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Coin Flip

In this Battle of the Blends we have two heavy hitter Circle cut pipe tobacco. In the battle of the Coin Flip we are putting Escudo Navy De Luxe against Dunhill De Luxe Roll. Both are great in their own right and have a following that would make this the perfect match up.  Now we call on our P&C Faithful to help determine which is the Coin Flip battle leader. At this time you can purchase both tobaccos at a low price and be able to smoke them side by side. Once you have tried them, come back and leave your review and tell us who the clear winner should be.

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Overall Rating4.77 out of 5 Based on 180 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Coin Flip”

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5 out of 5
Out of all the roll
Out of all the roll cakes I have tried, and I have tried a number of them, the best . Moist and mellow tasty smoke. I will buy this again.
3 out of 5
The tobacco was a bit
The tobacco was a bit dry and somewhat harsh. I was disappointed dive this stuff is not cheap. I ordered this at the same time that I ordered Oscudo Navy Roll. Oscudo was a lot better. It had more moisture without harshness and also cheaper. I was always impressed with the quality of Peterson, but not this time. I would not buy it again. I will stick with Oscudo!!
4 out of 5
Nice Mellow Smoke
Nice mellow natural slight hint sweetness.
5 out of 5
Delicious smoke
Delicious smoke
4 out of 5
A special treat
Top shelf Perique with sweet and spicy flavor and a nice nicotine kick. Variety of flavor changes throughout the burn. Smoke slowly to experience the full depth of this tobacco. A rare treat.
4 out of 5
Good, but not great
I was hoping to have found a Virginia that was possibly even tastier and sweeter than Orlik Golden Sliced...I'm almost addicted to that wonderful pasture hay taste and smell. Unfortunately this Peterson Navy Roll just didn't come very close at all. I found it almost more like a burley than anything. It would be right at home in a RYO cigarette, but I'm afraid it won't go in my pipe(s) ever again.
5 out of 5
Premium smoke. A little lighter
Premium smoke. A little lighter than expected but still great.
4 out of 5
High quality!
High quality!
5 out of 5
A favorite
By far one of my most favorite tabaccos. I got a few tins of Peterson and a beautiful Nording pipe from my parents as a grooms gift. This was the blend I wanted to break in the new pipe with. First, the ritual of breaking down the rolls, or folding and stuffing them; it adds to the enjoyment of smoking a pipe to me. When I lit it up the flavors came immediately. There’s a fig-like sweetness to it in the background, a natural sweetness. The stand out flavors are a light woodsy taste, and a hay or soil like aroma. It reminds me of a very special clearing in the forest behind my childhood home I used to hang around at with my father. When I smoke this blend, it brings me back there very clearly, I associate that with the taste. Which is why I said this is hands down one of my favorite tabaccos I’ve ever had.
5 out of 5
Perfect
Wonderful. Easily my second favorite tobacco. One of the very few that comes ready to smoke. Strong full flavor tobacco for real tobacco lovers.
5 out of 5
One of the best I
One of the best I have tasted over the years. One of my favorites!!
5 out of 5
Day dream bread
One of my favorites. Tastes like fresh baked bread. Blew my mind but I can't afford to make it a daily smoke, runs out too fast. Fold and stuff and before you know it you will wake up from a day dream with a pipe still in your mouth, or on the floor, or in the ocean. Who knows.
4 out of 5
Like it better than some
Like it better than some others I have tried.
5 out of 5
Super Awesome Smoke
Super Awesome Smoke
5 out of 5
I like it, wife doesn't.
Good stuff, one coin lasts a long time, got almost an hour out of the last one. Wife doesn't like the room note so outside or shop for this one.
5 out of 5
I really like this stuff,
I really like this stuff, but wife doesn't. Almost as good as old Joe krantz, but it comes in coins which are fun to fold and stuff. Good break from ribbon cut. I am looking at my tin, hear wife snoring, but as soon as I light up she would yell, what's burning, what do I smell, so this is enjoy at cabin or shop stuff. I still like it.
3 out of 5
Yea ok not bad
Easy to light, not to strong, can be sweet, or dry. Good smoke for when you busy with chores.
5 out of 5
The quintessential VaPer.
I bought ten tins about a year ago, when it was on sale for a very attractive price. I just opened up the first tin, and I'll be keeping eight tins in the cellar for several years, to put varying amounts of age on them. I'll be smoking two tins now, after one year of aging. So, what was my impression of the first tin? I'm in love with it! I hadn't smoked any Escudo Navy Deluxe in a long time, maybe twenty years. I loved it back then, and I love it now. It is the quintessential VaPer, against what all others are measured. The tin note is tangy, and figgy/raisiny/dried fruity, and just delightful. It smells like it aughta. The moisture level is perfect for aging, but I aired out several coins, without rubbing out, for about a half an hour. I loaded a meerschaum pipe with a tall, tapered bowl (perfect for Virginia based tobacco), using the "fold and stuff" method. I packed it until there was just starting to be a bit of resistance while drawing on the pipe. It's light and grassy on the first few draws, with just a bit of tingling in my nose on the retrohale. Then it begins to develop, and gets into the zone fairly quickly. This is where the synergy happens, and it becomes greater than the total sum of its parts. It is sweet and slightly peppery, but with an incense like quality. This is what a great VaPer should be, the quality of the ingredients really shine. I'm so glad that I stocked up on this one, if it goes back on sale again, I just might buy ten more tins!
5 out of 5
Great tobacco
New favorite tobacco.
4 out of 5
A smoke is not overly heavy and not overly fragrant, but does have unique distinctions!
Peterson De luxe Navy Roll: Upon popping the tin, the fragrance of this tobacco was immediately attractive and pleasing. Subtle Virginia scents mixed with a hint of sweetness and even an echo of melange. The rolls we’re nicely laid out in the tin and had what seems to me to be the perfect moisture content. I rubbed out about 2 1/2 rolls and packed my pipe. The initial chairing light brought forth a subtle aroma that definitely got me excited for what was to come. This tobacco lit easy and stayed lit, providing me with a relaxing experience. An experience of which I was able to really lean back and contemplate the subtle notes and experience what this tobacco offered. The smoke is not overly heavy and not overly fragrant, but does have unique distinctions at the forefront and in the aftertaste. I definitely felt the smoke on my tongue and the nicotine levels were mild, but definitely present. The smoke never got too heavy during the length of the bowl. I would say it maintained its poise and general balance through and through. Over all a very nice tobacco and one that I think should be experienced by fans of Peterson’s blends and Virginia’s in general.
5 out of 5
Grassy, Bready, Sweet&Sour, Nutty, Mild Spice
I don’t know if VaPer blends get any better than this. All the classic Virginia and Perique aromas and flavors.
5 out of 5
A very nice smoking tobacco, tastes great, has a low to moderate amount of nicotine and leaves a good room note, great for reading before bed
A great tobacco, this tobacco is similar to Peterson's Flake but has some perique in it which gives it a different flavor slightly sweet and slightly spicy. leaves a great room note, if you like non aromatics this is a good choice along with flake, they do have a very unique scent when you smell the tobacco in the tin, almost smells flavored but thats from the pressing and aging.
5 out of 5
always good
always good
4 out of 5
Pretty good
Very Strong, but good tobacco
5 out of 5
All around good but I
All around good but I have to be in the mood for it.
5 out of 5
First Perique
My first experience with Perique, and I enjoyed it.
5 out of 5
A great all day smoke
Truly a great tobacco! There is a light plum/fig or citrus tin note. The flavor is slightly sweet and spicy with a mild tobacco flavor. Just a great smoke.
5 out of 5
A+ rating. A new favorite.
I like trying new tobaccos. I wanted to try one that came in coins. This did not disappoint. Sorry for others who like this but I'm going to stock up on these for my next order. A+ rating here
5 out of 5
The Gold Standard
This is THE gold standard VaPer and I can definitely see why. First bowl out of the tin was a bit wet, but that's on me for being impatient and not allowing for drying time. But the flavor was so damn good. Full of great Virginia sweetness and that touch of perique spice was just right. Perfectly balanced smoke and I'm going to try and keep my hands off of the other tins until they get some age on them.
5 out of 5
Recommend To Anyone
An all time favorite, would recommend to anyone. Ages well and great all year around.
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy De Luxe
Love this stuff. Not overly strong. Nice long burn with only two coins in my pipe!
5 out of 5
My Favorite
None Better!
5 out of 5
Good mixture, nice aroma, no
Good mixture, nice aroma, no bite
5 out of 5
One of my Go-To tobaccos.
One of my Go-To tobaccos. Highly Recommend !
5 out of 5
A legend for a reason
Escudo has always had a front row spot in my cellar. It’s a great smoke with the right strength. And as usual with P&C shipping was fast.
5 out of 5
My favorite
My favorite
5 out of 5
5+
The reference tobacco!
5 out of 5
Awesome VaPer
So far this is my favorite VaPer. Notes of sweet plum, raspberries, and a hint of brown sugar. Smoking it is not too complex-- simply roll the coin flakes into a ball to pack your pipe, light, and enjoy. Easy, delicious, smoke.
5 out of 5
Perfect coins, great taste, easy
Perfect coins, great taste, easy burn, not too moist, not dry. If you like slices, and I do, you could smoke it all dayl
5 out of 5
I’ve never smoked this around
I’ve never smoked this around someone who didn’t say “wow that smells good, what is that?” I don’t have a “favorite” tobacco... but if I had to pick one to smoke for the rest of my days I’d have a hard time giving this up for sure.
5 out of 5
Always good.
Always good.
5 out of 5
One of my New Favorites
So I mostly go for Burley blends and in fact do not typically enjoy Virginia or perrique For that matter. But for some weird reason, this is such a sublime smoke for mid morning or afternoon. Not too spicy and has just a touch of sweetness. Love that my mouth doesn’t have an unpleasant aftertaste when done with a bowl.
5 out of 5
Fantastic
After only trying to say little while back it now has a permanent spot in the usual rotation. Little to no tongue bite and fantastic flavor from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Smells so good I want to eat it.
Never smelt tobacco like this. It has a sweet citrus smell that offers a light hay like, citrusy, tangy smoke. Very good quality. Burns well and tastes amazing. Good for early morning / afternoon.
5 out of 5
Good, smooth, and great flavor
Good, smooth, and great flavor with a little extra. I will certainly purchase it again and again
4 out of 5
Navy Roll
Pleasant smoke. A little hard to light when just folded into the pipe bowl, but burns well when rubbed out.
5 out of 5
I can[t smoke aromatic so
I can[t smoke aromatic so this tobacco suits me great.
5 out of 5
Perfect blend
Smooth as a well sanded desk in a private boutique San Francisco library
4 out of 5
Good smoke
A nice light smoke for any time of the day
5 out of 5
A classic
Like Escudo needs another review...it's excellent and only gets better. No need to be on the fence with this one.
5 out of 5
All time favorite
This is my all time favorite smoke. Very pleasant and flavorful.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Wonderful tobacco...smooth and tasty, but kind of a hassle to prepare
5 out of 5
Enjoyable
Good blend it is sweet but not overpowering. I have enjoyed it in the morning with a cup of coffee. It behaves well for me in a corn cob pipe no tongue bite and taste great throughout the entire bowl.
4 out of 5
I recently ordered half a
I recently ordered half a dozen tins for my cellar after not having smoked it for 6-8 years. It’s still great, but doesn’t have the strength it once had. It’s a bit sweeter and a bit lighter in nicotine level. The flavor is fantastic, I just wish it still had the umpfh it once had.
5 out of 5
A latakia fiend's perique blend
The definitive perique blend for when I want a different taste (full disclosure: I'm a latakia junkie).
5 out of 5
Sweet stuff
Always has been 1 of my favorite smokes. It takes a bit of work to get a good pack. If your not tamping it down once your loaded in, you will not achieve a nice pack. I twist the coins and place about 4 in a freehand pipe. Big bowl on my RP Capri pipe. Makes about 1/2 bowl once tamped down after false light.
5 out of 5
New favorite
This might be my new favorite tobacco. It smokes cool and has a semi sweet, bready, somewhat spicy flavor to it. I have smoked a lot of aromatics, and have only really tried one pure Virginia. This was my first Va/Per, and I am about to order several more tins of this. I like aromatics, I like English blends, but I can't say enough good things about Escudo Navy De Luxe.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Dr. Dot sez two thumbs up
An absolute must-have for the perique fans.
5 out of 5
My go to VaPer.
My go to VaPer.
5 out of 5
Escudo
Love the grassy hey nots. Burns well. I like to fold and stuff into a large Meershum pipe. Part of my rotation. Have purchased several tins in the last several months.
5 out of 5
pure tobacco
pure tobacco
5 out of 5
Great for the intermediate pipe smoker.
The tobacco that helped hone in on the type of pipe tobacco that I enjoy smoking. Has a great aroma while in the can, smoked smooth and cool if packed right, was a mix between heavy and light smoke and was actually one of the first pipe tobaccos that gave me a little nicotine kick. Having to work out these rolls by rubbing them between my fingers before packing my pipe added to the relaxing nature. I am still experiencing May blends and makes but I have added this to my “buy again” list. Just writing about it makes me crave it again.
5 out of 5
A Perfect Blend? I Think So.
This is my desert island tobacco. This is the gold standard for VaPer's. The taste is phenomenal and the even and slow burn in the pipe is unparalleled. This is a tobacco you can sip all day long. If you're only smoking aromatics and want to try something new, this is your tobacco.
5 out of 5
Simple, yet remarkably satisfying
As a new pipe smoker, this is the tobacco that shifted me from automatics to Virginia's. I love the taste and presentation of this tobacco. It's the first one that I feel I need to start stock piling. This is a winner and should be in everyone's rotation.
5 out of 5
Very nice
Very nice
5 out of 5
OLD PIPE TABACCO
OLD PIPE TABACCO
5 out of 5
Excellent Blend!!
This is my first experience with a Virginia/Perique blend. Truly great stuff!! To me it smells like freshly baked bread in the tin, just as it has been described in other reviews I've read. Very mellow - actually tastes just about what it smells like. No bite, no burn whatsoever. Just don't pack it too tightly, as I did the first time around or you'll be tamping and relighting too often. I smoked it in a Savinelli 624KS Toscana, and a coin and a half was more than sufficient to fill the bowl. As this was also my first experience with coin tobacco, I simply folded them, packed them in and lit up. Will be one of my favorite non-aromatics ever and will definitely buy more to put down for awhile. Thanks for reading.
5 out of 5
Great quality and muted spicy notes.
Great every day smoke. I haven't cellared this one, so I'm not sure what it would taste like.
5 out of 5
Sweet and spicy warm bread.
This blend will definitely be one of my top 3 Va/Pers. The smell from the tin is very mild, grassy like a nice rasin bran cereal or a fig newton. Once lit, it stays lit but does smoke a bit hot. There as some tongue bite but probably because the delicious sweet and very lightly spiced scent of warm sweetened figs and bread had me puffin like a maniac lol. Highly recommend to someone moving to a VA/Per or away from or taking a break from aromatics and burley based. Not really recommending this to a newbie in general as the nicotine does kick if you don't watch out.
4 out of 5
Sweet and Spicy VaPers
I love this VaPer! This blend is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It has a nice complexity of flavors with figgy-ness up front and some spice and pepper morphing in towards the finish. Mine came with the perfect amount of moisture to fold and stuff. I'm enjoying it very much.
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy Delixe
It’s the best... Service & product was excellent.
5 out of 5
Good! Very good!
Good! Very good!
5 out of 5
Simple in the best sort of way
Thick, rich, pleasant clouds of tobacco smoke. When I think of a pipe tobacco that is simple but in a good way, I think of Escudo. Burns nicely with no bite and has substantial nicotine even for a non-inhaler such as myself. The coin slices ensure a consistent mixture and the mixture is classic tobacco greatness. I reach for it everytime when I want an "unflavoured" tobacco.
5 out of 5
Well balanced savory
Great medium body/full flavored Smokes wells Very enjoyable
5 out of 5
Escudo tobacco
I love this tobacco. Mr. Pete--------> aging hippie
5 out of 5
Excellent
Wasn't sure what I thought about this at first but now I love it with a blend with my favorite aromatics. It is a very high quality tobacco with a great flavor.
5 out of 5
Smooth smoke
Great smoke has a nice sweet Virginia, with a slightly greasy hay flavor and a little sweet and sour recommend this as a blend for new pipe smokers
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
I have been looking for a Virginia/Perique blended tobacco and when a friend mentioned he loved Escudo but couldn't find it anymore, I looked and here it was! I tried it and it is a good, honest, smoke. Can't wait to share some with him accompanied by a nice scotch!
5 out of 5
Escudo navy
I bought this for my husband's birthday, it is one of his favorites!!
3 out of 5
Overrated
A fine blend but nothing special. I suppose I'm in the minority on this one but personally I found it quite tasteless with almost no body to the smoke. Very little spice on the perique to. Not much sweetness. Only around the very bottom did things finally ever get interesting. On the upside seems to have easy cool burn and the preflight aroma is very interesting. Very heavy apricot smell to the tobacco.
5 out of 5
Delicious
Just finishing my first bowl of this stuff. Trusted the reviews -- am glad I did so. Beautiful little coins of golden brown tobacco. Starts sweet and smoky and finishes off dark and peppery. Would smoke this all day if I could afford it.
5 out of 5
One of the Best VA/Per Navy Flakes Out There
Someone described the flavor of Oscuro as fig-like. Good description. I've always described it as plum-like. Either way, this comes out naturally, by processing the Perique with heat, NOT by adding unnatural, sugary flavorings that do nothing but burn your palate. I like to smoke Oscuro in large bowls that allow me to fold the whole coins rather than rubbing them out. This way you taste the nuances of each type of tobacco rather than a single, monolithic flavor, unchanging from first light to last. (I fold all flakes of all types whenever possible for this reason). While I am primarily a Balkan and Latakia smoker, I do smoke quite a few VA/Per tobaccos. Oscuro is perhaps the one I've smoked steadily for the longest, and it is surely the best.
5 out of 5
Very good
If you like Virginia/Perique blends, you should try this one. I know it is a little more costly than others, but the extra dollars seem to reflect a higher quality tobacco in this case.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
I really like this stuff.
5 out of 5
GreT tobacco!!
GreT tobacco!!
5 out of 5
Escudo
Exelnet Tobacco. One of my favorite.
5 out of 5
Pleasant
Well balanced great taste nice aroma a pleasure to smoke I enjoyed it very much.
5 out of 5
Like the saying goes as smooth as glass ....
Doesn't really get any smoother then this , one of the best I've smoked ...
5 out of 5
This Is The Good Stuff
Do you want a really good Va/Per blend? Are you looking for something that pleases both nose and palate? If the answer is Yes, then get a tin of Escudo Navy Deluxe. My only complaint is it comes in 1.75 oz tins, and not in bulk. If it did come in bulk, I'd have it every day.
4 out of 5
Flavorful
Bit strong, but tasty
5 out of 5
Famous
Escudo is famous for its well balanced sweetness.
5 out of 5
Very tasty!
Very tasty!
5 out of 5
Good tobacco
One of my favorite Vapers
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy de Luxe
Great big mouthfuls of delicious blue reek. Great smoke.
3 out of 5
Nice smoke
It's definitely a good smoke. I prefer to put it up and smoke it with some age on it.
5 out of 5
Escudo, mmmmmmm...
Escudo, mmmmmmm...
5 out of 5
Dunhill Deluxe Navy Roll
As with all Dunhill tobacco, it is wonderful and I greatly enjoyed it. A mild smoke but not too mild, well balanced and rich with a lovely room note that everyone seemed to enjoy. I would certainly recommend it.
5 out of 5
Great blend
Great blend
5 out of 5
Dunhill Navy Rolls
Great full flavored va-per! Richer than Escudo. I like both.
5 out of 5
Excellent Va/Per
I’ve had this blend in my rotation for many years now and all I can say is if you’re a Virginia Perique fan you would do yourself a huge favor buying this blend. I’ve aged quite a few tins and always keep a good number in my cellar. They only get better with age! I’ve had the pleasure of acquiring a 1999 tin of original AC Peterson’s Escudo and it was close to smoking Nirvana. Do yourself a favor and stick up in this delicious coin cut Va/Per and you won’t regret it I promise!
5 out of 5
One of the best VaPers left
Very few VaPers left and this one is top notch. Perfect blend of Virginia and Perique that I enjoy all day long; truly amazing!
5 out of 5
Tin note is amazing!
The tin note on this to me is very sweet , fig like. From what I hear cellaring this one only makes it better so I have some in tins and have one tin in a jar to see what happens over time. Fresh out of the tin it's not bad at all, very smooth with a hint of spiciness. Can't wait to try it in several years.
5 out of 5
Great tobacco.
Not as good as DNR but better than LBF. All are great smokes though.
4 out of 5
Escudomg
I tried Drexel VIII before cracking the tin of Escudo, just to make sure I could deal with flakes, and to know what to look for in a VaPer. I'm glad I educated myself a tad before opening this tin. This is a perfectly simple tobacco. Virginias and Perique. The quality of the ingredients, though, make it easy to see why this is a powerhouse in the VaPer world. Well done. My only reason for four rather than five stars is the moisture level in the tin. If I had cellared this I suppose the moisture would've been ok, but for immediate consumption it's a drawback. Watch for tongue bite.
5 out of 5
Fantastic fresh, superb aged
Must have for aging, outta tin is a bit moist but the smell is a back country road where the lawns are being mowed, fresh as hell, and tastes superb, aged is a fantastically cool smoke with many flavors, room note decent as well, top 5 flakes for me
4 out of 5
Beautiful product!
I was sick of aromatics, and wanted to try a vaper Navy flake. From all the reviews I decided on escudo, I wasn't disappointed, you can taste the expertise and experience in this tobacco, I can't imagine this ever being out of my rotation.
5 out of 5
My recommendations!
It is delicious!!!!
3 out of 5
A Great Entry VA/PER Tobacco
An excellent tobacco for those who wish to try Virgina-Perique blends, but might be lacking in flavor and complexity for experienced smokers of the VAPer style. Also, perhaps one of the coolest smoking tobacco blends I have ever smoked.
5 out of 5
its good
Cellaring numerous tins now. great daily smoke, pirique over rides Virginia quite a bit in my opinion.
5 out of 5
Better than I thought!
I am primarily a heavy English blend smoker but I liked this. Pleasently surprised. Now I know why it is a favorite for so many!
5 out of 5
Best Blend Known To Man
Escudo is my fav and my desert island blend. Rich in flavor and mild enough to be a daily smoker.
5 out of 5
good
good, Bought 10 more tins
5 out of 5
Superior VaPer!
Mind you, I haven't tried every VaPer out there, but i can assure you it tasted and smoked like everything I had imagined it would. I think i may have even gotten lucky and found its prefect pipe pairing (my Peterson B5). It's such a wonderfully balanced blend, you tend to taste a little more perique. The Virginia's aren't to sour or bright, but more wheaty hay-like. Loved it so much, i smoked it with my coffee every morning! Then i had to buy 3 more tins! Haha
3 out of 5
Escudo Navy De Luxe not quite there for me
being new to smoking pipe i smoke fast and hard this stuff burns hotter than i am use to. it has the kick but for me it comes with the bite. still looking for the right blend for my habbit
5 out of 5
Pleasant First
Had never tried a vaper before, always liked English blends, have now opened up a new realm of enjoyment. The Escudo Navy DeLuxe was very good.
5 out of 5
Unwind
An excellent blend that burns well with a pleasing character to be enjoyed an An excellent blend that burns well with great character. A truly enjoyable and A truly enjoyable and relaxing experience.
5 out of 5
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
I usually prefer aromatics so I was quite pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed my first bowl of this tobacco! I do disagree with the flavor intensity description as low. Subtle maybe, but definitely not low. Very tasty indeed! This is a great change of pace from my aromatics.
5 out of 5
Quality smoke
Nice spice and strong flavors
5 out of 5
5*+
Toss up between this and Dunhill's Dark Flake. If you like VaPer both are 5*+
5 out of 5
Amazing Tobacco
Amazing. One of my favorite tobaccos. I'm a big fan of anything Virginia and in flake. About all I smoke. Escudo is like the special occasion smoke for me. It's very well rounded for a VaPer. And high on Nicotine. So it's best smoked after a meal or for me. In the morning with strong coffee. All around great tobacco that I will always have in my stock. I've smoked this in many briers but I love this in my MM Cobs.
4 out of 5
An excellent tobacco
A very good navy roll. Mild body, medium in strength, not very rich in taste. A bit on the sweet side, tastes earthen (though may be the grassy flavor of the Virginias), gets a little stronger while smoking, almost no pepper.
5 out of 5
Escudo what more needs to be said.
Can never go wrong with a tin of Escudo.
5 out of 5
5* plus
5*+ smoked this for several years and finally eased up on the puffing. NOW it really comes through. It would be even more tasty with a bit more of the real stjames parish Perique. Should have gotten a lot more when I first bought it, can't have enough of it.
5 out of 5
escudo navy flake
taste is a what want in a pipe tab this really delivers ! cured to perfection!
5 out of 5
Escudo
My favorite Virginia tobacco for over 20 years. The only thing I don't like about it is the price.
5 out of 5
Escudo
Escudo Navy De Luxe is absolutely the best Vaper available!!
5 out of 5
good Danish blend
A pleasant change of pace. The touch of Louisiana perique does a lot to enhance some hearty Virginia . I especially like the coin cut.
5 out of 5
Escudo, need i say more !!!
It's Escudo, can never go wrong with this blend.
5 out of 5
Bliss.
This was the first non "drugstore" tobacco that I ever bought, way back about 1969 or so. I believe it came in a rectangular tin at the time. Had I not found Escudo, I think I might not have continued puffing. That tin, purchased of all places, in a men's clothing store in Ogden, Utah, set the hook in my jaw! Others come close, but this is the king. My tastes have wandered around over the years, but I always have some Escudo stashed. Recently I discovered a tin that I had tucked away several years ago...ah, pipe smoking bliss. I prefer to just fold and stuff in a fairly large bowl. Quit thinking about it and just order up some, today.
4 out of 5
Smoked in a new Canadian Stanwell
First flake VAPER I've ever smoked folded and stuffed it in and did not enjoy it. Gave it another chance and rubbed the flake out, much better. It smokes slow and if you enjoy cigars this will probably entice you more. I would not recommend this to someone who only like aromatics and those around you will probably not complement your smoking selection. Good haylike smell of Virginias and slight fermented raisen smell. Not one of my personal favorites but interesting to smoke and it is enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good tobbaco very tasty
5 out of 5
I am new to pipe
I am new to pipe smoking, so I have experimented with eight or nine different pipe tobaccos. The Dunhill De Luxe Navy Roll has been the most enjoyable to date. I may make this my main smoke.
3 out of 5
Nothing outstansing
Burned well. Tasted no perique. Was ok but I can do better for the price. Probably won't repurchase.
4 out of 5
a savory Peppery smoke
A cool looking cut that smokes great and is a top notch va-por.
5 out of 5
Great
By far my favorite tobacco
5 out of 5
The best
This is a very good, easy smoking, no bite tobacco.
5 out of 5
sweet, smooth and sexxy.
Great room, no re-lights, perfect tin moisture, depth, wonderful..just might be my fav.
5 out of 5
Wonderful
Just a short and sweet review. This is wonderful tobacco. Easy to smoke - stays light to the bottom and smokes cool.
5 out of 5
So good
Yeah its that good. Some people compare this to Dunhill Navy Rolls and yeah they are both rolls, and thats about as close as that gets. I have tried both and I think Escudo just edges out Dunhill on this one.
5 out of 5
A bit better than Escudo
Wonderful VaPer a bit better than escudo in a side by side comparison. Some people claim they are the same but the tin note is a bit different and I don't get sour gross notes with DNR like I get with escudo. Is it worth the extra cash? Why not?
5 out of 5
Escudo
This is an excellent VAPer blend. I will be keeping some on hand to cellar.
5 out of 5
Stop Reading and Buy It!
Just buy it and try it! My favorite Va/Per of all time. If I sip it and don't rush I will usually get 2 good hours out of two coins' worth. The flavors are nuanced and complex, so don't expect it to slap you in the face. But when you get all of the flavors and aromas that this tobacco has to offer, it will be like a veil has been lifted and you'll know what everyone is talking about.
4 out of 5
Good but not my go to.
Good, A bit of a bite. Hard to smoke in a breeze as it only gets hotter. I'll still order more just age it.
4 out of 5
It's really good! I love e the flake/ rounds.
I'm a big fan of navy blends and this is a good one! A little bit of bite, but dry it out some before you smoke it and it tames that issue.
5 out of 5
Dunhill Navy Delux
Great tin note and smokes great. One of my favorite VaPer blends
3 out of 5
Expensive, but everyone should try once.
Not a fan of cake format. And this one is worse as it does not burn well if I pack one disk, and burn like crazy if i pack two. The flavour fluctuates from bitter metallic garbage to a heavenly mix of a fig taste and pear smell. go figure. Maybe i am just smoking this wrong. i do tend to smoke everything too fast.
5 out of 5
Escudo Deluxe.
An old favorite. Smooth, minimal if any bite. Good after a hard days work.
5 out of 5
Like fine wine
This is an extremely high quality tobacco. I normally smoke IQ which is a great mild blend. However, this tobacco is like fine wine when you want to slowly smoke a bowel with a rich taste. No orientals, off putting taste, or strong aromatics, just a mild and full flavored smoke.
5 out of 5
Escudo
This is the tobacco I now use as my primary. I cannot imagine being without it. It has enough strength to be very satisfying, and yet, loads of fig with a hint of molasses tastes comes through wonderfully. I can smoke it all day long if I choose, with no bite.
5 out of 5
Another wonderful Flake.
Absolutely fantastic tobacco! If you are a Flake fan of any sort, this is one to place in your wish list. Easy and gentle yet flavorful treat for anytime of the day. The medallions make for portable and convenient ready to fold or rub tobacco for your pipe on the go or at home. Certainly lives up to the Dunhill name.
5 out of 5
Sweet and spicy
The mixture of virginia and perique with the rope style pressing the Escudo is crafted in really delivers. Does get a bit of a bite towards the end of the bowl, but that should expected with higher perique content blends.
1 out of 5
exceptionally boring
Oh My Goodness, how exceptionally boring this was. Tried it several times in several different pipes, boring beyond belief, smooth, tasteless boring nothingness, makes a guy want to break out a good cigar. There are certainly some tasty Dunhill pipe tobaccos, this sure wasnt one for me, not bad or unpleasant in any way, simply bland and boring. And thats enough of that. The Davidoff version is superior by light years, but that should be expected.
5 out of 5
Always Excellent
This tobacco is always excellent. I have several tins that have aged over the years and some that just came off the truck. The flavor of both types is amazing. I can fold and stuff or rub out the coins but either way I'm going to have a smooth sweet pipe. This tobacco delivers a consistent smoke that satisfies. I suggest keeping several tins in your rotation.
5 out of 5
Can't recommend this enough!
Wonderful tobacco!
5 out of 5
Great Tobacco at Great Prices....Fast
Great Tobacco at Great Prices....Fast Shipping....Highly Recommended
5 out of 5
Hello Virginia a pleasure to meet you
Just cracked open my first tin. Started to roll and stuff,but changed to rubbing it out. Wow is my first impression. I'm a fan of burleys and English blends,but this stuff is GREAT. Burn,aroma,taste,and flavor tell me to rebuy and I will. Good job Scandinavian Tobacco Group. I'm. Believer
5 out of 5
Quite tasty!
Probably my favorite Virginia/perique blend,I love Escudo, luxury bull's-eye coins and luxury flake as well as many other blends but this is the one I order if I want to treat myself, the only downside is a little more expensive, so I do enjoy all the other va/per blends mentioned above more frequently but if I'm ever in a mood for something special I order another tin of this. Sweet,rich, dark. Just a very good blend, if you enjoy Virginia and perique blends then for sure give this one a try you won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy De Luxe is
Escudo Navy De Luxe is another one of those VA/Per pipe tobacco blends that I would recommend for the pipe enthusiast to try who may be looking for a change from either aromatics, or English/Balkan blends. I think of the aroma as earthy, and pleasantly so. In its own way, it is a hearty blend, full flavored, but not so robust that it couldn't be an all day smoke. I've never been able to keep a tin around long enough to keep in a tobacco cellar. Maybe someday I will. All in all, very enjoyable right out of the tin.
5 out of 5
Steve
Very enjoyable smoke
5 out of 5
thx for sending the pipe tobacco so fast
His brand is hard to find so thx for sending it quickly
5 out of 5
Great service
This is a very good tobacco. Pipes and cigars is great place to buy from .
5 out of 5
A Great Smoke
Excellent classic navy tobacco. Very enjoyable.
5 out of 5
An impeccable Navy Roll
An impeccable Navy Roll
5 out of 5
Very Good Navy Roll
I really like this blend. Outstanding. I will buy more !
5 out of 5
Favorite VaPer
Dunhill DeLuxe Navy Rolls is smoother and fuller than Elisabethan Mixture, better balanced than Escudo, and is the best VaPer I’ve ever tasted. The price is a little steeper than others, but this blend is worth a little extra. VaPers are not my every day smoke, so I can afford to pay a little more for an occasional treat. Wonderful.
5 out of 5
On time and in good condition
Very satisfied as always. On time and in good condition
5 out of 5
Escudo- do the twist!
This is my go-to almost daily VaPer. I don't rub out the coins but just twist them in, leaving an air pocket at the bottom. The smoke is sublime. I don't think I can add anything to the wonderful descriptions that have already been posted. This tobacco has to be one of the best values for the price. I'm surprised it isn't far pricier.
5 out of 5
Excellent Shipping
Fast and perfect shipping. Escudo is always a perfect smoke
3 out of 5
Not 4 me
Not my favorite. This cut was new to me so the pack of the bowl was new, taking a couple trys to get a good bowl. The tobacco flavor was "green?" If that is possible. Smooth dry burn, but a flavor that was not to my taste. Light room note similar to a cigarette.
5 out of 5
Pricey but great
This is a wonderfully fragrant tobacco. Burns well when rubbed out (not so much when I tried folding and stuffing). It’s pricey, but very good.
4 out of 5
Escudo Navy
I was truly looking forward to trying Escudo and was not disappointed. After smoking the first bowl, I ordered three more tins the very next day. I was looking for a full-bodied tobacco without the dross of aromatics and found it after several other ones were not to my liking. Escudo is definitely not for the weak, but burns nice without a lingering aftertaste. A simple but great mix of tobacco!
5 out of 5
Escudo-The Porterhouse Steak of Tobaccos
Escudo is not a long-standing favorite of mine yet, because I've only tried it twice. But as a novice to pipe smoking, still learning how to pack a bowl, I find myself so thankful for finding it. Mainly because of the forum reviews, Escudo was referenced often and never without reverence and respect. I had to try it and while every bowl for me was not as smooth as I knew Escudo to be, it is a tobacco I would like to always have on hand. You veteran pipe smokers out there could probably laud this brand of pipe tobacco with a lot more descriptive aspects and nuances than I possibly could but I found Escudo to have a very strong body and a very distinctive taste. All I can really say is that when something is appreciated by the experts inclusively it is not for no reason. Escudo has to be not only a best seller but also a hands down favorite to a lot of pipe enthusiasts and so far it sure is for me.
5 out of 5
First Tobacco Cellared
Escudo is widely considered to be the standad by which Virginia/Perique blends are judged. I'm now in the habit of purchasing multiple tins on sale, one to keep my fresh jar topped up and several to save for later.
5 out of 5
Excellent
wonderful smoke
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy De Luxe Reigns Supreme!
For me - Escudo Navy De Luxe reigns supreme! Tin aroma is unmistakably very fragrant figs & hay - heavenly! On the palette, snorking & retro-hale, tastes like decadent sweet spicy figs, currants & fresh hay - WOW ...FLAVOR!!! Get some ...don't walk, RUN!!!
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy Delux Pipe Tobacco
Has been my favorite pipe tobacco for several years. I like the flavor and it has a medium strength to me. Smokes cooler than a lot of Virginia's I have smoked, and I've tried most of them over the last 40 years. I also like the great service from Pipes & Cigars
5 out of 5
My favorite Virginia
Upon opening a tin of Dunhill's De Luxe Navy Roll, one is greeted by a wonderful aroma of fresh hay and plums. The tobacco is neatly arranged in medium-dark, uniform slices that can be folded and stuffed or easily rubbed out. Like most rolls, one match lighting is not really an option but once lit the smoke is smooth and mellow. The hint of plum carries over into the smoke but slightly. If using the fold and stuff method, the tobacco will require a bit more attention to keep lit but will not burn too fast and hot on windy days so it's my first choice for taking to the duck blind. Rubbed out it smokes effortlessly and will reward you with great volumes of creamy smoke. The taste as I mentioned retains a touch of plum but is primarily just a no frills, excellent Virginia.
5 out of 5
Plums and hay!
This stuff is great! I really enjoy the tin note. It smells like plums and sweet hay. The flavor is sweet and relaxing. Seems like the nicotine can get you if smoked too fast or on an empty stomach. All in all solid blend that I think as long as it's around will be in the rotation. Reminds me of Escudo quite a bit.
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