No.7 has been a popular with pipe smokers all over the UK and around the world for decades. A beautiful blend of dark fired and flue cured Virginias. An earthy and leather tobacco, with plenty of body to match. The blend for No.7 features as the basis for a number of the scented Lakeland blends, in mixture and flake formats.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ProductionCurrently available
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Extremely Mild
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable

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

This one appears to have fallen under the radar here at TR.com with only 5 reviews so far. My review is based on a one ounce sample that I quickly parlayed into a 2 pound purchase. This stuff is indeed that good.

This is Kendal Kentucky's cousin from one state over. Both are shag cut, fairly dark in color and high in nicotine. Both are barely sweet, although this one is a tad sweeter, and both have nice cigar notes, but not too cigar-y. I did not taste any chocolate or cocoa in either one but if I had to choose one that was closer, this wouldn't be the one. This is just a beautifully rich and rewarding smoke that tastes of tobacco, virginia tobacco in place of KK's burley, but keep in mind that these are the African strains. The reference to Gallahers Rich Dark Honeydew is well taken and I basically agree, although my memory of what RDH tastes like fresh is hazy. My last 4 tins of RDH were all at least 10 years old, some of them closer to 20. But based on memory, this one is indeed close. But it isn't a sweet melon flavor to me - it's more of a brisk lightly sweet iced tea. Or something. I'm so terrible at placing flavors. I'm fine with what things ain't but not so good at what they are. :)

The chances are good that if you enjoy Kendal Kentucky, you'll like this one as well. Just a bit of a different take, but with a lot of similarities. A 4 star blend, without a doubt.

12 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3008)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias offer some floral grass/hay, a little earth, wood, citrus and darker fruit, the latter of which is more in the background. Has a little cigarish taste much of the time, though it doesn’t over take the other aspects previously mentioned. Won’t bite, but can get harsh if puffed real fast, which also causes one to take more notice of the cigar. The nic-hit is medium. Burns a little fast, and I recommend slow puffing. The flavor is fairly consistent, and has a bit of richness, but not a lot of sweetness. Needs few relights, and leaves little dampness in the bowl. Not an all day smoke.


11 people found this review helpful.

Bluenoser Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bluenoser (34)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Pleasant

There are some things in life we never forget. For pipe smokers, specific to pipe smoking itself, I believe our desire to start smoking a pipe begins at a very young age. I know most if not all of you often reflect on those joyous and perhaps distant memories of our fathers, grandfathers, uncles, family friends ‘et al'.....smoking their briars intently, methodically, peacefully and without any form of prejudice whatsoever. The fragrant and pungent odors from pipe tobacco has no memory jolting-olfactory equal, save perhaps mom's apple pie or the baking of bread in a wood stove oven on a cold winters morning. I started smoking a pipe some twenty-two years ago and of course, like all those before me, began the hunt for that magical tobacco. My transition from aromatics to English was rather swift where I eventually settled very comfortably in the world of English Virginia blends. My absolute favorites were St. Bruno, Condor and Three Nuns but I would sometimes try another blend in the same genre.

Getting to the point of never forgetting some things in life, I will never forget the absolute pleasure I experienced with my first pouch of Gallaher's Rich Dark Honey Dew. Simply, for me, one of the best Virginia tobaccos I had ever had the pleasure of smoking. I was so impressed I returned to my tobacconist following my first bowl and bought the last three pouches he had in stock. Little did I know at the time, those would be the last packets of RDH he would ever carry. I would never forget that deep, naturally sweet, powerful and sophisticated taste. RDH simply elevated my taste buds to another level and left me with a deeply seeded memory I thought would remain as a memory only...................until I opened the bag of No. 7 Mixture.

No. 7 offers an exceedingly close resemblance to Gallaher's RDH in all categories. It's dark brown shaggy cut and faintly restrained Kendal casing along with it's soft velvet texture smacks of RDH's long lost twin. While smoking No. 7 it's medium-to-strong strength and billowing white spicy smoke with that underlying sweetness of rich deep flavor adds yet further dimensions to the overall cloning effect to RDH that I am getting. No. 7 does not evolve significantly during the smoke and I am thankful for that as I truly enjoy the experience of its' original flavor right from the charring light. No. 7 has, for me, brought back those wonderful elated memories over two decades ago when most of the UK's tobacco offerings filled the shelves of Canadian tobacconists. God bless the internet and thank goodness for the plethora of e-tailer tobacconists. No. 7 is most highly recommended!

10 people found this review helpful.

DeathMetal.org Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeathMetal.org (227)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Summary: smoked molasses and honey, with a touch of lemon, comes from this mixture of dark-fired and flue-cured Virginia.

Half of this blend seems similar to "Dark Shag" or "Kendal Dark," and the other half seems to be something like "Kendal Gold." The smoked Virginias are slightly outnumbered by the flue-cured variety, and this gives this blend a warm sweet Virginia flavor with an undertone of the smoky, tangy dark-fired leaf. The shag cut burns easily and caramelizes quickly, turning the bright hay and floral flavor of the flue-cured Virginia into a fall honey flavor, while the dark-fired influence gives this a touch of molasses. Any toppings meld right into this and guide it rather than dominating it, giving it a slight richness. It loads easily at its default moisture level, especially with the Hana method, and burns down to a powder of grey ash but smokes slowly. It is stronger than medium in nicotine, especially in the latter half of the bowl, but this works well if you are engaged in strenuous activity. For me, this could be an all-day smoke, since it rewards smoking slowly enough that the nicotine is not overwhelming and its varied tastes spread out and meld, sending my tongue seeking the internal variations of their texture. An instant favorite!

Similar Blends: Dunhill - Royal Yacht, Peter Stokkebye - Amsterdam Shag No. 93, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Gold, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Dark Shag Unscented .

8 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

The descriptive says Cocoa and Chocolate flavoring have been added to this blend. I tasted neither. I got a rich, deep Virginia flavor and a fairly quick burn from the shag cut. The strength and flavor combination was delightful. A deep dark sweetness enhances the already strong tobacco presence. This stuff is just flat wonderful!

6 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I, like Pipestud and Steverino, didn't taste much of a chocolate flavor in this blend but there is an undeniable underlying sweetness that comes along with a pretty good punch of Lady N. I do detect a very light chocolate scent in the pouch and strangely after many bowls, I did get some of the taste after using a large, wide bowl. When completely dried, the shag cut makes for a quick and if one is not careful, hot burn. Smoking Kendal's #7 quickly can make this go from sweet to bitter fast! I do not detect any of the soapy smell that GH is often known for having. This blend is not related to GH's #7 Broken Flake. I'm not a big Virginia smoker, but this one is a keeper for me. Recommended.

5 people found this review helpful.

Steverino Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steverino (6)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

“Kendal No. 7 - Typical air-cured aroma, enhanced with the sweetness of chocolate flavoring.”

When I first saw this tobacco, I immediately thought Dark Bird's Eye. No. 7 resembles DBE's fine, hair-like constitution, but without the “bird's eyes”. The aroma of the tobacco is similar as well, as both tobaccos are made from dark leaf. With these similarities, I expected No. 7 to taste very similar to DBE. There is some similarity in flavor but there are additional characteristics that give No. 7 its own personality.

The fine cut makes it easy to load the pipe and the tobacco takes to flame readily. One match will usually do if you don't feel the need to tamp after lighting. Upon ignition, No. 7 produces a large volume of smoke. This may be due to the fine cut burning relatively quickly.

The Lakeland scent is what I first notice after the tobacco is burning. It never gets strong or dominant in this blend but you probably won't miss it. It seems to diminish somewhat as the bowl progresses. There is also a subtle sweetness in this blend which is present throughout most of the bowl. It too is mostly a background player. One interesting taste I noticed is pepper, as might be experienced with a perique blend, and not a little bit. I've noticed this in other dark fire-cured and air-cured blends and it is apparently a characteristic of that leaf. An aspect of No. 7 that is an enigma to me is the “chocolate flavoring” mentioned in the manufacturer's description. I've smoked quite a few bowls and haven't been able to identify anything that resembles chocolate. This may have something to do with what I'm perceiving as sweetness but it just doesn't come through as chocolate to me.

*We are not told directly what the components of this blend are. As mentioned earlier, since No. 7 resembles DBE in both appearance and aroma, it is logical to assume that the same dark leaf is used, though it is air-cured rather than fire-cured as with DBE. The overall dark color of the tobacco seems to confirm this. I find the taste to be similar to burley as there is no Virginia grassiness or tanginess.

As for nicotine strength, this is a tobacco that can sneak up on you. If you pay attention and smoke at a reasonable pace, No. 7 is your friend and shouldn't overpower experienced smokers. If you get busy doing something else while you smoke, it can come up behind you and slap you on the back of the head.

This offering from Gawith, Hoggarth is a good blend for the smoker who enjoys a Lakeland-style tobacco but prefers the scented flavor in a more moderate proportion. The medium to full flavor and substantial nicotine level should satisfy all but the most demanding of smokers. Recommended.


When I wrote this review, I had not seen a description of this tobacco that listed the constituent tobaccos. I recently found such a description on one of the etailers' web page:

"The main distinguishing feature of this mixture is the high proportion of Indian dark air-cured tobacco in the blend (35%), which lends a certain 'cigar-type' aroma to the smoke. Combined with 27% dark-fired leaf and only 38% flue-cured Virginias the blend provides a fairly strong smoke." I was close!

5 people found this review helpful.

RoyOdhner Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RoyOdhner (7)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

This was originally purchased by mistake. I meant to order some Broken Flake #7. I smoked a bowl, but was so angry with myself that I really didn't get a good feel for it. However, something in the back of my mind told me not to return it - cellar it, and see what happens. That was 1/10/14, or so the date label on my mason jar says. I'm really glad that I did.

This is a wonderful blend. Nothing here is gonna blow your socks off, and the shag cut is a bit of a PITA when it comes to loading. It burns a bit faster than I prefer, and the room note isn't gonna earn you any fans. (Angry mobs won't run you off, but you're not gonna get hit with heaps of praise either). The color is a nice medium to dark hue, and it has a decent enough nicotine hit. However, due to fast burn and depth of smoke, I suggest that you smoke this in a larger-sized pipe (say, something along the lines of a Pete #408) and sip on it. This will allow the blend to really open up.

Your reward? A deep and full blast of vaguely sweet Virginia goodness. I was tempted to say "greatness", but I wouldn't really classify this as "great." Just very -very, very - good. It's also got an ever so faint dash of GH&C's famous Kendal sauce, but so faint that unless you actually know what Kendal Sauce is you'd never guess it. Just something different and earthy way back in the background. Just enough of a whisper to let you know that it is there, but definitely not enough to ghost your pipe. Just enough to add a very nice touch to the Virginia sweetness.

As far as the sweetness goes, this isn't hay or alfalfa-like, or any other sweetness that I've encountered in any other Virginia blend. No freshly cut summer fields or English bog in spring thing going on here -- just a sweet earthiness that I cannot really describe. Tobacco, that's it... but not quite pipe-like or cigar-like... something in between. I'd like to think that this is the shag-cut tobacco that Sherlock Holmes kept in that ballet slipper, and pulled out when he had a particularly tough case to ponder.

Anyway, I'd highly recommend it. I'm definitely cellaring a couple more pounds worth. This is not something I'd want to smoke every day, but it makes a nice player to slip into my Virginia/Burley rotation every now and then. Besides, this is one of those blends that I want to keep as a special treat, since it costs over $50 a pound and offered in bulk only. But it's worth every damn penny of the asking price.

Pipe Used: Various Petes, but my 408 works best

Age When Smoked: Almost three years

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes.Com

Similar Blends: Not really sure.

4 people found this review helpful.

Blackhorse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blackhorse (96)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable

Just off the back deck after another bowl of this excellent blend. First things first. The constituent tobaccos are: Indian dark air-cured tobacco (35%), Combined with 27% dark-fired leaf and only 38% flue-cured Virginias. I get very little to nothing of anything Lakeland in terms of scenting. I detected the merest smidgen of cocoa. All reviewers thus far are pretty much spread across the board in these regards. In terms of cut...I disagree with most others. My recent bag is definitely not shag. In fact it is a fairly heavy ribbon. It came moist, very packable and eager to light and burn. No bite. My constant sipping didn’t overheat it or change the flavors which are rich and do indeed show cigar notes from time to time. This is touted as being the base blend for other GH items...no surprise. It’s rich enough that even by adding Lakeland scenting the base tobacco would shine through...a hallmark of GH scented Lakelands. Yes, this IS under the radar - but shouldn’t be. Less smoky than Dark Birds Eye it has significant flavor, good manners and a decent hit of N. It should be far more popular. Highly recommend to seasoned puffers of Brit blends especially.

Pipe Used: MM Huck Finn Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: Dark Birds Eye.

2 people found this review helpful.

Calamiti Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Calamiti (84)
Strong None Detected Full Pleasant

What a great blend is here! Rich and tasty, full of zest and pure tobacco goodness. And, what's important, it contains a healthy dose of nicotine. I like it very much.

Pipe Used: Peterson Rhodesian 999

Age When Smoked: 2

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth- Kendal's No.7 Unscented.

I find this an enjoyable, albeit, basic blend. It seems, to me, quite a 'no messing' straight Va.

The biggest flavour of all is the Virginia's hay note. After that I can ascertain a sort of sweetness; I don't think it's chocolaty or false, it brings more of a bright side to the taste that livens it up.

The smoke from No.7 is pretty dry. It burns clean and efficiently without causing any gargle or moisture in the bowl.

The nicotine's a touch above medium. By no means do I find it strong, the pipe has to be given quite a big puff for it to qualify as medium to strong. Medium to slightly above medium rather than medium to strong!

I enjoy Kendal's No.7, it seems a very simple and basic blend. That's meant in a good way; some people may find it banal, me on the other hand, I think it proves that sometimes less is more!


Pipe Used: Britains Best Briar

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos

2 people found this review helpful.

LiterarySmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LiterarySmoker (142)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

This was another bulk buy so I don't have much to say on packaging. The tobacco comes in a wonderfully fine shag cut. It's light brown and yellow in colour. The smell in the jar is of fallen autumn leaves, soft hay and some breadiness. The tobacco came without being too wet, and at a perfect humidity to smoke out of the pack. Shag cut does best when packed tight.

Once I have it lit it is mildly complex. It's deep and earthy, and the Virginias add hay but only lightly. The slower I smoke this the more floral notes come out. There is a very soft hint of Lakeland that's barely noticeable. There are some cigar notes in this blend. Deep and rich.

I think the taste is a medium-full, it's definitely a full taste, but it doesn't linger. The strength is a medium-strong. I'm no lightweight, I'm smoking this on an empty stomach with my first cup of tea for the day, but I don't recommend doing this if you are more sensitive to Lady N. The room note is a little heavy and may not be the best for your non smoking family and friends. If I had nothing to do I could see myself puffing on this all day.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Regimental 614

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

William H. Hardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
William H. Hardy (93)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Strong

This tobacco is a wonderful surprise. I’ve enjoyed almost every Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. tobacco that I have smoked, but never ventured into their shag cut offerings. I enjoyed Peter Stokkebye’s Amsterdam pipe tobacco often, but with it being discontinued, I had to search for a replacement. Fortuitously, I was recommended this tobacco by a friend who is very knowledgeable above it tobaccos and I have been smoking it quite frequently since procuring some.

As for the tobacco, it does come just a bit moist, but is definitely smokable as received. It’s not even close to Amsterdam, but is fantastic in its own way. It’s close to a “halfzware” like Amsterdam is, but this is all Virginia. A dark-fired Virginia, but a Virginia nonetheless. The strength ticks the boxes as well as the flavor. There is a faint whiff of Lakeland floral at the beginning of the smoke, but it is well overpowered by the tobacco’s natural flavors.

Al in all, this tobacco is a winner. I’ll still miss Amsterdam when my small supply is gone, but I won’t weep too long and just reach for this of another one of GH shags that I’ve discovered and enjoy!

Pipe Used: Pete’s, Custom-bilts, Tinskys...

1 person found this review helpful.

Courtney Fish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Courtney Fish (33)
Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

Well, this is definitely tobacco for grownups! This is a serious, dark, strong, spicy, smokey, cigar flavoured blend.

I always find shag hard to pack - getting the balance between constant relights and burning too hot. However, when I get it right I find this is a pleasant, if strong, flavourful smoke. But after 15 mins or so the cigar elements come much more to the fore and it becomes a bit one-dimensional. It also tends to get a little harsh around this point and I cease to enjoy it. There is quite a lot of nic in this blend so maybe 20 minutes is enough anyway!

Even when dried this tends to leave a little dottle and dampness at the bottom of the bowl and the room note is very full and tends to linger.

All in all, every time I smoke No.7 I enjoy it initially but the experience is short-lived. So I will finish the pack but I can't imagine I will purchase any more in the future. I'm now trying to work out what tobacco requires a bit of body and flavour that I can blend this with.

Pipe Used: Peterson, Carey, MM, Falcon

Age When Smoked: Fresh, to over a year stored

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

1 person found this review helpful.

thesmoggypipester Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thesmoggypipester (76)
Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

I agree very much with DK on this One, this is a tobacco that seems to be very much under the radar.

It's just a simple Virginia/burley/fire cured shag mixture. Even though it comes as a bulk it is moist but not moist enough that it requires any extra effort. Typical aromas abound slightly sweet Virginia, nutty burley and a helping of smokeyness.

Packing is easy, but do pack a touch tighter. Lighting is an effortless affair and it just rambles on it's merry way, its flavours are pure and natural no added flavours and when it comes to a tobacco like this, go needs added extras.

It's not an excessively quick burner, but when it is dry, as I prefer It, it can burn hot and bite the tongue if you over do It, but let it go at its own pace with gentle sips and it does reward.

The best way to smoke this tobacco, and any other shag tobacco on that matter, is to take it like you would like a fine single malt. You don't knock it back like a shot of jack or beam, gently sip, savour it's flavour, and enjoy the flavourful journey it takes you on. Room note is pleasant to me but to non smokers I doubt it will have them sniffing the air with delight.

A word of warning though.

I would not recommend this to new pipe smokers because A) it's subtle, the flavours are not big and in your face, it gently and subtley reveals itself over the course of the smoke. B) it does carry a good amount of strength, although not as much as the kendal dark offerings, it will still spin you out if you are new and take it fast.

But if you can enjoy it like described above it is a fine tobacco that is suitable for all day smoking and provides an enjoyable pure and natural flavour.

4 stars earned

Pipe Used: Blakemar briars and various falcons

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Mysmokingshop.co.uk

1 person found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (393)
Extremely Strong None Detected Full Unnoticeable

I find this a strong no nonsense pipe tobacco which I liked. Due to the Shag cut my first bowl went fast, the second I smoked slower. This blend seems to have a high nicotine content. As I smoke outside no room note was detected. I smoke all types but it is nice to encounter a power house like this one from time to time. The flavor can best be described by me as pure tobacco.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Billiard

Age When Smoked: 11 years

Purchased From: Estate

Similar Blends: Gawith Hoggarth DARK BIRD'S EYE.

1 person found this review helpful.

Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (245)
Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

These Kentucky-cured shags by GH such as this, KK, and Dark Birdseye all taste very similar to me. Granted, they are not everyday smokes; I smoke the occasional bowl and use them a bit in blending. I tried an experiment last night and mixed the three blends I mentioned together, and really think I would have a hard time tasting the difference between the mixture and any one of these shags on its own! Even if they are not my everyday choice, I wouldn't be without something like this in my collection as a "change of pace" (yes, that expression is very overused). Actually, if I were exiled on a desert island (also an overused expression), and could only take perhaps five blends with me, I would choose this, or the Dark Birdseye, or Kendal Kentucky, just because they are such pure examples of this particular style, are high nicotine (economical), and are shags, so one can even roll a knockout cigarette from them; something I have done, and believe me, it's a cigarette that should be smoked in stages...

1 person found this review helpful.

Jorge Soler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jorge Soler (202)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I like Mixed Kendal more, but n 7 is a good smoke anyway. This is a ribbon cut full-bodied medium to full nicotine strength tobacco that comprises dark and brown flue cured Virginia leaf. It has cigar notes that become more and more apparent the more you progress with your smoke. By the end of the bowl it might develop a sharp edge somewhat similar to tongue bite, but this can be fixed by your smoking cadence. It lacks the sweetness and earthy notes of other Virginia ribbon cuts, but this is probably down to the flue cured and dark fired leaf it contains. It is worth noting that this blend will perform beautifully if you mix it with pigtail or rope tobacco on a half and half ratio. wstering this blend down with gold leaf might be a good idea as well for that little bit of extra sweetness or if you want to tone down its sharp edge. The trick with this blend, I believe, is down to finding the smoking cadence that works best for you. This means it will require some attention from you, so don't smoke it willy-nilly any time of the day. Being more of and after dinner blend, I would not recommend it to break the day. Also, I see plenty of aging potential here.

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Charliejeffy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Charliejeffy (3)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I didn't know what to expect from this tobacco. As soon as I opened the package, a strong tobacco-ey smell combined with a bit of sweetness hit me. Although it came a bit moist and required a few hours of drying time with the package open, at room temperature, as soon as I packed my bowl and lit it up after the charring light, it burned quite nicely and rarely went out(every 20-30 minutes).

In the initial smoke I tasted nothing but the woodiness of the virginia tobacco and no sweetness at all. It was still pretty tasty though. After a few bowls, the sweetness finally appeared and since then I'm hooked on this blend. It's delicious! The sweetness stays present through-out the whole bowl, from start to finish. I can't define it as being chocolate/cocoa though. The room note is pretty pleasant. Non-tobacco smokers seem to like the smell. The nicotine punch is pretty mild, but then again it might just be my tolerance(I used to be a cigarette smoker).

I definitely recommend this tobacco to anyone who wishes to relax at lunch time, after a good meal.

Edit: Not an all day tobacco. Tried smoking a 2-3 bowls in one day and ended up dumping the 3rd bowl because it got really boring and had nothing distinctive to keep me going. I recommend this as a treat once in a while. You'll get bored of it if you go for it everyday like I did. Tends to smoke hot, by the way and although dried, your bowl will get really moist and goey after finishing.

Age When Smoked: 1 week

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