From what I can gather, Uhles Blend #303, is a combination of two other blends. It’s a bit of a simple math problem in itself, as #303 is a mix of blend #71 & # 232. Supposedly, it is blended for the summer months, when blend #232 gets “too heavy”. Well, it’s officially autumn, but it’s still hot as heck here. So, it’s still the season for this blend for me.
How Packaged: 1.5oz Tin
Tobacco Used: Latakia & Burley
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 08/01/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Saronno
Price Point: $7.25
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Smokey, deep-sweet molasses and grain.
Visual: Mainly dark colored tobaccos, with some dark tan speckling. The cut is ribbon, and I see some ribbon cuts, but there are a lot of little cubes of the cube cut burley. That honestly look pretty dang neat.
Flavors: Smokey with a bit of that Latakia bite and some nuttiness.
Tobacco Strength: Mild-Medium
Room Note: Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: I can’t think of anything.
Conclusion: Not a bad smoke at all. It’s on the mild side of medium, but still has plenty of body. It burned quite well, if not a little bit on the hot side. There was no tongue bite and no gurgling or moisture, which are both great.
Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale" – Wouldn't pay full retail but would purchase it on sale