|Tobacco||Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia|
|Room Note||3 - Balanced|
One of Orlik's most popular tobaccos is back!
People who are fans of rich, robust blends containing dark-fired Kentucky are very familiar with Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky. They remember those flakes with layers of dark-fired on the top and bottom with a core of bright Virginia. Well, we have great news - Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky is back!
We began the conversation with our friends at Orlik more than a year ago, and after some extended discussion we were able to get them to agree to bring it back, this time in 50 gram tins. We've placed a large order, but it will be arriving in batches so don't be concerned if we're out from time to time.
I've been a pipe smoker for 50+ years and in all that time I've never tried any Orlik tobacco especially an English flake that is now made in Denmark. Look what has happened to Three Nuns, one of my past favorite tobaccos, nasty, but this Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky now made in Denmark is a fine tasting, unique flavor tobacco. I'm ordering more.
Great tobacco!!! incredible taste, if you're going to order a tin just go ahead and order all five. you will not be sorry!
Love this.The tin note upon opening is bliss.
Very nice, probably Orliks best blend IMO,good stuff...
I never had it before so I only bought 2 tins, there is/was a limit of 5. I wish I had gone with all 5, this stuff is good. I will be buying this again when its back in stock.
There have been many reviews stating the similarities to Peter Heinrich's Dark Strong Flake. Apparently, both flakes are produced by Orlik. I have a 200 gm tin of Heinrich's and after the arrival of DSK I compared the two. The visible appearance in every way is identical - size/thickness/texture of flake, color, the way the two different tobaccos (Va and Kentucky) are merged together producing a very nice striated pattern. The major difference to me is the tin note. Heinrich's has a strong presence of black licorice, and as I noted in my review of same, translates into the smoke. Orlik's lacks the licorice aroma. Instead, it is a brown sugar like tin note, which also translates into the smoke. I am sure the same identical leaf type is used with both variations, but it is with the casing (or top note) that separates them at first whiff. The smoking experience is slightly different as well. Heinrich's smokes a bit hotter with the licorice taste getting bitter toward the last third of the bowl and tastes a little artificial. It also has a tendency to leave the room note a bit cigarette like. All in all, still a good smoke. Orlik's DSK smokes sweeter from the get go, smokes less hot (although it can nip at the tongue if puffed too vigorously), and leaves a more pleasant room note.I prefer the Orlik's DSK over Heinrich's hands down and rate it at 5 stars.