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.
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 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, but not bad either.
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.