Snuv Black Range is a perfectly balanced blend of Rustica and Virginia tobaccos. The color of the snuff is almost black. A fairly coarse grind along the lines of classic Bayern Prise German snuff, with a dash of paraffin oil which gives these snuffs their distinctive fluffy feel and also helps prevent the moisture from drying out.
Black Ice takes its cue from the world's most popular snuff, Gletscherprise by Poschl Tabak.
Hence, added to the tobacco base flour Black Ice is fairly highly mentholated with hints of several other oil essences, most notably aniseed.
For lovers of mentholated German style snuffs this is a must try. The taste notes of Black Ice are what you would expect from Gletscherprise, but a more pleasurable in the nose in our opinion. There is plenty nicotine delivered by the Rustica, mellowed by the Virginia tobacco and the oils which slow the absorption in the nose, but equally give it longevity. The menthol is plenty enough to clear the sinuses nicely and give you that lovely cooling effect without being over-done. There is no nasal drip to speak of when sniffed correctly.
In terms of flavor, being Snuv Black Ice, it is no surprise that the menthol kicks in first. Once that subsides you will start to notice subtle flavors emerge. The aniseed in this case is more of an enhancer to other flavors, much like many food preparations. The discerning among us will also be able to pick out the sweetness of the tobacco. That's the interaction between the Rustica and Virginia.
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I’m not new to snuff taking, and it takes a good snuff to get my attention enough to write a review. Snuv Black Ice is exactly that! Black, moist tobacco that pinches well, and stays in the nose. The menthols are there, but don’t hit hard. Rather, the small amount of anise mixes with the more potent menthol, and that’s what you notice first. After a few minutes, the scents relax a bit, and the tobacco becomes noticeable. The nicotine level is pleasantly high, and gives instant satisfaction. While I’ve only tried three Snuv products, and only in the Black range, I am impressed by the excellent base flour, which appears to be oiled. The menthols and other scents are tastefully done, and can stand toe to toe with any of the Bayern types from Poschl and Bernard. I recommend this to anyone who loves oiled German snuffs. It’s similar to Gletcherprise but not the same. In fact, it’s wee bit better, and I forgot to mention, the tins are also very good, seal well, and keep the snuff fresh!
I'm a newbie when it comes to snuff. I've smoked cigarettes most of my life and started using General Snus 4 years ago. I've always wanted to try snuff and have always been curious as to why anyone would put tobacco in their nose, lol! After watching a few videos and watching people use it and really enjoy it, my mouth was watering so me and my brother put in small order. This ended up being the first Snuff I've ever tried. I don't have anything to compare it to but at first glance, it was black, kind of soft and fluffy, which made it real easy to pinch and control. It looked to be of medium moisture and the smell was of a well balanced menthol and some type of flower that I can't pinpoint. I'm sure there's more to it than that but having never used snuff, it was a small shock to my system, after using just a small pinch. Just a weird sensation. That just lasted a second. I quickly found it to be quite refreshing. The nicotine "buzz" was different than any other that I've ever felt. It wasn't overbearing or anything like that. It was just a constant good feeling that I've never felt with nicotine before. It's always either been way to much nicotine that makes you sick and woozy or not enough. Don't get me wrong. You get a little dizzy but the nicotine buzz was very enjoyable. The most pleasant I've ever felt. I can't wait to try more and discover all the different flavors, aroma's, complexities and depth that snuff has to offer. SNUV Black Sinesis was the second I tried. Reviewing it next. If anyone has suggestions on what I should try, please hit me up. [****]
Black ice is in my opinion the best snuff on the market.my favorite all day everyday snuff.
The best all day snuff on the market.
While it shares the coolness of Pöschl’s Gletscher Prise (or Glacier Pinch as we say in English), Black Ice is not a long ski run on the slopes of Sankt Anton in January, but rather a hot summer’s day in France’s Midi. The dominant flavour is that of anis seed mixed with Rustica and Virginia tobaccos, with a little menthol to moderate the heat. Fond memories of leisurely lunches under the olive trees comes to mind, with plates of charcuteries, rustic bread and copious amounts of pastis to whittle away at the midday sun. Imagine, for a moment, the thick highball glass with solid bottom (scratched from years of swirling spoons), the green bottle of Ricard whose metal screw top has been thrown away after opening (as it will never need to be used again), the block of ice, the pick, the long-tailed spoon and the stone jug of cool spring water. Hear the clanging sounds of the components the coming together. Feel the thirst of you parched throat being quenched. This is the experience that Black Ice masterfully provides.