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Burley-like leaves are fire-cured with aromatic wood to add a distinctly smoky note. This is a strong and spicy leaf, and should be used sparingly to keep it from overpowering a blend. Can also be smoked straight.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Manufactured ByPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeBurley Based
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (688)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Mahogany colored thin ribbons with a bag aroma of spicy mustiness. I picked up some of this to use in some blending experiments but smoked 5 bowls straight as well. While doing so, I had to remind myself that this is primarily for blending. It had a nice spicy flavor, but it was on the thin side. Comparisons to Old Dark Fired or Cumberland are pretty unfair, so I tried to be objective. As a straight smoke, I could see this working for someone that wanted the bold flavor of dark fired Kentucky but wanted to tone down the richness and nicotine. This would work that way, for sure.

As a blender, this one showed more strengths. Mixed with various Virginias, perique and orientals, the weaknesses of it as a straight smoke were minimized and the spice that it lends maximized the potential of anything I blended ( not that I'm really much good as a blender). As noted, a little goes a long way and it will easily overcome less flavorful components if not mixed conservatively. It may not be the most inspired dark fired blend out there, but it doesn't embarrass itself. A nice addition to a blending table.

Pipe Used: meerschaum and morta

Age When Smoked: new

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Houndstooth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Houndstooth (28)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

I ordered 2 ounces of Dark Fired along with 2 ounces of another tobacco, and the Dark Fired arrived in a much larger bag- because its very fluffy. In that, it's a little like perique, and also in color. The aroma is not dissimilar; barn-like, but a different barn maybe. Unlike perique, it is quite smoke-able on its own. I'd say though that for most this is going to be a condiment tobacco, and I did buy it to blend and experiment with. I know that a blender of some varied experience will do a better job with this than myself, but why should I let that stop me? I've got virginia, black cavendish, perique and some other things on hand. It already works in a fresh iteration of my usual blend, and I'm happy enough with that. I have yet to determine how often I'll smoke this on its own. I find the room note a little like wood smoke. Recently, I re-tried Newminster Superior Slices after letting it age for a couple years or more. I didn't find that anymore inviting than I did initially, and that's got dark-fired in it as a main component. So the outlook for smoking this solo is dim. Don't hesitate though to buy this for blending- like me, I'm sure you will find use for it one way or another. I find myself largely in agreement with DK's review otherwise.

Pipe Used: MM Morgan, Royalton Silver Crown etc.

Age When Smoked: new/fresh

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

Similar Blends: perique, sort of.

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TwelveAMnTX Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TwelveAMnTX (15)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I decided to try PS Dark Fired after smoking MM Country Gentleman and liked the flavor it added to the blend. I wasn't surprised to see that 2oz was almost the same size as 4 oz of another tobacco thanks to Houndtooth's review.

I like to smoke this by itself, but like DK I bought it for blending. I have just started to delve into Kentucky tobaccos, trying Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky as well. It's smokiness is what drew me to it, I wanted to blend it with a Va/Per to make something similar to MM's CG. It's fairly dry out of the bag & the smoky aroma reminds me of burning leaves, but the taste is just filled with smoky tobacco flavor. It is pretty one dimensional, but it's simplicity works for me. It can be a little harsh unless you take it slow & too big of a bowl can be a bit much to handle for some.

I like it on it's own & it's great as a mixer, but what others have said is true, it must be used sparingly as it will overpower lighter flavors. It works well as a condiment in a couple blends I've tried so far. You can add some nice smoky flavor & a bit more nicotine to lighter blends. It tends to bring out the flavors of other tobaccos it's mixed with by just adding a small amount.

Pipe Used: MM cobs

Age When Smoked: fresh to a month in the jar

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oldorder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldorder (22)
Mild Mild Medium Tolerable

Smoking as I type. Smokey, spicy, pretty mono, but not bad. I blend some but haven't this one. I really see it as a medium all day smoke. Have it in a small briar. Four or five lights. Wife says it has a light chocolate room note and would be an insider for her, big plus. Burns a little fast , but nothing near Five Brothers. Pretty low nic. Maybe Irish Fakes little brother.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Age When Smoked: Not sure, came pretty dry

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigar

Similar Blends: Irish Flake, 1792, Dark Birdseye, but much lighter....

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