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Flavor  rated 3/5   Recommend It?  rated 3/5   Room Note  rated 4/5   Tin Aroma  rated 3/5  
Brand: H. Sutliff
Blender: Altadis
Tin Description: Rich burley tobaccos, blended to the original, time-honored formula of the Sutliff's of California, maintains the tradition of this perennial favorite. A topping of natural vanilla flavoring gives this basic pipe tobacco blend a soft, sweet aroma to enhance its already mild, biteless, round taste.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Sun Cured
Contents: Burley
Flavoring: Vanilla
Cut: Coarse Cut
Packaging: 1.5oz pouch

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# 25/1/2011 User rated 1/5
Review by smokey 422

Terrible tobacco

This is by far the worst tobacco I've ever smoked! My first experience with M79 was over forty years ago and I couldn't stand it then. Then a few years ago, Altadis sent me a large free sampler of tobacco and tucked inside was a pouch of M79. Against my better instincts, I got out an old cob and filled it. Five puffs in I dumped the bowl and the cob into the trash. It is said that Hugh Hefner and Frank Sinatra both smoked this blend. Hugh has had scads of beautiful women, as has Sinatra, but they had strange tastes in pipe tobacco. Can I give it zero stars?

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Tin Aroma -  rated 1/5
Flavor -  rated 1/5
Recommend It? -  rated 1/5
Room Note -  rated 2/5
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# 9/3/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by Lt Col Smokes

An Old Fashioned Classic

This is an old fashioned aromatic that is flavored with an anise liquor.  The tin description states:  "Steeped in tradition for over 70 years, Mixture 79 remains one of the finest pipe tobaccos ever produced.  A mild and aromatic blend of all Burley tobaccos uniquely cased and cut in the traditional method.  Discerning pipe smokers have made this a favorite for decades."   It is similar to Lakeland blends.   It seems that this blend inspires love or hate.  I enjoy it with coffee. The room note is similar to perfume. 

User Rating
Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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# 19/5/2013 User rated 4/5
Review by Yohanan

Mixture No.79

Being interested in old name blends, plus all the bad reviews I have read about this particular blend, sparked my interest in giving Mixture No.79 a try.

I purchased a fresh 2 oz. sample from 4noggins and recieved it quickly through the mail. The tobacco was dark brown in color with just a few flecks of light brown mixed in. I could smell licorice and other components that I could not discern. All in all, the sample smelled very good to me.

I loaded up a MM 5th Ave that had been broken in, and used the 3 step method after I let the tobacco dry for about 30 minutes, it was a little to moist at the time.

The first light gave me a soapy floral flavor that was not overpowering, but was quite unusual for me. The final light gave me the same soapy floral flavor, and I continued to smoke.

The soapy floral flavor that I taste is not overpowering and I find quite enjoyable, the flavor is not harsh or bitter, but smooth and light. I find it to almost disappear after the 1st quarter bowl is smoked, other flavors that become pronounced, is the burley which has a slight tangy taste to it, with a slight sweetness throughout the smoke, the finish is almost like a root beer/ Dr.Pepper taste. As for myself, I enjoyed this blend and did not find it horrible whatsoever.

User Rating
Tin Aroma -  rated 4/5
Flavor -  rated 4/5
Recommend It? -  rated 4/5
Room Note -  rated 4/5
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