Great Outdoors by the Sutliff Tobacco Company. Though this was not my favorite
blend of tobacco at first, but smoking through a tin it quickly began to grow on me.
The tin note to me was Licorice, Anise, and a Birch Beer soda.
At first the flavor was a bit much in the mouth, but soon recedes as you reach mid-point
of the bowl.
To me this is a true aromatic, because of the Birch Beer topping that is present
all through the smoke, with no sign of the leaf varietal base flavors. I can not comment on the Room Note, but the side stream smoke
is pleasant. Not goopy like some sweet candied flavored tobacco, but dry and ready to smoke
right out of the tin. I either suspect that this blend mellows after a few days opened or
I got acclimated to the flavor. Whatever the case, I enjoy it.
Overall, I grew to like this particular blend from Sutliff. The price point they set and the quality
of the blend was spot on. I think if you grew up eating those old-fashioned
candies such as Black licorice, Anisette rock candies, or even enjoy a slight bitter sweet
Birch Beer you will enjoy this blend. Might I mention that never once did I receive a hot smoke or tongue bite from Great Outdoors.