Product Image


Mature flue cured Virginias and aromatic burley spiced with Louisiana perique for a rich tobacco experience. The blend has a smooth, complex tobacco taste with an aroma associated with traditional Baii/ Dutch tobaccos.

Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsBurley, Perique, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
Product Image
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

Favorite Of 2 Users

4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Sort By
Please login to review this blend.
CTS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CTS (138)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Tolerable

Mild and tasty, with excellent quality tobacco. At mid-bowl, particularly when sipped, the Virginia and Perique hit the palate first, followed by a pleasant woodiness, presumed from the burley. Nice complexity. Retrohale delivers a nice spicy note. Strength builds toward medium, as you enter the final stretch. 3+.

Pipe Used: Nording Freehand, Kriswill

Age When Smoked: Tin date code = 11-JUL-2011

Purchased From: Corona Smoke Shop, Battle Creek, MI

Similar Blends: Tastes like 2/3 strength SG Best Brown Flake, with an added tangy note.

11 people found this review helpful.

Smokeybear86 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smokeybear86 (14)
Mild None Detected Full Unnoticeable

Tin Note: First impression smelling the sample is Vanilla Cake batter and cookie dough, reminds me of my wife baking her cupcakes and cookies.

Initial Light: Lit really well, took a nice slow even flame right after the false light. I received spicy hints during my first puffs, Not hot spicy but the type of spice you get from a Chai Tea it was very delightful and not over powering. Good Perique.

Mid-Smoke: The burn is traveling down the bowl very slow and consistent in temperature and flavor. This is one of the most complex smokes i think i have had to date. The spice had tuck back just enough to entertain my pallet and it mixed with a subtle sweetness. I was getting a wood like taste every so often it came in and out I wasn't bad tasting but i found it distracted me quite a bit. The wood taste stopped near the end of the mid bowl.

Bottom of the Bowl: Just as i thought this smoke couldn't get any better, IT DID. The smoke was so full and taste was also very filling, it reminded me of thick and creamy Eggnog and fresh Pine tress in the snow. I don't know why but i can really see myself smoking this blend in the winter outside in the cold it would be accompanied by gingerbread and a Hot Coco.

Room Note: Had no one to ask but after the smoke was finished the ambiance was peaceful and calm and i Imagined smelling all the things i mention above. Truly was a great smoke.

Dottle: The ash was thick and fell into dust when touched the burn was slow but it was very consistent and left behind nothing.

Smoking Duration: 50min of bliss

Overall: If you like Chai tea, eggnog and the smell of baking then you need to try this blend. I find myself craving it even as i type this, Truly one of the most complex smokes i have had in a while. The blend of Burley, Perique and Virginia was executed substantially well.


I rubbed out the flake for this smoke and packed it tight, but would be curious as to how it will smoke cube cut.

Pipe Used: Trypis Apple Nosewarmer

Purchased From: Sample From a Friend

10 people found this review helpful.

manno Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manno (50)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

What a great surprise as were 2 others in this line (Early Day and Mid-Day). Forget the inherent instructions in the name -- before breakfast, after lunch, before bed, it's all good. Beautifully crafted flake with a perfect balance of sweetness and firepower. Love it (especially in a round tin -- still getting used to so good a flake not coming from a cute little rectangular or square box!).

Update: For what it's worth have finished another tin and would like to confirm that this is a great flake for its flavor profile. You must buy it if you like a BurVaPer (or any smoke for that matter) that evokes a slice of your favorite toast with a little farm-fresh butter. It is satisfying, just a bit complex, round, comfortable and, yes, edible. And while not available in bulk, priced well below its counterparts.

9 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2978)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The flue cured Virginias are citrusy and grassy, and mostly take the lead. The burley is a little nutty with a hint of cocoa, and is sweet with a minor earth note as a supporting player. The perique is in the background, lightly spicy with a mild raisin and fig flavor, though it’s not always that noticeable. There is a very mild sweet topping that doesn’t distract from the experience, though it does sublimate the tobaccos just a little. The flakes are easy to rub out, and it burns cool at a moderate pace with a few relights. No bite, and a very mild nic-hit. Doesn’t leave much moisture in the bowl. Not quite an all day smoke, but some may consider it so.


8 people found this review helpful.

Canicus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Canicus (9)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A most enjoyable Va/Per blend - one in which the burley, at least to me, was in the background and played a supporting role. No bite, a nice aroma from the tin and a fine mix of just enough sweetness with tobacco taste. Smoked a bowl after dinner and it was a perfectly enjoyable experience. VaPer my second place preference to English/balkan style blends; this tobacco is a great example of a dutch-style and a most enjoyable gateway to VaPer blends....highly recommended.

By the way, flake packed easily and burned/smoked perfectly - was just funny opening a round tin and finding flake....

8 people found this review helpful.

Scupbucket Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Scupbucket (10)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Nice! A great vaper blend that burns nice and cool but cranks out thick and creamy smoke. The tin note is to die for and takes me back to a time (a month ago) where I was first smoking this. I liked it then but like it even more after stuffing it in a jar and letting it sit for a while.

7 people found this review helpful.

Fofo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fofo (81)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

Great blend, surprisingly good too considering what I paid for the tin (next to nothing).

The main player here is the Virginia, with the perique a close second. Yes, the burley is noticeable, but it isn't at the front. Nice, grassy, mildly sweet VA and a very noticeable perique. I thing the amount of perique in this blend is perfect; enough to make my nose tingle and to give the blend backbone but not too much to make me queasy.

Great tin smell too; pungent sweetness that reminds me of ripe fruit.

I tend to like my Virginias with a touch (and I mean just a touch) of flavoring, but this is good.

7 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (628)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

UPDATE 3/26/2018

I just smoked another tin of this with about 4 yrs 4 months of age on this and I am very happy I made the choice to stock up on this one. The Virginias increased substantially in sweetness. The flakes were still relatively clumped together, but not quite as bad as before. I would still put it at 3 stars.


A tasty Va/bur/per with a touch of Danish aromatic treatment. I like this blend, but perhaps the thing I find most attractive is the price. Well, this is probably water under the bridge at this point as I just recently heard that the villiger line is being completely cut, so you should probably stock up while you can. I bought 8 tins of it on the strength of the reviews here and am happy I did at this point.

I just recently finished the first tin. The tin presentation is nice, several strips the size of say, Irish or University flake. The weird thing, at least with this first tin, is they were all stuck together. This could be a problem for fold and stuff guys. Not a biggie for me as I rub out all my flakes.

I found the taste to be heaviest in the Virginia element. I found the burley to be complimentary and the perique to be a little light. There is a slight topping to it, but it is not overwhelming at all. It just adds a little something to the blend to differentiate it from similarly composed blends. Overall, I like this blend and do recommend it, but if it was at a higher price point I don't think I would be as enthusiastic.

If I had to compare this to a blend, I guess the first to come to mind would be Marlin Flake. The topping does differentiate, but it is a little similar in taste to me.

Purchased From: P & C

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2065)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Villager - After Dinner (1888).

I was happy when I found ebay have now okayed tobacco sales in the U.K., I was I happier when I found the seller HABANO757 had this blend which I hadn't seen on Smokingpipes, 4noggins, Cup O', etc., and I was even happier whilst reading here that it's now no longer produced making me lucky to get a tin! Hurry, hurry, HABANO757 still have 4 tins on ebay. Just enter Villager 1888 into the ebay search box to find it.

Now, the review. I always like a selection in my kitchen for my morning smoke and having emptied my VaPer, Hearth & Home Anniversary Flake, I chose this. It's a 10/10 smoke.

The tin contains one row of wide, mottled, quite thin, neatly presented flakes, with a content of water that makes them smokeable fresh. They're not so thin as to crumble to being shag like at the gentlest touch, but a perfect consistency can be achieved with the utmost ease.

1888 is a joy to light (easy, but I fully rub) and then creates, like I said, a top end smoke. It's not a vinegary, bitter, sharp, Perique power-house, the Perique only compliments the smoke with a spot of plums, the lead goes to the Virginia and Burley. These two work together brilliantly: the Virginia's slightly sweet, sprightly and fresh, with the Burley giving a dry, woody, rustic flavour. They play off one another perfectly. It burns nicely, never becoming too warm and necessitating only a little maintenance.

Nicotine: just below medium. Room-note: inoffensive.

After Dinner 1888? This easily warrants four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Calved Meerschaum.

Age When Smoked: Not dated but only cellared for 1 month

Purchased From: Ebay, HABANO757

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30116)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A very cool and slow burning flake with zero tongue-bite. I honestly don't have much experience with flakes at all, but I would defiantly recommend this one. I just had a bowl in a very modestly sized meerschaum, and it gave me a flavorful, satisfying smoke, lasting for more than an hour. I rubbed it almost completely out, but will try different rubbing methods in the future. (just for the sake of experience, it smoked wonderfully fully rubbed-out)

3 people found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (303)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Nicely prepared, mixed yellow to dark brown flakes ~ 1.75x2.5x1/16" with an ideal moisture content and grassy tin aroma. I didn't rub out thid blend just as I typically do with such pliable flakes like this and packing was quite easy and uniform. Smoked cool and without condensation or bite in various bowl sizes. Didn't get much of the Perique influence even towards the end of the bowl but the naturally sweet taste was enjoyable. I enjoyed this more than PS Luxury Twist Flake that I purchase in bulk but found it similar and don't know that the added expense is worth it. If you enjoy Va/Per flakes give this a try.

3 people found this review helpful.

mnadz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mnadz (69)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I really enjoyed this tobacco. Virginia and perique gave a mild sweet taste. Just getting into pipe smoking, I was going to give up on it until I had this (this was my introduction to Virginias). I usually rate would I keep on hand, buy here and there, smoke it offered, or never smoke again. I will always have a tin of this on hand. Wife like the smell to.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30116)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

#3 of 4 small samples from an internet friend. These thoughts are based on 3 bowls, so take it for what it's worth. I'm of the opinion that reliability for the reviews of others is dicey at best and when the "review" is based on such a small sample, it's pretty pointless. But these are my thoughts....

I enjoyed this VaBurPer, as all three components took their turns at leading, riding shotgun or following. The Virginias had a slight spice to go with their usual flare and usually led, the burley had a nice hint of sweet nut and seemed to hold it all together and the perique was of the soft dark fruit variety with not much spice and no pepper. The three tobaccos sparred in a friendly way and this tobacco would have been much the worse for wear if even one of them were absent. It smelled sweeter than it tasted and when I took my first whiff out of the bag, I thought it was going to be just another Stokkebye sugary VaPer. Wrong! This is called After Dinner but it was a great late morning smoke for me. I'd love to get more but it seems this one is out of production. Too bad. Not a complete bell-ringer, but this one has a unique spot amidst all the "me too" blends out there. Nicely done, Stokkebye! This struck me as the Crosby, Stills and Nash of blends. Harmonious and holding something new to keep repeated smokes interesting. 3.5 stars.

1 person found this review helpful. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note (225)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Summary: tasty honey-infused Va/Per that is not too sweet and conditions the Perique into more of a citrus than fleshy fruit taste.

This blend never got the respect it deserved. Open the tin and you will find a neat stack of perfect flakes which have the fermented smell of Perique and a vinegar/honey scent of Virginia. Fold, twist, spike, and roll into your bowl and the first light reveals a wonderful white bread toast flavor with the faintest hints of citrus and honey. As the bowl burns down, the Virginias caramelize and the honey-citrus flavor takes over with an overtone like molasses. While this blend is arguably better than some of the blends from large tobacco firms of a similar nature, it was also sold in tins at higher prices than those bulk orders could do, so people saw no reason to leap to it. It also, by not being as sweet as either the breakfast cereal Va/Pers like "Golden Sliced" or the sugar-frosted hay Va/Pers like "Escudo," limited its own audience. It is fantastic mixed 55-45% with "Cube Cut Burley," which is pretty much how I consume Va/Pers at this point to reduce sugars; the Bur/Va/Per (a better term than "vaburper") is pretty much the apex of this genre.

Similar Blends: Newminster - No. 403 Superior Round Slices, Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403), Dunhill - Elizabethan Mixture, Dunhill - Royal Yacht, Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro.

1 person found this review helpful.

jjbauer15 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jjbauer15 (1)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is the first Perique I've ever smoked, and I'm pleasantly surprised. The mixture between the Virginias, Periques, and Burleys give it a full taste with zero tongue bite whatsoever. This is a tobacco that gets better as the bowl burns down.

1 person found this review helpful.

marosi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
marosi (70)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It is a shame that these are no longer available. They were very high quality at a reasonable price. The After Dinner is a high quality VAPER flake that offers a great deal of flavor and complexity for an almost ridiculous (in its day) low price.

The flake itself is a rich virginia and burley flake peppered with perique. It rubs out easily and dries readily, being ready to pack after 10 minutes or so. The flavor is sweet, rich, and delicious upon first light, and stays complex and delicious throughout the bowl. When properly dried it light readily and burns smoothly with little effort to keep it lit. The flavor is rich and deep, with sweet virginia flavors and a peppery topnote. The burley is not overwhelming, but rounds out the flavor and contributes to the fine burn characteristics. My tin is at least five years old, I an expect that it in general this benefits from a fair bit of aging. My memory from before is that it was sharper and less complex. Now, after several years of aging it is well rounded and smooth, an very sweet and flavorful.

There are similar VAPERS which are still made. If you are patient and let your tins age for several years you will receive something special in return. This one unfortunately may be lost to the ages. If you have a chance and can find an old tin here or there purchase it and enjoy a fine and special blend.

Pipe Used: Il Ceppo

1 person found this review helpful.

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

Nice unbroken flakes, compare to Wessex Brigade Campaign Flake. Smooth, no bite, smokes dry.

1 person found this review helpful.