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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 Rating4.71 out of 5 Based on 104 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Coin Flip”

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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
He loved the navy flake
Great blend for my pipe smoker guy!
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.
5 out of 5
I really didn't want to like them this much!
While I don't quite understand their premium price over the other Dunhill tobaccos, I'm putting down all the tins I can just in case production is truly discontinued. So, quit buying it and save it for me.
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.
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.
4 out of 5
The dos xx of smokes
I don't always smoke a VAPER but when I go do its Escudo Navy de luxe.
3 out of 5
Left me flat
I don’t know? It just tasted flat. No sweetness, or zing from the Virginias, like I get from H&H Viprati, or their Anniversary Kake. I am going to cellar this awhile, and maybe add some sweeter Virginias to it when I get around to smoking it (Heresy!). For my tastes it just didn’t do it. It’s like my Grandpa use to say, “To each, his own, said the old lady as she kissed the cow.”
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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