Lane Limited RLP-6

Blended with just the right proportion of golden Virginia and burley, the basic blend of toasted cavendish tobaccos takes on a zesty dimension. This mixture gets better as you smoke it all day long.


Brand Lane Limited
Blended By Lane Limited
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Cream, Honey, Molasses, Nougat, Sweet / Sugar, Vanilla
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.07 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 26, 2014 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
You've read this before, but I'll write it again: this is not Captain Black White. The vanilla from the black cavendish is a little less pronounced here, and this is much fruitier than CBW. The honey (which I just notice in CBW) comes from the gold cavendish, though it may be aided by some from the toppings, too. The burley is molasses sweet with a very few nutty notes. The nougat is obvious all the time, more so than in CBW. The gold Virginia isn't that noticeable, but I do get a sense of grass and citrus from it. The chocolate is light, much lighter than CBW. Unlike CBW, this burns cool and doesn't bite, nor does it have any of the harshness associated with CBW. The flavor is consistent throughout the smoke, and it leaves just a slight bit of moisture at the finish, but it's not goopy. There is a little PG in here despite what is claimed, but it doesn't get in the way of the flavor or how it performs in your pipe. A very pleasant all day smoke in any type of weather.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 01, 2014 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant
**I keep seeing pipe forums where someone says i think CB White is similar to RLP-6, then some old connie sewer chimes in "theres no way RLP-6 is CB White. I noticed a hint of grassy cricket fart from the Virginia's and the Burley is slightly nutty but not in an Oatish way, more cracker jack.... Ok to settle this once and for all i called customer service at Skaninavian Tobacco and spoke to a manager named Marsha. RLP-6 is the bulk version of CB white, 1Q is Royal. both have a little extra PG to keep on store shelves for a decade if need be. Guys your tongues aint what the used to be, your palates scorched from reviewing 5,000 tobacco blends a year... Finally we can settle this debate and focus our efforts on finding Amelia Earhart...**

RLP-6 is Captain Black White without the humectants IE: Propylene Glycol that keeps the Captain moist as it sits on a shelf for years. 1Q is CB Royal and TK-6 is CB Cherry. Once you have this knowledge it's easy to see why everyone loves RLP-6 since it has the delightful flavor and aroma of CB White but actually dries out before a smoke and doesn't leave the dottle like its brother. If it wasn't for Sutliff's Mountain Pass and Autumn Evening, RLP would be in my #1 spot for aromatics, its that good... Where 1Q is black and gold Cavendish, RLP is black, gold and burley so it has a bit more flavor than 1Q and it is a vanilla and fruit topping where 1Q is vanilla and coconut. (I got all of this info from the Owner of the Las Vegas Tinderbox) Lane's prices are very affordable and I always have a large glass tobacco jar I purchased from Target's kitchen dept. next to the Ball Jars. RLP-6 is a solid 3.5 stars!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 06, 2014 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
RLP-6 is a solid all-purpose aromatic, and one that I have come to appreciate even more as a mild cool-burning, sweet summer-smoke. Not only is it enjoyable by itself, it’s also a very flexible mixer. The flavor hints at raisins, vanilla and just a touch of chocolate. At the core is a mellow uncomplicated tobacco flavor. RLP-6 is sweet but it’s not cloying or overwhelming. Simple, but good.
Pipe Used: Cob
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 10, 2010 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Update; Like YoungPiper, I'm surprised that there are people that still don't realize that CBW is the OTC equivalent of this (CBR = 1Q; CBG = MV-1000, and so on). YoungPiper is absolutely correct - this is CBW without the extra PG. It's been confirmed by many Lane's reps over the years.

I was recently gifted a 1 oz sample of this and, quite frankly, hadn't smoked any in many years. I knew it was the B&M version of Captain Black White, which I didn't care for. However, I agreed to give this a whirl, and I'm glad I did. By the way, this is most definitely CBW in bulk form, but for those who continue to deny, take heart. They don't taste exactly alike, and your tastebuds aren't failing you. PG has a definite taste, and the difference in taste between the "two" blends is due to the higher levels of PG in CBW. So it could be argued that any change to one of them makes the two different, and that would be hard to argue.

This is a nice cross between a typical American-style aromatic and a simple burley... and that may be why the tobacco works so well. I have one aromatic in my rotation these days so I'm not averse to them but they play a small part in my overall consumption. Still, this one is very worthy. A nice vanilla flavor that doesn't overwhelm and I think I taste some chocolate in there as well. Non-aromatic smokers shouldn't be put off by this description. I had almost no goop in my pipe heel after smoking this. Very, very little - not enough to matter. There is little PG in this and it will dry out if you let it (I actually dried it for about 10 minutes prior to loading). And it tasted very good. The sauce did not overwhelm the tobacco taste.

If you want a nice room note to go with a mild, pleasant cavendish tobacco flavor but don't want to swim in goo and go through 5 pipe cleaners per bowl, give this a spin.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 15, 2020 Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Smoking now.

One of the first pipe tobaccos I’ve smoked. Just now getting around to writing this down. I had some sitting around so I gave it a smoke.

Pouch aroma is very sweet, vanilla, honey, reminds me of the center of a Milky Way.

The taste is pretty much the same as the smell. The vanilla chocolate flavor is apparent and tastes pretty good. I do get some tangy grass from the Virginias and you’ll notice it in the retrohale as there’s a slight tingle. Cavendish provides more sweetness. There’s a pleasant short lived sweet after taste. This does burn hot, it’s an aromatic so it can bite if puffed too fast. It bite me when I first started smoking a pipe. Leaves some dottle in the bowl and some moisture.

All and all this should be a go to bulk aromatic. As far as aromatics go this is pretty darn good. These days I would throw some Latakia in it (HGL). Even better. The room note is outstanding. It’s a classic aromatic hands down.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 02, 2013 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
Lane Limited Bulk No. RLP-6

Star Rating = 3

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 8

Room Note = 8

Flavor = 8

Bite = 8

Burn = 8

After Taste = 8

Raw Score = 48

Rated Percentage = 80%

Comment = Mild, Smooth, Mellow, good Room Note and Flavor but smokes a little Hot
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 03, 2022 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
So here am I hopelessly baffled by one such acronymania predicament regarding this week’s aromatic sampling. My theory is that the blender must have been gulping down a bowl of Campbell’s Alphabet soup when this one was formally anointed because I cannot wrap my mind around the significance of the naming convention chosen. A random spoonful of unrelated characters by all practical appearances. You know on second thought, it kind of reminds me of one of those flashy fitness programs that sounds really sexy on the tongue but ultimately is designed to just take your money. Let’s hope not! If anyone has an inkling, please do enlighten me. Nonetheless here we go or HWG rather …

Make no mistake Lane Limited’s RLP-6 is not a P90X, nevertheless the blending protocol is designed to yoke up your pipe smoking gains all the same. Getting past the stigmatism of unintelligible letters and numbers won’t prove to be too distracting when this mild strength/mild intensity aromatic concoction is spotted inside your bowl. Featuring golden Virginia, leafy Burley, toasted Cavendish, and Black Cavendish insanely jacked by a muscled cocktail of honey, molasses, succulent cream, tasty nougat, sweet sugary vanilla, and no anabolic steroids.

A rough and ready course of chiseled ribbon tendrils and beefy chunks flex a handsome display of deep ebon, bright tarnished gold and sheer browned density in a brawny presentation. The pouch air tenders as a quietly sweet enigma in direct contradiction to the mixture’s overt toothy mug. Peaceful notes of dark rustic honey, chocolate mystery (?) and graceful vanilla cream swirl over a basic Play Dough-type essence as they hide some passive tang that seems to be churning on the bottom of the stack.

The tobaccos are somewhat saturated in composition which necessitates extended drying to achieve RLP-6’s optimal slow burning and cool tempered mechanical attributes. PG is a factor on this one from my assessment as the flavorings proved to be lightly applied, revealing docile remarking with the smoking. Just be advised.

For the most part, a thin creaminess and dark cultured honey lead the prominent base flavor which distinguishes overall as a gentle sugary confection. In ready attendance the top accenting contributed by the nougat is suggestive of a diluted hot cocoa feel not unlike the center of a Three Musketeers bar. The middle band characterization is occupied by a dense, spicy, and dark molasses flavoring. On occasion, these three seem to wrestle for first position of influence. Finally, a hint of baked vanilla comes and goes in the distant rear being quite easily missed. Overall, the combination of all these elements renders RLP-6’s foremost taste profile with a very light yet charming impression.

Given that the additive seasonings preside over most of the experience, one finds that the Virginia, remote as it is, does bring some sweet bread affluence, raisins, a bit of citrusy grass, and a dash of soft tang. Secondly the Burley shines through with a tasty brown sugared nuttiness favoring the effect of the Brazilian variety. An intriguing and decidedly consistent finishing note takes form as the Cavendish provides a notation of earthen charry zest, very smokey in constitution. Not half bad.

A delicately thin, sweet fragrance of tendered honey and sugary warmth enfolding some native folksy spice permeates the immediate surroundings making RLP-6’s room presence suggestively pleasant and tolerable to the most sensitive types. This attractive aroma does tends to vanish rather quickly even at that.

The texture of the smoke is standardly smooth, offering no bite and discomfort whatsoever. Additionally, this mix personates its standard character equally well in either cob or briar. The Bottom-line, RLP-6 bestows a wholesome gentility and enjoyably peaceful demeanor that even a hard-core lunker like Ogre could find merit in.

Admittingly I am subjectively half-baked with respect to Lane Limited products as they tend to be a little too mild for my palate but this one is generally nice in all honesty. So, grab those gains and lift a bowl of this engaging blend to maximize progressive overload of your piping smoking indulgence, I do recommend it. 3.0 Pipes

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 13, 2018 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
Not much to add than what's already said in other reviews. Its been a very long time since I smoked any Capt. Black blends so I won't venture into comparisons.

Wonderful pouch note. A mix of chocolate, vanilla, and nougat. Moisture level about right. Not sticky or wet.

Wonderful room note. By-stander approved. The flavors of the nougat, chocolate, honey, molasses all meld together well. Not too sweet. The tobacco taste is there, just not well pronounced. The flavor is pretty consistent throughout the smoke. My only complaint is that it smokes just slightly on the fast side and can get warm, but it's not something to really worry about or that is hard to avoid.

I can see why this is such a popular blend. It is one of the better aromatics that I've tried and I will keep some of this delightful tobacco on hand. Very easily an everyday/all day smoke. The new pipe smoker can hardly go wrong with this blend.
Pipe Used: Both briar & cob.
Age When Smoked: 2 months.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 29, 2017 Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant
A smooth smoke with no bite. Very nice room and pouch note. The Virginia didn't seem to be as tangy as in other blends, one of the things that separate RPL-6 from other aromatics. It did get a little bitter toward the bottom of the bowl, but not to the point of being unpleasant. Lit well and stayed lit... This would make a good all day smoke.

UPDATE - I mixed in some Carolina Flake in and came up with a wonderful blend. Taste is great!
Pipe Used: Grabow Regal Billard
PurchasedFrom: pipes and cigars
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 09, 2020 Mild Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant
A classic that probably doesn't need another review but here goes: RLP-6 is indeed a top quality aromatic, the bulk-bag of which I just finished up here in Boston during the Covid-19 pandemic. I like to smoke aro's in the evening because the low-nicotine doesn't interfere with my sleep and I've been enjoying RLP-6 intermittently these past several months at night. The smell in the bag is like a dessert per usual which of course doesn't mean anything. Although the blend is heavily cased, it was not super sticky or goopy which I prefer for the really sweet blends. (The bag was approximately two years old and cellered in a closed jar so it might have dried a bit). Set alight, the tobacco burned smooth and turned to white ash with no noticeable tongue bite. Very pleasant vanilla, nougat and toasted Cavendish taste with maybe a hunt of nutty burley. Very nice room note. If you like vanilla aromatics you can't go wrong. Great step up from the "drug-store" blends fro the new pipe smoker. Enjoy!
Pipe Used: Kaywoodie, Dr Grabow, baskets!
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and cigars
Age When Smoked: two years
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