Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Sutliff English Oriental (#400341) Pipe Tobacco in Review

Sutliff English Oriental (#400341) Pipe Tobacco in Review

CATEGORY: American English
BLEND: Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia

BLENDER: Carl McAllister
MANUFACTURER: Sutliff Tobacco Co.

CUT: Ribbon
PIPE: Old German Clay no. 3
INTENSITY: Medium/Medium-full

Black & White pepper | Citrus | Earth/Vegetal

The Perique condiment of this bulk offering really serves to distinguish the spicy-side of the also-sweet Orientals via peppercorns. Sweetness-side is bolstered by nicely bright lemony VA. Burley chugs it all along nutty toastily-so and Latakia endows just 'nuff character as we travel. (There is something herky-jerky about the delivery that isn't as neat as just described.)

There are some bumps in the road, some edges. The profile steps on its own toes here and there as the Oriental/Turkish focus is hard to track, and I'm even uncertain as to its meaning to be the focus of said tracking--it's simply the lone consistent-constant. Sometimes this smokes a bit like a drunken bawdy tune yelled off-key into a pillow. But hey, we've all been there.

And it ain't bad, just (muffled)loud. Smokes, rather burns, rather evenly and leaves fine dense dark ash. Although a goodly amount of such. Smoke out-put is uneven and clingy, leaving a long-delible (shy of indelible) spicy-dusty cluttered room-note. What one might expect when a cacophony dies down. In the end, perhaps the blend tries a bit hard and loses sight of its goal, but there are some interesting side-quests.

A somewhat squirrelly and somehow fun smoke.


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79

::: very :::