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Brobergs Burley Special Blend Ready Rubbed is a classic, pure burley blend, mild-medium to its strength, fine body and with a slightly spicy character and touches of sweetness. Coarse for a cool and even burn in the pipe.

BrandBrobergs Tobakshandel AB
Blended ByBrobergs Tobacconists
Blend TypeBurley Based
Packaging100 grams tin
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Doctor Max Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Doctor Max (29)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Tin description is very accurate on this one. This is a nutty, surprisingly spicy and dry burley. Surprising certainly with regards to the tin scent, which is very sweet and overpowering, bordering on artificial cocoa and figs. Also the room note is a bit incongruous, woody, spicy and smoky; not always appreciated. This is the main weakness of this tobacco: it just doesn't quite come together. The second being the far from reasonable price, which is, as you know, not the fault of the seller... On to the good points, this is probably one of the coolest burning tobaccos ever, and delivers a really quite pleasant smoke with almost cigarry overtones. Probably ideal for breaking in briars. If not for the price and availability issues, I would probably rate this higher. I know that this is a favourite of many pipe smokers, so if you like burleys and get a chance to pick up some of this you should give it a go.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild None Detected Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This one is possible to smoke for even an uninterested novice and still it gives a cool smoke and that salty feeling at the tounge.Stinks of cocoa in tin.My best choise for breaking in a new pipe or as a good everydaysmoke.Reminds me of the old trademark Sanden and its Burleyflagship "Diplomat"wich I consumed loads of in the 60´s and 70´s.Here it is more of smoking than enjoying exotic aromas ans bouqets otherwise I had given it a 4 star rating.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

The coolest smoking tobacco I have ever smoked. At first I thought that it was the pipe, since I smoked it in a newly acquired pipe (stanwell), but I then smoked it in a Charatan, Davidoff, Savinelli and even a Yello bowl from the 1920's. The tobacco smoked very cool in all of them.

I tried it on a whim, since I normally smoke Virginias and English blends, but if it continues to smoke so well then I will probably add it to my regulars.

3 people found this review helpful.

North State Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
North State (72)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Strong

The burley, the whole burley, and nothing but the burley.

That's what you get when you smoke Brobergs Burley. Break open a tin of Brobergs and a fresh packet of pure dark cocoa, then tie a scarf over your eyes, shuffle the two and take a good sniff; you won't know which one is which. Large, hard ribbons give a little bit of work for the fingers when filling the bowl, but take to light well and, a little bit like Irish Dew - a virginia/burley blend which has similar consistency - seem to produce more smoke per volume than usual, which makes this last somewhat longer than many other blends (and making it slightly less pricey as well). Reaching out for the large tin gives a satisfying feeling of many more bowlfuls still to look forward to.

And then the smoke: Pure bliss. Earthy, woody, nutty, dark-chocolatey, completely wholesome, honest-to-god burley tobacco flavour with no frills to speak of, while not being too strong or biting the tongue too much; if you consider yourself a fan of burley like me, do try to get it if you can; if not, don't waste the 50€ or so for the 100 gram tin, it's not worth it (for you).

An excellent no-nonsense burley blend, Brobergs will surely find it's way into my pipes in the future too.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin

Purchased From: Aldini Tobacco, Kalmar Sweden

Similar Blends: Peterson - Irish Dew.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tucane Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tucane (31)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This was one of the first blends I smoked as a beginner pipe smoker. Tin smell was very sweet... so i thought it would give a similiar smoking experience. But it was quite different, more on the dry, cool smoke side, burley forward obviously, with good behavior.

All in all an easy smoke, so why not, recommended!

1 person found this review helpful.