Model: 307 Mocha Strips
Tobacco Type: Burley, Virginia, and Turkish
Cut: Cake Cut
Blend Type: Aromatic
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 2 oz. Bag
- 8 oz. Bag
- 16 oz. Bag
- 5 lb. Bag
WOW, This stuff is delicious! This was one of the first "REAL" tobaccos I tried when getting into Pipes and was a bit of a gamble as there are not as many reviews of this Flake compared to many other Sutliff blends. The Flakes are the longest I have seen and are about the length of a ruler (12IN or so) and are easy to rub out or Cube Cut. The Topping is Mocha Coffee with some Chocolate notes. Room Note is fantastic and my Pops always comments when I'm smoking this blend, which is rare for him to like since he quit smoking years ago. This tobacco can bite from time to time so some patients could help but well worth any discomfort. Burns to white ash and will leave some moisture in a bowl but is not as heavily cased as most Sutliff blends. I highly recommend this underdog!
Very mild in the chocolate or mocha. I like it but will revisit that after a year of age.
Haven't smoked any of this batch, it all went into jars in the closet. They smelled amazing and the strips were in great shape!
I don't detect any coffee but fig, plumb and a hint of dark cocoa. The taste matches the smell which is a wonderful surprise compared to many aromatics.
Very few relights if well rubbed out and enjoyable to the end with little risk of tongue bite.
I have yet to explore simply folding the flakes into my pipe but that would make for a very convenient smoke.
I tried this smoke in a Savinelli Billiard. I was a little lazy on rubbing out the strips, but I did let it air dry for about 5 min before packing the pipe... I packed loose, pretty much just a gravity fill. It required a strong flame to get it lit and needed a couple relights, but the flavor was great. It started out with some sweet baked good notes, akin to a chocolate breakfast muffin, and as I worked down the bowl a liquor flavor developed, similar to the flavor of Kahlua or a coffee liquor. It got a little goopy at the very end, but that might be warded off with a little better rubbing out prior to packing and/or a little more drying time prior to smoking. (I jarred this immediately upon arrival so it was still appropriately moist). Couldn't go to a full five stars, but a solid four when factoring this costs less than $2 an ounce. Unbelievable price for a really good smoke, it will definitely be in my rotations.
Very tasty so far. I’ve had several bowls and find it very enjoyable. Folds nicely into the pipe does take a few relights. Goes great with my morning coffee. Sweet but not too sweet, mocha notes, vanilla and honey. I would buy again.
Not many aromatics you find will be as pleasant as this one, but I was blown away at the quality presented here. Perfectly shaped delicious smelling flakes arrive when ordered, the "Mocha" is more of fruity chocolate smell, maybe figgy. When smoking you'll taste exactly what you smell (Which seems to be a rarity in most aromatics) and eventually burn way to a pleasant mild vapur flake. Leaves little to no moisture when dried for a little bit, room note smells great.
I have been reaching for this stuff a lot more than I thought I would, certainly holds a place in my rotation.
Good, very different. First time had a bit of trouble keeping the tobacco lit. Great room not and good taste.
If you know what Mac Baren Vanilla Flake is like, this is very similar. It is another very aromatic and flavored Flake. It is very smooth, mellow and consistent in flavor. It has a very noticeable mix of vanilla, chocolate and maybe slight coffee yet the tobacco flavor comes through. The Burley and Virginia are noticeable and there is a hint of something darker and more robust. It's very balanced of you like an Aromatic Flake tobacco with a topping.