A rich latakia blend pressed into thick and fragrant slices. This tobacco is strong in flavor and intensity. A main dish instead of an appetizer or dessert, the smoke will leave you satisfied. A fantastic tin to have on hand for any English lover, the smoke is thick and rewards your full attention.
Brand: Bengal Slices
Model: Bengal Slices
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental, Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 1.75 oz.
This is truly a fantastic blend. Full and satisfying smoke. Latakia is predominant with a hint of licorice. Burns well with no tongue bite. I would suggest to fill a rather large bowl, without packing tight. Light up, seat back, smoke slowly and enjoy. A must try.
I like this tobacco very much. It has a very balanced flavor and pleasing aroma.
Smooth, creamy and full of flavor. The nicotine level is just right for an all-day smoke. Burns well and leaves one very satisfied.
My deepest apologies for the premature, mediocre review. Please disregard and forgive me. Halfway through the tin and this is tied for my number one spot of all time with plum pudding. They are very similar but, different at the same time. Bengal slices is so silky smooth and creamy, undeniably satisfying, and unbelievably flavorful! I can't put into words how much I love this stuff. It will be in my rotation for the rest of my life and if I could only smoke one tin for the rest of my life, I would die a happy man if it were Bengal slices. Well done Russ and again, I am sorry for writing a review so soon. THIS... IS... AMAZING!!! Cheers!
So, I did only finish my first bowl but, I'm confused about what the fuss is all about. Most of the time with pipe tobacco the hype is legit. This is undeniably quality tobacco and the crumble cake is beautiful but, it's boring. I don't get much from this. None of the strength, depth, or flavor that everybody is talking about. I hope the rest of the tin proves me wrong.
Will purchase again.
Have not smoked my pipe in twenty years or so. Just starting again. This tobacco is quite heavy with wonderful flavor. Burns very slowly down to fine ash. Newcomers should stay away from it.
Many times people explain the smell of tobaccos as being something you wouldn't assume is 'good' but it somehow it is good. This is another one of those times.
I love the chemical kind of smell this stuff has. It's silly but I like opening the container and just smelling it.
The process of preparing some to be smoked is almost as enjoyable as smoking it. Don't be tempted in breaking it all up to put in a mason jar. Breaking some up each time before smoking and getting that wonderful aroma flowing... mmm.
I don't pack it tight, it's on the tough side to light. I leave it a little loose and just gently tamp it as I go through the bowl.
One of the great blends I've tried. Rich and spicy. Smooth and cool burning. Out of the tin, the signature aroma is that of fennel. The Orientals make their presence felt throughout----this is not your ordinary English. The cake is around the same consistency as Plum Pudding
It is going to stay in the top tier of my rotation.