Peterson Irish Flake – Pipe Tobacco Reviews


By Bob Tate

Peterson Irish Flake Pipe TobaccoTin

The tin aroma from this blend is a straight forward strong tobacco with a hint of tanginess. The moisture content is almost perfect for smoking right upon opening the tin. This means that it dries out a little faster than other blends, which does not bother me. I have smoked it fresh from the tin, dried out quite a bit, and have also re-hydrated it a little before smoking with no problems and no noticeable change in flavor.

For this review, I took a couple of flakes and rubbed them out between my palms to get a nice rubbed out mixture. It rubbed out very easily. I loosely filled the bowl, applying minimal pressure. I tend to fill my pipes a little on the loose side anyway, but I make sure I do a loose pack on flakes; they just seem to smoke better for me this way.

Now it’s time for the charring light. Upon lighting I am greeted with a full bodied tobacco smell with a slightly tangy aroma and taste, very nice. I then settled back for the smoke. The flavor is a straight forward, unadulterated tobacco taste; accompanied by slightly sweet, slightly smoky, and slightly tangy tastes that interchange with each other. What I mean by this is, sometimes I taste sweetness, other times a tanginess, and other times a smokiness. It does not happen at certain times of the smoke, it just randomly switches. The smokiness is nothing like the smokiness that I get from Latakia; it is a different kind of smokiness. It’s different, but very good.

Wow! This is one strong tobacco! Peterson’s is not kidding when they say, ‘For the experienced smoker’. I did not eat before smoking and by the half way point; I could feel it in my stomach. But I am an experienced smoker and can take it…(I think). I don’t think I would smoke this blend early in the day. It is more of a later in the afternoon and evening smoke for me. It is just too strong for early in the day. I pushed this tobacco a little and I got no bite from it. It has a nice sweet and tangy finish that lingers for a bit.

I finished the bowl with no major adverse affects with my stomach, (boy I should have eaten first!) This is a very good tobacco and I will definitely be smoking more of it. If you like good strong tobacco, I think that you will love this blend. I Highly Recommend it! Just make sure you eat before smoking it!

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Brand: Peterson
Blend: Irish Flake
Description: A full bodied blend made of equal proportions air-cured, flue cured, and dark fired. True to the pure, unspoilt tobacco taste. Recommended for the experienced pipe smoker.
Country: Ireland
Cut: Flake
Tobaccos: Virginia, Kentucky
Strength: Full/Strong
Taste: Good tobacco taste with some sweet, smokey, and tangy nuances
Room Note: Pleasant to Tolerable

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