La Brumeuse pipe tobacco from Tabac Manil is grown in Belgium using an heirloom Burley known as Semois. A 100% pure and unflavored craft pipe tobacco, this is a special blend. Earthy, reminiscent of nuts and mushrooms, this one isn’t for the faint-hearted, but fans of strong flavors will love the cigar-like earthiness of it.
Brand: Tabac Manil
Blended By: Vincent Manil
Model: La Brumeuse
Tobacco Type: Heirloom Burley
Cut: Gross Coupe
Blend Type: Burley
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Strong
Amount: 3.5 oz. / 100 g.
Container: Foil Brick
I like this stuff quite a bit. I have a cellar of around 50 tobaccos from which to choose. I find myself reaching for the green and gold foil packet more and more often.
At first, I thought it seemed dry in texture and a little rough. After 5 bowls, over 2 weeks, I'd have to say I really like it. Interesting flavor to my palette.
It's a thick cut, single strain tobacco. It packs easily. After smoking a quarter of the way down, the unique flavor kicks in. I can only describe it as earthy or mossy humus. I like to puff it a couple of times to stoke it up a bit. then express the smoke out through the nose to really taste it. It stays lit very well. You get that taste right down to the bottom of the bowl.
Well, this tobacco is very different from any other pipe tobacco I've ever tried. It comes extremely dry and burns quick. I prefer it in a wide short bowl. It burns hot too so I smoke it extremely slow slower than any blend and I pack the bowl as tight as I can. By the time your charring light is over you're a quarter of the way down the bowl. It's a good tobacco and has excellent flavor.
This is a fantastic tobacco, amongst the best I have ever had. This tobacco presents the best of the flavors you come to expect with burley. Along with a very interesting herbal/minty quality, and a nice pepper spice through the nose. It feels very dry out of the package, but fear not as it burns slow and cool throughout. A must for burley fans.