Review: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Bob's Chocolate Flake

Bob's Chocolate Flake sounds like a tasty blend. Now, I don't plan on this tasting like a chocolate bar, but I am hoping for some nice cocoa notes. The jar note is quite nice, so without any research I am just going to jump into this.

Bob’s Chocolate Flake
Company: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
How Packaged: 1.76oz Tin
Style: Aromatic
Tobacco Used: Burley, Latakia & Virginia
Casing/Topping: Cocoa/Chocolate & Whiskey
Cut: Flake
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/01/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Drew Estate Tsuge
Price Point: $13.60
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

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Tin/Jar Note: Latakia and sweet Virginia tobaccos and a sweet chocolate note, with vanilla and whiskey notes. Very nice!
Visual: Large, pressed flakes and strands of dark, moist tobacco.
Flavors: Oddly enough, almost zero chocolate. The Latakia and Virginias takes turn being at the forefront. The chocolate notes finally start to come through, just as you get close to the end.
Smoking Experience: Starts off with strong, Latakia tobacco notes. It mellows out, but still remains on the strong side of medium. Burned steadily and remained consistent.
Tobacco Strength: Medium
Body: Medium+
Room Note: Pleasant-Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: Any lightly cased, heavier tobacco blend.
Conclusion: Not really what I was expecting or wanted. There weren't any chocolate or cocoa notes until the end, and even then they were faint. It wasn't a horrible blend, and I would smoke it again. I guess it is possible that my expectations were out of line, and I would have liked it more given a lower expectation. Either way, I'll need to revisit and compare.

Rating: 2 AKA “Only when it’s free.

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