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The basis for this special blend is formed by the Troost Special Cavendish recipe, which is a rich blend of the best tobaccos from Virginia, Brazil and Africa. A unique process which enriches the aroma gives an extra aroma to this tobacco. It is because of this unique process that the extremely fragrant Troost Aromatic tobacco is appraised by pipe smokers over the entire world.

BrandVan Rossems
Blended ByVan Rossem
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tabacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Other / Misc
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionNo longer in production
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tleek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tleek (48)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I really like this blend. It doesnt have too much of an aromatic taste, a little underlying carmely butter scotchy topping and a nice tobacco taste. Simple and good for nearly every occasion when a non english is desired. Perfect fall smoke in my opinion.

6 people found this review helpful.

Palermo09 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Palermo09 (21)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

This blend is not as bad as many of the reviews on it would reflect. It is nothing spectacular but not a bad smoke. The flavoring is very mild and you do get some natural tobacco flavoring. It almost reminds me of a VaPer, though I know that it has no perique. I see that a few have said that it has some cigarette qualities, but a good cigarette, for those who may like that. I would give it 2.5 stars somewhere between Somewhat and recommend. Worth a try if you come across it especially for the price.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Cup o Joes

5 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The gold cavendish offers honey, citrus, and a few blades of grass. The nutty, earthy, toasty burley is a condiment. A pinch of Oriental provides a floral note, a little wood, and not much else. The topping is like a mild butterscotch and caramel. Has a very mild nic-hit. Burns slightly fast and fairly even with few relights for a course cut. Has a mostly consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl. It's a pleasant enough fairly one dimensional all day smoke, but I can only give it two stars because if you puff at even a moderate rate, you can experience tongue bite. It does leave a nice after taste.

4 people found this review helpful.

Coda Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Coda (33)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

A surprising blend. I could see how this blend would be automatically slumped with those other danish blends, and written off, but I feel that is selling it short. The name "aromatic cavandish" is misleading. I would categorize this as a cased Virginia/golden cavendish/Dutch-style cavendish.The tobacco comes in the pouch in kind of a ready rub (reminds me of Mac Baren Virginia #1). The pouch note is dried fruit, and virginia tobacco. It can bite, but it is perfectly manageable. Flavor-wise, its a pleasant, fruity taste, with a hint of nuttiness and mid-range sweetness. At times, it can taste a bit hollow, but thats to be expected from an OTC. The flavor reminds me of something midway between Lane MV-1000 and Dunhill Flake...

4 people found this review helpful.

A Scot in Argentina Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A Scot in Argentina (13)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

I have to agree with recent positive reviews. which seem to be spot on. Due to some silly person slapping on an erectile dysfunction smoking warning label right over the packet it wasn't until I purchased the pouch and peeled the label off I was horrified - as a lover of natural flavoured tobaccos - to see it described as 'Aromatic Cavendish'. My money was spent so I might as well have a smoke even though I know I won't like it I thought to myself. I got a surprise. If you like aromatics then this one will disappoint you. If you're a lover of English blends then I suspect you will also be disappointed. If you fall in between both camps and have got this tobacco at a reasonable price you might well be pleasantly surprised. To summarise it's definitely more natural tasting and smelling than aromatic which made me feel my money wasn't wasted. Definitely worth a try I would say....if the price is right or no alternatives are available.

3 people found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (227)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

As Troost Special Cavendish is one of my top favorites, I was happy to see that a few on line dealers were now supplying Troost Aromatic Cavendish. I smoked the aromatic version many years ago and was anxious to try it again.

The pouch appearance is quite the same as the Special. I notice the presence of the licorice in the pouch aroma, but I do not detect the presence of any chocolate as I do in the Special Cavendish. What is also noticeable in the aromatic that is not present in the Special is the mild presence of butterscotch. Packing and lighting is as easy as with the Special. There is that nice spicy tang in the mouth with the pleasant combination of Virginia and Burley, however, Special is a bit fuller in the mouth as its tobacco taste is much more prominent. The butterscotch in the Aromatic does translate in the smoke and its presence not overbearing in the least. It is similar in taste to Dan Tobacco's Milonga but Troost's butterscotch flavoring is not nearly as prominant. A bit of moisture is noticed by mid bowl, never really becoming a problem. As with Special, Aromatic doesn't bite or smoke hot. A medium gray ash is what remains at the bowl's end, and no dottle. I might add that I have never experienced any chemical taste whatsoever with the Special or Aromatic, nor did any of the casings taste artificial. I suspect more Kentucky in the Special version, perhaps accounting for the fuller tobacco presense that is lacking in the Aromatic version.

Overall, a very pleasant smoke. Troost Special is truly a 4 star smoke for me, as I favor the fuller tobacco taste. However, Troost Aromatic is "special" in its own way - especially if you like butterscotch! As such, it rates a solid 3 stars.

3 people found this review helpful.

The Full English Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Full English (31)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I've just finished my first pouch of this Aromatic Cavendish and would comfortably come back to it again as a rotation tobacco.

It's certainly a dry cut upon opening and requires no further airing to appreciate. Indeed, leaving this out for an hour or more would, most likely, undermine the taste and tones apparent upon opening.

What you are getting with this sub-3 star tobacco is a pleasant butterscotch/toffee caramel aroma, with a dash of licorice thrown in to balance it. As an aromatic, it's not going to please everyone with its punch, but realistically, how many actually do? For me (and I like bold blends) there's enough life here to make this an all-day smoke and I'm satisfied with the various flavours I get from smoking this to the bottom of the bowl. It lights easily and works exceedingly well with the Frank Method of pipe-packing.

Surprisingly, it's not the driest of smokes, but it doesn't clog the bowl either. Tongue-bite is present, but if sipped meditatively and at a reasonable pace, this smoke is relatively smooth, sweet and mild. For me, the casing accentuates the taste of the tobacco and compliments it, rather than kill it.

All in all, semi-fragrant smoke that I'll most definitely be having in the future - but not until I've had the chance to sample other stock. Best savoured in a shorter pipe.

2 people found this review helpful.

Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (187)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I was curious to visit Troost after the most recent ? nostalgic - review of Special by Bluenoser? but Aromatic Cavendish is not Special, I was confusing? and Special is not available in Italy, nor are Slices. Troost Aromatic Cavendish was a traditional cheap dutch Cavendish commonly available in Italy just like Amphora, but not nowadays: I had to go to ?specialized? tobacconist to find it. Means to me that it is not encountering great appreciation. Light and medium brown in colour, soft broken flake "a? la Amphora", perfect humidity (the pouch is fresh). Faintly sweet pouch aroma, something between vanilla and tonquin - after smelling at SG?s 1792 Flake I?m more for the second - in the dutch tradition. Unlike many aromatics, the pouch aroma reflects coherently on the smoke, both in the taste and the nose as well, pleasantly sweet and peppery but in a kinda natural fashion. Non forcing of the draw avoids ? over heating, that?s obvious ? a possible sourish note. I have not faced any bitter note which is possible in this kind of products. Strength and body are just mild. I cannot avoid to compare Troost with Amphora?s. Aromatic Cavendish seems between today?s Green and Red, but much better quality and no bite at all. This is not ?exactly? the kind of tobacco I go to, but the experience is quite nice. Two stars and half.

2 people found this review helpful.

Backwoods Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Backwoods Piper (70)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I would be inclined to agree with many of the other reviews that would categorize Troost Aromatic as a non-aro blend. It smokes and looks like a pleasant cross between burly and Virginia with a soft caramel top note. It has a uniform ribbon cut and packs nicely. It's flavor is straight forward and honest with little fanfare. I still rub this out a bit more before smoking to improve the burning characteristics. This blend may bite a bit if smoked in haste. I would probably add this to my rotation but quite honestly I prefer a bit more complexity in my smoking pleasure.

Pipe Used: Briers and cobs

1 person found this review helpful.

L'Italiano Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
L'Italiano (170)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Excellent aromatic tobacco. This is one of the best golden cavendish you can find. And it is cheaper than many others. It is an aromatic golden cavendish and if you look for a non-aromatic you have to orient yourself towards Amphora original Blend. But if you like an aromatic golden cavendish this is really ok, quite perfect. It is lightly flavored, with natural substances (and not chemical). But not a lot, just a little bit. The taste is yummy, very good and pleasant. In my personal rating (from 1 to 10) my score is 8 and three stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

rockindokken Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rockindokken (2)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Overwhelming Unnoticeable

When you open this pouch, there's a sweet smell of raisin or prune. I'd almost compare it to the smell of Marlboro Lights. It was on the dry side for being a freshly opened pouch.

I packed the pipe, hoping that there'd be something redeeming about his tobacco. I have yet to find something. It smokes very hot, and it tastes terrible. I think I'd have better luck with burning grass clippings. I shared this with a smoking buddy, mad did I feel like a jerk. The tobacco went in the trash, and the terrible taste hung around all day. Never Again will Troost grace my pipe.

Pipe Used: GBD Virgin Bent Billiard

Age When Smoked: Fresh Pack

Purchased From: Free Sample

Similar Blends: Burning Trash.

1 person found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (326)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

This is a mild unremarkable cavendish with a topping that is hard for me to identify. It may be caramel or butterscotch maybe. If this were OTC, and the shop was out of everything else, I might pick up a pouch of it. It is not the sort of thing I would seek out.

I can believe there are folks who like this. It just does not do much for me. I can smoke it, and it is better than not smoking.

1 person found this review helpful.

Arkie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkie (129)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Strong

This stuff tastes like cigarettes and leaves a room note like stale cigarettes. Definitely not recommended.

1 person found this review helpful.

Steden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steden (94)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

After some years of antipathy, this summer I reconciled my senses with Aros and Cavendish, so when I saw the yellow pouch on the shelf of the tobacconist I remembered that some months ago our fellow Clarkus suggested me to try Troost, I guess he was talking about the Special version ... Well, not being available Special I tried Aromatic, curiously the pouch came in my hands so fresh and well sealed that I found a moist tobacco, not usual reading others reviews! Despite the name it seems a classic Cavendish not much Aromatic, yes some traces of caramel-like flavouring but a tobacco-woodiness (slightly and well rounded) dominant aroma, a pleasant tobacco but it lacks of depth. A comparison with Amphoras comes to my mind as for others, IMO this Troost is a notch better. Three stars on a scale of five.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipepundit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipepundit (168)
Mild Mild Mild Tolerable

No match for the slices, this is a passable aromatic that one would not frquently reach for.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1645)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Van Rossems - Troost Aromatic Cavendish.

I reviewed this a few years ago and didn't particularly like it. But in all fairness I didn't give it much of a chance. My wife bought me a random selection of tobaccos of which this was one. Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth (NO! I'm not calling my wife a horse, I'm being metaphorical!) I thought as I'd reviewed it already I may as well have a few unbiased bowls. Well, this tastes different to how I remember the previous ignominious pouch I reviewed!

It couldn't be much further than the current cut label of Shag. It's a broken flake. The tobaccos are all brown and golden Cavendish's, I see no black. Moisture's good.

The smoke lacks any alcoholic piquancy, as per description. The flavour's constituents are sweet: honey, butterscotch, and luxurious Cavendish's. The Cavendish's seem to have been well processed as I get hardly any natural nuances, grass, etc. The Cavendish procedure seems to have vanquished the flavour of the leaf and replaced it with sweetness. I find no issue with the burn and get zero tongue bite.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Obviously I've deleted my previous, impetuous, review because it's not that bad! Recommended:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Gift

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Liam Tyr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Liam Tyr (17)
Medium Mild Mild Unnoticeable

I bought this on a whim, I saw an add that said it was being discontinued and thought I had to give it a try. Apparently this is one of those classic, nostalgic blends that I had never tried before. To some degree, I am glad that I did. I went into it with no expectations other than a decent aromatic experience. when I popped open the pouch, I found it to be quite dry. Not like hay, but tightly packed together and it slightly crumbled as it came out of the pouch. Part of my issue with it stems from this. I tried it straight with out trying to rehydrate it at all, but it tasted and smelled like it looked.... dry and lifeless. I decided to give this a real chance and took a large chunk out of the pouch and put it in a jar with some hydration stones and it really helped. What came after that was a very mild and interesting taste sensation. I may have over hydrated it because it burned the skin off my tongue after about half a bowl. I took it extremely slow for the remainder of smokes I had, and it evened out. Unfortunately it was never really very stellar to me. Many people will probably like this tobacco, I know I did somewhat, but in truth it didn't really wow me. There are too many other brands to try without forcing myself to like it all. I give this a solid "Meh... its ok i guess"

Pipe Used: Peterson Silver Army mount

Age When Smoked: Unknown, but I opened the pouch that day

Purchased From:

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Der Pfeifenraucher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Der Pfeifenraucher (63)
Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Smokable while doing something else, stacking firewood, cutting grass etc. Packs and lights OK. I needed another match a couple of times but no big hassle. Nice aroma but not much in the way of flavor, nicotine, complexity, or any other redeeming qualities. Puffed on Troost in between shipments of other tobaccos then tossed the remainder of the pouch.

Pipe Used: cob mostly

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: pandc

Similar Blends: skandinavik, but less strength.

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Fire and Oil Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fire and Oil (15)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I was looking for danish style aromatics when I picked this up. It may be in part because, in that same batch, I picked up some Skandinavik, but this blend - while far from gross - was unimpressive.

A little too heavily topped for the style, Troost still feels like a danish blend. It's light and mild while remaining at least somewhat flavorful and filling the room with a pleasant room note.

That said, it's a bit too heavy-handed with the topping and there is little to no leveled complexity which one expects from the style.

Purchased From:

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The Deus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Deus (1)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

This tobacco had a nice pouch smell. It lit well and and burned a bit warm. The flavor was very mild, absent really. It was very boring, halfway through the bowl it began to feel like a chore to smoke.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

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Domwon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Domwon (1)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

I bought this online as a 5 different Aromatic Cavendish Blends from Holland. It was Medium dry. I smoked it in a filtered pipe and I still got Tongue Bite. pleasant taste, room note fair.

Pipe Used: Alligator

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Online

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BigNick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigNick (58)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Tolerable

I received this as a free sample. It was okay. Kinda bland, but it's not completely terrible. Burned rather hot, I was expecting that though. Aftertaste was pleasant and the room note is really nice. It's forgettable, only because it has potential to be a decent blend if tweaked a bit. I was really expecting it to be better, but in the end it was just another mediocre blend in a very vibrant pouch. Somewhat recommended to beginners for three reasons: it doesn't leave the pipe overtly wet, it smells nice and the pouch is kinda cool.

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Sturionu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sturionu (1)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I re-started smoking pipes after some 27 years. During those hectic years I went through the cigarette, cigars and the occasional shisha. Coming back to the 90's, Troost (the Aromatic Cavendish) was my favorite and the same tobacco played a major role in me re-activating the pipe collection. I found some on an European website, ordered it and... it's unchanged for all those years - such a joy! It never happened to have dry tobacco in a pouch - it's quite moist and needs some drying that I'm not performing, stubborn guy eh? But I have to say I ALWAYS smoke it in combination with a dryer, less tasty, unflavored tobacco and maybe that's why it works so great for me. My mother used to ask me to go in her bedroom and have a few puffs so what's more to say? Very pleasant taste and smell, a wonderful (and by no means hidden) flavor, a little on the wet-smoking side (but try it in combination with a dryer tobacco, it's great); it burns well, not too hot, an all around great experience - I'm ordering a new batch one of these days. Take care of you and your loved ones.

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Mike0831 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike0831 (10)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Not a great tobacco and not a bad tobacco. I enjoy it though

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tpatriarche Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tpatriarche (32)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Years ago, this used to be my regular tobacco for "all day" smoking. Revisiting it recently, I was somewhat disappointed -- perhaps my palette has become more demanding from smoking more expensive blends. It has more tongue & throat bite than I expect from a mild Dutch Cavendish. The flavour has little character, although that can be a plus for an everyday smoke. On the good side, the pouch is fresh at just the right humidity, the burn is even, and the flavour & room note have no overwhelming fruitiness or cloying aftertaste. An OK tobacco for the new smoker, although perhaps a little harsh. Qualified recommendation - 2 1/2 stars.

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DEN-C1956 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DEN-C1956 (32)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

i had one pouch of this tobacco a few year back and it was the only one that i bought,i didnt like it that much.however i may go back to it to see if there is any differents,i may have been wrong,and just maybe i need to try it again,although im not that hopeful.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Tolerable

A pretty classic Dutch cavendish, not too bad but not a winner. It has a bonus in the cut, a broken flake, that helps in keeping the heat at an almost decent level: had it been a ribbon cut, it would have probably boiled my tongue in few seconds.

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Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

I got this on a whim from my local tobaccanist who has had the one pouch sitting on the shelf for as long as I can remember. After opening it though, I almost took it back for a refund. This is the driest blend I have ever seen, period! I usually like my blends on the drier side but this was ridiculous. After the clerk assured me this was normal for the blend, I reluctantly loaded a corn cob and gave her a shot. It wasn't too bad but Lustra is right- cheap burley is in residence here. The casing is a very pleasant classic cavendish taste, and the burn was fine, but I had to work too keep the burley from going sour on me, and that takes all of the fun right out of it for me. I did enjoy the casing enough to possibly try it again sometime, but will probably not purchase it in the future.

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