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A rich, complex journey of black Cavendish and bright Virginias, passing through regions of dark Burleys and dark fired Kentucky, elevated by vanilla and dark rum. All aboard.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringRum, Vanilla
CutRibbon
Packaging2oz tin, Bulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Very Mild, Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium, Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
3.5
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UncleSquinty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UncleSquinty (26)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Deihl "Belmont Station"

I'm posting this, only because this tobacco merits more than one review be posted about it.

From the bulk baggie, the tobacco is quite moist and as noted benefits from 20-30 minutes drying time. It must be loosely packed and tamped in the bowl, otherwise it can smoke very bitter and with a decided chemical edge toward the bottom of the bowl. If treated gently, this tobacco yields flavors and aromas of dark rum, a hint of vanilla and surprisingly, stone fruit (cherries, plums, nectarine).

Once dried a bit and then treated gently in the bowl, this tobacco burns extremely well and requires only a couple relights, if any. I smoke this in a cobb, although I'm sure it would taste as good or better if smoked in a briar or meer.

Aftertaste in the mouth isn't bad, but it isn't great either. The room note is very pleasant and always gets a positive comment from Mrs. Squinty.

For the price, this tobacco is lovely and has a place at least on your "I gotta try that one someday soon" list. 3 of 4 stars, and it is a good blend at its suggested retail price.

Pipe Used: M.M. Danish spool cobb

Age When Smoked: Fresh bulk

Purchased From: http://www.pipesandcigars.com/

1 person found this review helpful.

chasingembers Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chasingembers (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Picked up a pound of this one during C&D's bulk sale, and the description got me. A bit damp out of the bag, but no stickiness, so I'm guessing more water than PG humectant. The tobacco presents itself in black and gold ribbons interspersed by varying shades of brown. The nose picks up rum for sure, and for some reason, a hint of cherry, but the vanilla is hard to find. Very reminiscent of Daughter's & Ryan's London Dock. Though the moisture is perfect from the bag, I prefer drier tobacco, so 20 minutes on a paper towel before loading.

Belmont Station likes a light packing and soft touch with a tamper, but takes fire easily, and burns cool and dry. Though an aromatic, the tobacco isn't totally masked by the Cavendish and other toppings. The vanilla presents itself more in the smoke than in the bag, and a rum sweetness lingers on the tongue. A bit of hay in the nose on the retrohale with a bit of spice in the background that I'm guessing is the Dark Fired Kentucky. A nice slow burn to the bottom of a pre '70s Savinelli 9004, as it's inaugural smoke since restoration, with two relights, and little dottle or moisture. Leaves a great room note, and could easily be an all day smoke. I give this 4 out of 5 stars for what it is, but raise it to 5 as a less expensive alternative to the above mentioned London Dock. Fans of Autumn Evening may enjoy this one, as it is yet another drier aromatic offering from Cornell and Diehl.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Deluxe Milano 9004

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: SPC

Similar Blends: D&R London Dock.

1 person found this review helpful.