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Red Sky is a rare blend - a tobacco with a cherry flavor and room note that isn't bitey or harsh. It starts with Burleys and black Cavendish with some bright Virginias and has a rich, not-too-sweet cherry note that makes it a great addition to your aromatic rotation.

BrandCaptain Black
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging50g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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ChapperralTobacconist Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ChapperralTobacconist (3)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Finally, The Cherry blend, that smokes cool, dry, sweet and mild. It burns well, without goop in the bowl. Just smoke slowly, and the ladies Love the aroma! You will enjoy all aspects of this mild cherry blend, if this is what you want. The cherry flavor balanced well with mild tobaccos in this colorful mixture. There is no strong tobacco flavor here, but just a pleasant cool cherry smoke. Highly recommended for beginning pipe smokers. If you want something stronger, a suggestion would be MacBaren Cherry Ambrosia. This is a winner!

Pipe Used: Savinelli Milano hand made freehand

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: laudisi

Similar Blends: Unique.Stands by itself..

6 people found this review helpful.

M42 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
M42 (11)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I've always loved a good cherry aromatic, but in recent years they have been impossible to find. Most burn hot and bite. My criteria for a good cherry is that it be flavorful, leave a pleasant room not, not bite and not burn hot. Every cherry blend I've tried whether bulk or tin has failed in one or more of these areas. On a whim I decided to give this one a try. I've never been a fan of Captain Black aromatics and tried their cherry blend in the pouch and thought it was nasty and gloopy.

But this blend is different. It's presentation sets it apart from the drug store CB pouch blends by being packaged in a tin like European tobaccos. On opening the tin you are presented with a very pleasant cherry aroma. The tobacco is not too moist, but neither is it dry; it's just right. It is a mixture of dark and light course cut tobaccos that pack well. First light presents with a mild, pleasant cherry aroma. Tobacco flavors dominate, but the cherry is is there in the background. The tobacco smoked clean with no gurgle and no bite, which is remarkable for a cherry. And not once did my pipe come close to getting hot.

This is a very good tobacco. It's not complex, but if you are looking for an aromatic with a good tobacco flavor with a hint of cherry in the background that leaves a pleasant room note then this is is. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Rustic Bent

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (88)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I've tried a lot if not all of the major OTC cherry blends, both past and present and this one has to be the best......past and present. if you don't like aromatics or particularly care for cherry or fruit blends I'd recommend you pass on this one. Now I don't always smoke aromatics, but like a dessert wine or after dinner liqueur it hits the spot from time to time. Tin art was modern and simple, aroma was that of a cherry danish pastry. Presentation was lovely with colors ranging from black to bright and some chestnuts in-between. A tad wet, but by the time I smoked a second bowl a few days later it was almost perfect. Upon lighting it took the match well, thick white smoke prevailed and I was left with warm cherry flavour with no heat. The cherry wasn't boisterous and had a creamy finish, by mid bowl the flavors changed to an old school bubble gum and stayed with me till the end. Normally that sounds unsavory but in this case it worked. A cool smoke with enough vitamin N to keep me interested. Not an all day everyday, but certainly welcome from time to time and certainly the king of all the cherry blends.

Pipe Used: Capri sandblasted billiard

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3 people found this review helpful.

Junkyard Dawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Junkyard Dawg (49)
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

I bought a tin of each of the Premium Edition and, honestly, I was not expecting more than the classic line offerings. When I opened Red Sky, the cherry aroma was really great, not chemical at all. But its strenght made me hesitate to fill a pipeful on its own. I was slightly weary the tobacco would be difficult to smoke, and generating a lot of humidity in the bowl. So I mixed it up with something else and waited a week in a 1/3 for RS and 2/3 for the other. Overall, the Cherry note is very pleasant and I have no issues smoking it blended with something more neutral. It does generate a lot more humidity in the bowl but it dries nicely over night, so it's not a concern for me. I still would not smoke it on its own because of that but I find, of all the Cherry flavoured tobaccos I've tried, it's probably the best. I think STG - Lane has put a really good effort into creating Red Sky, and its price is sweet. Recommended if you enjoy Cherry tobaccos.

Pipe Used: Luciano, Cavicchi, Falcon, Meerschaum

2 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1114)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The cherry is the major flavor, though I do note the presence of vanilla from the black cavendish, a little toasty burley, and a hint of grass from the Virginia. It's fairly creamy, burns well with no bite, though there's a little dottle. The drawback is that the cherry taste is artificial at times to the point where I got a few light chemical notes - mostly at the beginning - and it's occasionally a little syrupy. Not a bad cherry blend, but rating it against others, it doesn't measure up.

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paulw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
paulw (44)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Improved cherry captain black version premium tobacco pleasant smell.Cherry flavor nice room note one of the better cherry blends give this toasted burley blend a try you fruity lovers

Pipe Used: briar

Age When Smoked: estate

Purchased From: ebay

Similar Blends: Captain black cherry.

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