|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Tantric (301)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Mild to Medium||Very Pleasant|
Contrary to the eccentric description provided by the blender, this is a very nice, full aromatic blend, developed from high quality leaf (I imagine that, like most Danish blends, it comprises Virginias, Burleys and Black Cavendish). I was given this as a present by a lady friend who so liked the dark-chocolaty aroma she wasn?t sure if she should eat it or allow me to smoke it. Undoubtedly rich and tasty?again, a true Danish?it is not, however, syrupy, goopy nor sticky. It is the exact opposite of the Petersen & Sorensen blends. In fact the tobacco has an adequate degree of moisture, and it comes in rough chunks, or wild cut. Very easy to pack and start, it does take more than one light to keep it going.
On opening the tin, one is greeted not by a blast but by a very delicate whiff of sweet, dark chocolate and, IMO, more vanilla than plums. Mild to medium strength, the first puffs reveal a tasty and mellow flavour, not at all cloying or overpowering, but silky and melodious. There is a tobacco taste underneath, quite noticeable. Not exactly cool, but definitely not hot, the ensuing savour reminded me a bit of Pease?s Barbary Coast, probably due to a certain Burley predominance. The flavour remains constant throughout the bowl, producing an exquisite room aroma.
If anything, this is an excellent choice for Christmas eve (smoke it, instead of eating the pudding!), without the risk of offending someone (e.g., your in-laws). As far as aromatics are concerned, this one is of a very superior quality to that of drugstore blends or other Danish blends. It smokes fairly well, it is quite tasty and it has enough tobacco flavour to make it a good once-in-a-while smoke. NB. After I smoked this in a Stanwell, I cleaned the pipe and left it to rest for a couple of days. When I used the pipe again to smoke a different blend, there was no trace of Nice ?n Easy!
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