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We really cherish the days when wed stroll through Central Park on a lazy Summer afternoon. The sweet aroma makes you feel like you’re standing outside a bakery; notes of chocolate, vanilla and caramel blend harmoniously with mellow tobaccos.

Notes: 2013 IPCPR release

BrandDrew Estate
Blended ByNicholas Mellilo
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Cocoa / Chocolate, Vanilla
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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tankbuster183 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tankbuster183 (4)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Even though I have gotten out of cigars, I always liked the ACID line, so I was excited when these were announced by Drew Estate.

The tin note is fantastic, and gets better after being open a while.

This tobacco is a good reason not to lose faith in aromatics. The cavendish burns clean for about 3/4 of the bowl with nice billowing smoke that tastes like eating a black and white cookie. I love it; it tastes sweet without tasting cheap.

The last 1/4 for me always gets soggy/damp, but I smoke a little fast and to be honest, I don't really mind. I mean if you smoke a cigar too fast, same problem (except you're out $10). So I can't detract the tobacco as some of the dampness is probably my fault.

I will say this: the flavor got even better after having the tin open a few weeks, so if the first bowl doesn't meet your expectations, give it a little time. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Design Berlin Dresden

Age When Smoked: 2 months

3 people found this review helpful.

Redd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Redd (111)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

UPDATE. This gets much much better when the Tin is opened and reclosed left sitting on your desk for three weeks. I am moving my rating to 4 Stars. THIS is a Great Chocolate Blend

I haven't smoked a Chocolate Blend since my College days. CP is a good aromatic blend Chocolate with a little Vanilla. A very pipey blend. I am really enjoying the tin. Purcahed it because I thought it was blended in the USA by Drew but should have know better. A good Danish Blend. Similar to Stobekkye Chocolate Blend. No bite if you know how to smoke Black Cavnedish just draw easy. Works well. Nicotine level Good. My only complaint with Central Park Blend is that the moisture level is way to high. As with most Black Cavendish they tend to be moist due to thier topping and casings. And if they dry out they burn to quickly and smoke hot. If moiture level is addressed it would be a 4 Star rating. \

Pipe Used: Upshall and Jake Heckard Cob

Age When Smoked: 4 weeks ago opened about four days to date

Purchased From: Payless Pipes

Similar Blends: Close a blend I use to get at Mom's Tobacco on 5th ave years ago., But much much much better., I havent smoked choclate blend in 30 years but I will add this to my rotation of blends.

2 people found this review helpful.

Hakchuma Achukma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hakchuma Achukma (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Fantastic smoke. Manly taste and aroma. Not too fruity or perfume ridden tobacco. Seem to taste a hint of Figs or something. A great overall smoke with no complaints at all other than the price. Fantastic!

Age When Smoked: 41

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

1 person found this review helpful.

Ethan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ethan (34)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

The taste is pretty good until 3/4 of the way down. There is a definite chocolate flavor up front. I have tried this blend several times and it bites the hell out of my tongue and the last 1/4 of the bowl tastes charred and ashy. Boswell's Pipers Pleasure is 10 times better than this will ever be in my opinion.

1 person found this review helpful.

PotsdamRandy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PotsdamRandy (1)
★★★★
Extremely Strong Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Much like what you read in other reviews, the tin really did smell like a pastry bakery upon opening. Dark, dark tobacco and very moist when it arrived. Compared to the Lane HG-2000 i've been smoking, I found this to be much better but that fact also turned out to be my downfall. The great taste caused me to puff a little too often and I became really dizzy and nauseous for around 40 minutes. I don't consider myself a lightweight because I used to be into cigars too. This was a much stronger tobacco (nicotine content) than I've had so far into my foray with pipe smoking. I think drew estate is trying to get their new fan base efficiently hooked. Despite making me "green behind the gills," this is something I think most would be able to smoke all day long if they have the stomach for it. Very, very tasty.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

This is good stuff. I buy off the internet and my favorite retailer sent me 3 tins instead of the 1 tin I ordered. I was going to fuss about the 2 extra tins that was sent by mistake (I paid paid for them) until I tried the smoke. FANTASTIC! This is a very dark black cavendish, very smooooooooth. Wife loves the room note, I like everything about it. It is not a complex smoke and stays pretty consistent thoroughout the bowl. I smoke it in a cob and in burns to a nice silver ash - no waste. This is a good everyday - all day smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

S8ntsfan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
S8ntsfan (1)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Being a cigar guy (as well as pipe guy) who does like Drew Estate blends including the ACID line, I had no doubt they would come up with great tobacco blends for pipes. Central Park Stroll is "a grand walk" indeed. Very pleasant tobacco, no bite, and finishes very well on the palate. This is a early evening blend for me that fits the bill perfectly.

1 person found this review helpful.

Auroch Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Auroch (2)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Tin Note - Tin note is a very nice chocolatey-liqour smell. Liquor smell has died down a little after one week open, starting to smell more like a brownie.

Room Note - Pleasant, chocolate latte type smell

Draw/Flavor - Nice smooth draw, no bite for me. Flavor and aftertaste I would equate to a Middleton's Black and Mild...nothing fabulous, but a nice relaxing smoke. I will try again after the tin has been open for 3 weeks like other reviews have suggested. Again, nothing special about this blend, if its not any better in 2 weeks it will be cellared.

Pipe Used: Karl Erikbent freehand

Age When Smoked: 1 year, 1 week open

Purchased From: JR Cigar, Statesville NC

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SmokeDawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeDawg (46)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Ok first lets get this out of the way. On the back of your tin of Central Park Stroll, is chocolate spelled with a "k" instead of a "c" and is the "h" missing from the word "with" so it reads, "wit mellow tobaccos"? Or, do I have a special early Drew Estate tin that one day will be a collectors item and I'll sell on ebay years later for a phat 2 dollars? Its as if some non-english speaking employee went with the google translation and decided to print it anyway.

I'm not an aromatic smoker but Ive been wanting some sweet chocolate flavored/ tasting/ smelling style tobacco for a change. So after reading all the reviews I passed on MacBarens Chocolate and Honey and decided to give Drew Estate, offering a try. I'm a fan of their cigars but not the ACID line. I dont want to light up expecting a great tobacco and discover a heavily perfumed ho rising out of the end of my stick.

Here is my honest description of this blend.

Upon cracking the seal the air fizz let loose a strong smell of a fresh bakery. Thats a first for me. It smelled JUST like one and began to fill the room. I havent even opened the top of the lid yet. When I opened it I dont know what I was expecting but the color of the tobacco was dark black with no variation. It looked like someone had baked a dark chocolate cake and stuffed It in the tin. Next the topping of alcohol was strong and began to release throughout the air. I pinched a bit to check the moisture. It was sticky and instantly stained my fingers with a dark sticky stain. I grabbed my large Apple bowled Bertram pipe and headed to the porch.

Packed easily, char lights lit easy enough. On hard light a Very dense grey smoke poured out the bowl. Tasty. Chocolate. The liquor is there. My daughter doing her homework outside in the sun said, "Dad I dont like the smell of that pipe." I asked, "What does it smell like? She said, "cardboard" That's another first. I was just finishing up that bowl and said. "Its suppose to be chocolate." "Uh yeah ok I can see that." I went inside to get the tin and when I came out the smell of chocolate was in the air as a nice sweet smell. This is a decent blend. Since it was an aromatic you get more artificial flavoring taste than natural tobacco, but every so often I could taste the tobacco and it was good.

Later that night I asked my wife to close her eyes and asked her to tell me what she smelled as I put the tin under her nose. She agreed it was a chocolate liquor cake. The tin after being opened by 8 hours now changed a bit. I swear it smells JUST LIKE A dark chocolate liquor cake you might get at Christmas time. Its equally strong in liquor and chocolate and with the look of the dark tobacco Central Park Stroll is like smoking a cake. I noticed this blend also left a sticky black even covering in my pipe bowl and I would recommend not using your best pipe. I do recommend this blend for the new experience, but I lack experience to judge it according to aromatics and other chocolate blends. However, I believe I have described its behavior very accurately.

Update: Since my review I put this tin away and would get it out when I wanted to smoke a pipe at an event or outing. I made friends FAST. Later, I realized this blend IS REALLY QUITE good! I've toured a few more aromatics and this stuff is awesome! Since my review I have tasted hints of vanilla and the caramel along with the chocolate. The only bad thing I have to say about this blend is it leaves a sticky goopy black mess in your pipe. Don't smoke it in a high end pipe you really care about. I have been smoking it lately in an old frankenstein monster of a pipe I beat the crap out of. Happy Baking.....

Pipe Used: Bertram Prince

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the bakery

Purchased From: Jr cigars

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SmokeKing David Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeKing David (114)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

This is a solid contribution to the Aromatic genre. It is bite-free. The flavorings of chocolate, vanilla, and (perhaps) coffee are pleasant. But this is from Drew Estates, maker of the Acid line of cigars...so I was kind of hoping for an offbeat/different interpretation of the standard aromatic type of pipe tobacco in the way that Acid cigars differ from most every cigar, including flavored cigars.

So while this is a fine blend, I can't help but be disappointed that Drew Estates didn't do more with it. Having said that, it's still a good tobacco and I recommend it.

By the way, if you find yourself in Southeast Michigan, stop by the JR Cigars outlet in Southfield (a suburb of Detroit). Aside from mucho cigars, this shop has a nice selection of tinned and bulk pipe tobaccos and a decent selection of pipes, too. And their staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Govern Yourself Accordingly.

Pipe Used: Mastro de Paja

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: JR Cigars - Southfield, Mich

Similar Blends: Stokkebye 24 (Nougat).

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