A nicely mannered somke. The smell from the bag wasn't overwhelmingly Amaretto to me. It had a nice nuance to it but certainly didn't seem overly topped. This translated into the smoke - it was a nice even (lightly nuanced) experience with just enough to let you know it's there. If you're looking for a prominent overpowering aro experience, this isn't it. If you like the nuance of flavoring you'll enjoy it. Produces a good amount of smoke and is wife approved. So, others around you won't mind you knocking a bowl of this one down. It remained true from beginning to end which is something I like in an aro.Glad I picked it up and will certainly enjoy it over the next few weeks. A thoroughly good smoke with a perfect balance. The more I smoke the more I like it - it has depth on every draw.
The cut isn't just a ribbon, it's much coarser. The appearance suggests it to be mainly Burley and brown Cavendish, there are very few black pieces. The nose is nutty and a little sour, and my pouch had just the right amount of moisture for me; somewhat damp, but not 'wet'. Having, mostly, smoked Amphora Kentucky for the past week I fancied something tamer. As much as I LOVE that it's quite strong in nicotine. Sadly, this doesn't suit me.
The tobaccos, to be fair, give a pleasant enough flavour. It's a brown Cavendish supported Burley smoke. Black Cavendish accounts for hardly anything, as I expected. It's the topping that lets this down. At the beginning of the bowl I get a slightly nutty, not too alcoholic or sharp, flavour. This pairs well with the tobaccos, but it begins to develop a sour, bitterness, in quick time. Tolerable until a third into the bowl; from here on the sourness increases and RUINS the flavour. Back on the positive side it burns well, generating a fairly cool smoke, and doesn't bite me.
Nicotine: a touch above mild. Room-note: pleasant.
#777? I don't like it and will never buy it again! One star:
Several years ago, I frequented a local pipe shop and frequently bought the Amaretto blend. If this isn't it, it is close enough to pass. This is a well-constructed burley blend with some black cavendish added. I am usually not big on burley, but this one rises above most. Lites easy and burns well. The room note is a real crowd pleaser. This one has earned a spot in my rotation again!
The earthy, nutty, woody, lightly molasses sweet burley is the lead component. The brown sugary black cavendish plays a strong support role. The rich amaretto topping moderately sublimates the tobaccos. The strength is in the center of mild to medium. The taste is a step beyond that mark. The nic-hit is a slot below the strength threshold. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, though there are a few very small rough edges. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent sugary, almond and burley nuttiness with a slight bitter note from start to finish. Has a pleasantly, short lived after taste, and room note. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. A smooth all day smoke. Three stars.
Just the other day I swung into a local discount tobacco retailer and ended up picking up a new Super Value aromatic blend for an amusing trial. It was only a couple of bucks so why not see what’s up with this one I thought.
Super Value Amaretto, manufactured by Sutliff, is a light and airy fair consisting of Black Cavendish, Virginia Cavendish,and Burley. Time after time my trumpet of accolades sounds loudly for Sutliff as one of a few premier aromatic blenders. Generally, my experience has been very favorable no matter what I’ve tried.
A little moist, this thick-textured coarse ribbon cut has a pouch aura reminiscent of Old Toby having that pithy soaked, sweet buttery aroma. The scent of the fruity liqueur is not to be mistaken as it is heartwarming and immediately present. Oddly enough, there is an underlying note that favors the essence of a newly opened can of Play Doh. One does get just a slight suggestion of some very distant grassiness as well.
The topping rides in the forefront on this one in a gentle fashion. Being that Amaretto is thinner on alcohol content, the expected astringent spiciness is accordingly light in nature. Standing a little bit prouder is a succulent note of peachy/apricot sweetness. Laying on the bottom I find the shadowed characterization of tangy Virginia, and a sugary cocoanut taste mostly likely the fusion of the additive and the Burley. The native flavor attributes of the base tobaccos are much stronger on the retro-hale by far. The taste profile, although very mild, is essentially pleasing.
Producing a dense body of smoke, the lingering room presence is very fleeting but nice while it lasts. The blend burns cool and can bite with too much vigor on the drawl.
Amaretto would be an ideal finish to a heavy spicy meal.
I was like a kid on Christmas day when I received my pouch of Amaretto. The pouch note was good and reminded me of rum. It was easy to light but then after half a bowl, things went downhill. The first part of the experience was great with nice burley notes and a bit of cavendish. Then the smoke turned sour and bitter. That was it for me. On the plus side it burned cool and clean with no remnants left in the bowl. It did not bite, although I did get a tingle on my tongue. Not a terrible experience, but one I will not revisit.
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