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Gold Medal

When their is a gold medal at stake, everyone is fighting for it. So here we bring you the Battle of the Blends - Gold Medal. Two Virginia flakes that are fantastic on their own. Now we are giving you the chance to tell us who you believe is the true Virginia flake. Help one of them bring the Gold Medal home. 

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RO Series Acadian Gold Shipping Constraints
1.75 Ounce TinIn Stock$25.00
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$19.99
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Overall Rating4.7 out of 5 Based on 20 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gold Medal”

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5 out of 5
Russ did it again.
VERY interesting and complex Virginia. Give it a try, you wont be sorry.
5 out of 5
Love It
This is a very interesting tobacco in that the flavor changes as you smoke it. It's a little spicy, in a good way, and little like a Va-per, but not a Va-per. Hard to describe. I've gone through my fist tin and enjoyed every bit of it. I wish that the cost was a little lower, but I guess that the process costs more. In any event, I will buy more. Nice going Russ !!
4 out of 5
Gold!
This tobacco was really great. Taste really good and smoked even better. The moisture from it as soon as I opened it was a little to much but nothing a little drying didn't take care of
2 out of 5
Ro seres Acadian Gold
I dont kno why this tobac is too expensive. It was first and last time I to try this tobacco.
5 out of 5
Unique
Acadian Gold is one of the more unique tobaccos I’ve experienced in a long time. The first whiff I got when I put my nose into the tin was a strong whiskey barrel note with a chocolate candy in the background along with some barnyard notes. It was a bit dry at the opening but certainly smokable. The flavor was a sweet light Virginia flavor but crisply sweet, not syrupy sweet and was very pleasant to smoke with just a slight sourness in the background. It stayed cool throughout with no bite. I think it could use a little spice since it’s supposed to be a Perique type tobacco and I’d like to give the VaPer a try.
5 out of 5
RO Series Acadian Gold
Smoking Acadian Gold is a sublime experience. The flavors created are unique and amazing - smooth and malty. This has become one of my go to blends. I highly recommend it!
5 out of 5
RO Series Acadian Gold
A sublime experience! This is must try. The tastes created by the fermentation process of this 100% Virginia are unique and amazing.
5 out of 5
RO Acadian Gold
Since McClelland ceased production, I've been trying various tobaccos looking for replacements for the blends I have smoked. I found Acadian Gold to be a very interesting blend, one that I enjoy through the day as it delivers not only a very unique taste, but the medium strength I prefer. It is an excellent break from the Virginia blends I have smoked and, compared to a few of the aromatic blends I've been testing, Acadian Gold is far more satisfying. Not aromatic but, with a pleasing new essence I cannot define, I am enjoying this blend beyond measure. I only wish it was a permanent fixture of the RO line of tobaccos.
5 out of 5
The Most Interesting Tobacco that I Have Ever Smoked
Imagine stuffing a musty sun-dried tomato in your pipe and smoking it in a hay field after eating a tangerine. That's pretty much what Acadian Gold is like. The burn characteristics are fantastic, and the nicotine content is fairly high. It also makes a great base for blending. This tobacco strongly reminds me of summers past I spent in Italy; it stacks up against McClelland's ketchupy Virginias like fine pasta with red sauce and wine in Tuscany against SpaghettiOs and Welch's grape juice. I'm glad that I ordered two tins, one to try now and one to cellar, and I hope that Russ makes more of this in the future. This is, without question, the most interesting tobacco that I have smoked, and I highly recommend that you try it.
5 out of 5
R.O. Gold
Master Blender Russ Roulette, is best blender in the world. This is the best Virginia blend I have ever had.
3 out of 5
kinda meh
three starts for now, new tin note was campy sweet and moister was good to prefect. creamy and cool just wasn't my favorite.... yet
5 out of 5
Unique treat and a true delight...
A unique tobacco...nothing to compare it to. The tin aroma upon opening was a real surprise, the first time I’ve ever smelled a freshly fermented tobacco...unsure what to think. The aroma was a mix of sweet, sour and tobacco. It was moist enough that I had to let it dry in the tin for a few days before I could get it to stay lit...after drying a bit, the initial aroma became more reasonable and I smoked another bowl. Knowing that I had something rare added a note of specialness and feeling of wanting to use it carefully. I promised myself that I would take it to our pipe smoking group, share it and see what they thought...the recent Friday that I was unable to attend our weekly get together. The tin sat in my pipe bag, temporarily forgotten. This evening, late, I was reminded that it was there, drug out one of my best known briars, a small Harwick Prince, and am smoking a bowl as I write. It is still a little moist, even in our desert climate, the initial charring, tamping and lighting required extra effort. Once well lit, I’m noticing a good volume of smoke. My nose thinks it’s mild, pleasant and a little sweet. My tounge is telling me to slow down as there’s a sense of pending bite...but thats not happening. Still in the top third of the bowl and a certain sweetness is beginning to assert itself...not like candy but more subtle...more like a good port wine. Bowl is cool too. I recalled my first bowl and was reminded that I took it to the bottom with no relights and was disappointed that I’d smoked it all as it continued to develop into a rich fruity flavor...bottom of the bowl harshness never happened. In spite of the tobaccos moistness, there was no accumulation of moisture at the end, cleaner came out with only moderate coloration. Little tamping was needed to keep things under control. I thought about what it would be like as a blending tobacco but considered this a sacrilege...must get more while it’s available. Smoke it straight, a tasty, unique Virginia.
5 out of 5
Out of the tin, this is the best I have had ... Amazing!
WOW... this reminded me of a good scotch aged in to maturity in sherry casks. On opening the tin the aroma of deep dark figs and berries took over and reminded me of a fig newtons,. I tried different bowls with different drying times, it was really good freshly opened. Dryer, it was a little more spicy, but not off putting. Burns ok to a gray ash, relights were a more than a few and I did have a hard time 1/2 way down the bowl, but I think it was me not being able to control my enthusiasm because this was so delicious. I just ordered more to keep in the rotation and cellar. Great Job Russ!!!!
5 out of 5
I'm not very good at
I'm not very good at describing it, but Acadian Gold I will buy stocks in my cellar because I like it very much.
5 out of 5
The best I'll ever have
I don't have the words to describe how good this is. I will be buying every tin I can until it's no longer available.
5 out of 5
Find a way to make more, Russ!
The only drawback with this tobacco is that it was produce in an experiment and Russ won’t be making more! Primarily, it is a subtly sweet Virginia but the fermentation process makes the sweet Virginia flavor deeper. Yet, the deepness of the sweet notes is not the same a dark Virginias, nor red Virginias. I don’t taste any of the pepper taste of Perique, but perhaps the plummy taste. It’s difficult to describe, but I like it, especially as a smooth change when I have been smoking bright Virginias or VaPers. I’ll keep buying it as long as it’s in stock and wish a way could be found to keep producing it.
5 out of 5
Very Tasty
This is really good if you like fermented smells and flavors. I grew up on a hay farm and the tin note on this smells almost exactly like the silage bales we used to make did after a few months of fermenting. Personally I love the smell but it might be off putting to some. As for the smoking it is a slightly sweet malty rich smoke with notes of way over ripe fruit. The flavors build as the bowl progresses. Very happy with this and will probably buy more. I will be looking forward to trying the acadian vaper next.
5 out of 5
Full, Rich, and Unique
Straight Virginia blends are not known as flavor bombs. Their character is generally delicate and nuanced. Even the fuller blends can leave the average pipe smoker wondering what all the fuss is about. But Acadian Gold is the real deal. The Perique process applied to this golden Canadian grown Virginia brings about a fermentation that results in a strongly fruity and tangy flavor profile that fully satisfies the palate. Buy this fabulous tobacco while you can because when it's gone, it's gone for good.
5 out of 5
tangy
unique taste, tangy yet sweet. I think of horseradish or worchester sauce. delicious and unusual. love it!
5 out of 5
Fermented Bliss
Top notch soft Virginia with the gentle sour of fermentation. Very sophisticated.
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