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A mixture of selected golden Virginia leaf tobacco processed to provide a cool and mild smoke. This is not a cased blend.

BrandDan Tobacco
Blended ByDan Tobacco
Manufactured ByDan Tobacco
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Extra Strong
Extremely Mild (Flat), Mild, Mild to Medium, Overwhelming
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Medium to Strong Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias are fairly earthy and grassy with some wood, a bit of citrus and a little ripe dark fruit with a slight fermentation. It’s impossible to identify the toppings, but I get some anise, a little tonquin, a Lakeland-type essence of some kind, some sourness, and a heavy floralness ( I think geranium is one of them). The blend is very perfumy and soapy with an incense quality about it. The smell of the toppings out of the tin is very strong - more so than it is in the taste - though they certainly sublimate the Virginias to a fair extent. The fact that they don’t totally drown them out is testimony to the strength of the tobaccos. The nic-hit is medium. The strength is medium to strong while the taste is full. I encountered no bite, but there is a mild roughness among the savory sweetness throughout the experience. Burns a little slow as broken flake tobaccos will, with a very consistent flavor all the way through. Leaves a bit of moisture in the bowl, and needs some relights. Has a sweet and sour, bitter, rather filmy after taste that lingers longer than you may prefer. Has a very sweet room note. It’s not an all day smoke by any means, but fans of 1792 and products of that stripe may find it suitable.

8 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (266)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Based on a small sample I was sent: I can see why some people might dislike this. If you haven't tried a GH-style Lakeland or a few of the SG-Lakelands (or if you don't care for either type), this would be quite startling. The tobaccos are v much overshadowed by the toppings, which remind me of various of the Gawith Hoggarth Lakelands, as mentioned above. So take the VAs in those down a notch, and increase the 'floral-ness' up a notch, and add a touch of incense (although nothing like the intensity of Sam Gawith's RB Plug), and that pretty much sums up my reaction to this sample.

The cut makes this burn a tad on the fast side, but not unusually so; no real bite. As I like most of the GH floral Lakelands (e.g Grasmere, etc.), I enjoyed this. If it were readily available, I'd certain buy a tin to see if I liked it enough to add to my usual blends. If you dislike such blends, stay far away; if you haven't tried one, this isn't the one to start off with!

Pipe Used: meer and a yello-bole

1 person found this review helpful.

colt25314 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
colt25314 (42)
Extremely Mild Extra Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Overwhelming

This was so bad I thought it had spoiled (I'm not even sure if tobacco can spoil in the same way milk does, but if it can here is the proof). It was so bad I went online and ordered another tin from a different retailer; and guess what? Spoiled milk again. The only positive thing I can say about Non Plus is it is consistently nasty, fowl and vomit like in flavor. I am a big fan of Dan Tobacco's products and was horrified that this product bore their name. Please, no really please, try one of their other excellent blends and skip this one.

1 person found this review helpful.

Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (180)
Very Mild Extra Strong Overwhelming Tolerable to Strong

Based on so many bad reviews I was curious to taste this much maligned blend, so when I found a tin on the clearance rack I had to try it. Yes it really is that bad, it is very likely the second worst tobacco I have ever tasted, after Apple.

I tasted an overwhelming grandma's perfume flavor that was truly awful to behold. I didn't believe it could be this bad but it is. The tongue bite was almost instant, perhaps the CIA could use this for interrogation purposes, but other than that it has no uses I can imagine.

1 person found this review helpful.

CharatansMake Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CharatansMake (18)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

I join all the previous reviewers as this stuff is awful!

Imagine you have a full milk churn and you forget it in the stall. One week later you find it and blunderingly a piece of soap slips out of your hand and falls right into the milk churn. Now give this delicious mixture one more hot summer week and you have the sauce for this tobacco!

0 stars!

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Lochinvar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lochinvar (78)
Mild to Medium Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Holly's huh? I think I would rather have eaten a holly bush the way this stuff tasted and torched my tongue. While I dont favor aromatics as a rule, I never really understood why some were so ardently against them. After smoking the Spanish Inquisition in tobacco form, I know why many avoid them.

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mainspring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mainspring (27)
Strong Extra Strong Overwhelming Pleasant to Tolerable

The most insulting-on-the-taste-buds tobacco I have tasted in my 30 years of pipe smoking. If you must try this stuff, for goodness sake use a corncob instead of a briar. The flavorings in this "tobacco" will stay with your pipe for eternity!

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Virginia leaf that's a little sooty in flavor. Not really top-shelf IMO, but does have an interesting added casing that I can't put my finger on. Not fruity or alcohol based. The leaf burns clean but this blend leaves a bit of an after taste that I personally wasn't too fond of.


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NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (286)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I wouldn't go as far as the claim in the name, but this still is an enjoyable smoke. Yellow and brown VAs result in a tin aroma that is initially very strong and reminds me of the Orlick VAs. However,I believe there is no casing. The tobacco has been partially rubbed out and results in an even packing with a unifrom burn rate. The flavor is consistent throughout the smoke and not influenced by varying bowl sizes. If you enjoy straight VAs, you might like this one. A slightly wetter smoke towards the bottom of the bowl than I prefer, but still tolerable.

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