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Aromatic blend of Golden Virginias, Rich Burleys and Black Cavendish.

Notes: Today the cultural inheritance of Paris can be admired in its museums, art galleries, architecture and cuisine. Especially the cuisine, for the French seem to have an appreciation for sweet tasting things. This delicious blend of Golden Virginia, Rich Burley, and Black Cavendish is a smoke to delight the palate.

About Sutliff Private Stock Aromatic: In the true tradition of providing the market the best tobaccos available for over 160 years, our premium Aromatic Mixtures are often a Burley/Virginia blend of tobaccos with a mix of Black Cavendish that are highly flavored with cherry, vanilla, rum, and whiskey to create unique flavors. This style of tobacco is one of the most popular among pipe smokers.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Other / Misc, Spices, Vanilla
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging1.5 oz
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium to Strong
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (136)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I think I liked this more than other reviewers.

The tin note is slightly sour with a slight chemical note. It does not promise much. Smoked is a different story.

There is a slight alcohol topping that burns off in the first few puffs. After that it is a mild slightly sweet tobacco taste with a subtle vanilla. The sweet is hard to identify, but is a slight fruit more than anything else. This is pleasant, easy to smoke and it has a pleasant room note. The tobacco flavor grows in strength a little as the bowl progresses.

This is worth a try if you are interested in a mildly aromatic blend with black cavendish. The burley and Virginia do not do much more than provide a balanced tobacco foundation. I would guess there is more burley than Virginia and maybe the Virginia contributes to the sweet a little. I think it works pretty well.

2 people found this review helpful.

CaliPipeGirl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CaliPipeGirl (1)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Tin note: Vanilla & Cavendish

Moisture level: Pretty moist in the tin

Dry time: I left the tin open for a day

Nicotine level: low

Tongue bite: none

Room note: Pleasant

Burnability: after smoking 1/2 bowl, I had to start relighting it a few times

Retrohale: pleasant

Notes: I really did not like this aromatic, I could really taste a chemical casing that was not enjoyable. After 1/2 bowl the flavor went flat and bland.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Sutliff

1 person found this review helpful.

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

Vanilla flavor serves as a decent companion to the base tobaccos, and is predominant. Pleasant room aroma. Smokes dry in the mouth and in the bowl. Peppery notes on the retrohale. Once vanilla flavoring dissipates, a nutty Burley emerges and stands out, with the vanilla in the background, and a hint of Virginia sweetness. 2 stars.

Pipe Used: Alpha Executive 35+ years old, Grabow

Age When Smoked: Unknown; at least 3 months.

Purchased From: CI

1 person found this review helpful.

rekamepip Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rekamepip (63)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Metropolitain

Virginian, Burley, Black Cavendish

Tin Note Nice sweet cavendish smell with maybe a vanilla topping The appearance is good cut and color with probably more than half being black cav Moisture content of my tin was just about correct - not overly moist compared to some of the others

Smoked straight out of the tin = This blend had a good aromatic flavors but the topping note was a bit strong. The tobacco burned good but was a little harsh on tongue

When dried or aired out = The tin note i think actually improved. The tobacco smoke much cooler and the taste of the black cavendish was nice although i did not get much of the burley or va profiles at any one time

Room Note Vanilla Good

My 5 Star Rating = 3 if you like flavored tobaccos

Pipe Used: pipestone rock cob, dr g omega

Age When Smoked: new

1 person found this review helpful.

gunner525 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gunner525 (43)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable

Picked up a tin at the local B&M a while back. Just popped it a week or two ago. I only have about three bowls left now.

As with most Sutliff blends it comes rather moist. Definitely pop the tin and let it air out for fifteen or twenty minutes before filling the bowl.

Once it's dried a bit it loads pretty well and takes a char and true light alright. It burns pretty evenly and down to a white ash. If you don't pack it right it will end up gurgling.

For the taste, it has a liquor casing that some say is like a cognac. I also noted a bit of anise and vanilla in there as well. It's a bit powerful on the light ups but it mellows out a bit as the smoke goes on. It still stays pretty forward though and the leaf flavors don't come out too much.

The room note was tolerable. The Mrs. didn't note it being very good but also didn't tell me to stop smoking it.

Overall it's an alright aromatic, but one I probably wont pick up again.

1 person found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (566)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This has an alcohol casing that's pleasant, almost like a medium-sweet wine. The Golden Virginia adds a honey taste that reminds me a little of Blue Danube. The burley isn't all that noticeable, but I get a slight sweetness from it, and none of the nutty characteristics I usually expect from burley. The black cavendish has the familiar vanilla and light licorice/anise traits, though I also get some tasty plum flavor, and light date notes. I find it a little milder and slightly smoother than Sutliff's Great Outdoors blend with more emphasis on the black cavendish. It's a very comfortable smoke that gets three stars from me because I can't give it two and half, and it deserves more than two stars. I prefer the Great Outdoors blend because it's a little stronger and a little more complex smoke. This blend is almost like what would happen if you mixed Blue Danube with Great Outdoors without being stronger than BD is. It's an easy going, medium sweet mixture with a great room note that makes a nice dessert smoke. Recommended for the smoker who wants a mild, sweet smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
★☆☆☆
Overwhelming Extra Strong Overwhelming Overwhelming

Sutliff Private Stock – Metropolitain

Star Rating = 1

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 0

Room Note = 3

Flavor = 0

Bite = 0

Burn = 4

After Taste = 5

Raw Score = 12

Rated Percentage = 20%

Comment = This tobacco has an Awful Smelling Pouch Note. The Flavor is terrible because a topping of cheap cognac has been used. This smoke produced a huge Bit and a bitter Taste. This is a dreadful blend that I can't recommend to anyone. As a general note, I find that Altadis doesn't seem to use premium leaf tobacco as compared to the other major Brands. I hope that Mac Baren the new owner of Altadis as of May 2013, can improve the quality of the Altadis blends.

1 person found this review helpful.