Black Kathy is an unusual black Cavendish made by steaming both Burley and Virginia, which are combined and allowed to meld before adding a creamy combination of vanilla flavorings

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2065)
Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Co. - Black Kathy.

A fairly coarse mixture, exceptionally dark, with quite a pungent aroma. It has just the right amount of moisture to it, and although it's loosely pouched mine was rolled quite tightly so if it was too damp there wouldn't be much room for any air to circulate and dry it.

The taste of Black Kathy is your simple Vanilla aromatic one: plenty of vanilla, and a basic tobacco taste. In all fairness to me the black Cavendish gets somewhat confused with the added vanilla; I can't be too sure if it's 100% added flavour, or partly the black Cav giving some vanilla to the mix, as well! The smoke from Kathy feels cool, and it burns splendidly.

It generates highly palpable smoke, creating 'plumes' of it in the room; so even though I like the room-note, it could create pandemonium! And the nicotine's very mild from it.

I like Black Kathy:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Spigot XL02

Age When Smoked: New

6 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2976)
Very Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

The Virginia is mildly grassy with a slight sweetness. The black cavendish is not really noticeable; same goes for like the Virginia. Both are mostly sublimated by the vanilla topping, which is a little thin in depth. Has no nic-hit. Won't bite. Burns well and a bit warm if puffed fast with a consistent flavor. Requires few relights. Leaves no moisture in the bowl. Has a pleasant after taste. An all day, routine smoke.


5 people found this review helpful.

TXBulldog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TXBulldog (74)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

This is a nicely done soft aro. Smells delicious upon opening the bag with the vanilla squarely prominent. This was a pleasant smoke that delivered a soft nuance throughout. Savored it slower than most smokes and it didn't disappoint in flavor from beginning to end. It's soft, smooth, a little sweet and not an over-the-top vanilla. You won't pull much of anything else with varying tobacco nuance through but it serves its purpose nicely for its place in the genre. You could smoke this one all day long. Also a good intro tobacco as well. Two and a half stars.

Pipe Used: La Strada Bulldog, Rossi

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: P&C

2 people found this review helpful.

Bbrown626 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bbrown626 (150)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

First, let me say the pouch note is amazing and somehow familiar. A little moist out of the package. I must say this is a perfect blend of Burley, BC, and Virginia, none of them overwhelm the other. The vanilla casing takes the lead on this blend and makes it a worthwhile experience. Not sure why I picked this one out of the many Sutliff blends out there, but I am glad I did. Easily an all day smoke.

Pipe Used: Capri Bent Apple

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Creek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Creek (11)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Tolerable

Black Kathy doesn’t do it for me. She seems like a compromise across the board with regards to flavor, taste, tobacco quality, aroma, nicotine, and the mood it puts me in. The flavor is a fair vanilla taste if you can find it. Seems to have a Cherry taste buried in there somewhere. Didn’t motivate me anywhere. Probably the most blah aromatic I’ve had. You can get better vanilla, like Green River Vanilla, and better Cherry, like Black Cordial. Nothing was bad it just wasn’t good, much less very good. I’ll finish the bag and then call it quits.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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