|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|hogmartin (1)||Medium||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Very smooth. Just a full, pleasant tobacco flavor with smoky spicy notes, neither faint nor overpowering. No evident flavorings or topping and never bland. I'm breaking in a new briar with alternating half-bowls of it and Dunhill 965, my go-to on hand tinned tobacco, The Campbell's spiciness is broader but not as sharp and the burn seems a little cooler and more moist, but not at all soggy or bitter. Head to head, the Dunhill 965 is a hot espresso shot compared to the Campbell's French roast with a splash of cream. A very similar profile, but the Dunhill is a sharper and more bracing smoke while the Campbell's is a lasting warmth. Both smoke down to the bottom of the bowl with no gunk or mess, just a fine ash.
I haven't tried Dunhill's Nightcap, but from what people have said of it compared to 965, it sounds like Campbell's #11 is one more step along the same spectrum: Nightcap - 965 - Campbell's #11. To my taste, I think I'll use the Campbell's as an all-day with the 965 for times when I want a sharper smoke.
Pipe Used: Brand new unfinished Savinelli author
Age When Smoked: Fresh
Purchased From: Campbell's Smoke Shop 207 M.A.C. Ave. East Lansing MI 48823
Similar Blends: Dunhill 965.
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