I knew I bombed somebody with a sample of McClelland's Black Shag last summer (which my handwriting led you to list as "Black Stag"!), and looking back through the July thread, you were definitely the target I nailed. That batch was indeed a couple of years old, at least...but never trying it fresh myself, I couldn't speculate on how much it changes with time.
Now, among the other goodies I sent you there was also a bag of Douwe Egbert's Aromatic, which is a dark, shag cut tobacco...That particular bag came from a tin that was around thirty years old when I cracked it last year. Sweet is definitely the word, but not overwhelmingly so--I usually hate aros, but actually found the age had mellowed that blend nicely--it smelled much stronger than it tasted, too.
I found my tin on fleabay, and picked it up out of curiousity, since I love Douwe Egbert coffee and the tobacco line is now long defunct...but there are still tins floating around there: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Douwe-Egberts-House-Blend-Aromatic-Tins-Sealed-Collectable-/161186766295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25877addd7
Hope this helps, and all the best!