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A unique blend of various Virginias and delicious black Cavendish. A real crowd-pleaser.

Notes: Choctaw was originally Cherokee #1. About 20 years ago, Cherokee #2 was rebranded "Cherokee" and Cherokee #1 was renamed "Choctaw". There was a Cherokee #3, but a key blending ingredient for that tobacco was discontinued. Cherokee and Choctaw are very similar, but smokers tend to think of Choctaw as stronger due to the different Virginia tobaccos and proportions.

BrandThe Country Squire Tobacconist
Manufactured ByThe Country Squire
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Cocoa / Chocolate, Vanilla
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (293)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This gets branded as an aromatic but its not a GOOPY mess without any flavor.

This is the strongest of the three Indians (Cherokee, Indian Outlaw, and Choctaw) and has a stronger tobacco flavor than Cherokee which to my taste is def an Aromatic first and has less tobacco taste.

The flavors I get are bakery notes along the cocoa side of things. The virginia comes through with tobacco taste which keeps it interesting. Room note is wife approved even though she prefers the smell of Cherokee.

Pairs great with your morning coffee or a Stout in the evening.

Pipe Used: cobs to meerschaum to brairs

Age When Smoked: fresh to one year

Purchased From: The Country Squire

Similar Blends: The Country Squire Tobacconist - Indian Outlaw, The Country Squire Tobacconist - Cherokee .

6 people found this review helpful.

Phillip Ellis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Phillip Ellis (14)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

John David Cole of the country squire continues a legacy started by the Reeves family. Some of their blends date back to the original owner and this is one of them. This is a staple aromatic blend that will not goop up your pipe and leave your hands feeling like glue. The flavor is very pleasant and its easy on the mouth. If you are looking for a nice blend to start on or an all day smoke that your significant other will adore give it a try.

Pipe Used: Corn Cob & Comoys

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: TCS

Similar Blends: Lane 1Q.

4 people found this review helpful.

Brunello Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brunello (84)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This could very well be a four star blend for some smokers. If you like the Captain Black aromatics you will love this one. I find it even better than Captain Black Copper, which was the best of the line, imo. Choctaw burns smooth and steady with no bite whatsoever and the flavor is full and tasty from start to finish (doesn't turn to empty steam by mid-bowl!).

Bag note was definitely of cocoa, with a little sweet bread and even a faint whiff of something that reminds me of bourbon. In terms of flavor I get French silk chocolate, vanilla, and sweet bread (like a deep-fried cake donut). Aftertaste of bourbon (probably from the bready/malty Virginia). This sort of fills the same niche that Holger Danske Black & Bourbon did years ago (good with a cup of coffee in the morning).

Here's how it compares to its siblings Cherokee and Indian Outlaw in the lineup: Choctaw is creamier and fuller on the palate than Cherokee, which is slightly 'lighter' in terms of how expansive it is on the palate. Cherokee is sweeter (from its sugary casing) but because it has a lighter dose of Cavendish does allow some natural Virginia taste poking through now and then. Any natural tastes are fairly sublimated by flavorings in Choctaw. Neither Cherokee nor Choctaw are four-star favorites for me, but I will continue to enjoy them from time to time until my supply runs out. Indian Outlaw is a combination of both Cherokee and Choctaw and elevates itself to near four-star status mostly because it suppresses the slight negatives of each component (the slightly excessive sugar of Cherokee, the sublimating creamy Cavendish of Choctaw) while somehow enhancing their positive attributes.

For me Choctaw is a three-star blend only because I prefer an aromatic which retains some vestiges of natural tobacco taste. Others may prefer the full-throttle aromatic experience, which Choctaw certainly provides. It all depends on what your expectation of an aromatic are; I personally prefer Rivendell, which does provide aromatic flavors along with preserving some natural taste. I do enjoy Choctaw as an occasional treat, like on a lazy Sunday morning with coffee.

In sum, if you like full-flavored creamy aromatics, it is definitely worth trying a couple ounces of Choctaw when you place your next order!

2 people found this review helpful.

pmonroeb Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pmonroeb (18)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

So Aromatics…

Like so many pipesters of what I call “real” tobaccos, I have tried to find an aromatic I can deal with for social settings. Recently I saw the name Country Squire and wondered if it was the same one my college roommate frequented. After looking up the website I remembered he liked Cherokee and shared it with me. That was 45 years, so I made an order of 5 of their aromatics. Choctaw came much too wet for me as I like my tobacco on the dry side. Left it sitting in a bowl literally for 2 weeks and it was still very wet to the touch. Clearly some kind of glycerin in it. I live in a humid climate. I finally nuked it in the microwave for a number of 15 second cycles. That got the job done. At that point it was a very satisfying smoke. Almost exactly what I remember. Good natural tobacco flavor with some topping. I would never put this in one of my top brand pipes, so I have several lower grade Savinellis set aside for this. Per the Squire website, Choctaw is a little stronger than Cherokee. Very satisfying as aromatics go.

Pipe Used: Savinelli

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Squire

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