Cornell & Diehl salute's America's first Black military aviators: the Tuskegee Airman. The vibrant colors of their P-51's and their heroism earned them the nickname "Red Tail Angels" from the bomber crews they escorted into battle. A blend of Virginias, Perique, Turkish, and Latakia, pressed to marry flavors, then sliced for easy packing.
I tried this tin after about a year of age on it. I recommend letting C&D tins sit for a while, like six months at least. Since it’s a crumble cake, the flavors had plenty of time to integrate. The cake was pretty neat in presentation with a litt... Read Morele bit cut off and rubbed out for a small bowl. The smell in the tine was sour and fruity with a touch of smokiness.
I have smoked this three times in three different pipes (a pot, an apple, and a Lumberman) with no dry time. I like to slice off some tobacco with a knife and rub it out gently, then gravity-fill the pipe, then gently tamp with my finger. I feel comfortable writing a review because I like this blend that much and I got a similar experience with each smoke.
In the first third of the bowl the taste was more fruit-forward, and bright. There are tons of tangy, fruity, and floral notes. There is a spicy mouthfeel and on the tongue for about the first two-thirds of the bowl. On retrohales I get some sort of combination of fruit—maybe nectarine, or some other stone fruit, flowers, leaves, and wood. Sometimes it is two or three of those four notes, and sometimes it is all four of the notes. It makes me think of fruit trees and flowers, and a forest in cool weather maybe. And those two things don’t have to exist in the same place, but that’s what the flavors and smells make me think of. There are dried woody notes, sometimes sweeter woody notes. Sometimes there is a fruity note backed by some smoke that, to me, is like a dark, stewed fruit (I mean like the fruit is cooking in some kind of warm batter). That touch of smoke is actually present throughout the bowl, really bringing some roundness to the taste profile.
In the last third I got leather notes, and what I mean by that is that if I could take the smell of leather and convert it to a taste, it would resemble a ‘leather note’. Some of the fruit notes weave in and out, along with less spicy and floral notes, but those tastes become secondary to the leather and wood. The nicotine content is mild, for me. I do not smoke on an empty stomach, so my assessment of nicotine content is going to be different than others. This blend does not fatigue my palate, but it is somewhat full on your senses, yet not overwhelming. Read Less
I bought this in 2010. I had one bowl and hated it. Often thought of giving it away of just throwing it away. Tried a bowl in 2018 just for fun, expecting I'd not finish the pipe..... But now it's fantastic... Have my taste changed, or the time it ... Read Moretook to mature. Who knows ??? ... I'll order some more and keep it for at least 5 years before opening... This is one time I'm glad I was wrong! Read Less
This is a great blend to age. Certainly can be smoke right after buying it. Nice blend of cool Latakia and spicy Perique flavors, well balanced, and sweet. If you like medium to heavy "English" blends, this is an excellent choice. As with a... Read Morell C&D blends I tried, it smokes to a nice white/gray ash. Read Less
This smoke is simply excellent. If you like a bold taste with Perique and Turkish blend this is a must. While is smokes cool and to a white ash, you will get a favorable bold taste. The tobacco breaks easily and can be rubbed out to your desired amou... Read Morent. Read Less
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