|Tobacco||Burley, Cavendish, Latakia, Virginia|
|Room Note||4 - Distinct|
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.
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.