There is nothing much to say about this blend. It is heavily flavoured and you will not get much tobacco taste out of it. The tin note is very pleasent and complex, very comforting. Sadly it does not carry over into the smoke. But this blend is readily available and over here almost everyone has tried it at one time or the other.
At the beginning of the bowl this is a nice blend providing you are into heavy aromatics. But after a few puffs already the sweet, alcoholic aroma with a very slight hint of tangerine already flattens and is entirely gone by the middle of the bowl. From then on out its hot air.
Many people seem to have real problems lighting up the cubes but all you have to do is to dry them out properly and it lights easy and burns like a charm.
Tongue bite is not an issue and the room note indeed is a real treat.
So do i recommend it? No, not really. If the flavouring(s) would last longer and the taste would stay as in the beginning of the bowl i probably would give it three stars. But being at it is i only can somewhat recommend it if you are into heavy aromatics and are after cube cut tobaccos which are somewhat rare.
It has been noted that this blend 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.
Note 2020-07-08: Removed passage at the beginning pointing out that at the time of my original review, the tin pictures in this forum for this blend and the Danish Truffles Mix were mixed up. That has since been corrected.
I've been smoking this (and the truffles mix) tobacco on and off for years. It's certainly nothing special (the most special thing about it is probably the tin), but it's good. It gets actually better if you mix the two versions.
The quality of the tobacco is decent enough to warrant spending your money on it and it delivers a tasty, satisfying smoke. Flavours are not complex and it's not too overpowering. Packs and lights easily enough. Can bite a bit if you puff too vigorously.
Ideal as a quick smoke and pretty much perfect tobacco for beginners.
Ye Gods, this is heavily cased stuff indeed, words can't describe all the flavours that emanate from a freshly opened tin. It has perfectly formed cubes all the way through and as such is not realy easy to pack, there being too much empty spaces between the cubes when packed in your pipe. But it packs a punch as well and is not as mild as most Danish offerings. I would say there is quite a bit of dark fired Kentucky in these truffels as well as just plain old Virginia. Try it at your own peril but be sure to dedicate a pipe to it as the casing will haunt that pipe for ever more! Update febuary 2010: A recently bought tin does not seem to be so strongly cased anymore and as a result it is more smokeable!
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.
Good blend for aromatic lovers. Nice cube cut, perfect moisture level, a bit hard to lit, during smoke one or two relights needed. No tongue bite at all, cool and pleasant smoke. Worth to try, but not for restock.
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