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Captain Black Red Sky is a rare blend, indeed. Most people who like the taste and aroma of cherries have found that pipe tobaccos with that flavor tend to be harsh, or will bite the tongue. Captain Black Red Sky breaks the mold. A mixture of Burleys, black Cavendish, and bright Virginia, it's carefully imbued with a sweet, yet delicate, rich cherry note. Finally, a gentle-smoking cherry blend.

Overall Rating4.79 out of 5 Based on 47 Ratings

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5 out of 5
Great Cheery Flavor that Beats All Others
Captain Black Red Sky is a great aromatic blend. If you find other Cherry flavored blends tasting like cough syrup, Red Sky will surprise you. It is a smooth blend that gives you a cherry flavor that does not bite the tongue. I love Red Sky and I’m stocking up the old tobacco cellar.
5 out of 5
Nice Smoke
Nice smoke. Good aroma and taste. Hardly any bite.
5 out of 5
Great buy
Very nice aroma and taste. Will definitely buy again
5 out of 5
Captain black red sky
Very smooth smoke tobacco seems to be all red Virginia, great smoke for relaxation at the end of a long day.
5 out of 5
Great taste and smells great.
Great taste and smells great. No bite on tongue. Love it.
5 out of 5
cost too much ,but very
cost too much ,but very tasty
5 out of 5
Red Sky has become one of my favorite smokes. It is mild and doesn't have the bite of other cherry blends. The aroma and taste is top notch.
4 out of 5
Very smooth. Can be bitter
Very smooth. Can be bitter at tines
5 out of 5
Captain black red sky
Best cherry tobacco on the market. No bite.
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
Very smooth as promised. The reg cherry I cannot smoke unfortunatly. Makes me cough. This does not and is a perfect cherry blend
5 out of 5
Red Sky
Never used a nicer now and then tobacco than this.
3 out of 5
Copy says it's subtle, but the cherry flavor is as subtle as a hammer. Supposedly a premium blend, the cherry flavor overrides all else and tastes harsh. Not one I intend to buy again.
5 out of 5
Very enjoyable
Try this tobacco for a great cherry blend experience! It’s now in my regular rotation along with some other cherry types as I am a cherry freak. Give “Red Sky” a try & sit back to relax & enjoy!
5 out of 5
February free fall
Very smooth and tasty. It has kind of a creamy taste and a wonderful room note. The cherry flavor is not over powering and pleasant. I have a large living room that I smoke in and close off at the end of the day, the next day when I came in to drink my coffee in the morning there was a very slight cherry smell still in the room. I couldn't wait to load another bowl,relax,and watch the snow fall for awhile before I started my day.
5 out of 5
It is a nice and great tabaco smooth and tasty a good combination
5 out of 5
The ultimate cherry
My wife has always enjoyed the aroma of cherry tobacco. So even though it burned hot and had a terrible bite I would smoke it occasionally. Especially if we were on a trip and we were close when I smoked. I even tried cherry bomb which I heard was the best out there and it was a distinct improvement. Then I saw the ad for Captain black Copper and red sky. The copper is now my daily smoke and Red Sky is my cherry blend of choice. No bite. It burns slow and cool without a lot of re-lights. You don't have the over powering cherry taste that is sickening sweet but still a pleasant taste and decent aroma. No complaints from the wife. So I will now chose Red Sky when a cherry smoke is wanted.
5 out of 5
Captain Black won't get you high, tonight...
This is one of my favorite tobaccos, along with Capt. Black Black Sky (also won't get you high, tonight). A nice, smooth smoke, easy on the tongue. Just the right amount of cherry, not overwhelming, but you can definitely taste and smell it. I like to mix the two aforementioned Capt. Black tobaccos together, sometimes, too.
5 out of 5
delightful smoke
Bought on a whim so enjoyable it has turned into my go to all day smoke
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Red sky
By far the best cherry i have ever smoked!!!!!!!! To me its like a fresh cherry pie right out of the oven. Great job!!!!!!!.
5 out of 5
Red sky is the first cherry like tobacco that i have tried.....I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! there is just the right amount of cherry with another sweet mix i cant quite put my finger on. there is no tongue bite AT ALL with this tobacco and it stays nicely lit which is AWESOME! this tobacco has snuggled comfortably into my nightly routine. i have a bowl of this and a cup of decaf before bed and mmmmhmm does it hit the spot!! Oh and thank you pipes and cigars for the fast shipping! p.s. i will be buying more of this for sure!
5 out of 5
Mellow Cherry
A little less Cherry flavor than Cherry Captain Black, and a little mellower flavor. The smell is Classic Captain Black.
5 out of 5
Smells wonderful!
This is a cool smoking tobacco that does not bite. It smells wonderful in the can and the room note is very pleasant.
5 out of 5
One of the your fathers old blends
Absolutely one of the best, light yet tasty and sweet to the end all the while still tasting the tobacco and seducing the tongue. Hey man, nice shot!
5 out of 5
A must try - one for my permanent lineup!
Great flavor and room note! Best tobacco I've found so far. I'll be buying this on a regular basis.
5 out of 5
The Best pipe tobacco I
The Best pipe tobacco I have ever used. It's GREAT
5 out of 5
CB red Sky
Love it , my go to favorite
5 out of 5
captain black red sky
close to captain black cherry cavindish but a lot more mellow and smooth. well worth the price,my special smoke.
4 out of 5
red sky
Not bad...
5 out of 5
Great evening tobacco for a long smoke
This is my favorite tobacco to smoke in the evening. It smokes cool and dry and I find it perfect for a long smoke at the end of the day in one of my churchwarden pipes. Weather permitting, I sit outside of the porch and slowly puff away at this and relax in the evening. Subtle cherry flavor, is not overwhelming or overly sweet. Its mild enough for a long smoke. Dry enough, moisture does not build up over time. Simply a wonderful way to end a long day.
4 out of 5
Enjoying This Blend
Above average cherry blend as far as I'm concerned, and much better than the Capt. Black cherry. Still no match for Cult though for just a two buck difference.
5 out of 5
Best Cherry out there
Red Sky first choice, second is Black Sea
4 out of 5
Captain Black Red Sky
A very mild, pleasant smoke. First brand I smoked about which my wife said, "That's not bad at all."
5 out of 5
I received my order fast.
I received my order fast. Love the service. As for reds my well I found it to be just as others have said. It smokes cool and has a slight cherry flavor. Yum. Little to no bite. I would buy it again.
5 out of 5
ordered three tins
In my youth I smoked a lot of cherry blend. I guess I have a thing for cherry tobacco. Red sky is a mild but more cherry tobacco, for me a good morning smoke. I only wish it came in bulk. What Am I going to do with all these tins?
4 out of 5
nice product
Tasted ok in a cobb, but was great in my briar. Smooth and mild cherry taste, smelled better in the tin. Will keep some in inventory.
5 out of 5
Very enjoyable !!! I will Deff be buying another tin..:
5 out of 5
Capt. Black how sweet it is!!!
This brand of pipe tobacco is the finest smoke I have tried. Thanks Pipesandcigars!!!
5 out of 5
Wonderful aroma and great taste.
Having been a fan of Captain Black for many years, I decided to try their premium tinned offerings and Red Sky has become an unexpected favorite of mine. The cherry is noticeable both in the aroma and on the palate but not overpowering. It also burns well and often goes to the bottom of the bowl on a single light. I'll continue to explore other cherry blends but for now, I will be keeping a tin of Red Sky on hand.
3 out of 5
Good but not exceptional
I've only recently ventured into "cherry blends". This one smokes fairly well with only a light flavoring. It's certainly a step up from their drug store offerings but for my taste a bit too light, a neutral 3 stars. For a much better tobacco/cherry taste I'll stick with Cult Blood Red Moon.
4 out of 5
I love this blend. The Virginias and Cavendish work perfectly with the cherry flavoring. It smokes best at low temperature with steady and light drawing. This way, the cherry flavor lingers longer on the pallet and fades into the tobaccos later in the bowl to create a subtle vanilla taste. Very well done.
5 out of 5
Excellent Tobacco
This is a fine smooth burning tobacco. No bite. I can actually taste the cherry.That's unusual for me. I can't taste it but here I can and do. Try it. If you don't like it sue me!
5 out of 5
Red Sky at night, sailor’s delight
I smoke Cap’n Black original most of the time with some other custom blends and orientals. I like a cherry flavor on occasion and found this to be very pleasant. The first puff or two provides a bold, but not overpowering cherry taste. As the bowl progresses, my tongue gets accomodated to the flavor and continues with a mild cherry overtone. Not too sweet or too strong, as many cherries are.
5 out of 5
Best Cherry I've Ever Smoked!
Since I'm not fond of cherry I had this tin stored for about eight months and finally opened it up yesterday. What a pleasant surprise! The cherry flavor comes through loud and clear but yet seems to balance well with the tobacco flavor. I smoke outside and have a bad habit of getting in a hurry and smoking too hot. Captain Black Red Sky stayed smooth with no harshness or bite all the way through the bowl. This is really good stuff and I can't believe I'm considering adding a cherry to my regular rotation. Thank you Captain Black and P&C for offering such a great smoke!
5 out of 5
My Favorite for the moment
Love this tobacco, I have been rotating four brands all of which are made by Scandinavian but I find myself choosing this the most. It is everything an aromatic should be, no bite, great taste, nice even burn. I would recommend you try this one!
5 out of 5
happy customer
good service, quick ship, love red sky soft good taste, pleasant arome (per wife)
5 out of 5
Cherry Delight
I'm new to the pipe smoking, but I love this tobacco. I got the sampler, and this was my favorite. I am biased because I love cherries, but this one is really good.
Customer Testimonials
Looks beautiful and smells fantastic out of the tin. the cherry aroma is undeniable and comes through in the taste only subtly. The cherry compliments the tobacco blend and never overpowers the tobacco. Room note is prominently characterized by cherry. Best of all, the blend smokes cool with no bite. Burns to a nice grey ash. overall a very mild, balanced, and never boring smoke. A total redefinition of the captain black brand.
IF of Chapel Hill, NC
I got the same smoking performance out of this blend as Midnight Gold and is eaqually as pleasurable. The aroma is not of the black cherrys but the maraschino variety of bright red cherrys which it not too overpowering but noted well. It has that very cherry/ fruity aroma when you first open the tin which was quite pleasant. And again it smoked identically to Midnight Gold.. I do prefer the black cherrys over maraschino but this still a good keeper in your regular rotation unless your not a cherry fan, then you might want to stay away from this blend.
SR of Manchester, MI
My favorite tobacco; it has a nice, mild taste and a very pleasant aroma.
RB of Winchester, NH
I have tried several different brands of cherry tobacco and this one is the is best by far. Very smooth .Burns well and I can actually taste the cherry. Red sky is now my every day smoke
GW of Lufkin, TX
Great tin aroma, cherry is not over powering. Nice dry mixture. This could be my new everyday smoke for a while.
DG of Herndon, VA
It has a very mild cherry taste, not much bite at all. The overall flavor is mellow and balanced. The room note it leaves is very pleasant. Even my friends who don't normally like any kind of smoke enjoyed the smell. I may get this one again, or see what more Captain Black has to offer.
SA of Kettering, OH
Very surprised.Nice mellow creamy cherry.Love this tobacco.The captian stepped up his game.
DB of ozark, MO
I'm generally not a fan of Captain Black tobaccos. In the past I tried their cherry blend that comes in the pouch. One word describes it - nasty. From time to time I like to smoke a good cherry blend, but haven't been able to find one. The description on the new higher quality Captain Black tobaccos in the tin was intriguing and I ordered a tin to try. The tobacco is rather course cut and has a fantastic wild cherry aroma in the tin. The problem with most cherry blends, whether bulk or tin, is that they smoke hot and bite. Not so with this one. It smokes cool and has no bite at all. What comes through is a pleasant mild tobacco taste with prominent cherry flavors in the background. Captain Black has hit this one out of the park. Highly recommended.
JD of Asheville, NC
What a great year I've had for discovering amazing new blends and this is one of my favorite finds. I love this tobacco and will order enough to enjoy it for years. It's very mild, very aromatic, and not overpowering with the cherry flavor. This is one of my favorite blends and I think anyone who likes a sweet, fruity blend will find this pleasing.
RM of Las Vegas, NV
A very mild, nice tasting cherry and good cherries are hard enough to find. This is going on my reorder list and I recommend it IF you lean toward aromatics and, in particular, fruit blends. Good stuff!
CN of Seminole, FL
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