Notes: Red Virginia, Turkish, burley, Latakia, and perique form the basis for this medium strength English blend. We consider this to be a perfect introduction to English style pipe smoking.

BrandSuper Value
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Packaging1.5 ounce pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Very Mild
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3048)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

The smoky, woody, earthy, lightly musty, sweet Cyprian Latakia is a major player, though it never dominates the experience. The red Virginia is tangy dark fruit sweet with a little earth, wood, bread, sugar, and a touch of vinegar as a competitive supporting player. The bright Virginia provides grass, tart and tangy citrus with a light floral, tart lemon and sugar notes in a secondary role. The burley provides a lightly earthy, woody, nutty sweetness as a condiment. The earthy perique is a minor ingredient, more plumy and raisiny than pepper. Also added to the mix is some Oriental, which seems to be Smyrna, which is woody, earthy, floral, herbal, vegetative, and buttery with a very slight sour, mustiness. The nic-hit is just shy of the center of mild to medium. The strength is a step short of the medium mark, while the taste level is medium. Won't bite or get harsh, and has very few rough edges. Well balanced with a little complexity, it burns cool, clean and fairly smoothly at a moderate rate with a very consistent sweet and savory flavor that translates to the pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and room note. Will burn to the last ember as it leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. It’s an all day smoke that won’t dull your senses, and would make a good starter English blend as well as a comfortable companion for one experienced with blends in this genre.


22 people found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (339)
Mild Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Nope, no way, no how. No way is this what is in the pouch. Don't believe it and you can't make me.

We have all heard the saying, "Good isn't cheap, and cheap isn't good". Well, that philosophy is out the window. After smoking this blend, I cannot believe how great this "Super Value" English is. $3.99 for 1.5oz? Yes please.

When I added this to my order, skeptical was an understatement. Upon opening the pouch, There is a faint chocolate aromatic aroma, with a slight smokiness in the back ground. Comprised of a good amount of bright leaf, with flecks of dark brown mixed in. The Latakia in this blend is very light in color and flavor. On lighting, it holds a match well, emits a wonderful sweet but smoky aroma that even the wife had no problem admitting she fancied. Stay lit, even being distracted while messing around on these here interwebs. Sweet, almost cased flavor, with a slight and pleasant sweetness. This is a total beginner blend, but veterans will have no problem enjoying this as well. Perfect introduction into the English world, a great "cross-over blend" as they say. I am fortunate enough to have a very tolerable wife who doesn't mind my pipe in the house. I find when you are relaxed, in your easy chair without worry or hurry, it brings a whole new arousal to your senses. They are heightened, acute, and more accurate.

Age When Smoked: new

13 people found this review helpful.

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

Another great American English in a pouch. I just finished reviewing John Bull Royal English and this has some similarities, but this one is more complex. Both are sweet, nutty, and mildly smoky. The big difference is the addition of the Perique which adds dark fruit and spice. To a lesser extent, the addition of Orientals add a very mild sour note to contrast the sweetness. That sweetness is carried here by the Virginias and a light addition in a topping. In John Bull it's carried by the Black Cav which has a light addition. Both are great smokes. This also has a little more body than JB.

Mild to medium in body. Medium in taste. Added sweetness is very mild. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

9 people found this review helpful.

PhantomWolf Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PhantomWolf (41)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This can't be right?

Not sure how they did it. I mean the presentation and lack of branding etc can be ways of saving money, but I have no idea how this is so cheap. Like Carter Hall-cheap.

This is an outstanding blend from start to finish, though the pouch note isn't great- In fact, I think they may have added a liquid-smoke topping to simulate the Latakia flavour. I only suspect this from the pouch note; The flavour is great. Packs and smokes well and easy with a very mild, middle of the road English profile. You will get smooth, sweet, grassy, campfire, dry-wood flavours throughout. All listed tobaccos can be tasted if you feel around for them and no one aspect is overbearing. This blend is an excellent first venture into the realms of English as well as an enjoyable, no-frills, all-day smoke for the seasoned lover of English pipe mixtures. Personally, I only smoke 2-3 bowls a day and suffer from TAD pretty hard, so I am in no real need of a value blend, but I may buy some more as convenient travel smoke. A perfect blend to toss a pouch of into one's weekend adventure bag and hit the road.

Final thoughts: This blend is a tobacco miracle. Even the tightest of misers have no excuse for lacking a decent English on their tobacco shelf.

Pipe Used: Brebbia Lido

Age When Smoked: Fresh Pouch

Purchased From: PipesAndCigars.com

6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30194)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Light to dark in color, this had a pouch aroma of mostly latakia but a deeper snoot also showed the perique scent and some light orientals. This review is based on half a dozen bowls, so take it for what it's worth. I doubt it would show anything further with subsequent bowls but you never know.

I typically don't read other reviews around the time I'm smoking a new blend and there's a reason... Tall Puff O' Burley nailed my review for me and did it better than I ever could. See his review. As he did, I found the flavor in this one to be very dumbed down, although I could taste the constituent tobaccos, at least some of the time. Overall I was bored. To top it off, there's a flavoring of some kind in here but I couldn't place it, and there was a slight but noticeable chemical taste, which I attribute to PG. To be fair, if any blender plans on marketing a blend in a pouch (at least in the U.S), they probably add copious amounts of PG because you never know how long it will sit on a shelf before someone buys it. But it helped to downgrade my rating of this one, along with the too-wispy tobacco flavor. I think it's great that Sutlff has put out an English blend for the OTC market, but for my tastes this one would be useful only as something to puff on (with latakia and perique) while performing some mind-enveloping task. The tobaccos in this blend just don't assert themselves enough for relaxing enjoyment. The day after this was gifted to me, someone sent me a pouch of the John Bull, which I would expect will better this one significantly. We'll see. This is better than I thought it would be based on the blending house and its intended use, and it wasn't bad at all - just sort of pointless in my opinion. Others enjoy it, so I'll leave it for them.

6 people found this review helpful.

tbear79072 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tbear79072 (18)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

If you are new to English blends or even trying them for the first time give this blend a try. It is not overwhelming and will not leave you feeling like you were setting at a campfire all night. All the tobaccos are there to make this a classic English. The difference between it and others is how smooth this one smokes. The Latakia is just enough to make you want more. The rest of the tobaccos compliment each other without any being overbearing. My only real complaint is that they do not offer it in anything but the 1.5 pouch. Would love to have this in a much bigger bag or bulk to let age for a year or so. Might even blend it with other English blends I have to smooth them out. If you find it at one the online dealers grab it as they sell out pretty quickly.

Pipe Used: Whitehall Bulldog

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

5 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (633)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

I just recently finished a sample of this and it was just a "meh" blend for me. I will say that it was better than I expected it to be, but the expectation bar was extremely low.

This reminded me very much of Man's Best Friend and R Blend, but I actually think this one is a little better than both of those blends. It has the feel of a revelation knock off, such is R blend. An American English blend with a very soft latakia touch. Really everything is just too soft on this one for my taste.

I found this one be kind of lacking flavor in the first third, then the flavor does really develop and it is a nutty sweet, yet innocuous, taste. There is variation in the differing elements, but IMO, they all sort of whisper making smoking this a kind of boring pursuit. Sometimes a boring pursuit is something nice to smoke, particularly when the blend is incapable of biting you as this one is. I would think if I was mindlessly puffing while something else was consuming my thoughts, this could be a good thing to be puffing on. The price on this one is, no doubt, an attractive element as well.

To rate a blend like this, I need to compare it to others of the same ilk and I find, that for me, I enjoy the C&D American English blends as they just have more gusto with the elements that are used. Not a direct comparison, but I also would rather smoke blends like 965 or Scottish types that employ burley with latakia such as many Rattray blends.

I am giving this one two stars as there are just too many others that I would rather smoke, even Sutliff's own Revelation Match, which shares a lot of elemental leaves with this one, is far superior to this one IMO. The second star is the price and the fact that it will most likely better anyone's expectations.

I have also put down extremely mild as to a flavoring rating as I think something must have been added as the sweetness seems to be non tobacco derived. I could be wrong.

Similar Blends: Sutliff R blend and revelation match..

5 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Super Value - English Mixture.

This gives quite a well rounded flavour. It's nice and tasty, without the Latakia being too indomitably added. It leads, but doesn't push the others out of the way. Behind the Latakia is a fairly complex, and busy, flavour. Some nuts and rugged notes from the Burley, sweet/honey-like Virginia, delicately added Perique, and the complexity is increased by the Orientals. It gives a reliable burn, requiring little attention.

Nicotine: mild to medium (weaker than most English's). Room-note: lovely.

The price and quality make this an easy four star blend:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (321)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I'm very surprised at the existing reviews not really addressing the Vanilla flavor in this blend. I've never been a fan of the Vanilla /Latakia combo, I find it distracting. I'll agree that it's only a very light use of Vanilla, but I would have really enjoyed this blend had it not been there.

This blend is basically a very mild English, with only a touch of Latakia , a small touch of Perique that doesn't bring a spice and all at a great price. Had this blend had about 10% more Latakia , 5% more Perique and no vanilla, it would have been worthy of an all day blend for me, as is, I won't buy again.

Pipe Used: cob

Age When Smoked: new

Similar Blends: a less flavorful and milder McC Frog Morton, or Bald Headed Teacher.

3 people found this review helpful.

guitar2mw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
guitar2mw (92)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This surprised the hell out of me. For the price, it's a very good smoke. It lights fine, smokes clean all the way to the bottom, and maintains it's character all the way through. I have been comparing it to John Bull, a favorite of mine. This has more body to it and it's a bit more complex. The VA's are sweet and the Burley plays a big role in adding body and nuttiness to it. The Latakia is present but only adds a minimal smokiness to the mix. The perique is very minimal and I only get hints of it throughout the bowl. The Turkish has me stumped though. I don't like a lot of musty Turkish leaves, but this is more spicy. It's a very pleasant smoke that could easily be smoked all day. I wish they sold it in 1lbs bags like their other blends. You can afford to gamble on this blend, so grab some to throw in your lunch box and take it to work.

Pipe Used: Cobs, Shepherd Bros. briar

Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

Similar Blends: John Bull.

2 people found this review helpful.

Cheap Ass Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cheap Ass Piper (2)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

I wanted to like this, I really did. And while the flavor was tolerable, this blend gave me a terrible chemical bite. I never get tongue bite, I smoked this very cool, yet my tongue felt like rough sandpaper for two days after.

Also, it had a bizzare aftertaste, reminded me of the smell of bleach.

For the price, you could do better with a bulk english.

1 person found this review helpful.

D.K. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
D.K. (58)
Mild Very Mild Mild Tolerable

Very close to MATCH Walnut in my opinion, but possibly a smidge sweeter and a bit less smokey. I'm not a true English fan by any means, but this is very smokeable to me, if only occasionally. I'm assuming this is English like French fries are French, which is probably why I can smoke it. Note is not really pleasing to anyone I've smoked it around. I might hit a bowl a week of this, just to re-establish my palette. Totally cool with my purchase for that reason alone. I will say the pouch is also surprisingly good quality. I'd say better than any other pouch I think I've ever purchased. Usually after a week, the sides are splitting out of CH, PA, SWR, C.BK, H/H, etc.

I will also say, if you forget and leave a half bowl in your pipe, on the dash of your truck over night, the next day, you'll check your shoes when you get in. You'll check your shoes because the WHOLE cab will smell like hot steamin' green catsh-t. Good GAwd! You'll think twice about smoking another bowl THAT morning. Its been a LOT of years, but I remember even "stankweed" didn't smell that bad the next morning.

Pipe Used: cobs, briars

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: JR's, others

Similar Blends: Match Walnut.

1 person found this review helpful.

Jman51790 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jman51790 (4)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I will say that it smells kinda nice. Probably the best or a close second as far a the super value brand. Burns well, smokes decent. Nice amount of Latakia, balanced well with some Virginia and Oriental for a little sweetness. I hear there's perique in there somewhere but I can't seem to find it. Seems to be about medium strength. It won't break the bank. It's definitely worth trying. I'm glad I did. I might even buy it again. 3stars for value, 2 stars overall.

Pipe Used: Missouri meerschaum Ozark

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: tobaccopipes.com

Similar Blends: Peter Stokkebye - Proper English (No.52).

1 person found this review helpful.

Pilot Lon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pilot Lon (19)
Overwhelming Extra Strong Overwhelming Overwhelming

One thing I know for certain now, and that is that I am NOT a latakia smoker. Only a few puffs of SVE, and I knew it was not for me. I found this extremely strong and distasteful, and never finished the bowl. Smoked it in a brand new cob, so as not to be influenced by anything prior. It took two days to get that aroma out of my nose and taste out of the back of my throat....and the pipe is well ghosted now, possibly to the point of being thrown away.

This was a first foray into English territory, but I had to abort the mission almost as soon as I got off the ground. This time, they will have to save the Isle without my help.

Never again.

Pipe Used: Aristocob Apple

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the pouch

Purchased From: P&C

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30194)
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is a good English that, to me, is on par with several of the bulk English blend offerings. I'm not very good at articulating some of the specific flavors but I can say that the added smidge of perique is a nice touch. This one is good for the rotation, I pick up a pouch every once in a while and you should too. It tastes much better than the label looks, and the only one that truly is a super value.

Pipe Used: cobs and briars

Similar Blends: most bulk englishes.

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