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Cavendish toasted to a smoke black color with just a sprinkling of cured dark brown Cavendish. Flavored firstly with Old Colony Rum...let set a fortnight...again reworked with Chocolate Flavoring...extremely mild and pleasant.

Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Rum, Sweet / Sugar
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging1.5 oz bag, 7 oz bag, 14 oz bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

It seems to me that some of the best aromatics available on the American market are being produced in bulk form by tobacco shops with a rich history. Uhle's fills that bill. Black Stoker is a fairly dry aromatic in both feel and burning quality. The nice cocoa flavor doesn't crowd out this all dark tobacco. I didn't pick up much of the rum flavor as it must have been added very lightly. I didn't experience any tongue bite either. As with all of the Uhle's house tobaccos, the leaf is of high quality. The flavor builds as the bowl progresses and BS leaves no goop at the bottom of the pipe. As aromatics go, I wouldn't call this the sweetest aro I have ever smoked, nor the lightest. Black Stoker falls right in the middle. BS is another well done tobacco from Milwaukee's favorite pipe shop. Three and a half stars.

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The dark brown cavendish is slightly grassy, citrus sweet. The black cavendish is toasty sweet and may have a little vanilla. The burley is toasted with a touch of earth, and I observe it a little more in the last third of the smoke. The toppings sublimate the tobaccos, but leave just a little room for them to speak out to your tongue. The sweet rum is lightly applied, while the chocolate has a mild, but rich taste, and is more noticeable than the rum. I think there may be a little vanilla added because I’m not sure much is coming from the black cavendish. Burns at a decent rate with a very smooth, cool and creamy consistent flavor. Low on nicotine. Won’t bite, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. No dottle. Sweet, but not overly so, making for a pleasant all day experience. Has a very pleasant room note, and will bring the neighbors over for a visit.

3 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Black Sltoker is another Uhle's winner in my book. Quality Burley is used as well as fine extract from Cocoa beans to produce an undertone of dark chocolate and a true tobacco flavor throughout the enhanced smoke. Never got hot or soggy in the pipe either. Must have more!


2 people found this review helpful.

MAK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MAK (1)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Wow! I just had the best smoke I’ve ever had!! Now, I’m no seasoned veteran. I’ve been smoking for nearly 2 years now, but have not been very regular. On average, I have probably smoked less than twice a month and have been trying to figure out this complicated pastime. So, up until now, I didn't feel I had much of a right to review a tobacco, but today was different. As I smoked my pipe (on SuperBowl Sunday, a stone's throw from the Meadowlands where the Broncos and Seahawks will be playing in a few hours, watching helicopters hover and planes with banners as signs that something is different about today) I really enjoyed it like I never have before.

I’ve used a few different pipes, and have read ceaselessly to figure out my mistakes. I’ve learned to smoke slower, I’ve just learned recently of the air-gap method (which has been the best so far), and I use several pipe cleaners along the way to keep the moisture from building up in the bottom of my pipe. I’ve tried a number of different tobaccos, including a few from the shop Briar and Burley in Bloomington, IN where I got my first pipe (Smokey Stover, Joe’s Blend, Black Satin, Liverpool - a latakia blend I haven’t been able to tolerate yet), and I’ve had several of Uhle’s including Blend 00, Irish Aromatic, Old Shoe, and recently I tried the Black Stoker I picked up.

Well….I have tried a couple of the others since I picked up Black Stoker, but going back to it each time is like a little slice of heaven. I just had the BEST smoke of my limited time with this hobby. It was awesome! I only used 5 matches, smoked for well over an hour, had cool beautiful plumes of smoke through the whole thing that were dry, cool, and downright delicious! This stuff is fantastic. I’m going to cycle through what I’ve got to see if the other stuff wasn’t as good because of my being a novice and I’ll try some new stuff, but it is this is Black Stoker is going to be the measuring stick for all the rest!!

Pipe Used: Joe Case and Randy Wiley

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Uhle's mail order

2 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (136)
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

What I would define as a solid middle of the road puffing smoke. It does not try to be something complex, nor is it so mild and effeminate it can't hold it's own.

A good buy and nice place to start if trying the out what Uhle's has to offer.

1 person found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (492)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I don't like Chocolate as a topping in an aromatic, but that is not the primary reason I am giving this one one star. I also don't like relighting my pipe more than is necessary, but to some extent this is to be expected when smoking stoved blends. I don't know why, but they all seem to have problems igniting and maintaining ignition than their non-stoved counterparts.

My problem with this blend is that I am a dry smoker. I seldom pass a pipe cleaner through a pipe mid smoke, unless I am smoking one of my two Peterson System pipes, but this is a whole other level of frustration to be discussed elsewhere.

Every time and in every pipe I smoked this, gurgles came forth and I needed to run one of my thin pipe cleaners through and then relight and resume. It is just irritating and I don't like to be irritated while smoking my pipe. I like to have blissful thoughts.

As to the blend itself, the tastes of rum and chocolate are both detectable, as is that dried fruit taste that seems to develop when a tobacco is stoved. The topping will last through the end of the bowl. I know there are some who smoke wet and are forced to swab a pipe cleaner mid smoke every bowl they have, for that smoker, the high humidity emitted from this blend may not even be perceptible, but mark my words, this one smokes wetter than most.

For this, and other reasons, I could never recommend this blend.

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Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (300)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

4/17/2015 - Without trying it seems that I ordered this blend almost one year to the day last April, bizarre. As I had mentioned last year it seems much dryer than in the past and had asked the gentleman on the phone if they had restrained on the toppings (in a good way). He responded with " I assure you that we do not cut corners on our aromatics).. Oops I think I offended him but that's truly what sets Uhle's apart, they take extreme pride in their blends and it shows. Just as tasty as ever but comes at a much more smoke able moisture level now :-) Keep it packed very loose!! Stoker prefers a larger bowl and a loose pack!

4/09/2014 - This is the blend that ten years ago made me a confirmed pipe smoker. This is still a daily smoke for me. I usually smoke 3 to 5 bowls a day of Black Stoker (its that good) The German chocolate cake flavor is just delicious! I just ordered more after finishing several pounds I had stashed, well geez ten years ago!! The new batch is much dryer than what I had before coming from Uhles. I used to be able to smell Black Stoker through the two bags and the box, not anymore but its much more smokable right away now so that's a plus. Is it as great as it was? O yes and my favorite aromatic.

6/12/2004 - I love rum cased blends. This one has an irresistable chocolate taste with a sweet tip of the nose rum aroma. I could smell this blend through Uhle's double sealed bag. Tastes great like eating a Chocolate cake while drinking a large rum and coke. Black cavendish with some brown strands here and there. This will make any man a hero in his own home, and the only blend i've had that really tastes like real Hershey's chocolate. Mmmm Yum!!

Pipe Used: cobs & no name italian briar

Age When Smoked: Fresh and ten year old stash

Purchased From: Uhle's

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