|I recently bought an ounce of this at my local tobacco shop. It smelled very good in the jar and the moisture was about right. The taste is sweet. However, let me say that the sweetness is not your typical "candy" type of sweetness. Don't think of cherry, but rather think of raisins. The flavor is consistent through out the bowl. Remember to puff slowly or there will be a bite. It can be forgiving on that score, though. There are too very important factors that make me totally recommend this blend: The room note is very pleasing to my wife. This is her favorite, so far, next to Retriever from Nording. The other thing to note is the kick of nicotine that surprises you about half way through the bowl. This fact reminds me why I smoke in the first place. If I was overly concerned about flavorings I would go out and get a bag of actual currents and eat them. The tobacco taste is somewhat over-shadowed by the sweetness, but the little nicotine hit kind of makes up for that. All of this is to say, when your wife loves it and you can get satisfaction from it, this puts a tobacco in the "go-to" catagory.
|Ever have a Jolly Rancher hard candy? This tastes just like an apple Jolly Rancher, with five or six packets of saccharin.
I enjoy some aromatics, as well as VAs, Burleys, Balkans and English blends. But this aromatic has no redeeming qualities at all...oh, ok, it doesn't bite. That's not enough to save this horrid blend.
It is the most heavily-cased blend I've smoked, and the flavor is unappealing. It tastes mostly of vinegar and sour apples with a little bit of sour cherry, covered with a wet blanket of artificial sweetener. Think bad fruit buried under Sweet 'n' Low. Eee Gads, what a monstrosity!
If you are looking for a fruit-based aromatic, there are many, much better ones out there; Affordable Pipes' "Decadent Chocolate Raspberry", MacBaren's "Cube", and Pipeworks & Wilke's "Cherry Cavendish" are all far superior to this Stokkebye offering.
Not recommended at all.