These two baccys are much on people's minds lately, given Mr. Snuff's possibly illegal decision to offer them up while at the same time accepting cc payments for US shipments. The axe will probably fall in the not-too-distant future on his little foray into pipe tobacco, as it likely will for all other online baccy sales (when, not if). Nonetheless, they're available right now for us stateside souls and I was one who leapt at the opportunity to taste these British classics for the first time. I ordered some Condor flake, too, but I'll save that for another day. First things first: I like them both. Very much. And I say that while ignoring the 20-ish buck price tag. That's more than we pay for the average tin ordered online, but I'm originally from Canada, so anything below 30 bucks seems reasonable to me. I picked up my package this morning at the post office and decided to leap into St. B first. It's a lovely mid-brown ready rubbed ribbon that needed a good half hour drying time under the desk lamp. It loads and packs easily and has the same basic smoking characteristics as most ribbon cut VAs. It's better sipped relatively slowly or it will turn on you. It's the flavor of St. B, however, that gets all the press. That soap/perfume, whateveryacallit that defines so many other classic UK (and Irish) tobaccos. Personally, I find St. B to be little more than a subtle variant on more easily obtainable tobaccos like Erinmore Flake (not the Mixture) or Ennerdale. Its florals may be a little more over-the-top than Erinmore offers, though. And good heavens do they linger on the palate. Have you ever accidentally encountered the gyrating backside of an exotic dancer with your lips? And then tasted that body spray on your tongue all the way home? Welcome to St. Bruno...the Vegas lap dancer in a pouch. Revor is wonderful, too, but I have to admit that I'd hoped it had a little more oomph. It's sweet. Very sweet, at least compared to tobaccos like G&H's Dark Flake US. To me, Revor resembles a sort of muted Dark Flake blended with some heavily stoved and sweetened VAs. It's probably a positive, because I rarely smoke a second bowl of Dark Flake in one sitting, but I'm on my third consecutive bowl of Revor. The softening of the fire cured leaf makes this more of a guzzler than an occasional treat. OTC completists should jump on this opportunity to taste these UK classics. They're wonderful things. But those who aren't able to take advantage of their current easy availability should know that there are very similar tobaccos widely available on the US market.