Sutliff’s Count Polaski is a complex blend of four distinct sub-blends. The leaf content is a mixture of burley shag, burley plug, burley cube, Carolina flake, Virginia and Latakia. Named after Polish, Count Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary war hero known as the ‘Father of the American Calvary’
How Packaged: Bulk
Tobacco Used: Burley, Latakia, Virginia
Casing/Topping: Anisette, Rum
Cut: Coarse Cut
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/01/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe
Price Point: $3.00/oz
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Smoked meat. Rum. Plum.
Visual: Fairly large flakes of tobacco leaf. Lots of dark and light colored leaf.
Smoking Experience: Burns very hot, but also very well. It starts out fairly flat, but the flavors do rise up. There is a lot of nuttiness from the burley and a fair amount of hay notes. The Virginia eventually starts to kick in with some nice sweet notes. And I can detect slight hints of the rum casing. Towards the end I got a little gurgle as well, but it wasn’t horrible.
Tobacco Strength: Mild-Medium
Room Note: Pleasant
Conclusion: Nothing great to me. Probably be a great option first smoke of the day because of how mild it is. Flavors were there and not bad, just a bit on the mild side. Not a bad tobacco, but there is so much more I would rather smoke.
Rating: 2 Stars AKA "Only when it is Free" - Would smoke a bowl if it was free and had nothing else