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Sutliff Signature Series Pipe Force First Sergeant Deckard Episode IV Pipe Tobacco

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 A light, Oriental-focused English mixture accentuated with two novel, stoved tobaccos—Rustica and Katerini. The Orientals are musky and herbal, bringing much of the flavor alongside Red Virginia tang and wood as well as spice from the Stoved Katerini. The Stoved Rustica offers a stout body and peppery sensation, harmonizing with a light Latakia smokiness.

Stoved—or Cavendish—tobaccos are often thought of as the vehicle for top flavoring. Though this is certainly a fine attribute, the wonderful characteristics imparted from the stoving process can easily be overlooked.

Pipe Force illustrates just that with the stoving of two varietals for the first time, Rustica and Katerini. Pipe Force, a series that celebrates pipe smoking by showing innovation isn’t a thing of the past, there are still frontiers to explore.


Brand: Sutliff

Model: Pipe Force - First Sergeant Deckard Episode IV

Tobacco Type: Virginia, Latakia, Oriental, Stoved Katerini and Stoved Rustica 

Cut: Plug

Blend Type: English

Strength: 3 of 5

Taste: Medium

Room Note: Tolerable

Flavoring: None

Amount: 1.50 oz.

Country: USA

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3 Reviews

  • 3
    Pipe Force First Sergeant

    Posted by Rick on 7th Sep 2023

    I wasn’t impressed with this one. It was just ok to me, probably won’t buy again.

  • 4
    Really nice english

    Posted by Sterling Moody on 20th Jul 2023

    Personally, I wouldn't describe it as "light" or "mild" but instead I'd call it "mellowed". Plenty of flavor that's well balanced. I tend to prefer VA blends, but all in all, a really tasty english. Try using the breathe technique and you can really pick up a lot of nuanced flavors. Breaks up easily and burns really well. Definitely recommend picking up a couple tins.

  • 5
    Pipe Force Episode IV

    Posted by Dave Ellsworth aka Dave da Dragon on 12th Jul 2023

    I may have a touch of Jedi in me, though I more closely resemble Jaba the Hutt to be honest, but I am glad the Master Per has been using his abilities to build up the Pipe Force! This first invasion is a tough but delicious alien nut to crack as it has two different sorts of Orientals as the advance guards in what is overall a very delicious light English. The borderline between which is giving what qualities to the smoke is as vague as a Jedi riddle. The one Oriental offers smoky mustiness, herbs, wood, floral, sour, spice and that light buttery sweet flavor. The other oriental is a new variation on Katerina, stoved, which changes some of its qualities while offering some more of earthy essence, herbs, incense, and a sweetness that has some darker fruity notes and a smooth creamy nature that you can feel in your mouth. The next surprise is the transformation of Rustica in some hot alien environment causing it to be stoved. It’s brings along more spice, herbs, dark bread, some cigar, sour, and a tart almost marmalade note and another layer of sweetness. Right in amongst the Rustica and Katerini is the red Virgina with its dark fruit tang, more bread and wood, a touch of vinegar and citrus tang and of course some sugary sweetness. The Cyprian Latakia is laying back and covering the flank but adding it’s support with smoky, earthy, musty, floral delicate spice it’s known for. As I said the lines between which leaf is adding what is a bit blurry to my palate but the end result is superb and unique. It’s in the familiar crumble cake form which is easily transformed to a very smokable from with just a little rubbing out. It’s a tad moist but I smoked it basically as is from the tin. Once you get it evenly lit, it may require a few extra blasts from your blaster (lighter) along the path, you will be greeted with relatively consistent enjoyable smoke. Rich and deep and mellow with a lot of subtle nuanced complexity including stewed fruit that varies from darker fruits to tangy and sweet, a savory smoky herbal spicy essence with a full smooth satisfying mouth feel. It’s not going to bite nor burn hot and it’s smooth. Strength wise it’s medium to a notch above, taste is a bit further along and thanks to the mix and the stoving of the Rustica the nic-hit is medium. As always a room note is tough for me as I usually smoke on my own but I would say tolerable or a tad better. It’s not quite an all day ally, but close, but I assure you when you are enjoying a bowl the force will be with you at five out of five stars levels! Dave da Dragon