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Packed in a replica of a century old tobacco tin, this medium bodied blend, with the flavor of pure vanilla and hazelnut, is an international favorite.

BrandRobert McConnell
Blended ByKohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringNuts / Beans, Vanilla
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium to Strong
Mild, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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ringo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ringo (15)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

This is a fine aromatic, no bites, no warm bowls, excellent taste at all stages. In the beginning you taste pure milk chocolate with a nuty taste here and there. Then the nuty taste and Virginia becomes more evident. After the half of a bowl starts developing nice characteristics of a cigar. I don't like cigars, I only liked once which was Cuban hand made. Anyway some puffs slightly reminds me notes of cigar. This has become a regular among my Virginians. Finally the style s European aromatic not the wet syrupy American style. If you like Danish or German aromatics you should try this. I was looking for a tobacco like this. This is the best aromatic I have ever smoked.

Pipe Used: stanwell night and day, falcon

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: pipe shop

Similar Blends: Dalmayer special edition 2010.

5 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I can see why this is a hit with the aromatic crowd. Tobacco taste and a very cool burn while smoking. The Vanilla/Hazlenut is quite evident and the odor adhered itself to my moustache for quite some time after consumption of the leaf. I knew my wife was a fan of Vanilla/Hazlenut coffee. So, I gave her a quick kiss right after my first bowlful of Cruise Line Original. She came back for more... reason enough to keep smoking this blend!

4 people found this review helpful.

Connoisseur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Connoisseur (47)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

The best thing I liked about this tobacco is the attractive tin. In my opinion the tobacco was your typical run of the mill aromatic with the usual vanilla overtones. It was too mild and one-dimensional for me, but then again, I find little difference between the numerous similar tobaccos of this genre.

3 people found this review helpful.

Captain Casual Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Captain Casual (21)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Comes out of the tin at pretty much the right moisture to smoke, and produces a nice, if somewhat artificial tin note of chocolate and vanilla.

Once you pack a pipe with it and light it, it offers up it's flavour from the very first puff. There's a little bit of noticable virginia flavour, but mostly, this blend is about the topping and the cavendish, which provide a smooth, neat flavour of nuts and milk chocolate. The vanilla some people get is only a whiff for me. The thing i find quite interesting is the milk chocolate part. Usually, when a pipe tobacco goes for chocolate, it tends to taste of dark chocolate, but with this one, they've pulled off a proper milk chocolate flavour, which is neat. I'm also not entirely sure they were going for chocolate at all, but it does seem that way to me, at least.

It burns clean and mostly cool, though if you do manage to heat it up a bit, it can bite. It loses only a little flavour towards the latter half of the bowl.

Overall, this is a simple, but likeable blend.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Rattray - Buckingham (Aromatic Collection), Ashton - Smooth Sailing.

2 people found this review helpful.

Guillaume Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Guillaume (15)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

An atypic tobacco, in many respects.

First of all, the design of the tin is a pleasure to behold, as other reviewers already noted.

But there is much more inside the tin: the tobaccos are very unevenly cut (I even found a piece which was over an inch long!). This is obviously not something you want to smoke in a small bowl.

The flavour, as the cut, is difficult to describe: chocolate, perhaps some rum, and doubtless vanilla (but not the chemical one).

After a pipeful, one gets very satisfied. At least, this is my opinion.

Not an everyday smoke, but sometimes a wonderful one!

Pipe Used: Peterson "Prince" Churchwarden

Age When Smoked: Fresh (a tin lasts almost a year for me)

Similar Blends: Borkum Riff 11° North (but much better).

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium Very Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

In my opinion this is an overly flavoured and sickly sweet aromatic blend.

In the tin, its way, way too moist and bites like a rottweiler no matter what i smoke it in. Leaving it to dry out a bit did improve it, but I wouldnt bother buying it again.

I have to admit the tin art is nothing short of incredible.. This makes me feel like im in the 1920's or something, Pity about the sweet muck inside Borkum Riff is better than this!

Aromatic lovers - enjoy, me, stay away - this put me off Aromatics for life!!! Seriously

2 people found this review helpful.