Rich black cavendish tobaccos blended with bright Virginia, create a smooth smoke with a subtle honey flavouring.

BrandSamuel Gawith
Blended BySamuel Gawith
Manufactured BySamuel Gawith
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Samuel Gawith - Black Forest.

Not as moist as many Sam G' blends can be, it isn't perfect, but neither is it soaked! The mixture's mostly brown, with fewer black pieces.

The smoke: nothing extraordinary, but a pleasing, sweet, aromatic blend. The description says it has a 'subtle' honey topping, but I find it much more than that. Rather than being an aromatic that only feature's a sticky-vanilla black Cavendish taste, the tobaccos have a more sprightly and fresh flavour. It burns well, and doesn't bite.

Nicotine:medium. Room-note: pleasant.

A top quality aromatic. Highly recommended:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Mr Brog

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

20 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3047)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The grassy, citrusy bright Virginia also sports a touch of wood, spice and floralness as it forms the base of the blend. The toasty, lightly sugary black cavendish is a supporting player. The honey topping is slightly rich, and mildly tones down the tobaccos, and tends to lose a little potency toward the finish. The strength is just short of the center of mild to medium, while the taste reaches the medium mark. The nic-hit is a step past mild. Won’t bite or get harsh, and has no rough edges. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent, though not overly sweet flavor from start to finish. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires slightly more than an average number of relights. Has a decent after taste, and can be an all day smoke for the veteran.


12 people found this review helpful.

Fofo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fofo (81)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Just like, in my opinion, few blends deserve 1 star, few also deserve 4 stars, and this is one of them.


I don't know if this blend is new because I have not seen it online and can't even see it on S.G. website. I found it at my local shop and, since I've pretty much liked everything by S.G. I decided to give it a try.

Opening the tin reveals a strange ribbon cut, very fluffy and somewhat annoying to pack, but not bad. I was surprised at how slow this stuff burns considering the thin fluffy cut. I am not sure what the cut is called, but I know it is most definitely not a broken flake. The tin smell is of ripe fruit, Virginia, and slightly vinegary.

Upon first light you are greeted by a very pleasant honey taste, which eases at about the half point mark down the bowl (though it is not completely gone until the last third) If you have wished MacBaren's blends tasted like the honey you can smell in the tin, this stuff is for you.

The last third of the bowl is sweet, Cavendish and Virgnia sweet, no honey taste. There is also a tingle in my nose that reminds me of perique, though there is no perique here.

Not particularly strong as far nicotine goes, but now a lightweight smoke either.

I have never been disappointed by S.G. If you can find it, then it is worth the try.

11 people found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (242)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Shortly after I found SG put out this newer blend I was anxious to try it. For the longest time, with most vendors, it was not included in the normal SG lineup. I recently saw it available at pipesandcigars.com and snagged a tin.

It arrived today and I opened it up to smoke immediately. Moist but not overly so. Mostly a ribbon cut with I would say 2/3 light leaf and 1/3 black cavendish; the lighter leaf a mix of medium-longer length ribbon and the black as a shorter ribbon or riff cut. There was a subtle fragrance of honey which was very appealing. In no way did it mimick the honey topping of a MacBaren or any other honey-topped blend I have ever smoked. Nor was there even the slightest hint of Lakeland. Given this in a blind smoke test, I would never even consider it made by SG; except perhaps for the quality leaf. Loading was easy and lighting was no chore. It remained lit while puffing, only going out if I put my pipe down for a few minutes. I rated the flavor/taste as mild/medium, both bordering closer to the mild. The Virginias came through very subtly but was most certainly there. The honey topping (or casing) was done with a light hand and contributed itself in a subtle way as well. It tasted very natural rather than artificial and leaves a nice honey presence on the fingers. In trying to bring more flavor to the tongue, the nicotine presence can creep up on you and leave you with that nicotine lump in the back of the throat along with a little head spin (Irish Flake and ABF are my two daily staples, so I was surprised at this). Settling back into a slower cadence eliminates this and you still get very subtle flavor, enough to please. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. From my experience, very good quality leaf, no bitterness, never a bite, no moisture, and burns to minimal dottle. Truly a very enjoyable smoke. Aromatic yes, but not like American aromatics. Here, less is definitely more. Something I can find myself reaching for every day, but most likely will do so on special occasions - like settling in with a good book and a beer on the deck.

Not disappointed in the least and certainly worthy of 4 stars. A bit pricey at $11/50g tin, but since it won't be an every day smoke for me, the price is acceptable. Enjoy!

Pipe Used: Peterson Irish Harp bent no 69

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

7 people found this review helpful.

TXBulldog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TXBulldog (74)
Strong Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

I found this tobacco to be lacking in flavor nuance and the tobacco to come across harsh. Based upon other reviews, maybe I got a bad tin. Hated it when I first received this tin. Held onto it for a year trying to finish it off. Only the second tobacco of about 100 thus far that will find its grave in the trash. If you are a nicotine junkie, you can get your fix here. I hate to be a downer on this one, maybe I'll get a shot at trying it again down the road, but it certainly won't be because I purchase another tin of it. If I do and the experience is different, I'll certainly update my comments. I'll rack it up to a bad experience or tin and leave it at that.

Pipe Used: Rossi, Red Point, La Strada, Cob

Age When Smoked: new, 6 mos, 1 yr

Purchased From: P&C

6 people found this review helpful.

SmokingHawk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokingHawk (54)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Upon tin opening you're greeted with very yellow and blindingly bright Virginia's with just a few spots of black Cavendish. Tin note is of natural dark honey which I'm used to have. Moisture is at right level just needed some air out shag cut fills bowl easily and first light is of burst of honey flavor and the citrusy sweet quality Virginia's. Burns steadly needed couple relights consistent taste through out the bowl. Nic hit at mid zone and enjoy level at high! A good quality product from the house of Sam Gawith... Fours all the way.

Pipe Used: Briar Dublin

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: GQ Tobacco UK

5 people found this review helpful.

Fr. Bill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fr. Bill (3)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

I smoked a full bowl, a sample provided to me by a friend.

Burn properties: only 3 relights.

Taste/aroma: pleasant woodiness. I could not detect the topping at all, but that say more about my palate than anything else. I usually do not taste the toppings unless they're Very Strong.

Aftertaste/effects: Aftertaste is mild and fades faster than other blends I've smoked recently. I notice, however, what I assume is a nicotine "kick" arriving at the very end of the bowl (ca. 45 minutes of pleasant smoking). This ~increased~ for a good 30 minutes after finishing the bowl!

Room note: I indicated "undetectable" because I smoked the pipe outdoors.

I'd recommend this to those who have developed tolerance for higher nicotine inputs. Perhaps not so pleasant for those sensitive to nicotine.

Pipe Used: corncob

Age When Smoked: unknown

Purchased From: gift from friend

Similar Blends: not sure.

5 people found this review helpful.

doktorstamp Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doktorstamp (11)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a tobacco I purchased some time back, the first and second tins weren't quite what I was expecting; different suppliers, so presumably different batches. Nevertheless I stuck with it and purchased some more, and I am really glad I did. Of the first two tins, one was overly moist, the other the complete opposite. Subsequent tins have been about right, albeit I remove it from the tin and keep it in a Kilner jar with a dampened Mascotte stone, and there it sits for a while. Somehow it seems to benefit from this. The honey note is still discernible, less so when smoked, and it produces a pleasant light smoke. It doesn't bite, even if vigorously and over-enthusiastically puffed. I confess to liking my tobacco a tad stronger, but this is a very pleasurable start to an evening's pipe smoking

Pipe Used: Peterson #68 models dedicated for aromatics

Age When Smoked: Firstly fresh, secondly left for a year or so

5 people found this review helpful.

GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (115)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

A delicious and straightforward aromatic. The Black Cavendish is smooth and doesn't bite. The smoke tastes like honey with a little spice. It is great on its own, provided that you go into it knowing it's not going to be a complex flavor changing blend. I would really like to see this offered in bulk as it is wonderful to blend with. In small doses it adds a honey note to any blend that could use a little sweetness.

Pipe Used: Briars and Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

5 people found this review helpful.

gam86 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gam86 (49)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

In my humble opinion this tobacco doesn't really live up to expectation, the flavoring is extremely mild and doesn't come up frequently, it's like it's there but doesn't want to come up.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable

Subtle honey flavouring? Subtle? Not really.

Over time you can become accustomed to the honey, but it's always on the verge of overwhelming the tobacco, and when the honey makes itself known it's a little like smoking a Lockets cough sweet.

That's not to say it's bad. Far from it. Black forest makes a change from the usual aromatics and I'm glad it exists.

In a world of almost identical aromatics it's good to see that SG are marching to the beat of a different drum.

If I'm looking for a high tar alternative to the hot toddy this will be top of my list.

4 people found this review helpful.

HobgoblinTA96 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HobgoblinTA96 (60)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

An excellent Virginia blend with a sprinkling of jet black Cavendish and a lovely top dressing of honey. Smoked fresh there is a wonderful fresh honey tin aroma mixed with the sweet gassy notes of the VA. The taste is predominantly sweet Va with a genuine honey note. Once aged (as with most pure honey top dressings) the honey note will dissipate over time leaving a really excellent sweet Va Cav blend that is enhanced by the marriage of the flavors and time. Of the honey blends that I have tried, this is one of the best. Definitely worth a go. Cheers.

Pipe Used: Various Billiards in different sizes

Age When Smoked: One Year

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

3 people found this review helpful.

Arkie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkie (129)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

This is one of the few mixtures that actually tastes like its tin fragrance. It really does taste like honey - not some artificial chemical honey tasting concoction but true honey. It doesn't bite and it isn't goopy. I wouldn't want a steady diet of it but having a tin of it once in a while would add a bit of variety.

3 people found this review helpful.

Cypressandstar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cypressandstar (14)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I had never seen this tobacco before and so, curious, I asked my tobacconist some information about: he answered me, saying that someone just bought it and did not find fairly sweet or aromatic as expected, so to give it to another smoker. I felt encouraged because when I saw that there was in honey, I was worried that might be a "sweet bomb". I loaded my pipe (Radice Silk) with the Franck method and I immediately felt a creamy, almost natural tobacco, without the (feared) honey. The mixture grows in intensity with time,making you smell a little wood ,a little campfire and a slightly toasted nutty flavor. The smoke is thick,rich,and all in all,yes,they must have added honey,but in unexpected,different way:it's on the border,barely noticeable in the "outdoor" flavor. Black Forest is good as freshly baked bread and since I bought it, I can not stop to smoke and enjoy.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Fine cut tobacco, quite dark. Smells nice and a bit foresty from the tin.

Tongue taste (the taste you feel on your tongue when you first get the smoke into your mouth): mild virginias mixed with an almost sharp honey taste at the beginning. After a while the tastes start to melt together, all in all getting milder and slightly more "tobaccoish".

Snork taste (the taste when you roll the smoke around in your mouth and out of your nostrils): Mild scent of honey and forest fruits, but mainly typical virginia tones, not sharp but rather mild virginia.

All together: Smells nice and has a very pleasant taste at the beginning. The taste tends to get first milder, and then at the end almost disappear. Needs to be somewhat dried before smoking, and should be packed lightly to taste maximally. All in all a pleasant tobacco, but lacks the last pinch to be excellent.

3 people found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

Unfortunately a tasteless blend from Sam Gawith's.

The sweet aroma that comes from the opened tin is very pleasant indeed, full of promise of a sweet tobacco with grassy hay-like overtones mixed with a little honey. The tobacco is no quite as wet as some SG blends I've tried and can be loaded straight from the tin.

It looks rather dark for an aromatic with clearly a high cavendish content mixed with gold virginia strands. It certainly looks the part and feels like a SG blend of their best quality.

If you are expecting a superb flavour then you'll be disappointed. This has no taste at all. I've tried all pipes, briars and my best meerschaum, but I just can't get anything out of this one at all. There's no room note either.

A shame this as it will now just be a bind to get through a seemingly never ending tin. I just can't recommend this blend. the weakest of the SG blends I have tried over the years.

Pipe Used: Briars, Meers

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Dan Pipe Germany

Similar Blends: Ashton aromatics, Germains king charles..

2 people found this review helpful.

Aliaksei Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Aliaksei (3)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Very Mild Tolerable

I made a mistake of buying this when looking for a sweet aromatic blend as I had never had a Samuel Gawith before. If you're looking for a Danish mixture, this won't do. The first smoke was a double disappointment. Not only it wasn't a Danish mixture I'd been looking for but also, for some reason, there was a strong tongue bite. I thought I'd made a mistake. Later on, however, when I let it dry a bit, I found it pleasant. The taste of honey is nice, but oftentimes barely noticeable as it mostly plays in the background. Overall, this is closer to a non-flavored 'English mixture'. The flavoring doesn't eclipse the tobacco, but, on the other hand, I didn't find the tobacco terribly exciting either. I'd smoked much more interesting non-flavored mixtures than this. So, overall, good tobacco, which can be a pleasant smoke, but I'm not buying it again.

Pipe Used: Peterson Killarney 150//Peterson Barrel

2 people found this review helpful.

Gula Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gula (2)
Medium Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Very sweet and extremely lovable scent. It was my very first pipe tobacco so it's even greater in my mind. Came quite damp so you have to let it dry a bit otherwise it may be hard to lit (I had this problem as a newbie). Now I see it burns slowly and in rather low temperature so it doesn't bite a tongue.

Pipe Used: Mr Brog

Age When Smoked: New

2 people found this review helpful.

FlatCapMatt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FlatCapMatt (59)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I like this one. Suits me pretty well. Only got a 10g sample pouch of it, but it is one I would like to have again. It tastes nice, didn't bite me, didn't make me feel sick, and it smells OK. Not much more I could ask from an aromatic.

Purchased From: tobaccoblends.com.au

2 people found this review helpful.

DonSimon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DonSimon (4)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The first time I tried this blend I was a little underwhelmed. This is the second bowl I’ve now had and I allowed myself to slow down and try to draw out some of the nuances this tobacco has to offer. The Topping/casing isn’t very strong at all, in saying that I found neither are the tobaccos. The Virginias are mild and slightly sweet with the cavendish giving the honey a podium to stand on and rounds out any rough edges the Virginias may have had. I can’t confirm what the room note would be like but I was left with a pleasant after taste. I will probably make this one part of my rotation.

Pipe Used: MM Rory

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Tobaccoblends.com.au

1 person found this review helpful.

Fusty the pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fusty the pipe (33)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Strong

I bought this on the hunt for something like Rich Dark Honeydew but with less of a honey upper cut and, after due diligence, I came across the reviews of Black Forest. From the reviews this seemed to be a marmite tobacco: you either love it for its subtlety or hate it because it offers no longevity in it’s flavour so I had to try some. I now know which side of the fence I’m going to be on.

First impressions: in the tin, the tobacco was stuck to the internal wrapping paper, which was much more glossy than the usual wrapping paper. I presume that this might be a result of Covid and SG not being able to get hold of the usual paper; at least that’s what I hope anyway because it has imparted a plastic/varnish type of smell to the tobacco. When trying to pry the tobacco from the paper, The paper began to rip as it was still stuck to the tobacco - bugger, thought I.

The paper had also gone brown where the tobacco had been touching it and this tobacco was dry - I mean abnormally dry for an SG blend.where the paper hadn’t touched the tobacco it was one step beyond “good to smoke” in my opinion. As I jarred it up, I knocked the tobacco about a bit in the hope that the dry tobacco could mingle with damper stuff and then would find a happy moisture marriage. I wish I hadn’t done that in hindsight.

The tobacco itself could be called “Tiger’s Tears” or something (tobacco manufacturers please not that I am available, at a reasonable rate, for tobacco blend naming purposes), the bright leaf is dotted with black cavendish in a ratio slightly less than a tiger’s stripes and it looked inviting.

As for the honey, I’m not getting any from the pouch note, the pouch note is being held hostage by the smell from that bloody paper! If it is there, I cannot smell it. By knocking the brick of baccy about and stirring it up, in the hope of spreading the moisture love, I have only succeeded in sharing the paper love - great.

The taste also reveals no honey at all. I am a fan of the Rich Dark Honeydew but that isn’t an all day for me, I was looking for it’s little brother, that could be enjoyed a couple of times a day and this is not it. If there is any honey then it is passing me by at this stage of our relationship.

The tobacco is...bland? That is to say that it tastes like tobacco (obviously), black cavendish and the golden virginias but it offers nothing; there is no change to the flavour profile from match to ash, it is what it is and some people will rightly applaud Black Forest for this. Other blends can start of tasting exactly like the tin note, only to reveal hidden depths (good or bad) three or four draws into the smoke; this one doesn’t really change.

The room note is cloying, hanging around the room like that uncle at Christmas who doesn’t take the hint that the party is over, it’s the 8th of January and he needs to go home. Not pleasant, more like cigarettes.

I’m going to leave this one, jarred up for a while, in the hope that the effects of the paper dissipates and some of the beauty of the tobacco comes through... hopefully.

If it doesn’t then this will become an experimentation tobacco, to be used when I get the Dr Frankenstein urge to mess about with things that I have absolutely no right to go messing with - “ah yes, I must try the rose water; why hadn’t I thought of that before!” Cue the flashes of lightning, rumble of thunder and the manic laughter.

I like most SG blends, even if I’m not mad keen on the blend itself there is usually something that interests me and makes me think “ooh, today is a Navy Flake like type of a day” but this one isn’t saying anything to me at the moment. All in all, not one that I recommend, mainly because of the paper issues to be honest.

Pipe Used: Falcon, basket, bulldog

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: An online retailer.

Similar Blends: Something else that you can buy at the paper mill..

1 person found this review helpful.

Calamiti Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Calamiti (86)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Let me begin with the good. The Black Forest is the best artificial rendition of honey aroma I ever met. Actually it's not so easy to make a non-honey product (be that soap, beer, pastry, shampoo, candies, tobacco or whatever) to smell or taste like honey in a good way without soaking it in real honey. Attempts are numerous and unsuccessful. With the only exception I'm aware of: Sam Gawith's Black Forest. Its tin aroma is unbelievable. It smells honey better than certain brands of actual honey.

Unfortunately, that's where the magic ends.

The incredible honey aroma quickly dissipated after just few first puffs. Then I struggled through an unremarkable and disappointingly familiar mix of dull Cavendishes and edgy Virginias - the same kind you find in myriads of standard mass-market continental pouched aromatics. It's like upon opening an aged dusty bottle of a rare Special Reserve Vintage Grand Cru Trappist Ale you find inside a fizzy yellowish pisswasser you might buy at any corner store.

Don't get me wrong, producing such a blend would have made an honor to any Danish of German aromatic blender. It's a well behaved mixture, the aromatic juices are good and applied delicately. Still, it obviously doesn't stand up to the level of the rest of Sam Gawith product line.

Do I recommend this? Well, somewhat. You won't believe your nose when you sniff it. And you won't be offended when you smoke it. Just don't buy it by the pound. Try a sample first.

1 person found this review helpful.

Sangagor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sangagor (80)
Medium Very Mild Mild Unnoticeable

Disappointing. As beginner, I have not got experience with light aromatics. My first word after smell of fresh tobacco was: “wtf?” After smoking i wanted to find honey, but without chance.

Finaly, after several bowls in Jatoba wood I was able to find some kind of pleasure

Pipe Used: Cob; Noname Jatoba wood

Age When Smoked: New

1 person found this review helpful.

KrzysD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KrzysD (24)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I cracked open this blend early spring of this year the the smell from the tin was what I expected, bright tobacco with a honey hard candy note . The first few bowls were tasty, but then I put it away for a while.when I came back to it a month or two later the flavor was awful, like the tobacco went rancid.

1 person found this review helpful.

THROATHIT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Unnoticeable

Not much to get excited about here for me. The black Cavendish tastes fine but is just dust in my sample. The overall tobacco is ok and the honey topping is pants and just wont stay or go. A very lack luster blend for me..

1 person found this review helpful.

TheOtter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheOtter (72)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

The weather is heating up, so I thought it might be the perfect time to crack open this tin I've had cellared for the past 3 years. The honey casing prevented the Virginias from aging, but the smoke did not disappoint. The honey flavour is definitely more than subtle, and detectable in the tin note. The casing is not soaking wet, so it's ready to smoke right away. The crispy Virginias and sweet Cavendish help give this a baklava-like flavour which pairs nicely with a morning coffee. Burns clean and leaves no residue in your pipe. This is a great aromatic for warmer weather — smooth, mild, and refreshing.

3.5/4 rounded up to a 4. This blend seems misunderstood in the comments. It's not meant to be a heavy aromatic, nor a complex Virginia blend. Rather, this is a perfect middle ground blend for non-aromatic smokers who enjoy the occasional flavoured smoke.

Pipe Used: Peterson Deluxe Classic Natural

Age When Smoked: 3 years

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Jorge Soler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jorge Soler (203)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Samuel Gawith master blender Bob Gregory gave me a tin during the last Towpath smoke-off competition to try out. I am not into aromatics though, but I totally get the honey idea behind it. Despite the bright virginia it contains, it has sort of a dark character to it, probably, because of the added flavouring. Not as bitey as other aromatics out there, but it might cause some friction if you are not careful. I personally do not dislike it, but I am not loving it either. The tin note is nothing special, but it gives you a hint of what is to come when you light up. My tin was a bit on the dry side, but it smoked reasonably well. I think the citrusy notes combine well with the Cavendish, but this is not a tobacco I'd recommend if you are not into aromatics. I have put this tin aside at work for those days you forget your preferred blend at home because I know I won't be reaching for it, and there is nothing I hate more than tobacco going to waste. Taking all of this into consideration, I think a rating of 2.75 stars is about right.

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smokethefox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smokethefox (14)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Black forest. Such a light and easy going tobacco. Sweet tin note of honey and grassy virginias complimented with black Cavendish. Easy to pack and light. Was not as wet as the most SG blends. The smoke is creamy and sweet. Not much of complexity. I could smoke this the whole day. Just let it hang from your mouth and do your thing. It wont bother, wont bite. Another good example of a aromatic blend, that will not punch you in the face with artificial flavors, only baccy taste sweetened with medium honey flavor. The Fox recommends...

Pipe Used: cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: etrafika.cz

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