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Orlik English is a blend of matured and golden Virginia tobaccos. Pressed to large cakes, then cut into thin slices - flakes. Natural sweet taste.

BrandOrlik Tobacco Company A/S
Blended ByOrlik
Manufactured ByOrlik
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild, Mild to Medium
None Detected, Mild
Mild to Medium, Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Orlik-English Original (Blue). This is a very good straight Virginia.

Firstly my initial thoughts: The first positive that jumps out upon tin opening is the moisture... PERFECT. There are only two rows of flakes as they're pretty wide; even in my large Davorin Denovic Morta it only takes one and a half flakes to give me a full bowl!

The burn is incredible. Easily lit, cool smoke, and very steady.

Now, the important part; the taste. The smoke has without a doubt a completely full/simple Virginia flavour. Any extra nuances of anything else are totally absent. The only flavours I can identify are the hay like, grass like, citrus like ones that hail from the Virginia.

Tongue bite? Not even the slightest amount no matter how much force I draw my pipe with. This is heavenly on the pallete!

Now, there isn't a great deal of nicotine to be had from this. That suits me fine as I don't smoke for N but anyone who does I fear would probably feel a little disappointed by it.

I enjoy the room note from this. It's not too much but pleasantly grassy.

I find this a great blend. It's going straight into my favourites list so I obviously highly recommend it!

Pipe Used: Davorin Denovic Morta

Age When Smoked: 6 Months

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (309)
Mild to Medium Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Another trip to Denmark, and a small store in Ribe had this and its brother, English Gold. I bought both, needless to say, as both tins are not available in my home country.

Given the tin design, I had a premonition that this might be yet another repackaging of the Capstan flakes... and after half a tin of this, which has a bright-cyan tin with Orlik's branding and dark-blue script on it, I believe they really may be the same, but I'll leave that verdict for others to make.

For me, the tin aroma is fully-sweet with a good amount of citrus and damp hay, slightly musty as I would expect from a good VA. The taste is very sweet and has enough entertainment value for me to not lay the pipe aside.

Overall, as I said, probably identical to the Capstan, but the slices are cut a little wider. Whether it _is_ the Capstan or not, it's a great VA flake, burns slow, tastes great, doesn't quite make my daily rotation because I can't get it where I live and I can get other VA flakes I like better for less money. But: that is a matter of individual taste.

Similar Blends: Capstan - Capstan Original Navy Cut.

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