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Virginia, stoved burley, dark fired Kentucky, and Turkish tobacco make for a “grown up” cherry blend with wood, Turkish sour notes, and real Virginia sweetness. The top note is used in the classical sense as “a bit of fragrance” to complete the natural ‘cherries and cherry wood’ flavor profile.

BrandKen Byron Ventures
Blended ByKen Byron
Manufactured ByKen Byron Ventures
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3022)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The nutty, woody, earthy, floral, barbecue sweet and sour, smokey, herbal, spicy dark fired Kentucky is the lead component. The earthy, spicy, woody, very sour, smoky, floral, herbal Turkish takes the second slot by a small margin. The Turkish always competes with the tangy ripe, fermented dark fruity, earthy, woody, sugary red Virginia, though the Virginia occasionally surpasses it. The nutty, woody, sugary, earthy stoved burley has a fruity note as an important condiment. The rich tartly sweet cherry topping sublimates the tobaccos quite a bit, but not enough to trivialize their intrinsic qualities. All the aspects of this well melded blend work synergistically to create an aromatic with some complexity. The strength and taste levels fall a couple of steps short of the medium mark. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, and has no rough edges. This easily broken apart crumble kake is a tad moist, but needs no dry time. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a deep, mostly consistent, very sweet and mildly savory with a touch of sour flavor that translates to lightly lingering after taste. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires a couple more than an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke for the experienced aro smoker, and is certainly repeatable in any case. Three and a half stars out of four.


14 people found this review helpful.

PKT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PKT (30)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

A subdued taste of tart dark cherries without the cloying sweetness of most cherry aros.. The dark fired Kentucky is clearly predominant. A satisfying cool slow smoke with a very pleasant but relatively short aftertaste. Definitely worth smoking if you can get it.

Pipe Used: Don Warren morta, GBD unique

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Ken Byron

8 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (395)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I enjoyed a few bowls of this at the pipe club from a batch dated March 2020 in a Corn Cob. This has a nice somewhat mild natural cherry smelling aroma. From the first few puffs down to the end I tasted an outstanding cherry flavor with no bite. Definitely one of the best cherry blends I have ever tried. A must try for any cherry blend lovers out there.

Pipe Used: Corn Cob

Age When Smoked: New

5 people found this review helpful.

Baubriar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Baubriar (10)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Certainly the least fruity and unoffensive cherries I have smelled. If anyone has sworn off cherry, this is one blend that may deserve a spot if the mood desires.

The taste is there, pleasant, a bit spicy and the cherry comes through. The room note just the same, no one will run to or from it. I find it pleasant but not one to smoke everyday. So far I recommend all of the KBV blends I have tried.

2 people found this review helpful.

Gr8tefuldawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gr8tefuldawg (87)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

KBV- Dark Fired Cherry

I recently opened a bag from February 2020, left the bag open for a day or two, as the blend was moist.

The blend however smells absolutely amazing, not a sweet but tart cherry smell, like kirsch wasser. This blend once dried appropriately smoked great.

You get the cherry just enough, and with the smoky kentucky and sour orientals it hits you in waves and you can on occasion get all three consecutively.

I highly enjoyed this blend and would recommend it to you cherry fanatics. I am not an aromatic smoker however this has enough to keep my attention.

Pipe Used: Chacom billiard, Rossi 320

Age When Smoked: 3 months

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2 people found this review helpful.