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World War

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

World War....of the battle of bulk pipe tobacco. Going head to head is Peter Stokkebye 83 Amsterdam, a robust blend with a smokey taste and Daughters & Ryan Ryback is robust shag cut with a bold flavor.  Now go and grab these two blends and tell us who you believe should be the World War leader.

World War Bout includes: 

(1) 3oz Bag of Peter Stokkebye 83 Amsterdam

(1) 3oz Bag of Daughters & Ryan Ryback

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PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Pipe Tobacco SamplerIn Stock$8.99
Ryback Regular Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$5.00
save $3.0361% off
$1.97
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1
$1.97
2-3
$1.84
4-7
$1.73
8-15
$1.38
16+
$1.25
Peter Stokkebye 83 Amsterdam Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$2.33
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Price:
1
$2.33
2-3
$2.22
4-7
$2.09
8-15
$1.96
16+
$1.90
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  • These items cannot be shipped to a Washington state address.
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Overall Rating4.13 out of 5 Based on 38 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “World War”

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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
Excellent
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
Well-balanced
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.
5 out of 5
Lost and Found
I'm Impressed !! Velvety Smooth and Creamy, Nice light tobacco flavor. Fair Nicotine content. The fine shag cut I would call Fluffy and Soft. I packed a large bowl full and very firm and it smoked perfect Overall very Pleasant. I must say the tobacco I'm am reviewing was found while going through my stash of seldom smoked tobaccos and the date on the bag is 11/20/15 ( I write purchase date on all my tobacco) so YES!! Its got a little age on it.... Ok... A-lot of age on it. I store all my tobacco in the bag, in "Lock-n-Lock" plastic storage containers if you're wondering how I had it stored, and I think these containers work great. Now I'm wondering why I ever stashed this stuff away?
4 out of 5
Ryback reg
Good burley. Its good by its self or mix a little latakia with it. Its slightly sweet,dry but a good alday smoke. Good nic hit. Ill purchase more. I like it.
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
rich
rich robust fired leaf - exactly what I was looking for - akin to an old blend long off the market knockbrack - enjoying it
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
Best
A great blend very consistant
5 out of 5
Alternative to Halfzware Shag
Tastes good, smells good.
4 out of 5
Peppery and spicy and bold
Use it as an amplifier for beefing up other blends peppery spicy and bold use sparingly strong stuff great for burley Lovers like me
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.
4 out of 5
Campfires, barbeque, smoky woods
This Ryback regualr is probably my favorite of the four D&R products I tried. The Dark Fired aroma it gives off is so strong I had to put the bag in a box and the box in a drawer or it would fill the room. Honestly it smells like high quality BBQ potato chips. When it's burning, though, it really doesn't smell that way-- just rich and leathery and delicious but with a little edge to it that the others I ordered this round didn't have, which is why I think I liked it the best for regular smoking. Will order again but curious also about the Gold version.
5 out of 5
Great smoke, love the shag
Great smoke, love the shag cut. Packs perfect in my Decatur pipe.
1 out of 5
Too "smoky" for my taste
This tobacco smells and tastes like cigarette smoke. I thought it was terrible. Not smooth at all. Would not recommend. I gave it to a friend who loved it. Not my cup of tea though.
5 out of 5
Follow up to “Smokey, leathery, luxurious.”
This is a follow up review. In my previous review I mentioned Ryback’s smokey and leathery profile, and how it reminded me of top-shelf cigarettes. Since that time I have dedicated a briar exclusively to this blend. In doing so, the smokes have become richer and more complex. The tobacco has developed a deep, dark, rich, honey-like sweetness. This blend is truly superb and has become my regular smoke. 5 strong stars.
3 out of 5
Well, it's no Bali Shag.
I've been looking for a good, relatively inexpensive substitute for Bali or Drum for hand rolling. Ryback Regular is pretty good, but not great. I like the cut. It's not quite as shaggy as I'm used to, but it works fine. Easy to roll. It burns well. I have some Gambler here that I'm trying to slowly work my way through. It seems to want to either burn down one side of the cigarette only, or just stop burning completely. Also it tastes like dirt. The Ryback Regular burns evenly and stays lit. Izz beddy beddy gud. The smell/flavor throws me off a bit, though. Smells pretty strongly like BBQ. It's not unpleasant, just weird. After about a week now, I'm still not really used to it. I've also been trying some Ryback Gold, which has less of that BBQ thing going on, and it's a pretty huge improvement, imo. I'll definitely be ordering more Gold in the future. Anyway, the tobacco is very good quality, regardless of my palate. I plan to try more D&R blends.
5 out of 5
Smokey, leathery, luxurious
I was concerned this tobacco would taste too much like cigarettes. It does: premium, top shelf quality cigarettes. This blend burns dry with minimal relights. It does not bite (and I have a very sensitive tongue). This has become my favorite, I find myself craving it throughout the day. A job well done to Mark Ryan and team! Smoked through a Big Ben, saddle-bit billiard.
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.
1 out of 5
Yuck
Nothing but cigarette tobacco
3 out of 5
Kinda dry and crumbly
Decent taste and burn, good for ryo. Was pretty dried out and crumbly.
5 out of 5
Smoother than drum
Use to be a fan of drum. Ryback regular is by far a better choice. Nice shag. Loved the tin. Good temp to roll and enjoy.
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
Amsterdam
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
Tired then all this is one of the best
Ryback has a PS curt to it and rolls great. Tastes awesome Marlboro and Camel smokers will be fans. Try it it's totally worth it.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent service and products
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
delicious
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 smoke..it'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.
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