My wife, God bless her, brought me four tobaccos from her last trip to Fincato's in Rome. One was a proprietary blend--possibly the best aromatic I have ever smoked, and someday to be reviewed here--two were Brebbia English blends made in Germany, and the fourth was this.
I admit I am skeptical of any tobacco calling itself "Supermild." But this is actually better than I expected.
The pouch aroma is knock-you-off-your-feet vanilla. Not a good omen. But then, Mac Baren Vanilla Cream Loose Cut has a similar aroma, and it's decent weed.
The cut is unusual, "wild cut" as the pouch says (whatever that is), with a surprising lack of heavy black cavendish. Bright yellow burley flakes jump out among the darker orange and red Virginias.
It is very dry to the touch. Perhaps it is not doped with P.G.? It lights easily and has genuine tobacco flavor. No surprises with the room note; it's like a scented candle.
It's better than it has any right to be. If you like vanilla and plenty of it, give this a try, if you can find it.
As I've mentioned before I love vanilla aromatics, so a blend with Vanilla in the title was a no-brainer!
This blend does justice to the name Coarse Cut, there's all manner of shapes and sizes included. Moisture content couldn't be better, and the aroma, unsurprisingly, is of vanilla.
This seems aptly named. The vanilla does come across as mild, perhaps not SUPER mild, but it isn't sticky nor glucky. It appears to me that some of the weed has been processed into Cavendish, and this rounds and smooth's the smoke nicely. The Burley doesn't seem too rustic, or nutty, but has a slightly refined creaminess to it. The Virginia brings nothing special to the profile, it tastes quite stereotypical. Tongue bite? Not even a blip from beginning to end. The vanilla's quite light, but the texture of the smoke's heavy: plumes and clouds of smoke!
I really do not know what to write about this blend.
It is your general run of the mill vanilla blend. Good vanilla taste, only very little tobacco taste, no tongue bite, a very nice room note, really good burning properties which are a little on the fast side. Something i could write about any other standard vanilla aromatic blends.
This blend is not bad and i would buy it again if there is nothing else around, but i never would actively look out for it. So i only somewhat recommend this blend for not having anything to it that would set it apart from any other vanilla blend out there. But please do keep in mind i have nothing negative to say about it either its just nothing that good or special in taste that would suggest a 3 star rating, is all why i only give it 2 stars.
A note on the side: i have the strong suspicion that the Vanilla Supermild and the plain Vanilla blend are the same. In many countries the suffix "mild" on tobacco labels is outlawed so i am guessing these two blends are in fact the same, just with a different label according to local laws. Maybe someone else can clarify this?
Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.
Age When Smoked: They don't print production dates on it.
In the mail came this pouch today from my British office. I opened it up and took out my papers. Wrapped in yellow tissue was a nice tobacco pouch with cheers on it. I opened it up and sure enough it is a Carter Hall style blend. Yummo. No bad MOJO here. Other reviews seem to complain. Smell is light. Packs very easy. Lights fast. Smoke easy and I would use this as a all day smoke. Great room note. In all a solid tobacco. Best part was no chemical smell. Smoked slow for an hour and a half in a full packed Comoy. I can not speak of price as it was free. I always take free. So this is going into a jar for the next smoke. Three bowls of the stuff today.
Pipe Used: Comoy
Age When Smoked: New Pouch
Purchased From: Free from London England office mate.
This is just as good as Vanilla Cream from Mac Baren. High quality leaf , cut , humidity and aroma...puffs delightfully and has a nice aroma. My wife also loved the aroma, so u figure... I am a latakia lover but enjoy great aros now and then...this one stands out to my my taste fully. Go grab it if u like a decent vanilla aromatic... No messy goop on the pipe as well and no bite for me. Great.
I've tried a pouch of this tobacco on my search for a tasty go-to vanilla blend. It's not bad, but it's also not great. I was also looking for a "brown" vanilla blend rather than a black cavendish-based vanilla blend.
Pouch aroma: sweet vanilla, of course. The tobacco was very dry in the pouch. This is not too big a problem if you hate goopy aromatics, but I personally like my tobacco a little moister (as long as it doesn't goop- up my pipe).
Lights easily and smokes well. Unfortunately, this tobacco packed a little bite for me. The bite was not severe, but it was a little annoying. I didn't find this blend cloying or candy-sweet, so that's good. I sometimes got some sweet, grassy notes while smoking the bottom half of the bowl. Perhaps that was something with the VA or burley. Finally, this tabak didn't goop up my pipe.
Overall, Vanilla Supermild was a fairly nice blend, but I didn't find it "supermild" as advertised, and nothing really made this tabak remarkable. If you are into vanilla blends, you might like this blend. I will continue to search for a decent vanilla blend.
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