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Bear Blend - A very bold smoke. Cherry Carmel tasting tobacco that our good friends John & Bill blended here at our store along with Dan. Together they captured the complexity and full-bodied flavor of the blended premium tobaccos. The result will dazzle your senses.

BrandBoswell Pipes & Tobacco
Blended ByJ.M Boswell
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringCaramel, Cherry
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant

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marosi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
marosi (47)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

This seems like a beefed up Berry Cobbler to me, with perhaps slightly more virginias and cavendish, and the addition of latakia. LIke all Boswell blends, it is very mild, even if this is supposed to be one of their more stout concoctions. These are very fine blends for what they are, and if you like smooth smoking high burley content aromatics with a lot of aromatic room note but not a lot of tobacco flavor or complexity, then you are sure to love Boswell, and Bear Blend. Part of that formula also calls for no bite (due to the light hand with the virginias?) and really no appreciable nicotine. These remind me of the House of Windsor blends, which were supposed to be high quality reissues of drugstore offerings of yesteryear.

Do not take my assessment as a criticism or slight of Boswell. I am merely pointing out where they fall on the spectrum, as opposed to say 1792 or Peterson flake, in terms of strength and style. I can honestly say I reach for this type of blend, when I am working for example, more often than something like 1792. They require little fussing once lit, and can be enjoyed without paying too much attention to them. Each has its place. I have friends who concentrate on smoking English blends, and I tell them to branch out and try some of the higher quality aromatics, of which Boswell certainly is at the top. For those who claim to only smoke aromatics, or, more incredibly, only Boswell blends, I would say the same thing, there is a whole world out there to sample, and you can learn and improve your pipe smoking skills if you force yourself to master some of the more demanding styles, like a good virginia flake. I know Boswell has tins aplenty from other companies, so they are clearly down with that approach!

With respect to Bear Blend, I really could not detect the latakia. It did show more virginia flavor and qualities, and requires a little more care to achieve that cool Boswell smoke. I find that all of their mixtures really benefit from a good drying out, and this one requires more drying than most. Give it a few hours and you are going to have a much tastier and more enjoyable experience.

I do taste the carmel and cherry, with a little more tobacco flavor than in other Boswell blends. Perhaps that is where the latakia is coming through. My one gripe is that this, like Berry Cobbler, has a funky aftertaste between puffs. A logical conclusion would be that this is a result of the cherry flavoring used, as I do not detect this aftertaste in their other blends that I have tried. While it is not overwhelming, and does not ruin the smoke, it is there, and is distracting, especially if you are used to more natural blends.

Along with that aftertaste, I rate this one a little lower also because unlike most Boswell mixtures, it at least purports to be a medium to full bodied smoke, and it really is not in any way. The latakia is not significant enough to play any real role in the blend, and it lacks the backbone and complexity that more virginia based mixtures offer. I would love to see the guys at Boswell really tackle a true medium to full bodied blend, with more complex virginias and other component leafs. This one, while not bad, is just not there in terms of body or strength.

2 people found this review helpful.

Hopkins Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hopkins (3)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

A very cool smoke. The taste is somewhat cherry to me, with a hint of maple or sweetness to it.

A good all day smoke. No goo at the end of the bowl. Very mild and sweet. No bite.

Room note is very good, and people around you will love to smell it.

Update: Turns out, the Initial hype I had was quickly capped off. The blend became very...bland and easy to grow tired of. The lack of kick to the blend, and the similar aroma to other Boswell blends made for an "ok" blend.

Recommended for a starter tobacco, However I wont be ordering anymore to keep around.

2 people found this review helpful.

ski2liv Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ski2liv (16)
★★★☆
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

I bought this on recommendation during my most recent Boswell's visit. I told them I tend to like the aromatics but want something that's got a little body to it and some more complexities. They recommended this blend because of the light amount of Latakia in it. I don't often buy blends with Latakia but this smelled great so I took the recommendation and bought an ounce. I am pleasantly surprised!

This is a really nice blend. It's a great middle of the road aromatic with a hint of Latakia. Perfect for someone trying to start to expand beyond the traditional Cavendish, Burley and Virginias... The Latakia comes through as a hint in the rest of the sweet aromatic blend. It has a light bit of the same cherry sweetness (though much more subtle) from the PA Dutch treat that hangs out for most of the bowl before falling out. It stays cool and is still nice on the relight. No bite to this blend just like the other Boswell Blends.

Because of the Latakia it has a little more body than most of the aromatics, but it's still a very mild light blend. Room note is quite pleasant, anyone who enjoys an aromatic will enjoy this scent. It's more complex than your standard sweetness, but the sweetness is still the driving scent in the air. The room note may have been the highlight for me. Second would be the hint of Latakia shining through... and I'm not a Latakia smoker typically. This is just enough to start to enjoy it.

I've worked through the bulk of Boswell's blends at this point and this is one of the better ones. I like a blend that walks the line between aromatic and natural flavors and while this leans heavily on the aromatic side, the introduction of Latakia for someone who doesn't usually smoke it, was quite nice. A strong 3 star blend...

Pipe Used: Restored Dr Grabow Color Duke

Age When Smoked: 2 weeks

Purchased From: Boswell B+M visit

1 person found this review helpful.

A.E. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A.E. (22)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Boswells Bear Blend is a very pleasant aromatic. I love the smell and flavor of it. Its not too heavily cherry flavored, and the caramel comes in at the end quite nicely. Good tobacco foundation comes through with each puff, but its smooth and has no bite. I have a favorite sweater I wear at home. When I have a bowl of Bear Blend while wearing it, my wife is happy to give me a hug, snuggling her nose into my shoulder and chest. I like the aroma too. Not much more can be asked of an aromatic - smooth, no bite, great aroma, pleasing to the wife, and flavorful. Comforable, friendly, pipe tobacco. Really quite good.

Age When Smoked: recent

Purchased From: Boswells Tobacco

1 person found this review helpful.

Ethan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ethan (34)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a pretty good blend. Slight cherry flavor and a good sweetness. Reminds me of pipes and pleasures pipemaker blend. I like it enough to keep some on hand. It's a good all day smoke for sure.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Boswell Pipes & Tobacco

1 person found this review helpful.

3PMF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
3PMF (2)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Love this blend. It's an aro with some real tobacco taste. I find it relaxes me every time I light it up. In fact if my golf game is going south a bowl of bear immediately gets me focused and loose. I know, sounds crazy...........but true. I catch no hint of Latakia but the Virginia's and the light casing make this one of my favorite aromatics. Worth anyones time and money to try it. Another winner from Boswell.

1 person found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (653)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The Latakia in this blend is so slight that I barely sense it. I taste the sweet Virginias and the cherry flavor is very nice and very understated, though it does leave an after taste that lingers if you immediately go and smoke something else. I detect a little vanilla, a very light honey note, and a flavor I had trouble identifying until I read the description at this blog. Now realizing that flavor must be caramel, I understand what it was I was tasting. It does have a full-bodied flavor, though it's not a "full" tobacco in the usual sense of the term. I detected no bite and it didn't burn hot for me as some others indicated. However, I tend to smoke fairly slowly. It's very enjoyable and relaxing and satisfies my sweet tooth. It's worth the money.

1 person found this review helpful.

smokey Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smokey (120)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I haven't posted a review on here for a while because my wife was very ill for a while and I had to give up my pipe. Fortunately things are better now and I am back puffing happily at my laptop.

I found a package of Bear Blend that the Boswell's had sent with an order when we were packing to move. The tobacco had not dried out and was at the correct moisture level. I packed a bowl and lit it up. The first thing (that didn't really surprise me because it's a Boswell blend) is that there was no bite. The taste was very pleasant, a slight caramel and cherry one with just a hint of Latakia. It required a couple of relights, which for me is very good. It burned down to the bottom, with very little dottle. My wife loved the aroma.

I can't finish any Boswell review without mentioning how nice they are to deal with. They treat you just like family and there isn't a nicer group to deal with.

Scores for Bear Blend: taste- 18 of 20; lighting and burn- 9 of 10; value- 8 of 10. 35 points and a high ** for Bear Blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

Lvnwrth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lvnwrth (1)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I made one of those pleasant, accidental discoveries not long ago. Is that what they call serendipity?

I was heading out for the day and when I grabbed my pouch, it was nearly empty. I had just a little bit of two samples from Boswells - Dan's Blend and Bear Blend. Not being the most sophisticated guy in the world, I dumped them together and headed out. All I can say is, "Nice!"

With the first whiff, you get some Cavendish, a slight hint of the cherry, but that's about it. I detect no hint of the latakia the others have talked about in the Bear Blend. It's very understated.

On the palate, it has a smooth, subtle flavor…almost sweet, but not quite. There's just the slightest little hint of the cherry, but I get none of the caramel or the latakia – and I'm okay with that. I'm not a tobacconist, but I'm guessing that is the balancing effect of the mild Virginia from the Dan's Blend.

It has no bite, and definitely tastes more of tobacco than it does of any of the seasonings. If you're looking for big flavor to rock your world, this won't work for you. If you're looking for pleasant, easy on the tongue, full tobacco flavor, this works. It packs easily, stays lit without a fuss. If you're an all day smoker, this is definitely an all day blend.

Use a thick bowl - it does tend to burn a little hot. Great room note - full, rich and very pleasant. Even my non-smoking friends like it.

1 person found this review helpful.

SBC Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SBC (20)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Upon first opening the pouch, I detected a hint of cherry and a hint of latakia, together. Compelling!

On the palate, though, I caught neither. No doubt, both influenced the character of the smoke in subtle ways; but, at no point did I think I tasted cherry, nor at any point did I think I tasted latakia. This was a disappointment for me, because I had been quite curious to see how the two flavors would interact in my mouth.

The tobacco is very high quality, and behaves well in every way. The smoke is fairly rich and quite cool.

There's nothing wrong with this blend, and it's above average in many regards. Just boring to me.

Don't expect too much from this blend. It promises more in the pouch than it delivers in the mouth, and if you get your hopes up about some amazing marriage between cherry and latakia, you'll probably find it boring. That said, go ahead and try it.

1 person found this review helpful.

smokincoyote Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smokincoyote (19)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Very Full Pleasant

Nice stuff! I was expecting an aromatic, but this is more of what people are calling a 'crossover blend' Oddly enough this blend shares pipes very well with NothWoods.

Butterscotchy-cherry-vanilla taste with a bit of latakia that really tops it off and imparts a very robust flavor. Great on relights! Great room note.

Perfect blend for an aro-smoker like myself. I just don't crave a pipefull of something that is "Latakia with a fleck of something else on top, so we can say it has depth" every day, or feel the need to smoke lat-bombs to be a 'real man'. These "crossover" blends that use latakia as a spice and not as the whole damn pie are great.

Smokes a bit hotter than I'd like (use a wide bowl), not much vitamin N, and just does not keep well even when properly sealed in a mason jar as with just about every Boswell. Very solid 3 stars!

1 person found this review helpful.

gladi8tor96 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gladi8tor96 (49)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Cherry-tangy! Boswells are great to do business with. This is a good aro. that is more bold, robust, full....hard to describe. I like it.

1 person found this review helpful.

TexasTobacco Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TexasTobacco (7)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This was one of the five tobaccos that I sampled from Boswell's. If you have never done business with Boswell's, then I highly recommend it. They were quick to give pointers and recommendations on good tobaccos depending on your tastes, and my package arrived very quickly.

Anyway, my first whiff of the bag revealed not only a sweet dessert/cherry smell, but also a hint of the deep and woodsy Latakia. Good and sweet, yet the Latakia keeps it from being TOO sweet.

Apon the first light, the cherry/caramel casing really came through, leaving a great room note which would draw compliments anywhere. As I settled in, the Latakia made its presence known, giving the blend a mild, but definitely not flat, flavor with a good amount of sweetness.

The blend stayed well lit throughout my whole smoke, despite the high moisture content, which I noted in all five of the blends I sampled. At the bottom of the bowl, I personally lost much of the casing, and the Latakia took over, making for rich and woodsy puffs at the end.

All and all, this is a good smoke for someone who likes a mild English blend, but wants to satisfy his sweet tooth too. I might try this to introduce friends to Latakia... Bear Blend is a fitting name for this... woodsy like a bear's home, and sweet like the berries and whatnot he likes to eat. I'd say, give it a shot. :)

1 person found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (120)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I detect a bit of Latikia in this blend. As some have stated, a great crossover blend for someone looking to wean themselves off of artificially cased aromatics. Slight cherry smell in the pouch, but it really shows its cherry note on palate when the bowl is finished. Smokes with absolutely no tongue bite, and clouds of thick, rich smoke.

Would pair well with your morning coffee.

1 person found this review helpful.

BriarAnne Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BriarAnne (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is my first Boswell Aro. After wasting much money on sticky stuff that smelled better than it tastes, this is a great Aro. It smokes a bit hot, so I have to take my time with this one!And, there was no bite at all!

But a very nice cherry flavor with a great room note. I ordered several others inlcuding the famous berry cobbler and choc creme. Cant wait to try this in my new Wiley!

Its funny, everyone on here comments on how their wives like the smell of this , hate the smell of that, etc. My boyfriend found this smoke pleasing (since im a lady pipe smoker):-p!

1 person found this review helpful.

SmoothSmokin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmoothSmokin (7)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

As soon as you open the bag you can tell this blend is more robust than other Boswell blends; keep in mind its still an aromatic.

The room note definitely smells of tobacco and has a more "burnt" aroma than berry cobbler, raspberry cream, etc.

The flavor is more full than the fruity Boswell tobaccos, but still not strong and overpowering by any means. The casing is definitely more caramel than cherry, but still a bit subtle. I get more flavor from the Virgina than the topping.

A good blend, i might like it more than berry cobbler because there is more "tobacco" flavor than casing. A good blend, i definitely recommended it to the smoker of aromatics.

1 person found this review helpful.

Big Nick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Nick (72)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Very nice aromatic smoke! Definitely more of a caramel flavor, didn't find much of the cherry, but that's OK. It has a little more strength than most aromatics of this genre, and that's OK too. Strength does not mean vitamin N, you won't find much of that. What you will find is a smooth, flavorful aromatic smoke. It can get a little moist so have a few pipe cleaners ready. I prefer using a Savinelli balsa filter for a smooth, uninterrupted and maintenance free smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

Scotty42 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Scotty42 (5)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

First off let me say I am a Boswell kinda guy. I smoke only Boswell pipes & Boswell Tobacco. I have five 8oz. jars on my counter filled with...Boswells Best, Boswells Burley, No Bite Delight, Countryside & my latest addition to my rotation..Bear Blend. I'm not into "Cherry" blends so I never ordered any but after the wife & I drove 2 hrs to their shop I figured I try it while i was there. WOW!! What a GREAT smoke!! The aroma in the bag says Cherry but it doesn't SGREAM it & that goes the same for the flavor. The Cherry is there but not overpowering & it blends well with a nice tobacco flavor, a bit of Honey/Vanilla & every so often during each bowl the mild Latakia finds you & you find yourself with a bit of a smile. Even if you're NOT an English smoker, don't be afraid of this blend. ITS A WONDERFULL SMOKE!! J.M.Boswell has hit more home runs than A-Rod & here goes another one out of the park!!

1 person found this review helpful.

hockey01 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hockey01 (28)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Smooth and gebtle smoking, subtle aromas of cherry and caramel, absolutely no bite whatsoever--this is another dream tobacco from J. M. and the boys.

Ursus Horribilis? I don't think so. This tobacco smells so wonderful your wife will encourage you to smoke it indoors and may begin calling you "my little Teddy Bear." Now THAT'S a good tobacco, eh?

1 person found this review helpful.

Kaziwazee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kaziwazee (7)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

A very good aromatic. This is the type of tobacco that becomes a lifelong companion: something you smoke after a long day. It relaxes the mind and just puts you at ease. The name "Bear Blend" suits it perfectly, since there is a very subtle honey flavour that dances at the tip of the nose as it is being smoked. Very cool in the pipe and mouth. A definite winner!

1 person found this review helpful.

clanobucklin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clanobucklin (29)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I received my 2 ounce sample earlier in the week - and at first was somewhat disappointed. I expected a bigger aromatic - considering the review.

However, like most tobaccos I found myself falling in love with the mellow warmth and complexity of this blend.

Rather than getting knocked on my keester with on over the top aromatic I found a very pleasant friend indeed.

Bear Blend is extremely smooth, doesn't leave a foulness in the pipe and there is no pipe bite.

Highly recommended.

1 person found this review helpful.

jcohio Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jcohio (4)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

A few weeks back I visited J.M. Boswell's website because I was interested in his pipes. After looking over their list of house blends I decided to give several a try. On these pages several have referred to Bear Blend as a crossover blend, which is funny because I am a crossover smoker meaning that I have been smoking English blends as of late after many years enjoying nothing but aromatics. I don't nor have I ever enjoyed cherry blends, which caused me to hesitate to try this one, but after reading the review posted here and speaking directly with J.M. when placing my order I decided to give it a go and am I ever glad I did. This is very good stuff with enough spicy and complex body to hold your interest while not offending others around you. I highly recommend this blend to anyone wanting something a little different from their normal smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

flagg1122 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
flagg1122 (15)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A very nice blend from Boswell. The cherry casing is not to sweet and overwhelming, as it is in Penn Dutch Treat. Great middle of the road aromatic. It could be an all day smoke-no tounge bite at all. Good stuff.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

Id agree with a previous poster stateing that this is a "crossover" blend. It has the spicy notes of an english but is also an aromatic. I dont think its for me though, Im glad I orderted two ounces and will happily smoke all of it. Ill order an ounce from time to time but wont keep it in my normal rotation.

1 person found this review helpful.

YoungSmoke Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
YoungSmoke (24)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is the 2nd Boswell Blend I've tried and it made for another great smoke, but not my favorite. The description fits the blend well and it tates as good as it sounds ands smells. In the pouch, the aroma has a soft sweetness and kind of smokey with hints of the cherry. It tasted great, it won me over right away just like the other Boswell blends. It packs well, lights right up and smokes like butter. I defenately noticed the carmel comming through and that laid the foundation of the flavor. Pretty much a smokey taste of maple, carmel maybe a touch of vanilla with subtle cherry accent that really came together after a few minutes. It can be a stronger, bolder and somewhat smokey flavored blend. I didn't know what I was really tasting at first but now that I've tried a few English blends...it has to be the Latakia giving that bold creamy smokey flavor. It's there in the begiing of the bowl if you look for it and then gives away to more cherry towards the bottom. Its a great first bowl of the day, it goes well with a cup of coffee. It was also not bad on relights. I thought this one also has a little "kick" to it and makes for a very satisfying smoke. Good stuff...a nice "hybrid" blend or cross blend since it smokes like an English but with other aromatic characteristics.

1 person found this review helpful.

Dunkel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dunkel (11)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Yet another tasty blend from J.M. Boswell. This smelled very inviting in the bag and was very tasty in the bowl. Moisture content was just right and there was no goop in the bottom of the bowl. It lit easily and stayed lit without any effort. Has a nice rich tobacco taste with cherry and caramel flavor in the background. The room note was a delight. It had no bite and burned cool. This is a great blend, easily in my top 5 favorites.

1 person found this review helpful.

Schwetty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Schwetty (15)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is a very interesting "cross over blend" for those of you who are not quite satisfied with an aromatic, but cant go with a full English blend.

J.M. Boswell has some of the finest tobacco's on the planet with regards to quality and taste. Bear Blend lights up easily, and smokes relatively cool all the way down with wonderful flavors of cherry and carmel with a hint of Latakia for good measure. The room note is simply wonderful with great comments from everyone around. In fact its the only blend my wife does not object to me smoking in our home.

I discovered this blend a few years ago, after sampling several of Boswell's aromatics. I wanted someting more substantial, but was not, and still not ready to go the full english route. There was a point where I could not get enough of this stuff, until I discovered Shortcut to Mushrooms, and Pipemakers Choice. It remains in my permanent rotation, and never lets me down. Highly recommend with four stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

gtclark Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gtclark (8)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is an excellent blend - the best of the Boswell aromatics, in my opinion. Very full-flavored, with hints of caramel and cherry, alongside real, quality tobacco taste. Dump the Molto Dolce and get a few ounces of Bear Blend.

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Bigmikewithapipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bigmikewithapipe (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

The Bear Blend from Boswell is a good smoke from start to finish. The smoke is mild with a light sweetness and earthy taste. The aromas are full and sweet smelling. If the tobacco is stored correctly, it does not require a relight many times. I recieved a shipment and it was in great condition, humidity was perfect! Overall, I have smoked plenty of Boswell Tobaccos, and this is my favorite so far. Consistent, good quality, mild a pleasureable smoke!

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Redd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Redd (111)
★★☆☆
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable to Strong

Here is a blend that has a bit of a punch for cherry blend. Unlike C&D Crossed Eye Cricket. This Blend dose not do the "English or is it an aromatic?" thing well. It might be the bit of Turkish that is added to give it some ump. I really apprecite the smaple sent along with the other wondeful blends. And I gave it a try but left me flat. Maybe Cherry blend are really not my thing. They sem to remind me of when I first tried a pipe. Maybe my taste have moved on?

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Nickandhispipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nickandhispipe (4)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I ordered this after reading many good things about it. I read the Description on Boswell's website and was expecting a very bold tasting tobacco. After it's arrival I have smoked two bowls and realized that I am a little disappointed. It tastes and smells good, but I was not blown away. I will continue my search for an awesome BOLD tasting aromatic. I will still recommend this tobacco to everyone, and probably even order some more. It's a good everyday mild smoke. Lit easily and smoked cool all the way through.

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Kyle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kyle (1)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I ordered 4 boswell blends recently- Bear blend, christmas cookie, Penn dutch treat, and northwoods. After smoking about an ounce of all 4, one thing i noticed was how cool all the blends smoke with bear blend being the coolest smoking tobacco. Lit up well and stayed lit throughout the whole bowl. Smoked fairly dry as well. Left no aftertaste at all. I highly recommend this blend to anyone looking for a very finely crafted tobacco. Boswell's sure has it down!

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