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BrandDan Tobacco
Blended ByDan Tobacco
Manufactured ByDan Tobacco
Blend TypeOther
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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Alhaji Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Alhaji (33)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

This tobacco seems to have been wrongly labelled as Bull Dog in this review. It is actually a product of Dan Tobacco and should have been classified as a blend under Dan Tobacco. Having said that, I am surprised that early reviewers commented that the tobacco smelled and tasted "soapy". Absolutely not so in my view. This is indeed a good blend that gets more interesting as one smokes along. It is not unlike other Oriental/Turkish Virginias. One that comes to mind is Drew Estate's Meat Pie which contains a fair amount of Latakia. This 'guy' is quite spicy especially if the smoke is released through the nostrils and seems, IMO, to contain a small amount of Latakia though the makers do not (expressly) state so. There is also a background hint of pleasant sweetness from the Virginias. It lights well and stays lit for the duration of the smoke. It does not burn hot and has no tongue bite - highlights of its mildness. It's nicotine content is moderate and may not satisfy those looking for a strongly favored full Virginia with a high nicotine content. Yet it is very satisfying for those looking for something mild - for which reason I will rate it as four stars.

Pipe Used: Molina Nautic 1 9mm Filter Pipe (without filter)

Age When Smoked: Purchased in Berlin, Germany, June 2015

3 people found this review helpful.

Brendan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brendan (8)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

this is more as a first impression. when i opend the tin(1-2years of age) it did smell soapy. it's says it's a golden flake but it does contain some darker leaf and was abit on the dry side.

i now smoke mostly VA/PER blends. i don't like aromatics anymore but this taste as it smells, soapy. for the first 20-30min it taste real soapy, but after that VA and Oriental comes forward and the soapiness goes in the background. the taste keeps changing and doesn't burn to hot.

i like it, i'll be buying a tin again for aging. it really is change in taste than my standard VA blends.

Pipe Used: clay pipe

Age When Smoked: 1-2

Purchased From: Linzbach, Germany

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28806)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Here's one I had forgotten about. Then I was thinking about all these references to soap in Gawith reviews. Well, folks, if you want to know what soap scented (and presumably flavored, though I don't eat it) tobacco really smells like, this is it. Burning soap, mmmmmmm. And 0 nicotine. This dog has no place in my kennel.

2 people found this review helpful.

Fazby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fazby (66)
Medium Strong Medium Tolerable

This was tolerable once it burned partway thru the bowl, but at first I thought I had my mouth washed out with soap. (Not that I have ever experienced this - Mom never caught me.)

Never found this with another tobacco - it tasted soapy.

2 people found this review helpful.