm still thinking this may have some light casing on it, but, hey, it might just be a real nutty burley, after all! This blend proves to me that changing your pipe type can unlock and transform a blend, there's no doubt about it. When I think of good burley's this one now comes to the forefront. Great job, Lane!
This one's an affordable, pleasurable smoke. If you like burley's, this one's good.
Summary: light Burley mixture with a slight floral topping, perfect for an all-day smoke that leaves that "old school" aroma in the air.
You can smoke a pipe for years, and then one day by accident, discover a new tobacco blend to love and enjoy. Lane "Burley" consists of mostly white and some dark Burley, perhaps slightly toasted, with a light topping that seems almost like rose water with a hint of vanilla. The blend ships dry, and like many Burley blends, smokes well without moisture because of its low sugar. The first light gives a whiff of that old school aroma that some may remember from barber shops and other places where codgers would smoke, but the characteristic Burley flavor follows. Some describe this as nutty, and others like roasted grain, but I compare it to a fireplace-toasted barley served with a warm mug of dark beer. That flavor stays consistent to the bottom of the bowl, with just a little sweetness in the last third. The room note is not unpleasant, and the rough cut mix -- jagged planes of leaf -- packs easily even on the go. It's not complex, but it's well-executed and thoroughly enjoyable, and now goes on my list of favorites.
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