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Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake Pipe Tobacco
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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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Overall Rating4.65 out of 5 Based on 51 Ratings

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

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5 out of 5
Any better, I’d have to
Any better, I’d have to marry them!
4 out of 5
I enjoy this a lot
I enjoy this a lot it has a wonderful back taste and heavier than a all Virginian something else like it has Perique but it's not.It is like a long fully aged Virginian that costs a lot more.
5 out of 5
One of my all time
One of my all time favorite smokes. I rub it out and let it sit for a 1/2 hour or so before packing. Lights well, burns long, great taste with little to no tongue bite (and I smoke pretty hot). Must have smoke for any flake enthusiast.
5 out of 5
Considerably lighter in both room note and flavor than what I've come to expect from a Navy Flake. Much more of the brown sugar and nutty flavors than the spice of something like Gawith Luxury Navy Flake. Very enjoyable though. Definitely worth trying.
5 out of 5
delicious when mixed with black! very very good tobacco.
delicious when mixed with black! very very good tobacco.
5 out of 5
Sweet Excellence
I could smoke this blend alone for a long time and not get tired of it. If you like a sweet, natural smoke this is a must.
5 out of 5
Fantastic Virginia Flake
I ordered 2 oz. of this tobacco to try it out. The beautiful, long, dense flakes were delivered to me with an absolutely perfect moisture content and smoke well right out of the bag. The flakes smoke equally well rubbed out or folded and stuffed. The tobacco ignites and stays lit easily; it provides a slow and cool smoke if I don't push it too hard. When pushed hard, it gets a little hot and bites slightly, yet it's still one of the best behaved Virginia flakes that I've ever smoked. The flavor is delicate, however, and smoking too quickly will bleach out the flavor profile. When puffed moderately, though, the flavor starts out light and builds in richness and creaminess throughout the bowl; the last 1/3 of a bowl is a real treat. Winston Churchill supposedly said that to make the ideal Martini, one should “whisper 'vermouth' to a freshly poured glass of gin.” This seems to be the philosophy used in blending this navy flake; there's just a “whisper” of sweet rum notes on top of the tobacco's natural flavor. I will definitely order more of this stuff, and it may very well become my go-to Virginia flake. I highly recommend it.
5 out of 5
Underrated and understated
Understated and natural tasting tobacco
5 out of 5
Rich, full bodied smoke for Virginia lovers
A wonderful, rich Virginia tobacco! It is listed as a Navy Flake, but the Navy element is slight. If you enjoy Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake you will love the depth and richness Newminister No 400.
5 out of 5
This tobacco is really good!
This tobacco is really good! Always have some in my rotation. Fits my palate nicely
3 out of 5
It's not as sweet as others I've tried
It's good, I like alittle more plum rum taste
4 out of 5
Good Navy Flake
This is a good navy flake. A lot less expensive that than what you get in the Red Can.
4 out of 5
Like that # 400 Navy flake, i bought it in bulk, real good taste and price.
Great Tobacco, sure do like it a lot.
5 out of 5
great flake
This is my go to, love it.
5 out of 5
not bad
Good so far.
4 out of 5
Good quality virginia
Good, solid navy flake. Plenty of sweet Virginia flavor without being overbearing. Very nice burning characteristics. Cool smoke. Was a Capstan Medium smoker for some 30 years, this is now my standby Virginia flake. Could have arrived a hair bit moister, my only criticism.
4 out of 5
Superior navy flake
I have been really enjoying this tobacco. The tobacco was perfect straight out of the bag. The tobacco also burns relatively slow, cool, and I enjoy the flavor.
4 out of 5
Great for a cross to non-aromatic
Much like how I enjoy the notes of different coffee beans. This also gives certain note that a normal aromatic smokers can enjoy. Some call it a grassy/sweet taste. But I've found it to be much more like graham crackers. It is the perfect crossing point when you want to step away from your usual aromatics. Break some off and rub it out is the best way I've discovered to use it.
5 out of 5
A good mild flake
This Navy Flake gives a mild cool slow burn. I put flake in the buttom half of my favorite long stem pipe, then fill up the remainder with either Newminster No. 31, or sutliff mellow, or Lane burley and black. Makes for a good smoke.
5 out of 5
Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake
A very nice and easy smoking Virginia Based Flake that has moved into my top 5 list.
5 out of 5
I like va/per and this does not disappoint. No bite, good taste, great price, big flakes!
5 out of 5
here it is; mcclellands 2010
this is nearly an exact replacement for McClellands 2010!! Smooth and tasty and smells heavenly!
5 out of 5
Easygoing straight Virginia
Exactly what I was looking for
5 out of 5
Excellent flake
Oh so good.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good Smoke
3 out of 5
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.
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.
5 out of 5
Smooth real tobacco flavor, and thanks for the quick shipment of my order $
5 out of 5
Tastiest tobacco I ever smoked
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 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!
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
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
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
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.
MW of Ocala, FL
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.
SB of Duncan, OK
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.
WF of Gulf Breeze, FL
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!
DR of Naples, FL
Virginia tobaccos give me terrible tongue bite but not this one. This is a nice change of pace from my usual burley blends.
WG of GlenBurnie, MD
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.
AH of Kenner, LA
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..
WB of Norwood, PA
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.
DK of Los Lunas, NM
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.
HS of Fayetteville, PA
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. :)
RS of Austin, TX
Very tasty and perfect for cellaring
NC of Bedford hills, NY
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.
AZ of Brooklyn, NY
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