Viking Spear is a fine expression of mentha spicata that imparts crisp, refreshing flavors to a wonderfully fermented tobacco taste. This mixture offers a beautiful balance of broad leaved Virginia tabacum and spicy mint. This dark colored blend has a medium coarse, moist texture that provides little to no discomfort to the nose and a substantial nicotine hit that last a long while. Easy to take with very comforting and familiar outcomes. This is a prolonged and pleasing powdered pleasure perfectly prepared, try some soon. Cheers and happy snuffing.
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A bit of a tooth paste vibe at first. But that's the bad-- it aired out a little bit allowing the good fermented tobacco through in the nose, and I suspect I just acquired a taste for this particular spearmint scent. It's not like crumbs of comfort, really. I liked this, and would probably get more when I'm out, though that will likely be a while as I use this one only occasionally. comparable nicotine to Viking Dark, and pretty much the same coarseness/moisture.
This is an excellent snuff. Coming from someone that has not tried a large variety of snuffs -- this particular snuff has shown me that you can truly have a wonderful tobacco taste while still an enjoyable flavored (mint) snuff.
I must respectfully disagree with others who claim the spearmint here isn't strong enough. Yes, the tobacco base flour is very rich and delicious, and would be wonderful on its own. However, what puts this snuff into my Top 5 is indeed the mint. Some spearmints have an artificial "spearmint candy" scent, but the Viking provides the scent of strong, fresh spearmint cut from the garden. It compares favorably with Wilson's Crumbs of Comfort, a favorite of mine, but the Viking wins by a nose. The mint is fresher, the grind seems more coarse and therefore is easier to take in large pinches. Moisture is medium, the color is deep and rich. Also, this is one snuff that is very comfortable to take from a bullet. I carry this one in my pocket most days and return to it often throughout the day. I consider this an excellent beginner snuff, especially if one adores the scent of fresh mint leaves. Hint: In the unlikely event that you need to re-moisten the tobacco, snuggle a fresh mint leaf into the tin, seal it tightly and return to the tin after a couple days' time. While we're on the subject of tins, hooray for Viking for sealing this jewel in a vacuum tin. The tins are exceedingly difficult to open, but the prize waiting within is well worth the effort. Upon opening the tin, you'll get a mild whiff of ammonia which quickly disappates over an evening's airing. Buy this one if you love fresh mint. I cannot imagine anyone who would not enjoy this or give it less than its deserved 5 stars.
The first thing that come to mind is urinal cakes,That's not bad if you don't relate the two products. The medium grind is just right and the moisture level is about the same. Has a slight burn. Easy snuff for a beginner
I like to spoon a lot in and found it a little clogging.I thought the spearmint would be more cooling like SG dark peppermint I was wrong it is just a scent that fades rather quickly. I rate this viking spear right in the middle of the scale for my taste.
I was really looking forward to trying this one. I like spearmint; I love the tobacco Viking uses in Viking Dark (which, I'm presuming from my limited time with Spear, is the same base as used here). But somehow, and very sadly, the two just don't work very well for me in this blend. The spearmint (to my mind at least) is just not strong enough -- or, more likely, is simply overpowered by the depth of the tobacco.
All this is down to personal taste, of course. In brief, I'm not complaining: I'm just a little sad that, after the immense pleasure of Viking Dark, Spear didn't live up to the build-up I'd given it in my mind.