Derek H.

McLintock - Black Cherry 50g
A nice blend
Smells sweet when opening the tin, but after a few bowls, you can get the real taste of this. It might take a few bowls to understand this blend. Definitely taste the black cherry and whisky. Not much coffee flavor. A nice mixture after dinner. Good quality tobacco and burns well. A unique room note. I walk outside and walk back inside the room to sample the room note. bystanders won't be disappointed.

Lane Limited - 1-Q 1.75oz
Similar to Captain Black Midnight Gold
This is a smooth tasting blend; burns well, nice aroma. It tastes very similar to Captain Black's Midnight Gold, but not quite as a prevalent taste as Midnight Gold. I probably won't order this again simply because I keep Midnight Gold in my rotation. I recommend Midnight Gold over this, but you can be the judge and try them both. Midnight Gold gets 5 stars; I gave this one 4.5.

Captain Black - Original 1.5oz
Classic taste
This is one of my favorite Captain Black blends. Burns well, tastes smooth and has a complimentary aroma. It's always in my rotation. Never harsh or intolerable, and no plain like other tobacco blends.

Captain Black - Dark 1.5oz
Nice
A nice natural flavor. It tastes like a strong vanilla and very sweet. The aroma is what makes this one a 4. Otherwise, I would give it a 3.

Home Fragrance - Lampe Berger Fresh Eucalyptus 1000ml
Refreshing
This really does eliminate odors well. The mint is strong and you don't need to keep it lit very long - 10 minutes at most.

McClelland - Premium: Captain Cool 50g
Fair but not as described
This blend is a smooth smoke and burns well; however, it doesn't have much flavor. In fat, I can't even taste the "touch of mint" is claims to have in it. I wouldn't buy again, as it doesn't reach the level for my standards.

Lighters - Zippo Armor High Polish Brass Pipe Lighter
Good lighter
It's a good lighter; it's what we expect from Zippo. I got tired of using Bics; they gave me callouses on my thumb, but this doesn't. Upside: good quality, durable and lights every time. Downside: runs out of fluid quickly and smells of fuel in my carrying bag. Luckily, I don't carry it in my pants pocket or shirt pocket like I did years ago. The fuel gave me burns.

Captain Black - Premium Edition Red Sky 1.75oz
my first try
This is the first time I tried Red Sky and I can't complain. Nice flavor, burns well, no gooping, nice aroma. Got a compliment sitting outside: "That smells nice. What is it?" The "cherry" taste isn't as prevalent as Captain Black Cherry so if you're expecting a cherry blend, this isn't it. I will buy again just to add it to my rotation.

Captain Black - Premium Edition Black Sea 1.75oz
Respectable
Not bad considering it's latakia blend which I'm not a big fan of...smells like a campfire burning with a smokie taste.

Captain Black - Royal 12oz
Never disappoints
This classic Captain Black blend never disappoints. It has a very mild flavor and I always get comments on the aroma, even outside sitting - someone said they smelled it from a block away and loved it. I've tried 100s of different blends but this one is in my top 3 favorites. I just added Captain Black Midnight Gold to my top favorites as well after smoking my first tin of it. Too bad it's not available in bulk. But I always have Captain Black Royal on hand for my daily rotation. I forgot to mention it burns well.

Captain Black - Cherry 12oz
A good smoke
This has the classic Captain Black quality - good flavor and aroma. Great for after dinner or when you want a change of taste. It's part of my rotation. Works well in a corncob also! Will buy again.

Captain Black - Grape 1.5oz
Not bad
It's not as bad as a previous commenter mentioned. It does have a powerful fruity bite initially, then becomes more a mellow flavor with a hint of grape after puffing on it a while. The tobacco quality is good as with other Captain Black blends. Try adding a 50-50 mixture with another Captain Black blend such as original or royal and it turns out with an interesting flavor.

Captain Black - Premium Edition Midnight Gold 1.75oz
Pleasantly Surprised!
I bought this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Very mild and doesn't bite. I can taste many different flavors with every puff. Not fruity or harsh. Great for an after dinner smoke. It's in line with other Captain Black tobaccos - good quality, rich flavor. Best of all, it was shipped quickly! I will definitely buy this again; too bad it's not available in bulk!

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