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A light Virginia in cake form, flavoured with chocolate.

BrandJames Barber
Manufactured ByJames Barber
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate
CutReady Rubbed
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Very Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
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StevieB (1503)
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James Barber - Broken Scotch Flake - Chocolate.

I must admit, when I first saw this on their website I assumed it was just Gawith Hoggarth's Broken Scotch Cake. But then when I read the description properly I noticed it said it's flavoured with chocolate; it has to be different!

The tobacco's appearance is fairly un-alarming: a broken flake that's not in need of any extra rubbing. To be truthful, I struggle to detect much chocolate from the pouch-note, it seems to have been added very lightly. The moisture's good so it can be smoked straight-off.

As expected from the pouch-note, the chocolate is very light. It gives more of a creaminess to the smoke at first, rather than an actual taste of cocoa: it's not overly chocolate-like, but quite pleasant nonetheless.

There isn't much to comment on about the tobacco taste: a straight Virginia, hay and grass like.

The nicotine amount is also simple to review: mild.

At first I found this a very enjoyable blend. But then, after smoking a bowl, I felt a bit bored. It's not that it's a bad blend, it's just a bit mundane.

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Davorin Denovic Morta

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: J. Barber

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