Gawith, Hoggarth & Co's Ennerdale Flake is predominately Virginia leaf from Brazil, Zimbabwe, and Malawi (86%) but with the addition of sun cured Malawi (10%) to add sweetness, strength and to cool the smoke and Malawi Burley (4%) to "carry the flavor" in addition to its cooling and strength qualities. A background flavor of Almond is enhanced with the addition of fruit, vanilla, and the special 'Lakeland style' flavors to give this tobacco its distinctive aroma and taste.
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If you dislike the Lakeland floral essences, then I would recommend that you steer clear of this flake. However, if you are the adventurous type, there is a tasty reward to be gained by smoking this tobacco. Like all G&H blends, I find this one t... Read Moreo be made with premium quality tobaccos. I find it to have a floral, yet fruity taste with a nice creamy mouth feel. I usually smoke this flake a couple times a week for a nice change of pace. Read Less
Beautiful flakes, however it smells like Grandma's lavender perfume and will ghost your pipe for a very long time. So, if you're brave enough to try this flake use a cheap corn cob and buy a small amount first!
I’m smoking this blend that I have had aging in a large mason jar since 2012 when I purchased it here on SP. I let the tobacco have some air for about 48 hours after unsealing. Now to the smoke;
The floral essence is undetectable. What is detected i... Read Mores beautiful deep Virginia that has been rounded by the burley. The almond taste is there and adds a very refreshing soft nutty note. The nicotine content is medium, and the room aroma is very pleasant. A beauty of a blend! Read Less
Wow, what a game changer this one is! I absolutely love this stuff. In fact, I pretty much love everything I've tried from GH&Co. and I've tried a lot. Many years ago, when I first started smoking a pipe, I was looking for an aromatic but one tha... Read Moret actually tasted good so I did some research and decided to try Bob's Chocolate Flake. Well... at the time I was not ready for such a good blend and I wrote it off as being terrible. I was totally turned off by the weird essence that GH&Co are famous for but anyway, from that point on I steered clear of anything from this house and the more I heard about Lakeland tobaccos the more I was hesitant to try anything else from the genre. Fast forward about 6 years with a much more matured and developed palate, I decided to brave this genre again and see how it goes. I started with the most talked about Lakeland tobacco of all, Ennerdale Flake. Well, I was absolutely blown away! The essences added absolutely compliment the natural tobaccos and the florals just make this blend sing. This is absolutely brilliant blending and you will find nothing else like it. I have since fallen in love with Bob's Chocolate Flake along with at least a dozen other GH&Co blends. I'm not going to try to describe the flavors for ya, there are plenty of reviews that will tell you all about the grassy, stewed fruit and leathery notes, the toppings that sublimate the tobacco flavor and all that mumbo jumbo... those type of reviews do nothing for me and each description usually reads the same for each blend. What I will tell you is that you may love or hate this blend as it is obviously a polarizing tobacco but you will never know unless you try. I say start out with an ounce and go from there. This one is absolutely essential in my book.
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but I love it! Very delicious and classy with no bite. Aroma is the tiniest bit soapy but the best way I can describe the taste in mouth is of real flowers. Give this one a try and I doubt you will regret it... it's high quality.
This is Grasmere light. A very nice floral flake with less of the flower punch of grasmere. I fully recommend this tobac to anyone that wants to try something different. A nice change of pace, and a definite palate cleanser.
Great tasting Flake if you like a little Lakeland floral flavor with a good amount of sweetness. I found it rich and interesting. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I do but I keep reaching for it over and over! Definitely worth a try!
Another great flake by G&H. Bright lemon and lavender notes with a beautiful floral essence that still allows for the natural flavor of the tobaccos to shine through. If you are on the fence about Lakelands give this a shot. Fair warning though, this... Read More and most blends from G&H will ghost just about anything almost immediately; I would try these out of a cob if you’re new to these blends. Read Less
I've tried most of the unscented Kendal dark fired tobaccos except for the flakes and plug, and enjoyed all of them a lot. I was reluctant to dive into the scented Lakeland blends due to what I've read, but after really doing some research, I pulled ... Read Morethe trigger on ennerdale flake which is arguably the most scented. My worries were unfounded. I've been devouring this stuff at a record pace. The dressing is indeed very potent and apparent through most of the bowl, but near the bottom most of the flavor is that of the excellent tobaccos. It should be noted that I frequently smoke my pipe in multiple sittings, and if I do smoke it in one sitting the dressing remains fairly strong all the way to the end of the bowl. I think a person's level if satisfaction with this blend will come down to how much they love the aroma and flavor of the dressing, and people that only like tobacco flavors might be turned off, but in my opinion it's definitely worth a try. Especially if you smoke like I do. Satisfying in strength and nicotine, and a seasoned smoker could enjoy it all day as I have. While the dressing is heavily applied, it is natural and doesn't have the same chemical taste often associated with American aromatics, and for this reason I find Ennerdale a superior aromatic Virginia flake, as is the case with the other gawith aromatic flakes. Ennerdale came soaking wet and I dried it until it was no longer wet to the touch, but still noticeably moist when light lot rubbing my fingers against the grain. Considering the moisture content this flake smokes pretty dry, and when I got to the bottom of my pipe it was indeed dry, and I can only attribute this to the natural flavoring methods and natural tobaccos with an utter lack of pg. I just received 2 ounces each of Grasmere, Glengarry, dark, no 7, and Kendal flake and I can already tell I'll be hoarding pounds of GH flakes as soon as I responsibly can. What a delightful and unique aroma on each blend and very high quality tobaccos. Once I fully collect my thoughts I'll expand my review. Read Less
Both tin and room note have an intense rosewater aroma very reminiscent of Turkish Delight or baklava pastry. I recommend accompanying it with a sweet tea or mint julep. In it's flake form it's a little thick and damp which can make it frustrating to... Read More keep lit, therefore it's a good idea to dice it into smaller pieces and rub it out before packing. Read Less
This is a tobacco of superior quality! It has quickly became one of my top five favorites. The toppings work perfectly together to make one of the most elegant smokes I have ever had. All the Lakeland blends are different, this one holds a very speci... Read Moreal place in my heart. I think enough of this blend I have cellared 2500g now. I will always have this elegant tobacco in my rotation! Read Less
The floral topping on this tobacco is definitely not designed for the American palate. I find it reminds me of Plum Cake from Germain. Even when rubbed out it burns evenly and smoothly and doesn't bite.
After everything I have read pro and con, I was surprised that the moisture content was fine and I wasn't knocked over by the smell I didn't bother to rub it out but went with the fold and stuff and it lit and burned fine I found it to be an unusual ... Read Moretasting tobacco but not offensive. I think Molto Dolce is much sweeter and creamier and this is not something I would buy again but I think it has a place. Read Less
After all the reviews about this one, I had to try it. I don’t mind an intriguing tobacco whether it be aromatic, famous, or a new one. This tobacco seemed to have quite a reputation, and I decided it was worth a try. The tin aroma itself is that of ... Read Morefloral soap and accurately described in reviews. No mistaking that for anything else. The tobacco itself if of obvious quality. That’s never been an issue with G&H. I do like this tobacco, and feel as though it will be most appropriate during spring/summer months, or when the room isn’t as cold to require a fire. If you sometimes seek an adventurous experience with new tobaccos, it’s one that will stimulate your senses. Read Less
This is my introduction to the Lakeland aromatic. Upon opening my package (I bought bulk) I was greeted with the aroma of a rose sachet, a wonderful but uncommon smell for me. The tobacco came in long size flakes about 8 inches in length. They have a... Read More dark mottled appearance, and fine crystals were present throughout. I cut the flakes in thirds to fit in a mason jar, then proceeded to rub one out. The flakes are moist. I made the mistake of packing my cob immediately; I should have waited ten minutes at least, as I had to relight constantly. I was surprised at how floral the smoke is, like smoking the essence of roses. It's a flavor one encounters in Middle Eastern cuisine. The tobacco is good, but takes second or third seat on this first tasting. Not once did I experience burn. I understand why people don't like this, though I will be coming back to it. Ennerdale is not a bread and butter smoke, and I can see myself smoking it a few times each month in the Spring and Summer. The flavor lingers long after the bowl is finished, and it certainly requires a dedicated pipe. I find I enjoy the ghost when I load the bowl the next day with a Virginia. Highly recommended for those seeking adventure and the unusual. Read Less
My first adventure into Lakeland tobacco. Unless you count Sammy Gawith's Grousemoor among them. I love the Grousemoor.
At first nose in the pouch, I was definitely reminded of the floral hand soaps at Motel Six et. al. But I didn't make this pur... Read Morechase because I wanted a kitchen/bathroom odor control sheriff. Moisture content was optimal. Packing was easy, given the strand makeup is for pipe chambers of almost any diameter. Very little bite on lighting and from there a relaxing, enjoyable smoke. I usually reach for it around martini time in the late afternoon. Room note is quite pleasant, according to my family members. That includes Bassett Hounds and Clumber Spaniels; both known for their incredible noses.
Unless you are deeply into deck tar from old whaling ships,I recommend you give this one a try. Read Less
Wanting to dive straight into the Lakeland style of tobbacos, I thought the famed Ennerdale would be a great choice. The flakes arrived with a nice level of moisture and just look great!
Out of the pouch, the dominant aromas were definitely of liqu... Read Moreorice and floral perfumes. When lit (rubbed out), it smokes slowly and cool. The liquorice and floral notes still remain over a classic virginia background, with a finish of maple and caramel. Not so "soapy" as I had been expecting due to the general consensus. Very mild and easy going.
As my first Lakeland, I'm very surprised and pleased. I love this stuff! Read Less
I had heard of Lakeland blends, so I thought I would give one a try. On the advice of other smokers, I selected this blend as a good representative of the Lakeland-style tobaccos. I was not disappointed. Upon opening the zip lock baggie, my first imp... Read Moreressions were, as I had been previously warned, of laundry soap, or rather the fragrances they add to it. Perfumy and floral, like being at the Laundromat when everyone is washing clothes. Not unpleasant, just unusual. I am guessing this is from the Lakeland Essence that I hear so much about. It was interesting. I rubbed it out and loaded it into one of my beloved Missouri Meerscham cob pipes, and fired up. It lit easily and well. and quickly settled down to a nice, medium bodied smoke, a bit lighter than Louisiana Flake (my favorite..), but still strong enough to have good flavor. The perfume room note faded to the background quickly, leaving a nice clean tobacco room note with just a hint of vanilla. The taste was medium sweet, and not perfumy at all. There were some mild top notes of vanilla and fruit, maybe raisins??? All-in-all, a very enjoyable smoke once I got used to it. I did catch a little wisp of bitterness, but when I cleaned my pipe, I noticed the filter was very nasty-looking, so I probably forgot to clean the pipe last time I smoked it. I would suggest starting with a clean filter the first time you smoke this, to give it a fair chance. It never bit, and burned all the way to the bottom with no re-lights, and left a fine grey ash. This is a fine smoke, especially if you are looking for something a little off the beaten path. It's not sweet enough to discourage anyone that doesn't like sweet tobaccos. I would recommend this blend to anyone, without reservations. I will probably keep some around for when I want a break from my Louisiana Flake. I gave it a 4.9 rating instead of a perfect 5 only because..well, I really love my Louisiana Flake. What can I say? Everyone can't be on top. Your mileage may vary..... Read Less
This stuff is mild, lacks bite, and burns as a true flake tobacco should. Having said that, I find the taste to be less than satisfactory. If you've experienced soap in the mouth as a bad-word-saying child and long to recapture the experience, this ... Read Moreone's for you; if, as a former cigarette smoker, you delighted in the taste of smokes that had been housed in your wife's purse and had absorbed the flavor of perfume and cosmetics, this one's a keeper. If you've learned to disregard the initial soapy taste of some G&H blends because it seems to dissipate after the first hit and progresses to the flavor of tobacco, be warned: this stuff will retain that initial flavor clear to the bottom of the bowl. Your pipe will never be the same - experiment, if you must, with a corncob. Then, again, why not just lick the soap next time you wash up? Read Less
Ennerdale Flake [Lakeland Flavor];
Star Rating = 4.5;
Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst;
Pouch Note = 9;
Room Note = 9;
Flavor = 9;
Bite = 9;
Burn = 9;
After Taste = 9;
Raw Score = 54;
Rated Percentage = 90%;
Comment = Smoo... Read Moreth, Mild, this has the famous Lakeland Floral Rose like Flavor, No Bite, Slight After Taste Read Less
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