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Beginning with healthy portions of white and dark burley blended with red and bright Virginia leaf, C&D's Redburn then incorporates a touch of spicy dark fired Kentucky, topping it with the flavors of dark rum and molasses and pressing into an old fashioned crumble cake.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringMolasses, Rum
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin, 16 ounce bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
Very Mild
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (108)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

A lovely blend! Slightly heavier emphasis on the Burley elements with the Virginias providing moderation. The rum and molasses supply some extra sweetness and a little something to the aroma of the smoke. The dark-fired Kentucky is just a spice. The label description pretty much gives you what you need to form a fair impression of how it should smoke--no surprises. Right out of the tin the crumble cake is just a little damp and needs some air time. Very pleasant smoke aroma, but short of an aromatic except in the “purest” sense of the term. Absolutely NO detractors! Relatively rich and smooth and pretty much medium overall (perhaps a touch less). Consistent from top-to-bottom. A friendly and congenial smoker, engaging taste, and easy to like!!

Age When Smoked: Young

13 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (302)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Snork and you shall receive... Redburn is an old school Burley and Virginia crumble cake with a very very light topping of what i believe is Honey, Rum and perhaps maple or molasses. Nothing offensive or anything that will take away from the natural tobacco flavors. Came dry enough to load up a Missouri Meerschaum cob , two lights and i was off to the races! Mild to medium, just enough nicotine to keep me satisfied and mild enough both in strength and flavor to be an all day smoke. A good replacement for any Burley flake that is unavailable at the moment (or for good , who knows at this point) I am glad i have found another solid Burley Cake that i can fall back on and also start hoarding just in case. I really liked this blend and after smoking half the tin i can rate it at 4* ! Yummy!

Age When Smoked: Young - 02/07/18 on tin

9 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1734)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Cornell & Diehl - Redburn (Melville At Sea).

I often begin a Friday with an aromatic/flavoured blend, and as I adore the krumble kake cut I selected Redburn as today's choice.

Unlike a few kakes Redburn arrives as a single block. It's medium brown, smells a little rummy, and where preparation's concerned it's one of the easiest kakes I've come across. Moisture? My first bowl was fresh and it smoked fine.

In the smoke the leader of the pack's the rich Burley, tasting of a high quality. This outweighs the other leaves. The Virginia gives a backing of hay, and I get hardly any of the dark fired Kentucky; don't expect a heavy fire-cured flavour. I get a mild, sweet touch from the toppings but nothing so alcoholic as to scream ''RUM''; it isn't as clear cut a flavour as something like G.H. Rum Flake. Redburn burns well without a bite.

Nicotine: a smidgen above medium. Room-note: I'm not a big fan.

Redburn? Should please Burley fans, but I won't go the whole hog and give it four stars. Still, it deserves three:


Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday Pipe

Age When Smoked: New

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8 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (296)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

After falling in love with C&D's Black Frigate I was eager to try the Burley-equivalent of Black Frigate. Very similiar to Black Frigates tin note, but the rum part is less sweet, a bit more alcoholic and you also get a nice molasses undertone, which harmonizes perfectly with the rum.

In the pipe it offers a warm, earthy and nutty Burley foundation, seasoned with a hint of dark fired Kentucky for interest and Virginias sweetness for balance. On top of that the mild flavoring enriches the tobaccos taste, mainly with a "dark" molasses sweetness. Warm and comfty. In the back there's a mild note of rum. Slightly alcoholish, spicy, somewhat fruity, a little sweetness. All components melt expectionally well and offer a All-Day Burley with a lot of charme!

The Burley-brother of the Black Frigate for my taste. Not as complex and deep as BF, but a bit bolder, warmer, and more full-bodied. Anyways wonderful blend by itself and surely a 4-star worthy one!

4 people found this review helpful.

moniker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
moniker (118)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Popping my first, young tin of Redburn, instead of what I think of as a crumble cake I see the tobacco is short ribbons ranging from light to mid red-browns, with a very few dark brown bits, all blended and loosely pressed into a soft cube. Tin note is of the fragrant meadow ilk, with attitude, and the toppings are quite tame, just a hint of molasses and barely a breath of sweetened rum, and maybe some berries got close at some point. Moisture seems spot on for smoking straight away, but I recommend drying it some, for reasons I’ll get right into. As for smoking Redburn, if you want a true ornery codger experience, just pack it tight and draw hard. That’ll do’er. If, OTOH, you want it fragrant and delicious, then a loose load in a big bowl and a snail’s pace are the order of the day. R lights well enough when it’s dried, and it needs only regular, very gentle tamping to keep it smoldering. It burns down pretty fast, even though I take it easy. Lit, the scents are like the tin note, fragrant, woody resins from the Burly along with meadow grasses and just a little sweet earth and body from the VAs, with fat, resins, and some spice from a small quantity of KY. Tastes parallel the scents, along with some cashew. True to its Burley roots, Reburn produces some tannic bitterness that balances and offsets the added sugars, and the VAs and KY both are also tart.. There is plenty of smoke when it’s puffed, and the tastes and fragrances are very consistent, top to bottom, except the tastes intensify. Delicate, fragrant side streams abound all during the smoke. Strength builds past medium. When it’s smoked slowly tastes might seem mild to medium to Burleyphiles, but I suspect many will register the cumulative VA and Burley spices and tannins as being more than medium. Room note is pleasant. Aftertaste is a bitter-sweet version of the best of the smoke.

How I like this Redburn! And all it wants from me is time and a big-bowled pipe that hasn’t seen darker leaf. It rather reminds me of Peterson’s Hyde Park in that it can be warm and fuzzy or grumpy and rough, depending on how it’s smoked. All in all, I recommend Redburn first to Burley lovers, then to anyone who is confident they can keep the burn rate curbed. Of course, codgers don’t give a damn what I say, and they’ll smoke it how they please, thankyouverymuch. 4 stars from me. With rest this has become a favorite of mine.

Pipe Used: brairs with large bowls

Age When Smoked: young and counting

Purchased From: Cup o' Joes

2 people found this review helpful.