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Flavor  rated 5/5   Recommend It?  rated 5/5   Room Note  rated 5/5   Tin Aroma  rated 5/5  
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Brand: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Tin Description: The main characteristics of this flake come from the 8% Latakia included in the blend and the smooth chocolate aroma. Brazilian, Zimbabwe, Malawi virginia leaf make up 82% of the blend providing a mild/Medium smoke cooled with the addition of 8% Malawi sun cured and 2% Malawi Burley. The latakia cools but does also add strength and aroma. The cocoa casings and chocolate top flavours are rounded off with vanillas and other flavours providing sweet notes.
Country of Origin: UK
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley, Virginia, Latakia
Flavoring: Cocoa / Chocolate, Vanilla
Cut: Flake
Packaging: 50g tin

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# 27/3/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by rattdogg

MMM MMM GOOD


Excellent is the best word I can use to describe this blend. I have been a devotee of BCF for many years and likely always will be. I would almost hesitate to call it aromatic as tobacco taste is in the forfront here. There is a mild chocolate/vanilla taste to be found wafting thru the smoke but it is never more than second fiddle to the beautiful rich tobacco flavors in this masterpiece of blending. BCF has never shown a tendency to bite or turn sour. The flavor remains from start to finish. It is one smooth smoke in any size bowl and is for me all things a pipe tobacco should be. There is simply nothing else BCF. I give it my highest recommendation.

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# 20/7/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by bobt

I Love This Blend!

This tobacco has 4 years of age on it at time of review. It is also from a 500g bulk box. I have smoked this blend in both bulk and tinned versions and I find them exactly the same in flavor and aroma.

The tin aroma smells of Latakia, chocolate, and cocoa with a hint of the Lakeland essence. The Latakia aroma is light and subdued. The chocolate and cocoa aromas are also light, but they do stand out. The Lakeland essence is about as strong as the chocolate and cocoa aromas. There is a difference in the chocolate and cocoa aromas. The chocolate reminds me of chocolate while the cocoa reminds me of a richer, darker type of chocolate aroma like the kind that you would get from cocoa powder that you use for baking. I donít detect any vanilla in the tin aroma. The tin aroma is simply amazing and I love it!

I took a few of the flakes and fully rubbed them out into nice, fluffy ribbons. After rubbing the flakes out, the aroma is pretty much the same, but it is more intense. There is also a very noticeable Virginia tobacco aroma now that makes it smell even more amazing. The moisture level is perfect for smoking right away with no drying time needed.

At the start of the smoke, I taste the chocolate flavor and also a light Lakeland flavor. The Lakeland flavor is not very strong and it compliments the chocolate very nicely. I can also taste the tobacco under the chocolate and Lakeland flavors. It is a nice, sweet, tobacco flavor that is the backbone to this blend. There is a very, very light smokiness that sits very far in the background, but there is quite a bit of body to the smoke. There are nice volumes of smoke and the smoke seems to fill and coat my mouth with the flavors. There is also a bit of sweetness to this blend. The sweetness is not overpowering and is at just the right level.

At the mid-bowl point, the cocoa flavor has become more pronounced than the chocolate flavor.

As the bowl progressed after the mid-bowl point, the flavors of the chocolate, cocoa, and Lakeland began to fade out more and more as it got closer to the end. As those flavors faded, the tobacco flavor was becoming more pronounced.

This is a great blend and I love it! It smokes slow, cool, and dry. I have a feeling that this blend could bite if it is smoked too aggressively. This blend is really nice and actually taste pretty much the way that it smells in the tin. If you do not normally like the Lakeland blends, I would still suggest giving this blend a try because the Lakeland essence is applied pretty lightly in my opinion. I never tasted any of the vanilla flavor that is in the description, but that is fine with me. It tastes great from start to finish.
I Highly Recommend it!

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