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If ever there should be a blend worthy of the Roman God of Wine that blend is Bacchanalia. In consensus among wine connoisseurs and smokers alike, this fine Burley and Virginia blend is worthy of lasting admiration.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor
Packaging1.5 oz Tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The medium brown, lightly citrus sweet, grassy Virginia acts mainly as a base for the mild earthy, nutty, molasses sweet burley. The red wine and fruit toppings are medium strength. Though it only crowds out the tobaccos to a moderate extent, the wine taste is the high quality major player with some sweetness and some tangy tartness. Has very little nicotine. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns cool, clean and slightly slow as it is a little moist with a smooth, very consistent flavor. Leaves some dampness in the bowl, and needs a few relights. An all day smoke that leaves a very pleasant after taste, and room note.

5 people found this review helpful.

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

This presents as a mild VaBur with a fruit and wine topping. The tin note is pleasant and does not smell of checmicals. Mine was in a pretty good state of humidity for smoking and did not require drying.

The smoking experience is pleasant. The fruit taste is slightly sweet and there is a little tart flavor there. You never forget it is a VaBur. This makes a nice combination.

3 people found this review helpful.

CriolloCorojo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CriolloCorojo (18)
Extremely Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable

This stuff tastes like garbage tobacco that has been cased with cheap wine, propylene glycol and only God and Sutliff know what other chemicals. If the Roman God of wine favored wine at a grade somewhere between Sutter Home and Boone's Farm, then the description is not over the top.

I wouldn't buy this again if it was a penny. You couldn't give me the stuff for free and get me to smoke it. If all pipe tobacco tasted like this, then I would just stick with cigars. I must say that some people obviously like this stuff. After trying three different bowls at different times to see if maybe my palate was just off (nope), I gave it to the guy who cuts my hair and told him he is welcome to just throw it away if he does not like it. The next time he cut my hair, I asked him if he liked it. He said it "did fine in a pinch." Personally, I would rather just smoke nothing if I ran out of good stuff. Thankfully, I have a considerable stash with a plethora of blends and won't miss this Bacchanalia stuff one bit.

1 person found this review helpful.

The Conde Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Conde (17)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I really like the wine flavor of this tobacco. It probably isn't for everyone but it works for me. It burns smooth and stays lit without much work. The flavor is not chemical or have an artificial taste like I suspected. Room note nice, but not overpowering.Tin note smells like red wine, very pleasant all around smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

Another Virginia/Burley combination from Sutliff that makes the rounds at pipe clubs. It was original sent out several years ago to my club and I kept a tin, not so much to age but because Sutliff is very generous and sent a lot of this stuff and we had some left over. I had to power up the riding mower to clear my walking path out at the "back-40" recently, and decided to give this one a go as I rode slowly. I also puffed slowly and rather enjoyed the combination of flavors presented. Most of all, I liked whatever casing was in the Cavendish, sweet but not overly so. I said the room note was pleasant but actually, I should have said the "pasture note."


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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

The topping is sweet, fruity wine. Very tasty. The tobacco flavors are slightly more pronounced than the topping. A big positive is that the Black Cav doesn't take over the blend. It stays in the background becoming only a little more evident toward the end. A very nice blend.

Mild in body. Medium in flavor. Burns well.

Pipe Used: MM Diplomat 5th Ave, MM Patriot

Age When Smoked: fresh

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Ring88 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ring88 (10)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

got a free tin of this at a local Brick and Mortar and have packed a pipe full of a nice smelling Areo its a good cut not a really big shag but still good and a light well it burns hot but not a big deal. good taste grape on the end I like it

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