A Virginia/Perique blend, Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation's Evening Flake is a flake-cut pipe tobacco, comprising golden Virginias with a touch of perique, that's hot-pressed for a week before being sliced into flakes.
'Evening'? Well yes, in my opinion with this being a mellower VaPer as opposed to a St. James-esc blast of Perique, it's more suited to the evening slot than the morning.
As it's from bulk any excess moisture's abated in the pouch making for a smoke right away. I like to fully rub my flakes and to do so is a doddle with this. The unlit aroma isn't one to imply much Perique, I get more fresh hay from the Virginia than Perique.
Upon lighting my initial impression is of a 'smooth' VaPer. As I expected, it isn't a smash around the head with caustic Perique spice, instead it's more about the Virginias. If you want a leading taste of summer-hay from the Vas then step this way! I'm not finding rich fruit, sweetness, etc., but I get only the herbaceous Va qualities. The Perique? From it comes enough pepper to give some 'zest', but no plums, figs, etc. The burn? Fabulous! Tongue bite remains absent even when forced; a comfortable smoke.
Nicotine: below medium. Room-note: not bad!
Evening Flake? A mild VaPer making a pleasant change for the evening aromatic spot. Four stars:
The gold Virginias provide a burst of tart and tangy citrus, plenty of grass and hay, bread, some tart, fairly sour lemon and sugar, a little floralness, light earth, wood and acidity, a few drops of honey, and a couple of pinches of spice. They are the lead components. The earthy, woody, plumy, slightly raisiny, rather spicy perique is a more of a secondary star instead of a supporting player. The strength and nic-hit are in the center of mild to medium. The taste level is a step past that. It won’t bite or get harsh, but sports a few small rough notes. Between the spice, tartness and acidity, you may experience a light tongue tingle if you are a fast puffer. Burns a tad warm at a slightly slow rate with a very consistent favor that extends to the pleasantly lingering after taste, and room note. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. An all day smoke that should age well. Three and a half stars instead of four because of the sour acidity notes.
干净清爽的VPer切片，没有调味的馅料，不粘手，没有水果气味。 Clean taste vaper flakes，None Topping，None fruits flavor 因为比较新吧，初始阶段per草过鼻辛辣，V草提供了一个干净香甜的背景，整体比ps400要舒服，更接近Escudo。 Virginia taste sweet in background，more comfortable than PS400 luxury navy flakes 烟气属于中等偏薄，整天抽也不会腻人，冷火慢抽，不咬舌，刺激只在鼻腔，给鼻腔挠痒痒的感觉。 all day smoke，keep it slow burns，No bite and comfortable in nose
Pipe Used: apple shaped briar made by Chinese pipe maker
Age When Smoked: 2months
Purchased From: smokingpipes
Similar Blends: Escudo ,PS400 navy flake, SG Hansom flake.
Very good natural blend with a fair amount of spice from the Perique. Like most VaPers on the market today the taste and tin note were of sweet grass and hay. The moisture level was good and the burn was near perfect with no relights required. Definitely worth a try.
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