Review: Hearth & Home Magnum Opus

Hearth & Home’s Magnum Opus is a blend of Cyprian Latakia, yellow Virginias (U.S. and Bulgaria), Izmir, Basma and the “Queen of Tobaccos”, Yenidje. Then some Perique is added to give it more depth and smoothness.

Magnum Opus

Company: Hearth & Home

How Packaged: 1.76 oz Tin

Style: English

Tobacco Used: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia

Casing/Topping: None

Cut: Ribbon

Bowls Smoked: 2

Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/01/15

Storage Method: Mason Jar

Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe

Price Point: $12.95

Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

Quick Note: To view the Pipe Tobacco rating system used, click here.

Tin/Jar Note: Smoke, Worcestershire sauce and a spicy, dried, dark fruit.

Visual: Ribbon cut tobaccos, on the dry side of moisture content. There are a variety of colors from the variety of tobaccos. Olive, tan, brown and black are abundant.

Flavors: Smoke, BBQ, meat and a watered down Worcestershire sauce note. Spice and fig are also present.

Smoking Experience: Good. Burned very well and only needed 2-3 hits from the lighter. Smooth profile, no bite, no gurgle and no overly hot bowl.

Tobacco Strength: Medium

Body: Medium

Room Note: Tolerable

Conclusion: A very nice blend, of smokey and slightly spicy goodness. It isn’t overly strong in any any one area and the burn was near perfection. The finish is happily fairly short and does not leave a film on the palate.

Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale"

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