Cornell & Diehl Exhausted Rooster – Pipe Tobacco Reviews


By Bob Tate


The pouch aroma of this blend is that wonderful tanginess that tickles the nose slightly and makes my mouth water. It also has a slight amount of sweetness and just a touch of spiciness to the aroma. The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away.

This blend is a broken flake. For this review, I did not rub the pieces out. I left the pieces as they were, loaded my pipe, and proceeded to the charring light. On the charring light I am greeted with that lovely taste and aroma of the Virginias. The taste is a slightly tangy, slightly sweet, tobacco taste. I settled in for the smoke with expectations of a good, relaxing smoke from this blend.

At the beginning of the bowl, I was picking up on a lot of the natural sweetness from the Virginias. But after about 1/4 of the bowl, the flavor started turning towards a richer, deeper tobacco taste which is probably due to the dark fired Burley. It still had some sweetness to it, but it seemed that it was starting to move to the background while the other flavors were moving to the front. While all this was going on, the Perique was slowly creeping in and building. By the half way point, it was very noticeable.

I love it when a blend with Perique slowly has it build up so that you are able to taste the subtle flavor of it before getting the full spicy flavor of it. In this blend, the Perique slowly builds so that you can taste different levels of it. A little bit past the half way point, the Perique stepped to the front and became the star. Towards the end of the bowl, the Perique started stepping down and the Virginia sweetness started moving back towards the front to share the stage with the Perique.

This is a pretty complex blend. The flavors slowly change and they do it in harmony with each other. This blend smoked slow, cool, and never bit me. All while the tastes were changing, it still maintained a nice sweet finish. C&D Exhausted Rooster is a great blend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I Highly Recommend!

Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blend: Exhausted Rooster
Description: A Toney/Tarler blend. C&D’s annual blend for the 2008 Chicago Show. A tasty flake of Virginias, Dark Fired Burley and a dash of Perique.
Country: US
Cure: Air, Fire Cured
Cut: Broken Flake
Tobaccos: Virginia, Burley, Perique
Strength: Medium
Taste: Sweet, Spicy, Tobacco
Room Note: Pleasant to Tolerable

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