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!