Peter Stokkebye's Cube Cut is an American blend of air-cured toasted Burley leaves from Tennessee and aged red Virginias have been pressed into cakes and cross cut into small squares for easy filing of the pipe and slow burning.
I love this blend! PS makes some great blends, and this is one of 'em. Its casing or topping has a very mild flavor that's nearly identical to the one that they use for LNF, and changed only by the component tobaccos. It's nutty and smooth, with hint... Read Mores of cocoa (read: hints. it is not an aro. by any stretch). It has that classic Burley blend flavor like Carter Hall—without going flat halfway through the pipe. Additionally, there's a good deal of Virigina flavor in the mix. It's got a flavor strength that's halfway between mild and strong, so it'll likely appeal to many pipers. It's nicotine strength is about 4/10; not strong at all but not "decaf" (de-nic?). This ¼" cut cubes are extremely compacted—almost like mini plugs! If you don't rub 'em out and simply dry them, a small pile in your pipe will provide a seemingly endless smoke, which requires almost no tamping (a huge bonus for travel smoking). The super-compacted cube cut is the only thing that will likely throw some pipers off—it takes a while to dry out if you don't rub the cubes out a bit. Once you figure out how you like to prep it, it's one heck of a good puff (yes, it's one of those). The reward outweighs any initial hassles. As with many tobaccos that require prep or significant drying time, how you choose to prep it will also change the flavor (it's not wet, just average moisture in very compacted cubes). This is an excellent blend for on the go smoking, given its long burn time, and it doesn't dry out crumble to dust easily either. It has a great pouch note, and that classic Burley room note to boot. This is everything you wish Carter Hall could be and more—just a bit more money, but worth every penny! Read Less
This was one of my first burley blends to smoke. I was quite pleased with how easy it was to pack a bowl with these tiny little cubes. Once I fired up I thoroughly enjoyed the flavor of dark fruits and dark spices. This burned great with just a f... Read Moreew relights. In addition, I added some of this tobacco with some PS Luxury Navy Flake and it was fantastic. Will definitely be adding this to my rotation. Read Less
Gravity feed, light tamp, dont overfill the bowl. Takes a couple of try’s to get it going but after that, an easy pleasant smoke to the bottom. Cube Cut is an old favorite of mine and this one met my expectations for taste, aroma and physical charact... Read Moreer. Drying a bit doesn’t hurt it at all but isn’t needed. Take your time with it. No bite but can heat the bowl a bit if puffed too hard. A really fine change of pace and easy to like. A good balance of Burley strength and Virginia sweetness. Read Less
This blend definitely needs to be talked about more. Most people pass it off as a blending tobacco or are scared of by the cut. This stuff is excellent by itself and the cut is easy to work with after a little practice. I like to slightly rub it out ... Read Moreand gravity fill. Wider more shallow pipes work best as it tends to expand quite a bit. May require a few extra re-lights but nothing cumbersome. Be sure to use a pipe cleaner to block the airway when packing. Nice naturally sweet and nutty flavor. The virginia and burley blend perfectly together. Hints of cocoa and spice from time to time. If you are a virginia smoker that wants something slightly different with a little more body this is it. If you are a burley smoker that wants something with a little more sweetness but still smooth this is it. If you have tried burley blends and they are a little to strong or harsh give this a try. It is much more friendly. Read Less
Never knew I liked burley, have ordered 3 times now plan to order more.
Not once have I suffered tongue bite,it is a sipping tobacco show respect and the rewards are all yours my friends.
It is nice to look upon,easy to load , aroma out of bag i... Read Mores pleasant, you will notice chocolate ,and grassy Virginia in back round while smoking
Don't get discouraged with the # of relights it's nature of cut, dry time will help, you know like over night.
The bowl that works best for me is a 673 size Savinelli , I am sure you will find one that suits you best. All in all just a wonderful smoking experience, simple and enjoyable. Read Less
I like Burley blends and tried this one shortly after receiving it. However, it was too much work to rub out so just lit it as is. Took a lot of finesse to keep it going didn't provide much flavor. Jarred it for about 9 months now and decided to... Read More try again. It tastes ok, especially at the beginning of the bowl but by the 75% done mark the flavors go away until about 90% finished. Very mild with touches of sweetness from time to time. The topping smell REALLY showed up after storing whereas I couldn't smell it at all to begin with. After aging in the jar it smells lightly sweet with a touch of fruit like citrus. Smoking it you only get that citrus flavor sense maybe twice a bowl. I've tried it as cubes and rubbing it out and either way burns slow, nothing fancy, decent taste when you get some, and cool burning. I will not be ordering again since there are better Burleys our there and this is too much work for what you get. I add it now to my aromatics since it allows for a longer smoke. Pipe on! Read Less
Mellow and lightly earthy, a little nutty with some ripe fruit underbelly. This tobacco also has quite a sweet floral aspect to it. I've seen a few people complain about this blend packing too tightly. Not an issue for me. I went with a gravity f... Read Moreill- using only two fills/tamps(rather than the usual three method). Only re-lit once and it burned for a long slow smoke. Rich and consistent. The flavour was great all the way through which I loved. I usually only smoke 3/4 a bowl because I can't stand a cigaretty finish. Read Less
This is a great tobacco with the perfect ratio of (high quality) Burley to Virginia. The jar note, room note, and retrohale has a pleasant chocolate flavor and aroma. The aromatic component is very subtle in the smoke, but still present throughout th... Read Moree bowl. But, unlike more zealous aromatics, it won’t ghost your pipe. Read Less
I bought this in winter of 2017, I thought it was a little rough fresh out of the bag. So, I put it in a jar and stuck in on the bottom self. Fast forward about 14 months and I opened the jar and was pleasantly surprised by the smell of how it mellow... Read Moreed. Filled a pipe this evening and it's aged into a smooth smoke. I'd recommend buying it, jar it , and let it age. Read Less
I have found Stokkebye’s Cube Cut Burley to be a very tasty blend of (mostly) burley and Virginia tobaccos which have been pressed together in layers for a time, then sliced, and then diced (cutting across the slices) to form nice little cubes. It’s ... Read Morebasically minced tobacco, and it is an uncommon cut to find these days. As noted in other reviews, just gravity-feed the cubes into your bowl and very gently tamp. Leave some space at the top of the bowl as the cubes expand considerably upon lighting. This tobacco seemed at about the right moisture level and it was easy to light and to keep lit. It burned nicely to the bottom of the bowl. There was lots of nutty burley flavor with the Virginia providing a touch of sweetness. This blend is fairly similar to Carter Hall, Prince Albert, Chatham Manor and the like, except it seem a bit more robust to me. Lots of burley flavor, not too much nicotine, and still mild enough to be an all day smoke for me. And all at a very good price. If you like burley-based blends, you’ll like this. I highly recommend it! Read Less
As I stated in my review of Crooner, I love Burley. Love the bite and just the overall profile of the leaf. I also love Virginias. The bag note of this blend is just sweet and mellow. Great. As other reviewers mentioned, gravity filled and just light... Read Morely tamped. Burn was good, and the BurVir aroma was nice. Real nice. As for mustache smell, it was almost maple-y. Pleasant. If you like Va's and Burley, this is a good choice. If you arent sure about either, this is also a good choice as it wont bang you up. Read Less
I didn't think I was much of a burley fan, and I'm not sure just how much burley is in this blend, but I really like it. I like the cut-- it packed extremely easily and burned equally so. I didn't have any of the problems others have stated in keepin... Read Moreg it lit. Burned right down with only a single relight. The topping, whatever it is, reminded me more than a little bit of their Luxury Twist Flake, my favorite smoke of all time, so I'm definitely giving this one 5 stars. There's nothing not to like about this blend at all! Read Less
I like this tobacco. Pretty typical nice tasting Burley. More so then the Virginia. That seemed less present. I have mixed reviews about the Cube Cut. Easy to stuff the Bowl, but can fall out if packed just right. Burned nicely, and great smoke. Hint... Read More's of Chocolate, and a slight taste citrus. Will buy this again.
I recentley took advantage to a sale on PS tobacco and part of that order was 4oz of Cube Cut. I loaded an old rhodesian Custom-Bilt, just gravity filled and gave it a light press down. I let the loaded bowl sit overnight for a little drying time and... Read More so it was ready to fire up! After breakfast, coffee and that bowl followed me to the patio. It was a partly cloudy Oregon morning. I had read the reviews and then looked at the cost, and they just didnt add up. The tobacco is very affordable and has great reviews. This tobacco has a wonderful natural sweet tobacco taste. It does take some lights, but that cut tends to need a few. Medium to above medium in the nicotine. Good amount of smoke. I enjoy smokey tobaccos and not the wispy smoke. For anyone that enjoys Peter Stok Navy Flake, Luxury Bullseye, etc. This tobacco will satisfy. The price is a bonus. Ease of packing and flavor made this a winner! Highly recommended! Read Less
The cube cut is different. Verdict is still out on it. The flavor is good. It has a tendency to pack to tight. Also had to relight more than I thought I should. I tried this blend in several pipes, cob and briar. For me it did not like tall ski... Read Morenny bowls, maybe just me. I got 4oz to play with. Again the taste is very good, I'm not ready to give up on it yet. Read Less
The third is a series of reviews on Peter Stokkebye's more naturally flavored tobaccos, the other two being Cube Cut and Aromatic Dutch Slices. No appreciable aroma other than that of fine tobacco, and like the other two previously reviewed tobaccos,... Read More NDC was easy to load and light. The overall smoking characteristics were outstanding and similar to those already mentioned. This one, for me, was more Virginia forward (but not hay like) and had more of a spiciness/sharpness while exhaling through the nose. A very naturally tasting smoke and very appealing. A bit more tingling on the tongue than the other two but no bite to speak of. Smoked dry to the heel, without moisture or dottle, and maintained a very nice, pure tobacco taste throughout the smoke. Solid smoking experience and for me but would have preferred a more, fuller tasting Burley in the mix. A good set it and forget it type of smoke and along with the other three, very affordable. Read Less
Cube cuts always have intrigued me as far as easy to carry and load your pipe. Smell out of the 1 ounce sample bag was faintly of vanilla/chocolate with a moisture content right for smoking. I had no problem lighting this nor keeping it lit. It didn'... Read Moret rise out from the bowl while lighting as others have described either. I am more inclined to natural tasting tobaccos, enjoying Irish Flake, Burley Slice, and Aged Burley Flake. PS Cube Cut fits in very nicely for me. It is milder than the three mentioned, but a very set-it-and-forget-it smoke. The pouch aroma did translate into the smoke; mildly, never cloying, and pleasant. Reminded me of the original Edgeworth Ready Rubbed, which was a cube cut. Smoked clean and dry to the heel of the pipe, maintaining consistency of burn and flavor without moisture or dottle. No bite to speak of. Just a mild tongue tingle with heavy puffing and the nicotine presence, for me, was mild. This is in league with the best of the Codger Burleys - actually better in my opinion. No chemical taste whatsoever. A nice all day, everyday type of smoke for my tastes and will definitely be added to my rotation. Those seeking a replacement for ERR need not look any further. Highly recommended! Read Less
I am a fan of natural tobacco, with some strength, and sweetness, this one is exactly that. I'm a stokkebye fan and also love LBF, just so you know where I'm coming from. Also the cube cut is now my favorite cut. Nothing is easier to pack and light, ... Read Morethis stuff is the best, and it's price? Need I say more? Read Less
I prefer nonaromatics. This one has very little bite and burns very nice. Because of the cut, it can be packed really hard and with no need for technique. I like this straight forward tobacco and wish more types came in this cut. The only problem... Read More with the cube cut is it will fall out of the pipe easily. If you aren't careful you'll have stray burning coals on the floor and your shirt and lap. Be careful to keep the cubes in the bowl and enjoy the ease that comes with using this type of cut. A good choice to blend with another cut to provide a bit more airflow. Read Less
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