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A true aromatic Danish Blend of choice bright Virginia and flue-cured tobaccos flavored with a Cognac base, using the traditional Cavendish process.

Notes: Introduced Circa 1977

BrandTinder Box
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringCognac
CutCoarse Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUnknown
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2976)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The flue cured Virginias are processed in the cavendish style, and provide a little honey, grass, and tart and tangy citrus along with light bread and acidic notes. Their impact is dulled by the cognac, which has an unattractive sourness that translates to the after taste, and sports a slight bitterness. The strength is mild. The taste is in the center of mild to medium. Has very little nicotine. Won't bite, but can warm the tongue. Burns at a moderate pace with a very consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant room note. An all day smoke.

-JimInks

4 people found this review helpful.

Oldharley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Oldharley (1)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Possibly JD has killed my taste buds over the years but I enjoy the taste and smell of Aalborg. Several years ago while attending a British motorcycle ralley in Hiawassee GA, a lovely young lady walking behind me asked "is it ok if I walk behind you all day, I love the smell of your pipe tobacco". My reply was she could follow me back to IL if she wanted.

Pipe Used: Corncob

Age When Smoked: 3 months

Purchased From: Tinder Box

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2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30116)
★☆☆☆
Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Pleasant

This tasted too much like a cigarette to me and disliked it. The small was great but the taste wasn't pleasant to me.

1 person found this review helpful.

ArchtopBill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ArchtopBill (16)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Very Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

I worked at a Tinder Box when this was originally introduced in the late 70's and Tinder Box International as well as the shop owner had high hopes for the stuff. The boss insisted all of us "enjoy" a couple ounces. At the time, my regular smoke was TBI's Philosopher that I beefed up with extra latakia, which was about as different from Aalborg as a tobacconist could get. (If the blend does not have latakia and/or perique, why smoke it?) I HATED it. It was essentially tasteless, bit like a snake and the bottom of the bowl would get as soggy as pond algae. Did I say I HATED it? I have no idea if TBI was able gain market share from the corner drug store with this stuff, but if you manage to come across any, do the pipe smoking universe a favor and dispose of it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Greybeard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greybeard (58)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Was recommended by the Tinder Box employees. It's a nice mild aromatic, but I really had trouble detecting much of the flavoring. It's one I'll smoke from time to time, but probably not one I'll purchase on the regular basis. Somewhat recommended for those seeking a mild aromatic.

Pipe Used: Corn cob

Age When Smoked: Bulk

Purchased From: Tinder Box

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Kribbage Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kribbage (32)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

A Tinder Box staple that actually works for me as a mixer. I think I have smoked straight Aalborg once, but have used it in a three equal parts mix of Skilling, Lamplighter, and Aalborg for years......more so when I was younger, but I still get a hankering for it.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30116)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Fond memories of this blend. Not your typical danish; less casing. Sweet but not cloying. The perfect blend when stuck in a town where a Tinderbox is the only store that sells a smokeable smoke.

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