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Named for the passenger train driven by the famous Casey Jones, Engine #382 combines dark and white Burley, bright Virginia leaf, and unsweetened black Cavendish with the soft, vanilla-like flavor of Deer Tongue, making for one pleasant and unique smoking experience.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringDeer Tongue
CutRibbon
Packaging2oz tin, Bulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium
Flavoring
Medium to Strong
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JSimpson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JSimpson (3)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This tobacco was bought because of the train theme, because I love C & D blends and also because I wanted to try Deer Tongue. I would describe it as being more burley based, but your milage may vary. The taste was a little unusual on the first smoke but it grew on me - I had never tried Deer Tongue before. I'd describe this as being a very 'aromatic' tobacco without being an aromatic. The Cavendish also provides a very subtle sweetness.

I'd say the strength is medium, however it gives me a one of a kind nicotine kick which is perfect for the morning, it also has enough complexity for me to want to smoke it later in the day.

Perfect moisture content, and no tongue bite for me.

Pipe Used: Misc briars and cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

7 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (322)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Now that I've read that this one also has Deer-Tounge to it, I'm even more surprised what scents this leaf can produce in interplay with tobaccos! I would've never guessed there's deer-tounge in it, the other C&D deer-tongue blends are VERY different in scent. I'm inclined to say it's the best tin-/pouch-note I've experienced so far!

It smells very Marzipan-ish! Marzipan, nuts and whipped cream with a good backdrop of honey. It gives me a very christmas-ish feeling, as the pastries we have 'round here have a very similar scent to it. My girlfriend swears she picks up some cinnamon-sticks as well, and it doesn't seem too far off for me! There's also a distinct herbal quality to it.

The leaf is a bit more moist than my average C&D Burley blends, but not overly so and easy to pack and light/keep lit.

Right off the bat the Burleys set stage for this blend with its very nutty, decently earthy/woodsy notes and its (as usual with C&D Burleys) rich taste. The B.Cavendish, just as in Pegasus, is exceptionally well woven into the taste and is far from being goopy, in fact it's unsweetned and I see it more as a catalyst for the other components, as you don't pick it up as such. The smatterings of Perique add interest to the blend offering a richly spicy and some dark-fruit notes every now and then that keep me interested and keep the blend from being monochromatic. But mainly it smokes like a Va/Bur to me - one of the best I have enjoyed so far!

... but then, it's no Va/Bur per se, as there's the deer-tongue! It takes a few puffs for it to develop its flavors and to really engage in this blend. It comes along very smooth and if not overpuffed it won't get harsh, but offers an interesting twist to this blend. Notes that are reminiscent of vanilla and herbs melt with the other components to offer some most interesting and pleasing qualities to the spicy-sweet and bold-nutty Va/Bur foundation.

As I progress through the bowl the Burley's nuttiness really begins to shine with the smooth sweetness and lime-ish notes offered by the VAs. Enhanced by the Cavendish, whilst the deer-tongue leans towards its herbal qualities after the first third of the bowl.

Solid as rock, 3,5 stars!

3 people found this review helpful.

Gnova Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gnova (9)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable

If you enjoy the taste of deer tongue please feel free to disregard this review.

I bought this on a whim in order to try the deer tongue herb.

I bought the bulk version and when I packed my bowl I noticed a tiny amount of the green colored herb and wondered if I would even be able to separate it's taste from the tobaccos. Immediately after lighting it the taste assaulted my taste buds with a sweet vanilla ish flavour and I thought it was fantastic! Ten minutes later the flavour became overpowering and was drowning out any flavour other than that of the deer tongue. I continued to nail down the flavour profile past the pseudovanilla but couldn't ID it past a sweet vanilla plus something anise like. Another fifteen minutes after that I found the flavour buildup sickening and put my pipe down with the realization I will never smoke another bowl of tobacco that has had deer tongue added to it.

It stayed lit very well, burned well, and had a unique flavour. Unfortunately not a flavour I enjoyed. I haven't smoked the pipe I used to test this blend and hope to God it hasn't ghosted.

Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Watson

Age When Smoked: When Purchased

Purchased From: Smokingpiprs

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2019)
★☆☆☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable to Strong

Cornell & Diehl - Engine #382.

When I opened this I didn't know whether it was an English, VaPer, Kentucky, etc., but the first thing to give an inclination as to what it was came from the identification of some greeny, yellow, twigs: deer tongue.

The Deer tongue has more of a vanilla taste for the first quarter. As the bowl burns it develops a herby quality, then it becomes bitter; this causes the low score. Out of the tobaccos the Burley gives the most flavour, but I get more Perique than I'd expected to. The Virginia's present, albeit quite boring, and the Cavendish gives a slight sweetness. It burns quite fast, and also quite warm.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: tolerable.

Not my thing. Not recommended:

One star.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (260)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

As many reviews as Crooner gets.. it's weird that this one stays so far under the radar and only has 2 reviews.

This is one of those CD blends that seems to have everything in it. The cut is a CD ribbon and tobacco is a mix of colors. Tin note doesn't jump out at you like Crooner but is pretty subdued. This is from the bulk version.

It's easy to pack and light. Usually only one light needed. If there is deer tongue in there, it's very light handed. Crooner seems to really "tickle" my mouth.. this is very mild compared to that.

Beyond that.. it's hard to know where this one is going. The perique comes through at times with spice... overtimes it seems like a Vanilla aro... then it goes fairly bland at times.. but always with that mouth tickle.

It's one of those blends that I don't think will ever make it into my regular rotation, but is a nice change of pace when I feel the desire for a little deertongue in the mix.

Pipe Used: Radiator Pipes, Cobs

Age When Smoked: 3 years

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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