By Bob Tate

Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco PouchThe pouch aroma of this blend is a rich and tangy straight tobacco aroma. There are no other aromas present that I am detecting. It actually smells a lot like cigarette tobacco. The moisture content is a tad bit on the dry side and is perfect for smoking right away. This blend is pretty much cubed cut and packs fairly easily. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light:
Flavor: A pretty bland tobacco flavor with not much going on. It does not taste like any type of pipe tobacco that I have ever tasted.
Aroma: The aroma is OK. My wife says that it reminds her of the old time pipe tobacco aroma.

I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke.

 

At the start of the smoke there is not a whole lot there. There is a light tobacco flavor with a very, very slight hint of sweetness far in the background. It is really bland tasting to me. The flavor of this blend (the little bit that shows up), is not good at all. It is very bland. The sweetness does step forward as the bowl progresses, but I do not find it as a sweet flavor. I find it more along the lines of a sweet feeling in the mouth that I find unpleasant. This is a very one dimensional smoke and that one dimension does not taste good to me at all. This flavor lasted from start to finish. I have tasted cigarette tobacco that tastes much better.

I did not like this blend at all. It does smoke cool, dry, and doesn’t bite. But the flavor of this blend, or lack thereof, really does not appeal to me in the slightest. I will not buy this blend or smoke it ever again. I found it that bad. This confuses me some because a lot of people like this blend quite a lot and I hear mostly good things about it. Maybe I just got a bad pouch. Tastes are subjective and maybe this blend just clashes with my personal flavor preferences. I don’t know what it is.

This is one of the very few blends that I have considered giving a ‘Do Not Recommend’ rating, but because so many other people enjoy this blend, I am thinking that maybe this blend is just not for me and maybe I just don’t get it. Based off of that, I am going to Somewhat Recommend it.

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Brand: Brown & Williamson
Blend: Sir Walter Raleigh Regular
Description: A classic Burley smoking tobacco savored by pipe tobacco smokers for 75 years.
Country: US
Cut: Cube Cut
Tobaccos: Burley
Strength: Medium
Taste: Bland Tobacco, Very Slight Hints of Sweetness
Room Note: Tolerable to Pleasant

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Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco Pouch

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