Dan Tobacco The Raven

This sophisticated mixture in the English tradition combines the classic elements Virginia, Oriental and latakia in a very finely tuned relationship and therefore show off all nuances of taste from soft and sweet to spicy and tart to best advantage. The rather long ribbon cut promotes a regular slow burn with gentle smoke. A unique treat! [translated from German]


Brand Dan Tobacco
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 30, 2021 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
I don't know who was the person who described the tobacco, but, I didn't see anything like this cut. The appearance was actually a fine, fairly long ribbon cut of tobacco the woody color of fresh larch, with flecks of darker latakia. The tobacco was fairly uniform in color. Here's what I didn't like: The tobacco has a lot of dust, even in normal humidity, which indicates its low quality. The blend dries out easily in the air, hinting that it will be quite hot to smoke.

Smell - rye mash, heavily acidic to the other smells, a bit of grass, stale leather, peat from Latakia.

Taste - peat, some molasses and malt. The initial taste is harsh, the tobacco bites at the slightest attempt to take a stronger puff. Later on, the harshness goes away, the malt disappears, and the taste turns into a sweet and peaty one. No "flavor nuances" to speak of - everything is simple and boring.

The tobacco smokes medium-hot and fast enough, even if you don't dry it out. A dried mixture threatens the pipe with burnout. Despite the stiffness and normal humidity when stuffed, a lot of moisture came out of the tobacco. I was literally pouring water out of the pipe. I tried smoking the blend using a filter, but it couldn't handle that much either. The strength is below average, nicotine hit the smoker is not a threat. Tobacco has a sweet aftertaste, which stays in the mouth long enough.

The ash is loose, fairly large, gray without shades.

The smoke smells like peat, but easily enough to disperse.

The bottom line: so-so tobacco. The quality of ingredients is low, the taste is stiff and unremarkable, burns quickly, a lot of water. Looks like my acquaintance with it will end quickly. And as the Raven said, "nevermore".
Pipe Used: Peterson 106, Peterson Sherlock Holmes Original
Age When Smoked: Unknown
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