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BrandJohn Middleton, Inc
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutRibbon
Packaging1.5oz Pouch
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Very Mild, Mild
Flavoring
Strong
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Pleasant
1.5
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rhapsodyofmetal Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rhapsodyofmetal (42)
★★☆☆
Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

My first dime store brand that didn't remind me of childhood. Eh, it tastes like tobacco flavored vanilla. Cheap crap. Ok for a bored smoke when taste is not as important as smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

Nick O'Teen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick O'Teen (90)
★☆☆☆
Mild Strong Mild Pleasant

I'll gladly join Big bad Jon here on bash Black & Mild Day.

One of only 18 inductees into this sites Tobacco Hall of Shame (there should be dozens, if not hundreds more but that's a rant for another day), Black Death...err...Black & Mild is quite worthy of this dubious honor, taking its rightful place among such legends as Mixture 79 and Borkum Riff Whiskey.

I adoringly call this Gunk Junk. Truly among the worst alleged tobaccos of all-time.

2 people found this review helpful.

Big bad Jon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big bad Jon (232)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Very Strong Medium Pleasant

If this was the last tobacco left on the earth I would quit. It is so stinking sweet that you will taste it for days. If you smoke it in anything other than a cob consider it ruined. The only reason I tried it was I liked their "cigars" when I was 13, I am glad my tasted have grown up a bit since. I am an experienced pipe smoker and noticed a considerable amount of bite. Please leave this one at the store.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1005)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Strong Mild Pleasant

Tastes sure do vary when it comes to our likes and dislikes in pipe tobacco. A friend and fellow pipe club member absolutely loves this stuff and buys it by the barrel. At a recent meeting he offered me a bowl. Since I'll try just about any legal tobacco, I loaded up quickly in a pipe I reserve for aromatics. I unloaded just as quickly. I've tasted goopy aromatics many times in my life and this one ranks right up there with the best (or worst) of 'em.

2 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
★☆☆☆
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

I concur completely with the other reviewers. Middleton's aromatics are usually decent, if not exciting. This blend is unfortunately a perfect example of all that is wrong with drug store tobacco. If you must have an inexpensive aromatic, buy one of the giant "sack o' smokes" blends from a drugstore. It's cheaper, and tastes better to boot!

2 people found this review helpful.

pop-pop's pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pop-pop's pipe (96)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Captain Black wannabe knockoff. Too dry and it bites. Would rather smoke argosy or BCA. Don't waste your money.

2 people found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (263)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Very Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

I have to agree with my fellow reviewers on this one. Chemical tobacco at its worst (or at its best, depending). A hot tasting cough syrup would fairly describe this blend. A warning from the Surgeon General on the pouch of this tobacco should read: Caution, smoking this blend will permanently impair your sense of taste.

2 people found this review helpful.

BOWLBRO Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BOWLBRO (7)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

I'm wondering if all these bad reviews were mostly from non aromatic smokers. I'll bet that's the case. English blend smokers LIVE to bash any and all aromatics from what i've seen and read (no offense bro's). Black and Mild cigars taste NASTY. It's amazing that they are the # 1 selling cigar sku in the nation! But their loose pouch tobacco, if you can find it, isnt half bad. Out of nostalgia, I ordered Middleton's Black and Mild Vanilla loose pouch tobacco. (In the very early 80's I smoked Middleton's Black and Mild loose tobacco as a young Marine and I enjoyed it.) It wasnt bad at all. Nice flavor, smoked cool and didnt bite. Of course I prefer premium flavored aromatics, but let's not forget, Middleton's has produced successful selling pouch tobacco for DECADES. There's a reason for that, but it isnt because of their cigars, that's for sure.

1 person found this review helpful.

CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (71)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

This to me is a cheap version of Capt. Black white, but not half as good.It tastes cheap and lacks flavour a good black should posses, and it bites a bit too.

1 person found this review helpful.

Daniel Morlan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Daniel Morlan (50)
★☆☆☆
Mild Strong Medium to Full Strong

To say that this is not my cup of tea is something of a colossal understatement. The flavor is of a vanilla cardboard mixed with catfood and elmer's glue.

Pure crap. Don't waste a SINGLE SHINY PENNY on this filthy crap. It is the breakfast of the damned.

1 person found this review helpful.

ryan65 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ryan65 (6)
★☆☆☆
Mild Extra Strong Mild Tolerable to Strong

what a horrible blend! all I taste is the artificial flavors and not the tobacco. massive tongue bite, now I know why this is considered a "drugstore" blend. Don't waste a penny on this crap!!!

1 person found this review helpful.

Ursa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ursa (3)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I quite enjoy this stuff. If Carter Hall were made in an aromatic version, I imagine it would be like this.

It is not an attractive blend to behold, to be sure. It looks like 1/3 Carter Hall blended with 2/3 black cavendish, cut into pieces of all sizes and shapes to greet, or perhaps insult, the eye. Even after drying and careful storage, it's oddly sticky to the touch. I store mine in a jar, and upon opening, I am greeted with a cloying blast of vanilla with a suggestion of amaretto and fermented something-or-other.

All is forgiven once this is set aflame. I find myself rewarded with an intensely rich and satisfying Burley foundation topped with notes of cake spice and vanilla, with a room note to match. It is an aromatic that, thank goodness, tastes like tobacco first and foremost. The cake spice and vanilla notes begin to fade by mid-bowl, and what is left is a rather robust Burley experience. The blend is well-behaved in my briars, more so than most "drugstore" aromatics, and can be smoked without thinking too much about one's technique. A considerable amount of dottle will often be encountered, but I've no trouble with my well-dried stash of this blend gooping up or ghosting my pipes.

Not for everyone, to be sure, but for those who might wish for a bridge between an old-timey drugstore Burley blend and a full-bodied black cavendish, this could be worth a try. Dry it out first in order to give this a fair trial--you might find yourself surprised by the rich flavors to be found here.

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tabaco Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tabaco (69)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Extra Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

There are a few decent drug store aromatics that are decent Steady Eddie smokes. Sometimes I'll got to them for a change of pace, or working on the road and run short.

This stuff is horrid, wicked heat and bite, sickly sweet, sticky like jam. Maybe it was cased with Robitussin cough syrup . . . "drugstore blend". They took the term way over the top with this one.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

paulw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
paulw (32)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

I like black and mild cigars but not the pipe tobacco it tasted fake like a bunch of chemicals bad after taste, not at all like the little cigars

Nobody has rated this review yet.

rsvp2rip Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rsvp2rip (27)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Just because it can be found everywhere and it is inexpensive, doesn't make it any good. But because I didn't find it so bad when using a filter I can give it 2 stars. Might be good for someone starting out if they use a filter because it doesn't bite or get too harsh, but the filter does remove almost all the flavor; casing and tobacco. Otherwise, it would have to be the last thing available for me to smoke it on a rare occasion. Probibly would try summac before that though.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

ADMINJAY Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ADMINJAY (1)
★★☆☆
Overwhelming Very Strong Overwhelming Very Pleasant

I must agree that this tobacco is a true drug dtore brand, it is also very sticky, Good Luck getting your bowl clean after smoking this, the first time i have ever tried this tobacco it was actually not so bad, I'm not sure what i liked better at the time the room note or the taste as for my second try that's when it was the worst the room note was still very good but as far as the taste your better off taking the ashes from the bowl and putting them in your mouth also the bite was way to strong, it would be less strong if you directly put your tongue on the lit tobacco itself, please do not do any of the above as it is only used as a description

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (263)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Very Strong Overwhelming Pleasant

The epitome of a drug-store, hyper sweet, goopy, cloying-vanilla-laden blend (or, if you prefer, the antithesis of what pipe tobacco should be).

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Polski Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Polski (4)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

This is a "drug store" tobacco that can be found almost anywhere. When I bought it, I just wanted to try something diffrent and new. The tobacco has a rather nice vanilla smell, but thats where it ends. The taste is rather nasty, and bites. I wouldnt recommend it. Your better of picking up one of Captain Black's blends.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Cirdan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cirdan (13)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Strong Mild Pleasant

If you intend to please your girlfriend with this, bring a vacuum cleaner along to smoke it. If you do smoke and stand it, you can probably smoke anything just as well (glass fiber, old tires...) and should consider entering some macho brotherhood. In fact, I found a use for it. After drying for some time, trace amounts can be safely added to actual tobacco as a casing, should you like to smoke in the presence of non-smokers - they always give in to a hint of "potpuri".

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