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Five Brothers

Old fashioned, real honest tobacco flavor with a kick, these phrases describe Five Brothers to a T. This is straightforward dark Burley, cut in a fine ribbon that's almost a shag. Although a lot of people smoke this on its own, it also makes a nice addition to mellow tobaccos to give them more body. If you like your tobacco to be robust and bold, but don't care for added flavorings, Five Brothers is just what you'tr looking for.

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Overall Rating 4.33 out of 5 Based on 40 Ratings

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5 out of 5
five brothers pipe tobacco
it's good
5 out of 5
What a surprise
My father used to talk about how strong Five Brothers was. He has been gone for 25 years now and I just decided to give it a try. I expected a pipe so hot you couldn't hold it and really bad tongue bite. What a surprise it was. It does not burn hot or bite my tongue. I really enjoy it.
5 out of 5
5 Brothers Tobacco
Is good & strong. Blend with your favorite tobacco & it perfect
4 out of 5
Great Budget Smoke
The taste, cut and strength of Five Brothers is similar to American Spirit cigarette tobacco - and for quite a bit less. It unfortunately suffers from a similar dryness. The first bowl I packed was an excellent morning smoke. I have since been blending this with other OTC brands to give them more punch, so the pouch has been open for over a week. It now has the same dryness and consistency of old cigarette tobacco, and though the taste is still good the smoke is a bit rough on its own. I will throw an orange peel into the next pouch I buy immediately after I open it, but for the price and quality Five Brothers is a great choice.
5 out of 5
Five Brothers @ PnC
When I couldn't got any chew for Mom Pipes n Cigars came thru
4 out of 5
good for a topper
3 out of 5
Bold taste. Burns rapidly. Not
Bold taste. Burns rapidly. Not a rich tobacco taste. Right now one of the few bold tobaccos available.
5 out of 5
Give it a try...You won't be sorry
Wow... I agree with most of the other reviews already posted. This is a no frills, strong tobacco good for mixing or smoking alone. I have only been smoking a pipe for about two months and found that I like the sweet aromatic blends. However, I was not finding the nicotine satisfaction I was looking for...enter Five Brothers...My pipe mentor gave me a pouch to try. I have used this blended with some of my OTC brands and smoked it alone...I believe I have found the key to what I have been missing. I would definitely recommend giving this one a try if you are just needing to kick your favorite blend up a notch.
5 out of 5
No frills burley
The tobacco is great for what it is, a strong, no frills, straight-up burley tobacco. I first bought some about two years ago when I wanted something that has a lot of vitamin-N, and will be a nice easy smoke, and that's exactly what Five Brothers is. Nothing fancy, just a strong burley. A shag cut, meaning very finely cut, it packs nice and burns down to a white ash pretty quickly. If I am in a hurry or in the middle of something and just want to get my tobacco fix this is a perfect tobacco for it. Simple works for this tobacco.
5 out of 5
My Favorite Tobacco of All Time
I Love this tobacco for Many reasons. First I smoke cigarettes. It is A PERFECT cigarette burns very slowly and has a rich, savory taste...BUT BEST of ALL IT IS STRONG
2 out of 5
No character,very flat
The good...It burns well...The bad...very flat taste with no character, very similar to cigarette tobacco.
4 out of 5
A milder version of the original Five Brothers
Five Brothers is much milder since it was acquired by a Swedish tobacco company. When it was American owned and packaged in a paper, it was so strong that I could only smoke it once or twice a day. Now I can smoke it all day. That being said, I still like the pure unadulterated tobacco taste and smell. I haven't found a tobacco that is close to it in strength,i.e., nicotine. I would be happier if it was closer to the original in flavor and bite.
3 out of 5
very strong
very strong
5 out of 5
good okay
good okay
5 out of 5
Five Brothers/ Five Things To Avoid
Five Brothers is Harsh, Tongue bitey, and quite disgusting.
3 out of 5
The texture is a cross between pencil shavings and course steel wool. The flavor reminds me of my first cigarette. So if you want to relive the experience of coughing, getting dizzy and ending up with a headache this stuff may be for you. Still for a quick smoke or a blending ingredient or for an experience that is unique you should give it a try.
5 out of 5
Strong all day smoke
Good strong all day smoke for the nicotine junky.
4 out of 5
That nutty goodness
Damn this stuff is great and nutty. I have used this stuff for quite some time and it never ever fails. I do like to keep mine a little moist so I use Boveda packs in my 8 oz jar at all times just so it has that moist hay-like feel to it. It is a great blender as well and is very low maintenance and stays lit. If you haven't already tried this, you won't be disappointed.
2 out of 5
I bought this tobacco from reading other posts and reviews. I was looking for a pipe tobacco equivalent to a strong maduro cigar. This is not the case. It's a very dry smoke, that lacks any body or flavor. It's very close to a cigarette tobacco. I'm still searching for a pipe equivalent to a strong maduro cigar.
5 out of 5
Great straight forward burley, traditional tobacco
Great old style tobacco, with a helluva kick, from the nic hit! Heard stories about this blend, from my father, who told me about my grandfather getting dizzy from it. So I finally got myself some and tried it, got halfway down the bowl, and wazoo! Packs a good buzz!
5 out of 5
Five Blues Brothers, Oh, Yea!
I just mixed some Five Brothers with OHM Blue and created the Five Blues Brothers blend. Move over Russ, you may have met your greatest tobacconist match! Ha! Seriously, it is a good mixture, and the fine folks at P & C always come through with fresh tobacco, delivered lightening fast!
5 out of 5
Straight up and simple, and just pure tobacco taste.
This is great straight forward tobacco and not for novices. I enjoy it straight-up, and to mix with my Virgina flake tobaccos. Like everything else, it is sold at a very fair price by the good folks at P & C.
4 out of 5
High Five for the Five Brothers
Five Brothers delivers! I had thought about buying some for a few years so decided to end my curiosity, and am glad I finally did! This is not a tobacco for the faint of heart, and can be used to add a little power to your other tobaccos. I add it with my cube cut tobacco and many of my beloved Virginia flakes---which I have re-named: for example, I have Five Orliks; Five Brothers and Half & Half Other Brothers; and Five Erinmore Brothers. So, when you get a wild hair why not give this a try? I know you'll like the price.
5 out of 5
Monster burley smoke!
This is one burley powerhouse smoke!Smoke this one in a small bowl because that's all you need.Burns pretty quick,but still delivers that notable burley nutty taste.This one is an eye opener and get you going quickly. Even the pouch has an old time cowboy look to it,so you know what your getting here is a no nonsense straight burley.I like this one,and every burley fan should give this a try.Just hang on and treat it with respect!
5 out of 5
Strong and smoky,not hot
Wow,that stuff is strong!...Smokes very smoky ,and smoke very smoky too,easy draw ,lights up from the spark and burns well,bowl not gets hot.i do smoke light roast and did not smoked more then 1/3 of the bowl of this as it bolder and stronger then my dunhill flakes about three times,someone would like it,i blended with frosty mint and store it,should work as english style in my smoke in corn cub pipe just fine but when i did loaded up my prince shape it was strong and strong it this.Give it a try.
4 out of 5
Good smoke but very dry. Burns quickly. Probably a better chewing tobacco.
5 out of 5
5 Bros...!!!
WHOOOOO!!! This is the Nature Boy Rick flair of pipe tobacco... Nice pepper taste, a bit of tongue tingle with a WHOLE lot of nicotine. But easy to light slow to burn and does great to blend with other brands. Daniel US ARMY
5 out of 5
Holy Smokes !
Awesome , only for the most experienced smoker tho it will knock you to your feet if not careful
4 out of 5
5 Brothers
Had to put it through a small food processor to get it fine enough to mix with my regular blend. Added a welcome kick, but must admit it altered the flavor slightly. No big deal. Would buy again.
3 out of 5
Not sure what to think
Its stout, but not as stout as others have made it out to be. I have smoked unprocessed burley from the barn and this is only half as strong in terms of strength. Flavorwise, it is very strong. It does not have the typical nutty taste of American style burley blends, but would probably appeal to the English and VAper fans in terms of taste.
3 out of 5
I wouldn't make this your first tobacco.
Wow - strong! As one YouTube reviewer noted, the pouch note is classically plain tobacco (like a pack of decent cigarettes), and the room note is... someone's smoking cigarettes. It's a bit harsh, tends to burn a bit hot (even with a slow, even draw), and can have a bit of tongue bite with no real way around it. It's dry as a bone right in the pouch, and takes a deceptively LARGE pinch or two to fill even a small bowl. It might make for a good mixing base with overly moist aromatics to balance both out. The nicotine hit is right in the front and unmistakable. Not my favorite by any means, but not awful, and certainly affordable.
5 out of 5
Five Brothers burley is tobacco --simple, straight-forward, slightly nutty, straight-up burley tobacco. When I am not smoking a Turkish/ Virginia such as Peter Stokkebye 84 Turkish or McClelland Grand Orientals Classic Samsun, I smoking Five Brothers burley. Five Brothers burley has a enough nicotine to satisfy even the heaviest nicotine junkie with a mild, nutty flavor that makes it a great all day smoke. The "fine ribbon cut" is a shag cut --I don't care what they say. I love enjoying Five Brothers as a cigarette because of it's simple, singular flavor. It can get monotonous when smoked in a medium or large sized pipe but this is a tobacco that I must always have around in abundance.
5 out of 5
5 brothers all day
WOW! What a kick! Almost knocked me to the floor... This stuff is great very good old school burley in shag form.
5 out of 5
Good stuff!
This tobacco was great--exactly as advertised. It is simple and old-school, straight burley blend with a ton of nicotine punch to it. It comes quite dry, and burns quickly.
4 out of 5
Read Noah B's review
After reading Noah B's review gave it another try. After moistening it the harshness was gone but is still too strong for me. John B.
5 out of 5
5 Star smoke!
I enjoy this alone just fine. But makes a great blending baccy to add a little kick to any of my fav OTC blends. Works great with Granger, Velvet, SWR & PA if those seem a little too bland. Try it, I use normally 4-parts of any of those mentioned and 1-part Five Brothers.
5 out of 5
5 brothers or Steamroller?
I found this a decent tobacco tobacco for my pipe. It is not complex; but, it is tasty and strong enough. I wish it was sold in a pound bag or tin or box. The only tobacco I like MUCH better is Steamroller. Where are you, Streamroller? It seems to be gone from pipes and cigars.
5 out of 5
Perfect smoke
My advice is that you moisten it in a jar or a bag when you get it because people say its to harsh. Its only harsh cause its dry and once you moisten it it brings out the strong great tobacco smell it has. Thank you
2 out of 5
Very strong and a bit harsh for this new smoker.
5 out of 5
What I was looking for
No frills and strong.
Customer Testimonials
Undecided. The leaf has a nice full "tobacco" smell. Moisture is just right. A very fine shag cut. It's full and strong without being harsh. No bite. I got my via the pipe club monthly shipment. No other way to describe this, but it has a "moldy" flavor to it. It's not discernable when smelling the pouch. It's not discernable during the draw - only during the retro-inhale and aftertaste. Possibly this was an old pouch - hence boxing and shipping it out for the pipe clubbers. Possibly it's just my palate. I did mix it with another blend - added body and strength and lessened the unpleasant after-taste. It's not bad - but not great. Probably best used a blend booster since it's flavor it neutral, or as a RYO.
I ended my last two nights with this. Although the spicy body isn't quite as present as Picayune, and the nicotine punch isn't as overwhelming as I had been led to believe on YouTube (and various tobacco forums), I found this to be a very pleasant smoke. My gosh, what a nice blend! This is a PERFECT topper for the night, even if you don't have a mug o' draft beer on your side for accompaniment.
A classic straight forward Dark Burley. No added casings or toppings, just good old fashioned burley taste.
Burns fast, but has a rum-less, chocolate-less, fruity-less, solidly good taste. And a bit of a buzz. Great tobacco !
I mix 1 part five brothers to 3 parts H&H Old Companion to get an old time pipe tobacco flavor . Mix only a days supply at a time because it dries out very fast . Very satisfying , tasty smoke .
I tried this with g&h dark birdseye which is a dark fired Virginia in the same fine cut. Together they make a nice balanced smoke.
I love the taste of this tobacco, it's nutty and american made. I love it by it self and mixing it with other tobaccos to give them some oomph.
Everyone experiences burley differently, but for me this has a strong spicy flavor, with a hint of cocoa and espresso acidity. An all natural shag-cut burley tobacco that comes bone-dry, but offers a full-bodied satisfying smoke. Word of advice, pull the tobacco you intend to smoke out of the bag, cup it in your hands, and breath into it a few times. The added moisture from your breath with help keep it from burning like a forest fire. Alex rates this: 8 out of 10
Decent nicotine strength. Not as strong as straight Dark-Fired Kentucky, but tastes better. I'll definitely keep some of this on hand.
Definitely a powerhouse. I actually like it best mixing it one for one with a pouch of the Borkum Riff bourbon. It slows down the burn a little and tones down the bourbon flavor of the Borkum Riff. The mixture of the two has made it into the rotation.
Not a bad tobacco, but I found it a little strong. I mixed it in with some Middlltons Cherry Blend and it gave it a little extra kick! Seemed to burn hot by itself and burned quickly.
This tobacco is a powerhouse of vitamin N! It lights easily and has a mellow nutty flavor. The Dunhill Nightcap of Burly tobacco.
I like to umph up my other tobaccos with this stuff. It's a treat.