This was an impulse purchase from a local cigar shop, I was obviously in the mood to buy some pipe tobacco. It smelled good in the jar. The ounce I bought was bone dry as I don't imagine they sell much pipe tobacco. I tried it tonight and found it lacking in most respects. It had somewhat of a unique taste that best I can describe was sort of a nutmeg cinnamon taste with sort of the strange aftertaste of a clove cigarette. The was some bite and sort of an an acid taste as well. I imagine if it had been any more most the bite would have been significant.
Just received this on 10/5/12 and smoked in a Barling Block Meerschaum. This burned so hot I could not hold the pipe at one point and wanted to soak my tongue in ice water. Can't comment on the flavor due to my taste buds being scorched. Perhaps I'll mix in a mild black cavendish to see about taming it down and getting some sense of the flavor. Then again, I may not bother.
Nice, basic aromatic. The tin note was excellent, absolutely wonderful. The smoke was hot as pronounced and matched to the tin note, though. While it did not have that same note, it was still a good smoke. Sweet, creamy smoke, standard of Sutliff. Quality, basic smoke.
I smoked this tobacco in an event that we had with Mestre Alfredo Maia. The aroma was good, the tobacco a bit dry, but when I lit it looked very good, did not heat the pipe in any moment, it remained lit, and the taste was very pleasant. For the price it's worth it.
The Butter Pecan blend is part of the Ice Cream Shoppe sampler from P&C. At first light, I got a mild bite. The smoke was smooth, with a kind of buttery taste. For a while, I didn’t get much else, except a slight sweetness. A bit later, I did pick up a mild hint of pecan, but it did not last. The smoke was a little weak on this tobacco. Just to see what would happen, I freight-trained it for some good smoke; but it quickly turned acrid. I slowed it back down, and it went back to normal.
Does burn hot. I had to resort to slow sips out of a small cob. Tasty upon initial light up, flattens there after, leading me to "search" for the flavor with partial inhaling thru the nose while exhaling....well, more like pushing the smoke out of one's mouth... you know what I mean. The butter pecan flavor reappeared with this method.Not a bad puff once I followed the learning curve... but proceed with caution! I will try it cut a bit by blending with a little Lane BCA ... (originally wrote "Virginia"...mistake!... do NOT add another hot-tending tobacco!..... but that's not this review. Guardedly recommended. Update: 30 percent or so BCA added helped squelch the flames, but shouldn't need it. still standing by my guarded recommendation....
It was a give and take tobacco. I enjoyed the aroma but it did not transfer into the smoke. It burned very hot. It was a scorching smoke from start to finish, and every time I smoked a new bowl. The tobacco did not mellow after a year, after drying it out it only burned hotter and began to crackle much more frequently. Despite this problem, I really enjoyed the initial puffs of a new bowl. They had a sweet nutty flavor and it worked well with the burly tobacco and it's natural properties. After the first few puffs it just went bland. Despite this bland flavor, it was at least consistent throughout the whole bowl. It being bland was not necessarily all that terrible. However, when expecting sweet butter pecan, a bland burly flavor is not particularly desired. All in all, not necessarily recommended.
Pipe Used: AKB Block Meerschaum, Aldo Velani
Age When Smoked: 3 days to 1 year
Purchased From: Davidoff of Geneva at the Venetian Hotel and Casino
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