For Sweet English, the folks at C&D start with a traditional American Cavendish base of Virginias, Burleys and black Cavendish, add a dash of Latakia, and finish it with a specially formulated flavor mixture of caramel and vanilla.
The first few bowls I liked it, but after smoking my trial ounce I was not a fan. I has a strange sweet cream smell to me and only a slight bit of the good smokey incense of a good English blend. This is a confused blend in my book. Won't buy agai... Read Moren. Read Less
Was looking for something a sweet and smoky. This was a little thin on both counts. Overall it was lacking on both aspects IMHO. I'll stick to my custom blend of Sutliff Black Cordial and Dunhill Apertif.
I bought a few ounces of this blend on spec during the recent C&D Bulk sale. Wasn't sure what to expect from it, and when it arrived, I feared I may have chosen poorly as the caramel tin note was rather forward of the tobacco scents. However, all... Read More such concerns vanished with the first light. Sweet English is a nicely balance, though mild, American English blend. There is just enough Latakia in there to add a taste of wood smoke, and the caramel/vanilla topping is a soft whisper instead of the raging bellow popular with most aromatic tobaccos.
Think Squadron Leader with a touch of round sweetness and you'll get the idea.
Pleasant room note and lights/burns well. No bite either.
Could be an all-day Summer or indoor smoke, though I suspect it won't stand up as well cold weather.
Rated 4 stars. With a bit more Latakia, this could be a 5-star blend for me. Read Less
Pouch note of vanilla.
This tobacco is a bit strong.The tobacco taste is not strong but as an aromatic fan, it is a bit stronger than I expected.
Room note is strong with vanilla in the background.
No bite.Burns a bit faster than usual.
This tobacco ... Read Morecan be smoked by both aro and non aro fans,as to me,it is somewhere in between. Read Less
Upon returning to the pipe after some years, I've been building a rotation. (Something I never had when i just bought whatever.) This stuff is excellent and will be a constant companion, married to a nice Peterson Canadian. The ceremony was performed... Read More under last Friday's harvest moon. Read Less
It's sweet alright, maybe too sweet, I can't decide. After smoking a few ounces, I liked it. It's different, but not in a bad way.
The aroma was off putting at first, reminded me of maple syrup. But the smoke was quite enjoyable. I'd say worth tryi... Read Moreng. Read Less
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