Reviews: 79880 Tobaccos: 7012What's NewLoginRegister
Product Image

Where to Buy


A new pipe tobacco from A&C Peterson designed with Mark Twain in mind. Made with selected choice tobaccos, this blend has a striking, rich aroma. A wonderful Danish style aromatic, with great taste and no bite.

Notes: Now made by the Sutliff Tobacco Company under their banner as per Smoking Pipes website: "Previously known as an A&C Peterson blend, No.150 Mark Twain now flies under the Sutliff banner. A Danish-style aromatic, this mix of black Cavendish, Burley, and Virginia is known for its creamy aromatic flavors and mild strength, making for an easy smoke and a pleasing room note."

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
Where to Buy
Product Image
Room Note
Very Pleasant

Favorite Of 2 Users

12 reviews
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Sort By
Please login to review this blend.
JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2092)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The grassy, citrusy Virginia forms the base for the blend. The nutty, earthy, molasses sweet burley plays a secondary role. The unsweetened black cavendish provides some brown sugar . The toppings sublimate the tobaccos to a great extent, and caramel seems to be the most prominent one followed by a little vanilla and sugar, an undercurrent of marshmallow, and a touches of cinnamon, nutmeg, and spice. The strength level is a step shy of the center of mild to medium, while the taste is slightly past that mark. The nic-hit is very mild. Won’t bite or get harsh. May need a light dry time. Burns cool and clean and slightly slow with a mostly consistent, creamy sweet bakery store flavor from start to finish. I say “mostly” because the toppings slightly weaken toward the finish. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and requires a few relights. Has a very pleasant after taste, and can be an all day smoke.

7 people found this review helpful.

Fire and Oil Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fire and Oil (15)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Surprisingly balanced bulk blend.

I took a trip out to California and needed some toby (and matches damn you, TSA) while I was there. Took a chance on a fine smelling aromatic and was pleasantly surprised at how daggum danish this blend turned out to be.

I smoked it outside in the presence of non-smokers and all agreed that it smelled quite nice. Tasted nice too. Nothing exceptional but it would make a solid go-to aromatic.

Pipe Used: Butz Choquin Supermate 1025

Purchased From: Olde Towne Smoke Shoppe - Temecula, CA

5 people found this review helpful.

Greybeard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greybeard (2)
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I must admit that trying this blend was a complete change of direction for me.As a long time Virginia smoker,I sampled this one with some trepidation.

To my thinking smoking an aromatic was like going back to the begining of my Pipe apprenticeship.I need not have worried,my experience proved most enjoyable.

I could not source this blend in tins and ended up with a small bulk purchase,with hindsight I should have bought more!

On opening and rubbing the mixture, the smell of the blend was marvellous and quite moist.It required very light tamping when loaded and stayed in,even after the first light.I had a good long smoke down to a very fine ash. Like most Aro's it was light on the nicotine.The casing was neither overwhelming or sickly.I always find that the best way to test room note if you are alone is to leave the room you have been smoking in for a few minutes and then return. Well in this case it proved a real winner ,very pleasant.

I would however caution that this blend would require a dedicated pipe.It certainly leaves a ghost in the machine!

Overall I would highly recommend this one,old Mark Twain would have loved it.

4 people found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

In Theory,is a Danish Mixture: Sweet Virginia with Sweet Cavendish Tobaccos.

During smoking, in the Pipe, it evolves a creamy smoke with a very good rom note, but is basic this...

In my re-avaluation, it may be good for begginers,or for people that enjoy low Nicotine ammount.

2 people found this review helpful.

obxemt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
obxemt (26)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Seems to be a moist, high quality flake with a strong aromatic quality. It is sweet like cotton candy or confectioner's sugar, but not so much so that is is gross. After breaks when I went to puff again there was a unique and different taste/aroma that I couldn't place my finger on. It would be there, then it was gone. I realized that it was play dough (the smell reminded of it anyway)...I know that probably sounds bad, but it wasn't at all. Reminded me of carmelized sugar. The taste wasn't nearly as sweet as the aroma but it was more soft and (marsh)mellowish. As I said it was moist so there was a little gurgling but even my English and VAs do that on occasion which might be me more than the tobacco.

It lit readily using the Frank method, burned evenly and smelled great. I'm away from aromatics so it wouldn't be a favorite of mine but, like I said, it seemed to me to be of high quality. I could see where an aromatic lover might fall all over themselves for this one. English lovers will curl up and die.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1552)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Company - No. 150 Mark Twain.

This one's been a bit of a pain to get hold of. Not due to the availability of it, more because of my rubbish memory; every time I've put through an order with over the past six months I've been meaning to order some but only remembered as soon as I've clicked the end button on the payment page! I finally ordered some so here are my thoughts on it:

The pouch contains various different cuts and sizes, it's not just ribbons alone. The only real smell, aside from the tobaccos', is a caramel sweetness. There looks to be a little less Black Cavendish compared to the Burley and Virginia.

I like the flavour of the smoke, it's just like the pouch-note had me expecting: the tobaccos' come over in a mild fashion and there's an obvious caramel/sweet topping; to me, this qualifies as dead-on medium in weight. The smoke itself is very palpable and feels almost heavy against my palate. The temperature's cool and the description's correct about the bite: none. Mark Twain gives a good burn, with quite a steady flavour throughout a bowl.

On the room-note I'm with the majority: very pleasant, and I'll also go with the general consensus on nicotine: mild.

I think this is a very nice smoke:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Racing Green #221

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

Baccyman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Baccyman (16)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Mark Twain is an excellent aromatic in the Danish tradition. The caramel smell in the tin makes you salivate! But this is another of those rare aromatics that has managed to strike a balance between casing and good tobacco flavor. A mild smoke that's excellent for after dinner or sitting with good friends. Oh, and the room note - HEAVEN!

1 person found this review helpful.

final_id Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
final_id (35)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Unnoticeable

Another plain straightforward tobacco. Didn?t thrill me.

1 person found this review helpful.

obbj Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
obbj (4)
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is an aromatic that even non-aromatic smokers can enjoy. This is an aromatic that even non-aromatic smokers can enjoy. The aroma upon opening the lid of half pint jar the tobacco has a bakery smell to it. By that I mean the aroma reminds me of smell of fresh baked Cinnamon rolls and pastries. The sweet smelling aroma has undertones of vanilla, raisins, spice, cinnamon, and or nutmeg? The tobacco tastes as delicious as it smells.

The tobacco is moist, as most aromatics tend to be because of the casings applied to flavor the tobacco but is easy to light and remains lit without much effort. This tobacco is very enjoyable for you the smoker and the people around you. I've received many compliments on the aroma of this pipe tobacco.

1 person found this review helpful.

J.R. Patton Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
J.R. Patton (106)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

MT is somewhat wetter than most danish aros I'm used to, but it's a pretty good smoke with a superb baking dessert room note. The bag aroma is amazing as well. The smoke is creamy and bite free, and I pick up mostly flavors of vanilla, caramel, faint cinnamon, and touches of cocoa. There's a little gurgle but I haven't ever found the blend to burn hot or harsh. Overall, I find MT to be a nice change of pace blend with a holiday sort of feel and a delicious aroma that allows me to smoke indoors when it's freezing cold out.

Pipe Used: MM Wizard cobbit

Age When Smoked: Fresh pouch

Purchased From:

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Talltree Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Talltree (19)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

I think I expected something special from this tobacco because of all the glowing reviews. What I received was too moist, so I left the bag open all night, and then left it open for a few weeks. Surprisingly, it did not dry out and the steaminess interferes with the flavor. Add to this that it smokes hot and is just a bit sludgey. No nic hit, which is good.

I wanted to like it because, doggone it, who doesn't like Mark Twain, but it just has not compared well to my favorites, Carter Hall, Frog Morton's Cellar, and Dunhill's Early Morning Pipe. Two stars.

Pipe Used: corn cob

Age When Smoked: fresh out of the bag, and left open to dry

Purchased From: in bulk from smoking

Nobody has rated this review yet.

dustoff56 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dustoff56 (10)
Mild None Detected Medium Unnoticeable

To me the smell doesn't equal taste. Doesn't strike me as an aromatic. Not bad of a blend of you want smooth but no flavoring. When I smoke aromatic I want flavor and this doesn't have it. Not a bad smoke but not my cup of tea.

Purchased From:

Nobody has rated this review yet.