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Amphora Original


A large number of American pipe smokers will be very happy, now that we'll once again be able to enjoy the taste of Amphora. Amphora Original is a Dutch-style Cavendish made from earthy Burley and sweet Virginia, along with a bit of black Cavendish, spicy Turkish and smoky dark-fired Kentucky. The added subtle cocoa note perfectly complements the natural chocolatiness of the Burley, so Amphora Original will have a mellow flavor that's not too sweet, and is a hearty blend that you can enjoy all day long. Welcome back a classic pipe tobacco - Amphora Original.



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Overall Rating 4.22 out of 5 Based on 45 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Amphora Original”

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5 out of 5
Smoked Amphora since Vietnam and Before!!!
Only tobacco I smoke. Great I can buy from Pipes and Cigars!!!
5 out of 5
Amphora Original Blend
I smoked Amphora for years until it disappeared from the U.S. market. It was sold as Amphora Regular I had never seen the Original so decided to try it. Ill leave it a 5 stars but the Peter Stokkebye 301 Natural is a better buy at its price. If the Amphora Regular ever shows up ill try it.
5 out of 5
Almost as good as the real thing
Amphora was the tobacco of my grandfather and dad, so it was no wonder it ended up my favorite. The new stuff ain't bad- but it's even better when blended with their black cavendish in equal parts, or a 2/1 brown over black. Mix it in a giant zip lock, leave the bag open over night and you'll have a really close version of the original.
5 out of 5
Dad’s smoke
My dad smoked this in his pipe in the 70’s and I missed that about him as well as him. He passed away then. This order of Amphora brought that memory back. It is just like I remember. It has a sweet mellow aroma and taste. Amphora is back.
2 out of 5
Hard to get good help these days!
Truly, I am glad that Amphora is back. I missed it terribly. I am afraid, however, that the new blends are not nearly as flavorful or tasty as the tobacco which I remember back before they became unavailable here in America. I used to smoke Amphora in the blue, brow and green cans. Can we please get back to the REAL Amphora?
5 out of 5
Flashback
I started smoking Amphora tobacco when I was in college in the 1960s and was delighted when I found it again after all these years. It still has the same taste and aroma and brought back pleasant memories as well as being a pleasant smoke.
5 out of 5
Favorite tobacco
My favorite tobacco and for a long time I wasn't able to find it. My son found pipes and cigars and orfered me some a couple years ago and since it is more affordable here than what I have been smoking I ordered it a couple of times and have really enjoyed it. Thanks for filling the gap.
3 out of 5
Not as good as I thought it would be
I ordered this on a Wed and got it on Friday. Very fast thankyou. This was my first try with Amphora. When I opened the pouch I like the pouch note. Not overpowering at all. A nice burly scent with a slightly sweet smell. This tobacco packed very well. It also stated lit for most of the bowl. The char light stated lit for quit a while. I relit and it stayed lit for quite a while. It burnt to a light grey ash. Now the down side. To me it was flavorless. I got no chocolate top note or any top note flavor. I was disappointed because there were other good reviews. I never smoked the original Amphora so I have no comparisons. I think I will stick with my English blends and Carter Hall and Lane limited ready rubbed.
3 out of 5
Amphora revisited.
I stopped smoking a pipe over 20 years ago and just recently resumed. Amphora had been one of my favorites in the past, and I was anxious to try it again. It was okay, but not as good as I remember.
5 out of 5
Again my favorite pope tobacco. Missed it for many years
Smooth smoking, reasonably mild, but not too mild.
5 out of 5
A good smoke
My grandfather and father both smoked amphora. I had to try it. Very good tobacco flavor, mild, and stays lit. I like it. The shipping was fast too!
4 out of 5
An oldie returns
One of my fathers' favorites, and one I smoked early on. Lol. I guess Dad didn't miss a bole or two on occasion. 30 odd years later, it's not what I remembered it being, but then, what is? My tastes have changed I'm sure. A nice blend for those who love Cavendish.
5 out of 5
amphora excellent mild
amphora excellent mild
1 out of 5
Used to be the best of the best.............No More!
I purchased over a dozen pouches of this from Pipes and Cigars in 2016 and returned them the next day. If you think you are going to get anything near the old Amphora Brown Regular that Dowe Egberts used to make - then better think again. Another reviewer described this current Amphora as "terrible". I have nothing to add to that description.
5 out of 5
An Elegant Pipe Tobacco
This is an elegant pipe tobacco, with good manners. It lights easily, stays lit, never bites. It's never heavy or overbearing. I first smoked it in the 1970's and through the 1980's, when it disappeared. I never found anything else that was so consistently satisfying, let alone at a reasonable price. I think of it as refined, and not something that shouts for attention. It's a beautiful blend, a melange, subtle and smooth. I salute the return of Amphora Original.
5 out of 5
Good smoke for my taste,
Good smoke for my taste, fairly mild. Prefer a rough cut, easier to pack
4 out of 5
Old friend
I, like some other reviewer, smoked Amphora Original in 1965 when I lived in Czechoslovakia and when available. I am happy for its return.
5 out of 5
One of the Greats
Amphora Original does everything a great pipe tobacco should. It's flavorful without being overbearing, burns easily and completely and does not bite. I smoked it as a college student, and I'm glad it's available again today. I wish it came in large cans, as it used to.
5 out of 5
An old friend,
Decades ago Amphora was my go to tobacco, especially in my poverty stricken graduate school days. For ten years there was almost always a pouch in my back pocket. This new Amphora evokes memories of long ago and far away. Is it the same as the original? I can't answer that, but it is close enough to bring back many memories. This was a delightfully mild change from my usual strong flake tobacco that I prefer today. Packs well, smokes consistently well, and tastes great.
4 out of 5
Takes me back
As I morph into an old geezer I remember the "good ole days" when I would go to the local drugstore and have a dozen or more blends to choose from. Being on a budget I didn't opt for the more premium blends like Amphora very often. It's been years since I smoked it so it's great that it's back. Only rated it 4 stars as it's not as flavorful as I recall and I don't recall there being more than one variety of it back then but I could be wrong so I'll also try the Full Aromatic and see if that's what I remember. Nonetheless it's a solid tobacco experience when a good-tasting, clean- burning smoke is called for but a bit on the pricy side for something not all that unique.
1 out of 5
No Good
Not at all like the original Dowe Egbert blend. Did not like.
5 out of 5
Amphora for the Pipe
When I first took up the pipe in 1965 I tried many blends but settled on Amphora Original. There was a period where Amphora was not available and I quit smoking. When I found it in Pipes and Cigars, I immediately ordered. Its like having an old friend back in my life. Thanks for making available.
4 out of 5
This will be in my rotation for sure!
New pipe smoker here, so I had to try out the return of this classic while figuring out what my blend and tastes are. Tried it first in a small cob and was underwhelmed. But after putting it in a bigger bowl, wow! The nutty flavor is prominent and more refined than the "codger" burleys I've tried, and I could swear there is anise or something else in there too. Chocolate is really muted, mostly just great tobacco flavor. It has become my go to outdoor smoke, perfectly suited for spring time. I will be ordering multiple pouches next time, or a tub if they ever make one.
5 out of 5
Glad to have Amphora back!
Not quite the same as the original brown pack that I smoked for years, but still good
5 out of 5
excellent tobacco
I'm glad it's back.
5 out of 5
Finally back with us.
Finally back in the U.S. An all day smoke. Simple pleasure. Never bites even when you rush. Chocolate notes I believe from the burley but pure tobacco flavor. In no way an aromatic! For those who like burley with a little extra flavor to keep keep your smoke interesting- must try. Not a run of the mill blend even if it is sold like one. Masculine roommate- a bit musty. Receives my highest recommendation.
5 out of 5
amphora
Welcome back. I love it. Just like I remember it from the 60's and 70's. It's different...not for everyone. Great for a change of pace. I'll be ordering it regularly.
3 out of 5
Amphora Original
Not bad overall...just not quite what I thought I remembered it being. In fairness, that was 18 years ago!
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Packs nice, stays lit forever, nice cool smoke. Not too sweet of a top note but not too strong. Really like this tobacco. Will be ordering more.
5 out of 5
Amphora Original
I have always loved this tobacco, I'm glad I can get it again
5 out of 5
Amphora Returns
Tried both the Original and the Full. A little different from what I remember. Could not detect a lot of difference between the two. Received the new Black cavendish and look forward to trying it soon. All and all,both are really good blends and if you're not looking to smoke a bakery, you should enjoy both. Keep the embers burning
5 out of 5
Straight forward and no non-sense
If your looking for a pipe tobacco that pulls no punches, then try Amphora Original. I prefer this as a change of pace, when smooth and steady is called for. Amphora Original delivers reliably every-time. Room note is decent, and not fragrant, and best of all no bite from start to finish. I can recommend Amphora Original, give it a try.
4 out of 5
A European take on American Burley?
I never tried the original version of this blend, but I do like it. I'm a sucker for burley! It's lighter than light. And smooth. Pack it tight and be careful not to puff too hard for flavor, you will hurt yourself and ruin the overall taste. Imagine the smoothness of Granger, but without the unique liquor topping. If there is any topping in Amphora Original, it's very faint. The room not isn't bad, but probably won't please any ladies. Use Full Aroma for that!
4 out of 5
Amphora Original
It is a fine smoke, however it is not a smooth as the amphora from Holland
4 out of 5
Amphora Original a classic
Consistent quality in a brand long unavailable to North American smokers, mild and flavorful
4 out of 5
Pretty good stuff
Smoked Amphora in college back in the early 60's so couldn't resist getting some of this to try out. You get a mahogany colored, ribbon cut mixture with some larger partially broken pieces, perfect moisture level that packs easily. Don't smell any casing/topping, just the "hay" smell of cavendish processed tabak. Easy to keep lit. Gives a smooth bite free smoke that tastes like a nice burley/VA mix. This seems to be a nice, not-quite-exciting-but-good, Dutch cavendish. I think I'll keep a pack of this around for my change of pace tabak. Recommended.
3 out of 5
Amphora Original
I was absolutely thrilled to get some of this, along with Amphora Red. I used to smoke it every day in the early 1970's. I got away from pipe smoking for a few decades, then bought some nice pipes when I quit cigarettes. I searched everywhere trying to find this tobacco, only to find it unavailable in USA. Sadly, my memories were better than the reality. I bought both Original and Full Amphoras. Neither is remarkable to me now. I finally mixed both into a 12 ounce can of Captain Black Royal, which is allowing me to use it up as an extender. Not bad, but didn't live up to the memories. I will stick with the Captain Black Royal, or Borkum Riff Original. It was nice to get to try it again, but either my tastes have changed or the new stuff is different. Not a particularly good flavor or aroma.
5 out of 5
Thanks
Great smoke. Brings back many fond memories. I bought over 10 of the pipes they offered in the 60s using coupons found in the tins and packs. The original is the best. Alan H.
1 out of 5
Amphora disappointment!
Terrible blend, not even close to the original. Will not re-order. I thought I would give it a try. I'll stick to my english blends that I only order from Pipes and Cigars. Thanks any way. You can't win them all.
4 out of 5
Welcome Back, Old Friend
Delighted that Amphora Original (old Brown) is back. It was my favorite pipe tobacco for many years. The pouches I received had become a bit dry, but still a treat. Please continue carrying this product.
5 out of 5
Welcome Back Old Friend!
I started smoking "Brown Amphora" in the 1960's, and it was my favorite until it was taken off the U.S. market in the early 1990's(?). Thank goodness it's back! I love the nutty, true, tobacco taste and aroma of this old standby.
4 out of 5
amphora original
I smoked Amphora Original for years until it was no longer available in the US. The MacBaren version is good but there is something missing from the original Douwe Egbert blend. I can't put my finger on it, but it is a little different. Perhaps it is not as clean burning and the aroma is not as enticing as the original.
4 out of 5
Good Baccy - Great service as always from P&C
I prefer this over the full aroma, although they are both good. Nice, slow burning every day tobacco.
5 out of 5
PINE NUTS
Very good burley flavor. Then about halfway through I picked up a hint of pine. Very interesting, I enjoyed it. I think I am going to try there other blend.
5 out of 5
YAAAAAY!!!
I've been an Amphora smoker for decades- as have my father, grandfather and great-grandfather- and had to quit my pipe when they decided not to export this staple years back. This is (IMHO) possibly the best tobacco ever made; There are perfumes, flavors or residual aftertastes to deal with- it's pure- and I'm only disappointed that the 13oz. tins are not offered. ...yet