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A best-selling mild-to-medium blend of Black and Gold Cavendish tobaccos, with a slightly sweet vanilla top flavoring that is very smooth and consistent. Said to be essentially the same product as Super Value Black & Gold.

Notes: Admiral's Choice pipe tobaccos are manufactured by Dream Castle Tobacco Company, a division of Sutliff Tobacco Company. and are now the exclusive online and catalog retailer of these blends, though they can be found in retail outlets also.

BrandAdmiral's Choice
Blended BySutliff
Manufactured BySutliff
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish
FlavoringSweet / Sugar, Vanilla
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging8-oz. bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

The black cavendish is smooth vanilla. The gold cavendish is lightly grassy with a mild honey note. The creamy vanilla topping mostly sublimates the tobaccos, but they do peek through a little more after the half way point. There’s also a light caramel in the topping as well. Has very little nicotine. Won’t bite. Needs some dry time. Burns cool, smooth and lightly creamy at a moderate pace, requiring a few relights, and will leave some moisture in the bowl, but it’s not goopy. Has a pleasant after taste. An all day routine, uncomplicated smoke that doesn't fill your senses, but will give you the sweet flavor you're looking for. Two and a half stars.

7 people found this review helpful.

damajor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
damajor (4)
Extremely Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I wouldn't say this is an all day smoke. But I do enjoy a bowl about every night. Just enough sweetness, a good smoke. Char, tamp, relight and sip and enjoy!

3 people found this review helpful.

whitebriar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
whitebriar (30)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

inexpensive tobacco--good value for the money--

nice aroma in the bag-- needs drying--lot's of drying--3 days before it was ready--

packs easily; lights easily-- did use a char light-- could smoke hot and bite--very slow puffing is the key to keeping it from biting--

slight gurgle at mid pipe--cleared up easily with a swab-- more flavorful towards the end of the bowl-- a bit of dottle left--no white ash here--

handled correctly a decent value--not a premium smoke, but i have done a lot worse--

3 people found this review helpful.

Corncob3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Corncob3 (72)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Even after aging, this didn't do much for my palate. Nice flavor. Nutty, cocoa, vanilla- typical profile in this genre. Just didn't excite me. Didn't like or not like ACBG. Blah is the best way to describe this. Noticed a slight bite, even after drying. Honestly, I find Blenders Gold to have better flavor, smoking qualities and higher quality leaf. Never get a bite with BG, but I do with AC. BG Burley and Black with a pinch more of their toasted cavendish is quite tasty. As far as AC, just not my cup of tea. AC Natural is the better option in their series IMHO.

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Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (300)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

I try to be very forgiving of budget tobacco's in general since I was once a broke college kid that could only afford cheap pouches and do remember what it was like to have to smoke the entire pouch until I could get my next paycheck, that said I really do not like the Admiral Choice line. I feel that the toppings used are too mild and the tobacco used is very cheap. I ordered all of the flavors just to give them all a fair shot and I really couldn't force myself to smoke more than three or four bowls of each. After my fourth bowl this week of B&G I couldn't take anymore and went right back to Lane 1Q, spend a little extra and order 1Q or if you cannot mail order, buy a pouch of Captain Black Royal. At the very least CB Royal has a rich Vanilla aroma and taste whereas the Admirals Choice blends are truly underwhelming...

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

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

This blend actually also comes in large tins and the aromatic combination of flavors is quite nice. A light and sweet compilation with mostly flavored Cavendish with a dash of straight burley for a boost. It actually tastes like tobacco but I think I'll take the rest of my eight ounce tin to my local pipe club. It is one of those blends that satisfies once a year.


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CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (94)
Extremely Mild Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This blend comes soaking wet in a ziplock bag, pouch note is that of table syrup. Difficult to light or keep lit due to its moisture level and is quite oily to the touch. Almost not tobacco taste or any nicotine hit and cloyingly sweet, it will ghost the pipe and your fingertips. I tried drying it out for a week and nothing changed, this stuff is permanently wet. Id avoid it at all costs, the price is almost too good to resist (i know i fell for the trap too) Probably one of the worst blends going

Pipe Used: Largo Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: Current production

Purchased From: CVS

Similar Blends: Middleton's Black and Mild.

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SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Dreamcastle is owned by Altadis, and this line is marketed in CVS pharmacies across the country.

This is your typical steam cased aromatic. It is on a par with the likes of Lane's 1-Q. It is sweet,smells nice, and smokes fairly wet. It is best in a cob, clay, or meer, as this helps mitigate the moisture. Because these blends sit in the store for so long, there is a goodly porton of PG in them. This is just the nature of the beast.

If you like Captain Black, but don't care to pay $25-30 for the large tin, this is a much more economical option. It runs about $8 for 8oz where I live. I can't identify the flavoring of this one, but it seems "maple-like", and as mentioned, sweet. It can nip if you push it, so go slowly. The tobacco flavor is almost imperceptible to me, and the finish is a bit ashy.

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