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CAO Black Pipe Tobacco
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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 Rating4.53 out of 5 Based on 47 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Black”

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5 out of 5
CAO Black
Very smooth with a classic aroma.
5 out of 5
Extra-Ordinary
An exceptional smoke that lives up to the advertising.
5 out of 5
Fantastic
Fantastic
4 out of 5
Cool smoke, great aroma!
Like some other reviews have stated, the tobacco smoke cool. Very cool! It was a constant joy to just puff away. The aroma is lovely. The smell of raspberry and chocolate are light and not at all overwhelming like some aromatics. The one downside, it has almost no flavor that I can pick up on. So, if you just want a smoke that smells great, and smokes cool, definitely get this!
4 out of 5
One of the best
This tobacco is smooth all day long, no hard finish on the tongue
4 out of 5
Love it!!!!
Ordered this a week ago and have been smoking this almost every day. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites
5 out of 5
Delightful.
Delightful.
4 out of 5
Sweet and Mellow Smoke
I did enjoy this CAO Black. It has a smooth vanilla and raspberry taste with a slight coco note in the background. It is not over powering but yet constant throughout the bowl. It remains mellow with no bite and burns cool. Moisture is right on the money. Room note is nice and pleasant. When smoking this I prefer to sip on it which enhances the flavor. Like most aromatics, If you stoke too hard, it will diminish in flavor. For me it is a good evening smoke when you can relax and enjoy its full potential. I like my aromatics and do like sweet ones. All in all it's a nice change when you want something that's not quite so sweet such as Molto Dolce. I found it very similar to Peter Stokkebye 201 Black Cavendish with CAO having more of a flavor profile. I will keep this one in my rotation.
4 out of 5
A good, flavorful and mild aromatic.
CAO black is one of the more enjoyable aromatics I’ve tried. The black cavendish is a good base with the raspberry flavor definitely taking the front seat. it’s smokes well and keeps its flavor till the end of the bowl.
4 out of 5
Smooth Aero
Let this one age a few months then give it a try. Smooth sweet taste, no bite. Next two LL BCA this is one of my favorite aeros. This is my 3rd order and i will cellar a couple....
4 out of 5
Would definitely buy again
I’ve been smoking pipe tobacco for about a year with my Churchwarden pipes so I’m pretty new however I’m learning I don’t like black Cavendish tobacco but this tobacco is truly amazing and is definitely an all day smoke would definitely recommend buying again
5 out of 5
Try it you will like it..
Mellow, smooth for an all-day smoke. No bite...
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.
5 out of 5
LOVE IT
LOVE IT
3 out of 5
Okay...
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.
5 out of 5
THIS IS A SMOKERS DELIGHT
THIS IS A GREAT AROMA AND SMOOTH SMOKE . I WILL BE MORE OF THIS,LOVE IT.
4 out of 5
Mmmm
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.
5 out of 5
HICE SMOKE
THIS IS A VERY MILD, COOL TOBACCO - A GOOD BEGINNERS SMOKE
3 out of 5
CAO Black
MY FAVORITE ALL DAY SMOKE. GOES GREAT WITH MID DAY MATHMATICS AND EVENING BEER OR HARD CIDER....
5 out of 5
Smooooooth!
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~
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