Samuel Gawith: Best Brown Flake 50g

Product Number: 003-059-0008

Best Brown Flake from Samuel Gawith is hand stripped, Flue-cured Zimbabwe leaf which is steamed and pressed to medium brown. Made in England.
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Customer Reviews (29 Total)
Overall Rating:
3.93 out of 5 stars
similar to st. james
December 26, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 250g
a grassier version of the st. james flake (earthy), also suffers from the terrible tongue bite and overly moisture packaging
Unique and in the best possible way
October 31, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
My daughter took the tin from my hand and took a whiff and said "it smells like tamarind". That's it! I was trying to find a way to articulate the great tin note, which happens to translate into taste as well. Tangy dried fruit with a lasti... Read More
Moisture Issues
July 24, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
The times I've gotten past the moisture issues it taste delicious. The satisfying smoke average seems to be 2 out of 6 times. I've played around with it as far as drying out with hit and miss success. I've found with most Samuel Gawith offerings it'... Read More
BBF: A Delicious but Misunderstood Flake
August 16, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
Most straight Virginia flakes are fairly monochromatic, and in many a pipers' opinion, boring. While BBF isn't vastly different than most other Virginia flakes, it has a subtle charm unlike any of them. It is a broken flake, pale brown in color, and ... Read More
Lovely flavor for sipping only
June 27, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 250g
This blend has a terrific taste, if you possess the self-control to only sip it. If you're a heavy puffer, which I typically practice, you might want to seek another Virginia. Heavy puffers will endure a bite like a Nile crocodile with this blend.
Best Flake!
May 26, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
I've got to say that the aged Virginia's really hit the spot for me. I prefer this over the Samuel Gawith FVF and 1792. My tin was perfect. Didn't need to dry it out, smoked great, and no bite. This is one of my top five favorite Virginians.
Not Too Bad But No Bell Ringer For Me
May 26, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
My sample required picking, tamping & relighting throughout the smoke session & my pipe had to be left unsmoked during several cool-down intervals which served two purposes... less bite & a cooler smoke. Now I have time to prepare a strong cup of Iri... Read More
Top virginia
February 07, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
Needs time to dry, as always with S.G. Also, as always with S.G (in my opinión), needs to understand the way to smoke: slowly, without purpose. It is grassy and earthy, with a lot of flavour. In the acid side i think, not very sweet. medium strength,... Read More
Flavorful Virginia
July 11, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
A very pleasant blend that is neither too grassy nor too strong, but squarely in the middle realm. If rubbed out well, Best Brown becomes an easy all day smoke filled with a steady, warmish taste that remains constant from beginning to end. It needed... Read More
Nice - cellar some
January 14, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 250g
Somehow I managed to buy 2 boxes of Best Brown, don't ask me how that happened, but I'm glad it did. I finished the first box in a year and enjoyed it. I opened the second recently and wow that second box after a year was so much better! The moistur... Read More
Thank You SP.com
September 15, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 250g
Thank you SP.com (Kaz specifically) for making an errant order right, I had been waiting on the order, which contained a box of my lovely Best Brown Flake thus making it's elusiveness even worse. I'm happy to say, SP.com have sorted this out for me ... Read More
Right true
May 27, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
This is trully the best brown virginia flake that you can find outthere.Rhodesian leaf is,of course,quite different from northamerican stuff,both splendid.Humidity optimal for cellaring,just a little Sun and air to become the perfect smoke.This is no... Read More
이렇게 고소하다는것을 느낄수가 있을까 싶다
March 15, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 250g
제목그대로 이다. 그이상이 없다.고소한연초는 분명 있을것이다. 그리고 그연초들은 베스트브라운을 향해서 공격할것이다. 하지만 베스트브라운만의 특별한 고소함은 나를 항상 흥분시키기 딱좋다.
Best Brown for sure
March 14, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
Great stuff. Rich and dark side of VA tobacco. I think my tin wasn't sealed because I was surprised to find fairly dried out tobacco inside. I was wondering what the sweet smell was among my tin stash (others are all American style round tins and I'm... Read More
Really excellent tobacco
January 15, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
I understand that this tobacco seems wet. From what I hear there are no added moisture or humectants just the ambient humidity the day it was made. The thing about these Gawith flakes is they make you figure them out. How much do I dry? What's the be... Read More
Very mild and rather disappointing.
December 26, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
This was the tobacco to smoke at the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP in October 2016 in Slowakia. As always with Samuel Gawith, it’s not moist, it’s wet, and therefore needs considerable drying time. In large bowls I fold the flakes and cram it in my pipe. In ... Read More
Classic
October 07, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
This is a wonderful Virginia, one I first tried many years back while still being an English only smoker. Apart from the excessive moisture which many other users comment on, this is a superb tobacco that can be enjoyed with some drying time. Plan ac... Read More
I like it alot
March 31, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
It is very good. Its a little more interesting than BB#2 by G&H. Its a tad sweeter and a tad mellower.
a top virginia
December 23, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
If you can get through the moisture problem this is one of the best flakes you will ever have . Try mixing it with a neutral Virginia like Newminster flake so you can light it . The tobacco is high quality and very well blended .
Most Excellent
December 18, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
This was my first experience with flake tobacco, and it was delightful. A gentle, aromatic smoke! I found that rubbing the flake (instead of various other methods described for prepping flake tobacco for smoking) worked the best. Highly recommended.
Truly the best brown
November 04, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 250g
This is a delicious and mild Virginia. Complex flavours, no tongue bite, no nasty after taste... You can smoke it at any time of the day. Like most SG flakes It is too moist out of the tin (box) so it is better to leave it to dry for an hour.
Oh my!!!!
June 15, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
Best Brown Flake is my preferred virginia flake over all those i´ve smoked up to now. This is a medium bodied, frangant and mellow smoke, with hints of anisse, cinnamon and hay. Needs a good time to dry if you want to experiment a smooth and delightf... Read More
A Smooth, Easy Going Smoke
September 26, 2014
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
I'll have to agree with Gregg F. This flake comes out of the tin with a rich moisture. It needs some drying out for sure. After a friend recommended it I was looking forward to it, took out two flakes, the rest to the mason jar. Dried it for 30 m... Read More
fabulous tobacco but....
August 19, 2014
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 250g
I was immediately entranced with the rich complex aroma when the tin was opened but I found the moisture content extremely difficult to manage. First bowl folded and stuffed right out of the tin with no drying time, burned a little indentation inside... Read More
This is a fabulous tobacco, but....
August 19, 2014
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
I was immediately entranced with the rich complex aroma when the tin was opened but I found the moisture content extremely difficult to manage. First bowl folded and stuffed right out of the tin with no drying time, burned a little indentation inside... Read More
Fabulous
June 01, 2013
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
This is a regular go to in my rotation!
Decent Smoke
October 26, 2012
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 250g
This is a decent tobacco
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