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A mellow blend of bright Virginia from three continents with a hint of burley. Flavors of nougat, vanilla and chocolate create a naturally sweet blend with a delicious taste and aroma for the distinct pipe smoker.

BrandComoy's of London
Blended ByComoy's of London
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Maryland, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Nougat, Vanilla
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

The bright Virginia provides some grass, bread, light sugar, floralness, a little tart and tangy, acidic citrus and lemon, and a pinch of spice. It is the lead component. The citrusy, grassy Virginia cavendish has a light honey note. The woody burley is nutty, slightly earthy, with a drop of molasses and is just above being a condiment. I don’t notice the Maryland at all, which is not unusual as it is generally used to carry flavors of other components. I notice the vanilla and nougat a little more than the light chocolate. I’m not certain where all the spice comes from, but it’s more a suggestion rather than anything else. The nic-hit is mild. The mildly applied toppings moderately sublimate the tobaccos. More of a shag cut than ribbon, it burns well, cool, clean, smooth with a little creaminess and a very consistent flavor. The strength, nic-hit and taste levels are very mild. Requires few relights, and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl as it burns to ash. The after taste and room notes are pleasant, but light. It’s an easy going, gentle all day smoke, and though it could use a little more depth of flavor, it performs nicely enough. Two and a half stars.


17 people found this review helpful.

SeoulSister Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SeoulSister (37)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

When I first started smoking a pipe in 2011, I tried a few aromatics and didn’t like any of them and found I enjoyed English blends more. But wanting to try something new, I thought I would give it another shot. My first attempt was with Comoy’s Cask #9. The first thing I noticed is that the smell of this is softer and more subtle in the jar. It feels drier and is not sticky to the touch and it doesn’t seem to have any black Cavendish, which I was happy about. I find this to be mild and taste the vanilla right away. What I like about Cask #9 is that it is sweet, but not overly sweet. It isn’t overpowering and I can taste the tobacco. Along with the vanilla, I can taste the nougat too, but the chocolate is very much in the background. I really enjoyed this blend and it’s made me interested in trying others like it.

14 people found this review helpful.

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

As noted by at least one other, Cask #9 in bulk had many bits and pieces of plant other than the tobacco leaf itself. The bulk I purchased was also very, very damp ... which may have been due to the seller and not the producer.

I found the taste quite flat and unvarying -- almost flavorless. And there was a definite note of spice, which contrasted unfavorably with the monotonic tobacco taste.

After I've finished the ounce I purchased to sample this blend, I'll be done with it.

Pipe Used: Winslow Crown Viking Freehand

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 82nd Avenue tobacco & Pipe, Portland OR

9 people found this review helpful.

CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (94)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This review is based on bulk tobacco and not the 100g tin:

Boy i hate being a spoiler, especially when it comes to a blend with so many positive reviews but i truly didnt like this stuff. I found the flavor profile to be nothing as described by the blender, the leaf seemed sub par and was just riddled with woody stick pieces and unsmokable bark like chunks. After sifting through and amounting a bowlful of smokable leaf i was greeted with a somewhat sour virginia that wasnt the least bit sweet, the heat really started to kick up about 5 puffs in and increased as the bowl burned down. There must be more burley in here than Comoys is letting on as things got quite bitter towards mid bowl and it certainly didnt have the nic kick a virginia blend should have. Room note wasnt bad and there was no ghost left behind afterwards.Id be interested to try this again out of a tin, sometimes i find quality control is better when you dont buy from the bulk bin. All in all i rate it as sub par OTC by north american standards, there are Middleton Blends i find more palatable than this stuff. I cant complain about the price, but i can certainly complain about buying half a pound of this tripe. Ask for a sample with your next order, i wish i had.

Pipe Used: capri rustic billiard

Age When Smoked: current production

Purchased From:

8 people found this review helpful.

musicman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
musicman (131)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

I have grown a deep appreciation for all of the Comoy cask blends. Great tobaccos at bulk prices.

My personal favorite in the Comoy arsenal is Cask No.2. This blend, Cask No.9 is good, but not as good as No.2

An argument can be made whether this is an aromatic blend, or a Va blend this is lightly topped. I personally would put this in the aromatic category. The first thing to notice about this blend is the wonderful tin note and the perfect moisture level. The cut is a very fine and fluffy ribbon. I would even venture to say it could be considered a shag cut. this makes the blend very easy to fill a pipe and light. The cut does lend it to burn fast so pack the pipe a little more than usual and focus on slow smoking. The flavors are nice but not exciting.

I would not hesitate to recommend any of the Comoy tobaccos. Definitely give it a try.

7 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Comoy’s Cask No. 9 is a lovely aromatic that isn’t overpowered by the casing. I find the vanilla to be the most forward of the flavors with a bit of nuttiness in the background. The chocolate seems to appear more in the second half of the bowl. I prefer Virginias over Burley, so it’s more to my liking. It burns clean, with no goop and the tobacco flavor plays along with the casing rather than be taken over by it. There is no bite that I could detect in the half ounce that I smoked. Sold in bulk, it makes for a nice, well-behaved lite aromatic. If you like Erik Stokkebye’s 4th Generation 1957, (minus the chocolate) you will probably find a home here too as they are of the same ilk.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

6 people found this review helpful.

Fletch Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fletch (11)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Comoy’s of London - Cask #9 Spiced Virginia I have kept a tin of this tobacco at my office and enjoyed at least ten bowls as I smoke/walked home. It’s only after tonight’s walk home that I remembered how much I have been enjoying this tobacco and needed to write a review.

This tobacco is described as a three continent Virginia with a hint of burley. Ordinarily, I’m not a fan of burley tobaccos, but in the case of this blend, it doesn’t matter. The burley is in the very back seat or maybe in a trailer being towed behind the Virginias. In the driver’s seat is a very sweet Virginia that is readily noticed in the tin note and supported well by an equally sweet Cavendish. Note: When I say sweet, it’s a very light sweetness. This is a very easy smoke and on my 3 mile walk home I often pack a corn cob pipe that I finish somewhere around the 2mile mark, leaving a small amount of ash.

Packaging: Generous portion of ribbon cut tobacco in a 100 g tin. Strength: This tobacco is very mild. Flavoring: Aroma from this tin is sweet that leans toward vanilla or maybe even a caramel. Taste: Great sweet Virginia tobacco throughout the whole bowl. No bite as I walked and puffed this one. Room Note: Difficult to ascertain. Pleasant aroma OVERALL: I love sweet Virginia tobaccos and because the burley is barely a player, I really liked this tobacco

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Cob

Age When Smoked: Unsure

Purchased From: Local B&M

Similar Blends: Davidoff - Royalty.

5 people found this review helpful.

michaelc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
michaelc (40)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

I've jarred this tobacco hoping that some age would improve its taste. I have been disappointed. I bought a few ounces in Nov of 2015 and try a bowel about every six months. I think I'm done and this will go in the compost. There is not much more I can say. (7/28/2017) Well, I didn't put it in the compost I thought I give it another go. No surprise changes after being jarred for 21 months. I can taste nothing of the casings supposed to be on this blend. It gets the one star from me and I am usually not hard to please.(7/16/19) I never did compost this stuff and it's been in the jar for two more years. I have changed my time on this smoke again. I pulled this out this morning and filled my pipe, lit her up and it has been pleasant so far. It has maintained a good moisture content over time and the casing are coming thru much nicer. It has a milder taste and I am much more accepting of this blend. I have raised this now to a two and one half star level, IMHO.

Pipe Used: Several briars

Age When Smoked: new to 18 months

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

4 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (633)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I had a small sample of this, I think maybe 4 or 5 bowls total. My local B&M was selling the samples, which came in pouches, about 5 years ago when these comoy blends were first produced. I bought one of each available and this is the first one I have had the opportunity to try.

As to the sample I feel it was the perfect size. About four or five bowls worth of tobacco. The blend itself was pretty good. It is a European aromatic and presents itself as such. Like other European it is dominated by the virginia. The burley is mostly there to provide some body which is needed as the virginias are both bright and light. Otherwise, the topping pretty much absorbs any flavor the burley may add.

I was between two and three stars on this one, and what bumped it up to three for me was the use of the topping. It is well applied. It isn't goopy which is a little surprising as the tobacco came quite dry. It also manages to be there from the beginning of the smoke until the end. It is nougat, vanilla and will bring to mind the scents of a confectionary store. The blend itself can be bitey, so one must proceed with caution.

Age When Smoked: 5 years

Purchased From: local B&M

3 people found this review helpful.

Tomcat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tomcat (221)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Unnoticeable

I am surprised this is labeled an aromatic. It seems no more flavored then most non flavored blends . It is spicy , must come from casings ? Very mild smoke . I like it and it will not ghost at all . Virginia mostly and a little nutty from burley . Mild vanilla and cocoa flavor but more spicy . If you prefer strong blends , probably won’t like this . Occasional smoke for me and fairly priced . It says it has cavendish but i can rarely taste it unless i add it myself . I get a little pepper in there but it must come from flavoring . I guess it does what it was set out to do . Nice mild smoke .

Pipe Used: Savinelli pot other pots

Age When Smoked: 1 yr

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

Similar Blends: Orlik golden sliced.

3 people found this review helpful.

Cakici Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cakici (29)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Purchased from cup o'joes, in bulk I wouldn't say spicy virginia for this blend. It's more like earthy citrus, cacao and some light chocolate and nuts (oily) when burns hotter than normal. Don't expect the spicy touch of virginia, at least I haven't noticed it at all. Burning well when slightly dried, otherwise it just gives me a nice tongue-bite which I normally never experience. Still, the blend is somewhat good, since I personally like citrus and cacao notes even separately, it combines both surprisingly. Would I buy again? Maybe some years later to see if I still can love it.

Pipe Used: Savinellis, Mauro Armellini, Stanwells

Age When Smoked: Straight from the pouch

Purchased From: Cup'O Joes

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2080)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Comoy's of London - Cask #9 Spiced Virginia (Comoy's).

The tobacco's practically a shag, quite dark, with a sweet, aromatic, aroma; albeit, a mild aroma, not heavy.

The smoke, to me, seems to be more of a Virginia, Cavendish, aromatic one. I find the Burley very lightly included. The toppings aren't at all heavy, the vanilla's the stronger of the bunch, but still nowhere near being 'sticky'. The chocolate and nougat sit much further back, lending the smoke just a touch of character. The burn's good in the fact it doesn't require much attention, but a bad point can be the speed.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

I rate #9 with two stars, not higher, solely because although it's not a bad smoke it's boring:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: Two months

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

Dr.James Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr.James (39)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Cask No.9 is a fairly easygoing smoke, the bright Virginias are sweet and grassy with a slight tartness, cigarette-like. The Cavendish is earthy and creamy vanilla. The nougat flavors are coconut forward and the cask spice is woody with a nutmeg hint, cocoa flavors are subdued. Pack firmly to avoid harshness. Somewhat bitter, burns clean to ash and leaves very little moisture behind.

Pipe Used: Brigham Chinook

Age When Smoked: 9 months

Similar Blends: Borkum Riff Original.

3 people found this review helpful.

manxman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manxman (82)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I don't get any nicotine, but wasn't expecting any. Moisture level perfect. All golden leaf cut in a fine ribbon. I taste a spicy vanilla on my tongue, but no sweetness. Minimal relights, and smokes dry.

Pipe Used: Medico with paper filter

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Sutliff Spicy Vanilla.

2 people found this review helpful.

Rodricus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rodricus (29)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a heavy cased aromatic. Upon opening the tin heavy raisins and bread notes are easily perceived, along with some cocoa. RIbbons are very tiny and my tin came on the humid side.

It burns easily but one can easily over puff this mixture. It´s more a bland tobacco even though the casing. You can also taste the tobacco, but in a very uninteresting way.

Pipe Used: Nording TDPS 50th anniversary Bulldog Brown

Age When Smoked: 4 years

Purchased From: Cupojoes

Similar Blends: Stokkebye Nougat.

2 people found this review helpful.

indoeuropa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
indoeuropa (2)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Comoy's does a bang-up job of harmonizing the flavors in their aromatics. No single component sticks out in their blends, and Cask #9 is no exception. This isn't a nougat aro, a vanilla aro, or even a sweet Virginia aro. It's just Cask No. 9, nothing more or less. Which means it's great.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Club 202, Stylebilt Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: four months

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (67)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Strong

The stuff has little to no aromatic quality. Smells and tastes like a cigar to me. Smells bad burning and room note is cigar. Also bites like hell I smoked it too fast once and it blistered my lip. Overall not really a fan and not one I'd buy again.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Diplomat/Legend

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Not one for flavored Va's but WOW! Perfectly executed and wonderfully cool and thick clouds of smoke!

2 people found this review helpful.

Legion Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Legion (27)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Reading the reviews, I'm rather surprised that Cask No.9 is not more popular. Yes it did take me more than a few bowls to get the feel for this blend but I rather like it, especially first thing with a cup of Liptons tea.

It appears that I'm the only one that does not pick up on the vanilla in either the bag note or the taste. Cocoa is the predominant flavouring that is applied lightly so that one tastes actual tobacco. The Virginias are obvious as one would expect. If there's Burley I'll take the word of those with a more developed palate. [Although I don't taste it, Virginia blends benefit with a dash of Burley. It takes off the edge] There is a touch of spiciness that I like. #9 does tingle the tongue but it does not bite.

Burns well, smokes cool. Leaves little to no moisture burning to ash. Mild, tasty, smooth and does not bite. Mild nicotine. Could easily be an all day smoke. If I had nothing else I would not complain.

2.2 stars. Really? Where's the love? Highly recommended for beginners and those who enjoy smooth, mild semi-aromatics. Also a good introduction to Virginia blends.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

1 person found this review helpful.