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Naval Battle

Naval Battle will have you swimming to the shores. In the ring, we have Hearth & Home's Anniversary Kake, a lemon through brown Virginia combined with St. James Perique that gives a smooth and chocolate aroma. Also in the ring is Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake, a solid and easy-smoking all-Virginia flake that is pleasant and enjoyable now or aged. Now we call on our P&C Faithful to help determine which is the Naval 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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Pipe Tobacco SamplerIn Stock$15.99
Anniversary Kake Bulk Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$3.60
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1-3
$3.60
4-7
$3.58
8-15
$3.36
16+
$3.18
Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$2.49
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Price:
1
$2.49
2-3
$2.35
4-7
$2.22
8-15
$2.07
16-79
$1.98
80+
$1.90
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Overall Rating4.59 out of 5 Based on 82 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Naval Battle”

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5 out of 5
so cool
so cool
5 out of 5
anniversary kake
My husband loved it!
5 out of 5
I love this stuff!
This tobacco came to me a bit wet. I let it sit out before smoking and it hits the spot after a meal. It is a strong tobacco but not too strong. I don't get tongue bite with this one. It is smokey and spicy without being overpowering. I will definitely order more.
4 out of 5
once you get the hang
once you get the hang of packing it is a good long lasting smooth smoke..stays lit well
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good Smoke
5 out of 5
Mix it up!
I'll take the kake over the flake, but also I lat bombed these lightly with punch and it is amazing.
3 out of 5
It's pretty good
So this came very very wet. Tried smoking right away and it was just too moist wouldnt stay lit etc. Dried some out over night which obviously fixed that problem. Once died out burns great out is a decent smoke but not quite as flavorful as i had hoped. I never get excited about smoking it but work it in to the rotation because it's not bad and i want to use it up.
3 out of 5
Good
It has a very pleasant sweet smell out of the bag(bought it bulk). It smokes almost like it taste. A very good Navy Flake. Not my personal favorite but I could see other people really enjoying it.
5 out of 5
First ever non aromatic
This is the first non aromatic i have ever smoked. And i dont think i will be going back to aromatics anytime soon. This tobacco is sweet with a little bit of spice. Really tastey and i see why people seem to like this one. Shipping was quick and painless as always with pipes and cigars.
4 out of 5
Great !
Anniversary Kake is a great VA blend.
4 out of 5
Virginia excellence
This is an unusually interesting venture for those who like VA tobacco, with layered flavors. Definitely on the naturally sweet side.
4 out of 5
good smoke
Im not real good at describing all the nusnce of a blend but I will say this meets all my expectations of a good smoke.
4 out of 5
Can't Decide both are good
Two very good Naval flake tobaccos great flavor and aroma.
5 out of 5
Real
Smooth real tobacco flavor, and thanks for the quick shipment of my order $
5 out of 5
Great
Tastiest tobacco I ever smoked
4 out of 5
Smooth
Easy to pack. Very mellow and pleasant aroma
3 out of 5
A bit too moist for my taste.
Great flavor, maybe a bit much. Accumulated much water in pipe regrettably.
5 out of 5
I wish I had started with this in my pipe!
Wow, is all I can say on this. The tin note had hints of chocolate, cinnamon, maybe little bit of fudge brownie would be better discription. I have never had this or any kake type tobaccos. I got 3oz just to start of bulk which the moisture was good. It required minimum drying time and soaked cool. The taste was not brownie, but cinnamon, maybe nutmeg on the retro hale, simisweet. I finshed only half the bowl and the second Haden the next day. It was still good, a little bit of a bite at first relight, but then got good again. I have read somewhere the this was the base for Russ' Fire Strorm, which I can see. I think I prefer this of FS.....strong close second.... I will be buys a few lbs of it when I get the chance...
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
If you like nave flakes you will love this one. Good room note and a satisfying smoke pipe after pipe.
4 out of 5
Good but not my cup of tea
This is a very good flake if you like light Virginia. I got it to see how good the quality is and it is pretty good. I usually smoke heavier hitters but I enjoy this for the first bowl in the morning. It is clean burning but needs to be rubbed out. I have tried fold and stuff at all moisture levels and it just gets too wet by half way down the bowl. It has a yummy toast flavor that gets sweeter as you go. To me it burns a little warm and does bite if you don't use a slow cadence. All in all its a a nice smoke just not my go to blend.
5 out of 5
Good at purchase, great after 8 months and wonderful at 7 years.
I bought / Cellared several pounds 11/2011 and i can say as of 9/5/2018 its a WONDERFUL smoke. I've smoked on 2 of the mason jars through the years off and on and it hasn't changed much after the 8th month or so Cellared. The one thing it did was blend in well and become a wonderful smoke. I suggest still taking it nice and slow otherwise it can and will bite you but i'm going to have to order more because i'm down to 3 of the large mouth big jars of it.
5 out of 5
good staple
enjoyed it a lot, should have bought more.
5 out of 5
After 25+ years smoking a
After 25+ years smoking a pipe; best I've had!
4 out of 5
Nice
This is a great blend that's like nothing else
4 out of 5
Smooth and sweet
If you like your va/per tobacco moreally sweet then spicy this is it. Not as sweet as marlin flake but close, similar to McClelland's 2015
5 out of 5
Just Fantastic
I tried 2 oz of this on a whim as I am searching for new standbys to replace my beloved McClelland's blends. Sorry I only ordered 2 oz. As soon as it's back in stock I'll be ordering at least a pound!
4 out of 5
Anniversary Kake
I ordered 34 oz and this shipped in two bags of 16 oz and one bag of 2 oz. I am working my way through the 2 oz small bag. The Kake is very moist and so must be broken up and should be aired a bit or one will have difficulty keeping it lit. It is a good, tasty tobacco like all blends that Mr. O. invented. I prefer Anniversary Flake, but the Kake is a good tobacco.
5 out of 5
Anni kake
Lovely stuff
5 out of 5
Fantastic blend.
This is a great blend that I'd recommend to be in everyone's rotation. Next time it's in stock I can see at least and 8oz order happening.
5 out of 5
The Best VaPer Anywhere
My all time favorite tobacco. Some call this too sweet, but I think it's just right. The perfect amount of perique, as well. The tin note is amazing, and I could smoke this all day, every day. It will bite if you smoke it too hard. Anniversary Kake is the VaPer by which I judge all others.
5 out of 5
Better than sex.
Just kidding, it isn't but that isn't fair, because not much is. What I will say is that is is a sweet, mellow, and extremely pleasurable smoke. Get it while you can.
5 out of 5
American Kake Bulk
Orders on a whim based on the positive reviews. Great smoke, burns even throughout. Complimented by the wife in the room note. Will definitely buy again.
5 out of 5
#1 on my hit parade
If you haven't tried it I recommend that you do. The only problem is that it sells out as soon as it is back in stock. A great mellow enjoyable smoke.
5 out of 5
Newminster 400 SNF
Bought this last month for the first time. I've tried several other Navy Flakes before and this one is my new favorite. Avery nice smell to it and a pleasant aroma. Burns well, right to the end with little dottle. A little moist upon arrival, you may wish to dry it a little.
5 out of 5
newminster products
newminster navy flake is a great tasting flake tobacco and the largest flake that i have seen. arrived nice and moist and fresh .it is sweet with a little hay maybe citrus through out the bowl. i smoked it in my mark twain half a flake filled it very well .i have been very impressed with the newminster products i have tried . great job pipes and cigars my order was complete and shipped on shedual thank you
5 out of 5
Burns nicely
Didn't pack down and it burned very well
5 out of 5
Very Tasty
If you like Virginias, this is a dream. There is a reason this flies off the "shelf". Russ Oulette is a legend!
4 out of 5
Good smoke
I'm a pipe smoking newb and this was my first VA flake. I enjoyed this smoke, stays lit and burns evenly. I've read posts where people say 'smokes down to a fine ash', but never experienced that until this tobacco. Smoke it slow and no tongue bite. I'm definitely going to buy more.
5 out of 5
Unique...
A very unique VaPer. Pleasant sweetness to it that I've not experienced in any other VaPer. The Perique definitely exhibits its ability to complement a sweeter Virginia. In the raw, you'd think it was an aromatic. But, upon first light, you realize that you've found one of the most interesting non-aromatic blends ever created.
5 out of 5
A great Flake at a Great Price
The Newminster 400 Navy Flake is my faborite pipe tobacco. It tastes like clean, dry hay smells. The description says it should age well, but it never lasts long enough fior me to find out.
5 out of 5
I Love It
My all time favorite tobacco. I’ve searched for something similar, but nothing else has the perfect sweetness and wonderful taste of this blend.
5 out of 5
Ani Kake
A sublime blend with excellent balance. The strenght is just right, the perique is applied with a light hand, which is just right (IMHO). This is a good cellar builder for all the right reasons and it is DENSE. If you buy any kind of weight of this, you will wind up with some serious bricks. Toss them in a jar and smoke the loose. BOOM.
3 out of 5
Not bad, but maybe I'm not the best reviewer.
First, I should explain my rating system. *****= all time favorite, ****= I've bought many times, ***= is a good tobacco I enjoyed but may or may not buy again, **= not necessarily bad, but not my thing (others may love it!), and *= a bad tobacco by any standards. That said, Anniversary Kake is a solid three stars. I'm not a huge fan of VaPer blends, so I may not be the best reviewer if you are a fan, but I am familiar with the flavors and delights of them. I liked it. It's obviously a good blend by my limited field of comparison. The Perique is not too figgy nor too spicy, and well balanced with the Virginias which are the true star here, IMO. It's a rather mellow smoke and quite relaxing. It is after all Hearth & Home, so you know it's quality. I'd have to say this is on the mild side of VaPers I've tried with only the slightest of headiness. This could be a good entry point for those looking to try a VaPer blend for the first time. Hope this helps.
5 out of 5
My favorite so far
Deliciously smooth, full, flavorful like creaminess. No bite!
5 out of 5
Very Smooth
I came to know from one of mine friend that you must try this tobacco and I am thankful to him. This is very smooth blend and if you smoke slow with slow deep puff...it will give you the best smoke.....
5 out of 5
Great Tobacco
Really like this tobacco! Wonderful aroma when opening the bag. Easy to prepare and stays lit to bottom of the bowl. Has a nice room note also. No bite either. Will be ordering more! A nice all day tobacco!
5 out of 5
A classic
This has to be one of the few at the top of my all-time list. Rich but caressing, lovely texture--if you can ever call tobacco smoke creamy, this is it. Like a good wine, it covers the whole palate, meaning that it has a melange of flavors, a touch of tree fruit, different wood fragrances, and a bit of spice-box. Bravo, Russ!
4 out of 5
Happy Anniversary H&H ,got me a slice of Kake .
I got a hold of a couple ounces of this from a fellow member at Fair Trade Tobacco Forums. He gave up pipes in favor of cigars, win for me,right? I have acquired my dads vintage pipe collection and so I brought out the old Harriels Meerschaum lined full bent to try this Anniversary Kake. What a pleasant smoke. Mellow and lightly sweet cold aroma . Took a few lights to get it going but once it caught (I'm smoking it as I type) its great. It reminds me of stuff my grandfather used to smoke. Not a heavy room note but definitely has the figgy aroma of the St James Perique in the blend. I can see why this is one of their best selling blends.
3 out of 5
Sweet Cocoa
This Va/Per is nice once it marries. The sharpness of the Perique mellows to a sweetness and ties with the Virginias to create a sweet cocoa-like flavor. It's not bad at all, but it's not a favorite for me because I don't care much for a sweet smoke.
5 out of 5
Yum!
This was a surprisingly great smoke! Great flavor!
5 out of 5
Gets better with age!
I purchased this tobacco in 2014 and cellared it. After almost 3 years it has gotten much tastier. I initially bought a bunch because it looked delicious and was at deep discount. It tasted ok. Very bready. But now with some age it sure burns nice and taste has vastly improved imho. Glad I have over a dozen jars.
4 out of 5
One of my favorites!
It's a nice blend of raisin & chocolate that's not too strong or too mild. My only concern is that I wish it had a more pleasant room note.
5 out of 5
good stuff.
Just bought more.... a pound.... this Va flake punches above it's weight. Folks I've smoked it around tell me it smells "like something's baking". ... in a good, sweetish, toasty - bread sort of way. The pouch / jar aroma had me stumped for a description for a bit... then I got it .. ripe pineapple rind with fig notes ... not overpowering, yet alluringly mouth watering. The flavor when smoked.... to me, a mellow Va sweetness .. not too much citrusy tang here.. more of a subtle cinammon toasty impression without the cinnammon... all tasting notes are very subjective ... everyone's different... but I'm quite taken with this tobacco. A true no-compromise value to my tastes... put it in a tin with a fancy label, I'd pay more for it. Looking forward now to folding & twist stuffing it into a pipe now.. if you like Va flakes, I don't think you'll be disappointed. My purchase came at just the right moisture level out of the box. ... mmmmmmm with coffee, bourbon, scotch... you get the idea.
4 out of 5
Very enjoyable
Just a very nice Virginia flake. Smoking out on the deck my pipe & I were banished to, a lady stepped out to join me and thought the neighbors were baking bread or pastry next door... she was surprised to find it was my pipe . I'm ordering a pound now. if you enjoy lightly sweet, toasty Virginia, I'd recommend trying a couple ounces of this.
4 out of 5
Smooth & Tasty
Soft, puffy tobacco. Smooth and tasty. Great tasting VaPer for those looking for a solid anytime tobacco. Excited to see what this tastes like with some age to it and thinking about pressing some just to see what comes if it. Russ said it's the base for his Fire Storm blend which I have heard great things about as well.
4 out of 5
Holding out for more!
I wanted to give this a solid five stars, but all throughout the bowl, I kept hoping for something more pronounced. I found it very one dimensional, which wasn't a bad thing. It's just that after reading all of the high praises, I was waiting to hit a home run, and only made it to third base. I enjoyed the Classic Burley Kake a whole lot more. Maybe, with a little cellaring time, this stuff might surprise me. Only time will tell?
4 out of 5
Excellent...
Terrific. Wonderful taste. Nice pouch aroma, although I found it to be somewhat faint. Had to really get my nose in there. But after just a few puffs I realized why it has good reviews. Wonderful non- biting feel with just enough spice to satisfy. Glad I bought it.
5 out of 5
Wonderfull Va/Per!!!
If ever there was a Va/Per blend for a pipe smoker to start with, this is it. The pouch aroma is fantastic with hints of fig and chocolate. As with most blends a few minutes drying time is in order. What my thoughts are is on lighting up the Virginia's used are the first then quickly followed by the goodly amount of Perique. The components of this blend as mixed, makes for a more than satifying smoke anytime of the day. Russ hit it out of the ball park with this fantastic all day smoke.
5 out of 5
A very nice VaPer
This blend has a pleasant fruity aroma similar to raisins or dried plums. It smokes smooth and mellow with a bit of fruitiness and just the right amount of spice in the taste. A really great VaPer and a new regular in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Great VaPer
This was my first VaPer. It was very good, both flavor and smoothness were very pleasant. Highly recommend...
5 out of 5
Anniversary Kake
So glad to find this blend again. Used to get it in Albany NY where it was a favorite when I worked there.
5 out of 5
Excellent in all respects
My tobacco arrived in good order. #400 Flake is excellent. Mild, grasslike and does not bite. Even better with a pinch of Picayune. Will order again, and again, and again........ BG Southeast Missouri
5 out of 5
Just right
Has a very nice sweetness in the background - If you like Peter Stokeby's version you'll like this Also great to fix up a blend that's mediocre
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
My order arrived in Excellent condition. The Newminster 400 is an excellent smoke. Does not bite, and is not too strong. Reminds me of the tobacco smell when I used to be a roust-a-bout at the North Carolina auction floors. This tobacco will give satisfaction and is well worth the money. Mix it with a little D&R Picayune and you are in pipe heaven.
5 out of 5
num num
if someone were to ever say to me, " do you like the smell/taste of figs mixed with grass, sugar and a little vinegar"? i would most definitely say no. ask me the same question about my virginias and va/pers? Yes Ma'am! there is something special about virginias. they are picky but if done right, very very satisfying... This isn't a five star restaurant, or a burger joint, or that cafe down the road that does good thai. its your mother's soup. its grandma's pot roast. nothing fancy, nothing boring, nothing that particularly stands out, but all of the flavors all together make for something that is special. figgy grassy, a little ketchupy, sweet, and satisfying. i know why they sell loads of this stuff and why people like it.
5 out of 5
Yes Please
Simply delicious, marvelous, straightforward navy flake.
5 out of 5
400 flake
Smells great , smoke good with little bite, great in a cob.
5 out of 5
Sweet!
Very sweet tasting! One of my favorite pipe tobacco's.
5 out of 5
Quite a pleasant surprise.
Yeah. I'm a heavy Latakia smoker, currently was smoking Pirate Kake. However there are times when I want a change of pace. I purchased a pound of anny kake during a holiday special just for aging purposes. Well I recently dug into this blend just out of curiosity and now I can't stop smoking it. It's been sitting for about 4 months and I'm quite impressed. The charring light is a bit cigarette like but after that it's all smooth sailing. Medium bodied, very smooth, light sweetness, great flavor thru the nose. I find most vapers sting thru my nose but not this one. Light coco and dried fruit flavor. Very consistent as well, I've tried it in briar and cobs, big bowls and small. Just a great all around all day blend. I may have to order another pound as this "aging" blend is dwindling away.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Burns great, no bite, pleasant taste and room note.
5 out of 5
fantastic
My husband was happy when he opened the box Christmas Day! Thank you!
5 out of 5
This Tobacco is Fab.
Just tried this tobacco and I have to say love this blend taste great and burns well not bite try this you will not be sorry.
5 out of 5
excellent
An excellent blend that smokes well, it's a real special treat!
4 out of 5
Intro to VaPers
This is my first VaPer. I think I may have found my genre of blend. Those Virginias are delightful. Maybe my palate is underdeveloped, but I don't get any of the tangy or spicy flavors that are alleged to signal the presence of Perique. Regardless, it's a wonderful smoke. I'm excited to further explore the VaPer world.
5 out of 5
One excellent VaPer
As always the service from pipes and cigars.com was very fast and correct. On the the review. I hesitated to buy Anniversary Kake as I had been out off by another VaPer blend that was supposed to be the measurement of what all VaPers are graded against. I finally pulled the trigger on AK and I bought an ounce. I am hooked now! I have already smoked almost all of it and I placed another order already to get more on its way! I'm not sure what it is about this blend but I love it and it is now a part of my daily rotation! Kudos to Russ O. On this fine blend! I am hooked!
5 out of 5
Richard Webb's review.
Excellent Service, quick,accurate and courteous. The products are outstanding and I plan to do a lot of future business with Pipes and Cigars. The prices for the quality are nice. Richard Webb
5 out of 5
Str8 up Va flake
Has a creamy smoothness the differentiates it. The long flakes can take some getting used to if you are used to "Z" folding.
5 out of 5
Exceptional Tobacco
Excellent balance of Perique and Virginia Flake. Hearty, but approachable. I will definitely buy more soon!
4 out of 5
From the standpoint of service,
From the standpoint of service, I found this experience very nice -- of course, I always have in the past. In terms of the product, I found it had a somewhat "bite" to it that I am not used to with PS Navy Flake. In fact, I would not have ordered the Newminster if the PS was in stock. Keep up the good work in terms of offering a quality product at very, very affordable prices.
5 out of 5
Different strokes...
Different strokes for different folks, I hear. Anniversary Kake is a little mild for my taste. I like something with a definite room note and a taste that gets your attention. This is not it. I do, however, like the way it burns and the unlit aroma and texture.
3 out of 5
Great Tobacco
My mid rating is not because of the tobacco itself. It is an excellent tobacco, but it took a lot of drying for me to get it to smoke well and the taste was not what I was expecting. But then I am new to these tobaccos. It was a great tobacco and a great price.
3 out of 5
Too much perique for my taste
Uplifting fragrance, but tends to be a bit too heavy with perique, I think. It did not exactly bite, but it seemed to burn hot. I think the only way to smoke this is to nurse it very slowly. I cannot smoke it regularly, but only as a change of pace.
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