Brand: Mac Baren
Blended By: Mac Baren
Model: HH Burley Flake
Tobacco Type: Burley, Kentucky and Virginia
Blend Type: Other
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 50 g. / 1.76 oz. Tin
- 100 g. / 3.53 oz. Tin
- 16 oz. / 1 lb. Bag
- Mac Baren
- Room Note:
Hijacked My Palate. Decided to open and try this just a few days ago and crumbled some (preps perfectly) into my Lorenzetti Nero 37 from these purveyors. That was a delightful combination. I found some chocolate "around the edges" in the first 1/3 of the bowl. The middle 1/3 was a little "hollow" in a good way, but balanced, and for me the character drew out the moisture in my buccal mucosa much like an excellent red wine. The bottom 1/3 provided depth, power and complexity. But always gentle. No matter how provoked, this tobacco never even hinted that she would jump up and bite my tongue. Extremely smooth and easy. Subsequently, she has loved every pipe I've put her in, although each one will bring out different qualities of the blend. Some pipes pull it "apart" a little more, while others will compact it "together". Enjoy finding out which pipes you like it in best!
A lovely easy-going Burley whether smoked in flake form or rubbed out. Great with morning coffee or smoked all day. Highly recommended.
It’s nice and dark with a hint of sweet. Seems really well balanced.
To me.... mac baren hh burley flake > Solani abv. Like solani but without the added case or topping notes. Very nice. Unobtrusive. Good burley. If you like burley, just buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Excellent smoke. Great taste and aroma. Not too strong so can be smoked all day.
This is as close to a perfect burley as I have smoked.
Nice loading and no drying time needed. Nice burley smoke with the little Kentucky interest to make this a fine, subtle, rich smoke. Long-lasting bowl and modest lingering smoke odor.
This is the first MacBaren tobaccos that I have ever tried. I was looking for something more substantial than an aromatic but, not as strong as an English blend. This delivered what I was looking for in spades! It was more than I expected in that it is the smoothest tobacco I have ever smoked. The tin note was a raisiny, figgy type of aroma and was very well presented. I decided to try it based off a friend in the YTPC talked about it. I am glad I tried it! MacBaren definitely has a winner with this tobacco. This is one of my new favorites. It lights well and stays lit all the way to the bottom of the bowl. It smokes very well in my Savinelli Logo 616. I will definitely be buying from you guys from now on! I ordered this at another online shop because I found it cheaper there but, they sent me the wrong quantity and it took 11 days before the rest of it showed up. I will only be ordering from you guys from here forward.
Burley is overpriced and a bit strong but it is a good mixer with Plumcake.