Hot pressed means that the Flake tobacco is heated during the pressing process. This causes steam to form and intensifies the taste of the tobaccos. Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired Pipe Tobacco is a Burley and Virginia mix but the heated pressing adds a heaping dose of boldness that will leave the smoker thinking of their favorite Latakia blends.
Brand: Mac Baren
Blended By: Mac Baren
Model: HH Old Dark Fired
Tobacco Type: Burley & Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 5 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
50 g. / 1.76 oz.
100g. / 3.53 oz.
This is a full-bodied 5-star blend! Bought specifically for the strength and am delighted with how smooth it is! Smooth as silk throughout even though there is pepperiness! How'd they done that? This blend is a contradiction that's hard to explain: smooth but peppery; not complex (to me) maybe even flat in terms of seeming completely melded with no variation. None the less a FABULOUS smoke! Sad yet thoroughly satisfied when the bowl is spent.
Tin note very Leathery Earthy and Masculine. There's a faint sweet note tucked under golden foil neatly cut dark brown with some golden spots flakes. Perfectly moistened and ready to smoke. I took one and a half flakes folded it and gently loosen with fingers and filled the Pipe. I choose Vaun smooth finished pot style Pipe which smokes very good. Right from the first charing light, it gives very earthily smoky as if you're sitting near a campfire. Smoke is thick and the taste is very mouthfull. Although the taste remains earthy nutty throughout the bowl but I can get the taste of very dark chocolate far in the background. I'm surprised it's Mac Baren and it doesn't Bite! even if pushed hard but you got to be careful as this stuff is hard in nic hit department you tend to get dizzy if puffed constantly.
Very bold pleasant taste, very full-bodied smoke. It definitely makes me excited to try their other products!
Great tobacco with lots of full flavor would highly recommend.
I decided to try the Old Dark Fired because of just how great the HH Burley Flake was. Let me tell you, MacBaren doesn’t disappoint! I was a bit apprehensive at first because of the 5/5 strength rating. To me, it was so very smooth that I didn’t notice it being any stronger than the Burley Flake. I had never tried a flake tobacco until the Burley Flake and it smoked so well and stayed lit. So this is my second flake and it smokes so well that I may never smoke anything but flake tobaccos again. They’re easy to handle and pack into your pipe. I love them! When I ordered this Old Dark Fired, I also ordered a tin of Capstan Blue Original Navy Cut. I will be smoking that tomorrow and I will be leaving a review. The Capstan was recommended by the same friend in the YTPC that got me to try the HH Burley Flake. I can’t wait until tomorrow!
When you crack the tin and take a whiff, the aroma makes an immediate impression---class! This is artisan stuff. Break it up, rub it out lightly, and let it air a few minutes. You're in for a treat.
Burley is the star, but the supporting actors create a rich, slightly sweet flavor profile that I could not have imagined possible. It has plenty of kick---great after dinner, but an all-day smoke for only the devout Burley lover.
I will definitely buy it again. Now I am all keyed up to try their Latakia Flake.
A wonderfully strong flake. Very rich and smoky dark flakes, nice consistency, smells a lot like vinegar out of the tin, but don’t let that concern you. The profile is exceptional. A good strong smoke, but still mellow enough that it could be an all day if you wanted.
Hands down this has become one of my favorite tobaccos I have tried so far. I've smoked this exclusively in my cobs and the experience is a joy from start to finish. Full flavor and burns smooth and easy. I like to rub this one out well and let dry for 20-30 minutes. The full flavor is very "woodsy" and reminds me of good jerky. It's one tobacco I anticipate smoking when time allows. Try this tobacco it will not disappoint! I need to stock up on this one.
First time to try, enjoyed the aroma and taste.