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In Moby Dick, The Pequod's second mate, Stubb, is a pipe smoking Cape Cod man, good tempered and "neither craven or valiant." A perfect description for this blend of our crumb cut burley, light, sweet Carolina flake, and just a touch of Virginia and Green River black. A very light unique aromatic is used and the entire blend is put through a "rum curing" process in which the liquid spirit never touches the tobacco. Delicious, cool, naturally fragrant and mild. Think "Codger Burley" with this one!

BrandWatch City Cigar
Blended ByErnie Q
Manufactured ByWatch City Cigar Co.
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Rum
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Very Mild, Mild
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The nutty, earthy, woody, very molasses sweet crumb cut burley is the lead component. The tart and tangy citrusy, mildly grassy, woody and earthy Carolina flake and Virginia are supporting players. The brown sugary Green River black cavendish is a condiment. The rum is very mildly applied as is the cocoa. They don’t tone down the tobaccos very much, and the rum weakens a little after the half way point, though it doesn’t totally dissipate. The strength and nic-hit are just past the mild level, while the taste just passes the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool, clean, and a tad slow with a lightly inconsistent flavor (chiefly due to the aspects of the toppings) that lacks some depth. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and room note. An all day smoke.


6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Crumb cut with some cubes and covering the color spectrum from light to dark, a sniff in the bag provides Watch City's crumb cut burley and a rum sweetness. This is part of Ernie Quint's trifecta of Moby Dick-inspired blends, along with Ahab's Comfort and Cap'n Boomer. I loaded this one by scooping it, codger style.

This is mostly burley with a light rum flavoring. I wouldn't call this an aromatic, although it contains black cavendish. It reminded me of a higher quality OTC codger burley. The Virginias and black cavendish were well in the background and the rum flavoring was light but noticeable. The burley flavor ruled the roost with the usual nuttiness and reminded me of the smell of my dad's pipe when I was a kid... very comforting. This is a front porch smoke for me rather than one I'd puff while whale fishing. I enjoyed this but it's not a rotation maker, as my codger burley is Ernie's Deluxe Crumb Cut. But if you prefer rum flavoring, this is not to be missed.

6 people found this review helpful.

dixondavid Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixondavid (9)
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Classic OTC codger style burley blends are definitely the sweet spot for me and this blend is a close contender for favorite in that genre. What I pick up mostly is a very nutty, slightly woody burley flavor with an ever so subtle hint of cocoa underlining and pushing the burley flavor forward.

The Virginia adds a mild, just right sweetness. Though I would not classify this as an aromatic, the room note is a beautiful thing.

An all day smoke that has replaced a couple of beloved blends in my rotation. Ernie Q is a genius.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Watch City Cigars

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1 person found this review helpful.

AceFour Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AceFour (2)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant

This is my 2nd bowl with this blend. What initially stands out is the mouth feel of heavy smoke without being overpowering. The cocoa and rum are there but more as an accent to the burley with has a nice nutty taste. The red Virginia adds a nice sweetness. It is a pleasant mild smoke, perfect with coffee. The room note is pleasant, not overly sweet.

This could be an all day smoke. Will be buying more.

Pipe Used: Savinelli

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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1 person found this review helpful.