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A full flavoured blend with fire-cured cavendish added for mellowing the robust burley. A mild cherry flavoring and a dash of vanilla is added for a semi-sweet, pleasant, slow burning smoke.

Blended ByRich Gottlieb
Manufactured By4noggins
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish
FlavoringCherry, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
Mild to Medium, Medium
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Very Pleasant
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

4noggins - Tewksbury Hobbit's Weed Match.

The first thing I noticed, and didn't like, was the chemical pouch-note. It appears to be quite a rugged construction, including some coarse broken flakes, big leaves, and sadly a few twigs. Mine was only a little too wet, but still smokeable fresh.

I don't know if maybe my expectations were to high but it seems like a basic cherry and vanilla aromatic. I find the cherry outweighs the vanilla, more so for the beginning of a bowl. Subsequently, the cherry still leads, but the vanilla becomes slightly easier to ascertain after the first third. I've had some wonderful blends from 4noggins, both aromatic and natural, but if I'm honest the cherry in this tastes far too chemical and false, with an overriding sweetness to it. I get little from the tobaccos, to me this is a red-blooded aromatic. On the plus side I get no bite and the temperature's cool!

The nicotine's mild to medium, and the room-note's good.

This isn't awful, but not my type of blend.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Four weeks

Purchased From: 4noggins

9 people found this review helpful.

BUSTACOBBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I was tipped off to this by a forum member at pipesmagazine the day it hit the site. Being a big fan of the original, I was curious and gave it a go. I took a bowl of the original and bowl of this in MM cobs and puffed them side by side. The 4-noggins blend is probably the closet to the original as it might get. I do feel like many of Tewksbury's blends carried a consistency in flavor but I'd be damned to know the difference if you switched them up on me. 4noggins HWM has the same wonderful burst of flavor and just the tiniest amount of sharpness I love in the original. I hope to see the Tewksbury folks back in the game soon but till then I am buying this! great job guys.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Marte Poker / MM Country Gentleman

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: Tewksbury Hobbit's Weed.

8 people found this review helpful.

CoreyR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CoreyR (36)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

When I first opened the bag and there is a sweet smell but not really "cherry." I should tell you that I have had this for about 6 months. I smoked it right out of the bag and I have tried jarring it up for awhile. I have had the original "Hobbit's Weed" and this is not as cherry flavored as that was. Drying it out a bit seems to help bring out the sweet flavor and the smell of the tobacco certainly improves with age. I have not noticed any of the "chemical" attributes which other reviewers have noted and I am usually pretty sensitive to them. As for the way it actually smokes? I usually load my pipe the night before, let it dry overnight and the next day I find that it still requires one or two lights to get going and, usually, a relight or two. The flavor is sweet but not very "cherry." It is a nice aromatic, fairly mild, with a pleasing room note, so my wife informs me. It can be an all day smoke and I frequently use it while driving on the weekends as it is not overpowering in small spaces, like my truck. Plus, I just like being able to say that I am driving down the road, "smoking some weed!" LOL I do recommend it if you are looking for a mild aromatic with a pleasing room note.

Pipe Used: Several MM cobs, Several Meers

Age When Smoked: From fresh out of the bag to about 6 months

Purchased From: 4 noggins

4 people found this review helpful.

Old6String Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old6String (27)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Flavor was consistent throughout the bowl. Sipped slowly so as not to bite. No real highs or lows. Strength is very mild. Decent smoke. Probably wouldn’t buy again. Received compliments on the smell. Enough said.

4 people found this review helpful.

Keile Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Keile (1)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I can’t compare or say if this is better or worse than the original because I never had the chance to try it. That being said, this is a very pleasant tobacco. Not very artificial tasting and very light on the cherry. Vanilla is nice and creamy in this one as well. Room note is amazing as well and received thumbs up from the wife and daughter.

Pipe Used: Dagner Elbo, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

4 people found this review helpful.

BlooFlame Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BlooFlame (5)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Yeah nah!!! I find myself only smoking half a bowl...I grow tired of the chemical-like flavouring. It's not as smooth as I would like. Just longing for some more Cult Blood Red Moon.

Pipe Used: Peterson Calibash

Age When Smoked: 3 months

3 people found this review helpful.

Jason h. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jason h. (51)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable

This was very chemically compared to the original, and didnt have nearly the subtle cherry flavor of the original, nor the aroma. Save your money, the original Hobbits Weed is still gone for right now.

3 people found this review helpful.

slithery Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
slithery (2)
Very Mild Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is my first review and I must confess that I will be reviewing based on my personal preference. I bought 8oz. of this with the intention of smoking a bit and sending a lot to people, as I am Canadian and for some reason Hobbit's Weed is regarded here. I like aromatics. I don't like cherry. I work in a candy factory and this tobacco smells like work, and work reminds me of cheap kiddie carnival vomit. The vanilla is pleasant but the cherry just reminds me too much of cherry flavoured hard candy drops usually given out during Halloween. To try and be fair, it is by no means an offensively bad tobacco overall, it is just offensive to my personal palate. I sent some samples out as well as a few others in my cellar to random people in the tobacco community and did a contest on a Facebook forum to give away the rest, as there is no way I will be smoking this. Personal rating is a 1/5/ More professional rating, for lack of a better term, would be 3/5. It, like everything, is certainly worth trying but for me, it is worth trying once.

Pipe Used: Pear wood churchwarden

Age When Smoked: Immediately

Purchased From: 4noggins

3 people found this review helpful.

Stinkypipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stinkypipe (155)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Well ole Frodo may smoke this blend and like it but it's not a big fav of mine. Again another aromatic that is mild and weak in taste. Smells nice upon opening with a nice hint of cherry. Burns OK for an aromatic and does not seem to smoke too hot. The cherry flavor is slight and comes and goes. I am not a big cherry blend lover but this is pretty good blend as tobacco flavor goes. If your looking for a cherry flavored smoke this may not suit your taste buds but as a simple nice tobacco flavored smoke this is a keeper.

Pipe Used: Boswell freehand

Age When Smoked: Fairly fresh

3 people found this review helpful.

The Sunday Evening Pipe Smoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Sunday Evening Pipe Smoker (54)
Mild Very Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Fair warning, I never tried the original Tewksbury Hobbit's Weed before it went off market so this is not a review about that at all.

What I can say is that this is a very fine cherry-vanilla blend and in many ways it reminds me of the one and only other cherry blend I enjoy, Cult Blood Red Moon. Now BRM is more of a sour/tart cherry flavour by comparison to this (and apparently has chocolate notes in it as well?) but in both instances, the cherry is what really comes out in front flavour-wise.

I went at this pretty aggressively and didn't experience any significant tongue bite, which I cannot say for some other aromatics I've tried, even the famous Lane 1Q.

Definitely a dessert blend and definitely one you will want to try if you're looking for a flavourful cherry aromatic without the bite.

I would add that I am not a regular aromatic smoker. I tend much more toward things like Plum Pudding, 965, Father Dempsey, as well as the famous crossovers like FMC or, now, Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged, so when I do want to go with an aromatic, I want something that has strong flavour and doesn't bite easily or hard. I would put this Hobbit's Weed Match into that bucket for sure. In fact I think it actually does better than Cult BRM in this regard and the flavour doesn't get ashy toward the end of the bowl like BRM can. A definite plus.

I could see this replacing BRM as my "go to" cherry blend, though the sour cherry angle of BRM still has its own merits of course, but overall, as I think about it, I think this one is the better of the two blends with less bite and flavour that lasts to the end of the bowl.

Similar Blends: Cult Blood Red Moon.

2 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

EDIT [I decided to knock this down to 2 stars. It became just too much of a strict cherry product that was beginning to ghost the pipe and began tasting of a cheap bulk blend].

I recently made a batch of do it yourself Hobbit's Weed from the online recipe and was quite pleased with the results, so upon placing a 4noggins order, I thought I would see if their blend differed much (though I'm likely smoking the same thing).

The bag aroma is much heavier on the cherry juice, leaving no room for any of the vanilla or other flavors to weasel into your nose. Still, it was a great smelling cherry. The mix was the same equal parts of Black Cavendish and Burley, though the leaves were paper thin (like fish flakes). Ignition couldn't of been easier and the bowl had zero relights, which meant a hobbit could wander away from the fireplace, never needing a lighter. The taste (for an Aromatic) was phenomenal. The cherry was still in the forefront, but now some of the sweet vanilla was able to creep in.

I have to say I preferred 4noggins take on the weed versus making my own, for being less hassle, slightly better tasting, and being one of the best burns I have ever had.

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2 people found this review helpful.

sublimmedia Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sublimmedia (4)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

Right of the bat, this is a mild aromatic imo. Not in a bad way but if you want something that completely Över takes you with flavor there is other blends that would be better for you. There is definitely vanilla in this. It drives the buss imo. Then we get the Cherry. It’s there and the two makes a great couple. It’s consistent thru the entire bowl even if it gets a little bit boring two thirds down. It’s a nice round aromatic that I believe most would appreciate.

Pipe Used: George Jensen

1 person found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (339)
Mild Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Hobbit's Weed match is a chunky ribbon blend, that arrives slightly wet in the pouch. The pouch aroma reminds me of the Skoal Long Cut Cherry blend I used to chew in high school, with a vanilla undertone. While is does smell artificial, it doesn't smell chemical. if that even makes sense.

This is a bit sticky on arrival. I prefer a light pack and tamp a little firmer as the smoke progresses, as this does swell a bit during the charring light. The topping on this reminds me a lot of the old McClelland Blend, M-27 Three Cherry.

The Cherry stands out the most in this, with a slight vanilla softness. The tobacco seems to be of good quality, as there is no roughness, no tongue bite, and it doesn't become acrid nor ashy even at the bottom of the bowl. The aftertaste is short lived, but pleasant. The room note is superb. This has been a favorite before bed blend for me, as it's not too heavy or strong on nicotine. All in all, a solid 3.5 stars for this great aromatic from 4 Noggins!

1 person found this review helpful.

Pip'n'Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pip'n'Piper (54)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Another nice 4noggins blend. I didnt like this at first, but perhaps my love for the halfling's leaf has clouded my mind, for it has grown on me. The cherry is somewhat artificial tasting, but nowhere near the point of cough medicine. The vanilla is mild and works well to liven and enrich the cherry. Not many tobacco notes to discern except the fire cured cavendish adds an element of depth reminiscent of the fire cured used in 1Q. It burns alright. Has a bit of a nip if smoked fast. I like it; I find it bright and refreshing on the palate. A nice change of pace for the tastebuds. A good one to have an oz or two sitting around should the mood arise. It seems a lot of pipe smokers are Tolkien fans, so I doubt my recommendation is necessary for those interested in trying this one, nevertheless. If you don't like cherry aromatics, then I don't know what you're doing this far into this review. If you do like cherry aros, then sit-back on the field of victory and enjoy a well earned comfort. 3 stars. Recommend.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Gnova Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gnova (10)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

I am looking for a berry flavored aromatic to add to my rotation so have been trying different blends that have been recommended. I enjoyed this blend but the flavoring was a bit heavy for my taste.

Age When Smoked: When Purchased

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Brunello Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brunello (166)
Mild Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I knew going in that this had cherry flavoring, but I guess I was hoping for a more subtle application than what we get here. Somebody also mentioned banana nut bread, which I like, so that was another reason I wanted to try this. My first evaluation over a year ago noted a sweet confectionary aroma and a flavor that reminded me of a Luden's cherry lozenge. No banana nut bread for me. At least it burned cool, was not as sickly sweet as Ole Shenandoah Appalachian Berry, and left no goopy residue.

To reduce the overt cherry flavor I tried blending half n' half with some Lane White Burley, then some Orlik Golden Virginia, then some Edgeworth cube cut Burley, and no matter what I paired it with the candy taste dominated (plus I wasted a lot of good tobaccos in the attempt).

Now, a year later, after being untouched in a mason jar, I gave it one last chance at redemption. The jar note was of overly ripe (almost rotting) black cherries, while the flavor had now taken on an unctuous combination of fruit cocktail syrup and cream soda. It must have had a good dose of humectant because it was still moist enough to require some drying out - though that did not help diminish the unctuous flavor.

I'd say I've done my due diligence with this one. The remainder of my supply goes into the compost bin!

Pipe Used: MM Cobbit Shire, Pioneer Meer, Peretti briar

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipehobby1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipehobby1 (1)
Mild Medium Medium Strong

Just tried this for the first time. Super smooth, could smoke this all day.

Creamy and flavorful.

If you enjoy aromatics this needs to be in your pipe.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman

Purchased From: 4Noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Kokinhenik Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kokinhenik (93)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Taste the way a cheap cherry candle smells. Chemical and fake. No self respecting Hobbit would allow this in his house, let alone smoke it in his favorite pipe. Try Paladin instead, its a superior tobacco.

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TheKrunkernaut Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheKrunkernaut (1)
Mild Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Edit: This is the only blend I've reviewed. Also, this is the only blend I restock by the pound for my own personal use. It's definitely my favorite. I'm changing the review from "recommended," to "highly recommended;" the room note from "pleasant," to "very pleasant;" ultimately changing this from a 3 star review, to 4 stars. Here's why:

I've white-ashed this right down! A perfect smoke to the finish!

Or, to stop and start again at work on break, without nasty residues. It's cool-smoking, with plenty of moisture to vaporize. No crackle and burn from me; it's sweet, but didn't burn too hot unless provoked.

I love smoking this tobacco on my drive - 35 minutes, no relight, that's exceptional for me. I can keep about any pipe lit, but this blend does it on its own.

It's quite aromatic through all phases: the bag, the pinch, the dry unlit tobacco in the bowl, the first light, and final light are all pleasant and not overpowering.

It's quite flavorful, though not "complex." The cherry flavor is big, and could have been overpowering, but I'd describe it as a well harmonized lead note. This is a fruity, warm, and sweet bouquet. The other reviews accurately point to the flavors. I taste vanilla, for sure; there's gotta be cocoa, too.

I like to try more than 4 blends per month. I'll give most any tobacco blend a whirl.

Pipe Used: Balandis #100 Colorado Swampo 70g bent billiard

Age When Smoked: new-8 weeks

Purchased From: 4Noggins

Similar Blends: Backwoods - Cherry , Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish Sweet Cherry Cream.

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