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Old 11-01-2010, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default Germain's Brown Flake?

Anyone have any experience with this?

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"The light sweetness did much to counterbalance the dark notes and added just the right touch to keep this one from being all bass - nice slight additional treble to the ensemble"

Someone called this "Stonehaven Light". I can get behind that. Very similar experience for me. The same "feel" as Stonehaven. A creaminess. Same ballpark in terms of flavor. But lighter. Not lighter in strength but lighter as in brighter in taste. The flue cured gives it that brighter high note DK pointed out.

I have been smoking this now for several months and it has become a centerpiece in my rotation of 5-6 blends and frequent wild cards.

If you like Stonehaven, some of the Dark and Brown flakes from the Gawiths or even something like good old Prince Albert, I'd highly recommend you give this one a shot. A premium flake that is readily available at a reasonable cost.
This tin appears to be in stock at several places, which alone puts it a step up on SH
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Germain's Brown Flake?

I have had this, although a while back. Germain's does excellent things with pipe tobacco. I don't know about it being anything like Stonehaven whatsoever. It is an English Virginia Flake, so it is a bit darker and less bright than say a McClelland Virginia Flake. It also will give a rather heady nic hit.

If this interests you, go for it. But my thought is that it isn't anything like Stonehaven.

Get some because it is excellent.
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Default Re: Germain's Brown Flake?

I am going to try it, so many other tobaccos that have been recommended to me (Stonehaven, Penzance, Full Virgina Flake, 1792) all seem to be perpetually all out of stock so this wins by default.
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Default Re: Germain's Brown Flake?

I've heard people compare this blend to SG's Best Brown but never Stonehaven.
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Default Re: Germain's Brown Flake?

You looking for more full style blends Bunker?
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Default Re: Germain's Brown Flake?

I think that is where my tastes for this are at. I guess I have smoked too many strong cigars to enjoy a light and airy bowl with the pipe.
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