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.
In the can smell is hearty and earth tones, smoking it is exceptionally smooth. Great aroma. My first time trying flake cut-I’ll be getting more.
I was very surprised! This is an excellent mixture.. Very strong without knocking me out, at the same time smooth, full of flavor. Slight chocolate on the retro-hale. Burns well right to the end leaving white ash. I cannot say enough good things about this tobacco. My wife did not appreciate the room note hence I'm not sure it's correct in the description. Will definitely stock up when the Coronavirus restriction will be finally over!
Very good tobacco. If you're an aromatic smoker and looking for something a little different give this a try. Excellent flavor!
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.