Aromatic blend composed from various grades of sweet golden Virginia leaf and specially seasoned mild black cavendish.
Notes: 11/10/14: Industry source states that the original Bjarne tobaccos were a tribute to Bjarne Nielsen and that, although they are still being produced, they are for some "inexplicable reason" not available outside Germany.
The name of this blend is as honest as they come. A unrelenting almost nothing in the strength department. Smoke slowly to get a bit of solid tobacco taste. The contents of the tin are quite dry and the pack and burn is easy. I mixed this half and half with some Syrian blending Latakia that I keep on hand and the experience was delightful. By itself, the Mild One is, well, mild.
The room note is a nice raisin sort of smell, but otherwise, this blend is totally underwhelming. As a previous reviewer said, this is like an ultra-light cigarette or something. It is the first tine of tobacco I regret purchasing. Oddly, it came highly recommended, and I can sort of see why for people who like mild smokes, but this one isn't that great. It has a lot of bite, too.
OK, so I opened a (what looks to be somewhat old) tin of Bjarne - The Gentle One (there is a sticker covering up "The Mild One" which is due to some restrictions or some such) yesterday morning. It was surprisingly moist for a tin with such an appearance of age on it. Maybe it could've been smoked right away, but since I was breaking in an Iwan Ries Bent Churchwarden, I decided to dry it out to reduce the chance of gurgle.
The tin note was assuredly Cavendish, but it had a hint some spice. My guess is this is a pinch of an oriental or even perique, but my uneducated nose could be wrong. I threw it into a napkin for the day and left for work.
After I had gotten home, tinkered with the family minivan which has been making "weird noises" (as my wife put it), gave up, and put the kids to bed, I packed the aforementioned Iwan Ries CW using the "Frank Method" (which seems to give me the best results I'm finding) and got down to business. It burned really well with few re-lights, which was a bit unusual for me when I smoke Cavendish-heavy blends. The first half of the bowl was mellow, but there was some peppery-ness that I found interesting. The pipe didn't get hot nearly as quickly as I had expected with tobacco this dried out. It produced a decent amount of pleasant , mild smoke and the room note was typical of a Cavendish- style blend. It didn't turn my wife away, so it must have been pleasant. It smoked down to the bottom with very little gurgle which I attribute to the humidity of the day more than anything. It was an enjoyable, if somewhat one- dimensioned, smoke.
I'd rate this as a middle-of-the-road, mild (as the name states), Cavendish- styled tobacco. Nothing to write home about, but it will certainly be a nice escape from time to time as a mindless indulgence. I expect I'll be smoking this while reading where my attention is not as much on the nuances and character of the blend, but rather on the book.
This tobacco arrived very dry in the tin and had a taste that was unexpected from the description. No aromatic room note to speak of.
The only noticable characteristic worth mentioning for me is a smooth peppery flavor once the tobacco is at the top half of the bowl. I have experimented quite a bit with this tobacco by blending to sweeten it up more or just to add something to it so that it would actually be something that would fit some sort of mood.
After failing to meet anything I liked I decided to make it a supporting flavor in other blends contrary to attempting to make it the primary taste since it has very little.
Now I use this tobacco believe it or not as a 1/4 mixture with a 3/4's mixture of my skunkier English blends. In that habitat it seems to add a nice peppery flavor dimension.
About the only thing that is good about this tobacco is the tin. I suppose that the blend itself is nice looking enough. Perhaps once or twice this delivered a pleasant smoke, all in all, it was flat and flavorless, generally reminding me of poor-quality ginger beer. What's more it was not that hard to get this stuff to bite.
Somehow, the Danes manage to make perfectly fine examples of styles of tobacco characterized by other countries, but when it comes to making what is supposed to be a Danish style blend, such as this one is purported to be, it is to be a failure.
Although the room note smelled like typical Dane aromatic ala Capt. Black, it just didn't taste like anything, (ultralight cigarettes have more flavor!). Kinda tasted like steam without the heat. The only reason I got a tin is because I bought it in a package with the other Bjarne blends. 2 out of 10
The Mild One, yep that is what it is, although it is suppose to be an aromatic, being it is too mild it is really hard to distinguish the aroma.
Not too much after the first match other than some tobacco in the bowl and I'm puffing on it trying to pick up a scent of aroma.
About half way to the center of the bowl I sensed a slight aroma of a mild sweetness but cannot really decypher what the aroma is other than a mild sweetness. I believe the Golden Virginia tobaccos out weigh the seasoned Black Cavendish making this mild smoke.
There is not too much change throughout the remainder of the bowl other than the Virginia itself becoming more prominent.
One really needs to watch themselves when smoking this blend as the pipe can become really hot, this one needs to be smoked really slow.
If you are looking for a tobacco to knock your socks off this is not the one. For pipe smoker just starting out and wants to try a mild Virginia then this would make-do.
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