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Cornell & Diehl Black Frigate Pipe Tobacco
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Cornell & Diehl Black Frigate

Cornell & Diehl took the concept of a navy flake and turned it on its ear with their uber-popular Black Frigate, The begin with, it's a crumble cake, not a flake. Next, it contains a good amount of Latakia, and there's also some Turkish tobaccos in the mix. The most traditional part is the Virginia that's been imbued with rum. The result is a hearty blend that's rich and smoky with a hint of sweetness and tang from the rum, and some earthiness from the Turkish. If you want a "think outside the box" navy flake, C&D's Black Frigate might be what you're looking for.


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Overall Rating4.48 out of 5 Based on 25 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Cornell & Diehl Black Frigate”

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4 out of 5
A little loud aroma but
A little loud aroma but A smooth taste
5 out of 5
Let it age.
Allow this to age 3 or more years and you will be rewarded with an intense sweetness. Absolutely always brings a smile on my face after I open a can of this after waiting so long.
5 out of 5
Very tasty
I love this blend. The latakia is present, but not overly forward. The virginias are sweet and mellow, and the rum really adds a nice touch. It is very balanced. It reminds me of MacBaren Plumcake, minus the tounge bite. This blend smokes cool and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Also, I smoked it straight out of the tin and it required no drying time. Easy to rub out and prepare. Required few relights, and burned to a fine ash.
5 out of 5
LOVE IT. its my definition
LOVE IT. its my definition of a great tobacco
3 out of 5
Cornell & Diehl Black Frigate
It's good. I wish it had a little more umph to it. I like the note of liquor, but it doesn't take away from the flavor of the tobacco like a heavily cased aromatic. It's an enjoyable smoke.
3 out of 5
Not that grate but it
Not that grate but it was okay
5 out of 5
Geez I love C&D!
Another winner from C&D. I was a little concerned about the Cavendish. I like a Navy style that'll smack you around a bit but this is a for sure good one. A hint of sweet but with enough assertiveness to leave is smoke able. Think a grassy Virginia. A touch of rum. Lots of smoke. Slightly dry but easy to rub out even for a crumble. This puts me in mind of a port. Being in port and sipping a glass of.
5 out of 5
Smoke up me' hardys
Wonderfully pungent smoke with strong earthy notes and a salty/sweet finish. The rum topping is subtle and the perfect addition to this nautical blend. Cornell & Diehl never cease to transport you to another place and time with their top-notch products. For the price, I wouldn't look further. Happy smoking!
4 out of 5
CnD Black Frigate
very good, not overly sweet just a subtle taste of rum, would recommend.
5 out of 5
As close to perfect as I have found.
For my taste this one has it all. Just a touch of sweet without being overdone. smokey latakia that does not overpower the other flavors. Bright high notes from the turkish. Burns well to a fine white ash from top to bottom. not a bit of tongue bite. The room note reminds me of a smokey soft coco aroma. this would be my desert island smoke without a doubt. Please start stocking in the 8oz tins.
5 out of 5
Fantastic Blend
What’s let to say? I love this sweet complex blend. Very satisfying indeed. Ordering an 8 oz can to keep on hand.
4 out of 5
Trying a new tobacco
I gave the black frigate a try because the night watch was back ordered and was pleasurably surprised with the notes when I opened the tin and the first bowl I am thinking it will be one of my go to tobaccos
5 out of 5
cornell and diehl black frigate..awsome!!
i am sooo happy to find such a dark and rich reset worthy tobacco like this...! ill always come back to buy more!
3 out of 5
Trying but just not getting it
I really want to like this blend because it smells wonderful. But I don't get much taste out of it and it seems to numb my tongue for some reason.
5 out of 5
First bowl and now I'm hooked
A buddy of mine recently recommended for me to try this blend and I must say I am very satisfied with it. When I first opened the tin I was a bit worried I wouldn't like it but once it was lit and after a few puffs now I am hooked. Already smoked 3 bowls and just received it today!
5 out of 5
A new favorite
Smoked one bowl and immediately ordered another tin. Excellent flavor.
5 out of 5
C&D Black Frigate
Bought this based on reviews I had read. Was searching for a "english-style aromatic". I love this tobacco. Super strong run tin note, which stuck with the first 1/4 of the bowl. Then the rum mellows out and for me, turns to a sort of fruity, and almost licorice flavor. Still rum, but not as loud as the initial smell. If you puff hard and fast, it gets spicy, but when sipped on, it keeps that nice flavor. Further down the bowl towards the middle, I hit that perfect balance between the rum and the latakia. Such a fun tobacco to smoke and explore. I'll buy more of this when it runs low, no questions about it.
4 out of 5
Jolly Roger
I'm on board with it. BlackFrigate is a crumble cake rather than a flake like most Navy's and the Latakia, Turkish and Cavendish make it complex beyond what I've ever tasted. It is my favorite Navy by far .
5 out of 5
A very smooth and flavorful
A very smooth and flavorful blend. This and Escudo are my two favorites...
5 out of 5
C&D Black Frigate -- Outstanding
Outstanding flavor. Quickly became a favorite.
5 out of 5
It is a frigate
I wasn't sure what to expect being that I love Latakia but am overcautious about overpowering toppings of any sort. However -- wow! I keep returning to this tin daily, although it is a show stopper for me -- last bowl of the day kind of smoke. Once you smoke this, nothing else can follow it for the rest of the day. So much complexity -- leather, booze, chocolate, spice. Your mouth keeps smacking throughout, the way you do throughout a satisfying rich dessert (though there is nothing gooey going on here, smooth balance is impeccable -- Latakia is front and center, no question about it). I found that I get the most out of it in shallower wider bowls. Very much of the Plumcake-unique narrative but with prominent and better handled booze and way more going on. A frigate, indeed.
5 out of 5
All aboard the Black Frigate
Black Frigate is in the top 5 of my favorite tobaccos. It is delicious. The sweetness of the rum and the black cavendish married with the leathery smokiness of the latakia, all pressed together into an extermely tasty crumble cake. I cut a chunk off, rub it out and let it dry for about a half hour and load it into a good smoking pipe. If you like rum blends and latakia, you won't be disappointed.
4 out of 5
Give it a chance
At First when I purchased this blend, I was blown back by the strong rum smell from tin opening. After a few bowls i wasn't sure if I liked it or not. It sat on my shelf for a few months until i gave it another try a few days back and have really enjoyed it since. smooth taste through entire smoke, I encourage anyone on the fence about it to get it.
4 out of 5
Take a Ride on the Black Frigate
I've read a lot of different reviewers who don't care for the combination of Rum and Latakia in this blend. Personally I think it's fantastic! The sweetness of the rum tones down the Latakia just enough that it makes this a smooth smoke without the sometimes sharp effects of the Latakia. You still get all the benefits, earthy, smokey, peaty flavor but with a mild texture about it. Of course it's excellent quality which isn't any surprise from C&D. It's a great smoke with lots going on and makes an excellent all day smoke for English blend fans.
4 out of 5
An uncouth smoke, with deep
An uncouth smoke, with deep pungent dark chocolatey flavor. A fine rostrum for getting rid of one's problem with.
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The only royal navy blend you ever need buy. A delicious strong smoke with excellent flavor. Any one who likes a navy or English blend will love this! and since it's a press tobacco it packs a little punch
KN of Lakewood, OH
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