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Rattrays Stirling Flake Pipe tobacco 50g Tin

Rattrays Stirling Flake Pipe tobacco 50g Tin

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Contents: 0,05 Kg
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Stirling Flake

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Tobacco species:

Kentucky, Virginia





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Very good


Very good


Very good


Very good


Manufacturer Description:
The Stirling Flake is a full-bodied blend for the experienced smoker who appreciates all the power of an English Flakes. Equal proportions air-cured, flue cured and dark fired tobaccos gives this bolide its specific taste.

The Stirling Flake was cut in clean, fairly narrow slices and carefully stacked into the box. The tobacco is dark brown almost black with a few lighter sprinklings. The open box gives off a pleasant scent of tart licorice and anise. The flake is slightly brittle, but has enough moisture not to disintegrate and can be placed in the pipe without further preparation.

The fine workmanship and the optimal humidity of the Flake makes it easy to smoke. Whether it is bent and folded or rubbed and stuffed as a Mixture, remains a matter of personal taste. Both is possible. If you choose a standard or rather small head for this strong flake, is also a matter of taste, but you should pay attention to plug not too tight, otherwise it tends to gargling or even goes out. Leftover tobacco crumbs on top added to the filling are recommended to facilitate the kindling.

Light up:
Due its perfectly conditioned moisture the Stirling Flake can be lighted up easily. Maybe you can once more smoothen the surface with the tamper and then relight, then the Stirling Flake burns steadily and placid up to the end.

Smoking  properties:
The Stirling Flake looks simple in the beginning. Only strong. But you should not be blinded by its strength, but smoke it accordingly slow. Otherwise it begins to gargle and also the tongue suffers. If it gets the attention needed, it smokes pretty cool and you can get a taste behind the dominant herb, spicy Kentucky: earthy flavors, a hint of leather, reminiscent of good cigars, and a shade of creamy sweetness. Overall, the Stirling Flake presents despite its massive strength as full-bodied and balanced, if you know it to take. If you have smoked it with attention to the end, only dark gray ash with some unburned residues left over and also the cleaning effort is kept within limits.

The room note of Stirling Flake is characterized due to the strong Kentucky tart tobacco flavor and therefore rarely welcome in a non-smoking society. But among lovers of natural tobaccos no problems should occur. Its spicy flavor also not loses in fresh air and makes the Stirling Flake as a good companion on the way.

The Stirling Flake is a dark brown Flake, accurately cut and packed. Its scent of anise and licorice is pleasant and because of its brittle, but not too moist structure, it is easily plugable. If this is done with care, it causes few problems in the pipe. But it tolerates a possible reigniting, too. Due to its fairly uncompromising strength small heads and attentive smoking are recommended, because it is one-dimensional and fierce otherwise. But then it convinces with true tobacco flavor without frills: tart Kentucky, sweet and fragrant Virginia, leather and earth ... Like the Stirling engine delivers the Stirling Flake massive force and full smoke - an experience for practised smokers who appreciate uncompromising tobaccos.

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5 of 5 Stars!Tony M., 11/30/2023
I like strong tobacco, especially strong tobacco that is not muddied with flavourings, and this is decent stuff. Not exactly Sam Gawith's Brown No4 or G&Has Dark Plug, this has a reasonable amount of Vitamin N, just enough for me to say it's a notch or so above medium. For taste and flavour, I get the best results from a very small bowl, I have a couple of Ropp no3's which do the tobacco justice. I won't wax lyrical of notes of hay and leather, or wet pebbles in the rain, sorry, I'm far too much of a Philistine for that. Let's just say it's not as strong as Rustica, and I know of people who claim that's an all day smoke, all I can say is your a better man than I Gunga Din, but it may not be your choice first thing in the morning, unless your a Vitamin N lover. If I were pushed, I'd just say this is a good stout tobacco, some have said its a clone of Irish flake, IMHO, Irish Flake (depending on manufacturer) was a lot stronger, and I'm saying that after recently finishing two tins of Petersons Irish Flake. Now after all that waffle, the all important verdict. Sterling is a nice tobacco, not fantastic, but certainly very good, and I'll be buying more, as I've mentioned in other posts, I always look to Estervals at Christmas for a good strong tobacco, well Sterling and Rustica are going on my wish list which I'll be sending to Estervals around mid December. Merry Christmas all, and a Happy New Year.

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