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A blend for the evening.

Notes: Dunhill Nightcap clone, and was originally called Night Club.

BrandRobert McConnell
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
3.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2342)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

The smoky, woody, earthy, mildly sweet Cyprian latakia is the lead component. The dry, smoke, woody, lightly floral and sour Orientals are secondary players. The grassy, lightly citrusy, earthy and dark fruity Virginias are the third stars in the mix. The spicy, raisiny, plumy perique is a condiment. The latakia and Orientals are not as forceful as they are in Nightcap, while the Virginias and perique play a similar, but not exact role in regard to being a close match. The strength is medium, while the taste is a step or so past that mark. The nic-hit is a little closer to medium than it is to mild. Won’t bite or get harsh, but like Nightcap, does have a rough edge here and there, though it’s a tad more obvious in Nightcap. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a very consistent mildly sweet and fairly savory flavor from top to bottom. Leaves little moisture in the bowl and requires an average number of relights. The after taste lingers a little, and the room note is a little stronger than that. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran. It’s fairly similar to Nightcap, but lacks a little of the strength inherent in the Dunhill product, which isn’t an all day smoke. I gave four stars to Nightcap.

-JimInks

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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (360)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

It has been too long since I have smoked Dunhill Nightcap to make a meaningful comparison. This is reviewed on its own merits.

The pouch note is earthy and smoky with just a hint of barnyard. The blend is primarily thin ribbon of medium length with a few small bits of mostly rubbed out flake. It is lots of dark leaf in different shades with perhaps a third of it tan ribbon. It came at a good moisture level for me, and I smoked it as delivered.

The first thing you notice is the smoky latakia. The perique presents as a hint of plum with some pepper only when puffed at the first of the bowl The Orientals are condimental, and as close as I can tell are responsible for the woody quality of the latakia campfire. They do not add a significant signature. Flavor is full and a little "chewy." Perhaps "rich" is a good description of the taste? The Virginias give a slightly sweet, grassy foundation.

The perique seems to grow in stength as the bowl progresses, but otherwise the flavor was consistent. I was not able to discern a topping.

The blend burned without drama. It did not require an unusual number of relights, and it did not leave any dampness in the heel.

This is easy to recommend if you don't mind some flavor and moderate nicotine. I an believe it might be a good blend to try for a cigar smoker who complains that pipe tobacco tastes like hot air.

Pipe Used: BST pot

Purchased From: Gift from a friend in Germany

6 people found this review helpful.