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The most strong tobacco made with different Virginias, pressed to a cake and rubbed in broken flakes. If you like it strong... then you will be surprised.

Blended ByKendal
Manufactured ByGawith & Hoggarth
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutBroken Flake
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Mild
Medium to Full, Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1183)
Strong Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias are citrusy with plenty of dark stewed fruitiness, a little grass and a bit of deep earthiness. There's a floral essence that reminds me of Lakeland, but it may be coming either naturally through the Virginias or from the fact the tobaccos absorb a little Lakeland by being in the same factory where the scented blends are. Either way or both, it diminishes some after the half way point, it always remains to compete with the Virginias for attention. Burns cool, slow and requires some relights. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but no dottle and no bite. Has a strong nic-hit.

I edited this review to reflect my latest thoughts on the topping, but I'm still put off a little by the floralness, even though I have been know to rate blends with that characteristic higher, and often enjoy Lakelands. I also have learned that essence of Lakeland that is absorbed by unscented blends varies from batch to batch, which makes reviewing unscented G&H tobaccos a little harder. Hence the neutral two star rating.

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DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (200)
Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I would agree with most of JimInks Review, except that I didn't find any Lakeland topping, or any topping for that matter. A 'strong Lakeland flavor' for me would be something like GH Dark Plug Rose Geranium or SG RB Plug, while a light one would be something like GH Glengarry Flake. Perhaps those who dislike all Lakelands should avoid this, but those who enjoy both Lakelands and unflavored strong flakes should give this a try and decide for themselves.

Pipe Used: briars, meers, and cobs

Age When Smoked: fresh shipment

Purchased From: Synjeco

1 person found this review helpful.