E. A. Carey Black Aromatic

Dark, rich and immensely satisfying. Plum and prune flavours come to the fore in this luxurious mixture of black cavendish.


Brand E. A. Carey
Blended By  
Manufactured By E.A. Carey
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus, Plum
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Very Mild
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Very Mild
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 29, 2017 Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant
The black cavendish offers a little toast and some sugar. The plum has a light richness and I hardly notice the prune, but it’s likely responsible for the hint of tartness. Mixed in with some sugar, the toppings sublimate the tobacco for the most part. The strength is very mild, and the taste level is mild. Hardly has any nicotine. Won’t bite or get harsh. The tobacco needs a little dry time, and will burn a little slow, very cool and a bit wet with a mostly consistent, sweet flavor. Leaves moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Has a pleasant, short lived after taste and room note. An all day smoke. More of a two and a half star blend because it burns wet even with some dry time.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 12, 2016 Very Mild Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant
E. A. Carey - Black Aromatic.

This is a very indulgent smoke!

The ribbons are about the shortest I've come across. It's no surprise, from the name, they're black in colour. The aroma from the pouch is slightly aromatic, but not fruity, it's more of a simple sweetness. Although the contents are tightly packed together, they've not held in lots of water.

I must say, I like piping this blend; the smoke's thick, luxurious, cool, and mild. I can't see there being any space for this in my rotation as a morning smoke, it's far to mild. This, is destined to take the place of evening smoke. The flavour could be split into to separate entities: fruit and sugar. The fruity part is extremely mild: I only get a little nudge of plums/prunes. The sweet sugary side is much more formidable though: almost gluey and sticky; like I said, it's very indulgent!

If you want a mild flavoursome blend to relax with, this wouldn't disappoint. Or if you're beginning the hobby and seek something delicate, again this fits the bill.

I can definitely highly recommend this blend:

Four stars.
Pipe Used: Peterson 150th Anniversary Founders Edition
PurchasedFrom: Careys
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 21, 2022 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
When I first started pipe smoking many years ago before the internet really took off my knowledge in the beginning was self-learned or based on the visits of the few tobacco shops around town. I bought your usual OTC blends such as Captain Black, Dutch Masters, etc. and not sure of the exact name but smoked some black cavendish from one of the value labels. I loved it, I loved the taste, the look of the jet-black tobacco and the smooth licorice/vanilla taste it provided. I still smoke them from time to time. I was able to sample this at the pipe club the other day and really enjoyed it. It was a moist jet-black tobacco with what I am guessing the usual licorice/vanilla, etc. topping. On the bag said Carey’s Classic Black so I am assuming this is the same as the only one I could find listed. I am not going to compare this to BCA, etc. but is another top notch black cavendish. I guess you either love these blends or not. I know that a lot of these black cavendish tobaccos are used for blending but I like to smoke them as is. I smoked this is a small Morgan Bone’s Poker with about an inch and a half stem and did get quite a bit of gurgle but not really an issue more observation.
Pipe Used: Bones Poker
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