So I broke out some SG Chocolate Flake that I got in a bomb, I believe it came from the stash Sarge sent. When I open the bag it smells like a good English (it is VA, Burley, and Latakia tobaccos) with a hint of chocolate. The flakes are a nice dark brown with lighter brown flecks, and it has some nice sugar crystal formation. I smoked it out of my new Savinelli Orient 344KS, and I smoked it in my apartment for a change.
My first thought upon lighting was "this is what pipe tobacco is supposed to smell like." The initial smell is very aromatic- burley and cocoa. As I got further into the bowl the Latakia became more prominent, though the burley and cocoa mellowed it and it never had an English style room note. After I was finished, and now about 45min after smoking, the room note is very similar to a pure burley- very reminiscent of roasted nuts or baked goods.
Flavor is mellow and very good. It is a good blend of its parts. Some cocoa flavor with Virginia sweetness, burley nuttiness, and the campfire-like Latakia goodness coming in and out throughout the bowl.
I definitely like this stuff. I will probably put what is left aside until I get around to opening my tin of G&H Bob's Chocolate Flake so I can compare, though that may be a while with all the tobaccos I have to try so I don't know if I'll be able to hold out that long. I'll probably buy some when I get a chance, but SG doesn't come available often and with MD's new law (can't get online sales anymore) it will be harder to find sources I can get it from, so it will probably be pretty rare. If it was readily available it would probably be a regular part of my rotation.