Sutliff - SPS 2000 - Sunset Rum
Thank you Sutliff
Sutliff blends are starting to dominate my cellar and my rotations. This one isn't daily for me, but it is one I revisit frequently. Cool smoke, typically one light, and flavorful to the end. I prefer this after dark, on the weekend, in good company.
Sutliff - Creme Brulee
Sutliff just gets it
When you've found a great tobacco, you just know it. I picked this up for Blend Club and it surpassed my expectations. After 2 years of smoking Aromatics, this is one probably my favorite. As with other Sutliff blends I have tried, the flavor is strong, wonderful, and is present for the entire smoke. About an hour of this and I had no bite, one relight if you count the char light, could definitely taste a little caramel, honey- vanilla, and the burley. Burned to a nice ash. For me, the blend is unique and has a permanent spot in the cellar.
Sutliff - Z92 Vanilla Custard
There is a myriad of vanilla aromatics. This one is, without question, my favorite. Taste and room note are consistant and stay with you well after you finished the bowl. If you're looking for a supreme vanilla, here it is. My family also prefers I smoke this over anything else.
Lane Limited - 1-Q
A good place to start. Boring for experienced smokers.
Fine taste, no bite, cool, steady smoker. I'll say this, if you're new to pipe smoking or new to aromatics, this is a great place to start. I personally enjoy this while working, not a whole lot to focus on, just a pleasant smoke. Also, nobody can dislike the room note.
Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
Like a warm stack of pancakes!
I wasn't too fond of it at first. After giving it some shelf time, I now enjoy this blend quite a bit with my Lorenzo 740. There's a nice Vanilla Maple sweetness for the whole bowl and I get some Virginia and a little spice on and off. I'll be ordering more. Glad I revisited this.
Cornell & Diehl - Green River Vanilla
One Aro to rule them all
A fine tobacco indeed. Great taste and room note for the entire bowl. No bite, smooth smoke. Wife loves it as well. Moist, so let it dry out a bit before you load your pipe. New favorite.
McClelland - VBC - Vanilla Black Cavendish
A slow toasty smoke
No bite, thick cool smoke, little effort to light, and burns nicely leaving a fine ash in the bottom of the bowl. Smoke it slow. For me, the hint of vanilla came and went throughout, but there was an ever present toastiness that I really enjoyed. It's good, but not exactly what I was looking for. I wish it tasted a little more like it smells. I'll be revisiting Mr. VBC later for sure. To echo some other reviews, it would probably be fun to blend with something else.