|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|renwardhoop (152)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Medium||Tolerable|
Beats me why anybody would want to call their tobacco blend Seaweed. Sure, there are some odd names about (rather like ales) but I mean, Seaweed ?
What does that conjure up eh ? That soggy stuff you used to find on a Bognor beach when you were kids. Yuck.
Unlike the salty experience you'd be expecting this is basically a Danish with a few top coats of caramel and cream. The tin aroma is outstandingly sweet with an almost sickly fruity aspect covered in toffee. Toffee apple perhaps ? Well, not quite, more bazooka bubblegum with a twist of peach or pear.
The tobacco itself looks great as well. Light and dark browns that require oiking out with a knife or pipe tool as it's quite moist and compact.
But it's a Danish at the end of the day, albeit with some very pleasant aromatic qualities. It certainly isn't as crisp as say a Larson's mixture (like Belle Epoque or Green and Indigo) nor does it have quite the strength or taste of Davidoff's expensive Danish blend, but would make a reasonable alternative, given the price.
The smoke is hard work, although it IS quality tobacco in here , not rubbish, and it goes out a lot, probably due to the moisture level in the tin. Drying out would make a good pot-porri bowl in the lounge.
There's no tongue-bite, but then I can't see too many smokers actually getting to the end of the bowl. The taste stays, to lessening degrees, throughout the smoke and gives a quality burn with only a slight aftertaste.
It's a fair blend, oddly named, and somewhere near the top in the Danish stakes.
Pipe Used: Meerschaums and Meerschaum-lined only
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Dan Pipe Lauenburg
Similar Blends: Better quality Danish blends..
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