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This excellent mixture is a blend of first choice Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish. A promise for a unique smoking experiences which is crowned by a wonderful Amaretto aroma

BrandPeterson
Blended ByKohlhase, Kopp & Co.
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringAmaretto
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin
CountryIE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild, Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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tleek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tleek (51)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

There a some tobaccos which a smoker can tell will be consistent smokers. Sunset breeze is one of them. It knows its place and acts accordingly. Therefore, after only two (very large) bowls I feel comfortable writing a review. If I the blend turns out to surprise me, I will make future adjustments.

Sunset breeze is similar to other euro style aromatics. The flavor remains smooth and mild throughout the bowl and the topping is evident in both smell and taste. It is heavily cased, but the casing is very different than that found in traditional American aros, Think Lane Lmtd.

Smooth cavendish is at the forefront, followed by a bit of burly, completed with a bit of virginia sweetness and the delicious (tasting and smelling) Amaretto. Dont expect a sip of straight Dissarano here, but instead a hint of it in the exhale and aftertaste. The Amaretto becomes more and less prominent throughout the smoke and always lingers in the aftertaste.

I think this is a great aromatic for anyone who does not regularly enjoy aromatics.

It comes a little moiste, and leaves a somewhat soapy mouthfeel, but it is not at all a turnoff in my opinion.

Fantastic, mild, smoke!

This is a very smooth yet flavorful tobacco. It is the only tobacco so far whose smell my girlfriend enjoyed

Pipe Used: Nording freehand, nording blowfish

Age When Smoked: unknown, freshly opened tin

Purchased From: Solvang tobacco shop

5 people found this review helpful.

puss n' pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
puss n' pipes (6)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

For me it is very surprising to understand how variable and subjective is the appreciation different kind of people may have over any kind of experience. But how crucial is to notice these differences and distinctions into something so apparently simple as to smoke tobacco in a pipe.

It is for granted that people who prefer english blends wouldn´t like something like Summer Breeze, as this is an aromatic with caps included. Not because it is overhelming in substance or generally reticent to develop tobacco aroma, but just because in general it will deliver the experience of what it does orginally suggest, that is Virginias and burley, topped with amaretto. If the person wants to appreciate the tobacco in itself then should go with english blends and indulge himself, if on the contrary he prefers to divert into the sugary background and escence from Amaretto with overtones of virginia, burley and black cavendish then i think this is the best choice hands down.

And it does because it has all the characteristics that will fascinate the palate with something mellow and flavorful. The burley stings politely, the cavendish soothes the delivery and the virginias enrich the sugary vapours of amaretto with intense sweetness.

I would say it is not a demanding smoke, that is for granted, it is not "subtle", nor does incredible journeys of much versatility in terms of flavour intricacy. But it does have it´s own subtlety as an aromatic, that is to delect in the tin aroma, the room note and the appreciation of the flavour that gradually interchange role plays with the soothing effect from the cavendish, the intensity spice of the burley or the increased caramelization given by the virginias. As it consumes it is apparently stronger and more tobacco like (if you prefer) at the beginning is a child party of sweetness, it ends adult like, bodily sweet with bits of stinginess.

Now, technically as most sugar based aromatics it demands slow smoke, otherways it tends to become nasty, the sugars pass from caramel to carbon, the aroma is hellish and the soothing part becomes grey ash and your pipe will be rekindled as an oven. So be careful, be slow, be patient, be kind. Amaretto is not a drink for getting drunk or to drink heavily, so does this tobacco!

Enjoy!

Similar Blends: Amaretto Amore.

3 people found this review helpful.

Coltrain Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Coltrain (8)
★★★☆
Extremely Mild Very Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

It would be unfair to say that this is a bad tobacco, but it is by no means a great tobacco.

As you open the tin you get drawn in by a delectable amaretto aroma. It smells good enough to eat! I mean that! Of course we know where this smell comes from, the casing, and being a Peterson aromatic it is very heavily cased (side note regarding Peterson tobacco; many people regard their heavy hand in the casing department to be of detriment to the brand, but on the contrary I find it to be an good thing as every tin is the same, their consistency is outstanding).

It takes time to dry out but once it's ready this stuff packs relatively well. First light brings an explosion of flavor from the casing. Lovely. The room note throughout the bowl remains that same lovely amaretto scent. The flavor I fear does not hold however, once I had smoked half way down I couldn't taste much of anything. The casing I suspect was no longer intense enough to impart flavor to the smoke and the tobaccos are not flavorful enough on their own.

I would not make this a regular tobacco but it sure as hell is a crowd pleaser. I smoked this in a pub with a few friends once and I had a constant stream of people asking me what on earth I was smoking and where can they get some!

A must. But she ain't a the kind of girl you'd marry.

Pipe Used: Petersons Killarney 150

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Peterson's of Dublin

3 people found this review helpful.

Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (297)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

A blend in the same league as Blue Note: good tobaccos so heavily cased that the shredded leaves almost feel sugary and sticky between the fingers. A bowl once a year might be fine, but this kind of blends now nauseate me from the tin aroma up to the actual smoking experience. Better than the drugstore aromatics (at least, if you smoke slowly, you can get some tobacco taste), but as usual the taste for the smoker is not as delicious as the smell that those who surround him can experience. And the second half of the bowl always tastes rank and gets bitey... If you want to get a more detailed description, take a look at my review for Blue Note and think that this is a tobacco with a very similar taste but with an amaretto flavoring (which everyone else will rave about, but the smoker won't since he will get almost nothing of it). Not bad, mind me, but just the thought of this ultrasweet stuff make me shiver...

3 people found this review helpful.

Mark O Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mark O (6)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

Peterson Sunset Breeze is a mild, consistent aromatic tobacco. Unlike American aromatics, Sunset Breeze is less sticky (for lack or a better term) and produces a subtle room note which is not sickly sweet or overpowering. The flavor is mild and remains consistently mild throughout the bowl. Out of the tin it reminds me of raisins, fruit and liquor and smells delicious. It burns to a fine white ash without leaving a goopy residue. Like most more complex tobaccos, Sunset Breeze needs tending. A charring light and two or three relights usually is needed for a bowl as well as a little tamping and prodding. I like this tobacco when I have time to sit, relax and sip the bowl which usually lasts forty minutes or more. I wouldn't smoke this blend while working or driving because I simply wouldn't be able to give it the needed attention. This is a classy blend that should be reserved for the right time and place. A pleasant smoking experience.

Pipe Used: Peterson Preimer 150S Bulldog

2 people found this review helpful.

Room Note Professor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Room Note Professor (39)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I don't like Amaretto - it is too sickly sweet for me. I love this tobacco though! The Amaretto taste is not overly sweet or overwhelming. There is some caramel in there too.

The room note is fantastic and will garner tons of compliments. Lucky bystanders will get to smell caramel, baked goodies and a hint of almonds. Yet, it has some kind of fresh note too. It is both warm and fresh. Sunset Breeze is an apt name. This is one of those tobaccos where I exit and re-enter the room several times during a smoke just to enjoy the room note.

I can still remember how this tobacco bit me, even when smoking very slowly, when I first took up the pipe. Nowadays there is no bite - just a very definite mouth feel, which actually contributes to the smoking experience. Just shows how mouth chemistry adapts with time.

In conclusion, a very nice Virginia, Burley and Black Cav aromatic, if you like aromatics. It does smoke a bit hot though, and for this reason I give it 3 and not 4 stars.

2 people found this review helpful.

Big Nick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Nick (72)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

When I first popped open the tin everyone in the room commented on the wonderful Amaretto fragrence that almost immediatly filled the room. Upon first light it blowtorched my mouth, but when I recovered and continued I really enjoyed this blend. The tobacco was good and the Amaretto wafted in and out very nicely. The tounge bite was only present upon lighting up. Take it easy and light up slowly, you will be rewarded.

2 people found this review helpful.

twaksak Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
twaksak (30)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

A aromatic blend of Virginia, Burley, Black Cavendish & cased with Amaretto. First smell from the tin was caramel / butterscotch, probably due to the Cavendish & Burley. On first light, the same butterscotch / nuttiness were evident and then suddenly, notes of sweet something. Not necessarily the amaretto, more a marzipan-like flavour. Only deeper in the bowl, I could trace the Amaretto - very lightly. For those who like these flavours, probably a good aromatic blend but not my favourite. I will probably not buy another tin.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: not sure

1 person found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (123)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I have yet to try a Peterson blend that I did not enjoy and this one is yet another quality offering. I am not a huge aro fan, but when I smoke an aro, I find Peterson does it better than just about any of the others. Gold Blend and Deluxe are my favorites of the brand, but this one comes in third in my books.

The underlying leaf in all their aromatics are of high quality and the toppings are such that you can actually enjoy the flavor of the same. It really comes down to the toppings when differentiating between the blends and this one could very well be someone else's four star blend. If you don't like aromatics at all, don't bother. This is heavily flavored and one should not expect it to taste like an English blend.

I preferred this one in my meerschaums as I do all heavily topped aromatics.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Purchased From: local B & M

1 person found this review helpful.

krg1000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
krg1000 (131)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

This blend hits somewhere in the middle of the Peterson aromatic line up. It just really does nothing for me personally, YMMV. Tin note and room note are very pleasing, just has no oomph in the flavor or nicotine areas.

1 person found this review helpful.

Mr. Frogburster Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Frogburster (15)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

Fine cut tobacco, quite dark. Smells amaretto out of the tin.

Tongue taste (the taste you feel on your tongue when you first get the smoke into your mouth): Very mild, with a slight sugary taste and some citrus hints.

Snork taste (the taste when you roll the smoke around in your mouth and out of your nostrils): Slightly dry, possibly a bit of virginia. Parchment.

All together: Smells nice but tastes too mild. Sometimes difficult to taste at all - a lot of "hot air". Those who are more acutely sensitive to sweet taste might like it, but I need something that has more taste than this one.

1 person found this review helpful.

Susanna Hoffs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Susanna Hoffs (74)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Nah... Sorry.

After all the pomp and ceremony about this one being Petersons better efforts at an aro, well, I'm just not convinced.

I like Ameretto, the tin aroma is wonderfully pungent, strong and promises a lot up front, seemingly at ease with it's reputation as earnt from other tobacco adventurers before me..

However, as far as I'm concerned this pleasant aroma doesn't translate as well (if at all) into the smoke, neither for that matter in the room note either if I'm honest. I detected VERY weak overtones of this aro as it reached the end of it's recyling process of the senses, during each 4 second draw that made up my half-hour's afternoon toke.

This one does smoke a wee bit on the warm side (and I'm a sipper) and it tastes more chemically artificial than most of it's stable brothers that I've tried from Peterson. It's ok, but I won't buy another. 'Connoissours Choice' is a much better option IMO.

Still, it's for you to decide not me...

1 person found this review helpful.

Professor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Professor (67)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Peterson's Sunset Breeze is a classic aromatic. When people (non-smokers primarily) encounter a pipe smoker and explain that they love the smell of a pipe, this is the very stuff that is usually being conjured in their minds and senses. There is more of a cherry essence than the 'Amaretto aroma' stated on the tin, but there is the sweetness of a liqueur detectable in the room note. This is pleasant stuff (and I say that as someone who does not usually smoke aromatics).

1 person found this review helpful.

omegapd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
omegapd (81)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Wonderful aroma in the tin and the room- infact, the best room aroma I've ever come across. Excellent burning properties and a nice mix of tobacco. The flavor is fairly neutral for me though. One of the better aromatics on the market and recommended for people that think MacBaren blends are too sweet. No bite either, which is a change from my staple MBs... ** Update- 07-16-03 this has turned into the aromatic for me. In a meer, it really shines and I actually bought another tin at my local smokeshop- something I rarely do. It beats out Dan's Blue Note as the best aromatic ever. Wonderful stuff.

1 person found this review helpful.

Newsman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Newsman (9)
★★★★
Medium Medium to Strong Full Pleasant

This is GREAT stuff. Really, really excellent mixture of Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish. But definitely thing that won my heart, and taste buds (and my wife:))is a wonderful Amaretto aroma. Fantastic! This is really good, even if you are not big fan of aromatics - for the first time, I smoke something that have same taste as smell in room. My favorite.

1 person found this review helpful.

B.S Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
B.S (6)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

This is it in the aromatics for me!!! Finally, a Cavendish tobacco that does not cause my pipe to sound like I'm smoking a hookah. Upon opening the tin I was immediatelly greeted by a very pleasing amoretto aroma. The tobacco was neither to wet nor to dry. After lighting up I notice my wife stroll in with a smile on her face. I actually broke in a Radice Rind twin bore with this and haven't looked back since. I would strongly recomend this to those English smokers who are looking for a good change of pace.

Ps. to those smokers who's better half is never happy with the smell of your smoke, this is a marriage saver.

1 person found this review helpful.

Eulenburg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eulenburg (193)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

"This excellent mixture is a blend of first choice Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish. A promise for a unique smoking experience, which is crowned by a wonderful Amaretto aroma that also brings enjoyment to the smokers' surroundings."

My adored niece gave me a tin of this for Christmas. I don't know what posessed her. It IS a lovely container. It DOES, like all aromatics, help cake-build. It helped turn an orangey Italian pipe a nice shade darker after a few smokes. It will help colour meerschaums, too.

Is this Peterson's "Danish" blend? It is mildly elegant, delicately scented, very lightly tobaccoey, un-goopy and reasonably cool. Will that amaretto frou-frou go AWAY from my pipe after a few smokes of something manly?

A high-quality, youthful choice for aromatic lovers with keen-nosed innamoratas. They'll coo at the cool tin, too.

1 person found this review helpful.

dualkarnain Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dualkarnain (71)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This tobacco is quite sweet and weak. The Cavendish takes full-frontal stage and the Virginias are swallowed up by the casings. The tobaccos are of a quality but, as a Balkan fan, I find little to enjoy here.

Images evoked: a skeleton talent show being sountracked by 8-track BeeGees recordings where, even though one bonehead might be called a winner, everyone ultimately loses.

Pipe Used: Peterson Bent

Age When Smoked: 5 years

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

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Lingo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lingo (8)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a great aromatic, no doubt. It is loved by your room, nicely cased but not too much. Tobacco -very good- is there and you feel it BUT I have a problem with the temperature. It seems to me that caramelization times and periods of virginias and others do not collide nor harmonize. Thus the whole bowl is a sort of - quite fast - alternate scenes sequence with different actors playing separately. Might be nice to others, while for me was a tiring experience, also due to a very quick burning time. There are TOO MANY worse aromatics than this, but there are several which are far better.

Pipe Used: Ser Jacopo - Peterson

Age When Smoked: new

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CTS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CTS (109)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Initial light releases a pleasant amaretto aroma. Once into it, a pleasant slightly sweet background complements the good base tobacco. The burley becomes dominant as you work your way down the bowl. Lit well, handled well all the way down to fine ash. Clean pipe was the ultimate result. I also make a pipe break-in blend with this, Granger and Carter Hall in equal amounts. Has served quite well. Solid 2+ as a lone actor.

Pipe Used: Peterson, Armellini, MM, Bjarne

Age When Smoked: undated; bought 6 months ago

Purchased From: Corona Smoke Shop, Battle Creek, MI

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o3Ho3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
o3Ho3 (28)
★★★★
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Joyful and pleasant. Burley and virginia mix almost impressive, the touch of b cavendish is like the cherry on the top of the cake and don't forget the amaretto all around. Perfect smoke when you are in happy mood. Smell is wonderful. The only downside of this ... is kind of mild and nicotine is very shy.

Pipe Used: always Peterson

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Antihero Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Antihero (3)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Being not particularly into aromatics I gave this one a shot due to it's good reputation. What can I say? It was absolutely worth it! Unlike so many aromatics (at least the ones you can buy here in Germany without too much ado) this one has high quality tobacco underneath the casing. And the casing (almonds/Amaretto) is very noticeable, yet it balances perfectly with the fine and satisfying tobacco aroma, mainly the Virginias and the Burley. The Black Cavendish is more or less soaked with the Amaretto and doesn't shine through very much, but that's no loss imo. Packs easily, lighting and keeping lit is child's play and due to it's cut it fits in bowls of almost every shape and size. Very uncomplicated stuff. Oh, and unless you suck on the pipe like on a big fat milkshake with a too narrow straw, there will be no tongue bite. I recommend it with solid three stars (one star short of highly recommended because I miss a little complexity), will finish the tin and will buy again for the times I want a not too sweet dessert instead of Lat bombs or hay-y fresh Virginias.

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Chmalu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Chmalu (4)
★★★☆
Very Mild Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Gives a nice shot of amaretto taste. Very pleasant aftertaste. Burns quite wet. I don't like so mild tabaccos, but this one was worth that few bucks.

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Kevfoong Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kevfoong (6)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild Tolerable

Recommend by the local tobacconist. I like the smell when I 1st open the tin. Smooth and sweet. Smoke fast and you will get bite! Wet the bowl every time I finish the bowl. The only reason I smoke Peterson is.. the price is fairly at the average side.

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1badmotorfinger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
1badmotorfinger (4)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I'm a novice pipe smoker but this blend is certainly one of the best I've had so far. From what I can tell by reviews here and elsewhere this is considered an aromatic (which I'm trying to steer away from) but it's just a very pleasant smoke. Opening the tin it smells wonderfully rich and sweet and the taste to me translates into this as well with nice burley and virginia fullness to round it out. This is something that I'll likely keep a stash of at all times as a "go to" as it fits my tastes just fine. Just my .02 so take it for what its worth.

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Tamper Dan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tamper Dan (8)
★☆☆☆
Medium Medium to Strong Mild Tolerable

This one is a miss for me. It looks and smokes alot like Peterson's other virginia blends, but I just can't forgive the stale, fruity aftertaste. It's like smoking Malibu rum. Try Luxury Blend or Connoisseur's choice instead.

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ports82 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ports82 (1)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

I'm relatively new to pipe smoking and have been roaming this site looking for something that might appeal to me.

Sunset Breeze is the best smoke I've had by FAR! Maybe my pipe packing got better, maybe i smoked slower, or maybe past tobaccos I've tried just weren't right. Bottom line, this one is going to be a regular for me.

I'm all about mild, and sunset breeze was just that. It is very smooth, has a great taste and my wife loved the sweet room note. I smoked relatively fast I thought and the tobacco let me know when it was too fast, however other than those times I had no bite whatsoever. There was a minor aftertaste however it didn't linger and was rather pleasant.

I found the tobacco to pack and light easy and it burnt evenly into a fine ash with no goop in the pipe at all. It's the cleanest my pipe has been after a smoke so far. It's scent out of the tin is A-MAZING, especially that hint of Amaretto.

If you are new to pipe smoking or after a lighter tobacco option, then this is the one for you.

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McKNooB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
McKNooB (34)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

First bowl: loved it (even though I agree with reviews below; mixed messages upon tin opening). A tiny bit o' bite.

Second bowl: loved it more than B1 (after preparing pipe and letting sit for the afternoon).

Third (and most recent) bowl: spectacular. War Department currently rolling her eyes (though she liked it too). Left a bowls worth to dry overnight and eagerly dove in after work the next day. Even better than B2.

A little moist on opening day but gurgled only briefly. I'll be coming back to this one. Burns evenly and was a NooB friendly fill and light.

When the wind is right and I catch the amaretto casing, the neighbours are as happy as I am.

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pipeofbriaropenfire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipeofbriaropenfire (9)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

A very good aromatic. Not too wet. The casing is not too thick like most aros I've tried. I will cellar this as my "go to" aro.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Revolted Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Revolted (11)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

A nice aromatic, good for any aromatic or Amaretto lovers ;)

I would recommend this for any time of the year. Love it

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il commissario Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
il commissario (9)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Opening a tin reveals none of the promised amaretto flavouring, but a rather strong, sickly sweet and slightly chemically smell. Once aired out a little the tin note develops a much more pleasant toffee aroma. The tobacco mixture is small squarish cuts of mostly pale beige and light brown ribbon with about 10–20% Black Cavendish added. It is quite damp straight from the tin and dries very quickly out of it.

The first light is sweet with a distinct toffee flavour although slightly bitter from the casing. The tobacco smokes cool and sweet throughout the rest of the bowl with a building berry-fruity flavour, but very little of the Amaretto is noticeable. The toffee flavour is very satisfying and it smokes cool and sweet throughout, but for me, not getting any of the amaretto makes this a rather run-of-the-mill aromatic.

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musicman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
musicman (81)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Peterson Sunset Breeze is the sirens of all aromatic blends. When it comes time for me to pack my bowl with something nice I can hear this seductive tobacco calling my name. It says, "open up my jar and smell me". The smell of this tobacco is truly astounding. This is one of those tobaccos that you almost want to put in your mouth to see if it tastes as good as it smells.

Unfortunately this blend is the equivalent of putting a blonde wig and lipstick on a bulldog. No matter how nice that dog is dressed up, it is still a dog, and at the end of the day, sunset breeze is still an aromatic. As much as I would like it to be more, it is what it is.

In the grand scheme of the aromatic world this is a very solid offering. It is a little sticky and goopy but what aromatic isn't? I would also guess this will tattoo a ghost into your pipe as fast as you can light it. The flavors are nice but it can be bitey, and it never truly lives up to the tin note. Such is life in the world of aromatics.

This is my go to crowd control blend. This is one of the best smelling blends I have ever put flame too, and even the most stringent and abrasive public health Nazi will be subtly wooed by its warm comforting "grandma's house" aroma.

You can buy worse aromatics, but you can buy better ones too. If you occasionally enjoy a shot to the sweet tooth then definitely give this one a try. If you are not usually an aromatic smoker this one isn't going to win you into that camp.

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machinebcon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
machinebcon (50)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

It would be better if it wouldn't smell so great, because this fantastic tin aroma seduces the pipester to puff way to hard :) A delight when sipped, excellent tobaccos underneath, superb room note. Can't smoke it every day, but once in a while. 3.5/5

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ModdedMach Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ModdedMach (1)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This tobacco is all around balanced. The only downside is that at first wiff of the open tin is very sweet nutty amaretto and suggests the tobacco will taste similarly, but it doesnt. With that being said, being an aromatic it actually has a great tobacco taste, so if you like the taste of tobacco but like a nice room note, this is your stuff. That being said, the natural tobacco taste is slightly sweet, as to be expected from the virginia content in this blend.

The cut is great, right out of the tin its the perfect moisture level for a nice even burn, and if sipped slowly virtually no tongue bite.

Cant go wrong with sunset breeze, great room note, great tobacco taste. One of my favorites.

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K. L. Wong Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
K. L. Wong (1)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Tried this blend when recommended by a friend recently. I find the aroma to be overpowering upon opening the tin - even to the extend of being too artificial. Upon lighting up my first smoke, the above notion went up in smoke too. I find the taste, aroma, flavor to be just right for my palate. As I still have about half a tin left, I shall finish it before procceding to the Connoisseur's Choice blend so that I can compare and make another review.

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JustinCarcerated Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JustinCarcerated (51)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

My first tobacco as I revisit the pipe genre after decades of stogies. Having never being adept to tasting cedars, nuts, fruits in cigars, thought it would be easier in aromatics. Back in the gap I smoked some store - bought apple, but that was childhood play compared to this blend.

Smells of tobacco and amaretto, densely packed and moist, burns well-enough (I guess), it does numb the tongue-not sure if that denotes "tongue bite" ... The better 1/2 enjoys the room note, I enjoy the taste very much, it's a dependable smoke.

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zacchaeus11 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zacchaeus11 (3)
★★★☆
Very Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

now, i used to be all about aromatics but recently i have fallen a little out with them. now thats not to say I'm going to review this tobacco based on my love of most every tobaccos other than an aromatics, but I'm still gonna be as blunt as can be. i can't say that i highly recommend this mostly because i really don't like tobaccos that leave a casing in you mouth when you are done smoking it, which this one did. it did taste good to the extent that it had subtle fruitiness to it that was somewhat pleasant. but i am still hard pressed to say i recommend this. i would say i recommend this to try out, but not to put into your every day rotation.

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Häxan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Häxan (3)
★★☆☆
Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Can you say BITE! This beauty has some serious bite, I am very shocked to say the least. I noticed a lot of Noob pipe smokers starting out with this tobacco but I suggest trying Petersons Nutty Cut before this one. The toppings on this tobacco really give a burn.

I am going to leave mine out for some time and go back to it but so far I have had no success which is a shame because I simply love Amaretto.

Lots of flavor, needs some airing out, burns hot so slow sipping is required, and has a big bite so becareful.

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Carbon cake Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Carbon cake (9)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This was a very tasty blend it was sweet nutty creamy and just a really nice smoke. It also had a very nice smell that was only in the air as i smoked it when i was done smoking the smell went away in a matter of minutes. The only thing that is wrong with this blend is that in burned really really really hot . It got so hot that I had to put my pipe down. It was to hot for me to hold. I'm not sure why it was so hot I smoked very slowly and it's not heavily cased either?

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Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (111)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I bought this one mainly because I've been wanting to get my hands on one of their pipes, as a lot of folk seem to have them. Sadly, with limited finances, I am unable to treat myself to one. However, it did occur to me that I could at least try their tobacco.

I picked this one for no particular reason, apart from the fact that is scores reasonable well here. Sure enough, the aroma from the tin did not disappoint with its' strong wafts of almond-like amaretto. It's easy packing and light are to be expected with ribbon cuts like this so it's hardly a surprise. The flavour of the smoke was an intriguing, if a disappointingly underwhelming, panoply of all the desserts I used to eat after Sunday dinner as a child, shades of custard, peaches, Christmas cake, Mr Kiplings' almond slices. The room note doesn't follow suit though, instead chucking out wafts of amaretto proper. Tonguebite is negligible.

Right, this is where I stray from an otherwise good review and go off on one. I am sick to death of tobaccos that promise a really full and strong and flavour with their tin aroma only to find that the smoke, while being pleasant, struggles to hold up to anything like the promise of the first whiff of the stuff. If any of the folk who make blends actually read these things, please please please, give us a little more of the promise of the oh so gorgeous tin aroma. Rant over.

In spite of said rant, I do find this a pleasant smoke, almost good to have as a dessert after a good evening meal. Just be minded the strength of the tin aroma is let down but the weakness of the smoke flavour.

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FlatCapMatt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FlatCapMatt (19)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

This is my new favourite tobacco. I'm planning to always have at least one tin of this around.

I went into the tobacconist planning on buying some Old Dublin, but they were sold out. This was my 2nd choice, and wow, I don't regret choosing it.

When I opened the tin for the first time, the smell was amazing. It's a lot like the Peterson's Con. Choice, but with the addition of a pleasant almond/amaretto scent. It was fantastic, I couldn't wait to light up a bowl.

Smoking it was very nice. There doesn't seem to be heaps of flavour when smoked, but the room note is brilliant. Currently I have to smoke outdoors or in the car port/shed. (non-smoking rental property) I personally wouldn't mind if my house smelled like this tobacco, but others would disagree.

I didn't experience any tongue bite, and the amount of unpleasantness in taste was minimal.

Until I try something else that blows me away, this will be my tobacco of choice. Highly recommended.

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keisel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
keisel (12)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

After 2 years and remembering the good taste of this tobacco, i bought a new tin and it was suprisingly not the way i enjoyed it 2 years ago. I tried to smoke it in 3 different pipes and nothing great happened except some tongue bite. It's a little better with some red wine but nothing special. I'll not buy it again. When i bought it, was very dry, i re-hydrate it but...

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Jallen49 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jallen49 (22)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

A good way to kick off my ventures into Petersons aromatic tobaks. This stuff seemed to be getting the most hype of all petersons aromatics so I gave it a go.

Really strong, pleasant Ameretto smell from the tin... Reminds me of a good cherry flavored blend, love it!

Smokes great, very well behaved without any bite. The pipe bowl can get quite hot though. Of course, as always, the flavor isn't as strong tasting as it is smelling out of the tin. Stillna great smoke though... And usually ends up an all day blend for me.

Does smoke a bit wet, but a flick of the pipe can fix that.

All in all, solid. 3.5/4. Recommended!

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smokeymountainmike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smokeymountainmike (10)
★☆☆☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I agree with the others here that when you first open the tin the aroma is wonderful. That's where the "Wonderful" stopped for me. The little flavor that was noticeable was for lack of a better word "Bitter". I caught a faint whiff of the amaretto but I couldn't take the extreme bitterness that this blend had. I tried it in 3 pipes to make sure that it wasn't the pipes fault or that I had been picking up some ghost flavors from one of the 3 pipes, But it continued to be the same. To be fair, I may have just gotten a bad batch. It was kind of dry when I opened the tin, So I am going to rehydrate it some and see if that helps. I will post again with a updated review if anything changes.

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Withnail Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Withnail (16)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Of course, we all have different tastes when it comes to our choice of tobacco. As a general rule, I really enjoy the Petersons blends, but I was not so keen on this one. It might just be the inclusion of the Maryland tobacco.

As with the other Peterson blends, the aromatic casings do not over power the high quality tobacco. They also work well together in providing an overall flavor. The tobacco packs and burns well to the bottle of the bowl, leaving a fine white ash with no "gurgle" that you can find with lower quality aromatics.

If you like Maryland blends you should give this a try. Personally I found the taste a little too "dry" and reminded me a little of English Blends. Not for me - but it might be for you.

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wolfdreamer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wolfdreamer (25)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

The aroma is very nice upon opening the tin...reminiscent of the holidays...xmas pudding and other alcohol flavored cakes....the room note is pleasant and doesn't linger long...the taste is very mild...it doesn't taste the same as the scent but I keep coming back to it. Now though I like it I'm not sure I would buy it again. I would prefer to find a sweeter better tasting aromatic. But I do think you can tell the quality as some cheaper brands I have been trying coat the mouth while this does not.

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Alvis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Alvis (8)
★★☆☆
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This tobacco has been highly recommended so I was eager to try it. I was a little disappointed. It has a lovely aroma as you open the tin and the flakes are beautiful! Unfortunately, I got this right after I'd had a pouch of Alsbo Black and quite honestly, I couldn't really tell much difference in it taste wise. I did find this stuff tended to give me tongue bite and it seems to be quite wet smoking with lots of residue in my pipe. Taste it is OK, not terrible but if I wanted this tobacco again, I get Alsbo Black. Quite simply I can not justify the cost of Sunset Breeze compared to other blends. I can buy higher end bulk blends or save a few dollars with Alsbo Black. That being said, I would buy it again, but it is near, or at the bottom of my list of "Must Have Again" blends.

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BaconandTobacco Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BaconandTobacco (15)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Sunset Breeze does not dissapoint if you like a good aromatic blend. You can taste the amaretto throughout the entire smoke. Very nice blend. One of the best aromatics I have tried.

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who broke my clay pipe? Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
who broke my clay pipe? (45)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sunset Breeze 50g round screw lid tin.

Tin appearance:Black and tan for the main with some very bright cornflake yellow blond fleks,,,rough cut and ribbony pot pouri appearance.

Tin aroma:Confection like,ala christmas chockolates,strawberry fondant,almonds,vanilla,turkish delight.Evidentally aromatic but no actual chocolate really,more like the essence of what is the mystery contents/centre of such hypothetical allegorical chocolates.The aroma smells rich at point blank nasal range, but not over heavy;lightly vanilla cased with perhaps a lighter fruitier topping.

Tin moisture and feel:Feels ok and dry enough to smoke without airing(but experience has taught me that peterson aromatics benefit from a little airing for a while before packing).

Smoked in a 6" in clay(my usual testing standard),initial ignition with a gas lighter and some big puffs to get it cooking threatens to nip my tongue but;once heated i refrain my cadence to let it cool to a smoulder point and sip it.

Sipping prevents nip,which after a 1/4 inch depth has been burned,it nolonger threatens and seems to self control itself into an a neutral PH state from which i can judge its settled properties.

The first thing i notice is the topping which is like an aromatic fruit tea,,unsweetened and non cordial or confection like compared to the tin aroma which is a good start. I detect more of a topping aspect than a casing while smoking,and there is no bloating sickly factor.

The aroma doesn't intrude over the tobacco which although milder compared to other things (things) i smoke,,,it does have a tobacco taste..(i can still taste).

The baccy beneath is harder for me to describe because aromatics are not really my speciality and they don't convey as much to my imagination but;this in its pensive aescetic silence said a lot with few words because it left me to really think about it..It had a buddha smile staring into the horizon as i tried like a fool to fathom the cosmic reason.Bliss and Nada,the realm of natural balance beyond my natural karmic propensities and indulgent urge to just smoke a brutal rope without second thought.

As i got into it and the bowl settled, the tobacco itself reminded me of aromatic natural white steamed rice 'simple'which made me think of japan actually,,,gently sipping away(for once)the ingredient leaf combines to creat a natural rice like taste(in an interesting way and not an appology for blandness). Uncluttered,measured and subtle like a great song heard as a whisper throught the wind i concentrated and envisioned levitation.

Back to the topping scent(although this tabacco smells cased in the tin,it doesn't manifest itself as a charecteristic in the smoking experience,which is the way it should be),,,;it imparts an aroma and mild taste like fruit tea over the bowl of rice (tobacco) as a compliment - simultaneous like two separate entities happening at the same time in syncronicity ,without one dominating the other.(imagine eating a ball of rice with a cup of aromatic fruit tea)aromatic and not a cherry bomb.

It has got a nice balance,behaviour and consistancy.when i pause my sipping cadence to breath and swallow my spit,i get a light cavendishy burley sweet bitter taste like a white wheat beer,,;not necessarily nutty,but perhaps more lemon grassy and water chestnut..

The cavendish scent up my nose is pleasing and sweet and on my pallete comparable to a fresh crisp sugar snap(a cross between a runnerbean and sweet pea in a pod type green thing)with a yeastyness natural and nothing fortified,artificial or synthetic.

The room note:i smoke outside BTW and sometimes the wind gives me a good passing pedestrian impression whiff of my activity,,,;its mild pleasant without being promiscuous.

While i was smoking this i was initially fighting my conciousness of the fact that i was smoking an 'aromatic',,like a man lost in a lingerie labrinth of aisles while trying to take a shortcut to the exit in a nightmare department store; trying find my way out like pacman before a shop assistant asks me if i need some help.(its a reoccuring nightmare i have sometimes when i get lost in the knickers section and find i have lost my trousers,,the CC TV hasn't discovered me yet and the devil gives me an ultimatum of what i would rather do;the choice of being naked or wearing the knickers) I got over that initial thinking dogma,;sure i can smoke the heaviest stuff,but this has in its ambient lotus pose ,another perspective to judge my usual choice tobacco; like a contemplative yogi observing the senceless destructive, austentacious random brute, showy animal nature of the 'incredible hulk'.

Only recently have i tried the slower smoking style so i can bring my briars out o play without smoking the briar itself,and its working;it means i get a longer lasting experience beyond my usual long waited nicoteeen fix relief between working shifts(something that can be savoured instead of devoured like a starving POW)

I think this might be my first tin of this,and i have ordered the complete range of peterson tobacco before and either i missed this one or didn't take any notes on it(i discovered i liked old dublin,irish oak and university so much that perhaps this didn't make such an impression). This is preferable to some of the peterson aromatics and less than others,and i would say its in the middle but its a good middle.

I don't think i will actively go out of my way to buy another because i bought it for a reminder of what aromatics are about(they make good back up baccy)i have some other peterson aromatics on hand which i think i might prefer but i still need to do a proper taste trial on them.

This has mild nicoteen,no soap,although a bit spikey in the beginning it has no tongue bite. It needs to be savoured and probably smoked in a larger bowl as a company while doing something else like reading a fat book.

I could give it 3 stars but feel i should realistically give it 2 because the other star is more about my imagination whilst smoking it ,which doesn't come in the tin.

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Piper@thegates Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Piper@thegates (20)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Looking for a change of pace from my usual non aromatics Sunset Breeze was recommended by a friend. As with all aros the tin note was evident from the start, a fairly strong ameretto note. Room note has proved to be quite pleasing, certainly more appreciated by my companions than would normally be the case. Cavendish appears to be the slightly dominant tobacco here over Va and Burley but only fractionally. The ameretto is evident throughout the smoke but does not over power the tobacco flavours which I like, but this blend does try to bite if rushed so it pays to take it slowly. What I really dont like about aros in general is the total mess they make of my pipes and this is no different.

Sunset Breeze is a middle of the road aromatic blend, perfectly smokeable but nothing outstanding, mild in strength and taste so it wont get you leaping out of your chair, but if you are looking for a smoke which will not upset the people around you while still giving a pleasant enough smoke then you could do much worse than this offering from Peterson.

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Trippwire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Trippwire (58)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

This one tastes like a bag of lollies. At first seemed way too sweet, but it grew on me and I quite like it. Wife approves the room note. Buy more, maybe.

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Dexdpd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dexdpd (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

My favorite every day aromatic, upon opening it, the tin note is amazing, and it keeps even better while smoking, the amaretto flavor is there, but it does not overswhelm the natural flavors.

A really dam good smoke!

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tmoney Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tmoney (24)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I remember this blend like it was yesterday... I had embarked on the beginning of a journey to South Korea. The plane flight over included a 4 hour layover in Chicago. When I was there in Chicago I saw a tin of Sunset Breeze in the window of a small smoke shoppe and decided to pick up the blend and a nice meerschaum pipe to take with me to Korea. Upon landing in South Korea, my first impression was that the women were beautiful. I had never seen such beauty in my life. In Seoul I had spent 4 months, teaching English to squishy Korean children. I had been given a break and decided to visit Busan beach, where the sexy Korean women would be even sexier.

Walking along the beach, I marveled as I always did at the amazing beauty of the women. Their perfect bodies and soft, pale skin. But there, shortly after, I witnessed a horror that was commonplace in south korea. I saw a gorgeous female walking hand in hand with the ugliest man I had ever seen in my entire life. He was so ugly that I instantly became angry. Partially because of jealousy for the women he had, but mostly just because his face was so ugly that it was offensive. Almost like if someone was to flip out a disgusting picture of male genitalia on you, without warning. That same sort of anger swelled inside my chest. How dare he be this hideous! In the middle ages they would have burned him at the stake, or at least forced him to wear an iron mask and be locked in the deepest, darkest dungeon. And to make matters worse, this man showed no humility. The way he walked, talked and carried himself, one could just tell that he thought he was the end all-be all; that his tastes were the pinnacle of all of man kind's achievements and that his intelligence was above all else.

My anger consumed me so that it "got the better of me," and without even thinking, I tore my shirt in blind rage and struck the man. His girl screamed, but i didnt care. This man had to be dealt with, taught a lesson... disciplined. Immediately after striking him, I took him and threw him from the pier on which we stood, into the pacific ocean. It took what seemed like minutes for me to calm down, but in reality was mere seconds. I turned and faced the girl that had been around his arm. Gazing into her eyes I saw fear, but only fear of what she did not know; I saw curiosity, eagerness and desire, all that she felt for me. I stepped towards her,and held out my hand, and to her I said "Come with me. (???.)"

She took my hand and we left, heading towards a secluded stretch of beach, where we were alone. Together, over a bottle of wine, we watched the sunset, as a gentle breeze swept the sea shore. And there, on Busan Beach, she laid. Laid me as if I was a King that had just rescued her from her death. And I had never been laid better in my entire life, never with such passion and intensity as we only stared into eachother's eyes as we made love. Once we finished I reached into my bag smoked Sunset Breeze as she fell asleep, with her arms wrapped around me as the gentle ocean breeze swept over our naked bodies. I felt like a god.

When I awoke the next morning, the beautiful girl had gone, leaving behind only her footprints in the sand and a garment of her's for me to keep in remembrance of the greatest night of my life.

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gunner525 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gunner525 (43)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Had a bowl of it this morning, and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. The Amaretto casing is matched well with the Virginia, Burley, Black Cavednish tobaccos. It has a very strong flavoring in the tin which carried over well into the smoke. I'd venture to say with a good glass of scotch or maybe even Bailey's the Amaretto would have been even more pronounced. It burned very evenly and down to the bottom of the bowl. Overall another very delicious aromatic from Peterson.

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Brown Pipeman 1940 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brown Pipeman 1940 (40)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have noticed something about the Peterson aromatics: When you open a tin, they all look identical, as if they are all made with the same tobaccos, in the same proportions, and only the flavoring is different. I'm not saying this comes as a surprise, but it explains why they all have the same aroma upon opening the tin, as well as why they have that chemical-taste to them that I dislike.

This blend smells like Amaretto, but the taste of the Ameretto is faint. Once again, I think the casing overwhelms the tobacco flavors, so what you are left with is an aftertaste of sweet liquor and foul tasting chemicals. This has more flavor than Sweet Killarney (that is not saying very much), but is inferior to other Amaretto blends I've sampled. Peterson pipes are great; the two I own are both excellent, in appearance and smoking quality. But their tobacco blends all seem to be either excellent or poor. This one falls into the latter category.

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joel750 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
joel750 (6)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Just got this today & i really like this tobacco! The smell of Amaretto is present when you open up the tin.This smokes great, good flavor w/o being overpowering, little to No Bite & gentle on the tongue,Stays lit and you'l taste the full flavor.I lit a bowl and i bought some Hot Chocolate and i noticed something really weird: while i was drinking the hot chocolate and smoking this, the aftertaste of this stuff started to taste like you just ate some Freshly roasted hazelnuts! Really Delicious! I highly recommend this tobacco.

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Arkie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkie (106)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is great stuff! Amaretto seems to have a natural cherry overtone and it makes this blend remind me of an almond and cherry Danish pastry. It is wonderful as a first smoke of the day with coffee. The flavor has no artificial taste and the leaf smokes very well. I recommend this blend to aro smokers.

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M.Toney Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
M.Toney (53)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

This and Peterson's Luxury Blend were the first two samples of vacuum sealed tins that I tried a few years back. This stuff tasted pretty good as I recall but was a bit rough on my palate. The tin aroma smells good enough to eat...if it only smoked like that.

The nicotine content of this mix was a bit lacking for me and it smoked a tad harsh. Not bad for an aromatic but just didn't ring my bell. I've since moved to "topped" rather than cased tobaccos...they always seem to burn cooler. I didn't get much tobacco flavor out of this as I was expecting.

Not too bad, however. My rating is based only on the merits of an aromatic blend and therefore, IMHO, Sunset Breeze merits 2.3 stars. Sampled in a Peterson System Pipe.

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SMOKETSES Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SMOKETSES (208)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Pleasant

I realized that I'm not a Peterson guy after all. My friend “takis” offered me a box one night in Myrna, because I do not buy another Peterson, except Connoiseur. The cherry scent gets you just as you open the tin, which contains a fairly coarse black Cavendish. Those who do not smoke consider it as a perfume of the pipe. Boring tobacco. If smoked in a hurry it can damage your tongue. Light hard and in the end of the bowl it leaves “mud” that does not smell very nice.

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gandalf7531 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gandalf7531 (8)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I'll start by saying that I've been an off and on pipe smoker for years (mostly off). I usually have bought whatever bulk blends have been on-hand locally from the various places I've lived. As none of these bulk blends were regional (at least mine never seemed to be!), every move to a new area put me back at square one in finding other tobaccos to enjoy. Sunset Breeze, therefore, is the first tinned tobacco I've purchased. I wanted to try something that had a wider distribution so if I liked it, I could find it wherever I went.

Upon my first opening of the tin, I knew right away that I had a good quality tobacco. The aroma was definitely amaretto and I loved the way that it smelled. Again, I immediately recognized the quality of the product I had in my hands.

The tobacco packed well and while moist, it wasn't gooey to touch. It burned evenly and did not get hot or bite, which being a little out of practice in the art of smoking was surprising to me. The room note was amazingly pleasant and I enjoyed smelling the smoke coming off my pipe almost as much as I did the smoke in my mouth.

This tobacco seems to have a mild note when smoked as opposed to the strong amaretto aroma in the tin. This allowed more to the tobacco flavor to come through, yet retained some of the flavor of the casing.

I detected some spice to this blend, although I'm not sure where it comes from. It isn't overpowering, and actually enhances the experience of smoking, as the taste stands out a bit more than more mellow blends.

Overall, this was a very pleasant experience in smoking. Sunset Breeze has the aromatic qualities I look for while also possessing a bit more strength in its tobacco blends. I consider finding and enjoying this product a rite of passage from run-of-the-mill tobaccos I've usually smoked to better, more quality blends.

I certainly enjoyed this smoke and recommend it to others like me who are looking for a reliable blend of tobacco to expand their tobacco smoking pleasure.

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morphijuana Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
morphijuana (17)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I simply loved this blend. Excellent taste and room note, I would smoke it again and again. Highly suggest trying this one out.

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TK Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TK Pipe (101)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Sunset Breeze... Not just another Amaretto scented aromatic. But a almost tasteless Amaretto scented aromatic. Nothing but hot air that wants to bite. I can get more taste from a empty pipe that needs cleaning. This would be a joke, if it were not for its high cost. To each their own.

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NursDad Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NursDad (9)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Great tin note. Aroma transfers to the smoke. Not an every day smoke for me, but will always have on hand.

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Archo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Archo (6)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

If pipe tobaccos were judged solely on tin note then Sunset Breeze would be easily ranked as a four star supreme. Its aroma, to use a use an expression so well worn its practical raggedy at the joints, is simply divine. Probably the Amaretto me thinks. Unhappily for Sunset Breeze they aren't. And once you go beyond the glories of the tin note, what you are left with it is an admittedly high quality tobacco which tragically reeks of the most unholy chemical taste that is worldly possible. There is grass growing around Chernobyl that contains less chemicals then this blend.

I'm afraid this chemical flavouring is a feature which nearly all Peterson's aromatics are guilty of.

The one exception is Connoisseurs Choice which is a truly magnificent aromatic. Granted there are a lot of people out there who love this tobacco. Sadly I'll never join those ranks. I'll give Sunset Breeze two stars, both of which are for the tin note.

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arpegiator Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arpegiator (1)
★★★★
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

It's a very nice aromatic, and one of the best I've tried if not the best. When you open the tin you're pleasantly greeted with a nice strong smell of Amaretto with an undertone of the nice smelling tobacco itself.

I find no difficulty in packing the pipe and it has a nice draw once packed. At first the tobacco does seem a bit wet and you might have to light it more than two or so times before it's taken. I prefer the moist tobacco as it makes for a nice cool smoke.

The smoking experience and taste is pleasant and you get a milder form of what you smelt in the tin together with a caramel tone. At first when smoking it does feel rather full bodied but as the moisture in the tobacco gets less it turns into a smooth smoking experience.

It's rather expensive here so not an everyday smoke, I find it best after dinner relaxing and enjoying the smoke. As the tin suggests: "put a bit of luxury in your pipe".

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JasonNYC Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JasonNYC (7)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This aromatic delivers where it's cousin, Sweet Killarney does not.

The aroma from the tin is of sweet almonds which shows through in the room note as well. On the palate it's joined by a caramel flavor as well.

Like many aromatics, for me it seemed to turn towards bitter as I neared the middle of the bowl. Forget about smoking to the bottom- way too hot for my tongue and palate.

That said, if a great smelling aromatic is what you're looking for this one has some finesse. --------------- Rethinking this post, not only have I moved away from aromatics, but I feel that Killarney was hard to keep lit. Have to pull a star...but who cares, since this is all quite subjective anyway? Cheers.

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jimmy_C Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jimmy_C (9)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Full Very Pleasant

My savinelli rustic was chosen to try Sunset Breeze. The shape and size I liked of the . It fit well in my hand. One thing I noted about this pipe was the way they made the bowl bottom flat it stands up with out a stand witch I really like. So opened the Sunset Breeze. Wow! the Amaretto aroma of this was wonderful So i packed my savinelli and lit the bowl. The taste was wonderful. Nice a nutty sweet flavor with a hint of Amaretto, cool smoke and no bite at all. I was able to smoke it without the bowl getting hot at all, warn to the touch but thats all. It drew nice and easy and the smoke was cool and full. I really enjoyed trying this blend.The Aroma was nice and light and was most pleaseing and stayed in the the room awhile. without being over powering. If you have Not tried this blend. it a most try in my veiw. My wife loved the room note, POINTS! May your pipe always smoke smooth Jimmy

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Claudius Stradivarius Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Claudius Stradivarius (171)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

The tin aroma is definitively amaretto. I spent extensive amounts of time just smelling the tin.

This is obviously a high quality product. But I am too experienced to smoke such a tobacco.

This is better suited for the beginner seeking a high quality cased tobacco. For them I highly recommend it.

Salty dogs like myself should avoid it.

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Segador Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Segador (4)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I'm fairly new to the pipe, and have been smoking quite a few aromatics, but I've found that their flavors are often overwhelming and they often have quite a bit of bite. Neither one is an issue with Sunset Breeze.

Right out of the tin, the aroma is quite strong, but once lit, there is a pleasing bouquet of background flavor that never overwhelms the fantastic burley and virginia flavors.

Lights easy, smokes cool, tastes fantastic. The room note is also very nice. I think I just found my new standby aromatic. If you're an aromatic smoker looking to work your way to virginias, this is a must. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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pipe-smokers.net Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipe-smokers.net (5)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have been overall pleased with the quality, flavor and room note of Peterson blends and Sunset Breeze is no exception. In fact this might be my favorite Peterson aromatic I've tried thus far. This smoke is top notch. The tin is a bit moist like most Peterson tobacco tins, but after about 3o minutes of drying it was perfect. I also scored big and found this tin at a local tobacco shop that rarely sells tins, and this one had been sitting for exactly 2 years on the shelf! Just enough time to mellow out. The tin aroma is great with a non overpowering amaretto smell with a vanilla/carmel finish.

Sunset Breeze burns nice and slow and the room note is wonderful, my wife even commented that she enjoys the smell of this one. The burley gives this smoke a very well rounded and mellow taste. It also smokes extremely cool (again I attribute this to time left to dry out a bit) and leaves my pipes surprisingly dry. I highly recommend this Burley, Black cavendish, Virginia mix. Happy Smoking.

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Fubber Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fubber (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

mmm... I just love this stuff. My favourite of the Peterson aromatics. You really get the Amaretto from the tin through the bowl and it is a very civilised after dinner smoke. It remains a mystery to me how Peterson can get this so right and get something like the Sweet Killarney so wrong.

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Alembic Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Alembic (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is my first review. I have only been smoking a pipe for a little over a year, but since I had never found an aromatic that didn't bite the heck out of my tounge or leave my bowl a goopy mess, aromatics were not to be in my rotation.

So I quickly developed a penchant for English blends and vapers.

I tried Sunset Breeze on a whim after reading the reviews. I was already odering 6 tins of Old Dublin to cellar, and I had them throw in a tin of Sunset Breeze.

Upon opening the tin, I did not really pick up Amaretto, but it was very pleasant. I picked up dried apricots and the natural smells of he Virginias and Cavendish. It was a little on the moist side, so a 10 minute rest was in order.

It lit easily, but still required 2 more lights throughout the bowl. The room note was wonderful - no wife chaser here. It burned to a nice white/grey ash all the way to the bottom. Sunset Breeze burned clean in the bowl and not one time have I ever experienced any tounge bite no matter how hard I puffed.

I never had a blend I called "my aromatic" but this is it. I have 6 tins on order to cellar. This is just a very nice blend.

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pipesomkinsquirrel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipesomkinsquirrel (16)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

As I have done many times before, and as I will continue to do, I will review and rate this tobacco as what it was intended and marketed for; an aromatic.

With that being said, what a wonderful surprise! I was very sceptical when I read the description on the tin, but I figured I could not knock it until I tried it. I am not an aromatic smoker, but being a fan of Peterson pipes, and their other blends I figured I would give this one a shot.

Upon opening the tin I was greeted with a whole lot of amaretto and what I could have sworn was a faint cherry. The first thing that came to mind (after oh God what did I waste my money on?) was an Amaretto Sour. The tin aroma was gorgeous don't get me wrong, but just about every other experience that started out this way ended with a very bad case of tongue bite and a week of cleaning my pipe.

Defiantly not the case with Sunset Breeze. Right out of the tin I was surprised to find the tobacco extremely dry for an aromatic. The texture was very refreshing. It loaded easily into a Peterson 313, and behaved its self throughout the duration of the smoke.

The first light was an interesting sweet nutty amaretto goodness with an even more delightful full Virginia back bone. The thing that surprised me the most was the wonderful room note this blend emitted while allowing me, the smoker to enjoy a very delicate VA leaf.

Some have indicated that the aroma does not carry over to the smoke, and while this is true I do not find it to be a fault. I like to think of this as an "under cover" tobacco. One can appease the noses of passer-byes and the wife, but still enjoy a full, grown up VA tobacco.

I found the flavour to be just right. The sweet amaretto seemed to carry just enough through the smoke to compliment the naturally sweet VA leaf used in this blend.

I was also incredibly surprised to find that no matter how quickly I puffed away at this little treat, I never once got nipped. It is like the playful puppy dog that no matter how much you annoy him, he just comes back for more, each time gentler and gentler.

Another re-leaving factor in this blend was that it burned down to a perfect white ash leaving no soupy mess in my bowl.

The strength left a little to be desired, but then again it is not advertised to be a heavy hitter, therefore I can not fault it on this front.

I enjoy this blend mostly in the spring time early in the morning when the dew is still nestling on the leaves. It goes very well with an English breakfast tea, or at lunch with a Belgian style Whit beer.

I would recommend this tobacco to anyone who enjoys a drier more subtle aromatic. I would also say if you were entering the world of Virginia tobaccos, this might give you a gentle nudge in the right direction.

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Chatsworth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Chatsworth (52)
★★★★
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Set some out on a napkin for 2 hours, and it was a 3 match smoke. The tin aroma is the best part of this product. No bite, and no gurgle. The room note will always get compliments.

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The Seventh Cavalier Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Seventh Cavalier (3)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

As stated elsewhere, this is undoubtedly one of the best aromatics around today. For too long, I made the mistake of judging a book by its cover, and ignoring this tobacco because of its super cheesy name, which to me sounds more like some coconut sun blocker. But truly, what's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and if Sunset Breeze were called Crapomatic, it would still be among the best tobaccos on the market.

For my part, the primary attribute of this weed that allows it to surpass the myriad of other aromatics to be had is the absolute lack of tongue bite: No small feat for an aromatic, whose ingredients are usually a straight receipe for creating nothing but bite. This lack of bite allows one to actually TASTE the flavors intended to be experienced, in this case, sweet arametto balanced with fine, mild tobaccos. One does not overpower the other. There are no issues with lighting. No issues with moisture, at least in my opinion.

So-called purists may balk at the toppings, repeating the tired adages regarding just what a real tobacco is meant to be, but in truth, a real tobacco is meant to taste good and be enjoyable to those who partake, and Peterson's Sunset Breeze certainly does and is. Let the purists scoff: more of it for us!

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Bard of Christ Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bard of Christ (9)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This has to be one of the best aromatics available! I'm not much of an aromatic smoker any more, but this is one I'll come back to when I'm in the mood.

In the tin, this tobacco smells only of its casing. It's amaretto, a nice twist on the cherry cavendish idea. It packs easily in any pipe, and lights without fuss. It can get hot if pushed too hard, but because this burns so well you really have to push it hard to get it hot.

The nice thing with this tobacco is that, while being an aromatic (and thus pleasing to those around you), this tobacco has a nice tobacco flavor. You can taste the high-quality virginias and burleys that provide the base for this blend. The flavor isn't strong by any means, but it beats most other aromatics I've tried where the casing (or the goopy cavendish) overpowers the tobacco.

Highly recommended for non-aromatic smokers who find themselves in social situations where they need to smoke something more tolerable.

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ColtraneM3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ColtraneM3 (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Another one of my favorites, this one has a bright fruity taste which, ironically, makes it a good morning tobacco. The flavor and scent are both somewhat fruity, but not a dark fruit like Connoisseur's Choice, something lighter, like berries. An all-around pleasing aromatic that doesn't burn too hot if smoked properly and leaves behind nothing but ash in the bowl.

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Grizzly Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grizzly (6)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This tobacco has me split down the middle. Whilst I love the smell, it reminds me of marzipan on the top of a christmas cake. I am afraid the jury is still out on the taste. As a relative new pipe smoker I ordered this together with a tin of Connoisseurs Choice. That has all gone and have ordered another tin, this one I am still getting through. That tells me something. If I were to compare the two side by side with this being the marzipan topping Connoisseurs choice would be the fruit cake. But to me that wonderful almond flavour doesnt follow through to the taste buds. Whereas CC the fruitiness can be detected on the tongue.

I cant fault the quality of the leaf, it packs well, burns well and has a lovely aroma. To me all those qualities, and forgive the pun, go up in smoke when compared to the much more flavoured Connoisseurs Choice.

Will I buy another tin? maybe one day when I have forgotten what it tastes like. But for now CC is my aro of choice. Must admit though that I am finding Virginia flakes much more satisfying and am gravitating to those as my favourite tobaccos.

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tramroad28 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tramroad28 (26)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

A fine aromatic offering all that one would want in an aromatic. I tried it in a Stanwell "Anderson", took it at an even pace and found no negatives. My tin was not too wet at all and a plug thumbed into place as well as any blend. When you tire of the hype of the non-aromatics then try Sunset Breeze...for it is perfectly named.

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DEN-C1956 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DEN-C1956 (26)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Peterson's Sunset breeze is just excellent,our daughter brought me back a 50g tin from dulin a few years ago,from the moment i opened the tin i knew i was going to like this pipe tobacco,and i was not wrong,i just love it,the room note is fantastic,easy lighting,a joy to smoke,to relax in the armchair with Sunset breeze it just great,everyone that is near always makes a comment of how wonderful the aroma it is,one of my top tobacco's.

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kukulis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kukulis (12)
★★★★
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

2010-01 Putting 1 more star. The bitter in throat was because my pipe was not absolutely clean after previous tobacco. Now I like this blend very mutch. Its my currently prefered aromatic.

2009-12 First of all I dont like too mutch flawored tobaccos. After the first puff I sensed a smell of vanilla only, and that disapointed me a little bit, I was afraid it will become overwhelming, but later I sensed another aromats and that changed my mind. The vanilla was still there, but the tobacco taste emerged and dissapeared after each few puffs. The third arromat begins to emerge and little by little dominate over the vanilla and tobacco. I was trying to get what aromat it is, but couldn't recall it. But then an idea commes to my mind - this is wine! The smell is the same as in the moment when you open a bottle of wine. A little bit sour and with nuanses of a mould. After the smoking I began to sense the wine taste in my mouth too!

This is very interesting experience. The aromats associated with some colors in my mind: light yellow - vanilla; black/brown - tobacco; red - wine. The collors was playing in my mind drawing interesting pictures and actualy the picture on the tin was quite simmilar to it ;)

Negative sides of this tobacco is that it burns very difficult; I had to relight it with 4 or 6 times. And a little bitter in the throat due of suspected unnatural ingredients in the tobacco.

Still it is very interesting and unusual blend! I will try it next time too :)

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The Persian Slipper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Persian Slipper (29)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

For an aromatic fan, I do believe that this would be the peak of fine taste. The casing is not overwhelming, and the actual tobacco is very mild. Also, this is one that your wife will love the smell of.

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The2bacco Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The2bacco (2)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Im quite new to the pipe and have only tried 5-6 types of tobacco so far, so... anyway, this tobacco to me is definatly not an all-day smoke, its much better apreciated at the end of a long day sat infront of the T.V with a glass of Disaronno by your side, bliss. That being said it doesnt seem to satisfy the nicotine side of things too much, but for someone who smokes simply for the taste then its a real good relaxing smoke. This hasn't bit me once and burns quite cool for an aromatic, I cant really comment on the strengh of the flavour as every bowl full i'v had has been acompanied by a glass of amaretto liqueur, but the wife (non smoker) comented on how much the smoke smells like amaretto, so it scores points there. I give this 3 out of 4, simply because it doesnt have enough nicotine for me but otherwise, i love it. like i said, its a night time smoke before bed.

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bergxu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bergxu (3)
★★★★
Medium Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Love, love, love Sunset Breeze. I am normally an aromatic smoker and was quite excited to try this after reading all of the reviews here and on other sites and I've got to say this was everything I was hoping for. I like sweet tobaccos, so this fits the bill quite well. Some here say it's a little bitey, and I'll agree to some extent, however I've been enjoying this tobacco out of a Peterson 305 P-lip, so the smoke doesn't bombard the ever-so-delicate tip of the tongue. It burns nicely all the way down to the bottom of the bowl and the remnants clean out of the pipe easily with no wet dottle left behind. Lastly, as others here have said, it's a great 'crowd pleaser' tobacco, as the room note is delightful and sure to not offend anyone but the most vicious anti-smoking Nazi. Highly recommended! Now I need to see if I can get this in bulk quantity!

Edit: Well, I'm on my second tin of SB and for some reason, I'm not enjoying it nearly as much as the first. It seems that this second tin is drier, which perhaps means that the casing has more or less disappeared and has left the smoke somewhat flat tasting. Still a nice quality tabac, but I think this'll probably be my last tin. I guess it was a one night (or is that two tin) stand after all.

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Pipe Boiler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe Boiler (11)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I liked this tobacco a lot. It has a very nice smell when opening the tin and the flavour remains in the tobacco most of the way down the bowl. It is going to be my tobacco for when I deserve something of a treat. I like Amaretto a lot so this is perfect. I smoked 3 bowls one immediately after the other. This will be my Sunday special. Another hit from Peterson for me.

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Mike Toney Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike Toney (44)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

One of the best smelling aromatics I've ever whiffed. For me, aromatic blended tobacco aroma tends to influence my taste. My olfactory senses are working overtime when I'm puffing. Normally, if a blend smells bad to me in the container, I usually don't enjoy smoking it for some reason, even though it may have good smoking & burning characteristics. But that's just me...to each his own, as it were.

I'm a relatively inexperienced piper...not a connoisseur by any means and mainly go by first impression. If it smells good, I want to try it. If it smells bad, I probably won't. Maybe I'm missing out, but Balkan or English blends smelled bad to me & just didn't suit my taste buds. Someone tell me what's in those blends that I don't like. If an aquired taste is required, I don't have time or patience for that.

All I want is a blend that doesn't burn too hot, has enough vitamin N to satisfy, a taste that suits my palate and an aroma that appeals to me as well as those in the general vacinity. That being said, I judge this blend worthy of three stars. *

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Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (83)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Four Stars. This is one of the best aromatics I've had the pleasure of smoking. If you don't like amaretto then obviously this is not the blend for you.

First off, the blend is radically different when you first open the tin then from later on when it has had time to more or less air out. As I have encountered with other Peterson aros, when first opened the flavorings are super concentrated. The first fews bowls were simply incredible. The sweet amaretto was forefront as I smoked throughout the bowl and by the end it tasted like marshmellow. A definite dessert smoke.

After several bowls, the concentrated flavorings in the tin settled down and I was left with a first class aromatic. Nice sweet taste throughout with an equally pleasant tobacco flavor underneath.

I usually smoke English/Balkan blends and like a nice aromatic for a change of pace.

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rexinator26 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rexinator26 (19)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

My 2 year aged tin smelt great once it was opened.Seems moist but not wet.Packed,lit,and smoked well.Love the amaretto aroma.Had no problems with this tobacco so far.Was hoping for more of an amaretto taste.On the fence about getting another tin,but so far I would recommend this tobacco,just let it age and you may be surprised what you get.

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Ghost1974 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ghost1974 (10)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

One of THE pipe tobaccos to try if aromatics are your thing. I first tried it about four or five years ago due to to the many positive reviews I read here.

I don't find it as cased as a lot of the other blends I use, and it has always burnt very well for me whether it was dried out or not. Great aroma and great flavour. I really wanted to give this a four star, but I just couldn't do it for some reason. Maybe because I don't see it as an "any time of day" blend, I really tend to prefer it in the mornings on a day off of work. Pretty specific time to be sure, so I'll go with my gut feeling...but if I could give it 3.5 out of 4 I would.

If you haven't tried it yet, give it a shot. I like it in my Peterson of course, it fits like a glove...

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schnorrer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
schnorrer (14)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Compliments, compliments, compliments- from both men and women. If you smoke this indoors, it will bring you a lot of attention. Positive in my experience, but lots of questions as to what you are smoking. Be ready to engage in friendly conversation. I smoke this when I definitely want to please those around me,

Quality tobacco base. Must try for an aromatic fan. Worth a try even if you are not.

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gazpacho Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gazpacho (18)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

As a novice smoker who mostly enjoys aromatics, I found this tobacco very easy to enjoy. It doesn't require years of pipe experience to get a pleasurable smoke from this tobacco. The Tin aroma is wonderful, and the smoke fills the room with a cozy scent. It was easy to pack, light and keep lit, with little warmth and moisture in the bowl.

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paulwfromtheden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
paulwfromtheden (14)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

Ok, not bad....Nothing more. I would not rush back to smoke this.

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BobB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BobB (19)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Grab the nickel, sssss the tin and twist the top. The aroma smells edible to the point to were you might not want to share. Damp like most Peterson's tins, let it air a bit. I'm a big, picky aromatic smoker. I also smoke and enjoy fairly heavy English and VaPers, for different times.

It comes through, but hot with heavy flavoring. After several bowls, in several pipes, the last part always gets bitter. Nicely though, the amaretto flavor seems to stay. I do not note much tobacco flavor. The flavoring stays on the tongue. The room note is wonderful, but there is nothing but the promise of the future for this blend for me.

I've got two tins cellaring, we'll see in six months... It's quality stuff, but not my liking for trusted everyday, like McClelland 620 or Nording Retriever.

It seems to be difficult to make a 'Amaretto' work. I still haven't found an 'Apple' or 'Cherry' I enjoy either.

From the opening aroma, I wanted this one to work. I won't smoke it now to make anyone happy, it doesn't interest me. We'll see in a few months.

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stevo192 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
stevo192 (2)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant

Upon opening the tin, the smell of the amaretto casing hits you straight away, with very little smell of the tobacco itself. I also found it to be on the wet side from the tin. It loads and packs easily.

During the first few puffs, the tobacco taste seems to be the most prominant one, with quite a good burley taste, but as you move down the bowl, the casing starts to take over more, with a sort of creamy taste also detected. One problem with this blend is that it always seems to bite. I have tried lots of different things (smoking slower, extended drying times, etc) but it always seems to nip the tongue slightly.

In short, this is a nice blend with good flavour but the moisture amd biting problems are slightly frustrating.

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jankoez Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jankoez (67)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Maybe because my tin looks different (red label?) than one in the photo, this tobacco does not have any quality to be "recommended". It is good-looking, fine smelling but without even of trace of pleasure of smoking. Boring, boring, boring!

My rate is pure 1.

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Mick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mick (10)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is heaven in a tin. If only it wasn't so expensive here. After trying this I have finally come to know the difference between quality tobacco and the cut and dried paddock weed that some other tobacco's taste like. I cannot recommend this one enough to other lovers of aromatics.

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Pipes530 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipes530 (8)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium Medium Tolerable

There should be a NEGATIVE ONE STAR for this! Wretched & not worth writing about! Into the TRASH CAN!

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Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (197)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Peterson tobacco leaf is always top quality; Sunset Breeze is no exception, beautiful leaf of burley/Cavendish. The tin note is heavily cased Amaretto/Almond fragrance, without artificial flavoring agents.

Taste, flavore and room note are exactly the same as the tin fragrance, no surprise. This is a heavy aromatic premium pipe tobacco that tastes burley, smells truly fantastic, its much better if aged for at least 3-4 month or more(tin opened).

This is a unique fragrant tobacco, excellent to impress ladies and friends around you while still enjoying good smoke, but completly nonsense if smoked alone.

A must have for your aromatic collection.

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aromaticman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
aromaticman (2)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Good tobacco, and good for an all day smoke. This is my second choice when my regular bulk tobacco is gone or not available.

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Hawkeyeted Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hawkeyeted (14)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant

Tin aroma and room note are superb. A very nice Amaretto/Almond casing is prevalent. However, because of how wet this stuff is, it's hard to keep lit without a thorough drying out. Additionally, because of the amount of flavorings and/or casing present, there is an acrid aftertaste that stays with me for what seems like days and burns the tongue like the dickens!

Bottom line: This is a tobacco that's for the standers-by and not the smoker. I'll finish the tin, but won't buy another.

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frankluke Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
frankluke (17)
★☆☆☆
Mild Strong Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

there was a thread on my home forum and the topic was, worst blend you ever tried. sunset breeze was what i choose.. the only nice thing i can say is that it smelled nice.

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Marco1982 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Marco1982 (6)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

Sunset Breeze may be an aromatic like many others: The tobacco-taste is traceable, yet, the casing dominates. HOWEVER: There are some remarkable things about this tobacco. The casing stays with you throughout the entire bowl if smoked slowly; tonguebite is minimal (in a filter pipe at least); it burns slowly and doesn't smoke hot/wet; burns smoothly after two lights and it stays lit! The taste is sweet but not too sweet and the armaretto tastes excellent throughout the whole smoke. Definately a tobacco I'd buy again! Best wishes, Marco

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Cycling Smoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cycling Smoker (3)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Like a glass of ameretto in a briar bowl. I love thins tasty aromatic. Good in the summertime evenings, or keeping warm in front of a fire in the frigid winter. Very pleasent room note is enjoyed by smoker and better halves alike. Highly recommended!

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BigSwede Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigSwede (61)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Like Pipe4ever I opened a tin of this sometime back, smoked a few pipefuls and lost the tin in one of my drawers. Now that I'm in my summer mood, hankering for something with a differrent and more robust flavor I thought I'd get it out again.

Wow! This has a lot going for it. I love the cut, it allows me to pack my pipe for exactly the right draw, so that I can smoke this slowly and keep it lit with minimal attention. The quality of the tobacco, as others have noticed, seems very good. It smokes very evenly and the taste remains consistant right down to the last puff without bitterness, souring or aftertaste. In the tin the Amaretto aroma is strong, in the smoking its with you at medium strength the whole ride with a kind of creamy, soft almost "fruity" flavor. The taste seems to morph a bit throughout the bowl, with variations on the central flavor. Each smoker will have to decide subjectively if they like the taste but it's a great departure from the usual chocovanilla stuff. No bite for me and very non-tiring. I can finish a bowl and immediately be craving the next. I'm hanging on to this blend!

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Benton Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Benton (13)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Sunset Breeze is a very pretty looking tobacco with a great tin aroma. I found that is smokes wet and bites badly straight out of the tin. After drying it out it handled much better, but most of the amaretto flavor also disapeared. Now I just get an occasional whiff of amaretto and a very mild tobacco flavor. Regular smokers of english blends are probably going to dislike this, aromatic lovers will appreciate SB but will prefer something else, and novices will likely be turned off by the bite. In my opinion, a premium aromatic should have more going for it.

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onepuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
onepuff (6)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Sweet andf fruity with a predominant flavour of pineapple. I tried this and was reasonably pleased but I am very much into flake tobacco now so I'm not sure if I would buy it again. It comes as a mixture of light strands and darker 'chips' of burley which lights well and smokes cleanly at a reasonable pace. It does have quite a chemical pineapple aroma and taste and I can't detect any alcoholic beverage flavour. It does however leave a quite fruity flavour to the pipe for a while afterwards.

If you like 'em fruity then try this but do dedicate a pipe you use for aromatics to it due to the lingering taste.

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OTRFF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OTRFF (44)
★★★☆
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Another quality product from the folks at Peterson tobacco. I am not usually in the aromatic group however I am trying to expand and try many more different tobaccos in all varieties. That being said, I found this blend to be very light (mild) with a nice tobacco flavor with a definate topping (I was unable to pin down the ameretto flavor) but it was nice whatever it was. The room note on this is really nice and won't offend too many. I enjoy this every once in a while and would buy more eventually. Recommended.

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PipePaladin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PipePaladin (78)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

This one is for the aromatic and amaretto lovers only. If you are not one of them keep your distance!

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Nojoqui Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nojoqui (28)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

I opened a two year old tin of Sunset Breeze thinking, "Oh, what the heck. I need to try an aromatic...." Since I haven't smoked one in quite a while. After smoking that tin, here are my thoughts. I found Sunset Breeze to be a good place to start. The tobacco mixture was pretty. It was easy to pic out the different types of tobacco. The smell, be it Amaretto or not, was a bit overpowering. I usually alternate Virginia/Verginia/Perique days with English/Balkan days. This was a bit "overpowering" for me. In other words, it didn't smell like tobacco. That was a major decision making thing. It took me a while to get the initial false light, but once tamped and lit, burned consistently from top to bottom. The problem here is that it was very, very monochromatic. I didn't have any opportunity to pick out any differences of the ingredients mentioned on the tin. Maybe I don't "understand" aromatics. Perhaps it's about the topping, and not the tobaccos themselves. By any rate, I will probably smoke this on occasion just to figure if I got something wrong in my analysis. But, that will be on rare occasions. this to a person who enjoys aromatics, for their something I may be missing.

There are too many other tobacco blends out there that I have either smoked regularly, or want to try. It all depends on my tobacco budget. I guess I would recommend this to anybody who enjoys aromatics, I not necessarily encluded

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Pipepundit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipepundit (168)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Sunset Breeze came to me as a gift over the festive season, along with two other Peterson aromatics. Being curious about the Amaretto flavouring, I decided to try it first.

The tobacco is reasonably dry in the tin and visually an attractive melange of light and dark shades. The tin aroma is sharp and winish, not at all reminiscent of Amaretto, at least to my nose. In the pipe it burns reasonably cool and dry, and the aroma is nearer caramel. Other than the cognac in Pembroke and rum in some blends, I find alcohol and tobacco do not always marry happily.

I am fond of Peterson products, smoking University Flake, Old Dublin, Irish Oak and Sherlock Holmes with pleasure, but find it difficult to get very enthusiastic about Sunset Breeze. I am close to finishing the tin, but will not acquire another on my own.

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Than Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Than (14)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I felt a bit uneasy ordering this one.... Amaretto tobacco just sounded a bit off to me. However Peterson has got it right. This is a smooth low-biting aromatic that goes great with a cup of coffee. Would buy again.

Update 1/12/08---- As thyis tin has matured I found the bite increased exponentially. I was disenhearted, but I don't give up on a tin. I mixed in some straight black cavendish as an experiment and it vastly reduced the bite, and made it so much more enjoyable. I'll keep it at three stars, because I still love the tin and room note!

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Sparky Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sparky (9)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Found an OLD tin of this while helping my smoke shop girl organize some old samples.

Not having tasted this in a fresh tin, I would say that if you stash this away for a year, your going to be pleased with the results.

I did not find this goopy, or overly moist at all, and the smell in the tin after what I would guess is a year of sitting around, was very pleasant.

Lit well, burned well. No bite at all. Little monochromatic in flavor, but again, only smoked half a bowl.

I enjoyed this, and would no doubt purchase a tin of it myself. The smooth flavor, pleasant note to the room and the total lack of tounge bite caught me. Im in a little bit of a rut at the moment, caught between a wanning interest in all things aromatic and finding the right blend to suit my palate, but this was nice.

I give it 2 stars for the moment simply because I have not had the opportunity to truly sample this beyond one bowl, but I will return.

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alchemyhunter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
alchemyhunter (9)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

I haven't reviewed for a while, which I ought to do more, just to keep track of my own personal preferences. Anyhow, Sunset Breeze...

It's vacuum packed tin is sealed increadably tight. But once open a sweet aromatic odor is very prevailent. The smell is good, but not the nutty aroma of ammaretto I desired.

Upon inspection, I was dissapointed with the use of Black Cavendish in this blend. I was hoping for a color proportion of 2:1 (Black:Brown), but it was the exact opposite. I was impressed on the dryness of the tobacco. I was also impressed on the sticky-ness too.

It packed well, lit well, and burn pretty dry leaving a nice gray ash. It burn well as a tobacco goes, and excedingly well as far as sticky aromatics go.

At first, the taste is of a good quality aromatic. Shortly into the bowl, the monochromatic flavor becomes a little cloying. Then after that, a sour note slipped in and out of the smoke as the flavoring became a little warm. Towards the end however a nice simple tobacco flavor came through. And as I said before, the bowl was a little damp, but not enough to produce any gurgle. The lack of virginia impressed me. Not to many blend are "sans" virginia. The quality of the burley did not impress me.

This blend does well in a small pipe, preferably a bent one. My medium meerschaum worked the best. However, the blend did work well in every pipe I tried. Its room note was very nice to others.

I will gladly finish this tin. Will I buy another tin??? Someday, but not immediately. If you like aromatics and have an opportunity to try, you may like it. But if you never have tried it, you wont miss it.

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Light Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Light (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

Not being a big fan of aromatics, this was a leap! But as with most things... gotta give it at least a try before you can shy away from it. Nice tin, putting you just in the right mood: a sunset breeze. To my astonishment when opening the tin I did not get the yucky feeling that I have with overpowering vanilla variants.

Falling in love with this aroma is easy! And funny enough so did the non smokers in the house including my wife, they all found the room note fantastic. She now asks me when I'll smoke that amaretto in a pipe again every other day or so.

Make sure to smoke it slowly! I know that's a task in itself, you just want more and more. If smoked too quickly, it will run hot fast and a fair bit of moisture develops.

All in all a very nice blend, full and sweet with a nutty undertone. A must try even if you're biased against aromatics!

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Guyrox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Guyrox (131)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant

The tin says VA, Burley and Black Cavendish, with an Amaretto aroma.

Long cut tobacco, incredible tin aroma - I think it's my favorite- actually, I bought this bakkie to please the wife, to give her something sweeter that she could enjoy, despite the fact that I'm not the aromatic type.

But the wise man said "A happy wife is a happy marriage", so I followed his...wise advise.

Being Peterson, it'S ultra high quality aromatic tobacco. But man! So mild.

"A happy wife is..."

Alright, so every once in a while, I buy a tin and compromise.

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Dubinthedam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dubinthedam (133)
★★★☆
Medium Strong Full Very Strong

This is an edited review, after smoking this nearly a year now, I have to concede comments about the bitterness if smoked too quickly are true. I am smoking this in a fairly new but stained Pete 150 Red Killarney, these days, so it is even more bitter than it should be. I agree with recent comment about suiting a fishtail more than a P-lip. Still a great aro, people just love this in bistro's, the reactions to room note are worth smoking just to see. But, because of the bitterness that can get you, I am marking it down to 3 stars. What I like about Peterson's, is that, they usually taste just as they say they are. This is an amorreto flavour and that is exactly what you get, I love amorreto, so its gets top marks from me. My other daily tobacco along with Sherlock Holmes, it goes great with a coffee in the morning or as a desert smoke. It burns very well, and less bite than most heavy cased aro's be they Petersons or Mac Barens. Sweet but again not too sickly. I literally have had to grab my pipe back from the women in bars/cafes, women love this room note. Even their jealous boyfriends. To me its the Italian job, and much more sophisticated than say Mac Barens Vanilla Cream (a well tested and tasty aromatic). If you like pipes and amorreto this is a must buy.

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Pipers Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipers (19)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

If you like aromatics and more amaretto in your tobacco than in the bottle, then this is for you. A quality leaf but i find the aroma and taste overdone. I would suggest this tobacco to aromatic smokers but its not for everyone.

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Irish Newbie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Irish Newbie (12)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

I usually smoke english tobaccos my favourite being Dorisco Mixture from James Fox. I have been looking for an aromatic tobacco for a while. In that search I have tried most of the Peterson range and with the exception of Sherlock Holmes and Old Dublin (both non aromatics) have found their range to be universally foul tasting and foul smelling. My particular low was Sweet Killarney which I threw out. It was with some trepedation that I tried Sunset Breeze. The reviews on the site had led me to give it a go. Well I am glad I did. It is not what I usually smoke but as a change of pace tobacco rather than my regular smoke this is top notch. It comes nicely moist in the tin with just the right amount of spring in the tobacco. I found it easy to light, although it does tend to need a few relights. It burns nice and slow and is not a tobacco that likes to be rushed I suspect. The room note is pleasant though it smells while smoking it a little bit like a rather sweet bonfire in the spring. It has a very mild well rounded taste which must be due to the burley. So far I have smoked it in two p lip pipes and a fishtail and suspect that it may in fact be better suited to a fishtail so that the smoke hits the front of the tongue to get the full sweet taste. I certainly found it smoked best in the fishtail. AS the smoke develops it gets a little bit bitter which is why it has not got 4 stars - I am undecided if this is a good thing or not. I should also add I have smoked it in my three least favourite pipes one of which has rendered every english tobacco in it unsmokable - it smoked fine in that pipe (a peterson straight system pipe). I should also add it has been smoked in small bowls which may be doing it an injustice. All in all a quality tobacco and the best aromatic I have tried so far. Just smoking it in a fishtail lip again and can confirm that it tastes much better in it than a p lip. Also I find it at its best when packed very loosely. For some reason the taste reminds me a bit of London Mixture by Dunhill. I am not getting some of the flavours other reviewers are getting probably because it is hayfever season and I am having a very mild bout of hayfever. It also smokes extremely cool and leaves the pipe pleasantly dry - no goop. The main tastes I am getting now that I am concentrating are cherry and a hint of almond with that burley roundness of flavour. Very nearly four stars but I reserve four stars for dorisco mixture.

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Lytton Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lytton (7)
★★☆☆
Medium Medium Mild to Medium Strong

Very nice smell in the tin, excellent room aroma - rich and sweet. Unfortunately mediocre smoking experience. It bites and smokes quite hot, the "body" is far from being mild and somewhat sharp even unpleasent.

If I could I would place it in an "auto pipe" machine that will burn the tobacco and create that superb room smell... Smoking it myself is not that appealing, there are better alternatives like C&D excellent aromatics and Dunhill A21000

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peakbagger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
peakbagger (41)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I've been looking for a nice, easy-going aromatic for quite some time. I love my English and Balkan mixtures but I want something different every now and again; I think I have found it with this blend. The tin aroma is pleasant and the tobacco is not too moist. It packs well and lights easily, the Amaretto flavor is present all the way down to the bottom of the bowl, it adds to the natural tobacco flavors and doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the bowl. I'm not fond of very sweet tobaccos and this isn't, just a dry burning cool smoking mixture with a pleasant flavor. 7 out of 10 stars.

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Joey Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Joey (9)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

From what all who are around when I smoke this, it is a good crowd pleaser. Part of smoking a pipe to me is not offending others who do not smoke a pipe. Over and over again I hear people commenting on how wonderful this tobacco smells. I have had dozens of people, men and women alike come up to me and comment on how plesant this smells.

I like the taste of the ammoretto that it is flavored with. Although I have not tried many flavored tobaccos in my short 6 months of smoking, this is one that I am truly pleased with having in a rotation. I like the sweetness of it greatly and since I do have a sweet tooth this suits me well.

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obxemt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
obxemt (26)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I couldn't force myself to like this one. Good quality tobacco and a decent aroma, just not an enjoyable flavor for me. I generally like amaretto but apparently not in my tobacco.

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Pkloop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pkloop (41)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I enjoy this aromatic quite a bit. The underlying leaf is of good quality and unlike your typical over cased aromatic, you can actually taste it. Smokes dry, stays cool, doesn't bite, and in my opinion..has an essence of berry? taste. At the bottom of the bowl I do notice a buttery/nutty taste. Never bitter! This one passes the wife test with flying colors as well. So whats not to like here? Oh, I would imagine this may haunt a pipe after awhile..but you knew that.

If you normally shun aromatics give this a shot..You may like it.

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lensman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lensman (30)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Rich and luxurious, this is amongst my favorite blends. I smoke a wide gamut of pipe-weed and hold no bias against aromatics. I simply smoke the type of blend I am in the mood for. When my sweet tooth needs tending, Sunset Breeze satsifies.

I have not experienced such complexity in other aromatics. There are layers of flavor to be found in the thick smoke SB produces. At various points of the bowl, I find almond, butterscotch, toffee and cocoa flavors. But at all times I can taste the tobacco itself, which is of the highest quality and character.

Despite my tendency toward aggressive puffing, I found little bite, and do not have to "sip" SB to enjoy it. This is a blend I want to horde, for fear it could ever leave me.

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zarteus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zarteus (10)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Mmmm, a true drug. Could be considered a benchmark for quality aromatics. All the good things you've heard about it are true and in my case it really hits the spot, the eyes glaze over and I am lost in its complexity. I would suggest keeping it in rotation with something less sweet because there's a risk that you will finish the tin on its own and miss the contrast required to fully appreciate Sunset Breeze. Oh, and if you're at a party get ready to explain what you're smoking twenty times!

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thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Like smoking a glass of Amaretto! A very fine taste. It is sweet and will not appeal to anyone except the Aromatic afficianado. slight gurgle at the end,but well worth it. Different from American aromatics in the sense you still taste the tobacco and is much drier. Definitely worth a try!

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OPCElder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OPCElder (24)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

I'm not a big fan of aromatics, at least I didn't think I was. This stuff is yummy. I find myself lighting up a bowl of this in the house just to smell the fragrance. My only complaint is it burns a bit hot and gurgles if you're too aggressive. Puff it slow and steady and let the flavor and aroma arouse your senses. I've dedicated a pipe just for this stuff.

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Javelin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Javelin (8)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Upon opening the tin I was greeted by the sweet aroma of amaretto with what seemed to be just a hint of cherry and pineapple, (infact not disimilar to the taste of diet cherry coke). It smells absolutely gorgeous in the tin and the room note is equally pleasant. Sunset Breeze is also something of a visual treat. The short cut ribbons of tobacco contain flecks of gold amongst the black and tan that make up this wonderful aromatic mixture. The tobacco was easy to pack and light, and it smoked cool with only the occasional hint of tongue bite - the result of some overly enthusiastic puffing!. This particular Peterson blend is one of my favorites and certainly the aromatic of choice for lighting up when out and about - particularly at the local pub enjoying a pint or two. Highly recommended - ALMOST four stars!

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Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

10/08/2004. As aromatics go... this is a winner! Relatively dry, packs well, lights easily, makes lots of tasty smoke. It is lightly cased so puff slowly to avoid tongue-bite. Definitely one-note flavor as are most aromatics. You can taste real tobacco under the flavoring. Not gummy, no gurgle. I do smoke this in a cob or Grabow for the sake of my better pipes. I bought this in bulk from my tobacconist.

06/09/2006. Since I have by now smoked the tinned version, here is an update. While it is a quality and very tasty Aromatic I grew tired of it rather quickly. Four stars for "Aro" lovers, two and one-half for the rest of us.

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BrianHK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrianHK (4)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

i think im an aromatic tabacco fans,i found that sunset breeze is a high quality aromatic tobacco. its taste sweet & it made all the room surround with its smell, thats quite funny & enjoyable! but plz dont think its taste & smell like chemical s**t, im sure that its quite natural! if u are 1 of the fans of aromatic tabacco, go ahead 2 get 1 & enjoy of it~!

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Valerio320 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Valerio320 (12)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is for sure a quality aromatic tobacco. At first I did not like it that much, but leaving the tin opened for a bit turned in much better smoking experiences. Taste is is round sweet biscuits; the amaretto aroma is nicely present till the end of the smoke. Even when (towards the end of the bowl) the flavoring fades slightly away; the tobacco taste is sweet and full thanks to the very good leaves quality.

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imago Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
imago (63)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

I'm not normally a fan of aromatics. I've sampled blends before that left a positive first impression, only to end up being given away after the third bowl or so.

I've managed to put away most of a tin of this stuff, and it has definitely grown on me. There is a real tobacco flavour underneath the topping (which, although pleasant and quite noticeable, is not overwhelming). Recommended.

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odysseyjak Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
odysseyjak (2)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is my favourite of the Peterson tobaccos. It has a great smell and taste. I try to tins of this in stock at all times. If you are looking for a great tasting blend that leaves you and your neighbor's wanting more -- look no further.

+OD

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prinakis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
prinakis (13)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Full Tolerable to Strong

Okay this is one of the best aromatic tobacco I have tried, the aroma is great and it's one of the first times that one tobacco changes taste 3 times in a bowl. First you will feel a bite and then a full aroma, at the middle of the bowl, the amaretto taste comes and then at the end the virginia blend comes in the surface. Very nice with a glass of red wine.

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Mephisto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mephisto (32)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Let me start by saying I have or had two regular blends to which I always turn. CAO Dan's Blue Note for a mild and out in public smoke and Peterson Old Dublin for a good flavorful english smoke. After trying Petersons Sunset Breeze I must now say it looks like it might slowly inch out Blue Note.

Well conclution if you like Blue Note and want better burning qualities ( if this is possible ) and more tobacco taste but still all the flavoring and aroma this is the one for you.

I now stick to the Old Dublin but for cold days, ( then its Mac Baren Navy Flake ) and then I go for Blue Note or Sunset Breeze depending on what flavor I want but sunset breeze I think is winning out as the public around non pipe folks tobacco and the burning qualities are helping it too (cooler burning).

=Update=

Petersons has a new lable for its blends and the sunset breeze is red. It is the same quality and flavor but it has more yellow and orange leaf and less black. This if anything has made it better. Well new but just as good.

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DUPE.1512 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DUPE.1512 (196)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

An aeromatic with a slight ammeretto flavor. Pleasent aroma to those around you.

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Lbarraa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lbarraa (27)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Another aromatic blend, not very original, but with a high quality. Is very nice to the the people next to you.

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ZionThePissed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ZionThePissed (9)
★★★☆
Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This blend should not be passed by for anything less. Exquisite room note, perfect texture and moisture, this blend will smoke well in ANY pipe. Also, just the right amount of flavouring makes this one of my favourite blends. Upon the first light, a delicate amaretto flavouring can be tasted, and will continue to surprise you to the last burning ember.

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pocket Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pocket (27)
★☆☆☆
Mild Very Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

I smoked 1 bowl and could not brush my theeth afterwards or drink beer. My tongue was grilled! Smells good for non-smokers.

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Tiepolo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tiepolo (40)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

A "tobacco" for the heir. Who is the heir? Ok, we have a little ritual in the family. In the quest for the "wify" tobacco and after debate I buy a tin of a candidate tobacco. After 2-3 attempts in corncobs and Falcons I send the tin to my brother who still hopes I'm wrong. After infesting his Falcons, he gives it to a guy in his work who is simply loving it!! This guy is the heir!! This infests pipes so much that an aluminium stem of a Falcon I own, still smelled like a patisserie 2 months after it was cleaned with pure alcohol. Buy caramels to eat. Buy another tobacco to smoke because still a wify tobacco shouldn't make you quit smoking altogether...

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Carlo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Carlo (16)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Tin Aroma: I can only describe it as exquisite. The amaretto aroma gives the illusion that the tobacco is good enough to eat. It's a rich melange of fresh tobacco, cherry and almond. It's the type of tin aroma that tempts non-smokers to start!

Room Note: Very much like the tin aroma; wonderful amaretto. The sweet tobacco element shines through a bit more lit than when in the tin, though. My wife finds it a bit sweet, but she's one of those strange ladies who adore latakia! Generally though, the smell of this blend will make you very popular amoungst smokers and non-smokers alike.

Packing: I found it a bit fiddly. Unlike some other reviewers I found the tobacco to be a bit on the dry side which I found hindered this odd mixture in the packing process. Although it says ribbon cut on the tin I found it to be a bit like small wood chips, similar to a cube cut burley but not as even. For example, there are little rolls of virginia that seem like small knots mixed with the little chips of cavendish and a very roughly cut burley. Combined with the dryness it proved difficult to pack; you couldn't quite gravity feed it like a cube cut, but the slightest bit of pressure made it difficult to draw through. I found this quite irritating.

Lighting: Due to the uneven mixture I found this a bit irritating too; it took a few tamps and relights to get the tobacco burning right. However, once underway it smouldered quite well and burned fairly evenly, much to my surprise.

Appearance: An attractive mixture to behold due to the very different textures and array of colours ranging from black to tan, reddish brown and lighter hues of virginia tobaccos.

Smoking: To be honest I was a little dissapointed with this blend. The aroma of the tobacco promises a rich flavour which sadly does not materialise. I'm not usually a lover of aromatics, prefering straight virginia, burley and English/oriental blends. However, I do enjoy the sweet, rich flavours of some aromatics when looking for a change of pace. I can only describe this blend as bland. Having said that, it is a quality aromatic in that the tobacco isn't swamped with candy and you can actually detect decent virginia, maryland and bulrey leaf. The problem is, those quality components with a good tobacco flavour seem very subdued; it's almost as if they need 'beefing' up. The amaretti taste is subtle and pleasant, weaving it's way nicely between the pure tobacco taste which, as I say, needs to be fuller in flavour and less bland. The blend did smoke very cool for an aromatic due, I guess, to the burley component (in the main) and quality aged virginia. The cavendish component also adds a mellow dimension to the overall taste. It burnt slow and even which surprised me due to the odd texture of the mixture. I found it to be very mild in the nicotine department and there seemed to be no rush whatsoever. A 'so-so' smoking experience in my humble opinion.

Pros: A pleasant tobacco which burns cool and slow with just the right amount of topping. The room note is a pure delight. Also, smelling the tobacco in the tin can become very habit forming with this blend!

Cons: Tricky to pack and light and dissapointing in the flavour department, which is a shame because the tobacco is obviously high quality. It's just too bland for me and not what I look for in a good aromatic; I will smoke it again but won't be rushing out to stock up. I can certainly recommend it to try at the very least, particularly if you want your companions to enjoy the smoking experience!

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romaso Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
romaso (36)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is one of several aromatics I've tried with a strong plum type sweetness as a background. There is an amaretto flavor. I prefer the Gold Blend over this. Also, the sweetness of this stayed in my pipe even through several subsequent bowls of english blends!

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Inquisitor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Inquisitor (155)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

A big winner with crowds, it unfortunately has very little flavor to the smoker. As such, it is largely indistinguishable from most aromatics.

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Mr. Dottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Dottle (162)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I think this is one of those love it or hate it blends. Put me in the latter category. It burns hot and the amaretto flavoring is not to my liking.

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Capulet Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capulet (8)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Delightfully mild and tasty Peterson blend. Left a very pleasent room smell which was even complimented by my non-pipe smoking friends. Lovely for a late evening smoke with a nice glass of Sandemans brandy!

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Hidden Claw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hidden Claw (4)
★★★★
Medium Mild Full Very Pleasant

Once upon a time I've decided to enjoy my pipe at my job (there was an opportunity). When I opened just bought tin of Sunset Breeze, my collegues started to ask: "what a smell? what's this?" Tin aroma strikes nose immediately! Okay, than I lit my pipe... Effect was overwhelming! Some of my collegues desided to purchase pipes... Since then I keep PSB in my daily rotation. Pretty nice scent, taste of tobacco combination, slow stable burning play me philosophy tune. Especially in the evening. My favorite!

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Thatcher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thatcher (58)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

The tin aroma of Sunset Breeze is absolutely wonderful. When I bought my first pipe as a college student, I went to a Tinder Box in the mall and bought a bulk blend of theirs called ?Amaretto? as my first tobacco. It was my favorite blend for a long time. Much of my affection for Sunset Breeze, therefore, probably comes from the memories evoked every time I open the tin.

It is a beautiful blend visually, too, with lots of golden and brown Virginias. The flavor is very nice, though it can bite easily.

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Montague Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Montague (32)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Peterson?s Sunset Breeze blend is a full aromatic pipe tobacco mixture with a rich, sweet aroma and a true tobacco taste.

The tin aroma is strong and smells of a fruit amaretto. This aroma could further be described as being similar to the odor of sweet almonds and ripe plums. Sunset Breeze has perhaps one of the most agreeable aromas of any aromatic tobacco. Although the blend?s aroma is sweet and strong, it is by no means candy-like or obtrusive. The tobaccos that comprise this blend are: Burley, Black Cavendish, and Maryland tobaccos. The color of Sunset Breeze is varied with 50% being a bright golden to a subdued orange, and 50% being a brown/black (no doubt this is the Cavendish).

The cut of Sunset Breeze is a non-consistently shredded ribbon with shapes similar to that of broken corn flakes. The dark colored Cavendish tobacco is in the form of a well-broken flake. No rubbing out is needed. Packing is achieved relatively easily. The initial moisture is quite high, but it can be remedied by drying since no noticeable humectants are present. Although Sunset Breeze is moist, it is in no manner gummy, as many full aromatic blends tend to be.

Sunset Breeze lights easily as the shredded ribbon pieces tend to take to fire readily. The burn is unlike the conventional aromatic and more like that of an English or Oriental blend. The aroma of the room note expelled by the smoking of Sunset Breeze is an accomplishment in itself. This aroma is incredibly pleasant and again resembles that of a dried fruit and amaretto. It is advisable that a pipe be dedicated to the smoking of Sunset Breeze since the aroma of this burning aromatic blend does linger within the pipe.

Surprisingly the taste of Sunset Breeze is not dominated by the topping but rather has a true tobacco flavor. This flavor is consistently sweet but not overwhelmingly so. The bite of Sunset Breeze can be minimized to a great deal by the drying of the blend. The smoke produced is medium/thick.

Peterson?s Sunset Breeze blend is a full aromatic that has a decent burn, an engaging taste, and an aroma that will not fail to please. Sunset Breeze is an ideal example of what an aromatic pipe tobacco blend can and should be.

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Esoxhunter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Esoxhunter (60)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Very Mild Pleasant

September 2004

See my review of Blue Note. Nice aromatic, but way too mild for my taste.

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preppypipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
preppypipe (57)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

A boring, bland, dull and uninspiring aromatic.Enough said! Pass this on by. prep

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Kerdy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kerdy (43)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

I like this one. It is a nicely blended tobacco and can be very relaxing. I find it does tend to bite a little if care is not taken, but that is the way of aromatics. I will probably go back to this from time to time.

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CoronaDoug Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CoronaDoug (7)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A nice mixture of the tobaccos. The smell of the tin gives you a amaretto delight. A nice mild sweet fruity taste on the palate and the aroma will not offend the ladies or the girly man. Packs well and burns slow and easy. This is my first tin of SB which I got in a Peterson Sampler and it won't be my last. If you are looking for a similar less fruity mild blend, try the Peterson Sweet Killarney.

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Peaches O'Malley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Peaches O'Malley (10)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a fine aromatic that I can appreciate fully, (not just because it's made in Ireland) the taste is sweet but never overpowering, and me wife (the fine Irish lass that she is) loves the smell of it. I tend to smoke more english blends these days, but Sunset always has a place in me rotation. I would highly recommend this one to aromatic smokers, as well as those looking for a nice change.

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Bluebottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bluebottle (18)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Rich sweet tin aroma, Amaretto is detectable but is not as prevelant in the taste of the smoke which is a shame. Long and leafy cut the tobacco packs IMO inconsistently, often packing down during the smoke... Tricky to determine exact volume. Light is relatively easy, but if a 'gap' develops due to uneven packing it can be hard to keep going all the way down.

Smooth typical nut and cream which is probably the Cav/Burley - what does Maryland taste of?

Ash it light and fluffy and little moisture is produced, however it is easy to stoke up into a very hot smoke, so I adopted the DGT and left about five minutes for proper cooling.

Lovely room note, ideal for a summer evening I would have thought.

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WxGuy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WxGuy (95)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Peterson gets credit for making unique tobaccos. They only make ~10 blends, but each one is a unique experience, with a lot of craftsmanship. Because they are so unique, ya either tend to like them individually, or you don't.

Sunset Breeze is an interesting aromatic. It is STRONG on the aroma, too much so for some people. It should be noted that it is NOT particularly sweet. (Sometimes not sweet enough.) It is not gooey or sticky, though just a tad moist. Because it is not heavily cased, it does not burn hot.

SB has a unique aroma, different from anything else I am familiar with. I do not get the supposed Amaretto topping. That is OK, 'cause I really don't care for Ameretto. There are perhaps hints of almond towards the end, but this blend does definitely not scream "Amaretto!". For some reason, it reminds me of Rattray's Charles Mixture when first lit, though the similarity ends there.

This is one of the best behaved aromatics I have smoked, cool and w/o bitterness even at bowl's blend. I can definitely see this as an occasional entree in my aromatics rotation, when I am in the mood for something with a bouquet, but not needing my sweet tooth sated.

Oh, yes. The room note is very nice. Gets 5 stars from the wife and fambly.

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OlFacty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OlFacty (11)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

When I was younger someone was always around to tell me not to judge a book by its cover. I guess the same could go for some tinned tobacco (but not Sunset Breeze). I bought Sunset Breeze because the tin art reached out and grabbed me.

Moisture content was just right out of the tin, and the aroma was full of almonds.

The cut of Sunset Breeze made it relatively easy to pack. The tobacco held a light nicely and smoked straight through the bowl leaving a light-gray ash.

Emerging flavors begun after a slight bite, essence of amaretto similar to the tin aroma. The flavors stayed pretty consistent through the bowl and finished nicely.

This is a great blend and has found it place one of my woodworking blends for in the garage with a slight breeze.

So far I have not received any comments on the room note but from what I noticed the aroma was sweet. I will follow up as I get comments from others.

I must say it took a full tin for Sunset Breeze to grow on me. Now I can say that I would recommend this to all. This will become one of my stocked blends!

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Jaybee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jaybee (76)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Although I have graduated to natural tobaccos, I still appreciate a good aromatic on occasion. Unfortunately, this one just doesn't do it for me. The tin aroma and room note were fine, but I couldn't keep it lit (despite various pipes and moisture levels) and the flavor put me in mind of potpourri. I'm sure that some absolutely love this blend......Please--take my share.

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Mikefromaz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mikefromaz (2)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Having been very satisfied with another Peterson offering, Luxury Blend, I was anxious to give this one a try. Excellent! The advertised aroma of Amaretto is somewhat elusive in the tin, with more of a "fruity" presentation, however very pleasant. If you are a serious fan of well blended aromatics, Sunset Breeze will not disappoint you! Even my wife who is a sometimes patient but willing critic admitted she liked the aroma of this one "the best", which for her is just about a rave.

There is no particular tobacco which jumps out as being dominant in the smoke, and after an initial blast of flavor which is as close to the can aroma as it gets, the taste settles down to a medium flavored undertone of citrus, with a subtle Amaretto riding on it. The bowl seems to sweeten slightly near the bottom. The only minor detraction I found, was the mixture seems a bit wet out of the tin, so if you are prone to packing your pipe too tightly, you may find yourself lighting up more than usual. There are "work-a-day" smokes and there are sitting out on the porch relaxing smokes, and for me this one seems to fit nicely in the latter category.

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Flyersfan_92 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flyersfan_92 (10)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I was almost bowled over by the strong amaretto flavor in this one, the aroma of the tobaccos is almost non existant, but the virginia musty-sweet is there as well as a bit of the burly soapyness.

The tobacco is a multicolored feast for the eyes very bright almost orange pieces, it is not wet by aromatic standards, but a bit moist, i packed it a bit loosely to compensate for the wetness. I tried thios in one of my dedicated virginia pipes, which i hope i dont regret a nice natural 1/8 th bent dublin.

The initial flavor upon char is that of virginia, and not ameretto atr all, but upon relight it did take on a light amaretto flavor which lingerd for the first half of the bowl, the second half was mostly the virginia flavor which i found enjoyable. My wife REALLY enjoyed this blend, which was the reason i got it in the first place anyway.

As far as aromatics go it was excellent, and for the wife pleaseing factor i give this a 3.5 out of 5. and a 4.5 out of 5 on the aromatic scale.

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Skilling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skilling (80)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

And lustra said, "There are no new ideas in Sunset Breeze. It's just a mild aromatic with a nice room note. What's different about Sunset Breeze, though, is that it's particularly well made. The tobacco is cut very well, doesn't smoke wet, leaves the pipe clean, and it smokes cooly. The taste is consistent--sweet, but not too sweet, and with a real tobacco base--and it doesn't turn bitter toward the bottom of the bowl."

As for me, Amaretto hit hard at first but I think this was because I had been smoking VA's solidly prior to Sunset Breeze. After the initial shock, either I or it settled down. It was everything that lustra said. About 3 or 4 days later, I tried it again and I was ready for it. No shock. Amaretto was nice but I couldn't smoke it all day. I would get tired of it after a while. My wife liked the smell. So did lustra's.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1005)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I do not normally gravitate toward aromatic tobacco blends. After smoking Sunset Breeze I remember why---enough said!

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lustra Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lustra (170)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

There are no new ideas in Sunset Breeze. It's just a mild aromatic with a nice room note. What's different about Sunset Breeze, though, is that it's particularly well made. The tobacco is cut very well, doesn't smoke wet, leaves the pipe clean, and it smokes cooly. The taste is consistent--sweet, but not too sweet, and with a real tobacco base--and it doesn't turn bitter toward the bottom of the bowl. At the moment, it's the best tobacco in my arsenal of "wifely" tobaccos. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you choose to smoke this, but do be sure to use a pipe dedicated to aromatics. I suspect the Amaretto flavor might stick around.

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flakeman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
flakeman (13)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Now and again seeking a little change from my usual Va/Periques I would dip my toe into the world of aromatics. I was first attracted to this one by the very pretty tin and when I opened it I was greeted by waves of amaretto wafting through the room. The tobacco is also very vividly coloured. - unusual! As aromatics go this one is pretty good - you can actually taste some good tobaccos underneath the flavouring and the room note is pretty spectacular too - sure to please even the most battle hardened significant other half. And yet what lets it down is the curse of all aromatics and the reason I don't smoke them more often - the bitter aftertaste I always get for a while after smoking them. Having said that however, if you like aromatics this is one to try for the "unusualness" of it's taste and aroma. There are a lot worse aromatics out there.

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