Brand: Peter Stokkebye
Model: PS 400 Luxury Navy Flake
Tobacco Type: Perique, Virginia
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 2 oz.
- 8 oz.
- 16 oz.
- 5 lbs.
A good balance of Virginia and Perique. I found it smokes best when left to dry in the open air for about 15 minutes. The tobacco has a nice rich fig aroma to it unsmoked that comes through as a subtle fruit and spice note while smoked. A fair nic hit as well.
Peter Stokkebye is synonymous with quality bulk blends. Two of the most recognizable being Luxury Bulls Eye Flake and this one, Luxury Navy Flake. Pretty much any PS blend that starts with “Luxury” is going to be good, lol. This one is a straight-up Virginia/Perique blend (a VA/Per) and man, is it a good one. It's a little more full-flavored than the Bulls Eye coins because Navy Flake lacks the Cavendish. This is a good VA/Per for beginners if not Bulls Eye Flake. It's sort of a watermark for VA/Per flakes, actually. If you like it and want something stronger I'd recommend Escudo. But with this being readily available and sold in bulk at bargain prices, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better VA/Per for an all-day favorite. The flakes are thin and fold-and-stuff well. But they can also be thoroughly rubbed into a great ribbon too. Either way, it is a pleasant smoke every time. In fact, the consistency of these flakes is remarkable. Considering the quantities Peter Stokkebye must be produced to meet the demands, it truly consistent in availability, price, flavor, and moisture...all of which are perfect every time. If there was a downside to Luxury Navy Flake it may be that most smokers might expect a “Navy” flake to include a rum flavoring, which I've never tasted in this. I'm sure this tobacco has a special recipe of flavors, but it tastes so natural to me I don't care what it is. I've heard it compared to Erik Stokkebye's 4th Generation 1931 which I personally have not tried (yet). It is also similar to Comoy's Cask No. 4. But, for the aforementioned reasons, most reviewers compare others to this by saying why not just get Luxury Navy Flake? It's a standard in our hobby and a personal favorite of mine. Enjoy.
What a wonderful tobacco! This is my everyday smoke. I reach for it first thing each morning. You cannot go wrong with this tobacco!
This is a superb flake. I smoke it every day.
Mild to medium with a mild nic-hit.
There's a mild hint of citrus from Virginia with dried fruit & fig from the perique. For me, the amount of perique is just right.
Moisture level is perfect. Although a great smoke straight from the box, this improves a lot from aging.
A few months ago I jarred a pound. The change in that short time is obvious. The jar note is delicious; dried fruit, fig with a touch of citrus.
I immediately ordered another pound to the jar. I'm looking forward to seeing how much it improves in a years time.
My only complaint is that it's no longer sold by the pound. The only bulk option is 8oz, 1.5lb or 5lb.
I don't know what took me so long to discover this. Probably since it has a "splash of rum" and I've disliked every flake aromatic I've ever tried. But this -- it's hard to describe the difference -- really is actually a really good non-aromatic with a splash of rum, and tastes like that's all it is. This is my desert island tobacco now.
High-quality tobacco at a bargain price makes this an outstanding value. This is sure to please any Virginia/ VaPer lover. In the jar, there is a bright grass, hay-like aroma that is very pleasant. It is bulk so moisture content may vary, mine came at the perfect moisture content. With flakes, I prefer to fold and stuff and this method works great with PS Navy Flake. Depending on how you fold and how tightly you pack it may take a couple of charring lights but once it gets going it smokes down to a fine white ash with very few relights. Taste is slightly sweet and citrusy with a little spice from the perique which is barely noticeable. The tobacco seems young and this definitely improves tremendously with a little age but can be enjoyed fresh as well. Highly recommend this blend.
This tobacco is surprisingly good. As a "cheap" bulk blend the quality is amazing. If you let it age for even a few months it transforms into one of the best Virginia's available. I just fold and stuff. Well worth the money.
I love this Navy Flake. However, it is not for the new pipe smoker. It has great Virginia flavor and sweetness, but also packs a NICE PUNCH . It could become my new go to flake Virginia !
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