So I finally gave the fabled Stonehaven a try.
Tin (bag) note: First I was hit by a pleasing Earthy smell, followed by chocolate, with a little grassy smell to it as well. It has a sweet smell which is hard to place- almost but not quite berry or fruity, almost but not quite alcohol like. Definitely a heavy, full fragrance that fills your senses. It is a beautiful, medium to large sized, dark brown/dark chocolate colored flake.
I did the fold and stuff method and loaded it into my Savinelli 114EX. It took a little while to get lit initially, but it stayed lit fine once I got it going. It did not cause any tongue bite whatsoever.
Smoking it and it was definitely primarily a Virginia. A little sweetness, but a pretty pure tobacco flavor. A bit of chocolate and grassiness as well. It is definitely one of the better Virginias out there. It was a nice smoke, it is a fairly large flake, and I stuffed about a flake and a half into the very large bowl of my 114EX. Despite easily lasting over an hour I never got tired of it. Good, fairly strong, yet mellow smoke that was easy to keep puffing on.
I'm not a huge Virginia smoker so it won't be an everyday smoke (though it easily could be), but it will be worth keeping on hand when available. For Virginia lovers I can see why this is so in demand. It is a great tobacco.