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A quality blend consisting of milder Virginia tobaccos, some air-cured Burley and fine Oriental tobaccos.

Notes: This comes in 2 cuts - a fine ribbon (in bulk) for pipe, and a fine shag (in pouch) for RYO.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutShag
PackagingBulk
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Tolerable

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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (305)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a thin ribbon that comes fairly dry. I found it to be a mellow Virginia with just enough orientals to keep it interesting and enough burley to give it some body. This is a very impressive smoke - especially at the price. This is a solid three that may be a four by the time I am done with this 8 oz bag. If you want to try a mild VaBur with some oriental spice, you owe it to yourself to try this. I smoked this in a pipe BTW, although some of the other reviewers are treating this as a cigarette tobacco.

8 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias are citrusy sweet, grassy and hay-like. The burley is mildly nutty, toasty sweet, adding a little substance in a support role. The Orientals are smoky, woody and spicy, and are evident in every puff, but do not dominate. While the Virginias act as a base for the other components, they tend to take the lead more than the burley does. Burns at a more than moderate rate - being a shag cut - and should not be puffed at a fast pace, or you risk the presence of it burning hot as well as getting a cigarette taste. May come close, but doesn't bite. The flavor is consistent to the finish. Has a mild nic-hit, leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl, and the after taste is pleasant. Needs few relights. The Orientals tend to make for a woody room note. An all day smoke if you're so inclined. More of a two and a half star blend than a three.

6 people found this review helpful.

"JY" Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
"JY" (8)
★★★★
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable

Sold as pipe tobacco, reviewing as RYO/MYO cigarettte tobacco. Bag aroma is impressive, dominated by topping, makes me want to eat it. Flavor bomb with near perfect balance. Almost no aftertaste, extremley well done. Flavor best decribed as plain old homemade brownies with walnuts. For me, best served fresh with maximum moisture as supplied. If left to dry out, the flavor fades, starts to become coarse/woody/veggie like. Good value. Much credit to the mfg, my favorite combination of forward topping flavor and extremely well balanced virginia/burley/oriental blending.

Edited 5/23/12: Smoking my third lb from two sources. Consistancy has been very good. I only stuff/roll/smoke one at a time. Stuffs poorly because of the moisture level. Worth the effort! Will not smoke if cigs sit around or tobacco drys out, flavor always fades and always developes the woody/veggie taste. Volatile flavorings? Served fresh as possible, still fantastic/favorite RYO/MYO smoke. Four stars!

PS - When not inhaled, almost no flavor. Can see why not the greatest pipe smoke.

5 people found this review helpful.

DeathMetal.org Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeathMetal.org (101)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Summary: a light Virginia-based mixture stabilized with Burleys and flavored with Orientals, this makes a good gentle smoke.

Like the Dutch "Halfzware," this blend is used in both cigarettes and pipes. A mild blend, it exudes a honey-hay-citrus flavor from the Virginias with a light woodsy taste from the Burley, underneath a spicy addition from the Orientals. This version came in a loose dry ribbon cut and burned evenly for a long smoke of pleasing flavor and easy sipping with little bite.

3 people found this review helpful.

Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (204)
★★★☆
Mild Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

This blend works best for RYO cigarette especially when inhaled, it is mild, smooth tasty and creamy(as cigarette) however, if smoked as a pipe tobacco it is bland and tasteless.

2 people found this review helpful.

Blackhorse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blackhorse (88)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Reviewed as a RYO: I'm quite surprised that I like this better than the universally beloved Turkish #84. I'm using a 100mm single roll thing with premade tips made by RAW. The result is spectacular. Very nice base notes with Turkish on top, present all the way from start to finish. I think it is the base notes from the Burley that I like so much. The Turkish #84 is brighter. Helga, my mother of Norwegian descent would NOT have approved. But I do.

Pipe Used: RYO 100mm

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: The other Stokkebye shags..

1 person found this review helpful.

Taowhywhy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taowhywhy (12)
★★★★
Extremely Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Continuing my Peter Stokkebye's journey! I'm surprised by its simpleness, only three ingredients, but ends up a great smoke. The key is the Virginia, offering the natural sweetness with the help of the Burley, a nice touch, cooling down the temperature, and of course, the Orientals gave it a very nice seasoning, you can almost taste it in every puff! Best to sip it and pack it a little tight, it is indeed quite soothing, even during the winter time!

3.5 out of 4

Pipe Used: Lillehammer Billiard

Age When Smoked: Only a few weeks

Purchased From: Smokingpipes dot com

1 person found this review helpful.

Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (177)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Mostly mid brown shag tobacco. The bag note is hay and grass like with some mild honey type notes, which I think is a topping. I don't get much from the claimed Orientals.

Obviously a dual use tobacco, it does work ok as a pipe tobacco, so I don't think it is just an attempt to circumvent tobacco laws in some places. There is more depth here than you would get from a 'straight' RYO tobacco. Not as much depth and complexity (or smoothness) as one would expect from a well rated pipe tobacco tho. It tends towards being thin and top end, flavour-wise. Can also be a little harsh, so definitely a take it easy baccy.

Seems to be mostly Red Va with a fair amount of air cured Burley. I can't separate the spice or acidity here from the Va to be able to say how much Oriental is in the mix. Probably not much.

It's cheap, it burns without relights the whole pipe, and it has nothing that stands out as objectionable. Would be a good baccy as a 'thinner', either for rich tobaccos or for the budget.

1 person found this review helpful.

Fred T Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fred T (67)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Being of Norwegian ancestry, I was eager to try this blend. It comes dry and ready to smoke. A nice, smooth smoke, but a little boring to me. (No wonder the Norwegians hibernate in the winter.) I want to see some Latakia in there to flavor it up. But, then that makes it an English, and you'd have to change the name.

Pipe Used: Dunhill Billiard

Age When Smoked: 3 months

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Xnapalmchild Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xnapalmchild (3)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Full Unnoticeable

I am reviewing this solely as a ryo cigarette. It was excellent the flavor is something new to me. It's not a bad new at all out of my order I made this was my favorite. Inhales great not inhaling its flavorless and not so great. I highly recommend for anyone trying ryo/myo and want something differnt but good if you like full flavored cigarettes.

Pipe Used: RYO/MYO

Age When Smoked: 24

Purchased From: P&C.com

1 person found this review helpful.

kingjj Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kingjj (10)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Another of Stokkebye's pipe/MYO blends, except in this case I really wouldn't recommend it in a pipe at all. It just doesn't have the body. For MYO purposes, I can put the flavor pretty succinctly -- Marlboro Red. I haven't tried a blindfold test, but I'm sure I'd have problems identifying the Norwegian from Phillip Morris' old stand-by.

This isn't a bad thing, as it carries all the same pluses, caramel aroma, creamy taste, good strength. However, it also carries the same minuses, mainly dryness on the inhale leading to a pretty scratchy throat. But, it's safe to say if you gravitate towards Reds when picking up pre-rolled, then Stokkebye's Norwegian is for you.

Pipe Used: Mascotte Tubes

Similar Blends: Marlboro Red.

1 person found this review helpful.

WillardFan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillardFan (79)
★☆☆☆
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Tolerable

I ordered this online, labled as PS #80, and a Norwegian Blend. Reminds me of ryo cigg tobacco. A salty taste, not much dimension to this blend. I didn't detect the orientals which it claims to have in the mix. I'm glad that I only purchased a sampler ounce of this stuff. To me it was akin to a Camel non-filtered ciggarette.

1 person found this review helpful.

zwolanek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zwolanek (19)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Very Mild Pleasant

I agree with TKPipe and Kilmarnock Piper - this is a one dimensional mostly-Virginia blend that is not bad, but not great. It lights and burns really well and offers no heat or tongue bite issues. If there's a casing, I missed it. I'll probably keep some around for the nicotine hit, but it isn't a contemplative smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

TK Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TK Pipe (101)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

PS Norwegian … This tobacco is straight medium brown in color, and is cut into fine longish strands. My guess this stuff would probably make a pretty good RYO cigarette tobacco, but IMO made a oh-hum pipe tobacco. Very mild, burns fast, (but cool) can easily be over packed, gave me a slight throat irrational and in my opinion, not much flavor. Not that this stuff is horrible, it does have it' own character that some may enjoy, but personally, I find PSN lacking in too many areas that I enjoy in my blends.

1 person found this review helpful.

Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (233)
★★★☆
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

One can get this tobacco and its kin for $20 a pound. It used to be marketed as a RYO, but has been redone as a fine cut, "multi-purpose" blend. There are certainly better pipe tobaccos by Stokkebye and other blenders, but what a value! I plan to try all of these. Lilbrown is the place to get them. The Norwegian is not elegant, and is sort of like a Euro Half & Half. It is good for blending, but I can enjoy it straight as well. Will I smoke it every day when I have the Luxury Flakes, SG/GH and McClelland around? No, but happy to have some in reserve.

1 person found this review helpful.

cajomu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cajomu (43)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

PS Norwegian blend is a good news, not so good news story.

First, the good news: the aroma of this blend is outstanding. It smells rich and sweet, not in a aromatic casing sense but in a "great tobacco" sense. If it tasted like is smells, it would be a four star tobacco.

Now, the not so good news: the taste is rather thin and there is a decided bitterness to it when smoked in a pipe. It also has an ashy cigarette flavor.

So, as a pipe tobacco, I would give it one and a half stars.

I also roll an occasional cigarette and, used as a RYO tobacco, PSNB is a pretty good smoke. For that, I give it two and a half stars.

So, overall, it's a two star tobacco. If you roll your own and occasionally pack a pipe, you might find it to your liking.

Pipe Used: Clay and varous briars

Age When Smoked: 1 year old

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1477)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Peter Stokkebye - Norwegian Blend (No.80).

Quite a delicate shag, medium brown in colour, with a natural and slightly woody aroma. Loading a bowl couldn't be easier.

The backbone of the smoke's the Virginia, having a sprightly flavour. The Burley adds some raw/unpolished character, and if it were just these two I'd like it more. The Orientals, to me, tend to muddy the waters. Although they aren't strong, there's just enough 'murky' flavour from them to reduce the rating; it tastes clumsy. Something which isn't subjective is the heat. Due to the fine build it can burn far too warm. It bites me as well.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: tolerable.

Not a fan. One star:

Not recommended.

Pipe Used: Chacom

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

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Rolf -The Dane Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rolf -The Dane (6)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Used this as a RYO Cigarette. If you mix 1 part Three Sails & 2 parts Two Timer from D&R then you have the bulk ribbon cut version of Peter Stokkebye's Norwegian Blend, but only with a little bit stronger Nic hit. It tastes like the stronger "old style" American cigarettes and I do like it but there is better Tobaccos out there but they are also much more expensive. All in all an okay all day RYO blend for the price. The cut is long ribbon

Pipe Used: RYO

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

Similar Blends: A mix of Three Sails & Two Timer from D&R.

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Weebs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Weebs (2)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

After the changes to the Amsterdam shag within the last year or two, I've switched 100% over to this Norwegian blend. It's much lighter than the Amsterdam shag taste but still a very nice smoke for this RYO cigarette gal.

Purchased From: Knight's Tobacco; Phoenix, AZ

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marper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
marper (8)
★★☆☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Unnoticeable

Its more of a cigarette tobacco than a pipe. It is not at all like a Marlboro in my opinion. Its a smooth smoke but has a bit of a lemon zest flavor. I find its good for cigs however Its not one of my favorites and I wont order it again.

Pipe Used: RYO

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

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