|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1657)||Strong||Mild to Medium||Medium to Full||Very Pleasant|
Gawith Hoggarth - Brown Pigtail Sweet Brandy.
The pouch note from this isn't a good representation of the smoke about to follow. If I were to go on the aroma I would be ready for a very alcoholic, bitter, full brandy smoke. This, I am pleased to say is an inaccurate expectation. There are a couple of low points, yes, it's moist but that can be easily overcome. As I said, I wrongly thought I would not like this but I couldn't believe the taste from my first puff. The brandy is present but I get more of a fruit like sweetness rather than that astringent taste that can often come to the forefront with alcoholic blends. Its burn is even, it only necessitates a sporadic tamp really, obviously it needs more if left to sit for too long! I find that the sweetness becomes heightened after about half the bowl has burned, I get a higher ratio of sweetness to brandy. I do find that this has a larger quantity of nicotine in comparison to most blends but seeing as I never inhale my smoke that causes me little upset. I can only pick out a slight touch of brandy in the note, just enough to increase its appeal.
I have to admit my surprise at this blend, it isn't at all as I expected! Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Erik Nording Queen
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: My Smoking Shop
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