This thread is an attempt to draw out WSerad to make a post.
William Serad wrote:
Black, black slices of fudgey asphalt-like cake, Stonehaven is a blend of air-cured leaf and Burley with dark Virginias. It is pressed in the classic flake fashion and aged, making it extraordinarily smooth. This is a marvelous achievement, bringing a technique usually reserved for all-Virginia flakes to the Burley world. There are a few Burley flakes around, such as Edgeworth slices and one from House of Windsor, but this takes things to a new place. This is generally dark in flavor, with a bottom end like a 64-foot organ pipe. The slices are shag-thin, and rub out into long, black strands. Lighting was easy, as was keeping it lit. It is startlingly cool, and the flavor is of the darkest richness.There is not much on the market like this. Not for the weak-kneed, I would heartily recommend this to the Burley boys, and to the flake folk who want to know how good Burley can be.
Pipes & Tobaccos magazine