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Samuel Gawith Black XX

Samuel Gawith's Black XX is a great example of English rope tobaccos. Virginias are twisted to marry and mature the tobaccos and the resulting rope is stoved to deepen the flavor by caramelizing the sugars. The flavor is pleasant and mellow, but it has a sneaky 'kick.'  This is a tobacco best enjoyed by seasoned veterans.

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Overall Rating 4.57 out of 5 Based on 14 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Samuel Gawith Black XX”

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5 out of 5
If you enjoy strong and rich tobacco, this is for you.
This tobacco reminded me of very dark chocolate or French roast espresso. If you drink some good bourbon or scotch when you smoke your pipe, this tobacco holds up perfectly to it. Thick and spicy smoke make this a great late night treat. When I sit in my yard and smoke this tobacco I always have a dram of small batch bourbon with it. A couple nights when it was too cold to go out for a smoke, this is also great as a chew. I don't normally chew but when I can't smoke I do sometimes. The Kendal twist is great because you can just take your pocket knife and slice off a thin coin sized piece that does not fall apart and pack it in your lip. I cannot say enough good things about Samuel Gawith in general but this is the best dark twist/plug tobacco I have ever tried. You will not be disappointed. Absolutely perfect.
5 out of 5
Update
Sorry for the typos in my last review. Forgot to add that this is not for everyone. Newbies should avoid it and those who prefer aromatics will probably not like it either. The nicotine hit is quite strong, one of the most powerful out there. It can creep up on you quickly so smoke it slowly. I cannot overemphasized this. When you start to get that telltale sign in the pit of your stomach, put down your pipe immediately. It is also a bit moist so some drying out time is recommended. If you follow my advice, you will be richly rewarded.
5 out of 5
WOW!!!!!
Tried this when I first started smoking a pipe. Big mistake. Tried it again and all I can say is WOW. This is one of the best pipe tobaccos you can smoke. First a disclaimer. This is not a smoke for newbies. It is not for "puffers." It is not to be smoked on an empty stomach. Smoke it slowly because, if you don't, you might have to call the EMT's. It has an appreciable nicotine hit that can make you sick. I used an oversized cigar cutter to cut some things coins and then ruled them down before putting it inside the bowl and yes, I filled it up. I smoked it very slowly in a pipe with a 9 mm filter and was rewarded with a complex array of flavors. Mostly meat, white pepper, cream and many more that my pallette was not sophisticated enough to discern. Take the proper precautions and you will be rewarded.
5 out of 5
Good strong
Very good tobbaco strong
5 out of 5
Steak in a bowl
My first time smoking Black XX, and a rope tobacco. I was a little afraid of this due to its reviews, but I have to say I love this tobacco. The tin note was like a medium cigar and I thought, I may as well smoke a good cigar. Boy am I glad I followed through. After a little drying time I packed it into my small church warden and was instantly hit with a medium-well grilled steak flavor that only gets better on the retrohale. The nicotine is there but not overwhelming like some reviewers have suggested. It really needed more drying time, but a great smoke none the less. It is really good out of the tin and I imagine it will be wonderful when aged. I will definitely be adding this my regular rotation and to my cellar.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
Cool satisfying smoke without the thong bit.
4 out of 5
Roll me up and set me free..
Good chew, great smoke. A delight at first light. Mixed with three sails.... s a t i s f y i n g !
4 out of 5
Hold on to your pants and your neighbors also
If you like a in your face slap of hot pressed rope tobacco with a flavor that reminds me of a cigar then this is your boy here. No not some gas station cigar but a hand rolled full body stogie that you stole from some gangsters humidor, them this is for you. With all that said I like it alot.
5 out of 5
Rich pleasurable smoke
I purchased this rope tobacco on a recommendation and I'm glad I did. Out of the tim this tobacco has a meaty smell to it, almost beef jerky like. It needs some drying time but is a pleasure to smoke. A rich aroma and flavor is produced when you light it up. Its a littke pricey but if you have parker cash its an experience worth paying for.
1 out of 5
Really?
It tasted like an overdone hamburger left on the charcoal grill for two days.
5 out of 5
Awesome!
Mixes perfect with 1792 flake.
5 out of 5
Jeff A
This is a great smoke but a hardy stronger smoke. Slice a little off, break it up and let it dry a bit. It has a spicy, beefy flavor. Very satisfying. A little goes a long way. I smoked my first bowl in Dr. Grabow Lark. I will definitely order again.
5 out of 5
smokes like a dream
Smokes like dream and kick like a mule!
5 out of 5
SMOOTH SAMUEL GAWITH BLACK XX
I tried Samuel Gawath Black XX for the first time. What drew my attention was the rating of full-bodied. I would rate this tobacco on a full bodied scale of 1 - 10 as a 7. It is a smooth, tasty smoke, but not as full bodied as 1792, which is my favorite. The taste remains smooth throughout the smoke and is fairly tasty.
Customer Testimonials
I use the ropes for blending, mostly. Especially this one. If smoked neat, it's too strong: along the lines of burnt meat and moldy leather. However, as a blending agent, you can create miracles, so I strongly recommend studying up on blending, gents. A little red Virginia here; some cyprian lat there...you get the picture. Play around with it. You'll be surprised.
A smoky, meaty, hearty, prime porterhouse steak prepared on a charcoal grill just the way you like it. Unbelievably smoothe, satisfying and filling. A delayed kick due to the formidable nicotine content... so don't bite off more than you can chew of this prime cut.
Wow this stuff is so rich and tasty. Very unique presentation. It looks like a thick black rope. It just oozes class. And the taste is oh so good. I love it.
Not quite as strong as the brown Kendal Twist, but plenty strong. A bit sweeter than the brown, and the tobacco flavor is wonderful.
I had read a lot about this one before I tried it, with reviews saying it was awfully strong. I found it to be of very mild taste though it could pack a punch for nicotine. The smell is something like an old leather baseball glove and my cat's go crazy for it as soon as I open the tin. The taste is mild initially and then falls a bit at the end. I was surprised that my wife did not mind the smell of me smoking it in the house, though the smell of the rope itself is quite pungent.
It is a very smooth tobacco with a heavily toasted flavor, almost like a roasted nut, there is not much of a tobacco flavor left. The smoke has a very heavy and oily feel in the mouth and on the tongue. To me the flavor and aroma is not all that great. I think this is one of those “acquired taste” tobaccos out there.