E. A. Carey Carey's Soft Black Aromatic

The natural sweetness of Virginia, with mellow burley to create a ready rubbed cavendish style, straight cut pipe tobacco full of honey and maple flavours.


Brand E. A. Carey
Blended By E.A. Carey
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Honey, Maple
Cut Mixture
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country Unknown
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 21, 2016 Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant
E. A. Carey - Carey's Soft Black Aromatic.

The name of this blend could serve as a review, it is indeed soft, black, and aromatic!

Obviously, the mixture's black, and it smells sweet and sugary. It doesn't look wet with water, but it feels heavily cased: some of the blend's stuck together in lumps. The cut's good, all the pieces are about equal in size.

The flavour of S.B.A. is sweet, and although the general flavour's mild, the topping masks a lot of the tobaccos', apart from the sticky black Cavendish; there's no nutty Burley, and no grassy Virginia. The fact that this is basically a sweet, black Cavendish aromatic doesn't particularly set it apart from the crowd. That's not meant in a bad way, it's just like one of many aromatics: a good smoke, but common. What does lessen the result though is the burn: it can be a bit quick. Tongue bite needs careless puffing to make it occur, and the temperature's quite cool.

This is quite good, but it lacks the X-factor to make it stand out in a market that's crowded with sweet aromatics. Mind you, I'll still give it three, it just can't have four!

Pipe Used: Peterson Donegal #03
PurchasedFrom: Careys online
Age When Smoked: New
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