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CAO Black

CAO Black is far from a typical aromatic. The tobacco has a full, zesty raspberry essence, with a gentle sub-note of silky vanilla and warm cocoa, giving it a smooth, sweet flavor. And if you tend to puff hard or fast, you're going to love this blend as it one of the coolest smokes you're likely to try. For a blend that won't bite, with a great aroma, you've got to try CAO Black.

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Overall Rating 4.57 out of 5 Based on 35 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Black”

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5 out of 5
Excellent as always
Honestly one of my favourite blends. It's my go to aromatic for introducing curious friends to pipe smoking and/or aromatics.
5 out of 5
Top of the list
A very mellow cool aromatic smoke. Light in nature despite being a dark tobacco. Very pleasing
5 out of 5
Top notch tobacco
I'm lucky to have happened upon this tobacco. Of the 50 plus tobaccos I tried this past year I always go back to CAO Black. I wish it was packaged in bulk as I would try to have at least a pound on hand at all times. It's sometimes hard to find.
5 out of 5
Good stuff.
I really like this. It reminds me of chocolate raspberry coffee (which it paired nicely with) and although I have been advised against paring it with chocolate, It makes Mallomars taste even better! I got absolutely no tongue bite from this tobacco, nice flavor and great aroma.
5 out of 5
Excellent service!!
Excellent service, fast shipping, exactly what I wanted!!
5 out of 5
One of my favorite tobaccos
Glad you got this back in stock - this has become my weekend evening goto tobacco. Full flavor without being overbearing- smokes smooth and consistent.
4 out of 5
Very tasty.
Tasty as described. Not too sweet. Room note is a winner. I like all the CAO blends, but this one is my favorite.
2 out of 5
Not for me.
Not the worst but not the best. Harsh on the tongue. Better than some but nit for me.
5 out of 5
Best of the CAO
Got this with the CAO sampler last year. Easily the best one of the bunch. Cool smoking and a nice berry taste. Just ordered my second tin and is now apart of my rotation.
5 out of 5
Found a new favorite !!!
While very new to pipe smoking I've sampled a few different types at this point and this for me is right up there with 1Q, MacBaren Royal and Frog Morton. A little moist coming out of the tin but great flavor, fantastic room note and you can pull like mad on the pipe with no bite !!!. Slow it down and the nuances all come out.
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3 out of 5
Overall it was okay. I found it lacked flavor. Tried this in a cob and a well broken in briar. Both with similar results. Very mild smoke with no bite.
5 out of 5
A great side road
I smoke the CA0 as a break from my usual stuff. Good scent, and a flavor that stays with the whole bowl. I bought an Estate pipe at the same time. it was a $60.00 Dr Grabow. Varnish blistered, and the pipe tastes like I am drawing the smoke thru mildewed sweat socks. So, five stars for the CAO and 0 for the pipe.
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4 out of 5
I love this all day, but especially in the morning. Reminds me of going to IHOP as a kid and smothering my pancakes in Raspberry syrup. My favorite aromatic to date.
3 out of 5
Plain Jane
Nice cool no bite blend but I was disappointed in the flavor I got no raspberry or chocolate taste or aroma. tasted like plain Cavendish with nothing added which is fine but not what I bought.
5 out of 5
Don't pass this one up!
The best aromatic to date! CAO nailed it with this one, really this is in a league all its own. Wonderful stuff, a must try aromatic!
5 out of 5
CAO Black
This is a real treat. Not over powering. Very mild and delicious.
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CAO Black
5 out of 5
Smooth, pleasant room note, no bite, nice raspberry after taste.
5 out of 5
This is what tobacco in the tin is supposed to smell like!
This is what tobacco in the tin is supposed to smell like! It's simply an amazing aroma. What's more, it doesn't stop in the tin. Smoking provides a delightful atmosphere that not even the staunchest of anti-smokers could ever complain about.
5 out of 5
Good Aromatic
Very tasty aromatic. Stays lit well and has a good room note. A raspberry and chocolate taste. Highly recommended if you like aros.
5 out of 5
Strangers come up to me consistently to compliment the aroma
The one aromatic tobacco (CAO black) that I constantly get favorable comments from total strangers about how good it smells and many girls who say boy that reminds me of my father or grandfather. I don't know if that's good , But I do get attention without asking for it.
5 out of 5
Love this tobacco!
This is my go to pipe tobacco!!! If you like black cavendish tobaccos, this is the one to try! I've tried many pipe tobaccos, this one is my favorite!
5 out of 5
A relaxing experience
Being relativly new to pipe smoking i am still in the process of finding what I like. Discovering CAO Black changed my opinion about aromatics. Its a very cool, mellow smoke. Its one of my favorite afterwork smokes. Very pleasant room notes.
4 out of 5
Good stuff!
This is another solid offering from CAO that isn't overwhelming with the casing. The flavor of berry and chocolate is light throughout the entire smoke if you sip. It will get quite warm as any other aro but isn't a burner either.
5 out of 5
A cool smoking aromatic. It's
A cool smoking aromatic. It's a nice change but I wouldn't want to smoke it all day..It is too sweet for my taste. It works best in a designated pipe.
5 out of 5
Very Enjoyable Smoke!
If you like aromatics this is definitely one to try. The description on the tin is point on. This is one I will keep in rotation as long as they keep making it.
2 out of 5
A swing and a miss...
I didn't really care for this blend. It was ok for about the first 3rd of the bowl, then it seemed to loose it's flavor. Tried it in several different sized bowls, with the same results. Disappointing, because I enjoy a few other CAO blends. This one just didn't do it for me. Moisture content was good, packed well, stayed lit fairly well, flavor was good at the start, but fades away rather quickly. By the end of a bowl, it is a boring flavorless smoke.
5 out of 5
Great aromatic
CAO Black is a smooth smoking very flavorful tobacco. It is sweet and fruity at times, but not overwhelming. Probably one of my favorites so far. I am eager to see how it stands up to Lane BCA. I will be buying more.
5 out of 5
The tongue and wife pleaser.
My favorite tobacco yet. Best flavor and room note of anything I've tasted or smelled. Someone told me not long after I started smoking that I "should never quit if it smells like this."
5 out of 5
My Go-To Tobacco!
Absolutely one of my all-time favorite blends! I've had so many wonderful compliments of it's beautiful aroma that I was happy and well relaxed when enjoying it! The cherry and vanilla are well distinguished throughout the smoke and the hint of chocolate is well hidden throughout the tobacco as well. I would smoke this so much that I wish I could buy numerous tins of it! Well, I recommend this highly to anyone who wants a good aromatic smoke with many compliments their way :)
5 out of 5
tastes GREAT! smells GOOD!
loved it - will be ordering more ... great smoke to chill with a cold beer after work ;-)
5 out of 5
CAO Black Is Well Worth The Experience
CAO Black reminds me a lot of Captain Black regular and Lane BCA. But there is really no comparison here. CAO Black stands on its own qualities and I buy it when I want variety. I have only found a few classic legendary pipe tobaccos and CAO Black is one for me. I will have to try others in the brand because a lot of good tobaccos come from the same line and is the standard I look for. The CAO sampler is on my wish list and I give this one 5 stars.
Customer Testimonials
Cao Black is a fruity desert tobacco. After having a half-tin, here are my notes: No tongue bite. Mellow, girlfriend-approved room note. For me, the tin note smelled too strong of raspberries. This will prevent me from buying Cao Black again, although those who like cherry-type tobaccos may find the fruity note pleasurable. My tin needed to be dried for a full day. The smoke was surprisingly more pleasant than the tin note, as the raspberry aroma, while noticeable, wasn't overpowering and eventually gave way to a cocoa flavor. What I liked best about the blend was that it burned cooler than I expected. The nicotine buzz was also nice and mild. I had anxiety the fruity notes would stain my bowl, but thus far, this hasn't happened. Pipe Used: Peterson Kinsale Age When Smoked: Fresh tin dried for a full day.
This is by far my favorite pipe tobacco. I have others tobaccos, but always look forward to opening a new tin of CAO BLACK! mmmmm!
Great tobacco period.
At first I thought this was going to have a strong chemical taste with how wet it was. However it wasn't cool and dry smoke and well worth the money. And my wife loves the aroma asking if I was baking. Great all around smoke hands down my favorite blend.
I was disappointed with this blend. It was really wet even after drying over night. As far as aros go, the flavor was poor and the burn quality was poor. I will not be ordering this ever again.
Was a little moist for my liking and if it wouldn't have said chocolate on the label, I wouldn't have known it was there.
Very nice and I'm glad I tried it, but for a fruit tasting smoke I'll stick with H&H Berry Nice.
Really smooth and flavorful with no bite. For me the raspberry only lasted to about the half bowl mark and then settled to a nice soft cocoa till the end. I will definitely keep some of this on hand.
Every once in a while I satisfy my sweet tooth with tobacco. This one fits the bill. The tin note is amazing, mine was not overly moist as others have noted. It burned well with minimal relights - none until I neared the bottom of the bowl. The room note got the "wife seal of approval." On the downside, I wish it had a little more tobacco taste to it and a little more kick. No matter how hard I pushed IT DID NOT BITE. Overall - not a bad smoke
Out of all the CAO blends I have tried that are on here (I have tried them all) this is by far my fave. Great smoke and tastes amazing!
This CAO Black pipe tobacco smokes very well. It has a smooth mellowness to it that is complemented by a sweet aroma that lingers in the room. Love it and will recommend.
Wonderful raspberry/chocolate tin note. Tastes good. Smooth smoking with no tongue bite.
A wonderfully mellow smoke with only the hint of dark chocolate to the aroma. I most enjoyed it with my church warden. Also goes well with a good single malt scotch.
I must say that this is my new favorite! I was a little worried when I first opened the tin because it seemed a little wet. But after the initial lighting, it stayed lit the whole way down. It has a wonderful room note and great taste with notes of cocoa and coconut. Plus, Pipes and Cigars quick shipping makes it even better. I am sitting here smoking this after only 3 days after ordering. Way to go guys (and gals)!
When I first opened it I was worried it was going smoke wet as it was a little moist in the tin, fortunately I was wrong, coolest and driest burning flavored tobacco I have ever smoked and has no bite to speak of. Raspberries and coco are present along with plenty of tobacco taste coming through. Oddly enough it is a very light blend that produces a lot of thick smoke and doesn't leave you with a artificial or bad lingering taste. Great for new smokers or someone that wants a high quality flavored smoke.
CAO Black is a very Smooth and quiet nice Aromatic , Has hints of Coco and Raspberry and is very pleasant. A great Everyday Smoke and very Smooth on the Palate. Has no bite and The flavor remains constant throughout the entire time. A real Crowd Pleaser very Good and for those new to Aromatics or looking for a Change from English's this is the One. Can't get enough of this , you will find yourself smoking it on a regular basis . Worth the money and as they say ~GOOD TO THE LAST DROP~