The nutty, earthy, toasty burley takes the lead over the very grassy/hay-like, citrusy Virginia. The effect of the cavendish is virtually nil. The sweet and mildly tart fruit toppings seem to include mango and pineapple along with coconut. There is hint of vanilla, too. There is also a mild alcohol essence and syrup note that some may find distracting. The toppings have some richness and sublimate the tobaccos quite a bit. The strength and taste levels are a little closer to medium than they are to mild. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool at a reasonable pace with a fairly consistent flavor, though the toppings weaken just a mite in the last quarter of the experience. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs just more than an average number of relights. The after taste a little spoiled by the alcohol and syrup. Could be an all day smoke. Would be three stars except for the drawbacks I mentioned. Two and a half stars.
Honored to be the first to review this blend! I've been enjoying it immensely. The aroma from the tobacco (bulk) is excellent, tropical and fruity. I was surprised to find that while smoking it tasted like a quality Virginia/Burley with just a subtle hint of coconut and fruit instead of a fully aromatic smoke. The dark burley dominates and is nutty with some chocolate. The Virginia is smooth with some hay flavor. The cavendish isn't too apparent in the taste but helps to keep the smoke cool. The room note is very pleasant. Easily recommended if you enjoy Va/Burleys and if you enjoy a subtle coconut and fruit flavor. I will be adding this to my cellar.
A finely cut ribbon, minus any pieces in need of discarding. Any black Cavendish accounts for only a tiny amount of the tobacco. The pouch has a strong aromatic smell, but not one of sharp citrus. Moisture's great.
The smoke: The coconut's present, but not overly fragrant: it tastes more rich and oily. Rather than a natural fruity flavour, I get a flavour synonymous to a jam/conserve: sweet and syrupy. This is heavier than the coconut. I find the topping a little too strong to allow much of the tobaccos to gain recognition, it seems more of a pedigree aromatic, as opposed to just a flavoured blend. I like the smoke's flavour, and would highly recommend it, should the burn not be a bit warm.
The room-note's nice, and the nicotine's mild to medium.
I picked up a few ounces if this new C&D blend when i ordered me some pipe cleaners. Although I am not much of of a aro smoker i decided to give it a shot
I do like coconut flavor and was thinking maybe it would be like the old Kentucky Club Continental.
I have smoked a few bowls since i got it in the mail today and its not bad. In fact i rather like it. Not something i would smoke all the time but worth having some around. Its certainly got more coconut flavor than the old Kentucky Club Continental without the chemical taste i remember. Its very reminiscent of the Kentucky Clubs blends though with a better quality leaf. The previous review said it was really subtle flavoring but i find it stronger than that.
Its mostly nutty burley with a burley cocoa flavor along with the fruity coconut. No bite and mild nicotine punch. You could certainly smoke it all day long if so desired. It was also pretty dry ( only comes in bulk ) so I will hydrate it some and see how it smokes with some moisture added.
Smoking the first bowl i kept thinking it reminded me of something that i have smoked before, then it dawned on me. To me it taste somewhat like a Swisher Sweet cigar , which is not a bad thing as i used to enjoy a few every now and then. So if you like a Swisher Sweet this may be worth trying.
Pipe Used: Kaywoodie , Dr.Grabow
Age When Smoked: Straight from bag
Purchased From: P&C
Similar Blends: Kentucky Club Continental with more flavor and no PG , Swisher Sweet Cigar.
I liked this mild aromatic (yes, very mild to me) when new and even better now with four years on it as the tobacco is more noticeable. I like the tang of the citrus and coconut that greets the first few draws on this blend. It soons settles down to a smooth and very relaxing smoke with only a slight under and after taste that grace the dominant burley and which I happen to like. A low-key, no-fuss smoke which is precisely what I'm wanting when I smoke it, usually in the mornings but any time of the day is good. This blend is as close to an all-day smoke to someone like me who is not an all-day smoker. It recommends itself to my palate so comfortably that I find myself frequently extending its rotation time, so for me it merits the full starred rating.
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