Hearth & Home Berry Nice

Green River Burley and toasted black Cavendish are steamed with the essence of wild berries, black currant and blackberries — this is a very fine aromatic that will be a crowd-pleaser.


Brand Hearth & Home
Series Signature Series
Blended By Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By Pipes & Cigars
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish
Flavoring Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Other / Misc
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 1.5oz Tin, 8oz Tin, Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.69 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 19, 2014 Mild Strong Full Very Pleasant
Very intense tin aroma. Almost candy-like. I usually don't go for fruity aromatics, but the description intrigued me. So with some trepidation, I filled a small meer to try it out at first.

Very black and clearly heavily topped, it is not sticky or overly wet for an aromatic. I can really taste the berry and black currant while smoking. Wife comments the room note is very hookah-like, but in a pleasant way. Rich, pleasant amounts of smoke and burns to a fine ash. Very mild with no bite, but also very little tobacco taste or aroma. Certainly one to smoke around others. Leaves a slick, somewhat floral aftertaste, the flavor and aroma stays with you throughout the bowl developing evenly to the bottom of the bowl. Finish is slightly tart with overtones of port wine.

Overall, this is a high-quality, mild, balanced and tame aromatic. A nice departure for me, and highly recommended for new aromatic smokers. I will likely keep this in occasional rotation.
Pipe Used: briar, meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: pipesandcigars.com
Age When Smoked: Fresh tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 01, 2013 Mild Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant
I like , I like and I like.

This should be a mandatory first aromatic smoke for all beginners as it has nothing in common with the Mac Burn and other commercial tobaccoes out there that in my opinion are ever so disappointing once lit up.

Aroma is indeed outstanding but kick back and relax once lit, as it is smooth and cool burning and without any afterbite.

One little problem is that the flakes are rather small and hard and thus dont compact well enough to prevent sometimes some of the smaller ones from ending up in your mouth.

quality wise it's extremely even burning (even in the low oxigen air of Bogota, which is an extreme test) and the taste profile is very pleasant and geared towards sweet wine/porto notes.

expect little evolution though thru the bowl as it is what it.

and what it is is berry, berry good.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 22, 2015 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Upon opening the tin I was met with a very pleasing berry aroma. My first thought was would this carry over into the taste. Yes indeed, the flavor and the room note were spot on with the tin note. smoking attributes wer good as well. Easy to light and keep lit. No problem with too much moisture or any gummy gunk afterward. Russ is one of my favorite blenders and I have never been let down by any blend he has put forward. One drawback for some but not me is that very small hint of Lakeland taste(which I am a huge fan of). This tobacco will ghost a pipe with the best of them, but if past experience is any indicator, a bowl of five brothers will chase it away. If you are looking to venture into a flavorful aromatic this would be a good entry blend.
Pipe Used: Grabow Belvedere
PurchasedFrom: pipes and cigars
Age When Smoked: new tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 15, 2011 Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
The only reason I braved this blend was that it's made by Russ Oulette, a man who has earned my faith time and again. Jet black cavendish cut into big chunks of leaf. Was pleasantly surprised to find that the tobacco was not sticky to the touch, as is so often the case with aromatics. On lighting, the berry flavor starts out clear, then settles into a general sweet flavor. The berry room note is clear and pleasant, to the point that my fiancee has insisted that I maintain a stock of this blend on hand at all times. There is a floral or soapy aftertaste, but its a very mild aftertaste as opposed to being front and center in Mixture 79. Happily, this blend burns clean, generating white ash and little/no dottle. As an aromatic it does tend towards hot, so slow and steady is the name of the game. I also noticed that the slower I smoked it, the more berry flavor I got.

Looking at previous reviews comparing it to Mixture 79, let me say that I am one of the Mixture 79 haters, and I liked this blend.
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