Hearth & Home Lakeland Brickle Fortissimo

Lakeland Brickle is a combination of Virginias (mostly red), along with dark, tangy burleys (which add depth, spice, and strength) and infuse them with traditional Lakeland-style flavors such as rose and a tonquin-type (among others), but with a light hand to avoid the “soapiness” that some people dislike. We then heat treat it and put it under pressure to further develop the flavor and body, and finish by vacuum sealing it in 8 ounce bags. The mildly sweet but robust flavor is intriguing and seems to get better with each successive bowl.
Notes: The original Lakeland Brickle has been a big hit for us, but we received a number of "I liked it, but..." emails and phone calls. What people were requesting was a version that would be stronger than the original with a more robust scent. And a number of people wanted smaller packaging. We listened to you, so we're announcing Lakeland Brickle Fortissimo; a fuller-bodied blend with dark air-cured, dark fire-cured and perique with a richer flavor including juniper, lavender, and clove, and packed in 4 ounce. bricks.


Brand Hearth & Home
Series Marquee Series
Blended By Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By pipesandcigars.com
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Burley, Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Floral Essences, Nuts / Beans, Other / Misc
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production No longer in production


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.54 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 19, 2012 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
Really a treat, Flavor, kick, Aroma. Its a mystery what catergory to put this in. The vaccum packed brick was cool also. Family loves room note. A solid B+
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 23, 2012 Medium Medium Full Pleasant
Juniper, Clove and Lavender eh? Thank God there's a little room left for tobacco! Actually this little number is quite a treat...being nothing like the Brit stinky pants blends...not sending you choking toward yoir local ER with Vit. N oozing out of yer fingernails...and being both reasonable in cost and obtainable. OH! And the stuff is easy to work with, is managable in the bowl and tastes good. What's not to like? I haven't gotten to the point where I crave it twice a day...thinking it's more of a 'special occasion' blend. Honestly and all kidding aside, this is very good, totally unique and as such is super when you're kinda tired of the rest of your usual suspects.

To me this is a distinctly Western USA blend. California. Beverly Hills. Done up by Jethro after Grannie run out of Glengary while boiling up a nice Possum...so she grabs the first thing at hand (a bottle of cloves off the rack) and wings it at Jethro...and he takes off out the kitchen door and commences to grabbin' plants and such on the run (Juniper and Lavender) and adds a handfull of each plus a pinch of the Clove to a gunny sack of Kentucky Brown...and the blend was born. It was Ellie May what put the fancy name on it just to impress Grannie...and she did. Once when Russ was visiting the Clampetts he noticed Grannie's stash...and run off with it. Just cain't trust a tobacco man I always say. But then, I always say way too much!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 07, 2011 Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant
Russ has added yet another winner to the H&H stable. Plenty of body, flavor and strength. Always smooth and creamy, never harsh. The strength of tobacco's and Robust scents of Juniper, Lavender and Cloves really works for me and this is fast becoming one of my favorites while also making the current Gawith drought no longer a concern for me.
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