This Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. dark fired and dark air cured Twist is also known as Happy Bogie. This brown twist is actually a bit stronger than the black twist and is made to slice into coins for smoking, or small plugs for chewing - as done by many sailors.
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This rope is a smaller diameter than the usual ropes from GH&C so the results coins cut off are very easy to prep and pack in the bowl. A sharp knife will work but a cheap cigar cutter works even better. Cut off a few coins, let them dry a little the... Read Moren rub out a few or add the whole coin to the bowl. Either way works. This rope does indeed have a strong nic hit. Take it slow and you'll still feel it but you'll survive. The flavor, for me anyway, is almost non-descript. It's just strong but I really like it. Layer-caking this one produced mixed results. Overall, this is a great rope. Read Less
This is the first pipe tobacco that I smoked after smoking cigars for about a year and it's perfect.A rich tobacco flavor slightly sweet and just what I thought pipe tobacco should taste like.It taste almost identical to ca macho crollover coronas.Th... Read Moreanks to all the pipe smokers for being so free with there methods to prepare it and drying times.I love this leaf I found you can smoke it chew it and dry it out to grind up into snuff which was also great.This is a perfect outdoors man tobacco.And on top of this I get it the day after I order.Thanks for the great service. Read Less
Ready for a throat punch? Alrighty, c'mon then. This is what tobacco is all about my friend. Gobs of powerful, dark earthy tobacco flavor with a side of rose geranium florals that mostly burn off by mid bowl. Enough nicotine to tranquilize a moos... Read Moree and a cigar + perfume room note that lingers forever. Your wife will love it. Chew it, smoke it and snuff it up. A true gem of the tobacco world. Read Less
As one who gravitates to very heavy, full-bodied flavors, this tobacco is Valhalla in a briar pipe. It's extremely powerful, almost sedating in strength, with some wonderful spicy and meaty flavors. It's best enjoyed with equally imposing coffee an... Read Mored a great book. I do recommend cutting some ahead of time and giving it time to dry out since it is a bit damp in the roll. Read Less
I bought a pound or so of this rope back in 2016. I immediately put it into a tall mason jar and into an old steamer trunk for a long rest. This is Autumn 2022 and I’m not enjoying this fine tobacco. It still has the nic punch! I cut it with a cigar ... Read Morelance, rubbed it out and loaded into my Northern Briar Canadian.
Flavor is smoky and mellow. Taste is bold and pleasing. Mellow but heavy. It’s good if that’s your thing. Be careful with this one,it could knock your senses back to the sailing days. Read Less
Package note of barbecue, earth and mild ripe fruit. The wet 1/2-inch-thick rope is brown and darker brown and needs slicing into thin coins (with a razor or thin sharp knife) and rubbed out to get the fastest drying time. Burn is slow and requires n... Read Moreumerous relights. The strength is very strong and nic is strong. No flavoring detected. Taste is full and consistent, with notes earthy spicy cigar, wood, leather, slightly sweet, wisps of coco powder and floral. Dark fired leaves leading more Dark fired leaves supported by dark air cured leaf, if I didn't read the "contents" above, I'd say burley was the lead component. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is good. Read Less
Holy smokes! Good stuff. I’m usually a VaPer and VaPer/dark fired smoker. As the other reviewers mentioned, make sure your sitting down when firing it up. Perfect pair with Bourbon when your wife is out of town, or ready to take a shower before going... Read More to bed. Time and place, wife on business-porch with good Bourbon. I have a plan. Read Less
Which is great, I cut it very thin and rubbed it into a shag.
No tounge bite, but a little harsh on the throat at times. Bold and straightforward, tangy and some spice.
Strong to satisfaction.
Must always have some
I am a Burley lover, and in fact, only smoke (strong) Burley blends. Years back I used to smoke all strictly non-aromatic ropes from Gawith Hoggarth, however, gave up after a while as I found the Burley Flakes (1 and 4) which became my favorites. Sti... Read Morell, once in a while I try new blends, and I was decided to try again "the Bogie". What a surprise! Such a wonderful smoke, rich, flavourful, exiting to the end. It needs drying out for about 30 minutes, but it pays off immensely. Highly recommended for the lovers of full Burley tobacco blends or who just are tired of wimpy smokes! Warning: smoke on a full stomach, because the vitamin "N" will leave your head spinning. Enjoy! Read Less
This is one of my top 5 favorites. It has a great earthy but sweet flavor. Burns well once you dry it out for a bit and also has quite the kick to it. Put on your big boy pants because this one is not for the faint of heart. If you love blends like J... Read Moreackknife Plug, Kentucky Twist, or Mammoth Cave, then give this a try. I'm certainly glad I did. Read Less
A little too nic-heavy for my taste and it has that barn-yard note that most tobaccos have for me that contain cigar leaf. Almost a funky semi-sweet molasses flavour. Very cool, even, and long burning. Will make one's house smell like a dairy farm.... Read More Something for the cigar loving pipe smoker. Read Less
This is a nice tobacco for those nights you have all to yourself and are settling in with a good book or your favorite tv show. I find this is best with a glass of bourbon. Definitely one of my favorite tobaccos.
Who would have thought that such a tiny rope could have such strong and bold flavors. This stuff took me be surprise! It has a very distinct dark roasted flavor that I've never experienced before I was schooled on the GH&Co. blends. I'm a big fan... Read More of the Indian leaf they use and this is indeed a very strong blend, I do not recommend this one for beginners. I don't detect any flavorings added and there's nothing but good natural tobacco flavors here. Simply essential. Read Less
When you light this rope up, you can automatically taste the time and effort that the folks at Gawith & Hoggarth & Co. put into this product. Big flavour, big smoke. The natural sweetness does come out. If you're unsure, just start with half a bowl o... Read Morer even less. It's very satisfying. There is some strength to it, but if you take your time, it wont be an issue. Great taste, great aroma. This is a fun Tabacco. Get some and take it for test drive. Just sayin. Read Less
This needs to be in everyone’s rotation. When you want a fully satisfying, big nic hit that practically sedates you, and perfect smoke before bed, it doesn’t get better than this! 4oz fits in an 8oz mason jar. 4 8oz jars store a pound. Buy some, you ... Read Morewon’t regret it. Read Less
I quit smoking cigarettes but not nicotine and picked up pipes. I now smoke 5 bowls a day and use swedish snus in between. Nicotine kick 3/4 into the bowl and last tell the end. Very strong flavor so it might not be for everyone but it's what I like.... Read More Tin note has a small hint of leather which I've found in all my favorites. Read Less
This is a great smoking twist. I found it has less of a cigar and more of a traditional Virginia pipe tobacco quality to it. Still strong but a little less potent than the SG#4. Lost of smoke output and more than enough of a nic hit. The 15mm twist c... Read Moreuts much more easily than the 20mm. I find that if I cut it into 1/4 inch slices it unravels into a perfect ribbon cut with literally no rubout. From the bag it's a little most to the touch. I haven't tried smoking without drying... thus far about 20 minutes and it burn complete without any relights. Definitely worth a try.
As an addendum, I think that this and the Brown Irish X are the same blend just a different size... not sure why but if they're not the same they're darn close. If find this easier to prepare than the BIX... Slicing into 1/4 inch thick coins with a light rub makes pretty much a perfect ribbon cut which packs and smokes brilliantly!!! Read Less
In several ways, this pipe tobacco is perfect for me. I could easily understand how it wouldn't serve others' purposes well however.
I came to pipes from cigars where my preferred smokes were generally heavy, strongly flavored Nicaraguan sticks. ... Read More This appeared to be the polar opposite of the bulk of pipe smokers whole appreciate mild, subtle smoke. This IS NOTHING OF THE SORT. It's a very potent, rich, thick, and sometimes floral-tasting smoke. Paired with a strong cup of coffee, it's just about perfect.
It is true that it needs to be sliced and allowed to dry before smoking. I actually like this since I frequently travel so these ropes are ideal for me since they won't dry out. I usually just use my cigar cutter, laid on a table, to cut the stuff. I would give this a few hours before smoking, or simply cut what I think I'd smoke for a day and leave it in my pouch.
I could easily how some could hate this stuff. For my purposes, it's just about perfect. Read Less
My palate isn't well trained, I'm new to pipes, and I'm generally not a fancy fellow. What I mean to say is that I can't give you a nuanced review. However, I'm happy to say that I love Brown Bogie. It is interesting to prepare, some people have been... Read More right in saying that it looks like something your cat might leave behind. The flavor is nice and full, perfect for a cigar man like me. Been using an MM with this, I may soon dedicate a briar to it. Read Less
I bought this because of the uniqueness of the twist genre. This was my first twist and I enjoyed it immensely. I cut it into 1/8" coins, unraveled into a shag cut and let it set for 10-minutes. Packed my pipe, lit it and sat back for the journ... Read Moreey. Deep leather, with cocoa and almost charred oak like a great bourbon. Strong deep tobacco taste that you'll love; tasted just like the leaves look - dark, strong and mysterious. Nicotine galore; would make a neophyte dizzy for sure. My only regret is not buying more. Read Less
I'm sorry but this tobacco revolutionized pipe smoking for me. One bowl of this stuff and you will notice a growing population new chest hair and a little bit more fortitude in your step. This is not for beginners unless you are a previous cigar smo... Read Moreker. This stuff is heavy, full of flavor giving notes of spice,earthy dark wood and leather.
Let this stuff set out to dry after slicing. allow it to get pretty dry otherwise you will end up doing the same process in your pipe by relighting 20 times (not recommended). This tobacco smokes very cool, though you will think it is warmer as the nicotine is so strong that it will make your mouth feel a little numb and tingly. Read Less
This has everything I look for in a tobacco; its rich, strong, burns cool, and has a decent nicotine content. I used to be primarily a cigar smoker, and find the flavor of Brown Bogie somewhat reminiscent of a good cigar: earthy, woody, just a little... Read More spice. I don't find it very complex, just very satisfying. This is one I prefer to smoke in the evening, after a long day. It burns VERY slow; packed into my Savinelli Roma it usually get a 2.5-3 hour smoke out of it. I think it well age beautifully,so I've cellared a couple ounces, and plan to cellar several more. Highly recommend this one! Read Less
Happy (Brown) Bogie Unsliced [Twist];
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 = 8;
Raw Score = 53;
Rated Percentage = 88%;
Comment = S... Read Moremooth, Strong Strength, Rich Full Body Tobacco Flavor, has a slight After Taste
If you are one who likes to “play” with your tobacco, by all means get this “Twist” form of tobacco, you can spend countless hours “Slicing, Dicing and Drying” this “Twist” tobacco before it is ready to smoke. I admit I am a lazy pipe smoker so I didn’t find this necessary extra preparation exercise to be of any value to heighten my pipe smoking enjoyment. You had better have a sizable ignition source on hand because you are going to need a lot of BTU’s to get this “Twist” tobacco to light. Once you achieve the first ignition you will need to have your best “Tamping Tool” at the ready to handle the endless re-packings and re-lights that this “Twist” form of tobacco requires. Perhaps you have detected that the “Twist” form of tobacco is not my “cup of tea”. Read Less
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