Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Best Brown #2

Medium strength flake tobacco. Blended from the finest Virginia and burleys.
Notes: From the G&H Catalogue: A further variation of the popular Brown Flake. A little casing added to the Virginias. A subtle difference.


Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Sweet / Sugar
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin, bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.94 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 05, 2022 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Package note of stewed fruit, raisin and vinegar. Tobacco flakes are a marbled brown and fairly dense, will require some prep either cubing or rubbing out. Tobacco is moist and may need some drying. Burns is slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is very mild and inconsistent, with notes of slightly sweet and even slighter Lakeland. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of wood, earth, tart citrus and tart dark fruit, grassy floral and a little spicy on the retro. Virginia is leading with burley supporting and the flavoring hiding in the background. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great too.
Pipe Used: Wally Frank Limited White Bar Sandblast 128
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 20, 2022 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
There is an earthy musty funk upon opening the tin. After rubbing out the long irregularly cut flakes, a sweet and somewhat sour aroma emerges. With further airing, the tin note takes on almost an Apple cider vinegar like smell. The acetic nature of the aroma brings back memories of McClelland’s Virginias. These flakes are fairly dark in color, and loaded with sugar crystals. There are notes of brown sugar and freshly baked bread. The smoke is thick, toasty, nutty, only vaguely grassy. At its best, this is reminiscent of hot buttered cinnamon raisin toast. There is a smooth mouth feel, and the smoke never gets bitter, even at the heel. This flake smokes wet even with prolonged dry time, yet refuses to bite, even when freight trained. A classic natural VABur. As good as this is, I don’t find myself getting particularly excited about smoking it. No Lakeland bleed over whatsoever.
Pipe Used: Numerous briars
PurchasedFrom: SP
Age When Smoked: Tin dated 8/24/21
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