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Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake


Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake is a solid, easy-smoking all-Virginia flake with the characteristic citrus and hay flavors that one would expect from a quality pressed Virginia. It's pleasant and enjoyable right now, and should age very well.

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Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake Shipping Constraints
Per OZ In Stock $2.30
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Overall Rating 4.74 out of 5 Based on 19 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake”

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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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Customer Testimonials
Upon opening my 'bag', I was immersed in a sweet, pleasurable scent of fruit and freshly baled hay. The fruit note seems to be pineapple. The flake is large and easily worked, due to its healthy moisture content. The flavor is delightful, sweet, VA tobacco. One of my favorite tin notes, but it does diminish over time.
I've been smoking a pipe for several years, and I've tried a lot ... and I mean 'A LOT' of flake from not only P&C, but other vendors as well. As of yet, I still haven't found that semi-perfect flake, and I'm still looking, but this flake is some of the most economical and tasty I've come across in months. I will keep some of this in my cellar for the time being, and see what it tastes like in a few months.
This is a great tobacco at a GREAT price. It smokes like a dream now and should be remarkable in 5 plus years. At this price you should consider buying several pounds. You will not be disappointed.
This "discount" Virginia flake tastes every bit as good as the premium tinned Virginias available. Very smooth with just the right amount of natural sweetness. I plan on aging some to see if it gets even better. You can smoke this all day everyday without a problem. Just fold stuff and light. What a great tobacco!
Virginia tobaccos give me terrible tongue bite but not this one. This is a nice change of pace from my usual burley blends.
This review will make it sound bad, but I'm going to keep this blend around. My disappointment is from dashed hopes. I really wanted to make this one my everyday smoke, but I had problems. The smell in the bag is like cotton candy, and it smokes of the same with the addition of tootsie rolls. It's kind of a sugar bomb. I usually fold and stuff, but with this blend it kept finding a way to clog the draft hole, and forget trying it in a large bowled pipe. My best luck was with a straight-stem medium bowl after breaking it up more than I usually do a flake. I could use a cleaner to push it away from the draft. This is a perfect smoke for someone who wants a sweet smoke without having to go to an aromatic.
Newminster 400, is a good smoke, not as good as Dunhill flake, or Peter stok's, but a decent smoke. I will jar it and revisit in a month or so and see if there's any change. I like the sweetness of the Va's, newminster is lacking in this department..
I bought a few ounces of this stuff to try out recently. I am a rather new pipe smoker and I am still discovering all the flavors that tobacco has to offer. That being said, I've been persistently trying many Virginias, as they best fit my taste, and I find that every time I come back to this flake I love it more and more. The tobacco has a mild, sweet aroma. The sweetness carries over in the smoke, but takes on more of a hay or grass flavor. It is a mild enough flavor to start your day off with, without overpowering your morning coffee. No bite noticeable. I enjoy this one so much that I plan on making a big order soon for the cellar.
Considering the price, you would expect at least a slightly lower quality product compared to other high end flakes. Not so. This is a darn good flake! If this was entered into a blind taste test, it would easily stack up to the others, and probably even best a few of them. I am so glad I was given a hefty sample from a friend, my next order will include at least a lb. of this stuff. For those who don't know, this tobacco comes in mammoth 5" flakes. Easily 2-3 times what you would expect.
I have quite a few flake tobaccos in my cellar, all of them more expensive than this Newminster, but it holds its own with all of them. I was amazed at how sweet this tobacco smoked. I cut a flake into 3/4 inch strips and rubbed them out. One of these large flakes was sufficient for two rightly-packed medium sized bowls. The tobacco burned well, the flavor was consistent throughout. The lemony sweetness of a fine, straight-Virginia mixture was perfect for my tastes. I was pleasantly surprised since I was expecting to "get what I paid for"... I got something better. Granted, this is not Escudo or Irish Flake (it lacks their complexity) but sometimes I don't want a complex flavor (I don't want to have to mull the flavors around)... I just want a good, sweet smoke and Superior Navy gives me that. I recommend this tobacco and at this price I recommend you purchase lots for your cellar. :)
Very tasty and perfect for cellaring
This is a really nice smoke. I pack my pipe using the fold and stuff method and this No 400 lights easily. It has a really nice flavor all the way down the bowl. The price of this tobacco is too good to be true as it outperforms a lot of much more expensive brands.