Sutliff Charlemagne is an aromatic rum cased pipe tobacco. It is sold in many locations on the internet. You can purchase it in 1.5 ounce cans which have a plastic lid.
Here we go. My first pipe tobacco review!
Brand: Sutliff Private Stock
Package: 1.5 OZ Can
Tobacco Used: Black Cavendish, Burley, and Virginia
Bowls Smoked: Three
Date Purchased: Christmas 2014
Pipe(s) Used: New $20 Briar from Pipes and Cigars
Price Point: $6.10 per container
Purchased: In a Pipes & Cigars Sampler from my Father-in-Law
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Tin Note: Pleasant. I picked up notes of vanilla, sweet rum, and a maple syrup-like flavor. The flavors in the tin note were complex and brought more to the table than a single flavor. I did notice these flavors mellowed a bit after I had the tin open for several days.
Tobacco Strength: Tobacco is very mild.
Room Note: I have smoked a few aromatics so far and this has a very enjoyable room note. It hangs in the air for several hours and I would compare it to maple syrup.
Flavors: I found the Charlemagne casing of rum to come through the smoke quite well compared to other aromatics I have smoked. The Charlemagne has notes of sweetness and rum. Beyond this, I found myself enjoying the room note more than the tobacco itself.
Conclusion: This is an interesting pipe tobacco. Of the aromatics I have smoked, the casing seemed very thin and didn’t come across while smoking, but the Charlemagne did come through to some degree. I wouldn’t say the casing was overpowering but it was definitely more pleasant in the room note compared to the smoking experience.
Rating: I don’t see myself buying another tin of this. There is just not enough strength to make this worthwhile for me.