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Cornell & Diehl Bow Legged Bear

Cornell & Diehl Bow-Legged Bear is an "everybody in the pool" blend containing Burley, Virginia, Latakia, Turkish, and Perique. A lot of times, these kind of blends don't work - flavors clash or get muddy - but that's not the case here. Bow-Legged Bear is beautifully balanced, and the flavors marry so well that there's no one tobacco that takes the lead. It's rich, but well-mannered, and delivered in a crumble cake plug. Here's another dynamite blend from C&D.


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8 Ounce Can In Stock $34.50
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2 Ounce Tin In Stock $11.50
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Overall Rating 4.61 out of 5 Based on 18 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Cornell & Diehl Bow Legged Bear”

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5 out of 5
Strong like a bear
I went into this tin with high hopes, and things went right. I was expecting a strong latakia blend and the tin note was excellent. Stong enough to tell me it was almost as good as I had hoped. The crumble cake holds together nicely, but doesn't take too much effort to rub out. As the name implies, after you tear a chunk off the cake, it crumbles and packs pretty nicely. I almost packed it too tight at first. Not overly moist, it lit pretty well with no dry time. I think I'll let the rest air a little to see if it stays lit a little better, but about 1/3 of a bowl down with two tampings before it went out the first time. It isn't consistant all the way through, which is a double edged sword, but one I have come to love after only one bowl. I will be putting the 8oz can on my wishlist to buy after this tin is done.
4 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great for a change
This baccy came in a nice dense cake. I shaved off enough for a small bowl and let it dry a bit. All I can say is that it it is a potpourri of incredible flavor. I love it. Try it.
5 out of 5
Very enjoyable
I bought a tin of Bow legged bear after a friend had given me some to try. It will be a staple in my cellar, one of my favorites, easy to smoke and a very interesting blend.
1 out of 5
Unsmokable, this tobacco simply won't stay lit.
Didn't get a chance to enjoy the qualities of this tobacco as it absolutely would not stay lit. No matter how hard I puffed, after lighting the coals simply went out. I played the butane flame on the tobacco over and over until it got uncomfortably hot to the tongue and it still went out within half a minute. I've smoked a lot of pipe tobacco and never had a problem like this. I shredded the cake and mixed it with some bulk tobacco I had.
5 out of 5
Incredible Experience!
Excellent Marks All-Around! There is much that can be said for this magic in a tin. I could say the flavor is rich and sublime. The quality, well aged tobaccos coat your mouth in a way no other blend will. I could say even with all the powerful tobaccos in it, it smokes cool and smooth with no bite. There is much that I can say but I will say this, Buy a plug and experience the BLB for yourself. In the words of the Great Stan Lee - 'Nuff Said!!!
5 out of 5
My Favorite
This tobacco is incredible! I have been doing a lot of experimentation, lately, and I am most impressed with this tobacco over all the others I've tried. When you open the can you are met with strong fruity and smoky aromas with a citric tinge. The smokiness and fruitiness comes through in the smoke and there is also a tangy component along with smooth Virginia tobacco sweetness. This is just an awesome smoke. Apparently, the word is out because I'm out and it's nowhere to be found! Hope they get more in soon!
5 out of 5
The first time that I tried this tobacco it got me a little dizzy. Packs a nice punch, but it a nice smooth smoke. In fact it's such a smooth smoke I was surprised at its strength.
5 out of 5
Watch that Bow legged Bear
This a fantastic blend if you like a nice smoke on the full flavor side with lots of smoke buy it ; I HOPE IT GETS BACK SOON I AM about out
5 out of 5
This is the crazy, grizzled cousin of Briar Fox
This is the crazy, grizzled cousin of Briar Fox who lives in a shack in the woods. With its ambitious medley of tobaccos it's delightfully pungent, strong, and deliciously unrefined.
5 out of 5
It will put hair on your chest
Cornell & Diehl is pretty much my favorite brand. I read about this one and gave it a try. Awesome! Very spicy and dense ... wish I could afford to burn it all the time.
5 out of 5
Now Bow legged Bear is ..
Now this a smoke! A good amount Of parouqe, with Latakia if you like a nice full body lots smoke and Flavor all pressed into a cake; if like a strong English type you gotta get this one
5 out of 5
It would lay out a bear
This blend is super strong. For a guy like me who can handel his nicotine, this is what you want. Taste is pretty good too. Very rich.
4 out of 5
Bow legged bear
Nice English blend found a nice sweet taste of it burns good not to hot not to strong well balanced not bad stil a good pipe Tobacco will buy again
5 out of 5
Cornell & Diehl Bow Legged Bear
i like it well enough i'll buy more. A somewhat heavy but delightful flavor, easily packed, burns well... good stuff!
4 out of 5
I guess it properly hits its mark as a Full English blend. I am a hair-on-fire, curl-my-toes, Balking fiend. ... so i am not all that excited about it. But, it must be said that Bow-Legged Bear succeeds for me with the way the Perique works in it. It works (loosely packed) in my briers, but better in my big Meerschaums, and Best in my tall corn cobs.
5 out of 5
Great departure from English blends.
A friend suggested I should try this blend. To him he said the flavor was addicting. I ordered a tin and I think he has a point! The Latakia is great with the two types of Virginia's and Turkish with a touch of Perique. It's the way they put this complex blend together that brings out the symphony of flavors! My tin didn't last too long. Time to reorder!
5 out of 5
Loving the bear, would buy again
This is so subjective, for perspective I like fuller bodied blends like Durbar, Nightcap etc. This is not a lat-bomb, but you can taste the latakia. If I were to taste it blind folded I might have guessed it was a Scottish blend. You can taste the latakia, but it's not overbearing, there's a base note there that's not just the lat - maybe burley? It has a nice velvety depth and a light sweetness. I like it quite a bit.
Customer Testimonials
I enjoyed this tobacco and it tasted great to me. I don't like aromatics; just good tobacco. Couldn't tell you if I tasted burley in the first third or Virginias at the bottom. It just tasted good to me. If you're one of those who likes to confuse things with complexity, you may wish to find a more refined smoke... or a review by more refined smoker. If it doesn't make me want to spit for fear of getting sick, it isn't good tobacco. This blend did the trick for me.