For their Green River Vanilla, the folks at C&D took Burley from the Green River Valley of Kentucky, fire cured and expertly blended it to be mellow and smooth, and flavored it with an outstanding vanilla.
This, without a doubt, is the goopiest, moistest tobacco I have ever encountered. That said, I'm an impatient fellow and loaded the black slop into my pipe without drying. Surprisingly, it burned just fine with very little steam or goop in my pipe! I... Read Moret actually smoked incredibly dry and cool for how wet it was, and it produced the most smoke I've ever gotten from any tobacco. Literally clouds of white, flavorful smoke. The vanilla is present but lets the flavor of the burley tobacco shine. This is a hit for me. Read Less
A nice aroma and a mild smoke, I smoke 10 different vanilla tobaccos, but this is the one I smoke the most. It can be over moist, so I usually let a quantity dry out for a day, before I use it. I buy it by the pound. If you like vanillas give this on... Read Moree a try. Read Less
I love vanilla and so many C&D tobacco blends, so it was a no-brainer to try this one. I found a pleasant, easy smoke that leaves an agreeable room note. And what's not to like that every time I open the jar, it's like unboxing a freshly baked cake.... Read More Not for those who care not for aromatics. Read Less
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 op... Read Moreen the bag to smell it, it definitely has a more chocolate like smell. I would recommend highly to anyone who loves aromatics! Read Less
What can I say? This tobacco quickly became my all time favorite. The flavor is there, the smoke cloud is there. dense? Yes, now that you ask, it is very dense. It's goopy when you first get it. But its good to go right away. Flavor it top notc... Read Moreh vanilla. If you love vanilla, this is a must try. Treat yourself to 2 ounces of this stuff and you'll love it just like I do. Read Less
I guess I have smoked just about every Vanilla flavored tobacco out there. C&D's Green River Vanilla is hands down my favorite. It burns cool and the flavor is the same, all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. I buy it in one pound bags and the ... Read Moremoisture content is always just perfect. Great taste and room note what more can you ask for from your tobacco? Read Less
This is my first all Burley blend, and a new attempt to enjoy aromatics. And I do enjoy this one. The tobacco has a nice mild taste and the vanilla aroma is really suave and balanced - not overwhelming or intoxicating, as it happens so often with aro... Read Morematic blends. Now I have at least one aromatic blend to enjoy when I want a casual smoke. Read Less
This BC has the worst consistency of any black, wet leaf I have ever smoked. Sticking your finger into a vat of pure PG wouldn’t feel this “icky” I’d bet, though I had no problems inhaling C&D’s Green River Vanilla BC and it doesn’t taste bad or leav... Read Moree a weird mouthfeel afterward. You could probably even eat it, I baked mine in the oven for a while on a sheet of wax paper, low heat. It dries out ok. It still leaves an oily film that lingers longer than any other on the fingertips after handing. The guy that said it’s motor oil really, really wasn’t kidding. It is decent enough dried out and mixed with lots of other things, a bit like Newminster’s Danish Black - nice and raw but still flavorful and fragrant. Not this stuff - it’s too oily for me to tolerate, so I gave most of it away. Read Less
To my palate there’s less of a vanilla thing going on with this tobacco (though definitely some) and more of a chocolate brownie thing. That said, it’s awesome. Smooooooth, sweet, and tasty. Easy to smoke all day or a perfect after dinner smoke to... Read More give you that dessert fix without the calories or carbs. Read Less
(Added note: I started smoking this out of one particular pipe when I noticed that there was more flavor to be found here and it was getting sullied by the ghosts of prior packs. After giving this blend its own pipe the flavors really started to come... Read More forward.) ----- I purchased a bulk order, smokes super wet, not quite as smooth as the tin, but still really good. ------
The first couple of times I tried this I left it out for a while to dry and it was okay. It tasted good, but tended to burn hot and get goopy. I remembered another reviewer mentioning that they had packed it straight out of the tin, I was a little skeptical, but figured I'd give it a go. I am so glad I did! Much more flavorful, smooth, and creamy! The plumes of smoke were so thick and satisfying, there was no over heating and the bottom of the pack was somehow less goopy than when I had dried the tobacco a bit first. The tin note is a bit overpowering, however, if I have scraps left on my prep board it will smell like I lit a nice scented candle. The room note is heavenly, I have yet to find anyone that dislikes it. This is my new daily pack. If I do ever want a little more flavor, or want to cut the creaminess, I've taken to packing some of G.L. Pease's Stratford blend on top. Anywhere between a sprinkle and the top half depending on my mood. Read Less
This tobacco is fantastic, I am new and did not have any problems with it. I love how the vanilla flavor is there without being too sweet. This is a fantastic balance of flavor and I will be ordering more of this as it is on my top 3 favorite list.
This came quite wet in the bag (I’ve noticed this with other C&D cavendish blends) and it had a subtle sweet smell. The flavor is definitively vanilla and yummy after drying out the bag for quite a while.
Not your father's vbc. Closer to your great great grandfather's..
When i was young, one used to be able to walk into any drugstore and buy like a 10 oz drum of this stuff. Well, not this stuff. That stuff was black, wet and generally unappealing. Actually, it looks a lot like this stuff, but the differences beco... Read Moreme clear when you light them up. I probably still have a can of that stuff from the mid 90s packed away somewhere.. I found it impossible to finish a bowl. The can, impossible to finish in much the same way. To be fair, straight cavendish has never been my jam really. That said, the C&D version is delicious to the end. I found myself shocked when i got to the end of the bowl. It starts out like any VBC but with a better flavour overall. The difference really, is how it finishes. Like any VBC, it's mild as it gets- steamy even, great aroma. Sweet. Won't burn the mouth. It helps to char the bowl and then leave it for a day, maybe even store it in a non airtight container. You could zap it (just a bowl worth) in the microwave a few seconds to dry it out.. It's best as dry as possible. Leave it to C&D to take the most ubiquitous american pipe staple and completely reinvent it. Better even than McClelland's. As a lover of all things vanilla, I bet I'll actually smoke the occasional bowl of this here and there. The "apricots & cream" version is also pretty great.. Read Less
I am an aro fan. Had this a while and wanted a little something different than the Lane Dark Red I’ve been going steady with. Very moist in the tin but burns just fine once lit stay lit and burns cool. No bite unless you get after it like a freight t... Read Morerain. Read Less
The Vanilla seems to be more in the room and tin note. Not getting much distinguishable vanilla in the flavor. Plenty of flavor, but not so much Vanilla flavor. Tobacco was rather wet even for a dark Cavendish base. I'll keep at it and revisit this r... Read Moreeview later. Never improved, and I either gave it away, or tossed it in the can with the other rubbish. Highly unimpressed. Read Less
It was very mosit so some dry time isnrequired. Occasionally leaves some goop at the bottom ofnmy bowl. The tin note smells like good chocolate cake which is strange because ita a vanilla aro. Nice room note one of the blends my gf lets me smoke ins... Read Moreide of our non smoking household. Read Less
This blend has a nice vanilla aroma that fills the room when smoked. I can definitely taste the Burley . The tobacco was too wet for my taste and I needed to re-light several times. However, it burns evenly.
The roomnote of this tobacco is very nice. This packs easy and burns evenly. The flavour is very nice, but for me it is a little bit too mild. I often smoke the Stanwell Vanilla which is a much stronger blend. This aromatic would be really good for s... Read Moreomeone who doesnt like strong flavor but would like to venture into the realm of aromatics Read Less
If Cornell and Diehl are offering a lot of fruit and cream flavored tobacco, this one could simply be named Vanilla And Cream too.
Providing a cool and smooth smoke, its taste like vanilla ice cream. A full bowl of it may be hard to finish, but its ... Read Moredefinitely one of my best base for aromatic blend.
give some sweet taste to Captain Black white or help me to fish a bowl of Autumn Evening.
Try it, you'll like it. If you like vanilla, of course. Read Less
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