|Tobacco||Burley, Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia|
|Room Note||1 - Low|
Peterson Irish Flake is a robust blend of sweet Virginias, hearty Burleys, and bold dark-fired leaf in equal portions which are then matured, pressed and sliced. The flavor is natural and unobtrusive, but this is a tobacco best enjoyed by experienced pipe smokers. When you want a bold tobacco that's also free of overpowering flavor, Irish Flake is perfect.
When all else fails to satisfy, Peterson's Irish Flake shines through! 4+ stars! It's everything it's claimed to be and more!
Really great smoke but I guess I'm not as strong as I thought I was, made it about halfway trough the bowl enjoying the sweet smokey tobacco when the nicotine hit, definitely not an every day smoke though I may try blending with some English blends to see how that goes.
I used to find this to be very strong and robust, but a bit one dimensional. Once you smoke this constantly/get a high tolerance for vitamin N, you start to notice a bit more than just a sledgehammer effect. Hickory smoke, a sweet note (but not candy sweet, think a seasoned, glazed and smoked slab of meat sweet), an unidentified floral note, and some coffee made on a campfire with a percolator. I always make sure I have a tin of this stuff in reserve.
A good Tobacco, first found it at the local Tobacconist, didnt know what to expect, but it sounded good, when I got home, I opened the Tin, the smell was very delicious, I immediately put some in a brier and lit up to a good movie, about halfway through got a very pleasant nicotine buzz, that was a year ago this month, I had smoked probably 4 Tins over the summer of Irish Flake, just ordered more, for me its an all day smoke, but it is strong in nicotine, but I do recommend this!
This is my everyday favorite.
This is by far the best pipe tobacco I have ever tried, this is what it's all about in my opinion, full rich and smooth, burns slow and even. If anyone knows of a tobacco that competes with this, please let me know.
5* Just as satisfying as the REAL St James Parish perique, which unfortunately is no more. Ample dose of vitamin N.
A full slightly sweet robust flavor. Definitely not an everyday smoke. Pairs best with strong coffee. Also good with Irish whisky, bourbon or single malt with a single ice cube in the glass. Slow burning and can't be rushed. Smoke this one while relaxing on patio on Sunday afternoon.
Irish Flake is beautiful. Truly beautiful.
Not only is this stuff quite tasty and stout, but it burns exceptionaly well and the concistancy of the flakes make it easy to fold and stuff. This is my new favorotte smoke,especially after a long rough day at work.
I guess I'm more of a Latakia fan. I'd say this is the Laphroaig (for you Scotch drinkers) of tobaccos. It's very heavy and dense with a nicotine kick. Just as with Laphroaig, it's good for those occasions when one is looking for a heavy, smokey event but definitely not an everyday tobacco. I'll keep it in my humidor for just such an occasion but it won't be my go to blend.
Love it, robust, smooth, clean and relaxing; a wonderful way to enjoy some alone time.
Quite A strong mixture, reminiscent of smoking a campfire haha. 4 out of 5 stars for me.
After reading the comments, I was expecting a strong, bold flavor, but wow this tobacco is intense. It does have a beautiful flavor, though. I am very pleased with this purchase. Don't enjoy on an empty stomach or without a beverage!
I purchased this today and had a positive experience. I am very new to pipe smoking and am giving up cigarette smoking after a 5 year addiction. Being new to the hobby of pipe smoking, I am not sure I am able to fully identify the characteristics of this tobacco. I have enjoyed some fine cigars in the past and this tobacco tasted and felt like that to me. It is robust to say the least. It was satisfying to me.
Without proper precaution, the nicotine content of this particular tinned tobacco can be a bit overwhelming. Best enjoyed after dinner with a adult beverage of your choosing. Smoking this flake mid day without anything to eat, not as enjoyable. That being said, it has a delightful smoky, raisin, and earthy taste with just enough sweetness to keep you interested. It burns very well, leaving an oily grey ash and quite a bit of hard dottle.
I like it very much so but need to be a little more selective about when I use it. At least with me it is an outside smoke due to its strength, but I did find it relaxing if not enough to put me asleep for the next few hours.
I'm a relatively new pipe smoker, but this is my favorite tobacco so far. Being a long time cigarette smoker, I don't really get the nicotine rush everyone talks about. Great pure tobacco flavor!
A baseball bat lacks complexity, but it's an effective tool nonetheless. Similarly, while PIF lacks nuance, it's both bold and smooth, with a thick, molasses draw and billowy burley finish. It paired very nicely with a young Beaujolais Villages. Not a daily smoker if you enjoy subtlety. But a well-mannered brute that cuts through other strong Flavors and makes for an enjoyable, if not occasional, experience.
Irish Flake is a full , rich/sweet strong as a bull blend not really intended for consumption on an empty stomach but if ya do, then yer gonna snooze after ya eat a little something. Fantastic flakes in the tin and a nice tobacco aroma. I haven't had any issues aboout the room note form my dear wife either. I find that drying the flakes out a bit seems to open the bouquet of tastes best for me. iIt's kinda like drying out a straight bright VA just short of crispy. I seriously recommend this to veteran smokers and youngbucks with gulliunes! I personally don't think this one's good for a fold and stuff as the flakes are in my opinion just too moist and a bunch of relights would cause your mouth to not be able to appreciate this blend as well.
I really wanted to like this. the first part of the bowl was a pleasant tangy yet strong tobacco taste. The Virginias came across as the entirety of the taste, with the burleys just contributing to the smokiness. But, before I even got to the half-way point my taste buds were overloaded and I stopped tasting it, making it bland and boring to finish the bowl. I didn't notice any overload on nicotine. However, I could tell it was there.