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Toasted black Cavendish and golden Virginias have been selected as the foundation for a smooth pleasant cherry note.

BrandBrigadier Black
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured ByPipes & Cigars
Blend TypeCavendish Based
ContentsCavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCherry
CutFlake
Packaging8 oz Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Very Mild
Taste
Extremely Mild (Flat), Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
2.0
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Adrian B. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Adrian B. (29)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

The Brigadier Black series, exclusive to pipesandcigars.com, caught my eye because of the names...Gettysburg, Antietam, Waterloo etc. I'm a bit of a military history fan; as good a reason as any to try a new blend.

I grabbed a tin of Antietam to start with. the description lists it as a flake, which it is not. It's mostly ribbons of VA and toasted black Cavendish with a few large chunks here and there. When opening the tin you're greeted with the expected delicious cherry aroma and also some vanilla. Vanilla isn't listed as one of the toppings but it's coming from somewhere. The tobacco is ready to go out of the tin, at least mine was. It isn't too fussy about how you pack it. It takes fire easily and you'll get to the bottom of the bowl with minimal relights.

The tobacco flavor is front and center in this blend. Grassy sweetness from the Virginias. The cherry flavor, so obvious in the tin is a bit hard to detect on smoking, at least for me. It's there, but quite subdued; I'd like it to be a little more forward. Still, if you want a cherry aromatic that doesn't ghost your pipe and turn it into a gluey, sticky mess, Antietam is worth a look. It's good. I'd give it 2.5 stars if I could. A little more cherry flavor and it'd be 3 stars easily.

Pipe Used: cobs, briars, meers

Age When Smoked: Tin fresh

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Aquinas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Aquinas (12)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A mixture of large flakes. Needs to be aired briefly after opening. Quite mild and no complaints on room note. Seems to leave a slight aftertaste but burns cool.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Just received

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

2 people found this review helpful.

Gene J. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gene J. (1)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

I ordered this tobacco was very disappointed. No cherry flavor and not much of a good Blk Cav taste at all. I now understand why you can not write a bad review of this tobacco on the P&C review. I would not order this again or any of the blends what have the Brigadere name..

6/27/16....I have smoked 3 to 4 more bowls of this blend and I am unable to find anything different except the after taste is bad. It tastes like something I can imagine but will not say. Some blends are made to be good smoking tobacco. Others are made cheaply to just make money.

Pipe Used: Comoy

Age When Smoked: 14 years old

Purchased From: ????????????

Similar Blends: Nothing I have smoked..

1 person found this review helpful.