A black cavendish tobacco blend with spicy US burley and selected Virginias. The tobacco flavour is fully developed during a special fermentation period. With added top flavors of vanilla and orange to enrich the mixture.
Well now, looks like my review is the opposite of most of the others! Apologies to anyone who enjoys this blend.
Yes, this smells OK from the pack, a bit like orange flavour fondant sweets. Based on this and the relatively low proportion of Cavendish to Virginia and Burley, I was expecting to enjoy this...
First off the tobacco tastes cheap and to be honest, pretty nasty. I could detect virtually no vanilla and the only thing masking the tobacco flavour was an unpleasant artificial orange taste. It also produced a similar artificial orange sweets aroma in the pungent room note.
Positive aspects - very few relights required and it was only a little damp at the end.
Harsh and hot throughout, with frequent bite and a bad taste at the end of the bowl. Slightly less harsh and a little cooler with a large pipe but I still don't want to try it again.
Starting with the best feature, the unlit aroma: candy shop. Burley and Virginia account for far more than the black Cavendish.
The smoke seems anomalous to the pre-light aroma. I detected vanilla in the aroma but can't in the smoke: I only get orange. Being fair, this flavour's alright, what ruins it is the temperature: hot. However, because the burn's so raucous it means there's no dottle left come the end! Ghost? Yes: smoke this in a dedicated pipe or cob.
Another typical Danish, supposedly, vanilla/fruit blend.
It's as dry as our sons toothbrush, and comes in a rather useless pouch that might have something to do with the aridity of said tobacco. On transferring to a tin it seemed they had been very generous with the contents, seemed more like 100g than 50g.
It looks like most of the others in this Holske range - black and brown with a few lumpy bits here and there.
Smells really quite fresh and tasty in the pouch with a trace of vanilla.
Nope don't get that at all.
As we all know opening tin/pouch fragrance/taste come through in the smoke about once in a blue moon and this one is no different, although , to be fair, it does try.
Vanilla - very faint. Orange ? Even fainter, actually non-existent.
It's harsh - again like a lot of Danish tobaccos - and it doesn't take too many prisoners when it comes to heat of bowl. Could bite hard if pushed I think.
Mrs RW has made no comment on room aroma - it seems to have passed the house test.
In conclusion, a typically stolid Danish blend not very different to the others. Recommended ? No not really unless of course you are a Danish fan and working throught the range.
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