A pure Virginia specialty. Elegant and mellow smoke. A Danish type blend. With an unobtrusive aroma and a fine sweetness on the tongue.

BrandJohn Aylesbury
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Steverino Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steverino (6)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I discovered this blend almost as if by accident and count myself fortunate. Of the many tinned Virginia tobaccos I've tried, this one stands out as one of the easiest to smoke and best tasting.

Upon opening the tin, one finds a long flake of tobacco, not unlike that in Reiner's Long Golden Flake, sort of wrapped up on itself in the tin. The tin aroma is much like the typical bright Virginia, a little hay-like or grass-like. There is also an added aroma, likely from the conservative topping, and this serves to set Sir John's Flake apart from similar blends.

Tin moisture seems ideal for pipe smoking, so I found it easy to crumble off a bit from the large flake and pack it in the pipe. Application of a match set it to burning easily and the only reason another light was needed was because I tamped it a bit.

The initial taste is, again, similar to other Virginias of this type. The casing or topping does, however, add another dimension. If pressed for a description, I'd say the topping is honey, or at least honey-like. It does have a sweet smell and, since the tin does say "Danish Classic", the topping appears to be of the Danish school. Whatever its origin, it is very good to this smoker.

I found this blend to be very consistent as the bowl is smoked. The same taste seems to follow the smoker to the end with little change. There is, to be sure, a slight darkening of the flavor down the bowl but it is not so much that one would think to be smoking a different tobacco, as happens with many blends.

Overall, I give this blend a high rating. I find it to be one of the most enjoyable blends I've smoked and would highly recommended it to anyone wishing to try a Virginia blend for the first time or to the experienced Virginia smoker looking for the proverbial "change of pace".

15 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

An uncomplicated straight mostly bright Virginia flake, the length of which reminds me of Orlik Golden Sliced and Gatsby Luxury Flake in more ways than that. This has a slightly less topping, but with many of the same tobacco aspects. There’s also a small amount of darker Virginia present as well. This product offers a bit of citrus with a mild tanginess, plenty of grass and hay, some earth, bread, wood and tangy dark fruit, along with a few drops of sugar, and a hint of tea. It also provides a minute touch of smokiness, and a few spice notes. The topping is sweet honey, and I suspect a little citrus as well. They don’t sublimate the tobaccos that much. The taste level is a step closer to medium than it is to mild. The nic-hit is mild. Won’t bite or get harsh, but has a couple rough edges if you puff fast. Burns clean, fairly cool and a little slow with a mostly consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Has a very pleasant after taste. Can easily be an all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


13 people found this review helpful.

Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (321)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Sweet honey and the slight flavor of Orlik's golden Sliced on the initial light, good "N" with the sweet brightness of the Virginia, smooth. Quickly becomes tangy and very "McClelland like". After about a 1/4 bowl the taste changes to almost an Oriental/Perique forward flavor of sour Gingerbread ( I know, there are no Orientals/Perique , but no other way to describe it). The blend continues to grow darker as you go down the bowl ( almost turns bitter, more English VA. ) but still maintains some sour sweetness . The last 1/3 of the bowl turns sweet again but darker.Very interesting and ever changing, more Danish than English or McClelland like . Excellent on re-lights , stays sweet and doesn't turn ashy

FVF is darker and less sweet, McC 5100 is milder and more tangy, MacBarens Virginia No.1 is more hay flavor and bitey

I can't see any Virginia lover not liking this one.

Pipe Used: cob

Age When Smoked: 3 months

9 people found this review helpful.

BC Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BC (21)
Mild Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

This really is an outstanding tobacco. The flakes are long and slightly wet, and light brown and tan in color. I usually rub them out and let dry for 30 minutes or so. Sir John Flake has a sort of sour wine smell in the tin. It burns very well, although you have to pack it lighter than usual. Sir John will burn to ash with minimal dottle. It has a delicate sweetness-honey I think, but it doesn't overpower a very nice Virginia taste. There is some citrus and hay, you get more of an earthy taste towards the bottom. The sweetness, though, stays throughout the smoke. It does not bite. The main attraction of this blend to me is that it tastes great and garnered a rare, and I mean rare compliment from my wife on the room note.

Pipe Used: Large bent

Age When Smoked: Fresh

7 people found this review helpful.

Nathan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nathan (15)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

After searching for a new flake to try, I happened upon the very few reviews on Sir John's Flake Virginia. After reading the reviews and since I was unfamiliar with a total Virginia flake tobacco, I decided to find out for myself. Upon opening the tin there was a light plumb aroma. After unwrapping the flake and taking in a deep breath through the nostrils I was hit with a deep fruity sparkling wine like scent. It smells amazing. Now the flake itself was not moist and certainly not over dry. It was basically perfect. I peeled the amount of tobacco I saw fit from the side of the flake instead of unfolding it. I used the fold and twist method and rubbed out the top portion a bit and gently packed into my Peterson Irish Sea 221 Smooth Fish Tail. After packing the pipe, the flake's aroma changed from that sparkling fruity aroma to a definite hay aroma which I understand is common with Virginia's. It smells great. I let it sit for about six hours before deciding to give it a go. Pre-light aroma is inviting with the slight aroma of warm toast. I tamped then lit the flake while taking a deep puff. WOW! The aroma is that of warm toast, almonds, and sweet cream. Not strong like an aromatic but distinct and definitive. There is a slight sweetness and bread like taste as well with the definite tobacco taste, none overpowering the other. The aroma and flavor stayed consistent and true through the entire bowl. The company I was with were not offended by my smoking and complimented the tobacco for its pleasant aroma and for it not having a strong smokiness to it. You might receive some bite if puff greedily. Long story short, this is an excellent flake tobacco. It is a must try in my opinion.


I have aged this for over two years now and all I can say is that this is one of my favorite tobaccos. This is an excellent Virginia!

7 people found this review helpful.

nkulk8r Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
nkulk8r (90)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I’ve been like Pooh and the honey pot since this stuff arrived: I just can’t keep my fingers out of the jar . . .

Fruity, tangy, bright, beautiful flake, easily rubbed (it almost crumbles), smokes easily, burns cleanly. Terrific. 4-stars.

UPDATE: JUNE 3, 2019

Since I picked up the pipe in 2013, I have collected 26 briar pipes that I've been smoking the vast majority of my tobaccos from. I've got some cobs that I used to try some straight VAs in (and to try some aros). I've had a couple of meers (meh).

I recently bought an antique, 17th-century, 1/4 pint, French pewter tankard, and I filled said tankard with several brand new clay pipes (the way you would find clay pipes displayed in any 17th century pub). I initially got these as a quaint, throw-back novelty, to display next to my more modern briars. Today I loaded one of these clays with some Sir John's Flake -- and what a life-changing experience it was!

I've been smoking my Virginia's all wrong . . .

1) This was THE coolest, driest smoke I have ever had. NO moisture at all -- ZERO.

2) All I could taste was this splendidly delicious Virginia tobacco, and in very fine detail. In fact, this VA flake is the best I have ever smoked, and the clay pipe has to be the reason -- it was like I had never smoked a straight VA before. (Like when they finally put the new lenses on the Hubble telescope, and no more fuzzy images -- everything became stunningly crystal clear -- yeah, that's a perfect analogy)!

3) When all was said and done, I ran a single cotton pipe cleaner through the stem, and it came out exactly the same way it went in -- clean and white (no brown, no tar, no moisture).

I am going to have to go back and re-evaluate every Virginia I have using these clays -- and I am SO looking forward to that! If you have never smoked VA out of a clay, you are missing out!

THIS is how Virginia's are to be enjoyed. I'm not stupid (even though I feel stupid), but I was utterly ignorant: How could I possibly know what I did not know?

I'm going to be purchasing more of these clays, and I can't imagine putting another VA into a briar . . .

Pipe Used: Old Dominion Williamsburg CLAY

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2080)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

John Aylesbury - Sir John's Flake Virginia.

Another from my friend Gentleman Zombie, thanks Franck! He sent me this in a zip-lock bag so I can't comment on the moisture from a sealed tin, but I can comment on the construction: a long coil.

The smoke has a high quality, slightly citrus, Virginia, making up the natural side of things, and the only added, or possibly added, taste I recognise is an extremely subtle honey-type one. This is a good companion to the naturally sweet Virginia. The flavour's quite unfluctuating, it maybe gets a little sweeter, but there's not really anything remarkable in the difference from start to finish. It doesn't bite any, and the temperature of the smoke's cool.

The nicotine's fairly mild, and I like the note.

Franck, this is a beauty, full marks:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: ???

Purchased From: Traded with Gentleman Zombie

6 people found this review helpful.

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

I believe that Planta must have changed the presentation of the cut of Sir John's Flake. When I popped the top of my tin the flakes were broken up already, and in fact, looked almost like a thick ribbon cut. No long strips in here.

In any event, the color of the leaf was both bright and dark, and the tin aroma was heavenly; sweet over ripe plumbs comes to mind. At the match there wasn't much to brag about, but after the first layer had been consumed I detected more depth and the nicotine hit came through a little stronger than what I expect from Virginia Bright. The depth of the Virginia flavor got a little better once I reached the halfway point but never blossomed fully. I suspect this one will age well as the sugar content was halfway up the ladder. I was impressed by the overall presentation after the first couple of bowls I smoked, and think this is a very fine mid-range Virginia for those who prefer sweeter leaf and some of that good old Vitamin N. No worries if you have a sensitive waggler either. This one does not bite which tells me the leaf is of good quality.


Pipe Used: Ryan Alden Dublin Sandblast

Age When Smoked: About a year old

Purchased From: Gifted to me for review

5 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Honey sweet hay and a touch of citrus. Starts with mostly high and mid notes, but some lows creep in as the bowl progresses, mostly in the form of earthiness. It's not terribly complex, but it is very tasty and it holds my interest very well. A lovely, relaxing smoke. Closer to 4 stars than 3, so 4 it is.

Mild to medium in body. Probably does have a touch of honey at very mild. Overall taste is medium. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The initial aroma upon opening the tin was that of...English breakfast tea (which made me wonder...should I crack open a tea bag and give the contents a trial puff ?). Common sense prevailed, however.

A bit more dry to the touch than expected, but burn was a pleasant surprise and just right.

The smoke struck me as mild and relaxing in a Stanwell acorn churchwarden.

A keeper.

Update: best "sipped", allowing some sweetness to come through from time to time. Very even burn, but a tad hot on the tongue and a surprise gurgle toward the end of the bowl. Moisture of tobacco seemed just right based on burn (charring / first lights only for entirety of bowl), so smoke patiently.

Wife enjoyed the aroma - always a plus, solidifying the fourth star for what is a very straightforward, simple smoke.

I had smoked some MacBaren Seven Seas "gold" earlier in the day and found it milder by comparison, with no hint of bite at all, but less interesting.

4 people found this review helpful.

Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (251)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

I'm thinking Steverino pretty much nailed this fine blend, though it was actually another online friend that recommended it to me. I went through my tin very fast in late June/early July, and must have highly enjoyed it, going by the few short notes I wrote about it, and the fact that as far as I can tell, smoked it pretty much exclusively for a few days.

Unfortunately, since then I have gone through a time in which I had so many other things going on in my life, that I never got around to writing a review at the best possible time in this case; that is to say, when I was in the middle of the last bowl from my one and only tin! Therefore, though I may not at this point remember the specifics that made it such an enjoyable Virginia Flake for me, I think four stars are in order, just to give it the benefit of the doubt!

I am mainly a Virginia man, and insofar as I can remember, this had all of the elements that make up a good, pure, unadulterated Virginia Flake. I simply cannot go into much detail now and remain honest as a reviewer, since it has been five months since I had a bowl of it.

I do know, however, that although this is the holiday season and I find myself needing to watch my spending in the next month, I can say for sure that come the Spring (i.e. tax refund time), I will probably find myself willing and able to pick up a few more tins, and maybe even a new pipe. (Really need a new Savinelli: love their light rusticated billiards, and had the misfortune recently of cracking my only remaining one!)

My admittedly imperfect memories from five months ago of this flake are good ones, however, and I can say with certainty that a couple tins of this, one to smoke and one to save a while, will be at the top of my list for a time when I feel that I can do another tobacco order without too much guilt, and I just have the feeling that a bit more experience with this blend could have perhaps even the effect of making it a true favorite.

4 people found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (305)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Thanks to Steverino for his accurate review that I agree with. Although the light topping doesn't spoil the taste for me and the flake preparation is ~ to Reiner's Long Golden, that one is still my favorite in taste. If you enjoy Va flakes, this will give you a smooth, cool smoke without relights or condensation. This was my 1st experience with an Aylesbury blend and it was a good one.

4 people found this review helpful.

RonR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RonR (85)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable


Recently finished a full tin and it did not take long. Hands down my favorite Virginia. Easy to prep, light and smoke. Enjoyable retrohale of smoothness. I really cannot think of a downside. Going to be cellaring this one. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: briars and cobs

Age When Smoked: tin date of 03/16/2018

3 people found this review helpful.

Bulldog8483 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bulldog8483 (25)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I'm going to do my best to describe this one. This is an interesting and pleasant Virginia tobacco. The tin note is almost a spot on match to Orlik Golden Sliced. Bright, hay-like, and grassy.  Comes in a long winding flake that is folded up on itself. Looks like a nice chunk of Virginia tobacco. The moisture out of the tin is absolutely perfect. You can smoke it right away with zero dry time. Takes a light and stays lit well too. I don't really ever have to relight it due to its own qualities.  Any relights were user related :)

Onto the smoke itself.  It's very light, flavorful and pleasant to the taste. Doesn't get harsh and is not prone to tongue bite, although it could nip if pushy extensively. I have had no issues with it however. It's sort of "buttery" in flavor and has a very nice honey note throughout and it builds in sweetness as you move through the bowl. Here's where the difficulty comes in, this combo butter and honey is unlike any other Virginia that I've ever had and I've had A LOT of them. Pretty much every top Virginia that you have heard of, I have tried and many of the other ones as well. Sir John's Flake Virginia is in an area all by itself because of how unique tasting it is. I happen to like it a lot and rather than plan on it being a regular in my rotation, I am leaning more towards cellaring about 5 tins so that I can have it as a change of pace blend when I'm in the mood for an interesting Virginia that I would like to sip, sit and think about in terms of flavors.  I really enjoy it and it's hard to imagine finding a really unique Virginia, but it appears that's what this one is for me. It's the perfect Spring/ Summer day smoke, but I had it on a 50° day here in Minnesota today and it was terrific! It's a very nice Virginia that is worth your while if you can snag a tin. Happy Smokes fellas!

Pipe Used: Savinelli

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Online

Similar Blends: Orlik Golden Sliced (sort of).

3 people found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (201)
Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

All these positive reviews and my preference for virginia flakes added this blend in my wishlish.once the tin opens a nice smell of citruses accompanied from a sweet topping comes out.the long cut flakes are mostly consisted of bright virginias with some spots of darker virginias.the moisture is perfect and once it's rubbed or broked it is ready for lighting with a few relights needed through the process.while smoking you instantly realize that this flake stands in equal quality standards and taste with the best virginia flakes like Orlik Golden sliced,Reiner golden flake and some other.the flavours are very natural and pleasing.citruses,grass,hay and some sour notes combine perfect with the light applied sugar topping wich adds some additional flavour without sublimating the tobacco.rarelly some spices and dark fruits come out completing the experience.burnns slow and medium hot to perfect ash with a lot moisture left at the end of the filter.nicotine level is almost medium and the aftertaste is pleasant.room note is bareable with no tongue bite present even though some harsh spots might appear if pushed hard.an all day blend.generally i am quite pleased from this blend and i totally recommend it.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

3 people found this review helpful.

Connoisseur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Connoisseur (47)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I picked up a tin of Sir John's a while back when visiting Germany. Upon opening the tin, I was presented with "soft", medium brown flake cut tobacco with a wonderful light chocolatety-caramel smell. This tobacco rubbed out easily and burned well with a smooth and creamy virginia flavour, making it ideal as an afternoon smoke. Recommended.

3 people found this review helpful.

steppx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
steppx (186)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

This is one of the best pure virginia flakes out there today. (now that McClelland is gone). Aylesbury took over the Sillem virginias and now offer Major Flake, which is an old sillem recipe and excellent. Sir John is rather old school, straight virginia, with a subtle honey topping, but its VERY subtle. Its quality tobacco and moderately stoved. Smokes very cool and has a distinct natural virginia taste to it. I rate this very high.

Purchased From: cup o joes

2 people found this review helpful.

roark Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
roark (12)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Here's the deepest virginia I have ever smoked. I had opened a tin of it 9 years ago and let it age in a sealed jar after a not so convincing first smoke. I'll never know who aged better between the tobacco and my tastebuds, but when I reopened it last week, I couldn't smoke anything but it until the jar was dry empty. It sure is a straight virginia, but still feels like a perfect mix of every bit of anything that could have been added to it. A pinch of Perique ? A nano-strand of Cavendish ? Secret danish toping ? I honestly don't give a f** as long as I get a chance to get a ton of this and let it age for - then - better days. Before this, my favorite blend was Capstan Original Navy Cut, which I still adore but has been now replaced. This tobacco deserves a success that would make it available just everywhere.

Pipe Used: Mainly Briar Churchwardens

Age When Smoked: 9 Years

Purchased From: Berlin

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut.

2 people found this review helpful.

Voyaging Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Voyaging (80)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Presented in a long, folded flake that is mottled yellow and brown tones. Smells sweet and tangy and somewhat soapy and floral.

Taste: high-pitched, tangy fruit, like nectarines, some citrus notes, and as you progress down the bowl you get bread notes, floral honey and things caramelize. It does get pretty sweet, bready notes, but there is this floral element that makes it interesting. It's a nice flavor. There may be a mild flavor topping of honey, or that could be natural. I'm not sure and it's hard to tell. That's the skill of blending.

Nicotine is mild. Strength is maybe medium

My only issue with this blend is the lack of availability. It goes out of stock quickly and doesn't seem to be produced often.

I would recommend it for anyone who likes Virginias. For me, it's a joy to prepare Virginia flakes and smoke them. This blend is a joy to smoke in the summer as well.


Pipe Used: Canadian,bent brandy,billiard

Age When Smoked: A few months

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin).

2 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (401)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Unnoticeable

I bought this about a month ago at my local pipe club meeting. I tried it and passed it around. It was good but did not get to appreciate it as I had smoked a variety of other blends and it did not mesh. It has a pleasant sweet tin note and the really long flakes were folded in a triangle in a round tin. Guess square tins are going the way of the Dodo. It was pretty moist also. It has dried out quite a bit in the tin that has been sitting on the shelf since then and I had already forgotten about it. Right now, I am a recovering pipe tobacco buyer and am going through some of the blends I have bought in the past few months. After a few puffs of this fantastic blend I had already made up my mind on the rating. It smokes cool and sweet with a touch of honey it seems to it. This burns really slow as I walked away from my pipe for at the most five minutes and returned and was still able to keep the fire going. It did not hurt that I was using my Savinelli Goliath pipe, one of my first pipes I owned. This to me is a 4 star but I have way too much right now to buy more though I would like to.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Goliath

Age When Smoked: New

2 people found this review helpful.

Planet Scott Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Planet Scott (66)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I bought this based on all the stellar reviews. I love me a good straight Virginia.

This one is strange. The tin aroma has fruity aroma with the rest of the Virginia tobacco nuances. Different and interesting. When first lit, and about half way through the bowl, I get a soapy taste as well as a light Virgina grassy hay flavor. As the bowl smokes down, the soapy/fruity taste subsides and is replace with a slightly rich Virginia favor that I crave. From there, I really enjoy this one.

This experience is true for every bowl I have smoked, which is why I have not smoked a lot. Trying to make it to the sweet spot takes patience, and I am not good at that.

3.311379458 stars.

2 people found this review helpful.

DeathMetal.org Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeathMetal.org (231)
Mild Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Summary: a bright and brown Virginia flake with lots of natural sweetness.

When you open the tin, the plum- or fig-like smell of fermented sweet tobacco wafts upward with a hint of something honeylike and citrus in the background. Amazingly, you get exactly what that olfactory landscape promises, namely a mix between the tingly acidic bright Virginia and the richer, almost malted and vinegary flavor of the darker Virginias. Pressing has caused fermentation and brought many of the sugars to the point of caramelization, and a warm topping, perhaps even maple or honey, lightly tweaks this allow the different Virginia flavors to meld seamlessly. While this one smokes great out of the box, it is still rather acidic, so would benefit from the usual six months in the cellar.

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut, Former - Straight Grain Flake, Newminster - No. 400 Superior Navy Flake.

1 person found this review helpful.

Earthmane Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Earthmane (11)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This stuff is unbelievable. A true masterpiece of Danish style tobacco! Rich, sweet, complex and always satisfying. Everything from the presentation of the folded-over flake in the tin to the ease of preparation is a wow factor. It burns reliably and consistently, and has so much depth.

The top of the bowl starts with lighter, grassier lemony notes but quickly transitions into deeper notes of hay, sweet bread, and even sugar cookies! By the end of the bowl I feel like it's had some sort of delicious metamorphosis like no other tobacco I've smoked.

I just can't say enough good things about this, my favorite currently produced tobacco!

1 person found this review helpful.

Antonius Blok Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Antonius Blok (192)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The tobacco is cut into long, thick flakes that, when folded over themselves, form a kind of loop so that they can fit into the tin. The degree of humidity is on the low side so it is not necessary to dry it beforehand, although it is not something that I usually do with almost any mixture. In cold it is not too aromatic, and you have to put your nose in the tin seems to appreciate some virginia aroma.

It usually takes about three or four pipes to get a taste of a tobacco virginia when I first taste it, but with this one it was an immediate hit. As soon as I started smoking it, it already seemed like a very rich tobacco. A great surprise. I understand why it is so difficult to get it and I am surprised that it has so few reviews here. Perhaps the second is a consequence of the first.

Its high sweetness beats any other virginia I have tasted to date in that respect. The explanation to this would come a little later, when I enter this page and find that it has some kind of coverage, it seems to be that of honey. The first time I smoked it I didn't even realize it as it doesn't seem to outshine the natural flavor of tobacco. It does not bite the tongue but it is advisable not to rush it too much. Of course, it remains quite homogeneous in taste from the first to the last puffs. In that sense it is a simple tobacco.

I would highly recommend it to those who are starting to smoke a pipe and do not find the flavor of other straight virginia. Having tried other virginias with similar coverage, this one seems to me the best of its kind. Without any doubt, highly recommended ... if you can find it, of course ...

Age When Smoked: Unknown

1 person found this review helpful.