Ink Review #211: Montblanc Toffee Brown


Today is another reader request ink review, Montblanc Toffee Brown. Toffee Brown is from the classic line of Montblanc inks, and comes in the 60ml shoe-shaped bottle. Anderson Pens was very kind and sent a sample over for review. 


The color:

Toffee Brown is a dark brown with a red undertone.


When pooled the ink turns almost black. I wouldn't say it's actual sheen, but it does get much darker.


Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Low shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Golden Brown, Montblanc Toffee Brown, and PenBBS 135. Click here to see the Montblanc inks together. Golden Brown is a little bit darker in writing than Toffee Brown, and has a little bit more shading.

Diamine Burnt Sienna, Bookbinders Eastern Brown, and Birmingham Pen Walnut St. Brown. Click here to see the brown inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow. 

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Overall, I really like this ink. It has a nice wet flow, and had no problem keeping up with the flex nib. I found it similar to Robert Oster Golden Brown, but not quite the same. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: This ink was sent to me by Anderson Pens, for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.