You made it. The work day is over. Celebrate with Cornell & Diehl's Five O'Clock Shadow: a pressed cake of red Virginias, dark-fired Kentucky, and Perique with just the right amount of kick to get to your next destination.
This is one of the most flavorful tobaccos i´ve tried from Cornell and Diehl. Very smokey, fruity slightly sweet, this dark plug rubs out very easy, burns well and need few to no relights. i am not a big fan of dark fired kentucky but this one deser... Read Moreves a try!! Read Less
WOW!!! This blend is wonderful! Smoked my first bowl today and feel in love with the flavor,mildness,and slow cool burn.To me, this tobacco blend has a nice citrus/spicy flavor, along with other flavors i haven't quite figured out yet. The magic of t... Read Morehe entire smoking session made me forget about the burdens of the day! I will be watching the clock and thinking "Come on Five O'clock!" Read Less
This blend seems to be a part of a recent "trend" or "revival" of tobacco's press into cake form. Not surprisingly, C+D has come up with an awesome, delicious, cool smoking cake. With the perfect level of moisture, easy to slice ... Read Moreor crumble, and with a dense, full yet not overpowering flavor and strength, this is right at the top of this recent crop of crumble-cake blends. Highly recommended!! Read Less
Five O’clock Shadow? They should call this Uncle Si’s Beard. Seriously though, This blend strikes a surprising balance between the sweetness of the Virginias, the rich acrid smoky tartness of the Perique, with the earthy flavors of the Dark Fired fil... Read Moreling out the bottom. Not harsh, or overpowering. Maybe not one for my daily rotation, but definitely a weekender, after dinner smoke with a libation and a good cup of coffee. Has a moderate nic-kick. Moist cake (no fungi noted), but I was too curious to wait for drying time. Burned like a house on fire to the bottom of the bowl, but fairly cool. Perhaps, not the blend for beginners. Then again, as for strength on a scale of 1-10: C&D, “Exclusive” being a “10,” I would only rate “Five O’Clock Shadow a “6.”. A Perique lover’s dream. Read Less
Holy smolder! This stuff really burns down nice and slow. My whole bowl full burns down every time. Nice smokey peppery taste, likely from the Perque I reckon. Get a good nic blast from this as well which I don't always like, but I welcome every once... Read More in a while. Read Less
C&D has lots of great offerings, but this really stands out as a tobacco done right. Easy to break apart, easy to light, and stays lit till the end. It starts with a slightly bitter note but that calms down into a smooth, enjoyable smoke. It pack... Read Mores a punch and is perfect for a work day or night when you want an easy, no fuss, tasty tobacco. Read Less
Full matured virginia,strong on perique side and with the just touch of DFK,close to perfection.Tugh but refinated smoke,slow and even burning smoke,filling the need of vit. N.Perfect ina medium-small bowl,not for all the day but for every day.Master... Read More piece of blending from C&D.I must remark again,very perique forward and enough DFK.Simply escellent. Read Less
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