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Playing with Fire

Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake vs. Sutliff Virginia Slices

P&C's Battle of the Blends pits two tobaccos against each other, and you get to vote on your favorite. Best of all, you get both tobaccos at a bargain price. We'll tabulate the votes and announce the winner at a later time.

Lots of people love flake tobaccos but they don't like the cost of tins, so these two contenders are a great solution. Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake is a huge seller for P&C, and in recent years, Sutliff Virginia slices has gained a huge following. Now we pair them up for a fight to the finish. Try them both and pick your favorite, but no matter what, you come out in front by getting these two blends at a special low price.

Playing with Fire Bout includes: (3) oz bag of Sutliff Virginia Slices, and a (3) oz bag of Peter Stokkebye 400 Luxury Navy Flake.

Playing with Fire Bout includes:

(3) oz bag of Virginia Slices

(3) oz bag of Peter Stokkebye 400 Luxury Navy Flake

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Sutliff Virginia Slice Shipping Constraints
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$2.50
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$2.12
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$1.95
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$1.93
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$1.91
6 OZ SamplerIn Stock$12.49
Peter Stokkebye 400 Luxury Navy Flake Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$3.51
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$3.18
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$3.05
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$2.92
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$2.86
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Overall Rating4.61 out of 5 Based on 152 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Playing with Fire”

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4 out of 5
Good go to flake
Fairly dry but good smooth flavor
4 out of 5
Mix with RLP6 to create chai tea notes
As someone coming from the aromatic side, I find that Luxury Navy flake is a bit too much for me atm. But if I mix one a little of this in with RLP-6 I find it creatss a delightful chai tea flavor that I can't get enough of.
4 out of 5
This is my first straight
This is my first straight Virginia. The only thing that I can compare it to is OGS...I think that I like this better! It is smooth, smokes cool ,for me, and has no tongue bite when smoked slowly.
5 out of 5
My favorite blend
So delicious, this is my current favorite. Has a similar taste to Orlik GS with a much better price. Citrus Hay Grass Sweet. Love it!
5 out of 5
Yes
This is a tough matchup. I loved both of these tobaccos, the Sutliff needed a bit of airing out but both of these are of high quality and smoke wonderfully in a cob! I generally have a hard time claiming a favorite anything, and this battle is no different.
4 out of 5
One of my go to
One of my go to smokes.Smokes nice,tastes good and rather inexpensive .All around good deal.
4 out of 5
Not bad
A decent va tobacco with no bite and a good price.
4 out of 5
Still good stuff!
It's as good as I remember. I fold and stuff instead of rubbing out.
5 out of 5
The best
My absolute favorite, I first tried this tobacco from a B&M that had called it 'Sailors Flake' I fell in love after the true light, but was met with a problem because this B&M was three states away from where I live. Thankfully PS has a unique size to their cut and I quickly narrowed it down. I can't imagine running out
5 out of 5
Navy Flake
Good stuff when I want a break from the usual Latakias. Sweet, smooth, does best with 10 min drying outside your pouch before filling and lighting. Have rubbed and fold and stuffed, both work well and provide a pleasant, sweet smoke.
5 out of 5
Classy tobac, one of my
Classy tobac, one of my favorites
5 out of 5
Best tobacco I know.
My favorite for the last 20-30 years! (I've been smoking a pipe since 1962!)
4 out of 5
Good blend
Good blend when I want some Virginia nice price too
5 out of 5
VA-Per
One of the best VA-Per tobacco I’ve ever had. This is my 3rd purchase this year alone.Burn,taste,and easy to pack. A must to try. Save some fre charges and buy twice as much as you think you’ll need.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5 out of 5
Great tobacco
I haven't decided yet between MacBaren's Scottish blend or Navy flakes. They are both very good.
4 out of 5
Sutliff Va Slices
Cellar Building on a Budget 101 Cornerstone. It's just going to get better.
5 out of 5
Very good!
Very good!
5 out of 5
Navy flake
Awesome smoke!!Awesome taste !! Love the aroma, things go better with, Navy Flake!!!
5 out of 5
One of the best
One of the best
5 out of 5
I've enjoyed it for years
I've enjoyed it for years .It is my go to daily smoke
5 out of 5
Very nice with age.
It's great right out the bag, but it really shines with age. Buy some, put it in a jar, and enjoy it a year later.
5 out of 5
Delicious and very affordable!!!
Delicious Lux. Navy Flake I purchased this tobacco to try to expand my palate. I’ve come back to the joy of the briars from a long hiatus. I started with Aromatics then entered the realms of English and Balkans. Next, I needed to find an all-purpose Blend. Sort of that all -purpose suit, blazer or sport coat. My oh my!!! I’ve found it!!!! A delicious va-per at a wonderful price!!!! Will cellar pounds of it. Thank you P.S. You’ve made my search complete.
5 out of 5
The Good Stuff
This has become my go-to smoke. Smooth, with just enough Perique spice and a trace of sweet from the rum. Rubs out and packs easily, lights and stays lit. No bite. Nice full flavor. Very satisfying.
5 out of 5
GOOD STUFF!
Great tobacco at a great price! My favorite pipe tobacco!!
5 out of 5
Exclusive Smoke...
Real tobacco, aged and cured to perfection. I’m a lightweight to be sure, don’t care for aromatics or latakia blends. Virginia flavor and balanced strength. If I couldn’t find a Navy Flake at least this superior I might just leave smoking anything to abide in the memory of it.
4 out of 5
Great tobacco
Great tobacco
4 out of 5
Tasty and Affordable
Excellent smoke, starts mellow, ends with a bit of pepper. I like to roll it into a little bundle and twist it apart in pinches. Not Escudo, but a tasty and affordable alternative. Would recommend.
4 out of 5
Affordable and tasty
It's not Escudo, and it may be lightly cased, but -- it is affordable, burns well, and has a nice flavor. Very pleasant smoke, not much bite. Mellow in the beginning and finishes with a bit of pepper. Would recommend.
5 out of 5
Luxury Flake
Great taste and aroma. One of my go to tobaccos
5 out of 5
Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
Best tobacco since Troost (which is no longer available). Love it.
5 out of 5
Try this
Sweet, citric, floral, nutty, bite free, I love it
5 out of 5
Great everyday flake
Can’t beat the price for this flake, burns great tastes good.
5 out of 5
Luxury + Navy = A Pleasure Cruise
Everything a flake should be -- with a touch or rum.
4 out of 5
A favorite first shared by a true friend.
Peter Stokkebye is synonymous with quality bulk blends. Two of the most recognizable being Luxury Bulls Eye Flake and this one, Luxury Navy Flake. Pretty much any PS blend that starts with “Luxury” is going to be good, lol. This one is a straight up Virginia/Perique blend (a VA/Per) and man, is it a good one. It's a little more full flavored than the Bulls Eye coins because Navy Flake lacks the Cavendish. This is a good VA/Per for beginners if not Bulls Eye Flake. It's sort of a watermark for VA/Per flakes, actually. If you like it and want something stronger I'd recommend Escudo. But with this being readily available and sold in bulk at bargain prices, you'd be hard pressed to find a better VA/Per for an all-day favorite. The flakes are thin and fold-and-stuff well. But they can also be thoroughly rubbed into a great ribbon too. Either way it is a pleasant smoke every time. In fact, the consistency of these flakes is remarkable. Considering the quantities Peter Stokkebye must be producing to meet the demands, it truly consistent in availability, price, flavor, and moisture...all of which are perfect every time. If there was a downside to Luxury Navy Flake it may be that most smokers might expect a “Navy” flake to include a rum flavoring, which I've never tasted in this. I'm sure this tobacco has a special recipe of flavors, but it taste so natural to me I don't care what it is. I've heard it compared to Erik Stokkebye's 4th Generation 1931 which I personally have not tried (yet). It is also similar to Comoy's Cask No. 4. But, for the aforementioned reasons, most reviewers compare others to this by saying why not just get Luxury Navy Flake? It's a standard in our hobby and a personal favorite of mine. Enjoy.
5 out of 5
My go to...
Basic smoke,sure,but my favorite go to with an excellent taste and price.
5 out of 5
P Stokkebye 400 Luxury Navy Flake
Smooth, hints of hay, grassiness, and Sweet. My all day every day smoke. I like to mix it with HH Latakia Flake, 50/50. Perfect.
4 out of 5
good smoke
As usual Peters blends are above and beyond. No bte great taste and a good price. One in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Peter Stokkebye 400 Luxury Navy Flake
Great tobacco. I love it!
4 out of 5
PS lux.navy flake
this is my all day every day smoke.I'm sure there may be better blends out there but for the money/taste I'm not going to spend twice the money to find out.If I want a change up I reach for PS twist flake.
5 out of 5
A tasty va/per! Will purchase
A tasty va/per! Will purchase again.
4 out of 5
pleasant smoke
pleasant smoke
5 out of 5
Smooth
Mildly sweet with a citrusy hay taste. Will add it to my rotation.
5 out of 5
Best
Best I've had. Easy smoking, little bite, nice aroma.
4 out of 5
A good tasting tobacco
Good flavor at a reasonable price.
5 out of 5
Pleasant Surprise
Great stuff that just might be my new favorite.
5 out of 5
I thought I was an aromatic guy!
I've only been smoking for around 6 months now and thought I would only like aromatic tobaccos. But I found out that the flavors I was trying to get out of aro-tobaccos were just to chemically harsh. The flavors of the tobaccos didn't match up with the tin note. But I'm sold now on VaPer and on this suff in particular. The tin note smell like loose-leaf black tea, cut grass, hay with a touch of dark fruit. The rim note to me has a coconut/vanilla smell to it and the room note is a smoky dark fruit smell. Don't over pack your pipe and sip it and you have no tongue bite.
5 out of 5
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Very good!
4 out of 5
Tasty
This flake is very nice. Smokes easy and is very tasty. It is a great early morning smoke. Yum!
5 out of 5
Good
Good
5 out of 5
Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
Very smooth with little or no bite. Great and lasting after taste
5 out of 5
great all around tobacco
enjoyed it a lot. nothing fancy, just a great smoke.
5 out of 5
Sutcliffe Virginia Slice
I smoked McClelland 2015 for many years, and then they went out of business. I badly needed a replacement. The Virginia Slice has filled this void very nicely. It is smooth on the tongue, burns slowly to a nice white ash, and has mild nutty flavor.
5 out of 5
Freaking Awesome
Been away from the pipe for awhile and on first light I can’t for the life of me tell you why. This tobacco brings back so many memories. Excellent to the very end! Great tobacco.
5 out of 5
Soft puff. Grassy note. Burns
Soft puff. Grassy note. Burns completely. Each bowl last over 1 hour and takes me the world of meditation and nice thoughts.
5 out of 5
Excellent Tobacco
This is a great pure virginia slice. Nice grassy notes, burns cool and slow. And at a great price. I'll be stocking up
4 out of 5
Good stuff
If you like sweet Va flakes then this is right up your alley.
3 out of 5
Not quite what I expected.
Not quite what I expected. Found it slightly biting. Not the worst by far.
5 out of 5
Sutliff Virginia Slice
Very best of any tobacco ordered so far.
4 out of 5
Good for a budget Virginia
I'd say as a fairly straight Virginia, this blend is lightly sweet and easy to smoke. A decent budget option.
5 out of 5
VVVVVirginia slice!
Sutliff Virginia Slice is a really nice Virginia flake. It smokes perfectly and easy to pack. Sounds that it need to be aged though.
5 out of 5
Always a great smoke.
Nice slow burn. Greajt taste and aroma. One of my absolute favourites. Makes the day very pleasant.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
This is a good. I’m no expert by any means, but I liked it.
5 out of 5
Lux Navy Flake
Best of breed of the Luxury Line. Angels breath of perique. Load up the boat.
5 out of 5
Virgina slice
Love it, I buy every month if it’s in stock.Gets better with alittle time. Just take ur time with it and u can get the sweetness. Will continue to purchase
5 out of 5
A++
I have just recently got into smoking and at first I got the sweetest flavored stuff I could find. It was absolutely awful. I got this bulk just to try something new and it’s a much better fit for what I’m looking to smoke.
5 out of 5
The Best Bulk Va-Per Flake on Earth
Let me start by saying that I've been a fan of Va-Pers for many years. Escudo has been my go-to for 10+ years, but when you smoke every day, that's a costly option. Stokkebye's Luxury Navy Flake is absolutely the BEST bulk Va-Per flake on the market, hands down. The flavor takes a moment to get going, but once you get to your first tamp, it hits you, and you'll want to buy pounds and pounds. Very good Virginias and Perique, and I've seen some reviews state that the "flavorings" are too much for them. I can't stand aromatics. Hate 'em. This is not even close to an aro blend, folks. My palate detects 0 flavorings whatsoever. Just a solid, mild-to-medium bodied flavor, with a nice aroma (especially the "rim note", meaning the wafting smoke that's leaving the top of the bowl as you smoke it), and it burns down to a nice, mottled grey ash. If you enjoy good Virginias and Perique - there is simply no better option at this price point...and I cellar pounds of this stuff just in case any legalities/leaf shortages arise. All day, every day smoke. Delicious!
4 out of 5
never grows old
I have gravitated or prob graduated to This flake which I understand is a va-per. I love how slow it burns but it can bite you if you forget what your smoking. Al day keeper
4 out of 5
Any Way You Slice It, It's Pretty Good!
I am definitely a Virginia and Va/Per lover. I have recently been having an affair with burley, particularly the lighter, OTC blends. I've come to like most burley-based blends very much. I guess my tastes in pipe tobacco are fairly eclectic: I also like light English blends and certain other latakia blends - long as they aren't "lat bombs". But I find myself always coming back to Virginia and Va/Per blends. So, after the fling with burley, I wanted to get several good quality Virginia-Va/Per blends for a nice change. Sutliff's Virginia Slices was one of them. I must say that the presentation is very interesting and attractive. These slices are cut considerably longer than most other flakes I've seen. I read that this is a European style. These slices rub out pretty easily, but my preferred method of flake preparation is a variation of "fold & stuff" I think of as "wad & stuff". So, I pulled a slice into a shorter section, then took a bit and simply wadded the tobacco into a ball and stuffed it into the bowl of my pipe. I repeated until the bowl was full. Bag note: smells like fresh, good ole tobacco. I couldn't detect a topping. This tobacco lights and burns readily to a fine, gray-white ash, and very few re-lights required. As with other Virginia blends, smoke this slowly to get the most flavor. Sip it! The smoke was cool and lasted a long time. Now, I usually have difficulty tasting the citrus notes everyone describes with Va blends. Plenty of grass and hay and all that, but citrus always seems to elude me. But with this blend, I was able to detect it! That sorta citrusy taste was subtle and would shy away whenever I tried to reach for it, but I was definitely getting it with this blend. Some earthiness in there, too, but lots of good, solid tobacco taste. Most Virginias leave a good after-taste for me, and Virginia Slices is no exception. It is also not hard on the tongue provided you don't huff n puff it. My favorite straight Virginia is G.L. Pease "Union Square"; Virginia Slices isn't going to beat it, in my opinion. But, just the same, this blend is tasty. Yes, it is a basic tobacco that is one- maybe two-dimensional. But, sometimes that's what is needed. This blend is good, especially for the price. I recommend it!
5 out of 5
Very good tobacco
No burn on the tongue,stays lit, nice aroma
4 out of 5
A good flake
One of my regular rotation. The closest I come to smoking sn aromatic. By no means an unnoticeable flavor, best suited to the fold and stuff method with slow sipping. Rubbing this out will produce an overbearing flavor to my taste. Comparable to Orlik Golden Flake with different flavorings.
5 out of 5
Mild and flavorful
Dandy and nice, not necessarily in that order.
5 out of 5
Good price , Great taste
a solid flake tobacco, my everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
Hay, Hay, Hay
Somewhat a grassy taste, but, mostly hay...If you've ever baled/worked in hay, then, you know exactly what to expect here...For those of you that haven't, think dry & musty and you've got it
5 out of 5
Sutliff vs Orlik
Perfect match to Orlik Golden Sliced. If you like OGS, then, give this a try. You won't be disappointed, still the same citrus, grassy taste that you expect. Also, you might want to try "Peter Stokkebye" Bull's Eye Flake, it seems a little sweeter and less citrus, but, still a good substitute. I'll be ordering more on a regular basic. Thanks again P &C for the Top Notch Service and products
5 out of 5
Stokkebye did it right with this one...
I first bought this flake because of value. After more then a few pounds of it however, its gone on to find a permanent place in my stash as well as my heart. Smokes perfectly with a bit of air time and the old fold and stuff technique in a nice tall narrow bored pipe. Smoke it slowly to really make the dark sweetness come out, or speed it up abit to get the perique singing. Will always love this blend.
5 out of 5
My recommendations!
A great everyday! Over time, tastier ...
4 out of 5
New to flakes
Even though I've smoked a pipe for 55 years I can't recall smoking a flake tobacco before. It was a pleasurable smoke so much so that I ordered 2 more in my last order. For those who like to taste the tobacco this is the one, a slight hint of rum can be detected, room note for me was good and just the right amount of nicotine.
4 out of 5
PS Navy Flake
I haven't smoked this particular batch. I bought it to age for a year or more but have smoked a lot of it in the past. I've never had a reason to try a better VaPer. It has a good aroma, good balance of Virginia Vs Perique (for my taste), burns good with no bite once you learn how to load and pack it. The price is hard to beat.
5 out of 5
What a difference a day makes.
Bought a few ounces about 6-8months ago, but it didn't really appeal to me so I jarred it and put it away. Recently opened it up and tried it again. Wow, this stuff is really smooth. No bite and a sweet taste that lasts thru the whole bowl. IMHO, just the right amount of Perique. No I buy it by the pound.
5 out of 5
I really enjoyed this PS
I really enjoyed this PS 400 LNF.It has become part of my daily rotation.Having tried other navy blends, I was rather surprised by the lack of bite. I enjoy in a large billiard, several times a day.
5 out of 5
New Everyday Smoke
This is going to be my daily smoke I believe. It has everything I love, and nothing I hate. My palate is not refined enough to tell you what I taste, but as a VAPer fan, I would advise try it. It calls to my Marine Heritage I guess lol.
4 out of 5
PS Luxury Navy Flake.
Always a favorite of mine for the Fall.
5 out of 5
Excellent Navy Flake
I like a good esoteric English, and a fine Navy flake, and I don't refuse a gimme. This is a complex, enjoyable baccy, that I look forward to. It's always interesting,and easy to get lost in. I would be satisfied to find an airtight barrel of it on that deserted island, after the fact.
4 out of 5
Lux. Flake
Enjoyable
5 out of 5
Great stuff.
Great stuff.
5 out of 5
Love it
Plenty. I use it for blending. Lots of fun. The flake is well balanced. Very good.
2 out of 5
Not my “cup of tea.”
I have had some good experiences with Navy type tobacco, but this one is nowhere near what I had in mind. Mind you, I’m a beginner so I naturally prefer more aromatic flavors. I’d say get an ounce and give it a try first.
5 out of 5
smooth
rich, smooth, slow burning. worth a try!
4 out of 5
Interchangeable
For those who are fans of Virginia flake cut pipe tobacco, you couldn't possibly go wrong with either of these two blends. There's only a slight difference in the aroma out of the pouch, with the Luxury Navy Flake being a bit sweeter. So get 'em both. If one's out of stock, order the other with no qualms.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Affordable put half for aging. And the rest for blending. Good smoke and blends well.
3 out of 5
Not as aromatic as I
Not as aromatic as I have expected. More of an evening smoke. Finishes well though.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good Smoke
5 out of 5
smokes hotter than I enjoy
smokes hotter than I enjoy with black cavendish
5 out of 5
Excellance in a Virginia Flake
This is a lovely 5 star flake, as it has all the characteristics that I am looking for. It rubs out easily, which makings filling a breeze. It burns cool and is not heavy on the tongue. The nicotine level is very low, which I prefer. It is best smoked slowly to bring out the flavor. I gravitate to milder tobaccos and this fills the bill for me. A good all day smoke for those who prefer finess over strength.
5 out of 5
Amazing
Ordered 1 oz of this to try and absolutely love it. It is great for a morning pipe. I will have to order more as I don't think this stuff will last me long.
5 out of 5
Great VaPer Blend!
I love VaPer blends! This is right up there as an excellent Vaper Blend!! You will not be disappointed with this tobacco!
5 out of 5
PS LNF
Very good.
5 out of 5
Excellent Flakes
Love the product, and I must not be the only one, as they seem to have trouble keeping it in stock. Almost as good as Dunhill Flake, but at the bulk price, this one's well worth a try...
5 out of 5
go-to tobacco
This is my go-to tobacco, great!
3 out of 5
Virginia
Its a decent virginia flake not as citrusy or sweet as macbaren offering yet it still is young and it needs age. Better for blending than solo play. Room note is of virginia (hay) burn quality is decent as well, its not very cheap but worth giving it a try.
5 out of 5
My new Go-To blend!
Great stuff at a great price. Similar to Dunhill Flake, only milder. Great all day smoke, and goes great with black coffee...
4 out of 5
Great value for a great smoke
I've bought this a few times and haven't been disappointed. Nice cool smoke with a mild but robust flavor. Plus, the smoke keeps the CIA from reading my thoughts.
5 out of 5
The best navy flake
I like this navy flake over others I've tried. Good all day smoke.
4 out of 5
Good but Even Better With Age
Good smoke but does even better with some age. The flavors and tone will deepen nicely.
3 out of 5
A Nice Flake
Stokkebye Luxury Navy flake is quite mild - I could use a bit more flavor. A good smoke, though.
5 out of 5
Its not bad
Its a plain tobacco, no potpourri, no fruitiness to it, its a mans tobacco... not suggested for the noob
4 out of 5
A Nice Virginia
I was surprised how nice these slices are. They arrive a bit broken but that's alright by me as I rub out most flakes anyway. This tobacco lights very easily and smokes like a dream when I smoke it very slowly, almost as if I am 'breath smoking' it. But then VA's aren't made for aggressive puffing right? So that's how I like it. it has a nice mildly sweet hay/citrus flavor that stays with me awhile after my pipe is finished. I like to smoke VA flake in a somewhat narrower chamber than my burleys and it smokes just fine. I AM planning on purchasing a half pound or so just to have on hand due to all tobacco prices coming on the rise thanks to the good ol' FDA
5 out of 5
it's great don't tell anyone
Easy to pack Any day tabacco
5 out of 5
A very delightful smoke.
My very first try at a flake tobacco, I found that I just love this. Being primarily an aromatic smoker this one has become my favorite counterpoint. Mine arrived with near ideal moisture content and is very attractive to look at and show other people. Half the fun and appeal is in preparing this tobacco, and I by far find the best flavor by tearing it into 1-centimeter lengths and rubbing it out thoroughly. It expands and swells like mad upon first light, followed by wonderful and differing sweetnesses that flow and ebb if I sip it just right. For me the amount of perique is perfect, and the amount of smoke is impressive, rich, thick. This tobacco is an interactive experience, and to say it again, just delightful.
5 out of 5
For a man who likes to slow smoke.
Great for blending and even amazimg all by itself. Good slow smoke while sitting on the back porc. Pairs nice with sweet tea.
5 out of 5
exelant
exelant
4 out of 5
Great from start to finish.
Not bad. Not my first choice but a good bulk for sure. Going to try and age it and see if it improves.
5 out of 5
Great mildly sweet VA Flake
A very good mildly sweet VA flake which is very similar to Peter Stokkebye's Luxury Navy Flake without the pinch of Perique that blend contains. A very nice price and mild enough with sweetness that I could see many smoking as a daily blend. The loose flakes break up very well and the moisture is at a perfect level to rub out and smoke immediately.
5 out of 5
press flake
while burning a little hotter than I like, This slow burning, easy to pack flake is the right one for me. It;s on the spicy side but still has the Virginia side that keeps it familiar in the European flavors.
5 out of 5
Good stuff, good price.
To my taste this nearly straight Virginia comes with a high water content (for shipping and storage purposes). I dried the pound out without separating the "hanks" of tobacco in the opened cardboard shipping box. I arranged the tobacco in approximately one layer. After three hours in a 85 degree room the weight was down noticeably and the surface was dry so I jarred the pound in a 2 quart Ball jar. I could tell by touch that the casing was holding about the right amount of water. I let her set for a few days so that the moisture would equalize throughout the jar. Smokes very nice (considering the price). Propylene glycol humectant is noticeable but tolerable (enough to feel on the fingers) - I am very sensitive to too much glycol, prefering glycerin and sugar to glycol generally. However, Virginia Slice has just a reminder of glycol and not a full mouth searing blast. After you get the water out, that is. There is a light topping, not objectionable. Lots of bulks (but not C&D) are shipped with high moisture content. Sam. Gawith Full Virginia Flake in the can is generally too moist, and bulk comes way too moist to jar properly, but nonetheless FVF is a wonderful tobacco well worth the cost. I am quite pleased with my Sutliff Virginia Slice order. I generally add a little dark fired and/or decent burley to it. I used to use Syrian Latakia for that sort of job as I do not tolerate Cyprian well, and have little taste for Perique these days. I have never been able to finish a bowl of any aromatic. Everybody has "a different body chemistry" and my experiences are very unlikely to be a reliable pipe smoker's guide for the reader except for those who understand what I have written. Best of luck to all, a decent pipe and a decent tobacco are wonderful.
4 out of 5
Good basic VA
If you're looking for a decent VA flake in slices that's cheap and just a good basic VA, this is what you want to get. It's like a cheaper bulk 2nd best to Dunhill Flake.
4 out of 5
A good budget virginia flake
This doesn't have much complexity but it is mild, sweet, and consistent. A good all day smoke for someone who loves virginias.
4 out of 5
A Gem Hidden in Plain Sight
Peter Stokkebye’s Luxury Navy Flake (LNF) is a Virginia / Perique mixture in flake form. The tobacco is high quality, the topping is subtle and unobtrusive, and the balance of the VA to the Perique is gentle. It’s not a perique bomb. The incredibly low price also makes this lovely blend worth trying. Some say that LNF gets bitey, but if you take it easy you shouldn’t have a problem. Some use the fold and stuff method with it, but I rub it out and smoke it slow as I find that this works best for me. So, if you like VaPers, give this a try. It won’t blast your nose with spice, and will reward a patient smoker with an easygoing quality pipe session.
5 out of 5
Lovely!
My first impression, besides noting how exceptionally long these slices are, was that this resembles Macbaren Virginia Flake...in several ways. This is a nice balance of brighter and dark Virginias. Partially rubbed out, Macbaren style, clump and stuff Danish style, this blend s'mores very, very close to the Macbaren version...rubbed out fully, it reminds me of Virginia #1, both in smoking characteristics and in flavor. This is not a flavor bomb, but smoked slowly, it is very enjoyable and subtly sweet. The aroma isn't quite as sweet as Virginia #1, but not objectionable, either. It gets along well with both briar and cobs. I find it to smoke a little on the hot side, but this reminds me to slow down, which is a good thing. This is a solid four star tobacco for me. Where it picks up its fifth star is as a blending tobacco. It really shines here! I love blending this with Comoy's Cask #4 for an amazingly flavorful VaPer...my all day smoke lately. It also plays well when blended with English blends to add a touch more sweetness. This has become a staple tobacco for me. I was very surprised and pleased, especially for the great price point.
4 out of 5
Easy to work with.
This is a mild, no bite, easy to work with tobacco. It is great to mix in with other tobaccos to increase the burn rate without really changing the flavor profile. On it's own it is no flavor bomb but it is certainly enjoyable.
5 out of 5
A satisfying smoke
What can I say about this Flake that hasn't been already said. I enjoy this quite a bit. It doesn't matter which way I prepare it it is always a good enjoyable smoke. If I had to have only 1 vaper this would be it.
4 out of 5
Intriguing Presentation, Solid Navy Slices.
I ordered 4 oz. of Sutiliff's offering of Navy Flakes because I found the large, long slices to be intriguing. The smoke wasn't really disappointing, just not intriguing. It's a solid representative of Navy Slices, not spectacular. Don't get me wrong, it makes for a nice smoke. I was just so enamored of large slices I fooled myself into expecting them to be borderline erotic. That's not a knock on them. As always with Virginias, they should be smoked slowly for best flavor. I'm going to pick up on 8 oz. this week while P&C is running the $2/oz. sale on all Sutliff bulk tobacco.
5 out of 5
Keep it in stock.
Light and clean, this is my all day go to smoke.
5 out of 5
A bargain for a high quality Flake
A wonderful bargain for Flake lovers new and experienced. A rich, medium strength Flake that is sure to please fresh from delivery or aged. I just cannot get enough of smoking this as my everyday, go to tobacco.
5 out of 5
A versatile tobacco
This tobacco gave a totally different smoke experience in a bog pipe than it did in a briar pipe. Blends well with a wide variety of tobacco and smokes great by itself too! I prefer it in a bog pipe.
4 out of 5
Very good va-per.
Tried this out of curiosity after reading the reviews. Despite what I read, it has quite a lot of "vitamin N." Personally, I have to be careful about how often and when I smoke it. Having said that, it has a nice, pleasant, not to sweet taste.I don't detect the advertised rum but my palette may not be that sophisticated. The bottom line is that I enjoy it as an occasional break between my Balkans and English. The price, and the fact that you can buy in bulk is also attractive to me.
5 out of 5
A bargain for a wonderful Navy Flake.
By far, this is one of the better Flake tobacco for the price that I have ever tried. No bite, consistent burn even without drying, and a rich and complex flavor combination make for a wonderful experience. I will buy this again, what a bargain!
4 out of 5
Excellent Virginia flake . My
Excellent Virginia flake . My all day smoke
5 out of 5
Great tobacco very affordable
While on a kick of reading nautical stories, I decided to sample a bunch of navy flakes (I only sampled those available in bulk). Did this stand head and shoulders above the rest? No, but it was at least as good as any navy flake I tried, some much more expensive. Nice light everyday smoke, great price
5 out of 5
PS LNF
Very enjoyable , priced to please. Thank you Pipes and Cigars for providing great products and customer service.
5 out of 5
A must for the cellar
Interesting flavors and easy smoking make this a fine afternoon tobacco.The flakes can be a bit tricky trying to fold and stuff, so I will just keep rubbing them out first. Wife says the room note remind her of toasted marshmellos, so I'm safe there,LoL
5 out of 5
can't beat it.
This is the tobacco that opened my eyes to how pleasurable pipe smoking can really be. Ever since I've been hooked on it. I would recommend to any smoker especially beginners that only have a couple buck in there pocket.
5 out of 5
The simple things in life.
The simple things in life, a very pleasant smoke, a hot cup of Folgers coffee, and the companionship of my loving dog.No better way to spend a holiday. This tobacco definitely provides the pleasant smoke. Thanks P&C for the great service during the holiday rush. To all, I wish a great smoke and good night.
5 out of 5
Very pleasant smoke
I was given this tobacco by a friend. At the time, I was not fond of flake. It sat in a plastic bag for months before I tried it. I am now sorry I waited so long. It is delightful. I have learned to roll and fold as a result. It is slightly sweet and has a nice room note. It takes a little effort to get it going, but patience is rewarded. Very pleasant and relaxing. I could smoke this all day w/o getting tired of it. Absolutely no bite whatsoever. I can"t say enough good things about this one. I will buy more and I recommend it.
5 out of 5
Win Win Flake
This is now in my top 10 VaPer blends and cant go without it. Seems to age very nice in Ball jars just like bulls eye flake!
5 out of 5
Can't beat it
This is one great smoke. I prerfer the fold and stuff method and had no issues relighting.
5 out of 5
Orlik clone???
If you like Orlik golden sliced then this is for you! This stuff has that wonderful Virginia/apricot taste with a fabulous perique/pepper exhale. I love Orlik with all my heart but Im gonna start buying this instead. Being able to buy in bulk is just to good of a deal to pass up. Side by side comparison I swear I cant tell the difference.
3 out of 5
fine but not great
It is a fine smoke but I don't find it to be earth shaking. A nice everyday blend. A good start to the day before moving on to bigger and better blends.
5 out of 5
Smooth
Navy flake is smooth, straight forward and has a nice earthy fragrance. I like it as a blender.
5 out of 5
Sublimely Mediocre
I have never written a review before, but I feel compelled to write one about this extraordinary tobacco. It is extraordinarily mediocre, so mediocre that it is sublime. Stonewall Jackson once tried buttering his bread. He decided that he enjoyed it so much, that he should never butter his bread again. If you have such a personality, then look no further for an all-day, every-day smoke. I myself do not have such a personality; I love this tobacco for two reasons: The first is that it has almost no flavor of its own (it does have a slight hay-like note). It burns cool, lasts a long time, and has a mild nicotine content. This makes it perfect for blending. I like to create Perique- and Latakia-heavy blends. Those tobaccos can be challenging to smoke straight, but this Virginia nicely rounds out the flavor and burn characteristics of Latakia and Perique (I like to use 25% to 33% Virginia with 66% to 75% Perique and/or Latakia). The second reason is that I love my pipes. I care for them, treat them well, and they provide me with an immense amount of pleasure. Each has different characteristics—a different personality if you will—and work best with different tobaccos, packing techniques, cadence, etc. Each block of briar is unique, and smoking this tobacco allows me to taste the unique flavor of each briar, to become intimately familiar with each pipe itself. I feel like I am smoking the pipe rather than smoking tobacco in the pipe (note that I am not talking about the flavor you get from overheating and scorching the bowl). It is an extremely sensual experience. However, with that said, if this tobacco were to have nothing but this tobacco available, I would quickly become bored and quit smoking.
4 out of 5
luxury navy flake
Grassy taste with a sweetness that adds to the flavor a decent smoke that is worth trying
5 out of 5
love it
has to be by far my favorite tobacco
5 out of 5
Nice simple tobacco
This is a nice tasty flake. It has a nice sweet grassy flavor that holds strong through the end. I plan on keeping this on hand.
3 out of 5
Sutliff VA Slices
Not bad once dried out. Too fragrant right out of the bag.
5 out of 5
PS Lux Navy Flake,,, a Staple in any Cellar
My wife loves it when I light up a bowl of PS Lux Navy Flake, She picks up an aroma of toasted mashmellos. I get to smoke a really good tobacco without having to go outside. This blend is easy to light and the flavors stay all the way to the fine ash at the bottom.
4 out of 5
Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake
Nice, inexpensive flake. Very good VaPer. I would prefer a little additional Perique, but that's me.
4 out of 5
Not Bad for Bulk
Smoked out of a dedicated handmade briar, meerschaum and cob. Overall a good introductory tobacco for those interested in trying a VaPer style blend. The perique isn't too heavy so you won't have to worry about too much nicotene, the virginias are pretty young in the sense that they have a very hay like taste too them, but don't bite much if you pace yourself. I'd say with some aging this would be a pretty excellent tobacco. You don't really taste the rum until you get to the bottom 8th of the bowl then it takes on a butterd rum sauce note which leaves you longing for more. To me its a great all day smoke since I can't afford to puff Escudo all the time (much to my chagrin). The price alone is worth the plunge.
5 out of 5
You like great values and even greater baccy?
Ok I'm a English smoker 1st off, however a buddy kept raving about this flake. I've had PS bullseye before and wasn't taken back by any means. But I received a sample of this flake and thought why not give it a shot. The flake itself is gorgeous in appearance, Browns and gold veins. Great light sweet aroma. Right out of the pouch I filled my trusty cob. I did rub it out prior. Well, the flake burned excellent. Nuances of pure tobacco and light sweet flavor on the retrohale. Burned clean and pure to a white ash. This blend is by no means the holy grail but it is a solid smoke. I smoked it all summer because it is so consistent. A good medium bodied smoke everytime. You know what you get with this one. Now let me not forget another selling point, the price. For a flake of this quality it's the greatest baccy value going today. I stocked my cellar.
5 out of 5
A Sublime Flake in Every Respect
This is an excellent natural type smoke. Others claim that its a virginia / perique blend, and I agree that it must be based on that. This is pretty "full" for Stokkebye: their products lean towards the mild side IMO. Be that as it may, I find it to be a superb smoke, just full enough to be interesting, but it's not in the tongue-bite danger zone. Great flavor here, it has that raisin-like sweetness of the virginia, the peppery perique, and I'm not sure if it might contain a little burley too, but this is a great mix. This would be a good introduction to virginia flakes and other straight tobacco types due to its slightly toned-down nature. Great stuff!
3 out of 5
not sure yet
Still not sure about this one yet, going to give it some cellar time and see how it does.
5 out of 5
Adequate Navy Flake but watch the Bite!
This navy flake is adequate and what you expect as far as flavor and burns well…but I tend to dry portions out for a day or so as it lessens the bite this flake has.
5 out of 5
Great price great service
My title says it all.
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