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Sun cured, golden colored Virginia tobaccos from Zaire and Mysore in varying cuts, a tiny pinch of Louisiana perique and a lot of black cavendish with a mild aromatization. Sweet and aromatic, mellow and pleasantly gossamery. Suitable for any bowl with, but plays his strengths best in medium-wide bowls.

This way these old "ragpickers" became socially acceptable. An uncomplicated, reliable companian for all-day!

Notes: "Once they rummaged through the "Alsterkanäle" (The canal-system of Alster; also called "Fleete") with their thigh-high boots, looking for (re-)useable things. Today a very popular restaurant in Hamburg is named after them.

(The recipe was changed and now doesn't contain latakia, nor Oriental leafs.)

BrandDan Tobacco
Blended ByDan Tobacco
Manufactured ByDan Tobacco
Blend TypeOther
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50 grams tin, 250 grams bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
None Detected, Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium, Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (271)
Mild None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Intrigued by the description in Dan Pipe's online store, I ordered a tin of this blend; it is described as a mellow blend with a goodly amount of Latakia in it.

Opening the tin, I felt a little cheated, because there is simply no Latakia in the tin aroma. The leaf comes in a variety of ribbons, ranging from some bright strands to black; the balance is much more dark than bright. The promised broad VA ribbons are not all that broad, but long.

The tobacco packs easily, lights easily and burns easily, too. The room note does not really hint at Latakia either; the Black Cavendish comes out nicely, as does the VA. The taste starts out gently sweet but full, with some spice. The Latakia does come out after a while, in taste only, gaining a little strength in the last half that won't satisfy the smokers of English blends, but is beautiful for the VA/Oriental- type consumer. The residue is a voluminous, dark grey ash with no dottle.

The entire experience reminds me somewhat of MacBaren Roll Cake, in which the "hidden" Latakia works in much the same way, only this is a ribbon cut and therefore more suited to the beginner in my opinion. This blend works well in small bowls due to its relatively thin ribbon cut.

For me, this tobacco represents a nice time-out from my usual VA/Per and VA/Oriental weeds. Not bad at all, thanks to the full taste.

2 people found this review helpful.

Old German puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old German puffer (106)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Opened a large tin of this at 3am. Could not sleep and put the coffee on. Figured a sweet tobacco might mellow my mood. First this is a ribbon cut. I keep it in my rotation to add when I smoke with a new pipe smoker. This is a very mild and sweet blend that kind of sneaks up on you. Slow puffers will enjoy this to no end. You speeding youngsters will get a nice surprise as you near the end. Taste is full and very sweet. It never fights you but just gradually takes over in flavor. In all it is a nice smoke much like Sunday Stroll.

Pipe Used: Montreal Blatter

Age When Smoked: Tin - 5 years

Purchased From: Mannheim Germany

Similar Blends: SUNDAY STROLL.

1 person found this review helpful.