Notes: Special Virginia tobacco from South America is fermented for many hours to create this dark black cavendish. A light caramel mixed with sweet fruit flavors gives this blend a round and mild aroma.

Manufactured ByVilliger
Blend TypeCavendish Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringFruit / Citrus, Vanilla
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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Mikey1780 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mikey1780 (1)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I received this packaged well, was not too wet or too dry.

Easy to light, smoked through the whole bowl with no relights. Smokes very cool. No bite. I even smoked a little faster than normal after about half a bowl. Still stayed reasonably cool. To me, the taste was fantastic. Light caramel/vanilla comes through from start to finish. Room note is very pleasant. The wife asked if I was wearing new beard balm. This will definitely go into my regular rotation.

Pipe Used: Rossi Notte

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Tobaccopipes.com

Similar Blends: Lane BCA.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2082)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Newminster - No. 47 Danish Black.

I bought from bulk to try and avoid too much moisture from a sealed tin and it paid off: perfect. It's coarse enough to warrant the name Coarse but not too much so as to cause implications. The aroma from the pouch is quite sweet and the mix is jet black.

47 lights easily, it only takes a fast touch. The smoke which follows is pleasant enough, albeit, nothing extraordinary. I'm not too sure what fruits, exactly, have been used, but I'd be inclined to sway toward berries of some sort. The caramel's a consistent addition, from beginning to end. 47 gives a stable burn, not requiring much attention, producing a cool smoke.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

Newminster No. 47? Sure, it's a pleasant smoke, but no better than two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3050)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium Very Pleasant

The fermented Virginia black cavendish is the sole varietal. A little grass, bread, tangy sweet citrus, sugar and light lemon are its characteristics. The rich caramel/vanilla-ish topping takes a small lead with sweet berrys and light cherry playing a support role. It also has a typical Danish spice note. The strength is a step short of the center of mild to medium. The taste is medium. The nic-hit is mild. Won’t bite or get harsh. Has no rough edges. It’s a little moist, but I did not dry it as is my custom. Burns cool, clean and a little slow with a very smoothly consistent flavor that extends to pleasantly lingering after taste. The room note is very pleasant. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires a couple more than an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke. Three stars.


1 person found this review helpful.

CR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CR (31)
Very Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Alright, to be fair, I must admit that the tobacco I am currently smoking to accompany this review is a blend of Danish Black and Cloud Hopper - a cigar leaf blend by Warped Cigars and C&D. That’s my taste, but it is perfectly fine on its own. It’s Black Cavendish, not everybody wants it straight, but this is a pretty good one if you do.

I tried No. 47 Danish Black before ever coming here to see what was in it. As another reviewer wrote, Newminster is good tobacco, so I knew it couldn’t be too bad. I had no idea there was fruit flavor in the casing. It has a well-defined “tobacco taste” that asserts itself as quality leaf, but the heavy casing makes isolating and savoring it very difficult. That’s not a big deal - what you get is creamy butterscotch vanilla, with ponderous undertones reminiscent of Maduro. (Hence the reason I added my own cigar leaf, thought it might fit and it does.) The casing here is pretty clean, there is no chemical aftertaste or mouth-feel, and it burns dry enough. People say it smells like birthday cake, and it’s lite on the bite, for an aromatic. This is a great tobacco if you’re looking for a good Black Cavendish that’s easily had and easier still on a budget.

Pipe Used: Dedicated Aromatic Only

Age When Smoked: New / 1 Month

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Well I must be a freak, since I really enjoyed this low scoring tobacco. In fact, I've had good luck with almost every Newminster blend I've picked up.

The jet black Cavendish reminded me of Mac Baren's 7 Seas Black shredded rubber, but with even more mouth watering aroma. The Vanilla had the additional hook of 'something' fruity - without the smog of some overly topped, ghost laden, Cherry - akin to a lower proof flavored rum.

The thin cut was moist, free of unruly bits, yet more rubbery than damp. It fired up well enough, and did a great job smoldering. All the while pumping out a deep velvety smoke that was light on nicotine/bite, yet full of rich flavor. This wasn't an overly sweet Vanilla, but certainly passed for candy, and left a sugary film in the mouth.

Not the kind of blend you will get much in the way of natural tobacco taste, but easily one of my favorite lower priced bulk Aromatics I will be reordering, simply for the great job of translating smell-to-smoke.

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

meermortal Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
meermortal (1)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable

This one certainly isn't going to offend anyone - in fact they might not know you're smoking it, YOU might not even know you're smoking it ! One of my fav aros is 50/50 Lanes RLP-6 and McClellands VBC - I tried replacing the VBC with the Danish Black but it just doesn't cut it. Very little, if any, flavor IMO, burns well, doesn't bite, but I'll take a pass on buying it again. It will leave you wanting more - more strength, more flavor, more taste.

Pipe Used: Peterson system 314, jobey stromoli

Age When Smoked: when purchased

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Lanes BC-A, McClelland VBC.

1 person found this review helpful.

Thorre Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thorre (27)
Mild Medium Full Very Pleasant

I ordered 8 oz.s of No. 47 Danish Black from the fine folks at Pipes and Cigars. I saw this in a B&M and gave it a whiff, ran it through my fingers, and it seemed like a good Black Cav. Something I could smoke inside without the smell bothering the wife and kids. Got it today. after a couple of bowls, I am pleasantly surprised. Smells great in the bag, and after I loaded my Viking and puffing without a light, I knew this would taste really good. A vanilla, rum smell. The taste lit is even better, but the thing I like best about this blend is that it does not set my tongue on fire like some Danish blends. Not as heavily cased as, say Lane BCA. It smoked down to a clean ash, and does not gurgle. Have had many compliments on the smell. Even in public, which in this climate of PC is a shock. Overall, a very good smoke. The price is nice as well.

Similar Blends: Lane BCA. Peter Stokkebye Black Danske..

1 person found this review helpful.

bob323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bob323 (46)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Nice little pay-no-mind black Cavendish with fruit and caramel casing...Casing, as in most black cavendishes overwhelms the taste of the tobacco...But, you don't smoke black Cavendish for the tobacco...You smoke for the casing(s) and for the fact that the wife doesn't run your butt out of the house when you light up...Pleasant change from the ubiquitous vanilla flavoring.

Pipe Used: various in testing

Age When Smoked: purchased within the week

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: any other non-descript black Cavendish which is heavily cased..

1 person found this review helpful.

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

This is a hard review to write because, while I only give it 2 stars, I always have a pound on hand. This tobacco smells wonderful both in the jar, and as a room note. Of all my tobaccos, this is the one my wife likes the smell of best. The tin note is vanilla, walnut, bitter almond, a hint of rum, and caramel. moisture content is a little inconsistent from batch to batch but usually requires about 10 minutes of dry time. Tobacco has a lovely velvet feel to it. Will burn hot if not packed properly and can get harsh if pushed. Won't bite though. Burns evenly and leaves a small amount of moisture in the bowl following the smoke. Nicotine content is negligible and is probably the lowest nicotine blend I have ever smoked. I usually enjoy this tobacco on its own but I have also used it in several blends with great success. Using this for blending really makes it shine. I would recommend this tobacco only to certain people. If you find the right technique and cadence for this tobacco then I think you will find a smoke that, while nothing special, is agreeable enough to smoke when you're around non-smokers and don't wish to offend them. I smoke almost all tobacco in the house and my wife has no issue with it, but when I smoke this she actively seeks out a place to sit near me. Do not buy this if you want some high quality and mind blowing aromatic, but if you just want a basic, pleasant smoke then this is one worth trying.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: new to 3 years

Purchased From: various

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manxman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manxman (82)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Not impressed with this variety enough to consider reordering it. No bite. No nicotine. A bit of a problem to keep lit. I guess this was just to mild.

Pipe Used: cob with filter

Age When Smoked: fresh to 4 weeks

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars .com

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