Peter Stokkebye Sambuca

Quality black Cavendish and light Virginia leaf are combined in a rough cut here, then given a strong dose of Sambuca liquor.


Brand Peter Stokkebye
Blended By Peter Stokkebye
Manufactured By Peter Stokkebye
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging Bulk
Country Unknown
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Medium to Strong
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.63 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 29, 2015 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant
If you are one of those people who picks out all the black jellybeans out of the mix, you will love this blend. Quality tobacco with a flavorful topping. Like all of Peter Stokkebye tobaccos I have smoked it is great quality at a great price point. I guess that is why his line has been sold as house tobacco at som many shops for a great number of years. Pack well in the pipe and smokes cool and flavorful. It says Anise and that ain't no lie! One thing though you may want to dedicate a cob to this one cause it will leave you with the ghost of jelly beans past.
Pipe Used: MM Patriot
PurchasedFrom: pipes and cigars
Age When Smoked: new bulk
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 13, 2019 Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant
Before even opening the bag, I can tell you this stuff smells Exactly like a cordial of Sambuca. Refreshingly, there were no other rogue flavors in our midst (vanilla, cherry, rum, etc.), just the pure essence of black licorice.

The moderately dry cut was quite course and had a rough feel that made packing a tad precarious. The mix was about 2/3 Cavendish and 1/3 Virginia, and took a moment to get rolling, though once those embers glowed, I was met with a nice warmth that oddly enough reminded me of the afterglow from a sip of bourbon. The Sambuca taste maintained to the end and eventually mingled with some tongue tingling spicy bits.

The girlfriend told me the room smelled of sweet cotton candy that gave way to a carmel creation that was, "super yummy", so this was a double win, since I enjoyed myself as well and can safely award this a solid 3 star Aromatic seal.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 21, 2016 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
As soon as I received my latest order from Pipes & Cigars and opened the box, I could smell the PS Sambuca tobacco. So, being someone who loves licorice, I couldn't wait to try it.

Well, having now smoked about half a dozen bowls in different pipes, I must say I am rather disappointed. PS Sambuca does have a licorice flavor when lit but the taste is not nearly as intense as the aroma and, once the pipe is lit, dissipates rather quickly. What one is left with is a rather mild tasting tobacco that reminds me a lot of Captain Black White, which I used to smoke on occasion 15-20 years ago.

Oh well, PS Sambuca is so inexpensive that I don't regret my purchase and I'm sure I will eventually use up the half a pound that I bought, but I'll keep looking for a tobacco that satisfies my licorice craving.

UPDATE: I can't explain it but, the more I smoke this tobacco, the more I like it. I've found that smoking in a really large bowl pipe seems to accentuate the licorice flavor which, for me, is a big plus. Based on this, I've upped my rating from two to three stars.
Pipe Used: Barling African Meerschaum, cob, various briars
PurchasedFrom: Pipes & Cigars
Age When Smoked: 8 months old
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