|Room Note||2 - Mellow|
Borkum Riff Original is a top seller on Pipes and Cigars for a reason. Selected quality, bright aromatic Virginia and rich cool-smoking Burley tobaccos are blended by a special process to create a pipe tobacco mixture that is soft, yet retains an exquisitely natural taste and aroma, enhanced with the finest fragrant vanilla. Borkum Riff tobacco is one that will put you at ease from its full yet mellow flavor. A perfect blend to try if you’re a new enthusiast or as a way to start your day off. The original Borkum Riff pipe tobacco is a top quality choice.
This was a nice change of pace from the burley based 'codger blends' I've been smoking lately. Seemed dry in the pouch, but burned well with plenty of rich smoke and little tongue bite. Easy to keep lit. Compared to the burleys, the taste was unique. Unlike the 'codger blends', the aftertaste did NOT leave me wanting another smoke. This won't be a blend I'll smoke often, but I'll probably keep a pouch around for variety's sake.
Got it as part of package deal on P&C. enjoyed the smell, prune was the top note for me, some tangy fruit. Don't get chocolate or vanilla really. Good cut, good moisture. But boy, did it burn hot, and without much flavor. Will i buy Borkum Riff Original again? Eh, maybe to give it another shot.
I'm not sure why the description says vanilla because my pouch says chocolate, prune and fruit. Yes, I'm sure its the same one. That being said, I enjoy a great many tobaccos, especially aromatics. This, however, was disgusting. It tasted and smelled like cough syrup. Couldn't stomach it and it ruined my glass of amaretto. However, I love pipesandcigars.com, their products and service.....this particular tobacco was just unsmokable. If you like aromatic go for Sutliff Private Stock, they are exceptional.
Got a pouch from a gas station, unaware as a newbie to pipe smoking that it was probably ancient. However I guess I got lucky, as it wasn't too bad. Smelled like fig newtons, tasted a bit like it smelled. all in all nothing to write home about. If you are new to pipe smoking this is a decent enough blend to start with.
Great price and great service!