Cornell & Diehl - Big 'n' Burley
My first impression on lighting this blend was that this is simply Haunted Bookshop with a little latakia, but it's more complex than that. As the bowl progressed, I couldn't help noticing that the room note was akin to a fine cigar, and I held that opinion to the vanilla-kissed finish of the bowl. This blend has an intriguing complexity that I was unaware a burley could have and I struggle to describe. I am no nicotine lightweight, but be forewarned, this blend is stout. Not "nic-cups" strong, but unexpectedly stout. This blend is definitely worth a try for burley lovers.
G. L. Pease - Barbary Coast 2oz
This blend, while revered by many aromatic smokers, is not one of my favorites but does offer a change of pace from my normal VA-Per or DT blends. It does require substantial drying time for my use. It doesn't leave an offensive ghost in a briar. The main redeeming feature here is that my wife loves the room note. I'll keep a tin around for that reason alone.
Cornell & Diehl - Poplar Camp
A reliable VA-Per-(Cav). This is a little rougher around the edges than 3 Friars, but still a beautiful blend that I smoke regularly.
Cornell & Diehl - Cap's Blend
Super sweet vanilla
This blend is not for me. Overly sweet, very vanilla, think vanilla custard. One star for the grade of tobacco used, not that you can taste the tobacco for the flavoring. Caution: This blend will ghost a pipe.
Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars
This blend is a more civilized, smoother, not as vitamin N heavy cousin to Poplar Camp. They share the same flavor profile to my taste; both, though, are excellent tobaccos.
Cornell & Diehl - Crooner
Good pure burley flavor backed by the Carolina vanilla. A nice, simple, rustic style blend done right. Another C&D winner.
Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 8oz
This blend is the pinnacle of deer tongue blends. It has the perfect amounts of perique, and deer tongue, and I am a fan of both. All olfactory perceptions of this blend are reminiscent of bygone days and the old men sitting around talking and smoking. This is my everyday, all day smoke.
Cornell & Diehl - Pennington Gap 2oz
The best Aro made
This blend is truly unique. I am not much of an aromatic smoker, but this one hit the spot. It is smooth, cool smoking, sweet but not overly so, and the tin note translated to the taste with a superb room note. For me, it is better by far than even the revered Barbary Coast. I do wish this blend were offered in bulk, though.