Formerly known as Phantom Blue, Rothbrix Blue Portion is manufactured by V2 Tobacco and is a tobacco flavored snus with a slight floral taste. Although the name implies that it is a blue portion (which means menthol in Blue Ocean snus), it is actually white. Each can of Rothbrix Blue comes with 16 grams of tobacco.
Upon opening my can of Rothbrix, I noticed a strong tobacco aroma paired with floral notes. The smell was quite nice, although not as pleasant as some other tobacco brands that I have used (such as Skruf). Upon placing a portion in my mouth, I noticed the tobacco taste, which was smooth and slightly salty. After about five minutes, the floral flavor began to develop, and I felt that it really rounded out the tobacco. There was also very slight berry undertones, but they were hard to detect amongst the floral taste. Although the floral notes began to fade after 30 minutes, the tobacco flavor continued to remain strong until the hour mark. Although I experienced little drip, the portions began to become too salty for my tastes.
The portions were comfortable, but not my favorite. I often had to loose portions with my finger since some of them had all the snus on one side only. However, they produced little drip, and I was able to keep portions in for about an hour before I began to experience drip. Surprisingly, the nicotine buzz came on quite quick and strongly, which was quite nice.
Overall, I feel that Rothbrix Blue is a quality tobacco flavored snus available at a budget price. The strong and quick nicotine hit makes it a great snus to go along with a cup of coffee or when you’ve had a few drinks and are looking for an extra kick. The long lasting portions and little drip were also very nice. If you’re a fan of tobacco flavored snus, then I recommend giving Rothbrix Blue a try!