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A mild aromatic with a light burley nuttiness and flavored black cavendish taste. Fruity plum notes are given a slight flavor push from a hint of latakia, and a very pleasing top note of liquor.

Notes: Created in 1946, the blending was done under the personal supervision of Edward G. Robinson himself.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Latakia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Cinnamon
Packaging1.5 ounce tin, 12 ounce tub
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The smell from a freshly opened tub or tin is entrancing. The nutty, earthy burley is a team player, and also has a touch of molasses as the lead component. The gold Virginia cavendish provides some grass, citrus and few drops of honey as a supporting player. The brown sugary unsweetened black cavendish is a condiment. The smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia isn’t very detectable being only one percent of the blend, but it’s just enough to add nuance to the flavor. I also observe a little fruity plum as well as a red wine topping. There's also a couple pinches of cinnamon present. The strength level is a hair past the mild mark, while the taste is almost at the center of mild to medium. I’ve never experienced any bite, though I know a few people have. I puff it a little on the slow side for best effect, and I recommend that pace. Has no harshness or rough edges. Burns cool, clean and even at a reasonable rate, and has a slightly more than mild nic-kick to it. The taste is consistent from top to bottom, and leaves just a little dampness in the bowl. Requires few relights. Has a pleasant, short lived after taste and room note. An all day mildly aromatic smoke.

This product has outlived Robinson (who supervised its creation) by many years, and has never been out of production. For those who remember him, it’s a trip down memory lane. For those who don’t know much about what a great actor Robinson was, it’s a chance to acquaint one’s self with a venerable blend and perhaps the man himself to some degree.

9-1-2013 Edit: The 1960s EGR was produced by the Greenfield & Winther company, who originated the blend. I was happy to discover the taste of the new blend is a virtual dead ringer for the old, except the newer was slightly sweeter with a honey note the original didn't have, though the aging process may have caused it to disappear. The spice note from the cinnamon was just a little more obvious in the older version, too.

61 people found this review helpful.

ruffinogold Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ruffinogold (107)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

EGR screams old school all the way . I give credit to Sutliff , they do a fantastic job with their Match Blends . I really think their CD blend , R blend and Mans Best Friend are true enough to their past Matches ! EGR is on the same page with their match blends ... spot on to the Old School Flavors . So many people talk about the blend of old etc .... and how much they miss them . Do yourself a favor ... give the Frog a rest and try this stuff and get a snapshot of the type of blends that Grandpop may have smoked . When I first put my nose to it I thought it would be different and maybe a little odd .. it's not . This type blend is what Aromatics were like before Black Cavendish exploded on the market . This is not an overly wet Aromatic like some of the modern Aromatics can be . You taste the Aromatic flavor [ whatever it is ] yet still taste the blend . This is good stuff and I've enjoyed it thus far .

17 people found this review helpful.

A. Morley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A. Morley (97)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

This is a strange tobacco. I suppose I can see why so bizarre an accusation as its being flavored with grape juice could arise, given that it is a blend so off the beaten path and, generally rather obscure. Even the plastic container it comes in is strange.

It is a burley and Virginia blend, though it doesn't taste like any example of such that I have ever before encountered. There is a fruity, piquant sauce moderately applied that makes it taste much like many Asian candies I have come across. There is also a bit of Latakia, though I have no idea why. I could barely smell it before lighting and could almost never taste it. There was one evening of smoking for me with my rusticated Kaywoodie Gold Series billiard and a small private label English billiard where the Latakia, for once, finally came through and that was quite nice. Rather like a good Scottish style blend. That was the only time, however.

Edward G. Robinson's is also a fairly cool smoking tobacco and leaves no lingering flavor in the pipe, which is nice, I suppose. For once, I am almost at a loss as to what can be said for this particular smoking stuff. I went through an entire twelve ounce can of it rather quickly and I cannot say that it is at all bad. It's just?well, strange.

Regards, A. Morley Jaques

14 people found this review helpful.

guitar2mw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
guitar2mw (92)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I'm completely shocked by some of the reviews of this blend. I would like to think that anyone who has smoked this delightful blend would have at least some appreciation for what it is. I have my doubts as to whether some reviewers smoked this at all, because it is certainly a blend worthy of praise. I will admit that I was a bit skeptical about it before lighting it up. I had never really tried an aromatic with Latakia in it, but figured that it was worth a shot. I'm very glad that I did, as this has quickly became one of my go-to smokes. The nuttiness of the burley takes the lead, followed by a sweet, grassy VA flavor, which is then sweetened a bit further by the cavendish. The Latakia is noticeable, but I honestly think it is there just to tie the other flavors together with a hint of smokiness. There really isn't enough Latakia in this blend to even call it a "crossover" or "hybrid". It's a condiment and used sparingly to enhance the blend from backstage. It does have a topping which I can only perceive as a liquor of some type. I taste a bit of caramel toward the end of the bowl, which is a nice surprise.

I have smoked this in many different pipes, but I believe this stuff really shines in a meerschaum. The flavors blend so well together, and the meerschaum seems to only accentuate the balance of this tobacco. It is damn tasty in a briar or cob as well, but meers make it shine!

This is a very good tobacco: a new favorite of mine. I will always keep some of this around (and hope it is never discontinued). If you've been on the fence about this stuff, get off of it and grab a tin. If you don't like it, like so many others claim, then you can always send it to me for disposal.

Pipe Used: Various Turkish meers, various briars and cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh, several months

Purchased From:

11 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Edward G. Robinson is another blend that is getting a lot of publicity as a re-released golden oldie. The Altidis Company recently shipped (11/03) a batch of 2 oz packages to my pipe club for sampling.

The description above indicates the blend contains black cavendish. Well, I never tried EGR in the past and it may well have contained black cavendish at one time, but there is nothing but golden leaf in the mixture now.

EGR is cased Burley. The casing is discreet and different. My wife says the "room note" was wonderful. The flavor rotated from good to bad to good as I worked my way down the bowl. At certain times, I enjoyed the unusual flavor sensation, but at other times the harshness tickled the back of my throat as sometimes happens with mid-grade Burley. It did have a nice nicotine kick though.

Unlike the above reviewer, this blend never bit me and burned quickly to a fine gray ash with no sign of aromatic wet goo at the bottom of the bowl.

I'll finish my complimentary 2 oz packet -- but not immediately. Those who enjoy Prince Albert and such will no doubt consider EGR to be a delightful weed.

PS: I forgot to add in my original review that one should dry this tobacco for at least 12 hours before smoking. The leaf in a fresh pouch is quite moist.

11 people found this review helpful.

Thuber88 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thuber88 (1)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I have smoked 5 bowls of this tobacco in a day and a half, and it's very tasty. It has a very pleasant aroma when you first smell it: maybe a plum, or a very light fruit aroma, not heavy at all. But unmistakably there. It's cool smoking with no bite.

On smoking it, that flavor and many others come through: some alcohol hints that I can't put my finger on, and the fruit is there in the background like the lightest summer breeze that you barely notice on your skin. Quite enjoyable, complex enough to keep you guessing, yet simple enough to just smoke and enjoy without over analyzing it. It's definitely a keeper, not some goopy, heavy aromatic, but a melange of flavors that makes you want to come back for more. It could easily be a singular smoking experience for the whole day, or your only smoking experience if you like it. I think this blend deserves a wider audience. It's a very nice smoke that a lot of people will enjoy and come back to, if they give it a chance. I wanted more before I finished the last bowl.

Thumbs up from me.

8 people found this review helpful.

HunterTRW Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HunterTRW (6)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Now look you mugs, this is a good blend, see?'s good, a mild smoke, see? (Sorry about that...I must have been channeling).

I do like this blend! To my nose it is reminiscent of good coffee with cream, spiked ever so lightly with burbon. How anyone could inhale its aroma and think "grape juice" is quite beyond me.

The cut of this blend is just a wee bit shorter than that found in most Cavendishes, and it packs well. Savored slowly, it does not bite (at least I've never experienced this problem with it). Like most cased blends it benefits from some drying prior to smoking. I do not find that the casing (whatever it may be) coats my tongue. The tobacco burns cleanly to a light gray ash, and leaves little dottle.

Mr. Robinson may have had a tough-guy image on the big screen, but his namesake tobacco is one pleasant pussycat. Highly recommended!

7 people found this review helpful.

Danno44 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Danno44 (8)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

This blend surprised me. I am a fan of the "old school" blends like Carter Hall, Prince Albert etc. My expectations of the blend was to be similar at best. I was very surprised! Having smoked it in various pipes, Meerschaum, Morta and several styles of Missouri Meerschaum Cobs and various shapes of Briar. For me the baccy really shines in a cob, and very good in both Meerschaum and briars (not so good in a Morta). The description on the container is spot on. Nutty, fruity or I think a slight sweet taste and a VERY mild aromatic. No bite whatsoever in any pipe now matter how hard I tried. I could easily see this as an all day smoke. You owe it to yourself to give the blend a try, you just might be surprised and find a new "stuff, light and forget" blend. I know I'm not as eloquent as others in describing in detailing the flavor profiles. I'm more of an on/off guy, either "cellar it" or not. This is a "cellar it".

Pipe Used: Meerschaum, Briar,Missouri Meerschaum Cob

Age When Smoked: 1 yr old tin

6 people found this review helpful.

GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (94)
Mild Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend reminds me of H&H Midtown Series Chestnut not necessarily in terms of taste, though there are similarities, but in style. Both are mild to medium American style blends with a little Latakia to give a slight woody/smoky push under the radar with sweet Burley leading the way. The cavendish has a supporting role helping to keep the smoke cool and smooth. The topping is lightly applied and serves to enhance the tobacco rather than make up for lack of flavor. It has a wonderful aroma and the taste of plum/red wine. I also like a previous reviewers comment on a nutty (walnut) flavor which is definitely there. EGR burns cool and has never bit me. Not an all day blend for my preferences but could be an every day blend. For an American style lightly topped blend it easily deserves 4 stars.

Pipe Used: Briars, Meerschaums, Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Similar Blends: H&H Chestnut.

6 people found this review helpful.

oldermanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldermanpipe (13)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This is a massively misunderstood tobacco. Ruffingold has it right when he says that it "screams 'old school' all the way." But then he veers way off when he follows up with Sutliff doing a great job with their Match blends. They often do; but this ain't one of them. Sutliff ORIGINATED this blend!

I've seen this miscategorized as an "American English." It's not; it is an old-fashioned American blend that contains a smidgen of Latakia. A lot of them did, back in the day.

Don't over-think this tobacco. It is a very pleasant, mostly burley smoke, lightly doused with "secret sause," that wouldn't drive folks out of the room in 1947, and won't tear your mouth up. That, and a presumed endorsement from a movie star ( at least before HUAC impugned his politics), was all it took to sell pipe tobacco in those days.

That's what this blend was then, and that's what it is now. Of course, the Shelby Foote connection doesn't hurt. Although I imagine Shelby would be mightily amused to see all the fancy analysis of something he'd long taken for granted.

I'm 65. I started smoking a pipe in 1970, and this stuff was old-fashioned even then! But that is neither here nor there. It was a fine smoke then, and it's a fine smoke now. And if you love history, there is absolutely no pipe tobacco that can evoke the past, on a warm, dry, lanquid autumn afternoon like this stuff can.

Fire up a bowl, pour a bit of Bourbon, and start reading William Faulkner' "Light in August."

Pipe Used: GBD, Missouri Meershaum

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

5 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (326)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I acquired a 1 oz sample of this in a trade. I have wanted to try it for a number of reasons. I am a fan of old school OTC blends. JimInks likes it and has tastes reasonably similar to mine.

I smoked it in a number of pipes initially and then settled on a Savinelli billiard to finish the sample. The blend benefited from a dedicated pipe, and I think I had a better appreciation for it after 5 or so bowls in the Savinelli.

The latakia is a very light touch. I have to be paying attention to notice it. The topping is a mild alcohol with some fruit. The best I can do on the fruit is plum. It is said to contain black cavendish, but I do not get the musty, thin flavor that black cavendish sometimes gives a blend for me. There is none of the common vanilla that comes with black cavendish.

It is not a challenging blend to pack or smoke slowly. It burned cool for me. It was at a good level of moisture and burned well with a consistent flavor. It was not what I would term a "gooper." The tobacco taste is all mild burley - slightly sweet and a little nutty.

This is a 3 for me. I could smoke it all day, but blends like the Mid-Town Derby Club and Chestnut come at a better price point for this OTC category and are just as pleasant and satisfying.

5 people found this review helpful.

thesillyoldbear Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thesillyoldbear (4)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

When I first read the ingredients of this blend (Burley, Black Cavendish and Latakia) I was expecting an American take on the Scottish Blend, but what I found when I opened the tin was nearly all Burley with some Black Cavendish through it and nearly no Latakia. The tin note is very sweet with definite tones of plum or red wine but without being sickly or overpowering.

As expected with a predominately Burley blend this burns well. It does have a topping but it’s very light so once the burn is established it almost never needs a relight and doesn’t suffer from the goopiness that so many aromatics tend to.

Upon lighting the top notes are of plum but they very quickly give way to honey and nuttiness (honey roasted cashews?) that perseveres for the rest of the bowl, with maybe a very slight creaminess from the Latakia, depending how much you actually got into the bowl.

Overall this has become one of my favoured smokes. It doesn’t deliver too much on the nicotine front, but sometimes you just want a nice sweet Burley blend that you can smoke while remaining on two feet.

Pipe Used: MM Rob Roy Legend

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

5 people found this review helpful.

dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (103)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Had to try this one, for the name alone, and because I enjoy so many of the Sutliff tobaccos. Having read mixed reviews, I gave it a shot. Very good smoke, As far a being an aromatic I would say yes on a lesser scale. I guess I would just call it a light burley blend. With that being said, I enjoyed the flavor profile, nutty burley, very subtle Cavendish, just a wee tad of Latakia and a topping of a slight plum liquor. easy to pack, light and smoke. Very enjoyable tobacco. As with all tobaccos I judge this one on its own merit. Solid 4/4, will buy more and enjoy more!

Pipe Used: Peterson 303

Age When Smoked: New Tin

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

4 people found this review helpful.

DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (203)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is indeed a superbly blended, mellow and mildly flavorful aromatic mixture. I enjoy the taste of this tobacco quite a bit.

Almost embarrassing to admit, smoking this conjures up memories of the days when I used to sneak away from the house with a few of my older brother's Djarum kretek cigarettes. Those were great times.

The flavor is pleasant, and I get a touch of honey and plum on the tongue, as well as a distinct hint of clove in the side stream. The latakia is so light that it almost goes entirely undetected, save for small hints here and there mid-bowl down.

Edward G Robinson's burns even, smokes fairly cool and it does indeed have a wee-kick to it. I do get somewhat of a bite from this, as well a sting on the lips, so it needs to be smoked slow and dried out a bit before hand. I found that it smokes really great in a cob.

Also, I love the story behind the revival of this mixture.

Pipe Used: Cob

4 people found this review helpful.

WVDAVE Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Well, I got my sample today. Filled my Medico Ebony apple. The tobacco packed easy, lit easy and I was off to the races. I was really impressed with this tobacco. Not complex, easy, no fuss, no muss and burned to a fine grey ash. I get no tongue bite at all and I could taste the tobacco. Does anyone else taste clove in this?

4 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (839)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This tin was gifted to me about a year ago. As my experience with Sutliff blends is overall less than gratifying, I stuffed this one into my cellar until I could get up the courage to try it. I smoked about half the tin. I should note that I only smoked the original that this matches once a very long time ago (extremely horrible experience, that), which is probably a good thing, since Sutliff match blends tend to be far off the mark as a rule. To be fair, so are everyone else's match blends, and Sutliff did nail ERR'd, which is more than I can say for most people's attempts at matches. Anyway, this is a nice looking ribbon, mostly darker brown with specks of black. Tin nose of burley and booze - really pleasant, but different. Lights and loads easily, but seems to smoke rapidly. I loaded this tighter than I usually do for best burn rate. I did get a mild tongue sizzle from this blend, but only at the very beginning. 10 or so puffs in and it disappeared, leaving no damage in its wake.

The flavor leaned heavily toward the alcohol topping, which struck me at different times as sort of a red wine moving to cognac to something akin to blackberry brandy. The burley was well underneath but it provided a steady base for the topping. Can't say I really tasted latakia but I did catch a snootful now and then, and this seemed to have a presence that I don't usually get from just burley. But it was very subtle. I wished for a little more burley flavor, but I got the impression that it wasn't the blend's fault. I think that my taste buds elevate certain flavors to the point that they cover up what's underneath. My recent sample of a cigar leaf blend is an example - everyone else thought the cigar leaf was subtle where I thought it was too prominent. So what may be a light topping here seemed heavier to me.

No real harm - this blend provided much more than I thought it would. I'd give it 2.5 stars if this site allowed, but it's not up with the 3's in my book. It's more than just decent, and I find it interesting enough that I'm saving the last half-tin. It may take me 5 years to finish it but this one strikes me as the type that might be really nice as a very occasional blend (have to admit, 2 consecutive bowls were problematic, as most flavored blends tend to be for me). This might make for a cool blender as well. And not only did it come on the drier side in the tin, it left no goop in my pipe. My fears surrounding this one were unfounded. I don't know how it stacks up as a match blend, but it's quite nice on its own. Not destined for greatness, but good enough for an occasional bowl, and it has none of the typical Sutliff chemical flavor of most of their other blends. Worth a try to anyone who enjoys flavored blends but hates the overly sauced ones.

Pipe Used: meerschaum and morta

Age When Smoked: 1 year

3 people found this review helpful.

WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (108)
Mild to Medium Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

First off, let me say, I was really pulling for this one. I like the idea of companies continuing older blends, and I fully intend on checking out some others in the future, but, honestly, did Edward G. Robinson ever smoke his own brand? If he did, and allowed his face to be plastered all over the tub, my respect for him just went down several notches. This stuff is awful—and, it most definitely bites. I smoked it every which way, fast, slow, medium, no matter what I did, it nipped me. Now, I will admit that this stuff does have a unique taste, but the bite ruins it for me. So, if you like smoking church incense (and who knows what else, this is an additive stew), and don't give a damn about holding onto your tongue, I'd say avoid this one like the plague!

Oh, and, by the way, I'd like to thank (or not) 4noggins for allowing us pipe smokers to buy this rot without having to purchase an entire tub. It's a good idea to make OTC's available in bulk. I wouldn't have tried this blend otherwise.


::::Update:::: I've noticed since the tin version of this stuff has come out 4noggins has quit selling it in bulk. Sorry if I misled anyone.

Pipe Used: Another Kaywoodie Ruf Tone

Age When Smoked: ?

Purchased From: 4noggins

3 people found this review helpful.

Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Random pieces of mostly lighter color. Aroma is sweet but indeterminate. Smells like it can bite a bit. Lighting it proves me wrong, IT BITES LIKE A PISSED-OFF PIT BULL. Definiely not recommended.

3 people found this review helpful.

Nick Pappageorgeio Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick Pappageorgeio (9)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

Edward G Robinson was one of our greatest actors of all times, hands down. Loved every movie he made. Now his pipe tobacco. I really purchased this tin,or can I say to put in my collection stash, but I thought I would try a bowl. Well, that was an experience. I would think that for a person that wanted a daily smoke, this would be a no. One bowl to say you tried it, yes. No wonder Edward always played mean parts. This stuff is really hard to describe. Little nutty, weedy, musty.lots of white billowing smoke. I took it right out of the can. I would think it would be best to let it dry for a bit. Smoked very wet. Pipe gurgle in about the third draw on the pipe, and it wasn’t the pipe. So having a can that has his picture on it is a plus. But that is a far as it goes. $9 a can is cheap for Little Ceaser on the shelf, you dirty rat.

Pipe Used: Dagner bent pot.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes, by sutliff

Similar Blends: Whoa, well maybe a cross of Prince Albert, and sir Walter Raleigh aromactic. Like mixed together. And wetted down..

2 people found this review helpful.

ciaran Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ciaran (6)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Mildly aromatic is pretty spot on. It's black Cavendish, Burley, and just a pinch of Latakia. The top note was dark fruit and some spice. I could make out the Latakia, too. Upon first light, the spice was strong, almost over powering. But then it mellowed out pretty quickly. There's some nice depth here with wafts of Latakia throughout the smoke. The fruit and liquor compliment the tobacco very evenly. It left no moisture in the bowl and a nice white ash. Room note was pleasant to tolerable. Never bit or smoked hot. A very nice mellow smoke. I highly recommend it.

Pipe Used: Ropp: Etudiant Smooth (J06)

Age When Smoked: New tin

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1644)
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Sutliff - Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend.

The ribbons are pretty coarse, and the most of them are medium, or a lighter shade, of brown; at a quick glance it just looks like a medium brown blend. When I look at the blend intensely I can see a small amount of black specks, though. The moisture's good and the aroma isn't exactly suggestive of any sort of topping.

E.G.R. is easy to ignite, and burns well, right away: even and not hot. Of the aromatic additions, the first one to jump out at me is the cinnamon. Around the halfway point I begin to get a 'tang' of liquor, I'd go as far as saying I'd expect a few people to view this as being slightly sour? The tobacco tastes are mainly Burley and Cavendish, the Latakia is barely noticeable.... actually, it's unnoticeable. I've heard/read a bit of contention regarding whether or not this is a biter, and I must say, it bites me!

The room-note isn't particularly offensive, and the nicotine's medium.

Hmmm, Edward G. Robinson? Well, if I'm honest I wouldn't be bothered if there was a cessation in its production! But to be fair, I've smoked a lot worse.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Toscana

Age When Smoked: Two months

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

Snappo's Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Snappo's Pipe (18)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

2nd bowl back-to-back of Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend - first bowl in a baby briar hinted that this blend would benefit from a bigger bowl with a conical bottom, and I was right! Like opening up a good whiskey (topped w/it is my guess) with a few drops of spring water, the bigger bowl opened up EGR to expose its complexity and depth. Burns nicely with lots of smoke to carry the flavor, sipped gently is more than sufficient, and not to be trifled with more aggressively. Reminiscent of some of the better aro OTC's of yesteryears, an easy satisfying all day smoke that grows on you - Black Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Latakia - worth stocking!

Pipe Used: Various sizes...

Similar Blends: OTC's of yesteryear....

2 people found this review helpful.

Planet Scott Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Planet Scott (60)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

After reading so many different views on this blend, which seems to be one of the most polarizing blends, I decided to buy a tin.

I can see why....Or should I say taste why. I understand why some may not like it. It is different with it's blend of tobaccos and unique topping. I can also see....I mean taste why some really like this as well. It is fairly balanced, is just sweet enough to not gross you out and it burns relatively well.

I did not get tongue bite, but I suppose if one really puffs away, it's there. The latakia is VERY subdued. Had I not read it had some, I may not have detected it.

I'm still warming up to it, but I have smoked several bowls to provide initial feedback.

Just a pinch more latakia would work for me.

2 people found this review helpful.

ven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ven (16)
Medium to Strong Mild Overwhelming Pleasant to Tolerable

I tried to like this, I really did. I wanted to like it. I have nothing against a rough, manly smoke...but the more I smoked this, and it hasn't been often, the less I was able to talk myself into giving it a break. It's good, I suppose, to have stashed away in case of extreme emergencies - but honestly, if you're paying good money for tobacco, you can do better. Yes, it smells good in the package and while burning - but, yes, it does burn your tongue, and yes,it does taste terrible. I'm sorry. I love the packaging, I love the history and that Sutliff tried to bring it back...but, man oh man it's really low rent on the mouth. Listen - buy the Beck's Ol' Limey Bastard. You want a great tobacco, try that out. For the same amount of money you will have your socks knocked off. I love the packaging and the idea on this one, but the tobacco itself is dog puke...and dog puke that burns, at that.

2 people found this review helpful.

ROBERT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

NO taste the tongue bite alone will turn you off to this blend felt sorry for the person I gave it to

2 people found this review helpful.

Old Codger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old Codger (8)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is good. I'm not into burley but the burley in this blend is just right. Not in your face. A dash of latakia with the black cavendish is perfect. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it. Mild, no bite. Try some.

Pipe Used: Peterson Aran

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

1 person found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (492)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

It took me a while to get around to trying this one, but I finally did and was a little let down overall. I will start with the positive attributes of this and then move on to the negatives.

On the good side. This may have one of the best tin notes my nose has ever smelled and the side stream is equally appealing. In this respect it is pretty pleasurable.

On the down side I found this blend to be just too mild for my tastes. I will start with the topping. It is kind of a fruity tasting topping that is not bad at all. It is very lightly applied, which I usually prefer so I can enjoy both the underlying leaf and the topping together. In this case the underlying leaf is barely there. Maybe this is due to a large percentage of burley and a miniscule amount of latakia. The blend just lacks any boldness in flavor. It could use something stout to help it out IMO.

I don't want anyone to get me wrong as I had a few good smokes out of it, but none of them were memorable. A problem I tend to have with weaker blends such as these as I can end up pulling harder in an attempt to get more flavor and this can cause heat and tongue irritation, something I did experience with this blend.

So if you like your blends on the stronger side, I would avoid this one. I won't be repurchasing it, but I can also see where those who like their blends on the lighter side would rave over this one.

Age When Smoked: BST Bing smooth

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Mosessupposes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mosessupposes (11)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

As did others, I wanted to like this as I'm always on the lookout for aromatics as a change of pace. However after almost finishing a small tin, that was not possible. The tin smell, cut, and ease of packing were fine. The taste was just OK, hard to describe but certainly not overly sweet. It did not leave a wet residue, but did smoke fairly quickly.

The kicker, as many others have stated, was the bite. It occurred in everything from cobs to a Dunhill, and even when I had not smoked for a while. Wound up throwing out two or three bowls worth.

Pipe Used: Cobs and briars

Age When Smoked: Just purchased

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Clive Moses Apikouris Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Clive Moses Apikouris (38)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I am not an aromatic smoker. I prefer "English" blends or "codger" Burleys like Carter Hall or the new Edgeworth RR remake. I purchased this with some trepidation. Will my poor tongue be the scorched victim of my curiosity? What a very pleasant surprise! Open the tin and the aroma is mildly aromatic, not overpowering, very pleasing, not soapy, strange or candy like. The blend lights up easily, the moisture level is just right not too wet or dry (however it did require a few relights). It's a ribbon cut tobacco composed of some various shades of brown Burleys and a bit of brown-black tobacco, perhaps the Black Cavendish or Latakia. EGR's Pipe blend smokes like a mellow, nutty Burley but with a bit more sweetness and a mild fruit flavor that is plum like not at all like a chewing gum or candy, a taste that is very pleasant and not syrupy or cloying. No weird or soap flavors here. No tongue bite at all only smooth and silky smoke. Not much Latakia here to comment on but enough to be noticeable and truly enhance the smoking experience as a skillfully added condiment. This will become a regular in my current rotation.

Pipe Used: Big Ben "Club" 9mm

Age When Smoked: recently purchased

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Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (180)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I bought a tin of EGR hoping to find a light aromatic to add to the rotation. When I opened the tin I smelled the light plum others have mentioned and I was eager to dive in to a bowl. For the first few puffs I did get the plum topping, but after 5 minutes or so the topping dissipated and the tobacco turned into nothingness. The base tobacco was indiscernible to my palette and I was left with a bowl of meh. I tried several more bowls and was searching for the elusive flavors that have been described by others. On several bowls, I was able to taste a very light dose of Latakia, but had to strain to find it. I got no tongue bite and the tobacco smoked cool throughout, but i see no reason to revisit the blend in the future.

Pipe Used: various meerschaums

Age When Smoked: fresh

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BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (46)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Strong

An aromatic this is not.. and an English this is not. It's OK but it's a little rough on my throat and has zero aromatic qualities IMO. Sometimes a little plum-like but at others sickly on my palette. I had to try it, but will never buy it again. I even dumped a bowl's worth out of a pouch into the garbage, which I have only ever done with Comoy's Cask #2.

Pipe Used: Yello Bole, Missouri Meerschaum Legend

Age When Smoked: direct from tin.. and aged in pouch 2 weeks.

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Theosprey247 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Theosprey247 (69)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Opening the tin you get a very pleasant raisony smell from the ribbon cut cavendish, burley, and latakia tobaccos. The tobacco is somewhat moist and I found difficult to keep lit. After letting it sit the tin for a few days it dried nicely and it becomes much easier to keep lit. This blend has a nice sweet taste with a slight smokey aftertaste (from the latakia I guess). The liquor topping is not overpowering and enchants the overall flavor of the blend. EGR is rare aromatic blend that tastes like tobacco. I will keep this blend in my rotation.

Age When Smoked: New

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pappymac Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pappymac (10)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm finding myself in reviewer Jim Inks camp on this one in that I didn't experience any tongue bite when I smoked it fresh out of the tin. While I did pick up the smell of plums when I opened the tin, I found the actual taste and strength to be mild-to-medium and rather plain. As someone who smokes and enjoys latakia blends, I really didn't notice it as much. I enjoyed a couple of bowls sitting in my backyard while seated next to my wife and asked her opinion. She said the smell was not her favorite but it wasn't nearly as bad as some of the other tobaccos I enjoy. This may not make it into my daily rotation, but I did not waste my money on buying it either. I will be smoking it on occasion.

This is my first review, but I have been smoking a pipe since 1972.

Pipe Used: CAO Meerschaum Cavalier

Age When Smoked: fresh tin

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Taste Buds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taste Buds (65)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

The review by JimInks pretty much sums up my opinion of this blend. The touch of latakia works well with the burley and the wine casing. A gentle aromatic providing a mild and tasty experience. This is not something I will enjoy every day. But for those times when I crave something slightly sweet and non offensive to others, this will do just fine. I'm delighted that EGR is back!

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BigSwede Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigSwede (80)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Back when I was starting a pipe, many moons ago, I always meant to try EGR but never got around to it. It was on most drugstore counters. (My first pick was the short lived Burgundy). Now I figured I'd better have a shot at it, if nothing else for old times sake. I have a soft spot for the old timey burley blends.

Popping the top: a medium to dark brown, not quite flakes but short ribbons. A bit moist. No overwhelming casing-I pretty much smell and see burley and something almost "berry-ish" but very mild. Easy to pack and light. Starts out mild, mostly taste burley here. As the packaging says it is minimally aromatic and the flavor faintly reminds me of Sir Walter Aromatic which is flavored with cognac. Taste/flavor develop nicely down the bowl. I've never discerned the latakia. Pretty smooth. It's mild enough I could imagine a strong aromatic smoker pulling a bit hard to develop the flavor, when sipped it's cool. I would recommend this to a regular burley smoker who wants only a bit of flavor to go with the smoke. I could see this being someone's everyday/all day choice. Simple, minimal frills, good old stuff. Smokes great in my old falcon pipe.

Pipe Used: Falcon

Age When Smoked: Smoked from a new tub

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Kyrob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kyrob (41)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Opening a fresh tin of Edward G. Robinson I was greeted with dark and light brown ribbons with scattered black flecks. It smelled of smokiness with a light plum note. The moisture tended to the drier side which is perfect for me. An unlit sip tasted of plum, as did the initial light along with a light sour note. Overall it tasted mostly of plum with a light smokiness every so often. It was a little spicy, and the second half of the bowl seemed to make the plum taste richer. Unfortunately this blend burned me in every pipe I tried and every cadence I experimented with, it just didn’t work for me, and I would guess that has to do with body chemistry at this point. It could be nice for light aromatic lovers that it doesn’t set ablaze.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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Brooklynsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brooklynsmoker (10)
Mild Strong Mild Tolerable

I really wanted to like this blend but I found it pretty awful.It has a kinda cheap red wine taste that was just horrible and the Burely was totally masked by it.I tried and tried but what can you do. Some one else might dig this and I try to be open minded but if a friend asked me..well you get the picture.

Pipe Used: some cobs and some briars.

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JTH74 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JTH74 (4)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I think the can I got of this was old. It had no casing smell when I opened it. It smelled burley, and not much else. Lighting it was easy. It caught immediately. It tasted very nutty. It reminded me of eating roasted pecans and walnuts, not unpleasant but not one I'd keep in my usual rotation. I may try another can some day, just to see if I can get the flavors and aromas others have talked about in the earlier reviews.

Pipe Used: Straight poker

Age When Smoked: Straight from freshly opened can

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CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (94)
Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

I think this is one of the worst baccy's ive stuffed in my pipe.I got the big tub as a birthday gift and dont know what to do with the rest of it.I keep trying to blend it with other baccys and nothing has took yet.It seems to foul everything i mix it with. It burned very hot and had an awful acidic taste to it that stuck with my pipe.I will never buy this tobacco. Note:maybe if i put it at the back of the cabinet and come back to it in a year, things may taste different? Awful!

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churchwarden398 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
churchwarden398 (19)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

My one experience with this blend was twenty years ago. I bought it because of the actor. He was a fine actor and a fellow pipe enthusiast - so why not. The pouch aroma was decent enough. There were light brown and black strands in it at the time. Back then there may have been some cavendish in it as well. Sorry to say, the pouch I bought bit as well. As I remember it my pouch was somewhat dry. Things have changed in twenty years - look at Dunhill. If you want to try it go ahead. I would try this again before buying certain other drug store tobaccos.

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