Lane Limited - 1-Q
This is a safe bet choice. While not exactly like Captain Black Original, the differences are minuscule.
Planta - Anno MMX (After Dinner Mixture)
Not much happening...
Based on the description and the fact it is a Planta blend, I was expecting something along the lines of Holger Danske Black & Bourbon. Instead, this was very plain and blah. No bag aroma, no room note, no reason to try it again.
Lane Limited - BCA
Think of BCA like a cheese pizza. Now add a couple of toppings and you'll get to Captain Black. Pretty simple.
Planta - Anno MMXV (Brazilian Mixture)
Nice & Subtle
Bought this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Subtle scent of lime and something else (mint?) in the bag , and the lime weaves in and out while smoking. First time trying Brazil leaf, reminds me of a smooth Burley. Will make a great summer blend to pair with a plate of tacos.
Half and Half - Half and Half 1.5oz
What Grandpa Smoked
This is the only tobacco my Grandpa smoked in his Dr. Grabows. The aroma is pure nostalgia. *Update: I find that I enjoy this most with some Lane BCA blended in. It's like adding some cream to my coffee.
Lane Limited - Black Raspberry
The pouch smells exactly like a fresh picked bucket of black raspberries from the woods. The smoke is very mild, and the room note is very pleasant and noticeable.
Edward G. Robinson - Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend 1.5oz
Strange tin note. Smells like soured or spoiled fruit. Lights well and smokes smooth with an occasional faint taste of burned fall leaves. Not what I was expecting.
Holger Danske - Black and Bourbon 50g
Anything with a Viking Ship on the label better be good, right? The tin note is incredible, and one of my new favorites. It reminds me of a high end box of mixed chocolates with hints of black raspberry and dark cherry liqueurs. I don't smell the bourbon, but it's still amazing. Smooth enjoyable smoke with no tongue bite and a unique and equally great room note. My first tin was rather moist, the second tin a bit drier. Both burned well once lit.
Cornell & Diehl - Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose 2oz
It's like Prince Albert
I didn't notice much tin note, taste, or room note as others have reviewed. Just a very faint hint of cocoa but not any more than Prince Albert. If you like Prince Albert, you'll probably enjoy this.
Mac Baren - Vanilla Flake 1.75oz
Passed this on to a friend
Not much tin note, and not much vanilla detected while smoking. The flake cut wasn't worth the effort. Prefer Captain Black Original over this.