Newminster No. 81 Denmark Pipe Cut

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.


Brand Newminster
Blended By Mac Baren
Manufactured By Villiger
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country Denmark


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.67 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 29, 2023 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable
As a bulk offering, Newminster’s No. 81 avails itself as a simple-hearted blend contrived in a celebrated mixture of assorted Virginian tobaccos. This preparation encompasses leaves that are of air-cured, flue-cured, and yes, even steamed varieties obtained from the far reaches of the bountiful African grazelands as well as here in down-home America. Constructed in the finest Danish aromatic traditions by Mac Baren/Sutliff, this unassuming blend stands as a good-natured specialty for pacifying enjoyment.

Although No. 81 is officially listed as a ribbon cut construction, let me just say, if it looks like a shag and burns like a shag, well you know the rest. Extremely delicate ultra-thin ribbons come together in a busy twisted matting of expertly prepared tobaccos. Visually this wooly combination seems to include the full spectrum of Virginian leaf, principally an expansive course of Bright, Yellow, Orange, Red and fermented specimens. The collective hues displayed fill a warming vignette of yellow, golden, red-orange, cultured chestnut, and alterations of steamy brown blacks. And on a final note, this tobacco is liberally desiccated in its advanced composure.

Upon sampling the pouched nose, one is greeted with a poised and modishly conservative presence. Specifically, the lighter airs of waving field grass rise to the forefront bundled with a faint murmur of general citrus. Underneath this stimulating fragrance rolls some prominent tart, herbaceous wood, and seasoned earthy spice. Also, a marginal impression of non-distinct sweetness faintly registers deep within the internal bowels of aroma, modestly bolstered by evidence of general sugars.

Being a typical Danish aromatic, the milder Denmark Pipe Cut is exceptionally overmodest on the registerable commenting of the applied coatings. As such, this tobacco principally emphasizes the natural character of the native leaves within its premiered taste contours. By American standards, the blend is irrefutably a genuine semi-aromatic production, which is a truthful representation of my personal assessment.

Largely, the smoking reveals a featured registration that is fairly contained, narrowed, and slightly humble in perceivable nuances. Having acknowledged and experienced this standard humor, I would submit that even the most persnickety non-aromatic zealot could easily find some degree of practical enjoyment with this quote-unquote aromatic offering.

As previously stated, integral to this particular recipe are Virginian sorts secured from the fertile lands of Africa. Regarding that topic, it is my understanding that the principal crops of these specific varietals generally originate from either the privileged region of South Africa or Zimbabwe. Now, just which one so happens to be the controlling source for inclusion, that precise factoid, I cannot confirm. Nevertheless, there is something about Virginian tobacco raised on that continent that presents the pipe smoker with a profile that is uniquely striking and comparatively differentiated.

Showing rich prominence on the teeming base line flavor, a deeply seated, zestful toasty blackwood projects with a vein of headiness and fortified intensity. If I did not know better, I could easily entertain a notion that this recipe contains the influence of stout Dark Burley. There is considerable depth to this solemn earthy Red/Orange note as it is branded by the seasonings of spiced pungency, dense greenish floral, and smokey soured char. Furthermore, the finishing tail of this limited yet spirited registration is brushed with an energetic lacing of pepper-like vibrato that actively resonates within the total sinus cavity.

The mentioned darker moodiness of this leading Virginian character is selectively relieved as the uppermost tier of flavor endows a sweetly progressed Bright hay that is pigmented with full rustic undertones. Still, the highlighting accent details an especially minor stone-fruit ambience freely lilting on the front edge of the profile. This notation imparts a taste that is somewhat indicative of cherry but not quite exactly distinct and pure in nature.
Moreover, occasionally there is a suggestive tropical mango-like redolence that circulates amid the lower back forty taste band. Finally, a meek tracing of thinned vanilla and general sugars come about to extend a precision softening effect. This representation underscores the fragility of the single coating and presumable casings that have been gingerly administered to arrive at classic Danish flavorsomeness.

In qualifying the worth of actual smoke that is produced by Denmark Pipe Cut in general, this tobacco projects medium-bodied wisps of paled blue-gray vapors. At times the texture assumes a minor blip of greenness in being a tad racy, but for the most part, I would opt to categorize the overall experience as essentially smooth and at moments even somewhat creamy.

Pertaining to the characteristic fragrance, a moderate toasty waft of standard Virginian perfume materializes; nothing too eventful or striking in disposition but more so generally smokey. There is a lighter earthen dark wood on the main and a bit of lively sweetgrass that seems to linger for a short spell. Last, a politely contrived accent of something remotely sugary finishes the closing essence.

Regarding the base mechanical properties, this tobacco models every aspect of a shag configuration. With that, the regular combustion is expressly quick, making No. 81 a short-lived smoking endeavor. As such, my best recommendation is to approach this one as a simple exercise in moderated sipping, preferably through a trusty cob. Following this practice, the blend does maintain modest temperatures. If not, then the excessive heat that comes about will have the roof of your palate feeling like you just gargled a mouthful of #8 crushed stone. Even so, just a small trace of residual astringency is felt upon the lips as well as that infamous Virginian front of the tongue prickling, but nothing too hateful.

Coming to terms with aforenoted conditions, Denmark Pipe Cut basically makes for an easy “summertime” offering. Because of its firm varietal character and casual aromatic nature, this simple tobacco is actually quite pleasing, that much is true. Incidentally, it mixes well with stronger Burleys if that sort of thing goads your jollies. If my ramblings spark a shred of interest, then please take that bend of road by giving No. 81 a go my friends. It could be that the best of the season finds its epiphanic way to your very own pipe bowl as a delightful result. 2.8 Pipes
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 04, 2017 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
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 07, 2017 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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