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Dark british flake based on classic Virginia from Africa, Brasil and USA, with the addition of Louisiana Perique and Kentucky.

BrandPaul Olsen
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsKentucky, Perique, Virginia
PackagingTin 100g
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Medium to Strong
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant

Paul Olsen - No. 51.

In the tin the flakes are pretty loosely packed, circling the outer of the tin and this has allowed them to reach a decent level of hydration rather than being packed tightly together unable to breath. They smell grassy with a touch of nuts too. If I take a flake out in its entirety it must be six inches long. They rub with great ease, they start to crumble the moment I tare them. The flavour of this smoke is quite deep, not just a boring old Virginia taste. The Virginia does make up a large part of the smoke, fresh, citrusy and sweet but the smoke also gives off a spicy touch with a subtle nutty, caramel-esc character. No. 51 gives one hell of a good burn, one of the best I have had in my pipe. I find the nicotine just above medium, not too strong yet satisfying if N is one of your smoking requirements. Tongue bite doesn't happen and the smoke only becomes too warm if stressed.

I find No. 51 very enjoyable so have no problem giving it four stars.

Pipe Used: Rattray's Six Freinds 19 Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

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Little Steven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Little Steven (76)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Unnoticeable

This is the one, out of all of Paul Olsens blend, that is the least painful to smoke. I get oral chemical burn from his products.

That's a shame because this, 51, is a tasty, toasty, citrusy dark virginia with an autumnal backdrop of fruitiness.

It's a wholesome smoke for those who have the right chemical balance.

Pipe Used: Stanwell billard.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop.

Purchased From: The shop down on the corner.

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