With warm flavors like cinnamon, rum and honey, Mac Baren Navy Flake is a pleasing blend of fine tobaccos and pleasant fragrance for those around you. This classic is one for staying awhile. It’s slow burning and delicious from the first easy light through to the bottom of your bowl.
Brand: Mac Baren
Blended By: Mac Baren
Model: Navy Flake
Tobacco Type: Burley, Cavendish & Virginia
Blend Type: Burley / Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 3.5 oz.
- 16 oz.
Brand new pipe smoker here. A little research pointed me towards Marc Baren Navy Flake and Im really enjoying it. Smooth and no bite. Granted, zero experience for comparison. But will definitely be a repeat purchase.
Very, very good tobacco!!! I give it a 41/2 star rating. I reserve 5 stars for Solani ABF. If you are a Burley fan this could be an all-day smoke. No bite unless you puff like a train. Recommended highly.
Excellent flake nicely presented. Requires little drying time. Good folded or rubbed out. The pleasant taste of hay and leather. Leaves little dottle at the finish. All in all an excellent smoke. One caveat: this last shipment I got the tin seal was broken had to jar it immediately upon receiving so check that with your tin.
This is the only true navy flake I've found and so the 5 stars. While there are several flakes called navy, while many are quite good, they lack the rum element to make them true navy flake. Ok, off my soapbox. This is far and away my favorite burley based fake. Fold and stuff or rubbed out, depending on what pipe I use, its a quality smoke either way. Recommend.
Tin note is just superb; I smell dried fruit, honey & spice which translates to the smoke. Smooth with no roughness.
Flake is perfect moisture. A light aro that will never wear one out. No tongue bite.
This would be my desert island choice. Love the stuff.
I'm a fairly new pipe smoker, and in the process of learning and discovering new tobacco blends. I have to say that this particular blend is so far a definite blend in my tobacco cellar and a daily go-to blend. There's a hint of Rum and Honey. And for me, a light afternote of dark roasted bold coffee (I enjoy my coffee dark and bold). MB Navy Flake is a must try for anyone. By far one of my favorites!
Good smoke at last part hall.
I rarely get disappointed by a Mac Baren product, they are quality all the way. Sadly the last batch of navy flakes I have been buying in the 3.5 oz all gives the blend smell with the tin being sealed. So, I assume Mac Baren slipped the quality control on this one. (By the way, it's like that from all vendors). Other than that the blend is gold and in my opinion the best navy blend out there, sweet taste room note great and it packs a decent strength. Try it, I am sure you will like it.
The tin smell is wonderful honey. The flavor comes out more if smoked slower at lower temperatures. Otherwise, it has a grassy sweet Virginia flavor. The kick is light to medium.