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Moist and black and has a pleasant sweet burning aroma.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
CutBroken Flake
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

A black cavendish blend that offers vanilla and not much else, except for slight cocoa and sugar notes. The tobacco taste is not really present, nor was it meant to be. Has almost no nicotine. Won't bite. Needs dry time, but even then, leaves moisture in the bottom, and dottle, unless you smoke it real dry. Needs some relights. Has a routine flavor and after taste for this kind of blend. An all day smoke that can be used as a mixer, too.

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Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (180)
Very Mild Strong Overwhelming Pleasant to Tolerable

It might seem unfair for a person, like me, who isn't a fan of aromatics, to be reviewing an aromatic, but descriptions of this baccy would have had it in the true cavendish family with only some sweetening and a bare whiff of flavouring. On this basis I purchased half a pound with a mind to using it to soften some other baccies in my cellar that had proven too strong or rough around the edges.

So let's be absolutely clear. This is NOT a cavendish with a hint of sugar and vanilla. It is a full blown in your face fruit and incense bomb that left me feeling nauseous and my mouth coated in synthetic grease. This doesn't make this a bad aromatic. Some people will love this sort of thing. But at least know what it is before you buy.

I don't know exactly what the flavouring comprises. The dominant essence is plum. But there is also a melange of things including vanilla, butterscotch (the combination of which might in turn suggest whiskey) and something incense like. I am reluctant to be critical of earlier reviewers, but some of them I have to wonder whether they even went near this tobacco.

Burns easily. Has little nicotine, but will still make your head spin from the smell.

Similar Blends: Some of the bulk Sutcliffe dark tobacco aromatics..

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bob323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bob323 (46)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Unlike most black Cavendishes, I found the casing to be rather on the mild side...This is not a bad thing...Light casing allows the natural tobacco flavor to come through...Of course, most black Cavendishes are very mild...If your put off by heavily cased black Cavendishes, you might try this...Also, because of the light casing, can be used as a blender without fouling the other tobaccos in the blend...If your looking for a pay no mind all day smoke, this will do.

Pipe Used: various for testing

Age When Smoked: newly bought

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Similar Blends: Because of light casing, this is similar to Lane's BC-A..

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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

McCelland Bulk No. 600 - Special Black

Star Rating = 3

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 7

Room Note = 8

Flavor = 7

Bite = 8

Burn = 8

After Taste = 7

Raw Score = 45

Rated Percentage = 75%

Comment = Smooth, Mild, white ash Burn, slight After Taste, nothing special about this one

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Cantrell Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cantrell (14)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

This is an OK tobacco. The first time I tried it it was good enough and had no bite, but I quickly became bored with its lack of flavor...a bit goopy near the end.

room note was somewhat pleasant.

Might make a good candidate for blending?

the search continues for my perfect smoke!

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