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A match of Troost "Aromatic". This is a very traditional Cavendish-style tobacco, made of superb Virginias, Burleys, and Orientals, processed with a special method that develops a rich, smooth flavor with a pleasant aroma.

Notes: Sutliff's match of Troost Aromatic Cavendish.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Other / Misc
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium, Medium
Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2204)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The gold Virginia cavendish has citrus and honey bread notes with a touch of grass as the main component. The nutty, earthy, toasty burley is a condiment. A pinch of Oriental provides a floral note, a little wood, and not much else. The toppings are mild butterscotch and caramel sweet, and is mildly fruity. They do tone down the tobacco a bit. The original has a little deeper flavor, but it’s bitey if you puff very fast, and can lose just a little of its flavor when that happens. The latter two observations are not true of the Match, which is much smoother, will not bite, and is moderately close in taste to the original. The flavor doesn't weaken near the finish or if you puff beyond a reasonable pace, which can happen to the original, especially if the tobacco is dry. The coarse cut of the tobacco is the same. Both have very little nicotine. This is an all day mild product that burns clean at a reasonable pace with a consistent taste. Both leaves hardly any moisture at the bottom of the bowl, and need an average number of relights. Both have an okay after taste. Both are all day smokes. I gave the original two stars. This gets three because of the lack of bite, and it's smoother than the original.


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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1718)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Co. - Match Troost Aromatic Cavendish.

The original Troost Aromatic was badged as shag cut when I reviewed it but I pointed out, in fact, it's a coarse cut/broken flake. This is even coarser! Despite all the negativity aimed at V.R. Troost I recommended it, I enjoyed it. So, the match, any good?

A burn's easy enough to initiate, and like what it attempts to emulate I enjoy it. The same as the original it's quite a sweet tasting aromatic: honey and butterscotch, on top of good quality Cavendish. It seems a little cooler as it smokes, due to the coarser cut. But, the original wasn't exactly 'hot'! I've smoked this alongside a bowl of the Van Rossems one and a big difference is the original needs fewer tamps/relights. But, this is still a good enough smoke for three stars!

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant.


Pipe Used: Rattray's Celtic #15 Calabash

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Cup O' Joes

2 people found this review helpful.