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Captain Black Royal

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Otoolefan, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. Otoolefan

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    Got my free sample in the mail today from Lane. I chose Captain Black Royal since I smoked a bit of it around 2004 when I smoked a pipe briefly. I had tried Captail Black (White) years ago and about gagged as well as burned my tongue off. But the Royal seemed a little milder and better tasting. So, I chose the Royal sample to revisit it and see how it tasted and smoked to me now that I'm an actual pipe smoker.

    Well, the tobacco was too moist, as I remember, so I set some aside on a paer towel and let it dry (or try to dry) for a while before I loaded my pipe. The biggest problem I remember with for me with Royal back in 2004 was gurgling and getting that nasty juice in my mouth. But I also smoked a straght stem pipe with the Royal in 2004, so that might have been some of it. This time I used a bent pipe, lol. When I lit the pipe, it didn't want to light--or certainly not the way CH & PA light right up. Here we go, I thought, I'm going to burn my tongue trying to keep this lit. But I didn't. I did my second light and it finally got going half decent.

    So, I settled in for a bit of a pleasant smoke, although my pipe did go out after only 10 minutes, but when I relit it this time it stayed lit till just about the bottom of the bowl. The bowl didn't get very hot and I got no tongue bite. I do like the flavor, except it's just a bit too sweet. Still, though, I enjoyed it. I was also pleased to find after my smoke, that the Captain Black Royal didn't goop up my pipe much at all--and there were no gurgles or unwanted juices, lol.

    I was pleasantly surprised. Would I want to smoke this every day? Hell no. But a bowl of it every now and then, sure. Especially when it's a FREE SAMPLE. Here in Oklahoma even, a pouch of Captain Black is around $9. Absurd.

    I think this may be the best of the Captain Black flavors, but your mileage may vary. I'm just glad I was able to enjoy the first bowl of my free sample.

    Don
     
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  2. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula All about having fun!

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    That's my favs Baptain Black so far. White is good too but Royal is better. Wow, $9 for a pouch is crazy. It's $7 here in california. But I am still waiting my shippment of CB Dark.
     
  3. Otoolefan

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    I'm pretty sure that's what the price was, and this was at a Native American tobacco shop here in Oklahoma which is supposed to be a little cheaper than buying it anywhere else around here!

    Captain Black, for me, is good every blue moon, but I find the tobacco far too moist & too sweet. I far prefer the codger blends with more of a straught tobacco taste.
     
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  4. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    The Indians that sell me my coffin nails have this stuff for about $40 a can, I think. I don't know what a pouch goes for, but I might have to pick some up next week.
     
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  5. Otoolefan

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    Next time I'm in there, I'll check again. The local one in town doesn't even carry that--just Prince Albert & Prince Albert Soft Vanilla... My free sample also came with a $3 off any pouch of Captain Black coupon.
     
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  6. Moose

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    Thanks for the review of CB Royal Otoolefan. The Royal is my favorite CB that I have tried so far. I guess I have different taste though because I could smoke this everyday. To each his
    own I guess.:toast:
     
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  7. Otoolefan

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    Thanks, hope my "review" made sense. This blend is connected to some intense personal memories. The only other one I've tried is the White and I didn't care for that one at all. I'm more of a straight tobacco pipe guy now, that's why I couldn't smoke it every day. Just wish it was a little less moist, but it was good to know that I liked this blend then and I still like it now, as an actual pipe smoker. It will always hold a sentimental place in my heart as well because of the circumstances under which it was smoked. It gave me a little bit of comfort as I was dealing with my Mom's illness (ALS) and taking care of her.
     
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  8. Moose

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    It's funny how sometimes a certain tobacco will take us back to the time we enjoyed it and help us remember those instances surrounding that time.

    Every time I look at a tub of CB White I think of my dad as he used to keep the empty cans in his barn and I found all of them after he passed.
     
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  9. Otoolefan

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    Yes, kind of like the way a song or a scent or a piece of music can bring you back to a specific time in your life no matter how many years go by...
     
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  10. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula All about having fun!

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    Otoolefan, did you get a coupon in your free sample? When I got my free sample a coupon came with it.
     
  11. Tsalagi44

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    CB Royal is the first aromatic I tried. After I stopped expecting a pipe to satisfy me like a cigarette, I have really started to like it. I don't care for the gold but haven't tried the white. Thanks for the review!
     
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  12. Otoolefan

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    Yeah, $3 off any Captain Black pouch. Pretty good coupon!
     
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  13. Otoolefan

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    Hope my "review" made sense. If you want to try and even better aromatic (in my book), pick yourself up a pouch of Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic. Very good stuff. It's in my regular rotation. It's the only aromatic I smoke on a semi-regular basis. That and Kentucky Club Continental Blend. A very, very mild aromatic, also very good stuff.
     
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  14. Thuber88

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    +2 on SWRA:th1:
     
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