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Pipe Tobacco. Many years back our old recipe for brown flake was always packed loose and slightly broken open.

BrandJ. F. Germain & Son
Blended ByJ. F. Germain & Son
Manufactured ByJ. F. Germain & Son
Blend TypeVirginia Based
CutBroken Flake
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Medium to Strong
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable

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McQueen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
McQueen (12)
Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

Bridge old Brown is not a new blend to Germain, and it’s not a replacement of traditional Brown Flake; it’s more of an offshoot of brown Flake that is a bit sweeter.

This is an excellent natural Virginia Tobacco; a savory sweet flake, (with the sweetness taking a slight backseat). With my experience smoking this tobacco fresh as well as aged; I believe this to be a straight Virginia.

I smoked this blend for the first time in 2016, and returned to it this week. I saw it came around again in early 2018 and figured it was time to revisit this rare blend. I quite enjoy this one, Its not as moist as Sam Gawith's flakes, and Bridge old Brown burns quite nicely with just a little dry time. As I said before it IS similar to the original Brown Flake but with a little more panoramic flavor. I definitely prefer this over Brown Flake as well. In my experience it’s best to rub this flake up before smoking, and smoke in a wide open pot shape if you have one.

Sweet, spicy, with some dark qualities.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Porto Cervo 122

Age When Smoked: Fresh, and aged

Purchased From: Payless Cigars and Pipes

6 people found this review helpful.

Blain407 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blain407 (4)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Excellent version of brown flake. Don’t really know why they changed it in the first place. It’s a broken flake version of brown flake basically only I noticed a bright grassy sort of sweetness that I haven’t found in the regular brown flake. Imho this is a Virginia lover’s dream. It’s like Best brown flake with a few years on it. I smoked a fresh tin that already had crystals forming on the flake pieces. Another homerun from Germain’s.

Pipe Used: Kaywoodie meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Fresh tin

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Similar Blends: Brown flake, best brown flake.

5 people found this review helpful.