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Nutty and smooth American burley tobacco blended with flake-cut yellow Virginia, slow steamed to give a sweet and smooth black cavendish. Flavored with drizzled caramel, maple, and subtle vanilla for a complex and pleasing aromatic blend. Easily packed and ready to smoke upon popping the tin. Join the Cult Militia and have no regrets about this movement.

Blended ByCult
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Maple, Vanilla
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1752)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cult - Militia.

I always have Sundays as my Aromatic Day so selected this from my cellar. Normally, be it an aromatic, English, VaPer, etc., I look on this site to get an impression of the smoke, but as I'm the first to review it there isn't any other pipers to get an opinion from; C'est la vie!

Like a few blends nowadays a clear plastic disc sits atop the tobacco. There are a few larger pieces, but most of the ribbons are short, choppy, and slightly rugged. It includes a few long 'stick like' pieces but they're not so twiggy as to need fishing out. Militia has perfect hydration and an unquestionably sweet, added, aroma. The constituents are 50/50 black and brown.

Militia takes to the flame without an issue. Right from the beginning it burns well, not needing much in the way of attention to sustain the burn. The flavour? Sweet. The maple and caramel outweigh the vanilla. The vanilla's present, without a doubt, but causes more of a creamy undercurrent than a leading gloopy flavour. The ever so floral maple has the most weight, followed by the caramel; this just adds to the sweetness of the blend. The topping smothers the tobaccos, to a certain extent. The tobaccos have a bit of a boring character, just like any old VaBurCav, really; Militia is all about the casings. It doesn't bite and is cool in temperature.

Nicotine: mild, maybe a touch above. Room-note: nice.

Militia? A decent enough aromatic, but somewhat unexceptional in character; one of many for this type of blend. So two stars it is:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Meer'

Age When Smoked: Six months

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dfo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dfo (32)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The maple and brown sugar casing dominates the tin note, thought it does not overwhelm the tobacco in the smoke. I do get some vanilla in the smoke, but it is no where near as dominate as in C&D Autumn Evening.

The black Cavendish is the major component of this blend and offers some creamy vanilla and a toasted flavors. There is quite a bit of burley in the blend, which gives the smoke a nutty character. The Virginia leaf is barely noticeable in the smoke, though some lighter ribbons are visible; however, the Virginia helps give the smoke some crisp edges.

The ribbons are coarsely cut and leave a little more moisture in the bowl than I normally find. There is little to no bite.

Overall, I am really enjoying this blend. The topping supplements the tobacco quite nicely—as I love maple. You might think of Cult Militia as a toned down Autumn Evening with a healthy dose of added burley.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 606 dedicated to maple aromatics.

2 people found this review helpful.