Cult Blood Red Moon

This dark, decadent blend combines fire-cured cavendish, bright Virginias and burleys with the delicious aromas of natural Royal Ann cherry and dark chocolate. A bit sweet, extremely rich, and unquestionably smooth.


Brand Cult
Blended By  
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Company
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Cherry, Cocoa / Chocolate
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.15 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 29, 2021 Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
It's not a bad cherry blend. It's definitely worth a try if you like cherry blends. can be a bit "perfumy" at times. not something I would smoke daily but something I would keep around for special occasions.
Pipe Used: Peterson Pub Pipe
PurchasedFrom: Tobacco Pipes
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 20, 2021 Medium Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable to Strong
During Covid19 isolation I had to amuse myself, somehow. One thing I began was a search for a modern cherry blend. Rummaging through a very large stash, I found several that were untried. Most were failures, or near-failures, and none really satisfied as a smoke - until now. Here, in Cult Blood Red Moon, we have a cherry blend that works. Beyond that, it is a really nice VaBur smoke in it's own right. I would have liked to light up right away, but, no way. My tin was so damp that the thought of lighting up was out of the question and, besides, you wouldn't have the slightest idea what the base tobacco under the cherry flavoring was about. So, I began a long and winding journey to try to air this stuff out. A big wad was spread out for drying about 5:00 PM. At midnight it was still wet and I went to bed. Next morning it still felt too damp to smoke. Two incredible days later I got fed up with waiting and crammed it into a pipe and lit up. All the preceding went away and I began one of the best cherry blend smokes I had enjoyed since the original Middleton Cherry Blend went south. Strongest in the upper third, it lasted well into the bottom third. As if that wasn't enough, I discovered that the base blend was an excellent VaBur; one of the best I've had in some time. Combine these things and you arrive at four stars and a high recommendation. Now, lets talk about that f-o-r-e-v-e-r airing out time. I don't understand the logic of sullying such a beautiful pipe blend with an organic humectant that, when you think about it, probably isn't doing very much of anything important anyway. Still, I recommend this blend highly.
Pipe Used: Northern Briars Sea Urchin
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and
Age When Smoked: unknown, but at least 1 yr old
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 06, 2021 Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant
As cherry aromatics go, this is in a league of its own. Instead of a sickly sweet artificial cherry flavor, in Blood Red Moon the cherry serves more as a vehicle to combine all other flavors.

The other flavors I notice are vanilla, some nutty, woody burley flavor, and a boozy note that reminds me of a top-notch bourbon. As the flavor develops during the smoke, the virginias add some more sweetness and the boozy note is a bit more like a nice Irish whiskey.

A bit of drying time can be beneficial. I dried it in my covered wooden drying bowl for a few hours, and still got some tobacco juice coming up through the stem (though it must be said, even that tastes a lot nice than your average tobacco juice!) and I ended up with some moisture at the bottom of the bowl. Aside from that, it does burn nicely, giving a very rich smoke.

This can easily be an all-day smoke. It does not require much attention to be appreciated.

The room note is among the best of my tobacco rotation.
Pipe Used: Peterson 68
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 18, 2020 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant
I came to Blood Red Moon searching for a pleasant cherry aromatic and that is what I found. The cherry topping tastes very nice—much better than it smells in the tin. The addition of chocolate works well with the overall flavor profile. The cavendish is creamy the smoke is smooth, though I cannot discern any other tobacco components in the blend. There is quite a bit of p.g. in Blood Red Moon as with other Cult blends, but I do not mind.

*This review is based on a small sample and limited life experience.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 13, 2020 Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
This is precisely what I wish and hope for in an aromatic: 1. It tastes like what it smells like in the tin 2. It doesn't burn your tongue to cinders 3. Uses quality tobacco that doesn't leave a harsh taste in your mouth. 4. Doesn't require 20 re-lights. I'm not sure how, but Cult have achieved all of the above. Every cherry aromatic I've smoked in the past has tasted like garbage, so I avoid them, but this blend bucks that trend. The cherry flavor gives way to the chocolate about mid bowl. Not a strong chocolate taste, but a pleasant creaminess that lasts until the end. ZERO tongue bite.I smoked a whole tin and don't believe I ever had to relight more than once. If you don't like aromatics in general, then this likely won't convert you. If you're looking for an aromatic without all the drawbacks normally associated with them, then I highly recommend.
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