|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.
|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.