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When you're settling down to a roaring campfire following an activity-filled day surrounded by nature in all its glory, nothing is more satisfying than a robust bowl of tobacco, and we've got one for you that we think you'll love - Cascadia Pipe Co. - Trail Head.

This dark, rich plug is made of deeply fermented Burley and matured Virginias with a dried fruit note added to remove the edge of the spice and earthiness of the Burley creating a slightly sweet and harmonious flavor that you'll enjoy in the evening before it's time to turn in. The plug will stay fresh and moist even after opening and will allow you to prepare in whatever way you prefer. End your day in the perfect way with Cascadia Pipe Co. - Trail Head.

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BrandCascadia Pipe Co.
Blended ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus, Other / Misc
CutPlug
Packaging1.76 ounce tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Strong
2.5
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2804)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

The deeply fermented burley provides plenty of nuts, earth, wood, and a light sugar and molasses as the lead component. The matured Virginias offer plenty of tart and tangy citrus, grass, bead, sugar, some earth, wood, tangy stewed dark fruit, vegetation, floralness, and a couple of pinches of spice. They are supporting players. The dark fired Kentucky produces earth, wood, vegetation, some spice, floralness, and nuts. It’s a step above being a condiment. The sourness usually associated with DFK is mostly covered by for the fruity apricot and berries toppings, which moderately sublimates the tobaccos. They also synergistically meld with all the intrinsic aspects of the varietals to create a deeply rich, very consistent fermented fruity, nutty, mildly sugary, spicy and floral, creamy, mostly smooth flavor that extends to the pleasantly lingering after taste. The strength is a notch past the medium threshold. The taste is close to the center of medium to full. The nic-hit is medium. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, and barely has any rough notes. The plug is moderately dense, and is easy to cut. It may require some dry time, though I did not do that as I prefer, for review purposes, to smoke blends as they are fresh out of a tin. Burns clean, cool, and slow. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires a fair number of relights. Has a very pleasant room note. Despite having a little potency, it can be an all day smoke for the veteran, and repeatable for the less experienced. Four stars.

-JimInks

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DeathMetal.org Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeathMetal.org (220)
★☆☆☆
Medium Medium Medium Strong

Summary: a loose plug of basic Burleys sweetened by red Virginia with a light cherry and caramel topping.

You could always go get some "Erinmore Flake," if you wanted the experience of a Virginia flake strengthened by Burley, but instead you wanted to spend another four bucks to get the latest and greatest, so you go this. The plug is not as tight as the European plugs, so more resembles the hasty "kakes" that industry wants to push on us because they are cheap to make, and cuts in jagged slices. Upon first light, it reveals the roasted almonds and barley Burley flavor, but a jarring intrusion of the cherry and other berry flavoring adulterates this; a small amount of dark fired Kentucky Burley gives it some texture, like a little dark roast in your hotel coffee, at which point the sweetness of the Virginas takes over. This reminds me of those honey roasted cereals from the 1980s which seemed really good until you realized that they were just as sugar-laden as the stuff with the bright marshmallows, and you still felt a bit sick after eating it then got hungry an hour later. In the same way, this blend uses the sweet Virginias to stand in for the flavor of a fermented Burley, which has more of a malted and cedar-like dimension to it. This is not a bad blend, but it is not a good one, either, especially not at the Rolls-Royce prices they want for it.

Similar Blends: Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake, Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Erinmore Flake, Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake, Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake.

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