Sutliff Tobacco Company Pipe Force Episode II

A mellow, sweet mixture of Bright, Red, and Stoved Virginia offers the exceptional base for smokey Latakia, floral Kentucky, spice of Stoved Katerini and the ambrosial berry and spice of Katerini Perique. The result is a harmony of flavor in perfect balance.
Notes: Pipe Force, a series that celebrates pipe smoking by showing innovation isn't a thing of the past, there are still frontiers to explore.


Brand Sutliff Tobacco Company
Series Pipe Force
Blended By Per Jensen
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type English
Contents Kentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging 50 Grams tin weight
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 19, 2024 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This release is gonna surprise a few folks as it’s classed as an English which is basically correct. It does have the basics ingredients of a classic English blend, various Virginia’s, Latakia, some Kentucky and Orientals and no top note of added flavoring. The trick is that the Orientals are not your typical Orientals such as Katerini in its normal state but some is Stoved and some is Perique processed Katerini. Same leaf but processed differently and this is what adds a surprise to a basic quality English.

The surprise is that this one could almost pass as a very well done aromatic English!!! There is a definite berry note floating around in there once well lit and the bowl warm and smoked slowly. I could imagine giving this to an aromatic smoker as a crossover to non aromatics. A nicely sweet base of the Virginias with some lemon and hay and just a smooth rounded sweetness. Between the smoke of the Latakia and somewhat flowery Kentucky making for a pleasing richness and mouthfeel and another almost aromatic note. The stoved Katerini starts is down the dark fruity but somewhat spicy path but then the Katerini Perique kicks it more into the berry realm with its soft spicy notes.

Same issues with needing a bit of drying but best not go too dry or I think the berry notes might disappear. Very smooth and balanced once warm, pretty consistent burn and flavor. Light to medium on nic, medium to full on taste. Could be an all day smoke. Nice overall balance. 3.5 out of 4 for my tastes.

Dave da Dragon
Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: Tobacco Pipes
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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