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The Black Knight

The Black Knight, not to be confused for the cape crusader movie. This battle of the blends puts up two black Cavendish blends from two very well known names in the pipe tobacco world to determine who is the best of the best. Captain Black Dark is a pure black Cavendish made from premium Green River Burley that has been steamed and richly flavored. A classic in the Captain Black family. Borkum Riff Black Cavendish features aromatic dark Kentucky and cool-smoking burley. A rich and smooth smoke is what you will receive from Borkum Riff.  Now we call on our P&C Faithful to help determine which is the The Black Knight battle leader. At this time you can purchase both tobaccos at a low price and be able to smoke them side by side. Once you have tried them, come back and leave your review and tell us who the clear winner should be.


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Pipe Tobacco SamplerIn Stock$13.99
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1.5 Ounce PouchIn Stock$10.53
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$7.37
Captain Black Dark Shipping Constraints
1.5 Ounce PouchIn Stock$10.46
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$7.33
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Overall Rating4.44 out of 5 Based on 102 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “The Black Knight”

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5 out of 5
The best tobacco I have tried to date
This is my first smoke of this tobacco and in my opinion it is simply superb. Its taste is just right for my palate and my nose likes it even more. It burns well but slowly - obviously your conditions may vary from mine there's no way to quantify burn rate - and with the same caveat, it doesn't burn the tongue. Its an ideal 'sipping' smoke, for taking time to enjoy it in a relaxed atmosphere such as reading a book, LOTR is my favourite pipe smokers read for obvious reasons! One might almost describe this as a voluptuous smoke, it has depth, richness and evokes fond memories.
5 out of 5
Yay
I have yet to try the Dark, but with this amazing offer, I will be!
5 out of 5
Dark and Flavorful
Novice smoker. I have tried many different blends; but Captain Black dark is working very well for me. This is the first aromatic that I have been able to detect the Suttle flavors in. Smooth, flavorful with no tounge bite, and no chemical flavors that I have found in Lane 1q and other aromatics. I will get more.
4 out of 5
Bodkum Riff Black Cavendish
Not really a true cavendish. Not really black. Looks like some Virginia, something brown, no black! Not that it's bad, but it smokes a bit harsh. Closer to smokers pride than, say, Lane Ltd BCA. Worth a try but I wouldn't buy it bulk!
5 out of 5
Captain black with another winner!
captain black dark tastes soo good and vanilla-ee, im new to pipe smoking, and of captain black tobaccos, ive now only tried royal and dark and they’re both delicious. I feel like otc brands get a bad wrap because they’re mainstream, but if you think about it, at the end of the day, it’s tobacco, its made in the same process as house blends from tobacco shops, its just otc. To me, idk... it tastes delicious. I love aromatics, and captain black defines a smooth, easy to smoke, great smelling, aromatic
5 out of 5
Great Black
Very good and rich black cavendish I love it alone or giving strong and sweetness in poor mixtures
4 out of 5
Old time favorite
Love the taste
5 out of 5
Very Good!
One of the first tobaccos I tried when I began pipe smoking and it will always remain in my collection!
5 out of 5
A good balance of sweet and spice
A perfect fall blend that would go well with hot apple cider. As you sip your pipe, the tastes of cinnamon and prune come through. It reminds me of the traditional Christmas puddings served in Ireland.
5 out of 5
great service at time of order and prompt delivery.
I've used the Borkum Riff Bl. Cavendish with the Original blend as my own blend for years. It's a great combination
3 out of 5
One Note
This tobacco is very "one note." I get the sweetness right away and the room note is very pleasant, but that's it. Not a bad tobacco though, I can see how it could be good for mixing into other blends as a sweetener. It would also be a good starter tobacco for those who are new to the hobby.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Black Cavendish - Excellent
This tobacco has been a favorite for a long time......by itself, or as a blend mix. My favorite blend is mixing it with Sir Walter Raliegh Aromatic....pleasant to the taste, very little bite, and non-smokers often comment on how pleasing the aroma of the smoke ls to them........try it..........
2 out of 5
Aweful
I have tried over 20 different types of tobacco in my pipes. Hated this mixture, Better off smoking something else, anything but this. Save your money and buy something better like Lane BCA if you like Black Cavendish.
5 out of 5
Cap black dark
Brillant smoke....love it B.M
5 out of 5
Smokeable Dessert
Oh man, where do I start!? This is by far the sweetest tasting CB variety I have ever tried. Flavors of cinnamon, apple, pecan and clove always come to mind. It's an ideal choice for after dinner. I have one pipe dedicated strictly to this tobacco. First time pipe smokers might find this to be an ideal choice to start their palettes.
5 out of 5
borkum riff
Got this for my son and he lives in Ireland and is used to many Petersen's blends. He loved it and was very pleased with this gift!
5 out of 5
Winner is Borkum Riff Black Cavendish
The Borkum Riff Black Cavendish has an odor of a chocolate liquor. fresh out of he pouch. The flavor tasted like chocolate but natural. On the other hand, the Captain Black Dark had a straight chocolate flavor with a forced chemical chocolate flavor. I did not care for the Captain Black Dark. The Borkum Riff Black Cavendish was the winner here.
5 out of 5
Great flavor with nice aroma.
Great flavor with nice aroma.
2 out of 5
Borkum Riff vs Amphoria
I prefer the Amphora as it has a better flavor. Borkum is too dry and burns hotter and faster.
5 out of 5
Great Service
Fast & timely shipment. Great service and very affordable.
2 out of 5
Not Loving It.
Another one that many people seem to really love but I thought was disgusting. Yuck! (I didn't care for Royal either, so make of that what you will.) My favorite CB is Copper thus far. That said, it packs well and burns evenly without much need for relighting.
5 out of 5
The Captain wins
I'll preface this by saying that I just returned to pipe smoking after a twenty-five or so year hiatus, and before only smoked Sir Walter, because it was about the only thing you could get in rural Mississippi back then. I found the Captain Black Dark to be much, much more satisfying to my taste. I have been pretty much buying small quantities of a number of blends over the last couple of months and will continue to try as many different ones as I can, but for right now this one, along with Captain Black original and Stanwell Vanilla are my top three.
4 out of 5
Captain Black Dark beats Borkum Riff Black Cavendish
Captain Black Dark beats Borkum Riff Black Cavendish rather soundly. Cap Black was pleasant with no bite and good taste. Might be a tad moist out of the pouch, I had to do a little more than normal re-lighting, but of the two in "The Black Knight" duel, Captain Black wins, hands down.
2 out of 5
Captain Black Dark beats Borkum Riff BC
Not sure what went wrong as my opinion of this does not agree with many others: I found Borkum Riff BC to have a lot of tongue bite, seemed to burn pretty hot if you keep puffing, but would not burn well at all if you take your time with it. I bought this as part of "The Black Knight" duel, and found the Captain Black Dark to be way better than the Borkum Riff.
4 out of 5
good smoke
tried several bowls and was satisfied
5 out of 5
I love it, I believe
I love it, I believe it's the best.
5 out of 5
Captain Black "Dark"
Surprisingly mild! I will be purchasing more!
4 out of 5
Pretty good
I really enjoy Borkum blends, they always deliver a satisfying smoke for me and I'm able to get the base tobacco taste despite the flavoring. This one was no exception. I did notice that the pouch made no mention of Dark Fired Kentucky and the label looks slightly different. Wonder if its been tweaked. Tho I still prefer the Whiskey blend the most, the Black Cavendish was similar enough to hit the spot. It tended to burn hot and was definitely better the more it dried. I suggest leaving the opened pouch sitting around for a week or two for maximum results. The taste varied between raisin/plum to dry red wine. A sipping smoke that did not burn me but I am used to Borkum and have learned how to draw it without bite. I recommend trying it and would not discount this blend just because it comes in a pouch. Better than a lot of tinned tobaccos I've tried.
2 out of 5
Seemed right up my alley, but...
This was a blend I thought I would enjoy, and I did, until something went off the rails. I liked the cut, the aroma in the pouch was very nice, it smoked cool and produced nice thick smoke. Everything was fine until about half way through the bowl. The nice nutty plummy flavor suddenly turned to a harsh chemical taste. It was sharp and kinda sour and stung my nose. It wasn't burning hot and there was no bite but the pleasant rather mellow flavor became harsh and acrid. I thought that maybe it was a reaction with my personal chemistry but my wife asked me if I was still smoking the same stuff I had been because now it really stinks. So it wasn't me. It was the tobacco. I was getting a thumbs up for aroma and it suddenly went wrong. I tried it again the next day in a different pipe with the same result. It's a shame too because from the first light to about the halfway point I thought it was enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Wonderful
Husband went back to pipe smoking and really enjoys the Borkum riff
5 out of 5
Everything I thought it would
Everything I thought it would be!
4 out of 5
Big island has no selection
Ordering borkum riff is wonderful
3 out of 5
Try something better instead of smoking it again
Harsh! CB Dark is amazingly good, but BR BC is pretty rough. I like to let the smoke linger in my nostrils and sinuses to get a great sense of the flavor and aroma, but this one just won't let me. It burns well, but there are other tobaccos to try before going back to it.
5 out of 5
My New CB Favorite
It's hard for me to pick a single Captain Black blend as a favorite, but right now CB Dark is at the top of the list. If you already like Captain Black blends and have not tried this, then you owe it to yourself to give this a try!!!
4 out of 5
Aaarrgghhhh matey!
Very nice. Delightful smoke, excellent room note well after the fact.
5 out of 5
"Snifffff" THE BEST!
First time I tried this i fell in love with captain black. This is tied with my favorite smoke and is threatening to become my #1. At times I haven't even lit this properly and it's burnt practically to the bottom without a hitch, maybe one relight. I just can not say enough about this now I'm fixing to try royal and the black knight challange, can't wait to see how that goes
4 out of 5
My favorite is still the
My favorite is still the BR Whiskey
3 out of 5
Good
Good but not great. Drugstore brand widely available. Lane 1q is better but costs more. Try Capt Black or super value black cavendish. Nobody has matched Flying Dutchman. Nobody.
5 out of 5
Five Stars
Great Tobacco
4 out of 5
Captain Black wins.
In my opinion Captain Black Dark beats Borkum Riff Dark Cavendish. Equal in a lot of ways, but the Borkum seemed to burn a bit hot for some reason.
5 out of 5
Capt Black Dark
Good Tobbaco,smooth,and nice room note.
5 out of 5
The CAPTAIN'S Done It AGAIN😉👍!
I FIRST Tried ORIGINAL Captain Black In LATE Summer Of 1976. I Began Blending It With Yachtsman👍! A NICE Vanilla Blend! The ROYAL Dark🤔? The CAPTAIN'S Done It AGAIN😁👍! THIS Time🕰A LOT BETTER😃! A SMOOTH Vanilla & Fruity Blend😋! I've Blended It With 5 OTHER Vanilla Blends👍! It's 4WD VANILLA With OVERDRIVE🏎🚀!
5 out of 5
Good tobacco.
I am new to pipe smoking and my view on this tobacco comes from very limited experience with tobaccos. I purchased it to try - this is it. I like it but again, I have nothing to compare it to or have a firm view on this tobacco. I probably will buy it a few more times to be able to form some rational view and compare to other tobaccos I plan to try.
4 out of 5
Good tobacco.
I am new to pipe smoking and my on this tobacco comes from very limited experience with tobaccos. I purchased it to try - this is it. I like it but again, I have nothing to compare it to or have a firm view on this tobacco. I probably will buy it a few more times to be able to form some rational view and compare to other tobaccos I plan to try.
5 out of 5
good price great taste
great smoke nuff said
5 out of 5
awesome
Wow, this stuff is awesome. Smokes like a unique flavorful dream from top to bottom of the bowl. Highly recommended from this seasoned Pipester.
5 out of 5
Captain Black Dark
A long time Captain Black fan, this was my first time trying Dark and I’m glad I did.
3 out of 5
BR Black Cavendish
Mild enough with excellent flavor- a good all-dayer, a fine outside tabak. Dependable, not as rich as I'd hoped, but you won't be disappointed if you're a Cavendish man.
4 out of 5
First Try, Pleasant Surprise.
My first Captain Black. For some reason, I didn't think I'd like this, but I was wrong. Mellow, sweet flavor, almost like cherry but not quite. Very pleasant room note, which is easy to disperse. Relaxing, and probably pairs well with whiskey. Because of this, I will probably try other Captain Black blends.
5 out of 5
Rich and Smooth!
A great smooth and rich smoke! This is my go to for after dinner and while sipping a fine bourbon.
5 out of 5
Captain Black original
The most mild tobacco I've ever smoked
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff
The best!
4 out of 5
A good smoke.
A bit sweet, but a good smoke. It's nice to have this in rotation for a subtle change from the Latakias and other blends.
5 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised. Good quality, smokes
Pleasantly surprised. Good quality, smokes great.
1 out of 5
Not great at all
Terrible!!!
5 out of 5
Very engoyable
Very engoyable
5 out of 5
Thanks
Thanks
5 out of 5
SMOOTH!
Straight from the pouch this tobacco delivered a very smooth smoke. It also lit easily and stayed lit with very little effort. This is a new go-to tobacco for me.
5 out of 5
Black & Gold
Do an equal mix of Captain Black and Gold and it's my favorite go to pipe blend
5 out of 5
Another hit! Captain Black Dark
Many years ago I almost gave up smoking my pipe until I found Captain black Gold. I've been with Captain Black Gold up until recently. New to Pipes and Cigars, which is an awesome site. I decided to try original and Royal and now Captain Black Dark, which is awesome smoke also. Good room note and bite free. I also tried mixing it with other Captain Blacks. Awesome all around. Thanks CB & PC.
4 out of 5
Good!
I thought this was good, different from other cavendishes. It is a tastey change.
5 out of 5
Excellent Black Cavendish.
Very close to Lane's BCA. Excellent Black Cavendish.
5 out of 5
Smells wonderful!
The first 100% black cavendish that I have tried. It's very pleasant, not harsh at all, smells wonderful. It's the cavendish flavor component of Regular Captain Black only more of it.
5 out of 5
Great taste, and smell
Captain Black Dark is my go to tobacco, due to the good taste it has, and the wonderful smell that people around compliment on. IMO the pouch is just better than bulk!
5 out of 5
smooth
it's smooth. the smell of the tobacco is wonderful
5 out of 5
Great
Great everyday smoke
5 out of 5
Good and rich ; you
Good and rich ; you can almost chew it!
5 out of 5
Black Cavendish
One of my go to blends. Mild, smooth and with no bite. Always satisfies.
4 out of 5
Yummy!
Similar to the Original, only just a tad less sweet and a bit more dry so it stays lit a bit easier. Pleasant!
5 out of 5
STARTED SMOKING THIS IN COLLEGE
STARTED SMOKING THIS IN COLLEGE 52 YEARS AGO. GREAT!
2 out of 5
Plain Black
Not much flavor, nothing stands out.just average
5 out of 5
Captain Black Dark
Excellent smoke and seller
5 out of 5
Wonderful
Wonderful taste and smell. I can't recommend this flavor enough.
4 out of 5
Continued confidence
I've smoked Borkum Riff for years. I've been happy with the Black Cavendish.
4 out of 5
Very good Black Cavendish
If you like Black Cavendish you will love this one. My only knock on it is you can get other black Cavendish blends that are just as good for a little less. But if your at your local tobacco shop and you come across a pouch of this I would recommend that you give it a try.
4 out of 5
Aromatic daily smoke
Pleasant, rich smoke, if a tad hotter than expected. Nicely aromatic. Really quickly shipped too!
1 out of 5
perfumey and tasteless
All one tastes is a perfumed, artificial smoke.
5 out of 5
Nice mild tobacco
A very mild tobacco with a hint of vanilla. There was no bite and burned to bottom of the bowl without a relight!
5 out of 5
My search is over!
My favorite of all the Captain Black Tobaccos. Taste great, smells great, Smokes great!
5 out of 5
Captain Black Dark
I like this blend. Good taste and aroma. No tongue bite. Very relaxing smoke. This one I'll buy again.
5 out of 5
Great aromatic
I really enjoyed the taste and smell of this tobacco
4 out of 5
Captain Black Dark
I think I like Captain Black Black little better, but nevertheless it is great tobacco
5 out of 5
good cavendish
cheap sweet tobacco. plain and simple. good stuff if you have nothing else on hand.
5 out of 5
I love it!
I love it!
5 out of 5
Another Good Cavendish
Enjoyed the Borkum Riff Black Cavendishand will buy it again.
4 out of 5
OK But Just OK.
First Captain Black Blend that I have tried other than the original. While there is nothing wrong with it, I just did got get much from it. Still prefer the Original. May or may not try some of the others, but will not order this again.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Packs good, great taste.
5 out of 5
Catinan Black (Dark)
Honestly I need to sample a few more oz.'s to give a fair feedback. Unfortunately a cold disrupted my olfactory senses to truly distinguish and fully enjoy it's taste and aroma. I can say CBD is extremely mild and palate friendly. I'll touch back on a later date to review CBD more extensively. From: Nickname ( The Old Piper)
5 out of 5
OUTSTANDING!!
If you like black cavendish, you have to try this!! It is truly a GREAT product! I used to smoke regular Captain Black, but this is my new every day smoke. Great taste and aroma.
5 out of 5
Hands down! Best Black Cavendish for the money.
This is by far the best Black Cavendish out there. Price is an added bonus! There are not enough O's in "smooth" to descibe how nicely this smokes. In my personal opinion this makes 1Q look overrated. The total package. Tastes great. Burns cool. If you're new to the scene and looking for a great not good Black Cavendish? Look no further. This is it.
5 out of 5
The Holy Grail of Black Cavendish Pipe Tobacco
Friends, ther4e is no need to purchase or consider any other Black Cavendish pipe tobacco! Scandinavian Tobacco Group has finally provided us all with the Holy Grail of Black Cavendish pipe tobacco.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Black Cavendish
They were pretty dry. I mixed them with vanilla cavendish to compensate for the dryness. Other than that: they were good but not great.
5 out of 5
GREAT TOBACCO BLEND AT A REASONABLE PRICE!
I recently purchased this Black Cavendish for my tobacco rotation, and I have,to say that I love the smooth sweet flavor. This one is a keeper!
5 out of 5
captain black dark
Good stuff!
5 out of 5
Another one great cavendish!
Great aroma taste, cool and smooth smoking. Highly recommend for cavendish lovers.
5 out of 5
On time; excellent products
My first order of a pipe and some tobacco samples can on time. The quality of the pipe met my expectations--it was excellent.
5 out of 5
Dark is better
Toasting it makes the most of it. Smooth and wonderful.
5 out of 5
Love the black
I am new to pipes, but this is great tobacco. I am looking forward to trying different brands of BC to find a favorite.
2 out of 5
Capt. Black Dark
It was okay. I just didn't like the taste. Better than the original.
5 out of 5
borkum riff
this brand has become unavailable in my area recently.thanx for offering it
4 out of 5
Captain Black Dark
I am new to tobacco. I have tried and enjoyed English blends and am now branching out into aromatics. This stuff is nice. Smells like candy. Pretty wet. Let it dry. Smoke it very slowly. Just get a good light in the center of your bowl and it will treat you well. It is as the name and reviews suggest. Rich, sweet, molasses... Lingers pleasantly.
5 out of 5
Captain Black Dark
Hello, I have been smoking pipe Captain Black white pack for many years and I must say that I am very pleased with Captain Black Dark. It is perhaps one of the coolest, No bite tobaccos I have yet to try. Very pleasing!!
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