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Notes: From the G&H Catalogue: A blend of the finest Virginias and black cavendish. A rich top-note of cocoa, vanilla & fresh fruits.

GH's version of Lane's 1Q. Aromatic mixture cased and top dressed to produce a round sweet aroma.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByRob Young
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Vanilla
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging50 grams tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1604)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth American Delight.

The first thing to point out with this one is that it is a little on the damp side, not massively but just a touch so if you take a bowls worth and leave it about an hour it will be ameliorated enough to smoke. The aroma coming from the mix is quite a sweet one but not at all strong with a delicate fruity/floral touch in the background.

This blend gives a good burn which is very stable and steady in the speed, it doesn't require too much attention with re-lights! The smoke is unfathomable in many ways, the consistency is lovely, more towards the thick/full end of the scale. The flavour is impeccable, you get a really appealing sweetness which is not heavy, more of a compliment that works along side the similar taste emanating from the Cavendish. The different tobaccos are nicely balanced, they are at a nice level with one and other so they can all be pleasantly appreciated without the aromatic side making the tobacco flavours redundant. To be a little less positive this can be a bit of a biter so by gently sipping this one the flavours can be enjoyed more.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

5 people found this review helpful.

Pipe Guy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe Guy (23)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

It's been a long time since I've smoked Lane 1Q, so I can't really compare the two.

Tin description: Mature, sweet VAs, burleys, and Cavendish. Topped with Vanilla, caramel and fresh fruits.

This description looked so good to me!

The tobacco is very, very soft. It is cut into long, thin ribbons, and the smell is sweet and a little flowery. Because this tobacco is so soft, it can be easy to overpack your pipe.

This tobacco is very gentle. No bite and no goop, which is great for a tobacco that supposedly imitates the cheaper Lane 1Q. Room aroma is pleasant: fruit, caramel and vanilla is what you will get. I don't taste much of anything when I smoke this, so I will classify this as "Extremely Mild (Flat)" in the rating.

This tobacco would probably make a good beginner's tobacco due to it's gentle smoking qualities and pleasant room note. If this tobacco had more taste, I might buy more, but I will instead finish the one tin I have.

4 people found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Is a good aromatic. For Me, it is sweet and it haves notes of fruits, cocoa, caramel and vanilla. Rassembles Captain Black White or the Royal, but is better, although less sweet. Low Nicotine, as other Flue-Cured. I enjoy.

3 people found this review helpful.

Chatsworth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Chatsworth (52)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is a tasty fine smelling aromatic. The smell is somewhat remiscent of Lanes 1Q, but not exactly. While 1Q is somewhat sticky to the touch, this GH AD is not sticky, and left no finger residue during packing. This hit the mark for me in taste, smell, and had no tongue bite.

3 people found this review helpful.

loosewatches Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
loosewatches (108)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

"American Aromatics get goopy, European Aromatics get bitter."

There's a truth I had not known. (thanks, I should have read your review sooner.) Dad sent me some of this, since he found it bad. The grumpy farts in the machine shop thought it smelled great. It did, in fact, smell great.

I won't knock this, since it was free, and I smoked it AT WORK. (In Your Face Mr. Man!) But, my oh my, I'd never buy it.

That's not very helpful, is it? As I remember, American Delight is sort of a caramel ice cream kinda thing. (Is that what the Brits really think of us? sheesh!) I like a good aromatic once in a while. So far, I haven't found one.

For reference, the Dad of which I often write, likes McClelland's Baklava in place of this. (That stuff has a room note as nice as a cream covered bean.)

3 people found this review helpful.

SMOKETSES Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

I bought it out of curiosity because it comes from Hoggarth, who I consider one of the top three (if not the best) manufacturers of pipe tobaccos.

It contains Sweet Virginia, Burley and various Cavendish. It has a flavor of caramel with a slight vanilla and of course the foamy taste that almost all Hoggarth smokes have. It is certain it does not bring about any tongue biting, as it gives off an amazing scent in the room.

A pleasant interval from the Orientals I smoke, without reaching the exact opposite of fully aromatic. I will take two more boxes, just to spare. It contains no Latakia, something my friend Peter feared when he smoked it.

P.S. I think it has a slight taste of whiskey, without being absolutely positive about it.

3 people found this review helpful.

matteo_dm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
matteo_dm (1)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I started my pipe smoking liturgy only 6 months ago, so I am still in th exploratory phase of this wonderful liturgy. I bought this tobacco in bulk from 4noggins. The smell of it unsmoked attracts me--I can't really put my finger on it, but it's quite nutty, with hints of caramel. It smokes quite fast, and as a fairly slow smoker, I have to relight it often. I find it to be a little on the damp side, and it often creates a puddle in my pipe (although, that may be attributed to my amateur smoking style). I tend to smoke indoors, and I would recommend smoking American Delight outdoors, as the smoke is thick, and unpleasant when entering my nostrils.

Pipe Used: Brigham Algonquin 284

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2 people found this review helpful.

Trooper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Trooper (1)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Mostly scentless and without taste. Not much smoke and didn't leave a noticeable scent in the room afterwards. I prefer something I can taste and more aromatic. So this was definitely not for me. But if you're in the market for something tasteless that you won't remember was in the room 10 minutes from now this it.

2 people found this review helpful.

revdoggy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
revdoggy (2)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

I like CB royal, or 1Q, but I don't like the goopy tar left behind in the bowl. This is suppose to be a comparison to CBR. It does not leave the goop behind, but is nothing like CBR. All I can smell is the aroma of play dough. Though I won't admit to tasting play dough, I imagine American Delite's taste is similiar. Don't waste your money or time on this one. If you like 1Q, stay with it.

2 people found this review helpful.

BEN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BEN (58)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Well, yet another fantastic blend by the masters at Gawith,Hoggarth & Co.!! Having become addicted to Top Black Cherry as my favorite aromatic, I thought I would give this a try as well. In a word Fantastic! VERY mild, a great all day smoke for someone wanting something very simple or a perfect tobacco for the beginner. I am a die hard VA/PER lover, but this, Top Black Cherry and Bob's Chocolate flake will be kept around my home for as long as it is available! Also, much like the previous GH tobacco's mentioned, this is a real crowd pleaser! Everyone around you will love it!! Highly Recommended!!

=UPDATE 7-22-06= I have to add one BIG warning to anyone wanting to try this wonderful tobacco. If you try it, and love it as I do, do NOT buy this blend in bulk. I ordered 8 ounces recently and it came to me MUCH drier than the tinned version. And it lacked the depth and flavor that you will get from the tinned version. It is a complete dissapointment in bulk. Still highly recommended, but ONLY the tinned version! While more expensive to purchase the tinned version, you will experience no dissapointments!

2 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (122)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The description compares American Delight to Lane's 1Q. Hmm. I have both tins in front of me and my nose is not finding any similarities. 1Q smells of silky milk chocolate and American Delight gives off a sour soapy smell with some sweetness way in the back row. This is not a bad thing, just a different beast here.

It is as spongy as cake and a tad damp. Grab a good mound of it, because it will take a bit more than usual to fill your bowl.

Time to strike a match and put it to the test... Wow, what a light and mild aromatic. Still no 1Q chocolate taste, but something differently pleasant here. I know the idea of tasting soap seems odd, yet each breath transports you to the back of the store where they sell just that (no Ivory or over-the-top odor, just a light clean taste). I could see why this blend draws a line in the sand with ardent supporters and detractors.

I however liked it. When I was done, my mouth felt weirdly fresh.

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1 person found this review helpful.

Lukasaurus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lukasaurus (9)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Worked my way though a fivers worth of this stuff a few years ago whilst at University. Memories are nothing but fond, with the stuff smelling fantastic both out of the packet and lit.

Sweet (whilst not overpowering), Hints of vanilla, smooth, even burning (although requiring a touch of drying first) and a wonderful sweet, aromatic room note.

Cant reccomend this enough for a beginner to pipe smoking, may go buy some more soon to reminisce!

1 person found this review helpful.

Susanna Hoffs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Susanna Hoffs (74)
Very Mild Mild Mild Tolerable


Like smoking burnt marshmallows..

(That's probably the least I've written in a review since I've been here)

1 person found this review helpful.

Ohio_Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ohio_Pipe (1)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

As a very occasional pipe smoker, I found this blend quite nice. It was mild, no bite and did have a pleasant aroma. I would recommend for new smokers.

1 person found this review helpful.

thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Medium Very Pleasant

EH! Oh well, another European Aromatic bust. Luckily, I just tried a bowl and did not pay for this. American Aromatics get goopy, European Aromatics get bitter. This one was no exception. Not my speed at all.

1 person found this review helpful.

Helmsman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Helmsman (18)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This is a great blend for a change when you just want to puff away on a aromatic. This tobacco will yeild to you and will not bite. I enjoy smoking this when reading a good book. Smooth, almost no taste and a very nice floral aroma. I have some Lane 1Q and American Delite is nothing like it. Recommended for novice and advance puffers.

1 person found this review helpful.

BostonPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BostonPipe (83)
Very Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Wow, this blend gave me a flashback to my early pipe smoking days when I use to frequent the "Pipe Dream" in Marblehead Mass. I believe the blend that Ben sold that tasted like this one was called Danish Pastry. Defintely flavored and definitely an aromatic.

Yet, I kinda like this change of pace. I doubt very much that I will smoke more than one or two bowls a week, however, it is a refreshing change of pace. Especially during the Summer months.

It does remind me also of Capt Black Blue, and as KCorona stated above it is much less goopy than the aforementioned.

Geez, all of a sudden, I am back in the late seventies with a small GBD pipe, (and hair!)

Now, it is usually Kendel Dark in an old' Charatan Extra Large, lol.

Last note, my wife likes the scent of this blend, that's the first time in a long while that I have heard a positive comment from her on one of my blends. Might be worthwhile keeping some of this on hand when the kids are out. ;)

1 person found this review helpful.

KCorona Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KCorona (2)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Very Pleasant

I received a sample of this in a small ziploc from a kind ASPer. One whiff of the bag revealed an aromatic that smelled very much like Lane's 1Q a/k/a Capt. Black Blue. However, the ziploc was expertly labeled "Gawith Hoggarth". It took a quick Google to figure what was going on, as I had never heard of this blend before. So as it turns out, GH has a line of "American Blend" aromatics, including this one. Wow, a British version of American drugstore tobacco! Initial "pouch" aroma was full. This blend is a ready rubbed cut, mostly black and dark brown tobaccos. I feared a goopy experience awaited me, as the blend came to me overly moist and required significant drying time to get to my desired moisture level, which is on the dry side. It packs easily, but lit with some difficulty due to moisture. Once lit, the familiar taste of Lane's 1Q topping sprang forth. GH really nailed the taste on this one! However, the similarities ended there. While goopy in the bag, this stuff burned evenly and left a nice fluffly ash -- quite the opposite of the good Capt. Further, no matter how hard I overpuffed, it did not bite or become overly wet, again unlike the Capt. Regardless, no real tobacco flavors ever emerged. In conclusion, while aromatics are not my bag, this blend is a vast improvement over Lane's, as it appears to have quality components with less adulterants. The room note should please LSSO's and non-smokers alike. I recommend it to those who like Lane's 1Q or for a beginner. (12/01)

1 person found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (45)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

To start, this is nothing like 1Q. Don't get me wrong, this stuff is high quality tobacco... but the only main note I get from it is cherry. I despise cherry pipe tobacco so I just can't like this one. I guess the cherry must be the "fresh fruits" but it tastes more like an air freshener than from the garden. The moisture level is maybe a bit more than other G&H offerings but smokes fine, and the strength maybe a bit less than their other tobaccos. The room note is great, and the other flavors are good but I can't get past the cherry. Will be gifting the 1/2 lb of this I purchased to my wife as she likes cherry blends. I'm assuming that due to European or British regulations this cannot be labeled with specific flavors, but it's annoying when you dislike a specific fruit flavor and it's not listed!

Pipe Used: Vauen Country

Age When Smoked: 1 week

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Missouri Meerschaum - Great Dane.

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who broke my clay pipe? Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
who broke my clay pipe? (61)
Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I first bought this in 2004 with my first pipe a Peterson 303 rustic bent apple. Sniffing the jars I wanted something that might be as close to a certain old British pipe smell I could find. (I was seeking St Bruno flake but I didn't know that at the time yet. The holy grail had begun).

American Delight, being an aromatic, it was lucky that I discovered this first before smoking anything else in a pipe :i hadn't discovered tongue bite yet, or the power of hard nicotine hitters like Condor Ready Rubbed or ropes and plugs which would of spun me out at that time.. American Delight looked after me and it looked after my pipe as well.

At the time a Golden Virginia roll-up cigarette smoker; I was enchanted by the black and gold speckled appearance of this moist tobacco in the jar and I was optimistic this might be the one: It wasn't; but it was still a good one anyway.

The quality this has over other aromatics is 1)'no bloody bite', 2) 'it burns cool', 3) 'it doesn't transition into a vapid ashy hot air' 4) 'it doesn't become acrid wet acidic and chemically artificial, 5) 'it doesn't shit my pipe with gloop, or burn out the briar.

American Delight smokes how I wish every other Aromatic would but doesn't. Sure I have enjoyed other aromatics but I have had to suffer for most of them. American Delight doesn't make me suffer for it.

The description says vanilla /caramel casing, yes I suppose it has and it comes through in a gentle balanced measure ;but to sum up the over all taste of the tobacco and aromatic experience combined; I would say its like a fresh out of the oven 'walnut and date' soft sponge cake with a bit of iced sugar lightly dusted on it. The tobacco in this aromatic actually tastes of tobacco as well.

I went quite a few years without getting more of this tobacco because I couldn't remember the name of it or who made it.. I thought perhaps it was a shop blend,and the original shop I bought it from went out of bizz.

Shortly after I went the route of Peterson aromatics and others which I thought were ok at the time but I since feel are just bitey bastards. I am thankful though for Old Dublin, Irish Flake & Irish Oak though.

So I forgot about American Delight for a few years until I saw the name of it in another shop 11 years later in 2015 and got an instant memory recall. It looked the same and smelt the same in the jar, i smoked it and it was the same. Searching for American Delight again was its own holy grail.

Smoking American Delight now I can appreciate that it really is as good as my first memories of it and I haven't got false nostalgia syndrome. It is a hell of a lot better than many so called aromatics I have smoked since behaviour wise.

The pipes I have generally have narrow draughts which amplify milder tobaccos in taste. I can taste it well and clear in my pipe, but if your pipe has a larger internal draught and an open exhaust of a mouth bit, your pipe possibly wont have enough pinch to amplify. Peterson P'Lips and early Falcon pipes with the more pinched mouth bits work well. (they also have moisture traps)

The smoke produced is a heavy thick and fluffy on the tongue,like a vape almost as well, of a sweet and nutty, even marshmellowy honey, its mapley and freshly baked rather than toasted in taste. It smokes but its like a vape also.

Perfect beginners smoke but well worth coming back to later when you can judge what you have smoked in between what has been pretending to be 'the aromatic of aromatics' etc.. As a generally non aromatic smoker with plenty of jars of unsmoked aromatics from about 6 years ago when I gave some a 2nd chance to remind myself if I was missing anything-(i was in a way but it wasn't them)-i was really missing American Delight at the end of the day.

American Delight I could smoke all day,other aromatics I can only smoke once and have to call it a day after one bowl or suffer accumulated tongue bit after successive sessions.

American Delight is an aromatic I don't have to make excuses for or over look its nature and go to elaborate means to get it to taste. Having tried most of the available flavours of aromatics I rate this one as the best non tiring and consistant version.

I got to give American Delight 4 stars as an aromatic category smoke enjoyed by a generally non aromatic smoker.. I'm not a snob,if other aromatics were as good as this I would smoke them. The others I have stuck in the jars from circa 6 years ago is not for cherishing and ageing, they are just abandoned crap.

Pipe Used: peterson 303 ,falcon pipes

Age When Smoked: new, months ,2 years

Purchased From: The Pipe Shop Southbourne

Similar Blends: Aromatically speaking; the old St Bruno ready rubbed when it didn't taste like a broken version of the flake, ogdens walnut flake..

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JustinCarcerated Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JustinCarcerated (99)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Recd this blend by accident, asked the Better 1/2 for GH Round Cavendish, with the intent of softening the current state of my Amnesia blend (24 oz decanter where 2 and 3 stars often marinate into surprisingly good smoke....just not currently).

So on the positive side this ended up being a good all-around blend, the best vanilla blend I've had to date, Of note is that the texture of AD is very soft, not just because of lack of woody bits, but more from the uniformity of the baccy. Almost miicro-shag in its feel, if you suggestion to the wife of having her stuff a pillow with it for sleep-akin to the Sobakawa pillow was summarily shot down.

She did like the porch note though.

Smooth, no bite to speak of, no real Lakeland sauce either. Only negative (for me anyway) is the lack of Nicotine.

Having said that, I may try 1Q now, to see comparison.

Pipe Used: Meers and Briars

Age When Smoked: New-from bulk

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars. Com

Similar Blends: Lane 1Q.

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TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (481)
Mild to Medium Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I am not a fan of 1q, so I probably would have never purchased this one on that alone, but a good sample was given to me by a forum friend so in the interest of being gracious I smoked it. I am glad I did as I found this to be much better than 1q.

Where the topping on 1 q makes me somewhat nauseous, this one did not. I really like Gawith Hoggarth and think they do aros perhaps better than anyone. There is no doubt a familiar taste in the topping and there is also no (what some people refer to as) soapiness to this one. It is clear what GH was going for here, and perhaps they succeeded using less PG? I don't know what would cause the difference, but it just was much more smokable to me.

With all that said, I am not a huge fan of the topping even as it exists here and would rather spend my time with some Coconut or Rum twist or some Rich Dark Honeydew if I want an aro. Still I do recommend this one. Particularly for the fans of 1q and the captains as I find this to be a better alternative.

Pipe Used: primarily cobs

Similar Blends: 1q.

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Holy Smokes! Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Holy Smokes! (6)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This isn't bad. It is also not that exciting. To me, it's a wonderful backup for something else. It would probably be the crown jewel of a mass production, gas station line of cheap pipe tobaccos, but it's not. It's marketed as something an American would take delight it, which may be true, depending on taste and interpretation, but I'd recommend this blend to be placed between two blends you really enjoy, if only to enhance your love of those.

Pipe Used: Baraccini Tulip

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From:

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tcvarlh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tcvarlh (15)
Extremely Mild Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

Bought some for my Lass to try. She's of the same opinion. Burnt toffee. That's it, Burnt Toffee, no fruitiness, no taste, no tobacco, no anything 'cept burnt toffee. Possibly the least appetizing 'baccy I have ever come across including Landtabak and some sort of Libyan junk I had when out thataway. Some folks may enjoy it. My Lass and I do not.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Similar Blends: Burnt toffee.

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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

American Delight

Star Rating = 3.5

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

Pouch Note = 9

Room Note = 9

Flavor = 9

Bite = 9

Burn = 9

After Taste = 9

Raw Score = 54

Rated Percentage = 90%

Comment = Smooth, Mild, a little too much fruity Flavor, has a little After Taste

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adampc22 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
adampc22 (1)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

i started pipe smokeing with this tobacco and i like it very much i still smoke it almost everyday and i would reconmend it to a new pipe smoker the only down side in my book is it tends to smoke a bit 2 hot sometimes

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