|Tobacco||Burley, Oriental, Virginia|
|Room Note||1 - Low|
Peter Stokkebye Norwegian Pipe Tobacco is a quality blend consisting of mellower flue-cured Virginia tobaccos, some air-cured Burley and fine sun-cured Oriental tobaccos. Overall mellow flavor with good body. The name may be No. 80 Norwegian, but this blend is definitely a familiar taste for American palates.
What this is and what it isn't. This is "not" your atypical "pipe" tobacco. Isn't designed to be. This is a European style cut and blend. It's meant primarily for rolling a smoke, smoking in a very small bowled meerschaum or clay, or for blending. Is it cigarette tobacco - technically no it isn't. It's a pipe cut and a pipe blend. It's not meant to be put in a filtered tube either, that would be "shag" cut. This is ribbon. But, it cut and designed to be rolled - ie old school. No filter, generally by hand. I enjoy it very much rolled. It's full bodied and has a nice complex flavor. Cool burning and not bite. This and Amsterdam remind me very much in many ways to Semois, another non-atypical pipe tobacco. Very for the money you just cannot beat this quality. It's great on it's own, and it's great as a blender. If you have an aromatic blend that falls short in "tobacconess" which pretty much all aromatics do - then add 20-40% of this. Same is true to the English style latakia bombs. It smooths out the blend adds tobacco body to it. Unflavored tobacco. Just leaf here folks. Those that say these are "harsh" and "strong" have quite possibly smoked entirely too much flavorless Capt. Black/Blue/Red and so on. It's great stuff. Grab a few ounces and a pack of papers, or a small meerschaum, you'll enjoy it. Smoke slow or you'll be swimming in nicotine bliss. Takes a light nicely and burns evenly, cool and dry with little to no bite. Just smoke slow if you're particularly sensitive to nicotine, you'll probably want to pass on this blend.
Another outstanding offer from this brand-my daily smoke for sometime now.
I would give this blend a 3 out of 5 stars. It packs and burns well, it's not too wet, but the taste itself is not as good as some of the other Peter Stokkebye tobaccos.