Does Walnut bite? Let's check the reviews.

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Feb 18, 2011
0 has 66 reviews on Middleton Walnut. As an exercise, I compiled what was said about tongue bite:


:) No, it does not bite


*Lights easy, stays lit and if not pushed real hard, no bite.

*There is absolutely no tongue bite and it lights up easily...

*No trace of trying to bite.

*It taste good, Smokes good No real bite.

*It will not bite, I've tried to incite it, but it was no use.

*Always cool smoking without bite.

*A very nice smoke that never tried to bite and that did not gunk up my pipe at all.

*When smoked slow I experienced no bite at all.

*It does have superb burning qualities, doesn't bite and it is inexpensive...

*It has a nice aroma, burns well, and doesn't bite.

*There is no heat, bite, or harshness to this blend.

*It burns easily, never bites, and lasts long enough...

*Walnut also lacked a bite, even when I smoked it hot.

*I tried it because everyone said it smelled like s**t, but didn't bite.

*No bite was detected -- this was true for all the pipes I smoked with...


:( Yes, it does bite


*I've tried this in a briar and a cob, and it always bites me...

*It smokes hot, and doesn't need much coaxing to bite.

*The other characteristic I have noticed is a peppery nip on the tongue...

*At first, I was put off by the bite and the flavor was very one dimensional.

*Good aroma, but I'm experiencing a nasty chemical aftertaste and alittle tongue bite.

*Tongue bite is present, but at a much lesser extent than offerings...

*Somewhat of a bite, but nice flavor and great "car note".

*There is a little bite.



Preferred Member
Nov 19, 2009
Chicago, IL
Forsooth, thanks for taking the time to dig up this interesting little gem.

I wonder how many other interesting attributes we could discover in a similar way.

For instance, how frequently is Burley accused of bitterness, or described as being nutty? :puffy:



Preferred Member
Mar 21, 2010
Yes, individual body chemistry does play an important role in

experiencing 'bite'. I've not smoked Walnut, but I do smoke

Walnut Flake, and it has no bite.



Senior Member
Aug 20, 2010
Lake Conroe, TX
Any tobacco will bite if smoked to aggresively. Walnut can bite if pressed but if smoked properly it does not. Alao a lot depends on the bosy chemisty, the pipe smoked in and moisture content of the tobacco.