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Red and Orange grades of Virginia and Burley with a little casing make this Red a great replacement for Amphora. The light, sweet fruity tastes can be found throughout the whole bowl. For a tobacco this light there is no bite. A sweet fruity smoke with a scent that is pleasant for people around you.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith Hoggarth
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50g Pouch
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
3.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias are citrusy and floral grassy with a touch of earth, and are a little more obvious than the nutty, molasses, toasty burley. The Kentucky offers a little wood, and maybe a slight nuttiness in the background. The dry, sweet, woody Oriental seems to be present in a trace amount. The fruity, floral toppings overshadow the tobaccos to a fair extent. I think rose, berries, ripe fruit, and flower blossoms are among the toppings. Possibly a drop or two of caramel as well. The nic-hit is a shade past being mild. Won’t bite, but puff fast and it may get a tad warm on your tongue. Needs a light dry time, and burns a little less than a moderate pace. The flavor is fairly consistent all the way to the finish. Needs a few relights, and leaves some moisture in the bowl. The after taste is short lived. Not quite an all day smoke, and doesn’t really compare all that much to Amphora Red.

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1469)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth Red. The smell this gives off is lovely, it has a pleasant fruity touch to it without smelling heavily cased. It arrives with a good quantity of moisture allowing smoking to proceed straight away. The flavouring from this is slightly heavier than the aroma whilst un-lit lead me to believe. It doesn't taste sticky or gloopy but the casings are quite noticeable with ease. The two tobaccos are evenly weighted, both slightly less pre-eminent than the toppings. One of the better areas with Red is tongue bite, no matter what it doesn't bite me. I find the nicotine light with Red, to notice it big inhalations are a requisite. I can smoke a bowl of Red with it only needing a small amount of re-lights whilst throughout the temperature of the smoke doesn't become too warm and at the end of a bowl all that remains is grey ash. The room note is a very light one, it's not bad, alas it just doesn't have much character. So now I get to rating it, quite a tough one to rate, two or three stars? Well I think two would be a harsh score but as there isn't a two and a half option I have to let it sneak three stars!

Pipe Used: Davorin Denovic Morta

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos

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DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (810)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

First of a group of 1 oz samples received from an internet buddy - thanks, buddy! This is a ready-rubbed tobacco with a nifty orange hue in the bag. Ready rubbed is about the easiest load there is - hard to mess up. The bag aroma was of Lakeland florals with a slight hint of tobacco underneath.

This is named Red Style and supposedly the Pipe Club of London found this to be a worthy replacement for Amphora Red, which is the intent. Having never smoked Amphora Red, I can't say how close it is but since it was made by Douwe Egbert of Holland, I'm doubting there was the same English Lakeland floral taste in the original. Anyway, the floral was the main flavoring and there was a hair of fruitiness in the tobacco but nothing quite so much as stated in the description. It was mildly sweet and had an underpinning of burley, which came out more forcefully with a bit more authoritative puffing. This is how I preferred it. With normal sipping it bordered on characterless but with a light rose/geranium flavor. When puffed, the burley lent a nutty character that could border on cigarette-ish if I wasn't careful but when I was, it seemed more like an OTC match, if possibly not Amphora Red. It became more robust and flavorful and less floral. As there are much headier floral blends in G&H's stable, this one is better as a working outdoor smoke, when the exercise brings out quicker puffing. Recommended for sippers that like thin and wispy flavors and for heavier puffers that want a more gently robust flavor.

1 person found this review helpful.

thesmoggypipester Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thesmoggypipester (47)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is the british replacement for amphora full aroma, sadly not available on British shores, does it stand up to its counterpart.

Having tried both.....yes it does.

Lighter in colour but a touch more strength and with very similar aroma and broken flake appearance.

Needs some dry time but a very worthy tribute.

In a blind taste test I'd be hard pressed to differentiate between the two.

Well done and a good smoke.

Pipe Used: Falcon

Age When Smoked: New

Similar Blends: Amphora full aroma (duh).

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This really has some nice flavors going. The Virginias come through clearly. Can only pick up a touch of Burley. Must be a very small amount. Has a mild fruity note plus a little Lakeland floral. Very pleasant smoke which I find myself enjoying more each time I smoke it. Rock solid three stars.

Mild to medium in body. Medium in taste. Flavoring is mild to medium. Burns very well.

EDIT: Forgot to add that mine is labeled "Red Style". Description is "The first idea of GH was to do a replacement for Amphora Red in the U.K. The Pipe Club of London as well as other Pipesmoker Clubs tested it and found it very similar. This is an Air Cured blend of Burleys and Virginias." No doubt this is the same blend.

Pipe Used: Chacom cutty, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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