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
Mar 23, 2017 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Very well blended tobacco imho!

The Virginas, Orientals and Latakia are "melted" and deliver a nice mellow, smoky-sweet smoke. This one is in total balance! Sweet, (in a pleasant way) a bit sour-ish along together with a decent smoky- woody-note from the Latakia.

I'd say there IS a flavouring to this one. Maybe a slight fruit (and sugar-water) casing? Because there is definetly a sweet-fruity note in it, that mellows the tobacco to a delightful all-day-smoke. Usually I only smoke Latakia in small portions - but this one is so smooth, I could smoke it all day, every day, because it has got such a decent, not intrusive Latakia taste to it.

All in all a sweet, smoky and fruity tasting blend, that is a masterpiece to me. Worth trying - you won't regret it.

3/4 Stars, as I really enjoyed smoking this tobacco! It is not the most special and complex blend - but it is what it is: A solid, unique and tasty blend, that deserves to be around! 😉

|| Personal rating: 2,5-stars | Rated for what it is: 3-stars ||
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 20, 2021 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
This is the blend I would recommend to a beginner in pipe smoking. It offers everything you can wish for as a novice. It is easy to smoke, does not tend to burn to quickly and provides an honest flavour of true tobacco without the disturbance of casing or fruity sweetness. I really do enjoy this tobacco especially in the evenings. Sure there are better "english" blends out there (Petersons Standard Mixture is similar but a little stronger and less sweet). The Latakia here is more subtle, but that leads to a pleasant room note, so my wife says. The tin deserves some attention, since it is beautifully made and designed. I really recommend this tobacco, but maybe that is only true for starters in pipe smoking like me (this is my 10th tobacco overall)
Pipe Used: several briars, best in rather small bowls
PurchasedFrom: Danpipe
Age When Smoked: freshly bought
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 04, 2020 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant
In my opinion a very good english blend for the money (quality/price). It is quite mild, one can smoke all day and it is definitely a quality tobacco.

A hint I can give is that if you mix it with a heavier virginia tobacco i.e. equal portions of raven and mellow mallard you get a delicious stronger mixture, making it a basis for experiments. The review refers to the bulk pack of 250gr.
Pipe Used: various group 3 pipes
Age When Smoked: new
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