Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Black Bogie Unscented

Manufactured by spinning tobacco dark fired leaves into a rope. Black Bogie, cooked longer than Brown Bogie which makes it milder with a smoky aroma, is a true old fashioned stout smoke, perfect, with a good strength more suited for the experienced pipe smoker.
Notes: From GH Catalogue "Traditional full-bodied tobacco, hand-spun into rope form. Can be enjoyed either as a chewing tobacco or pared with a knife for the pipe. A full flavoured, cool smoke. Pressed and cooked dark fired Virginia twist. c15mm diameter


Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
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Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Rope
Packaging Bulk
Country United Kingdom


Very Strong
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Very Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 30, 2016 Extremely Strong Extremely Mild Very Full Tolerable
Gawith Hoggarth - Black Bogie (unscented).

It's quite an attractive looking rope, I think: slightly squared (like a box-pressed cigar), jet black and shiny. Due to the shine I was ready for sopping wet coins once sliced, yet they manage to smoke without lots of drying time being a requisite.

The current description of 'a true, old fashioned, stout smoke' couldn't be any more correct! I quite like it, but I can see how many folks could find it too much: it becomes a bit acrid if it's not puffed with patience, which may turn a lot of people off. Providing a gentle technique is used though, I get a pleasant enough fire-cured, smokiness from it, with a slight liquorice flavour. It burns good, and that doesn't necessitate that the rope be sliced and fully rubbed out; slice coins and give them just a gentle ruffle. Something that I'm not impressed by is the aftertaste: it tends to linger for a long time.

For nicotine, the one term that sits well is 'heavy-weight', boy, oh boy, it's strong! The room-note's not a high point: tolerable.

Objectively speaking this scores full marks, but subjectively it's too much for me. With that in mind, I think three is a fair result.

Pipe Used: Peterson System Deluxe #3s
PurchasedFrom: My Smoking Shop
Age When Smoked: New
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