Samuel Gawith B.S. Flake (Brown Sugar Flake)

A Samuel Gawith/The Danish Pipe Shop pipe tobacco called Brown Sugar Flake. Due to new EU laws the name was changed in 2017 from Brown Sugar Flake to B. S. Flake. The main goal was to relive the famous Orlik Brown Sliced, but in a more full style (not strong but more body). It's matured high quality Virginia that is hot pressed with some natural cavendish. So you get a pure flavour with a hint of natural sweetness from the cavendish. To spice it up it has a pinch of burley and Oriental.
Notes: Was launched as Brown Sugar Flake but in 2017 the name had to change due to new EU laws where a word like "sugar" may not be used on a tobacco related product. The new name is B. S. Flake.


Brand Samuel Gawith
Blended By Samuel Gawith
Manufactured By Samuel Gawith
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Burley, Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Re-release


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

Average Rating

3.67 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 15, 2016 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I noticed that many of the other reviewers didn't mentioned any flavoring, however , my tin had a fairly strong scent/taste of a Lakeland Floral topping. This was noticeable during the first 1/4 of the bowl but somewhat faded as you progressed down the bowl. I suspect this is a quality control issue where my tin was run after another blend containing LF "gooped" up the steam press, hopefully this is not the norm as I find it distracting and not to my liking .

My second issue, and it's always my issue with Samuel Gawith blends, is the extreme moisture. Again, it took 28 hours with an open tin to get the tobacco to a smoke-able condition. It's not only annoying but it has got to be costing 30% more in water weight.

Now , what did I think of the tobacco ( if I could get past the topping), pretty good. But,,,,,,,do I like this better than FVF or Best Brown ,,,,, no ! It burns hotter, Orientals ? Burley ? it just burns hotter with a kick of Cajun spice .

Conclusion: too much work drying and fighting the heat for something that is so similar to a better blend, FVF or BBF ( and the topping , Oh that Lakeland floral soap)
Pipe Used: cob/maple
Age When Smoked: 2 weeks open
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 03, 2016 Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant
After hearing good reviews, and being in general, a Samuel Gawith fanboy, this didn't impress. Upon opening the tin you get the typical SG beef jerky slices of beautiful, albeit wet tobacco. After a couple of hours drying time all I get is a weak, slightly sweet smoke that doesn't really lead me anywhere. The cavendish tastes a tad bitter, and there's a slight buttery salty sweet at the finish. I hate to slander a fine blending house but this isn't for me.
Pipe Used: Danger poker, Blakmar Bulldog
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 03, 2022 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Discontinued but coming back very soon. Found it hard to keep lit and the flavour didn't blow my mind. Middle of the road blend for a premium price.
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