|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1860)||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.
Pipe Used: Friday Altinok Lee Van Cleef
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: My Smoking Shop
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