Erinmore and more!
Erinmore flake is my all-day tobacco. I can't help but get a bit of tongue burn with Erinmore flake as I smoke deeper and faster than any sensible pipe smoker would dare enjoy what is essentially a good Virginia. The topping has a slightly sweet taste and aroma but it's there in reserve and nowhere near the "Juicy Fruit" flavour I have heard other describe it.
Upon opening the tin, one is greeted by the pleasant aroma of earthy Virginia tobacco and a sweet and mellow odour of slightly over ripe fruit and faint whiffs of raisins & plums, but not such that one would wrinkle the nose and pull faces.
After gently peeling up the golden sticker that holds the paper lining together, one is greeted by deep browns with contrasting specks of bright yellow and medium browns.
The flakes in my tin were just right moisture-wise. I used the fold and stuff method in a new(ish) meerschaum and the taste throughout was exceptional. From false light to grey ash sans dottle, the character of this tobacco remained constant.
The only hiccup I experienced was when I pushed as wee bit too much a minor scorching of the tongue burn occurred (which as I stated was my own fault). When left to cool back down to a more manageable temperature, the first few puffs had a slight ammonia odour that disappeared once the fabulous flake forgave its abuser. By the end of a large bowl, I did feel Lady Nicotine's abundant blessing manifested by a peaceful aura only She can bestow but it was nowhere near the rush that one receives from say Peterson Irish Flake .
I have also tried Erinmore mixture which although is the same blend seems milder in taste, aroma and a lighter room note so should anyone find that Erinmore Flake is a bit much for them, I would whole heartedly recommend the non-flake Erinmore.
Simply put, for me this is one of the few tobacco blends that I could smoke all day long!
UPDATE: 16 MAY 2013
It seems that Scandinavian Tobacco Group are trolling these pages and simply cutting and pasting reviews directly onto their own website WITHOUT crediting the author. See this link for case in point... http://stglanepipe.com/p-19-erinmore-flake.aspx