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BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging1.5 ounces Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Medium to Strong
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
2.5
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (718)
★★★☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A tasty medium aromatic with a multiplicity of flavors. The smell of the tobacco in the tin is much stronger than how it tastes. Pumpkin is one of the major players, though I perceive an essence of cooking wine. At the halfway point, I got bare hints of vanilla from the black cavendish, honey from the gold cavendish, and a very slight hay Virginia note. There's all-spice and nutmeg hits throughout the entire smoke. Burns well, though it may benefit from a little dry time. It's one of those blends where the taste grows on you after a few bowls. While it'll provide a nice seasonal treat as the name implies, it also makes a good summer time blend while you're out in the fresh air.

7 people found this review helpful.

Planet Scott Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Planet Scott (18)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Tin note is almost over the top pumpkin pie spice with a distinct creaminess. Very moist, but not gooey. Lights easily and stays lit fairly well. Taste is nowhere near as strong pumpkin as the aroma. Nice toasty, slightly spicy and sweet. Mild strength makes this an all day smoker. No tongue bite even when I puff hard. At first I thought I made a mistake buying this, but I am glad I did.

If you like aromatics that are easy to smoke, you will like this one.

1 person found this review helpful.

rekamepip Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rekamepip (78)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Sutliff Private Stock Taste of Autumn

Virginian, Burley and Black Cavendish Tobaccos

Tin Note: Good Cut and Colors of tobacco leaf. Slightly moist and sticky. The Aroma is a spicy liqueur smell

The Burn: The tobacco does burn good straight out of a newly opened tin and burns evenly from start to finish when lightly packed into the bowl. A mild bodied tobacco with good top notes and a spiciness flavor that i enjoyed

my 5 star rating = 3

recommended for those who like an aromatic tobacco

Pipe Used: briar, clay, corn, pipestone

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: sutliff

1 person found this review helpful.

Grovesy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grovesy (14)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Im a big fall/halloween nerd, so I had to try a tobacco with autumn in the title. I think I expected too much from this blend and I really did not care much for it at all. The flavor I got from it was more of an orange/cream Popsicle thing, with a hint of nutmeg. I have given it a shot through a few different pipes and it really didnt get much better. For me this one just didnt work out.

==Updated 10/27/14== I revisited this blend over the weekend with a quality craft pumpkin ale and I will say that I quite enjoyed it. Im not sure if its because fall is in the air or what, but i really did enjoy it this time around.

What I did differently this time- Dried the tobacco out over night. Smoked in a cob. Sat on the front porch and watched the falling autumn leaves. Cracked open a bottle of Shipyard Pumpkinhead ale.

Still rate it as somewhat reccomended. Im not sold on it just yet.

=10/31= Bumping to 3

Pipe Used: various

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

RichieUT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RichieUT (2)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Tin Aroma: Pleasant and strong aroma, took me a few tries to peg it down but it strongly reminds me of a good cup of eggnog with lots of fresh nutmeg and a healthy dose of spiced rum

Taste: Some of the times I could get a hint of vanilla but I've now smoked the whole tin and pretty much every bowl I couldn't detect much flavor at all.

Smokability: After smoking the tin I only got some light tong bite on a couple of the bowls but for the most part it smoked cool. Several bowls had some wet clumps at the bottom and for the most part I was able to smoke the whole bowl. The tin I had wasn't overly wet but I did let a few pinches dry out for a few hours on the more humid days, sometimes this worked and let me smoke the whole bowl and sometimes not. The times I let it dry out the smell seemed to evaporate more quickly that other aros to the point that there wasn't any smell left in the tobacco or the smoke.

Room Note: The first half of the bowl the smell in the tin is very present in the air, after that though only a very mild hint of vanilla is left.

Thoughts: Personally I'm not much of an aromatic smoker but this was given to me so I gave it a shot. It smoked cooler than most aromatics I've smoked and has a pleasant aroma but I'll probably pass on it in the future for one of the other Sutliff aromatics.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meershaum and Briar

Age When Smoked: New

Pipe Used: Missouri Meershaum and Briar

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Sample

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Oldguy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Oldguy (8)
★☆☆☆
Medium Strong Overwhelming Tolerable

Got a tin of this as a freebie promo at a pipe show. When I opened the tin the aroma was interesting, but it was so wet it wouldn't even light. After drying it for about a week I tried it in 3 different pipes before throwing it out. The flavoring was so strong that I could detect no tobacco taste whatsoever, and it left a puddle of goo in the bottom of the pipe. It brought to mind a smoldering bird's nest, feathers and all. This is easily one of the 2 or 3 nastiest "tobacco" offerings I've ever tried to smoke.

Pipe Used: Briars

Age When Smoked: new?

Purchased From: giveaway

Similar Blends: nothing else, I hope.

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gtclark Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gtclark (8)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Very tasty, and fairly dry burning for an aromatic. Pleasant bursts of nutmeg and cinnamon throughout. It reminds me of walking through a craft store in the autumn, when all the fall candles and scents are on display. This may be a turn-off for some, but I enjoyed it.

Despite the flavor, the wife was unable to pick up on the cinnamon-spice flavor in the room note, detecting only a generic "aromatic" note.

Pipe Used: Savinelli

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars.com

Similar Blends: C&D Autumn Evening, Benjamin Hartwell's "Evening Stroll", Hearth & Home "Egg Nog".

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Corncob3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Corncob3 (28)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

A nice blend, but it's a a tad too wet and sugary in my opinion. Dense and inviting tin note. It took several tries to get it lit in my cob (not to mention the occasional clumping). Once it got going, it was cool smoking and refreshing. However, if you like soggy pumpkin pie drenched in egg nog and you want to have diabetes by the bottom of your first bowl, then TOA is for you. The pumpkin, nutmeg/eggnog note never overpower each other. That's the blend's drawback-nothing sticks out and it's too gentle and wet on the pallate. Even after you let it air out. I like Sutliff' blends but the black cavendish they use tends to be way too wet/sweet in some of their aromatics. If it were me, I would have used toasted cavendish instead. That would probably bring more balance to this blend. Nevertheless, this is a fun smoke with a nice taste of fall flavors. A tad more spice, a little less sweetness and a slightly dryer mxture would make all the difference.

Update 8/24/2014 I've been smoking TOA out of a Dr. Grabow Grand Duke and the blend behaves well. However, it seems too subtle on the pallate. Light up is still an issue. After a few tries you get a long, smooth smoke and no ashy aftertaste. I'm still asking myself was Sutliff aiming for nuance or spice with this blend. A fellow reviewer mentioned this as one of those blends that could be smoked in summer or fall but it could pass for anytime of year as well. So I'll upgrade to three stars for TOA's ability to weather any season and it's smoothness, but save this one for the briar. I'm still asking myself nuance or spice.

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