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Flavor  rated 1/5   Recommend It?  rated 2/5   Room Note  rated 2/5   Tin Aroma  rated 2/5  
DESCRIPTION
Brand: Paladin
Blender: Pinkerton Tobacco
Tin Description: Black Cherry Cavendish smoking tobacco. Made in the USA.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Cavendish, Black Cavendish
Flavoring: Cherry
Cut: Coarse Cut
Packaging: 1.75oz pouch

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# 10/3/2011 User rated 0/5
Review by rattdogg

UGH!


This is quite possibly the worst pipe tobacco on the market today. It has no redeeming qualities what so ever. I'm not even certain this is tobacco. I'm pretty sure that when Pinkerton Tobacco gets wind (pun intended) of someone scrapeing the top soil from a cattle feed lot they rush to aquire the discarded dirt in order to cook up another batch of Paladin Black Cherry. This is really horrid stuff and should be avoided at all cost. 

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# 10/3/2011 User rated 0/5
Review by bubbadreier

Paladin = Chemical

First off I must say that I am mainly an Aromatic smoker. I am already not a big fan of Cherry blends, because they have a very chemical taste to them, but Paladins Black Cherry adds another weirder even more chemical tasting topping to their tobacco that I just cant palate. When I opened the pouch I remember a sweet, somewhat off smell of cherry. This blend shines when you consider the room note, my wife and friends loved the smell of the smoke. The said they could almost taste the cherry in the smoke. Would I recommend it? Not to a beginning pipe smoker, it would turn them off smoking for good. If it was a more experienced smoker, I would say you have to try it at least once. 

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# 10/3/2011 User rated 3/5
Review by duncan

AWWW Come on


OK, this is not a very good blend compared to some of the artisian cherry blends out there.  It does however has its merits against the likes of Middleton Cherry or Super Value Cherry for the OTC range.  It is very sweet and does have the OTC chemical taste, but it is a full and rich smoke with no tongue bite.  The room note is very nice and most non-smokers will enjoy it.  As for it being a staple tobacco in someones rotation, sure why not if you are into that sort of thing.  If you are looking for a cheap OTC cherry blend for the hell of it, go for it.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 4/5
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# 12/3/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by pstlpkr

I'm in "That" Mood

Paladin Black Cherry is a heavily cased blend of Cavendish tobaccos, black cherry flavor, and is course cut. 

Over the years as a pipe smoker I have been a fiercely loyal devotee of my local B&M. I have smoked quite a few of the many blends they carry. My palate has become moderately sophisticated. So, I have learned to distinguish many of the subtleties that characterize their wide array of tobaccos. But, sometimes I don't want sophisticated. I don't want Oriental and Latakia. I don't want Virginia and Perique. Sometimes I just want something juvenile; something that is syrupy, sweet, and full of flavor. I want Paladin Black Cherry. 

It probably has enough propylene glycol to paint my house. But, I don't care. The PC content can hardly be, unexpected; after all it is an inexpensive rather childish OTC. It has never tasted chemical to me, even after smoking a pouch straight through. (Which I have done many times.)

Paladin Black Cherry has always been one of my favorite "flavored" tobaccos. It is not always easy to acquire. The local grocery doesn't always have it in stock nor does the corner drug store. There are days that I want it, and it's just nowhere to be found.

The pouch note is straight up Black Cherry. No pretense there at all. The room note... Black Cherry. I have heard it said that it reminds some pipers of cough syrup. It has never tasted that way to me while other Cherry blends have. It has always reminded me of Black Cherry Ice Cream. The smoke is thick and rich, very sweet and... (shrug) tastes like Black Cherry Ice Cream, seemingly substantial enough to take a bite out of. To me the smoke has a very creamy feel, and actually tastes like it's made with cream...and that appeals to me (when I'm in "that" mood).
  
I have tried several different cherry blends and have never liked any of them... to me they all tasted too much like candy, cough syrup or bit like a junk yard dog... But, Paladin Black Cherry never has. It is quite different. 

What can I say? I love it.
 

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# 14/1/2012 User rated 0/5
Review by hnryclay

Not for me, 3 strikes your out.

Is it horrible, no. Is it worth the $4.00 I paid for the package, no. I love OTC blends, Carter Hall, Sir Walter Raleigh, SWR aromatic blend, Prince Albert, are all great tobaccos in my opinion. Paladin is not.

When you open the package you are greeted by a cherry fragrence, and notes of sweetnees, with a slight burly smell. Very moist, so I rubbed the mix out before loading the pipe. I filled the bowl in a nice Sasieni to the brim lightly packing the still moist blend. At first light the smell of cherry again, but the taste is something different. I don't expect tobacco to impart the same flavor as the smell, but the flavor imparted by my sample of Palidan was not good. A taste of burley, and  nutrasweet cherry esqe flavoring greeted my palate. Not a pleasant flavour at all. I continued to smoke the pipe and honestly Palidan does burn fairly dry. The flavour does even out towards the end to more of a burley taste, which is by far better than the cherry/burley begininng. In the end the blend does burn down to a decently dry doddle of tragicly topped burely. Not to give this older blend the short treatment it indeed deserves I tried again to like the blend. I loaded up a rubbed out mix into a nice old Savinelli Extra Pot. Once again the scent of cheap cherry air freshner, mixed with burly filled my study, and once again it improved to an almost flavourless burley towards the end of the bowl. Finally I decided to pair this vile weed with a pipe of drugstore fame. I loaded up an old Dr. Grabow Omega with the blend, and it again disapointed. I have to say this blend has a long history, but it will not be purchased again by this pipesmoker.

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