I freely admit that I am self conscious about posting a review of this. However, I feel that there are some OTC blends that are worthy, PA being one for me, and CB white being the other.
This was actually a gift from my wife. I had been wanting to try this forever. My grandfather smoked a pipe, and i remember the pouch had a ship on it. That narrowed it down to CB or Borkum Riff. I haven't had Borkum Riff yet, but that was the inspiration for me wanting the CB.
I smoked this particular example in my Falcon pipe, which I love. Another review from the journal, from Sept 25 2012.
The pouch smell is strong, sweet and delicious. I got a strong smell of dark dried fruit, very much like raisins. It is dark cavendish in appearance, with lighter tobacco sprinkled in. There was also a hint of sweet baked goods. I didn't get much flavor on the pre-light draw.
Upon lighting though, wow. A great cookie flavor. Great billows of sweet smoke. Maybe this was particularly because I was smoking it in the Falcon, but it was extremely cool smoking.
The wife reports a great room note, and I find it slightly reminiscent of my grandfather's pipe. Very nostalgic to me.
As I said in my Lane Ltd 1Q review, CB white is superior in my mind. I love it. It is my go to tobacco for a mindless sweet smoking tobacco, especially puttering around the garage. Something I will keep in stock for sure. Highly recommended for someone just getting into pipes, especially someone like me who had basically no prior tobacco experience.