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 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!
This is without a doubt my favorite straight Virginia flake. It has depth and some complexity. It only burns hot if you push it too hard. The room note is natural and pleasant, and the tin note is scrumptious. It is a very satisfying yet gentle smoke. Highly recommended.
Citrusy. Good for a Summer day.
Smoked good taste good.
Capstan has a nice tobacco flavor, could be an every day smoke.
Capstan is an excellent navy blend flake. Clearly pressed and aged to blend the flavors. Given its price, I only get it as an occasional treat, but still a really wonderful blend.