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John Bull


English blends containing the mysterious and smoky tobacco, Latakia, have long been a mainstay among pipe smokers, and nothing is more emblematic of England than John Bull. A true connoisseur’s delight, this supremely cool and smooth mixture uses tamed flue-cured tobaccos, mellow and nutty Burley, a touch of black Cavendish for a subtle sweetness and the star of the blend, magnificent Cyprian Latakia. The result is a well-behaved, all-day mixture that is ultra-flavorful but never overbearing. It’s exceedingly rare to find this kind of premier blend in a pouch, but John Bull is anything but ordinary.


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Overall Rating 4.51 out of 5 Based on 67 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “John Bull”

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5 out of 5
A bumpy start followed by a really smooth ride.
My experience with most tobaccos is a great start followed by the full experience which can be good or not so good. For me John Bull got off to a rough start followed by a great smoke. I bought one pouch as a test but it won't last long because I keep going back.
5 out of 5
Truly one of my favorites.
Truly one of my favorites.
4 out of 5
Low-cost excellence
Very nice, smooth, floral, even fruity, with a long-lasting burn. It's on my regular list now.
5 out of 5
Easy to like...
There are many good reasons for this blends popularity. The only way you’ll know is to try a pouch. Easy to get lit, stays lit, burns to the bottom of the bowl, clean ash, mild aroma. A very we’ll balanced English style blend. Probably a good one to try if you’d like an introduction to English style tobacco blends. Last but not least, the price is very attractive. Larger packages would be nice...but then there’s the convenience of a pouch.
5 out of 5
Great tobacco
I find this tobacco to be one of best for the price. It has a hint of sweetest along This is one of best tobaccos, it has a very mild flavor. it also has a mild taste of sweetnest that is enjoyable. being mild and favorable.
5 out of 5
One of the best.
Slow smoking and great taste. Very satisfying.
5 out of 5
English with restraint.
Loads/packs well, lights easily, burns well, easy on the tongue, well balanced flavor for an English style tobacco. An easy smoke to the bottom of the bowl, easy pipe clean up afterwards. No bite and my wife says the aroma is nice. Aroma in the pouch is unassuming/pleasant. It has a pretty good nicotine kick too. Very likable stuff. The blends creator has a find sense of balance regarding Latakia percentage...it’s there but not overwhelming. It’s very easy to see why it’s so popular, at these prices it’s a great deal.
3 out of 5
first english
john bull is the first english that i have smoked the pouch arrived in good shape the tobacco fresh this one lit and burned well only a couple of smokes in to it not sure i care for the latika that in it .
5 out of 5
This is a winner
I purchased this tobacco as part of a 3 for a buck special. I was super pleased with this tobacco. I was expecting a much more robust English blend but to my surprise it was superbly mild and pleasurable to smoke. This could well be one of my favorites and a type the would be an "every day smoke. I've been away from a pipe for at least 15 years, I am just re-beginning to see what is available since some of the tobaccos I originally smoked are no longer available. This blend will be, no doubt, something which I can enjoy quite often.
4 out of 5
It's OK
Not a big fan of English blends but still like it.
5 out of 5
A good, mellow and flavorful
A good, mellow and flavorful tobaco.
5 out of 5
NO Raging Bull Here!!
This is a very fine English blend that can be smoked all day every day. I enjoy this in the evening after a meal with either coffee or an after dinner cordial. The flavor is a mix of traditional and sweet. The room note is pleasant and can leave a nice sweet lingering effect.
4 out of 5
A nice balanced English blend
You can puff on this all day and it always provides a nice, not too intense, smoke. Well worth the reasonable price.
5 out of 5
Solid English
If you enjoy Presbyterian Match but would like a bit more sweetness this is the English for you. I thoroughly enjoy it. It is best paired with a nice French Roast or Guinness Stout.
5 out of 5
Thank You so much!!!
Shipping was very fast. Very superior in quality. Very nice pipe with accessories. The tobacco is very good and very delicious in taste as well. Thank You so much!!!
5 out of 5
Jho bull pipe tobacco
This stuff is absolutely delicious. ..one of my every day smokes
5 out of 5
This is Premuim stuff!
Don’t ever look this tobacco! If you’re all about “brand name” or “premium” tobacco you’ll be missing out. The only way to describe this tobacco is to try it. If you don’t wanna pay full price buy it right now because it’s on sale. I did and man I love this stuff. Extremely unique but flavorful. It reminds me of a summer day at the lake BBQing some steaks and drinking beers. This doesn’t taste like campfire but it tastes like a good smelling grill with some charcoal. I know it’s a weird analogy but you’ll see when you try it.
5 out of 5
WHAT!?
Well, I never expected a pouch tobacco to be this good. Pouch aroma is like a light Dunhill Nightcap. Taste is not comparable, but its a really nice mellow english blend you could really smoke all day. Room note is nice, tobacco smell with a some campfire smell in there. Being outdoorsy, that is a GOOD thing! The tobacco blend itself is just beautiful in color, blondes, goldens and darks all mixed quite well. Smells great, taste great, room note is great. Burns right down to white ash, and burns very cool. I'll be buying a few more pouches to cellar, right next to my Nightcap :) I like that the pouch is actually sealed! Try some if you like english blends, the pouch makes transport simple.
5 out of 5
No Bull It's a Good Smoke
I find myself constantly going to this for my daily smoke. Not too heavy or powerful for an all day smoke if you like English blends.
5 out of 5
Well Done
Just getting back to pipes after wandering blindly in cigarette land for fifteen years, P&C offered me a vacation in Europe at a bargain price. Even though the backorder delayed my visit, John Bull was the best of the bunch. Enough smoky Latakia to satisfy, with a wonderful roundedness the burley brings, and a surprise at the price point.
5 out of 5
A Pleasant Surprise
Returning to my pipes after a couple of decades, I tried JB from the 3-pouch sampler. I'm not sure that I've ever tried an English blend. I was suspicious after the tin/pouch note and absolutely pleasantly surprised. There's nothing that I dislike about this blend. It has turned me on to English. I expected a hot biting smoke. Not so - smooth and cool. It burns well and evenly in the bowl.
4 out of 5
Nice for the price
Nice for the price
4 out of 5
Good Stuff
Nice English tobacco
5 out of 5
john bull tobacco
Received as part of pipe combo offer- Very good, takes me back to other dutch tobaccos. Wish it was available in bulk
5 out of 5
Good tobacco, but not a favorite
Medal of Honor/Medal of Valor is better. But I'm glad I tried it---it's a very mild English.
4 out of 5
Nice for the price
Nice for the price
4 out of 5
The John Bull tobacco
Yes , its Ok but it needs more latakia filtered in it , to be a bit stronger but not overwhelming .
5 out of 5
Flying Dutchman / Royal Yacht with Coffee
Wow, reminds me of a cross between the Flying Dutchman and Rayal Yacht I smoked in the late '70s. I normally start the day with cigar and black coffee; then pipe the rest of the day. I purchased John Bull in the recent P&C Casillero pipe promo. When you've been piping as long as I have, since 1968 at age 13, you often can merely look at a pouch brand and you know it's what you want at that moment, even when you've never smoked the stuff prior. On this Thanksgiving Day, I knew this Bull and its predominance of Latakia would go perfectly with coffee in much the same way as anisette goes with coffee. Think about that a moment. Latakia / anisette, right? And boy did I call it! Puff and sip, puff and sip... The coffee clears the palette like wine does during dinner. Then you really taste the Bull blend anew with each puff / sip. Really started my Thanksgiving off wonderfully.
4 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised
I bought this on a super sale.....glad I did. I'm a Hickory Tobacco lover, and John Bull is a pleasant change of pace, a bit more aerobatic and a bit more bite.
3 out of 5
GOOD Blend😊, EXCEPT😳🙄!
I Got THIS With The EUROPEAN Vacation Pack. I Was DELIGHTFULLY Surprised😳! It's A COOL Smoke With A Nice Flavor😊! HOWEVER🙄, Ol' Uncle John Got TOO "BULLISH" With The LATAKIA😖! He SHOULD Use ONLY 1/4th As MUCH😧! TOO SMOKY😱😖!
5 out of 5
PawBoe and the English
Wish this came in Bulk!!
3 out of 5
Decent English, in a pinch
I first discovered John Bull when P&C ran an incredible special promotion featuring three pouches for only $1.00...and free shipping to boot. Too good to pass up, and the other brands included were also new to me (Erin go Bragh, C'est la Vie). JB is a solid choice for those of you, like me, who are on a tighter budget these days. It has a respectable Latakia element although it doesn't develop in the bowl as much as other, more complex Lat blends and it tends to burn rather quickly, even if you're not 'pushing' it. That being said, in a pinch, it is a respectable choice for the English enthusiast.
5 out of 5
All Day English
I really like this blend. I'm actually a Burley man but sometimes I am in the mood for an English smoke. Lately, I've been turning to John Bull. I would call this a "light" English blend. Hearty enough to satisfy the English craving but mild enough to be smoked all day. Price isn't bad either.
5 out of 5
Like it!!
Have been looking for an English blend for some time that approximates a blend I smoked years ago from Fader's in Baltimore. John Bull is the closest so far.
5 out of 5
chompy, mellow
smooth, rich, dark, not too offensive. truly a "well-behaved" taste! my professor loves it too
4 out of 5
Pleasant surprise
Given the price point I wasn't expecting much. After all usually you get what you pay for. However, this was different for once. I thoroughly enjoyed this English blend. It had just the right amount of Latakia to impress but not overwhelm.
5 out of 5
english
good natural taste
5 out of 5
A must try
This is a mild-medium Latakia blend that you can smoke all day without that Latakia bomb effect. Probably helps that there is no perique or oriental. And the price is a plus.
4 out of 5
Smoother English Blend and the price is right
I'm an old Balkin/English blend smoker but lately my go to blends have been tasting like " Latakia Bombs". John Bull is lighter and smoother without being bland. Might be the fact there is no perique and burley has been added plus less latakia. Recommended!
4 out of 5
Smooth smoke
Very smooth smoke. Will purchase again.
4 out of 5
happy again
John bull is a very good english style tobacco. Mellow, cool change of pace from some of the other english blends I smoke. Will order again.
2 out of 5
Taste not anything like described.
I bought this pouch of pipe tobacco over a year ago with the John Bull (2-fer)cigar combo due to the description of its flavor characteristics and after trying it a few times, I just don't get anything but a strong rubber tire flavor. I even tried to put some of it into a milder tobacco to give it a little flavor... Its way too overpowering. The cigars flavor however is just ok, lacking really.
5 out of 5
John Bull Royal English in a pouch
I had smoked alot of frog morton on the bayou but i believe this john bull is a much better tobacco i like the creamyness but it does burn hoter.
5 out of 5
john bull checks all the boxes
perfect English blend what with the earthy mossy aroma and taste. comes packed tight in the pouch. this blend rocks for all day enjoyment. no harshness near the end of bowl. just good smoke
2 out of 5
Haven't found what i'm looking for....Yet!
I didn't care much for this tobacco,I found it to smoke dry.I gave it a try,but just not what i'm looking for.
4 out of 5
My favorite....
I've only been smoking a pipe for a few years so I have limited experience and have pretty unsophisticated tastes but this is my favorite tobacco. I smoke it in the evening with my arthritis medication (2 fingers of Bourbon) and keep a couple of months worth on hand for the occasional shortages.
3 out of 5
Decent English blend
Not bad. It's best enjoyed in a briar that smokes cool. Not good with delayed gratification. Far to ashtray like. Decent. Won't buy more.
5 out of 5
Give this bull a ride!
Another winner for English lovers.For the price of this pouch you get a lot of value for your money.Nice and smooth smoke that has zero bite.All favors shine thru with a terrific balance.Smoked in a cob is a great way to go,didn't burn hot at all.For the price you won't find a better english blend.
4 out of 5
nice tobacco
very good
5 out of 5
Delicate Seasoning
JB is my last smoke of the day. Very settling like a fine wine. Seasoned delicately with just enough of a bit of latakia to not be so overwhelming.
5 out of 5
john bull
i enjoyed it very much.it was really smooth.and very aeromatic
1 out of 5
wasn't for me
wasn't for me
5 out of 5
Very Nice Light English
This is a nice change of pace from the heavier Latakia blends. Smooth all the way to a fine grey ash. Would buy again to keep in the rotation when wanting a lighter Latakia smoke.
5 out of 5
Worth the wait
Found this tobacco as part of a multi pack deal. Bought more then it was discontinued. Waited patiently and it came back
5 out of 5
Try it, you'll Like It!
The very first thing one will notice about this extraordinary tobacco is the “tin” note. With the Virginia and bit of Latakia, it definitely smells like a toned down smokey, leathery Dunhill Nightcap, which is enticing. The second thing one will see is that it is a beautifully colored tobacco; light and airy, with a very very fine ribbon cut, and perfect moisture content. All this makes this lovely blend very easy to pack and keep coolly lit, with a central smoldering ember. Even if well tamped, it maintains a pleasant, extremely flavorful and deeply satisfying, easy draw. It is not at all harsh and there is no tongue bite, even if you tend to chug hard. The natural sweetness from the Virginia leaf and touch of toasted Cavendish, with that bit of Latakia, awaits the wise person who decides to give this outstanding pouched tobacco a try.
4 out of 5
Definitely Worth A Try
For a tobacco that is sold in a pouch I think John Bull is an excellent tobacco. The label has British like terms and touts it as "A Royal English," and "A Proper English," and those may be slight overstatements. Yet, there is not a lot of detectable flavorings in this except a very small amount of Latakia, and a bit of what seems like toasted Cavendish. So, at least from my understanding its not an aromatic. There is a lot to like about this tobacco. It packs and smokes easily and cool, with a good draw, and is flavorful and satisfying, with a nice room note. This is definitely worth a try. Get yourself a pouch or two and give it a go. You may well be glad you did.
5 out of 5
Wife not a fan.
John Bull is a nice smoking tobacco that I will buy again, however, the wife wasn't a fan. I usually smoke this when I'm alone.
5 out of 5
Loved it.
Loved it. Too bad it's no longer available. Great English tobacco.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Loved it. Affordable and tasty. It's a gentle English; but, give it a try! I will reorder this tobacco.
5 out of 5
Excellent Blend
Love this tobacco. Can't seem to smoke enough of it. LOL
5 out of 5
One of my Favorites
An excellent tobacco. Very smooth and fragrant. This is my late evening choice.
5 out of 5
Amazing!
Very smooth even when inhaling! Superbly priced!
5 out of 5
John Bull
I have just smoked one bowl of it, but I'm enjoying it greatly. Nice blend stays lit for me better than others blends I've tried.
5 out of 5
A nice smoke
Primarily a cavendish smoker, but sometimes you just need a change. Experimented with a couple English blends and settled on John Bull. It's a nice smoke, not heavy or overbearing and there is just enough Latakia in it to make it interesting.
5 out of 5
John Bull pipe tobacco is
John Bull pipe tobacco is a very nice blend that for me has a little of everything in flavor, quality and price, in my opinion it is an all day pipe tobacco to be savored and at the price is a no brainer.
5 out of 5
Always pleased
I have always gotten great service and good products from P&C.
5 out of 5
very nice tobacco
i got the sampler. came in the mail this morning got home from work wife had it on the coffee table waiting for me. the pipe i got was a full bent looks and smoked great. the tool all ready had one but 2 is even better. the tobacco. never had an english blend before im use aeromatics i really like aeromatics my wife loves then especially the vanilla custered that p&c has. but when i lit up my first bowl of john bull loved it. right away i could taste the spiciness. strong after smell like someone said in here but all around a very good tobacco. will be buying more of it for my rotation.
Customer Testimonials
I bought the Latakia Lovers Staff Sampler and John Bull was my second bowl of the group. I was curious on whether not a pouch tobacco could capture my taste buds.... well..... It is a very good English Latakia tobacco. I was pleasantly surprised and I will keep some John Bull in my rotation.
I'd give John Bull a 7 out of 10. Latakia is on the light side for me but still an enjoyable smoke. At less than $5 a pouch, an outstanding deal. John Bull is easily the best pouch tobacco I've tried so far. If you are not a fan of aromatics but want a pouch of tobacco to throw in a bag, John Bull fits the bill nicely. I plan on taking a pouch of John Bull with me to Sturgis this year. When touring on a motorcycle; space is at a premium. I can leave my mason jars of Mississippi River and other blends at home (the jars take up a lot of saddle bag room). A pouch of John Bull in my vest pocket will provide me a fine smoke in a portable package. A much better option than buying an overpriced pouch of aromatic tobacco from a gas station when I get to South Dakota.
I strongly agree with a previous review, pouch note smelled like peppered sausage. This was my first experience with English style tobacco. I will probably stick with aromatics because the ladies like them. It was pleasant though.
I got this tobacco in the IPSD set I picked up and absolutely love it. I have not smoked a great many tobaccos but this one is my favorite to date. I will definitely smoke more of this in the years to come!
OK...Seriously what is up with this tobacco? I am not a fan of pouch tobaccos to begin with but for some reason picked this up and it seriously impressed me! The smell of the pouch is delicious, the flavor is full and well balanced, the room note is mildly aromatic, the burn is steady and cool and even the freaken ghosting on my pipe was awesome! I still can't believe I am saying this, but I am buying some more...uhmmm, a few more!
I got this in the great sampler I bought here and it easily compares with the other English I have had. The pouch was fresh!
Great blend, no bite. Ready to smoke out of the pouch. Add a little "blending latakia" to it for the perfect tweak.
Mild, mild, mild. Taste and strength. Excellent flavor but I'd like a bit more. Good introduction to the English blends without being overpowered.
Good blend. Very different spice wise then im use to, but in a good way. Good smoking but strong after smell
I recently saw this tobacco was buy one pouch, get one free so I figured I would give it a try. Being a relatively new pipe smoker, this was my first English blend. If other English's are as good and as cheap as this one, I will buy nothing but for now on.
Very light english blend. Faint trace of latakia. Not bad for an OTC blend, but a bit too mild for my taste. I mixed it with C&D 412 Billy Budd in a glass mason jar to pick it up a notch or two.
This was my first Latakia blend. The initial smell out of the package made me think that I had purchased some peppered sausage. I'm not sure if this is typical for heavy Latakia blends, but that was what I got from it. Eventually I tried it out and got a wonderful sweet, chocolatey taste with just a hint of spice at the end of the puff. Tasted great with a strong, but nice after taste. Didn't necessarily leave me smelling nice though. The next few times I tried it it was either love it or hate it. I suppose that for my first Latakia tobacco it was good. Would probably buy it again.