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The Missouri Meerschaum Great Dane pipes are their take on Danish designs, so when we wanted to make a tobacco with the same name, we thought that a Danish-inspired aromatic would be the best choice. This blend consists of a good portion of gently-steamed black Cavendish, select Virginias and some white Burley, which have been topped with a smooth and rich combination of a deep, dark cherry, without the sharpness of the typical "maraschino" flavor, and warm notes of vanilla and caramel, for an easy-smoking blend with a lightly-sweet flavor and an amazing aroma.

BrandMissouri Meerschaum
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured ByLane Limited
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Cherry, Vanilla
CutMixture
Packaging1.5 Pouch
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium, Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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pinetree Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pinetree (1)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I am a casual smoker. I always bought tinned tobacco, thinking those were the best smoking, I was wrong. My latest kick is corn cob pipes. I ordered a couple along with lane q1 and this. While room note is less than lq1, it Is smooth and delicate. I am smoking it now in a meerschaum pipe packed with it, great smoke. It is one of my favorites, especially when looking at price. While it smells fantastic in the pouch, the flavor and room note are not as strong.

8 people found this review helpful.

Cobman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cobman (12)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

As you might expect from the name, this is an aromatic. Upon opening the pouch, I was immediately struck by a pleasant combination of aromas that were complex, yet distinct. I got a good whiff of cherry, but not the cough-syrup type found in most cherry blends. This was more like a light cherry syrup that you would drizzle on a cheesecake. Next was a hint of some kind of cordial liqueur, maybe Amaretto or Frangelico, not too strong, but just enough. And then the main aroma of fresh, sweet Cavendish finished it off. I am not up on all the cuts, but I would call this a shag cut. It filled my little pipe and lit easily. Once it settled down to an even burn, there were wonderful nutty notes, and a great Cavendish sweetness, not too much, but just right. And the cherry flavor was right in there, not over-powering, but working with all the other flavors. The finish was a mild vanilla that lingered until the next puff. The room-note was incredible, nuts and cherry everywhere....The flavor was consistent all the way to the bottom of the bowl, and it burned evenly, cool, and no bite at all, even though I would consider this a light medium blend. One reason I seldom smoke aromatics is that they are usually too mild for me, but this was a very satisfying smoke. I was mildly sad that the smoke had finished. I think I can best describe it as tasting and smelling like Pecan Divinity with a little cherry syrup on top. The amazing thing, to me, anyway, was that the Cavendish tobacco flavor was also clearly discernible, and not covered up by the casings. This is without a doubt, the very best aromatic I have ever smoked. It would be a great after-dinner smoke.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Mini

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

Similar Blends: Nothing I have ever smoked before......

7 people found this review helpful.

Toby67 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Toby67 (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Pouch note is excellent, I noticed a couple of reviews saying the pouch note doesn't translate well into the smoke, in my opinion you couldn't be more wrong. I found the balance of flavours to be spot on, neither the caramel, vanilla nor the cherry overpower each other. Russ at P&C has done an excellent job blending this tobacco. No chemical taste and no tongue bite even when you put your tongue up close to the lip of the pipe. Only one relight through the duration of the bowl, pity I picked a smallish to medium bowl sized pipe to try it and pity I only ordered 2 pouches. This is an excellent blend at an excellent price. This will stay in my rotation for sure. Highly recommend you try Great Dane. Can't wait for them to sell it in larger pouches as is the plan according to Russ

Pipe Used: Prince of Wales "Red"

Age When Smoked: 2 weeks

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

5 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2036)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The vanilla is mild, but consistently evident; the caramel a little less so. Cherry is the most obvious topping, though it, too, is mild and rather pleasant, and has no chemical notes. I get grass and citrus notes from the Virginia . The burley is a little earthy and molasses sweet, but both tobaccos are just mildly noticeable. Has very little nicotine. Won't bite. Burns cool at a moderate pace with a fairly consistent flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl. Has an okay after taste. The taste is rather pleasant, but this blend lacks depth in terms of flavor, and is a routine all day aromatic. Makes a very decent starter blend for a new aro smoker or one who isn't into strongly flavored mixtures. An all day smoke. Two and a half stars.

4 people found this review helpful.

FenneckFox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FenneckFox (9)
★★★★
Very Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This blend has the best pouch note I have ever smelled. I wanted to eat it. It smells of warm caramels, light vanilla, some mild cherry, cocoa, and perhaps a touch of rum or bourbon. Absolutely delicious smelling. As far as smoking it goes, I enjoy it. It doesnt taste as good as it smells but to me the caramel flavor comes through wonderfully and the light cherry as well as nutty notes, when sipped, it is an extremely pleasant and mild but full bodied smoke. No tongue bite for me, and I tend to puff. I really like this blend and will keep a pouch on hand.

Pipe Used: big ben briar, mr brog pear root

Purchased From: PipesandCigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Animus Furandi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Animus Furandi (3)
★★☆☆
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Tolerable

Upon opening the pouch, you're greeted with the absolutely delicious fragrance of dried fruits and a really great, deep cherry aroma. However, none of the pouch note's virtues or complexities transfer to the smoke. The blend advertises myriad flavors, including Cavendish, cherry, and vanilla. I tasted Burley and...well, Burley, mostly. There's just the faintest whisper of cherry, most of which lingers on the palette rather than being detectable in the smoke itself. I'm a Burleyphile, but the closest I get to enjoying this blend comes at some point halfway through the bowl, when the tart Virginias really start to come into play. Yet I was always left with the feeling that this blend took the first steps toward going somewhere and abruptly fizzled. Like the flavor, the room note just sort of existed. Nobody found it either pleasant or offensive.

That said, it gets points for not being disgusting, but I can't imagine ever finding myself in the mood to smoke this again. I'm probably going to use the remainder of the pouch to experiment on other aromatics of which I'm not particularly fond. If you want a very mild and simple smoke suitable for any time of day, you'll probably find this blend much to your liking. If you're seeking any semblance of complexity or a cherry aromatic that actually tastes like cherry, you'll be better served by looking elsewhere.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

3 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

This has some really nice flavors. The vanilla, caramel and, to a lesser extent, cherry flavors combine to create a mild and very pleasant topping. The Burley and Virginias are more evident in the first half of the bowl, the Black Cav in the second half. Very tasty and just plain ol' good. 3+ stars.

Mild to medium in body. Medium in flavor. Flavoring is mild. Burns well.

Pipe Used: MM Diplomat 5th Ave, MM Morgan

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

2 people found this review helpful.

The Belck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Belck (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is my first review on a tobacco since i am fairly new to the pipesmoking game, so bare with me here. I have been smoking pipes on and off for the last couple of years but only got serious about it a couple of months ago. I decided to order some tobacco online on Smokingpipes.com and saw this one pop-up in the process and thought by myself "why not?".

The Missouri Meerschaum Company is renowned for its fairly priced but reliable corn cob pipes and i thought this tobacco might have the same philosophy behind it. And...My faith in it being so was rewarded! After smoking one pouch of it i can honestly say that this has been the first aromatic i truly love. After i finished the first pouch i even went so far as to order two more (and with that also a pouch of Missouri Pride and American Patriot). Hell, I am even smoking it as i am writing this review.

The pouch description reads "A deep, sweet Cavendish blend with notes of dark cherry and fragrant vanilla." It is made in the USA by the Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane Ltd and is blended with the help of a certain Russ Ouellette (that name didnt ring a bell with me but I have been made to understand that he is a great blender).

Upon opening the pouch (they are not sealed for some reason) you directly get a wiff of cherries but not in a way that it is overwhelming or chemical. I can also make out the canvedish and an actual tobacco smell.

The smoke is great and tastes exactly like it smells. Cherries, vanilla and tobacco. It is very well balanced in my opinion and like i said before the cherry topping does not strike me as chemical but rather comes over as if there are actual dried cherries in there. Its burns nice and even to a nice white ash and doesnt bite.

The room note is very mild and pleasant. The girlfriend likes it so that is always a plus!

All in all this is a great smoke that could easily be (and has been in my case) an all-day smoke or a nice beginners tobacco. Definitly one of the best aromatics out there in my opinion and like MM's cobs, fairly priced and of great quality.

What more do you need?

*(Sorry for my spelling if something seems off, i am not a native English speaker or writer)

Pipe Used: Different Missouri Meerschaum Cobs.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

Pjpiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pjpiper (2)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Being a new pipe smoker at 64, I went a little crazy with buying pipes and tobaccos. Spent 4 months reading every article, video, review etc...

Spent way too much money on it all but the best one of all for me was Great Dane. I really like SOME of the others of the 20 blends I purchased. Hooked on nicotine since age 15, I didn't know what I was looking for. Nicotine? Flavor? I almost gave up but found 2 items that cinched the deal for me. Corn cobs and Great Dane. All the reviews on Great Dane about cherry, vanilla, black cavendish, burley, I read about and kind of understand the different preparations and such but once I learned how to smoke a pipe and discovered Great Dane (and to some extent, Dunhill Mixture 965), I really think I'm ready to give up dip, and vaping. GD has a full satisfying strength and flavor that I found very satisfying. It was not like any other aromatics I've tried and I didn't realize it was one until I read some of these reviews. Now, I'm having a hard time deciding how to use all these others I have when GD has provided all that I was looking for. 4 star all the way for me ... but what do I know? I know it's good for me ... and my wife enjoys the aroma. It's a WIN WIN.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Diplomat

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

truculentfrogs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
truculentfrogs (10)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

After a long wait, I ordered 6 pouches. I regret that now, as it has changed. Now an STG product, it tastes uncomfortably close to Dark Red and CultBRM. I first thought it was an improvement, but my older Meier & Dutch version in the clear wrapper is superior. Precisely for being not as smooth and with a tad more nicotine and a recognizable Scandinavian footprint. This version is just corporate smooth and sadly has devolved into an also ran in a crowded field.

Pipe Used: Briar, Meer, Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh: 2nd Generation Summer 2016

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Lane: Dark Red, Lane: Cult Blood Red Moon.

1 person found this review helpful.

Rhapsody Baccy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rhapsody Baccy (16)
★★★★
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This not-so-manly-sounding Aromatic is precisely the kind of awful-type of blend (i.e. cherries, cream and nonsense) that may well turn-off a neophyte by the chemical taste and strong car-odorizer smell—EXCEPT that this is the Unicorn of all cherry tobaccos!

Man is it AMAZING!

Delicious and creamy, tastes like real maraschino cherries, not cherry syrup, and this sort of golden caramel and vanilla thing starts to fill the room in midway through the bowl.

Wives/girlfriends/daughters/ and the general public LOVE this blend because it smells like a bakeshop. The base of Virginias, Cavendish and probably a bit of Burley, is pretty tasty on its own.

A fantastic and fun smoke for when people are around.

Pipe Used: MM Cobbit

Age When Smoked: New Pouch

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Rivermann68 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rivermann68 (2)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is without a doubt the best Tobacco I can find for an everyday all around smoke. I've tried everything from Stanwell to W.O. Larsen and I have yet to find one that smokes like this one. You can smoke it hot, cool, slow, or burn it like a smoke stack and it never makes you feel like you had Kerosene poured in your mouth- No "bite", not overpowering, just the right "tang", taste, and burns to the bottom of the bowl. I know I'm not the only one that likes this one due to the fact that everyone I've bought it from is out and has been out for weeks! ( If you know where I can buy some let me know PLEASE!! ) Every pipe style and type I've smoked this one in is the same-Just an all around great Tobacco.

Pipe Used: MM Mark Twain, Vanetti, Baracinni Churchwarden

Age When Smoked: From the pouch

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars, Smoking pipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1430)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Missouri Meerschaum - Great Dane.

In the pouch's aroma the cherry takes a lead over the other toppings. The pieces making up the mixture are all of a manageable size, medium and chunky ribbons, with a good hydration.

The smoke from it's ok, but a touch mundane after a while. The toppings all have their say, fluctuating throughout a bowl. I find the vanilla stronger at first light, subsiding somewhat and giving way to more of the caramel/cherry. Although the cherry's a notable flavour, it doesn't become too fragrant, acidic or sour. The burn from it's good, giving a cool smoke.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: nice.

Great Dane. A good enough smoke, but a touch boring. Two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Chacom

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (31)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This one is just too artificial cherry for me. I guess I have simply found that I do not care for Cherry aromatics. Any other fruit is good apparently but haven't found a cherry I can tolerate... this one is no different. Medicinal cherry is all I can taste on the exhale and it even left a cherry ghost in my pipe. Sorry guys, but there are way better aromatics out there.. even cherry ones. This one is a goopy, nothing-special over the counter blend IMO. Maybe the previous version was better? This review is for the STG pouch. The room note to me is akin to gas station cherry incense.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: direct from pouch

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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Noctivagant Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noctivagant (9)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I'm a little torn about the rating I've given this one. It's not a bad tobacco if you compare it to others in its class, meaning other cherry based aromatics. Still, I just am not really a fan. I ordered this along with some other pouches in a P&C special. I regret choosing this tobacco, the MM American Patriot was pretty good, though and I was pleasantly surprised by Amphora Full Aroma and by Carter Hall and Prince Albert.

I suppose part of my disappointment with this tobacco is not entirely knowing my tastes. I know that I hate Old Joe Krantz, and assumed that Burley wasn't my thing. I've now found several non-aromatic Burleys that I'm really enjoying, PA and CH have become go-to tobaccos for me. Nightcap gave me a run for my money on my first bowl (it's now become a staple) so I assumed I wasn't a Latakia fan. As OJK and various others have shown, Perique was what I was having some difficulty with and Latakia may as well be manna from heaven. All I knew about my preferences was that I love Early Morning Pipe and other English blends and have enjoyed some fruit aromatics from time to time. I just assumed that as a relatively inexperienced pipe smoker and recovering cigarette smoker that I would enjoy aromatics more than truer tobaccos. This has not been borne out in practice.

Well, back from the digression, this is a fine aromatic when compared to others like it. But, there is almost no discernable tobacco flavor since the bulk of the blend is cased black and blonde Cavendish. The cherry flavor is very mild in all but the bag note, it really doesn't show up sidestream or in retrohale. The vanilla note is much more prominent than the cherry. Honestly, the cherry is so mild this could work as a superior replacement for Lane BCA or other bulk vanilla tobaccos. It is good quality leaf and I think Russ Ouelette has done a fine job. It's typical Lane casings and tobacco so it should be familiar to most in some ways.

I'll smoke the rest of this pouch as I've yet to toss any tobaccos. It might be an option for smoking in public as the room note was nice. I'd rate it a 2.5 if that was possible but it's not in the 75th percentile of tobaccos, so 2 stars it is. And it does qualify as something I'd somewhat recommend.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipesandcigars.com

Similar Blends: Lane BCA.

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ASmithee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ASmithee (17)
★★★★
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Ok, I'm going to put this out there that's obvious to the veteran pipe smokers out there familiar with his work. Russ Ouellette has created something special with this Missouri Meerschaum tobacco line. Each one provides a great and distinct smoke. They make for great starter tobaccos or those just graduating from starter and also for those who don't want something heavy in nicotine.

First off, Great Dane, is the best smelling aromatic out of the bag. Full stop. It smells like sweet candy - caramel, cherries, and vanilla. Now, at this point people are going to say, "Ok, what about the tongue bite?". I did not experience any. Now, any aromatic doesn't always taste like it smells. THIS blend, however, delivers a sweet smoke that doesn't bit and produces nice, thick, white smoke.

Absolutely great blend. If you like aros, try this one.

Pipe Used: Corn cob

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: P&G

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