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This is virtually a blend reversal of Coniston Cut Plug with 75% flue cured Virginia. 16 % dark fired, and 9% burley. The blend therefore has far milder characteristics; and is rounded off with the addition of typical English flavours, and a touch of vanilla.

Notes: Lakeland style broken flake composed of Virginia and burley tobaccos. Topped slightly with vanilla to enhance the natural sweet aromas of the pressed, steamed Virginia intertwined with the floral notes of the burley which permeate from the same process.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringFloral Essences, Other / Misc, Vanilla
CutBroken Flake
ProductionCurrently available
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Pleasant to Tolerable

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kg0mz Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kg0mz (54)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

No. 7 comes with a rustic broken flake appearance. It reminds me of Condor Original Long Cut flake in the bowl. It doesn't carry the strength of Dark Flake, or the topping of Ennerdale. It is lighter on the nicotine than Cannon Plug, but it is as semi-sweet as that honey dew topping. The essence fades to reveal an outstanding VA component. The vanilla is just detectable. This one might serve as all day smoke if I smoked all day. This smokes cool and bone-dry right out of the bag. No drying necessary. No bite potential. No challenges. This is a very pleasant Lakeland District broken flake.

8 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth’s No. 7 Broken Flake, like all GH blends is made up of very high quality tobaccos. The thing is that if you don’t like the flavoring, it won’t matter how good the tobacco is and for many these are love or hate blends. I love them. The description of No. 7 Broken Flake as the reversal of Coniston Cut Plug is spot on. The Virginia tobaccos lead the way rather than the Burley, offering more natural sweetness (in addition to all the flavoring) than CCP and NO7BF has less of a nic hit although it is far from wimpy. NO7BF is “floral sweet” and smokes without a bite. Unlike a lot of American style aromatics, this blend ages quite well as the Virginia component further sweetens to complement the flavoring. The topping/casing also holds up well over years of storage. With the exception of the flakes with added chocolate or tonquin, I have long since given up on pulling out the flavoring other than the either soapy or floral qualities. But with NO7BF I can definitely taste the added vanilla although it melds into the casing rather than being an upfront player. The added flavors in Lakeland style aromatics can really ghost a pipe so use caution before smoking them in a treasured briar. No. 7 Broken Flake is no exception and will leave strong ghost behind. Even from Lakeland blend to Lakeland blend, they can really distort the flavor left by a prior blend. So if you smoke a wide range of them like I do, be committed to dedication several different briars to cover the gamut of different blends. I prefer to use inexpensive cobs for many of them. Great stuff!

6 people found this review helpful.

RoyOdhner Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RoyOdhner (6)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

GH & Co produce four most excellent tobaccos: Ennerdale, Bosun Cut, #7 Broken Flake, and Hyde Park (which they make for Peterson). Each has the unique "Lakeland Essence" that is loved by many - and loathed by just as many. For us Yanks, it tends to be a love it or hate it relationship. As you might surmise, this Yank loves it.

The subject of this review is their #7 Broken Flake blend, which is my favorite of the four afore mentioned blends. It's the lightest of them, Lakeland Essence-wise, but also the blend that best allows the outstanding tobacco base to shine through. As far as Lakeland Essence goes, I've never really been able to figure out what, exactly, is in there. I get some almond, geranium, and tonquin bean notes - but there is a whole lot of something else in there as well.

#7 Broken Flake is a solid VaBur blend, with the underlying tobacco being similar to Pete Irish Flake but not nearly as stout. The light dose of "Kendal Sauce" (aka Lakeland Essence) really does a lot to enhance the wonderful VaBur base, but the addition of the vanilla extract is what makes this a truly sublime blend. This Vanilla-Kendal Sauce topping is definitely noticeable for the first few minutes, but then it tones down and disappears into the background where it adds a wonderful dimension to the outstanding slightly nutty and deeply hay-like VaBur base. As far as the room note goes, it's neither foul nor fair: it won't run anybody off, but it won't endear you to anyone either - it merely smells like pipe tobacco with a slightly floral essence.

If you've ever been curious Lakeland blends, this is the one that I recommend you try first due to the light dose of Kendal Sauce. If you're a long-time fan of these blends but have never tried this one, then I also recommend it and for the same reason: the light Lakeland essence allows you to fully appreciate the base VaBur blend and adds a wonderful dimension to it. However, I recommend that you dedicate a pipe to it because it will ghost any pipe that you put it in, and if the pipe is already ghosted by another Lakeland blend then you won't be able to truly appreciate this fine GH & Co. offering on its own merits. It smokes really well in a cob, so you might want to start off smoking it in a MM. That's what I did, and it turned out well for me. Just don't use one of those dinky little Legends - go with a Diplomat or Country Gentleman. An Egg or Spool will also work (if you can find either one), as will a Park Avenue or a Mark Twain. The larger bowls on these pipes will allow for the blend to really open up.

It's a truly wonderful blend, and I can't recommend it highly enough. However, as with any GH & Co. blend, this is not really a blend that I would recommend to beginning pipe smokers. It's a bit fussy when it comes to preparation. The broken flake format requires a bit of rubbing-out, and it does require a bit of dry-out time. It requires care when filling and lighting, and the wonderful flavor will be lost if you don't sip on it ever so slowly. This is a blend to which you want to devote your full attention, and the odds are that it's going to require at least a couple of relights. This is not a bad thing, because the pay-off is a truly sublime smoking experience.

Pipe Used: Dedicated Pete Sherlock Holmes Original

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smoking

Similar Blends: Just about any other GH & Co. Lakeland blend - it's just not as heavy on the Kendal Sauce as the others.

5 people found this review helpful.

DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (203)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I find this blend to be pitch-perfect. The added flavorings are moderate at best, the faint lingering sweetness is divine and this mixture is superbly balanced with absolutely no mid to end-bowl bitterness. It’s nowhere near as scented as the pouch note suggests and the smoke is quite delicate both in flavor and overall mouthfeel. Altogether the ubiquitous G&H soapiness is present but with adequate dry time the side stream hints much more at vanilla extract than it does a floral or herbal flavor. Liberal dry time also reduces any chance of bite.

With a name like No. 7 Broken Flake, this one is going to fly under the radar of many pipe smokers, even those of us that adore these quirky old world Kendal products. I wish I had discovered this one earlier. Probably one of the only scented Lakelands that I could easily smoke all day.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman

5 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (266)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

What a boring name for a good Lakeland! Did GH run out of Northern landmarks? In any case, the florals in this are a bit less than Bosun cut plug, but more than made up with the vanilla and light spice. A solid blend that lit easily and smoked well. Lakeland fans should not miss this. All others, stay far away!

5 people found this review helpful.

Sylvian Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sylvian (28)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Extremely addictive stuff. Delicious, even if the taste is not as 'clean' as my all-time favorite Bright CR Flake. High-quality Virginia, a generous but reasonable portion of Kendal sauce, burns slow and is not very particular about the pipe or packing method. I prefer to just stuff the pipe with #7 as it is, without rubbing it out fully, tastes better to me.

Dry out well and enjoy!

Will buy more and recommend to any Kendal tobacco enthusiast.

4 people found this review helpful.

Chops Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Chops (3)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Upon opening No. 7, I was struck by a sharp perfume-like odor that didn't really bode well for the smoke to come. While I normally like GH & Co's mildly flavored tobaccos, I found this particular topping to be very distasteful. The harsh (I initially thought it was burning too hot), synthetic perfume-like flavor persists through the beginning of the smoke. Like other reviewers have noted, this eventually subsides to what turns out to be a fairly pleasant smoke. If only one could get around the first few minutes! I was not impressed even after setting it aside for a few weeks and giving it a second try. This is one to pass off to a friend who, hopefully, may find the flavoring to their liking. Perhaps you'll have a better experience.

4 people found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

Too much flavoring for me. It is not a scent I enjoy. Quality tobacco otherwise. I might try letting this dry and try it later. Sometimes that will subdue a too-strong flavoring.

4 people found this review helpful.

Mike Castello Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike Castello (49)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I have only smoked a few bowls so this is preliminary at best, but the tobacco deserves recognition. It is slightly perfumy to my nose and taste, but in a good way. When first smelling it in the bag, oh boy that smells good! The flake is broken into irregularly sized pieces so you can pack it as it is, or rub it out some more if you want. It burns beautifuly with a clean white ash. As already mentioned, the taste is a bit perfumed, but there is the creamy taste of the Scottish Cake there too. This is in, my opinion, an outstanding tobacco that can be smoked as often as craved. I find that craving does occur with this tobacco which tells me I like it a lot.

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2152)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

The grassy, very citrusy, lightly floral flue cured Virginia is the major component. The woody, lightly nutty, lightly spicy, dry dark fired Kentucky is a supporting player. The nutty, earthy, woody burley is in the background, and has a slight sharp note. The lightly soapy, rather floral sweet Lakeland topping is the main one; a little less so than in many other G&H products, though you may not think that in the first quarter of the experience. The vanilla underscores the taste. The toppings sublimate the tobaccos to a fair extent, but after the half way point, will diminish some, and you’ll notice the tobaccos a bit more. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool, clean, and a little slow with some richness in its floral, sweet flavor. Leaves just a little moisture in the bowl, and needs a fair amount of relights. Has a pleasant slightly lingering sweet after taste, and can almost be an all day smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a great smoke. The Lakeland scent fades after a few puffs revealing a great VaBur. The Virginia gives the most flavor and the Burley supports it nicely. There remains just the right amount of Lakeland, a very mild amount, throughout the bowl. Very pleasant and satisfying. Top notch tobacco.

Mild to medium in body. Medium in taste. Flavoring starts at medium and rapidly devolves to very mild. Burns great.

EDIT: Forgot to say that I can't taste the vanilla. Seems to be lost in the mix.

Pipe Used: Chacom cutty, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

G&H has a long list of bell ringers with me. I love the quality of their leaf and the way they can add a little something extra to their blends that somehow works. A classic deep Virginia Mixed with Burley and a wisp of Vanilla that somehow manages to tie the whole thing together. No. 7 is not as strong as many of their other blends along the Virginia line, but is no limp-wristed little blend either. And, as is the case with all the G&H line, this one burns clean to the bottom with few re-lights. Just an awesome smoke!

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1627)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable

Gawith Hoggarth - No. 7 Broken Flake.

Lets start with the initial aroma of the unlit product, very incongruous, sort of like opening my wife's make up box as it is so perfume like. The moistness of the tobacco is really good, neither too damp nor dry. It crumbles with ease and does not necessitate much preparation time.

It takes to the flame with ease, burns even and steadily. The nicotine level I find quite pleasing as its about their Louisiana flake level and if you choose to inhale the smoke it causes no discomfort. On the negative side it does have (like the unlit tobacco) a perfume like taste with a flowery touch which is not completely egregious, it just gets a touch too much after a while and you can't ignore it anymore. That spoils this a bit as it impedes upon the lovely Virginia and Burley flavors. It doesn't bite me, no matter how hard and frequent I draw. The room note is not as perfume like as the smoke, just very mediocre.

Shame about the excess perfume taste, if it were abated a touch it would make for a better smoke and score more points!

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

3 people found this review helpful.

William H. Hardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
William H. Hardy (76)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Lakeland-style tobaccos: They're not for everybody. I'm a fan of the Lakelands, myself and I've liked just about everything that GH & Co. produces. This has become one of my favorites. No. 7 is comprosed of some fine Virginias and Burleys and the essence that is applied is restrained, but definitely present. I don't get a lot of Vanilla flavor, but I do get all of the floral notes, but that's not what this blend is really about, I think. This blend is about some top quality tobaccos and a little something extra.

It's not a perfume explosion like Ennerdale, but definitely a GH tobacco. The Lakeland essence, while quite noticeable at first, begins to fade into the background after about the 1/4 bowl mark at which point, they come in and out of the smoking experience. Like the previous reviewer, I would have preferred just a bit more of the Lakeland flavor, but it is still an excellent smoke. If you like Lakeland tobaccos, this should definitely be on the top of your list.

3 people found this review helpful.

Inquisitor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Inquisitor (155)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Let's start on this tobacco's most obvious aspect: it is scented. When I got my GH sampler, I thought this would be as unpleasant as Conniston Cut Plug. I put the sample off until everything else had been smoked. In hindsight, that was an error.

Two things distinguish this from CCP. First, there is true Virginia flavor in the tobacco. Another reviewer mentioned that he recognized Scottish Flake-type characteristics, and I agree. This has that warm, cake-like flavor that makes so many GH flakes so satisfying. Second, the topping actually complements these flavors. The topping remains throughout the smoke, but recedes considerably, to the point where it becomes an integrated element of the blend.

I never thought this would appeal to me, but I was mistaken. Very tasty.

3 people found this review helpful.

Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (107)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable to Strong

Though it is claimed that #7 is a blend reversal of Coniston Cut Plug (CCP) I would have never made the connection on my own. There's just not much of a resemblance between the two. #7 and CCP smoke quite differently.

The flavor is dark, earthy, a little heavy and somewhat monotone while the strength is only about middle-of-the-road. There's some bitterness and not much sweetness to offset it. And the aromatic properties (the smoke aroma is fairly strong and it lingers) and the flavor essences just don't work as well for me as many of the other scented G&H offerings.

It's not that I dislike #7, I can enjoy it at times, but it will only ever be a very occasional smoke for me. This seems to work best late at night when I'm suffering from insomnia because it is, for some odd reason, quite relaxing. But I think that there are other G&H offerings that have more to offer.

2 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (322)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I received about an ounce of this from a friend. It comes as a broken flake as you might expect, and I loaded as is. I did not find it necessary to rub it out any more. Hydration was good. I am not sure how long it had been in the ziplock baggie, and some of the topping may have flashed off. I have never had Coniston Cut Plug, so I don't have that for any comparison. Pouch note is Lakeland and some floral sweet.

The smoking experience is very good. The Lakeland sauce was applied with a light hand, and the tobacco is the star player. The Virginia provides some citrus and a tart flavor when puffed. The burley gives it a full and slightly nutty quality. The DFK gives it a touch of spice. There is a little tingle on the snork and a pleasant sweet aftertaste.

The vanilla is only barely noticeable in my sample, but it seems to tie things together in a way I would not have expected. I am not the big fan of vanilla flavors in pipe tobacco as a rule, but it seems to work well here.

This one is a solid 3. It might be a good introduction to Lakelands, and it is a very pleasant smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (226)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Another nice offering from GH. Medium brown broken flakes - similar to Rum Flake - and with a moisture content suitable for immediate smoking. Very mild cocoa scent from the bag and some florals and soap as typical of GH. Loading and lighting were a breeze. The overall smoke was one of a slight spice to the tongue (not bite). It didn't smoke hot or produce any moisture while smoking. A typical Burley Virginia mixture, moderately spicy. Mildly floral, not soapy, no discernible taste of cocoa, but this is picked up while lighting and in the side stream. No overt floral taste except for the slight bitterness (in a good way) that florals always seem to have from GH. Would be a good start for those trying out Lakelands. A little more flavoring for me would have been preferred. Overall recommended and definitely one for my weekly rotation.

1 person found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Let me say that I am a fan of the British Highland type of blends, I just love Condor so I am not new to toppings on a good Virginia base. This blend falls into this catagory and I have enjoyed it, I just don't love it. For my tastes, it is a little to mild on the topping to be in this catagory yet to topped for a good VA lover. It comes in a broken flake and must be rubbed out a bit and I liked it best dried out overnight. It is a mix of medium to dark brown color and the pouch aroma is somewhat tangy yet sweet. It produces on first light, and it does light very easily and stays lit well, it produces a semi sweet, creamy smoke with a tartness to it. I did not find it overly soapy nor did I ever really taste nay vanilla in it though I could detect it in the room note. The room note is pleasant, sweet and not cigarette like as a lot of VA's can be. As I smoked it down the bowl, it never had any bite but if smoked to fast it got a little unpleasant but smoked slow it is a nice smoke. It never really gained any strenth to speak of until the last of the bowl and then it got a little harsh. It burned down without relites and to a light grey ash and a little dottle at the bottom of the pipe. While I would say this is an enjoyable blend, I can't highly recommend it, there are better in it's type. But I will smoke the rest I have and will enjoy it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Darwin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darwin (101)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

If you like scented flakes, you'll probably like this one. At the beginning of the bowl the scenting can be a bit over-the-top, but it quickly settles in to a lovely background for a really good Virginia tobacco. I prefer to smoke ol' number 7 in a larger pipe; it burns nice and slow and stays "in the zone" for an extended period. I like this one a lot.

1 person found this review helpful.

WxGuy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WxGuy (95)
Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

#7 Broken Flake, yet another Gawith,Hoggarth floral blend. This one comes like a lot of G&H flakes end up anyway- broken. It smokes well just by packing as is. Though floral, it is much less so than, say Ennerdale or Bosun Cut Plug. The floral aspect quickly recedes, though it is detectable throughout the bowl via french inhaling. The Va flavor is very sweet and dominates in the second half of the bowl.

I agree with the above reviewers that there is a resemblence to Broken Scotch Cake and to Scotch Flake (very similar) as well. This seems to be a lot stronger in the nicotine than those however, and is best enjoyed in a small bowl.

I am still deciding which of the floral flakes I favor most, and this one is in the running.

1 person found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (148)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Broken Flakes, quite dry, ready for use, but as this tobacco is sold in bulk, moisture content depends on seller’s storage. Unlit it has a pronounced floral/soapy aroma very typical of the Lakeland style. Actually it smells quite similar to Ennerdale Flake.

It lights easily and smokes slow. Strength is medium and it produces a full flavored smoke redolent with the Lakeland aromas (rather complex, lavender, pine resin, lemongrass - really cannot tell, though I do not get much of the vanilla) on a background of pure high quality tobacco where the dark fired leaf despite its low percentage contributes much leaving a slightly bitter-sweet aftertaste.

Can be an all-day tobacco if you like the style. Broken Flake no.7 is yet another excellent Lakeland flake tobacco.

Similar Blends: Ennerdale Flake.

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hawky454 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hawky454 (93)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Effervescent is the word that keeps popping up in my head while smoking this blend, something in the flavoring makes it taste bubbly to me. I love it and I'll be cellaring this one DEEP, along with the other Lakeland blends I love. This one is refreshing, it works well in the warmer weather especially in humid climates but it helps keep ya warm in the winter too. This is said to be the exact opposite of Coniston Cut Plug and I certainly can't argue with that statement. I love CCP but that one is more of an "every now and then" type smoke whereas this one is more like a daily smoke but it is still no weakling either as I don't think anything from GH&Co. is. I would say the nicotine level would fall in the medium spectrum. Those folks know how to make masculine blends with just a touch of femininity and the femininity in this case happens to be the floral notes added in the top dressing. I love, love, love tobaccos that have floral notes in them as it seems to work with the tobacco as apposed to completely drowning out the natural flavors. Most folks that say they only get perfume from these scented tobaccos probably haven't gotten passed the first couple of puffs as anyone who has smoked a whole lot of this stuff knows that the tobaccos really open up and bloom and the added scent becomes a nuance that helps keep the leaf interesting. I think our friends out in the Lake District are absolute genius blenders and are some of the great artists of our time and times passed.

Essential (only if you are man enough to handle the florals... : )

Pipe Used: St. Regis, Stanwell, Neerup, P. Jeppesen

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bosun Cut Plug Unscented, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Flake, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake.

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Phil Bennett Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Phil Bennett (4)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This comes in bulk as a typical GH soft leathery high quality flake. You are greeted with the Lakeland essence, though milder than others in their stable. The tobacco is mostly lighter Virginia with enough darker leaf and burley to leave a medium but noticeable nicotine level. The topping is sweet and their are hints of vanilla. Smokes cool and dry down to a fine white ash. It would be a fine tobacco even without the topping, nice as it is. I discovered this blend by accident at my local B&M. stupid name, great blend. Smoke in a dedicated Lakeland briar, or a cob/meer.

Pipe Used: 36 year old group 2 sized Blakemar billiard

Age When Smoked: 2 minths

Purchased From: Banbury cross tobacconist.

Similar Blends: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Rich Dark Honeydew.

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balkan_boy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
balkan_boy (49)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I had few bowls of this fine tobacco as my friend gave me some to try it out. He smokes this a lot, and in his office you can always smell some of it's aroma. I liked it from the first puff, as it reminded me of the Condor and st. Bruno. Not exactly that Lakeland floral aroma, but there is something that resembles. There sure is a geranium rose essence in the casing. Maybe there is vanilla also, but I didn't smell it at all. It's a mellow smoke, because of the burley I guess. Still not as good and straight forward as straight VA's. As predominantly latakia and VA/Vaper smoker, I found this interesting enough, also satisfying, not overwhelming, and a smoke that can go perfectly in the morning with your coffee. It bothers however if you smoke it constantly. You get fed up with it and bored. There is something nasty about these Lakeland style aromatics that don't let you smoke them all the way. There is just a limit for the floral smell after which it gets not artificial, but just "too much". Add a bit of dark aroma (vanilla maybe?) to that, and it becomes heavy. As a treat every once in a while it's ok, but not for every day, not for a regular smoke. Just like the cake and the bread. You can eat bread everytime, but you get fed up with cakes and sweets easily.

But that's just my opinion as a LAT/VA/VA-Per smoker. Others may find it delightful.

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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

#7 Broken Flake [Lakeland Flavor];

Star Rating = 3.0;

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst;

Pouch Note = 8;

Room Note = 8;

Flavor = 8;

Bite = 8;

Burn = 8;

After Taste = 8;

Raw Score = 48;

Rated Percentage = 80%;

Comment = Very Smooth, Medium Strength, has the Famous Lakeland Floral Flavor, slight Bite

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ADz Pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ADz Pipes (7)
Mild to Medium Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Mix it with Erinmore mixture and it becomes the BLAKEMAR mix and its superb all day smoke - makes it a nutty sweet - but not over sweet, smoke, with a stunning room note, and very pleasant taste! I would not be without some in my stock.

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hagen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hagen (91)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

very fine virginia, in combination with a rather discreet dark fired and some burley to round it off. the scent seems rather overwhelming in the pouch aroma, but is a lot less massive when the tobacco is lit - and the broken flakes pack and light easily. during the smoke, the virginia slowly comes to the foreground, and around the 2/3 mark, it actually does taste a bit like gallaher's rich dark honeydew. only a bit, though, and not enough to justify it being reccommended "for those who enjoyed gallaher's rdh", as one vendor puts it.

it's a quality smoke, no doubt, but i do feel that it would be more to my taste with a little less flavouring.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

As always, I recommend my beloved traditional soapy blends! This in particular could please even who usually doesn't like this kind of blend, because the flavouring is mild in the beginning and almost disappears going on down the bowl. The leaves involved are top quality, as usual with G&H, the burning cool and dry and without any tongue bite. Very good.

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Ranger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ranger (63)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Have just finished sampling a variety of G & H lightly flavored tobaccos. DVC was too harsh and one dimensional for my taste; Glengarry remained too flavored throughout for my palate and nose; #7 Broken Flake was very good for someone who prefers non-flavored virginias. The initial few minutes of the smoke revealed some of the mild flavorings in this tobacco that were in fact pleasing to my senses, but these soon dissipated and what remained was a very pleasant, tasty, and enjoyable smoke. For a change of pace for us pure virginia lovers, this one will most certainly satisfy your palate.

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MikeB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MikeB (15)
Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

Very strong tobacco. I have some trouble with rubbing out the flake. But thats due to inexperience.

The tin aroma is amazing but it is too much for an inexperienced smoker.

I will definitely try this again in a few months.

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