By Bob Tate
The tin aroma of this blend is a heavy caramel and vanilla aroma, caramel being a little more prominent than the vanilla. It smells almost like a caramel-vanilla flavored cup of coffee. The moisture was good for smoking right away, but a little drying time might not hurt. The tobacco is more of a ready rubbed and a little chunky. I didn’t rub it out any, I left it the way it was, loaded my pipe, and proceeded to the charring light.
On the charring light I was greeted by a lovely vanilla aroma with a hint of caramel to it. The vanilla also was more prominent in the taste as well. This surprised me a little as the caramel was more noticeable in the tin aroma. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke.
From the very beginning, I could tell that this blend could bite if pushed too much. So I took it very slow. This blend has a good taste to it. I can not differentiate between the vanilla and caramel too much, as the two flavors seem to meld together with each other to create a singular taste. Every once in awhile the vanilla does step forward on it’s own for a short amount of time, but the caramel never stepped out to the front. This blend has a very good flavor.
Around the mid-bowl point, I started picking up on some sweetness to the blend that I would attribute to the Virginias in the blend. It is a different kind of sweetness than the vanilla and caramel. To me, it tastes like natural tobacco sweetness. Although I was picking up on the natural sweetness, the vanilla and caramel flavor was still present as well. This flavor stayed until the end of the bowl.
This is a pretty good aromatic blend. It has a good flavor, burns relatively cool, dry, and doesn’t leave a goopy mess. It does bite a little, but not too bad. This blend is available in large vacuumed sealed bricks as well as tins. It is the same exact blend in both. I have smoked both and there is no difference between them. All in all, this is a pretty good blend and I Recommend it.
Brand: Dan Tobacco
Description: A blend of sweet Virginia grades and extra smooth Black Cavendish seasoned with caramel and vanilla for a lingering aromatic smoke.
Cut: Ready Rubbed
Tobaccos: Black Cavendish, Virginia
Taste: Moderate Vanilla, Light Caramel, Sweetness
Room Note: Pleasant
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