Fold a few of these flakes together and enjoy a nice long smoke, reminiscent of one of history’s luminary figures. All you’ll need is to find a foggy path to wander. Now blended by Mac Baren, the Capstan Original Flake is a slightly spicy favorite of pipe smokers all over the world.
Blended By: Mac Baren
Model: Gold Navy Cut
Tobacco Type: Virginia
Blend Type: Straight Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 1.75 oz.
I’m no expert, but I know what I know (and don’t know) and I know that for my money, Capstan Original Navy is a delicious and satisfying straight Virginia Flake. I recommend it and wish it was available in larger tins or in bulk.
A well-formed flake of dark to light brown tobacco.
The tin note is similar to Escudo Navy DeLux. Pipe used is a Kiko meerschaum lined Bulldog.
Took 2 char lights but true light lasted till the last 3rd of the bowl.
The smoke started out slightly sweet but robust. This is slow-burning tobacco even when rubbed out. As the bowl progressed the sweetness gradually receded leaving a medium-full smoke similar to aged burley. A final light near the end of the bowl finished off the tobacco. Slight moisture left behind. A mild to medium Nicotine hit. Recommend a few minutes drying before filling the pipe. Short-lived aftertaste.
The second smoke was in a noname Zulu. 20 minutes airing. The increased flavor and decreased burn rate.
This is wonderful tobacco with plenty of potential in the cellar.
Docked one star for the personal desire of stronger Nicotine content. I cellared 10 tins and glad I did.
One of the finest flight tobacco's on the market today .
Fabulous when adding a small amount of Green River Black Cav. and Turkish Ribbon. Perfect blend.
Fabulous Virginia, to step it up and make fabulous plus add a small amount of green river black cav. and a small amount of Turkish ribbon. Perfect blend.
Absolutely fabulous when adding small amount of green river black cavendish to it.
Not a ton else to say, I'm thoroughly enjoying this tin, it's a very smooth flavor.
I tried this after a buddy of mine recommended that I try it. He was also the one who said that I should try MacBaren HH Burley Flake. Both tobaccos are very smooth. I like the Capstan Blue a little bit more than the HH Burley Flake but, both of them have earned spots in my rotation. The Capstan seems to be just a little bit sweeter to my palette and really like it. It’s so smooth that it’s hard to believe this is a medium-bodied smoke. It seems the smoothness makes it feel like it is a lighter smoke but, it has plenty of flavors. It has a full flavor without the heaviness of an English blend. I will definitely be buying this on a regular basis.
So I ordered a tin of this at the beginning of August. This was my first time trying this particular blend. It came highly recommended by my buddy Rich, who like me, is also a presenter on YouTube. He is also the one who recommended that I try MacBaren HH Burley Flake. He told me “If you like the HH Burley Flake, you will love the Capstan Blue.” He was absolutely right! Capstan Blue has become my new favorite tobacco hands down. Upon opening the tin, I could smell the sweetness of the Virginia leaf. It was a very intoxicating aroma. I know this is a medium-bodied smoke but, its mellow smoothness makes it seem much milder. On the retro-hale, the flavor washes over your senses. Some people describe flavors such as “fresh cut hay or citrusy” I don’t know about all that. I find it sweet but not too sweet. To me, it just tastes like smooth and mellow tobacco with a silky mouthfeel and a little extra sweetness on the retro-hale. Bottom line: just try it for yourself! You will not be disappointed with your purchase. I bought 2 more tins of it at the beginning of this month and they already have 11 months of age on them. I am going to buy more next month. I just hope I can stay out of the 2 tins I have right now. This is GREAT TOBACCO!