Lane Limited Captain Black Midnight Gold

Captain Black Midnight Gold is a smooth, and lightly-sweet blend of superb burleys, rich, but mellow, black cavendish, and a bit of bright Virginia. It has a wonderful confectionery aroma, and can be enjoyed all day without worrying about bite.


Brand Lane Limited
Series Premium Edition
Blended By Lane Ltd.
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50g Tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.89 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 08, 2014 Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Vanilla is the star flavor, much of it coming from the black cavendish. As well as the vanilla, I get a little caramel, anise, toffee, and a touch of syrup from the topping. I'm fairly sure I detect a little rum, though the alcohol/chemical base is a little detracting. The Virginia is mostly drowned out, but gives a light grassiness. The burley is also sublimated, but I get a minor hint of it here and there. I also get a little honey from either the Virginia or the gold cavendish. It may need a little dry time, but it's fairly smooth, a bit creamy, and doesn't bite, and leaves just a but of moisture in the bowl if you're not a dry smoker. Needs an average number of relights.There's a long lasting after taste that lasts a little too long. Not entirely sure it really deserves three stars, but I think it's a little more than a two star blend. I settled on two stars, though I'd prefer to add half a star.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 28, 2016 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant
I first thought this blend was nothing more than Captain Black white with a few brights thrown in it. The tin note was certainly similar. After closer inspection, however, I found that this smelled a little less of cocoa and more vanilla than CBW. It has rum and caramel notes to it as well. It is a wet tobacco, so letting it dry for a day or so is essential to getting a goopless smoke.

It packs about like regular Captain Black. The cut is a little better though. It took a light and held it fine. I suppose what surprised me was that you can actually taste the tobacco instead of the topping. I got a good flavor from the Cavendish, and the casing mixed well with it (sort of a spiced vanilla rum flavor). It was pretty good, and differed enough from CBW to satisfy me.

I'd recommend this to any aromatic lover. It's a good blend. I wouldn't say that it is one of those that I will absolutely have to replace in my collection, but I'd smoke it if I were out of CBW.
Pipe Used: Savinelli
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 30, 2017 Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant
Lane Limited - Captain Black Midnight Gold.

I can't figure out why no added flavourings are listed? Just the tin-note attests that this has more than just a little. The blend combines a variety of shapes and sizes of leaf, right from some tiny ribbons to some coarse pieces.

The initial flavour to come through is a sweet, vanilla one. The sweetness, possibly caramel, gradually abates and gives way to a liquorice flavour. The stronger of the leaves is easily the Cavendish, but this doesn't mean the others are redundant. At first they might as well be, but after a quarter bowl I get some toastiness from the Burley, with some light Virginia tones. The burn from C.B.M.G. is well behaved, fairly cool, and it's bite-free. My main problem with this is after a while it develops a nasty bitterness, which lingers in my mouth.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

If it weren't for the aftertaste I'd rate this higher, but all things considered it gets two stars:

Somewhat recommended.
Pipe Used: Peterson Christmas 2017
Age When Smoked: One month
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