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Brown Irish, the thicker version of Brown Bogie, is manufactured by spinning dark leaves into a rope, for a stout smoke. Flavoured with aniseed for chewing or smoking.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringAnisette
CutRope
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Strong
Flavoring
Very Mild, Mild
Taste
Very Mild, Very Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1963)
★★★☆
Very Strong Mild Very Full Tolerable to Strong

Gawith Hoggarth - Brown Irish Aniseed.

A lot thicker gauge than the Pigtail/Bogies, and doesn't have the 'box-pressed' appearance that some of the ropes/twist/pigs have. The pouch smells a little herby, but nothing exactly grandiose! Despite the thickness the rope isn't too moist once sliced.

I'd expected to have a similar reaction to this as I had to it's brother Brown Irish Sweet Apple; not much of an aromatic taste, and an acerbic tobacco flavour. But this is far better. The aniseed spices the smoke just enough to give some identity to it, and the tobacco tastes a lot cleaner. Similarly to Brown Irish Sweet Apple the temperature's low, it burns well to a white ash, and doesn't bite.

The nicotine feels strong, and the room-note's on the strong side.

I'm surprised by this, apart from the prep' time, which I could do without first thing, it's a nice morning smoke.

Recommended.

Pipe Used: Friday Altinok Lee Van Cleef

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

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AJS2323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AJS2323 (21)
★★★★
Very Strong Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Same as any of the Irish twist Tobaccos but I would this a little drier than the usual. Same dark and bright Virginias.... however this is different in the sense that I got the aniseed flavour as an after taste. Very pleasant after taste. I would i was getting the Virginia flavours, followed by a sweet flavour and the finally aniseed. Very delicate to say the least but very very nice and enjoyable. Especially a long smoke.

Pipe Used: MacArthur 5 star and Rattrays bog oak morta

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My smoking shop

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