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Blended with the worlds finest quality Golden Red Virginia tobaccos and a full touch of aromatic Black Cavendish. Loose Ribbon cut, Pistachio nut flavor.

Notes: Tobacco Flavor/Aroma: "This lively combination of vanilla and pistachio nut flavors makes for one moderately sweet, mild smoking blend."

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringPistachio, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

I think I'm through sampling aromatics. This one was certainly sweet and nutty and might be a great choice for aromatic fans. It's a clean burner (rare for aromatics) and is true to its name. But again, where's the tobacco taste? Where's the nicotine?

The aromatic lovers in my pipe club will no doubt love me this month because this one's going to be passed around thanks to my generosity. (-;

5 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (492)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

Let me preface this review by stating that I love Pistachio. I like the nuts, I will always order it at an ice cream joint when it is an option (usually double dip accompanied by butter pecan or a coffee flavor) and, ironically enough, I just had a slice of pistachio cake that was fantastic. It was this love of pistachio that drove me to purchase this one ounce sample when perusing the stokkebye offerings during a bulk sale. I did not like this blend too much, but a quick search on here for pistachio will reveal only this blend, so my hat is off to Peter Stokkebye for attempting to capture the taste of something I love.

My problem with this is that it just doesn't encapsulate the taste of pistachio for me, rather an artificial taste trying to be Pistachio. It is like when you go to a breakfast joint and order strawberry pancakes and rather than a pancake with real bits of strawberry inside, you get some regular flapjacks with some red gelatinous pie filling crap dumped on top.

OK, I realize you can't put real pistachios in a blend and smoke them, so by the combustible nature of tobacco, the topping must be a somewhat artificial representation of that flavor you are trying to emulate. Whatever is used in this is just not to my liking. Another thing about this one that I do not like is that it can come off as pretty bitey, so every precaution must be used in a slow tempo on this one.

Like all Peter Stokkebye aros I have had the pleasure of trying, this has a nice combination of Virginia, burley and Cavendish underlying the topping. Also, like many of the PS blends and many other aros, the topping does diminish in strength as you progress down the bowl. This is the point that you should be happy you are smoking a PS aro versus many others, because that wonderful background leaf starts to break through and the last half to a third is usually very good regardless of what you think of the topping.

This was no exception to this as I really enjoyed the last third of each bowl I tried. Reading the various reviews on this one, they seem to be all over the map and I think it illustrates the point very well. Many are probably experiencing what I just experienced with PS Mango. In the beginning when I tried it, I did not like it. In time the topping flashed off the blend to a large degree and left me with a fantastic smoke.

I notice many of the higher ranked reviews mention the topping as light where the opposite is true of many of the lower ranked reviews. I think If I had smoked through my one ounce samples of both Mango and Pistachio when I first received them, I could have hung one star on each, but as it stands, I went with three stars on the former and this one is coming in with two stars. something tells me that had I let this age another year or two, I would have added a star.

I would be remiss to not mention the vanilla element to the smoke. It is something that did not stand out in the beginning of the bowl, but started coming through from the halfway point. In other words, it chimed in when I started to enjoy the smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

J.R. Patton Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
J.R. Patton (106)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is one I probably would never have tried if it weren't included in a monthly sampler. For one, I do not smoke many aromatics these days. Secondly, I'm just not a big pistachio flavor the actual nuts, just not foods flavored as pistachio. But this blend is surprisingly good on both fronts. Moisture content is perfect, great bag aroma, and no problems keeping it lit. The taste is as most reviewers describe - nutty pistachio flavor with some saltiness and a faint hint of vanilla. A good example of how tasty an aromatic can be while still forgoing the gobs of PG and overdone toppings. Very balanced and just barely sweet! It's got me wondering what tobacco these negative reviewers smoked. But hey, we all got our preferences. Give it a try if you enjoy mildly flavored aromatics. It's definitely unique, and won't hit hard on the old wallet...I will purchase again. Good job Stokkebye.

Pipe Used: MM cobs

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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3 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The tangy, dark fruity, earthy red Virginia stands out over the grassy, citrusy golden Virginia. The brown sugary black cavendish adds to the mix in a complimentary role. The pistachio topping has a little depth, but it is toned down by the vanilla, and both mostly sublimate the tobaccos. The vanilla starts out light, and then becomes a little more obvious before you reach the half way point. The taste level is just shy of the center of mild to medium. Hardly has any nicotine. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns clean and cool and slightly slow as the tobacco is lightly moist. The flavor has a little inconsistency, and slightly weakens near the finish. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Has a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and room note. Can be an all day smoke. The name of the blend would have been more accurate had vanilla not been added, and whether or not that fits one’s flavor profile is a matter of personal preference. Three stars for what it is.

2 people found this review helpful.

matthieuduquette Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
matthieuduquette (12)
Very Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

Stokkebye's Pistachio is a siren that calls you to the rocks. Despite an absolutely superb scent in the bag. Once you get this sweetheart home. You will likely regret not asking for a prenup.

In the bag. Pistachio has a marvelous and unique smell. Lightly sweet and remarkably similar to that of pistachio ice cream. Predominantly made up of Virginia with flecks of black cavendish. The light color adds to the light scent. The moisture content is about perfect as well. With so many things going well at first sight it is so disappointing that this doesn't at least somewhat carry through the rest of the experience.

In the pipe. This does all the right things except for in flavor and strength. Cool and dry smoking and stays well lighted. Yet boring. So very boring. No discernible flavors of anything. No tobacco taste. No casing. Nothing. At least it doesn't taste ashy either. The only taste that ever comes up is about ten minutes after finishing the bowl your mouth may have a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Depending on your packing method you should get a decent smoking time out of it. Yet for what reason? It lasts for me about forty minutes of relatively continuous smoking.

The room note was fairly non-existent as well. A little ashy smelling and the slightest hint of sweetness. The room note vanishes very quickly.

Needless to say that I will not be purchasing Pistachio again. I could smell it all day in the bag but that just isn't enough to keep me coming back for more.

2 people found this review helpful.

Blue Bayou Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blue Bayou (60)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

No pistachio flavor noted, just a flat & dull flavor. Can't wait to use it all up....

2 people found this review helpful.

Rodricus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rodricus (23)
Mild Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Over the years I´ve tried several Stokkebyes blends. One or two are great, several are good. This one is the only that I regret buying.

I was drawn because of the pistaccio, and payed for it. Not only I have not being able to smell or taste any nutty aroma, let alone pistaccio, but the tobacco has a hard time to be labeled as "aromatic". IMO this is bland and almost insipid. In that regard, that it bites just make things worse.

If you are considering Peter Stokkebye´s tobaccos try other good blends like peaches & cream, nougat, or evening roses.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Wow! This really tastes like Pistachios! I never in a million years would have thought that it would be possible to make a tobacco taste just like this unique nut, but here it is. This is a nice aromatic as well, with very light characteristics. I find this was worth the price just for the novelty alone. I probably will not buy more however as it is just not my style, and once the novelty of smoking a nut in your pipe wears off, there is just not much to come back to. I imagine this would be a nice change of pace for hardcore aromatic fanciers out there who will not smoke anything else. The flavor is not very sweet ( in fact the Virginias are almost nonexistant) but instead salty- just like a nut!

2 people found this review helpful.

S8ntsfan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
S8ntsfan (18)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

This is one of those tobaccos that if you smoke it for the first time, there's mixed feelings about it. Then you cellar it and a couple of years or so, later you load a bowl and think, this is a damn good smoke. I purchased 8 ounces of it via an online sale, and I'm happy I did. Nutty, with not only a natural sweetness, but the sweetness from the topping is just right. Ignites pretty easy, and stayed lit in both my Dagner cob and Neerup Poker Briar. It's definitely a "slow smoker" (sipper), and has a tremendous room note. I was enjoying a bowl around a friend who's a non-smoker and he kept remarking how good it smelled and "I might have to try this pipe smoking thing". A tiny bit of bite, but nothing major, and if you sip it, it finishes well on the palate. Pretty good tobacco!!

Pipe Used: Dagner Corn Cob; Neerup Poker

Age When Smoked: 3 years (cellared)

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Delta Bravo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Delta Bravo (5)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

Burns well and continuous. Slight sweet nutty and salty taste. A hint of what can be discernible as a pistachio flavor. In general, pretty boring and plain with a hint of tongue bite. Not something I'll get again.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Silkebrun 232

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

Peter Stokkebye - PS-27 Pistachio

Star Rating = 3

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 8

Room Note = 8

Flavor = 8

Bite = 7

Burn = 7

After Taste = 7

Raw Score = 45

Rated Percentage = 75%

Comment = Smooth, a bit of a bite, Burned Hot, the casing leaves a little After Taste

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Sons of Reagan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sons of Reagan (9)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I tried this one today and it delivered a nice smoke. There was a nutty, kind of salty, smell in the pouch that somewhat resembled pistachio with a touch of vanilla. After packing this into a Radice bulldog, I enjoyed this nice blend with no relights. I picked up the nutty saltiness early and it stayed throughout. The vanilla came in about half way and the sweet and saltiness played back and forth until the very end. I wouldn't puff too hard on this one as I think it could bite a bit if pushed. In all, a very enjoyable smoke that is a nice change of pace for the aromatic fan.

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FlatCapMatt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FlatCapMatt (34)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

If I use my imagination I think I can sometimes taste pistachio. I like this blend. Smooth and mild with a nice pleasing room note.

Had to relight several times in my little corn cob. I'll be sad when my 10g sample bag is burned through.

Would buy this again.

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grimpeur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
grimpeur (84)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend reminds me of Uhle's Old Shoe blend. Like Uhle's use of root beer flavouring to create a harmonious delicious treat, the equally unlikely addition of pistachio flavour to mild tobacco just works.

It has always arrived at just the right moisture level for my smoking, goes great in any pipe I've put it in, and it's not expensive. Great stuff!

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Hemlock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hemlock (60)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Tolerable

Pipe: a Georg Jensen Oliver (straight), no filter

I picked up 20 grams at one of my local tobacconists to try it out as my first taste of a Stokkebye blend.

A nicely balanced, mildly aromatic blend providing satisfaction after the smoke. Not too heavily cased, but does come through with a pleasant nutty-vanilla flavour. The first third of the bowl was not as enjoyable as the remainder of the smoke, as the flavour matured and became more interesting with notes of toasted chestnut shells. The pipe hasn't sufficient cake yet, so there maybe some influence here, but,I could not discern a distinctly pistachio flavour--but then again, I don't believe the name of a blend does justice to the flavour qualities of many tobaccos.

Very dry smoke, no bite, and burned almost completely to the bottom of the bowl with only a few relights. No moist dottle whatsoever. Wife judged the room note to be "ok, but still tobacco". I guess this is because of the dominant virginia in the blend. Nonetheless, this is a satisfying smoke that I will probably keep around-if only because I can by a 1/4 oz anytime.

I recommend giving it a try for those who are looking for an aromatic that doesn't have an excessively sweet flavour.

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Gae Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gae (46)
Mild Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This is a very nice slightly sweet tobacco.It light's well & smoke's clean leaving no goop.It has a nice sweet nutty taste & pleasant aroma. But after a couple of bowl's it bit my tongue. It's worth giving it a go though,as I know some people who just love it & haven't been bitten! In it's class-I'll give it 3 Out of 4 Star's.

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