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Sutliff's version of Rum and Maple. The ideal mixture of Virginia and burley is combined with warm, sweet maple and the subtle tones of rum. A great smoke for any time of the day or night.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringMaple, Rum
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3022)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The maple is a tad more obvious than the rum, and the toppings do tone down the tobaccos a lot. There's no artificialness or syrup to the toppings. You do get a little grass and tart and tangy citrus from the Virginia. The nutty, earthy, woody burley takes a little of the lead over the Virginia. The strength is mild, while the taste is around the center of mild to medium. Has little nicotine. Won't bite, but does have light rough edge from the burley. Burns clean and fairly cool at a moderate pace with a very consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and room note, and is an all day smoke.


19 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Company - Rum & Maple.

The pouch smells heavier with maple, the rum is borderline unnoticeable. The ribbons are quite delicate, and mine arrived too damp.

The smoke: just like in the un-lit note, the maple is far stronger than the rum, this, is right down the scale. Of the two tobaccos' I get far more from the Burley compaired to the Virginia. As a bowl burns the maple gets louder, but sadly the same can't be said for the rum; it's very mild for the whole journey. The smoke's cool, bite free and it's actually pretty thick. Rum and Maple burns well, if anything it goes a bit too quickly.

The nicotine's mild and the room-note's good.

This is a great quality aromatic:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Stanwell

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

16 people found this review helpful.

crapgame1967 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
crapgame1967 (61)
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Yummy Goodness!!! That's all I can say. The maple is the main flavor here and even though I never had a rum flavored tobacco that I liked , the rum comes off second to the maple and is in no way overpowering. A simple smoke that makes me want to find St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast and stay awhile. Highly recommended!

Pipe Used: MM Patriot

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: P/C

7 people found this review helpful.

luvinthepipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
luvinthepipe (29)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Tin note was a nice natural rum and maple but is not as strong as some other Maple offerings. Perfect humidity in that it the tobacco is supple but not sticky. Burns well from the second light from the torch. Burley is dominant from beginning to end leaving a good chesnut flavor with some nice maple through the nose on exhale. Very nice full tobacco flavor. The Virginia in this seems to be a background support player. Inevitably, a comparison to Maple street will be asked. I just polished off my last tin of Maple street purchased 9 years ago. Maple street from about 2010-2011 was strongly Virginia forward with Burley support while this one is opposite. Rum & Maple is just as good, and the Burley forward is actually what I wanted tonight. An all day smoke, but particularly enjoyable with a dram of cognac after dinner.

Pipe Used: Floggleworks Dragon Egg

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: online

Similar Blends: Maple Street with more burley.

6 people found this review helpful.

SmoothGentleman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmoothGentleman (5)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Good tobacco. No bite to it and smokes really cool. There's a good (and light) flavoring to it, and I can attest that it tastes somewhat like maple, since I'm from the land of the maple syrup (Quebec,Canada). The taste is not overhelming,by my opinion, so it would make a great everyday tobacco for the aromatic's lover.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Eaton

Age When Smoked: About a week

Purchased From: 4noggins

6 people found this review helpful.

Gr8tefuldawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gr8tefuldawg (87)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Sutliff- Rum and Maple

Received this from the in-laws with a few other assorted tobaccos, primarily aromatics which by chance are the tobaccos I rarely ever smoke. The gesture was appreciated, 4 oz of 3 different aromatics will probably last me the rest of my life lol.

Loaded this into a cob and have had about 4-5 bowls of this thus far. You get some rum you get some maple, more rum, the flavors don’t dampen the flavor of the tobacco but my preference is for tobacco taste vs flavoring.

Long ribbons, easy to pack and relatively dry, stayed cool throughout the smoke.

Not something I would ever buy, cool to try, will have this on occasion and or gift to my aromatic smoking pipe club members.

Pipe Used: mm cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: P&c

5 people found this review helpful.

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

A milder, less intricate version of "maple-walnut" in my opinion, which is in itself mild. Sack note is amazing, but doesn't really translate to taste or note. This is a good pleasing smoke, but the maple may not be strong enough for some if you reeeeeally wanted a shot of syrup. This is just a light 1 layer taste of maple. I'm ok with that. Just a hint of maple is actually what I wanted, I just didn't know it yet. I want to smoke a pipe, not a drippy Eggo. Oh speaking of dripping, this needs to be dried dang near crisp to enjoy. The long ribbons are a nightmare for a small bowl briar when they are all greasy. I only get a hint of rum if I push this to crackling by back breathing, let it rest and resume smoking. I've been to told the room note is pleasing. Don't misunderstand the review, it's a good smoke. I often add some Super Value Choc too it, or a pinch of their English.

Pipe Used: cobs, vintage briar

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: JR's

4 people found this review helpful.

wbradk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wbradk (16)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Having had Vermont maple syrup on the french toast this morning, I can certify that this blend is exactly right when it comes to that wondrful flavor. My supply was bulk, cellared for 12 months, with the moisture exactly right, normal relights, and maintained a consistent flavor with a very pleasant room note. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Older Bruyere

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Pipesandcigars

4 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Rum & Maple. Two flavors that sound perfect for one another, and while I didn't have high hopes for a bulk blend, the open bag did give off a pleasant maple syrup treat. There may of been a Rum element adding a 'rougher' sweetness to the mix, but the end result was a dusty maple powder.

The nice chunky ribbons were lightly damp with topping, slightly sticky, yet not too syrupy to be considered a doused Aromatic. The bouncy, base Burley can wad up and pack tightly, so best to keep things loose. Stays lit like a champ, with the first few puffs giving off a light smoke that keeps some semblance of the Maple and lets the Rum grow, without being terribly sweet.

This was not a candy Aromatic, so I can see it appealing to non-Aromatic smokers wanting to venture out a few steps, but for me, if I want some pancakes and booze in the morning, I want it laid on thick.

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3 people found this review helpful.

Wally Frank Collector Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wally Frank Collector (46)
Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant


I never had the original Rum & Maple so this review is on the merits of the Sutliff Rum & Maple itself.

Receiving this for Father's day I opened the package and was met by a Light Maple and Light Rum aroma with a touch of an earthy and woody background. The tobacco seemed to be slightly moist so I put it on a paper towel for an hour.

The tobacco is a very long ribbon cut and it burned very evenly, medium pace, lit easily and had a wonderful thick smoke that gave a very, very pleasant room note that reminded those who smelled it of pancakes with maple syrup on them. This burned down to a dark ash, had very infrequent re-lights. I do feel this one could cause a tongue tingle if pushed and found it gave a pleasant taste when sipped slowly. I would suggest using a shallow wide bowl for the long, long ribbons would pack better in a bowl like that.

Upon lighting I tasted light rum and a very light taste of Maple. The rum seemed to slightly overshadow the Maple the whole smoke. The two main stars, Rum and Maple were supported by the pleasant and very light flavors of grass, a slightly tart and slightly tangy citrus, lightly earthy and a touch of wood with an appearance of roasted chestnuts dancing in and out of the picture. The flavors seemed to play well. Throughout the whole smoke Rum seemed to lead and it seemed to grow in dominance a bit toward the end of the bowl. The aftertaste was of a slightly sweet rum with a touch of maple throughout the whole smoke and after it was done the maple flavor in the very long aftertaste was a pleasant addition to the rum aftertaste. For many this could be a all day smoke. For me the Rum makes it a once a day smoke.

As always a Sutliff product has come through in making a pleasurable smoke. I like this tobacco. I have to admit that RUM is not my choice in alcohol flavors but this is pleasant. I like this a lot and will probably smoke it on special occasions and will try it in different pipes to see how the flavors react in them. This could make it into my regular rotation. Would buy again. My only wish is it would've had more maple flavoring. The room note is one of the best I ever have smelled. 3.3 out of 4 stars

UPDATE- After three months of being Jarred I smoked this in my Weber Shellbrooke Prince and what a change. The Maple flavor has deepened and this was like eating a maple syrup covered pancake with the maple really coming forward with the rum receding a bit and the smoke being more mellow and more sweet. A Delicious and a wonderful smoke with a wonderful light aftertaste. Upped to a 3.8 star rating.

Pipe Used: Kaywoodie RingGrain Standard & Weber Shellbrooke

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: P&C gift from family member

3 people found this review helpful.

manxman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manxman (82)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I did not realize that this blend is NOT an aromatic. It has no bite, or noticeable nicotine. After I left the bag open for several days, I had no problem keeping it alight. Has a woodsy flavor, not like maple syrup. Pouch note is sweet. Room note is like a campfire. It should please bystanders.

Pipe Used: Savinelli with balsa filter, meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Pip'n'Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pip'n'Piper (50)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

It's alright. The ribbons are fluffy and slightly greasy. The flavouring is mild to medium, leaning more to maple than rum. The taste reminds me of Quakers maple and brown sugar porridge. The burley is okay: It gets bitter and cigarette like by the end, but even then its not unpleasant, just not the best. The red virginias are sweet, a little acidic and not particularly noticeable. It's okay, the flavour of the maple is less artificial than, say, autumn evening, but it's still not like real maple syrup. It burns well. I dry it out a bit. Unsure if I would buy more, but I would smoke it again. Not quite 3 stars, but close enough. It's worth a try, for sure.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4noggins

2 people found this review helpful.

Sir Oliver Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sir Oliver (6)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I've been smoking for 29 year now and I've been reading the reviews a long the years but I never thought about giving a review myself. But I realize that a person's opinion does matter and that I should contribute to this old pastime that I love.... When I opened the bag I got the maple scent; it was very pleasant and I was expecting a great experience. It's a little moist, but lights easily packs well, and makes a lot of smoke and burns down completely to a white ash, so burns well. I could not get anything bad from this tobacco, it's very mild which I find nice, but it's a bit strong, I got tongue bite three quarters of the way through my first bowl of this stuff. Not sure if it's because I was on my third bowl when I got to this Rum and Maple, maybe I should have started with this first. Although I do find anything with alcohol tends to bite. I do believe it's because of the alcohol content and not the casing. No artificial flavoring was detected. This tobacco should be sipped to avoid tongue bite. Relights were necessary between pauses. The scent is very mild and pleasant. I do like this tobacco. Oh, wife gets caramel.👍

Pipe Used: Savinelli full bent

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: pipes and cigars

2 people found this review helpful.

FreeJazzPipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FreeJazzPipes (9)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I purchased a bulk 2 ounces of Rum & Maple from a local tobacconist. The pouch note is delicious and, I'm sure, the reason most smokers are drawn to this tobacco. A buttery-maple odor oozes as the primary note, and is followed up with a hint of brown sugar and booze behind it. The ribbon is extremely moist. Upon initial light, the citrus and hay from the Virginias mildly comes through, as does the nuttiness of the burley, but the topping almost entirely subdues the tobaccos. The taste and smoke aroma are consistently of sweet maple syrup — I have a hard time detecting the rum topping outside of the pouch note. Nicotine content is mild. Despite a wonderful flavor and aroma, I actually found the tobacco to be nearly unsmokable with the amount of tongue-bite it was giving me. I decided to jar the remainder of my pouch to aid in drying. After a week and a half of intermittent open-lid time, I found the excess moisture to have largely dissipated and the topping still pleasantly strong in aroma. I still have a difficult time with the amount of tongue-bite this blend gives me, but it's not nearly as bad as it was when I bought it. Recommended for a quality, flavorful aromatic, but if you're cadence tends to be quick or tongue-bite hits you easily, you might want to reconsider.

Purchased From: Old Allegheny Smoke Shop

1 person found this review helpful.

JimPM Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimPM (143)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Well, you may not be hankering for a Cuba Libra served up with a warm flapjack, but I guarantee the thought will enter your mind with an initial tasting of this one. Entering ala the Tobacco Galleria collection, from the country’s oldest operating manufacturer, Sutliff Tobacco serves up the classic Rum & Maple for your piping enjoyment. A traditional aromatic recipe of choice Burleys paired with a complementing volume of Virginian tastefully marinated in polarizing compote of hardy rum and sugared maple flavorings of course.

Upon opening the pre-packaged envelope of tobacco, I surveyed a slightly moist collection of coarsely cut fragments of rich White and Dark Burleys interlaced with fine shaggy wisps of ribbon appearing to be an assortment of Bright and what I deem as stoved Virginia. Predominantly chocolate hued with indications of a notable degree of fermented darkening, Rum & Maple projects a good-natured façade of quality varietals. Incidentally you can purchase this in bulk form and it’s a darn sight cheaper.

Frankly the pouched perfume on this mixture is hands-down alluring. My senses were enticed by the lovely sugary maple blast that pitches freely from the open bag, even at a reasonable distance. Behind this wonderful air, the registration endows a gentle distant tang overridden by a clean, noteworthy wave of natural Burley. Additional garnishment shines through with a distinct note of alcohol spice, and interestingly a masking of chocolate although this in not one of the official profiled constituents. Perhaps an illusion created by the confluence of all the other additives and anonymous casings, but that is what I acknowledged?

Now that I have smoked an honest share of trial bowls, in my qualified and measured opinion this is a well-contrived recipe. Essentially the featured rum and maple top-coatings are appropriately balanced and play off each other quite deliciously. The harmoniously fusion of these two contrasting ingredients is complete and seamlessly smooth; an impressive blending achievement to say the least. In effect, Rum & Maple yields a pleasant aromatic smoking experience that is medium strengthen-medium intensity in temperament.

At times the delectable maple additive does dominate the presentation overall, but the rum chase tenaciously hangs tight on the perimeter of the forward taste band. With the maple the notation is excitingly dense and substantial. It characterizes as a splendid buttery mesh enveloping nuances of caramel, brown sugar, and molasses evolving into exquisitely potent goodness of flavor. If you favor the wonderful taste of Vermont syrup, then you this one will most likely put a smile on your face. On the rum note, a classic feel of Jamaican hooch brings about a character of misty sweetness combined with the musty edged spice of an alcohol condiment.

Equally significant, the native Burley stands in consistent company on the baseline offering elements of toasty, cultured wood, seasoned nuttiness, and a dash of cocoa; well played Sutliff. This accompaniment is quite notable, bringing an enhancing fullness to the body of flavor throughout the smoking session. As for the Virginia it essentially surfaces as a weaker but obliging complement laying low with a bit of tangy citrus and subdued grassy notes. It did however seem to evince stronger remarking through a cob versus the briar pipe. With that exception, I found inclusively that the tobacco held faithfully true to the described flavor profile to the very end.

In terms of basic mechanical features, Rum & Maple endowed a polished and agreeably mellow character for a standard aromatic. The overall texture of the smoke is creamy and substantially pleasant. One minor observation of note, the rum topping does give a little mid-tongue piercing if smoked too aggressively. Yet, in practical terms this is an easy smoking all-day mixture, and it does effectively represent itself as a nice finishing treat to a hearty meal just for the record.

With the exhausted tobaccos the room chamber is embraced with pleasant sweetness. A comforting aroma of sugary maple Burley woodiness encircles the perimeter accented by some tempered zest. The blue-gray clouds of smoke produced are naturally thick and meaty, a respectable contender for blowing rings as that seems to be in high fashion lately on the various FB groups it seems. Additionally, the Burley dominance helps this blend to be well contained in terms of generated heat, yet the nicotine threshold seems quite docile in its overall effects.

I like it for its objective merits and subjective appeal! The sad thing is this particular Sutliff product had been on my target list for well over a year. In the chance discovery with this trialing, I should be kicking myself for not seizing the opportunity to indulge sooner. Being principally a non-aromatic enthusiast, I standardly keep a limited rotation of aromatics in my coffer of regulars, but tell you what, Rum & Maple is definitely a keeper. If my humble accounting strikes a chord of interest, then I suggest you give it go and see if you concur. 3.5 pipes.

1 person found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (632)
Mild Very Strong Very Mild Pleasant

This is a decent aromatic for a low price. I happen to really enjoy Maple based aromatics and I would not rank this one in the lower half of my list as I prefer a little more backbone to my blends than this one provides. It is a little weak IMO. I would prefer that the burley assert itself more than it does.

Otherwise, it is a quality aromatic. The topping is out in front masking nearly all the tobacco taste and it remains out there from beginning of the bowl until the end. It is easy to smoke, requires little maintenance and doesn't really bite.

I would put this between 2 and 3 stars; 2 for me personally, but I will give it 3 for its positive attributes and its price.

Age When Smoked: 7 yrs 2 mths

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pipesnuffscience Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipesnuffscience (10)
Mild Mild Very Full Very Pleasant

Notes: Mapple, Cocoa, Cognac, Floral

I'm not a fan of aromatics. Ironically, I always buy aromatics in the hope that they won't displease me. Recently, for example, I tried Molto Doce -- I didn't like it. I decided to do one last experiment: I bought two Sutliff aromatics bulks, one of them being Rum & Mapple. What tobacco my friends, WHAT TOBACCO! Amazing! It is a balanced VaBur, without tongue-biting or any trace of flavoring looks like it was picked from a Virginia plant that was irrigated with rum and cured with Mapple....the burley is full-bodied, with a creamy smoke that fills the mouth -- and makes us think of eating a delicious pancake on a cold morning. A perfect burning for a great cut. Do not demand relights. A GREAT VaBur with a gentle reminder of some aromatic -- perfect. Finally, my search is over: I found my favorite aromatic blend. Note: 4 stars

Pipe Used: Several pipes (Savinelli, Rayatty, Bazzanelli)

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: Any pleasant VaBur.

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Jevverrett Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jevverrett (104)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I bought this as an add-on to a larger bulk order, mostly because of the maple, and style strength suggested.

Mostly ribbon, with some larger, ripped up leaf. The tin note is maple mostly with a whiff of dark rum. It’s not a strong tin note, but it is pleasant and smells tasty. It came a bit wet, which I’m coming to expect from sutliff. It packs well, and takes a few chars to get going. It burns well, with some relights towards the bottom. The flavor is natural, the maple stands out more to me than the rum. The rum is there, as support to keep the sweetness down a tad. The maple is very much maple sugar flavor. The flavor is consistent, in the medium range, the nic is ok, not strong like I figured. The tobacco flavor is not absent, and seems to be good quality for a bulk aromatic. The burley is forward, and a nice nutty, chocolate variety. The Virginia is not very noticeable, and I don’t notice any of the normal lemony or otherwise citrusy tastes associated with it.

This is a well done aromatic blend. It can be a bit overly sweet at moments, but it’s not soggy in the bowl. It definitely gets a high wife approval rating. I like autumn evening, and this reminds me of that. Could be an all day for some, I prefer it while lounging with a coffee or hot cocoa.

Pipe Used: Peterson 408

Age When Smoked: Fresh bulk

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

Similar Blends: C&D autumn evening.

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