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[...] Soft grades of Virginia and burley, Kentucky and black cavendish. Gently sweet bouquet. Wide, square cut, with a slow and cool burn. Especially suited to pipes with wide bowls.

Notes: Description is a translated excerpt from German packaging.

BrandDan Tobacco
Blended ByDan Tobacco
Blend TypeOther
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin, 250 grams bulk
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Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium
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Alguhan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Alguhan (140)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This one is a nice blend which you can enjoy all the day. The coarse cut of the leaves as described at the previous review are at a perfect moisture grade. It packs and lights easily. Once you light it for the second time it offers a long lasting, smooth smoke. The flavors vary as Virginia-Kentucky spicy sweetness, although the spicy notes are very subtle. Beside this a cavendish touch can be detected easily. I think it has a very very little casing which have added a fruity flavor to this blend. Give it a try, you won't regret!

2 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (259)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Another beauty from Dan Tobacco's "Hamburger Pfeifentabak" line. The label on my tin must be a leftover because it says "made in Hamburg;" this blend (along with all others by Dan Tobacco) is in fact made about 30 mi. up the Elbe river from Hamburg in Lauenburg.

That changes nothing, though. The leaf comes in a wide, square cut, the mixture being about equal amounts of bright yellow, red, brown and shiny black components. The tin aroma is sweet, with notes of honey and chocolate in it and little spiciness. This blend stuffs easily, but can be overstuffed. Takes to the match nicely and burns down all the way to the ground leaving behind a mottled ash and little else.

The room note is drily sweet with a fresh side note; the taste toastily sweet from the beginning and in the latter half of the pipe, also some spiciness. Not much strength, but still a satisfying smoke to me -- it's one of those rare weeds that manage to make me smile while I puff. This one's a repeater!

Pipe Used: Stanwell Shape 11, db Magnum

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

Purchased From: DanPipe, Lauenburg, Germany

2 people found this review helpful.

TheBavarian Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheBavarian (9)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I fully agree with the reviews by Alguhan and The German. Alter Pinnas is an easy to smoke tobacco that produces a nice creamy smoke with a mellow, almost unflavored tobacco taste. It also is a good blend for those seeking a smoke that fills the gap between a sweet danish mixture or aromatic and more natural virginia blends. As far as strength is concerned imho a little more power would have been nice. Nevertheless it's a high quality all day smoke I can fully recommend to every pipesmoker. Might be a good choice for those who just started pipesmoking, too. Especially because it is not overwhelmingly flavored or strong and wont require much attention while puffing.

1 person found this review helpful.