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This is a match to the old Edgeworth Ready Rubbed. Smooth, but rich mahogany burley has been specially processed with a subtle top note for a comforting flavor that can be enjoyed at any time of day.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeBurley Based
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Molasses
CutReady Rubbed
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2411)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

It packs well, stays lit, and is a very cool, consistent smoke all the way to the bottom with no bite, though it has a slight roughness at times. Nutty with a molasses flavor and a little cocoa along with a slight sharpness, and a bit of earth and wood. I can see this being a decent starter burley for someone who has never tried the genre, and I can certainly see it being a regular rotation blend. Has a mild nicotine hit. Burns a little slow due to being a cube cut, cool and clean with a very consistent taste. Requires a few relights, and leaves very little moisture in the bowl. Has a nice after taste. An all day work and play smoke that may not be complex, but has enough going for it to hold your interest.

This Match is very close to the original. I spent a weekend comparing the two versions. The original seemed a little fuller, deeper in the molasses taste, and that's the only difference I can tell. The cut and look of the tobacco is the very same. The more I smoke it, the better I like it. In a blind taste test, it would be very hard to tell which was which.

EDIT: The batch I got in the Spring of 2015 tastes as I have described it above. However, the cut was changed to a rough cut with some small chunks, and the tobacco is lighter is color. This version burns slower, but at least it tastes the same. Others have reported the same change in cut. Wish they would have left it alone.

10-20-2016 Update: Apparently, Sutliff has listened as the productions of this year's Match ERR are exactly like my original description.

I gave four stars to the original.


35 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (364)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

I was recently gifted about a half oz of the original ERR, and now I am smoking my way through about an oz of the Sutliff match. This match is very close. The original may have a slightly more pronounced bass note, but I would be challenged to tell which was which if smoking from two unmarked baggies. As a match this is a 4 star review.

The smoke is a burley forward mild Vabur with a slight mellow sweet note that is hard to identify. It is molasses perhaps. It is good but not very exciting. It presents as the OTC you wish you could buy in pouches at the grocery store and filling station. The flavor is consistent for me, and it had good light/burn characteristics.

It has smoked cool and dry for me in a variety of pipes, and I suspect it would benefit from a dedicated pipe with no ghosts to intrude on the mild flavor.

As a blend this is a 3 star smoke. If you enjoy this type of blend, get some now, and you will not be disappointed. If you need a flavor bomb to satisfy you, look elsewhere.

21 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (884)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

UPDATE 4/26/15

Downgrading this a star, as subsequent batches have been inconsistent. The last one did not taste much like ERR'd. Hopefully Sutliff corrects this down the road, as this was an excellent match blend. Still good, but lately it's not as good.


Based on a sample received from a friend, perhaps 3/4 - 1 oz. Another ERR'd match blend - how boring. It's been done to death, and never correctly.

But I smoked a bowl of this and was so intrigued that I trudged down to the cellar (yep - my cellar is in the cellar!) and grabbed a small jar of the real deal for comparison. The look was a bit different - the ERR'd was darker and the plugs were smaller. But the aroma was the similar cocoa and nut. The darker color could have been age, as my ERR'd is all at least 7-10 years old.

Is this the same as ERR'd? Well, blindfolded I'd have a great deal of trouble distinguishing them. This had the old familiar flavor of nutty burley with the slight cocoa finish that made it slightly sweet. It didn't bite the tongue and was consistent in flavor throughout the bowl. Almost zero complexity, but that great flavor to the end. No ashy taste or harshness, unless overpuffed. This is close enough to ERR'd that any differences are largely irrelevant to me. I smoked a bowl of ERR'd right after I finished this and noticed no glaring differences, while being uncertain about different nuances. May have been some present or it may have been in my noodle.

Four stars for an Altadis blend - is the sky falling? :) But if this sample is any indication, they nailed this match blend where so many others have failed. Four resounding stars!

12 people found this review helpful.

PhillyB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PhillyB (65)
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I decided to try the 'grandpa classics' of the pipe tobacco world. Stuff like Prince Albert, Half and Half, and Edgeworth among others. To my dismay the original Edgeworth line had been discontinued but I heard there was an almost exact match by Sutliff, so I went online and got myself some.

I will be getting more.

This stuff is a little strange but darned good! It smells like chocolate out of the bag and made my mouth water. The cube cut is something that I had never seen before and didn't quite know what to do with, but I loaded my pipe as is and was surprised at just how well the little chunks burned. It isn't overpowering or complicated in taste, being just a chocolate sweetness with some walnut. No bite, no fuss, really tasty flavors. Now I want another bowl!

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Legend

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From:

9 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (303)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a really delicious version of ERR! I do prefer the new Lane version in the blue tub that was recently released but only by a small margin. Sutliff's version having larger chunks that burn slower and is available in bulk at a lower price is also a 4 star blend in my book. I just love quality Burley's like this with their nutty, cedar, #2 pencil taste and aromas! Some molasses and cocoa topping perhaps but nothing too dramatic. A very old school aromatic... A small MM Washington gave me the best smoke. Pack It super loose until it is dry, then pack lightly.

I purchased my 8 ounce's from Pipe and Cigars and the moisture was a tad too high but honestly I would rather it arrived like that than dry and crumbly, for one thing some tobacco's lose their essential oils when dried too long and two cube cut tends to turn to dust when dried too long... Price, aroma, flavor... ERR Match is a winner for me! ERR and its Matches bring me back to the 1940's, FDR Fireside chats, Tube Radio's and The Andrew Sisters.... Enchanting!

Pipe Used: cobs of all sizes

Similar Blends: Edgeworth - Edgeworth Ready Rubbed, Lane Limited - Lane Limited Ready Rubbed, Uhle's - Perfection Plug Burley.

8 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (532)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Edit 1-31-2018

I really just wanted to update this to add that I have since smoked a bowl of the Edgeworth Ready Rubbed from the 70s. The topping flavor of the match is very close to the original or what was left on the original anyway. The years were not too kind to the box I bought. I do have another box in the cellar that will hopefully provide a better smoke. Still, it wasn't terrible as some other tobaccos I have had in that age range.

I also recently finished up the last of the match that I had in the cellar and there is really nothing else that needs to be done to amend the original review as I feel the same as I did before.

Original Review 9/29/2014

I have never tried the original ERR'd, so I have no point of comparison between the two blends. I likely never would have tried this, but our esteemed Mr. Inks got tired of me bashing Sutliff and was determined to change my mind. This is one of the three blends he sent me to do so.

Overall, I did like this blend. It is an easy going burley smoke along the lines of Lane's BLWB, but substantially better IMO. It won't bite and will give you an enjoyable smoke when your mind may be elsewhere. This one won't spellbind you with complexity while you contemplate changing flavors. It is a codger burley, plain and simple, and a good one at that. It has the nutty type of profile one would expect from a burley that is amplified by the light topping. Don't let that lead you to believe that this is a sugary flavorless Aromatic though. There is plenty of burley adding some body to this one letting you know that you are indeed smoking tobacco.

I wouldn't put this up there with the comparable Uhle's blends, but I do recommend it. It is a great smoke at a great price.

Purchased From: gifted sample

Similar Blends: Lanes BLWB.

8 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1886)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Edgeworth Ready Rubbed.

It's listed as ready rubbed but as well as the fully rubbed pieces there's also a lot of cube-cut pieces and broken flakes. There's a slight chocolate aroma from the baggie but nothing heavily aromatic. It's a steady medium brown in colour and the moisture's good.

After a few bowls I increased the rating from one, to three: be careful when you load this, and watch your tamping, otherwise the cubes can easily block the mouthpiece's hole. Providing it's loaded, and tamped correctly, it gives a good burn with a cool smoke. To me, the added flavours' are medium, with the molasses easily trumping the chocolate; it gets very sweet as it burns down. Where the tobaccos' are concerned, I get a lot more nuts compared to Virginia-grass; it makes the general flavour a bit like a nutty chocolate bar.

The nicotine's mild, and the room-note's pleasant.

Even though this is a good smoke, it becomes a bit boring quickly; hence, three stars, not four.


Pipe Used: Enricoro Big Freehand

Age When Smoked: Two weeks

Purchased From: 4noggns

7 people found this review helpful.

oldermanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldermanpipe (22)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

There is little to add to what has been written, except that I first smoked Edgeworth in 1972, when it was produced by Larus & Brother, its creators, and it was the slices, not the ready rubbed. This Sutliff match is very, very close. The now-unobtainable Wessex Slices claims to be the "original Richmond recipe." It isn't. Not by a long shot. The even-more-unobtainable Solani Aged Burley Flake comes a lot closer. And the Lane Ltd. version of the Ready Rubbed, available until Sutliff bought the rights to the name, was just about spot-on. The current Lane Ready Rubbed tastes just about like Sir Walter Raleigh, at twice the price.

This Sutliff Match is just plain good, except when it isn't. The quality, or the taste anyway, can be rather uneven, and that has to do with a deficiency of the cocoa-molasses toppings. When Sutliff skimps on those, or the Burley does not absorb them, this can be pretty blaahh.

But, when all goes well...there's no better Burley smoke at any price.

==UPDATE=== I had experienced this before, but forgot to add it. For a real treat, and an advanced tutorial into what this tobacco has to offer: Smoke 1/3 of a bowl (or so) and set it aside for a couple of days, then fire it up again. SUBLIME!!!!!

Also....others keep referring to this as a "Va/Bur." It ain't. It is 100% Burley. That, from the head blender at Sutliff.

Pipe Used: GBD, Missouri Meershaum

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Solani Aged Burley Flake, Uhle Perfection Plug Burley.

5 people found this review helpful.

dbl-bbl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dbl-bbl (42)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

My rating & comments are based solely upon the merits of this Sutliff rendition as I have not tried the original Edgeworth Ready Rubbed. From the accounts that I've read this "match" version is purported to be most like the original with regard to the tobacco's presentation (cut) and smoking qualities. This is a good quality blend that delivers a delicious light nutty & molasses flavor. Nothing complex here ... but IMHO there are times when one desires a simple smoke that's easy to enjoy without a lot of hoopla ... and this is a very good one for that purpose. I can see this being an all day smoke for me. If this Sutliff ERR match is anything close to the original blend I can understand why the old codgers liked it (I said that as though I'm not an old codger at this point in my life)! I will try the Lane version as well for comparison ... but me thinks this one is quite darn good!

Pipe Used: Briars, Meerschaums, & Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Carter Hall (after some aging).

5 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a very nice VaBur. The topping is lightly done. A bit of molasses and a wee touch of cocoa. The Burley is nutty and very mildly earthy. The Virginias are a little citrusy with a touch of hay and a mild sweetness. Makes a nice "messin' around in the garage" smoke. I never smoked the original and I didn't want to buy a whole tub of the new offering by Lane so I opted for this just to see what the fuss was about. It's a solid 3 star smoke.

Mild to medium in body and taste. Flavoring is mild. Burns well.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Diplomat Apple, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From:

5 people found this review helpful.

Theosprey247 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Theosprey247 (73)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

I have not smoked the original nor Lane's version so this review is based on the blends merits only. This is a pretty standard burley and Virginia blend topped with a chocolate and molasses flavor. You get a cocoa taste similar to Prince Albert but with a molasses undercurrent. I enjoyed this blend and I think you will too.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: New

Similar Blends: Prince Albert.

4 people found this review helpful.

brashboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
brashboy (84)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Sutliff got the Burley codger thing down pat with this one. The room note is pure codger Burley, and that is a good thing. I'm not the biggest fan of cube-cut, but overlook it for this blend. The Virginia is there, too, though only in a supporting role, but rounds out the flavor nicely by adding a hay-like note.

First off, this is fine tobacco. It is cube cut, so gravity-fill the bowl with little or no tamping. I knock the bowl against my knuckle as I fill it to make it settle. I smoked the real Edgeworth Ready Rubbed, and this is close. Seems to me ERR was a bit darker and stronger, but it's been a few years; and plenty of other ERR smokers thinks this match is right on the money. Certainly, it's close, and that also is a good thing.

I know that batches of a blend can differ, just as age will cause a difference (mine is fresh). But I think the cocoa note is very subtle in the pouch. If I hadn't read it was there, might have missed it entirely. Picked up no molasses at all. Contrasted to other Burley blends with cocoa (see below), the cocoa in this one is faint, based on my sample.

Great tobacco, great taste, and $12 for 4 oz. as I write this. If that ain't four stars, then nothing is. Will definitely reorder. It's like smelling my Granddad's pipe again, maybe better.

EDIT: frequently get a taste that is very floral, Lakeland-like, especially toward the bottom. I like it.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Similar Blends: P&C Scotty's Butternut Burley, Watch City Cigar - Deluxe Crumb Cut.

4 people found this review helpful.

LarryR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LarryR (1)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Unnoticeable

I try not to over-analize my tobacco so much that I forget to enjoy it, but that being said I shall now launch into my first ever tobacco review...I smoked the original in the '80's and '90's and was never very impressed, always finding it to burn hot and flavorless. My tastes are pretty varied and lean toward OTCs for throughout-the-day enjoyment, non-vanilla aro samples for fun every now and then, and Lats and (most recently) Va/Pers for more contemplative times when I do actually feel like paying attention to what I am smoking. As I enjoy many of Sutliff's Match blends when smokingpipes added it to their bulk section I decided to try this Match. Glad I did. Baggie note was burley with molasses which I found instantly compelling, and moisture seemed about right. There was no problem packing or lighting the course cubes/flakes. I found the burn rate about right and couldn't get this stuff to bite even when puffing like a steam engine. The nutty burley flavor came through and stayed consistant. I found the heavy-ish molasses/cocoa flavor to be quite a delight but it might be a bit over-done for some palates. I had expected a mess of sludge and goop toward the end of the bowl from the heavyish casing but it burned right down to the bottom of the bowl to a nice gray ash.There wasn't much of a Vitamin N hit, but I think I may have a high tolerance for same. As for room note, it doesn't seem heavy or really pungent at all. For me, it's an enjoyable, non-pretentious and uncomplicated smoke. I have to admit that I reserve a bit of each 8 oz order aside to blend in some Revelation Match at about 5-1 ratio for something similar to - but less bitey than - Eddie G. Robinson. I was looking for another codger burley-type smoke to add to my rotation and have found it in ERR Match. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and if you try it maybe you will be too.

Pipe Used: SC Flambe full bent

Age When Smoked: unknown

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: It is what it is, My usual rotation includes Half and Half, CH, ERR Match, EGR, C&D Tuggle Hall and Bayou Morning, Sutliff Trafalgar and Revelation.

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28795)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I can't compare it to the original but on its own it is very good. I love burley and this ticks all the boxes. Pouch aroma is very straight forward and hay like. Nutty, mildly sweet and natural tasting. The cut is easy to pack and light. Not complex but who cares. If you like old fashioned tobacco you will love this. I am looking forward to trying the new Lane Ready Rubbed.

Pipe Used: Cobs

4 people found this review helpful.

WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (122)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is the first of several "Match" tobaccos I'll be reviewing. I've recently purchased five of them from P&C, they are: Edgeworth Ready Rubbed, Revelation, Country Doctor, Barking Dog and Model. Since I've never had Edgeworth before, and since I'm the most curious about that one, I've decided to start with it first.

Let me say, right off the bat, I really enjoyed this tobacco. The choco-chunks of burley and additives really hit the spot. The flavors, a little bit of chocolate, molasses and, for me, some black licorice. I guess I would classify this blend as a semi-aromatic rather than a full aro. This baccy really worked well in my MM Country Gent (with filter. In fact, that worked out so well I intend on smoking all of these match blends in a Country Gent).

As many of you know by now, I've become a real purist, scorning most tobaccos that have large amounts of "spicing", but, this blend is less saturated than many current day offerings, in fact, I don't believe they blend'em like this any more (this is like smoking history). I can see why many lament the loss of the original, for if it tasted anything like this, it's a true loss to the pipe smoking world.

I've never had the original, and that's a shame, but I really appreciate the fact that a match for this is still being blended—kudos to whomever has decided to do this, and, keep it going! I'm looking forward to trying the other blends. I give this one a strong three stars (I even briefly thought of giving it four, but, hey, it's still early in the game).

Keep on piping!

Pipe Used: Corn Cob w/filter

Age When Smoked: ?

Purchased From: P&C

3 people found this review helpful.

Ryepipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ryepipe (19)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is a four start blend for me not because of what is was but what it is now. Milder blends and some aro's are looked down upon by some as not having huge Wagnerian flavor profiles that define the milestone BIG blends. I will offer that we are burning stuff in a small chamber and huffing that smoke directly into our faces. While I make this a hobby it never ceases to amaze me. I suggest to the reader that defining each level of appreciation is art and science and finding balance is key. Maybe in my next life I'll smoke the labels off of CatsPaw ropes and plugs but for now I can enjoy this tasty blend all day long and never for a moment fake my enjoyment of it.

Pipe Used: all

Age When Smoked: just getting started

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Uhle's Perfection Plug, Uhle's 00.

3 people found this review helpful.

Buster Bluth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Buster Bluth (56)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

No nonsense easy to pack. Burns effortlessly and cleanly leaving white ash. Classic burley nuttiness in abundance that really remains consistent the whole smoke. Not complex and on the mild side. As good, if not better than SWR. Great in cob or briar. Not to be missed by Burley lovers.

3 people found this review helpful.

TK Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TK Pipe (101)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Edgeworth RR Match … Back when the original was popular, I never remember trying ERR, or for that matter never even seeing it for sale in my area, so the best I can do here is talk about what I found in smoking the new match product.

While browsing the P& tobacco listings, I found several match blends that I could not resist trying, one being for Union Leader and the other this one. I must say I'm not disappointed with either one.

The tin/bag aroma is pleasant Tobacco/cocoa mix. Comes as easy to manage smaller cube cut of a mostly dark brown color. Now having smoked at the very least 4oz of this stuff, I come to see this blend as a mild and very worthwhile smoke, best enjoyed when I have some time to sip and taste, not because a more rapid puffing rate produces bite, but the flavor wants to drop-off as the heat increases, thusly missing all the varied flavors the blend has to offer. I did find some cocoa taste in the smoke, bite was no issue and a good burn was had without much fuss. But IMO I found this tobacco a bit low on it's "nic" level.

3 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I ordered four ounces of this from Cup o Joe's, to see if it was in fact like Edgeworth Ready Rubbed.

When it showed up, it looked like crushed plug, much like ERR and Sir Walter Raleigh.

It had the faint smell of cocoa, just as I recalled.

Upon lighting it is very similar to Edgeworth RR. It simmers well in the pipe, and I find it to be a pleasant and enjoyable experience. As Briar Rabbit pointed out in his review of Edgeworth, it does taste a bit like spicey pecans. The cocoa undertone is present throughout, and I found it highly enjoyable

Towards the end of the bowl some liquorice flavor peeks in, and there is a gentle molasses sweetness that pervades my taste during the whole bowl.

Up close, the room note is pleasant, but after leaving the room and returning, it is a more neutral pipe tobacco smell.

Puffed slowly and gently, it is a pleasant and inexpensive companion. It is excellent with a cup of black coffee.

If you miss ERR, drop six bucks and see if this makes you happy. It is certainly worth a try. Having smoked it a while, I have become very fond of it. My next order will be for a pound.

3 people found this review helpful. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note (152)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

Summary: easy-going bulk Burley/Virginia mix that tastes like hot cocoa with marshmallow. Still too much goop for me.

We all like the idea of the simple life. Roll out of bed on a Saturday, head on down to the corner store for a paper and a packet of tobacco, then load the pipe and go for a long drive. As far as OTC blends go, this one is fairly archetypal: a sweet-nutty flavor with a chocolate and vanilla flavoring that contributes a great deal of sweetness. It burns easily and delivers consistent flavor, so if you wanted something to smoke while thinking of entirely different things, it is perfect because the blend basically smokes itself. The only glitch is that it is light in nicotine and still too heavy in goop, which makes it sugary instead of having any depth of flavor. This is where it falls to "Prince Albert," although it would be great if that (stronger, less gooped) tobacco came in this rough cube cut! "Ready Rubbed" could be a top-ranked blend if not for those little glitches, but as it is, I wish it were available in the shops because sometimes you just feel like something uncomplicated.

Similar Blends: Lane Limited - BLWB, Peter Stokkebye - Cube Cut, John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert.

2 people found this review helpful.

riobrew Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
riobrew (44)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Found this to be very enjoyable. Start with the cut. Cubes and broken flakes rubbed out to a chunky mixture. Loading a bowl best to just scoop it up with just a very light tamp. Takes a light well and stays going. When lit coco, chocolate, and molasses mix in with burley. Great combination. Not overly sweet or strong Burley. I've never had ERR or LRR, so I can't compare to them, but on its own merits will give high marks. I've been having several bowls daily and greatly enjoying each one.

Pipe Used: Many

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

Similar Blends: It saids Edgeworth Ready Rubbed..

2 people found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (231)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

After having smoked the original Edgeworth RR back in the 1980s, the Lane incarnation ERR, and the newer Lane Ready Rubbed I certainly wanted to try this. My 4 ounces appeared a little chunkier than either of the Lane varieties; similar to the original cube cut but not totally a cube cut. medium brown in appearance with a moisture content good for smoking. There was definitively more of a cocoa smell than any of the other ERR varieties and a bit of a menthol-like smell (perhaps anise?). Loading and lighting were no problem. I couldn't get much of a Burley taste, or any true tobacco taste for that matter, out of this one. What I described as menthol-like was all I perceived throughout the smoke. I didn't taste any chocolate, molasses, or typical anise as such. Not bad for a "set it and forget it" type of a smoke, but due to its lack of Burley/tobacco flavor I'll pass on this one for the future. I actually like the newer Lane version better than this. As an aside, I find Peter Stokkebye's Cube Cut Burley to be closer to what I remember of the original Edgeworth RR. Although the price point was good, I rate it at 2 stars.

Pipe Used: Stanwell featherweight poker

Age When Smoked: fresh from bag

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: I can't honestly say this was similar to any of the ERR varieties I've smoked in the past..

2 people found this review helpful.

wildcrow Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wildcrow (4)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A great tobacco. Great morning and mid day smoke. However, it just could not deliver a great nightcap smoke like some other Burleys can. It tastes of cocoa and cedar. A must try tobacco for smokers of all walks.

Pipe Used: mostly cobs

Purchased From: P and C

2 people found this review helpful.

Darth 69 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darth 69 (117)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Not quite my cup of tea but this is a very faithful match to the last iteration of Edgeworth Ready Rubbed by Lane Ltd. In fact, I would say it is better than Lane made it in terms of cut, less larger chunks and a better moisture level, not as dry. The flavor and aroma are almost identical from what I can remember. Aside from the mild cocoa note there is a somewhat unpleasant characteristic earthiness with hints of black pepper and an almost cardboard/paper quality especially when puffed too hard. Aside from those issues, I have to emphasize how well it has been reformulated in respect to its predecessor. If you like typical non-aromatic cocoa cased burley blends i.g. Sir Walter Raleigh Regular, Mac Baren Golden Xtra, this is up there with them.

Pipe Used: Savinelli petite

Age When Smoked: New

Similar Blends: Sir Walter Raleigh, Mac Baren Golden Extra.

2 people found this review helpful.

Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (321)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Well, it's been almost 40 years since I had the original, but this "match" brings back nice memories, it's close. I'm typically not a Burley fan, as it's hard on my tongue, but this was no problem. It smoked cool and easy. As I smoked , the flavor brings back memories of "Pencil Sharping's" , it's actually very pleasant. This was a nice moment back in time , but,......I do have other blends that I crave more than this today.

Pipe Used: cob

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Similar Blends: original ERR.

2 people found this review helpful.

The Hun Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Hun (32)
Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Update, 04/01/2015: I have settled on this as a daily smoke. I have found that it needs to be smoked in a dedicated pipe to get the full flavor of the tobacco. The chocolate/molasses taste only increases when you do. Although I'm not ready to increase my rating to four stars, I am able to whole-heartedly endorse it as a throughly enjoyable smoke for when you have other things to do than wallow in a tobacco's complexities. Really good stuff!

Original review: I have been casting around to find a replacement for Sir Walter Raleigh regular since I have been disappointed with the current production of that blend. Somewhere I read that this is similar.

The cut of ERR Match is similar to SWR, but the flavor is not. I cannot entice an earthy tone from ERR like used to come from SWR. The burn of this ERR is very much like SWR, but the mouth feel is lighter, less substantial.

I do not mean to imply there is something wrong with this blend in and of itself. It behaves well, burns relatively slowly, doesn't bite, and has a pleasant flavor. I like the cut of this blend. It is mild enough (the nicotine level is fairly low) and has enough interest to be an all-day smoke for some but not for me.

I will not allow my disappointment at this being no replacement for what I remember of SWR influence my rating. Certainly this is a worthy blend and could appeal to many who like a light burley, lightly flavored. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Various Briars, Corncobs

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (282)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

If I smoked Edgeworth back in the day, I don't remember it. In general, though, I agree with SopwithCamel's review -- basically a decent generic burley mixture, with hints of cocao upfront and a little anise towards the bottom. Burns a little on the hot/fast side for me, hence two instead of three stars, but no bite.

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Wulfheard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wulfheard (7)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

My father was an Edgeworth fan for a long time. He smoked it consistently throughout the 1950s so consequently when I started trying my hand at pipe smoking I gravitated to what he recommended. While this match version is close, it lacks a little bit of the fullness and body of the original. That being said, it is still a good old fashion American burly pipe tobacco. It burns consistently and cool. It remains pretty tame as burly based tobaccos go. It has hints of molasses and chocolate in it and the flavor stays from start to finish. It isnt wet or sloppy and packs reasonably easy. While it is not quite as I remember the original, it is a nostalgic tobacco that takes me back to a time when life was simpler and I was a young dude enjoying the company of a pretty and very plump young red haired girl who had a thing for the odor of pipe tobacco. IMHO, if you are a fan of original, pick some up. You probably won't be disappointed.

Pipe Used: Sasieni 4 dot 3, Peterson XL90

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Grainger, Bond Street.

1 person found this review helpful.

WolfmanSam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WolfmanSam (35)
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This review is based on a one ounce fresh sample. I have never smoked the original.

The tobacco may have been rubbed out, but it’s now cubed. It lights easily, and I rarely had to relight. I filled the pipe by simply scooping it.

It tastes nutty, but there’s a mild sweetness to it. I also sense a pleasant, light amount of cocoa/chocolate. It burns at a moderate pace, but stays cool. It’s never harsh, even with quick puffs. There’s a moderate amount of nicotine, but it’s not overwhelming. However, it does get strong towards the bottom.

I would recommend this to burley lovers.

EDIT 7/7/2018

Having now smoked the original ERR, I can say the Match is very close to the original. Perhaps the difference is due to age. The Match was of a recent production. Whereas the original was from 1973. If I’m still around in 2063, i will revisit these blends.

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Stinkypipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stinkypipe (156)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

So I don't have a clue where I got this but I was cleaning out some of my ancient tobaccos and found a one ounce beat up old baggie that had a hole in it with about half the tobacco spilled out. I started to throw it away but thought I would just smoke it up. Baggie said "Sutliff Ready Rubbed Match" so I assume this is the blend. Opening the baggie I got not much aroma other than perhaps some molasses and even a dab of coconut. I will say this was totally dried out and lit very easy. I have no idea if this is an aromatic or not but it certainly taste like one. It appears there is very little cavindish in this blend. There is a nice slightly sweet taste (molasses) with a hint of coconut in the background. It will burn a bit on the hot side if not sipped slowly. The taste, while not overwhelming is tasty. Near the end of the bowl I lost most of the flavor. The room note is nice with a hint of coconut. This is not a bad blend at all and I expect I will now purchase a little more to smoke from time to time but not in my full rotation. Overall this is a three and a half star smoke and I am glad I found it hanging out in the bottom of my cellar.

Pipe Used: Boswell nose warmer

Age When Smoked: Old

1 person found this review helpful.

Skibbereen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skibbereen (19)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Well...anything I could write has pretty much already been said in the reviews that have already been written. I pretty much agree with all the positive ones. This tobacco is GREAT!! Now I am referring to the match blend by Sutliff. I was never lucky enough to have tried the original blend. When I first opened the pouch and smelled the leaf I was greeted with a kind of flowery odor that reminded me of Mixture 79. I thought oh boy...this is going to be terrible. I absolutely hate M79. However...I packed a bowl and sparked a match and was immediately elated. What a wonderful taste. Smooth, nutty and mildly sweet. The first couple of centimeters had a tiny bit of bite. But after that it got milder...smoother and just downright delicious...all the way to the bottom. It was a tad moist out of the baggie and I did have one relight. But after that it smoked all the way to the bottom evenly to a gray powdery ash. It reminded me a bit of Prince Albert Choice. But it has a character all its own that is noticeable and unique. Very mild but not wimpy. Solid and sturdy. A comforting smoke that will leave you wanting more. From what I have read in the previous reviews Sutliff has done a fine job recreating this wonderful blend. In fact I am enjoying my second bowl with my coffee as I write this. Sure makes a superb start to your morning ladies and gentleman. Do yourself a favor and try this blend. I don't think you will be sorry. For some it may not turn out to be your go to smoker...but I bet you it will end up in your regular rotation.

Pipe Used: Peterson Donegal Rocky 80S Peterson 1903 Repro.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Prince Albert - Prince Albert Choice Blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

leacha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
leacha (15)
Mild to Medium Very 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.

1 person found this review helpful.

Jason h. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jason h. (51)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This blend was so so. It was very dry, and stayed lit well. I understand this was Norman Rockwell's favorite blend. It has a burley taste, and thats about it. If you are a burley lover I recommend this blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

Virginia lover Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Virginia lover (206)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

I am welcomed by thick cubes and ribbons of tobacco with a very present cocoa smell. At first light, the molasses and cocoa is the first thing I taste, afterwards I get some burley nuttiness with a faint anise/liquorice finish. It's a mild tasting tobacco with a casing that overtakes for the most part. My biggest complaint is the fact that in mid smoke the pipe gets clogged from the casing which for me is a big turnoff. I really wanted to like this tobacco, oh well... another disappointment.

Virginia lover

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28795)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Tolerable

small cubes and a few crushed plugs. smells lightly of cocoa in the bag. very easy to pack and simple to light. burns cool even when puffed quickly. first puffs tastes a little like sir walter raleigh but the the mild topping burns off fast. one third of the way into the bowl you are rewarded with the taste of light molasses and plain old burley goodness that stay with you until the end. i did not pick up on the anise that some users stated. i do recommend this but i am not sure if i would buy a large quantity of this or a big ol' tub of sir walter raleigh. it would depend on which one was cheaper.

1 person found this review helpful.

HeavyMetalPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HeavyMetalPiper (64)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Smells sweet, of tobacco - specifically burley - with some cocoa. This is nowhere near as wet as I'd expect from a flavored tobacco. The nic is not too high, this smokes mild, smooth, and pleasant. It has a cocoa flavor and is reminiscent of Bob's Chocolate Flake without the Lakeland flavor.

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Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Bent Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: 2 Months

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake.

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Tomasz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tomasz (9)
Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This burley does not seem to be heavily cased. The smell is of chocolate and some molasses. It is a very chunky cut that does not require further rubbing out but you can if you want. Not too sticky or goopey. Packs and lights easily. Flavor is typical burley. Very smooth. Very much like ERR or LLRR. To my tongue this is smoother than SWR but I get more nuttiness from SWR. Sutliff compared to LLRR is very close. Not sure if I could tell the difference if I were blind folded. This is a solid smoke that you can enjoy whenever. Nice and cool and the room note is easy on the nose. Only bites if you puff WAY to hard. Strength is decent but nothing that will overpower you. I like it. Probably will conduct a smoke-off with back to back bowls with this and SWR to see how they compare. Definitely more body and strength than PA or CH.

Pipe Used: MM Cobs, Stanwell 86

Age When Smoked: fresh

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Similar Blends: Lane Limited - Lane Limited Ready Rubbed, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28795)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

I first encountered this blend about three years ago. Lil Brown was selling it under the Consolidated label as Ready Rub Edgeworth.

I received a package today wondering if it was different from the Consolidated version.

There are two problems with this blend: it does not really taste like the ERR of old; it does not taste of anything very much.

I am going to keep it for a couple of years, let it dry out (it is sticky fresh out of the bag) and try it again. But for now, there are better blends.

Update Tried this blend out in one of my old Rocky Briars, and something clicked. Though not exactly like the famed Edgeworth of yore, this match blend turns out to be excellent in its way. Update to three stars.

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