Sutliff Tobacco Company States of Virginia

(3.80)
State of Virginia isn't your average blend of pipe tobacco. Actually, it's not a blend at all, at least not yet. Tangy reds, citrusy brights, and sweet stoved Virginias are double cut, discretely pressed and packaged side by side. Sift through the nuances of the flue-cured leaf and find balance that speaks to you, Our ingredients ----Your recipe.

Details

Brand Sutliff Tobacco Company
Series Private Stock Limited Edition 2023
Blended By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging 1.5 ounce tin
Country United States
Production

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.80 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 13, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
If you have ever wanted to play around mixing up different varieties of Virginia’s the States of Virginia is for you…even if you haven’t!!! Inside the tin are three separate crumble cakes, one of red, one of bright and one of stoved. You can easily crumble the cakes and blend them anyway you like, or you can smoke them separately. I smoked the straight stoved first and found it a pleasant smoke with some sweetness, deep dark fruit with some tang, raisins, plums, a touch of black currant with some earthy truffle notes. Next I smoked the red which brought out it’s typical flavor profile of even more dark fruit tang, bread, sugar, some spice and a bit of vinegar, overall a nice red in and of itself. The bright Virginia has some nice age to it has that lemony bright tart flavor brights are known for, along with a bit of bread, sugar, hay, some spice and a bit of a flowery note.

So with those as a palate I tried a basic blend to just see what one possible blend you can make tasted like. I mixed as close to I could manage by eye 1/3 of each and throughly mixed them, though I didn’t have time to let them mingle, the result was a pleasant blend. With some decent complexity and an overall good mouth feel. There isn’t any added flavors that I can tell and all three seem minimally processed. The stoved is the strongest of the lot in strength, nicotine being past medium on all three but not far past. The other two varieties are basically just about medium on all three counts. No matter the mix it burns cool and relatively dry, I did dry mine for about an hour after rubbing out. I got no bite even when I pushed them a bit and I sometimes will from Virginia’s especially brights. After tastes is pleasant and not overly lasting, same with the room note being pleasant to tolerable depending on the blending.

I’m not a huge straight Virginia smoker but the blend I mixed up as well as the stoved and red straight I could smoke all day. Overall it’s a pleasant experiment in blending all in one tin!!! 4 out of four stars for me overall.

Dave da Dragon
Pipe Used: Genod bent brandy, Stanwell POY
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 08, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
In the tin are three separate stacks of mildly moist red, bright and stoved Virginia crumble cakes. By design, Sutliff has created a playful experience for the smoker because you can mix them any way you want, so it’s impossible to rate an overall flavor consistency. I did smoke some of each varietal straight for the sake of this review. The matured bright Virginia provides a lot of tart and tangy citrus, bread, grass, sugar, some floralness, mild sour lemon, a little spice, hay, and a touch of acidity. The red Virginia offers a lot of tangy dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, some tart citrus, sugar, mild vegetation, grass, floralness, a pinch or two of spice, and light vinegar note. The stoved Virginia produces a lot of moderately stewed, tangy dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, some sugar, tangy citrus, floralness, light grass, and spice. There are no toppings and the casings appear to minimal. The bright Va. and red Va. just reach the medium mark in strength, nicotine and taste. Those particular aspects in the stoved Va. are a step past that. There’s no chance of bite or harshness no matter how you blend it. There are a few small rough notes with the bright having the most, and the stoved sporting the least. In any version you may blend, it burns cool, clean, and tad slow. The after taste is always pleasant, and generally short lived although the stoved will insure it lasts a little longer if you use more of it than the other Va.s. The quality of the room note will fluctuate, but it basically ranges between pleasant and pleasant to tolerable. Never has more than light dampness in the bowl. It will always require some relights unless it give it a lot of dry time. As is my custom, I did not dry it for review nor did I see a need for it. Your mileage may vary on this point. Can be an all day smoke under most circumstances. An amusing four star number of blending experiences.

-JimInks
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 22, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Unnoticeable
Sutliff States Of Virginia- Three cakes of bright red and stoved Virginias. I like blends of different types of Virginias so I just crumbled them all and mixed them together real good . Moisture is just about right to smoke right away . No bite whatsoever. A very fruity blend . Lots of nuance and not grassy or hay like at all . The bottom of the bowl is usually the best . It changes a lot during the smoke which I enjoy . It has exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend. 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 16, 2023 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
Sutliff Tobacco Co. - States of Virginia.

A tricky one to review, being as the tin holds three kakes of a different kind! Obviously, there's a large possibility of flavours, depending on how you choose to blend them. For this I've smoked each one neat.

The pieces are nicely hydrated, crumble easily, the moisture content aids easy igniting.

The first I smoked was the stoved Virginia. This makes lots of smoke, is fruity with a sugary-sweetness to it, yet also has a 'sharpness'; much sharper than a regular Va. Nicotine: medium.

Next up: Red Virginia. Fruity, really fruity, Think red fruit, plums and some raisins, very decadent. This is my favourite of the three. Again, the nicotine is medium.

Finally: Bright Virginia. Honey and citrus. There's the expected lemon-zest, but nothing too sharp. There's a lovely honey nuance, this calms down any alacrity from the citrus side! Again, the nicotine's about medium.

States of Virginia? Each tobacco is good in it's own right, but it seems a bit unnecessary an idea to me; three different types in a 50g tin? For this reason I'm awarding it only three stars, not four:

Recommended.
Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: A few months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 26, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Tin note of cooked vegetation, hay and a tangy sour note. Tobacco is three different Krumble Kakes, each a different color, the 1st a marbled yellowish brown and tan; the 2nd a marbled muted brown and light brown; and the 3rd a marbled reddish dark brown and black. Moisture content is good. Few pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Kakes break apart and rub out easily. All three burns slow with a few extra relights. Yellow (1st a marbled yellowish brown and tan) The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of lemon grass, sugar, floral, sweet herbal hay, earthy, bread, dry spices, orange peel/zest, mild fermented vegetation, sour acidic/spicy, a tart and tangy mild citrus and woody background note, and a peppery retro. Three stars. Red (2nd a marbled muted brown and light brown) The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of sweet spices, sugar, bread, grass, earthy floral, tart and tangy citrus and dark fruit, savory, wood, slight acidic/spicy, bitter orange peel, a tangy fermented and dry hay background note, and a peppery retro. Four stars. Stoved (3rd a marbled reddish dark brown and black): The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tart dark fruit, toast, sugar, earth, spices, lemon grass, bitter orange peel, dry herbal spiciness, fermented sour, floral, woody, a zesty citrus and rich sweet savory background note, and a very peppery retro. Four stars. Room note is tolerable for all three, and aftertaste is good to great.
Pipe Used: Peterson Bard Rusticated 221 Fishtail
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: fresh
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