I had been smoking Virginia/Perique flakes about 80% of the time for the last eight months or so before I discovered this tobacco. I love it...the change to something with a more basic pH gave me a bit of tongue bite, most likely because I j... Read Moreust couldn't stop smoking this from the moment I got it. I read a few forum reviews, and several guys recommended drying time for this blend. I dried it in a glass jar with the heat lamp from a wax incense burner inserted in the mouth, for about an hour, stirring the tobacco around about every 15-20 minutes to ensure even drying. When dried to the point that it feels almost too dry, as described in the reviews, it changed...and I mean unbelievably! It is now completely bite free, even smoother, and the aroma opened up to an absolutely mouth watering degree. This is without doubt one of my absolute favorites...I will most certainly be reordering this regularly and in a much larger quantity...I could almost smoke this and only this and be completely happy...and this coming from a man with over forty blends in the cellar at any given time! I would upgrade this to six stars if I could.
This tobacco is CLEAN. Really a no brainer if you like burley. My daily morning, and often all day smoke, is a 50/50 blend of Prince Albert and Carter Hall...been so for 28 years...nothing pairs better with a hot mug of coffee in the morning. Well, I can't wait until tomorrow morning. I bought a pound of this ERR match based solely on reviews, most stating how accurate of a match it was. I am an old codger at heart, I guess...so I took the plunge...and WOW...this is just plain good. Simple, couldn't be easier to pack, even burning, smooth as can be, and just plain satisfying. Great aroma...this just checks all the boxes. Unpretentious. A trip back in time, if you will...that aroma that made me fall in love with pipe smoking to begin with...this is a timeless tobacco.
It's not complex...but more important than that...it is just...comforting.
And at 2/3 the cost per pound compared to my daily standby...well...I have a feeling my morning cup of Joe may finally see a two tobacco rotation...if this doesn't end up taking its place.
They say leopards don't change their spots.
This tobacco just made me into a damn zebra. Read Less
I'm not a fan of most Burleys, so please take that into consideration. The casings and aromatic qualities are what really make me like this blend. I don't smoke aromatics regularly but this makes me come around more frequently than I used to. The ... Read Moresmoke is sweet and smooth, not drying but not mouth filling or cloying. A nice balance. Some marshmallow and chocolate notes, but overall a nutty and earthy smoke with a kiss of sweetness and aromatic quality to help make this a yard work/tooting around with family in the canoe blend. I don't know if this honestly match's to ERR, but if this is what it did taste like, I can understand the nostalgia and wish to have it back. Worth a purchase! Read Less
I always liked simple taste, so I fell in love with this tobacco. Freshly baked bread and cocoa aroma are certainly consistent. Simple and slightly sweet. I enjoy this tobacco with coffee. I recommend you if you are a fan of Burley flavor. /// Life... Read More is too short to try all pipe tobacco. Recently I was mainly enjoying C & D blends ... and I was tired of rotation. So I decided to try "Ready Rubbed" again. Impression is better than after purchase. I will buy more! Read Less
I received 4 oz. of this, this morning and had a bowl. I then had a bowl of Lane's version. I think the Sutliff version is smoother. I get a little bite from LRR. This is a good blend to relax with and not think about. It was a one light, tamp and e... Read Morenjoy. Read Less
I did not think I'd like burley so much so far. Thanks to him I started exploring burley-based tobacco. It smokes very easily, tastes good. I do not know how much like the original but I really like it!
Forget whether or not this is your 1970's Edgeworth... Ready Rubbed is a cool smoking, oat like, cocoa /molasses delicious blend of cubed burley. Dry it out until you think its dry enough, then dry it out another hour or two. The key to flavor and ea... Read Moresy burn is to dry it until you think its going to turn to dust, it wont, until you do this it will be flavorless and hard to keep lit. Read Less
Not long ago Lane Limited re-introduced the world to Ready Rubbed, a blend that is meant to be a replacement for the long gone Edgeworth Ready Rubbed blend. While that blend is a nice smooth, all day sort of soft Burley any fan can enjoy, it didn't b... Read Morelow me away the way this Sutliff's MATCH blend has. I'm not comparing either to the original Edgeworth as I haven't had it yet. But, of the two blends meant to be at least a tribute to Edgeworth's, Sutliff's version is the more formidable of the two. For starters, it is a different cut made up of little nuggets of flavor, similar to a chunky-cut flake that's been rough-cubed. The impression I get is a hearty and nutty Burley that even without the flavoring would still be enjoyable, but it is the flavoring where this match soars above Lane's version. The famous Edgeworth taste is a sort cocoa flavoring with a hint of brown sugar or molasses and perhaps a touch of anisette. If you are familiar with Sir Walter Raleigh original (which I also love), it is playing in the same ballpark on a different team. When I tried the Lane Limited Ready Rubbed, I liked it, in fact it was one of the first Burley blends I liked in my attempts to expand my palate. As I grew to enjoy other Burleys, like Solani's Aged Burley Flake for example, Lane's Ready Rubbed seemed lacking. Enter Sutliff as the remedy. This is both flavorful and pure slow-burning enjoyment. Sutliff has sourced Burley that seems to have a bit more nicotine oomph too. It is slightly harder to get lit, but once it's going, it lasts. The flavoring is most evident at the beginning, fading slowly through the bowl, but rather than die out leaving you with a bland, dull tasting tobacco, it becomes a nice Walnut sort of flavor that remains pleasant as you finish. As rule, I'm less inclined to enjoy an aeromatic that loses flavor quickly, but I don't consider this an aeromatic. “Does it have a flavoring?” Yes, but lots of non-aeromatics do. This is squarely in the Burley-based category and should be considered such. The flavor change is part of the journey, and one I'm happy to return to again and again. Enjoy. Read Less
This didn't seem to be as aromatic as advertised, but still tasted pretty good. A pleasant, if barely noticeable room note accompanies a light chocolate taste. Easy to pack, but it needs a little dry time. I bought 4 oz of it and will probably be ... Read Moresitting on it for a while, as I've found other blends that I enjoy more. I will probably revisit it some time in the future. Read Less
... albeit way more aromatic than I remember Edgeworth's having been and not that I especially liked Edgeworth much in the first place. Of the two copies on sale, this is the better. It's also cube cut, which the other is not. For further informat... Read Moreion, check my Lane Limited Ready Rubbed review of this date. Read Less
After smoking a bit of this I imagine buying this at an herbal store under the listing Tobacco (smoking)
it seems to leave a real heady room note after some time
I like to smoke this when im done with aromatic flavors
My dad smoked the original back in the 50s and 60s and when I started smoking a pipe in the late 1970s, I naturally gravitated to what my dad smoked. I remember the original being a bit more robust, but then again it's been a long time since I smoked... Read More the original. But the sutliff product is damn close in flavor profile and strength. It is a straight forward honest burly with just a light old school topping that brings out the nuttiness of the burly while adding a little bit of molasses to the flavor. The cube cut of the sutliff product is similar to the original as well. Although the moisture content is slightly higher than the original, I have no trouble keeping it lit and if you take your time, there is no tongue bite. All in all, this is a great smoke and I recommend it to all burly fans. Read Less
I’ve been cellaring this blend for about 6 months and just came around to smoking it. It was very dry when it came in the mail, and it was still dry coming out of the jar. For me, it was very sour and didn’t have the same coca/bread aroma/taste like ... Read Moreevery one else was experiencing. The room note wasn’t that great and honestly deterred my coworkers. I ended up dumping it half-way through the bowl because of the such sour taste. When I went to dump it, it was very goopy in the bowl and just stuck together. Just not a fan. Sigh...it was 2oz that I tried. I guess I’ll be sending samples of it to others when I sell or trade some pipes. Read Less
Bought 2oz of this ERR Match blend to give it a try. I've never smoked the original Edgeworth, so have nothing to compare it to in that regard, but I've smoked enough to know that this failed to impress.
My order arrived very wet - after several at... Read Moretempts at air drying, I spread the lot on a cookie sheet and baked in a low oven for 20 minutes to purge the excess moisture. A few days in a jar gave the tobacco time to find its new balance.
Nice tin note of honey, oats and graham crackers, but the flavour is very mild and one-dimensional. Carter Hall has more flavour than this blend. I may try adding a bit of CH to the ErR Match just to wake it up a bit. Otherwise, the remainder of my order will sit on the shelf for a long time....
If you're a fan of very mild codger blends, ERR Match may just be your thing; if you prefer blends with fuller, richer flavours, look elsewhere. Read Less
This run of the mill chocolate flavored tobacco bears absolutely no resemblance to the Edgeworth that I smoked 40 years ago. Edgeworth was never this highly top-noted and was dominated by pure tobacco flavors.
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