Notes: From the G&H Catalogue: A blend of the finest Virginias and black cavendish. A rich top-note of cocoa, vanilla & fresh fruits.

Aromatic mixture cased and top dressed to produce a round sweet aroma.

Originally called American Blend Delight, current 2020 tins changed the last word to "Delite".

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByRob Young
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Cocoa / Chocolate, Fruit / Citrus, Vanilla
Packaging50 grams tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth American Delight.

The first thing to point out with this one is that it is a little on the damp side, not massively but just a touch so if you take a bowls worth and leave it about an hour it will be ameliorated enough to smoke. The aroma coming from the mix is quite a sweet one but not at all strong with a delicate fruity/floral touch in the background.

This blend gives a good burn which is very stable and steady in the speed, it doesn't require too much attention with re-lights! The smoke is unfathomable in many ways, the consistency is lovely, more towards the thick/full end of the scale. The flavour is impeccable, you get a really appealing sweetness which is not heavy, more of a compliment that works along side the similar taste emanating from the Cavendish. The different tobaccos are nicely balanced, they are at a nice level with one and other so they can all be pleasantly appreciated without the aromatic side making the tobacco flavours redundant. To be a little less positive this can be a bit of a biter so by gently sipping this one the flavours can be enjoyed more.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

14 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3025)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

The sugary, lightly toasty black cavendish is the lead component. The Virginias offer some tart and tangy citrus, grass, bread, vegetation, some sugar and mild floralness. They are supporting players. The cocoa, vanilla, fresh fruits, and light, bitter caramel are the stars, although they don’t totally drown out the tobaccos. The strength is a couple of steps past the mild mark. The taste is a couple of notches short of the medium threshold. Has a light nic-hit. Won’t bite or get harsh, and barely has a rough note. Burns cool, clean and tad slow with a very consistent sweet, mildly sour, floral flavor from start to finish. Has a lingering, mildly bitter after taste, and a pleasant room note. Leaves a fair amount of moisture in the bowl, and requires a couple more than an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke.


7 people found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Is a good aromatic. For Me, it is sweet and it haves notes of fruits, cocoa, caramel and vanilla. Rassembles Captain Black White or the Royal, but is better, although less sweet. Low Nicotine, as other Flue-Cured. I enjoy.

7 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is a tasty fine smelling aromatic. The smell is somewhat remiscent of Lanes 1Q, but not exactly. While 1Q is somewhat sticky to the touch, this GH AD is not sticky, and left no finger residue during packing. This hit the mark for me in taste, smell, and had no tongue bite.

5 people found this review helpful.

Nick73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick73 (6)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A perfect blend, with nice flavouring/casing, fantastic note from tin to smoke. Taste is mellow, somewhat sweet with hints of chocolate, nuts & vanilla. It offers a perfect balance of taste and room note. It is one of those blends that the fragrance remains constant from tin to smoking through the bowl.

The tobacco moisture if just right and often times I put a bowlful on a sheet of paper and give it about enough time as it takes me to prep my pipe, pull out my matchbox and tamper (about 2 mins) and then pack & light. 1 char light & 1 smoke light is all it takes. It burns evenly and when smoked slowly doesn't get hot, but puff on it and it will let you know... hot smoke and hot bowl.

Overall, this is one excellent smelling blend, smokes well, tastes good, and is a nice relaxing after dinner/evening smoke. One thing to note, even if the moisture content is just right, once you get to cleaning your bowl, you'll notice a small amount of what looks like thin molasses, which I presume if some of the casing for this aromatic. It does clean out well, but is of note for folks wondering about such things.

Pipe Used: Brigham Algonquin 03

Age When Smoked: about 5 months old

Purchased From: 4Noggins

Similar Blends: Peterson Sherlock Holmes, a touch sweeter.

4 people found this review helpful.

who broke my clay pipe? Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
who broke my clay pipe? (70)
Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I first bought this in 2004 with my first pipe a Peterson 303 rustic bent apple. Sniffing the jars I wanted something that might be as close to a certain old British pipe smell I could find. (I was seeking St Bruno flake but I didn't know that at the time yet. The holy grail had begun).

American Delight, being an aromatic, it was lucky that I discovered this first before smoking anything else in a pipe :i hadn't discovered tongue bite yet, or the power of hard nicotine hitters like Condor Ready Rubbed or ropes and plugs which would of spun me out at that time.. American Delight looked after me and it looked after my pipe as well.

At the time a Golden Virginia roll-up cigarette smoker; I was enchanted by the black and gold speckled appearance of this moist tobacco in the jar and I was optimistic this might be the one: It wasn't; but it was still a good one anyway.

The quality this has over other aromatics is 1)'no bloody bite', 2) 'it burns cool', 3) 'it doesn't transition into a vapid ashy hot air' 4) 'it doesn't become acrid wet acidic and chemically artificial, 5) 'it doesn't shit my pipe with gloop, or burn out the briar.

American Delight smokes how I wish every other Aromatic would but doesn't. Sure I have enjoyed other aromatics but I have had to suffer for most of them. American Delight doesn't make me suffer for it.

The description says vanilla /caramel casing, yes I suppose it has and it comes through in a gentle balanced measure ;but to sum up the over all taste of the tobacco and aromatic experience combined; I would say its like a fresh out of the oven 'walnut and date' soft sponge cake with a bit of iced sugar lightly dusted on it. The tobacco in this aromatic actually tastes of tobacco as well.

I went quite a few years without getting more of this tobacco because I couldn't remember the name of it or who made it.. I thought perhaps it was a shop blend,and the original shop I bought it from went out of bizz.

Shortly after I went the route of Peterson aromatics and others which I thought were ok at the time but I since feel are just bitey bastards. I am thankful though for Old Dublin, Irish Flake & Irish Oak though.

So I forgot about American Delight for a few years until I saw the name of it in another shop 11 years later in 2015 and got an instant memory recall. It looked the same and smelt the same in the jar, i smoked it and it was the same. Searching for American Delight again was its own holy grail.

Smoking American Delight now I can appreciate that it really is as good as my first memories of it and I haven't got false nostalgia syndrome. It is a hell of a lot better than many so called aromatics I have smoked since behaviour wise.

The pipes I have generally have narrow draughts which amplify milder tobaccos in taste. I can taste it well and clear in my pipe, but if your pipe has a larger internal draught and an open exhaust of a mouth bit, your pipe possibly wont have enough pinch to amplify. Peterson P'Lips and early Falcon pipes with the more pinched mouth bits work well. (they also have moisture traps)

The smoke produced is a heavy thick and fluffy on the tongue,like a vape almost as well, of a sweet and nutty, even marshmellowy honey, its mapley and freshly baked rather than toasted in taste. It smokes but its like a vape also.

Perfect beginners smoke but well worth coming back to later when you can judge what you have smoked in between what has been pretending to be 'the aromatic of aromatics' etc.. As a generally non aromatic smoker with plenty of jars of unsmoked aromatics from about 6 years ago when I gave some a 2nd chance to remind myself if I was missing anything-(i was in a way but it wasn't them)-i was really missing American Delight at the end of the day.

American Delight I could smoke all day,other aromatics I can only smoke once and have to call it a day after one bowl or suffer accumulated tongue bit after successive sessions.

American Delight is an aromatic I don't have to make excuses for or over look its nature and go to elaborate means to get it to taste. Having tried most of the available flavours of aromatics I rate this one as the best non tiring and consistant version.

I got to give American Delight 4 stars as an aromatic category smoke enjoyed by a generally non aromatic smoker.. I'm not a snob,if other aromatics were as good as this I would smoke them. The others I have stuck in the jars from circa 6 years ago is not for cherishing and ageing, they are just abandoned crap.

Pipe Used: peterson 303 ,falcon pipes

Age When Smoked: new, months ,2 years

Purchased From: The Pipe Shop Southbourne

Similar Blends: Aromatically speaking; the old St Bruno ready rubbed when it didn't taste like a broken version of the flake, ogdens walnut flake..

3 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The description compares American Delight to Lane's 1Q. Hmm. I have both tins in front of me and my nose is not finding any similarities. 1Q smells of silky milk chocolate and American Delight gives off a sour soapy smell with some sweetness way in the back row. This is not a bad thing, just a different beast here.

It is as spongy as cake and a tad damp. Grab a good mound of it, because it will take a bit more than usual to fill your bowl.

Time to strike a match and put it to the test... Wow, what a light and mild aromatic. Still no 1Q chocolate taste, but something differently pleasant here. I know the idea of tasting soap seems odd, yet each breath transports you to the back of the store where they sell just that (no Ivory or over-the-top odor, just a light clean taste). I could see why this blend draws a line in the sand with ardent supporters and detractors.

I however liked it. When I was done, my mouth felt weirdly fresh.

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Worked my way though a fivers worth of this stuff a few years ago whilst at University. Memories are nothing but fond, with the stuff smelling fantastic both out of the packet and lit.

Sweet (whilst not overpowering), Hints of vanilla, smooth, even burning (although requiring a touch of drying first) and a wonderful sweet, aromatic room note.

Cant reccomend this enough for a beginner to pipe smoking, may go buy some more soon to reminisce!

3 people found this review helpful.

Susanna Hoffs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Susanna Hoffs (74)
Very Mild Mild Mild Tolerable


Like smoking burnt marshmallows..

(That's probably the least I've written in a review since I've been here)

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Well, yet another fantastic blend by the masters at Gawith,Hoggarth & Co.!! Having become addicted to Top Black Cherry as my favorite aromatic, I thought I would give this a try as well. In a word Fantastic! VERY mild, a great all day smoke for someone wanting something very simple or a perfect tobacco for the beginner. I am a die hard VA/PER lover, but this, Top Black Cherry and Bob's Chocolate flake will be kept around my home for as long as it is available! Also, much like the previous GH tobacco's mentioned, this is a real crowd pleaser! Everyone around you will love it!! Highly Recommended!!

=UPDATE 7-22-06= I have to add one BIG warning to anyone wanting to try this wonderful tobacco. If you try it, and love it as I do, do NOT buy this blend in bulk. I ordered 8 ounces recently and it came to me MUCH drier than the tinned version. And it lacked the depth and flavor that you will get from the tinned version. It is a complete dissapointment in bulk. Still highly recommended, but ONLY the tinned version! While more expensive to purchase the tinned version, you will experience no dissapointments!

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

It's been a long time since I've smoked Lane 1Q, so I can't really compare the two.

Tin description: Mature, sweet VAs, burleys, and Cavendish. Topped with Vanilla, caramel and fresh fruits.

This description looked so good to me!

The tobacco is very, very soft. It is cut into long, thin ribbons, and the smell is sweet and a little flowery. Because this tobacco is so soft, it can be easy to overpack your pipe.

This tobacco is very gentle. No bite and no goop, which is great for a tobacco that supposedly imitates the cheaper Lane 1Q. Room aroma is pleasant: fruit, caramel and vanilla is what you will get. I don't taste much of anything when I smoke this, so I will classify this as "Extremely Mild (Flat)" in the rating.

This tobacco would probably make a good beginner's tobacco due to it's gentle smoking qualities and pleasant room note. If this tobacco had more taste, I might buy more, but I will instead finish the one tin I have.

3 people found this review helpful.

Kevin Burton Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kevin Burton (1)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

I bought a half kilo of this blend on the strength of the positive reviews here. Sadly, apart from the lovely aroma from the bag and the room note that even my partner enjoys, the blend is lacking both flavour, strength and sweetness. Indeed I might argue that it tastes of nothing. You are likely to get bitten in your endeavours to get some flavour from the bowl.

I tried a couple of packs of 7 Seas Royal a week or two back and although a very mild smoke, I found that far superior to this G&H American Delite Blend and I’ve ordered a further kilo or so of that, of which I’ll mix half with the Delite to make it smokeable.

Given both blends mentioned are something of a Lanes 1Q tribute, I’ve taken the liberty of ordering a pound of 1Q to compare with the fakes.

On the whole American Delite is very disappointing. I imagine the only people who’d get a kick from it are those who’ve never smoked before.

Pipe Used: Peterson 150

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQTobacco

Similar Blends: Silk Cut Silver Cigarettes.

2 people found this review helpful.

dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (182)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Miles ahead of Lane 1Q, Captain Black is not even in the same ballpark. With that said, AD is on par with every GH blend I have smoked. Quality tobaccos, quality blending and a quality smoke. Good aromatic mainly due to the fact that the tobacco has not been overshadowed by the toppings. Mild fruit and Vanilla flavor, lights and burns well, consistent flavor throughout the process. Got no bite or goop from this blend. Not a nicotine heavy weight but ample enough to satisfy. All day smoke for some. Solid 3 here.

2 people found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (339)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I had hesitated buying this for over 10 years. I finally pulled the trigger not long ago.

Pouch aroma/appearance:

The scent seems very busy to me. I do smell some cocoa, some fruitiness (not the American-type aro sickly sweetness) and the aroma of the vanilla and caramel are most obvious. Very uniform cut, medium brown mottled with specs of dark Cavendish leaf and bright Virginia.


Packing gets ya sticky fingers. Appears to have a fair amount of PG, maybe it the topping. who knows.

Even with what seems a high moisture content, this lights very easily and stays lit. The flavor and room note don't seem to portray what the tin note led to believe. This does have a close resemblance to a 1-Q/Captain Black Royal taste and aroma. Definitely vanilla and caramel notes, but they don't overpower the true tobacco flavors either. Nicely balanced, stays even throughout the bowl. Never gets harsh, bitter or ashy. This is one flavorful aromatic I have no problem recommending!

Pipe Used: several

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Captain Black Royal, Lane 1Q.

2 people found this review helpful.

Kamerling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kamerling (28)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

If it's hot summer, then it is time to open American Delight. Fresh, subtle sweet taste of coconut, carmel and vanilla. According to nice room note and quite light strength makes it a perfect choice to smoke on summertime and also on rest of the year as a break from heavy nicotine-bombs. One of my favourite from G&H.

2 people found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (67)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

To start, this is nothing like 1Q. First off, this stuff is high quality tobacco... but the main notes I get from it are chocolate and strawberry.

This is very mild tobacco, with a burley note in the background as you smoke. This tobacco is very soft and comes sopping wet.. so be prepared to let it dry, and dry, and dry. When dry, it actually smokes well and the flavors come out. I can taste cocoa and a hint of strawberry.. the strawberry is what I think some say tastes "soap-like" as it reminds me of the strawberry scent of the toy "strawberry shortcake". Don't ask me why I've smelled the toy "strawberry shortcake" but I have in my youth at the babysitter's.

The room note is pleasant, and the smoke is gentle with light flavors. No chance of a bite if you let it dry all the way out.

edited my review and upped it one star after more smokes and more aging/drying.

I'm assuming that due to European or British regulations this cannot be labeled with specific flavors, but it's annoying when you want to know a specific fruit or flavor and it's not listed!

Pipe Used: Peterson Meerschaum System 303

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (632)
Mild to Medium Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I am not a fan of 1q, so I probably would have never purchased this one on that alone, but a good sample was given to me by a forum friend so in the interest of being gracious I smoked it. I am glad I did as I found this to be much better than 1q.

Where the topping on 1 q makes me somewhat nauseous, this one did not. I really like Gawith Hoggarth and think they do aros perhaps better than anyone. There is no doubt a familiar taste in the topping and there is also no (what some people refer to as) soapiness to this one. It is clear what GH was going for here, and perhaps they succeeded using less PG? I don't know what would cause the difference, but it just was much more smokable to me.

With all that said, I am not a huge fan of the topping even as it exists here and would rather spend my time with some Coconut or Rum twist or some Rich Dark Honeydew if I want an aro. Still I do recommend this one. Particularly for the fans of 1q and the captains as I find this to be a better alternative.

Pipe Used: primarily cobs

Similar Blends: 1q.

2 people found this review helpful.

matteo_dm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
matteo_dm (1)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I started my pipe smoking liturgy only 6 months ago, so I am still in th exploratory phase. I bought this tobacco in bulk from 4noggins. The smell of it unsmoked attracts me--I can't really put my finger on it, but it's quite nutty, with hints of caramel. It smokes fast, and as a fairly slow smoker, I have to relight it often. I find it to be a little on the damp side, and it often creates a puddle in my pipe (although, that may be attributed to my amateur smoking style). I tend to smoke indoors, and I would recommend smoking American Delight outdoors, as the smoke is thick, and unpleasant when entering my nose.

Pipe Used: Brigham Algonquin 284

Purchased From: 4noggins.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

American Delight

Star Rating = 3.5

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 9

Room Note = 9

Flavor = 9

Bite = 9

Burn = 9

After Taste = 9

Raw Score = 54

Rated Percentage = 90%

Comment = Smooth, Mild, a little too much fruity Flavor, has a little After Taste

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

"American Aromatics get goopy, European Aromatics get bitter."

There's a truth I had not known. (thanks, I should have read your review sooner.) Dad sent me some of this, since he found it bad. The grumpy farts in the machine shop thought it smelled great. It did, in fact, smell great.

I won't knock this, since it was free, and I smoked it AT WORK. (In Your Face Mr. Man!) But, my oh my, I'd never buy it.

That's not very helpful, is it? As I remember, American Delight is sort of a caramel ice cream kinda thing. (Is that what the Brits really think of us? sheesh!) I like a good aromatic once in a while. So far, I haven't found one.

For reference, the Dad of which I often write, likes McClelland's Baklava in place of this. (That stuff has a room note as nice as a cream covered bean.)

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

I bought it out of curiosity because it comes from Hoggarth, who I consider one of the top three (if not the best) manufacturers of pipe tobaccos.

It contains Sweet Virginia, Burley and various Cavendish. It has a flavor of caramel with a slight vanilla and of course the foamy taste that almost all Hoggarth smokes have. It is certain it does not bring about any tongue biting, as it gives off an amazing scent in the room.

A pleasant interval from the Orientals I smoke, without reaching the exact opposite of fully aromatic. I will take two more boxes, just to spare. It contains no Latakia, something my friend Peter feared when he smoked it.

P.S. I think it has a slight taste of whiskey, without being absolutely positive about it.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This is a great blend for a change when you just want to puff away on a aromatic. This tobacco will yeild to you and will not bite. I enjoy smoking this when reading a good book. Smooth, almost no taste and a very nice floral aroma. I have some Lane 1Q and American Delite is nothing like it. Recommended for novice and advance puffers.

2 people found this review helpful.

BostonPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BostonPipe (84)
Very Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Wow, this blend gave me a flashback to my early pipe smoking days when I use to frequent the "Pipe Dream" in Marblehead Mass. I believe the blend that Ben sold that tasted like this one was called Danish Pastry. Defintely flavored and definitely an aromatic.

Yet, I kinda like this change of pace. I doubt very much that I will smoke more than one or two bowls a week, however, it is a refreshing change of pace. Especially during the Summer months.

It does remind me also of Capt Black Blue, and as KCorona stated above it is much less goopy than the aforementioned.

Geez, all of a sudden, I am back in the late seventies with a small GBD pipe, (and hair!)

Now, it is usually Kendel Dark in an old' Charatan Extra Large, lol.

Last note, my wife likes the scent of this blend, that's the first time in a long while that I have heard a positive comment from her on one of my blends. Might be worthwhile keeping some of this on hand when the kids are out. ;)

2 people found this review helpful.

moniker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
moniker (217)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

My purchased-in -USA tin of this blend is labeled “American Delite” over a tired and dirty looking American flag. I’m pretty sure that the tobacco in my tin was the same as that reviewed by others under this header, namely American Blend Delight. Tin popped, no doubt this is an aro. Although coconut is not mentioned, I get this, also some tonquin, in addition to the cocoa, caramel, vanilla and flowery Plum/prune others mention, and, of course, some Lakeland geranium, well back. I could not get this to burn well at first, and it came off as un-sorted, so I jarred it, pretty much forgot about it. 4 or 5 months later, it’s a pip! I smoke it in a fairly voluminous pot, packed loosely, and I’ve found the rested AD to be an easy, comfortable smoke, once it’s well lit. Strength is between mild and medium, with scant nicotine, and the smooth, delicious tastes are medium. I can smell and taste everything I listed through the smoke, along with very sufficient tobacco flavor that is quite nutty and just a little earthy, with very faint peat. The Cav is sweet, also a little sour, and I do not find it at all cloying, The VAs and Burleys are very well melded, quite rich, nutty and deep brown bread-y, and they quite fulfill their mission in this blend. There’s enough real tobacco smell to make the room note less than purely pleasant. Aftertaste is a lingering best of the smoke. And there are no “chemical” tastes to spoil the smoke!

I’m glad I went back and tried this again. I am surprised how satisfying I find this blend, given how generally “lightweight” it is. The remainder won’t last! Four stars.

Pipe Used: big pot preferred

Age When Smoked: rested 4 - 5 months

1 person found this review helpful.

Ploppy Plop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ploppy Plop (1)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Bought as an experiment. Found this tobacco contained a strong cherry note. Very moist and could perhaps benefit from a larger pipe chamber. Will continue to experiment

Pipe Used: Savinelli mini smooth 321

Age When Smoked: 2 weeks old

1 person found this review helpful.

Hawk_Ize Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hawk_Ize (2)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Bought this blend in bulk and it came at a good moisture content. Bag note for me has vanilla, chocolate, and something else in the back which I can't quite place, perhaps the fruit topping?

After an easy light I have to say I was disappointed to begin with, I could barely detect anything I expected to taste after such a promising bag note. Pausing and slowing down the smoke, I found about a quarter of the bowl in this blend really opened up. The taste is definitely mild, but has a very pleasant light sweetness. I could taste the chocolate and vanilla, but they don't mask the natural tobacco flavours. Further into the bowl the nuttiness of the burley gave the smoke an almost coconut and chocolate flavour which I found delightful (pardon the pun).

The tobacco kept a great taste to the last 10th I'd say and stayed nice and cool (although I smoked this on a brisk December night on the balcony). Mouth feel was also thick and full something I very much appreciate. At the end I was left with a fine white Ash.

A nice smoke but perhaps not a blend I would rush out and buy again.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

1 person found this review helpful.

BigGoy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigGoy (9)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This one is quite strange. I've been smoking a pipe regularly for a few years and have sampled a decent variety of aromatics, English blends, VaPers and straight Virginias. This is the first tobacco that I immediately disliked on the first bowl.

It has a very nice smell in the tin, vanilla and some fruit is what I pick up. But virtually no flavor, at least at first. And I definitely pick up a weird mouth feel -- I can see what people mean when they describe a "soapy taste" in Lakeland/Gawith Hoggarth blends.

BUT -- it's grown on me. Its a very smooth smoke. And if you sip and give it time, I pick up chocolate (not vanilla so much) and berry notes. And it is very clearly a high quality tobacco. Great smoke output and very smooth. And I don't mind the "soapy" mouth feel -- it's almost like the smoke is a little chewy.

Still not my favorite, but I will go through the two tins as an occasional smoke. Probably won't buy more.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 626 New Art (with 9mm filter)

Age When Smoked: 52

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

1 person found this review helpful.

Phil Potwell Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Phil Potwell (10)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I find it interesting that many reviewers are citing a caramel flavour, when what I can glean is clearly a dark cherry topping. It is what strikes me from start to finish with this one, but there is sort of a floral bouquet as well. I ordered it in bulk, and yet it is still a bit too moist (others have stated that it was drier and less intense when ordered in bulk). I can say that if this is what I got in bulk, it must be drowning wet in a tin.

I really wanted to like this, as GH&C is a house to be respected, but after 3 bowls so far, in each case the bowl turned foul and quite bitter after the first third. I found myself wishing I was smoking other blends during the bowl - not a good sign. Also, I must say that even after a vodka cleaning of the three pipes I tried this in, each were ghosted from a single smoke. After a good cleaning and a day of rest to dry, I made the mistake of packing a VaPer (precious last Hal O' The Wynd) and it was muddied and unpleasant.

I am not saying this blend doesn't have a place and not trying to sound overly negative, but I will be letting the blend dry and age considerably before attempting it again, and when I do, I will reserve it for a single pipe due to its persistence. Not sure I can recommend this to others.

*Update 3/16/20. After 11 months in a jar, it has managed to settle. After a heavy carnivorous meal of beefsteak, I perused my jar rack and ran across this blend. Like all G&H, it packs a punch by midbowl, so I thought I would give it a go. This time, I selected a meer, having learnt my lesson as above about ghosting. After lighting up, I noticed a baker’s delight. While still getting dark fruit (I had originally noted a strong dark cherry, above), the chocolate came through much more obviously, all with a pleasant breath of vanilla under it all. I must say, I have come full circle on this blend and truly enjoyed this to cap off a great meal. Upping this severely from 1 star to 3! It must be the moisture change and some age, but this is night and day and made for a great smoke!

Pipe Used: 2 savinellis, 1 peterson settling on a meer

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk purchase

Purchased From: P&C

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JustinCarcerated Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JustinCarcerated (99)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Recd this blend by accident, asked the Better 1/2 for GH Round Cavendish, with the intent of softening the current state of my Amnesia blend (24 oz decanter where 2 and 3 stars often marinate into surprisingly good smoke....just not currently).

So on the positive side this ended up being a good all-around blend, the best vanilla blend I've had to date, Of note is that the texture of AD is very soft, not just because of lack of woody bits, but more from the uniformity of the baccy. Almost miicro-shag in its feel, if you will...my suggestion to the wife of having her stuff a pillow with it for sleep-akin to the Sobakawa pillow was summarily shot down.

She did like the porch note though.

Smooth, no bite to speak of, no real Lakeland sauce either. Only negative (for me anyway) is the lack of Nicotine.

Having said that, I may try 1Q now, to see comparison.

Pipe Used: Meers and Briars

Age When Smoked: New-from bulk

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars. Com

Similar Blends: Lane 1Q.

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Holy Smokes! Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Holy Smokes! (6)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This isn't bad. It is also not that exciting. To me, it's a wonderful backup for something else. It would probably be the crown jewel of a mass production, gas station line of cheap pipe tobaccos, but it's not. It's marketed as something an American would take delight it, which may be true, depending on taste and interpretation, but I'd recommend this blend to be placed between two blends you really enjoy, if only to enhance your love of those.

Pipe Used: Baraccini Tulip

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

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tcvarlh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tcvarlh (17)
Extremely Mild Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

Bought some for my Lass to try. She's of the same opinion. Burnt toffee. That's it, Burnt Toffee, no fruitiness, no taste, no tobacco, no anything 'cept burnt toffee. Possibly the least appetizing 'baccy I have ever come across including Landtabak and some sort of Libyan junk I had when out thataway. Some folks may enjoy it. My Lass and I do not.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Similar Blends: Burnt toffee.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

As a very occasional pipe smoker, I found this blend quite nice. It was mild, no bite and did have a pleasant aroma. I would recommend for new smokers.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Mostly scentless and without taste. Not much smoke and didn't leave a noticeable scent in the room afterwards. I prefer something I can taste and more aromatic. So this was definitely not for me. But if you're in the market for something tasteless that you won't remember was in the room 10 minutes from now this it.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

I like CB royal, or 1Q, but I don't like the goopy tar left behind in the bowl. This is suppose to be a comparison to CBR. It does not leave the goop behind, but is nothing like CBR. All I can smell is the aroma of play dough. Though I won't admit to tasting play dough, I imagine American Delite's taste is similiar. Don't waste your money or time on this one. If you like 1Q, stay with it.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Very Pleasant

I received a sample of this in a small ziploc from a kind ASPer. One whiff of the bag revealed an aromatic that smelled very much like Lane's 1Q a/k/a Capt. Black Blue. However, the ziploc was expertly labeled "Gawith Hoggarth". It took a quick Google to figure what was going on, as I had never heard of this blend before. So as it turns out, GH has a line of "American Blend" aromatics, including this one. Wow, a British version of American drugstore tobacco! Initial "pouch" aroma was full. This blend is a ready rubbed cut, mostly black and dark brown tobaccos. I feared a goopy experience awaited me, as the blend came to me overly moist and required significant drying time to get to my desired moisture level, which is on the dry side. It packs easily, but lit with some difficulty due to moisture. Once lit, the familiar taste of Lane's 1Q topping sprang forth. GH really nailed the taste on this one! However, the similarities ended there. While goopy in the bag, this stuff burned evenly and left a nice fluffly ash -- quite the opposite of the good Capt. Further, no matter how hard I overpuffed, it did not bite or become overly wet, again unlike the Capt. Regardless, no real tobacco flavors ever emerged. In conclusion, while aromatics are not my bag, this blend is a vast improvement over Lane's, as it appears to have quality components with less adulterants. The room note should please LSSO's and non-smokers alike. I recommend it to those who like Lane's 1Q or for a beginner. (12/01)

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JaWiBr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JaWiBr (453)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Tin notes of coconut rum, brown sugar and chewing tobacco. The tobacco looks like brown shag with cavendish chunks. Tobacco is slightly tacky and may benefit from a little drying. Burns relatively slow and requires relights. The strength is mild and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild-medium with notes of toffee, spiced rum, and sweet. The taste is mild and consistent. I taste notes sweet grass, bread, nuts and floral. Flavoring and Cavendish leads with Virginias and burley providing backup. Room note is pleasant and has an ok after taste.

Pipe Used: 2015 XXX Ashton Brindle Author

Age When Smoked: 10 years

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

i started pipe smokeing with this tobacco and i like it very much i still smoke it almost everyday and i would reconmend it to a new pipe smoker the only down side in my book is it tends to smoke a bit 2 hot sometimes

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Medium Very Pleasant

EH! Oh well, another European Aromatic bust. Luckily, I just tried a bowl and did not pay for this. American Aromatics get goopy, European Aromatics get bitter. This one was no exception. Not my speed at all.

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