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PostSubject: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:42 am

by Samuel Gawith. No "old ladies undies" in this blend. This smells of rope. Gawith ropes. But it is a broken flake, maybe mixed with a ribbon cut. No evidence of ever having been a rope. I rub it out a bit more to get the chunks of flake broken up. Room note is not far from Mexican Horseshit Cigarettes. People will cringe when you walk by them until you air out good. The initial light gives a blast of nicotine slapping your tongue around. Flavor is full, but a little one dimensional. But that is perfect for this blend.

When you think about comparing this blend and it's Kentucky leaf, with other known blends of strength with Kentucky or dark fired Kentucky, you soon find that this one is the tall dog in short grass. I just love that almost dank musty sort of smell I associate with ropes. A little moist which did not impede my ability to smoke it to the bottom of the bowl. It was so good I smoked a second bowl immediately. I have since been alternating with similar blends to compare them.

If you are full bodied. Then you may enjoy this blend.

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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:48 pm

I was just coming to post on this blend.  It is advertised as being basically 1792 without the Tonquin, but I have admit I don't remember 1792 having anything like this much Kentucky; it tastes (to me) of stoved VA & Kentucky only.  While I generally prefer flakes to anything rubbed out, at least this means the stuff with light (unlike my experience with 1792 flake).  However, I wouldn't call this cut shag (most Germain blends are closer to shag than this).  In any event, it's different than I expected, but at only one bowl tried, I haven't decided how much I like it.  It's strong in both N and flavor, so I'll probably end up at least somewhat liking it.


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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:54 pm

I saw! Man, I am tempted by that one. I find SG flakes a pain in the butt to manage; but, boy, am I ever tempted by that one. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:29 pm

Sounds awfully robust - which is, to say, delicious.

I like to think that I have a fairly reasonable tolerance to nicotine, but if I go back-to-back large bowls of something like Haddo's or Peterson Irish Flake I start to feel it more than I'd like. How's this compare?
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:10 pm

idbowman wrote:
Sounds awfully robust - which is, to say, delicious.

I like to think that I have a fairly reasonable tolerance to nicotine, but if I go back-to-back large bowls of something like Haddo's or Peterson Irish Flake I start to feel it more than I'd like.  How's this compare?

For me, this is a step stronger in terms of N and two steps up in terms of the "Kentucky" flavor
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:43 pm

Good to hear that despite the name, the blend doesn't have the expected scenting. I've had 1792 in the past, and remember it having a funky flavor that wasn't unappealing.

If this is the leaf without Tonquin I just might be tempted to check it out, being mindful of the issue that high-nic blends can kick my lil' azz!


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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:51 pm

Can't believe I've never tried this. Another one for the "to buy" list. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:54 pm

fsu92john wrote:
Can't believe I've never tried this. Another one for the "to buy" list. What a Face

Well, it was just released John. So all of us are newbies at this point.



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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:20 pm

It's funny that this blend is called Lakeland Dark and yet it lacks the what the word lakeland is most frequently used to describe.
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:50 am

Bugsahearn wrote:
It's funny that this blend is called Lakeland Dark and yet it lacks the what the word lakeland is most frequently used to describe.

Yes, I think they should have named it "No Lakeland Dark" but I don't think they understand how many smokers cringe at the thought of smoking their famous Lakeland perfume.

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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:03 am

mark wrote:
Bugsahearn wrote:
It's funny that this blend is called Lakeland Dark and yet it lacks the what the word lakeland is most frequently used to describe.

Yes, I think they should have named it "No Lakeland Dark" but I don't think they understand how many smokers cringe at the thought of smoking their famous Lakeland perfume.

That's precisely why I didn't order any. Now I find out...bummer.
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:01 pm

I'm the opposite, I'd love a new super lakeland blend. I guess Sam Gawith thinks of the term Lakeland more in relation to the tobacco used and the processing rather than the flavoring.
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:28 pm

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fsu92john wrote:
Can't believe I've never tried this. Another one for the "to buy" list. What a Face

Well, it was just released John. So all of us are newbies at this point.



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Brewdude,

That's what I assumed when I saw this thread, but then I did some Googling and found people discussing it on another forum as far back as 2013. Color me confused  scratch , as I follow the Lake District products pretty avidly. Perhaps it's new to the US?
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:53 pm

DrT999 wrote:
idbowman wrote:
Sounds awfully robust - which is, to say, delicious.

I like to think that I have a fairly reasonable tolerance to nicotine, but if I go back-to-back large bowls of something like Haddo's or Peterson Irish Flake I start to feel it more than I'd like.  How's this compare?

For me, this is a step stronger in terms of N and two steps up in terms of the "Kentucky" flavor

Then, it's clear that Lakeland Dark is quite the beast! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:58 pm

Lord Guyrox wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
idbowman wrote:
Sounds awfully robust - which is, to say, delicious.

I like to think that I have a fairly reasonable tolerance to nicotine, but if I go back-to-back large bowls of something like Haddo's or Peterson Irish Flake I start to feel it more than I'd like.  How's this compare?

For me, this is a step stronger in terms of N and two steps up in terms of the "Kentucky" flavor

Then, it's clear that Lakeland Dark is quite the beast! Very Happy

As I was not clear, I meant in comparison to Irish Flake
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:28 pm

DrT999 wrote:
Lord Guyrox wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
idbowman wrote:
Sounds awfully robust - which is, to say, delicious.

I like to think that I have a fairly reasonable tolerance to nicotine, but if I go back-to-back large bowls of something like Haddo's or Peterson Irish Flake I start to feel it more than I'd like.  How's this compare?

For me, this is a step stronger in terms of N and two steps up in terms of the "Kentucky" flavor

Then, it's clear that Lakeland Dark is quite the beast! Very Happy

As I was not clear, I meant in comparison to Irish Flake

So, probably somewhere in between Old-Dark Fired and Kentucky Bold, I suppose?
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:40 pm

fsu92john wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
fsu92john wrote:
Can't believe I've never tried this. Another one for the "to buy" list. What a Face

Well, it was just released John. So all of us are newbies at this point.



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Brewdude,

That's what I assumed when I saw this thread, but then I did some Googling and found people discussing it on another forum as far back as 2013. Color me confused  scratch , as I follow the Lake District products pretty avidly. Perhaps it's new to the US?

think it's been around for a while just new to the us
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:28 pm

I'm intrigued by it. I'll probably pick up a tin sometime when I see one.
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:32 pm

I bought a tin of this and cabbies mixture when they came out. I read some reviews on tobaccoreviews and some of the guys were saying it was scented, and some were saying it was not (the ever trustworthy DrT included).

I hadn't opened it yet, and was waiting to ask around here if it was safe to smoke lol. So, just to be clear before I crack this tin, is this perfumed?
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:49 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
I bought a tin of this and cabbies mixture when they came out. I read some reviews on tobaccoreviews and some of the guys were saying it was scented, and some were saying it was not (the ever trustworthy DrT included).

I hadn't opened it yet, and was waiting to ask around here if it was safe to smoke lol. So, just to be clear before I crack this tin, is this perfumed?

Reading those reviews made me think there were 3 different versions being talked about. And I do smoke a lot of medium-scented Lakelands, so a whiff might escape my notice, but I honestly didn't think it was. Of course, there are those who would swear a blend is heavily scented if it passed by some mildly scented Lakelands at twenty feet for a second. My suggestion would be if there is someone who reacts to 'unscented' SG blends the same as you who reviewed it, go with what they say, or just take chance.
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:52 pm

I don't get any scent at all from Lakeland Dark.
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:47 pm

I thought it smelled like chewing tobacco, no flowers here! The good doctor/professor was kind enough to sample me some. I think it is pretty stout stuff, but I'm a wuss......

It's definitely not as strong as the hallucinogenic rope he also sent!

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:50 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
I thought it smelled like chewing tobacco, no flowers here! The good doctor/professor was kind enough to sample me some. I think it is pretty stout stuff, but I'm a wuss......

It's definitely not as strong as the hallucinogenic rope he also sent!

lol!

Very Happy You're lucky I didn't have some of the really strong brown rope open as well -- that stuff makes me dizzy!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:01 pm

DrT999 wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
I thought it smelled like chewing tobacco, no flowers here! The good doctor/professor was kind enough to sample me some. I think it is pretty stout stuff, but I'm a wuss......

It's definitely not as strong as the hallucinogenic rope he also sent!

lol!

Very Happy You're lucky I didn't have some of the really strong brown rope open as well --  that stuff makes me dizzy!! Shocked

All I'll say is if I started smoking more of stuff like that I'll be shaving my palms!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lakeland Dark   Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:48 pm

That brown Irish rope is some good stuff. Haven't tried the black, as I understand it is mostly the same thing on a slightly weaker level and a smoother flavor.

I kind of wish they made a ready rubbed form of it, would be nice.
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