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Mac Baren Classics Dark Twist


Mac Baren Classic Dark Twist is a full roll cake tobacco for special moments. It’s round in taste and quite unique. The specially spiced, dark Cavendish ensures its pleasant taste and harmoniously matches the choice Virginia tobacco. The mellow but pleasant top dressing finishes things perfectly. For an experience like no other, Dark Twist is a perfect choice.

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16 Ounce BagIn Stock$87.36
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$59.75
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3.5 Ounce TinIn Stock$24.49
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$19.90
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Overall Rating4.68 out of 5 Based on 28 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Mac Baren Classics Dark Twist”

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3 out of 5
Strong and earthy
Reminds me of a mellow Three Nuns. Earthy tin note. It's okay,but not great. It's also a little stronger than described.
5 out of 5
Slow burning, sweet and smokey!
I like this stuff so much that I bought three pounds of it on my last order. This is one of my favorites, it's a long lasting, slow burning cool smoke, with no bite. The balance of Virginia to Dark Fired Leaf is perfect (for me), there's just enough of the Dark to let me know that it's in there, but not enough to overwhelm the other constituents of the blend. When I really want to taste the Dark Fired Kentucky, I smoke Mac Baren Old Dark Fired, but when I want a sweeter smoke, with a touch of the Dark Fired Leaf, Dark Twist is what I reach for. It works well in any pipe that I've smoked it in, but lately I have been using a 38 year old smooth meerschaum bent billiard with it. I've been re-waxing this pipe with beeswax, and it's becoming deeply colored from all the years of smoking it. If you are a meerschaum pipe smoker, don't forget to wax your pipe periodically with beeswax. Hold the wax stick against your meerschaum pipe while you are smoking it, and allow it to drink up as much wax as it will take (it usually takes several bowls). You will be surprised by all the hidden colors the beeswax will bring to the surface.
4 out of 5
Pretty good
Pretty good. The description should be a little more accurate though. It is a medium smoke, not real mellow, as described. I can't really taste the maple.
5 out of 5
A great natural smoke!
Having smoked these wonderful little twists years ago, I was pleased to find them here on the P&C website. I ordered a one pound bag, and reacquainted myself with it, liked it so much and ordered two more one pound bags. It's an interesting blend, and has a full tobacco flavor. I looked it up on the Mac Baren website, and read that the mild topping is maple sugar water. Apparently, maple sugar water is used to case the raw tobacco leaves, before they are spun into a rope, and no other flavorings are added. The dark fired leaf is mostly in the center, but a small amount is inlaid in the Virginia. This is a very smooth blend and easy on the tongue and mouth. I fold and stuff the coins, and the flavor changes throughout the smoke. It's definitely a keeper in my lineup and I can't recommend it highly enough.
5 out of 5
Very flavorful
This is one that I always have in my rotation and smoke multiple times per week. It's got an interesting flavor, I assume due to the mix of dark and light, and the type of cut. I dont rub it out too thoroughly and it tends to burn great, and allows for the best flavors to come through.
5 out of 5
Dark Twist
Great tobacco. I've been smoking it for 40 years.
5 out of 5
One of my new favorites!
One of my new favorites! Three round slices in my cob and this tobacco is a pleasure any time of day. Good flavor, smooth burning, and not too strong.
5 out of 5
Mac Baren Dark Twist
Very flavorable, yet mild
5 out of 5
Dark and lovely
Great aroma and taste. Smooth with no bite. Easy packing.
5 out of 5
My daily smoke
I have been smoking a pipe for over 55 years. I love all of the MacBaren blends, but Dark Twist is my choice for my everyday tobacco. Then, at night, I have a pipeful of Kentucky Bold. Life doesn't get any better!
5 out of 5
Macbarens
Great service good blend
5 out of 5
Excellent roll cake
I've been smoking Dark Twist for 40 years. Excellent tobacco.
5 out of 5
Roll Cut
Good tobacco flavor. The small coins are easy to fold and stuff, lights well, and is a satisfying smoke that burns clean all the way to the bottom of the bowl.
5 out of 5
MacBarens Dark Twist
The only tobacco I buy.
5 out of 5
MacBaren's Dark Twist
MacBaren's tobacco was my first pipe tobacco. It was recommended by a wholesale tobacconist as a very high quality product. He suggested Symphony blend as a start. To me it was toasty. Later I went to the Scottish Blend. It's my favorite. The Dark Twist is more subtle but with a depth of flavor. The MacBaren's blends are always the ones I go back to after trying the rest. You owe it to yourself to try one. They taste real.
5 out of 5
Excellent Dark Twist
After many years, this is my favorite pipe tobacco. And through Pipes & Cigars, it is less expensive than buying at a store, and I know now that I can get it wherever I may live.
4 out of 5
Dark twist
Pretty good. Might need some age on it for optimum performance
5 out of 5
I've been smoking Mac Baron's
I've been smoking Mac Baron's Dark Twist for many, many years. It's probably not a good choice for a beginning smoker, but it is loaded with flavor, sweet and nutty. A very complex blend. I have had trouble finding it of late, at least until I found you guys.
5 out of 5
Great Flavor.
I have had this tin for a few months now and after letting it sit it smokes so much better. The Flavors are just right to me but will burn hot in my briar pipes but is enjoyable in my cob. Looking forward to getting a few more tins and cellar.
5 out of 5
Tastes Great
Tastes Great
5 out of 5
Mac Baren Dark Twist Roll cake.
I'm a seasoned pipe smoker and have tried dozens of new blends over the last several years. My rotation was incomplete with 9 different blends that I smoke on a regular basis. All I wanted was one more to make it an even 10. I finally found the last blend to make my cellar complete. I found it! Mac Baren Dark Twist is the one I've been searching for. Dark Twist and I have fallen in love with each other. I'm done looking for that elusive last blend. I've finally found it. Marital bliss! Be well and be safe. Randall.
4 out of 5
Who stole the Coins
I would have given it 5 stars had the coins been detectable in the tin. It was a mess inside,broken coins,rubbed out tobacco and very hard to find the coins with the dark fired blend. On the positive side an excellent smoke. Great flavor,aroma,and an easy burn. I've had Escudo and other coin blends,which are easy to fold and stuff,but this tin was practically pre-rubbed. I'll buy again hoping that I just had some bad luck with that one tin.
5 out of 5
Mac Baren Pipe Tobacco Dark Twist
Always my preference.
5 out of 5
A smooth Tobacco
Was introduced to dark twist in 04, it has a mild taste, burns well and a smooth taste. Been with my pipes since 72, this is the best.
4 out of 5
Smooth and Friendly, Rich and Humble
Room Note- light non aromatic with a tender, smooth, friendly presence that welcomes anyone to sit down its company. It burns and lights smooth and slow. It can fit anytime or season but this should be smoked when one has time to get acquainted with it, maybe over two cups of coffee and a good book. For sure this is smooth enough to enjoy in a Rolls Royce but humble enough to take along for a nice drive my 1970 Polara station wagon. Would absolutely buy again!
4 out of 5
Timely Service
Good service, good inventory, good shipping service. Price was a little high.
5 out of 5
Thumb up!
Great taste!
3 out of 5
Bites!
I am really trying to like this. I haven't smoked a Mac Baren yet that doesn't bite! It tastes great, and I really enjoy the smoke, but I can only get through about 1/3 of a bowl. The bite is just too intense for me.
Customer Testimonials
I love to fold up a few of these coins and stuff them in my pipe. You mostly taste the sweet Virginia, but when you hit the Cavendish in the middle, you get little sniffy-flavor bursts that I enjoy a lot.
SD of Oklahoma City, OK
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