Samuel Gawith: Best Brown Flake 250g

Product Number: 003-059-0039

Samuel Gawith's Best Brown Flake features hand stripped, Flue-cured Zimbabwe leaf which is steamed and pressed to medium brown. Made in England.

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  • Components: Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
Customer Reviews (34 Total)
Overall Rating:
3.96 out of 5 stars
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
Delicious and Light Flake
August 16, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
BBF has a subtle charm that sets it apart from the many Virginia flakes out there. It is a broken flake, pale brown in color, somewhat mild in flavor, and easy on the nicotine. It's reminiscent of Capstan Blue Flake in many ways, but with the usual j... Read More
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
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.
Not Sammy’s Best Brown Flake, But It Still Scores Five Stars
February 28, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
In all of Samuel Gawith’s body of work, Best Brown Flake (with its braggadocio-rich name) might play second fiddle to the magnificent Full Virginia Flake. But in my world, it still clocks in at a full five stars. And if not, at least four-point-five.... 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
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
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
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
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 .
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
Aged well
June 10, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
I'm so lucky to find a 1995 tin at local shop. It fermented well with tangy, sweet. But still hard to stay lit, need some dry time but not to long .
一款有着独特豆香的淡甜V草
March 17, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
劲道2.8 饱满度3.5 室韵3.2 一款SG家不算特别热门的V草,前段有着不弱的劲道,甜味很淡,烟气的主线是一种很特别的烧豆子的味道,同时有明显的土腥味;中段以后甜度缓慢上升,豆香仍然主线但是果香也开始呈现,中前段的烟气饱满度非常不错;中后端以后劲道转柔,主线味道是烤面包味和烤玉米味,甜度仍然不算特别高。总体燃烧和斗温烟气状态在SG家的草里面属于非常不错的,甜度虽然不高但是口腔内的余韵感很强,并且有淡淡的奶香,总体的烟气香味非常特别,如果喜欢烤农作物香味的斗友,这会是你的不错的选择。 欢迎去B... Read More
Not what it use to be
June 04, 2020
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
This use to be a full length flake with a deep semi sweet, nutty characteristic in taste and a nice nicotine punch. Now it's a broken flake with and sour sharpness that bites me. I think the samuel gawith / gawith hoggarth merger has ruined this ble... Read More
Smooth!
December 23, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
Ill be quick. This is superb. Browb sugar, honey, no bite. NEXT!
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
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
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
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.
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
Best Brown
June 02, 2012
Product: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake 50g
This is one of my top 3 favorites of Sam Gawiths. I keep it on hand , and its my traveling /working/ all day tobacco. Its light,and creamy smoky , and tastes great all day. I dont seem to get tongue bite from it.Its just a flat out good for all day V... Read More