Cornell & Diehl Haunted Bookshop

(2.80)
A predominantly burley mixture with a touch of red Virginia and perique.
Notes: Another of the late Bob Runowski's blends, named in honor of the famous novel written by Christopher Morley, Haunted Bookshop is a burley and Virginia blend with just a touch of perique.

Details

Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By Bob Runowski
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Burley Based
Contents Burley, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin, bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

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

Average Rating

2.80 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 15, 2020 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Tolerable to Strong
3rdGuy

I would call this the Frog Morton of vaburper or even vabur's in general. It is a great starting point in this category for those new to the components but you will eventually advance on to better blends. A solid C to C- and there is nothing wrong in that.
Pipe Used: briars, cobs, meers.
Age When Smoked: July/2019 tin date
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ATW
Jan 04, 2020 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant
I like the coarse cut of this blend with the broken flake mixed in.it. It makes every bowl Slightly different. The bag aroma is honestly the worst smell of any blend I've smelled. I dont want this to sound gross but honestly it smells like feet and throw up. Its sounds terrible but the flavors really make up for the bag aroma though.

First light I get a big pop of a brown sugar sweetness with a cocoa like flavor. It carried all the way down but lightens the further it goes down. The cocoa became less sweet and more nutty. I can pick up on the perique here and there with a slight spiciness. The dark burleys start coming out more with its earthy, spicy, cigar like character. Burns cool and clean with no bite.

This is a great example of burleys at their best. I purchased 7 different blends this past week and Haunted Bookshop has taken the lead of all of them. I like it enough that I've ordered a half pound. C&D does burleys very well and I will be getting into more of them as I go on.
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Oct 16, 2011 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant
Just sampled a little bit of this, haven't been through a whole bowl yet. This baccy is uniformly medium brown/suede color in the tin, and has a salty note. Someone mentioned the bowl resembling sweaty socks partway down, and the salty tin note makes me believe that. When smoked is is downright rough or raspy. Room note is on a par with boiled cabbage.
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Sep 06, 2008 Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Low rating for this one, but I can't blame the tobacco. I just plain don't like Burleys. Burns well though. I will try it again after this tin ages a while. Would not feel bad if this review was removed...
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 05, 2006 Mild Medium Mild Pleasant
I recommend GL Pease 'Barbary Coast', I have had a bit of bad luck with C & D, On a trip to Arkansas I had Bar-B-Q Possum colon, and I gave it 2 stars!
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Dec 16, 2005 Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable
You gotta love the name of this tobacco. And I am a big fan of a number of C&D blends. But for me this starts off quite sharpish at the match. It is an acceptable smoke for about two thirds of the bowl; it has a light smokey quality with mild tobacco flavor, but nothing that rings my bell. It does not convey a strong burley flavor. For the last third of the bowl it becomes a bit bitter. It may be that I have been away from this type of burley blend too long and just cannot get into the swing of it. As with all C&D blends, the quality of the tobacco is first rate. It should be worth a try for burley lovers. Paddy.
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