Living Dangerously (Genuine Five Brothers Pipe Tobacco)

003-594-0001I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this review for almost a week now.  It is not that I didn’t have anything to say, but more that I had no idea how to say it.

I want to give this tobacco to review that it’s worth, and I’ve been having trouble with the narrative.

To say this tobacco is complex would be like saying that the Gobi desert is a little hot; so I looked online for inspiration, and got this from;

A unique pipe tobacco. 100% Burley in a bird’s-eye shag cut. Minimal casing and no top-flavors. Remarkably mellow, considering. One of the more unusual tobaccos available, extremely full-bodied, ultra-high nicotine content. A must for those who like living on the dangerous side.


Unique, remarkably mellow, unusual, extremely full-bodied, and ultra-high nicotine content.  These are the words I would use to describe this tobacco.

I’d probably be wordier but, yeah, basically, those are the words I would use.

I know, you’re saying how can something be both remarkably mellow and extremely full-bodied?  Well, that’s what makes it unique and unusual.

Looking online I found that most people who reviewed this tobacco claimed it was too dry out of the package and could do with some moistening.  While it did find that the tobacco was quite dry, I understand that’s not unusual for shag cuts, and this tobacco is easily moistened if you do find it to be too dry.
Personally, the only thing I’ve found by moistening the tobacco was that it burned longer.

So, I smoked almost the whole bag, with my hubby, while it was fairly dry.  I did not find that it bit, which was a criticism of many reviews, but, even being a 10 bowl a day smoker, at times, I found that the nicotine hit like a tank.

Once you realize the strength of this tobacco, you will smoke it slowly, out of self-preservation, and you should have no problems with it burning hot, or biting you.

And, smoked slowly the tobacco has a warm and rich taste that could be described both as mellow and extremely full bodied.

Well, I think I’ll keep this review fairly short as I am still training the voice recognition software of my new computer (let me just say that root beer and computers don’t mix, and I don’t even have toddlers to blame!) and this review has taken me over an hour and ½ to get to this point.

Before I go, I’ll let you know, that this tobacco is readily available online at both and for roughly $3.15 USD for a 1.25 oz (35.4 grams) pouch, though Pipes and Cigars has a *buy 4, get 1 free* special on for $12.60 USD, making it approximately $2.50 a pouch.  Give it a try if you’re looking for a kick, or like everyone else says, use it to beef up a less hearty blend.

As I always say,

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!

One thought on “Living Dangerously (Genuine Five Brothers Pipe Tobacco)

  1. Very nicely – and succinctly – said. I find this one of the few burley blends I prefer in briar over a cob. And I like to use the air-pocket packing method in a medium to small bowl.

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