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Not a pressed tobacco, but 'double fermented'. The advantage of this process is that the tobacco is very smooth and mild, together with a pleasant aroma. South American, Zimbabwe and U.S. flue-cured tobacco together with burley and Malawi dark fired tobacco.

Notes: The Black (formerly Black Luxury and re-named due to EU regulations) tobacco blend from Danske Club offers velvety black character with light to medium intensity and a strong vanilla aroma due to the double-fermented black cavendish tobacco.

For several decades the exclusive loose cut mixture convinces with captivating aromas and rather light to medium-strong taste intensity. Traditionally processed in Denmark.

BrandDanske Club
Blended ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging50 grams pouch, 100 grams tin, 200g bag, 500g tub
ProductionCurrently available
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Flinthills Tex Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flinthills Tex (27)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I am quite surprised, that this tobacco hasn't gotten better reviews. I hadn't smoked Black Luxury for quite a while, but had good memories of this weed. So, while visiting my local tobacconist, I picked up a 50 g pouch in order to base my review on recent experience.

Upon opening the pouch, the sweet and slightly pungent scent of the double fermented contents pleasantly filled the room. The tobacco is very moist, which explains the problems some have described in keeping their pipe lit. My recommendation is to leave the pouch open for a day or two. The coarsely cut tobacco has the color of roasted arabica coffee beans. The cut and moisture content make packing your pipe a little tricky.

I usually need only 2 matches to light my pipe, but as I already mentioned, this was too moist for that, so it took me 4 matches to get a proper light. Once lit, you have to draw frequently to keep it going, again due to the moisture. This entails the danger of tongue bite, if you're not careful. This, again, is the reason I recommend drying the tobacco somewhat, which alleviates the problem, making packing, lighting and smoking much easier. It does burn all the way down without leaving a dottle.

Black Luxury offers the smoker a pleasantly sweet and full bodied aroma, rather reminiscent of Bailey's Irish Cream with just a hint of cinnamon, that is not at all overpowering. My wife commented that she really enjoys the room note. I do not notice any nicotine kick or buzz, which is why I rate the strength as mild to medium.

If you are not a full fledged lover of aromatics, then stay away from BL! This is a classic Danish aromatic, and in my opinion a very pleasurable smoke. I would recommend it for a cold winter's day or an evening with company, as the room note will definitely please the crowd.

7 people found this review helpful.

machinebcon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
machinebcon (50)
Mild Strong Mild Tolerable to Strong

A typical "Over the Counter" baccy in Germany. Smells and tastes like toffee, vanilla and caramel (burned sugar, that is). Gurgles in bent pipes, simply too much sauce that causes condensation. Try mixing it with other 'straight' tobaccos, maybe you'll feel happy with it. I won't buy it again. 2 of 5 stars (for the room note)

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

A good / average black cavendish with a mocca / toffee casing. Burns cool and delivers good taste and aroma.

4 people found this review helpful.

o3Ho3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
o3Ho3 (28)
Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Pleasant

Is kind of pleasant in a church warden pipe and with a little bit of care but when I changed in a typical Peterson pipe was like a struggle to keep it burn. Anyway the taste is good enough, flav kind of pleasant, the rest average. If you have nothing better than this one is enjoyable enough for you and people around. Try it for a change...

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Extra Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Overwhelming

Like the reviewer above, I got my hands on this tobacco in the "Smoker's Cocktail" pipe tobacco collection. My Father was visiting relations in Britain when the clerk at the duty free talked him out of buying the Dunhill variety pack for the variety package containing Black Luxury, Mixture, Sail, Clan and Capt. Black. I'd like to take this opportunity to wish the clerk at Manchester airport duty free a case of incapaciating flatulance.

Upon opening the package the first thing I noticed was the complete lack of tobacco smell. Instead I noticed a sweet, molasses syrupy kind of smell. Hmmm, not a good start. I chose a clay pipe to smoke the stuff in so at least I'd be able to burn out the smell if it smoked like what it smelled. It did, but worse. The material in the package (I can't call it tobacco) packed easily and lit with no problem. The flavour was mostly absent, tissue paper soaked in honey would have had more tobacco flavour. The room note reminded me of the smell of a pot left unattended on the stove buring a combinationn of perfume and carmel. The tobacco burned very hot, though on the bright side it wasn't as moist as other aromatics I've smoked in the past. However, it did leave a lovely layer of goop on the sides of the pipe bowl and I'd imagine if someone had the misfortune to smoke this travesty in a brair, meer or corncob they'd have to be tasting sweet perfume for a good long while after.

If someone offers you this tobacco, ball up your fist, hit them and run.

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Danske Club - Black Luxury.

I bought this 6 months ago whilst on holiday in Majorca. Sadly, the highlight of that holiday was finding some tobaccos unavailable here in the UK. The rest of the holiday sucked!!

The ribbons are robustly built, very dark brown in colour, and have a potent aroma of sweet vanilla. The moisture isn't as I'd expect such a strong smelling blend to be. It isn't even a touch moist, but spot on.

The vanilla is unquestionable in the smoke, unfortunately it's not the best vanilla aromatic I've had. On the positive side, it ignites easily. To be fair, for the initial quarter the flavour's nice: lots of smooth vanilla. But, after this stage has passed the smoke develops a scathing note. Sort of burnt, astringent, and bitter; this ruins the rating. Again, being fair, the temperature of the smoke's low, and I get no tongue bite. The tobaccos taste alright, but struggle for attention because of the hefty topping.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: not bad.

Black Luxury? Hmm, the initial flavour's worth a recommendation, but subsequently it becomes horrible. Because of this I can't recommend it, at all:

One star.

Pipe Used: Peterson Christmas 2018m #03

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: Majorca

2 people found this review helpful.

Karim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Karim (6)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Trying to enhance the average rating of this nice blend. I bought it in Bern (CH) as in Italy it is no more available since some year.

At pouch opening: very pleasant smell. I would not say only Vanilla, for me has a nice, sweet and round smell, may remember a Baileys. For sure it has heavy flavour, but very pleasant.

At touch: too wet, nice ribbon cut.

Loading and lighting: after leaving it a couple of hours to dry, loads easy, but needs some patience to light.

Smoking: nice, sweet and mild, no tongue bit, no artificial taste. No moist in the briar.

Room note: sweet and pleasant

The after taste is very pleasant and persitent.

I'd say it's a nice blend for winter evenings, not an all day.

As for it's moisture, not easy lighting, and the hot season coming, I leaved this pouch in the drawer for about one year. I still find this tobacco interesting and may be easyer to get lit and very pleasant to smoke.

I would reccomend it for Aromatic lovers.

Age When Smoked: just bought and after 1 year

Purchased From: Swiss street shop in Bern

2 people found this review helpful.

Jeff C. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jeff C. (5)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I received this as a sample with an estate pipe purchase. It was rather dry for an aromatic and still took 3 matches to get lit. After it did light, it unfortunately stayed lit. As an aside, I generally smoke non-aro blends. Can't endorse this stuff though. It actually and at one point tasted like what burning tires must taste like. No finish to speak of and although I received no tongue bite, the potential was there. I attribute this to the fact that I used a very small pipe and smoked slowly. Better aromatics out there to be sure. Have to take a huge pass on this one.

Pipe Used: GBD Rock Root

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Sample

2 people found this review helpful.

Braed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Braed (18)
Extremely Mild Strong Mild Very Pleasant

This tobacco is good. It tastes very sweet and the aromatic is very pleasant. The tobacco burns very well. The flavoring is strong. You can even taste the sweetness of the vanilla on your tongue. If you like aromatic Black Cavendish tobacco I can recommemd this one.

Edit: For me best in a Liverpool or a Billard.

2 people found this review helpful.

atman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
atman (7)
Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant

Fill my list of tested blends. I tasted this once... don't like aromatic blends.

(Please correct the following problems: my review must be at least 25 words long)

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Very Strong Very Mild Tolerable

Perhaps for people who love vanilla (in their pipe that is) I could somewhat recommend this. However, if it is just sweetness you are after, you can easily find something better.

The flavor, although overwhelming, is not even so bad. My main problem with this blend was that I found it a very wet smoke which didn't burn well, needed constant attention and was always gurgling with condensation. When your pipe feels like a drinking straw in charred vanilla juice and you no longer seem to be smoking tobacco, no matter how hard you work to keep it going - you find yourself in an altogether unsatisfying pipe experience.

2 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (309)
Extremely Mild Strong Very Mild Strong

As a beginner who had been bitten by a few tobaccos, I succumbed to the Black Cavendishes for a while. I'll say this in its favour: I tried several pouches before finally giving up on it.

Of the large number of vanilla-flavoured BCs out there at the time, Black Luxury was one of the best, together with Black Diamond. Which does not say very much, really, because BD contains generous amounts of VA.

Out of the fresh pouch or tin, this tobacco is soggy and hard to light. The tin aroma is delicious, though. The vanilla sauce gives it a strong (and pleasant!) room note, but for the smoker, this one offers a choice between two hells: fresh, it goes out every few sips and attempts to drown the smoker with condensation. Dried even a little, it'll burn like Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, and still flood your pipe, and most of the flavour will have gone where the woodbine twineth to boot.

If this were the last tobacco blend on earth, I'd give up smoking.

2 people found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (321)
Extremely Mild Extra Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This tobacco may be produced with mildness and smoothness in mind, but the fact remains it will parch your tongue and impair both your pipe and your taste buds (at least for a week!). Out of a whim, I bought a 50 g. pouch once, in a rather cold and windy day while living in the East Anglia corner of Britain, and I could never finish it.

I don't mean to say this is an awful tobacco, but it is rather similar to Borkum Riff's Black Cavendish: excessively cased (vanilla and some other sweet agent), inevitably goopy and far too enervating to be enjoyable. I do enjoy a good aromatic every once in awhile, but this stuff is just too much for me. Absolutely no tobacco taste and so sweet I can't taste the flavors of anything else for weeks!

2 people found this review helpful.

Jakob Kiilerich Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jakob Kiilerich (120)
Extremely Mild Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This is 100% sweet Danish Cavendish. The same thing as that used in Sweet Dublin from Orlik. For me, this is a blending tobacco and it should not be smoked as it is. Who would want to smoke pure Perique or pure Latakia?

I guess if you like the taste of classic Danish Cavendish, and would like to add a little extra to a boring aromatic, this might be the thing for you. I'll just steer clear and stick to my VA-flakes....

Jakob Kiilerich, Denmark

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Strong Medium to Strong Very Full Very Strong

I just used Black Luxury and I still feel great about him, he gives me fond memories, he has a great scent that fascinates me, I will buy again if I have the chance

Pipe Used: MUXIANG

Age When Smoked: 25

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (395)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Strong

A fellow pipe club member likes to go to swap meets and pick up the assorted pipes, lighters, tobacco, etc. He had a 50-gram pouch of this that he gave me. This thing is so old I can only envision some poor relatives cleaning out the room of the recently deceased grandpa and discovering this buried in a desk drawer or in an old Seersucker jacket where it lay preserved for the past 40-50 years. I tried to narrow down the age but only so-so. It is pre warning label, the German tax stamp is in Deutsche Mark. Also, this pouch is named Black Luxury. So, with all of these clues I can say with some certainty pre 2002. The website says this is ribbon but what remained in the pouch was solid black hard pieces with a strong perfumey smell to it. I have a dedicated, one of several pipes for aromatics. The one I chose is a modern looking Chacom black volcano with white swirls on the base and stem. Upon firing up this antique blend I got an overwhelming taste of perfume is only how I can describe it. It is supposed to be vanilla but who knows what age has caused this blend to metastasize into. The second bowl seem to mellow out and the wife who happen to be outdoors says this one had a strong fruity smell to it. This blend I believe could definitely be a ghoster. I have about one small bowl in the pouch left and have retired this to my “collectible” glass display cabinet. Even with a fresh pouch which I am not going to buy I would still probably give this one a 2 star. Not that bad actually but I will just stick to BCA if and when in the mood. It was fun trying it out and reading up on what little history I could find in regards to the age of this pouch. It would have been nice if they could of just date these with at least the year or something.

Pipe Used: Chacom Volcano

Age When Smoked: Pre 2002, probably 1970s or 80s.

Purchased From: Gift

1 person found this review helpful.

A Laroche Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A Laroche (3)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Danske Club Black-Pipe tobacco created by Virginia and Burley tobaccos.The double fermentation creates the black color and delicate sweet taste These are written on the 50 grams of tobacco. So what can I say about this aroma? At the opening you are delighted with a very pleasant flavor of vanilla and caramel and yet to the smell and even to taste, very similar, I feel with Thomas Radford's Sundays Fantasy.It comes to eat it I could say. The first smoke was with him, the tobacco left just about an hour to breathe, so a little wet and often hot. It was expected for an aromatic . From what I read, left to dry, it would be a smoke a little more pleasant. I've burned about 10 sticks from one head to another. The fluffy smoke is sweet, sweet flavor. Black Cavendish makes her feel sweet , there's something to be expected. My conclusion is that Black Luxury is a modest tobacco that does not give you back. It is recommended to smoke in the cold season and around the winter holidays. It is not a whole day tobacco.

Pipe Used: Angelo Briar

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Strong

Like other Aromas, don't rush it even though keeping it lit is somehow difficult and need to have your matches ready. I recommend not to apply three-step filling to fill your bowl up. It might be helpful to load less to run it continuous. About mixing with others, forget it! taste will be changed and you may miss the only positive point, I mean the room note. Tongue-bite is possible as you are trying to keep pace with its slow-burning character. In general, it is a good Aroma for having a nice rainy evening with non-smokers!

Pipe Used: Big Ben

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Local store

Similar Blends: Black and bright by Planta.

1 person found this review helpful.

Lord Henry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lord Henry (4)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

Back in the days when I had started smoking the pipe, this was a regular fellow. Later becoming more familiar with "natural/british style" tobaccos we both seperated. Not long ago I bought a pouch again, and after nearly 20 years and I was amazed that still it smelled and smoked like it used to. For me this is one of very few aromatic tobaccos I enjoy from time to time, for it´s of good quality. The aroma lasts a pipe ful, maybe not much complexity during smoke, but still a pleasure and by no means a so called Rauchpappe (cardboard smoke). This tobacco deserves more attention.

Age When Smoked: 2-3

1 person found this review helpful.

mel dean Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mel dean (4)
Very Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Good. Sweet. Not at all "Sugar in a pipe" although I liked this description used by some other reviewer! Not artificial to me, but also not compareable to quality tobaccos such as W.O. Larsens Signature. I like it, although you can only smell the vanilla flavoring- not taste it.

Pipe Used: Claude Romain

1 person found this review helpful.

djpiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
djpiper (2)
Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

My brother was given this Tobacco as a beginners taster... We smoked it together on many different occasions.... Never really came to understand it. It just seemed to taste bad. Very quickly tasted of ash. Really not nice stuff. It has a beautiful room note... But that won't do u much good... Only ur neighbor. My brother has ened up throwing it out. We now smoke Kentucky bird.. That is a great starting pipe tobacco. Can't recommend this stuff.

1 person found this review helpful.

hubup Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hubup (14)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought 100gr tin can of this tobacco. Burns slow, not so dampish, bites the tongue a little but it has nice aroma. Tastes well with a cup of filter coffee.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Baronet Bruyere, Vincenzi Rhodesian

Purchased From: Duty Free

1 person found this review helpful.

Amordad12 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Amordad12 (13)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Very mild and very wet and you have to use lighter more than usual but the flavouring is very mild I like this tobacco and I use it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium Strong Mild to Medium Strong

When opening the pouch, the smell of the tobacco is quiete nice, and at the same time the smell of the flavoring is a little overwhelming. There's no pure tobacco smell of any kind.

The packing goes easy. The lightning a little less easy. It burns well when smoking slow but it needs attention.

The taste is mild and the smoker does not taste tobacco, but the pure flavoring. The same goes for the room note.

A little too much flavoring in my opinion, but recommended for those who like heavy flavored tobaccos.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

If you like sweet tobacco, I recommend Black Luxury. It is really very smooth. However, I admit that this is not suitable for all day smoking.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Extremely Mild Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

This came in a "Smoker's Cocktail" my wife brought back from Europe. (The "Cocktail" included Sail Yellow, Clan, Erinmore Mixture and CBW...a nice sampler.) I'd never seen it before, and selected a smallish no-name Canadian I keep for test-driving unknown aromatics. The pouch contains a somewhat dry, uniformly jet-black broken flake, smelling strongly of vanilla. The flake packs well and crowns nicely to the charring light, producing a cloud of medium-dense smoke which my wife immediately praises. (She likes this better than CBW.) It's a little light on smoke for my taste, though. I like a thick, dense cloud. Taste...what taste? I can barely taste any tobacco at all. There is nothing here. Some vanilla, sure, but otherwise nothing. This tobacco is so heavily cased that, despite its dryness out of the pouch, it's impossible to keep lit. I'll finish this pouch, to please my wife, who after all was a sweetie-pie to buy it for me. I don't dislike it...I just don't like it.

1 person found this review helpful.

North State Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
North State (72)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium Pleasant

Another black cavendish-based heavily vanillae'd aromatic. Not great, not awful either. Well, at least they're not lying in the name - it's jet black, and has that almost greasy feeling that comes from a cavendish-first blend. The pouch note is actually a little bit worse than the smoke actually delivers - it's a little bit on the fake side, while the tobacco actually does give a surprisingly wholesome smoking experience.

But, like said, there's nothing particularly enticing about this blend. Would buy again, but only for want of any better alternatives.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch

Purchased From: Kiosk in Germany

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Strong Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I had a few bowls of this and I can't say I enjoyed it much. It's sweet, it's vanilla, but it's just too sweet and too vanilla. However, I mixed it with some cherry ambrosia (macbarens) and it was quite interesting. 1/3 black luxury (max. otherwise all you taste is the vanilla) and 2/3 (min.) cherry ambrosia and you get a nice fruity, vanilla-based tobacco.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

Overall this is decent. It comes as an interesting surprise that everything is black. Black pouch, black leaves etc. It is quite smooth and not so hot when you smoke it.

You can smoke it as it is - but the resulting experience is very much One-dimensional. Probably you will not be able to stand it for long due to shear boredom. The resulting room note is quite strong and sweet - perhaps even sickening in its sweetness.

I thoroughly agree that this performs much better if mixed with something else. I did have a no-name strong aromatic which was bought in Russia. If I had understood correctly at the time this was also intended to be used for making your own blends. The pouch aroma was something between herbal tea and tangerine - and I could not really stand it. It also burned quite hot...

So, I mixed the two up and the result was quite agreeable and did not get excessively hot.

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