Newminster's blend No.81, Denmark Pipe Cut, is a top-quality blend with the finest Virginias out of Africa and America. This light aromatic, with it's natural Virginia sweetness is a mild smoke.

Blended ByMac Baren
Manufactured ByVilliger
Blend TypeAromatic
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Very Mild, Mild
Mild, Mild to Medium
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Newminster - No. 81 Denmark Pipe Cut.

Medium ribbons, with flecks of yellow, which were quite dry on arrival. No way would I trust this to go into long term storage. The lack of moisture makes for a fast, hot, burn, so there goes one star!

After what I've just said I'm sure it's no surprise that this takes to lighting easily. And then gives a somewhat monotonous flavour. At first I struggled to identify much added flavour, but once the charring light had settled I felt sure of a creamy-sweetness, which seemed too false to hail from the Virginia. Halfway through a bowl I begin to note an added nuttiness. Another reduction of a star comes in the way of tongue bite; ouch.

Room-note: nice. Nicotine: mild.

This isn't 'all bad', but the few faults make it worth no more than two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef; Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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pylet2000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pylet2000 (33)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

All in all, not a bad Virginia blend. Declared an aromatic, it's fairly light on the toppings.

In the pouch, the scent is mostly Virginia with a little extra sweetness. Maybe a hint of vanilla? Fresh from the vendor, it's a little moist so drying is helpful until you get it where you want. Ribbon cut, varying tans and browns.

Like most Virginias, and particularly topped Virginias, it can smoke a little hot on the tongue if care isn't exercised. This example is about on par for the breed. The quality of the leaf is good, and can be tasted over the subtle toppings. Not quite a long matured example, but not as biting or bright as some I've had. The topping could best be described as complementary. Maybe nougat and the faintest hint of vanilla, but it's hard to pinpoint.

Overall, a workable blend of decent quality at a decent price. I'll smoke it, and might even experiment with aging a pound, I expect this would age nicely and turn into something great.

Pipe Used: briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh to 3 months

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