Cubed burley smoking mixture. Made in the USA.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeBurley Based
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
Packaging14 ounce tub
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2979)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A typical American over the counter burley based blend that's been around since the 1930s. The burleys have a touch of cocoa, some molasses, wood, bread and earth and fair amount of nuttiness with a touch of coumarin replacing the deer tongue that was once used, which provides a light spice note. The topping is a mild pineapple which adds a little sweetness and tang. I also get a very light hit of lemon and citrus. The burleys are cubed, crushed plug, and small diced flake cut which make for a even, cool burn with a very consistent flavor, requiring few relights. Leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. Won't bite or get harsh, and barely has any rough edges. The strength and nic-hit are a step past the mild mark, The taste is a step short of the center of mild to medium. Has a short lived, pleasant after taste, and room note. A fairly easy going all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


17 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (393)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I have intended to try this for a while. A friend sent me a generous sample, and it has been good to smoke through it.

The tobacco itself is a mixed bag. There are ribbons, cubelike chunks, and flakes. There is a whiff of fruit in the "tin note." Mine came at what I consider a very good moisture level.

The smoking experience was very enjoyable for me. It smokes like a mild toasted burley with a little citrus topping. It is not especially sweet, and it has a simple tobacco flavor. I can believe that this would make an excellent "all-day" smoke.

This one is easy to recommend, but it does not have much wow factor. I liked it.

8 people found this review helpful.

Corncob3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Corncob3 (77)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

I was recently looking for that "blend that nobody seems to smoke". I received a cannister of this in the mail (along with a few other goodies) about two days ago. I was pleasantly suprised. Alas, I had found that blend. A mixture of thick coarse cut- blonde and cherry wood in color. The tin aroma's: a cross between cherry, cocoa and citrus- subtle and inviting. The blend is earthy and robust in flavor (not in the aromatic sense but in the body of the smoke). I'm reminded of green pastures, old-fashioned coffee breaks, relaxing in one's favorite armchair or tinkering on a project in the workshop (in my case that's fleshing out my next literary idea and working on music theory). Upon first light, you are hit with a soil-like richness which is slightly tangy. It funnels into hints of hazelnut, lemon and mild black coffee while maintaining the right amount of sweetness. This blend seems to be another "sleeper" type of tobacco. A quiet reminder of days gone by, which it does in a straightforward way- nature's way. If Sutliff is looking for a slogan for this little pipe smoking treasure, it should be Heine's Blend: The Honest Smoke. I give it three and half stars. This coming from a guy, who loves exploring the aromatic side of things.

5 people found this review helpful.

BurleyTwirp Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BurleyTwirp (11)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This blend is criminally obscure. You are missing out if you haven't tried it. Lightly aromatic w/ a very pleasant room note. A VERY high amount of crystallization in the cubed cut pieces. I've never heard of a "drug store blend" aging with such grace. Looking at the tobacco in the tub, I can just as easily picture it inside of a Cornell & Diehl or G.L. Pease can. Everyone has their favorite old-time codger blend, but Heine's is the highest quality I've ever seen in that category.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: 1-2 years

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

Similar Blends: None currently produced. Mixture 79 in cut..

3 people found this review helpful.

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

After a month with Heine's I have to upgrade my rating to three stars. Once dried Heine's burns much easier and releases its nutty burley flavors. When I first received it I could not coax out anything but steam and it was bland but much like a Virginia flake a week with the tub cracked and allowed to breathe made Heine's a totally different animal and gained a star. A great value for a tub, an all day blend, tasty but not 4 star material, really somewhere in between 2 and three stars

Wow totally not what I was expecting.... I truly thought Heine's Blend was going to be a Sir Walter Raleigh type cube / rough cut burley with a Cocoa type topping but upon opening I was greeted with a very subdued citrus aroma. The tobacco is comprised of soft chunks of light and dark burley with very bright yellow fish food Virginia flakes but very soft bits. I was sent a tub directly from Sutliff as I know a gentleman that works there and he sent me a fresh sample. My 14 ounce tub was recently made so I know this is the current offering. I appreciate the fact that HB is not goopy or overly topped and yet by itself HB does not have much flavor which is an extremely mild OTC Burley Mixture. Certainly nothing exciting but not terrible, just bland...

Pipe Used: cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

3 people found this review helpful.

Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (192)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Random pieces of mostly lighter color. Aroma is faintly licorice, but not really sweet. Tastes like a more natural version of Mixture 79, which is an improvement. Not bad, but not good enough to come back to.

3 people found this review helpful.

Grayskwerl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grayskwerl (8)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Would like to meet Mr. Heine and shake his hand. A great example of 'simpler is better'. A 'codger' burley of the highest order. It is easy to confuse mild, subtle, and nuanced with bland, changing sometimes with mood or expectations. This is not an over-the-top flavor bomb, but neither should it be, and I really like what flavor there is. Room note is very nice (I'm partial to that old-time burley aroma). I was a little apprehensive about committing to a whole tub of Heine's, but I am now glad I did. The tin aroma is amazing, one of my favorites. Topping (what little I detect) is perfect, just a condiment. This is easily an all-day smoke. Aftertaste is very nice. Like many an American-style-burley, really good with a cup of coffee (or tea). Easy to light and keep lit. No bite. Good for both puttering or relaxing. Great, solid, mild, chocolate, molasses, nutty, dark fruit, tiny spice and citrus. I expect the tub will get even better with a bit of airing and time. 3.5 stars. Contentment. Recommended.

Pipe Used: cob, briar

Age When Smoked: new

2 people found this review helpful.

DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (217)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Sent to me by a friend, I found this to be a gentle and mild burley forward mixture that's easy to smoke and smells pleasant in the room. Sometimes that's all I want and personally I enjoy mixtures like this.

The tobacco flavor is light and so is the sweetness. There's a topping but I would categorize it as discreet. I mostly taste a hint of honey and a very subtle bright citrus and sharp fruit flavor. There's no bite but Heine's Blend smokes spicier and a bit tangy if puffed too hard. It also needs some dry time but not too much.

Altogether this is a good & reasonably priced, mild old school tub-mixture.

Pipe Used: Cob

2 people found this review helpful.

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

I had been wanting to try this as I am a fan of the old school Burley blends.

This is what I would call a crushed plug rather than a cube cut. There are some chunks, short ribbons, and small flakes.

It smells faintly of figs, with just a touch of molasses.

It loaded easily, and as it was a tad moist, I thought I would have a little trouble getting it going. I was wrong.

It burned a little hot for me at first, but never bit my tongue. It produced thick, creamy plumes of blue smoke, perfect for smoke rings.

The trick to this stuff is to let it dry. When it is fresh, the flavors are watery and muted. After a good airing out, it tastes of hazelnuts and black walnut. It's delightful with a cup of coffee or hot tea.

The room note is very mild and inoffensive, but not something that would please folks who don't generally like tobacco.

It burned clean and dry to a salt and pepper ash.

Its only real fault is that it is very plain. But sometimes that is what I want.

I ordered my can from the fine folks at pipesandcigars.com, who along with excellent customer service, produce some fine blends of their own.

May your troubles end in smoke...

2 people found this review helpful.

HunterTRW Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HunterTRW (6)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Heine's Blend has been on my tobacco radar for years, but is one that I did not try until today. Now I am sorry that I waited so long.

This blend is described above as having a "cube cut" and so I expected to see something akin to Cornell & Diehl's Crooner (No. 104) when I opened the sturdy 14 oz. plastic container. Instead, I was greeted by a mostly dark, gently fragrant, chunky tobacco that has more of what I would describe as a "rough cut."

It was moist, but did not leave my fingers sticky when I pinched some between them. Its aroma in the container seemed almost subtle, really noticable only when I placed my nose a few inches above it. To me the smell was reminiscent of Fig Newton cookies.

Like most aromatic tobaccos this one would benefit from some drying, as initially I had a hard time keeping it lit after loading my pipe (a small briar billard that I use for testing new tobaccos) directly from the container. However, having said that, I was pleased by the fact that there was no "gurgle" in my initial bowl. Further, a pipe-cleaner applied after I dumped the dark gray ash (with almost no dottle) showed a surprisingly small amount of tar.

The smoke was blue-white and creamy, and try as I might I could not induce this blend to bite. Its taste was lightly sweet and pleasant, and left no coating on my tongue. The room note was comforting: slightly spicy, warm, and inviting.

This is a very pleasant easy-to-smoke blend that helped me to recall why I became a pipe-smoker in the first place, and I recommend it.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30116)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Divide the smoked this blend in two parts. The first just turned on the smoke sends a bitter taste, so for the first quarter, then there is quite smooth and without any great excitement in taste, some slight hint of hazelnut but nothing more. I would say modest, and I do not buy more.

2 people found this review helpful.

BostonPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BostonPipe (84)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I remember my Dad buying this blend in the late 60's. This was his everyday turn to. You know, the kind of tobacco that you grab when you just need to get a bowl going to do yardwork or putter around the house. Since the publication of recent articles on the "Old Time" tobacco blends it seems that many of us are reaquainting ourselves with our pipesmoking roots. This one of the first blends that I smoked when I began to pickup my Dad's pipes to try. It reminds me of LJ Peretti's BPC which is a Burley Plug type of tobacco. Nothing Great here, just a Burley Plug, slightly nutty, a tinge sweet. Good for a change of pace, nothing more, nothing less. Burns clean, a puttering around the house mindlessly smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

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

At first glance I was not impressed with this blend but I realize it does have something going for it as a Burley contender even against more premiums burley tobaccos. The tobacco smelled almost a bit mossy or earthy along with a typical straight forward cased burley tobacco. It's thick chunks of pliable broken dark brown cake along with some lighter beige leaf which maybe just white burley or some inept virgina flakes which it could probably do without. There is a particular slight sweetness in the aroma that may be trying to mimic coumarin but lags behind. The flavor has that singular woody quality which is not my favorite but is found in other Burley tobaccos like Sutliff's Edgeworth match and in the more premium Mac Baren HH Burley Flake. Given a choice, I'm not sure I would prefer this over the Edgeworth match but I would over Mac Baren Burley Flake so, it's a viable alternative for those who like those blends. Probably better than any other similar traditional domestic burley sold in a tub.

Similar Blends: Sutliff match for Edgeworth, Mac Baren HH Burley Flake.

1 person found this review helpful.

dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (182)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Codger burley at its finest. Multiple cuts in this blend. Fruity, deer younger flavor which does not mask or cloy the nutty sweet burley flavor. Can’t say much that hasn’t been said about this fine Blend. Been around for decades and still going strong. Solid everyday , all day smoke for many. Solid 3 here on the creek!

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