Sutliff Tobacco Company Stoved Virginia #507-S

Bright Virginia is heated, turning it dark and bringing out the natural sugar. Good as an everyday smoke or as a blender.


Brand Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blended By  
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.48 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 01, 2021 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant
With all of the comparisons to McClelland Virginias, I had to try this. I was a huge fan of Butera Dark Stoved and was hoping to find something in that ballpark. Spoiler, it is nothing like dark stoved. To readers who remember the beavis and butthead couch fishing episode, there is one phrase that sums up the pouch aroma: Prune box air. It is a course, wide cut ribbon that can paradoxically be rubbed out. This led to one annoying feature I have noted in other sutliff made products, a sort of tobacco dust/flour that coats the leaf. It is weird and surprisingly doesn’t work well as kindling. The fairly dry leaf is mainly charcoal black with errant stripes of dark brown leaf. This is one of those tobaccos that is “all in the snork.” It is mild to a fault, and I often perceived more flavor in the sidestream than the smoke itself. On the upside there are some nice charred/roasted marshmallow notes. These are followed by some hints of marginally sweet earthy autumn leaves towards the end of the bowl.

This is not a bad tobacco, just a bit weak in many respects per my taste. All of that being said, if I could talk to myself as a new pipe smoker, I would push myself past all of the traditional starter aromatics that so many potential smokers have likely been driven away by, and towards something like this. It is mild, gentle on the tongue, natural tasting.

This may be the perfect first tobacco to give a new smoker.
PurchasedFrom: SP
Age When Smoked: Fresh bulk
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 27, 2021 Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Edit: 19 July, 2021 I’m revisiting this review to knock off a couple of stars. Since this review, I’ve experienced a lot of great tobacco. This isn’t one of those. Two stars.

Original review: 27 February, 2021 I’m two months into pipe smoking, after an absence of maybe eight years. Of course, my previous foray was relatively short. But it was long enough for me to have already gone through the familiar route of aromatics to English to Virginia blends.

So when I came back, I already knew what I like, but only in a in-the-ballpark sense. I initially focused on VaPers, but maybe half a dozen blends in, I realized I’m not especially fond of perique, other than very lightly.

So straight Virginias it is. And, at this point, I decided it was probably a good idea to spend a little time getting to know the different variations of Virginia out there.

And, after reading a LOT of reviews on here of a lot of different tobaccos, I decided to buy some fairly significant quantities of Sutliff’s 515-RC, their red Virginia, and this, its stoved counterpart.

I’ve got to say, in both cases, I’m in love.

But let’s focus on this stoved stuff. I’m not the type of smoker who can detect a whole lot of minute tasting notes. But with this, I detect a little tang. But not nearly as much as the red. It’s barely there, comparatively.

This stuff, I would primarily call this sweet.

But it’s so much more than that. It smokes nice and cool. And I’m not quite sure exactly what I’m describing, but there’s a softness of sorts in the smoke in my mouth. It’s just a luxurious, decadent kind of smoke.

And once I get past the halfway point in a bowl, that slight tanginess all but disappears, and I experience a superb sweetness reminiscent of Samuel Gawith’s Full Virginia Flake but — dare I? — better.

I’m still learning my way around this stuff, so this review will almost certainly be updated.

But at this point, I love it alone. I love it mixed with the aforementioned Red Virginia and the lightest sprinkle of granulated perique. That, my friend, beats almost all the various VaPers I’ve sampled over the last couple of months.

At this point, I’m going to stop singing its praises, because I want it to be in stock the next time I order. And that’s going to be soon, because I want to put some away, because it’s likely to be like silk made out of sugar with a little age.

At the moment, I’m definitely a Sutliff bulk man. And I haven’t even mentioned Virginia Slices yet.
Pipe Used: Various briars
Age When Smoked: Fresh/new stock
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