Dan Tobacco Alter Pinnas

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.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Series Hamburger Pfeifentabak
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco Manufacturing (DTM)
Blend Type Other
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Cut Cube
Packaging 50 grams tin, 250 grams bulk
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 19, 2021 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.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 10, 2009 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!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 21, 2010 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.
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