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Black and white Burleys with a special caramel sauce added for unique flavor.

Notes: This was an Amar Blends Co. mixture. Cornell and Diehl bought the rights of all their old recipes.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByAmar Blends Co.
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringBrandy, Caramel, Whisky
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Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat), Mild, Medium
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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

I found this to be an agreeable aromatic with a flavor that compliments the cavendish base very well. You'll taste the tobacco as well as the topping. Had I not known the name, I'm not sure I'd have identified caramel, but it works for me. Definitely worth a try if you enjoy aromatics. I didn't experience the dramatic problems with keeping it lit that the other reviewers did, but it does seem to require some relights.

2 people found this review helpful.

RCUSElder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RCUSElder (244)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild Pleasant

I am afraid that this blend did not work for me. While I like many of the C&D blends, this one tortured me.

The quality of the leaf is good, the cut is good, the casing smells wonderful, but what happened?

It burns hot, hot, hot! I tried to smoke this blend to get that wonderful flavor, but instead I cooked my tongue! I smoke VA blends, so I know how to deal with those, but this one is beyond me.

Rating: 1 out of 5 points, the quest continues

1 person found this review helpful.

Stogie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stogie (26)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

This is a "cliff's notes" review rather than my usual format. Dark Caramel is a high quality / low taste aromatic from C & D. The tobacco is a typical C&D rough cut consisting of 90% broad shag cut leaf, chocolate milk in color with a smattering of black ribbon. The pouch aroma is outstanding, and this blend might be made more enjoyable by simply putting your pipe back in its rack and using two rubber bands to strap the pouch to your face for an hour. Lighting is suprisingly difficult for the typically dry level of humidity that C&D blends are shipped at. However, once underway, (usually 3-4 matches), the blend burns relatively quickly and one will normally reach mid-bowl before requiring another match. Taste is very hard to explain. The tobacco taste, while not strong, is definitely more pronounced than the topping. This is suprising considering the pouch strength. Very mild caramel flavor which turned ashy 1/3 way into the bowl in all pipes. I seldom smoked the bowl to the bottom, usually because the tobacco became unpleasant due to wetness. This was no fault of the tobacco humidity nor pack, rather a byproduct of the 300PSI suction I applied to the pipe in a futile attempt at drawing more flavor from this blend.

I'm sure C&D has many good aromatic blends. I just happened to pick two that don't fall into that category. (see Tawny Port full review).

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1 person found this review helpful.