A previously limited blend has been returned to the pipes of many happy smokers! GL Pease Stonehenge Flake is back and as incredible as ever! Virginia, Perique, and Dark Fired Burley flavored with Rose and Chocolate can only be described as incredible. The flavors are carried by the sweetness of Virginias and the subtle nutty tones of the Burley. Allow this “Lakeland” blend to change your mind and ease your soul.
Brand: G. L. Pease
Blended By: Gregory Pease
Tobacco Type: Burley, Perique, Virginia
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 2 oz.
- G. L. Pease
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I'm a big fan of Pease tobaccos, but this one isn't among them. The cocoa and Lakeland " flavorings" dominate and really detract from the actual tobaccos; Burley, Perique and Virginia. A very definite floral aroma is present, and when combined with the noticeable cocoa aroma, produces an odd and confusing smoking experience. I agree with some of the review points below by Ehrling and drbarryk. I'll stick with Pease Union Square and Fillmore, and with Haddo's Delight if I want a VA with some sort of enhancement from its Cavendish component. Update April 2019. Much more acceptable after letting an open tin rest for 8 weeks. It's grown on me, so I upped the star rating. The Lakeland impression has diminished and the cocoa too. I can now enjoy it, but it's certainly not in my top end rotation. Pipe Used: Becker Dublin Age When Smoked: Fresh
This is one of the tobaccos I keep as a “Special Smoke”. Not part of my every day rotation. Reminiscent of a Lakeland vibe with an American kick. Great smoke.
The first bowl out of the tin told me I should dump the other two tins, A pipe smoker who has over the past 45 years carved pipes, repaired pipes, and stems, and smoked for some seventy years, rated this tobacco, to say the least, was terrible. I put it in my humidor and forgot about it until two years later. Read a blog that Pease joined with Gawith to create this blend. In the 80ty's Sam Gawith's best brown flake was smoked by the pound, pound after pound until their marketing manager named Gregory confirmed that it was no longer the same. However, Gawith tobaccos were consistently good. This in mind I opened the two-year-old tin of Stonehenge and it immediately reminded me of the Best Brown tobacco from 15 years past, only better. It took me seven years to develop my own recipes which are quite good. It takes time to mellow and cure good smoking tobacco. Aging is the key to a quality smoke and if you are a nonaromatic puffer, Stonehenge is one of the finest you can buy. However, I have learned that if you put fifty pipe smokers in a room giving them the same tobacco, you would be lucky to find ten who agreed with your taste test. If you are a lover of quality Virginia and Burly in pressed cake tobacco, I urge you to beg, borrow or steal a tin of aged Stonehenge. The difference will pleasantly surprise you. It is that good.
I couldn't get any of the toppings as described in the description. I tried to smoke it slow tried it hard and still bland feeling. This requires some age so for now, it's 2 stars.