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Choice Burley is punctuated with a smattering of Virginia to give this fine blend its sweet character. The sweetness of the Virginia compliments a slight chocolate note to create a most satisfying smoke.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate
CutBroken Flake
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2192)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The star component is burley, which is nutty and a little earthy with some molasses, and a hint of cocoa. There’s a small amount of light Virginia with a little grass and a bit of citrus. The chocolate has a little richness and is mildly applied, toning down the tobaccos just a little. The nic-hit is mild. Burns at a reasonable pace, cool, clean, a little creamy with a very smooth, consistent flavor from start to finish. Won’t bite or get harsh even if pushed. Leaves just a little dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. The after taste is pleasant. An easy going all day smoke that wears well throughout your day. Three and a half stars.


8 people found this review helpful.

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

Very nice smoke. The Burley and the chocolate flavoring are delicious. The chocolate is lightly done. The Virginias add a nice sweetness, but can sting at times. No bite, but a light sting. For those who are really susceptible to bite you may have some trouble with this one. Medium bodied with medium flavor.

MacBaren owns Sutliff. This blend is so similar to MacBaren's Burley London Blend that it makes me wonder if they aren't the same. Just a thought. Both are available in bulk with the Sutliff version 45 cents per ounce cheaper.

Pipe Used: MM General, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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Similar Blends: MacBaren's Burley London Blend.

7 people found this review helpful.

ravkesef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ravkesef (11)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I am a burley lover, and this tobacco is right up my alley. Lights easily, smokes without a hint of bite, very few relights, and leaves me pleasantly relaxed. When smoking it, I was reminded of Cicero's sage advice for a life marked by otium cum dignitate, and this tobacco does it. The slight hint of cocoa/chocolate sweetens the natural sourness of Burley. Not at all certain how they came by the name, but if it means that they made 211 attempts before hitting on this one, then I'd say they really got it right. A great tobacco for an all day smoke, and one that will certainly be a part of my regular rotation.

Pipe Used: Johs Danish billiard

Purchased From: P&C

5 people found this review helpful.

TXBulldog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TXBulldog (74)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a burley without a lot of fanfare - I mean that in a good way. A good tobacco that reminds you of slowing down and to enjoy what pipe smoking ought to be- A kick back relaxing experience. Great even burn to the end. I didn't pick up on the noted flavors but I didn't need to. It was just a good burley smoke. Earthy and grounded just like it smelled when I broke open the jar. Burns down clean and pretty fast - even when nursing it. This is a no frills good smoke. When you want to shelve the aros and drop the latakia, this may be a nice retreat to a good ole smoke.

Pipe Used: Rossi, Red Point, La Strada

Age When Smoked: 6 mos

Purchased From: P&C

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1705)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Sutliff Tobacco Company - Burley Delight #212.

On appearance #212 looks like a medium brown, fairly robust, blend of ribbons. 'Robust' as in most of them are medium in size, but there are a few twigs, and some pieces identifiable as being broken flakes. It smells lightly flavoured.

The aromatics are only a mild appurtenance, I get neither too much chocolate sweetness, or any rich dark chocolate bitterness, it gives only a delicate note. Where the tobaccos are concerned the Burley gives far more character than the Virginia. The Virginia isn't 'lost', but a lot milder; it gives a slight sweetness which marries up with the chocolate note nicely. The burn from #212 has mostly pros, but one con. Pros: even, consistent, fairly cool. Con: way too fast.

The room-note: pleasant to tolerable. Nicotine: medium.

If it weren't for the burn this would get a full score, but because of the speed a star gets deducted. Three stars:


Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef; Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: One month

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2 people found this review helpful.

Troy_nov1965 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Troy_nov1965 (11)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Unnoticeable

I really do not detect much of a chocolate or cocoa flavoring. To me its a more fermented, slight sour taste with a slight spicy sting. I find this blend very similar to Granger. If you are a fan of Granger ( like me) than give this a try. You can pick up a pound in bulk for about the same price as a 12oz tub of Granger.

Pipe Used: Pre-war Yello Boles, Kaywoodies etc...

Age When Smoked: 6 months

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Similar Blends: Granger.

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