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A very mild blend, using predominantly flue-cured Virginia, but with the addition of some sun-cured both to cool and sweeten the smoke. A rough-cut into very coarse pieces also contributes to cooling the smoke.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging50g Tin, Bulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant

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SApipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SApipe (31)
★★☆☆
Very Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This seems like high quality leaf, but it is very mild in taste and nicotine. Coarse ribbon cut that burns very readily and completely with little to no bite. I could detect no artificial flavors, just plain ole virginia. It lacks the typical sweetness that I normally associate with pure virginia blends; it has a spicy flavor similar to perique and more of a toasty flavor, similar to burley. The aroma from the can is pure natural leaf, almost undectable; surprisingly the Mrs. liked the room note. The tobacco just seemed a little bland to me. It would be a good blend for the yard/fishing/hunting due to the easy loading/lighting/burning characteristics.

2 stars

3 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1005)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

I'll go ahead and give this one a couple of stars since I'm sure it'd be a great smoke for my briar bretheren who enjoy lighter fare. I've smoked a bunch of G&H blends the last few years and this one has to be the lightest.

The visual presentation is wonderful. In fact, the cut is unusually coarse. The burn (as you might expect from such a broad cut leaf) is slow and even. I doubt this one will bite those who like less full blends. But, I tugged a little too aggressively on my pipe in search of flavor and strength and wound up paying the price.

3 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (569)
★★☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Very Pleasant

A somewhat disappointing entry from the G&H stable. Disappointing to me, anyway. Most of the other recent blends I've smoked had a lot more on offer. This one is an overly mild and bland coarse cut of lemon virginia with some different curing methods to alter the flavor. I didn't get much flavor from this one, but the room note was wonderful! And not just wonderful to a pipesmoker - I got a fair number of favorable comments from others as well.

This smoked naturally sweet rather than with the Lakeland essence. It got me wondering if some of those famous scents would spice this one up a bit. I just didn't find much of a personality with this one. It reminded me of a less citrusy version of C&D's "Ridin' The Raid". It's just sort of "tobacco" without a lot of character. This would possibly be a good entry point for the new Virginia smoker. Personal tastes are very different but this doesn't strike me as something a long-time smoker would derive much satisfaction from. It just lacks the full flavor of other G&H blends... and perhaps that was the point. 2 stars for me, but add a star if you like mild virginia blends.

2 people found this review helpful.

Chris08 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Chris08 (37)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is made from a base of broken medium Virginia flake, similiar to Samuel Gawith's Medium Virginia Flake.

To this fine tobacco, an interesting topping has been added. Some describe it as a Lakeland Scent, or perfume. I wasn't quite sure what to make of this at first, but I've since tried Cannon Plug, so it seems a little more normal. I haven't taken to the flavour of this tobacco as much as cannon plug, but it is applied much more lightly.

The topping is strongest, of course, on the charring light and mellows out fairly quickly, although it remains throughout the smoke. The topping doesn't mask a fine tobacco, however, and Broken Scotch Flake makes for a nice all day smoke for those with a sweet tooth, but no desire for the hot scented steam that is an American Aromatic.

2 people found this review helpful.

Mr. Dottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Dottle (162)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Others have touched upon the classic Lakeland soap taste they experienced with this blend. I may have gotten the ?bottom of the barrel? (or ?the top of the barrel?) in my tin as all I could taste was the overwhelming presence and taste of soap and perfume in several bowls in several different pipes from beginning to end. I never tasted any tobacco flavor. Perhaps this is a quality control issue and the tobacco in my tin was overly scented but I won?t be trying it again.

A cigarette is to be smoked. A cigar is to be enjoyed. A pipe is to be savored.

I rate this tobacco 1.00 out of 10.

2 people found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (260)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

My bulk purchase consisted of nicely prepared flakes ~ 6" long x 1.5" wide of brownish VAs with some golden birdseyes. The moisture content was much < my preference and resulted in the tobacco crumbling in the pouch and especially during packing. This might have been older stock from my supplier but I couldn't bring it back to life. Normally, I don't rub out my flakes. It still smoked cool and dry without a hint of bite and was easy to light and keep lit. In addition, family felt that it had one of the better room aromas for a VA flake. It was mild enough for an all day smoke but failed my taste buds. I sensed a soapy undertone to the creamy, smooth taste that just spoiled the experience. Although not nearly as prevalent as with their Ennerdale Flake, perhaps this is a result of G&H processing or the VAs from Brazil or Zimbabwe that may be common to both blends.

2 people found this review helpful.

ThePortlyGenie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ThePortlyGenie (12)
★☆☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Tolerable

A mild virginia. Almost imperceptible, but evident, taste & aroma of Lakeland Essence on charring light and a tinge of an 'ammonia' odour in nostrils, but very faint. Background: I've been smoking mostly G.L.Pease Union Square and his Triple Play & JackKnife plugs, as well as Navigator. Whether that leaves me with a well-adjusted 'virginia' palate and nose others can judge!! The tobacco is slightly spicey in the first 1/3rd of a bowl, relatively bland in the next 1/3rd and left a modest dottle with some reasonably strong 'nasties' in the last 1/3rd [which I didn't smoke into!]. Nothing spectacular - pleasant enough - modestly tolerable room note. Not special.

Pipe Used: Peterson 303, Seb. Beo bent brandy, Stanwell 86

Age When Smoked: 12 months since purchased - packing date unknown

Purchased From: James Barber [Smoke.co.uk]

1 person found this review helpful.

Passion Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Passion (28)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Extra Strong Overwhelming Pleasant

This tastes like floral soap. Which stays in my mouth long after smoking. My pipes also needed the salt alcohol treatment to remove the ghosting.

Didn't care for it at all.

1 person found this review helpful.

machinebcon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
machinebcon (50)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This was a good smoke! It's quite similar to Sam Gawith's Golden Glow (maybe because of the broken state of flakes) but carries a hint of Lakeland scent, really just a hint. Excellent packing and burn, not too hot, and for a pure VA very forgiving and rewarding. Delivered enough N for breakfast. Blob shows "Coarse Cut", I would call it a mix of ribbons and broken flakes. Cool smoke, light flavour, little strength. Full score, but remember that this is not your usual VA. Aro lovers and Lat fetishists move on, nothing to see here.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tuckers Gpa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tuckers Gpa (29)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I think this mild scotch cake is an excellant entry into the Va tobacco world. Similiar to Davidoff 'Scottish Mixture", and a few other mild scottish/scotch mixtures, even She Who Must Be Obeyed likes this room note. Light and airy where her exact words. Out of the mouths of Babes..... Lights well, smokes cool, mild scotch flavor to go with a tobacco taste that is very satisfying. This tin has all but disappeared; time to order LOTS more. It shows va characteristics from the char. Bermuda hay, mixed with lespodesia (sp) alfalfa. Grandpas farm cutting time. And, in the back, is that damned juicyfruit taste. Gotta love it. This is a Va type that is a good smoke at any time.

1 person found this review helpful.

rramstad Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rramstad (115)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I like many of the Gawith & Hoggarth tobaccos, but some of them tend to bite me, notably any that have a lot of bright Virginias. This is one of them. It reminds me a bit of Coniston Cut Plug, which bites me a lot. This bites me somewhat, presumably because of the addition of some richer medium Virginias and a bit of latakia. It requires very slow and careful puffing to enjoy, but still, bites me somewhat, even with careful puffing.

Interesting light body and toasty mellow flavor, well behaved in the pipe, but not appropriate for my body chemistry. YMMV.

Oh, and it does have a very light Kendal Lakeland topping...

1 person found this review helpful.

DrDyson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDyson (113)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

If you like strong/aromatic tobaccos, I think you won't care much for Broken Scotch Cake; the experienced and more demanding palate may find it rather bland and dull. On the other hand, this would be a good tobacco for the newcomer to try, or for someone who doesn't want a pronounced or pungent flavour. It's a mild, sweet, undemanding and natural-tasting Virginia; smooth, civilised and straightforward. I can't detect any casing; if there is one, it's very unobtrusive.

BSC is a cool and dry smoke that burns evenly and well. I don't notice any great change in the nuances of flavour as the bowlful progresses. Of course it's better sipped, but you can puff away quite hard without getting your tongue fried, and you won't get a nicotine overdose either. As the name suggests, it presents a fairly chunky appearance; you can rub it out a bit more if you need to, but you'll speed up the burn if you do, of course. I'm happy to recommend it, especially to the beginner. At first I found it a bit too bland, but the more I smoked of it, the more I came to like it, and I now number it among my favourites. It suits a big bowl and a long, contemplative, indoor smoke. SWMBO doesn't mind the room note, which is another plus point.

BSC reminds me a bit of Fribourg and Treyer's Golden Mixture (now unavailable in the UK): pleasant and undemanding, and a good all day smoke if you're an all day smoker. Also, it's not a million miles away from the ready rubbed version of Capstan that's available in the UK, with the same sweet, grassy taste. If you want something a tad more flavoursome, it's nice mixed 50/50 with Ogden's St Bruno. Superb stuff, in my opinion.

Pipe Used: Dr Plumb Billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Durham Pipes and Tobacco, Durham City, UK

Similar Blends: Fribourg and Treyer's Golden Mixture.

1 person found this review helpful.

SirLoirn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SirLoirn (126)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium Tolerable

Tin: A partially rubbed out flake that looks like an incredibly variegated form, crudely stuffed into the tin. It appears to be of the orange or red variety, middle to old belt, having a mahogany hue, the browns ranging in the light brown spectrum. It has a fragrant natural VA smell. Feels like it is at just the right moisture level.

Packing & Burning: Readily rubs out into ribbon form, packs and lights easily. Burns to an ash with one match.

Taste & Aroma: Initially very mild fragrant Kendal floral scent and lightly sweet, transitioning to a toasted, stoved, or a nice char-broiled taste. Reminds me of BCRF with less of the Kendal floral scent. No bite, just a mild salsa.

Overall: BSC has the least floral note of GH's blends I have tried. Too much nicotine to be an all day smoke. 3.5 stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

joseph Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
joseph (46)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

First half of the bowl: fairly flat taste (2 stars), with the typical floral essence taste (which is neither bad or good). Second half: full and creamy Virginia, great finish ( three and a half star). Overall rating: 3 stars. Recommended for those who want a really 'refreshing' smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

Appearance: A mostly rubbed out flake, predominantly orange/red in color. Fairly wide ribbons with some bits of flake still holding together.

Aroma: Nice Virginia aroma with a bit of top dressing. I?m not positive of the source, but it reminds me of licorice. It?s quite delicate in application.

Packing: Packs easily into any size or shape bowl. I happen to like it in a wider bowl, but it burns nicely even in a narrow stack

Lighting: Usual two match light. No problem getting a charring light going.

Initial flavor: The mild Virginia flavor jumps up right away, followed closely by the flavor additive. I still can?t be sure what I?m tasting, but it?s pleasant and unobtrusive.

Mid-bowl: This burns surprisingly cool, probably because of the wider cut. Also remains dry throughout the smoke. Can you say monochromatic? Very little nuance in the flavor.

Finish: Burns down to a clean dry ash with very little change in taste or strength. It leaves me wanting another pipe very soon, usually something else. Something stronger!

Summary: A good choice for the Virginia newbie, and for a breakfast smoke (if your coffee is also mild). Useful for hot days, as it stays cool, and doesn?t tax your palate. Excellent quality leaf.

1 person found this review helpful.

gnossos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gnossos (39)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a pretty solid tobacco... The first half of a bowl is generally so-so - it's good, but not great. It's very much hindered by that sort of soapy lakeland flavor.. I don't really know what's so keen about that perfumey taste, but it's thankfully light. Getting down to about a quarter of the way to half way into the bowl, though, that perfumey flavor dissipates into a wonderful, smooth, tasty flavor emerges and the Virginia really shines.

1 person found this review helpful.

butman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
butman (41)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is my favorite tobacco when I am sipping a dram of the single malt. It just goes so well with its namesake. When first I opened the can I was a little dismayed. This can't be right...it is all the same color in there. The can note is not significant smells kind of like sweet tobacco none of the soap and perfume you get with some of the other Lakeland blends. It burns well and smokes well. I would smoke it all day, but it is pricier than my regulars so it is reserved for the weekend. And I am working for the weekend. It is also very nice with a bold cup of tea. Try it. Slainte!

1 person found this review helpful.

mainspring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mainspring (27)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a beautiful tobacco in both appearance and taste! I only discovered it about 5 months ago and have purchased several 500g bags of it since. It is one of the most pleasent tobaccos I have ever smoked in terms of its burning qualities, coolness, and creamy Virginia flavor. It isn't a very complex smoke. It does, however, change from a naturally sweet, creamy taste at first to a light toasty flavor with just a hint of that Virginia "twang", for lack of a better word. There is no bad aftertaste. I do not detect any burley. It is just a tad moist right out of the bag. It burns to a nice grey ash.

This is a special smoke to me in almost every way. Then again, I like natural tobaccos that are somewhat light to medium in strength. Definitely an all day smoke!!

UPDATE: After aging for 3 years I have tried more of this. The flavor, while nicely aged, seems to have gained in strength considerably! It could be that my tastes have changed. It does burn very well but just doesn't seem to have aged like I thought it would. Maybe it's this cursed Texas heat! This would no longer be an all day smoke for me.

1 person found this review helpful.

Darwin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darwin (101)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I recently discovered Broken Scotch Cake and I'm impressed with its quality and flavor. I love the creamy smooth taste and the gentle citrus tang. I don't find the flavor as mild as advertised; I would call it medium. Fans of Bosun Cut Plug and Conniston Cut Plug might find it a little too mild in strength. This could be a wonderful all-day smoke, if that's what you're looking for. I really like GH blends, particularly the natural ones like Bright CR Flake and Brown Flake. I think BSC is as good as the aforementioned blends. I wish it was made in flake form, but the coarse cut burns slow and even, so it's not a huge deal. I wonder what a little perique would do for it. I'll get back to you.

1 person found this review helpful.

Briarabbit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briarabbit (116)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

A very nice flue cured Virginia. Cut from flake form and rubbed out most completly.

Packs easily,and lights with two matches. The first taste is Lakeland district tobacco flavoring,but is most restrained,and almost hardly noticeable through the very pleasant Virginia taste.

This blend almost reminds me of Sam Gawith's Grousemoor,but don't let that sacre you away here,it's different.

On down the bowl it has gained a almond toastiness,and yes,a creaminess as well.

The taste/flavour is good,and as soon as you're done with a bowl full you want another. I haven't tried a whole lot of G.H. tobaccos but of those I have tried so far this is my favorite.

1 person found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I bought the unscented version. A unique blend that is a blond color and very coarse cut. At first go-round this one was too understated. I would recommend this one as your first smoke of the day or before any really strong tobacs. If given a chance to shine by itself, it is excellent. It does have a touch of the Lakeland Floral "soap" taste. The Virginnia is tangy and sweet. It does have a bit of a kick to it from the nicotene content.

1 person found this review helpful.

Paddy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Paddy (125)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I divide the G&H tobaccos into two categories: The light brown tobaccos and the dark tobaccos. BSC is my favorite in the light brown range. It comes in a sort of pressed form which requires a little bit of rubbing, but you can pinch it up and load the pipe that way. It does require a bit of drying to bring out its better qualities, and it does have a slight bit of the G&H flavoring additive, or top dressing which I find in their light colored tobaccos, but much less than in, say, their Brown Flake or CR Flake. For me this tobacco has no bite and delivers what I am looking for in this type of tobacco which is the distinctive taste of Virginia. I buy it in bulk and smoke a bowl every other week or so as a very pleasant change from my usual Virginias. Highly recommended. Paddy.

1 person found this review helpful.

chaplikc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chaplikc (135)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant

This is perhaps one of the brightest colored blends that i've smoked with the exception of GL Pease Stratford. This is very similar to stratford. I know that Greg Pease is a big fan of G&H blends so I have to assume that this blend influenced him in a big way towards the making of Stratford. This is a bright, light and slightly sweet blend. The burn is very even and consistant and smokes cool for a blend of this genre. I gave this a higher rating than Stratford because right out of the tin it was very good where as Stratford took aging to reach its potential. They are both very good and I highly suggest them both if you like Bright virginia style of blends. Another thing to note is that my palate felt very clean after smoking this. A refreshing smoke! This is definately worth buying a few tins for aging in that I suspect that it will get even better with age. Highly recommended!

1 person found this review helpful.

Inquisitor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Inquisitor (155)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Mainspring's review above says it all for me. This doesn't displace Brown Flake as my favorite natural GH flake, but its a very close second. The flavor is less dark, but the hay-like character comes through more strongly as a result. It smokes as cool as Brown Flake. It is natually sweet, smells wonderful in the pouch and not bad in the room. Give it a try!

1 person found this review helpful.

Mike Castello Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike Castello (49)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

This tobacco is described as a fully rubbed out flake even though it is called a crumbled cake. I would consider it a shag cut, but call it what you want, that's ok. It is my current tobacco of choice. I love the aroma and the taste. This is a straight ahead taste with a bit of initial creaminess. It tastes great all the way through the bowl. I can not tire of it, and feel guilty about all my other opened tobaccos that have been deligated to a lower status. I could go on raving about this blend for a long time, but I would rather go and smoke another pipe full.

1 person found this review helpful.

Willy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Willy (75)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Since purchasing a 5 sample trial pack of Gawith & Hoggarth tobaccos, I've come to enjoy a couple of them on a regular basis. One of these is Broken Scotch Cake. I find it to be just a good no-nonsense tobacco, though maybe a little mild for some puffers who prefer the heavier blends. I tend to go with BSC as an everyday, anytime, good utility smoke, like an old stand-by. The color is a mixture of browns and the cut is shredded with some 'flake bits' mixed in. I just pull some apart when I fill a bowl just to assure there is no bunching together to impede the draw. It lights very well and burns easily to a light grey fluffy ash. While smoking there is that familiar VA tang which in this case is like the after-effects of a mild salsa, just enough to tingle a bit. The flavor, to me, is just a good honest VA tobacco flavor with just a hint of natural sweetness (as compared to cherry, maple, etc. sweetness). There is an airiness in the smoke that would allow easy exhaling through the nose, and that 'tobaccoey' scent lingering in the mustache. In some ways it reminds me of GLP Cairo but not in the flavor sense, more in the smoking sense. The smoke is cool and soft with that slight edge I mentioned staying pleasant all the way down the bowl. There is an underlying and very faint citrusy note during the first half of the bowl, but it's subtle and changed to the rich flavor found in the last of the bowl. It's like a char-broiled taste. The sample came with just the right moisture level (at least for me) and translated to very little moisture in the pipe. It gurgled once about halfway down the bowl, and one swab with a cleaner took care of it. The room aroma reminds me of a dear family friend whose pipe has provided me with a lot of fond memories over the years. IMHO this would be a good tobacco for anyone, but newbies should be somewhat cautious not to puff too hard and get the heat rising. Just a good VA smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

Broken Scotch Cake;

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 = Smooth, Medium Strength, this is a little Bitter, slight After Taste.

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DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (153)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This packed nicely, lit easily, and smoked smoothly. I don't know about other tins, but there was not a hint of Lakelands or other flavorings in this batch that I could detect. Despite all that, I found the actual flavor rather 'meh' -- one note that I didn't like that much, but wasn't in any way bad.

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Fountainhead Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fountainhead (16)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a very unassuming and relaxing English blend. It is not heavily flavored or very charactered in any particular way. This smooth smoking blend is for times when you do not want to think too much about what you are smoking, but would rather have a somewhat detached experience with a calm and balanced English blend. There is a subtle/mild but detectable warm spice about this blend.

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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (33)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Just got some Broken Scottish Cake from G&H. To my taste very much like Sam Gawith's Medium Virginia Flake (which recently is rather hard to come by) if a bit spicier and with a little more character.

Not really a "serious" blend such as the heavier ones by both of the "Gawiths"- but then again just the right thing for those times (such as morning or late evening) when something not so fulsome or aggressive is called for. Similar parameters to Medium Virginia Flake.

Taste: Nice,relaxing and not too obtrusive

Burn Qualities: also nice and even when packed correctly

Aftertaste: Very pleasant - a plus for me!

A generally all round pleasing smoke.

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bigblends Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bigblends (46)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A straight-ahead blend. BSC has a nice sweetness, but its body, flavor, and mouthfeel are just way too weak for me.

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fourshephards Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fourshephards (51)
★★☆☆
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Another VA type flake though from a excellent company. Perhaps I expected too much from BSC, but to be honest this just seems very average. It burns very well with little rubbing out. It lights easily and burns very evenly. The flavor is kind of citrus-like at the atart and mellows as you smoke it. So whats the problem? When compared with some other VA type flakes like S. Gawuth Full Virginia Flake and some of McClelland's offerings, this just underwhelms. I didn't hate it. Its just..fair.

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Le2 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Le2 (7)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It is a ok all day light V.A , nothing special though.

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