Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
I can’t speak positively enough about this blend. I have been recently smoking Peterson’s Night Cap and Plum Pudding has far surpassed it in so many ways! I feel like Plum pudding has taken an ordinary English blend and turned it up a few notches. Just like the Night Cap, Plum Pudding has the four main ingredients plus the Black Cavendish. The Black Cavendish adds a sweet and tangy accent and that’s what these other English blends don’t have. Plum Pudding is a full flavored smoke that can’t be beat. If you want to get into English blends and aren’t sure where to start, look no further.
Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 2oz
I have had a couple bowls of this now after recently ordering a tin of this. First off, if you love the Virginia/Perique blends and are looking for something off the beaten path, look no further. This blend takes your Virginia and Perique and gives it a nice subtle undertone. I can’t give a specific answer as to what the deer tongue tastes like. It has an earthy yet lightly sweet flavor to compliment the Virginia and the Perique. If you are expecting a sweet aromatic this may not be the blend for you. However, if you are into the vapor blends and want to make it better, try this blend. You won’t regret it.
CAO - Moontrance 50g
Highly disappointing pipe tobacco. A lot like my disappointment with CAO’s Eileen’s Dream, this tobacco has a very synthetic smell upon cracking the tin. This aromatic also has minimal flavor and the tobacco is very bland and does not seem to be of high quality in the least bit. When it comes to CAO, spend your money and look elsewhere. C and D as well as Lane Limited both have excellent options for aromatics.
Cornell & Diehl - Green River Vanilla
New favorite aromatic! The full black cavendish blend tastes amazing! I have to say it’s not necessarily a vanilla flavored blend, it’s more sweet like chocolate, unless when burning, it smells like vanilla which I’m not sure of. However, when you open the bag to smell it, it definitely has a more chocolate like smell. I would recommend highly to anyone who loves aromatics!
CAO - Eileen's Dream 50g
A very full flavored smoke. It does smoke a full sweet flavor to the bottom of the bowl. However, for me it left a wet sticky residue in the bottom of the bowl. The flavor was too synthetic for my liking and it didn't taste like real pipe tobacco. For anyone that wants an extremely sweet flavored smoke this is for you.
Cornell & Diehl - King Cake 2oz
This blend is top notch and one of my new favorites! To start off, I love aromatics. I also love the Virginia/Perique blends or the "vapors". The vapor blends have a spicy and sort of leather like flavor which comes off as strong. My favorite vapor blend is the Stokkebye Bullseye Flake. My favorite type of aromatic is the Lane 1Q vanilla. I feel like this King Cake is a perfect blend of my favorite two blends I just mentioned. This is hands down one of my new favorite blends and I will be buying more of it!
Cornell & Diehl - We Three Kings 2oz
Ive had much better products from C and D. Not knocking this blend too hard, but I was expecting much better from what I read about this. It did not have the creamy smokey flavor I was hoping. I felt the taste to be a bit dry and there really isn't much of a vanilla presence on the taste. However, it does smoke nicely and the cinnamon taste is easy and nice.