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Flavor  rated 4/5   Recommend It?  rated 4/5   Tin Aroma  rated 5/5  
Brand: Rattray
Blender: Kohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG
Tin Description: As the name suggests, this tobacco is almost jet black in color but no description can do justice to its distinctive, tangy aroma.
Country of Origin: DE
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Virginia
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: 100g Tin

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# 22/2/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by leafnut64


Super stoved Va. blend!! Always consistently superior to nearly everything else in it's class.  Very rich, complex, and satisfying, time after time...  One of the best out there of any kind of blend. 

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
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# 2/4/2012 User rated 3/5
Review by The German

Good Black Cavendish

I originally bought this blend for all the wrong reasons. I had read the description, but somehow had not noted that it is a plain BC. So I got the tin in the mail, opened it, and was disappointed.

Now, I am normally a filter smoker. A straight BC is not going to thrill me: too little strength, too little room note, and not very easy to maintain.

With this one, after trying it straight and being disappointed a few times, I went back to my Falcons... and hey, this stuff actually makes some sense. Very sweet, very mild, but also with a good, sweet-peppery taste when smoked unfiltered.

For those who want Nicotine, it's still not much of a choice; there is little to none in there. But for a plain BC, I must say this is the best I have ever tried. I have experimented with this blend as a mix-in for the likes of DTM Patriot Flake and Mac Baren London Blend; in both cases, it makes the smoke noticeably cooler and slower, so it might be worth a try to mix Black Virginia with other blends. By its own, I find it not to be all that bad, but I would not want to shell out the money for another tin.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 4/5
Flavor -  rated 3/5
Recommend It? -  rated 2/5
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