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Nutty and smooth American burley tobacco blended with flake-cut yellow Virginia, slow steamed to give a sweet and smooth black cavendish. Flavored with drizzled caramel, maple, and subtle vanilla for a complex and pleasing aromatic blend. Easily packed and ready to smoke upon popping the tin. Join the Cult Militia and have no regrets about this movement.

Blended ByCult
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Maple, Vanilla
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28797)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The maple and brown sugar casing dominates the tin note, thought it does not overwhelm the tobacco in the smoke. I do get some vanilla in the smoke, but it is no where near as dominate as in C&D Autumn Evening.

The black Cavendish is the major component of this blend and offers some creamy vanilla and a toasted flavors. There is quite a bit of burley in the blend, which gives the smoke a nutty character. The Virginia leaf is barely noticeable in the smoke, though some lighter ribbons are visible; however, the Virginia helps give the smoke some crisp edges.

The ribbons are coarsely cut and leave a little more moisture in the bowl than I normally find. There is little to no bite.

Overall, I am really enjoying this blend. The topping supplements the tobacco quite nicely—as I love maple. You might think of Cult Militia as a toned down Autumn Evening with a healthy dose of added burley.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 606 dedicated to maple aromatics.

7 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1911)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cult - Militia.

I always have Sundays as my Aromatic Day so selected this from my cellar. Normally, be it an aromatic, English, VaPer, etc., I look on this site to get an impression of the smoke, but as I'm the first to review it there isn't any other pipers to get an opinion from; C'est la vie!

Like a few blends nowadays a clear plastic disc sits atop the tobacco. There are a few larger pieces, but most of the ribbons are short, choppy, and slightly rugged. It includes a few long 'stick like' pieces but they're not so twiggy as to need fishing out. Militia has perfect hydration and an unquestionably sweet, added, aroma. The constituents are 50/50 black and brown.

Militia takes to the flame without an issue. Right from the beginning it burns well, not needing much in the way of attention to sustain the burn. The flavour? Sweet. The maple and caramel outweigh the vanilla. The vanilla's present, without a doubt, but causes more of a creamy undercurrent than a leading gloopy flavour. The ever so floral maple has the most weight, followed by the caramel; this just adds to the sweetness of the blend. The topping smothers the tobaccos, to a certain extent. The tobaccos have a bit of a boring character, just like any old VaBurCav, really; Militia is all about the casings. It doesn't bite and is cool in temperature.

Nicotine: mild, maybe a touch above. Room-note: nice.

Militia? A decent enough aromatic, not amazing, but worth three stars:


Pipe Used: Altinok Meer'

Age When Smoked: Six months

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6 people found this review helpful.

BrokenRecord Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrokenRecord (70)
Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

An Unequaled Maple-Topped Aromatic

The maple-topping is the star of the show in the tin-note and the smoke. This is no Mrs. Butterworth’s. There is a pleasant maple flavor throughout the smoke. The casing is sweet, but not quite cloying. There is a hint of vanilla.

The tobacco is composed mostly of black cavendish. It is mellow and smooth. Next comes the burley, which offers some nutty undertones and help give some body to the smoke. The Virginia leaf is present but mostly hides in the smoke. The P.G. is liberally applied, yet there is absolutely no chance of tongue bite as with similar blends.

If you like a maple topped aromatic, Cult Militia is a good choice.

4 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (150)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Easily the best Maple aro that I've found so far. It's really great as a morning smoke with a cup of coffee. The vanilla complements it.

Can burn hot if pushed, but stays well behaved if respected. I find it packs, lights, and burns like a charm.

Pipe Used: Radiator

Age When Smoked: about a year

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

Randy Tuggle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Randy Tuggle (45)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

This is a no-nonsense review from someone who finds most aromatics to be less satisfying. Here you go: A friend of mine brought his fresh tin over. Smells great in the tin. First few puffs are fairly satisfying. Really mild flavor. Halfway through the bowl, the flavor changes to something reminiscent of polypropylene glycol - or something strange, less pleasant than before. I wouldn't buy another tin of it. Like most aromatics, it leaves a pure tobacco lover disappointed.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Devil Cutty

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

Similar Blends: Straus Sleepy Hollow, Christie's American Heritage.

1 person found this review helpful.