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Captain Black Dark

Introducing Captain Black Dark! This is a pure black Cavendish made from premium Green River Burley that has been steamed and richly flavored. The flavor and aroma are sweet, with vanilla and dark fruit notes. This is destined to be the next classic in the Captain Black family.

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Captain Black Dark 1 OZ Bulk Shipping Constraints
1 OZ BULK In Stock $3.00
Captain Black Dark 1.5 OZ Pouch Shipping Constraints
1.5 OZ POUCH In Stock $8.85 $6.19
Captain Black Dark 12 OZ Tin Shipping Constraints
12 OZ TIN In Stock $57.00 $38.99
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Overall Rating 4.59 out of 5 Based on 17 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Captain Black Dark”

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5 out of 5
Dark is better
Toasting it makes the most of it. Smooth and wonderful.
5 out of 5
capt. black
great- little or no bite.
5 out of 5
Satisfied !
Very quick service. Extremely pleased.
5 out of 5
Great smoking experience.
Mild aromatic delightful smoking experience.
5 out of 5
Love the black
I am new to pipes, but this is great tobacco. I am looking forward to trying different brands of BC to find a favorite.
4 out of 5
Pretty decent over-the-counter black cavendish
This is a nice, straight black cavendish that has no particular added flavor, at least to my palate. It smokes very well in general, but seems a bit on the moist side straight out of the bag (which is not uncommon with any tobacco, really.) If you don't let it dry for a bit before smoking it can gurgle near the end of the bowl. Flavor and strength are quite mild (a bit more body than Captain Black regular), the pouch note is very sweet and strong, the room note is spectacular and lingers for some time. A can't get this to bite unless I seriously try hard (and why would you do something like that?) but it can be a bit odd tasting if smoked hard, chemically I suppose is the closest thing that I can come up with. Hard smoking can also make the room note and flavor turn cigar-ish (the way cigars smell when smoked by someone else, if you will), however this is far less likely the more carefully it is smoked. Like many all-black cavendishes, this can be somewhat fine and if you draw firmly rather than sipping you can get some flecks in your mouth if you are not using a stinger or filter. Because of the fine cut, it appears to be a smaller volume than fluffier blends, so it won't take up a lot of jar space compared to the same weight of another blend. For reference, my favorite (so far) all black cavendish is C&D Black Spice, which shares most of these characteristics, but which I feel has a nicer flavor.
4 out of 5
It was pretty Ok
I usually get Royal, and I actually ordered this on accident. It wasn't too bad of an accident as it is a pretty ok smoke.
5 out of 5
Captain Black Regular used to be my favorite. No longer.... Captain Black Dark has taken its place! Wonderful aroma -- tasty!
5 out of 5
my favorite
black Cavendish is probably my most "go to" blend. Captain Black Dark is fantastic. A good room note. full bodied and not spicy.
5 out of 5
that's the stuff
Good ole Captain Black Dark! Great aromatic, girlfriend likes the smell of it and I like the taste. You just can't beat that!
2 out of 5
Capt. Black Dark
It was okay. I just didn't like the taste. Better than the original.
5 out of 5
Prompt Shipment of a great product
The Captain Black Dark was shipped and received very quickly. The bulk is good quality. Obviously the same as the individual packs/cans from the manufacturer. Very good tobacco, my favorite.
5 out of 5
CB Dark
Always being a fan of the Captain, I had to get some of this. I ordered 3 ounces and have almost gone through all of it. It's a more full-bodied than the other blends, and it has a great taste. I would definitely recommend for any smoker.
5 out of 5
A winner for sure!
Very nice and smooth all-day smoking tobacco.
4 out of 5
Captain Black Dark
I am new to tobacco. I have tried and enjoyed English blends and am now branching out into aromatics. This stuff is nice. Smells like candy. Pretty wet. Let it dry. Smoke it very slowly. Just get a good light in the center of your bowl and it will treat you well. It is as the name and reviews suggest. Rich, sweet, molasses... Lingers pleasantly.
5 out of 5
Captain Black Dark
Hello, I have been smoking pipe Captain Black white pack for many years and I must say that I am very pleased with Captain Black Dark. It is perhaps one of the coolest, No bite tobaccos I have yet to try. Very pleasing!!
4 out of 5
this aromatic blend is nice
Customer Testimonials
What a wonderful new smoke. I have smoked Captain Black regular for many years, A definite new adventure in taste and aroma I will definitely by a tin on my next order.
Favorite Captain Black. I seem to get undertones of plum or raison. Get some you'll be happy you did.
Good smoke. Best in a large cob. Still prefer Captain Black Royal.
I have been a pipe smoker for about two years, and have tried lots of non aromatics, aromatics, and English. Captain Black Dark was one of my first tobacco, and has been one of my favorites.
A good blend by all accounts. Room note has been frequently complimented. A few things to note, first is that this is a coarser cut leaf. Still packs well but worth mentioning as it takes a little practice to pack properly. Second, this tobacco seemed to me as an almost pure aromatic blend. Almost all I could taste was what i believe to be the Casing on the tobacco (the same but stronger than that of royal). A great and very sweet vanilla flavor. Not my favorite but for aromatic lovers this can be a go to blend.
My new favorite mourning smoke, had 2 bowls this mourning, it smokes cool, nice room note, no bite at all, hope they put it in large can.
I knew I liked the Captain Black Dark but wanted to try the bulk before reviewing it. I received my 5 ounces today, loaded up and headed to the porch. The bulk is ever as good as the pouch so it can save a bundle if you order 4 ounces or more. This Dark is smooth with no bite and it burns good. It is pure pleasure!
Subtle sweetness is what I get from this blend. I will have to dry it a bit as it did not like to stay lit. But this is definitely a good solid "all day smoke" that will be one of my regulars.
I recently took advantage of the Captain Black sale to purchase some Captain Black Dark which I really like. However, the bulk version seems to not have the same flavor and aroma as the previous tobacco I purchased in the single 1.5 oz. packets.
AWESOME and fast delivery.
Was a pretty good smoke, no bite at all, will buy more of it just to have around.
I received a pouch of this in the Great Place to Start kit and this is a very enjoyable smoke. A smooth tobacco with great aroma, and my wife agrees. I have been an avid cigar smoker for 4 years (CAO, Man O War, Cohiba, and so on) and just started pipes. I'm glad I got this as one of my first pouches.
I found it very mellow and no bite at all. Good morning puff, but I find it only smokes well in my cob as the larger leaf cut tends to plug up my briars so I am constantly working it with a pipe nail. The cob gives it a very mild taste.
I agree wholeheartedly with all the above. i wish it would come in large tin.
Well I could be wrong but I think Captain Black Dark is the same as Lane BCA.. in fact I was on another web page and noticed the manufacturer of Capt Black Dark was listed as Lane Ltd. I looked at both and looked the same and smelled the same. Either way they both smoke exceptionally well. A great after dinner smoke for me.. very pleasant room note and really no bite to speak of. I think that if more beginners would start with this tobacco, we would have more pipe smokers.
Captain Black Dark is one of my favorite smoke's
So far I have tried Captain Black Cherry, Royal, and Dark. Dark is by far my favorite! It's smooth and smells great!
My new Favorite from Captain Black! It smokes very tasty and has no bite at all.
I thought Captain Black Royal was the best, but Captain Black Dark is every bit as GREAT. A delight for pipe smokers everywhere. Enjoy!
This blend is an excellent addition to the Captain Black line. So much so that the Captain should become a brevet Rear Admiral immediately. It is much touted to have a vanilla/fruit note. I, however, find that the main taste is a pancake/maple syrup note. It isn't bad, mind. In fact, it's great. It puts me in mind of the hotcakes and syrup from McDonald's. It isn't going to win any complexity or innovation awards, but that isn't what the Captain Black line is for. It's there to be consistent, tasty, and easy to smoke. This new blend holds the name up quite well.