Cornell & Diehl Dark Fired Kentucky

C&D's high-tiered, dark-fired Burley from the fields of Kentucky. Rich and smoky in flavor, this condiment leaf can be smoked straight for a bold profile or used in your own mixtures to transform and lend depth to other Burley and Virginia components.
Notes: Primarily for use as a blending tobacco.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By Cornell & Diehl
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Burley Based
Contents Kentucky
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 2oz Tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.62 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 12, 2020 Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
Delicious. Recently purchased a 2oz tin to add smoky strength to a blend I put together. Got it because I love the taste of dark Kentucky - C&D’s Dark Fired is a Royal Flush of flavor. Creamy and tangy, musty, musky and ponderous, savory like brisket, I’ve smoked half of this tin straight. Nice bit of pepper on the retrohale. To me the tin-note is very reminiscent of Latakia, but far more subtle, not presenting in the smoke. This is what Latakia ought to taste like - tobacco!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 28, 2023 Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Mildly sweet, a little tart, strong nicotine, barbecue without a ton of smoke. Almost get a little stewed fruit. A relatively uncomplicated option that has enough going for it to be interesting by itself. Really good, if I'm being honest. Got to be near the top of the plain DFK category.

After spending more time with it, I'll add: in a clay, it's very bitey and toasty; in a cob, that character is moderated somewhat, but it still has to be taken in very tiny sips. It was much, much milder and rounded from a briar, you can hit it pretty hard and it won't overwhelm. From a meer, what hits me immediately is the unadulterated burley character, which is absent from all other pipes. Definitely most complex from a meer, but easiest to smoke and maybe most pleasant from a briar.

Also, smoking bowls back to back isn't necessarily the greatest idea, there's a ton of nicotine. I had to get something to eat and take a nap around the middle of the day.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 07, 2023 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
Jar note of barbecue, smoky, and wood. The dark brown tobacco is ribbon cut, or a well tumbled out flake. Moisture is on the dry side. No prep needed. Burns slow once lit, with a few extra relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and mostly consistent, with notes of smoky, earth, spicy, very woody, musty herbal vegetation, mildly sweet (and gets a little sweeter later), mildly buttery, dry, a mildly bitter nutty background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Room note is tolerable to strong, and aftertaste is great.
Pipe Used: DR Ardor Urano Dublin
Age When Smoked: 5 years
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