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A full bodied, slightly sweet mix with a tempting aroma of almonds, topped with a bourbon vanilla flavor. Smooth black cavendish, dark Virginias, some broad leaf with a touch of Oriental.

Notes: From the Kohlhase & Kopp website: "A highly aromatic mixture of full-bodied Cavendish and sun-ripened, bright Virginia." Flavor, according to K&K: Amaretto and vanilla

BrandSavinelli
Blended ByKohlhase, Kopp & Co.
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Almond, Bourbon, Coffee, Sherry, Vanilla, Whisky
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams pouch, 50 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild
Flavoring
Medium to Strong
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
3.2
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1947)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Full Very Pleasant

Savinelli Aroma. The actual blend gives off a fairly strong scent, being a good mixture of all the added aromatics with the sherry taking the lead role. The appearance is very pleasing, with an equal amount of light and dark pieces all about the same size and a superb moisture amount as well. The moisture amount makes for very easy igniting and a good/steady burn. The flavour of the smoke is fairly impressive, you get all the aromatics but unlike the unlit aroma the sherry does not take the lead as you get an equal amount of all of them without it having too much falseness to it. The nicotine level is a very good one as it is satisfying but not too strong. Room note is a very pleasing one as it has an almost candy like quality to it. This would make a superb after dinner tobacco.

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

6 people found this review helpful.

Simon.c Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Simon.c (18)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I'm writing this after my first bowl and I must say as far as aromatics go this stuff is very good.

It's neither overly moist or gloopy nor overly sweet, the tobacco is just to smoke straight from the tin, it almost feels a little dry.

Tin note is wonderful with lots of powdered almonds, vanilla, creamy toffee and just a nice sweetness.

In the pipe the taste is a lot like the tin note but is not overpowering, the smoke is a little dry though and it's has a little bite to it but nothing major, slow smoking removes it completely.

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula

Age When Smoked: New

5 people found this review helpful.

John Frum Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
John Frum (18)
★★★☆
Mild Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Based on the reviews here I bought a tin of Aroma online. I'd been having problems with another sweet aromatic, MacBaren Vanilla Flake (see my review).

After about a dozen bowls, so far, so good. For me this is a user-friendly, sweet aromatic, which is to say it doesn't bite. As another reviewer observes, it is great after a meal, or indeed any time of day. Although the flavouring is strong (gorgeous tin aroma!) I get the tobacco taste as well. Seems on the dry side on opening up the tin but it smokes well. I like it. If you favour sweet aros I'd say it's well worth a try.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28806)
★★★☆
Very Mild Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

Aroma the name could not be any more perfect. When I was poking around the different pipe tobaccos At my local store i started to smell what I thought was my moms rum cake so I looked down and saw this tin that was beat the F#** up and dusty but still unopened, so I picked it up and dusted it off and took it home. When I got home I poped the tin open with a coin so I could dry it but found that it was perfect and ready to smoke. On the first puff the tast was good . You can tast the bourbon first then the vanilla and the almonds for me is the after taste. The room note is very nice in fact it is so nice that my little sister said it smelled like candy in the garage after I finished my bowl. I stored about half of the tin so I have some for a rainy day. I do not plan on buying another tin because I think this tin was sitting on that shelf for a long time before I came a long, and I think if I buy a fresh tin it will not be as good as the first. If you do go out and buy this tobacco I recommend you let the tin age UNOPEND for awhile.

5 people found this review helpful.

Old at heart Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old at heart (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

why the hell is this not more well known than it actually deserves ? Its like a loyal wee dug , you cant fault it. It behaves and responds to commands very very easily. The sweet taste is in no way overpowering but yet somehow an enigma at times; coffee - yes , toffee- yes, nougat ??? - perhaps, golden syrup - possible. it is a tidy bit of tobacco , easy to pack and easy to keep lit, easy to smoke ... it nips you a little when you dont behave or confuse it. It was dry upon arrival but i expect this is common - its far traveled after all.

My long exile from my home city is nearly over , and i feel when i smoke this again il remember the cold northern skies perhaps more fondly than i should - because of aroma.

A faithful old chum.

Pipe Used: a little pear wood number that fits it too a T

2 people found this review helpful.

o3Ho3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
o3Ho3 (28)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Vanilla present , almond present , coffee also, liquor almost, whiskey sometimes, sherry yes! Turkish yeah, virginia a lot, black cavendish a little. Very pleasant smoke, not to much and not to little aro. Almost perfect for occasions, whatever they are, but not for every day use.

Pipe Used: always Peterson

Age When Smoked: 1 y

Purchased From: England

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28806)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

I just finished my first bowl of this aromatic. The owner of my local B&M gave me a 50g tin.

The aroma was very sweet and lived up to the description on the tin. "A full bodied, slightly sweet mix with a tempting aroma of Almonds, topped with a Bourbon, Vanilla flavor." I could smell raisins and prunes as well.

The texture was dry for an aro. I thought this was due to the tin having already been opened. However,after reading the above review, I would agree.

It packed well and lit on the first try. (Only had one relight half way through.) This is the first aro I have had that has a very strong, sweet flavor. A little too sweet, if truth be known. I would compare this to eating a very rich dessert. One that tastes incredible, but is hard to finish. It reminded me of a sweet pound cake, like what you would eat around Christmas.

It was not hard for me to finish the bowl, as the flavor began to weaken as I smoked it. Overall, Savinelli Aroma is a blend I would smoke after a very strong meal with a cup of equally strong coffee.

If you are a fan of aros I would suggest giving this a try. If you hate aros, stay away from this rich, sweet blend.

In conclusion, I give this 3 out of 5 pipes.

2 people found this review helpful.

lordnoble Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lordnoble (4)
★★★★
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

OK, for you aromatic-haters out there, don't even bother with this blend...

This said, if you like an aromatics, give this a try. I bought a tin of this on a whim when I was at my tobacconists recently. The description interested me, so I figured, why not? I would like to point out that I'm still new to pipe smoking, so it should be understood that I like aromatic blends, quite a bit.

When I got home and cracked open the tin, I was smacked with a sweet smelling tobacco. I immediately thought of carmel-covered almonds. I then could pick out the Cavendish and Jim Beam. I couldn't smell any Oriental in there, but I figured I'd taste it once I lit it up.

I prepared to air it out but when I dug into the black and gold, I found it wasn't moist at all, which surprised me. I usually have to let my aromatics air a few minutes before I can pack them and light. But this time, I packed my Wellington half-full (still breaking it in, but that's like smoking a full bowl on most of my other pipes anyway), and lit up.

It lit well right out of the tin, and after the charring light it stayed lit for a considerable while. It went out a few times, but I chalked that up to me using that beast of a pipe. I'm still learning its ways. It smoked cool and had an incredible room note. I enjoyed it to the bottom (OK it was mostly done, but it started to rain, and I decided to go in).

The taste was sweet which I figured must be the Virginia's doing their job, but also the casing and top-flavor. I savored each puff before letting it drift from my mouth. There was no tongue-bite. That made me happy. The room note smelled kinda like candied apples, but without too much of the apples... It got my wife's approval in a major way. She moved her chair to get the aroma better.

The next time I smoked it was very similar in most cases, but I found that my corncob pipe burned a bit hotter (it's no Wellington), and the smoke seemed to be smoother. It again packed well, but I didn't relight at all. It burned to the bottom leaving a fine, white ash. Still no tongue-bite, which surprised me as Virginias tend to nip me when I smoke them in my cob.

In conclusion, I am really pleased with this blend. I find it is increasingly my first bowl of the day, and goes great with my morning cup of coffee. It's made its way into my regular rotation, but it hasn't replaced my Black Cavendish as an every-day smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

Erfan Rezaei Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Erfan Rezaei (12)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A high quality aroma especially it has got more than a common type in taste and scents and reveals its nicotine level when Oriental dominates well and shows less characteristics of VA, perhaps behind the scenes. I used to smoke a pipe in the evenings and enjoy myself without any notice of what happens in my surroundings. Till oneday one of my close mates came round and lit his pipe before me, then I noticed a fantastic note, something of confectionary and close to chocolate cake which I never noticed before. It's an aromatic indeed and the bold point is the note is difficult for the smoker himself to distinguish. After a couple of days, it tends to be flat and made the mouth dry and possibly bit. In general, it seemed not to be economic and I run out of it very soon. I really love this. LOL

1 person found this review helpful.

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

Before Aroma, I was highly impressed by Savinelli's Cavendish, which has since become one of my favorite aromatics. So, I was pretty curious to see if they can maintain that high quality and standard with another aromatic. Aroma was next in line. Also, I'm kinda more inclined to like aromatics that contain Orientals as opposed to Burleys, so that increased my interest for this blend.

The tobacco presents itself in pretty much equal proportions of Virginias, Orientals and Black Cavendish. Comes somewhat moist in the tin, but a bit of drying time is required before packing, especially since this is an aromatic which usually needs more drying time than non-aromatics (one hour in my case). The tin note is strong and sweet. I get a pretty intense smell of sherry, almonds and a bit of a more darker vanilla.

Mechanically, if dried properly, this tobacco is a walk in the park. Packs easily, lights easily, burns pretty well, pretty cool and very dry. I didn't get any gurgle from this one and no tongue bite either. Required an average amount of relights.

The tin note was nice and sweet, but how does that translate into the actual smoke? Very well and offers a bit more. This is a heavily cased aromatic with a pretty strong flavoring added. It's not a one-flavored type of blend. I spent quite a bit of time puzzling and separating all the different flavors, as there are quite a few in this one. I get sherry, vanilla, berries, almonds, caramel, cocoa, honey, nougat. A large plethora of different sweet, creamy flavors similar to a heavy dessert. And that's the best way I can describe this: a dessert blend. I don't get much tobacco taste at first but, as you move further down the bowl, it becomes a bit more pronounced. There a slight tang from the Orientals and some of that dark Virginia kind of taste, which is more oriented to the earthy, bready, bakery side of the spectrum as opposed to the grassy, hay, citrusy taste you get from the bright ones. The room note on this one is very nice and pleasant and can be a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Overall, this is a good aromatic blend. As others have already pointed out, this is excellent after a meal as a dessert blend. It's sweet, creamy, delicious and a very enjoyable smoke throughout. Fans of heavily cased aromatics will experience a true delight with this one. I wouldn't call it an everyday smoke, but a very nice one whenever the opportunity arises. As a second sample of a Savinelli aromatic, I have to say that I'm quite impressed with their offerings so far.

Pipe Used: Szabo Bruyere Mixed

Age When Smoked: 1 week

Purchased From: Tobacco store

1 person found this review helpful.

Rolf -The Dane Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rolf -The Dane (6)
★★★★
Mild Very Strong Extra Full Very Pleasant

FANTASTIC tin smell of Almonds!! When smoked you will find flavors of Almonds, dark Rum and genuine Vanilla. The Tobacco is mild and VERY creamy. When smoked fast (hot) there is only a little tonque bite. Non-smokers and even smoke-haters simply love the smell of this tobacco!!!! -This has been one of my favorite Pipe Tobaccos for many many years and it certanly will be one of my Favorites untill the day i die!! (And possibly of lung cancer, but that is a 'small' price to pay for smoking this one:-)))

Pipe Used: All kind of pipes

Age When Smoked: 20 years old tins to new tins

Purchased From: Denmark and Germany

Similar Blends: Many years ago it was called Light Aroma.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipe1000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe1000 (14)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Savinelli's "Aroma" tobacco smells very strong & sweet from the tin and would make a great dessert smoke (excellent in company of non-smokers!). The smooth vanilla flavour of the tin didn't disappoint when smoked either! My only criticism is that it seemed to day my mouth out considerably, and whatever I had to drink wouldn't help (very strange?!) The tobacco was ever so slightly damp for my liking straight from the tin, but a few minutes of gentle air drying seemed to help no end. I would recommend this tobacco and had I have not been left with a very dry mouth this would be a firm favourite for an after dinner smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28806)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I only give this 3 stars because I feel 4 should be reserved for the true greats. I am not a fan of cavendish or orientals but this aro is truly a great one. Room note is delicious and is the almost sickeningly sweet smoke. Anyone wanting to find an aro that is worthy of a good briar w/o ruining it give this a shot. My wife agrees as well that this smells great in the house. the tobacco flavor does come through toward the end of the bowl leaving you feeling ok about having smoked something so indulgent. The moisture level is a little high as with most tinned tobaccos and benefits from some drying.

1 person found this review helpful.

Old German puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old German puffer (106)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Fall is here and it is now the time to start bringing back the smelly stuff. On opening this tin it always smell like my Oma's drink for the nerves. This is a very sweet tobacco. Heavy almond extract with a little bit of Amaretto tossed in. Packs well. Lights well. Smokes very sweet. God it is like candy. I like it but it will never be a daily smoke. This tin is about 6 years old.

Pipe Used: Comoy

Age When Smoked: tin - 5 years

Purchased From: Mannheim Germany

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28806)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Mild Pleasant

A pleasant surprise this one. Smokes fine from beginning to the end of the bowl, awesome room note and it leaves a satisfying nut/bourbon taste in your mouth.

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