CUSTOMER REVIEW: I had heard that this was not a schmalzler in the strictest sense, but more of a halb-schmalzer which is a snuff-schmalzler hybrid. The grind is quite coarse, like sand, but presumably this is the moisture binding smaller particles together, as it does seem to crush under finger pressure. The moisture is like in the Brasil Feinst in that the oil moisture is inside the particles and they are dry on the outside.
Once in the nose (and you can take loads of it) it moistens up into a nice paste that will eventually find its way out by running or throat drip. The flavor is also unique among schmalzlers. It is the sweetest of Bernard's offerings, and has an excellent rum and maple scent. Very rich and nearly black. Kloster (or cloister) is a monastary, so this translates to 'Monastary Mixture'. This is one you must try if you are experimenting with schmalzers. It is unique.
Courtesy of Snuff Reviews: Xander
I have been snuffing now for about a week and a half. I ordered this and 2 other snuffs. When I first started out, this one was always burning my nose so bad that I had to blow it out. A week and a half later and I can now say this has become my number 1 snuff. Good dark flavors such as molasses, maple, smoke and tobacco. I would definitely recommend this snuff for someone wanting a darker snuff. It is medium coarse and moist so it is very hard to get it in the sinuses. If you don't like it at first, try it again and again and it will become one of the staple snuffs in your collection.
Heavy rum & maple topping. This is the richest schmalzer I know of, and a contender for my favourite snuff. Bernard makes great snuff, but I must say that this is their best. It is dark brazilian tobacco, made from, as I understand it, a rope called mapacho, which is fermented in a coil wrapped inside a leather cover. It is very easy on the nose, plenty of nicotine, and very sweet. One I never want to be without!
Very good snuff easy on the nose with a delightful smooth long lasting sweet smell, right out of the tap box you can smell a sweet molasses,Smokey, creamy wonderful scent. This is a great after dinner snuff or all day snuff, so far I like all of the Bernard snuffs that I have tried and will be ordering more for sure.
love this stuff! it is slightly sweet and salty at the same time. has a good effect and pleasant on the nose! this is a very adult natural sweet, not kiddish and artificial like some other brands. would recommend!
Still a great snuff, but to me, it seems far too similar to "Bernard Brasil Doppelt Fermentiert". Less sweet and a little more mild. Still a great blend; however, if you like "Doppelt Fermentiert" , but it seems too strong for an all day binge, then maybe this is the one for you.