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Virginia blend, toasted to a deep black color. Has a sweet but complex aroma and flavor.

BrandMac Baren
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringAmaretto, Cocoa / Chocolate, Licorice, Other / Misc, Vanilla
CutRibbon
Packaging100g/3.5oz Tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Col. Stuffinpuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Col. Stuffinpuff (2)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

A truly fine aromatic offering from MacBaren. Upon opening the tin, you are greeted with a powerful, some may consider overwhelming, scent of amaretto and to me, rum. This however, translates gracefully into the taste of the tobacco, notable, but not as cloyingly sweet as the tin aroma. For the fan of sweet aromatics, you would be hard pressed to find amore fulfilling smoke. As with all MacBaren tobaccos, it will benifit from some dry time, especially from a freshly opened tin. I let mine spend half an hour on a countertop, and it wouldn't bite no matter how quickly I puffed.

If you're looking for something dry, then you'd best move along. For those looking for a dessert like smoke, then this may fit the bill.

Pipe Used: Peterson 408

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the tin

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Doggie_Daddy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Doggie_Daddy (5)
★★★★
Extremely Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

This is a blend I could smoke often. The added top flavors are not to overpowering of the fine Cavendish. The aroma from the tin is very nice and the room note is wife and daughter approved. The thick buttery smoke has a pleasant mouth feel with no bite. This is an all day smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

PC Plod Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PC Plod (42)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A luscious aromatic, ideal for the Virginia smoker. This blend might earn four stars if I didn't have to fuss with it.

Fuss? Yes! 7 Seas Black is too moist and fragrant right out of the tin. Conditioning it for a perfect smoke requires patience: in my experience the tobacco should be removed from the tin and aired until slightly dry to the touch, yet still clump together a bit when gently pressed between the fingers. Once this hurdle is jumped, which might require hours, you're in for a treat.

Virginia tobacco has a marvelous astringent quality, like fine pears. There's a refreshing quality to it which seems to keep the taste buds fresh and eager. In 7 Seas Black, the Virginia performs a further duty: it prevents that luscious flavour and scent of the casing from becoming too cloying.

That's my biggest complaint with most other aromatics: they often become cloying. By that I mean the flavour or scent is so pronounced that it simply becomes tiring or unwelcomed after a short time. Whereas with a natural tobacco the flavour usually builds slowly, but you wish it would never go away!

The amaretto and vanilla accents in this one are delightful. High quality, skillfully applied, with no artificial taste. The blend is dry burning enough to stand up well to repeated smokes.

Solidly recommended.

Pipe Used: Georg Jensen

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Online Vendor

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Black Ambrosia.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (198)
★★★★
Very Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This one is my favorite in the seven seas blends because it is less sweet than the 4 others with more "dark" flavor, this is a black, wet Cavendish that tastes like: licorice + amaretto+ chocolate + vanilla, it is MILD and gentle on the tongue with delightful "pancake" room note.

this is a very good aromatic that I would highly recommend, however,Vanilla Cream is still better than this one.

1 person found this review helpful.

Dr.sadik Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr.sadik (100)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

well macbaren is my safety net and i put faith in what the produce (good quality for a reasonable price tag). this tobacco is jet black cavendish that i just couldnt point finger to the flavoring added (although told by Mr. Per Jensen personally) that it is vanilla and amaretto which i never tasted before, i couldnt pin point the flavor. perhaps others might appreciate it better however it deserve the 3 stars for its cavendish sweetness and burn quality , it can be firmly placed on the mild side. the tobacco aroma is acceptable especially if smoked out door (as it wont get as stale as inside a closed room)

1 person found this review helpful.

juvat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
juvat (36)
★★★★
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Chocolate. Pure dark chocolate with a hint of coconut is what I get from the tin note and taste. The room note is outstanding! I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well as the other 7 Seas blends (Regular and Royal). And while I hate to use a tired cliche here, this is coming from a guy who, with a few notable exceptions, doesn't normally like aromatics.

Black Blend is my favorite of the 7 Seas line.

1 person found this review helpful.

Appalachian Chef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Appalachian Chef (20)
★★★★
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

A "Bounty" of flavor. One of my all-time favorites. Great flavor, nice room note, superb tin note. Smokes great after a little drying. I can't find anything negative with this soon to be classic.

Pipe Used: Brebbia Cappucino Noce

Age When Smoked: 1 Month

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (48)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This blend reminds me a lot of Lane's BCA, not quite as goopy, but very, very close in taste. So, as I like BCA enough to give it three stars, I must do the same for this blend. Honestly, after suffering through Mac Baren's 7 Seas Royal Blend (which I've already reviewed, sort of) this Black Cavendish does much to retrieve Mac Baren's reputation. This is a good, tasty BC. Like I've stated elsewhere, I like my Black Cavendishe's to have both taste and smoothness, this blend fits that bill. So, three stars for me.

Pipe Used: Leonessa Capri

Age When Smoked: ?

Purchased From: 4Noggins

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Zeno_Croatia Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Zeno_Croatia (7)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I tried this tobacco and I have to say it's quite pleasant. Personally, I love MacBaren Original Choice and this is not very far from it, although there is a difference. Still, OC is better, but you should try this one.

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gunner525 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gunner525 (46)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is a very good aromatic. One of the two newest in the 7 Seas line, it came out last fall (2011). It's a Virginia blend toasted into a nice dark Cavendish. As with most Mac Baren blends you might want to give it a bit of drying time before you fill your pipe and light up. It smokes wonderfully though, smooth and even all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. The top dressing or casing is pretty unique and complex. I noted caramel, coco, and licorice flavour to the smoke. As complex as the casing seems to be it's a great all day smoke, because regardless of what combination of flavours it really is the blend tastes wonderful.

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