pipesandcigars.com Angler's Dream

My dad loved to fish, and he was good at it too. When he had a line in the water, he would also have a pipe in his mouth loaded with one of the old “foil pouch” blends. This is my tribute to those solid, reliable smokes - light, pleasant aroma, easy on the palate and tongue. There are three reasons why the burleys are well-behaved in the blend- 1) the primary burley is toasted, 2) the unflavored black cavendish adds a mellow sweetness, and 3) you observed correctly that cinnamon flavor staves off the sourness.


Brand pipesandcigars.com
Blended By Russ Ouelette
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Cinnamon, Other / Misc
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 14 ounce tub, bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.07 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 22, 2016 Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant
The blend you wish you could buy at a drugstore - I had a two year old tub of this and opened it about a week ago - and I agree with the other reviewers - a great, simple, blend that has the quality and lack of overbearing flavoring even a Lat and vaper lover can appreciate - this blend is what it purports to be - a quality, old fashioned burley blend with just enough Virginia and Cavendish style to make it a pleasant simple smoke that pleases others in the area too with a pleasant room note.....wish it was still made - I'm rationing what I have left!
Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum, Peterson Aran Dublin, others
PurchasedFrom: Pipes & Cigars
Age When Smoked: 2 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 10, 2015 Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Since I do not have a highly refined palate, it's hard to describe tastes and flavors that I experience. I only know what I like and do not like. So here's my rating scale and a brief reason for the rating.

★★★★ = Excellent - Apocalypse blend, cellar worthy.

★★★☆ = Good - Not part of regular roatation but keeping a few tins/ounces is wise.

★★☆☆ = Fair - A smokable blend that is worth trying again.

★☆☆☆ = Poor - Do not smoke! Trade off or give away to the unsuspecting.

Because tastes and blends change over time and depending on what pipe is used, I reserve the right to change my rating at any time.
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Aug 03, 2015 Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I wasn't really impressed. I can't say anything bad about it but not my favorite. The tin aroma is nice enough but just didn't carry through to the smoking. Was mild enough but, to me, bland.
Pipe Used: Chacom Club
PurchasedFrom: P&C
Age When Smoked: freshly opened
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 12, 2015 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
I am completely satisfied with and extraordinarily excited about this tobacco blend!

The quality of tobacco is excellent. The moisture level is perfect from the moment I open the tub. The flavor is mildly intoxicating in that it is pleasant yet not overbearing.

I could literally smoke this all day every day. Lighting up the pipe sends me into a state of inexorable relaxation every single time. Aptly named "Angler's Dream" because the deep sense of quiet contentment that a fisherman exhibits when he casts his line into the water (we're not talking Ranger boats big bass tournament here), pulls up a lawn chair, and just waits patiently for as long as it takes the fish to bite. That same sense of contentment is what is incited by this wonderful tobacco.

No tongue bite, ZERO goopy chemical taste, and a solid nicotine buzz make this my new all time go-to tobacco from now on when I am not wanting the overbearing sweetness of a rich aromatic, but not looking for an over complicated English smoke either.

And the best part of all...it's AMAZINGLY AFFORDABLE! To buy this stuff by the 14oz tub for less than I pay for some of my 1.5 oz tins is absolutely an Angler's DREAM-COME-TRUE!
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Age When Smoked: the day it arrived!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 24, 2014 Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
I honestly purchased this, because of price for 14 ounces of tobacco. Smoked some as soon as it was received, and jarred the rest. First bowls were decent and worth the price, but after aging for one month, it changed to so much better. Smoother,too. If you like burley, you will like it. It's blended perfectly. Cinnamon is there but not overpowering. Could be an all day smoke. I highly recommend, you give it a try.
Pipe Used: Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: P & C
Age When Smoked: Jarred 1 month
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 17, 2023 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant
My friend gave me a bag with about half a pound in it.

It's not a complicated thing, it lights up easily, it burns slowly, I detect the aroma, but can't say it's aro, I understand aro is the flavor that can really have an impact on the people around me, this is far from achieved.

Having passed the clay test, I finally decided to smoke it with Calabash, as nicotine was a bit insufficient for me, and enjoy the pleasure of smoking through a large pot.
Pipe Used: Clay&Calabash
Age When Smoked: 2
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Jul 08, 2022 Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable
The best time for fishin’ is when it is raining or when it ain’t! Grab that trusty Ugly Stick, your favorite pipe and let’s go cast away the day’s troubles. Our motto: early to bed, early to rise, fish all day, tell a bunch of lies! Here with a promise of an aromatic treat that even old Dad would love as he rips the water with that bass-landing buzzbait,pipesandcigars.com presents the Russ O re-pass, Sutliff manufactured, Scotty’s Angler’s Dream.

A gnarly looking coarse-cut tackle, Angler’s Dream combines a sporting melee of unflavored Black Cavendish, assorted/toasted Burley, and Red Virginian varietals lured-up in a fusion of cinnamon, chocolate, and sweet honey. Beefy tentacles of lush tobaccos lightly tanned, toasty brown, and aged umber fill a smokable tackle box rightly sized and perfectly ideal for an angler’s daylong delight.

Generally speaking, holding the bag of tobacco at a reasonable distance, Angler’s Dream personifies itself with a humbled pouch note. Within closer proximity of the nose, the primary fragrance moving forward is a low residing sharply tart pungency coming from the what I presumed to be the fermented confluence of the Dark Virginia and assorted Burley, expressively acidic and cigarette-like. A negligible degree of sugary woodiness, citrusy grass, and plain earthiness seem to fill the native pockets of note. The toppings themselves present a meager showing, honestly, Mainly, a shrinking tinge of bittersweet dark cocoa powder and modest raw honey do find eventual discovery. There is also a different spice circulating atop that is not exactly cinnamon but nonetheless brisk in nature.

When I sat down to collect my thoughts on this mixture, I was somewhat perplexed. Not wanting to sound mean, but I am of the thought that being open and honest is a fair exchange. Despite the gaming marketing headlines, this blend fell a little short on the promise of a dreamy smoking excursion unfortunately. Hoping that something was amiss with me, I submitted to numerous bowls in hopes of finding merit. Angler’s Dream consistently performed with lackluster appeal and diminished ratings, however. Keep in mind that that I am a huge admirer of Russ Ouellette’s blending expertise. Similarly, Sutliff Tobacco largely offers a consistent stream of choice and tasty blends from my overall experience. This one, however, may not best represent the merits of either party as discovered through objective assessment and ultimately subjective opinion.

Essentially, Angler’s Dream is an extremely mild overall experience, shy on strength and intensity, which may appeal to some respectfully. For the most part, I found the blend to be rather uneventful and small on its registerable flavoring. By the third bowl, within a supportive cob, the characterization seemed to find stronger legs as the lightly applied toppings finally moved forward with more pronunciation. Even with that I rated this on the bottom of the tastefulness scale as it encountered a tad ordinary and without distinction. That does necessarily make it bad product but for those who seek a more developed flavor profile, Angler’s Dream may not win you over.

Specific to the discernable flavor, what does steadily project is an inkling of sweeter spice coming from the cinnamon, nothing definitive by recognizable all the same. A near-miss remarking of passive honey and the bitter chocolate floats coyly in random intermittence but nothing that stands out with clear resolve. And although there is an occasional brush with a bit of sugary nuttiness, woody generality, and tangy citrus grass on the baseline profile, basically Angler’s Dream tenders as the plain taste of unflavored Cavendish, earthy and zesty.

Mechanically, I will state that the mixture demonstrates admirable properties of a modest temper and an even cool burn. Nonetheless, it does promote a small degree of roughness on the palate and the back of throat but nothing too hateful. No bite was received, and the nicotine influence was mild at best. As it smokes, Angler’s Dream produces an ample plume of smoothly textured smoke leaving a general spiced “pipey” aroma that falls off in short time, certainly tolerable. Oh well, I never was able to catch the big one with every cast, yet the experience as always was good enough for me. You may think I’m telling fish tales, so give it a try to see if there is a bite for you. 2.3 pipes
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 25, 2021 Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable
I don’t get it and abased on all the love, I must be missing something. This is the first tobacco I absolutely hate. Briar, cob, whatever. Gives me a harsh almost astringent flavor. Yeah I can sense the cinnamon, but the odd flavor overpowers it for me. And I really like burley. I also found it bites. This ones going in a jar and may never again see the light of day.
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