A blend of dark and light Burleys and Latakia, with red Virginia for a touch of sweetness.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Latakia, Virginia
Packaging2oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Demetri Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Demetri (113)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

When I mentioned to Chris Tarler that I wanted to explore some of his burley flakes he recommended I sample Burley Flake #4 with its Latakia component as he knows I favor his Engine 99 and Cordial blends as my everyday, all day smokes. He did not warn me however to remove my socks before firing this one up. This is a MAN'S smoke and I love it.

I've little previous experience with unflavored burleys in general and none with this presentation. Hence I was unprepared for just plain good tobacco ecstasy. This is sufficiently strong to satisfy my rather demanding standards, while not knocking me out into some delirium haze. If I was a pilot of an oil tanker navigating a ship through the Straits of Hormuz at midnight THIS is the blend I want in my pipe. It both relaxes me and focuses me mentally at the same time. It became, for as long as my small acquisition lasted, my 4 P.M. pick-me-up smoke. Liked it in a briar, savored it in a cob.

The Virginia and condimental Latakia are noticable but not overbearing. I consider them as seasonings to the potent burley goodness.

This passes my Desert Island test with plenty of room to spare.

27 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The dark and light burleys provide a bit of earth and nuttiness, some wood, light molasses with a touch of cocoa, and very mild dryness with a hint of a rough edge. They are the major components with the Kentucky taking a little of the lead. The smokey, woody, earthy, lightly sweet Cyprian Latakia is an important condiment. The tangy, dark fruit sweet, earthy, woody red Virginia plays a back up role, adding much of the sweetness that you notice. The strength and taste levels are just past medium, and get a little more potent after the half way point. The nic-hit is just shy of medium. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool, clean, and slightly slow with a very consistent, mildly complex, deep flavor from start to finish. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires a few relights. Has a pleasant, lightly lingering nutty campfire after taste. Not an all day smoke, but is repeatable for the experienced smoker. Three and a half stars out of four.


16 people found this review helpful.

aadelma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
aadelma (67)
Extremely Strong None Detected Full Very Strong

A very stout burley blend with a small amount of latakia to enhance the smokiness of the fire cured burley and just a bit of Va to sweeten it up a bit. I would smoke it more often but find the nicotine content a bit overwhelming, even after aging and smoking slowly in a small pipe. 1/2 bowl in a small pipe is all I can handle, but I enjoy it from time to time for it's smoothness and very full flavor. Not for the faint of heart. One could say it is economical since a little bit goes a long way. I love the pure, in your face tobacco aroma, but it will clear a roomful of non-smokers in seconds.

14 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

White and Bronze Burley are at the forefront with a wee bit of ripe Red Virginia playing in the background for sweetness. Then, a dash of Latakia to make things interesting for the smoker. Not a limp wrist, but no Arnold Schwarzenegger either in the strength department, and unique in its presentation, I rather enjoyed my tin of this one.

11 people found this review helpful.

Sybariten Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sybariten (61)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Very Strong

Conclusion: A straight burley with some condiments, if you are looking for some nuttyness this will hit home. Goes well with coffee.

Rubbed out it is mild taste wise, a sweet nuttyness and honey sweetness dominates with some faint latakia in the background. The latakia fades and turns mellow after a while, while the burley keeps rising and taking charge without ever really developing any spicy pepper-ish characteristics. I never really pick up the virginia or kentucky, this is really a burley blend all over. If one folds the flakes instead of rubbing them it brings out a bit more nuance, the flavours interchange more but the key elements are the same. This is one straight smoke, not much complexity here, but you always know what you get so that does not have to be a bad thing. Medium bodied, it does not fill one's senses to the brim.

Mechanics: Burns well, dry, cool and clean with no bite. Medium to full strength, but not a power horse like Old Joe Krantz or Big n' burley.

Edit 2019: Most of what I previously stated still stands, but it has grown on me. As I have grown more experienced the latakia now is evident. It is actually quite perfectly blended for my taste. That means the salty, savory qualities are evident now as I can tell the parts from each other. That, in combination with the wonderful burley of c&d, makes me bump this one up a star. This is one great blend. If only a flake version would be constructed out of the blueprint of Crooner...

Pipe Used: Cobs and briars

Age When Smoked: Approximately 6 months

Similar Blends: A straighter version of Morley's best, less latakia more burley..

10 people found this review helpful.

WmZiggy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WmZiggy (81)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I was given a sample of this flake in June and so enjoyed it ordered a half-pound. This is a very nice Burley blend. On opening, Latakia makes its presence known as the predominate aroma to greet the nose and waft into the room. The flakes are thick and soft to the touch, which means this tobacco is not cased with sweeteners as Burley so often is. Even on the moist side of a newly opened tin, this tobacco does not burn hot or bite - EVER; It is easily an all-day smoke. The Latakia and Virginia offer a wonderful interplay and complexity to the blander base notes of Burley. I had to give up Latakia some years ago as it bothered my mouth, leaving a coated sensation on my tongue. Not Burley Flake #4! This is not a "Latakia dump"and has returned to me the opportunity to enjoy a Latakia blend again. The Virginia adds a sweetness that completes the smoking experience. There are some subtle note of cigar in this blend, which I also enjoyed. One observation: Like so many Burley blends, this one has a tendency to grow moist toward the bottom of the bowl. However, it did not become bitter like so many do. Highly recommended to Burley flake smokers.

Just an additional note: This tobac has a nicotine kick not for the faint of heart.

9 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

If you've tried C&D's "Big N Burley" and found it good tasting but too strong, meet BNB's little brother. Aside from the different cuts (this is a broken flake, BNB is more rough cut) and the fact that this one is milder, they could be twins. The flavor profile is very similar to my taste buds.

Lighter in nicotine and strength, this has the same cigar notes and rush of burley flavor that come on at first light and are maintained throughout the smoke. This one will bring the fire if overpuffed but sipped appropriately, this is a fine blend. I do happen to prefer its bigger sibling but this is a nice toned down version for earlier in the day. That said, I find this one to be the least realized of the C&D Burley Flakes. The other three seemed more unique somehow and contained a greater depth of flavor. Still, this is a worthy blend to sample if you like your blends heavy on the burley and light on the latakia and sweetness.

9 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Cornell & Diehl - Burley Flake #4.

Out of the C+D Burley Flakes I've had so far it was only the #3 that I didn't find too agreeable. This one, like #1 and 2, is a steadfast four star blend!

The flakes are almost broken, despite the appearance looks like they're whole they crumble with the gentlest touch. They're fairly dark, with a few lighter flecks. The moisture's faultless.

For a blend containing Kentucky it's the 'cleaner' variety. What I mean is it's not full of the acerbic flavour that can often hail from the Kentucky's curing process. The Burley takes the lead, giving a molasses-sweet nuttiness, but is given a touch of 'something extra' by the others. The Lat' adds a smoky character, and is easily recognizable. Like I said, the Kentucky doesn't cause the smoke to taste like a fire cured mess. I find the Virginia gives the least flavour, maybe a touch, but it's not in the same league. The burn from #4 is even, steady, and cool, generating a bite-free smoke.

Nicotine: above medium. Room-note: quite full.

Burley Flake #4? Highly recommended:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Atinok Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Three months

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

6 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I get mostly Kentucky with the other components in the background. The Virginias add a very modest sweetness. The Burley is barely discernible, but seems to smooth out the Kentucky to a small extent. The Lat does little more than make the Kentucky smokier. A fast pace will get you some harshness. I find sipping to bring out the best flavor and keep it cool and smooth. If you like Kentucky, and I do, you'll love the flavors here. There is no evolution so it may get a bit tiring. I have been smoking my bowls in three parts with long breaks in between. Can take a few hours to finish one bowl. A very satisfying smoke.

Body is medium to strong. Taste is medium to full. No added flavorings. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Dagner Poker, Country Gentleman, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

6 people found this review helpful.

DoctorThoss Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DoctorThoss (146)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Of C&D's four burley flakes, #4 is the only one containing latakia (two others contain small quantities of perique). As the name suggests, this blend is all about the burlies. The latakia is used in such limited quantities that it's barely detectable, as is the Virginia leaf, and there is precious little natural sweetness in the burlies used here. The result is a somewhat bitter, muted blend that produces far less flavor than its components would indicate. Even loaded into an extra large IMP meer, this blend didn't really develop until the final third, when it began to remind me of a toned-down version of Morley's Best. Unlike the other three blends in this series, there is little nicotine in this one.

As much as I love burlies, this one simply doesn't ring my bell, which is disappointing -- I had been looking forward to it, as I have a serious soft spot for American-English mixtures. But there's not enough sweetness, latakia, or nicotine to make it worth my while. On the plus side, the flakes are nice to look at but require some drying time before lighting up if you don't want to have numerous relights.

6 people found this review helpful.

Calamiti Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Calamiti (86)
Strong None Detected Mild to Medium Strong

The Burley Flake line by Cornell & Diehl is a treasure. It's the finest Burley I've ever tried. Generally, making straight Burley blends is a risky business; few producers cope really well with that. Burley tobacco easily gets bity or bitter or, otherwise, bland (like in celebrated Solani Aged Burley Flake, a favourite of many but not of mine). In the case of C&D, however, the result is stellar: all four blends are superbly balanced.

All four varieties deliver equally good healthy dose of Nicotine, while flavourwise they are not overly full (they shouldn't be: it's Burley). The flavour is rather thin-bodied, like the flavour of a light liquor (say, tequila) against dark spiced rum. Adding to the similarity with clear liquors, the Burley smoke, instead of flavour fullness, has unique sensatory qualities, unlike most other tobaccos. It's hard to describe the feeling, I just can say I love that soft alkaline "throat hit" when inhaling the smoke a bit.


Well, that was about the whole line. And now to this exact variety, the Burley Flake #4.

The Blend #4 is unique in that way that an already delicious Burley blend is enhanced with a whiff of Latakia. It's nothing like Burley-forward "pseudo English" blends. Latakia is employed so sparingly that it actually doesn't manifest its signature smokiness. Rather, it creates, together with other tobaccos in the blend, a new distinct flavour distantly similar to the flavour of cigar leaf.

Great tobaccos. Try all four of them. You'll be rewarded with an experience you won't get with other blends.

5 people found this review helpful.

J.R. Patton Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
J.R. Patton (106)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

While I didn't like #4 as much as #2, it's still a very good kentucky/burley forward blend. I really enjoy the way latakia was added so sparingly, lending just a little extra smokiness to the background. It needs a little dry time but not much, and burns cleanly to fine ash without relights. There's just a faint touch of molasses-like sweetness, probably from the Virginia I presume, especially in the lower third of a bowl. I'm awarding 3 stars instead of 4 because I got a little harshness towards the end of the smoke. But I may have been puffing it a little too hard, so could be my fault. I do recommend any burley lover give this one a try. Another solid, old-time tobacco from C&D.

Pipe Used: Kaywoodie White Briar

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin

Purchased From: Pipesandcigars.com

5 people found this review helpful.

AC Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AC (19)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

I am a burley fan all the way. In fact, nowadays, I only smoke C&D burley blends. After years of trying many of such burley blends, I came across Burley Flake #4. I consider it my favorite (together with Burley Flake #1) all time smoke, with an unparalleled taste, richness, sweetness, aroma and true strength. It has all positive marks in every aspect of pipe tobacco smoking for me. My only complaint is that it is not sold in bulk (anymore). It is a fantastic smoke, which will fully gratify the discriminating pipe smoker.

If you seek a blend with depth and grace in tobacco, you owe to yourself to try C&D Burley Flake #4.

Pipe Used: Custombilt

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

moniker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
moniker (220)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

C&D’s Burley Flake #4 (BF4) is part of their series of 5 Burley flakes, all of which I’ve now tried. It rather reminds me of BF2 (recently reviewed) with substantial Latakia, which makes BF4 seem like a fairly "serious” blend. My tin is dated 09-28-18, so it aged over a year before I got to it. In the tin I found cut/”broken” flakes ranging from light/medium, red-ish brown to medium and dark brown, to black. The chunky “ribbons” smell smoky, musty, leathery, earthy, sweet, briny, and sour, and tastes follow suit, along with bitter, smoked nuts, and BF4 shares the barnyard thing with BF2. It handles, loads, lights, and smokes very well in my usual Burley blend briars. This blend might be dubbed an “American English”, and I suppose it will be best liked by those who appreciate C&D Burleys going in. I would not be surprised if some lovers of traditional English blends are put off by the strength, the bitterness, and the gamey “funk” they’ll encounter. Though the Lat is rather soft and a little perfume-y yet the ensemble is a deep, solid smoke, much stronger and fuller than top traditional English blends I’ve tried. If you have the time, I recommend DGT at the ½ way point, not only because of the nicotine but it also smooths the bitterness from the white Burley and brings up the subdued dark fruit and sugar from the red VA. Strength is more strong than medium. Tastes are full. Room note is almost pleasant. Aftertaste is a sweeter, long trailing off of the best of the smoke. It’s delicious!

Although BF4 is not a favorite of mine yet I have to give it 4 stars as a successful gambit, along with the caveat that it’s different from both traditional English and other C&D Burley blends I’ve tried. IMO, different is good in this case. Caution: ghosts the pipe it's smoked in.

Pipe Used: a couple of KY briars

Age When Smoked: just over 1 year, then rested 2 weeks

Purchased From: 4 Noggins

4 people found this review helpful.

OhioTony76 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OhioTony76 (59)
Strong None Detected Full Strong

This flake melds incredibly. It’s not complicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fantastic. I’ve been holding off on writing a review on it because of that reason. I can’t pick out all the different notes and subtleties from this flake. I can’t break it down tobacco by tobacco, and talk about their individual characteristics. But this I know, it’s a ky and latakia flake and the flavor is as smooth as silk, but kicks like a mule. That’s the best I can do. The nic is probably above average and the moisture almost perfect. I can get through a bowl with 2 or 3 lights or even less. Puts out massive thick smoke. Its a must try in my opinion. One of my all time favorites.

4 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (633)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is the third of the BFs that I have tried. The other two were # 2 and # 3. I found this to fall in the middle as far as my personal enjoyment. I did not like 3 as I found it so stout as to be overwhelming. I loved #2 as it was to the brink of stoutness that I could still enjoy and had a nice nutty sweetness.

BF4 also has a nice nutty sweetness to it with a nice touch of smoke thanks to the Latakia, which is pretty lightly applied btw. I also found it to be less stout than the other two I mentioned which added to the enjoyment of the blend for me. The nicotine content is still pretty strong though.

Other than that, it is the normal thick C&D Flakes at the perfect smoking humidity that one would expect from C&D. As is also expected from C&D the red Virginia is not that sweet, but it does its job of accentuating the burley.

I only purchased one tin of this, but would add more if I was still buying tobacco. It is good.

Age When Smoked: 3 yrs 4 months

4 people found this review helpful.

gahdzila Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gahdzila (61)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Strong

Presentation is typical of C&D flakes - thick cut, loosely pressed, easily crumbled, and on the dry side. I love C&D flakes. I just pinch some off and crumble it into the pipe. The tin note is of straight tobacco, nutty, with a light smokiness.

Burley is the forward flavor, of course. Latakia is definitely there, but it serves more of a supporting role rather than an in-your-face campfire of the typical English blend. I don't really key in on the Virginia per se, but the blend is not at all astringent...there is a bit of sweetness there, no doubt from the Virginia component. Big burleys ordinarily perform better in a cob, and this one is no exception to that...but I've found that it performs well in my latakia dedicated briar as well.

Very well behaved in the pipe. Nicotine level is medium-strong. Comparatively speaking, this is the weakest in nicotine of C&D's Burley Flake series, but it make no mistake - it is not a lightweight.

A nice addition to and a natural progression of the Burley Flake series, the only one containing latakia (the others having various ratios of Virginia or Virginia and Perique). My tastes have been moving away from latakia of late, so that probably plays into my opinion of this blend. I find it to be a pretty good smoke, but lacking compared to the others in the series - #1's strength being its melding of brute force with subtle flavor, #2's strength being its smoothness and complexity of flavor. #4 isn't bad, but just doesn't ring any bells for me like the others. I'll have no problems finishing this one, but I won't be buying more.

4 people found this review helpful.

King T Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King T (9)
Extremely Strong None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

This stuff is intense. I smoked lmost a full tin and every time I need to back off of it. I like it, but it is just a big punch of strength. The vitamin N in this is strong. Upon opening the tin it smells of straight burley. I detect no latakia. The flakes a somewhat broke one the edges but one can easily tell there are flakes. I am sure if I didn't roll the tins arond and had softer treatment then they might be full intact flakes. Lighting is easy. I used the fold and stuff method but the flakes easily broke. I also used the rub it out method. Both light equally easily. I used a meer and a briar. Taste is pretty typical of a burley base with kentucky. In the briar you taste more of the sweetness of the virginia but it is minimal. And in the meer I only taste the burley and kentucky. And at no time do I taste latakia. Even in the smoke, no latakia. Tastes of dark hay and dried grass mostly. It burns evenly, cool and dry like it should. Ashes out very easily in the rub out way. I did have a few unburned flakes here and there when using the fold and stuff method, but only about half the time. Now, I mentioned above about its strength. About the second half of the tin I was packing 3/4 full as the nicotine in this was gettng me light headed. And I am not big on this feeling way. I would rate this around a 2.9 so it'll end up being a three star. Can't say I'd ever buy it again but I'm glad I tried it.

Pipe Used: briars and meers

Age When Smoked: 2 yrs

4 people found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Strong None Detected Full Strong

I found this tobacco to be strong, stout, dense and smelling like dirty socks - and I rather liked that! I didn't find it to be the butt-kicking knock-your-socks off blend that other reviewers noted. I first smoked it straight out of the tin and it was pleasant but not as strong as I anticipated from other reviews. It had that smelly but nut-like aroma in the smoke that I have always enjoyed in burley blends and the small amount of latakia lodged it squarely in the English category. I experienced no tongue bite at all.

I knew that this would not be a steady stand-alone regular smoke for me as it didn't have enough variety in tastes; i.e., it just wasn't complex enough for that. I began to add it in varying amounts to my microblends and that worked out quite well, giving each one that special little extra taste that can only come from a quality burley.

I can easily recommend this tobacco to fellow pipe smokers for both straight smoking and blending. Cornell and Diehl will be at our 2014 NASPC show in August and I am planning to purchase a tin of the other three Burley Flake blends for experimentation. A very solid three stars.

Pipe Used: Larry Roush group 8 half-bent billiard

Age When Smoked: 1 yr old

Purchased From: internet seller

Similar Blends: possibly a stouter version of Revelation.

4 people found this review helpful.

JLong Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JLong (36)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Having built a tolerance for nicotene, this stuff is absolutely delicious. After 30 minutes of drying, it lights and smokes easily. The burley is rich and meaty tasting with the right amount of virginia in the background adding some pleasant sweetness. I don't detect the Latakia but that's probably because my usual smokes are Latakia rich Balkans.

4 people found this review helpful.

7formy1911 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
7formy1911 (37)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm going to start off by saying that I'm not much of a fan of flake tobacco. I think it's always helpful to know a pipe smokers likes and dislikes before getting too in depth into a review. I'm also a big fan of burley from C&D so I wasn't quite sure how I'd feel about their Burley Flake #4. To add another layer of complexity I like latakia so I figured the only way to really know for sure if I'd like this blend is to crack a tin open.

The tin I opened had a good 9 months of age on it. With all the C&D blends that I buy I like to have at least 3 months of age on them before I really make any judgments on them. With a little bit of settling time on each tin the flavors seem to be more distinct and not as muddy as a fresh tin. In any case the tin note is one of dark burley, earthiness and a very faint smell of latakia. Interesting. I was expecting a lot more latakia for some reason but there is no disappointment in the tin note, it smells heavenly to me.

The flakes come apart easily and that is very helpful for someone like myself who isn't typically a flake smoker. They were easy to rub out or stack up like a bundle of sticks. In my experimenting I've found that rubbing out the flakes into thin "sticks", stacking them vertically (and loosely) in the bowl and then finely rubbing out a little bit of "kindling" for the top of the bowl worked wonderfully. As long as I did my part I had no problems lighting my pipe whether the tobacco was a little moist or dried out. A little bit of air time helps but certainly isn't necessary.

I tried this blend in three different pipes and each pipe was very different in how the blend smoked and tasted. One was a KB&B Yello Bole billiard, another a Loewe billiard and the third was a Peterson 999 army mount rhodesian. The billiards smoked bitter with muddled flavors and generally just not a good experience. The Loewe specifically was quite stinging to the tongue which I found strange. Enter the Pete Rhodesian. If not for this pipe I would have written off this blend as foul but being humbled by blends in the past tells me to explore some options before passing on any blend. It may be bowl geometry or some other factor but the Pete brought out an amazing dark earthiness from the burley that is supported by a faint sweetness and smokiness from the Virginia and latakia respectively. Every now and then a whisp of chocolate or cigar notes would cross my tongue but at the forefront is that dark burley earthiness that is delicious to me. Ah, now this is the wonderful burley I know from C&D. The nicotine is a respectable medium level and for some may be medium to strong.

This blend definitely requires some patience and slow smoking to bring out all the potential. I would heartily recommend trying it in different pipes because of my experience. If you wanted a possible starting point then a wider, shallow bowl would be a good place. A Rhodesian, bulldog or Prince would be ideal in my experience. I definitely recommend this blend to burley fans and I would cautiously recommend this to English blend smokers with the caveat that they will not get the complexity or latakia hit that they might typically like.

Recommended and rated = out of == stars. The only reason it was docked a star is because of pipe dependency.

4 people found this review helpful.

Irishlefty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Irishlefty (22)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

I tried this at the factory and had to bring some home. After several bowls I am convinced that this is as close to an orgasmic smoke as I've ever had!!

A touch of sweetness, good strong burley flavor with just a slight tinge of latakia. The first bowl is good, the second even better. For you married guys, don't light up before going to bed or the wife might not still be awake 'cause you won't want to stop until you have finished the bowl.

4 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (293)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I've been working my way through the CD Burley Flakes and made it to number 4.

It's a "typical" CD broken style flake which makes it easy to pack and prepare. Mine was a little moist when opened, but dries out quickly to smoke. The tin note to me is "smoky" and I was not surprised from the description to learn some latakia might be hiding in there.

The KY dark fired to me carries the blend. It has a dark full taste similar to me to ODF with some smoky notes added from the latakia. The nic to me is north of Medium and its not a blend I'll smoke multiple bowls of.

If you like Burley forward, KY forward flakes you'll probably like this one.

Pipe Used: sav 320, fat authors

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Very Strong None Detected Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable

this is a very strong very robust burley blend. not to the liking of everyone but this fits my tastes very well. this will put hair on your chest for sure. mostly tastes of strong dark nutty burley with some peppery hints. the virginia plays the roll of smoothing out the smoke and adds a hint of sweetness. if you like very robust blends then this is for you.

3 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (323)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Strong

Great composition of a rich and warm Burley foundation, seasoned with just the right measures of musty Latakia and a caramely Virginia sweetness in the background to finish it off.

The Burleys are the undoubted lead in this blend and have a very "warm" character and are richly earthy, a bit oaty with notes of a tart nuttiness, as well as a slight molasses sweetness. It's the slight molasses hint, that harmonizes so well with the musty, smoky and ethereal Latakias qualities. We're talking very mild sweetness here tho! The Latakia is mild, yet everpresent! Virginia rounding off any potential edges and "glueing" the blend together, to make for a wonderful "English Burley" blend (you may say it's an "American Blend" I guess).

If you like #2, and also like Latakia, you'll love this! One of my most favorite blends.. ever!

Pipe Used: Clays, Cobs, Briars, Morta

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable


2 people found this review helpful.

Fofo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fofo (81)
Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

Quite disappointing, I've enjoyed cheaper burleys more than this blend. It's just rough, plain and simple. Did not expect this from such a recognized company.

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