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
Sep 06, 2015 Very Mild Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant
When you open the tin there is a sweet vanilla aroma and there is a nice variety of colors. I bought this tin about 9 months ago and the moisture was just about perfect when I finally got around to popping the lid. It packs well, but the various cuts seem to lend itself to being a little more thoughtful during the packing process. It takes a light very well, but I find it stays lit more consistently if you have a charring light first and then light the vowl a second time. The smoke is plentiful and white. The aroma is sweet with the main player being vanilla. However, the taste is tobacco. The tobacco taste is very mild and there is no bite at all. Again, the word here is mild. Puffing fast or slow does not change this and the taste stays the same all the way to the bottom of the bowl. To me, the Virginia plays more of a roll than you might think. The Burley tobacco seems to be in the background. I have smoked a ton of Black Cavendish in my day, but I had a tough time noticing a big Cavendish hit with this one. Maybe this speaks to the tobacco's balance in that none of the elements drowns out any of the others. The ash is fine, but a little dark for my taste. Some of the sugars may burn a little hot and darken the ash at the end. It does, however, jump out with a tap on the knocker. My wife loves the aroma of this stuff and I can enjoy a mild tobacco flavor at the same time. She likes it better than Captain Black Royal and better than 1Q. The aroma also tends to leave very quickly so this one might just be the one to please most people most of the time. By the way, I find Captain Black Royal, CB White, and 1Q to be stronger than this premium cousin. And, this stuff works better in a Brier than a cob. The same cannot be said for the other cousins in this genre. For those looking for a mild well-balanced blend that will please a crowd, this is worth the very affordable price.
Pipe Used: Bent Magic Inch, MM Legend
Age When Smoked: nearly 10 months from purchase
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 06, 2014 Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant
I like what they are doing with the new Capt. Black premium line and Midnight Gold is no exception. This blend is one of the better black and golds you can get at the moment in my opinion, lovely rough cut black cavendish and a smattering of broken brights throughout. A tad wet in the tin but it smoked dry and cool, flavour was that of vanilla and toffee but not overdone. Very similar in many respects to CB white (or original) but lacking that Capt. Black fermented tin note and the cut is a bit more uniform. If I had to choose between CB White and a tin of this, I'd opt for the Midnight Gold(and I really like CB White). Smooth, bite free and nice room note. Nothing mind blowing here, but certainly a positive step in the right direction for the Captain Black brand. Any aromatic fan or CB smoker should try this. I only wish they sold this new line in 12oz cans.
Pipe Used: Capri sandblasted billiard
Age When Smoked: current production
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 22, 2014 Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant
A great new addition to the Capt. Black lineup. Excellent aroma from the tin and it smokes like it smells. Deep flavor from the Cavendish and vanilla. Rich and creamy smoke that has no bite. I have a feeling this will be a constant in my rotation.
Pipe Used: Falcon Genoa
Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 06, 2014 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
This is very close to captain black white I love it This is a premium version of the above stated Great taste, vanilla or some say rum great room note also.
Pipe Used: meershaum
PurchasedFrom: ebay
Age When Smoked: estate
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