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We really cherish the days when we'd stroll through Central Park on a lazy Summer afternoon. The sweet aroma makes you feel like you’re standing outside a bakery; notes of chocolate, vanilla and caramel blend harmoniously with mellow tobaccos.

Notes: 2013 IPCPR release.

BrandDrew Estate
Blended ByNicholas Mellilo
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Cocoa / Chocolate, Vanilla
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Redd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Redd (117)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

UPDATE. This gets much much better when the Tin is opened and reclosed left sitting on your desk for three weeks. I am moving my rating to 4 Stars. THIS is a Great Chocolate Blend

I haven't smoked a Chocolate Blend since my College days. CP is a good aromatic blend Chocolate with a little Vanilla. A very pipey blend. I am really enjoying the tin. Purcahed it because I thought it was blended in the USA by Drew but should have know better. A good Danish Blend. Similar to Stobekkye Chocolate Blend. No bite if you know how to smoke Black Cavnedish just draw easy. Works well. Nicotine level Good. My only complaint with Central Park Blend is that the moisture level is way to high. As with most Black Cavendish they tend to be moist due to thier topping and casings. And if they dry out they burn to quickly and smoke hot. If moiture level is addressed it would be a 4 Star rating. \

Pipe Used: Upshall and Jake Heckard Cob

Age When Smoked: 4 weeks ago opened about four days to date

Purchased From: Payless Pipes

Similar Blends: Close a blend I use to get at Mom's Tobacco on 5th ave years ago., But much much much better., I havent smoked choclate blend in 30 years but I will add this to my rotation of blends.

10 people found this review helpful.

UncleGar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UncleGar (110)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

There seems to be a mindset that one must choose aromatics OR English, and that the former evolves to the latter. I consider such logic a form of bovine colonic effluvia. Smoke what you like. I'm omnivorous, myself, and go back and forth without inhibition. A pipesmoking nudist, so to speak. I do keep separate sets of pipes, though. CPS was an unexpected joy from the Drew Estate lineup. It surpassed easily Sam Gawith's Chocolate Flake as my favorite chocolate scented smoke. It strikes me as a product to be smoked in a hookah because of its sweetness and intensity. Make no mistake, this is an after dinner smoke. While many aromatics can be off-putting with over-the-top flavorings, CPS gets away with it. Two caveats: pipe choice and loading. With my habits, I find that I have to pack unusually loosely unless I use a vintage Kaywoodie pipe with a hole (carburettor) in the base of the bowl. The product is moist and I believe is best smoked that way to convey the flavor. Good ventilation keeps the pipe lit. You will struggle to keep it lit otherwise, and drying loses essences you want to retain. Vanilla is unfortunately ubiquitous as a flavoring in aromatics, yet I don't notice it in this one. I agree with other reviewers: chocolate liquor cake. Perhaps rum. Perhaps a bit of coffee. No fruit. I smoke this indoors in the presence of a chocolate loving woman who adores the aroma and requests me to light this up. She's a keeper, so is this. It doesn't bite, smokes cool, and a medium sized bowl lasts an hour with careful puffing. 4 stars for those of you who like aromatics, 0 for those whose tastes are restricted to English only.

Pipe Used: Kaywoodie Carburettor

Age When Smoked: 6 mos.

Purchased From: Cigars International

Similar Blends: none other I've tried..

9 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3005)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

The black cavendish is smooth and vanilla sweet. The chocolate topping is much more obvious than the vanilla and caramel, which are back up support. Very monochromatic. Burns wet even with a little dry time, and leaves moisture and a little dottle in the bowl. Won’t bite, and has no real nicotine to speak of. No harsh spots. Has a pleasant after taste and room note. It’s not bad, but is a very routine entrant in the genre with a little thinness in the strength of the toppings. Not a two star product because of the goop in the bowl and lack of depth of taste, so it’s one and half, rounded down to one, which may sound tough, but there’s richer and deeper tasting mixtures with the same flavor profile at a cheaper price.


7 people found this review helpful.

oldcodger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldcodger (74)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Central Park Stroll is the first of the Drew Estate pipe tobaccos that I tried. On opening the 50 gram tin I found a jet black broken ribbon that was quite moist. The tin note was not that strong, but a pleasant enough chocolate. I loaded the pipe and tamped with my finger. My finger was stained black. I was expecting a difficult light. I gave it the charring light. To my surprise it proved to be the full light. It stayed lit, and needed no tamping.

Once lit, the flavor was fuller than sniffing the tin suggested, a full medium. What did it taste like? Chocolate liqueur cake. It was chocolate, with a little vanilla, and a bit of caramel, as well as (I suspect) a little mocha. Chocolate liqueur cake is normally fortified with chocolate liqueur (not chocolate liquor, which is the term for non alcoholic chocolate put in liquid form). Some recipes use Bailey's Irish creme for the alcoholic note, and the caramel note suggests this may be the case here. But the best thing about the experience was the remarkably smooth mouth feel, which lasted throughout the smoke.

The room note was quite pleasant. It was not as sweet as some aromatics which have a stronger vanilla dose, but one which in my experience has engendered some positive comments.

At the end of the smoke, there was a bit of dark dottle in the bottom of the bowl, topped with a very pale grey ash. I did not find much gurgling from the dottle, but the very end of the smoke veered toward bitterness, my only objection to the experience.

Because this is an aromatic, i used pipes reserved for them, which include several Dr. Grabows, which I smoke without a filter. A Grabow minus filter can be harsh in a full flavored tobacco, but rather than harshness I experienced that soft mouth feel which I found appealing.

Some pipe smokers do not like aromatics. They need not try Central Park Stroll. Those who smoke aromatics exclusively or predominately will probably find this blend to be a winner, and for them I rate this as four star. But those who smoke aromatics as a change of pace will likely find this to be worth a try, and they may find it to be a blend worth repeating.

7 people found this review helpful.

Highlander Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Highlander (6)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was given a partial tin of this as a gift. Even though the tin was only about 20% full, the tobacco was still very moist...too moist, in fact. It has been very difficult to dry out quickly and and it is very difficult to keep lit. As I type, it is sitting with the tin open -- hopefully drying.

However, the taste is right up my alley. I am partial to smooth burleys and Cavendishes and this fits right into the taste profile of those types of tobacco. It is the first "pure" Cavendish I have smoked, and I am impressed. I find the flavor to have just a hint of chocolate that now and then peeks out of a solid base of a naturally sweet tobacco.

I have ordered a new tin and hope it will be a bit dryer.

Pipe Used: Various

Purchased From: Stag Tobacconist

7 people found this review helpful.

tankbuster183 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tankbuster183 (5)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Even though I have gotten out of cigars, I always liked the ACID line, so I was excited when these were announced by Drew Estate.

The tin note is fantastic, and gets better after being open a while.

This tobacco is a good reason not to lose faith in aromatics. The cavendish burns clean for about 3/4 of the bowl with nice billowing smoke that tastes like eating a black and white cookie. I love it; it tastes sweet without tasting cheap.

The last 1/4 for me always gets soggy/damp, but I smoke a little fast and to be honest, I don't really mind. I mean if you smoke a cigar too fast, same problem (except you're out $10). So I can't detract the tobacco as some of the dampness is probably my fault.

I will say this: the flavor got even better after having the tin open a few weeks, so if the first bowl doesn't meet your expectations, give it a little time. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Design Berlin Dresden

Age When Smoked: 2 months

7 people found this review helpful.

Old6String Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old6String (27)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I received this as part of an 8 tin sampler of Drew Estate tobaccos with my Tsuge Drew Estate pipe. I really like Central Park Stroll. It really does smell and taste good enough to eat. The tin presence is, to me, a strong bready smell. The tobacco is black and seems to be very moist like it would have trouble staying lit, but it really fooled me, and stays lit just fine. I don't usually smoke a lot of straight up aromatic blends but when I do, I don't want to waste my time with nonsense. This is just a good, nonsensical, mildly chocolatey offering. Once I finish this tin it might be awhile before I revisit it against but would probably buy another, just to have around when smoking around a discerning crowd. It is not offensive to either the smoker or the folks around them.

Pipe Used: Tsuge Drew Estate Churchhill

Age When Smoked: Fresh Tin

Purchased From: P&C

4 people found this review helpful.

SmokeDawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeDawg (82)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Ok first lets get this out of the way. On the back of your tin of Central Park Stroll, is chocolate spelled with a "k" instead of a "c" and is the "h" missing from the word "with" so it reads, "wit mellow tobaccos"? Or, do I have a special early Drew Estate tin that one day will be a collectors item and I'll sell on ebay years later for a phat 2 dollars? Its as if some non-english speaking employee went with the google translation and decided to print it anyway.

I'm not an aromatic smoker but Ive been wanting some sweet chocolate flavored/ tasting/ smelling style tobacco for a change. So after reading all the reviews I passed on MacBarens Chocolate and Honey and decided to give Drew Estate, offering a try. I'm a fan of their cigars but not the ACID line. I dont want to light up expecting a great tobacco and discover a heavily perfumed ho rising out of the end of my stick.

Here is my honest description of this blend.

Upon cracking the seal the air fizz let loose a strong smell of a fresh bakery. Thats a first for me. It smelled JUST like one and began to fill the room. I havent even opened the top of the lid yet. When I opened it I dont know what I was expecting but the color of the tobacco was dark black with no variation. It looked like someone had baked a dark chocolate cake and stuffed It in the tin. Next the topping of alcohol was strong and began to release throughout the air. I pinched a bit to check the moisture. It was sticky and instantly stained my fingers with a dark sticky stain. I grabbed my large Apple bowled Bertram pipe and headed to the porch.

Packed easily, char lights lit easy enough. On hard light a Very dense grey smoke poured out the bowl. Tasty. Chocolate. The liquor is there. My daughter doing her homework outside in the sun said, "Dad I dont like the smell of that pipe." I asked, "What does it smell like? She said, "cardboard" That's another first. I was just finishing up that bowl and said. "Its suppose to be chocolate." "Uh yeah ok I can see that." I went inside to get the tin and when I came out the smell of chocolate was in the air as a nice sweet smell. This is a decent blend. Since it was an aromatic you get more artificial flavoring taste than natural tobacco, but every so often I could taste the tobacco and it was good.

Later that night I asked my wife to close her eyes and asked her to tell me what she smelled as I put the tin under her nose. She agreed it was a chocolate liquor cake. The tin after being opened by 8 hours now changed a bit. I swear it smells JUST LIKE A dark chocolate liquor cake you might get at Christmas time. Its equally strong in liquor and chocolate and with the look of the dark tobacco Central Park Stroll is like smoking a cake. I noticed this blend also left a sticky black even covering in my pipe bowl and I would recommend not using your best pipe. I do recommend this blend for the new experience, but I lack experience to judge it according to aromatics and other chocolate blends. However, I believe I have described its behavior very accurately.

Update: Since my review I put this tin away and would get it out when I wanted to smoke a pipe at an event or outing. I made friends FAST. Later, I realized this blend IS REALLY QUITE good! I've toured a few more aromatics and this stuff is awesome! Since my review I have tasted hints of vanilla and the caramel along with the chocolate. The only bad thing I have to say about this blend is it leaves a sticky goopy black mess in your pipe. Don't smoke it in a high end pipe you really care about. I have been smoking it lately in an old frankenstein monster of a pipe I beat the crap out of. Happy Baking.....

Pipe Used: Bertram Prince

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the bakery

Purchased From: Jr cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Hakchuma Achukma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hakchuma Achukma (6)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Fantastic smoke. Manly taste and aroma. Not too fruity or perfume ridden tobacco. Seem to taste a hint of Figs or something. A great overall smoke with no complaints at all other than the price. Fantastic!

Age When Smoked: 41

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

SmokeKing David Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeKing David (134)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

This is a solid contribution to the Aromatic genre. It is bite-free. The flavorings of chocolate, vanilla, and (perhaps) coffee are pleasant. But this is from Drew Estates, maker of the Acid line of I was kind of hoping for an offbeat/different interpretation of the standard aromatic type of pipe tobacco in the way that Acid cigars differ from most every cigar, including flavored cigars.

So while this is a fine blend, I can't help but be disappointed that Drew Estates didn't do more with it. Having said that, it's still a good tobacco and I recommend it.

By the way, if you find yourself in Southeast Michigan, stop by the JR Cigars outlet in Southfield (a suburb of Detroit). Aside from mucho cigars, this shop has a nice selection of tinned and bulk pipe tobaccos and a decent selection of pipes, too. And their staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Govern Yourself Accordingly.

Pipe Used: Mastro de Paja

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: JR Cigars - Southfield, Mich

Similar Blends: Stokkebye 24 (Nougat).

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30126)
Extremely Strong Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Much like what you read in other reviews, the tin really did smell like a pastry bakery upon opening. Dark, dark tobacco and very moist when it arrived. Compared to the Lane HG-2000 i've been smoking, I found this to be much better but that fact also turned out to be my downfall. The great taste caused me to puff a little too often and I became really dizzy and nauseous for around 40 minutes. I don't consider myself a lightweight because I used to be into cigars too. This was a much stronger tobacco (nicotine content) than I've had so far into my foray with pipe smoking. I think drew estate is trying to get their new fan base efficiently hooked. Despite making me "green behind the gills," this is something I think most would be able to smoke all day long if they have the stomach for it. Very, very tasty.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30126)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is good stuff. I buy off the internet and my favorite retailer sent me 3 tins instead of the 1 tin I ordered. I was going to fuss about the 2 extra tins that was sent by mistake (I paid paid for them) until I tried the smoke. FANTASTIC! This is a very dark black cavendish, very smooooooooth. Wife loves the room note, I like everything about it. It is not a complex smoke and stays pretty consistent thoroughout the bowl. I smoke it in a cob and in burns to a nice silver ash - no waste. This is a good everyday - all day smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

S8ntsfan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
S8ntsfan (21)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

UPDATE I really liked this when I first posted this review, and I had stocked up on it. I'm happy I did since it's no longer in production and having cellared it, it only got better with time. The tobaccos and flavoring have married together and produced just a very fine, mellow, tasteful smoke.

Being a cigar guy (as well as pipe guy) who does like Drew Estate blends including the ACID line, I had no doubt they would come up with great tobacco blends for pipes. Central Park Stroll is "a grand walk" indeed. Very pleasant tobacco, no bite, and finishes very well on the palate. This is a early evening blend for me that fits the bill perfectly.

Pipe Used: Neerup, Savinelli, Missouri Meerschaum cob

Age When Smoked: 4 and half years old

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1 person found this review helpful.

footlooset Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
footlooset (23)
Extremely Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

An Excellent tobacco. mild, great tasting, no bite, great smell. A good all day smoke. The taste comes through and it burns slow with no great amount of moisture in the bottom of the bowl.

Pipe Used: SAVINELLI, Gasparini.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Easton Smoke Shop

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canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (336)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

OK, who spilled the chocolate liquor all over my Central Park Stroll. Because it will be taking some time to dry out (it really was almost damp). There is a fierce chocolate topping at work here, as well as a strong alcohol presence that needs some time to air out (my first whiff upon opening was almost that of Vick's vapor rub).

Understandably it took a minute to get lit, but in the end produced a nice warm cloud. No strong flavor anymore, just a pleasant, velvety, almost minty smoke. It was a good puffer, but not what I would recommend if you really want to taste the chocolate in an aromatic.

I have a suspicion that I want to rate this blend higher than I ought to, only because I am partial to Grand Central which they also produce. It may not be as memorable as I would like.

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Gresh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gresh (9)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

A solid aromatic. Its not overwhelmingly sweet, and smokes ok right out of the tin, although i do like to give it a little drying time, maybe 10-20 minutes in low humidity. i'd give it 2.5 stars

Ive taken to mixing it 50/50 with carter hall most of the time

Pipe Used: MM Legend, Falcon

Age When Smoked: 3 years old

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FDC L50 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FDC L50 (5)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This tobacco is a dark black chocolate color. The tin note is like fresh fudge so much so that I had the urge to taste it! It is packed in the tin beautifully and looks like Devils food cake. It is moist but it should be to enhance the effect of the superb casing drew estate has imbued to this cavendish blend. Packed loosely It lights nicely and the early part of the bowl is very mild. I felt myself pulling to get as much of the aromatic flavor as I could. As I smoked down I found a rhythm and savored the vanilla and chocolate notes of Central Park stroll. Although moist in the tin the blend smoked well. No bite whatsoever which was pleasant especially when considering the obvious heavy casing added to this blend. Smoked fine to the bottom of the bowl with no dottle. A pleasant aromatic blend without a lot of complexity that can be enjoyed like an old friend.

Pipe Used: Savinelli estella

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

Similar Blends: PS black majesty.

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Old German puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old German puffer (106)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Got up this morning and opened my free tin from JR's. Tin has a very very very strong smell. It is wet and oily to the touch. I spread it out and let it dry for two hours. Seems to be be just a as bad. I want to try it anyway. I fill half a pipe and light it. It chars after three attempts. Tamp down and relight. You can smell the coco and get a strong chemical taste in it. It reminds me of the very cheap drug store blends Walgreens sold for years in the tube. Produces a very heavy smoke. Taste starts to drop off and by the end of the bowl it tastes like crap. Note the tin date is Aug 2015. I will jar it and try again later. I would not recommend at this point.

Good morning for the last day of 2017. I rummaged this morning in to my jars of please never smoke again and found Drews-CPS. I opened the jar and it holds a very mild smell. The oil is gone and so is its bounce. I pack it, light it and smoke it for an hour in a GBH. It still smoked heavy but tasted like half and half. Still was not that great of a mix. Resealed and will try one more time.

Pipe Used: Stanwell

Age When Smoked: fresh tin

Purchased From: JR'S Cigar Outlet

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atomicbuster Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
atomicbuster (79)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

I've never been to Central Park, so that association is lost on me. But I have stood outside of a bakery before, and it never smelled like this. Like nearly all the aromatics I've tried, I don't try to detect the advertised scents in the taste and flavoring so much as the room note. I suppose there is a "sweet" or "syrupy" character to the smoke, but chocolate, vanilla and caramel? No, not really. The good things about this blend are its quality leaf and burning characteristics. Like all aromatics, it can bite the tongue a bit, but thankfully, it's not a chemical bite, merely a heat bite, so puff slowly. It's really not bad, but I will continue to look for an aromatic that has more flavor and is truer to its advertised "notes" or "hints" of flavor.

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

After a few smokes which I liked but didn't love, I jarred this and it sat for a year in my cabinet. Took it out yesterday and had a couple of bowls and then another this morning. A year of age hasn't helped. It's just as I remembered it. Has a boozy, bready smell in the jar. Neither translate very well into the smoke. Only very mildly. The main nuances of flavor are chocolate and cream. It's a nice flavor until toward the end when it gets a little bitter. It's a little goopy in the bottom with wet dottle. My biggest complaint is the moisture level. Very wet and doesn't want to dry. Needs numerous re-lights. Although I like the flavor, the other issues bring this down to 2 stars.

Mild in body. Mild to medium in flavor.

Pipe Used: MM General, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: 1 year

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Juan Nyte Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Juan Nyte (2)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

My second aromatic to try. Out of the tin this smells like fresh baked bread. I would say that it is overly moist and it leaves brownish stain on your fingers. I have to dry it out for a full day to have an almost perfect moisture.

First light was okay. Immediately you can smell the vanilla wafting out. Due to its rather high moisture content it takes a few relights. Mid-bowl the chocolatey aroma creeps in and out. A hint of vanilla every now and then.

It pains me to say that CPS leave a gloop at the bottom of the bowl and there is a sticky mess at the base. I will try it out in a couple of weeks to update this blend.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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Appalachian Chef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Appalachian Chef (52)
Medium to Strong Strong Full Very Pleasant

A culinary tobacco if there ever was one. Dark, wet (a little too wet) tobacco that reminds you of a chocolate shop the minute you open it. Excellent tin note with hints of vanilla and caramel as well. Smokes well after a little drying. Solid nicotine level with thick rich and creamy smoke. The chocolate stays in the forefront, with vanilla and caramel coming in at the last third of the bowl. A great tobacco for after dinner.

Pipe Used: Falcon

Age When Smoked: 3 months

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LannarkGent Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LannarkGent (145)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

A lot of times, I shy away from Cavendish blends, as so many of them seem to bite on my taste buds. I found this to be a very mild and pleasurable. The chocolate flavor is there in the proper proportion. The room sent is very nice. The smoke is smooth, with the flavors rich and balanced. For those who like aromatics blends, this is very good.

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Auroch Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Auroch (2)
Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

09/04 Update - after 3 months, I have decided this is not a very good smoke - drab taste, bowl gets murky towards the bottom....not for me.

_______________ Tin Note - Tin note is a very nice chocolatey-liqour smell. Liquor smell has died down a little after one week open, starting to smell more like a brownie.

Room Note - Pleasant, chocolate latte type smell

Draw/Flavor - Nice smooth draw, no bite for me. Flavor and aftertaste I would equate to a Middleton's Black and Mild...nothing fabulous, but a nice relaxing smoke. I will try again after the tin has been open for 3 weeks like other reviews have suggested. Again, nothing special about this blend, if its not any better in 2 weeks it will be cellared.

Pipe Used: Karl Erik bent freehand

Age When Smoked: 1 year, 1 week open

Purchased From: JR Cigar, Statesville NC

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Ethan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ethan (34)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

The taste is pretty good until 3/4 of the way down. There is a definite chocolate flavor up front. I have tried this blend several times and it bites the hell out of my tongue and the last 1/4 of the bowl tastes charred and ashy. Boswell's Pipers Pleasure is 10 times better than this will ever be in my opinion.

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