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Mac Baren Golden Extra

Golden Extra has been a staple in the Mac Baren lineup for a long time and its popularity is easy to explain. Mellow, nutty Burley is treated with a distinctive flavor and pressed, sliced and tumbled out to deliver a mild but tasty smoke with an excellent aroma.

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16 OZ BAG In Stock $57.72 $36.05
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3.5 OZ TIN Backordered Notify $15.99 $11.81
Golden Extra Shipping Constraints
1 OZ In Stock $3.00
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Overall Rating 4.77 out of 5 Based on 13 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Mac Baren Golden Extra”

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5 out of 5
Where Have I BEEN?!
I don't know WHERE I've been since MacBaren stopped making Burley London Blend but THIS blend, Golden Extra, is a very, very close cousin to BLB. It's not as rich As BLB but hey I've smoked a couple ounces and just recently ordered a pound of it. Wazzat tell ya? Tobacco won't be getting any less expensive and I seriously believe that within the next year or two pipes and tobacco will skyrocket in price, so I'm gettin' mine in pound bags. Then, order an acrylic jar to go with it at the same time. This almost surpasses my basic go to mix of Half and Half mixed with some Dark Burley that I've been woking with for a couple years now. Anyway, Golden extra has a nice sweet taste and aftertaste for me and I find that I must smoke it slowly, puff gently. Yes some say it's a little too moist for them. So, pack it loosely and I find that I don't have to keep drawing on it to stay lit. But then what's the hurry right? Re- light if ya have to or go ahead and dry it out a bit. I like to Fill my pipe a bit loosely and not rub out the broken up flakey constitution of it. It's great smoked as is. Smokes cooler that way too. Yeah, this is a wonderful blend worthy of any berley freak to at least try two ounces of.
5 out of 5
Cellared not smoked
5 out of 5
Pleasant anytime of day.
A nicely matured tobacco. Burns cool, and slowly provides a relaxed smoking experience. Try it when you are reading a complex piece of literature.
5 out of 5
MacBarens Golden Extra
I have been smoking this blend for over 50 years. I sold it at my tobacco shop. It is a wonderful blend, full of burley goodness; smooth flavorful; a great smoke early in the morning to the end of day. A classic! Like all MacBarens products, this is a gem so try it and see how you feel. I think you'll love it as well.
5 out of 5
Very nice change from heavy aromatics
Smokes really nice and burns slowly. Go easy on the puffing and you'll enjoy it very much.
5 out of 5
Burley as it should be
This is a nearly perfect Burley blend. Mac Baren's presentation is always artwork, the top note is chocolate with a bit of either honey or molasses, and the broken flake format keeps the tobacco burn rate cool. Just keep your smoking cadence somewhat temperate and there should be no bite whatsoever. Well done Mac Baren!
4 out of 5
Growing on me....
At first, I didn't like this burnt my tongue something fierce....I've had other Mac Baren blends do so too, but not like this one. But because I really liked that nutty burley flavor & the room note, I soldiered on looking for the combination of preparation, pipe and dryness that would tame this blend. I found for me, a stack type pipe with a deep 3/4" bore worked really I have a Royal Danish dedicated to this blend and all is well. Give it a try if you enjoy a good no nonsense burley blend!
5 out of 5
Outstanding tobacco.
I've been smoking this blend for decades. Good room note, good taste, burns well. What more could you want?!
4 out of 5
Pretty good stuff
I had heard this had a grain like flavor in addition to the burley. I didn't taste it the first couple bowls but I do now. It is a tasty no nonsense blend that is sweet from the virginia but is mostly smooth burley.
5 out of 5
Golden Extra for golden years
46 years ago a man came in my store smoking GE. That was the same day I gave up cigarettes and spent a small fortune at Fred Diebles in Crown Center on pipes and tobacco which I still own today.This blend is awesome. Aroma flavor,taste and burn. Apparently I like burleys and this is what the Dr. ordered. I might add great service from P&C.
4 out of 5
Mac Baren Golden Extra
Looked forward to the delivery of my first Golden extra. Gave it a fare try, twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for a solid week. It was tried sitting in the shop and sometimes while riding to the fishing lake. Quite pleased with it. Lights well, burns even enough that I was able to keep the bowl warm but not hot. Taste was pleasant but not overbearing. Shared some with my fishing buddy but he likes a real sweet taste. For me it was just right. Will order more of the Golden Extra in the near future. Your shipping department is right on, a pleasure.
5 out of 5
Worthy Substitute for Burley London Blend
Mild. Honey aroma. Almost as good as BLB, which they no longer make. 1
5 out of 5
Tasty Stuff!
This is a great mid day smoke, smells great too. Burns pretty hot right out of the bag though.
Customer Testimonials
Comes a bit too moist, but a bit of drying improves its smoking properties. Can't taste the Virginia, but enjoyed the sweet and smoky flavor of natural burley. Excellent value.
Been smoking this for over 30 years and, although it's described as an aromatic, I never really considered it one. It's mellow and a favorite standby that's been consistent over the years. It can bite if smoked too quickly so sit back, relax and enjoy and old time favorite.