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Cornell & Diehl Old Joe Krantz

Another Bob Runowski creation for Cornell & Diehl, Old Joe Krantz uses the nuttiness of cubed Burley, the earthy spice of dark Burley, the toasty sweetness of red Virginia and the musty/sweet spice of Perique to create a heady, rich smoke.

 

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Overall Rating 4.57 out of 5 Based on 14 Ratings

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5 out of 5
Great Blend
I wasn't sure if I would be a fan of Burley blends, so I started off with C&D Haunted Bookshop. I really enjoyed that blend. I love the Perique spice in things like Elizabethan Mixture, so when I saw that OJK was a really popular Burely blend that also had a good helping of Perique, I had to try it. I am glad that I did as I really enjoy OJK. I think both Haunted Bookshop and OJK will be regulars in my rotation from now on. OJK when I want that extra kick in flavor from the Perique and HBS when I don't. The fact that both are available in bulk is a bonus!
5 out of 5
Try it you will not be disappointed
I agree with others reviews, a fantastic smoke. Smooth and enjoyable with your favorite beverage of choice. Today it was coffee tomorrow maybe something stronger 😋
4 out of 5
Odd Tin Note
It just may have been my nose but when I first popped open the tin and took a whiff the tobacco had a vinegar like smell to it. After a bit it just had a tobacco smell. The moisture content of the tobacco was excellent and it packed well in my pipe. It smoked with great tobacco flavor with no bite but a bit of tang from what I guess is the Perique. It produced plenty of smoke and smoked dry all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. Got a moderate nick hit about three quarters of the way down the bowl. I wanted to see how this blend compared to Haunted Bookshop and I have to say that HB has an edge over OJK. Would I try it again? Probably not as long as Haunted Bookshop is available.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Even as I write this review I am enjoying a pipe full of this smoke. This reminds me of when you could still buy unfiltered cigarettes, Camel,Pall all, etc. I enjoy the nicotine content and the spiciness of the perique. Good job P&C. Will buy more.
5 out of 5
OJK AOK
I'm a neophyte piper, and decided to skip the aros and head straight for the hard stuff, so take it with a grain of salt, but I liked this. Very consistent flavor, mostly burley, but perique shines too, I think. I took the advice of seasoned smokers and let this sit in a mason jar for a few weeks, and the difference was noticeable. Flavors seemed to marry better. My first bowl (straight from the tin) had more peaks and valleys.
2 out of 5
Strong
Don't know what you folks experienced. everyone is different and batches differ. This was like atomic fuel. I am trying to finish but it is harsh. I smoked eadchworth for fifty years until the change and this burly is tough. No more, reminds me of the five brothers from my youth
5 out of 5
Strong manly smoke perfect for Autumn/Winter
I always add a little 1Q or black Cavendish to sweeten it up a bit and take some of the Smoky aroma away. It's quite strong in both taste and nicotine levels. I smoked two packs a day and OJK got me to quit cigs!! Great by itself but again a pinch of something sweet really brings OJK to another level.
5 out of 5
My absolute favorite
With its hearty flavor and quickening punch to the senses, Old Joe Krantz has become my favorite blend of pipe tobacco. I highly recommend picking some up and giving it a try, but be warned it's not for the faint of heart!
4 out of 5
Old Joe Krantz
I really like VaPer blends, and this one is no exception. The added burley sets it apart from others and is really very nice in my opinion.
4 out of 5
A Strong & Intense, Yet Very Flavorful Tobacco
Like Dunhill Nightcap, I have found that this is a tobacco one may not particularly enjoy with the first bowlful. Like Nightcap, it is quite strong and intense, yet very very flavorful. Whereas Nightcap has the Latakia punch, Old Joe Kranz, a Perique one. 25% Perique I hear. As I came to really love the deep, full, heady flavor of Nightcap, I have come to rather enjoy OJK. Ya have to live with it a while. My experience with OJK is that it has an effect like a decongestant/ antihistamine. It definitely will clear the sinuses! But once it has cleared the sinuses, the flavors from the nutty Burley, sweet Virginia, and yes, the Perique, too, can be really savored. As with a lot of the good rich tobaccos, slow going may bring out the best. So be careful not to chug to hard, or it will overwhelm and slam you pretty hard. Depending on your climate, OJK, like Nightcap, may not be as well enjoyed during very hot weather, but more savored in cooler seasons, and or climates. Aside from all these things, I feel it is a well constructed/ blended tobacco, and as is the case with most of C&D's blends, it does not require much if any drying time before filling the pipe. Lots of delightfully large pieces of Virginia & Perique leaf gifted to you in the blend as well.
5 out of 5
Old Joe Krantz
Being a lover of burly tobaccos and a daily smoker of Haunted BookShop, I felt I would try this blend. On opening the bag the smell was that of that earthy tones and pepper. Smoking OJK was very rich with perique and burly. The red Virginia's flavor was more to the back but still sweet as I smoked on through the bowl. The taste was consistent with all the different tobaccos coming through. Sipping this blend was an experience and is at its best smoked slowly. This blend smokes well all the way down to ash. For burly lovers and Va/Per lovers this is a great blend as a must try. If Va/Per is your type of blend then with the cube cut and dark burly it's fantastic.
5 out of 5
Outstanding Tobacco
Very good tobacco test. All day Blend, going to the top of my next order!
5 out of 5
WOW! This pipe tobacco was love at first light! I read the background information on how Bob Runowski developed the blend in honor of his grandfather. I did a little research on Bob Runowski and sadly learned of his passing. I have the utmost respect
WOW! This pipe tobacco was love at first light! I read the background information on how Bob Runowski developed the blend in honor of his grandfather. I did a little research on Bob Runowski and sadly learned of his passing. I have the utmost respect for his blending skills after smoking this delightful blend. I tried big and burley, but became a little bored with it and (maybe it was the batch I got) but the big pieces of burley and burley flavor seemed to dicipate near the last third of the bag. I was a little apprehensive about Old Joe Krantz because of the reviews mentioning the heavy perique content. I'm glad I gave it a try. The burley is most noticeable, but the Virginias and perique are a great complement to a nice, rich, heady smoke. I love this tobacco and can smoke it all day, however, I also like 5 brothers which I will review shortly. I only like to smoke Old Joe Krantz when I have the proper amount of time and enjoyment this great smoke deserves. Bob Runowski, you have my respect and admiration. Also, thanks to P and C for providing such a wonderfully krafted and flavored blend!
5 out of 5
Good Old Joe!
Old Joe Krantz is one of the first blends I had tried from C&D. Became a regular smoke and haven't looked back sense. It has a great full flavor, that is reminiscent of a good cigar. The perique comes in and gives it a bit of spice, but not overbearing. The Red Virginia gives it a bit of sweetness. All together a very full earthy smoke. Exactly what I was looking for and very glad this blend is still around.
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Old Joe I have to say this is a "big boy" smoke, not for the faint of heart. I had posted a question on the pipe magazine forum asking people to recommend an American Blend, and another post asking for Burley, Virginia suggestions. Both post found Old Joe to be suggest. I reviewed the comments here at Tobacco Reviews and found that not only did it get a good score, but it had lots of reviews and several people suggesting it was a favorite (as have I.) So with that, I placed my order. Opening the bag and taking a whiff is uneventful, I really would not say it has a good or bad smell, just a smell. After smoking my first bowl, my head was spinning. I don't think it was a nicotine rush, but something hit me. however, the smoke was easy (not a lot of relights) and it burned clean to the bottom of the bowl. A plus also,there was no tongue bite. If I smoke this easy, it is one fine blend to have on hand. And since my wife likes earthly smelling baccy and nothing sweet, this was immediately approved by her. I would say if you enjoy a good medium English blend, you might like this just fine. If you like Drew Estates: Meat Pie or Hearth & Home Larry's Blend, Old Joe should at least make an appearance in your cellar. I bet he will be invited back time and time again. On a funny side, one night I poured myself a double scotch and water, loaded up my pipe, and headed for the back porch with a book to read. When I came in, my wife asked me if I had seen a ghost as I was as white as a sheet. I told her no, Ol' Joe just kicked my ass. I will say, however It was the deepest sleep I've had in a long time.
Other burley blends are a dingy, Old Joe is a battleship. If Pee Wee Herman is the leading man, Old Joe is Arnold Schwarzenegger. All other Burley blends are a screen door, Old Joe -gates of Iron. Old Joe Krantz is a strong, strong blend without a hint of sweetness. It may have VA listed among the ingredients but the sweetness is as far as a pig from the moon. I describe Old Joe as Harsh with a deep dryness. It went great with my coffee but I had to add more sweet cream in my mug to balance out the smoke in my pipe. This blend packs a WALLUP in every area. If this is an old school smoke it left me the impression of a tough leather neck marine smoking gun powder and leather. You know how there are different levels of burley for blending? Well this one is the hard nicotine full body version. Now add a good deal of Perique. That's Old Joe Krantz.