HU Tobacco Aus dem Krater Nr. 3

The Crater Mixture No. 3 is a balanced red Virginia ready rubbed flake with some Oriental, Kentucky, and perique. Medium-bodied.


Brand HU Tobacco
Series Kratermischung
Blended By Kohlhase & Kopp
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 31, 2016 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The red Virginia is mildly tangy, dark fruit sweet with some earth, wood, bread and a hint of spice. Playing a very important support role is the dry, herbal, vegetative, smoky, woody, slightly buttery sweet and mostly sour floral Orientals, which often competes with the red Va. The sweetness of the red Virginia is toned down by the Oriental. The raisins, figs, plums and spice from the perique mostly plays back up. The nic-hit is a couple of steps short of the medium mark. The strength and taste are medium, particularly due to the potency of the Oriental. It won’t bite or get harsh, though it will get slightly warm on the tongue if you puff beyond a moderate rate. Burns reasonably well and clean with a mostly consistent, mildly complex sweet and floral, savory flavor. Requires few relights, and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. The woody, lightly sweet after taste and room note linger a bit. It’s not an all day smoke even though it is a medium bodied blend.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 12, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Writing this from mobile, as I'm finishing my last bole. It's an honest tobacco which comes very moist from the tin with uneven bits of rubbed and almost slices flake pieces. I dry mine out at least 20 min before smoking in a well heated spot, it's a must. Taste profile. Honest tobacco leaf, a bit of wet wood from a forest, a bit of dust, sour dry fruit, some tiny bit of pepper from perique. Depending on the pipe it needs much relighting or none at all. Burns to fine ash, no goop. Tase consistent with more ash dust flavour towards the end. It doesn't have a gem sort of touch to it, but it's well balanced and is quite suitable for an all day smoke. My tin had some 7-10 years on it, by the way. Better in deep narrow bowl. Tiny bite only if really pushed and smoked above normal heat lvl. A solid middle of the road choice when you don't want to think on it much without sacrifice on quality however. Give it a go. Strength around medium, maybe a notch below.
Pipe Used: Viking, kaywoodey, sav Punto oro g and a few more
PurchasedFrom: German online shop
Age When Smoked: 8
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 13, 2024 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Been smoking and enjoying HU blends for a few years now, but never tried any of the "Krater" blends. So, I picked up a couple tins of the number 3 for the cellar. Upon opening a tin I was greeted by a sweet red Virginia aroma with some subtle notes of spice and earth. I'd call this one a broken flake. It's easily rubbed out, or you can load it up as-is. I let it decant in a jar over night, put the lid on, and gave it a week or so to settle before smoking. I'm now about halfway through the tin and I feel I've gotten a good handle on it. The obvious foundation here is the red Virginia. It's mildly sweet, round, lightly earthy, tangy, and smooth. It stays consistent through the entire bowl. The perique isn't overbearing. It certainly adds a measure of nicotine strength and serves to add body to the blend. The burley and Turkish leaves are decidedly nuanced in note. They make for fine condiments here - delivering nutty notes, floral notes (especially mid-bowl), and highlighting the red Virginia. It's another in the long line of excellent blends by Hans Wiederman. 3.25/4
Pipe Used: Assorted Briars and Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: Estervals
Age When Smoked: 1-2 years in the tin.
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