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This mixture is produced from the best Virginia tobacco types of the world in which a pinch of Kentucky and a little burley are then added from the best provenances. Before the tobacco is pressed and cut, it is provided with a special flavor which rounds off the wonderful taste.

BrandPeter Heinrichs
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging100g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (322)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Fresh: The appearance is delightful as hell, "Tiger-Flake" - two very dark brown stripes with straight out black parts in it frame a medium brown stripe, that has golden parts in it. Very well crafted, this is tempting as a flake can be!

Nr. 110s smell from the pale white, nothing fancy, almost boring designed tin is sweetish, with hints of nuts and chocolate and some smooth spiciness to it. I like folding the black parts around the brown stripe part, so it makes a "sandwich" with the brown part in the middle of it. Then fold&stuff as usual! Great fun!

Oh....the taste...the taste is so delicious and in very harmonious! First off: This has an everpresent, yet very mild honey-sweet/molasses tone to it along with a chocolaty and walnut-like notes and maybe some licorice, which is very tasty , but never subdues the rich tobaccos too much. "Semi-Aromatic" in the fashion of 3Ps or University Flake and alike! There is plenty of intense spice from the Kentucky. Full-bodied pepper, slightly woodsy- and decently earthy. The Burley contribute to the warm character of the topping, by adding decent nutty notes, as well as they support the Kentuckys peppery, tangy spice. The Virginias play a minor role, and seem to carry a bit of honey-sweet notes with hints of bread. But it's really barely detectable to me - this is a Burle-forward semi-aromatic smoke to me!

Very well done, the added flavours aren't "on top" of the tobacco taste, but melt into a melange of intense and rich nuts, chocolate, earth and woodsy spice. Creamy and satisfying smoke. Wow, I like this a lot when I'm in the mood for this kind of semi-aromatic smoke.

BE AWARE that this is most certain the same as "Heinrichs Dark Strong"!! The folks at Heinrichs deny it, yet it has the exact same appeareance, exact same size of the flakes, exact same aroma and flavors!Pretty darn sure that this is Dark Strong Flake (aka Orlik Dark Strong Clone) in a smaller packaging! Guess the deny it, so people buy the 250g tin or the 500g bag, as Nr. 110 isn't very well known 'round here!

Chapeau! This is something special and a delicious treat, which I love to smoke from time to time.

Aged: Once it gets some age to it, the anyway light handed applied topping fades a bit and the rich spice intensifies. Aged I'd rate the flavoring as "very mild"! My 100g tin lasts me over a year now, but every now and then I reach for it. The Virginias bready aroma get's intensified and melt with the smooth Burley flavors and slightly smoky, richly bodied Kentucky. Ages excellently and becomes insanely smooth with time - not that it'd be harsh fresh, but even smoother!

Pipe Used: Clays, Cobs, Briars, Morta

Age When Smoked: fresh & matured for 1+ year

Similar Blends: Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake (Special Selection), Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The first enjoyable thing about this blend is its appearance: it's a flake, in little, almost square slices and the tobaccos are clearly separated: a light stripe in the middle of two darker ones, really unique! The smell reminds of dried fruits, but it's unobtrusive and pleasant. The small flakes are easy to rub, but the packing is easy even if you use a traditional flake packing; just pay attention to give it some air before, because, although not really moist, the tobacco is very greasy, oily.

At the match it's easy to light up, but it can be biting if you aren't used to aromatics, but then it doesn't create any problem of heat or moisture if puffed slowly. The flavour keeps up all way down but, as when you smell it, is unobtrusive. The other main fragrance is the Virginia, sweet and strong enough to satisfy and suit an after lunch smoke, while the kentucky smoothens it all and helps keeping the heat at relatively low levels.

Finally, the smoke proceeds evenly without notable peaks, the flavour of both tobaccos and casing is still present at the end of the bowl. This is a recommended blend for the aromatic lover, but also a nice change of pace for English blends fans.

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