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Soft grades of Virginia and burley, Kentucky and black cavendish. Gently sweet bouquet. Wide, square cut, with a slow and cool burn. Especially suited to pipes with wide bowls.

The broad cut lets it burn slow and cool. Alter Pinnas offers an uncomplicated, pleasant smelling pleasure.

Notes: Named after a disused sailing-ship (called "Pinnasse" in the norther German accent), which once was found at the Elbe's beach of St. Pauli (nowadays called "Pinnasberg") and at the end of the 19th century it became a popular restaurant destination.

BrandDan Tobacco
Blended ByDan Tobacco
Manufactured ByDan Tobacco Manufacturing (DTM)
Blend TypeOther
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin, 250 grams bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium
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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (309)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Another beauty from Dan Tobacco's "Hamburger Pfeifentabak" line. The label on my tin must be a leftover because it says "made in Hamburg;" this blend (along with all others by Dan Tobacco) is in fact made about 30 mi. up the Elbe river from Hamburg in Lauenburg.

That changes nothing, though. The leaf comes in a wide, square cut, the mixture being about equal amounts of bright yellow, red, brown and shiny black components. The tin aroma is sweet, with notes of honey and chocolate in it and little spiciness. This blend stuffs easily, but can be overstuffed. Takes to the match nicely and burns down all the way to the ground leaving behind a mottled ash and little else.

The room note is drily sweet with a fresh side note; the taste toastily sweet from the beginning and in the latter half of the pipe, also some spiciness. Not much strength, but still a satisfying smoke to me -- it's one of those rare weeds that manage to make me smile while I puff. This one's a repeater!

Pipe Used: Stanwell Shape 11, db Magnum

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

Purchased From: DanPipe, Lauenburg, Germany

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30126)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This one is a nice blend which you can enjoy all the day. The coarse cut of the leaves as described at the previous review are at a perfect moisture grade. It packs and lights easily. Once you light it for the second time it offers a long lasting, smooth smoke. The flavors vary as Virginia-Kentucky spicy sweetness, although the spicy notes are very subtle. Beside this a cavendish touch can be detected easily. I think it has a very very little casing which have added a fruity flavor to this blend. Give it a try, you won't regret!

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30126)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I fully agree with the reviews by Alguhan and The German. Alter Pinnas is an easy to smoke tobacco that produces a nice creamy smoke with a mellow, almost unflavored tobacco taste. It also is a good blend for those seeking a smoke that fills the gap between a sweet danish mixture or aromatic and more natural virginia blends. As far as strength is concerned imho a little more power would have been nice. Nevertheless it's a high quality all day smoke I can fully recommend to every pipesmoker. Might be a good choice for those who just started pipesmoking, too. Especially because it is not overwhelmingly flavored or strong and wont require much attention while puffing.

2 people found this review helpful.

FilipPruncu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FilipPruncu (81)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Tin note: Flowers, liquor, plums and some berries with quite a strong smell.

Presentation: Very diverse in colors, from bright gold to brown and black, some cubes were even green (?!). Not very moist, but will require to dry a bit.

Smoke: Lots of black cav sweetness, silky but also a bit harsh from the kentucky. Notes of sugar, honey, liquor, grenadine syrup, dried fruits and blueberries (i think) and some spicy notes coming from the kentucky. There’s some nutty flavor from the burley as well, but the virginia is there probably for ignition mostly, since I can’t detect it. The balance of sweetness and spiciness is incredible, every puff delivers both at the same time. The kentucky saves this blend in my opinion. and has a good quantity of it.

As with the tin note, I can also detect a fruity liquor note, berries, honey, but also nutty notes, woody notes and spicy notes (the spiciness however, fades away after half of the bowl). By the end of the bowl you are left with nutty flavors that remind me of Peterson Nutty Cut, but also a bit of chocolate.

So it delivers quite a lot of flavors, but it is not strongly cased or topped. It’s really balanced. Indeed, not a danish style aro, nor totally unflavored. It’s somewhere in between.

It’s mild in strength, medium in taste, mild to medium in flavor.

The lighting was a bit problematic, even if fried enough. But, like any cavendish forward blend, it will deliver a cool smooth smoke. Will require some patience to light it up and keep it going.

Not something that blew my mind, but it’s not bad either.

1 person found this review helpful.