|Package Size||17.64 oz|
Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.'s Black Irish X is similar to the Brown Irish X, but it undergoes a cooking process, which smooths out the tobacco and reduces its power a bit. It's also a bit more aromatic than the Brown. Made mostly of dark-fired leaf with some dark air-cured, this is not a tobacco for the timid. Ideal in the evening after a nice meal, G&H Black Irish X is the best way to cap off a long day.
Once I figured out how to slice it up and the best way to pack the bowl I really enjoy this tobacco. Not any one overpowering flavor, just good, bold, tobacco taste. It is high in nicotine and has a very strong room note.
Powerful. Leather, earth. sliced a couple coins, rubbed it and let it dry for a few hours. still hard to keep lit. i could feel this one in my stomach, it is flavorful but intimidating and high in nicotine. It was quite smooth though.
Takes a little prep time to cut off a piece and break it up, but I guess that's all part of the experience. This has a full, earthy kind of taste. I found it robust, yet smooth. The room note has a camp fire aroma to it. It got stronger towards the bottom of the bowl, but not overpowering. It took quite a few relights throughout the bowl, but a little drying time would probably fix that. I puffed like hell, but it didn't bite. It burned for a long time, which I thought was a plus. Will be trying this one with a strong cup of Irish tea.
This is a nice full flavored blend. It is not for the week of heart.