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Newminster No. 403 Superior Round Slices


Newminster No. 403 Superior Round Slices starts with a core of dark-fired Kentucky, around which premium flue-cured leaves are wrapped and spun into a rope. It's sliced into coins that are very easy to prepare. The flavor is typically sweet Virginia with an undertone that's spicy and slightly smoky - slightly on the full side of medium bodied.

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Overall Rating 4.38 out of 5 Based on 21 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Newminster No. 403 Superior Round Slices”

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4 out of 5
first try with newminster products
newminster 403 round slices i think they will make a great summer smoke i like the taste of the va could use a little more of the dark fireed in my opinion over all a good smoke
5 out of 5
One of my go to smokes
This is my favorite sliced tobacco. The rounds are small enough to just shove into most pipes without preparation and the flavor is great
5 out of 5
Give it Time
Didn't like this when I first got it, tasted harsh. I set it aside for a year and went back to it. The Virginia settled down and the dark fire is nice and smokey. I love this stuff.
5 out of 5
Get it while you can!
Had cellared an ounce of this for a few years. Oh my! I only wish I had put more back.Waiting for it to be back in stock so I can buy a pound to cellar. If you really want to taste the full potential of a blend learn to be patient. You'll thank yourself later.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke, up there alone amongst "Coins"
A friend sent me a sample of these rounds, on trying it I found a great smoke that impressed so much that I've devoted a pipe to use exclusively with it. Slow sipping brings a stream of sweetness that last's to the end of the bowl plus a fullness that satisfies. I've come back twice for a pound for cellaring and one more to smoke now. It's just great and I'm looking forward to 2 or 3 years if I can wait that long.
5 out of 5
Impressive Blend
I don't stuff whole coins, I shred and stuff, this tobacco has earned a place in my favorites. It starts out sweet and full and stays that way to the end, the stoved Kentucky gives a richness to the smoke and the over all combo stays with you. Hard puffing gets bitey so it really needs a slow smoking. I tried a 3 hr. DG and it lost nothing in flavor. I don't know how it will cellar but, if the Virginias get sweeter it will be a winner. I'll be ordering another pound or two.
5 out of 5
Another pleasant surprise!!
I was given a 2 oz. sample for Christmas. I must confess, I was pleasantly surprised. It started like a standard VA Slice/Round. It had that heavy dark sugary (more molasses than table) note. Then by the third puff, it began to exhibit a nice peppery note. It was quite an enjoyable puff. The flavors that expressed themselves to the bottom of the bowl kept things interesting. I have a lot of smokes in rotation now, however, I will be making room for this little treat! Enjoy!!
5 out of 5
A Wonderful Little Smoke!
This has definitely made its way into my rotation. It has a wonderful "Earthy" smell in the bag, and I enjoy telling my friends about how it is rolled up like a cigar and cured, then sliced thin, as I crush the little disks with my fingers and pack my pipe. Be forewarned: You'll need to figure out just how much to pack into your pipe, as this stuff EXPANDS once the flame is applied. Also, know this: I might be a lightweight, but this stuff really knocks my peepee into the dirt with its high nicotine content. All in all, this is a Wonderful Little Smoke at a true bargain bulk price! Enjoy with discretion!
4 out of 5
Nice full bodied smoke.
Nice full bodied smoke, can't quite put my finger on it but has a distinct taste that reminds me of being around the camp fire, was really surprised with the freshness and good taste of this considering the price, will definitely buy again.
5 out of 5
Superior Round Slices of Dark Fired Heaven
The Dark Fired Kentucky in these is amazing. I keep a bunch of this around in separate jars to age. The smoke. Ah, the smoke. Stout and flavorful. Smoke slow and let the flavors open up for you.
4 out of 5
Might be #1 in my cellar.
This blend has quite a bit of dark fired kentucky in the coin. A fantastic sipping blend that smokes cool and is very rich in flavors. If sipped you can get the sweetness of the Virginia tobacco. Pack it about medium firmness and it will reward your pallete. Would I buy it again? Oh heck yes.
4 out of 5
Nice little coins !
The Dark Fired center makes up most of the blend. Be prepared for a good kick out of it, but not too unruly. You can enjoy the Virginia when smoked slow. A nice diversion from flakes.
1 out of 5
Bring lots of water
try as I might in meers, cobs or briars can I bring myself to enjoy this blend it smokes extreemly hot in any pipe I've tried even long churchwardens might be five stars if I were forging horseshoes with it - it burns that hot - but as a smoking pipe tobacco I will not again buy this blend!
5 out of 5
Superior Indeed!
Light but flavorful. Spicy and sweet. What's not to love?
5 out of 5
#403 Superior Rounds
Curb Appeal: Packaging-As this is a bulk blend it comes in a simple ziplock bag. Appearance-Neatly spun coins approx. a nickel in size sporting a speckled look denoting the Virginias and Kentucky tobaccos that make up this blends composition. Bouquet-A delightfully rich aroma reminiscent of a tobacconist or coffee house. Smokability: These tobacco coins fold and break down nicely making for easy packing into the tobacco chamber. The Burn- This blend lights quite readily and does a good job of remaining lit throughout the smoke. The Smoke- The smoke volume is very good and of medium strength with the rich character of that of a good coffee or hot chocolate. Final Thoughts- 403 Superior Rounds is an excellent blend which can be enjoyed any time of the day. I keep this blend in my stable of tobaccos and it's an excellent sidebar to my every day tobacco. PSA: The views and opinions of this reviewer are not necessarily those of the owners or management of this site; but they should be!
5 out of 5
The meat and potatoes
One of those tobaccos I cannot do without. Very smooth with the va's on the front with a very deep rich and flavorful and stout punch from the dark fired following in unison. This is a brilliant combination and the coins are perfect and the flavor down through the bowl does not fade, it only gets better.
5 out of 5
Not simple, but very amazing!
This tobacco is simply mythical!!! The flavors bounce between spicy and sweet almost like the tobacco is alive. I have been smoking it for well over a year now and still find it as curious as the first puff. Think of this tobacco as a demonic unicorn with bipolar disorder that is under your control. It will always try and bite you, but once you are able to ride it the intrigue never ends !!
5 out of 5
My daily....
This is my daily smoke. Slightly sweet Virginia, rich Dark fired flavor. A must try, ages well.
4 out of 5
Strong and tasty, but bring water!
Full and crispy! You can always remember the taste of this tobacco. Very strong, and warming to the mouth. Be prepared with water, though, this stuff changes your voice on the first few puffs it's so strong.
1 out of 5
Newminster
As much as I would like to, I couldn't seem to enjoy this tobacco. The smokey notes were nice, but then an overbearing taste of vinegar came in and I couldn't go beyond that. I tried it in several different pipes for benefit of the doubt. Perhaps you will have better results.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Versatile. Not something I could possibly do without. Archturus of the dark fired realm.
Customer Testimonials
Just tried some of this off the cuff heres what i found.. > Its quite bitey > non aromatic > It smokes hot > No big sweetness that i can detect. > Although it does burn quite well down to fine ash. Summary: Well, lets just say im not a huge fan of this blend and you would probably be better off finding something else you might like if the above conditions do not appeal to your liking.
I see a lot of reviews that are wildly different from each other. In my opinion this tobacco is deep rich stout and woodsy. One of my top ten tobaccos. I cannot detect any added flavoring as some my suggest. Rich and strong dark fired and sweet virginia tobacco make this a flavor bomb! - tip - this tobacco likes to move when lit, I find i must light/tamp 2-3 times before it settles down.
Based on feedback I ordered a pound to put back. It's only been a couple of months but curiosity got the better of me after enjoying a bowl of a more expensive coin. I prefer fold and stuff with flakes & coins. Smoking these two bowls in succession I am very pleased with 403. A serious bargain and if this tobacco improves with age... it's a no-brainer to keep some around.
These little slices are great. Slightly sweet and smoky with a mid nic range. Don't rush them for the best flavor. I am becoming a big fan of these. At first light they act like they might bite, but they settle down into a very satisfying smoke. Good stuff!
Burns nicely. Good moisture level. Flavor is decent, minus the abundance of chopped stems. Lose the stems and this would be superb.
My first foray into this type of tobacco. Wasn't sure but thought for the price lets see what happens. Boy I'm glad I did! Perfect moisture, packs easy, burns long, tasty, inexpensive, I could go on. A little bitey if pushed hard but for slow sipping it's good stuff.
Small easy to pack medallions of Virginia with a center of Dark Fired Kentucky. Awesome smoke at a GREAT price. I bought 24 oz and will cellar half. Thus should be outstanding with some age on it.
I would NOT classify this as aromatic. It's a VaBur. It is a sweet, smooth, tasty, clean and easy smoking delight. If you like Va of any sort, I'm sure you'll enjoy these little slices. Yummy.
Outstanding pipe tobacco! I rolled a bundle to fit in my bowl snugly and it lit and burned perfectly to the bottom. The Flavor was well balanced and crisp. No muddled and indistinct variety here. My new favorite slow and cool smoking treat for an hour of pleasure with a cup of Joe.
A nice sweet virginia with what seems to be a hue of vanilla, topped off with a light pinch of a smoky spice from the dark fired kentucky. I would recommend it to people who like their virginia blends and/or their aromatic blends, as it is a happy medium between the two.
Love this blend!
THE BEST VIRGINIA-FOCUSED BLEND. I don't write tobacco reviews--at least not until now. Virginias, VA-periques, VA-burleys, I've tried them all, most in expensive tins, for twenty-five years. Dunhill, MacBaren, Escudo, Orliik, Pease, McClelland, Peterson, Ashton, Jersey, Three Nuns, and onward each have positive characteristics, but the perfect tobacco eluded me. Trying Newminster was my last-ditch effort, and I was resigned to being satisfied but not as much as hoped. Well, not since I got the wonderful Virginia sweet zing from MacBaren's Scottish Mix of two decades ago (a zing which it lost a decade or so back), had I come across a blend as well-rounded, smooth, naturally sweet, cool burning, and warm smelling as this blend. Perfection. Cheers!
I find myself reaching for Superior Round Slices in the morning. I guess I just like the flavor of burley in the morning. It's a tasty VA/BUR but take it slow smoking this one, it has a tendency to bite your tongue if you smoke too fast.
Fresh whole slices. Tasty and great when put away for a bit. Always packed beautiful, these guys care about presentation. A+