Upon opening, you are greeted with a block of beautiful, partially broken flakes dotted with a decent amount of sugar crystals. The smell is akin to McClelland virginias; sharp, with a vinegar like sourness. This is the dominant smell, but there are ... Read Morealso dried fruits in the background. The delicate floral quality of this blend presents itself while smoking, though it does not mask the flavour of the leaves. Lightly sweet on the draw, and toasted on the finish. I wouldn't say this is a "bright" tasting tobacco; it carries warmer tones, and is not as harsh as some other Va/Bur or Lakeland flakes can be. Read Less
This is pretty good but not something I'll smoke very often. Has a decent sweet and sour flavor going on but not my favorite blend from this company. I give it a good rating because it's a quality blend just not exactly what I'm looking for.
So i had expected it to be more like best brown flake, its similar in name but stops there.
Here we have a very rich heavy smoke. Not very complex but what is there i really dig. Its much more earthy than BBF. I would assume its cause its more burley... Read More forward w a touch of Va kust to ad depth and sweetness. Its not very sweet but has enough fpr a nicely rounded profile. I bought an oz to try and i will be getting 8 oz next order. Im sure a few years will male this a 5 star smoke.
Smokes best in a deep large bowl lightly packed so the dence flakes can expand. Read Less
Sweet and sour, tangy and delicious!
This is yet another one from GH&Co that just ticks all the right boxes. To be honest, this one took me awhile to figure out and really fall for. I remember tasting a light Lakeland topping when I first tasted... Read More this blend but I don't pick up on that anymore, at all. I'm assuming I just got used to the topping and I just don't taste it anymore. This is a very sweet, tangy Virginia blend. The leaf had some obvious age on it when I got it as I could see the beautiful sugar crystals (bloom) covering the flakes. I also pick up that vinegar, ketchup type smell that you will sometimes find with well aged, fermented VA's. When I say this blend is sweet, I mean it is sweeeeet. Not in the overly topped aromatic kind of way but in the all natural tobacco kind of way. I'm sure I'm picking up on some of the casing in this tobacco but overall it tastes just like a natural tobacco and it's absolutely wonderful! This one isn't too strong in the nic dept but it's strong enough to satisfy my needs and I'm a proud nicotine addict. What we have here is another winner from the GH&Co house and I rate it as an absolutely essential blend for the experienced pipe smoker, their tobaccos make me wish I were a Brit.
Pipe Used: Stanwell, Stanwell and Stanwell Read Less
to SG Best Brown Flake.
I've enjoyed best brown for a longtime but only recently tried Best Brown #2, I can honestly say I like it a lot and think it'll become a favourite. However, I don't get any Lakeland 'essence' or 'floral' taste or smell, I don... Read More't dislike the 'essence' but can't say it floats my boat too much either.
Lovely broken flake, darker than BBF, I smell the hay, citrus notes from the Virginia which melds nicely with the nutty, biscuit notes of the Burley. Burns well with only a couple of relighted but that's no doubt down to my cadence and letting it go out.
I shall update this review when I've gotten through the bag I have here just now. I'm sure there'll be a 1lb bag of it enroute to me very shortly though!.
I don't think I've disliked any G&H blends I've smoked yet and that includes Best Brown #2.. Read Less
I keep this around because it's not a bad smoke; initially, I tried it in my seemingly never-ending quest to duplicate the now unavailable Amphora Brown of my youth. Alas, another dead end. Judging it on its own merits, I find that half a bowl is suf... Read Moreficient at a time. Otherwise, the burly begins to dominate the Virginia and brings with it the flavor of dirt and a consequent case of heartburn. I haven't noticed much in the way of Lakeland flavor with this one, and that's a plus from my end of the bench. It doesn't ghost my pipe, exhibits minimal tendency to bite, burns appropriately, and lasts a long time because I don't use it frequently. Read Less
Best Brown #2 [Lakeland Flavor];
Star Rating = 3.0;
Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst;
Pouch Note = 6;
Room Note = 6;
Flavor = 6;
Bite = 6;
Burn = 6;
After Taste = 6;
Raw Score = 36;
Rated Percentage = 60%;
Comment = Smooth... Read More, Very Strong, has the Famous Lakeland Floral Flavor, Wife complained about the nasty Aroma. You have heard the old saying “Go smell the roses”, well this is you chance to “Go smoke the roses”. Some people report that they actually like the Lakeland Floral Flavor, but my guess is most people are going to hate this Blend. I was very disappointed with this Gawith Hoggarth & Co. best seller. Read Less
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