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Bulk aromatic cavendish with a mocha topping.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Coffee
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Very Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Mocha Black is indeed a square cut Black Cavendish that is loaded with Mocha dressing. My 8 ounce bag was double sealed and several years old, yet the leaf was still extremely moist and I wondered how in the world it would stay lit.

This turned out to be a delightful after dinner smoke. I gave the leaf a good light and needed few relights as I slowly smoked a bowl right down to the bottom. The flavor was indeed remindful of a deep, rich, dark coffee mocha and had enough tobacco flavor to suit me, too.

This is a very mild blend in the strength department and I really enjoyed the flavor enhancement presented when I blew smoke through my nose and again when I slowly let the smoke escape from my mouth so that I could inhale it through my nose.

My wife and children loved the room bouquet that lingered in the air of my living room for a long time, even after the last shard of tobacco was consumed.

I gave up sweets for Lent and hope I didn't cheat by smoking this blend.


Pipe Used: Perry White Sandblasted Canadian

Age When Smoked: At least 3-years

Similar Blends: Iwan Ries Three Star Banner Lite.

10 people found this review helpful.

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

The taste of mocha is rather tame, though the smell of the blend is stronger than the taste. Chocolate and coffee are the main flavors though I got some vanilla from the black cavendish. Has almost no nicotine. Won't bite. A nice all day work and play smoke that never gets harsh, but the toppings, mild as they are, diminish just a mite towards the finish. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace. Leaves some moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. Has an okay, short lived after taste. An all day smoke.

5 people found this review helpful.

Dr_frankenstein Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr_frankenstein (5)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant

Mocha Black. This is a wonderful aromatic. it was the perfect moisture from the bag and has smoked perfectly every time. It packs fairly well for the cut, but I do like to grind it down just a bit for my taste. I dont find as much mocha/coffee flavor as I do aroma, but i do get a clean mellow tobacco taste during the whole burn. I dont find it to be hot smoking or goopy at all, just burns cleanly and smoothly to the bottom with dark grey ash and minimal dottle. The room note is fantastic to most people so its great for when its presence will be known. I can smoke this all day, no bite, no excessive tamp or re-lights. It is real low on the vitamen-N score, but it mixes very well so it can be amped up if thats your thing. I really enjoy this blend, just very simple and straight forward and is accepted by most when your in public. I dont know if I will rotate this regularly... but I will definitly keep some in inventory.

Pipe Used: Cob, Sterling Hall, Glass.

Age When Smoked: new bulk

Purchased From: P&C

4 people found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Is a pure Black Cavendish tobacco.

Notes of Cocoa, Walnuts and Coffee. Is very sweat and slow burning.

Is a ribbon, but large ribbon, is difficult to fill in the bowl, and also more difficult to mantain it lighted. But is good.

4 people found this review helpful.

Piper@thegates Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Piper@thegates (20)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I quite liked this tobacco. Pitch black Cavendish with a strong coffee aroma. Easy to fill the bowl and maintain a light. The taste is less strong than one would expect from the aroma but nevertheless this tobacco provides a mild, fairly smooth alternative if you're looking for a mild aromatic. Also on the plus side is the fact that this blend smokes relatively dry for an aromatic and doesnt gunge up the pipe like many others do.

1 person found this review helpful.

Stinkypipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stinkypipe (156)
Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

Mocha black has a very nice tin aroma. Lights fairly easy as there is some moisture there. First puff or too gives you a nice coffee and chocolate flavor with vanilla as a background. Sadly these flavors tend to fade away as you smoke with very little flavor as you finish the bowl. The key here is to avoid getting the smoke hot but even then the flavors dies away. Now roomnote is outstanding with a wonderful chocolate and coffee aroma. A simple easy all day smoke.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1644)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

McClelland - No. 620 Mocha Black.

Right, I love coffee, love chocolate, so for me this is a fabulous blend!

As expected, the blend's jet black! Sadly it's also too moist, with the heavy casing contributing to the problem. That said though, I lit my first bowl without any airing and it smoked perfectly. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, the flavour of the smoke is heavenly: rich, sweet, a little sharpness from the coffee, and lots of heavy chocolate flavour. The temperature of the smoke's exorbitantly cool too, like smoking ice!

The nicotine strength is very mild (but who smokes a full-on aromatic for N?), and the room-note's great.

One of the best aro's I've had:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Lestrade P'Lip

Age When Smoked: Three weeks

Purchased From: 4noggins

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

The whole point of an aromatic is to experience a flavor beyond the tobacco taste, so it stands to reason that one hopes to taste the listed flavor. To this end I have been on the hunt for a blend with an aroma close to my heart - coffee! As of yet, nothing has knocked my socks off, so I've steered my compass to McClelland, since they have never let me down.

Mocha Black starts off moist, dark, and not overbearing in aroma. There is a whiff of coffee, but it stands behind a deep, hearty, carmally smell I now associate with McClelland. I like to pack the stuff into a larger bowl size to really give it full chompy smoke. Mocha Black is not all that sweet or coffee-like (which I am now thinking just doesn't render well in tobacco), but is deep in body and with some imagination translates into a cup of Joe with no sugar or milk. Just black as the name suggests.

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manxman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manxman (57)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I would describe the taste as similar to a chocolate covered coffee bean, if you've ever eaten one. But it's not a strong flavor. No nicotine, tongue bite, or gurgle. Impossible to keep lit. I noticed others had the same problem.

Pipe Used: Hanseatic natural freehand

Age When Smoked: Three months

Purchased From: pipes and Cigars bulk

Similar Blends: McClelland 710 Colombian Mocha.

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footlooset Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
footlooset (23)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Nice mild tobacco taste with a hint of Coffee and Chocolate. No bite and stays lit. Well Worth a try. Has a nice room note others will like.

Pipe Used: Trovato Pipa "Pietro" Italian Briar

Age When Smoked: fresh from

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Tplumm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tplumm (39)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This is a good quality Cavendish. The smell of coffee and chocolate are definitely noticeable from the bag, but unfortunately very little of it comes through in the taste. This is still a pleasurable smoke despite the lack of flavor, my biggest qualm with this is the cut (LARGE ribbon) as it does not pack well for me and is hard to keep lit.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

McCelland Bulk No. 620 - Mocha Black

Star Rating = 4

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 8

Room Note = 8

Flavor =8

Bite = 8

Burn =8

After Taste = 8

Raw Score = 48

Rated Percentage = 80%

Comment = Smooth, Mid Strength, good Flavor, No Coffee Taste, nice smoke

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