Review by kyrob
I had a tin of this sitting around for about a year, so I thought I would finally give it a try. When I opened the tin, it revealed loose, coarse cut tobacco that had brown and black tones with hues reminiscent of chocolate. Even before I could see this blend, I could smell it when I popped the top. All things that can be coated deliciously with maple syrup came to mind. My mind bounced between French toast, pancakes, and maple cured bacon as I took in the scent. The tobacco was slightly moist to the touch as I packed the bowl, and an unlit sip of the pipe tasted of light maple syrup.
As a matter of fact, that is all I got from this blend, a light maple syrup flavor from the charring light to the bottom of the bowl. The finish was long on this blend, and my taste buds felt like I had just eaten French toast and maple syrup for up to an hour after smoking. I actually had the urge to wash my beard, as if it had syrup stuck in the whiskers. This blend did leave a goopy mess in the bottom of a couple of my briars, but overall it generally left clean ash. The room note was a pleasant maple aroma that had toasty undertones.
Overall, I like Autumn Evening. It is a good mild smoke, with a very mild casing that is pleasing to my taste buds. This will not make it into my regular rotation, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at another tin.