Effervescent is the word that keeps popping up in my head while smoking this blend, something in the flavoring makes it taste bubbly to me. I love it and I'll be cellaring this one DEEP, along with the other Lakeland blends I love. This one is refres... Read Morehing, it works well in the warmer weather especially in humid climates but it helps keep ya warm in the winter too. This is said to be the exact opposite of Coniston Cut Plug and I certainly can't argue with that statement. I love CCP but that one is more of an "every now and then" type smoke whereas this one is more like a daily smoke but it is still no weakling either as I don't think anything from GH&Co. is. I would say the nicotine level would fall in the medium spectrum. Those folks know how to make masculine blends with just a touch of femininity and the femininity in this case happens to be the floral notes added in the top dressing. I love, love, love tobaccos that have floral notes in them as it seems to work with the tobacco as apposed to completely drowning out the natural flavors. Most folks that say they only get perfume from these scented tobaccos probably haven't gotten passed the first couple of puffs as anyone who has smoked a whole lot of this stuff knows that the tobaccos really open up and bloom and the added scent becomes a nuance that helps keep the leaf interesting. I think our friends out in the Lake District are absolute genius blenders and are some of the great artists of our time and times passed.
Essential (only if you are man enough to handle the florals... : ) Read Less
Adjunto una opinión de uno de los grandes expertos Europeos en tabaco de pipa.
This is virtually a blend reversal of Coniston Cut Plug with 75% Flue-cured Virginia. 16 % dark fired 9% Burley. The blend therefore has far milder ch... Read Morearacteristics; and is rounded off with the addition of typical English flavours, and a touch of vanilla.
This has been a revelation to me. I smoked my first bowlful, and the next day, and about 6 bowlfuls later, I realized I had not been smoking anything else, which is quite unusual. It quickly became a favorite of mine, and it now competes with Glengarry; the most notable advantage it has over Glengarry is that its room aroma is a whole lot more pleasant. Don't let the vanilla turn you off; the smell of the tobacco reveals no vanilla, and when you smoke it, you get a VERY suble vanilla taste that complements the taste of the ingredient tobaccos to perfection. It's definitely an all-day smoke, and it will be this one I grab when I intend to smoke in the company of non-smokers and in public places (when it is possible). I highly recommend it to those who smoke flavored tobaccos, as well as those who prefer natural ones. I expect it will be greatly enjoyed by all. Read Less
Medium Body, medium/full flavor, mild/medium nicotine. If you enjoy spraying your tobacco with perfume and dousing it with soap, I think you’ll enjoy this. Sorry to be so blunt, but why ruin an obviously beautiful VA/BUR flake with floral oils? Th... Read Moree Lakeland Essence (soapy perfume), doesn’t flash off and the taste remains consistent to the end – slightly sublimating the quality of leaf. Under the oils, I detect a fermented and tangy VA, while the Burley is mouth-filling and drying, the kind of dry akin to eating pecans or walnuts. It WILL ghost your pipe, and the broken flake will require drying or you’ll spend some time relighting quite a bit. One star as the VA and Burley are of good quality, for that split second you taste it at first light. Read Less
This is an amazing blend that made it to the top of my list of beloved tobaccos. It burns cool and dry and leaves fine ash at the end of the bowl. A few words of caution - This tobacco has a strong floral aroma to the end of the bowl and will ghost ... Read Moreyour pipe. I usually smoke it in a Meerschaum or a Corncob pipe. The taste is sweet, fruity, floral, citrusy, a bit spicy and delightful. Recommended if you are a Lakeland lover like me. Enjoy! Read Less
#7 Broken Flake [Lakeland Flavor];
Star Rating = 4.0;
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 = Very... Read More Smooth, Medium Strength, has the Famous Lakeland Flavor (Floral), slight Bite Read Less
This is a very strong blend, with an extra helping of Lakeland essence. When I smoked it out of a cobb, it was honestly like smoking incense. Out of a good 9mm filter briar, the Lakeland seemed slightly subdued into the perfect blend of rich tobacco.... Read More It's dark and strong, but burns very cool, with no sharp edges. The Lakeland flavors make this one quite sublime. This is an absolutely superior smoking experience. Read Less
In my never ending journey as a Tobacco Enthusiast there are many older blends not available to us.
So when presented the chance to obtain some this blend I decided now was the time to sample lakeland style blends.
Rumor has it they do well in hot ... Read Moreweather giving me a wider range to enjoy a bowl which I look forward to.
I have some kendal flake which is quite mild compared to the #7 broken flake.
To my tastes it has a similar essence with a stronger tobacco core.
If I had to explain the top note I would say it resembles the herb bundle used in an aftershave lotion. But the good parts, the pleasant lingering of essence is hard to explain as pleasant to some but I assure All that it is a unique and complex profile that addresses some of the issues with strong tobaccos.
One might think the topping blows off and the bowl turns bitter but I find the flavor counters the rough edges basically to the end of the bowl.
Probably answered my own question about how the blends do well in summer heat..
Recommend to all Enthusiasts and newcomers who have some experience and want to sample a very classic taste from a great tobacco house.
Chocolate Easter Bunny….
As I have grown closer to this blend I find my earlier comments to be lacking.
While there is a lot going on in the bowl with this blend I finally found what can only be described as those chocolate easter bunnies I used to get as a child. Barely able to be classified as chocolate and with those odd flavored colored sugar decorations they had a distinct profile.
Fast forward to today and I find that musty, chocolate flavor with a hint of a floral undertone is a very tasty blend. The more I load, the more I like! Read Less
Package note of lakeland, mild sour vegetation and spices. Tobacco is a broken flake of dark brown, black and a little light brown. Moisture content is great. Rubs out with a little effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and n... Read Moreic is mild to medium. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of Tonquin Bean and Vanilla. Vanilla is the first to drop to the background within the first 1/4. The tonquin/lakeland decreases intensity a bit at the 1/2-way point and remain in the middle ground till nearly the end. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of tonquin/lakeland, vanilla, floral, sugar, spices, molasses, peaty vegetation, orange peel/zest, bread, wood, mild nuts, tart and tangy citrus, sweet hay, rich earth, an almost herbal lemon grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Virginias is leading with Dark-Fired, Flavoring and Burley supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great. Read Less
A very interesting tobacco blend, perhaps a new favorite one. Nice and complex smoke, cold and full of natural aromas. Some flowers, woody, and soft vanilla give some sweetness, but they complement the blend. Highly recommended.
Sometimes people say English blends have an incense aroma, and it does sometimes, but this one actually smells like an incense stick, like what wafts about at Venice Beach or a new age book store. I like the smell there, and I like it here too. It's... Read More the smell of tie-dye. Read Less
Got a bit of this to revisit the G.H. Lakeland essence..as I remember,this one is a bit stronger in the floral,some say soap-like,rose and other floral flavors,especially at the beginning of the bowl..the VA and Burleys in this are evident too,at abo... Read Moreut halfway through they show up in the smoke fairly bold in strength...this is a slow sipper and demands a correct cadence for best effect.The nic in this is medium to me..I'd call this a blend for more experienced pipers. Glad to have a bit to cellar away for a while. Read Less
Lakeland-style tobaccos: They're not for everybody. I'm a fan of the Lakelands, myself and I've liked just about everything that GH & Co. produces. This has become one of my favorites. No. 7 is comprosed of some fine Virginias and Burleys and the... Read More essence that is applied is restrained, but definitely present. I don't get a lot of Vanilla flavor, but I do get all of the floral notes, but that's not what this blend is really about, I think. This blend is about some top quality tobaccos and a little something extra.
It's not a perfume explosion like Ennerdale, but definitely a GH tobacco. The Lakeland essence, while quite noticeable at first, begins to fade into the background after about the 1/4 bowl mark at which point, they come in and out of the smoking experience. Like the previous reviewer, I would have preferred just a bit more of the Lakeland flavor, but it is still an excellent smoke. If you like Lakeland tobaccos, this should definitely be on the top of your list. Read Less
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