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Captain Black Copper is a smooth, bite free blend of rich, nutty burley, Lane's renowned black cavendish and a bit of bright flake cut Virginia, topped with a warm vanilla note that delivers a mellow sweetness and an aroma that everyone will love.

Notes: Released 2015.

BrandLane Limited
Blended ByLane Limited
Manufactured ByLane Ltd.
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc, Vanilla
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging12 ounce tin, 1.5 ounce pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The burley is nutty with a touch of earth and a little molasses and is more noticeable than the grassy, citrus sweet Virginia. The black cavendish has a little vanilla, and helps smooth out the blend. The vanilla topping is mild with a little richness, and does sublimate the tobaccos a little. There’s a little caramel and toffee topping, too, though they play back up to the vanilla. The nic-hit is extremely mild. Burns well, won’t bite or get harsh, and has a cool, clean, very smooth flavor from top to bottom. The toppings weaken very slightly in the last quarter, but you’ll not observe that unless you’re paying real attention. The burley will help you do that. Turns to ash with little trouble, requires few relights, and leaves very little dampness in the bowl. Has a very pleasant after taste and room note. A mild all day smoke that you won’t mind repeating as you go about your business.

18 people found this review helpful.

Backwoods Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Backwoods Piper (70)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

If you enjoy plainer burleys with faint hints of vanilla and toffee this mild to medium strength you are sure to enjoy. CB Copper is a ribbon cut/broken flake burley and Virginia blend with some Vanilla Black Cavendish tossed in for smoothness. As an occasional aromatic smoker I tend to gravitate toward the blends that are not too heavily topped or flavored. This fills the bill nicely. Smooth and satisfying and a bit of strength at the finish. It could easily be an all day smoke.

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13 people found this review helpful.

mnadz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mnadz (66)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

I should have smoked CB Regular (my favorite of the line) before Copper to be better able to differentiate. Saying that, and being a fan of burley tobacco, I think this one has a more tobacco smoke to it, less flavor, that CB Regular (which is a good thing for me). I think this blend of theirs might deliver the most cross-over appeal...those that want to enjoy an aromatic once in awhile, yet know they are smoking tobacco. For those that enjoy aromatics, it still delivers that famous CB taste and fantastic aroma. I would need to smoke Regular and Copper back to back to see which I like better. My guess is that Copper would be my new favorite of the line. I smoke like a chimney and with Copper I had no tongue bite. A very smooth, easy and enjoyable smoke...and this is coming from someone who normally does not smoke aromatics.

5 people found this review helpful.

paulw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
paulw (52)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Captain's newest blend. When I opened it smelled lighter of Capt Black White.The smoke had no bite what so ever.The taste was lighter vanilla than Capt Black White.This blend had a little bright leaf in it which is a nice touch since the white is only burley and black. I love it ,the smell ,the taste ,everything . I have bought it now two times to enjoy. I will buy a full can of this for my third purchase.

Pipe Used: Meershaum, Briar

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Pipesandcigars

Similar Blends: Captain Black White.

4 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (839)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Based on about half a pouch, a gift from a friend. Friends who don't know anything about pipe tobacco except that you smoke it tend to give something like this. But I have to admit I was curious about it, so I popped the cellophane to give it a spin. Warm brown color and not terribly wet in the pouch. Nice light scent of vanilla and perhaps caramel.

Not only was this comparatively dry in the pouch, it was dry in the bowl as well, something blends of this type aren't known for. The flavor was light but not lightweight as the Captain Black Round was. No chemical taste or excessive goopiness as I find in most of these types of blends, although I have less difficulty with Lane's than Sutliff. I could actually taste tobacco! By the taste, this was a reasonably good strain of burley with (as Lane's claims) some bright Virginia. The vanilla/caramel topping was conservatively applied but I got a nice gentle taste of it with each puff. It smoked dry and cool and at no time did the sickeningly sweet flavor of PG rear its head. Of all the Captain Black blends I've smoked (I haven't tried the Dark - no friend has provided me with any yet!), this one is the best for my tastes. If you like the basic premise of Captain Black but find it too goopy, give this one a go. I'm keeping the rest of the pouch, although it may take me awhile to finish it. I find myself abashedly impressed with this one. 2.5 stars but I have to round it up to 3, not because it's a 3 star blend necessarily but because it accomplished what no CB has done before - a tobacco tasting blend with just enough flavoring and aroma... not too little (Round) or too much (White and the rest).

3 people found this review helpful.

ciaran Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ciaran (6)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I've never smoked Captain Black before. I was led to believe that it wasn't "quality tobacco." This belief came from other, more experienced pipe smokers. The idea is that, well, since one can only seem to find it a drug stores and never at tobacconists (at least where I live), it mustn't be very good. This belief is strengthed by the fact that most reviewers don't rate the blends very well.


Recently, I stumbled upon an ad for Captian Black and, for the first time, I really looked at the different offerings. After reading mostly favorable reviews, I ordered a couple of pouches--Original (in the white package) and Copper (in the copper package). After my parcel arrived, I waited until the weekend before trying out the blends.

Original: Since this is a review of Copper, I won't take a lot of time with Original. I didn't (don't) really care for it. It didn't really impress me that much. No real flavor; just bland. Of course, it was very mild and didn't have any tongue bite, but I wasn't all that impressed.

Copper: Copper, on the other hand, was the complete opposite of Original! It was/is fantastic! The waft of scent I get from opening the pouch is chocolate or cocoa--not the sweetness of a milk chocolate candy bar, but the deep semi-sweet scent of a dark chocolate. Which surprised me. There's also a depth to it; it seems very well rounded. The tobaccos in the pouch look great--mostly dark with some bright, golden leaf blended in.

The first time I smoked it, I used a late 1960's Savinelli Punto Oro 9004 bent Dublin sterling silver army mount that a friend had given me. CB Copper packed very easily and lighted without any issues. The taste of the tobacco was just as pleasant as it smelled! It wasn't overly sweet, mind you, just that little semi-sweetness I mentioned above. This lasted the entire bowl. No matter how hard or fast one puffed (I was working outside at the time), there was not tongue bite of any kind. Copper finished off with a fine, powdery, white ash. Also, there wasn't that dreaded scalded tongue when I brushed my teeth that night or the next morning!

Since that initial smoke, I've smoked it several more times and keep it with me. It's just such a pleasant, all-day, smoke. I highly recommend it.

Pipe Used: Savinelli, Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

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3 people found this review helpful.

Grovesy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grovesy (28)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Even though I can thank the Captain for welcoming me aboard this ship of pipe smoking, I can't say I have been a fan of his blends. Sure I have a pouch of white label in my cellar, every real pipe smoker should, Its like man potpourri. However good CB smells, I really never have enjoyed smoking it. For me, It's always been a hot, tasteless smoke with an excellent room note. On a whim, with my last cellar resupply, I tacked a couple pouches of CB Copper onto my order. When my order arrived I opened up the package of CB Copper and was surprised by how much bright leaf was in the blend. The tin note had that really nice CB smell, but was much more lightly cased than in other offerings. Copper is really well behaved in the pipe, I have had no issues of bite with the blend. As aromatics go, I would say this is a real winner. Great flavor throughout the smoke and burns cool, with a great room note. Good work Capn'!

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

3 people found this review helpful.

PhantomWolf Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PhantomWolf (38)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I love finding bargain tobacco gems and this one did not disappoint. I've said it before- I don't care much for aromatic blends, but this one is really satisfying. Spicy and possessing of real tobacco notes all the while wrapped in a kind of.. toffee/butterscotch flavour. Clean burning with a decent nic-hit. I plan on buying a couple buckets of this stuff.

If this had been repackaged, relabeled, and sold to me in a tin at a premium, I'd still give it 3 of 4 stars. This is an all day Aro and I cannot imagine anyone hating this blend for what it is. Great job, Lane Limited.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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Similar Blends: Nothing in it's price-range. A class of it's own..

2 people found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (227)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Opening the pouch and sniffing the contents reminded me of Capt Black Royal (blue pack). It wasn't overly moist. Loading and lighting were with ease. Upon lighting I got that PG sting going up my nostrils; not a good thing. Perhaps due to its freshness, I got no flavors at all from this one while smoking (except for the PG). Perhaps will be better after a lot of drying, or from the tub and not the pouch? If there are any significant changes in the future I'll report on it, but for now, 2 stars.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Vario Billiard

Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch.

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

Similar Blends: Capt Black Royal (blue pouch).

2 people found this review helpful.

Bassrep Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bassrep (25)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I am a relative newbie but obsessive compulsive sampler. Tobacco sellers LOVE me! This is my new fave. I dig CB Black, Hobbit's Blend, Boswell's Best but this might be "it"! Smooth, no bite (even though it's pretty sweet), rich, and room note more closely tied to pouch note than almost any other I've tried. I see guys knocking "drug store" blends but CB did their homework on this one!

Pipe Used: Brog

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Cavendish Burley Aro Blends with vanilla and toffee, reminds me of fresh figs.

2 people found this review helpful.

jedibastard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jedibastard (24)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Is this really from Captain Black???

This is good stuff!!! No chemical taste. Burns cool.....for a Captain Black blend. Taste like a sweeter, nuttier version of White. And actually has a tobacco taste to it too!

I smoke alot of English tobaccos, which has been getting boring lately. So a decent aromatic is a good change of pace. I love the White, but this to me is way better!

Nothing to this stuff really. Just smoke it and go about your day.

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Captain Black White.

1 person found this review helpful.

Bbrown626 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bbrown626 (82)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I started out smoking Captain Black Original when I was a teen. THIS IS NOTHING LIKE ORIGINAL. I am not usually strong on blends that have burley as the dominent tobacco, but this is the exception. The burley really works well in this blend. Smooth, packed well, easy to light does not burn hot and no bite, even when pushed!

1 person found this review helpful.

wintermute Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wintermute (59)
Mild Very Mild Mild Tolerable

When you open the pouch there is a vanilla smell, but with a definite pure tobacco aroma as well. The pouch I received was just about right in moisture and was ready to go right out of the box. The best way to light this stuff is with a charring light, a tamp, and then a full light. After that, the tobacco stays lit all the way down the bowl. The smoke is full and the first few puffs remind you of the sweet smell from the pouch. This, however, soon gives way to a straight tobacco taste which is very mild and forgiving of fast puffing. With the Virginia and Burley, the stuff achieves a kind of taste that one might associate with steeping tea in a cast iron pot. I say that the the taste is sort metallic, but in a good way. I would guess that is why it was called Copper in the first place. It is very interesting for a tobacco in this genre. The taste stays the same all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. The ash is fine and jumps out with a knockand the pipe is left dry and ghost-free. The aroma is something unusual for the Captain Black line. The wife absolutely hates it. This is the first Captain Black blend that has not been appreciated. Fortunately, it does not linger. The Nicotine level seems low to me and there is no after taste to contend with. And, one more thing, it does not really pair with coffee as most Burley blends seem to be able to do. Overall, a mild blend perfect for those aromatic smokers looking to venture into Burley-based blends. I can't say that I will buy this again and again, but it is a nice change of pace from the usual Captain Black offterings.

Pipe Used: MM Diplomat 5th Ave.

Age When Smoked: fresh

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Similar Blends: Captain Black Round Taste, but stronger.

1 person found this review helpful.

Talltree Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Talltree (24)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I just got this yesterday. I'm looking for a very mild tobacco, lightly aromatic, no nicotine, pleasant, tastes like tobacco. Lightly English if possible. My favorite so far is still Carter Hall. This is my second pipe smoked.

This stuff is all of the above except of course it's not even lightly English. I'm not a fan of Cavandish. It seems like it dulls the real tobacco taste. In this blend there is a fair amount of it and I find that the burleys and Virginias are somewhat muted (something which I attribute to the cavendish), so I'm not that impressed. It seems to be made of good tobaccos and the aroma impact is decent. No nic worth mentioning. When I'm finished I doubt if I will buy more. 2 1/2 stars.

Pipe Used: corn cob

Age When Smoked: right out of the bag

Purchased From: pipes and cigars - in bulk

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HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (46)
Mild Mild Mild Unnoticeable

I bought this one because I was intrigued by the name. It has a nice sweet aroma out of the bag. Smokes cool and mild. This is nice for the summer and can be smoked all day.

Pipe Used: Captain Black Sentinel

Age When Smoked: 1 year

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BlueTomorrow Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BlueTomorrow (15)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Captain Black Copper is a lightly-sweet aromatic with notes of slightly creamy butterscotch, vanilla, and cocoa. The Virginia in this blend provides a hint of grass that surprisingly is not lost under all the sweetness, however I don't think the grassy flavor plays well with the topping for this blend. The burley provides just a touch of toastiness in the aftertaste. CB Copper is an unexpectedly complex smoke that might be good after dinner for the aromotic smoker.

The tobacco is a little bit too moist out of the pouch which is to be expected. After 20 minutes' airing out, though, it packs and smokes well with no tongue bite at all and few relights. In all, this is a decent aromatic, but it's a little busy in flavor for me.

Pipe Used: MM cob

Age When Smoked: pouch

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guitar2mw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
guitar2mw (92)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

If you enjoy burley blends, you'll love this one. I had been wanting to try it since it was introduced but never thought about it until after I placed a tobacco order. I'm very glad I finally tried it! I like this even more than CB Dark, and I liked that one very much. This one doesn't rely on the topping so much and lets the tobaccos do the talking. It has a slightly nuttier pouch note with the very familiar CB vanilla topping mixed in. It packs fine and wasn't too moist fresh from the bag. The nuttiness definitely carries over into the smoke. I assume the Virginias add the slight tangy-sweetness. One would think that the vanilla flavor would be ever present, but I actually think it tastes more like caramel. It's a great smoke that I found myself looking for throughout the day. Definitely another winner from the ol' Captain!

Pipe Used: Various briars and cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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SiChange Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SiChange (39)
Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

This is a good very mild vanilla aromatic. Not wet, no chemical taste, hardly any rough edges. Some tobacco flavor, mainly light burley. i find this too bland to hold much interest. But others may enjoy this for all day puffing without any concern for flavor overload or nicotine (there's little). A number of bulk and tin vanilla aros are, in my opinion, quite superior for tobacco flavor and quality and not necessarily more expensive. Mac Barens Vanilla Cream and others come to mind. As a tobacco only available by mail order, that's my comparison group. Two and a half stars.

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

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AcworthAl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AcworthAl (38)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have not smoked an aromatic in years. For the most part smoke English and Burleys. However, Pipes and Cigars had a deal - 3 packs of Captain Black, and a pipe for 29 bucks.

Frankly I enjoyed the Black Copper, it burns a bit hot, so I had to sip it, but it had a nice taste and it was enjoyable.

Pipe Used: MM Cobb

Age When Smoked: Out of tin (package)

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

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DC MacBean Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DC MacBean (29)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Wonderful! Sort of reminds me of a Heath candy bar. The room note is incredible. The vanilla is there but not center stage. It seems to be cooler than Captain Black Regular, and certainly, it does not bite like Cherry Captain Black. This is my favorite Captain Black blend.

Pipe Used: Briar and Cob

Purchased From: Pipes&Cigars

Similar Blends: Captain Black Royal, Lane 1Q, Sutliff 1M.

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natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (166)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is a really nice aromatic with a vanilla toffee taste that is not overwhelming. I do like most captain black blends, even though I know many look down on them. This is good stuff. especially with a little 5 brothers mixed in for some punch.

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saintcajun78 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
saintcajun78 (4)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is what I consider my go-to pipe tobacco. You get a Nutty semi-sweet cocoa taste that is not too strong but enough to keep you interested throughout the smoke. This blend also Burns very well with plenty of billowing smoke, which due to the amount of Burly in it burns fairly cool. I have tried other Captain black Blends but this one for me is the best, the others such as white, Royal and Cherry have a chemical like taste with very light flavor. Captain black copper has much more taste compared to these others in my opinion. After buying a pouch I decided to go ahead and buy the 12 ounce can. If you have not tried this blend yet do yourself a favor and pick up a pouch to try and you may be pleasantly surprised. great job Captain black on this blend!

Pipe Used: Dr Grabow Riviera

Age When Smoked: new out of the pouch

Purchased From: pipes and cigars

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