John Middleton, Inc Black & Mild

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Brand John Middleton, Inc
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley
Flavoring Other / Misc, Vanilla
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 1.5oz Pouch
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

1.43 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 08, 2013 Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant
I quite enjoy this stuff. If Carter Hall were made in an aromatic version, I imagine it would be like this.

It is not an attractive blend to behold, to be sure. It looks like 1/3 Carter Hall blended with 2/3 black cavendish, cut into pieces of all sizes and shapes to greet, or perhaps insult, the eye. Even after drying and careful storage, it's oddly sticky to the touch. I store mine in a jar, and upon opening, I am greeted with a cloying blast of vanilla with a suggestion of amaretto and fermented something-or-other.

All is forgiven once this is set aflame. I find myself rewarded with an intensely rich and satisfying Burley foundation topped with notes of cake spice and vanilla, with a room note to match. It is an aromatic that, thank goodness, tastes like tobacco first and foremost. The cake spice and vanilla notes begin to fade by mid-bowl, and what is left is a rather robust Burley experience. The blend is well-behaved in my briars, more so than most "drugstore" aromatics, and can be smoked without thinking too much about one's technique. A considerable amount of dottle will often be encountered, but I've no trouble with my well-dried stash of this blend gooping up or ghosting my pipes.

Not for everyone, to be sure, but for those who might wish for a bridge between an old-timey drugstore Burley blend and a full-bodied black cavendish, this could be worth a try. Dry it out first in order to give this a fair trial--you might find yourself surprised by the rich flavors to be found here.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 05, 2009 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant
I'm wondering if all these bad reviews were mostly from non aromatic smokers. I'll bet that's the case. English blend smokers LIVE to bash any and all aromatics from what i've seen and read (no offense bro's). Black and Mild cigars taste NASTY. It's amazing that they are the # 1 selling cigar sku in the nation! But their loose pouch tobacco, if you can find it, isnt half bad. Out of nostalgia, I ordered Middleton's Black and Mild Vanilla loose pouch tobacco. (In the very early 80's I smoked Middleton's Black and Mild loose tobacco as a young Marine and I enjoyed it.) It wasnt bad at all. Nice flavor, smoked cool and didnt bite. Of course I prefer premium flavored aromatics, but let's not forget, Middleton's has produced successful selling pouch tobacco for DECADES. There's a reason for that, but it isnt because of their cigars, that's for sure.
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