|After having tried two of GHC's black rope preparation and having had high hopes for this one going by the reviews of GHC Brown Bogie, what a disappointment.
Out of the pouch, the rope has a rather tame aroma; cutting discs is easy, stuffing and lighting also. Unfortunately, when smoked, this stuff tastes like a cheap cigar. Not a quality cigar. Cheap. Flat. Bitter.
Going by that impression, I tried out a bit of the rope as a cigar. Not hard at all. Unfortunately, that way it also tasted like a cheap cigar, with no sweetness at all. Not even smoky, like I would have expected from the advertised Dark Fired tobacco.
To cut a long story short, I have gone through about half of my pouch by now trying just about everything possible to get some joy out of this blend; I have failed. The nicotine content is quite high, but I wish they'd boiled this 'baccy, like with the black varieties. And I wonder what I am going to do with what I have left of this stuff. Can't foist it on my friends -- I don't want to lose my friends. Can't smoke it myself -- don't want to lose my lunch.