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Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

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Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby ewlewis » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Well this is the last of this quarter's rotation. I have yet to open the tin, but looking forward to it. Also I will post the next quarter's selection discussion soon.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby NCDuke » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:07 am

I am actually liking this blend. It's somewhat plum reminiscent.. but I have to be in the mood to smoke this.. It's one of those you either like it or hate it type things to me.. I do enjoy enjoy a bowl with a nice whiskey though, really brings out the flavor better..touch more fruity.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby ChuckMac » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:39 am

Yeah, I'm plum for it!
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby SmokinFool » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:07 am

A very nice tobacco. The fruitiness is noticeable but not overbearing. Smoke it slowly to get the most out of it.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby ScotsJim » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:49 pm

A lovely tobacco. Typical British blend insomuch as the flavouring in no way detracts from the tobacco taste. It's definitely noticable but not in your face. The burley is prominent, as is the medium Vitamin N content. My initial take on this blend a year or so back was not so favourable. I found it cigarette(ish) in taste. Interesting to note how this opinion changed after I became familiar with burlies.

I try to have a tin of this on hand for when the mood takes me.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby 12toneman » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:09 pm

Love it. :)

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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby jwh891 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:12 am

The first time I smoked this tobacco when I began smoking, I wasn't really all that impressed. I think I had trouble with the flake, not really knowing how to prep it, and smoking way too fast.

Now that I have a couple months under my belt, tried several different types of tobacco, and an improved smoking method I find that I really like this smoky sweet tobacco. It is very smooth and the tin note is probably one of my favorites.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby ChuckMac » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:22 am

It'll smoke.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby MacT » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:42 pm

Yeh like this very much. Just got another tin.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby Falconeer » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:00 pm

This has become my favourite tobacco since Jim got me to try it last year.

Smoth satisfying and subtle in its flavouring but based on good tobaccos I love this one.

The only regret I have at present is that while Petersons blends are readilt available in Sothern Spain their flakes are not and I´ve run out of UF!

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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby Muddler » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:48 pm

I enjoy it on occasion. A good blend - for me a crossover blend with it's flavouring.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby bearded1 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:13 pm

One thing about UF is to not let it dry out too far...my tim was not transfered to a jar fast enough and the flavoring is gone, leaving a blah, unenjoyable smoke. Same can be said (unfortunately for me) with IF.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby ScotsJim » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:10 pm

I find that to be the case with most all tobaccos Paul.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby RompinDonkey » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:16 pm

ScotsJim wrote:I find that to be the case with most all tobaccos Paul.


You beat me to it Jim - that's exactly what I was about to post ...
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby bearded1 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:19 pm

ScotsJim wrote:I find that to be the case with most all tobaccos Paul.


Well, yes, yes that's true. Nothing gets past you guys! :lol: I guess I was trying to say that it seems expecially true with these two blends. I've had stuff go dry on me before and it still smoked okay (or at least rehydrated fairly well), but not this stuff. Once it's done, it's done!
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby TxChef77 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:10 am

I've really been enjoying this tobacco. Don't really have anything to add that others haven't said. Will try to keep this one on hand most of the time in the future.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby salty » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:51 pm

I've done 2 tins of University Flake in over the past couple of weeks. My impressions are:

It's just about strong enough, by which I mean it's strong. I prefer strong Nicotine tobacco. It just cuts the mustard.

The flakes are a really nice size, I never feel I'm over-indulging, usually smoking about half a flake in a sitting, but a third of a flake is also good for a quick break. Condor take note!

I prefer to rub it out really well, because I can never find my tamper and fingering a stuffed flake can be painful. It responds well to a good rubbing (oo er Mrs Slocombe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unmkX15AeN8) unlike some flakes which prefer minimal rubbing out.

The blend and/or topping are very similar to Erinmore Flake, if I was to choose between the two I'd go for Erinmore though.

The little tin gets a thumbs up for not spoiling the lines of your jacket or trousers too much.

Overall a really good baccy for me :)
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby ScotsJim » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:15 pm

salty wrote:The blend and/or topping are very similar to Erinmore Flake, if I was to choose between the two I'd go for Erinmore though.


Have to agree to differ on that point Salty. I don't find it anything like Erinmore Flake. EF is waaay more juicy fruit gum a topping. I do agree that if I had to choose between the two I'd probably chose Erinmore Flake.
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby salty » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:17 pm

Yeah Jim I've never seen anyone else point the similarity out so it must be just my tastebuds. Wierd eh!
I bet if I could smoke 1 after the other I'd notice a difference but to my mind they're very similar.

I've just been to the baccy shop in Cwmbran today, they sell UF but not Erinmore Flake, otherwise I'd have got 1 of each as I did think it odd they are so similar. I also got some G&H Bosun and Ennerdale though yum yum
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Re: Jan: Peterson Univertisy Flake

Postby ScotsJim » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:35 pm

salty wrote:Yeah Jim I've never seen anyone else point the similarity out so it must be just my tastebuds. Wierd eh!
I bet if I could smoke 1 after the other I'd notice a difference but to my mind they're very similar.


That certainly seems to be the case Salty. Our taste buds are our own ! :) Even our individual perception of nic content various. A casual perusal of tobaccoreviews proves that.

salty wrote:I've just been to the baccy shop in Cwmbran today, they sell UF but not Erinmore Flake, otherwise I'd have got 1 of each as I did think it odd they are so similar. I also got some G&H Bosun and Ennerdale though yum yum


I've been to the baccy shop today and bought three 50g tins( Two ounce tins to you and I matey ;) :lol: ) of Orlik Bull's Eye. Cost me £32.85 in total ! ( That's approx $52 to you foreign types for 150g ! )

Still costing me less than what my hand rolling tobacco habit used to cost considering I was smoking a half ounce a day.
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