A pure black Cavendish flavored with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, Suttlif's Black Spice provides a cool, easy smoke with a room-note and flavor that's a bit off the beaten path from the usual fruit-centric aromas, but every bit as pleasing.
First off, I like all-cavendish tobaccos, so please keep that in mind when you read my comments. This is my #1 favorite all-cavendish tobacco - with Black Vanilla and Captain Black dark coming in second and third.
This smokes quite well overall, al... Read Morethough it can be a bit moist right out of the bag. I tend to allow it to dry a bit before enjoying and that helps with both flavor and relaxation. It dries faster than Captain Black, and smokes well even when quite dry. Also, it will stay lit on the charring light for me almost every time, and not require a lot of work to keep it lit.
I have to really push this to get it to bite, unless it is too moist, but even then it takes some effort. The flavor is very nice, not at all artificial like Captain Black can sometimes be, and is richer and more complex that many other all-black cavendish tobaccos. The room note is amazing too, you're highly unlikely to hear a complain out of even the most hard-core anti-smoker with this.
This is currently my everyday tobacco choice, and I've found that each order gets larger and larger in weight. Read Less
I don’t get the promised spice notes, but I do get a soft vanilla or maybe even superbly hidden cherry, with distant spice of some sort. It’s a bit moist but not damp or wet. The aroma is lovely, the taste is nice, the bite is non existent. This is a... Read More nice old reliable standby Black cavendish. While fine by itself, I’ve successfully blended it with other components to form some really nice and satisfying aromatics (straight red/gold Virginias, or a dash of Perique or Burly). I suspect it would make an interesting condiment added to a crossover English blend, but it’s sweet softness night take away from the attempt if not sparing enough.
EDIT: upon further smoking, I there is definitely some cherry present which I usually don’t like. This is superbly mild and I have to be in the mood for it specifically, and it then fits the bill perfectly! Adding a star. Read Less
I lean heavily toward English Blends, but at the end of the evening I want something that smells nice. Black Spice feels that niche nicely. Black Cavendish is my favorite in that regard. The blend is something of a fall scent to me. It is reminisc... Read Moreent of mulled wine or apple cider without a fruit taste to it. The room note is sure to catch people's attention. The tin note is exquisite. This is an all-around great aromatic. Read Less
Most aros are either over the top are lacking, this one is a good balance. The tin note was very good, dry it some before packing. It did burn hot for me, may cut it some with some CH to cool it down a bit. Flavor was nice and smooth, did get some... Read More bite at the end. Good room. Read Less
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