|Package Size||17.64 oz|
For those who enjoy a powerful smoke, and who want nothing but real tobacco flavor, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.'s Dark Flake Unscented is a must-try. The smoky note of dark-fired leaf from Africa is fortified further with Indian air-cured, which adds a deep, earthy flavor. Due to its strength, this is best to smoke while relaxing. G&H Dark Flake Unscented still has a slight touch of Lakeland-type flavoring, but is subtle enough that it's much more noticeable in the aroma than in the flavor.
This review is from a brand-new smoker of pipes, regarding Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Dark Flake Unscented. First, I have to state that I am as new to pipes as possibly three weeks as of this review (July 11th, 2015) and my first order for pipe tobaccos, I must say, was phenomenally quick for being located across the States. I ordered five different tobaccos, this of which was the second tobacco I tried. If you're brand-new to smoking any tobaccos to any degree, I would really like to say that you would be probably making a mistake starting off with this tobacco. As it is a flake, one must do a small bit of preparation-- information about which can be found elsewhere. But if you have a history of cigars and formerly cigarettes, here goes: [Insert excited cuss words galore here]! I cannot stress enough how impressed I am with this tobacco! Some people absolutely despise flakes-- for reasons I cannot discover. This is a very rich, flavorful blend. I enjoyed my first pipeful about 15 minutes ago. Halfway through, I began to experience a very calming sensation running throughout my arms and head, and began also to feel a peace which I can't say I ever found in most of the cigar blends I have tried. Slightly spicy, billowy smoke reeling around my head in a slight breeze, and properly fitting for any situation where relaxation is the prime destination-- all of this was an experience never to be forgotten. Seasoned smokers will find this truly delightful. I, myself, being so new to pipes, have naught to compare, since most of my pipe tobaccos thus far have been PA, CB and Smoker's Pride-- but I can honestly state here that I could easily use this as a pre-bedtime ritual to reflect on the day's events for what I can possibly see as being many pipes to come. I would tread with some caution and not smoke this while driving, but for what it's worth, I am not disappointed and can see myself with a stock of this for a while. Five star blend, this!