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Notes: This is also called Kendal Plug, so it's the same description as Best Brown Flake: A firm favourite for the pipe smoker looking for a medium strength, gentle and slow burning tobacco. Manufactured using hand-stripped flue cured Virginias with no flavours added, Best Brown will reward with a cool, sweet smoke with a delectable aroma and good side stream. Mild to medium.

BrandSamuel Gawith
Blended BySamuel Gawith
Manufactured BySamuel Gawith
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutPlug
Packaging50 grams pouch, bulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium, Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2153)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

It’s very much like the flake version: A mildly tangy, creamy mellow straight Virginia flake with a lot of citrus, some dark fruit, hints of bread, and dried figs, all of it naturally inherent with a light sweet topping. There are mild hay, grass notes, with a little earth here and there. Not much complexity, and has a slightly more than mild nic-hit which makes it a no-nonsense all day smoke. Needs a little dry time, but it’s easy to break apart and burns slow, cool, and dry with no bite or harshness. Has a consistent flavor all the way through. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs a little more than the average number of relights. Has a pleasant after taste.

The difference between the flake and the plug is that the sweetness of the plug has a mild fermented quality due to the pressing, which very, very slightly dims the descriptives I mentioned in the first paragraph. The plug has a mildly more rounded taste as well, and perhaps the nic-hit is a shade more noticeable. There's also a minor vegetal hit I seldom get in the flake version.

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Pseudo Nim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pseudo Nim (107)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I concour with jiminks on this, the advantage over the flake (if you don't mind a little work) is that unlike the flake, which can loose a little taste and flavour if left in the tin, something I rarely do, is that it requires no drying and and the taste and flavour is fresh every time. Sam Gawith has made me a convert to their plugs. Superb.

Pipe Used: Comoy

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: CQ

1 person found this review helpful.