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Peter Stokkebye 83 Amsterdam Pipe Tobacco
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Peter Stokkebye 83 Amsterdam

Peter Stokkebye’s No. 83 Amsterdam pipe tobacco is a spicy blend of excellent fire-cured Kentucky and sweet and tangy, rich Virginia tobaccos. The influence of the Kentucky makes this a robust blend with a slightly smoky taste, with the underlying sweetness of the Virginias.  For a hearty but smooth, natural tobacco flavor, try No. 83 Amsterdam.

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Overall Rating4.38 out of 5 Based on 29 Ratings

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5 out of 5
Stokkebye 83 Amsterdam
This really hits the spot for me. The Kentucky is prominent but not overwhelming, and it compliments the sweet tanginess of the Virginia nicely. I blended this 3:1 with Stokkebye’s Turkish and got a delicious smoke I could easily handle all day, but it’s perfect in moderation on its own. You just can’t beat their quality and price in bulk tobacco, will order it again.
5 out of 5
Very smooth flavor
Very smooth flavor
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Smooth and flavorful. Great daily smoke for the non aromatic fan.
5 out of 5
My wife loves this stuff.
My wife loves this stuff.
5 out of 5
I give it 5 starts. It’s flavor is full and strong. Just too strong for me. First rolled smoke was good. Enjoyed the flavor. Had 2 more, couldn’t get myself to smoke another.
5 out of 5
Stokkebye 83 Amsterdam.
Excellent taste, smell, flavor nice alone or mix to tone down heaver bodied smoke.
4 out of 5
Better in a cigarette but still good in a pipe.
Decent in a pipe but it reminded me of drum a little so I rolled it up in a cigarette and it really remind me of drum lol. Not bad in a pipe and I know this isn't a cigarette place but if you're looking for a cheap RYO alternative to drum this would be the ticket.
4 out of 5
This was a little crisp
This was a little crisp for my taste but still a good smoke
5 out of 5
I’ve been enjoying this tobacco for many years and I like it as much today than when I discovered it.
4 out of 5
Very pleasant, mild and smooth. Well-balanced with sweetness, spice and smokey robustness.
5 out of 5
Stokkebye Amsterdam
Really great. Smooth, nice smoke. Not harsh and nasty. Thoroughly enjoyed.
3 out of 5
Not for me!!!
It tasted too much like a cigarette. Decided to get some age on it, and revisit it in several months. Hopefully that will help!
5 out of 5
My husband will only smoke
My husband will only smoke this brand
4 out of 5
Well Designed Blend, But Not My Cup of Joe
I was initially going to give this two stars because it's not my cuppa joe and I won't be purchasing it again. But after thinking about it, I realized that this is an outstanding marriage of two tobaccos without anything else (casing, topping, condiment tobacco) to get in the way of what's going on. I'll start with the Virginia because that lovely sweet taste of fresh mown hay is what hit my taste buds when I first lit a bowl. The dark-fired burley doesn't kick in until about a third of the way through when the tobacco is warmed all the way through. The dark fired doesn't add a great deal flavor-wise during the smoke but mellows the Virginia, making the smoke quite a bit more forgiving than smoking a straight Virginia (such as PS Luxury Twist Flake). That being said, what is particularly striking is that when the smoke is done, it leaves a distinct taste of cocoa in my mouth. That sensation is quite marvelous. This is a subtle smoke and if you haven't learned to sip a straight Virginia in order to get the full flavor without a harsh burn, I'm not sure you'll enjoy this blend. It requires sipping and keeping the bowl as cool as possible in order for the subtleties to shine. When I smoke it too fast, it's reminiscent of a cigarette. (I understand why some use this as a RYO tobacco, because it leans hard in that direction.) And this gets to my four, rather than five-star rating. It smokes too fast. A bowl in my "40 minute pipe" last about 15 minutes; 20 when I was very careful to only sip. Given that it comes in both shag and ribbon cut (I purchase ribbon, which is designed for pipe smoking), I suspect that P.S. designed this tobacco specifically as a RYO and offering the ribbon cut alternative was only an afterthought. If you're interested in a compare/contrast of Cavendish processing vs. dark-fired processing, this is definitely a tobacco to try, because the distinctive dark-fire comes through clearly.
4 out of 5
mellow smoke
good all around, gentle flavor that has just enough richness
5 out of 5
Light Amsterdam taste
The aroma in the bag smells almost like chewing tobacco and a hint of tangy barbecue sauce, this makes for a sweet complex aroma. The room note is smokey, like from barbecure cookout. The flavor has a balance of Virginia and Dark Fired Kentucky competing for attention. This blend is comparable to Bali Shag and Drum but lighter in flavor. That makes me wonder if Bali Shag and Drum top their tobacco. I did not taste a topping like in the Turkish Export blend. I will add this to my rotation.
5 out of 5
Alternative to Halfzware Shag
Tastes good, smells good.
5 out of 5
Great blend
Excellent stuff, but a little different than the shag cut version on taste and room note. Still good flavors. Earthy slightly sweet hay from the Virginians and dark slightly smokey chicory from the Kentucky. Mixed in about 10% of C&D perique and you get some amazing stuff. Cheers!
4 out of 5
A Solid Experience
To my novice palette, this tobacco offers a bold earthy smoke with a good buzz on the bottom half of the bowl. This is my first experience with Dark-Fired Kentucky, so I'm excited to see how this will compare to similar blends.
5 out of 5
Great price!
My husband is able to get the tobacco at a fraction of the cost and the delivery time is fast
4 out of 5
Unusually nuanced and flavorful for its price bracket.
Amsterdam 83 has become my favorite daily pipe blend. I originally tried it for its affordability, and bought more after I realized I wasn't as interested in anything else I'd purchased and promptly smoked through it all. I don't pretend to be a sophisticated smoker, and I'm not one for verbose descriptions of favor, but I can say it has a wonderful and consistent natural tobacco taste, which I would call sweet (virginia sweet, not American aromatic sweet), and flavor which changes ever so slightly throughout the bowl, which keeps it interesting. Sometimes I swear I taste soft cinnamon. It doesn't bite me at all, and stays calm under my absent minded puffing. It isn't an amazing tobacco, but it outshines other blends I've tried at this price range, whose flavors tend to be muddy. This is one I recommend.
4 out of 5
Good in the pipe.
I know this is a well known RYO but I really enjoy it in the pipe. It is quality tobacco that has a good amount of strength which is what I prefer and the price is right.
4 out of 5
pretty good for the price
I have about 20 different pipe tobaccos in my cellar because I like variety. this isn't in the top 10 but enjoyable occasionaly.
3 out of 5
Best left for blending
This tobacco smells great right out of the bag. On the initial light there is some sweetness apparent, but that fades quickly. The rest of the bowl burns too fast and hot for my taste. While the tobacco seems of good quality I think it may be best used to blend with a tobacco offering more flavor and a more even burn.
4 out of 5
Blending base
Smoked alone it's like a 3-legged dog (something is obviously missing). Try it for tinkering with English blends or a pallette tune-up exercise. Screams for latakia and/or perique.
3 out of 5
That best thing about Amsterdam to me is the aroma. I'll leave it at that. I've never tried to smoke it unblended, so I can't say much more about it.
5 out of 5
Great RYO
Very satisfying smoke rolled by hand. Sweet Virginia with a touch of Dark fired Kentucky. A little light on the smokiness of the dark fired but very well balanced. Good for blending. I add some dark fired for smokiness or Golden Virginia for sweetness depending on my mood but excellent as is. The Stokkebye cigarette shag version is good but to homogeneous, I prefer the pipe cut for when you hit that concentration of Kentucky or sweet Virginia. Good quality and great price from a fantastic vendor.
4 out of 5
Excellent service, excellent product.
I order Peter Stokkebye Amsterdam about once a month. It always arrives fresh and in a timely manner. I would recommend both this product and Pipes and Cigars to anyone looking for a high quality non-aromatic tobacco.
4 out of 5
I smoke about an ounce a day of stuff and have for years. It smells like brandy and leather and wood and who knows what else. Most people tha hate the way cigarettes smell do not react as negatively to this upon entering a room in which I've smoked it. It is not a sharp, or acrid's very smooth. I don't know how it measures up when smoked from a pipe as far as burning or strength goes but when I'm around others who have never had a rolled smoke, even as regular or even heavy smokers they extinguish a rolled cigarette halfway through noting it being a little much. So I guess it could sneak up on you were you not used to it. It's a great smoke. It's the only tobacco I've found that I like, 100% of the time and I get so Ill when I plan poorly and run out before my shipment comes in and I have to smoke some other dry crusty tobacco. Also this company/website is whatever. Their customer service is top notch and their shipping is impeccable. I've never had it take longer than three business days to receive a package in all years I've patronized them. So the company is great and so is this product I but from them, pound by pound, every month.
Customer Testimonials
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 do not know if they still do, but in the old days tobacco's we readily associate with pipes were packaged as "For pipes or cigarettes". Until cigarettes became the pariah of the world. I enjoy it very much rolled. It's full bodied and has a nice complex flavor. Cool burning and not bite. This is probably the fullest bodied of Stokkebye's "pipe" cuts. And in my opinion the best to blend, or cut other bends with. It's flavor neutral/natural so you can use in many different genre's of pipe blends. This reminds me very much in many ways to Semois, another non-atypical pipe tobacco. 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.
TS of Tulsa, OK
Although i am usually a big fan of the Stokkebye blends I was slightly disappointed with this one . I felt it left a lot to be desired and was pretty bland and monotone with a flat uneventful smoke, think ill avoid this in the future and just stick with Stokkebye blends 17 English luxury or Stokkebye 52 proper English . No disappointments with those.
SK of Fort Wayne, IN
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