Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Standard Tobacco Company of Pennsylvania War Horse Ready-Cut


Blend Notes: Last sold in the UK in the early 1980's,  is a robust "every-man's" pipe tobacco, consisting of earthy, hearty Burley, ripe red Virginias, a good share of smoky, spicy dark­ fired Kentucky and a bit of Perique for a hint of sweetness. It has a very light top-note that helps to smooth out the flavor. This is a bold smoke, best enjoyed after a nice meal with a nice libation.  The sample was Loose Cut, but plugs are being developed as well.

     Strength: Medium
        Flavor: None
         Taste: Medium
 Room Note: Pleasant

The tin note was of figs and spices. War Horse was ready to smoke right from the package no drying time needed. On the charring light the spices of the dark fired Kentucky was the predominate flavor. On the true light the nuttiness of the Burley was added to the flavor profile. Shortly after the true light the tangy sweetness of the Red Virginias joined in the mix. The Perique was a minor player, but was noticeable from time to time. As for the topping the sweetness is very subtle and hardly noticeable over the flavors of the tobaccos. War Horse burned well and cool. The blend burned to a fine gray ash leaving no dottle. This is a wonderful blend that every pipe smoker should try. I am looking forward to trying the plug version when it is released.


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