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A very aromatic mixture. Noble Spanish Sherry and the flavor of ripe cherries accomplish the taste.

Blended ByPoschl Tabak
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia, Black Cavendish
FlavoringSherry, Cherry
Packaging50g Tin
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Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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pencils Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pencils (43)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

As someone who likes cherries and sherry, I really wanted to like this. Needless to say, I really didn't. It is harsh and unyielding, no matter how slowly I try to smoke it. Early on in my love affair with the pipe I tried it and hated it, but thought that time would educate me. Returning to it after several years, I learned that it has - this is still nasty. If I wanted to smoke cigarettes rather than enjoying my pipe, I would go out and buy a pack of woodbines laced with arsenic to simulate the experience.

Clearly the author of the tin notes referred to has never smoked a pipe full of this gross Teutonic muck. Either that, or he needs a tongue transplant in order to appreciate good sherry and cherries that are not made from wax & cigarette ash.

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nandrasg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
nandrasg (4)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I purchased this mainly because I like the idea to have a proper container for further brands. The box comes vacuum sealed, that open with a nice hiss when opened with a coin. The tobacco looks light colored, properly cut to my taste, and noticeably humid, but nothing like a problem. Filling the pipe goes nicely, lighting it up is easy. I didn't have to relight it any time, but I'm somewhat a hot smoker to be honest. It burns nicely and leaves nothing but some very light ash. The taste is very lightly cherry, with I'd say sherry adding a bit more cherryness. You really need to listen carefully to notice the flavoring. Besides that it's pretty much like cigarette tobacco, without being that smelly. I would consider this as a good general every day smoke when you just do something else and you don't want to listen too much. I might buy a pack sometime later, but it's not that cheap and there are much better ones available at a cheaper pricetag.

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Pfeifengespenst Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pfeifengespenst (8)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Smell after opening the 50g Tin: After the opening of the rectangular box you perceive something like a cherry flavor. The tobacco smells slightly of hay and brings with it a pleasant freshness.

Consistency of tobacco: The tobacco picture is very bright and therefore reflected in an extreme fine cut. The interface is very similar to cigarette tobacco. I do not find this appealing picture of tobacco. It is soft and the moisture adjusted just right. In the pipe he can easily get involved.

Smoke properties: The Glutkissen could be ignited very easily. The tobacco itself is burning evenly. The quality of tobacco is terrible and bad. . For beginners it is not appropriate as it gets hot too quickly and then is angry and upset by the fine cut is to blame. Fortunately left no residues remain.

Taste: The taste is not! Those looking for a flavor searches, in vain. This tobacco is so light that you will not notice anything other than horrible-tasting smoke. With lots of imagination, perhaps you can guess that they are cherry tobacco. Note space is also equal to zero.

Conclusion: Although the tobacco cult status and has already been consumed in the 80's like, but for me personally is that tobacco is an absolute disaster. Way too easy, too bad, too nasty. So I do not recommend this tobacco. No Go!

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jonnynails Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jonnynails (3)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Hi. I feel compelled to defend this tobacco, in light of some of the none-too enthusiastic reviews I've read.

OK, it's not exceptional, and I certainly wouldn't regard it as a premier-league tobacco. However, on my frequent trips to Germany, I always make a point of picking up a few tins.

Why? Well, for one thing, it is such an effortless smoke - simply put it straight into the bowl, and away you go. And for another, it smokes extremely dry - a bonus, if you're something of a wet smoker, as I am.

The flavour isn't overpowering, but it is pleasant, and invites a quick refill. And it smokes as well outdoors as it does indoors, and not too fast. I smoke it mainly in a Peterson, but I can see the sense in another reviewer's suggestion that it is best enjoyed in a 9mm pipe.

A very acceptable "off-the shelf" (if you're German, anyway) tobacco; I only wish it were as readily available in the UK, as an alternative to the dire Clan.

In conclusion, definitely worth a go!

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ruffinogold Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ruffinogold (107)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I dig betty page .... attitude , sexy and you know you're gonna have a work out .Compare that to Brittany spears ...fake, plastic and God forbids she speaks ...this stuff is Brittany bubble gum . But what do I know ?!

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jankoez Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jankoez (67)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Tolerable to Strong

This tobacco blend was once, when I was doing my first steps in pipe smoking, quite ok. However, today it is too sweet and conspicuous even room note makes others almost sick. Avoid it in a big turn.

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Big bad Jon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big bad Jon (232)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Wow this stuff is different. They call it a double aromatic but all I tasted is cherry, and crap. The blend had quite a bit of waxy taste to it and my tongue felt like it was coated for days. The Sherry only came in to play at the bottom of the bowl, and even then it was not very nice. The this tobacco was in a box pass I received, and I kind of feel guilty for passing it along. Altogether not a good choice in cherry flavored tobacco.

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Flintlock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flintlock (14)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Update: What was I thinking? a while has passed since I last smoked this blend and do not at all have the same results. I am downgrading this blend to two stars.

I think this tabac has recieved a bad note. I was not knocked down by openeing the tin, but rather found a mild tin aroma. I wish not to discredit anyone elses reviews as each has his own taste. Of course my tin aged a while before opening.

The tobacco seems to be a good quality ribbon cut which burns good in a medium size bowl.

Lighting it up is easy and will burn without going out throughout the bowl. It also does not change flavor from start to finish and burns dry with no dottle at the end.

However, it still will not be one of my favorites as I find CAO [bulk] Black Velvet, Gaiwith & Hoggarth Top Black Cherry, Pipeworks & Wilke Cherry Cavendish and Tinderbox Cherry Almond to be better choices for the cherry blend afficiando. I used to smoke English blends exclusively until my girlfriend treatened to leave me. It took a while to find cherry blends I like and have a good room note. Sherry & Cherry has a good room note.

I do not give overall ratings for a tobacco, but rate it in its own class. Cherry or vanilla or whatever cased tobacco is not English or Danish and therefore cannot be in the same catagory IMHO.

I give this a three star rating. Well, maybe 2-1/2 because half stars are not available. By the way, my tin says Made in Germany NOT England. I may give another review after my existing tin ages for about five years provided this web site and I am still around.

Keep your powder dry, Flintlock

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indyf1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
indyf1 (17)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

I found this a tolerable blend, but not anything I would purchase a second time. The "sherry/cherry" flavor was not terribly noticeable to me, although I can't say the flavor was unpleasant. I would not consider this a "mild" smoke either -- it has a little punch. Not a bad choice for those of the cherry persuasion. The main downside I found was that it has a hint of that nasty "cigarette" flavor and stench -- not pronounced and not frequent, but apparent every now and then.

As I puffed this blend, I imagined I was a college professor, wearing glasses with thick, black plastic rims, poring over some obscure manuscript. The office is dark, lit only by a green-shaded "board room" lamp. My smoking time is augmented by measures from a bottle of cheap scotch hidden in my lower right desk drawer, the occasional shots poured into a coffee mug on my messy desk, which is piled with loads of papers.

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Hemlock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hemlock (59)
Medium Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

As I enjoy all forms of pipe tobacco, I shall review this with my aroma-phile hat upon my head.

First of all, noting that this is a German tobacco, it is important to smoke this in a pipe fitted with a fresh 9mm charcoal filter to in order to measure it fairly. Failing to do this should invalidate any evaluation. I understand why my bohemian taxi driver in Germany told me on a business trip he smokes this daily after dinner, exclusively. This is a fine aromatic that could easily be enjoyed as a daily smoke. Given that there are some great deals on this, I bought five tins for a bargain. Before opening the vacuum sealed tin, I was expecting a wet, sticky blend packed with sugar coated black cavendish chunks with a little virginia and burley. Instead, I was greeted by a uniformly brown ribbon cut blend with a pleasant red-fruit aroma. The blend was perfectly humidified in the tin with only the odd glisten from saucing. It is definitely cased in a less obtrusive manner than some heavily flavoured american blends. A light packing works best.

The burn is perfectly dry, staying lit at the smoker's whimsy, burning straight to the bottom (yes, no gurgle or even a hint of excess moisture in the bowl by the end of the smoke). While not extremely cool, it hasn't got the bite of straight virginias. Just don't smoke it like an intake manifold. Draw gently as one should when smoking a pipe.

It has a subtle sharpness to it, which satisfies the virginia lover in me. The flavour early on definitely has the volatile flavour and aroma of alcoholic sherry, but this fades gradually, leaving the more pronounced fruity flavour to accompany the rest of the smoke. The room note is friendly for the non-smoker and doesn't linger, though it is not as friendly as Captain Black or the like. It has nicotine to satisfy, which makes me believe this is not a novice blend.

All in all, a decent aromatic that I will smoke when non-smokers are around, and I wish to get away from my non-flavoured mainstays. I can't believe that it is so inexpensive at some online shops.

-- hemlock --update 10-27

This is not as aromatic as the tin was when first opened. It is apparent to me that the flavour comes only from topping, not casing. The room note is not really that sweet, and it may well be made from virginia/burley leaf that is also used for cigarettes made by the same blender. This is clearly a tobacco for the everyday smoker who doesn't want anything too fancy and enjoys his nicotine. The leaf quality is so-so. That must make this a German drug-store blend?

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Helmsman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Helmsman (18)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is nasty stuff, what where the Brits thinking when they made this dog pile. I love cherry aromatics, but this stuff is the most cheap I have ever seen. Please, do not waste you money. This is nothing more than flavored cigarette tobacco. It even smells like someone lite up a nasty cigarette. I threw the entire tin in the trash with much force, i am not kidding. This stuff is gross.

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NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (286)
Mild Very Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Although the blender, POSCHL, generally makes high quality aromatics, this was another bad aromatic venture for me. This tobacco is so heavily cased that I didn't sense any tobacco tin aroma or tobacco taste. However, it is as advertised, so perhaps that's my fault for even trying it. As compared to my normal VA flakes, this fine, ribbon cut burned fast and hot. In an effort to reduce the tin moisture content, wet smoke and diminish some of the flavoring, I mistakenly air dryed the remainder of the tin. Then it was ~ to smoking a flamethrower. The only + is the great room aroma but @ what a sacrifice to the mouth and tongue.

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Bluebottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bluebottle (18)
Mild Very Strong Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

The tin has a lovely piccie on the front, the tobacco itself is rather dry, being ribbon cut... you could probably roll it up in those little paper things people rave about.

Mind you, don't inspect the inside of the tin too closely, it'll knock you over - very rich smell of casing... not a problem for a Cherry Cavendish fiend like myself - I know I should grow up and join the big boys but the smoke drifts out under my door and the other students would get angry if I was smoking harsh Latakia!

I jammed a whole bunch of this stuff into a small cheapo lovat I've had for ages and took a match to it. Charring light was a piece of cake and I got through the whole bowl on about two more matches (I do smoke wet though - it's that lovely smell from the open tin!) Also the thin ribbon cut combined with a small bowled pipe made it burn rather on the warm side...

A light smoke, VERY nice room note, I'd smoke this in the morning so when you return in the evening there is a pleasant 'fuggy' smell in which to relax!

I probably won't buy it for a while, it takes a long time to cut through 50g of this although it is not a battle.

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