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BrandStanwell
Blended ByA & C Peterson
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringNuts / Beans
CutCube
Packaging200g Tin, 100g Tin, 50g Pouch
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Strong
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
2.5
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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (254)
★★★☆
Mild Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

First off, at the time of this writing, the tin picture for this blend shows the tin of the Danish Truffles, not the Danish Truffles Mix (and I can see how the names are easily confused)

To the tobacco, it's heavily cased and flavoured, with nuts, maybe almonds, and lots of other things in there making a pleasant aromatic, which is quite a bit less strongly flavoured than the Danish Truffles. The leaf is wild; bits of several shapes and processing forms are found in the light to medium brown blend. The tin aroma is very nice, a little nutty and fruity.

Stuffing is easy, maintenance also, and it burns slowly and coolly for those who don't drag too hard. The taste is full without being too strong; sweet and without bite. There is a little tar in there at the very end of the bowl, but not so much that I'd stop smoking until the last bit has burned.

Standing alone, this is a very nice aromatic with a great room note.

A note on the tin says, though, that this blend is intended to be a mix-in for Danish Truffles, to mix to your own taste. Doing that will make the Danish Truffles over into something else entirely; I tried several proportions of both tobaccos, and at 50/50, the mix of both blends becomes a four-stars affair that has the better properties of both components, burns very easily, is not too top-heavy and somehow loses the tendency of both to turn tarry at the end.

My tip for the lovers of strong aromatics would be to buy both the Danish Truffles and the Danish Truffles Mix, and mix them up until you find "it."

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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (176)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I bought a pouch of this out of pure curiosity. I find the pouch to be very classy designed, and the beige color lets me instantly think of a buttery-, creamy-smoke, so I grabbed a 50g pouch. For an OTC blend this is quite pricey, 9,70€ for 50g.

Opening the pouch a pleasant, sweet, yet rather artificial scent filled the room. The pouch aroma is of vanilla-ish honey, almost a bit perfumy, but not in a obtrusive way to me. None of the mentioned nut-flavoring I could detect so far. Maybe a bit of fruity notes to it in the background. The pouch aroma isn't too attractive to me, but the aroma when smoking is much better!

Inside there is a interesting mixture of deep black, coarsely cut Cavendish, which is a bit sticky. Inbetween there is quite a decent share of bright-yellow, almost golden Virginia cubes (cube cut), as well as some loose Old Belt Virginia. All of the ingridients were seperately stored for 2 months and mixed afterwards as the pouch says. I'd guess only the Cavendish was flavored, because the Virginia cubes seem pretty natural, and are less moist than the Cavendish. Pleasing and intriguing presentation, really!

It gives smooth, creamy and almost buttery notes of slightly sweet nuts, that are underscored with a very mild fruitiness in the back and seems to have a whiff of chocolate to it. I also perceive a very minor alcohol-ish nuance, which isn't obtrusive even to me, as one who doesn't drink, nor likes alcoholic drinks at all! By times a slight licorice aroma comes through. It also has some tobacco-y spice and bready aroma from the Virginias to it, which makes this even more palatable to my personal taste. All in all the flavor profile is genuine, pleasing and not overly artificial, but dominated by the flavoring (which is no surprise when smoking an aromatic tho).

It can bite if you push it too hard, so I recommend you to slowly sip this. Slow sipping also enhances the flavor of the aromatization and results in best tasting-experience to me. I prefer to give it 30-60minutes of drying time, so the flavoring gets restrained/vanishes a bit and the tobacco smokes more cool - and most important - much more dry!

Very enjoyable, and aromatic lovers will like this a lot I'd bet! The interesting cut with the neat little cubes and the coarse-cut Cavendish leaf, the well done aromatization.... all those aspects melt into a classy aromatic, that deserves at least 3 stars!

I was close to give it 4 stars, but it hasn't got enough depth to rank in the 4-star leauge. So I'll settle for 3.5 stars, a tad closer to 3 than to 4, and wanna recommend this to fans of strongly aromatized blends, or for people like me who like a (well done) sweet smoke by times!

Pipe Used: Clay Pipes / small briar pipe

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machinebcon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
machinebcon (50)
★★☆☆
Medium Strong Medium Tolerable

This is an interesting tobacco. Highly aromatic, actually too much for me already. I mixed it with other tobaccos and found it to be much better as supplemental tobacco. Tin aroma is a mix of dried fruits, alcohols, nuts, a hint of honey and caramel - generally quite sweet. If you have a tin of this laying around, try to mix it with other tobaccos. The room note is excellent, people around me seem to like it very much and associate it to "the typical pipe smell". Don't want to give it 3 of 4 stars, but 3 of 5.

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viscfab Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
viscfab (81)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Interesting blend, but the cubes are no very good to keep lit. It tends to burn a bit hot. The aroma is oka, nougat and almonds like... Not a keeper. Not a total disaster either. An OK blend if you get a sample.

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