Snuff Reviews

RedScot

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Yellow Lily Natural

I believe this is a 41 Photo product, if you're playing along at home.
I put this in my last Mr. Snuff order on more of a whim than anything else. It was the first time I'd seen it on the website (this was several months ago, mind) and thought I'd take a chance.
It is exactly as you'd expect from a snuff with "Natural" in the name. Pale tan, mostly, with a grain of darker brown here and there. There's a noticeable absence of scent from the open tin, just a slight whiff of barnyard goodness. The grind seems a little coarse for an Indian snuff, although it's still pretty much a fine powder, with very little clumping...so low moisture. About what I'm accustomed to from India - not that it's a bad thing at all; so long as one can adapt snuffing style to match the snuff's presentation, all's well.
The first pinch is unsurprising. It's not so dry or fine that it immediately flies to the back of the throat, but some care must still be taken. There's not a lot of alkalinity in this snuff, so there's not a lot of burn. What there is instead is a lot of very natural tobacco flavor. Earth and a little of Pop's old barn, that leathery earthiness I associate with straight tobacco.
I've had limited experience with madrases (madrasi? madrasses?) and toasts, but this leans a little toward the toast end of the spectrum. There's not as much of the barnyard smell one gets from raw tobacco, but not as, well, toasty as WoS Number 22.
The lack of alkalinity means the stuff flows right in where you want it with very little of the expected burn, and if there's anything surprising about this snuff, it's the lack of burn. This may also imply a low level of vitamin N, too, but twice I've taken the lack of burn to mean that I simply hadn't used enough, and kept scooping it into me schnozzola. That was a mistake. Too much means involuntary jaw tightening and eye bulging, a state that's totally different from the warm glow civilized snuffers pursue.
I'd conclude, then, by saying that Yellow Lily Natural is a plain, unscented snuff that's really easy to take. I see it as being a promising candidate for blending endeavors: it would help cut an over-perfumed snuff, and would probably help tame a real eye-popper like White Horse. Otherwise I don't plan on buying any more than the one tin.
 

Peifemeschder

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Nutty-Joe

Is in most respects the big brother of Nutty-Ella. There is much more nut aromas in Nutty-Joe which are stronger than the chocolate aspect which gives this snuff a more earthy tone than the mild sweetness of Nutty-Ella. I get quiet a burn out of Nutty-Joe which isn't the case with the sister snuff. I am inclined to suggest that there has to be some mentol in the mix but I am not sure. It seems to me that I get a hint of earthy base tobacco which is totally covered in Nutty-Ella. Nutty-Joe is less Nutella and more like the smell in a chockat specialty store. The only aspect in which Nutty-Ella is bigger than Nutty-Joe is in the duration of the experience. Nutty-Joe hits quiet good but fades in a mater of minutes.
 

RedScot

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I am inclined to suggest that there has to be some mentol in the mix but I am not sure.
I get that from quite a few snuffs. I can't tell if the burn is from nicotine or menthol. One snuff (it's Indian & black, but I threw away the tin) had what I thought was a menthol kick, but after a lot of careful sniffing I realized it was eucalyptus and lemon grass.
 

Montag

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Nutty-Joe

Is in most respects the big brother of Nutty-Ella. There is much more nut aromas in Nutty-Joe which are stronger than the chocolate aspect which gives this snuff a more earthy tone than the mild sweetness of Nutty-Ella. I get quiet a burn out of Nutty-Joe which isn't the case with the sister snuff. I am inclined to suggest that there has to be some mentol in the mix but I am not sure. It seems to me that I get a hint of earthy base tobacco which is totally covered in Nutty-Ella. Nutty-Joe is less Nutella and more like the smell in a chockat specialty store. The only aspect in which Nutty-Ella is bigger than Nutty-Joe is in the duration of the experience. Nutty-Joe hits quiet good but fades in a mater of minutes.

Thanks I like Nutty-Ella and have Nutty-Joe in the cart for my next order.
 

Peifemeschder

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Mullins&Westley Particular

To me it is a very fine grained snuff going up well into the nose. If not carefully it has a tendency to go up to far for being pleasant. There is not much of a flavor it is more like 6 Photo Cheetah but not quiet because I get some pepperish sensation after the quiet strong burn. The pepper lingers for a while which is to me very interesting. I also get a faint hint of curry. The vitamin N is present in a good measure though weaker than with Cheetah. The name Particular is very descriptive of the experience of this snuff because it is very different to the snuff I usually know which are either really strong in flavor or are almost without any. It took me a while to appreciate the pepper quality of this snuff because at the first bumps it seems to have no taste at all. The snuff needs some serious patience.
 

twofocused

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Artisan Barleywine

This is my first review so let’s fumble through it together. It comes in a typical Toque tin and was black as a cloud cover night. Coarse grind that reminded me of wet compost. I couldn’t nail down a smell while it was in the tin so up the hooter it goes.

Now is when the ball game changed. Super easy to pinch or paddle up and sat well. The first deep inhale and I got the smell of 2 row barley when you are steeping it in a mash tun. Malty and earthy. I’m still searching smells so badly wanting it be a barleywine and there it is a slight hoppy vegetal smell that smelled just like aged whole leaf Fuggle hops. I was blown away that they really captured a deep rich hopped Barleywine in a snuff. A winner for me.
 

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Merk3030

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Artisan Barleywine

This is my first review so let’s fumble through it together. It comes in a typical Toque tin and was black as a cloud cover night. Coarse grind that reminded me of wet compost. I couldn’t nail down a smell while it was in the tin so up the hooter it goes.

Now is when the ball game changed. Super easy to pinch or paddle up and sat well. The first deep inhale and I got the smell of 2 row barley when you are steeping it in a mash tun. Malty and earthy. I’m still searching smells so badly wanting it be a barleywine and there it is a slight hoppy vegetal smell that smelled just like aged whole leaf Fuggle hops. I was blown away that they really captured a deep rich hopped Barleywine in a snuff. A winner for me.
Where did you pick this up from? That sounds up my alley…
 

MuchTrees

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McChrystals Summer Harvest

Didn’t know what to expect since it was my first from this brand. Dang it’s nice though! Reminds me of toque raspberry menthol without the menthol. Light-medium kick and it faded out for me within a few minutes. Took easy and didn’t blast into my sinuses despite taking quite a bit which is a huge plus for me. Very pleasantly surprised and looking forward to my other 11 flavors from my variety sampler pack.
 

MuchTrees

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McChrystals Mulled Magic

Well boys I forgot to hit post on my last one and tried this one and felt compelled to share. Mulled magic is a clove, cinnamon, spiced snuff, didn’t know these existed and scared me initially. On first smell it reminded me of apple cider spices which seems to be dead on for its intent. On sniff it had a bit more sting than I anticipated and was strong strong on flavor out the gate. It settled into a very nice and long lingering experience that paired well with my Riesling I am enjoying. I would say low nicotine hit and again easy to take and didn’t blast my sinuses which is ideal. I could see enjoying this particularly in the winter with some wassail or cider but was great now even in the throes of summer. Continue to be surprised with my perceived quality from this brand and while Wilson’s of sharrow still holds my heart this is becoming a brand I’m liking and flavors I really like too. Cheers
 

Peifemeschder

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McChrystals Summer Harvest

Didn’t know what to expect since it was my first from this brand. Dang it’s nice though! Reminds me of toque raspberry menthol without the menthol. Light-medium kick and it faded out for me within a few minutes. Took easy and didn’t blast into my sinuses despite taking quite a bit which is a huge plus for me. Very pleasantly surprised and looking forward to my other 11 flavors from my variety sampler pack.
I like that snuff too. Pretty mild and it reminds me of a fresh lush garden.
 

Peifemeschder

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Viking Spear

Totally different than Thor's Hammer in some aspects. The tin smell reminded me of the chewing gum section in a supermarket. Up the nose the spearmint flavor is far less pungent but still strong. I like that there is still the earthy quality of the base which seems to be the same as with the Thor's Hammer. It is a unusual combination but never the less a tasty one. The mentol burn gives a nice kick to the party at the beginning. The earthiness of the base gets more prominent after time when the spearmint fades.
 

cossar

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Just got a bunch of new mentholated snuffs, so I'll post some reviews here....

McChrystal's Original and Genuine (O&G)

This was one of the first snuffs I've ever really enjoyed and I'm quite partial to it. In the beginning, I get a great punch of menthol and camphor. A little burn, and moderate nicotine hit. Places well in the nose and I rarely experience nasal drip, whether I'm snuffing a small pinch or a larger or dose. Medium grind I'd say, slightly moist. There's a really good raw tobacco smell that comes in a couple minutes, after the menthol dies down a tad. Not too much of a "barnyard" note, and I'll catch the scent beyond 10 minutes if I take a deep inhale. Opens the sinuses, and I've never sneezed with this one - just feels great.

Over all I really enjoy it and keep it in a regular rotation.
 

cossar

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Alright, Poschl Radford.

This is a medium-coarse grind, it reminds me of the grind for Poschl Gawith Original actually. Moist. My initial impression is that it somehow richer than O&G, fuller bodied maybe? Feels as if the menthol-camphor ratio is spot on. My impression is that the tobacco might be a tad better quality, the raw tobacco flavor on the back end smells very nice. Medium nic. All in all, this one seems to me like a richer, Poschl version of O&G, and they do a fantastic job of it. Recommended for folks who like the texture and grind of Poschl snuffs but want the menthol experience of O&G.

I generally have a more difficult time with coarse blends, so I will likely not re-order. I am happy to have tried it.

Also a note about the packaging. This is a metal tin, but a very tight lid with that gummy lining around the top, similar to the lining that is on a mason jar lid. It seems to help retain the moisture of the blend. A nice touch.
 

cossar

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Fubar Medic:

Made for Mr. Snuff in India. Moderate moisture, fine/medium grind. On first snuff, I pick up is the raw tobacco barnyard scent that is quite different than McChrystal's or other English snuffs I've tried. The menthol, less up-front than other minty snuffs, comes in after. Medium nic hit, certainly not a powerhouse. Few sneezes, and for some reason this one clogs up my sinuses pretty well after a few pinches.

To be honest, at first I hated it. Then after a while, the raw tobacco really grew on me, and I've noticed the scent lingering for up to an hour or so later. It became really pleasant as a background scent, complementing a meal or a beer. I'm still in the learning curve in the best way to manage it while snuff (I still get some nasal drip occasionally), I like it.
 

Danny

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Fubar Medic:

Made for Mr. Snuff in India. Moderate moisture, fine/medium grind. On first snuff, I pick up is the raw tobacco barnyard scent that is quite different than McChrystal's or other English snuffs I've tried. The menthol, less up-front than other minty snuffs, comes in after. Medium nic hit, certainly not a powerhouse. Few sneezes, and for some reason this one clogs up my sinuses pretty well after a few pinches.

To be honest, at first I hated it. Then after a while, the raw tobacco really grew on me, and I've noticed the scent lingering for up to an hour or so later. It became really pleasant as a background scent, complementing a meal or a beer. I'm still in the learning curve in the best way to manage it while snuff (I still get some nasal drip occasionally), I like it.
This is going to seem a little weird, but, take a pinch, give it a minute or two then go outside, note the difference in smell, try this with all your Snuff, the difference can be quite pleasant.
 

cossar

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This is going to seem a little weird, but, take a pinch, give it a minute or two then go outside, note the difference in smell, try this with all your Snuff, the difference can be quite pleasant.
Yep. This entirely changes the scent of a lot of snuffs. I like getting a couple pinches of plumcake and then walking out the door.

I've started doing this more often, and it is really nice! Can't say I can quite pin down the difference, except that fresh air is great under normal circumstances, so fresh air and snuff are a good complement.
 

MagicMatt

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Bernard Fichtennadel:


I cannot get enough of this stuff. Especially as the cold months are upon us. My last order I got 10 tap tins. The freshness of the spruce scent (Fichtennadel translates to spruce needle) mixed with the dark fermented german tobacco is a killer combo. Its like walking around in beautiful spruce forest at all times...well at least to your nose. If you are a person who enjoys woody, musky type scents, I think you would enjoy this too.
 
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