First of all: this pairs extremely well with a good, hot, black morning coffee, BUT, for the love of God, have breakfast. 3 eggs, a steak, bacon, potatoes, sausage, beans and toast. The whole thing. A full bowl of this on an empty stomach -will- knoc... Read Morek you out and make you cry like a b**ch, you'll call your mom and say you're sorry. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Tin note was of dark fruits and wet wood. Room note was of straight, manly, strong tobacco. Taste was spicy and fruity, but all-natural, it was a very fine smoke and I gave the rest of my tin to a cigarette smoking friend to get him into pipe smoking, and it worked! Even his roomates want to get in on it! Read Less
This is one of the best Virginia/Perique blends I have ever smoked. Upon opening the tin you get a wonderful bready, earthy, spice. It presents more as a broken flake and is easy to rub out or fold and stuff. It has been my experience that this blend... Read More needs little to no drying time and can be smoked right out of the tin immediately and should be jarred immediately after opening or it will become bone dry very quickly. During the smoke you are presented with a delicious experience of earthy, bready, tangy Virginia and red and black pepper spice from the perique. Careful with the retro-hale as it is all pepper and doesn't apologize. Now let's talk nicotine. You are going to want to smoke this blend after having a big breakfast or brunch and it pairs well with coffee or iced tea. You are going to want to also take your time as the nicotine comes on strong, straight from the full belly feel to the sweats and if you push past that, well we know what comes next. I highly recommend this blend and would suggest cellaring it as it can only get better with age. Read Less
Cornell & Diehl Bayou Morning Flake is a very thinly-sliced flake that is one of the best-behaved in the pipe that I've encountered. It just smokes really nicely, no matter how you prepare it. The Virginias are a middle-of-the-road blend that lea... Read Morens more towards the delicate end of the spectrum. The Perique is sharp and quite forward, but doesn't totally overpower the Virginia. All-in-all, a pleasant, peppery, wake-up call for Perique lovers. Read Less
It's amazing how different this is from the ribbon cut version. The tin note smells just like chocolate covered raisins to me; that smells carries over into the flavor, and its complemented by a very nice spiciness from the perique. Burns very cool a... Read Morend very slow, with a warm, pleasant room note. It also pairs beautifully with black coffee. An absolutely stunning VA/Per! Read Less
I absolutely love this tobacco. As a big fan of Perique, I had to try this one with the advertised 25% Perique content. The tin note upon opening hits you with predominately fermented plums, but also some hay from the Virginias as well. A broken f... Read Morelake, I tend to rub this one out a tad and dry it out just a little before packing. Flavor on this one is plums, pepper, and grass with a touch of honey. I tend to enjoy this with a cup of coffee in the morning...the nicotine hit on this one is a good wake up and the bold flavor of the high Perique content balances well with a bold cup of coffee. Or maybe I'm just being swayed with "morning" being in the name? Currently my favorite tobacco in my rotation, I'm definitely going to stock up on this one. Read Less
BMF is a delightfully strong blend, both in flavor and in nicotine content. If I were to compare it to any food, it'd be a giant steak, crusted with fresh cracked pepper. The tin note alone is an experience—aromas of dried figs, roasted nuts, and fre... Read Moresh honey delight the olfactories. These variegated dark brown (broken) flakes are moist and rub out easily; their cut width and light compression are unmistakably C&D. The flavor is strong and peppery, and it's consistently so throughout the pipe. The Old Belt Red Virginias aren't bready and hay-like as you find in lighter Virginias; they're savory, rich, and robust in flavor—something seasoned pipers are bound to enjoy. BMF's 25% Perique content also lends the flavor many positive characteristics typical of the unique component. It's right on the verge of being too much—just enough to make a radically bold flavor profile. The flavors and sensations of the Perique come through clearly, not muted in any way. The two components compliment one another perfectly. Naturally, the large amount of Perique makes this a very strong blend nicotine-wise. Contrary to what its name may suggest, it's more of an afternoon or after-dinner smoke. If you're not used to nicotine, it'll turn you into a boiled frog. Even the well-initiated piper will likely find this blend too strong for an "all day smoke". As with most all blends, flavor improves with age. I smoked my first tin over a nine month period, and the flavor got a little smoother, but no less bold. My overall opinion? This is excellent stuff; its strength will surprise even the most seasoned smoker, and its bold flavor profile will satisfy even the most demanding palette. Read Less
I only recently became aware of this blend. I dearly love the Va/Per variety of tobacco blends, so when I came across this one, I had to try it. I'm in full agreement with those reviewers who caution that this blend will knock your block off. My firs... Read Moret outing was quite the experience, and it laid me out flat for a bit, but even that does not dampen my overwhelming love for this particular offering from C&D. I will have this with me at all times from this point forward. ~J Read Less
And after the hammer the nail is set. The tin note of dark bread and plums promises a satisfying smoke. I like a good nic kick and this blend delivers from the get go. If fact, I'm emboldened by that fact and will usually pace myself bullishly throug... Read Moreh any bowl. With this one, I tend to be a bit cautious because it has snuck up behide me and smacked me upside the head. I usually set the pipe down halfway through and let the warmth envelop me. It offers a rich and peppery smoke that, to me, is perfectly balanced. There are very few blends that I buy larger quantities of, but a few 8 oz tins of this is a perfectly reasonable commitment. Blast off! Read Less
I am very new to pipe smoking. After smoking a cob a friend gave me and a bunch of different bulk English blends he didn't want anymore this was my first very own tin of tobacco. I very much enjoy the taste of it, and viginia periques are my favorit... Read Moree style so far. The tobacco has a smooth flavor with a nice spiciness and is pleasing and not overwhelming. I do get a significant nic-hit after smoking a whole bowl from my Rossi Author. Would for sure recommend to other newbies interested in Virginia periques Read Less
C&D hit the nail on the head with this blend, a nice portion of Perique and a rich Virginia combine perfectly to create an exquisite smoking experience, nice price and readily available too! If you are exploring VaPer's you owe it to yourself to ... Read Moregive this one a try. Read Less
I was intrigued by this blend and the reviews only increased that, but when I received a tin it was nothing like described. The tin note is off, stagnant and lightly sour, musty unlike any blend I have ever tried, and the smoke oscillates from tastel... Read Moreess to weakly peppery dust cloud with a somewhat putrid aftertaste. It's strange. One of these must be true: either everyone else is wrong about this blend, it has undetectable intricacies that require specific preparation unique to it, I have a mental illness that applies to this singular tobacco, or I got a bad tin. Read Less
When I say "overpowering" I mean in the N department and the entire flavor department! It's so strong that for me it's not an enjoyable experience. The smoke is heavy and choking, there's no distinction between the tobaccos in this blend wh... Read Moreatsoever. I'm a 25 yr pipe smoker and enjoy just about everything but aro's so if you want a major tongue bite and a scorched taste on the roof of your mouth then buy this stuff. Read Less
I really liked the flavor. But I just could not handle the nicotine hit. The first time I tried it, I smoked a whole bowl in one sitting. That was too much. Then I tried spacing one bowl out over three smoke sessions in a day and it still bowled ... Read Moreme over.
So while the flavor, texture, etc. was all nice I had to let the tin to.
If you are a "nicotine gorilla), then give it a try. Read Less
Bayou Morning Flake is a delicious example of how red Virginias can be both strong and delicious. Of course, the Perique content here is quite high, and that really adds a kick. This blend is like a big rare steak with a spicy black peppercorn sauce;... Read More it's full of flavor. It's also full of nicotine, which makes it best for after dinner and for those who don't mind a bit of extra vitamin N fortification. Additionally, BMF ages incredibly well, and as the red Virginias turn brown, the Perique also takes on a richer flavor.
For the pipers who love bold blends, this is not one to be missed. Read Less
First aboard,little or nothing to do with traditional Bayou morning ribbon.Perhaps due to pressing the Perique presence is some overpowering.i like it,of course,but not for every our or every day.Perfect for Perique lovers,in large dosis.A stout and ... Read Morepowerful VaPer.Don´t look for subtlety,it´s all stoutness. Read Less
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