A typical black cavendish blend with vanilla and brown sugar being the main flavors. Has almost no nicotine. Needs dry time, and will still leave moisture and a little dottle in your pipe. Needs relights. Doesn't bite, or get harsh unless puffed fast. Has a pleasant after taste and room note. Works okay as an all day smoke if you like vanilla and just vanilla. Works as a mixer, too.
The vanilla taste wasn't as strong as I thought it would be considering the smell when I opened the pouch. Not as smooth as I would have liked either but no bite. The room note was quite pleasant, (according to my wife who lets me know what she doesn't like).
If you are looking for a cheap vanilla then you might want to try this in a cob. Not much of a nicotine note to it that I could tell. Much drier than their black cavendish. Not an every day smoke for me. Maybe twice a month at most.
When I bought this it was very moist, and I tried to smoke it as soon as I got home. If yours comes like this too, DO NOT smoke it and judge it at that time, because it seems that the extra moisture deletes the flavor. Keep it in a drawer for about a week and come back to it, you won't regret it.
Once it has dried out a little in a drawer for a week, the vanilla and tobacco flavor really comes out. Keep the tip of your tongue close to the pipe bit where you inhale the smoke into your mouth, and you will really notice the vanilla. It is very sweet, but there is little to no tongue bite. I really like this tobacco now that it has dried out.
Recommended, especially for the inexperienced who are seeking out something sweet.
As a newcomer to pipe smoking, I find this blend to be pretty decent. Definitely not top of the line, but it is decent. I must say, the aroma upon opening the pouch was quite nice. My mother complimented on the room note while I was smoking as well. However, as I experimented more and more with this tobacco, I found that it didn't quite give me the vanilla taste I was looking for, but for the price it wasn't half bad either. I feel this is a decent tobacco for people who are new to pipe smoking, and it won't break your pocket if you feel that it's rubbish. Personally, I highly recommend the Amaretto flavor over this one.
I am a relative newcomer to pipe smoking and this was the first pipe tobacco I ever smoked (this is also my first review). Smells really good in the large bag it comes in, packs good, and burns well too. Not bad for what it is which is cheap, but obviously not the best either. however it is the best drugstore tobacco Ive ever had for sure.
It's an OK large bag of tobacco that was purchased in a drugstore for very few dollars. The bag has lasted over three years. I've smoked so many more pleasant tobaccos since I bought this dreck. Spend your money elsewhere. Capt. Black (white) is a better choice in the drugstore than this stuff. Don't get fooled by size (you can't judge a book by its cover).
Being a aromatic fan i still like to be able to taste tobacco and not just flavorings and casings.This blend was not strong in the least,although about half way down the flavor does come through a little more.I smoked it both in my meerschaum and briar pipes,the meerschaum definately was the better smoke.A very cool smoke in the meerschaum,a little warmer in the briar.The aroma was a light vanilla and u can smell it from across the room with no problem,certainly won't offend anyone.The best thing i liked about this aromatic is the fact that in neither pipe did it ever get wet or slightly goopy at the bottom,very dry and never a hint of tongue bite.I would recommend this blend to the aromatic fan just starting out, without a doubt,and this being a drug store tobacco u can't go wrong for the price.
As a newbie to smoking pipes; somewhat, I have to say that this brand and flavor of pipe tobacco is great for those starting out! I have smoked others; but this brand is the most reasonably priced, yet still rich and full of flavor. I've smoked sweeter tobaccos, such as Peaches & Creme; but this is far more smooth and affordable. To a pipe-smoker newbie try this Vanilla; it will smoke cool, without bite and leave your mouth slightly sweet. It's not bad to inhale it either!
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