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Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation's 2012 Anniversary Blend commemorates 130 years since the family-owned business first introduced their mixtures to pipe smokers. Comprised entirely of mature Virginias that are pressed and cut into flakes, it features a subtle pear flavouring for a hint of sweetness and a satisfyingly rich smoking experience. It's a remarkable blend from the esteemed tobacconist, continuing their historic legacy and passion for producing quality pipe tobaccos.

BrandErik Stokkebye
Blended ByErik Stokkebye
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
CutFlake
Packaging100g Tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
3.3
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2012)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 2012 Anniversary Blend.

A nice accompaniment for today's afternoon walk, albeit, this would be better suited to a warm summer's day in the garden!

Two rows of flakes that are medium brown with a light flecks. There's a very delicate touch of pear to the aroma but nothing too suggestive. They break apart with just a gentle touch.

Igniting a bowl goes without a hitch, just a quick touch of the flame sets up a decent smoke. The Virginias are both ripe and sharp; there's a fruitiness yet also plenty of fresh hay/grass. The topping seems more like pear cider, Perry, than just pears; quite sharp, making it a good partner to the lively portion of the Virginias. It burns nicely, from start to finish, giving a smoke which only bites when put under strain.

Nicotine: just below medium. Room-note: not great; a little sour.

2012 Anniversary? A nice blend, but I'll refrain from giving it a full house as the topping becomes 'bitter' after a while. Three stars:

Recommended.

Pipe Used: Mr Brog

Age When Smoked: Two months

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

7 people found this review helpful.

Elk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Elk (7)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I had high hopes for this one when I read the description and I think it exceeded my expectations. I don't really pick up much pear in the tin more of a sweet smell somewhat typical of virginia flakes from Europe. However once lit everything changed. To me it's like Dunhill flake with the most natural essence of pear. I taste somewhat typical, but excellent mature virginia flavors with dark fruit and bread and a little spice but what I love is how the natural pear essence creeps into my nose so I'm smelling it more than tasting it. Just great stuff. I find it pretty much medium all the way around and very pleasant in the morning. I found smoking this very slowly and letting the smoke drift upwards brought out all of the flavors. Curious what happens to it over time, not that I feel it needs any. Four stars.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Age When Smoked: A few weeks in a jar

Purchased From: Various online shops

3 people found this review helpful.

boluotou Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
boluotou (6)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I did't got the reason why we must buy this limited edition pipe tobaco. It is a good blend, but there is no typical image for me. The beginning is more like Capstan Gold, but the later period is familiar with Peterson White Flake. 纪念ES品牌成立之年的一款草,如果没有限量草的噱头,还算不错的V。说是梨味,但是没尝出来。点火后风味很甜美,会让人误以为这是款甜美调性的V草,但是很短的前段以后,果味和甜度就大幅降低,主线味道几乎只剩下了烤面包味和过鼻时的一点点酒韵。这样的味道持续到尾段。口腔中的余韵是淡淡的甜味和很淡的奶味。前段的感觉很接近黄绞盘但是中后段更接近peterson复刻的小白切片。总体而言作为限量草没有太明显的特点,找不到非买不可的理由。如果是V草爱好者,不妨一试。 完整评测视频链接:https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1UK4y1T7eZ

Pipe Used: Charatan Pot Shape

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: Peterson White Flake, Capstan Gold.

1 person found this review helpful.