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Many people think the opulently decorated Alexander Bridge to be the most beautiful in Paris. Much like the Alexander Bridge, this marvelous Aromatic Blend has key elements painstakingly brought together to create something aesthetically pleasing. Red and Gold Virginias mix with Rich Burleys to mingle in harmony.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringRum, Vanilla
Packaging1.5 oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

The tangy, dark fruity, lightly earthy red Virginias competes with the mildly grassy, citrusy gold Virginia, which also seems to provide a touch of lemon. The burley adds very slight nutty and molasses notes. There's a lightly added rum and vanilla topping that reminds me of red wine for some strange reason, along with a light apricot and honey essence that hints of sweet bread flavor. The toppings do tone down the tobaccos just a little. The flavors expertly meld to create a well balanced semi-sweet all day smoke with no bite, no harshness, and no dull moments. Has a mild nic-hit. Burns at a moderate pace, cool, clean and smoke, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights.

8 people found this review helpful.

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

This was an enjoyable smoke. I smoked it straight out of the tin with no drying or special prep. The tin note is slightly heavy and sweet - maybe caramel. Smoked it is a VaBur with a mild fruit topping with hints of hazelnut every now and then. Burn was good and the flavor was consistent.

This did not knock my socks off, but it is a solid, lightly topped VaBur blend. It is easy to recommend.

3 people found this review helpful.

Capn Jimbo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capn Jimbo (24)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Tin note, medium fruity/red wine, lovely ribbon cut, easy packing, easy light, easy burn, easy smoking. Rather that be repetitive just refer to Jimlinks review up top, as he has precisely and accurately torn this one apart to reveal all it's elements - I agree with his scoring as well.

What I will do is speak to the integrated effect. This is not a complex blend, but rather an extremely pleasant way to experience the lighter lemony Virginias, delivered with a rather singular apricot brandy/wine overtone for a nice mild, easy smoking and very pleasant Virginia experience (whatever burley is WAY in the background). Burns very easily and steadily, so sipping is easy, and will extend and expand your experience. The burn is so easy, that sipping is preferable - not really to avoid burn - but to get the most from the Virginia. Take your time, and enjoy.

Very nice - dried apricot is not a typical note, but one that will surprise you with its surprising sophistication. Nice. Would buy it again...

Pipe Used: Falcon

Age When Smoked: Perhaps 4 to 5 years

Purchased From: Tobacconist Closeout

2 people found this review helpful.

CTS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CTS (136)
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Good base tobaccos, well blended. Mild topping flavor of vanilla/rum lingers through the bowl. Virginias come through, particularly on the retrohale. Lit well, burned clean. 3-.

Pipe Used: MM

Age When Smoked: undated; bought 2 months ago

Purchased From: CI

2 people found this review helpful.

Corncob3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Corncob3 (72)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Great after dinner or down time smoke. Caramel/cocoa taste, mabye a hint of red wine. Fantastic room note. A true smoker's delight (and you can smoke like a snob at a very cheap price with this one). A new addition to my rotation from now on. Thank you AB for taking me out of the daily rut and making me feel cultured and worldly. Both aroes and non-aroes will love this blend. Best of all, it's smooth with no bite. Enjoy!

2 people found this review helpful.

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

For several years Sutliff provided my local pipe club with a sample of the month box that usually contained about 15-tins of a particular blend. Alexander Bridge was one of the more popular ones. Most of the guys, myself included, could taste the Vanilla in the blend but nobody got even a hint of rum. Nice lighter Burley/Virginia with light misting of the Vanilla.


1 person found this review helpful.

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

A very nice tasting light aromatic. I get the Virginias foremost with a little Burley in the background. The topping is light and tastes like vanilla and apricot with some fainter notes I can't quite identify. My first thought on the topping was apricot brandy, but I'll just go with apricot. I can't always trust my first thought. I wish it were a little more pronounced. It's a very pleasing smoke.

Mild in body. Mild in flavoring. Mild to medium in taste. Burns well straight from the tin. No bite.

Pipe Used: MM Diplomat 5th Ave, MM Patriot

Age When Smoked: fresh

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1 person found this review helpful.

CriolloCorojo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CriolloCorojo (18)
Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

Rotten fruit, low grade tobacco, propylene glycol and plenty of gurgling: If that is what you like, then enjoy! I tend to avoid tobaccos that leave a goop in the bottom of the bowl and even create moisture on the rim of the bowl. I tried seven different bowls of the this stuff in a few different pipes. I waited weeks between smoking it. This stuff is outright garbage. If you try it and think it is good, then you really need to spend a couple of extra dollars and get a tin of quality tobacco from the hundreds of other blenders and marketers out there. Sutliff advertises like mad. You know a lot of their budget must go to that. At the same time, they charge almost as much as a much better quality tin. If all tobacco tasted and smoked like this, I would never smoke again. Garbage! Aweful, sickly-tasting sewage, rotten fruit and garbage tobacco marry together to leave the most unpleasant taste in the mouth this side of a swisher sweet or other drug store quality tobacco product. There is stuff that is actually less expensive and much better from Peter Stokkebye, Lane, the bulk jar at your local brick and mortar etc....... OMG!

1 person found this review helpful.

Dragon76 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dragon76 (4)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I went to my local tobacco shop to buy a tin of Mac Barens Seven Seas Gold. Unfortunately, it was not available. The Tobacconist reccomended a tin of Sutliffe Alexander Bridge. I decided to give it a try. Overall, I was "Impressed". The tobacco is a Blended-Aromatic mix of Red and Gold Viginias/Cavendish. The texture of this tobacco is dry. Lighting it was easy and it stayed lit for the duaration of the smoke. After a couple of Puffs, It quickly delivered a distinct smooth/sweet taste from the Red Virginias. The flavor notes of this tobacco are of Hazzelnut, Appricot, and Molasses. My satisfaction stayed consistent from the begining of the bowl, to the end. a good outdoor smoke on nights when the weather is warm.

1 person found this review helpful.

keithk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
keithk (1)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Unnoticeable

Smoke slow because can burn hot and bite. Burns easy all the way to the end. Had some gurgling half way through the briar bowl.

Sweet tasting. Honey maybe.

Wife did not care for room note.

This was not for me.

Pipe Used: cob, briar

Age When Smoked: new and 3 days after opening tin

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cturnitsa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cturnitsa (9)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Good tin note, good room note. Easy to pack, nice initial light, easy to stay lit. Flavor is OKAY (for me, YMMV), but not great. I have to be careful, crosses over into the hot zone easy, and then some bite... But, nothing out of the ordinary for most aromatics. In short - good, but not enough to recommend itself over some of my favorites.

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