Robert McConnell The Original Pure Black Cavendish



Brand Robert McConnell
Blended By Kohlhase, Kopp & Co.
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Cavendish Based
Contents Black Cavendish
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 14, 2023 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
I had a sample tasting before applying to a blend. It's has a slightly toasted characteristic.

Okay, so this reminds me a lot of same brand's Pure Burley but has some elements that set it aside from it. It has a slightly toasted profile with hay popping there, was expecting more sweetness though. It required some relights when smoked straight from the tin. It also was somewhat keen of introducing tongue-bite and combusted moderately moisture as it burned.

What I found very interesting is that this also reminded me quite a lot of Capstan Blue! Like take out bright notes, plum and some of the complexity of it, and you almost have it here.

I'm especially interested trying this with latakia! Toasted + aromatic smokiness = good times.
Pipe Used: 1945 finnish applewood pipe
PurchasedFrom: Gerd Jansen's Pfeifendepot & Werkstatt
Age When Smoked: Fresh tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 18, 2022 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
Tin note is mostly of dark fruit. Came very dry, had to rehydrate it (the tin is 5 years old). Presents itself in very short cuts, jet-black tobacco

Taste & Flavor: It starts with a bit of sweet molasses like taste and creamy smoke. I’d say it has a vanilla taste with some nuts (hazelnuts & almonds) and cocoa beans. But as you progress, the nuts/hazelnuts taste becomes more prominent. Also has a bit of a woody taste and a biiit of spice, which makes me think of dark fired kentucky, but I don’t know what tobaccos was used.

This is clearly an unflavored black Cavendish, which i guess is made from burley.

It’s not the soapy sweet flavor that I thought it is and that I detected in blends that use black cavendish. That gave me hiccups.

Burns cool but needs relights.

It’s good, but smoked straight might be a bit dull. For the moment, only 2 stars, for being smoked straight. After I’ll use it in blending I’ll come back to this review.
PurchasedFrom: MM corncob
Age When Smoked: 5 years
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