Reviews: 76151 Tobaccos: 6650What's NewLoginRegister
Product Image


With the aroma of Currant. Fruity and highly aromatic. Mildly and spicy.

Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Fruit / Citrus
Packaging50g Pouch
Product Image
Medium, Medium to Strong
Room Note
5 reviews
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Sort By
Please login to review this blend.
english fox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
english fox (6)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

i thoroughy enjoyed this .nicely packaged in a convenient tin for slipping in the pocket .tin aroma was lovely and fruity and you can taste the slightly acidic but sweet notes of blackcurrant through the smoke .i am testing lots of brands having returned to pipe smoking after a long absence and this was a successful purchase which will become one of my regular standbys .i recommend you try this and im sure you wont be disappointed .

1 person found this review helpful.

Withnail Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Withnail (16)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

I do like aromatic blends and have enjoyed several of the other McLintock blends. This one was a little different. On opening the tin the aroma is more synthetic than the other blends I have tried. Whilst the tobaccos themselves are nice enough, the casing is too sweet for my taste. I also found that, although the tobacco wasn't too damp when I filled my pipe, the last third of the bowl became quite damp on several occasions. The steam produced towards the end of the smoke made it easy to burn the tongue and seemed to take a lot away from the taste.

A tobacco for those of you with a sweet tooth.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1193)
Very Mild Strong Mild Very Pleasant

McLintock - Crème de Cassis.

Another one of my earlier reviews which I thought was rubbish when I re-read! Here's the new version:

I bought a fresh tin for the purpose of this review and was quite impressed when I opened it up. I was met by a coarse cut, prominently medium brown Virginia, blend. Unlike their Black Magic there's only a tiny proportion of black Cavendish. It smells strong of alcohol and currants: Crème de Cassis. For me it took a bit of a nose-dive from there.

On the plus side of things it lights easily, gives a relatively cool smoke, and has a pleasantly mild amount of nicotine. So what's the problem? The topping. As the tin-note implied, it's strong, very strong, at that. There's no room for tobacco flavours, I can only taste berries and alcohol. Sure, a red-blooded aromatic fan would be in utopia, after a few sips. I'm not though; but, to be fair, I'm an English/VaPer fan and bought this solely to review it.

Here's a good point to finish on: the room note's nice!

To be succinct I loathe this. I liked it in my first review, too, but that was prior to becoming 'educated' into the world of English/VaPers!

To be fair though, a lot of folks will love it, it's not 'bad' for what it is. Ergo, it's not for me.

Two stars. Just one would be cruel, and unfair!

Pipe Used: Altinok Meer'

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Andy7777 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Andy7777 (15)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

A sickly smelling and tasting tobacco. This aromatic has a very perfumed taste, which has a chemical flavour. I bought this tobacco about two years ago and have still not managed to finish the tin, not recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson's System P-Lip, No 305 (Calabash)

Similar Blends: McLintock - Black Magic.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

viscfab Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
viscfab (81)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Strong

Heavily cased and syrupy artificial aromatic. Smells like ice cream topping for kids. Yuk. Not a decent tobak in my opinion.

Nobody has rated this review yet.