A nice golden Burley flavor with a hint of Virginia, Mac Baren Golden Extra is a classic ready rubbed pipe tobacco that any fan of Burley blends will appreciate. Affordable, smooth and a favorite among new and old pipe smokers alike.
Brand: Mac Baren
Tobacco Type: Burley and Virginia
Cut: Ready Rubbed
Blend Type: Virginia/Burley Mix
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 3.5 oz.
- 16 oz.
The burley dominates. The Virginia is a background influence. Good quality tobaccos used.
A touch sweet, but not overly so, & I can detect the cocoa topping.
Closer to medium strength than mild for me. Nic hit is mild.
Moisture level is just right. Mine came as broken up strips of flake which is easy to pack.
Needs a couple of false lights to get going so need to be careful not to get too hot. (To avoid this, I let rest for several minutes after the false lights before firing up again)
I'm a burley lover who likes mild aromatics where I can taste the tobacco. This fits the bill very nicely.
If you like burley & like lightly applied aromatics, you'll also really like Mac Barens Golden Extra.
I really like Golden Extra. Sweet, Soft, tasty. Ample nicotine. Moisture level is perfect. Really easy to smoke. I like to take a drive and burn this stuff with a little smooth Jazz. you just stuff it and spark it. no challenges. no surprises.
Ok, Let's get weird. One of my first impressions was of a big underdone apple fritter. tear it open and sniff the dough ball in the center. fruity notes some lite spice and tons of bread dough. interesting, but easy. could be an all day every day.