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A Continental flake employing the use of lighter bodied flue-cured Virginias and aromatic Burley leaf. A small element of Tanzanian fired leaf is added to round off the smooth, subtle aroma. Processed to produce a firm flake, this blend is mild yet cool with the continental taste and aroma associated with Dutch style blends.

Notes: Originally a Dutch tobacco, Troost Slices is now produced by the Scandinavian Tobacco Group.

BrandVan Rossems
Blended ByVan Rossem
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tabacco Group
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50g tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2136)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

The flue cured Virginias are grassy/hay-like, lightly bready with a mild tangy citrus and honey taste. There is a very bare spice note which likely comes from the Tanzanian fired leaf. The burley is mildly earthy and nutty with a minor chocolate hit, though the Virginia is a more obvious component. The topping may have a little honey as well, though the butterscotch is more noticeable. Hardly any nicotine to speak of. In some ways, it sort of reminds me of a lighter version of Orlik Golden Slices with a different topping. Slightly aromatic and creamy smooth, the flakes are a little moist and break apart with ease. Burns slowly, requires some relights, but the flavor holds to the finish. Leaves very little moisture and won’t bite. The after taste is pleasant and lingers just a little.

10 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (322)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I received a sample of 6 flakes or so from a friend. I found it a mild and undistinguished somewhat generic VaBur with more burley than Virginia in the flavor profile. It was a pleasant smoke with a subtle slightly sweet topping I could not identify. I rubbed mine out and it had good burn qualities. It is a good smoke but not especially exciting.

9 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The Troost Slices that I smoked were the original Van Rossems from the late 1980s or early 1990s and not the STG remake. The original was a delicious combination of Virginia and Burley with a very discreet and natural top coat that lended itself to the richness of the presentation. A much stronger nicotine hit than the current production and a real depth of flavor that can only be provided by top-shelf leaf. A wonderful blend and I see why this one was in such demand "back in the day."

8 people found this review helpful.

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

When I began smoking I smoked the Dutch (aromatic) tobacco's. But I was never satisfied, too much flavour, too little flavour, smoking hot, sharp on the tongue. I had seen Troost slices but I didn't dare to buy a tin. Then somebody learned how to fill your pipe with a flake (Knick, falt, screw) I'lightened my tobacco and was completely surprised of the taste. Of course I had to learn smoking flakes. But pipe after pipe it was going better. Since a year of two I nearly only smoke Troost Slices. If you got the chance, try a tin. It is unbelievable that this tobacco is only available in the Netherlands.

Pipe Used: Briar, Clay, Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: 0-5 yeqrs

Purchased From: Local dealers

Similar Blends: None, this is a unique tobacco..

7 people found this review helpful.

grimpeur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
grimpeur (84)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

If I could have just one tobacco....I'd take three, and Troost Slices would be one of them!

If there are any pouches of this lingering in the shops, pass them by. They are a poor imitation. I have forgotten which particular conglomerate owns Van Rossem's recipes (it's the one that owns Dunhill, Lane, et al), but they haven't yet managed to bugger up the tinned version of Slices. There is still that baking bread, slightly spicy, chocolatey-burley, delicious Virginia flavour. I have found that as well as the requirement to smoke only the tinned version, a clean pipe is very important for full enjoyment. Some year I'll dedicate a pipe or two to this flake. Which I'm sure will single-handedly cause it's demise.

There are enough four star reviews for Troost Slices to make this addition superfluous. Except I know the best place to get more of this manna! So far, my experience with has been wonderful, so I won't change. While you're at it, if you're feeling the slightest bit adventurous, do try the Troost "Baai" tobacco. Also very tasty, and quite different.

4 people found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

I used to smoke Cavendish tobaccos back when I was a fan of Amphora Brown and I thought I would try this. I was given it in a trade so I don't know how old it is but judging from the moisture level and condition, I don't think it is very old, maybe a year or two. First the color is mostly a medium brown with a few darker colors mingled throughout and it came in a somewhat thick flake that rubbed out pretty easily. It had a sweet honey like pouch aroma and the moisture was such I let the package remain open and let it dry for a day. Once rubbing out, I had a ready rubbed mixture that packed pretty well into my pipe. I was able to light it on the first attempt as the first light had considerable rise to it. I lightly tamped and relit and settle back to a nice smoke. The flavor in this blend is medium in strength, has a nice mild honey like flavor, and the VA in it was the dominant flavor and room note with the burley adding body and fullness to the smoke. Gentle puffing provided a nice smoke with a touch of sweetness but if I puffed at a faster pace, it provided a little harshness and could be a tongue biter for some. It did smoke clean all the way down to the bottom of the pipe with just a touch of dottle mixed in with the grey ash. All in all this was a pleasant smoke, not one that makes my top ten list but I would gladly smoke it again if another pack was available to me. I would recommend this blend to those that used to like Amphora brown or similar blends, but it was not exceptional so I can't rate it higher. All in all a nice blend however.

3 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (266)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A straightforward tobacco, the wide flakes are easy to split and fold and light fiarly easily. While the tin note is slightly berry-like, the smoke tasted to me of burley 'nuttiness' with hints from the VA. This does tend to bite at the least bit of a heavy draw, but otherwise is a nice if undistinguished smoke. Since I know there are many tobaccos out there I would rate a 4, the question arises would I rebuy this particular tobacco, assuming my tastes don't change much more. In this case, the answer is no.

Pipe Used: various briars and a cob

Purchased From: CigarWeb (NL)

2 people found this review helpful.

Old Northern Smoky Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old Northern Smoky (33)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A friend of mine brought me a 100 gram tin of this as well as a pouch of Troost Special Cavendish from a recent visit to Holland. My first time with slices, so figuring how to get it into my pipe was rather humorous. Once successful, this Dutch blend lit easily, burned slowly and smoked ever so smoothly. Orlik of the Scandinavian Tobacco Group in Denmark (head quartered in Holland) is importing this from Holland. On the tin it clearly says "Original Recipe...Imported from Holland".

The slices were wrapped in paper in a vacuum sealed "sardine tin". At 13.40 Euros ($19.97 CDN) for 100 grams its half the price of 2, 50 gram pouches of Captain Black sold in Canada.

Troost slices is a mixture of coarse shred Burley compressed with thin shred virginia with something else in very sparse quantity which I cannot identify.

The taste is burley nuttiness with a pinch of spice which lingers on the tongue....nothing too heavy, but you do notice it. I found no real tongue bite. In my opinion a very, very nice after-dinner slow smoke with a cup of dark roast Colombian coffee. Not heavy in nicotine.

Aroma in my opinion is just honest Burley/Virginia smoke.........nothing really aromatic about it.

I wish I could find this stuff in Canada, I'd stock-pile this stuff like a loony squirrel storing nuts. But each tin would probably cost me a week's pay in Canada.

You can be sure I'm going to enjoy this tin ever so slowly. An excellent smooth and satisfying smoke to relax with.

If you can get your hands on this, make sure its in the tin, not the pouch (its not the same) and the label says "Original Recipe".

2 people found this review helpful.

cotech Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cotech (6)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

As I live in the Netherlands I can buy this stuff on every street corner. It's cheap, available, nice to smoke...and still I don't buy it often. Troost seems to have it's own character and flavour, which I find refreshing. A lot of the aromatics seems to taste alike but this is different.

If you're new to flakes, this might well be the best start because it's the easiest burning flake I have tried. It's easy to light and a smooth smoke, not to high on nicotine either.

It's just too "normal" over here and I tend to go for the more exclusive brands, just because trying new tobaccos is half the fun!

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipepundit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipepundit (168)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

I was told that Troost means comfort in Dutch, and the laughing burgher is offering some comfort to the poor wretch in the pillory.

Slices is the best tobacco in the Dutch style that I have smoked and it is a pity that it is not more widely available. It can hold its own against the likes of Marlin Flake, Full Virginia Flake or Stonehaven. It is also an education for those who might be inclined to sneer at aromatics on principle. A delight not only for the smoker, but also for those around.

2 people found this review helpful.

thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Well I feel bad for pipestud,but I think he might have gotten a bad tin. Aside from that let me say this is one of the best tobaccos I have ever had the pleasure if smoking.I consider this to be the other end of the spectrum of Stonehaven with all the same wonderful qualities.This has a very nutty,honey like quality.It burns slowly and has no bite.Rub it out and you are in for 1 solid hour ofsmoking pleasure. The room note is heavenly and the taste cannot be rivaled.A wonderful all day smoke! 4 of 4 stars.

2 people found this review helpful.

DUPE.629 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DUPE.629 (133)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Pleasant

TROOST SLICES 20-01-05. Over the year's I have read and heard nothing but praise for Troost Slices. Now that I've had the taste experience myself I'm singing along with the positive,reviewer's. "Excellent Tobacco" I was lucky enough to look in the window of an old second hand shop,placed beside a very old pipe was a tin of Troost Slices.How old this tin is I have no idea,the tin is obviously rather old and in great condition on the inside. The slices were in near perfect condition,not to moist and definitely not dried out,lucky for me! Troost slices has provided me with one of the best pipe smoking experience's of my life from first light right through to bowl's end.Not only "delicious" but absolutely perfect in various way's without bite! Deliciously smooth bowl after bowl! "Now here's the catch" I've tried to find more,but no luck so far. (PLEASE)If anyone know's where it's being produced or,where I can purchase more "PLEASE LET ME KNOW" 10+ out of 10+

2 people found this review helpful.

emmbee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
emmbee (174)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Sadly, this rich, heavenly flake is no longer exported to this country, otherwise it would definitely be one of my regulars. I?ve searched for it on the Web and in the online tobacco stores of Holland, but to no avail. I e-mailed one Amsterdam shop to inquire whether this could be shipped to the U.S., but never received a response. Perhaps on a future trip to the Netherlands I will most certainly buy a dozen tins. It would almost be worth the trip for the tobacco alone.

A friend of mine found a can from about 15 years ago lying around his apartment. Yes, this stuff is wonderful, the stuff tobacco dreams are made of. It?s the finest aromatic flake I have ever smoked, and one of the best tobaccos, period. The tin aroma is boozy, almost dizzying in its richness. The room note is to die for. My car smelled like fresh baked spice bread for about an hour after it was smoked. Even for a person who doesn?t particularly like aromatics, I could not help but be awed by Troost. Even if they continue to manufacture this blend, I wonder if it is as good as this old can.

This is some sort of light and dark Virginia flake with a powerful but balanced casing. It smokes cool, unlike most flakes, which can render the tongue raw. Stokkebye flake is about as close as you can get with regard to richness, color and aroma, but because it smokes hot, it doesn?t come even close to Troost. Dunhill?s Light Flake is also first rate sliced Virginia, but again, falls short of Slices. The tin art is a bit on the weird side, I must say: an amused guy taunting a prisoner locked in a pillory. Sort of reminds me of an average day on the job.

Should you ever stumble upon this winner, you must give it a try. If anyone knows where this stuff can be had could you please write me at I would greatly appreciate it.

Five of five stars

2 people found this review helpful.

Right Wing Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Right Wing Piper (11)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This review is for the original Troost slices made in the U.K. before Orlik took over production. The tobacco is from the 90's. It's basically a typical Danish style Flake. There's a very light topping of what I can only assume is honey or something close to it. It's not cloying in any way. The Virginia in this blend seems to make itself well known. While there is the ever so slightest hint of Lakeland. It's tasty enough and if it were still available in the U.S. I'd buy it. I can't speak for the current production as I've never tried it. It reminds me a great deal of the Lane Golden Cavendish Slices, which are no longer available. The two are strikingly similar.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Pot

Age When Smoked: 20ish years

Purchased From: Steve Fallon

1 person found this review helpful.

donmartinthree Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
donmartinthree (22)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This Review is on a tin bought in the Netherlands.

Room note is fruity, berry-like, slightly nutty and virginia hay-like sweetness with an alcoholic wine-like note. There's also some plums there and chocolate if you're looking for it.

The flakes are stacked in two rows atop each other and about as wide as, say, Orlik golden sliced, only that they're single flakes and not one giant flake as OGS is (at least here in Europe...) They're dark brown with few light strands and birdseyes and look very delicious.

Not too moist out of the tin, some drying (about an hour) doesn't hurt nonetheless.

The flakes seem perfect for fold and stuff - that's how I smoke them - and one flake will fill my GBD prince perfectly.

Upon lighting, you get berry-like fruity flavors at first that don't taste chemical at all and not overly sweet either. It's a flavor that could actually come from the tobacco itself if I didn't know better. That quickly switches to a darker, nut-like flavor with virginia sweetness and a smoky, rich, earthy flavor underneath that seem to intermingle and interchange with every puff. Also, there's warm toast and a cinnamon-like note, spicy, warm flavors.

Delicious and there's tons of flavors to be had with this.

Adding to that, this goes very well with Lapsang Souchang Tea or strong black coffee. I suppose that, if it goes so well with Lapsang, it should also taste great with a nice peaty Islay Malt.

1 person found this review helpful.

Griswold Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Griswold (18)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Troost Slices is a wonderful all-day tobacco that satisfies the smoker and will not draw unfriendly attention from non-smoking bystanders. The flavoring is applied with a light hand and does not overpower the tobacco taste, but rather compliments it nicely. Unfortunately, Troost Slices is only available in the Netherlands. Every time I go there for a vacation coast I make sure to stock up my supplies.Or I tell my friends and colleagues who go there to buy some for me.

1 person found this review helpful.

DrFretboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrFretboard (2)
Medium Medium Full Pleasant

To me this tobacco represents all the good stuff my country (the Netherlands) has to offer.

Sadly, the traditional 100gr tin with slices of ideal size and weigth, has been discontinued and replaced with 50gr tins the same size as for example Univeristy Flake.

This is a tobacco for 'anyday, anytime', it's always good. There are tobacco's I consider more luxurious, like a gourmet meal, but this one is like 'our daily bread' to me.

1 person found this review helpful.

Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (182)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Dear All, I just add my two cents, my review being based on a 100gr tin coming from Amsterdam. Troost Slices are basical a good baccy, produced by Orlik/Scandinavian , and belonging to the not-so-large family of the European Regulars, I mean VaB blends with mild flavouring. The one including Amphora Brown, just to name the probably widely known. I consider them closely related to the Golden Sliced and the Park Lane #7, placing it right in the middle of those, being the first more Virginia oriented, the latter more on the Burley side. Flavour is mildly honey on bread, and strength mild-to-medium. Just like every VaB flake they need a bit of attention to keep the smoke cool and avoid bite, and let the mild aromas developing nicely. Burns absolutely dry. A small proportion of Toscano cigar crushed and mixed with a rubbed flake produce an exhilarating smoke, the nice sweet aroma of the Slices being consistently enhanced, and some “meat” is added. Merry Christmas to All the TR Community !

1 person found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (225)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Troost Special Cavendish has always been one of my favorite tobaccos in my now over 33 years of pipe smoking. As of recent, I have been enjoying their Aromatic Cavendish as well. So, it was only natural for me to want to venture and try their Slices as I, overall, prefer tobacco cut as slices. I know the Slices are not available stateside, nor do I ever remember seeing them during my early years of pipe smoking.

Well, our colleague pipestud had a 50g pouch from March 2001 listed in his consignment shop for $5. Not only a steal, but I had to have it for what it was. During the transaction period with pipestud, he noticed the outer cellophane wrapper was slit open and he felt the tobacco too bone dry to sell. I contacted him and said I would take it anyway. I am sure glad I did! After removing the outer cellophane wrapper, there was the distinct aroma of licorice. The pouch itself was still solidly sealed, and hard as a brick - like a plug tobacco. Upon opening the pouch there was the distinct aroma of butterscotch. I had no trouble separating a very dry flake from the rest of the pack. Folding it in half split it like dry wood, but I managed to stuff the two pieces into the bowl of a slim billiard. I breathed into the top of the bowl and through the stem as per pipestud's suggestion and I lit up. The butterscotch flavor came to the forefront and thus began a real treat. The tobacco smoked very cool and dry till the end. The butterscotch taste lessened by mid-bowl, but never totally disappeared. I couldn't detect any of the licorice. The Virginia used certainly had time to age in my pouch and its presence was was delicious and spicy without being grassy. The Burley component rounded out the smoke by giving it just the right amount of body. I was very satisfied by the bowl's end. Occasionally, I was treated with a mild soapiness, which actually added character to the smoke. I do remember this from the original Troost Special from years ago, but have not experienced this with the present day incarnation.

I would have to say that the three versions of Troost are very similar, however, they are different enough to stand on their own. The Slices, in my opinion, are closer to the Aromatic Cavendish in appearance and overall flavor. Before smoking the Slices, I would have thought them to be the Special Cavendish before being rubbed out. I believe it is the butterscotch addition in the Aromatic and Slices versions that tie the two together in overall smoking characteristics. I do wish the Slices were available in the USA as I would definitely add that version to my rotation. I rank the three starting with my most favored; Special, Slices, Aromatic. Thank you Steve for not chucking out that dry pack!

UPDATE 9-21-12: I recently bid and won a 3 1/2 ounce tin of Troost Slices off of ebay. The tin was very old looking and rusted top and bottom. While the tax stamp was intact, the tin had lost its vacuum seal - and I don't think it was opened by the seller for prior inspection. There were two coupons inside for a Van Rossem Delft Blue Tobacco Jar and from what I can tell this tin of tobacco goes back to at least the 1970s, making this tin 30-40 years old. The tobacco was wrapped in a gold foil wrapper and totally stuck to the content. I needed to tear it with the end of a pipe tool and peel the pieces off in strips. The flakes were very dark indeed - dark brown to black. The initial tin aroma was tobacco in nature with a hint of spice/must. The flakes were not tinder dry, but close. The flakes still were peel-able from one another and slightly pliable, breaking apart when bent in half. I took the entire wad and placed the flakes into a thin zip lock bag and then in another, slightly thicker zip lock. By the next day, what a beautiful bag aroma! My first impression was of ginger with perhaps a bit of cinnamon, smelling like Ginger Snaps were baking. One of my daughters thought maple syrup. At any rate, this is a very pleasant smoke and very different from my first encounter with the slices (see above). I'm sure the aging did wonders for these flakes and I am very tempted to plunk down the money necessary to get this directly from a shop in Europe that will ship this to the states for comparison. There was not one hint of bite nor did it smoke hot - even with fast, hard puffing. A truly delightful encounter.

UPDATE 10-7-12: I recently purchased 3 tins of the currently produced flake from the Netherlands. Although very good, it is not the same as my 30-40 year old find, but a very well prepared Virginia/Burley flake that I quite enjoy for it's mildness and subtle sweetness. I do wish it was imported to the states like their Troost Special and Aromatic Cavendish.

UPDATE 1-6-13: This smokes best when very dried out - almost to a crumble as it has a definitive chocolate taste that is very satisfying.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipe-arazzo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe-arazzo (71)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This review is based on one pipeful, so take it with a grain of salt. I got a slice of this--from a tin, not a pouch--from a Dutch guy I met in a baccy shop. I traded him for a slice of IRC slices. I got the better deal.

I'm not usually an aromatic smoker, but this may well change me, or would if it were more readily available. It rubs out with ease and burns very well, if a little wet. It can bite if smoked too fast, and in any case the flavor is better if you can smoke it as slowly as possible. I'd suggest you smoke it in smaller pipes, as it seemed to get a bit tiring toward the end when I smoked it in a larger pipe.

This is definitely flavored, but I can't tell what it is flavored with, which is a good thing. Nutty burley flavors are the most noticable, with subtle notes of sweet spices. It smells wonderful, like baking cinnamon scones.

Overall, the best aromatic I have tried. If you can get some, you won't go wrong.

1 person found this review helpful.

Collezionista Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Collezionista (59)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

An interesting and flavorful tobacco, Troost Slices is almost like a richer version of Dunhill Light Flake. A little sweet for my tastes, but thoroughly enjoyable in its creamy smoothness. For me, it's not worth the fuss of getting it sent from Europe but if you are a VA flake fan who can easily obtain it, I recommend it as a change of pace from the brisker English style flakes.

1 person found this review helpful.

UncleGar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UncleGar (110)
Medium to Strong Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

hehe I'VE got a source! A GLP-deprived piper in the Netherlands with whom I swap to get this wonderful stuff. Why Troost markets their other crap here but not this is a mystery.

I disagree with the top description; my perfectly presented flakes are not broken. I do concur whole heartedly with most of the previous reviewers on the taste and smoking characterisics, especially the observation that it needs a few minutes to really blossom. I suppose its most recognizable comparison would be to MacBaren's Navy Flakes, although Troost lacks their characteristic MB honey taste. The sweetness here is more virginia and clovery. I keep trying to discern burley, but cannot. Excellent morning smoke, particularly for spring walks by the river. It goes well with coffee. It improves attitude.

I'm told this is an inexpensive tobacco, so my dutch comrade is likely getting a bargain with his now defunct Mephisto in trade. I don't care, this would become a standard for me if it could. Thanks, Martin!

1 person found this review helpful.

Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (1280)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Full Pleasant

I am just beginning what I hope will be a long and happy association with this tobacco. So far, I have been extremely pleased with it. This tobacco is a fairly conventional-looking flake which is sold in sealed pouches. It is described as containing cavendish, but it is not "cavendish" in the sense understood by most smokers, e.g., flavored black cavendish. Indeed, Troost Slices smokes like a virginia flake with its pure, complex tobacco flavor. I detect an added top note -slightly sweet- but it is very subtle indeed. The tobacco lights very easily without having to be rubbed out and provides a mellow, bite-free smoke all the way down. T.S. are strong enough nicotine-wise for the seasoned smoker, but would not overwhelm the novice. Overall, I would call this a very high quality flake and would recommend it without reservation.

1 person found this review helpful.

Briarabbit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briarabbit (116)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Excellent,good,a wonderful surprize in taste, smooth, yum. Ok,ok this tobacco is not good at all, its superb!!! I always thought Troost slices might be a lesser Dutch sweet sticky hot burning furnace. I've found out I shouldn't judge the tobacco because of where it's from. The slices are light to medium brown in color. They rub out and pack well,and the smell out of the package is of chocolate, and I believe someone said it smelled like butter pie. I would have to agree with that.It does have a buttery Virginia freshness,and also smells of fine Burley tobaccos.The smoke is lightly sweet,but good natural creamy tobacco flavour with a good ammount of nicotene. The topping is ever so light and is a great marriage with the tobacco. Of all my reviews, this is my everyday favorite pipe tobacco.If you haven't tried this, please do so, you will not be sorry.

1 person found this review helpful.

Blackhorse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blackhorse (90)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

OK, based on the reviews here I picked up two pouches of Troost Slices - while showing a new (to me) Brackner Axe to the master blender in my preferred tobacco store...while he shared a blend of 24 year old tobacco he had hidden away. Oh my!

At first I thought the price marked on the Troost was a mistake...but this is just a very well-priced confection. And confection is it! While not an aromatic to my mind it does give a hint of that amazing aroma of the Karmelkorn store in the mall (from when I was a kid) in terms of its flavor profile. But to that lovely aroma/taste hint add a nutty quality (Burley perhaps) and surprising smoothness and you'll have a window on this fantastic tobacco. I tried a DGT (bad idea) and do not recommend it. My pipe seems to prefer a rough crumble of the slice with a well rubbed topping for the light...pretty much the way I smoke most flakes.

If you like those flakes that are "flavored" just a bit so that the flavoring brings out the best in the tobacco (Bob's Chocolate as one example)...this is in that ilk IMO...and highly recommended.

1 person found this review helpful.

Henry B Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Henry B (11)
Strong Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

During a recent visit to Holland, I decided to pick up some of this classic dutch flake tobacco. It comes in rectangular 100g tins and the flakes are neatly cut. The tin aroma is superb. At times it reminds me of sweet butter pie with a light fruit topping. It never smells like it was cased with artificial aromas, but it doesn't smell like pure tobacco either. Upon first strike of the match, there is nothing remarkable about this tobacco, but within the next ten minutes, the taste becomes richer and more satisfying. I love its sweet taste and the fact, that it's a rather full strength tobacco. It tastes like a mild Virginia with an additional flavor, that reminds me of caramel. I suspect, it contains an unusual large dose of sugar, because it has a tendency to bite if smoked too hot. I like this with a big cup of espresso in the afternoon.

1 person found this review helpful.

arnie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arnie (4)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

for the price and packaging, i expected a lesser tobacco, so this is a very pleasant surprise. it looks good (light and mid-orangey flakes), it smells good (sweet, tangy, almost like oranges in the pouch) and tastes good (a light-to-mid strength tobacco taste with the slightest hint of a sweet topping, and i taste a mild perique-like spiciness). it's easy to pack and burns well. it also leaves a delicious malty, nutty, chocolatey aftertaste. i suppose there are better tobaccos, but as an everyday smoke this is hard to beat.

the only con i can think of is that the zone lies in a relatively narrow technique "bandwidth". it pays to have good smoking technique to get the best taste out of this.

1 person found this review helpful.

Legionnaire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Legionnaire (26)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This review is of the original Van Rossem’s blend and was produced in the 1990’s. Whether you rub out the flakes or use the folding method, it smokes essentialy the same. The flavor definitely has a bit of a Lakeland element to it and will bite if pulled too hard. Overall, it’s an enjoyable tobacco until it starts biting. It’s not something I would go out of my way to obtain, but I’m glad I tried it.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: 20+ years

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GeeJay Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GeeJay (3)
Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

And again problems with the Slices. Due to health-warning package the Slices weren't available for a while. And StG changed again the tin. Now available in a round tin, 50. The tobacco hasn't changed. For me it's the absolute number 1 of Dutch Tobaccos.

Pipe Used: Stanwell 213 and Peterson deluxe XL5

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: de oude leeuw, delft

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metalhead Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
metalhead (18)
Mild Mild Full Pleasant

all day smoke for some. alway in my rotation. you in my oppinion can not go wrong with this slice no matter what time of day or night it is. beginner in flake tobacco?, if you can get this one i highly recommend it. no i do not work for the compagny that makes it its just a very very nice smoke.

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Upon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Upon (15)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

With the heavy casing lingering in the nose it's impossible to say anything about the actual ingredients, i.e. the tobaccos used to create these neat uniform slices. The presentation in the tin is as festive as it gets. Apart from the artificial flavor it tastes like any plain ryo tobacco. Not what I seek in the smoking experience.

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boyenne Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
boyenne (6)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

A highly recommended tobacco.

If there's one tobacco left in this world, let it be Troost Slices.

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Dubinthedam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dubinthedam (133)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

The dutch are famous for their frugality. This stuff is half the price of other up-market brands in Holland, and almost as good.

Needs to dry out a little, tasty cookie, sweet bread taste, not overpowering though, nice and mild, but not too mild. For once something the dutch make well and at a great price...a rare thing indeed.

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Nick O'Teen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick O'Teen (90)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Yesterday, I was relaxing in the backyard with a bowl Of Larry's Blend, thinking about great pipe tobaccos.

Troost Slices were my all-time favorite. Whatever the secret ingredients were in Van Rossem's recipe, I've yet to try anything close to it.

Long after the original Troost Slices became unavailable stateside, to my surprise, I spotted a few 5 packs at a local Tinderbox. They turned out to be harsh, bad impersonations of the original masterpiece, not even a ghost of the former blend.

Reading this thread, I wonder if these cheap imitations are what some of our esteemed colleagues tasted? I find it hard to believe that any serious piper could hate the original Troost Slices.

If there is a Heaven for pipesmokers, perhaps we'll smoke TS again. :^)

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Pipeline Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipeline (206)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

The first tobacco blend that made me gag and cough on the first light. Once started, subtle, good flavors showed up, so did a touch of the aromatic essences. Oh, and the heat came, too.

This is actually hotter than any Mac Baren blend I've smoked! That, my esteemed reviewers, is saying something.

This burns nicely and to a white ash and moist dottle. Try Stokkebye's Luxury Twist Flake as it is in the same genre and superior.

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pocket Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pocket (27)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a real all-day smoke.It is not expensive, it is half the cost of the most English tabacco's.

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JSB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JSB (6)
Strong Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

This tobacco did very little for me,the tin aroma was rather sweet and quite pleasent but after lighting up i found it to be a little dull and flat.It did burn my mouth a bit but not to excess.The price was right but that would not be enough to make me smoke it on a regulr basis.

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pxi106 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pxi106 (18)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is one of my all time favourite and staple tobaccos. The mood of the smoker and the manner in which it is smoked yield a surprising complexity--Troost Slices can be the perfect all day smoke if puffed idly or astound the smoker with its flavour range if his whole attention is devoted to the pipe.

I can rarely think of the time when this tobacco does not match my mood. Unfortunately, I can only now say that I smoke this on occasion because I am hoarding my remaining tins mercilessly: sadly, this tobacco is no longer available in the US

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