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Russ' Monthly Blend - Snow Drift is a smooth, rich aromatic, with a distinctive chocolate note supported by a bit of vanilla that will remind you of a cup of hot cocoa; the perfect beverage to enjoy while looking out the window at the falling snow. This has been consistently among the most popular of Russ; blends. If chocolate is your thing, load up some Snow Drift and savor.

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Overall Rating4.49 out of 5 Based on 49 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Russ' Snow Drift”

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5 out of 5
Awesome tobacco, will order again!
Awesome tobacco, will order again!
5 out of 5
A Great Taste
I enjoy the milder tobacco, yet this has some noticeable hot chocolate taste, along with, the burley cocoa that combines, making the flavor which, it would seem like all was needed. I appreciate some of plain tobacco but, spices are more of a choice, it depends on sticking with mild except, if it's too mild and, needs something. I found it has something interesting, that I need a bit plain.
4 out of 5
Well balanced and smooth. Very
Well balanced and smooth. Very little tongue bite. It may be called Snow Drift, but I smoke it year round
5 out of 5
A lot of times there are a lot of tobaccos that are "over hyped" you know you order one called big mac and you expect it to taste like a big mac. The snow drift is advertised as a hot coco flavored tobacco. It is. It is just like sipping a cup of hot chocolate while sitting in the living room watching it snow. I have to get more of this.
4 out of 5
Great blend and plays very well with others
Great blend and plays very well with others (vanilla, fruits, honey, etc).
5 out of 5
My favorite!
My favorite!
5 out of 5
Adding this to my favorites
Very smooth and wonderful light chocolate aroma but not candied. I get compliments from non-smokers.
4 out of 5
Wonderful tin note!
Tin note and room note are wonderful. I received several compliments on the aroma. I wanted to be able to taste the chocolate. Enjoyable, but when I want something more chocolate-forward, I'll go with Sutliff Coco Creme.
5 out of 5
Ho Ho HOT Cocoa!
Exceptional aromatic that was the perfect companion to my Belgian Double ale and a fresh blanket of snow. At first, the tobacco was super moist, nothing that setting a bowl's worth out for some air drying didn't cure. Sweet, chocolatey, and comforting, slowly sipping this pipe was a delight. My wife is smitten with the room note! Yay! I smoked the first few bowls in a bent briar pipe that I made (and has seen many years of breaking in) but am really looking forward to trying this in a corncob pipe, as I suspect it will add another layer of sweet complexity.
5 out of 5
Great smoke. Recommend.
5 out of 5
Love it
Delicious look forward for more, since a am new will invest in other flavors.
3 out of 5
Half of a good blend
I mix equal amounts of Snow Drift with C & D’s Nutty Irishman. It’s a cool, flavorful smoke.
5 out of 5
Russ really nailed it with this one, such a great smoke all around and the room note is just amazing! This is a constant in my rotations of tobacco. This is a must buy!
4 out of 5
Good stuff.............
Good stuff. It's second to Sutliff Vanilla Custard. Vanilla Custard is more creamy than Snow Drift but this will break my week up with an occasional bowl ✔
5 out of 5
A wonderfully flavorful and aromatic smoke! Will order again.
4 out of 5
all right
5 out of 5
Great blend
Love this stuff! Aromatic and smooth.
5 out of 5
Like a warm Cup of Creamy Hot Chocolate...
Exceptionally smooth and Creamy, perfect for reading deep into a snowy Star ridden Winter Nights! Has a Fantastic room note my Family and Friend's to appreciate. In regards to similar flavor and quality blends I would rank this highly among them. 5 Stars unquestionably.
5 out of 5
Snow Drift
One of my favorites, tastes like hot chocolate, very smooth and great room note.
5 out of 5
Love it!
Smokes really well and tastes great. Good aroma and a pleasant room note as well.
5 out of 5
Russ’ Snow Drift
Again Russ’ blend another winner
4 out of 5
Just as advertised. Well worth the purchase.
Excellent winter smoke. Pouch smell is all chocolate. Very fetching. Tastes coco-wonderful. Cool smoking. The room note was a little odd, but tolerable.
5 out of 5
Russ's Snow Drift
This truly is an aromatic best described as The Holidays in a Jar. Lots of chocolate, hints of cinnamon, vanilla. Creamy smoke, excellent room note, ZERO bite. Just delicious sip after delicious sip as you slip away from the hustle and bustle of the season. Pairs very well with eggnog, too. I will definitely be ordering more! 🎅
5 out of 5
Russ' Snow Dift
A nice mellow smoke and a fine taste.
3 out of 5
Was kind of a disappointment due to being very bland. I didn't get much if any chocolate flavoring at all. Maybe it will get better the next few times I try it.
5 out of 5
snow drift
this is an enjoyable smoke....but not probably something i'd burn all day. a little sweet, burns great, and positive response to the room note. i wish i'd bought more 'cuz it's not gonna lsst long....assuming it's gonnabe seasonal stuff.
5 out of 5
Russ' Snow Drift
A very pleasant aromatic smoke with very little to no bite. One you need to try!
5 out of 5
Snow drift
I enjoyed it very much
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not a fan of this one
Apparently I am simply not a fan of cocoa in my tobacco because I did not enjoy this blend at all. Based on reviews I gave it a shot, after all -Russ blends have never let me down before, in fact I smoke candy corn and Cavendish in the woods more than any other aromatics blend. I must say though the aftertaste on snowdrift is brutal, over an hour since I smoked and I'm still tasting a stale cocoa flavor. It seems this blend is a hit with many other smokers but my own two cents is to try a different blend, Russ has some real winners but this just wasn't one of them
5 out of 5
Pleasant tobacco
Snow Drift has a perfect aroma and taste .... 5 stars
5 out of 5
Amazing room note
One of my favorites. However I'm down to only about 3oz left. Please bring it back so I can stock up!
5 out of 5
The aroma un-smoked is Terrific, and the room note is great... almost a better experience for the people in the room who are not smoking it... almost is the key word!
4 out of 5
Snow Drift
A good smoke, and told a nice room note. However, it doesn't seem to have that chocolate flavor that it once had when it fist came out.
5 out of 5
You don,t have to wait for winter for this Snow Drift!
I knew that I liked Snow Drift, because I bought some last year. Full of flavor, smooth and easy on the tongue. Always a winner, keep it up Russ!!
1 out of 5
Russ - Snow Drift
I do not know what happened to this tobacco. When I received this in the mail the tobacco was very wet and smelt very pungent. The smell was so bad that it permeated right through the postal box. It smelt like sour milk chocolate. I tried to dry the tobacco out and tried to smoke it, big mistake. The taste was sour and bitter. Even after drying the tobacco the wife stated it smelt moldy. Threw the two ounces away. after reading the reviews was disappointed. Thought I found the perfect dessert smoke.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
The taste is more vanilla than chocolate, but the scent is sweet chocolate! Awesome!
5 out of 5
Excellent blend!
Excellent note, very smooth and tasty with very little bite. For the price it's well worth trying out!
5 out of 5
Snow Drift
Excellent aromatic - burns well, no tongue bite - pleasant aroma
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good aromatic smoke. The chocolate aroma was so strong even through the bag that the wife was trying to figure out where I was hiding the candy! This is one of the few aromatic tobaccos that taste like they smell. Nice cool smoke and great choco-vanilla flavor. I will be returning to this one.
4 out of 5
Snow Drift
Great blend ,have purchased before and will again.Give it a try.
5 out of 5
Snow Drift
Pleasing hint of chocolate flavor, smooth
5 out of 5
Caught up in this Snow Drift
Honestly, so far I'm not much of a fan of smoking aromatics. Of course, I love the way they smell, but don't really like smoking them, since many just don't seem to taste as good as they smell. This is an exception! It not only smells good, but it tastes good too. I am not certain, but I believe Santa might use this yummy tasting tobacco. It smokes cool, and long. I will be ordering this again.
5 out of 5
Snow Drift
I love this blend. easy smoking no bite, stays lit and has a superior room note. If you love chocolate and vanilla you will love this blend. I will be stocking up on this blend. New to pipe smoking but with blends like this it's a pleasure to lite up.
5 out of 5
Perfect for Fall and Winter
I don't think I've ever written a review for a product before, but this tobacco is just so good. I am normally an English blend piper - I usually stay far away from aromatics - but this blend is my go-to fall and winter smoke. It has a rich creaminess that I just don't get with other tobaccos. The chocolate flavor is wonderful, and the aroma is intoxicating. If you are lucky enough to see it in stock, then do yourself a favor and buy an ounce - or six.
4 out of 5
Potent note, yummy tobacco
A truly delicious blend, and a delight to smoke. Definitely reminiscent of hot cocoa. I docked it one point because the tin note is incredibly strong - when the Postman delivered my most recent order, I could smell it as soon as I opened the door and the smell lingers still on the catalog that came with.
4 out of 5
Snow Drift Pipe Tobacco
It's a really smooth smoke. Very enjoyable and smells wonderful.
3 out of 5
Hoping For Clearer Skies
Bought it a while back and has taken me a bit to get through as it's just not my cup of tea. Though the initial smoke is pleasant, its the nose full of heavy aroma that I feel belongs to a more upper intensity than the expected "mellow" led me to believe. Definitely a smoke to be had when its of a little more moist consistence as the dryer it becomes diminishes the chocolate tones in the mix. Don't believe I will be partaking of this blend a second time.
5 out of 5
Snow Drift Blend
An excellent smoke. Mild smoke with a nice hint of chocolate.
5 out of 5
Snow Drift
Received my order of Russ' Snow Drift today. Wow!! What a good & pleasurable tobacco. It was so good that 3 PennDOT plow trucks pulled up while I was enjoying it on my porch, looking for the snow. Talk about aromatic.
Customer Testimonials
A truly wonderful aro one of the best I've had will buy again.
CS of West Plains, MO
This is my first blend to try from Russ, and I am a big fan. This being my first month of pipe smoking, I have been all over the tobacco map, trying an ounce of this and that. This has made the journey worthwhile. I will definitely be keeping this on hand.
MS of Houston, TX
Oh I LOVE this stuff! It is awesome. I love the taste and smell of it. I hope you keep plenty of this stuff around for a long time. Thank you so much!
CD of Hamilton, OH
Very nice aromatic . Russ hit it out of the park on this one.
Not a fan of this tobacco. Bit a little, and I found it heavy and wet out of the bag. I'm finding I'm not such a fan of the raw blends and aromatics though. Just my .02.
KN of Kellogg, MN
I have to admit, this is not my normal smoke as I prefer, Irish Flake, Mississippi River, and for an Aromatic Mac Baren Vanilla Cream. First thing I did was keep this away from all my other tobacco because the Chocolate scent is very strong, even outside the bag. I tried it and didn't really think much of it, and threw it off to the side, a couple weeks went by and I am loading my pipe and the wife says "When are you going to smoke more of that hot chocolate again?" so I grabbed a different pipe and loaded it up, I was surprised at how much difference a couple of weeks made in the flavor, it was rich and pleasant, the room note was fantastic, the wife was happy and that's always a good thing. I will keep a bit of this on hand it is a nice occasional smoke for me, perfect for those long winter evenings here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
CG of Ironwood, MI
P.S. to my review: for the perfect drink/smoke pairing, try this with a dram of The Macallan 12 year, neat. You can thank me later.
JA of Antioch, TN
It's already been said, but bears repeating. This is quite possibly the perfect chocolate aromatic. The chocolate doesn't mask the tobacco but is definitely there. The room note is more like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies than hot cocoa. I've just reached the bottom of my second bowl as I type this, and can assure you that unlike many aromatics, it's good to the bottom of the bowl, due to the quality of tobacco. Russ, please, please, please keep this around indefinitely!
JA of Antioch, TN
Well this is my first trying this stuff and man I love it. I will be ordering this again. I just I wished I ordered more, if you want to buy a dang good smoke this is it .
JH of Gainesville, GA
This is some great tobacco! I have tried only a few of the monthly blends and by far this one takes the cake for me. Buy some if you can, do not miss out on this blend! I will make sure from now on to keep an eye out for every blend this man puts out!
Wow. Bought this on a whim to help get ready for the the Christmas Season, and I'm thrilled I did. What a treat. I'm pretty sure this is what Old Saint Nick is puffing on these days. Chocolate and vanilla are clearly on display , but not in an overpowering sense. Just enough to make you want to keep puffing, and maybe go for a second bowl. A perfect aromatic for the Christmas season. I've shared this with a few new pipe smokers and now have them locked in for life.
JG of Winter Garden, FL
Purchased a ounce of this several months back and thought that it was great. Being a bit of a miser I stayed with the less expensive old faithful, less expensive tobacco that I'd been buying. Couldn't get Snow Drift out of my head; it was just too good. Long story short, I'm puffing on a bowl right now out of the 2 pounds that got here yesterday! Should have made the order several months ago and been a much happier pipe smoker!
JH of Crossville, TN
I concur with all reviews. This tobacco is magnificent. Don't pass it up!
BB of Burleson, TX
Not a long time smoker but I did like this. I mixed it with the 84 turkish by peter stokkebye, which made it just perfect for my taste. It has a light smoke, but decent flavor!
MM of Kapolei, HI
This is the first of Russ's blends that I have tried and I really enjoyed its great taste, great room note (the ladies like it) and smoked good and no bite. I have all his others that I ordered still left to try so we'll see how they compare.
BT of Spring, TX
I love this stuff. Nothing bad to say here.
MM of Sumrall, MS
I have never been an aromatic smoker but decided to broaden my horizons a little, or make my wife happy on long car rides. I bought 4oz of Snow Drift figuring I wouldn't like another aromatic I've tried and gift it to someone. I must say I'm incredibly surprised, balanced, delicious, not to sweet or goopy, and the room note is unbelievable. Hats off to you Russ, you may have converted me.
MM of Rahway, NJ
I am somewhat new to pipe smoking coming from cigars for 15+ years. So far in my tasting of various blends I find this one very enjoyable. Mild yet flavorful while not overpowering with non-tobacco flavors. I started off with an ounce to try this but will certainly be ordering more soon!
JW of Pasadena, CA
1 word - delicious
BB of Conneaut, OH
Wow! You could smell the chocolaty goodness of this blend before you even opened up the package. Strong aromatic character. Not really an all day smoke for me, but I enjoy it as an after dinner treat.
JH of Saint Charles, MO
I'm loving this blend, the room note is fantastic, and it has a great taste for an aromatic. The taste is a very mellow chocolate, that burns great right out of the package. I would definitely recommend!
GM of Salisbury, MD
Pretty new to the whole "aromatic" thing; having started with Virginia's and never really left them, but after a recommendation by a buddy and reading the slew of positive reviews of this blend I decided to give it a try. This blend has been absolutely fantastic! The smoke itself was very cool from beginning to end, it burned to a very nice ash which is something I'd heard was a bit of an issue for aromatics and I did not find the dottle to be goopy or any of that mess. Although "aromatic" typically confers a lot about the "room note" and very little about the actual taste of the tobacco I found the taste to be spectacular from beginning to end. Lots of chocolate notes with some kind of an earthy/bready thing going on that really worked for me. The room note itself was a little "musty" but not altogether unpleasant and this seems likely the result of them putting more thought into the "smoke" of the product rather than the room note. A decision that I thoroughly approve of. I've already put in another large order for this and pray that they decide to keep this one around for a long, long time.
MC of Knoxville, TN
I wasn't a huge fan of Snow Drift. I found myself "drifting" off to sleep as there wasn't much to it. A very one dimensional smoke, and it seemed a bit too sweet for my tastes. As expected with the majority of aromatics the g/f said it did smelled pleasant. Coco and vanilla notes...However, since I'm the one smoking, the aroma doesn't do much of anything for me. I gave it a few tries to be subjective, but really couldn't get all the way through the few small bowls i fired up. I kept looking forward to be finished with it. I'm finding myself, less drawn to the aromatics anymore. Burns well and stays lit with moderate "sipping". I usually let it sit out for about 20 min prior to the packing.
MK of Kennesaw, GA
Just got this in the post, and I'd have to say the smell of chocolate just poured through the plastic bag and I knew I wasn't going to wait this one out. Good call. This tobacco is a great aromatic, has a fairly strong and pleasant smell to it, yet the taste is not over powering. I am suffering from a cold/sinus infection so I cannot wait to re-try this when all my senses are not dampened. Have to say Bravo Russ
JS of Martinsburg, WV
This is my favorite morning blend now, cocoa smelling, mild smoke. Love it. I usually vape during the day but this one is mild enough for a few bowls morning and early afternoon. Good for evening smoke too, goes well with Coconut Rum.
RH of Matthews, NC
This blend is absolutely divine. The deep chocolate flavor is as wonderful on the nose as it is the palate. I have found some real joy in that little 4 oz. bag delivered to my doorstep. Without a doubt, this is the one for fireside relaxation during these cold winter days. Great stuff!
RK of Beavertown, PA
This is my first review and first tobacco blend I tried from my Pipe Tobacco of the Month order. All I can say is wow! This blend is awesome! Think Oreo cookies! No bite, no goop, smooth mild with excellent room notes and flavors. I really love this blend. Keep em coming! Can't wait now for my monthly orders! Thanks.
JS of Cranston, RI
I received this blend with my first PTOMC shipment and just this blend alone made it worth the membership. I smoked it on a walk with my friend who doesn't smoke and he wanted to try it it smelled so good! It tastes just as good as it smells, delivering on the hot chocolate as promised! I recommend this highly. If Snow Drift was tinned I would buy it regularly. I'll be making sure to get as much as I can before it's gone!
SS of Heber, UT
Outstanding flavor, and a smooth smoke. I discovered this blend in my Tobacco of the month club shipment. I'll be ordering it again.
JW of Antioch, TN
When my first PTOMC shipment showed up, everyone in the office wanted to know who was fixing hot chocolate! This stuff is amazing, and I'm surprised at how little bite there was to it! Good on ya, Russ. As one other member here said, get this stuff into tins now!
BQ of Staunton, VA
You might want to tin this stuff Russ it is out of this world good!
BM of Waukegan, IL
I just received this tobacco as part of my first monthly Pipe Tobacco of the Month club shipment. I can taste the chocolately flavor here and I thoroughly enjoy it. To think at one time I was content with the likes of Prince Albert and Captain Black's. The PTOMClub is a great way to get access to mastercrafted blends like this. Russ did a great job here!
WW of Fremont, OH
I find that this Champagne resemble Borkum Riff Champagne tobacco. I like the Riff blend and I like this as well for a change of pace from my regular Vanilla blend I smoke regularly.
RB of Knoxville, TN
I love this tobacco! I have always been a fan of aromatics, but not so much those with chocolate in them. But this is the perfect combination of vanilla, chocolate, and maybe some cinnamon. I got just one ounce to try and will definitely be buying some more!
MS of Jonesborough, TN
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