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BrandStanwell
Blended ByA & C Peterson
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutCube
Packaging100g Tin, 200g Tin
CountryDK
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
2.0
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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (204)
★★☆☆
Medium Extra Strong Full Very Strong

Let me point out first that at the time of this writing, the tin picture for the Danish Truffles actually shows the tin of the Danish Truffles Mix, and vice versa.

As for the tobacco, it has been noted that it doesn't burn very well due to its being a pressed plug cut into tiny cubes. Point accepted. But if you jump-start it with a layer of rubbed tobacco cubes, it'll take quite nicely. Once alight, it will burn slowly and evenly. Filling your pipe, don't stuff it? - just let gravity do its work and while smoking, don't tamp down too hard.

This is a strongly aromatized blend, so if you're not an aromatics afficionado, open window, chuck out tin, buy something more natural. If you do like aromatics, this one is unique.

Danish Truffles has a strong, sweet taste; the brandy and orange liqueur can be tasted throughout most of the bowl. Towards the very end, the actual tobacco takes over and makes it clear that there was a reason to flavour this blend so strongly: it's tarry and rather uncomfortable, so I tend to put it aside on its last 6th or so without smoking it to the end.

The room note is something else entirely. I honestly believe you can notice somebody smoking this blend from a mile away. It's not sickeningly strong, just very distinct and unique, sweet and aromatic. The Ladies seem to like it, too, so bachelors and disgruntled husbands may want to keep a pipeful handy for parties.

Recommended for those who like strong aromatics; for everybody else, avoid.

Update 2011-08-01: I find myself keeping some of this blend around, which I smoke in corn cobs. No note of tarriness when smoked that way. No change in my rating though.

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DoomDealer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DoomDealer (9)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I've been smoking this (and the truffles mix) tobacco on and off for years. It's certainly nothing special (the most special thing about it is probably the tin), but it's good. It gets actually better if you mix the two versions.

The quality of the tobacco is decent enough to warrant spending your money on it and it delivers a tasty, satisfying smoke. Flavours are not complex and it's not too overpowering. Packs and lights easily enough. Can bite a bit if you puff too vigorously.

Ideal as a quick smoke and pretty much perfect tobacco for beginners.

Pipe Used: Aldo Morelli, Ermanno Elite, Peterson Churchwarden

Age When Smoked: New and aged

Purchased From: Germany

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Lombard65 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lombard65 (48)
★☆☆☆
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

This is another of those blends that have changed, or raw materials or blender. I smoked in the early '80s and I remember perfectly today: it was cut into cubes about 4 to 5 mm perfectly cut, slightly coffee aroma, slightly spicy, slightly sweet aftertaste of spice, in short, a blend made with expert hands, he could pleasure or not, but there was substance in the final product. Today is like many others, none come close to that characteristic blend of the 80s, I would say with a cube cut into small cubes, with percentages of black cavendish, modest,not will buy it.

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smoking-rob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smoking-rob (69)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Ye Gods, this is heavily cased stuff indeed, words can't describe all the flavours that emanate from a freshly opened tin. It has perfectly formed cubes all the way through and as such is not realy easy to pack, there being too much empty spaces between the cubes when packed in your pipe. But it packs a punch as well and is not as mild as most Danish offerings. I would say there is quite a bit of dark fired Kentucky in these truffels as well as just plain old Virginia. Try it at your own peril but be sure to dedicate a pipe to it as the casing will haunt that pipe for ever more! Update febuary 2010: A recently bought tin does not seem to be so strongly cased anymore and as a result it is more smokeable!

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