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A majestic combination of toasted cavendish enhanced with premium burleys and Virginias that provides zesty flavor, enchanting aroma and an unsurpassed smoke.

BrandLane Limited
Blended ByLane Limited
Manufactured ByLane Limited
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Vanilla
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant

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Oystercracker1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Oystercracker1 (2)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Well, like all tobaccos taste is in the tongue of the beholder. I love this stuff. Smooth as can be, mild for an all-day smoke, smells good enough to eat. Even my anti-smoking friends love the aroma. I find it easy to light, keep lit and to enjoy. Nothing more can be said - I love it and will continue to buy it as my go-to tobacco.

Pipe Used: Boswell, Comoys, Moretti, Stanwell, etc

Age When Smoked: 63

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

12 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Packs easily, burns well, doesn't bite, doesn't go bitter on me, and most importantly has a nice, mellow, albeit somewhat generic, tobacco taste intermingled with the taste and aroma of its casing that brings marshmellows, grahm crackers, and maybe coconut or banana to mind. It is sweet, but in the way a vanilla wafer is sweet, not the way maple sysrup is sweet.

This is an aromatic, so I've judged it against other aromatics. I wouldn't recomend it at all to someone who abstains from anything but natural tobacco, but to anyone who likes aromatics or wants to try one, it comes highly recomended from me because it outperforms nearly all the other aromtics I've tried.

10 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The blend is comprised of stringy light and dark ribbons which makes it very easy to load into a pipe using the Frank Method. The moisture content seems about right. The tobacco itself smells somewhat reminiscent of raisins or maybe molasses.

It lights easily and seldom requires relighting. Taste-wise, it has somewhat of a light caramel cavendish flavor. It is not bitey on the tongue at all. I find that the flavor tends to build up in my mouth as I progress through the bowl leaving a pleasant aftertaste. As you progress through the bowlfull more of a natural tobacco flavor begins overtaking the aromatic flavor. It burns pretty cool compared to most Virginias and doesn't require much in the way of smoking techinque. My wife likes the aroma and said it reminds here somewhat of vanilla but she really can't liken it to anything in particular.

This is a pretty pleasant tobacco to smoke. I like both the flavor and aroma. After smoking it for a few weeks, I decided that I like it enough to order more of it. Usually I smoke Virginias or English blends, but this one seems to accompany the others very well without being drastically different. In the morning, or when I'm in the mood for a lighter smoke than the typical latiaka bombs or don't have time to carefully puff on a Virginia then I usually go for a bowlfull of this.

9 people found this review helpful.

Dr.sadik Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr.sadik (100)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

this is a mild blend with notes of vanilla and sweet chocolate. the casing is moderate to heavy on this one. taste wise it is a creamy/nutty smoke. takes fire well after few attempts of the regular charring and lighting, but thereafter it is smooth with minimal dottles left in the heel. the room note is acceptable. nothing super about this blend but for the regular aromatics smoker who is looking for something sweet and buttey it worth the try. kinda remind me of altadis black and gold in its buttery taste but this one is a bit more sweeter.

8 people found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
★★★★
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

Lane Limited Bulk No. LL-7

Star Rating = 4

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

Pouch Note = 10

Room Note = 10

Flavor = 10

Bite 10

Burn = 9

After Taste = 9

Raw Score = 58

Rated Percentage = 97%

Comment = Very Smooth, Very Mild, Mellow, No Bite, nice Flavor, good all day smoke

8 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★★
Mild Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

I have been smoking LL-7 regularly for years now. It is an aromatic that burns cleanly and that I never seem to tire of... my basic, morning, comfort smoke in a big pipe that I can enjoy over several cups of coffee.

A mild, inexpensive, well-balanced natural aromatic blend.

8 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

This is a good example of wise use of burley for aromatics. A cool smoking blend with a enough casing for aroma without being too cloying. Smokeable to the end of the bowl, which is a rarity for most tobaccos of this type. It never turns harsh or sour. The room note is pleasant and makes the smoking more enjoyable. Highly Recommended.

7 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

This tobacco has become a new favorite for in-the-house smokes. It offers a pleasing room note, but LL-7 has a quality tobacco taste. There is never a bite from this mellow blend which I appreciate when the palate gets a little tender after more aggressive blends have had their way with the roof of my mouth. This blend is like the strong man who knows his strength and demonstrates it with skill and reserve.

For those who would like to smoke a really good aromatic with the pleasant room note of a Captain Black but want no cloying sweetness or overpowering topping, just quality tobacco taste with a hint of casing, you owe it to yourself to give this fine blend a try.

7 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2189)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

The Virginia offers a little grass and citrus. The burley is a little nutty, though like the Virginia, isn't always noticeable. The black cavendish isn't as vanilla-like as I expected, but then again, the chocolate/vanilla topping may be hiding it a little. I also get some caramel here and there. It's not that complex, but it is a decent all day smoke that's a little creamy, though it seems to dull out in the last quarter of the bowl. Burns at a moderate pace, and has little nicotine. Doesn't bite or get harsh. Requires few relights and leaves a little moisture, but no goop. Is an all day smoke.

-JimInks

6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Lane has created a great blend with this one. Burley and VA smokers will truly enjoy this one. Real tobacco taste here and at a very reasonable price. While this is not a complex flavored blend it is full of flavor and has a great aroma. After 2 ounces it has been easy to pack and stays lit and burns even to the bottom leaving no dottle.

A winner here for Lane and for those wanting a reasonibly priced bulk baccy.

6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

No kidding..........WOW!!! This tobacco is a really good aromatic that still taste somewhat like tobacco. I can puff like no one has ever puffed and it will not bite me back for doing so. It produces a wonder full smoke (great for those fun smoke rings) and taste really good. Even better it doesn't hurt my pocketbook.

My local tobacconist couldn't come up with a clever name for this great tobacco. He & she (husband and wife) labeled it simply LL-7

LL-7 gets my seven stars. Try it, you'll like it!

6 people found this review helpful.

Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

WOW!!! I just found out that one of my favorite bulk blends that I buy from my local tobacconist is actually made by Lane and sold under a different name. I would have reviewed this blend long ago if I had bothered to ask what this really was instead of "Irish Puff"! I can see why they changed the name though (who in the world calls their blend LL-7?). Anyway, this may be the best bulk aromatic tobaccos ever. It is one of the only aromatics I smoke regularly, period. This tobacco is completely bite free, and will not fatigue the tongue. Certainly not complex, it is very tasty and has some actual tobacco taste as well. I know most of the pipe snobs will turn their nose up before they even try this, but they should try it none-the-less. This is much better than 1-Q will ever be and I wonder how many other reviewers have smoked this under a different name and don't know it- especially since this is the first review written about what may be Lane's best tobacco! Try it- at this price you have nothing to lose!

6 people found this review helpful.

Kunsan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kunsan (76)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

As many people have pointed out, LL-7 is very similar to 1Q and RPL-6 in that it's a smooth, mild, easy smoking tobacco available at a very attractive price. Judged by itself, this is a four star tobacco. Comparing it to the others, I'd say that this is of slightly darker tone to 1Q, and certainly nothing like the fruitiness of RPL-6. For my own taste I prefer 1Q which seems to have just the right balance of taste, whereas I find LL-7 a little too dark. LL-7 seems to have all the emphasis in the bass notes, whereas 1Q is the full orchestra.

Another four star offering from Lane. I must admit that I was hoping for something a little different. Lane already has the top selling tobaccos in the USA in 1Q and RPL-6, and I rather hoped for something perhaps slightly stronger than their very mild, nicotine-less aromatics. But LL-7 is just another in the same vein. No harm in that, but I'll stick with 1Q. In fact when my supply of 1Q runs out I'll go back to Captain Black Royal, which I think is better than all three of the Lane bulk aromatic tobaccos.

5 people found this review helpful.

atomzero Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
atomzero (3)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

After a few bowls, I find this stuff pretty enjoyable. The room note is fantastic, reminding me of s'mores above all. I pick up the flavor noticeably from time-to-time, as it mingles with the room note. It's a pretty cool, productive smoke if you treat it right. I consider it a good "party smoke."

If you dislike aromatics, don't bother. If you want a mellow smoke that will please your company, this is for you.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sold by the name "Pipe Dream" at my local baccy shop, I had to sneak a peak at the rubber tubs stacked against the wall to discover it's true identity. This is not a tobacco that immediately grabs your attention, but for a bulk it's smooth with some flavor and pleasant. I truly enjoy this tobacco.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

If you enjoy bulk aromatic tobaccos, you'll probably like this one. Although a tad mild for my taste, it consistently tastes good and you'll get no complaints regarding the aroma it leaves in a room. Not a great deal of tobacco flavor here, but the caramel flavoring is a nice touch. Not particularly bitey, you could smoke it all day.

5 people found this review helpful.

zulujerk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zulujerk (146)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

I've been led by the reviews here to assume LL-7 takes home the Blue Ribbon for Cavendish tobaccos. That may be true, I've sampled only a handful of such blends in the course of my pipe smoking career. It's certainly the best of the bunch that I've blown through--and that includes such hit or misses as Nat Sherman 509, Lane's other contender 1Q, and Captain Black White.

I've noticed while reading reviews for most "controversial" blends, that the greatest concern from die hard fans seems to be their intolerance for dissent. "Don't review an English if you hate Latakia" it is said. Or "Tell people your taste preferences before you review." Those are noble thoughts, of course, voiced to shoot for some degree of fairness in the review. Then again, do I have to say what I like and dislike before every single review? Doesn't seem very practical, on second thought. For those who believe that only fans of a certain artifact are entitled to voice an opinion, I say the input you receive will be unbalanced and skewed toward your mindset. Yes, your precious rating may see-saw, but do not worry. Those who buy tobaccos only for the number of stars probably aren't worth lumping into your fan base.

With that said, I will say LL-7 excels in the Cavendish group because it burns cool, provides a generous allotment of that classic "Cavendish" flavor without being goopy, has a nice thin ribbon cut for an even burn, and a price point to please the masses. Why do I dislike this? It's not a knock on Lane, but the style of blend. Cavendish tobaccos' intrinsic flavor tastes artificial, and the kick never exceeds anything beyond slightly greater than mild. That's an opinion.

Which is why I must ask myself, why do I still seek these blends out? As many have said before, the room note is spectator-friendly. But smoking this just to smoke when around others has its drawbacks. If a person finds their eyes wandering in the direction of my pipe, I'd rather not bother with the ensuing conversation.

For my last consideration, LL-7 has replaced MacBaren's Vanilla Cream in the aforementioned rotation category. That's right. I'm a hypocrite.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Don't get me wrong. For a sweet aromatic, this is one of the better ones. It is more coarse cut, burning slower and allowing more tobacco taste to come through. It is not too wet or over flavored either. I would compare this to a premium version of Captain Black. Many reviewers say that about Lane's RLP6, but I think the opposite. (Read my review on RLP6 if you wish).

The one thing that kept this review from being better is that the taste seems very common to me. It reminds me of some of the drug store blend tastes that take me back to the amateur days. Sure, this is a better tobacco, but I'm not exactly searching for a premium version of Captain Black. After all, a high end Hyundai is still a Hyundai - a good vehicle for the money but still a Hyundai, not a Lexus.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Full Pleasant

I have purchased this particular blend from three sources. The first was in Houston at Croft's; excellent shop, marvelous tobacco. I then bought a pound from an old shop in Lake Charles, La. The stuff was not the same! Turns out, it was a bit wet from their humidor and had to be dried out. Whew! The same LL7 after that. My daughter bought me the third pound in Lafayette,La. Perfect amount of moisture, just like Crofts'. Now to the tobacco; there are only two things detrimental about this blend. The name and the fact that it leaves no cake buildup in the bowl. Yes, you heard me right, no cake buildup. I smoke it in a few of my older pipes that have a properly trimmed cake and they need NO MAINTENANCE! Okay, they do need cleaning with a paper towel and a pipe cleaner every few bowls, but I don't need to worry about cake buildup. I just LOVE this blend. If Lane stops making it, I guess I'll have to move on to another tobacco. That is the only way LL7 won't be on the top of my choices for a mild, pleasant, satisfying smoke.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I've never been a big fan of Captain Black (at least the white version) because of it's goopiness and overly sweet taste. LL-7 is a close relative, but with the sweetness and goopiness both toned down. I smoked this sample in an XL Boswell, a Duncan Hill Aerosphere (a yard pipe, but a good smoke, especially for aromatics), and a Gatlin-Burlier 1/4 bent apple. The pack and lighting were only fair, par for the course for many aromatics. The blend also required more than the average amount of relights.

The flavor of this one was surprisingly good for me. It started out with a toasted caramel type taste for the first 2/3 of the bowl, then faded slightly to a burley/Virginia sweet nuttiness. I found myself wanting another bowl after finishing one, something that is easy to do with this all-day smoke. It burned down to a dark ash with no dottle, except in my Boswell, which is bored a little high in the bowl. That's not the fault of the tobacco.

Price is the thing that makes this tobacco stand out in a rather crowded pack (vanilla aromatics). There are some great buys to be had on the internet. I found it at LilBrownShack (http://www.lilbrown.com) for $14.40 a lb. I don't buy my tobacco on price alone, but it is a consideration, especially for someone like a college student on a budget. The aroma will help attract the co-eds to him, too.

Now the ratings: flavor-14 out of 20. Lighting and burn-5 of 10. Price-10 of 10. Overall score-29 of 40. LL-7 gets three stars from me. Give it a try, it might surprise you.

4 people found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Strong Mild Pleasant

If you are a Capt. Black consumer this may be great. If on the other hand, you are used to tobacco steer clear. Wet, sticky, highly flavored, no nicotene...the perfect blend for those who want to quit smoking. It does smell pretty good though.

4 people found this review helpful.

bob323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bob323 (46)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

As with aromatics in general, the flavoring(s) overpower the tobaccos in the blend...That's not to say that this is in any way an unpleasant smoke...it's just not an interesting smoke...For an all day, pay me no mind smoke, it could be better; it could be worse...one thing in its favor, I found that it's not too wet and requires minimal to no drying time.

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1692)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Lane Limited - LL-7.

The pouch contains a blend that looks about 75-25% brown to black, smells sweet, and is a little too moist. But, being fair, it's still smokeable from the pouch, just a touch damp.

The flavour's quite a basic, sweet, aromatic one, giving more caramel than vanilla. Where the tobaccos are concerned I don't really find it has anything to shout about: honey-Cavendish and Burley, with a little Virginia. Mechanically LL-7 does well: a good burn, no tongue bite, and a thick/cool smoke.

The nicotine feels mild, and the room-note's nice.

LL-7? It's pleasant enough, would suit beginners and aromatic fans, but any more than one bowl bores me.

It seems like any other sweet aromatic out there. Somewhat recommended.

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Commoy's Tawny Saddle

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: 4noggins

2 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

If you like Lane's aromatics, this might make a nice addition to your repertoire. It is very moist, sweet, and smells lovely. Makes a nice potpourri too. I store this sort of think in my handkerchief drawer. None of Lane's blends hold my interest for long. But some folks love them, and for what they are they aren't bad.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

Based on the positive reviews on ASP and here, I decided to give this a try. I loaded my Don Carlos from the jar at my local B&M. The pouch aroma was typical of a cheap aromatic. It was slightly wet with what I believe to be PG or some other humectant. The flavor was so disgusting I dumped the bowl before I finished. The bottom of the bowl was soaking wet. It's been almost a week and my pipe still stinks and is only beginning to dry out. LL-7 is tied with Firedance Flake for the worst tobacco I've ever smoked. If this was the only pipe tobacco available, I would never smoke again. I might have to sell my poor Don Carlos. What was I thinking?

2 people found this review helpful.

FlatCapMatt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FlatCapMatt (44)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I really like this blend. Tastes and smells great. No nasty taste or bite. Would be an all day smoke for me. Added to favourites. Good stuff.

Pipe Used: Corncob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Tobaccoblends.com.au

1 person found this review helpful.

CnS Pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CnS Pipes (40)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I am excited to review LL7 one of Lanes better aromatic blends next to RLP6 and 1Q this blend is something else. A few months ago I had some BCA and 1Q and decided to mix it up and forgot about it until last night, I packed a bowl a realized wow!!! this taste so much like LL7 and told my wife this like I made a huge discovery or something. The only difference was the BCA-1Q mixture was alittle sweeter and the Black Cavendish was alittle more defined as LL7 is not as sweet and has a different kind of a spicy hint to it that 1Q and RLP6 does not have but that's a good thing let me tell you what. LL7 besides being so dang smooth has this chocolate liquor flavor with a touch of marshmallow just rocks my world and is so enjoyable I look forward everytime I pack a bowl of this wonderful aromatic blend and goes perfect with a cup of coffee or after dinner. The fact that it is not a goopy overly moist tobacco blend and its a beautiful color and keeps your nose (yes your nose) coming back to the jar to sniff the stuff because the smell is as good as the taste. I am not sure what gives it the mild spicy note it has to it but I like that when smoking LL7 and keeps it interesting every single time you smoke it, I think a touch of perique would go very well in this blend once on awhile and one could play around with it blending other types of tobaccos and create something really delightful. The nicotine level is low amd the room note is very pleasant which is a plus for those who have picky other halfs, thank the Lord I dont face that problem because my wife likes the camp fire smell to, isn't that awesome?!?!?!!! Yes it is... I highly recommend this fine aromatic and is perfect for a novice pipe smoker and a perfect all day smoke hands down. Good job and two thumbs up Lane Limited for a worthy pipe tobacco please keep this one on the market because I will help support and keep this blend alive and well. If you like 1Q and RLP6 you will like LL7, give it a go because you will buy more, I would also recommend buying at least 4oz as the perfect size sampler cause you wanna know why? You'll smoke the heck out of it and be really bummed out when you run out, thanks for reading my review God bless America and God bless all you fellow pipe smokers. Do not forget to stand up for your tobacco smoking rights and remember McClelland as a reminder why you must support your American tobacco farmers, have a goodnight and make sure to read my other reviews where you will get a down to earth honest non-pipe yuppy tobacco review.

Pipe Used: Peterson CnS Pipes Stanwell

Age When Smoked: 39

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Lanes RLP-6 Lanes 1Q Captain Black (white pouch).

1 person found this review helpful.

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

Here is my take on Lane's LL-7 in a nutshell. If you like Lane 1-Q then you will probably like LL-7. I find that the aroma of the unlit tobacco is the same between the two. The room note is also very similar. I think the added burley in this blend gives you more 'mouth feel' as people like to say. Personally I find that I get a tad more flavor and mouth feel from LL-7 than I do with 1-Q. So much so that I will be smoking this from now on vs 1-Q. The cut is the same between the two: ribbon. Same packing, lighting and smoking qualities. I get a sweetish vanilla taste along with a few random hints of chocolate. I also get a taste of nuts from time to time. Most likely from the burley in my estimation. Nicotine wise it seems pretty mild, very similar to 1-Q. I have nothing against 1-Q and will probably enjoy again in the future but I think I'll turn to LL-7 more often in the foreseeable future. 4 stars, recommend very much!

Pipe Used: Various Cobs

Age When Smoked: Smoked straight from the bag

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Lane 1Q, Lane-RLP-6.

1 person found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (52)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

A delicious smoke that I find myself craving, especially on hot days. It has a good lighter tobacco taste that isn't too overly cased or flavored in the smoke. It does however give you just enough of the aromatic side to know you're smoking an aro by the actual smoke entering your mouth, not just the room note. Never bites even puffed hard until the end, leaves a pleasing aroma that my wife doesn't bitch about... both on me, around my mouth, or in the car etc. Many other tobaccos (even aros) she says I "stink". I do sometimes find it a bit light in the tobacco flavor department but if I want one to smoke while I mow or dink in the garage this is it.

Pipe Used: Vauens, MMs

Age When Smoked: 2 months to 1 year

Purchased From: PipesandCigars.com

1 person found this review helpful.

Nwpipesmker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nwpipesmker (27)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

This is what a classic American arromatic is to smell and taste like. Lane Limited has a real winner here. This is one that I will buy by the pound.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Under the bridge

Similar Blends: Captain black copper..

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Lane limited makes great mainstream blends. I enjoy RLP-6 very much and this seems to be similar except it is a ribbon cut. The cut makes LL-7 burn a little hotter in my opinion. The pouch note is sweet with a hint of chocolate. A little moist but not overly so. Upon lighting the nutty burley comes through and the smoke is on the mild side of medium. Very little nicotine. Can be smoked all day with no trouble. I would place it right between 1Q and RLP-6 on the flavor scale.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: 4 months

1 person found this review helpful.

natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (169)
★★★☆
Very Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is a great chocolate/vanilla aro. Awesome after taste. I mixed mine with about 1/3 granulated 5 Brothers, which I always do. This is also between 3 and 4. I might like it better than 1Q.

1 person found this review helpful.

sheboyganjohn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sheboyganjohn (5)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

Received as part of the customer appreciation pack from P&G. Smelled very good in the pack. Taste was sort of hit or miss when I was smoking it. Was sitting outside a hotel smoking when some other smokers and non smokers came out and commented on how good it smelled. One asked if it was captain black, so it might have a similar room note. Overall I find the blend o.k. I will smoke out the sample, but will not order more.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Update 6/04/10: Can't stand it anymore, just to sweet and smells like a strong potpourri. Guess my tastes are changing.

Pouch: Moist, smell of chocolate and vanilla. Contains mostly cavendish with some virginia and some burly.

Flame: Burns well, medium body, smooth, no harshness. No tongue bite. Taste of chocolate, vanilla when the cavendish lights. Nice initial tingle which goes away quickly.

Nose: Smooth, creamy steamy chocó vanilla. Smells like the bag. Nice easy to like flavor. Like 1Q but chocolate not vanilla, bit more body and flavor.

Down Bowl: Stays somewhat dry, no bitterness. Flavor uniform as bowl progresses, mild N, no bite, slight nose tingle, no mouth tingle at all.

Aftertaste: Smooth chocolate, little tobacco taste, no bitterness, slight tingle in mouth. Flavor in nose is chocolate.

Conclusion: Mild strength, mild moist smoke, tasty but not like tobacco, nose smell is chocolate and pleasant. Try PS Nougat if you want more tobacco taste. LL-7 is a tasty morning treat with ice coffee flavored with cream liquor. Nice in hot weather.

1 person found this review helpful.

romaso Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
romaso (43)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

One of life's great mysteries to me is why the same people who rave about this blend also dislike Lane's 1-Q. To me, if you let 1-Q dry out for a day, what you'd get is very similar to this. They both have the same saturated sweetness.

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UncleGar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UncleGar (110)
★★☆☆
Extremely Mild Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

Flavorless incense for 75% of the bowl, then a trace of sweet cavendish-burley taste. Smoke it for chicks. Ah-roma.

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gunner525 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gunner525 (65)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Flavor profile is definitely light grass/citrus from the Virginias, very much the earthy cocoa (this particularly on retrohale) nutty notes from the Burleys, and just a slight vanilla/chocolate note from the top dressing. The top dressing is probably more subdued for me since this blend has about 2yrs age on it. It's a very well behaved aromatic. Not too hot or wet. Could definitely see this being a go to aromatic or all day for aromatic fans. If you're looking for an aromatic to enjoy around others pick up an ounce or two of this from a local B&M or online retailer.

Pipe Used: Peterson Silver Spigot Sandblasted 87

Age When Smoked: 2yrs

Purchased From: SmokingPipes

Similar Blends: 1Q + RLP-6.

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UncleSquinty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UncleSquinty (26)
★★★★
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Thin brown and black ribbons emerged almost wet from the bulk bag, the scent very reminiscent of RLP-6, although the cut is different.

This behaved particularly well in my corncob pipe after about a half hour's drying time. Loosely packed (as seems to be the key for smoking all the Lane aero offerings) produced a bowlful that after the charring light, a gentle tamping and the ignition light burned to the heel of the pipe without further relights.

I didn't know that I was becoming an aromatic tobacco fan until recently, in particular because of Lane's RLP-6 and its slightly English cousin HGL. This is slightly different from Lan'es other aromatics, but only slightly. Wheras 1-Q is the bulk version of Capt. Black Royal and RLP-6 is the bulk version of Capt. Black White, LL-7 is definitely Capt. Black Copper. Unlike its Captain cousins, the Lane bulks contain much less humectant and for me are therefore much more pleasant to smoke....not to mention a helluva lot cheaper, even with shipping from an online retailer.

Like Lane's other aeros, this one offers negligible nicotine. However, when compared with BCA and 1-Q, LL-7 and RLP-6 both offer a shade more nicotine, probably because of the inclusion of more burley in addition to the ubiquitous black Cavendish.

Flavor starts with almost a smores (i.e. graham cracker, marshmallow & milk chocolate) scent but quickly becomes more caramel-like by mid bowl. Thanks to either the blend or my body chemistry, this one doesn't even tingle my tongue, let alone bite it. I can and do smoke consecutive bowls of this; the gentle rounded tobacco flavor, lightly done toppings, low nicotine and burn characteristics make this an ideal all day smoke for me.

My experience with Lane aeros is that the best flavor is reached by mid bowl in most pipes. And like Lane's RLP-6, 1-q, BCA and others, this one sings best in a corncob pipe. An all day smoke for me if not an every day smoke; it is a bit one note and could become boring for some smokers. For me, this is a solid 4 star aromatic blend and is worth a try at the typical $2.00/ounce price point. My current order of preference for Lane's aeros is (from most enjoyed to least) would be RLP-6, LL-7, 1-Q and finally BCA...but I enjoy all four and keep at least two of the four in regular rotation.

Pipe Used: Cobbs

Age When Smoked: Fresh bulk

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars, also local B&M but under other names.

Similar Blends: Captain Black Copper, but with fewer chemicals added..

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atomicbuster Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
atomicbuster (56)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

This aromatic burns well enough and does not cause immediate tongue bite. It does tend to get wet in the pipe and tongue bite is noticeable the following day. The scent in the pouch is a somewhat chemical smelling vanilla. The aftertaste is simply bad. I couldn't detect any room note. Normally I'd forgive a lot, but in this case the aftertaste is bad enough for me not to recommend this.

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