The 1982 Centennial blend celebrates our family’s 100-year anniversary in the tobacco business and I believe you will truly enjoy this mixture. The 1982 is a slow burning mixture, comprised of golden Virginias, sweet and soft mild black cavendish, light burleys and blended with small plugs of navy flake to ease the burning. French vanilla and black berry top dressing is added as a final step, creating an outstanding room note and a distinctive taste experience.

BrandErik Stokkebye
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringBlackberry, Vanilla
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging1.4 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Extremely Mild (Flat)
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

When I recently ordered the complete line of 4th Generation blends this was the one I tried first. Mainly because I could not recall ever having smoked a true blackberry aromatic. For some reason, blends with fruit extract all seem similar to me and I have trouble telling the flavors apart - unlike my jams and preserves on my morning toast - anyway, I didn't taste the vanilla in this one but I did taste the fruit. Typically Danish in flavor and very remindful of a few of the Danish blends on the market today. Very light in strength, by the way.


9 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

The Virginia provides a fair amount of grass, tart and tangy citrus with a very light acidicity as the lead component. The burleys have a little nuttiness and molasses along with a mild toasty earth in a support role. The black cavendish offers a little brown sugar. I notice very little vanilla while smoking this blend. The tart, lightly sour blackberry topping is mild. The tobaccos are muted by the toppings some. The strength, taste and nic-hit are very mild. It won’t bite. Burns fairly clean and cool at a moderate pace with a very consistent sweet and slightly sour, acrid flavor that translates to the short lived after taste and room note. Requires an average number of relights. Leaves very little moisture in the bowl. While everything related to the taste is well integrated, a definite lack of body and depth works against it. A reasonably comfortable all day smoke that somehow manages to be offer no more than a routine experience.


8 people found this review helpful.

Old6String Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old6String (27)
Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

I was really looking forward to trying this after enjoying 1957 so well. Unfortunately it just didn't live up to my own hype. I will finish this tin but will not purchase any more. It was just too flat on taste and never really opened up throughout the entire bowl. Big letdown; maybe try bumming a bowl from someone instead of buying a whole tin.

Update 1/4/15. After drying a little in the tin for a few weeks this has improved ever so slightly. The blackberry peeked through a little more but not much vanilla. Will be fair and move to 2 stars but will finish the tin and order no more.

Pipe Used: Peterson Killarney

Age When Smoked: Fresh tin

Purchased From: J&R Tobacco while road tripping

6 people found this review helpful.

Little Steven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Little Steven (76)
Extremely Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

The rumour, down our way, is that 1982 is made from shredded chipboard. The flavour comes from the burning glue, known in the trade as glueberry.

Pipe Used: Stanwell billiard

Age When Smoked: New.

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop (nice chaps).

4 people found this review helpful.

PipeGuy82 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PipeGuy82 (12)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I rate this blend a 7 out of 10.

I ordered this blend to try for a couple of reasons, but the main one was simply because 1982 was the year I was born! I figured I ought to at least give it a try. :) Boy am I glad I did! I have only been a hobby pipe smoker for a couple of years and maybe it is just where I am at in my journey, but at this point mildly aromatic tobaccos seem to be my favorite. I have tried ALOT of heavy aromatics, several non-aromatics including some VAs, VApers, VA/latika blends, and even some of the more hardcore balkans like Black House. While I can appreciate the complexity of those english blends, I am not sure I am quite ready to abandon the candied aromas completely, thus the mildly aromatics such as this wonderful 1982 blend.

Opening the tin I smell the sweet blackberry flavor as well as the rich tobacco scent of the full bodied virginias that are incorporated into this blend. It smokes perfectly by my standards and last a long time with good flavor all the way through the bowl and a definitely present nicotine punch from the virginias. Overall this is one of my favorite tobaccos right now!

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

4 people found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

Eric Stokkebye 4th Generation 1982 is the eighth, and last, of a series of tins that traveled from my den to my NASPC tables and back over and over for about four years. I'm opening them to gain insight into why this is so. Let me start by saying that I wish I could say I was as happy with other Danish aromatics I have smoked as I am with 1982. When I reviewed Sutliff Country Estate earlier in this series of test smokes, I felt that past buyers had missed the boat on it. I feel the same about this blend. Opening the tightly sealed tin revealed a nicely verigated pipe tobacco with a range from near-lemon yellow to near-black. Nearly ready to smoke out of the tin, thirty minutes of airing out revealed that there really was a fruit aroma in this Danish blend; probably a berry flavor. Though not in fear of becoming my favorite aromatic, I enjoyed smoking this blend. I have two things to say after that: I wish the range of it's aromas and tastes were wider and it has a tolerable, but strange, room note. In addition to traditional tobacco notes, there was always an odd undercurrent like smoldering, dry grass clippings. I didn't find it so much as offensive, but odd. Blending with this mixture was a positive adventure and, all in all, I can recommend it at three stars.

Pipe Used: Charatan black sandblasted 44

Age When Smoked: tinned 4/2014

Similar Blends: I don't know. 1982 smoked better for me than most Danish style aromatic blends I have tried in the past and I found it more normal and familiar than most of them.

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2080)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant

Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1982.

What an inimitable looking blend! There's all sizes of ribbon, blacks, browns, and golds, and even one or two actual flakes: bizarre! It smells strongly aromatic, and the moisture's smack on.

The smoke, to me, is quite strongly aromatic. The vanilla's subordinate to the blackberry, it can be identified, but struggles to compete with the sharp, slightly acidic, pungent, blackberry flavour. There's also a notable sweetness present, seems like honey. The tobaccos are of a decent weight with one another, giving a smattering of the standard 'heavy-aromatic' flavour, and plenty of a light-and-fresh quality. The heat can be different from bowl to bowl. It's dependant on the selection of cuts used to fill with: a cool smoke can easily be obtained by filling with the chunkier ribbons and flakes, but if the smaller shag-like cuts are used the heat can rise. I get absolutely no tongue bite from it.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: lovely.

1982: I bought it because I was born in that year, and it would make a perfectly indulgent birthday smoke for me! Highly recommended:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

3 people found this review helpful.

Briar Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briar Piper (89)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

As a big fan of firedance flake, I had to try this as I really enjoy blackberry topped pipe tobacco. Well, this delivers it in spades! More natural tasting than most mystery berry aromatics you find in tobacco shops. The blackberry is fairly light, but enough to make this a solid 4 star blend. Plenty of vanilla also, and a room note to die for. This is also incredibly smooth and bite free. If you are searching for the perfect fruit aromatic, this blend will punch your ticket! I plan to buy quite a few tins of this. Its only downside is that it burns wet, and you may need a filter, to prevent pipe gurgle. It however, does not translate to a hot steamy smoke.

Pipe Used: cobs

Purchased From: smokingpipes.

2 people found this review helpful.

JaWiBr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JaWiBr (556)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin note of berries, vanilla and sugar. Tobacco is a mix cut of tan, dark brown, black and light brown. Moisture content is great. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild, with notes of Vanilla and Blackberry. Vanilla and blackberry drop to the background during the first 1/4, Blackberry hangs around a little longer than the vanilla. Taste is mild to medium and moderately consistent, with notes of vanilla, sugar, berries, wood, earthy, hay, peaty vegetation, bitter, toast, spices, floral, molasses, nuts, tart and tangy citrus, mildly savory, orange peel/zest, acidic, a lemon grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Flavoring, Burley and Cavendish supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Pipe Used: 2015 XXX Ashton Brindle Author

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

Phils Galore Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Phils Galore (12)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

If you are looking for a black berry flavoured tobacco, look elsewhere. Yes, there is a very faint berry flavour going on here, but if found the main flavouring agent to be french vanilla, or burnt vanilla. The constituent tobaccos were not totally overwhelmed by the added flavours and gave the smoke a nice warm toasty taste, without creating to much heat. IMO this is a good example of a quality Danish aromatic. It doesn't bite or leave any dampness in the bowl. I plan to buy more.

Pipe Used: various briars

Age When Smoked: 2 years

Purchased From: Victory Cigars, Oshawa ON

1 person found this review helpful.

maigret fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
maigret fan (76)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

In France up to now I have found the "1897", the "1957" and this "1892". The "1957" is first class tobacco and deserves 4 stars. As for the "1897" I will give 3 stars to the "1982". In the tin the vanilla flavour is strong and opens expectations. It is a nice tobacco giving a nice smoke but nothing exceptional. The blackberry addition is not easy to notice...

Purchased From: Tabac Odéon, Paris

1 person found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (67)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I liked the first tin of this I got better than the most recent. Maybe it was from aging in the tin.. maybe it was the batch? It still has a delicious blackberry topping with a great room note. Tobacco is a little stronger than in some and if you try to puff to hard you will get a little sting. When smoked slowly it offers a more full-bodied smoke than say a Lane aromatic and gives you a rich tobacco flavor in the mouth.. with a little berry on top. This one even though I think it smells great leaves a bit of a tobacco room note but still heavy with blackberry.

Pipe Used: Briars, Missouri Meerschaum Diplomat/Legend

Age When Smoked: First tin was from 2012.. most recent was newer.

Purchased From: National Cigar Store Waterloo Iowa, Smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Peter Stokkebye - Optimum (No.31).

1 person found this review helpful.

Liam Tyr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Liam Tyr (22)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Wow, this is my first blackberry aromatic and I loved it. The quality of the tobacco is definitely top shelf. It smoked mild and clean like most Danish style blends. I can't say I tasted much other than tobacco, blackberry and a hint of honey. The tin aroma is intoxicating and the room note is complimentary to a quiet evening with the family. Like all of the Erik Stokkebye tobaccos it is made from super high quality ingredients and there is no drippy goopy mess left over when the bowl is empty.

Pipe Used: Tom Eltang Pot, Savinelli Nonpareil 9107

Age When Smoked: Fresh and 1 yr old tin

Purchased From: Mission Pipe, San Jose, Ca, USA. http://www.missionpipe.com

1 person found this review helpful.

willie b Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
willie b (37)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

first not a big aromatic person. this is a decent smoke, love the tin and room not. I get a vanilla with a light berry taste. blackberry is too mild to me. I find this brand in general is a bit harsh. wanted to like it more but I just don't. For the price try it and decide for yourself.

Pipe Used: cobb

Age When Smoked: fresh and aged

Purchased From: tobacco pipes and smoking pipes

Similar Blends: most berry aromatics..

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Pip'n'Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pip'n'Piper (54)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

There's a berry flavour. Not sure I have the palate to definitively say blackberry. It's tart like blackberries. More like a mix of blue, black and rasp. The vanilla is subtle, but ever present in the background. Lots of floral notes. The virginias and black cavendish are noticeable, light citrus and sugar. The burleys are less noticeable, comparitively. It's like a slice of bumbleberry pie drizzled with cream, honey and tobacco. Similar to Mac Baren Vanilla Cream, without the mouth-melting acidity. Mild in every way. The taste is phenomenal, honestly. Consistent flavour the whole way, no bitterness. Smooth, no bite. Delightfully surprised by this one. I will be procurring more, so don't smoke it all up on me people. Easy 4. Highly recommend. Also, I can read numbers and numerals perfectly fine and did not mistake this for 1882.

Edit: 1 year later this is undoubtedly my favourite aromatic. Like a slice of pie.

Pipe Used: Cobs, Stanwell 244

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labrax Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
labrax (1)
Extremely Mild Medium to Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

I will preface this by saying I am a English and VaPer smoker. Bought this at a rural tobacco retailer in NH where I did not have internet signal. The display rack had this listed as 1882 and the description was of a full-bodied English/Oriental blend. There is absolutely no listing of the ingredients on this 2018 tin - just the date 1982 - which is REALLY similar to 1882. I cracked the tin when I got home (35 minutes away) and was dumbfounded - my nose was hit not by smoky latakia and fragrant orientals, but of what smelled like a smoothie from the local health food market. Disappointed does not begin to describe it.

Oh well, I figured lets try it in a cob, there is no going back now. Tin is 2.25 years old, so it was not wet and a good moisture for smoking. I got through the charring light and then fired it up again. First impressions on charring light were not good - like firing up Fruity Pebbles or Fruit Loops in the bowl. Fortunately or unfortunately (likely the former) there was no taste after that. I dumped the bowl - first time I have done that in the 5 years of pipe smoking and 10 years of cigar smoking. No taste and a complete waste of money.

Here is a suggestion - put the constituent tobaccos that make up the blend on the tin. I get that the warning labels take up space, but c'mon.

Pipe Used: MM Morgan

Age When Smoked: 2.25 years

Purchased From: Smokers Haven NH

Similar Blends: Nothing - as it was like smoking nothing - remarkable that it tasted so flat.

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renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

I like these 4th Generation blends, although this is possibly one of the weakest.

This tin aroma is really pleasant, and gives promise of some sort of soft fruit with a wash of vanilla. I have to say the obvious comparison is with Sam Gawith's brilliant Firedance flake, which I'm surprised other reviewers haven't mentioned.

It can't compete with that iconic blend of course, so what you get is a light aromatic, somewhat akin to Cellini or pick any of Larson's aromatics.

The tobacco is very dry and therefore burns very quickly and rather on the hot side. After a week or so it is as dry as the Gobi desert despite the round tin.

Whatever flavour you were expecting from the tin aroma therefore disappears in the increasing aridity, leaving a very hot, tongue-burning concoction that moulders in the bottom of your pipe. This is even more evil in a meer.

This blend is a bit of a biter, unless taken in a quality briar that has been recently cleaned. I have yet to find a pipe that really suits this mixture, and when this tin is finally empty I'll not be replacing it.

Pipe Used: Briar and Meer

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke-King (Greens Leeds)

Similar Blends: Most Danish aromatics..

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AshenWanderer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AshenWanderer (7)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

As I only bought a 10g sample of this tobacco, I don't feel as though I can give it a proper review.

However, the few smokes I had with it were very pleasant and it left a nice taste and aroma which had a soft vanilla flavour. It burnt cool, but a little bit quick.

Like I said, I don't feel as though I can justify a full review. I recommend it anyway.

Pipe Used: Peterson 31

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

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