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Flavor  rated 4/5   Recommend It?  rated 4/5   Room Note  rated 5/5   Tin Aroma  rated 5/5  
Brand: Dan Tobacco
Blender: Dan Tobacco
Tin Description: A fine ready rubbed blend of selected bright and sweet Virginia leaf delicately scented with smooth vanilla.
Country of Origin: DE
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Virginia
Flavoring: Vanilla
Cut: Ready Rubbed
Packaging: 50g tin, 8oz bulk

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# 31/12/2010 User rated 4/5
Review by surfmac211

Vanilla Heaven

I feel this is a great Virginia aromatic blend. SVH delivers a nice honey/vanilla flavor with out being to over powering, and as well does not mask the natural flavor of the Virginia tobacco.  Most Virginia's and aromatics tend to bite easily if smoked to fast, but its not the case for this one. This is one of the few tobaccos I am allowed to smoke in the house because it leaves a very pleasant room note. Overall SVH is a great smoke when in the mood for something sweeter. 

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 4/5
Recommend It? -  rated 4/5
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# 21/4/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by Schmitz Bitz

A definite crowd pleaser

Presented as a long cut, (mopstly) ready rubbed ribbon, containing high-quality bright Virginia leaf. I have found that in addition to shipping a touch on the moist side, some of the tobacco requires a touch of rubbing out still.

The tin aroma of this tobacco is simply devine - freshly baked sugar cookies, vanilla, and melon (although I say cantalope, not honeydew), with fleeting hints of cinnamon and caramel.

From charring light through half bowl, I find this tobacco stays fairly uniform in flavour, which, despite the tin aroma, really provides a simple, mild and true sweet hay-like citrusy Virginia flavour, accented with subtle hints of vanilla, honey, and melon (I do get honeydew here, oddly enough).
As the bowl passes half-way, I find the vanilla flavours become more pronounced, although never fully come into the forefront, preferring to allow the tobacco flavour to shine. Hints of caramel, honey, and melon continue to appear in the background, complimented by a mild-cinammon/buttery flavour (makes me think of cinammon pancakes).

The room note on this tobacco is where it really shines, in my opinion. Certainly, vanilla is at the forefront here, carrying with it hints of honeydew, cinammon, melted butter, caramel and just a hint of something that I can only describe as guava and passion-fruit. This combines to create a wonderful melange that will have the wife or room-mate asking you to step indoors.

The only drawbacks to this blend for me are an extremely low nicotine content...I find myself craving a cig by mid-bowl most of the time; and the lack of an enjoyable after-taste. I literally finished a bowl before I started writing this closing paragraph, and any lingering flavours have already dissapated.

All in all a great aromatic, particularly for consumption in "mixed" company (and although I use the term loosely, not meaning to imply women, but non-smokers, I am sure this blend will have the desired effect on the opposite sex, too!), plus, being a true Va tobacco, this is one of the few aromatics that should benefit from cellaring...3.5 stars, although it would rate another star if the nicotine was there for me.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 4/5
Recommend It? -  rated 3/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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# 21/11/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by teone

Popular aromatic, quality VA base

Finally I cellared the one I think is the best aromatic to be found in my country. I'm not into aromatics that much, I smoke pure Virginia or EMs most of the time but Vanilla has always been queen of my taste, in food, drinks, and tobacco I always indulge into some new Vanilla thing...

What makes me fond of this blend from the first puffs is that there's a true, selected virginia leaf base that stays in the front! Sweet and spicy as It has to be.

Honey & Vanilla scent, delightful and prominent as I open the tin stay in the background while leaving natural Virginia sweetness to come out and play a tasty battle! 

I'd rate it 5 stars as recommendation If it only had a little more Nicotine punch which can only develop with more mature and browned Va. Anyway I find no trouble adding a little Kentucky to it just to gain muscle and body.

That's the way an aromatic should always taste I say. Quality leaves free to shine, surrounded but never overwhelmed by casing. 

The Vanilla and honeydew added here seem anyway to be of good quality, light years away from drug-store chemical casing of other products.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 4/5
Recommend It? -  rated 4/5
Room Note -  rated 4/5
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