Golden Blend is a pipe tobacco that is quite similar to MacBaren Harmony, which I really like. The characteristic taste is a bit weaker, but it is still dark and venerable. If you smoke a lot of any tobacco with a strong characteristic taste in a short period of time you get fed up with it, so milder characteristic tastes have their place. Golden Blend is a ready rubbed flake, which, nevertheless comes in such huge pieces that a cigarette smoker must rub them smaller before smoking.
For an everyday cigarette, Bonus Red is a good enough rolling tobacco.
Black Ambrosia is again one of those so aromatic pipe tobaccos that they are almost candylike. It is very, very sweet. It is a bit more refined than Sweet Killarney, but definitely very candylike. I would not want to smoke this kind of tobacco all the time, but it is nice now and then.
Back in the old days when I was too young to smoke legally, I used to smoke Marlboro Red cigarettes. Almost every guy in our class did. Later I tried Smart cigarettes, which had a much softer taste and changed brands immediately. Then I switched back and forth between factory-made Smart cigarettes and RYO Smart until I found my current smoking habits. When I saw Marlboro Red rolling tobacco in a tobacco store, I decided to refresh memories. It tasted just as I remembered the cigarettes tasted, dry and stingy. It has a too strong stingy taste to be mixed with most pipe tobaccos, but Black Ambrosia is aromatic enough so that the Marlboro flavour does not taste under it. So I do not have to throw the Marlboro pouch away.
Hamiltons is a pipe tobacco that has a dark, if quite basic taste. There’s no sweetness, and at least my modest taste buds could find no other flavourings than tobacco. It’s of the style I like, although I think that it is not as good in this style as Westmorland Mixture. It lacks character to make it very special. It’s Danish, and it’s the first pipe tobacco I have encountered that I could not find in Tobaccoreviews.com.
For a weekend cigarette I chose a bit better rolling tobacco, Smart.
A good smoke, but not excellent.