Cornell & Diehl Bailey's Front Porch

You'll want to sit on your own front porch while you savor this blend of burleys, Cyprian latakia, perique and golden Virginia.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By Bob Runowski
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type American
Contents Burley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.94 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 10, 2008 Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable
With all of the tobaccos listed in this blend, I thought that there must be something to like, so, after the recommendation of a friend, after smoking two bowls in a sampler kindly sent to me by an ASP member, and after reading the reviews here, I ordered four ounces to give it a real try.

Dull. Exceedingly, almost excruciatingly, dull.

And I could end this review right here. But I'll continue.

I'm not a big Burley fan, so when I do smoke Burleys I expect there to be some interesting tobacco(s) blended with it to give it some taste. BFP seemed right up my alley with the Latakia (of which I am a big fan), Perique (which I enjoy as well) and some smooth, sweet Virginias (which I expected) then, and the first two bowls smoked did seem to have a complexity that was hard to pin down.

When my four ounces arrived there was a good deal of dust in the bag - a result, I suppose, of the dry state of Cornell & Diehl's blends and handling during shipping. I persevered, though, and packed and fired up (almost literally - can't we have a wee bit of moisture before the whole nursing home is aflame?) a bowl.

It wasn't quite the taste I remembered, or expected.

There have been many comparisons here to 'old-fashioned American' blends, but I don't recall ever smoking anything this unexciting. BFP makes Carter Hall seem like an exotic, enticing blend. The description mentions savoring, but for all my love of Latakia and Perique, I can find nothing here to "savor". I taste nothing but cheap Burley, with no undertones of the blended tobaccos. I also find the strength so bland that "mild" is too mild a word to describe the blend.

DoctotThoss compared this to Nightcap - and I hope he does not mean Dunhill's Nightcap as that's a tobacco that I've been in love with for 25 years and through different manufacturers and to compare it to BFP is a disservice to Dunhill. Others have stated that BFP is terrific for lovers of Latakia and Perique and I strongly disagree with that assumption as well. Ducksbreath is spot-on in saying that there is very little Latakia taste and barely detectable Perique.

I suppose some will think I'm being overly harsh here, but this just isn't my cup of tea at all. I'll hold on to the two or so ounces that are remaining to see if it improves with age (and I might add a bit of moisture to the bag), and will revisit it in six months or so. But, as it is, I cannot recommend Bailey's Front Porch.
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