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The main characteristics of this ready rubbed flake come from the 8% latakia included in the blend and the smooth chocolate aroma. Brazilian, Zimbabwe, and Malawi Virginia leaf make up 82% of the blend providing a mild/medium smoke cooled with the addition of 8% Malawi sun cured and 2% Malawi Burley. The cocoa casings and chocolate top flavours are rounded off with vanilla providing sweet notes.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate
CutReady Rubbed
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I detect almost no differences in this and the flake version, so this review is essentially the same as BCF. The grassy and earthy, citrus and lightly dark fruit sweet, floral Virginias are the most noticeable tobaccos. The smoky, woody sweet Latakia and lightly nutty, toasty Burley come into play in small doses, as does a discreet hint of vanilla. The chocolate flavor has a deep richness, but is mildly applied, and doesn’t sublimate the tobaccos much at all. The same can be said for the whisky and Lakeland toppings. They do seem to have a very slightly lesser effect here than they do in the flake by just a hair. The nic-hit is mild to medium. Won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh moments. This is a little closer to broken flake than it is to ready rubbed, and burns almost at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a very smooth, consistent flavor from start to finish. Needs a few relights, leaves very little moisture in the bowl and will burn to ash. Has a pleasant after taste.

3 people found this review helpful.

FiremanMick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FiremanMick (11)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Beautiful rich tasting quality leaf.Tastes even better than flake form after further rubbing out and pouching.Very easy light.Whatever smoking cadence employed it stays lit wonderfully.Mellow chocolate taste first third of bowl then deepens to a very nice sweetish Virginia taste.No bite whatsoever. Smokes dry with no gurgle leaving a fine white ash.

If Ennerdale Flake is floral (and it is ) and turned up to 11 Bobs is lowered down to a 3 which should be acceptable to most Virginia lovers. A mil dish smoke ideal for all day smoking imho.Top notch.

Pipe Used: Various pre Republic systems

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My smoking shop

Similar Blends: Most of the milder G and H offerings..

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1471)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth-Bobs Chocolate Ready Rubbed. Ready rubbed? I wouldn't go that far, Bobs Chocolate Chunky Broken Flake would be a far more applicable title! Although it says chocolate when I smell the pouch I can only really detect an added sweetness that's not necessarily chocolate but it's a lot easier to identify it as being so in the smoke, especially when the retro-hale technique is used. Seeing as the 'ready rubbed' mix consisted of quite chunky pieces of broken flake you may expect them to hold too much moisture but this isn't the case, even though it includes some fairly hefty flake pieces they don't seem to have excess water and this makes ignition easy. As it burns it does so quite slowly leaving behind a white ash. Out of the different tobaccos I can only really pick the Virginia out, the Latakia and Burley are added in such small quantities it makes them seem redundant. Now nicotine, it's smack on the middle amount. It would please N smokers yet not overwhelm taste only folks. The room note is pleasant enough, not that chocolate like albeit not bad. Bobs Chocolate R' R' is a great smoke so I will happily highly recommend it. Four stars.

Pipe Used: Comoys Elegance

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

3 people found this review helpful.