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Dansk Black No. 47 is an extra-fermented mixture of dark Cavendish tobaccos that are pitch-black in color. This mixture is a mild-to-medium and cool-smoking mixture showcases notes of sweet fruit, caramel and vanilla, brimming with flavor.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Manufactured ByPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringCaramel, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (198)
Extremely Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

This is the Black Cavendish at its finest, Caramel, Toffee and Vanilla is what you get here, with dense thick and white smoke, Ultra Mild, Zero tongue bite, Full body, Delightful aroma and flavor.

Truly a master piece in the Cavendish Art.

3 people found this review helpful.

hiller Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hiller (4)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Since I tried this blend, it is all I have been smoking. It is right now my favorite blend. I absolutely love this stuff. It is mild gives no tongue bite is a little of a pain to keep lit --- but in my opinion the flavor is outstanding. Think sweet caramel and you got it . not sickening sweet but a deliciousness you will be going back to again and again. This is pure smoking enjoyment. You will not get a nicotine rush from this but if you enjoy aromatics as I do for the most part, you should give this one a try.

3 people found this review helpful.

juvat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
juvat (36)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

In a nutshell, I'm addicted to this stuff! Tastes of chocolate and vanilla and smells as good as it tastes. Its very similar to MacBaren's 7 Seas Black, but slightly sweeter to my tastes.

Maybe I've just smoked English blends so much for so long that my tastes are changing or I'm just now discovering a few aromatics that I actually like. Regardless, Dansk Black will have a permanent place in my cellar.

3 people found this review helpful.

Darby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darby (15)
Extremely Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Peter Stokkebye - Dansk Black (No.47)

As someone blessed/cursed with a sensitive nose, I’ve never been a big fan of aromatics in general, because they’re usually unbalanced and overpowering. Restraint and subtlety seems sadly uncommon among such offerings, regardless of industry (tobacco, liquor, soaps, deodorants, room fresheners, candles, etc.)

Enough soapboxing. So, as someone who normally eschews aromatics, what is it that drew me to Dansk 47, you ask ? Answer: it has earned honest stars from many sources - not only good quality and value, but blendability, and (most importantly) balance and restraint in a category already crowded with highly aromatized excesses, sold in bulk, from a plethora of sources. Vanilla is, after all, THE single most ubiquitous aromatic there is in the tobacco universe, to the point where it’s almost impossible to say the word “cavendish” without first mumbling “vanilla”.

DB47 is more noteworthy for the common sins it avoids, rather than for any one thing it does particularly well. The moisture level for instance is just right - neither too gummy/sticky, nor too dryish. The black ribbons, although a tad longish (easily corrected with a chef knife), are springy and well behaved, pack nicely on their own, and play nicely with others in homemade blends. The tin aroma, while certainly clear, forward and unambiguous, manages to avoid being overpowering or reeking of artifice. The smoking qualities stay cool and supremely mild, while avoiding gloppiness (from excess moisture or humecants) and tongue bite (from excess alkalinity). DB47 clears these common pitfalls with ease, leaving behind most of its competitors, and it does so at a competitive price.

Could it be improved ? Oh most definitely ... but that would run contrary to its price point. In this range, there’s simply no need for premium boutique vanillas, or rare burleys and virginias from distant exotic lands - they’d be too expensive, and leave the resulting blend too ‘busy’, and it would lose the simple inexpensive elegance that makes it what it is.

So, what’s the bottom line ? This is an inexpensive, gentle, wonderfully cool and mellow black cav that gets little wrong, and a quite a few things right. It’s simple, clean, balanced, reasonably restrained and uncomplicated. Its friendly to buy, friendly load, friendly to smoke, and friendly to blend. A win win.

As for the flavor particulars - there’s the obvious top notes of decent quality generic vanilla, paired with a smooth and pleasant note of caramel/toffee/milkfudge. Further back in the finish I find a touch of chocolate (probably a natural character of the cavendish that may have been discreetly nudged), and perhaps the tiniest whisper of cherry and coffee.

There's a lot of bang for the buck here, and its earned a spot in my blending alcove. I give it 3 of 4 stars (very good), but it deserves a little more. I wish this site used a 5 star system so I could give it 4 (excellent). Add a FULL star if you're an aromatic fan on a budget.

Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow Freehand

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

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

I am, without doubt, a black-cav kind of guy, but not too fond of heavy aromatics. And this BC suits the bill wonderfully. It does everything well: moisture about right (but 30-min. drying will not hurt the experience), packs and lights with ease, smokes down to a fine gray ash. Can't really make it bite, though others may be able to.

The tin aroma is heavenly but in no way heavy; the vanilla and caramel notes are subtle. The aroma is divine, 100% wife approved, and whiffs of sidestream smoke tell me she's right. Heavy, beautiful smoke. More complex than you would think and it gets even better about the middle, still good at the end. Dottle means one is smoking too hard--hard puffers definitely should spread a bowlful out to dry for a half-hour before lighting.

This blend is similar to other black cavs as noted below, but better. BCA and CB Dark are good--really good--but No. 47 is a bit tastier and stronger than CB Dark and a good bit tastier & stronger than BCA and Smoker's Pride Black Cav. I don't know if it is the topping or what, but No. 47 is just ballsier than the others. Peter Stokkebye really got this one right.

Exceptional, but you smoke this for flavor, not for the nicotine hit. I could smoke No. 47 all day (and have), but at some point I just need more vitamin N. But who smokes only one tobacco all the time?

Pipe Used: Cob, pot, chimney

Age When Smoked: Jarred a few months

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Similar Blends: Captain Black Dark, Lane BCA, Smoker's Pride Black Cavendish, in decreasing order of flavor intensity..

1 person found this review helpful.

Houndstooth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Houndstooth (20)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is the Black Cavendish I've been blending with most recently, and have been for a few years. I thought I should actually review it after all this time.

So I smoked a bowl of this straight, and got more fruit flavor than caramel or vanilla that others have noted, but those probably are there too. As a matter of fact, I almost felt like I was getting some alcohol fumes as if I was drinking a cordial, when I wasn't drinking anything. I'd say that's a good thing for an aromatic.

No tongue bite, and there is a little Vitamin N if you're looking for it.

Pipe Used: a cob

Age When Smoked: at least a few years

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

FenneckFox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FenneckFox (9)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

My hunt for the perfect black cav blend is over. This is a perfect example of a harmonious smoke. Tastes great, like caramel, mild licorice, cocoa, and a really nice black Cavendish flavor that isn't hidden under the casing. It all melds perfectly. I am very impressed and will be keeping this in my rotation. Perhaps this isnt for everyone but I believe even people who dont normally smoke aros would appreciate this.

Pipe Used: briar

Purchased From: PipesandCigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

Peter Stokkebye - PS-47 Dansk Black

Star Rating = 4

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 9

Room Note = 9

Flavor = 9

Bite = 9

Burn = 9

After Taste = 9

Raw Score = 54

Rated Percentage = 90%

Comment = Very Smooth, Very Mild, nice full body Flavor. This is a nice mellow smoking tobacco

1 person found this review helpful.

glenn2586 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
glenn2586 (10)
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This stuff is awesome. Full of rich flavors with no bite at all. I love it. I can't wait to age some to see if it improves the taste. You have got to give this stuff a try. It smokes like a dream.

Pipe Used: CAO Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: new

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WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (65)
Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

The real question here is, how do you like your BC's? Do like 'em with flavor or do you like them smooth? Or, perhaps, you like them with both flavor and smoothness. Well, if you like both, you're not getting them here. Dansk Black is smooth, really smooth, so smooth I couldn't taste anything. It's smooth, hot air, with a pleasant scent (but, who cares about scent? Not I. I smoke for myself, not others). So, the answer to my question is, I like Black Cavendish blends with a good amount of flavor, like Lane's BCA or Mac Baren's 7 Seas Black. Two stars here for me.

Pipe Used: Leonessa Capri

Age When Smoked: ?

Purchased From: Pipes&Cigars

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