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Commemorating the last of Norfolk and Western Railway's J Class steam locomotives, this blend of black Cavendish, Virginias, and Burleys — sweetened with a hint of coumarin vanilla — will have you firing on all cylinders. Full steam ahead.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging2oz Tin, Bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Cornell & Diehl - Engine #611.

LOL, not the kind of vanilla aromatic I'd recommend for a newbie!

Supplied from bulk so I'm unable to comment on the moisture from a tin, but this pouch was smack on. The aroma isn't like your usual vanilla aromatics, it's a little fragrant. The blend is mainly a mix of browns, hardly any blacks, and apart from a few coarser pierces, it's mostly made of well rubbed ribbons.

The flavour's quite unusual for a vanilla aromatic. It isn't sticky, sweet, or clumsy. The vanilla has a sort of herby quality to it, as well as some vanilla-sweetness; it's 'edgier' than the most of this genre, hence why I wouldn't suggest it to a new smoker. The tobaccos? Engine #611 is more of a VaBur aromatic, the black Cavendish seems virtually vacant. It burns steadily, giving a cool, bite free, smoke.

Nicotine: not too mild. Room-note: not good.

Engine #611? To be blunt, I don't like it. Not recommended:

One star.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: New

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