|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Telling it how it is. (73)||Mild to Medium||Mild||Mild to Medium||Very Pleasant|
Usually i am not a big fan of any special edition blends for lack of quality. But since i really am a fan of Dan Pipe and their blends i thought "ah, well" and ordered one each of their three 40 year special editions.
I first tried this one because i constantly am on the outlook for a chocolate flavoured blend. Upon opening the tin i was greeted by a wild cut mix, so common for german aromatics. The cherry clearly is in the front but far less obtrusive than i expected. I also can make out the promised hint of vanilla which hides out far in the background. I cannot make out any of the chocolate at all and only very little of the tobaccos used.
Lighting and packing are easy as can be and burning properties are fine, only very little maintenance needed.
Taste very much is as the tin note was to me: a lot of cherry, some vanilla, only a faint hint of the tobaccos used and no chocolate whatsoever. But the offered cherry flavour is amongst the nicest on the market. Although clearly there and in the front it is only very gentle and so, so very much delectable. It is that nice i would give this blend a four star rating right away if the flavouring would just last a tiny bit longer. But during the last third of the bowl it wears of very rapidly even tho it never is entirely gone. And there is no tobacco flavour to equal that out. Which is weird because Dan Pipe usually is very well know for offering loads of tobacco taste even in their most heavy aromatics. Also i swear i had this blend or a very, very similar one allready, but for the life of me i can't remember which one that was, maybe a house blend or something.
Aftertaste is sweet and lightly like cherries, very good indeed. Room note is of the kind where strangers follow you in the street to compliment you on it.
So, do i recommend this blend? Even tho i do not believe at all that this blend is representative for the 40 years of awesomeness Dan Pipe gifted us with it is a very nice aromatic. So yes, i do recommend this blend. Who knows, maybe your tin even will sport the promised chocolate flavour! Else, as far as cherry blends go this one is truly as good as they come. And even the flavouring lasts way too short, what you get until then, is just so good that i am glad i bought an entire tin.
Pipe Used: Peterson 312
Age When Smoked: They don't print production dates on it.
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