Hurry and get the 2020/2021 4th Generation limited edition Rope Cute Peaty Kentucky. This rope cut is hand rolled blend consisting of 100% mature whole Virginia leaves and Dark Fired Kentucky burley. Hand rolled using the whole Virginia leaves as wrapper and the Dark Fired Kentucky as filler. Stored for weeks and then cut into perfect coin slices.
Brand: Erik Stokkebye
Tobacco Type: Virginia, Kentucky
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 50 g. / 1.75 oz
This is an excellently made mixture, smooth and true to its name, it does feature a dark fired Kentucky that is peaty in flavor, as opposed to smoky. The sweet grassy Virginia leaves smooth out the flavor. That being said, I had to rehydrate it before it was really good. It comes in a lovely looking wooden box that does not seal, and wrapped in simple shrink wrap that does not hold in any moisture. By the time it reached me, it was extremely dry and brittle to the point of pulverizing when rubbed, not to mention extremely harsh to smoke. After a couple weeks in a mason jar with a 69% humidity Boveda packet, it was restored to its original glory and is now a joy to rub and smoke.
I’ve been a pipe smoker for a while now and I try to distinguish the different tobacco’s in a blend as I smoke it but I’ve never been very good at it. I guess I don’t have a sophisticated enough palate. But I can tell what I like and what I don’t like and I like this tobacco a lot. I like the coin cut. It’s very easy to work with and burns well. A few relights to get it going and then it’s a nice easy smoke. I particularly like Virginia/Burley blends but this blend has a very distinctive taste to it that I really like. It also comes in a nifty very well made wooden box to keep and use for other things. It will need to be jared right away, the box not being air tight. All in all a very enjoyable smoke.
This is a real nice blend that has a smoothness to it that works real well in a large bowl Peterson Deluxe. Not strong on the nic front, but enjoyable and worth a box or two.
This blend is very flavorful, strong but not overpowering. Peaty is a good description; the dark fired Kentucky lends its deep earthiness to the mix, and the Virginias are sweet and bready. This would be a five star blend if you didn't need to apply for a loan to acquire it! I understand the whole small batch concept, but I just don't think that it justifies the hefty price tag.
Good now, will be great after a year or two .
The presentation was very nice. A mini cigar humidor with nice raised lettering. The tobacco coins themselves were beautiful, consistent in size and shape. In the description it said it had a Virginia wrapper with dark fired KY filler. Here is where I was disappointed. I noticed on site alone that the center of the coins were mostly light colored like the wrapper and not at all dark like I know my dark fired KY is. Only a few coins here and there contained ANY dark fired KY. I ended up mixing some dark fired KY in with each bowl to attain the desired flavor it was supposed to have. Disappointed.
Superb taste, put together well, burns smoothly. Highly recommended.
After shipping costs, this was over $35 out of my pocket for a mere 50g of tobacco, the most I've ever paid for smoke. The humidor was scuffed up, right out of the box. It was poorly constructed, and catches a little upon opening and closing. The Mac Baren coins within were bone dry, bite-y, and unsatisfactory for such an expensive product. I won't be buying another Stokkebye product. Shame, Mac Baren got tied into this. Extremely dissatisfied.