With a room note reminiscent of your Grandmother’s kitchen, this is sure to be a vanilla lover’s favorite blend. Despite its strong room notes, this is a very mild and easy smoking blend. You’ll have hints of vanilla flavor come through, paired with a mild tobacco flavor.
Brand: Mac Baren
Blended By: Mac Baren
Model: Virginia Flake
Tobacco Type: Virginia
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 1.75 oz.
- 16 oz.
- Mac Baren
- Room Note:
Excellent. Reminds me of Dunhill flake!
Nothing special or memorable here. It’s an enjoyable smoke but it didn’t have a huge wow factor. .
The absolute best damn Virginia Flake there is. Mac baren has mastered this recipe.
Tried the HH Virginia flake but I like this one better.
Pretty good smoke
But would like lighter touch with the flavorings.
Sweet Virginia with a Kick!
Very nice tin packaging and tin note. It reminded me of a fresh-mown hay field with a hint of vanilla. I packed one leaf from the package into my pipe after rubbing out a small amount and following the folding technique on the Mac Baren Website. It was a little tough to light, but I sprinkled some of the rubbed out tobacco on top of the folded, and once lit, it was smoldering contentedly for a long time with out re-lighting. The mouth feel was full and definitely grassy with a hint of citrus. Nice sweetness gives a full, round taste experience. That gets more nutty and deeper at mid-bowl. This draws the smoker in and is quite pleasant. BUT- smoker beware- there is a sneaky nicotine hit that I was not expecting, and that I found unpleasant. I smoked this after dinner and the nicotine hit me harder than expected, kind of taking the pleasant smoke experience down a notch. I should have realized that this form would be more concentrated than what I usually smoke. I really bought this tobacco to truly taste and discern Virginia tobacco as a stand alone and I was not disappointed as I was able to enjoy many of the notes and flavors that I had read about in other reviews. Overall, a good smoke, but one must be careful of the nicotine punch.