Gawith Hoggarth & Co.: Dark Bird's Eye

Product Number: 005-001-0026

This is a combination of dark-fired whole leaf Virginias and mid-rib fine cut Kentucky leaf rolled and sliced to make 'bird's eyes'. This fine shag cut was preferred by fisherman and sailors because it was very easy to pack and light.
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Customer Reviews (32 Total)
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4.67 out of 5 stars
A dark and delicious dream
November 18, 2017
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
I've been making an effort to try all GH bulk blends, especially the strong ones, because they are just such amazing tobaccos in general. What I've found, generally speaking, is that while sharing many components and similarities they are all uniq... Read More
Yum
November 09, 2017
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Very dark fired forward. Very rich Savory smokey earthy flavors with a hint of that flavor that is only gawith and Hogarth. I find this to be quite nicotine heavy.
Easy to Light, Easy to Smoke
January 08, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Dark Bird's Eye is cut into a very fine shag that is easy to load and lights with little effort. Little to no relights are required. It is a very strong tobacco blend in flavor and nicotine strength. As with most DFK blends, the DFK takes front st... Read More
Rich and spicy
June 10, 2017
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
In case you have forgotten what a nicotine buzz was like we would like to introduce to you Dark Birds Eye. Very enjoyable when smoked slow. Light it once and it stays lit. I will be having more
Heart racer,
July 30, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Stout and made to keep the smoker full of nicotine and alert whilst mending the nets. Try as you might to smoke it slow to reach that deep flavor, the harshness whalops you over the head. While you may need this for the balls to four, I’ll pass.
Real pipe tobacco
April 04, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Now this is what I call the real deal for pipe tobacco. Rich , tasty, and full of wonderful copious amounts of lovely smoke. I get tired of tobaccos that taut themselves as full tobaccos only to be disappointed because they taste like nothing but hot... Read More
Really very good.
April 02, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
I could see this becoming a regular for me. The shag cut allows for very easy packing, lighting and burn, perhaps a little too easy if you're the type to keep your mouth to the bit. It'll disappear fast if that's the case, yet I've found the burn to ... Read More
Excellent Everyday Smoke
July 26, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Very enjoyable for a quick smoke on the way to work or in between chores. I call this my grab and go. Strong but not too strong, I had to give up coffee due to caffeine intolerance (even decaf) and this has made an excellent way to start my days. Nic... Read More
The best
June 22, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
This is my favourite kentucky tobacco. My "non plus ultra". I want to buy again!
For true men only
May 27, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Strong stuff, definitely.. Maybe the strongest tobacco I’ve ever smoked (even stronger than the G&H ropes). If you smoke it with empty stomach, prepare yourself to have a good flying tryp 😅 Easy to pack, easy to light, easy to smoke. Be careful ... Read More
Alas, tobacco
May 03, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
This would be a great choice for people trying to leave behind their cigarettes. The heavy vitamin content left me swimming peacefully on a warm Virginia spring evening. I will certainly be buying greater quantities. I found the taste mild, smooth... Read More
Old English Shag
April 24, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
A very good smoke, high in nicotine content the room note is ok so said the wife! Fast dry out 2 hours very earthy smooth and strong good volume of smoke stays lit very forgiving wants to burn.My only draw back is that it does burn fast so I use pipe... Read More
Vitamin N Anyone?
March 12, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Along with S&G #4 Twist this has the most nicotine of any tobacco I've smoked. Great amount of smoke and a strong but not overpowering virginia flavour makes this one of my top smokes!!! If you don't like nicotine or virginia tobaccos this isn't ... Read More
Vitamin N Anyone?
March 12, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Along with S&G #4 Twist this has the most nicotine of any tobacco I've smoked. Great amount of smoke and a strong but not overpowering virginia flavour makes this one of my top smokes!!! If you don't like nicotine or virginia tobaccos this isn't ... Read More
Full strength
March 12, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Shag cut. Packs easy and stays lit pretty well. Smokes well outdoors. Lots of dark earthy notes. Some slight sweetness is barely noticeable near the beginning of the bowl. Plenty of vitamin N, be aware of this will put you out. I only smoke this in m... Read More
Dark Indeed.
February 26, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Very fine shag cut tobacco that comes rather moist. I like to lay it all out on a flat surface and let it dry for at least an hour and then jar it up. This is an absolutely stellar, hassle free smoke. Those acclimated to large doses of nicotine will ... Read More
This isn't a turd bird
February 03, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Easily, easily, EASILY one of the best tobaccos I have had the pleasure of smoking. This is the first tru shag cut that I have had, and it was a great experience. The flavor and aroma of this tobacco is phenomenal. Lights and burns to a perfect fine ... Read More
dementia?
January 08, 2018
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
I bought a factory bag so labeled about 12 years ago and was quite happy with the tobacco. It was a shag cut similar to that of GH&C's Kendal Kentucky. The tobacco was a little darker than the Kentucky and the "bird's eye" were well re... Read More
Delicious
September 08, 2017
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Constantine and Kevin P. said it all. I like strong tobaccos and this has everything for me. Very rich. Occasionally, to slow down the burn rate some, I mix in a little Black or Brown Twist Sliced. Nicotine, anyone?
rich and deep
September 07, 2017
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
rich, dark, toasted bread with hints of cream and a very long satisfying aftertaste, i absolutely love it
Perfect for Nicotine Junkies
August 03, 2017
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Just good old fashioned simple strong rich tobacco flavor. Shag cut burns fast, smooth and easy and has high Nicotine content. Perfect smoke for Nicotine junkies like me. Need I Say More?
Simply delicious
April 12, 2017
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
This is somewhat of a two-fold tobacco. Smoke it fast like I imagine the sailors would have and the Kentucky takes center stage. But slower smoking yields a more elegant, smoother flavor with a delicious note that I can only describe as heavily spice... Read More
September 20, 2016
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
review
August 25, 2016
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Another great 'baccy. I like to think this is what Arthur Conan Doyle had in mind when he wrote about Holmes smoking shag tobacco. I don't even know where to begin with this. Dark Birds Eye is awesome and irreplaceble.
Rich and Flavourful
November 05, 2015
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
While many others comment about how strong this tobacco is, it's important to note that if you're a slow or tame puffer, this tobacco will be a real treat. There is a difference between being strong and being rich in flavour. I've always found the so... Read More
Dark,strong and complex
June 30, 2015
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
I ordered this based on the reviews seen here and I am glad I did. The pouch note is enticing, a strong canvas of dark fired Kentucky followed with a hint of raisin and a smidgen of vinegar. The fine shag cut makes this easy to pack and light,it burn... Read More
Good stuff!
June 22, 2015
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Definitely a new favorite and will become part of my rotation. Nice and strong. The fine shag cut definitely makes it easy to pack and light. But a drawback is it dries out fast. This stuff too dry, watch out!
Cross over to the Dark side
June 12, 2015
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Sitting down to enjoy my first bowl of DBE paired with a nice Islay single malt (Laphroaig QA). My friends, I have found the definition of flavor. This fine baccy measures up to its tin note. Strong allusions to dark, really dark chocolate (the expen... Read More
Bird's Eye —> ( ( Bulls•eyE! ) )
May 21, 2015
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Great taste ! Great buzz ! Great tobacco ! !
Even Better Now
August 05, 2014
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
I've been smoking only two tobaccos now for years after having worked my way thru many others. Dark Birds Eye has always been one of my two favorites. It's just a good strong Virginia that satisfies. I primarily used it to top off a half bowl of P... Read More
Even Better Now
August 05, 2014
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
I've been smoking only two tobaccos now for years after having worked my way thru many others. Dark Birds Eye has always been one of my two favorites. It's just a good strong Virginia that satisfies. I primarily used it to top off a half bowl of P... Read More
Dark Bird's Eye
July 24, 2013
Product: Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Dark Bird's Eye Bulk
Dark Bird's Eye; Star Rating = 4.5; Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst; Pouch Note = 9; Room Note = 9; Flavor = 9; Bite = 9; Burn = 9; After Taste = 9; Raw Score = 54; Rated Percentage = 90%; Comment = Smooth, Medium Strengt... Read More
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