Lakelands: Let's Build A Sauce Scale

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jaytex969

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I just fired up some Coniston Cut Plug and read the thread concerning Ennerdale.
I've enjoyed the Lakelands I've tried so far and I realize that I've only scratched the surface.
For the sake of myself and other "saucy" smokers, let's build a comprehensive list of all things Lakeland and try to rate them on a scale of "sauciness".
Scale suggestions:
1- Is that a wee bit of sauce, maybe, in the background?

2- You can taste it but it doesn't need its own pipe.

3- Try not to store it in the same container as your delicate VA flakes.

4- You only smoke it in a cob.

5- You sit it out to air a day or two in advance of smoking.

6- It's a bit much, but you're pretty sure you'll come to like it.

7- The dog barks to go out whenever you load a pipe.

8- The dog makes you go out whenever you load a pipe.

9- Your wife inquires about your fidelity and searches you tobacco storage closet for a courtesan.

10- The postal carrier has strapped you package to the roof of his vehicle and wears gloves to handle it.


 

chasingembers

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I had a 10 pound box of Ennerdale delivered in the Spring and the driver of the mail van asked if she could keep it because of how it made the van smell.

 

npod

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I prefer the visual pain scale for rating Lakeland blends.



 

jaytex969

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OK, so Ennerdale is around 10-11 on the scale?
Where does Bob's fit in? Grousemoore? I've not tried either yet.


 

workman

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Grousemoor is by far the most aromatic aromatic I've had. Waaaay beyond what I can take. But it smells nice, so maybe it doesn't fit in your clever scale.

 

briarbuda48

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This is a good thread as I am very new to the Lakeland genre. For those with ample experience, where would Bosun Cut Plug and Brown Flake Scented fall in?

 

olkofri

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Heck, Warhorse smells way stronger than any Lakeland I've purchased.

 

retrogrouch

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I would think Brown Flake Scented would be about a 3. BCP unscented would be a 5 and BCP aromatic would be a 7. All subjective of course.

 

danimalia

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I feel like this should be on the scale:
- Evokes a headshop run by the world's fanciest granny
Maybe somewhere between 8 and 9?

 

jaytex969

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So, this is where we stand, so far. I added DFU as a 2, based on my limited Lakeland experience. If that or any other ranking seems suspect, please chime in. If you know of any missing entries, please let us know.
There are a few at the end unassigned. Anyone with experience let me know where they fit.
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1- Is that a wee bit of sauce, maybe, in the background?
2- You can taste it but it doesn't need its own pipe.
Bob's Chocolate Flake, Dark Flake Unscented
3- Try not to store it in the same container as your delicate VA flakes.
Brown Flake Scented
4- You only smoke it in a cob.
5- You sit it out to air a day or two in advance of smoking.
Grousemoore, Bosun Cut Plug Unscented
6- It's a bit much, but you're pretty sure you'll come to like it.
7- The dog barks to go out whenever you load a pipe.
Rich Dark Honeydew, Bosun Cut Plug Aromatic
8- The dog makes you go out whenever you load a pipe.
Glengarry
9- Your wife inquires about your fidelity and searches you tobacco

storage closet for a courtesan.
10- The postal carrier has strapped you package to the roof of his vehicle and wears gloves to handle it.
11- If you dare!
Ennerdale
Not yet assigned:
Durian

Dark Flake Scented
Honorable Mentions:
Warhorse, Hyde Park


 

oldtoby

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GH&Co. Grasmere Flake is completely of the charts, to my nose.
I love Lakelands, Ennerdale being a firm favourite. But Grasmere.... 8O

 

danimalia

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What about Conniston? For me, that would range at 4-6, but I don't have any experience with the "extreme" Lakelands, so I don't really know

 

danimalia

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Grasmere is the one with rose geranium? Never had it, but I like Persian candies that have rose flavorings and it sounds nice, though pretty intense.