Dan Tobacco Tumblin' Dice

Notes: Translation from the German website: "Alea jacta est" - the die is cast. After a long test-period we like to present our new tobacco-mixture "Tumblin' Dice" to you. The name is derived from its special cutting style from natural sweet bright and medium brown Virginia leafs and in addition a noticeable amount of our precious original Louisiana perique. First it's cut length wise, afterwards it's pressed for some time, and then it's cut crossways and finally stored to mature. Thus arise these 6mm wide cubes, of which every one contains the whole tobacco-mixture. During pre-marketing testing phase sold as Torben Dansk C. C. V/P. It was only available in the store itself and wasn't in the catalog, nor the online shop.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Blended By Michael Apitz
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Cube
Packaging 50 grams tin, 250 grams bulk
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 01, 2016 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
The lighter Virginia is a little grassy with a deep tangy, tart citrus flavor, and there is more of that than there is of the earthy, lightly woody and bready, very tangy, fermented dark fruit sweet brown and red Virginias. The Virginias are the major components, and each compete for attention. The very raisiny, figgy, plumy, spicy perique plays, as you might expect, a strong support role. The inherent characteristics of the perique are almost equal in their effect. A well blended cube cut, you’ll most every aspect previously noted in the majority of your puffs to various degrees. The nic-hit is almost medium. The strength and taste levels are medium. Burns at a slow to reasonable pace with a clean and fairly cool, very consistent, deeply rich sweet and rugged, spicy flavor from start to finish. It won’t bite, but there are a few rough edges here and there if you puff beyond a moderate rate. Requires some relights, and leaves a little moisture in the bowl. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste, but the room note is a little strong; stronger than the after taste. Not quite an all day smoke due in part to the aforementioned rough edges.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 06, 2017 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Tumblin' Dice... really not too shabby!

I'm just recently became a HUGE fan(-atic) of Virginia/Perique/Kentucky-Blends (future me says: Who wants Va/Per/Kys?!? Burleys are my thing now). They are my all-day and every-day smoke. VA/PER/KY is - for me - THE mixture of tobaccos. The Trinity of tobacco.

So I got curious if a good VA/PER would also fit in my daily tobacco rotation. I had experienced a few VA/PERs (which I also reviewed), but never quite got hooked onto them. I orderes a few samples.

When I took a first sniffed on the Tumblin' Dices I knew this would fit my taste. Very rich scent of freshly mown grass and hay. Citrusy, slightly sweet. Plus the delicious aroma of the Perique in there - somewhat sour, at the same time a mild fruitiness which I appreciate in Perique tobaccos. All in all very inviting and savory.

The cut is a 'Cube Cut' - and oh dear, what a nice and well crafted cut this one is. Every chunk - or 'Cube' is supposed to carry all ingridients of the tobacco, to deliver a steady smoking experience. Just take a few Cubes into your palm and let them gently drop into your - preferably big sized - bowl. Tamp with your fingers very gently, take care of not pushing too hard.

Due to it's special Cut the lighting takes 2-3 tries. Not too hard, yet you should pay attention to it and be patient.

Once lit you're in VA/PER-Heaven! The tobacco provides a very creamy and full smoke. A gentle fruitiness is the first thing i notice, together with the typical "Perique-Tingle". Paired with the deep citrusy and moderately sweet quality Virginias. A little spice kicks in to make this a even more exciting tasting experience. The fruitiness is more in the back in this one. It's a bit more tangy, but well balance with the VAs. Also I'm getting a slightly nutty note in the back.

A solid smoke! Not too complex or "deep" in flavours, but a great All-Day Va/Per for lovers of that kin!

|| Personal rating: 2,5-stars | Rated for what it is: 3 to 3,5-stars ||
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 13, 2015 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
This is another brand that I always bring home when traveling. When I open this up it always smells fruity to me. Traditional Virgina it lights up fast and runs hard when puffed. I always have to slow down with this tobacco. I always seem to want to smoke it fast for the flavor. I love the ash here. It is very fine and builds up a cake in pipes very fast. I don't know why but it works.
Pipe Used: Stanwell
PurchasedFrom: Mannheim Germany
Age When Smoked: fresh tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 10, 2022 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
The tin note is very nice, inviting sweet-ish with a nice strong zesty fruity notes. When puffed slow the taste is almost what you expect from the smell which I like a lot. Theres a sweet tone and a little sourness that accomplish the aroma nicely. The perique is quite noticeable here giving some dried fruit tones and a spicy pepery tingling that could be enhanced a lot by pushing it a bit with faster puffing. If pushed too much the taste is gone completelly so I reccomend a calm environment. The cut provides some relight requirements to the experience. The same goes to prep where you have to let it dry more than you are normally used to with another baccy. When it seems to be dry enough let it dry for some half hour more. Otherwise you end up with fighting the pipe to stay lit and when you win it would be at a cost of puffing a hot steam that taste like an ashtray. But when dried properly it burns nice slow producing quite cool smoke. Leaves quite a bit liquid in the stem of a briar but the bowl is fine. That could be for sure solved by using a cob but for me the taste experience is better with briar (as usually with any virginia heavy blend). If you have some experience with tobacco handling and prepping then this one is a nice one. I cant recommend this to a newbee since that could be probably a bad experience.

Smoke and drive: Not this one. It is a pain. Sometimes literally.
Pipe Used: Jirsa, cob
PurchasedFrom: etrafika.cz
Age When Smoked: fresh, 1 month
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 10, 2020 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant
The tin note is appealing, reminds me of German dark bread. In short: a fine tobacco but difficult to keep lit.  For the experienced smoker

The packaging is good.  I bought the 250g bulk. I transferred the tobacco into an empty airtight glass jar, half of it into another for cellaring. I never know if it makes sense to cellar tobacco once the packaging has been opened, but will see when I hold my future notes against these.

I smoked the first bowl right out of the tin and had some trouble keeping it lit.  Subsequent pipes were better although they still needed a fair number of re-lights. Although the product doesn't seem too moist to smoke, drying does help without changing the taste. A not too wide bowl gives me the best results. Crumbling the cubes into the bowl is an alternative, but not practical.

The taste is Virginia: sweetness, citrus, grass and some bread. The perique is noticeable and balances the Virginia nicely. There's no favouring that I can tell. The taste intensifies as the bowl progresses, stronger citrus with some hints of tar.

First smoked in a Torben Dansk Modi, a big quarter bent pipe. Torben Dansk Ture, a big poker with a narrower bowl than the Modi, which I figured would be easier to keep the fire going. Big Ben Barbados 647 with a rather wide but shallow bowl. 

I use to smoke it any time of day, it's complex and good to pass the time without doing anything else. Besides, you need all your attention to keep it lit. The aftertaste is spicy.

I recommend frequent but careful tamping to keep the smouldering going.

The taste is medium, flavouring absent, a spicy and sweet smoke of medium strength. Not harsh, I don't notice the "edges" JimInks mentions (but I don't have his well-developed taste) but think of it as round. In fact, a lot more so than when I first tried Tumblin' Dice some years ago. Does not smoke hot. Does not give tongue-burn. I prefer to leave some dottle instead of smoking down to grey ashes because the last puffs are too sharp for my taste.

I haven't heard complaints about the room note.

Age when smoked: two months.

I will buy it again.

 Three stars
Pipe Used: Poker, big pipes
PurchasedFrom: Dan tobacco
Age When Smoked: 2 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 09, 2024 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I am a sucker for cube cut, although it's not for everyone. It definitely is hard to keep lit, but I don't mind since I often let my pipe go out anyway. It's incredibly satisfying to let gravity fill your pipe with these little cubes. Let's talk about the tin note — strongly of figs. This is a good sign for a lover of Perique. There's definitely plenty of fig offered in the smoke as well as the desired signature Perique spice. There is a nice dose of sweetness offered by the Virginia. My only complaint is that the Virginias are bit more woody than I would have liked. They tend to overpower the Perique at certain points. Overall, this is a lovely Va/Per and worthy for the cellar — 3/4 it's not a knockout but it sure knows how to swing some punches.
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