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A clean tasting budget blend, that unlike a few, isn't made of mainly tobacco stems! A unique blend of burley, Virginia, and exotic Orientals.

BrandRed Bull
Manufactured ByRed Bull
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringFloral Essences, Menthol, Other / Misc
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Medium
Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Red Bull - Red Bull Aromatic.

I bought this along with a few other 'budget' tobaccos just to see what sort of quality would be available from a blend that's been made solely for the reason of being cheap.

If I'm honest, I hated this at the start. That was based on the pouch note at first, it smelt floral, perfume like and too false. But then, when I lit a bowl, well that was where confusion set in: it didn't taste too floral (slightly, but not much), and the tobacco's gave good flavour. Don't get me wrong, there's a few issues: firstly and mainly due to the cut, it can burn warm, and too fast. Also it'll give a little nip to the tongue if it's pulled to hard, but other than those it's a decent smoke.

I think this would be a great all-day smoke: medium nicotine, the flavour's not in need of huge deciphering, the room-note's okay, and due to the cost it wouldn't cause much fuss if the bowl had to be aborted when you're called back to work!

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula #03

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Black Swan

2 people found this review helpful.

North State Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
North State (72)
Very Mild Extra Strong Very Mild Pleasant

Got this from a small 'trafika' in a small town in the Czech Republic just for want of trying something I hadn't tried before and they had locally available. This is Red Bull 'A-type' - with the A standing for Aromatic I guess - and I'm lucky I picked this instead of the V-type which I'm led to believe is pretty much the same, but Vanillaed.

Fairly fine shag, light brown throughout, consistency of rolling tobacco. Has an almost perfume-like, very flowery, fruity, sugary, light pouch note. Smokes hot & fast, even straight from pouch, like basic hand rolling virginia/oriental with artificial toppings liberally applied, but lacks any true character.

Light aromatic, better than nothing I guess, but only just makes the 2-star mark.

Pipe Used: Falcon meerschaum, Chacom, corn cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch

Purchased From: Kiosk in Ledec nad Sazavou, Czech Republic

1 person found this review helpful.

F4RM3R Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
F4RM3R (7)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Like the other poster, didn't like it at first. But it's actually a not too bad, burley forward natural tasting tobacco. Not heavily cased or coated in propelyne glycol, with quality looking ribbons of tobacco. It does have a very slight aromatic casing that is kind of fruity and a little floral, but it's very very light, and somewhat unique. You'll mostly taste tobacco here, burley leading the way with Virginia adding sweetness and orientals creating a little complexity and spice.

Works okay as a blender, although that aroma it has will poke through. Works well adding some Cavendish, perique or strong burley to increase strength or complexity.

All in all a nice plain smoke, although a little boring, but nice if you have been overwhelmed with strong flavours of other tobaccos and want to switch it up and save a few dollars. I won't be buying it again as I think there are quite a few better options for a couple dollars more, but as another poster said, it won't make you go "UGH!" And beats other OTCs when you are in a pinch, just for the fact that it's not heavily cased and dry enough to smoke right out of the pouch.

Pipe Used: Briar cob meerscham

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Valmont in Prague

1 person found this review helpful.

thesmoggypipester Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thesmoggypipester (77)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

tried this at least 5 years ago, but I remember well. a nice Virginia, burley with a slight touch of oriental but with an aromatic addition, I wouldn't say floral, I would say more fruity. this is long stringy ribbons, so pack tighter than usual and smoke slowly. if you can manage that then it is a decent enough smoke. I will say here while I have the extra disposable income I won't smoke this, but happen I'm on a tight budget this will do.

it isn't a complex smoke, it isn't going to set the world on fire but for what it is, it is a decent smoke and won't make you think "urgh".

room note, smoked amongst smokers it won't raise an eyebrow, although may garner the odd fake cough from non smokers in your company.

All in all if it isn't packed tight enough it will get your tongue and be very unpleasant but pack it tight enough and smoke slowly it will behave itself and give a decent enough smoke.

All in 2 stars, it does the job, if you have the spare coin, you will look for something better if not this will be a good addition.

Pipe Used: corn cob

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: local shop in town.

1 person found this review helpful.

Ocelot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ocelot (33)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Red Bull A-type has nice tin note. I mostly smell the chocolate. When you light it up, it is not so good as I would expect, but it is average aromatic.

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