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
Jun 02, 2014 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable
Sort of a lighter version of Timm London 1000, with less Latakia and a more dominant sweetish (coconut?) topping. Not bad, simply quite dull. Not a patch to a true English mixture, although there are several worse blends out there.

Enough complexity, juicy sweet and toasted Virginia background, but not enough distinctiveness and the Latakia does not shine very much. As I said above, the sweet tin note is reminiscent of coconut, a note which I have found in only two other tobaccos so far: Rattray's Highland Targe, and Ashton's Celebrated Sovereign (European version).

Smokable, but unexciting.
Pipe Used: several Dunhills
PurchasedFrom: Dan Pipes
Age When Smoked: less than 6 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 12, 2016 Mild Strong Mild Tolerable
This tobacco was inspired by "THE RAVEN" by A. E. Poe. The tin design is very beautiful and appealing.

The tobacco itself is a Virginia, Oriental, Latakia mixture with a lot of flavouring (honey, plum, apple, cumarin / tonka bean substitute and liquorish), and the main tobaccos are cased -- the virginias with the typical Dan Tobacco virginia casing, the others with their danish casing.

While smoking, I notice that there is flavourig added but I can't say, what flavour it is -- to be honest, I find it a bit annoying, and I don't think it adds something to the blend.

The smoke is somewhat boring for me. Used to the mostly excellent English Dunhills (esp. 965 and Standard Mixture), I can't get much satisfaction out of it. It's not a rebuy for me.

I wouln't even call this an English, but a Danish with a try of an English twist.

In comparison, I think th closest similar blend is (kind of) Mac Baren's The Solent mixture (almost the same price as The Raven), which is much more rounded and more concise (and with a much better roomnote, esp. for non smokers). But that is also not my favourite. If I had to, I'd prefer the Plumcake by Mac Baren, if I'd wish to smole a Danish-English twisted blend. But having all the wonderful Dunhills, I don't have to either -- I don't have a problem with paying good money for the good stuff.

Would I recommend it? Why not, it is worth a try and it has it's fanbase. And what can I tell about the likings of others?! It's just not for me.
Pipe Used: Different Briars
PurchasedFrom: DTM / Dan Pipe
Age When Smoked: one moth old
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