Hearth & Home Sweet & Smoky

(3.50)
Hearth & Home Signature Sweet & Smoky is a different kind of crossover blend - a subtly aromatic English. This mixture of Virginia, burley, black cavendish, and latakia has a warm essence added to it, just enough to add a pleasant sweetness to the flavor and to tame down the smokiness of the aroma.

Details

Brand Hearth & Home
Series Signature Series
Blended By Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By Lane Limited
Blend Type American
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams Tin
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

Strength
Mild
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
None Detected
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.50 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 29, 2017 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant
This is the third review I've done on one of Russ O's H.H. series. My oh my...I don't know what it is about adding Burley to Virginia and Latakia and then throwing in some Black Cavendish but it sure does work out well. This blend packs well. As I've said before...I use a tobacco grinder on all my blends. When you open the tin you get you that leathery, peppery, musky smell of a traditional English blend. Upon lighting you get that traditional English taste. The Virginias stay in the background all the way thru the bowl. You always sense them...but they always stay subdued. It's the Burley and Latakia that really let you know they are in charge...with the Black Cavendish bringing up the rear to make this blend really smooth. A real tasty, smooth smoke. It does get just a tad bland about three quarters of the way thru the bowl...but the flavor does hang in there...albeit just a tad less. Burns rather clean all the way to the bottom with no dottle at the end. Mild to medium nic hit. Just a real tasty, smooth, pleasant smoke. I bet this will age well. If you try this I bet it will end up in your regular rotation. Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Peterson No. 3 bent pre-1948; Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: Pipes & Cigars
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 11, 2016 Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
The earthy, very nutty, molasses sweet burley is a major player. The stoved Virginia has fermented dark fruit, is sugary sweet with some earth, and leads the grassy, citrusy, bright Virginia. The smokey, woody sweet Cyprian latakia plays a support role, as does the unsweetened brown sugar black cavendish. No chance of bite, and has no harsh spots. The nic-hit is just past the mild threshold. I detect a sweet topping, but am not sure what it is. Mildly complex, it burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a very smoothly, sweet consistent flavor. Requires an average number of relights, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. The very pleasantly sweet after taste and room notes linger a little. An easy going all day aromatic American English smoke.

-JimInks
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 24, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
I wish my palate is as sensitive as Mr. Inks from his below review. My old worn out palate did not ge all those wonderful flavors Mr. Inks received. Now this was fresh right out of the tin and I expect once this has aired out a bit and gotten some age in it the flavors will be enhanced. This is a very dark blend that once opened from the tin had a small amount of moisture but had a wonderful smoky smell. For me this blend lit so easy and burned so nice. The aroma of the smoke was well smoky. It really did have a room note of a fireplace burning. Now the taste I received was more wood smoke than anything else. Unfortunately there was no sweet for me throughout the entire smoke. I expect sweetness will increase as this blend ages. Regardless of the lack of any sweetness for me this was a very nice enjoyable smoke. I would call this perhaps Forg Morton with out the vinagary flavors or Northwoods with out the sweet hay and baked bread flavor. This is a good smoke and I expect as it ages it will only get better. Is it an aromatic or an English or American blend. Frankly....who cares! It is good period!
Pipe Used: Joh dublin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 17, 2018 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Hearth and Home - Sweet & Smoky.

A little 'different', but some things just work!

Mostly medium brown ribbons, with a few darker and lighter ones. It's ready to smoke fresh.

The moment I ignited a bowl I realised this is one for me! Sweet & Smoky; apt name. I get a nice sweetness from both the Burley and Virginias, with the smokiness OBVIOUSLY hailing from the Latakia! Of the different tobaccos the most flavour comes from the Burley: nutty, sweet, and delicious. The black Cavendish smooths and softens the experience further. It burns superbly, distributing a cool smoke, leaving a grey ash.

Nicotine: a spot above mild. Room-note: quite nice.

Sweet & Smoky? Easily a four star blend:

Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Ben Wade Elegance
PurchasedFrom: TobaccoPipes.com
Age When Smoked: Two months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 05, 2017 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant
Sweet and Smokey - two words that I don't say together very often (if ever) and I don't remember ever seeking or smoking a sweet and smokey blend. I've been known to seek and smoke aromatic English blends, but they're not sweet. I didn't find this blend to be sweet, but, I did find it to be smokey with a strong Burley component that led the charge all the way and all the time and that's okay by me. The upper third of the bowl was a solid smoke with others trying to challenge the Burley for dominance but, with little success. This effort culminated in a rich Burley-dominated English smoke of four star quality. In the middle third things quieted down somewhat to an enjoyable medium English smoke. Then a surprise on entering the bottom third with a sudden and brief return to the delightful richness of the upper third. After that we trailed off to a tamer and more neutral finish. All in all, I rate Sweet and Smokey as the best American English that I have ever lit up - four stars and thank you, again, Russ.
Pipe Used: LX Ashton Pebble Grain Dublin
PurchasedFrom: another pipe smoker
Age When Smoked: current
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 06, 2022 Mild Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable
Smoking a jar from a Tin Society sample back in 2018.

Jar note was smoky more than sweet. Large ribbons of various colors evenly mixed and ready to pack. Easy to light and smoke.

Sweetness of an aro upfront but from natural tobacco as no toppings are mentioned. Supported by smoky notes which together made me think of bbq of all things. Nice and tangy and creamy.
PurchasedFrom: Tin society box
Age When Smoked: 4 years
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