Rich and smooth with high portion of black cavendish, fine cut fruity Virginia and nutty burley combined and refined with great vanilla and chocolate flavors.


Blended ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringAmaretto, Cocco, Cocoa / Chocolate, Coffee, Fruit / Citrus, Honey, Nougat, Pecan, Vanilla
Packaging50 grams pouch, 50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3022)
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This has a little complexity. Notes of honey and caramel play nicely with the vanilla, dried fruit and dark chocolate taste. The nougat, coffee and pecan are barely noticeable. You only get an occasional taste of tobacco from the grassy, tart citrusy Virginias, toasty, nutty, earthy, woody burleys and cavendish, but the flavorings are why you buy this. The strength and taste levels are medium. Has little nicotine. Won't bite or get harsh. May require some dry time first, but it coolly, cleanly burns at a moderate rate with a very consistent flavor from start to finish. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but no goop. Requires an average number of relights. Has a short lived, very pleasant after taste and room note. It's almost an all day smoke.


12 people found this review helpful.

PhillyB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PhillyB (70)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I received this tobacco as part of an exchange. The nose is mostly sugar and fruit, but the taste is more refined consisting of walnut, dark chocolate, and apricot. While the other aromatics I have had are objectionable because of their heavy casings this one just works. Does tend to be a little moist and as result it sometimes smokes hot. I rectify this by using a meerschaum and that seems to work.

Age When Smoked: 1.5 years

12 people found this review helpful.

NobbyR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NobbyR (79)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I consider this a classical Danish blend, i.e. an aromatic that has a mild flavoring still leaving room for some genuine tobacco taste.

The tin note reminds me of a warm chocolate cake with hints of vanilla and cacao mixed with sweetish tobacco scents.

I use the Frank method for filling my pipe. Lighting is easy, though the ribbon cut tobacco appears a little moist in a new tin.

It's mellow, balanced smoke with a caramel-like honey sweetness, which seems to come more from the tobacco than from the casing or flavoring. There's a subtile nutty aftertaste as well as hints of vanilla and chocolate. Enjoyed coolly it's mild on your tongue. Without requiring much attention it burns down evenly to some greying ash. In spite of the mild flavoring this tobacco might ghost your pipe at least for a few bowls' time.

The room note is very pleasant even for non-smokers.

Pipe Used: Chieftain's Balance

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: www.cigarworld.de

Similar Blends: Peterson Holiday Season 2014, Dan Tobacco Black Blend (M.A. Private Blend).

6 people found this review helpful.

fireball Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fireball (36)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

This was one of the first aromatics I tried, and was immediately delighted by the tin note: strong vanilla, not too sweet. The good impression went on visually, it's a very black 'black cavendish' mix, well rubbed and quite moist. Smoking it for the first few times was also pleasurable, quite a strong aromatic flavour, I suffered no bite, despite poor technique and over enthusiastically looking for something that wasn't there. No 'N' to speak of, pretty straightforward flavour. I replaced the first tin which I smoked almost exclusively for a week with another, and then got a bit bored. In a moment of genius though I decided to throw this second tin in with double the amount of Macbaren Virginia No. 1 and make my first home blend. A triumph! The Black Cavendish mellows out the bitey No. 1 and gives it an extra aro dimension, while turning down the honey. The No. 1 gives the Black Cavendish some meat on the bones and fills out the emptiness. I would buy Savinelli's Black Cavendish again someday, but will always now look to dilute it out.

5 people found this review helpful.

truculentfrogs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
truculentfrogs (17)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Still damp after a year in the jar. Fussy and troublesome burn rate. A mishmash of flavours and none I find satisfying. Fancy tin, but really bulk.bin quality, K&K or not. Proud name, pedestrian presence, exorbitantly priced for value received.

Pipe Used: Briar, Meer, Cob

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: SP

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

As every day tobaccos, I always smoke aromatics. You could say I´m kind of a sweet- tooth and usually like very strong flavoring, but this is a bit too much. The package looks elegant with its magnificent Savinelli sandblast and the dark tobacco in the tin looks and smells fantastic, but... This tastes exactly like the worst aromatics with too much fruit, or whiskey or whatever they put in them and the tongue bite is instant. Drying up the tobacco helps, but the nasty sting doesn´t disappear entirely. Black Cavendish wasn´t altogether unpleasant experience, but because there´s so much better aromatics (also by Savinelli), I´ll give it only one star.

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Savinelli - Black Cavendish.

From the name, when I cracked open the tin I expected a solid black mixture; that seems a fair assumption?! So, I was surprised to find it was Black and Gold. Okay, being fair, there's a higher proportion of black in there, I'd say there's about 70%.

When I first lit this I liked it. But then it started to bite, hard. But as that's subjective I'll discuss the quality of the blend: the moisture's good for a sealed tin, so that's the first good sign. I have no issues with getting a bowl lit, the moistness is a benefit with that. Then, aside from the bite making the smoke disagreeable, it's comfy in both temperature and build: it's not as gloopy as Black Cavendish's can often be. Regarding the added flavours, there's just so many: some good, some not so good: I get the archetypal vanilla quality from the Black Cav', and this is the highlight of the trip for me; very much expected, but pleasant nevertheless. I get a good taste of pecan's; in-fact, I identified them before I knew they were included so had to check the ingredients to stop me feeling perplexed! Most of the others meld together nicely and create a honey sweet flavour. The one flavour that I find tastes invidious is the citrus: this is the reason I can only 'somewhat recommend' it. It ruins the flavour profile for me: acrid, bitter, and so sharp it practically slices my tongue open.

The nicotine's mild, and the room-note's okay: pleasant to tolerable.

I'm feeling generous so I'll give it two stars, but I doubt I'll smoke the whole tin.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Levent Meer' Claw

Age When Smoked: 1 Month

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

2 people found this review helpful.

Old German puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old German puffer (106)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Tolerable

Pulled out a tin this morning to smoke with my coffee. After being bitten by the cherry in yesterday's smoke I felt that I really needed something different. On first opening is smells of coco. Smell is strong in the tin. Cut is good and makes packing the pipe a snap. It is wet so I let it sit and make my coffee. 20 minutes later I am back and I try to light. Damn stuff sputters and dies with 5 matches. On the sixth try I finally get it to stay lit. Smell is still of coco and the taste is the same with a hint of marshmallows. I am not an aero smoker for the most part but today I really wanted something different. Not a real tobacco flavor here. Drink the coffee and bring the bowl down to half way. Taste is still the same with a slight hint of vanilla mixed in. Dances around to the bottom of the bowl. As I reach for my third cup. I love the quite time of morning. The ash is light grey and no dottle is present. I do have to run several pipe cleaners through the stem because of the moisture. Tin is at least 5 years old. Nothing has dried out.

Pipe Used: Captain Black

Age When Smoked: Tin - 5 years

Purchased From: London England

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

First, the black cavendish comes through well in this blend, making it thoroughly tasty without even considering the casing. The casing is wonderful- almost a chocolate covered fruit note. The "nose" from the tin is great and delivers the same taste when smoked. Very agreeable, highly recommend if you like cased tobacco- quite light on vitamin "N" but unless you're looking for a punchy tobacco its fine. As noted, it can leave a bit "gummy" residue but not to the extent as suggested below that (at least to my taste) that you'd need a dedicated pipe- I reserve that for "English's" only.

2 people found this review helpful.

pipealicious Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipealicious (21)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I decided to explore the stoved Cavendish part of the tobacco spectrum and picked up this Savinelli tin in a whim (if they make a tobacco as wonderful as their pipes ...). I absolutely love this blend. The tin aroma is delicious, licorice, espresso coffee, chocolate, caramel, but all very subtle and 'natural'. The tobacco packs easily, lights without any problem and tastes wonderful: sweet, yet slightly spicy. The room note is very nice, but lingers a long time. In short a top notch blend which I'll always try to keep at hand if I want to give myself a treat. 4 stars without any doubt.

2 people found this review helpful.

scottbtdmb Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
scottbtdmb (4)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Purchased a tin of this from Fader's in Towson, MD on a whim. I have been looking for a decent chocolate aromatic and hit a homerun with Mister G's Black Cavendish. The blend is a very interesting one for an aromatic, utilizing the seldom talked about Maryland tobacco, along with some Orientals. Of course the usual suspects (mature gold colored VA's and Burleys) are in there, and the blend is topped off with a nice casing of honey and caramel. The matured golden VA's provide the nice rich, sweet chocolatey taste that dominates over the honey/caramel casing. Mid-way through the bowl, the taste becomes quite complex, with the Orientals adding a nice rich spiciness to the blend. Finally, the room note is quite pleasant, with the rich, dark chocolate once again taking precedence over the honey/caramel. One disclaimer that I would like to add is that this stuff leaves a hell of a ghost in the pipe! I smoked this stuff in a GBD International and found that subsequent pipes smoked with other aromatics tended to be masked by the Mister G. I finally decided to solve this problem by dedicating my GBD Int'l to Mister G Black Cavendish. If you don't want to take that route, I would recommend smoking this stuff out of a meerschaum. Overall, a very nice, complex aromatic, with a pleasant richness and subtle spicy offset from the orientals. Highly recommended!

2 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

While I have never smoked anything under the Savinelli banner, I have had plenty of great experiences with smokes blended by Kohlhase & Kopp. This one fell short however. The open tin didn't have a specific flavor, just a gross sour, dank, artificial sweetener goin on. Maybe the attempt to cram 100 ingredients into one tin was the culprit?

While not sticky to the touch, the toppings took some work to ignite that eventually gave off an almost greasy smoke. To its credit, the smoke tasted much like the initial aroma - so not good.

The batch tended to mellow out several weeks after opening the tin, but by this point, I was just blending it with other tobaccos on hand, so I can safely say I wasn't into 'it' as a sole recommendation.

Purchased From: tobaccopipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

L'Italiano Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
L'Italiano (231)
Mild Strong Medium Pleasant

This is not only Black Cavendish, this is a flavored mixture and the right composition is Black Cavendish (three quarters), Virginia and Burley (a quarter). It is heavily cased with vanilla and chocolate but in my opinion the result is mediocre, and sometime disgusting. Low nicotine. The flavoring is with artificial essences and the taste is really ordinary. Not recommended. In my personal rating (from 1 to 10) my score is 4 and only a star.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I got this as a freebie when I ordered two Savinelli pipes. From the start, it has an incredibly wonderful tin aroma. I just love leaving the tin open while I smoke just so I can smell more of it. It's a smooth creamy smell, reminiscent of vanilla and chocolate, like the tin advertises. It came to me very much on the wet side, and required considerable drying time before I found it really pleasant to smoke. I made the mistake of smoking the first bowl before I'd let it dry adequately, and my pipe was gurgling within the first five minutes. After letting it dry for a few hours (I used the trick where you set it on a paper towel on the vents at the back of a tv) it had dried nicely. It packed well, not too tight or too loose, and from my second bowl onward, I find it smokes very well, and has a very nice room note. I really like this blend, even though it did come to me rather wet. I'll definitely be buying more of this!

1 person found this review helpful.

BrokenRecord Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrokenRecord (124)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Savinelli, Black Cavendish: A Confusing Aromatic

The multi-flavored top note overwhelms this aromatic blend. It is very sweet. The alcohol in the Amaretto is the strongest flavor, with chocolate coming in second, an indistinct fruit flavor in third, and multitude of others getting lost in the midst, while at the same time subverting any kind of coherence to the palate.

Yet, somehow, the tobaccos are not sopping wet.

The cavendish creates a smooth foundation for the smoke, while the burleys add a nutty-earthiness and a pleasant depth. Though I can see the Virginia leaf, it remains hidden under the topping.

In full disclosure, I like my aromatic blends sweet and with a nice top note. However, the mixture of sweetness, alcohol, chocolate, fruits, and the rest…just does not work in this blend.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

The tobacco seems to be of high quality and was not dripping wet like most American aromatics. I get hints of the nutty burleys throughout the smoke and the cavendish leaf turns this blend into a creamy smoke, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The blend additionally smokes well all the way down the bowl without leaving any wet residue.

The tin-note is a bit boozy with Amaretto coming to the forefront of the topping. However, the intensity of the Amaretto does not carry over to the smoke. The chocolate topping is definitely present and is quite enjoyable. I do struggle to pinpoint the multiplicity of the other flavors in the topping—as there are many.

While I personally find the Amaretto a bit cloying to my palate, I would recommend Savinelli's Black Cavendish for anyone desiring a change from their normal chocolate/vanilla topped American aromatic blends.

2.5 stars

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TorontoSmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TorontoSmoker (19)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

This was a nice sweet, honey, carmelly-vanilla flavored aromatic. It's pretty good for an aro - I liked it. On the down-side, it did bite a bit if you aren't careful, but otherwise, a pleasant smoke.

Pipe Used: Stanwell briar

Age When Smoked: 1-2 yrs

Purchased From: Hemingway Cigars & Fine Gifts, Etobicoke (near Pearson airport)

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I was given a tin of this fine leaf about 10 years ago. I didn't open it right away. I thought to myself, another pipe company trying to make a blend. I finaly opened it a week later, and was seduced by the tin aroma! Figgy,Vanilla, an a faint dark chocolate. I let the tin dry out for about a day and filled a bowl into a nice pot style Savinelli. The cavedish tobacco comes thru with the sweet taste of the aroma playing right through the middle. This tobacco has been in my rotation ever since, and will remain there.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

im not crazy about aromatic tobaccos but this one is really nice cause the aroma is not very strong to put you off when you are smoking and inspite of many aromatics its got some nicotin kick in it.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This blend comes in the form of dark cavendish tobacco intermingled with light cavendish slices. The taste is predominantly sweet, delicious chocolate. The Virginia and Burley tobaccos play well off each other to provide a tasty, bite free smoking experience. It burns very slowly and burns cool and clean.

I was very surprised by this blend as I was expecting a Mac Baronish type bite and expectations in general were pretty low.

I will not hesitate to purchase more of it. I highly recommend it to those who are searching for a decent chocolate flavored blend.

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