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Mac Baren HH Bold Kentucky Hot Pressed Pipe Tobacco

$11.40 - $66.05
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HH Bold Kentucky is the only pipe tobacco blend to ever be given 5 of 5 for strength by Mac Baren. Superb dark-fired Kentucky, from both the United States and Africa, come together with sweet Virginia to create a smoky balance of dark brown flakes that fans of the heartiest blends are sure to love.

Brand: Mac Baren

Blended By: Mac Baren

Model: HH Bold Kentucky

Tobacco Type: Dark Fired Kentucky and Virginia

Cut: Flake

Blend Type: Other

Strength: 5 of 5

Taste: Very Full

Room Note: Strong 

Flavoring: None

Country: Denmark


  • 50 g. / 1.76 oz.
  • 100 g. / 3.53 oz. 
  • 16 oz. / 1 lb.
Mac Baren
Dark Fired Kentucky
Room Note:

14 Reviews

  • 5
    Satisfying smoke

    Posted by Stonewolf Treehawk on 17th Feb 2022

    I bought this product on a whim, and I am supremely satisfied with my decision. This tobacco is cut in a flake style and the packaging was unexpectedly elegant. This product is ready to smoke right out of the tin. The flavor is full and delicious. I get a saltiness and a bit of sweetness like barbecue. It's a hearty blend that has no tongue bite if sipped correctly. This tobacco is delicious when smoked out of a cob and pair with your favorite rye or bourbon whiskey. Damn, you just have to taste this!

  • 3

    Posted by RJ Laughlin on 29th Jan 2022

    Smells like BBQ pork ribs. Not a strong BBQ flavor. Needed two bowls of 5 bros to get the smell off my pipe. I wanted a high nic blend. This wasn't it.

  • 3
    MacBaren HH Bold Kentucky

    Posted by Umberto on 27th Oct 2021

    Nice straight forward tobacco flavor however these flakes arrived very moist. I would say for a 16 ounce weight there is likely 12 ounces of actually tobacco based on moisture and casings added. It's a nice tobacco with good strong flavor, but I wish they were not so watery.

  • 5
    New favorite

    Posted by J Steffey on 26th Oct 2021

    So impressed by Bold Kentucky. Smooth amazing taste. Ordered extra. Might be the best of Mac Baren.

  • 5
    Amazing blend

    Posted by Bandiagara on 20th Apr 2021

    This blend has become one of my favorite. The sweet bitterness and one dimensional strong flavor reminds me of coffee.

  • 3
    Not for me personally....

    Posted by Yonaton on 17th Jan 2021

    First, let me state that I probably don't have the greatest senses for detecting subtleties in flavors and such in tobaccos. When I opened this tin, I wasn't very impressed with the smell/aroma from it...luckily the *taste* was much better, heh. It's still not a blend I'll personally be buying again as it just didn't really do much for me. It was rather plain and the wisps from the top of a bowl that sometimes make it up the nose when one is smoking, were rough, to say the least. This is a blend/type that is simply going to have to be tried by each person individually because I just can't say I'd recommend it (especially to new pipe smokers), but there are Kentucky blend smokers out there who might find this particular brand/blend better than what they smoke presently.

  • 5

    Posted by YUNG CODGER on 6th Jan 2021

    If you want to add some nic to your bowl but don't want to use five bros on the cheap, and find a barbeque twang pleasing, this is very much for you. One of those blends that makes you say "holy shit how is this legal?!?!" In terms of strength. A dab will do ya. Genuinely tastes like barbeque.

  • 5
    HH Bold Kentucky

    Posted by Nigel Rutherford, Esq. on 4th Sep 2020

    Perfection: bright Virginias, stripped of their acidity and saccharine sweetness by hot-pressing, marvelously married to dark fired Kentucky Burley for a flavor like tangy molasses. This tobacco burns the most completely of anything I smoke, and they forgot to take out the nicotine like in most blends, not to mention a flavor that is simple on the surface but teeming with nuances underneath. I cannot express enough how much I admire this blend and think Per Georg Jensen is a wizard of the leaf. You could smoke this all day and never get bored. Like most flakes, it takes a bit to get it started, but then it smokes easily if you just keep breath-smoking and ends up as a pipe full of fine ash.

  • 5
    Mac Baren - HH Bold Kentucky

    Posted by Erecshyrinol on 31st Mar 2020

    This flake blew me away. It is a UK style Virginia flake with a large dose of fire-cured Burley added. If you like old "Drum" tobacco, Gawith Hoggarth Ltd "Dark Flake," Stokkebye's "Amsterdam" blend, or Peterson's excellent "Irish Flake," you know this type of blend. Mac Baren hot presses sweet yellow Virginia with dark fired Kentucky Burley and makes a flake that burns easily, smells fragrant, delivers high nicotine gently, and comes at a standard price. This is one of the best tobaccos and best values out there.