I haven't tried Peter Stokkebye tobaccos in a very long time but I did order 4oz of the Luxury Navy Flake the other day and will report back after samping 2 bowls.
I've been reduced to quoting myself.
I've smoked two (2) bowls
Luxury Navy Flake
- James Upshall large, smooth, thick walled billiard saddle, 3 flakes with a torpedo fill (folded, not broken).
- Charatan sandblast, wide-mouth pot, 2 flakes fully rubber out.
is an attractive, well manufactured flake with a light aroma and it holds together well. It burns slow, evidenced by the 2-1/2 hours it took to complete in the Upshall and a little over an hour in the Charatan.
Large, thick walled smooths are my preference for Virginia because they bring out the sweetness and maturity of the leaf more than any other pipe. The problem is that the Virginia in Luxury Navy Flake isn't very mature and it lacks body. The Charatan is a new pipe to me and it's being 'trained' but it confirmed my impressions from the Upshall.
Burn quality is good without much heat. Burns slow as noted. Smokes mild or a shade above with little complexity with a light sweetness that develops.
Fresh, it's an innocuous smoke but I prefer Virginia with more depth and complexity. I do believe that it will improve with age but I doubt that it will mature into a smoke that I'd relish.
Would I buy i t again? Probably not.