The classic taste of traditional English Toffee on a smooth Burley and Virginia base.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
Where to Buy TobaccoPipes.com
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Very Mild
Very Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
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Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Altadis' English Toffee is a very mild aromatic tobacco. So mild that I give it a 2 star rating rather than a 3. When getting it lit, it bites. I attribute this to the casing, and that may diminish as it ages a bit. Once lit it settles down to being a very tasty smoke, carrying the taste of its flavoring with almost no tobacco taste at all. For some this may be exactly what they're looking for.

For about ¾ of the bowl it does give a very pleasant, tasty, smoke and a pleasant aroma. But the last of the bowl – which is usually my favorite part of an aromatic smoke – when I'm expecting the flavorings to have faded away, leaving me with a final taste of only tobacco, even then the base tobaccos are so mild as to have virtually no flavor at all.

Again, this may be exactly what some smokers are looking for. And the majority of the bowl is tasty enough that I'm not about to throw out what I have and will smoke it til it's gone. This may be a great tobacco for someone just beginning to smoke a pipe for, once it is lit, it will not bite no matter how hard you puff on it, and you don't have to search for the flavor throughout most of the bowl. It presents no problem in the smoking; no gurgle, no goop left in the bowl, stays lit nicely, doesn't offend anyone who isn't looking to be offended. Really not a demanding tobacco to smoke at all.

If the base tobaccos, burley and Virginia, had more flavor of their own I'd give it a 3, but that's just a personal preference of mine.

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JimPM Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimPM (95)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Coming slightly moist from the pouch, this mild strength and thin profiled mixture, (much to my deflated enthusiasm), shows a pale complexion of simple brown and tannish coarse ribbon cut strains of assorted Burly and modest Virginia, appearances suggest heavier White content. With an application of caramel flavoring, the bagged fragrance lends itself to a gentle note of proper toffee confection; nothing too magnanimous but rather subdued or merely suggestive at best. With the smoking of English Toffee, a depreciated pang of a cut-rate Werther’s kept coming to mind. Granted I did objectively register some pleasant notes of buttery brown sugar and a reasonable caramelized toffee flavoring, but it did lack any noteworthy presence. Nonetheless, the caramel topping does dominate the taste profile, but its standard character is meek with intensity.

About half-way through the bowl this original mildness does in fact further diminish to the extent of morphing into fleeting distant ghost, very elusive in recognition. With that primary flavor blunting, however, a prevailing drift of fuzzy cinnamon-like-gingery accents and strong butter highlights ride atop a base corn syrupy roasted almond note that springs from the Burley as it moves modestly forward for the duration of the smoke. God that was a mouthful! No trace of Virginia can be discerned at all within the registration incidentally.

The smoke quality and texture are genuinely creamy, featuring a highly engaging and wonderful room note very complimentary to a fashionable toffee air; warm, buttery, and sweet. The mixture burns evenly and reasonably cool offering no evidence of bite nor chemical discomfort. Not a bad product but not an exceptional one either

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