09 November 2015

Skruf Xtra Stark (Original Portion) - Review. 9 November 2015.

Skruf Xtra Stark Portion has been a favorite of mine for many years. It's a strong snus with a bold and robust flavor that I love to throw into my rotation from time to time to mix things up. The product description says, "Building on the success of the stark family, Xtra Stark is a stronger and more robust snus containing more nicotine. To make this extra strong snus skruf uses specially selected tobaccos to give the rich taste and higher impact."  The cans have also recently undergone a redesign and look more sleek and uniform across the entire Skruf range.

The portions are dark and moist, packed full with a rich flavored tobacco, and very comfortable in the lip. The aroma of Skruf Xtra Stark is a very deep and rich tobacco aroma, with a little citrus, and a slightly sweet overtone tying it all together. It is a very pleasant scent. Rose Oil is very aromatic, and is very present in the aroma profile of Skruf Xtra Stark. The nicotine hit is like a train - quick, hard, and long lasting. About 10 minutes in I felt a kick, and it did not let up until the very end. The flavor of Skruf Xtra Stark is a very balanced flavor of rich, dark tobacco with subtle hints of sweet Rose Oil blended in (a characteristic of the Skruf brand), a gentle salt balance, and a mellow undertone of citrus. For those who don't know, rose oil comes from steam distilling crushed rose petals, and is used in various things - including perfume, and rose water. It is used in various cuisines, including Iranian, and is also a flavoring ingredient in Turkish Delight. The French use rose syrup from this oil to make rose flavored scones. This added ingredient blends quite well with the rich tobacco flavor and subtle bergamot/citrus flavor in Skruf Xtra Stark.

So, if you're looking for something strong with a unique flavor, this is definitely one to try out!

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