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Dark and white cube cut burley combine to form a classic, medium-bodied burley blend, sure to provide a slow-burning, rich smoking experience.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley, Virginia
Packaging2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2647)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

The burleys are very nutty, earthy, woody, rather toasty with light molasses, and slightly bitter cocoa hit. The grassy, citrusy Virginia is a tad more than a background player. The nic-hit is just shy of being in the center of mild to medium. The strength and taste levels are medium. Won’t bite, and you’ll only get a harsh note if you puff like you’re walking the last mile to the gas chamber. It does sport a mild sharp, rough edge at times from the white burley. The cube cut seems a little smaller than the earlier version I smoked. Burns slightly slow, cool and clean with a very consistent sweet and mildly rugged, savory, toasty flavor that translates to the lightly lingering, pleasant after taste, and room note. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires a few relights. Can be an all day smoke, and can be used as a mixer if you desire it.


27 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (322)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I got 2oz. of this along with my Big 'n' Burley baggie and was suprised, that the "Cube-Cut Blend" is rather ribbons with rather tiny cubes in it.. some are bigger, but most of the cubes are quite small. Still an appealing texture and look. Red, brown and some bright tobacco is awaiting me in the bag.

The unburnt aroma is very good. Most natural, very nutty, spicy and a little sweet. By times I even get a hint of what reminds me of roasted coffee beans and few fruity nuances. Perfect condition, packs, lights and burns excellent.

The bowl begins with a pleasant spicy and sweet aroma and has a decent toasty and somewhat roasted quality to it. Quickly the Burleys develop a deep earthy, tart-nutty and woodsy taste and overtakes the sweet & spicy note - which then balances the boldness of the Burleys excellently - from the start just a tad. Spicy, tart and sweet. Earthy, nutty, woodsy and toasty...tasty! Not too much comlexity, but honest, natural and charming Virginia/Burley blend with plenty of Burley to satisfy a Burley-Aficionado.

Great blend, 3.5 stars for me - not an instant "jeez I love this weed", but close to it and definetly a blend I'll reach for regularely as long as I have some in stock. Reminds me of a sweeter, less spicy version of the Haunted Bookshop.

Update: This blend really grew on me after several bowls and I find it to be an easy going All-Day Burley, nothing fancy, but really solid and tasty blend which I reach for every now and then. Favorited! Update#2: Re-Visiting this blends now that a few months have passed without me opening the jar and: Still solid and smooth, gained a bit nuttiness and the sweetness aided some of the "rough edges" of the burleys. Would smoke again by times, but nothing I'd have to buy in larger quantities! Yet: Solid as rock!

10 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1981)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz Blue Label.

The pouch (I bought from bulk) contains both ribbons and cubes. The hydration's too little but I put that down to it breathing in the pouch and not necessarily Cornell & Diehl. The prominent note to the unlit aroma's sweet.

I get nowhere near as much Virginia as I do Burley. The smoke has a nuttiness, a mild sort of treacle sweetness, and a spicy ruggedness. The Virginia gives the mix a touch of sprightliness, but is easily outweighed by the Burleys; easily. My only issue is caused by the packaging: it burns hot and fast.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: not good.

Old Joe Krantz Blue Label? Because of the dryness raising a few issues I only rate this batch at two stars, but have every confidence in the tins from Cornell & Diehl. Recommended:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Altinok Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: (bulk)

9 people found this review helpful.

Jamey S Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jamey S (9)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

First third of the bowl offers a preview of what's coming. It's mostly earth and dry grass at the beginning, which is nice, but if you're not careful and let your pipe burn hotter for a second, you can feel aromas of cocoa. The rest of the bowl is just an enhancement of those flavors, with some hits of the sweet Virginia. This is a simple, light, nice burley blend, which doesn't work for me: I like my pipe tobacco heavy and complex, as I smoke so rarely. Yet, I could definitely see a smoker smoke this blend all day as it's light and has no bite, and it's flavorful. About the cube cut – I had almost no cubes at my tin. As I was smoking, I thought I would love this blend as a flake – but I guess the cubes were supposed to act as a depth enhancer for this one, only I didn't have any… This is a slow burner, yet hot – so smoke it in a thick wall pipe. All in all, a nice experience, but not one of my favorite Vapers….

Pipe Used: Peterson Shamrock

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From:

6 people found this review helpful.

Jorge Soler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jorge Soler (174)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant

You would never expect bright Virginia leaf to go well with a burley profile, but it does. As a matter of fact, Old Joe Krantz Blue is not the only blend Cornell & Diehl uses bright leaf in. Morley's Best, for instance, contains Bright Virginia Flake, or Pegasus, to quote a few. This creates a nutty smoking experience that evolves against a citric backdrop. I am finding Old Joe Krantz quite balanced and not as strong or full bodied as Old Joe Krantz Original, which, in my personal opinion, is a little bit out of whack. This blue label blend is totally harmless in terms of biting power, but can pack a little bit of a wallop or nicotine hit. Also, it is very important to mention that the flavour profile is rather achieved by combining different tobaccos as no casing or flavouring have been added to the blend. Overall, this is a medium body burley blend with medium to strong strength all burley lovers should try.

4 people found this review helpful.

Tomcat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tomcat (89)
Medium None Detected Medium Unnoticeable

I received my 2oz sample in bulk and it was quite dry but rehydrated fine . OJK blue is a nutty , earthy , very natural tasting burley with a little N- kick to it . I get no cocoa at all . There are some red and bright Virginias that give it a tiny bit of sweetness. If you like your tobacco in a natural state then you will probably like this . I like it ok but won’t buy again . 2 1/2 star blend for me .

3 people found this review helpful.

William H. Hardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
William H. Hardy (87)
Medium to Strong None Detected Very Full Strong

I’ve been looking for an all day VA/Bur and I seem to have found it. For me, I do really enjoy the original Old Joe Krantz, but it’s a bit too much for a daily smoke. The high percentage of perique makes original OJK over the top in my experience. I bought about four ounces in bulk after reading some reviews of it and I have a deep respect for Jeremy Reeves as a blender, so I gave it a shot.

I have been enjoying this daily for about two weeks now. When I put my nose in the bag, I was a little disappointed at first, as it reminded me of fermented pencil shavings. Now I just love the stuff.

Burley in the forefront and throughout the smoke, the Virginias are included to dull the edges of a straight Burley blend. To my taste, I get a lot of nutty, earthiness in the smoke and a hint of cocoa. This is one of the better Virginia/Burleys out there and certainly is satisfying in the nicotine department. Want something complex with an ever-changing flavor while smoking? Well, you’ll have to look elsewhere for that. If you enjoy Burleys, however, this may be for you. I am looking forward to trying it with a few months age on it, so I’ll have to buy more soon. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: An old Pete X105 and a few Tinskys I own.

Age When Smoked: Straight from bulk

1 person found this review helpful.

Der Pfeifenraucher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Der Pfeifenraucher (71)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is your run of the mill Burley blend. That's my favorite kind. It does have cube cut which I really want to like but its' a pain to smoke. It won't really burn good and won't really go out either. Ah well, the experience is super if you take the time to enjoy it. If you are in a hurry you end up dumping half the bowl.

I bought it to dumb down some goopers and it does a great job of that.

Pipe Used: little meer, big grabow

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: P and C

1 person found this review helpful.