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A base blend of USA and Brazilian Virginia leaf. Smooth black tobacco is added, pressed then fermented for mildness and character.

Blended ByDunhill
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50 grams tin
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2152)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend had a melange of flavors, ranging from anise, molasses, citrus and dried fruit that didn't totally take over the grassy, citrusy Virginia, but muted it considerably. There was some vanilla and maybe a touch of honey, too. Had a mild nic-hit. Burned well and dry, though maybe a little bitey towards the finish. Left no real moisture in the bowl, and hardly needed a relight. The after taste was fairly pleasant. An all day smoke.

5 people found this review helpful.

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

I suppose there is an added topping of some sort on this light Virginia blend, sort of in the same vein as a few of McClelland's lightly topped Virginias. The tobacco taste is full bu there is a sweetness that just can't be natural. The leaf, as is the case with most of the Dunhill blends, was well aged and put together nicely. The Virginia was just too light for me to enjoy, but the added flavoring was very natural with no fruity or alcohol based notes. I suspect that their term "Aromatic" blend was due to the room note. My wife loved it.

2 people found this review helpful.

ELF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ELF (40)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Dunhill makes amazing pipes,and do a fine job of most their"English-Style"of mixtures.I will be honest,I had huge reservations...Aromatic+Dunhill just didn't sit right in my brain...I was pleasantly surprised/Only smoked that one tin,mind you. :+)

2 people found this review helpful.

who broke my clay pipe? Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
who broke my clay pipe? (61)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Its been a long time since i smoked ths one and had forgotten it completely until i found a peice of A4 with my pencil notes on it.

Dryish compared to other aromatics i have smoked;this was a compliant burner strait out of the tin.

Quality was felt - this was not an average sickly sweetshop gloopy confection;it had that quality dunhill tin aroma - simular actually to "dunhill international cigarettes"

Taste:cane sugar or something natural like a maple essense flapjack,,,perhaps tropical mixture(like what you can purchase in health shops by the bag)eg dried bananas,pineapple,coconut,amoretos,,,rum and coconut,,,fruit and nuts,,? whatever..

The brocken flake parts in mine which i identified as having a simular nutty note to "petersons university flake" keeps things serious as a counterpoint to the sweeter elements,and added a dry toasted wallnuts taste to the mix..

Contents appearance:golden yellows,browny,burnt orange,leafy and roughly cut like petal leafs ala potpouri(not ribbons)black cavendish pellets & what appeared to be a brown/grey burleyish/virginia maybe broken flake parts(possibly borrowed from their own "dunhill light flake" maybe?

This did not bite at all like a lot of aromatics i had tried up to that point - i smoked this in a "peterson 305 smooth medium calabash" with the obvious moisture trap system..

If i had to obtain another aromatic which i don't mind every once in a while - this would be a good choice - its well behaved for an aromatic and seemed to smoke OK out of doors in the wind.. (My memory on this appart from my old notes is very vague,,,but i can remember now where i was smoking it and that i purchased it as a lucky dip buy and try it.)

Not too wet in the tin means i could smoke without further ado - aromatics are tricky to smoke - let them dry out too much and the flavouring fades or changes;smoke them too wet & its hello the tongue bitting ferret,,;i got through the whole tin quite quick while the going was good,which was probably a few days so i cannot comment much about shelf life after opening or cellaring etc.

I used to inhale my pipes - and i can remember this when i was cycling to work the week after - ;i felt i couldn't get any fresh air in my lungs - i could breath OK,but there wasn't that usual minty internal depth of air feeling... This went away by the end of the week,but it goes to show how a heavy weekend of puffing and inhaling needs a few days layoff.

I was impressed also by the way it didn't shit my pipe up too much everytime,which mean't i didn't have to keep pulling my pipe apart and swabbing out gunk..It wasn't a gurgler either,,,my pipe still needed a clean at the end of the day but not after every smoke..

Update;i have no idea if this is even available anymore or not but the notes i made on this was when i was predominantly an aromatic man(long time ago);i had not discovered ropes and plugs yet,but i feel it was an OK smoke and reading my notes in my own words has brought back a total recal of a forgotten memory..

1 person found this review helpful.

Redd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Redd (117)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

I bought this blend years ago in a cigar shop that had only a few tins of pipe tobacco. And I need some tobacco. Great blend not really an aromatic as we would know it today. More of a virginia blend. Simple with a very very light pineappple taste. Packs very well and smokes clear down to the bottom of the bowl. A better virginia blend. A real good smoke while driving to bad almost impossible to find today. but when you do grab it. It will be well worth it I assure you.

1 person found this review helpful.

ricardo pear Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ricardo pear (7)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable to Strong

This was the first pipe tobacco I ever tried. The tobacco quality is, needless to say, very good. It is obviously cavendish rich and flavoured with aniseed or liqourice which only comes through mildly in the smoke, so don't worry if your have a particular aversion to these flavours. It has quite a strong body, and high in nicotine. Since I smoked this so long ago I cant offer a more in depth description. You shouldn't need to go out of your way to get this unless your really like Liqorice flavoured aromatics.

1 person found this review helpful.

DeltaSnake Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeltaSnake (31)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I've only smoked this a couple of times, a friend of mine was trying it out in his quest to smoke every Dunhill blend ever made. I found it pleasant enough but it seems to me that the quest to find an aromatic that isn't too sweet, burns cleaner, or doesn't bite is fruitless. A blend like Captain Black is cheap, smells good and doesn't bite, and can be modified to be drier (most tobacconists have a version of this type anyway and call it something else) so to pay any kind of premium for tinned aromatic only makes sense if it's truly special. I think this gives Dunhill smokers the option of having an aromatic, and it does that well, it smell and tastes good, and while not exciting, isn't bad at all.

1 person found this review helpful.

Bluebottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bluebottle (18)
Very Strong Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is a very consistently well cut tobacco, thinnish style but quite dry - which as a Cavendish fan is not always a good thing... This smoked hot! Packing is not as straight forward as it should have been, it's also tricky to keep lit. A strong draw every now and again will keep it going, but at the cost of burning very hot. The flavour is a pleasant Virginia very smooth - I could hardly detect the small amounts of Cavendish, but on an aesthetic note it looks and smells gorgeous in the pouch!

I found this an astonishingly strong blend - indeed I smokd it at a friend's house, watching some tv... I stood up and had to immediately sit down again - nicotine and I don't get on, and this is full of it!

Apart from the flatness of the blend and the nausea it induced in me it's a good regular tobacco - I may use it to give more VA flavour to my gloopier Cavendish blends but I can't see it becoming a part of my rotation.

1 person found this review helpful.

Steerpike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steerpike (60)
Strong Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

The cousin of Black aromatic, I'm not so keen on this one, but its a fine tobacco all the same. Its not got so much dark leaf, the tin aroma is more fruity (Mildly so, not peaches and cream type candy) with less molasses, and just a hint of that rum smell that makes Black Aromatic so excellent.

Lighting and burning characteristics are the same as Black Aromatic- a little difficult to keep lit, but it burns reasonably cool and without bite. Quite strong, so dint smoke too much at once. Pleasant, and well behaved, but just not as exciting as its cousin.

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Gae Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gae (46)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

To me this Aromatic was very average & offered no excitement at all.I have enjoyed many other Aromatic's far more & there are plenty out there that are much better. 1 star out of 4.

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pmonroeb Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pmonroeb (92)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Like many who prefer non-aromatics, I have tried a few aromatics just to see if I could find one I could live with for smoking around other people. This tobacco has a good flavor and aroma, definitely leaning towards toasted black flakes. My problem with this tobacco, and I've had this problem with other Dunhills, is that it tears up my throat. I've only smoked one other tobacco that was this harsh on my throat and it was a strong perique blend.

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