Another Naval-themed blend, Cornell & Diehl Black Frigate is a seriously strong Krumble Kake with Black Cavendish, Oriental and Latakia all pressed together to give the smoker a one-two-hit of nicotine and rum-filled smokiness.
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Black Frigate
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Latakia & Oriental
Cut: Krumble Kake
Blend Type: Aromatic
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Flavoring: Liquor, Rum
- 2 oz. Tin
- 8 oz. Tin
If the Tobacco Gods are listening, I’d love to see more Crumble Cake style Tobaccos! This is a dandy blend, if you like 2 things. Rum, which will entice you from the jump on the tin note. Then 2nd but not exactly fashionably late to the party Latakia.
This cake breaks down easily. Takes a flame eagerly, no drying time necessary.
The smoke is tasty, Rum is up front in the first 1/3 of the bowl then bows out gracefully to make way for the Latakia.
Room note was mixed, some loved it some said it was fine. That’s a win in my book as no one had anything cross to say!!
I definitely will buy more Black Frigate!
Man is this stuff good! I like to take long slow tokes and let the exhale get sucked up my nose a la les grenouilles. I've read that the nic hit is quite high, but I don't notice that observation when compared to one of my other favs - C&D'S Speakeasy. Regardless, BF is at the top of my list.
Man o man! This stuff is good!!! :-)
Bold to blend a Navy out of Turkish and Latakia instead of Virginia or Kentucky. Cavendish is added, flavored to a rummy tang, and packed in layers as a moist crumble. The flavor is outstanding and quite strong enough to merit its description as an aromatic. The taste is excellent, fair to fairly strong with a liquor vape sweetness and nice room note. It's got serious nicotine and going power. This is an outstanding if not unique blend among Navy's, worth trying. I'm buying the 8 oz to cellar some and to keep in daily rotation. Definitely, the best of it's kind. Pease is a Master of the craft and this is a contemporaneous classic.
Black Frigate is a full flavor smoke, did not think it was a heavy rum taste by no means but it could be found , a good blend overall.. not an all day smoke ,not for the faint of heart. A rewarding evening smoke ,or maybe one to wake you up.. i will keep some on hand i do enjoy it that much..
A rum taste followed up with a spicy smokiness, not harsh by no means . But a good strong smoke . I'm thinking this smoke would be my true nite capper!!