A commodore is a naval rank, reserved for the few who can reach the level. A commodore is typically a person who is tough, intelligent, and knows exactly who they are. So it is only appropriate that this Sillem's tobacco is near full flavored, and has the spice that only a true connoisseur can handle. Made primarily from Latakia, this blend also has a bit of cavendish and burley added, just to sweeten it up a bit right at the end.
Model: Commodore Flake
Tobacco Type: Burley, Cavendish, Latakia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 5 of 5
Room Note: Very Pleasant
Amount: 50 g. / 1.75 oz.
- Room Note:
Totally worth a chaw
I opened this and got that sharp nasal sting you I get from Copenhagen long cut. When I leaned in for a whiff I got that smell of Levi Garrett plug. Great combo of scents, I couldn't resist taking a little chaw of it...and I haven't chewed tobacco in probably 13 years. After letting that nicotine blast subside I rubbed one out and loaded a bole. Good and moist, just a center light and tamp reduced the volume of the load a good 25%. After a full light it burned nice and steady. It had a smoking flavor kind of like, this is going to sound really weird, tasting a library of old books with a crisp acidic pleasantry to it. Nasal sensation is most certainly sharp. The remaining flavor was that Copenhagen flavor and leather, I'd hate to say toasted nuts but definitely good and toasty. It's a good smoke, I enjoyed it. Heck, it's a good chaw too. (I put this in all my reviews) I wear dentures, dentures can change/reduce the flavor of things. Take this information as you will.
Good stuff. Nice room note and sweet/smokey taste, like bbq chicken.
Great stuff, smokes well right out of the tin!
This reminds me of a cross between Mac Baren's HH Latikia and Old Dark Fired. It is a delicious flake for sure. Not overpowering and has complex flavors. The room note is not as good as advertised but it is definitely tolerable. Good End of the day smoke.
If you like a rich (not over-powering) all day smoke, give this on a try. About 10 yrs. of smoking a pipe, I ran across this one, when the name caught my eye, I thought it should be strong and to my liking. I was right, although not as strong as I had hoped, it's a great all day smoke. No bite, just pure pleasure with a good room-note. I'll definitely be ordering more.
If you like a rich (not over-powering) all day smoke, give this one a try. About 10 yrs. of smoking a pipe, I ran across this one, when the name caught my eye, I thought it should be strong and to my liking. I was right, although not as strong as I had hoped, it's a great all day smoke. No, bite, just pure pleasure with a good room-note. I'll definitely be ordering more.