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
Sep 23, 2012 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable
I echo the comments of the previous reviewer. It's OK but I don't see myself buying more.

Govern Yourself Accordingly
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 18, 2012 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Tolerable
This was a decent blend and is perfect for what it was designed to be, which is an all day smoke. Notes of sweet Burley came through with some other spice I couldn't identify, (the cinnamon?) This blend wasn't the most interesting blend but when angling for fish on a quiet stream, one is not looking for something complex. I give this one two and a half stars.

Soli Deo gloria!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
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
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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