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Twisted forms of aged dark brown leaf soaked in rum. Enormous flavor aroma and strength tamed with slow puffing.

BrandSamuel Gawith
Blended BySamuel Gawith
Manufactured BySamuel Gawith
Blend TypeAromatic
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Full
Room Note
Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong, Strong, Very Strong
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Very Strong Mild Very Full Very Strong

A full strength rope of rich Virginias with bold earthiness, a few cigar notes, a little spice, some fermented citrus and dark fruit. The rum taste is mild, and tames the Virginia a little, but all the inherent flavors play to your senses. It has a high nicotine content, so a small to medium size bowl is recommended. Puff slowly, and don't completely dry it out, or you'll lose some of the rum and possibly gain a little harshness near the finish. Won't bite. The taste is consistent and filling. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs a fair amount of relights. Has a pleasant, lingering after taste and strong room note. Not an all day smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

Darth Vader Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darth Vader (110)
Strong Mild Very Full Tolerable

Really not a big difference from the original brown Rope except a slightly sweeter and darker flavour. I love the original and the addition of rum is hardly noticable or benificial. This has such a bold flavour that you could probably mix in some parrot poo and not notice much difference. Great stuff though and lovely caramel flavour when smoked properly, not sipped.

1 person found this review helpful.

sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Extremely Strong Mild to Medium Very Full Strong

This is a wonderful tobacco, I liked it more than the unflavoured version. The rum flavouring isn't overwhelming, but it sweetens the pack and makes the bowl a little easier than the unflavoured rope. However, I won't suggest it for a morning smoke, it's definitely an after dinner. As every rope, I cut it in small coins with a cigar cutter and let them dry a little; I don't know if it depends on the flavouring, but this version of the rope doesn't need a lot of relighting, and the smoke proceeds cool and even.

1 person found this review helpful.

Schnootypooch Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Schnootypooch (10)
Strong Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

Upon holding the unopened pouch, i knew this was something different... a loosely braided robe of brown cigar-esque and tobacco leaves presented itself... holding this small length in my palm i knew it was going to be an experience. I took an old tobacco knive (sheep foot blade, shelham) that had been passed down to me by a family friend. Holding the loose rope similar to the way a chef holds green leaves, i make slow, but decisive cuts across the width of the rope roughly 2mm thick. As the plugs fell off, the scent wasnt that of rum, but rather sweet molasses with a slight hint of caramelized sugars and hay. Allowing it to air for a good few hours mellows the initial scent, and allows the delicate rum flavour to come through, but also brings out some harsher notes. Ageing in tight confines will help this tobacco to better marry the leaves within as I feel that this is a very young tobacco, and perhaps underflavoured. This is best enjoyed slowly i discovered, and a couch quickly becomes a saught after commodity. It is quite nice, but deserves time.

Happy piping.

Pipe Used: Hand-made bent aged briar, no filter

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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