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Flavor  rated 5/5   Recommend It?  rated 5/5   Room Note  rated 5/5   Tin Aroma  rated 5/5  
Brand: Samuel Gawith
Blender: Samuel Gawith
Tin Description: Developed with one of the U.S.A.'s lady smokers, FireDance is Our Best Brown 6" Flake subtly flavoured with a combination of Blackberry, Brandy and Vanilla. The smoke is a mild, cool experience with the Blackberry the predominant flavour, the Brandy in the background and rounded off with the Vanilla. A mild and fruity smoke with the strength of Best Brown and a very pleasing room aroma.
Country of Origin: UK
Curing Group: Flue Cured
Contents: Virginia
Flavoring: Brandy, Fruit / Citrus, Vanilla
Cut: Flake
Packaging: 50g Tin, Bulk

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

A Great Aromatic!

This review is from the bulk version of this blend. I have smoked this blend from the tin and in bulk. The tin aroma and taste is a little bit stronger in the tin compared to the bulk. I would attribute this to the tins being vacuumed sealed soon after the tobacco is placed into it. The bulk is minimally different and is a very good smoke as well.

The moisture in the tin is also higher than in the bulk and may require a bit of drying time before smoking. The tin aroma is very pleasing with the blackberries being the predominate smell, followed by the brandy and the vanilla sitting way in the background. I love the smell of this tobacco! I cube cut and fully rubbed out s few flakes and gravity filled the bowl.

The taste of the tobacco is very nice. As with the tin aroma, the blackberries are the predominate flavor and then the brandy. I donít really detect any vanilla in the taste. Iím not sure if it is because it is used sparingly or if they blended it so well that the flavors intermingle very well with each other. The flavors sit on a very nice Virginia tobacco that offers its own sweetness and doesnít get completely lost in the flavoring. As with most Virginia tobaccos, you have to respect it because if it is pushed too hard it will bite.

The finish is very nice with a slight sweetness and the tobacco burns into a nice light gray powdery ash. This is a high quality aromatic, not one of those all Cavendish blends that seem to have syrup poured on them. It leaves no goopy residue or mess behind in your pipe. However, it does leave behind a bit of a ghost. If you have never smoked this or any other Lakeland blends before, I recommend trying it in a cob or clay first before smoking it in a briar.

The room note is very pleasant and it is one of the tobaccos that my wife actually enjoys being around when I smoke it. She is very picky about the room note of my tobaccos, so if she likes it, Iím sure almost anyone will! According to most people that I know whom have smoked this blend, it seems to be a love it or hate it tobacco. But in my opinion, if you are a fan of aromatics, or even someone who just likes the occasional change of pace aromatic, I think that you may enjoy it.
I for one love this blend and I Highly Recommend it!

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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