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A spicy blend of excellent fire-cured Kentucky and full bodied, rich Virginia 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 Based
ContentsKentucky, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (167)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a very fine ribbon cut tobacco, and it is a good smoke. It is a combination of Virginia and dark fired Kentucky tobaccos. The flavor was slightly sweet/nutty tobacco with a little spice from the Kentucky. This sounds like it would be fairly mild from my description, but it delivered a medium strength and favor when combined. I found this to be a satisfying smoke. I liked this, and it is a serious bargain.

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Similar Blends: Villiger - Newminster Superior Round Slices in flavor and strength.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (198)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This is a good plain unflavored tobacco for new pipe smokers who want to quit cigarettes, the flavor is spicy and nutty, very close to cigarette flavor but much better, also this can be used as RYO smoke

2 people found this review helpful.

chimney Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chimney (2)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

2 star if push hard in a larg bowl.

3 star if puff slowly slowly in a small bowl.

Almost 4 star in corncobs, don't know why.

A friendly blend with a natural flavor. Needs no preparations. Dry enough to enjoy directly from the package.

If other blends are wine, whisky, gin...(or some are carbonated beverages), this one is beer. Cheers :)

1 person found this review helpful.

Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (90)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

The pipe tobacco version of PS Amsterdam hand-rolling tobacco, this blend comes noticeably damper, suggesting a conscious effort by the manufacturer to differentiate this from the RYO version in deference to pipe smokers. So what did I do? I smoked it rolled as a cigarette to test that hypothesis. Burns well, despite higher moisture content than RYO version. Significantly more tang than the RYO version. Overall an enjoyable smoke, though I must respectfully disagree with a previous reviewer: this is nothing like Bali Shag in cut, aroma, or flavor. If you want an excellent rolling tobacco, skip this and get some Bali Shag (or even some PS rolling tobacco).

In a pipe this blend becomes more alive. A nice KY/VA tang on the palate. Burns well, if a bit hot when over-puffed (probably a function of the cut). A good vaue as an all-day smoke for frequent pipe smokers. Lacking in the depth or complexity required by special occasions, or by occasional pipe smokers. Those who smoke Prince Albert, Half and Half, etc, should really try this one for a step up in flavor and an inexpensive introduction to Virginias.

Recommended as a step up for those currently smoking OTCs. Outstanding value in quantities over two ounces.

1 person found this review helpful.

"JY" Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
"JY" (8)
Strong Extremely Mild Full Pleasant

Reviewing as a RYO/MYO cigarette tobacco. Semi rich sweetness balanced by bold natural smokey tobacco flavors. Real overall flavor sensation that I find irresistable. "High test", best served in moderation. I think fantastic for short, thin diameter nonfilter roll type cigarettes. Great value. For me, best served fresh, maximum moisture as provided. Outstanding, I think sets the standard by which others are judged.

Edited 5/23/12: Half way thru second lb. This bag seems darker with more Kentucky in the mix, but conversely the taste is milder with less Kentucky influence. Regardless, still fantastic RYO/MYO smoke. Four stars!

Edited 7/5/12: Third lb as good/consistant with the second. Four Stars.

PS - When not inhaled, get mostly mild plain tobacco taste with slight hint of Kentucky. Out of the "pipe tobacco" / RYO Peter Stokkebye group of blends, this has the most N and is closes to any appeal for the pipe smoker. Others in this category not so much appeal for the pipe smoker, at best as mild value blenders for toning down other tobaccos.

1 person found this review helpful.

CharlotteGuitar1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CharlotteGuitar1 (1)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

As a new RYO / MYO cigarette smoker coming from Camel No. 9 Regular, this blend (ribbon strand for pipe) and filter were recommended to me by a friend as a substitute for "store bought." Not only is this blend a wonderful flavor and strength, it provides greater satisfaction than 'production' cigarettes. As I am new to RYO / MYO, even with very basic 'starter' equipment (Zen Classic Shooter - $6.99), one can learn in a short amount of time (about 3 weeks in my case) to make a better smoke than you can by at a fraction of the cost. I have tried other blends specifically for RYO / MYO cigarettes to be more expensive and less satisfying.

Pipe Used: RMO - w/ Gizeh Silver Tip Air Plus Tubes

Age When Smoked: Less than 2 days from bulk purchase

Purchased From: Infinity's End

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inthewoodspiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
inthewoodspiper (5)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable

I'm reviewing this selection as a dual purpose tobacco. Picked up some pipe cut and some shag to compare as a rollie. Taste and aroma are nearly indiscernible, the only difference in is the cut- the shag is much easier to roll. The pipe cut can be rolled though, without issue, and smokes just fine. In a pipe it's not at the top of my list, but not bad in any way. For the price, Amsterdam pipe cut is highly recommended for the folks who enjoy pipes, RYO, and spliffs.

Pipe Used: cobs

Age When Smoked: fresh from bulk

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RedMike92 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RedMike92 (1)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

This essentially Bali Shag the RYO tobacco only in pipe tobacco form. It's good if you're a fan of Bali Shag! Very nutty and spicy!

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ericrdpilot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ericrdpilot (3)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is a good tobacco, good flavor. That being said, its a little to zesty for me. After being cut with some milder blends, it's real tasty

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albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (175)
Medium Mild Full Pleasant

Is a mixture based or cigarrete tobacco. Virginia with little Dark Kentuck. The flavour is mild,but taste is full, tastes smoke with little cinammon and cloves. In the room note, rassembles chocolate and coccoa. Interesting tobacco, different of all other mixtures that i tried. Ideal for all day smoke, however, smoke slowly and in small bowls. Large Nicotine ammount. Good. Recommended.

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Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (233)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Recommended for value-Li'l Brown has it for $20 a pound! An unremarkable but solid recut/rebrand (?) of what was originally a RYO tobacco to get around the higher taxes. I couldn't resist it, or the Norwegian, at that price, but it is more something I will just keep in a (really big) jar to have around, smoke occasionally, roll a cig out of, emergency reserve for the apocalypse, etc.

I won't be smoking a lot of it, because I have so much that is better. That said, it isn't bad. Nothing sublime, but no rough stuff either. It packs a tolerable pipe, and rolls (rubbed out a bit) a decent cigarette. I've tried it both ways. My brother is a RYO smoker, and he liked it enough to take an ounce from me to mix with his usual roll, American Spirit US Grown.

The most interesting element is the addition of Kentucky, but it isn't really the knockout kind of Kentucky. One can tell it's there, and it adds a pleasant smokiness.

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