Bernard Charivari is a beautifully fruity and nutty flavored snuff that resembles a fine Kirsch. There is a fermented tobacco scent that upholds a rich cherry brandy taste. The powder is dark, medium fine grind with a mid level nicotine hit. There is a marriage of fruity and floral intertwined with an earthy base that defines a very distinctive snuff. Well worth a try. Genießen Sie eine Prise!
Available in a convenient 10 g dispenser or box of twenty.
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A mock serenade by joyous people, a Charivari is also a drinking song performed by drunks. If ever you have the privilege of attending Oktoberfest or visiting one of Munich’s many beer halls, you will quickly get acquainted with both Oompah music and the drinking anthem: Ein Prosit. Once over-bloated on Bier, festivities are prolonged though the transition to Kirshwasser, a clear spiritus made from double distilled Morello or sour cherries. Kirshwasser is the fuel of choice to most fire breathing dragons and is an aggravating factor in many bad decisions. Bernard’s “Charivari” is a fermented snuff flavoured with Kirshwasser. It tastes of sour cherries, nuts and lilies. It is wonderful when drinking…heavily. With no burn to speak of, this spiritus snuff clears the sinuses and accelerates the air we breath. High in nicotine, it packs the punch of an ornery mule. Well and worthily recommended, “Charivari” is one of the few known antidotes to heavy Bavarian fare.
A healthy dose of Vitamin N course grind but the flavours stand out well. Highly recommended
As I try more Bernards, Charivari caught my attention, it struck me as humorous that they put a lederhosened crotch on the label to be honest.
This is one of three snuffs of the fruit + menthol type that I have tried, and by far my favorite. The others are Poschl Gawith Original and Bernard Zweifacher.
I was mistaken in thinking this was a Schmalzler because the texture is far more similar to Poschl than to Zweifacher. The color is similar too.
I find that the level of menthol is the mildest of the three, which I like; it is there but it enhances rather than dominates.
The cherry flavor is very good and in the middle of these as far as fruit goes: in the Gawith Original it is very faint and hard to tell that it is apricot rather than just "fruit" and in Zweifacher it is very prominent despite the menthol bomb. I think it is well balanced and recognizeable as cherry. There is also a mild "Bernard flavor" to it with the figggy, chocolate taste that shows up at the back as the other flavors recede.
It has a very nice lingering scent that lasts a long time and to me recalls a the scent of a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake.
Very nice. Not an all the time snuff because I consider it a desert or a morning wake up snuff, also great for an occasional change from other more savory or plain tobacco flavors. This is mostly how I consider all menthol snuffs.
Terrific tobacco undertone, well balanced menthols/warm flavors, (if that makes any sense.)
I’m comparing to my collection of more than 30 flavors of snuff.
Wow! Kirschwasser or some similar natural smelling cherry (this has a disctinct almond or cherry pit scent) with a strong menthol. But here is the kicker: I also smell some subtle spice, which may be the type of tobacco used. This has a finer grind than the usual schmalzer. Tthe tobacco is fairly dark as per a brazilian tobacco and the nicotine is a hair past medium. This is really, really good. If you like zwiefacher (chapstick) or magic moments (strawberry) this will be right up your alley. This reminds me somewhat of a non-floral version of Gawith Hoggarth's Almond snuff, and is a good replacement for that discontinued masterpiece.