Stokkebye's Escudo is absolutely terrific tobacco. I was sent this in a PIF from Jack Straw/Andrew. It was the first tobacco from those samples that I tried, and I quickly smoked it down. I loved it. I had 3 coins left that I was holding on to until I could get more, and I just picked up 2 tins yesterday, so one of the remaining coins was my evening smoke last night (I didn't get out until after 11pm, I work early in the morning, so I needed a short 10-20min smoke- one coin was perfect, it worked out to about a 15min smoke).
Opening the bag, it hits you with a very pleasant, earthy, spicy smell. The small coins are very easy to fold or break up to load in my pipes. Two coins are about perfect for an average sized bowl. I smoked it in my Savinelli Silver 207 (great little apple pipe).
It tastes absolutely wonderful. Like many VaPers, it is about as close to a cigar like taste as you'll get in a pipe tobacco. Very smooth, spicy, a tad peppery, with a nice natural Virginia sweetness. I have really started to love VaPers, and this is one of my two or three favorites (St. James Flake is my definite favorite, and this is close).
I have only smoked this outdoors so it is hard to comment much on the smell, and I can't say anything about the room note. It does seem to have a nice, natural, plain tobacco smell.