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Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired


Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired has quickly become a high-demand classic. An excellent selection of fine Virginias is wed to robust and spicy dark-fired Burleys. The tobaccos are firmly pressed using heat and steam to fully develop the deep rich flavors and to fully marry the leaf. Although the flavor of the dark-fired carries the blend, the sweetness of the Virginias makes this a rich and harmonious experience. Fans of dark-fired Kentucky are going to want to stock up and cellar HH Old Dark Fired.


Please note: The bulk version of HH Old Dark Fired comes in ready-rubbed form. There will be no intact flakes. If you want full flakes, you have to buy the tins or the 16 oz. box.

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Overall Rating4.69 out of 5 Based on 101 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired”

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5 out of 5
Excellent Blend
Very smooth burns well enjoy every bowl no bite so this by far one of my favorites it has a nice taste great smoke I like it very much shouldn’t be without excellent blend
5 out of 5
Coffee
Old dark fired is a great tobacco that goes wonderfully with a cup of coffee.
5 out of 5
Earthy, Leathery, Nutty, Potent
I wanted a straight up Burly when I ordered this. Nothing but earthy tobacco. This met the bill. It needed a bit of dry time, but then smoked well to the bottom. I got the leathery almost chewable burley smoke up front , and then the nutty earthiness on the retro hale. This is winner by my book. I would caution unexperienced to smoke this one with food in the belly and a drink to accompany. The first time I did not and the nicotine hit made me dizzy and a bit nauseous.
5 out of 5
Huge Thumbs Up!!
I really, REALLY, like this blend. It is a smooth smoke that tastes great! I highly recommend that you try this blend.
5 out of 5
Old dark fired
Very nice smoke I will be purchasing more soon
4 out of 5
high quality flake
I'm relatively new to pipe smoking and I gotta say this tobacco is pretty solid. a little weak on flavour (for a newbie) but for someone with a mature palette, this probably hits the spot. with flavours of barbecue and deep dried dark fruit such as blackberries and others I cannot put my finger on this tobacco satisfies. will definitely buy it again. only reason I give it four out of five is due to the weakness of the flavour on the smoke, though retrohaling does work wonders for this.
5 out of 5
Old Dark Fired
I am a fan of English Blends and wasn’t sure if I would like this blend being primarily a Burly Blend but Old Dark Fired is now in my top 5. I can’t wait to get my hands on some more. Enjoy.
5 out of 5
ODFRR
I love this tobacco. Hence the 5 Stars. p@c are i think the best. However they sent me the tined flake version. Im lazy. I would rather recieve the ready rubbed. But its all good! I might call my order in next time.
5 out of 5
One of my absolute favorites!
Slow burning. No biting. Complex blend of flavors. Lots of flavor. Nutty, smoky burley. Grassy virginia. Occasionally something like a cigar note. The room note is definitely tolerable, if not pleasant.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great tobacco blend, sweet and bold
5 out of 5
HH ODF READY rubbed
A great rich tobacco that is like smoking a seared fillet mignon with truffles. Maybe a touch of old leather saddle for seasoning. It's the only non-latakia blend I smoke, but it has the depth and richness to keep me content. A couple other blenders have dark fired Kentucky blends, but none have the smooth richness of this one.
5 out of 5
A+
Best tobacco I've had to date. If you're on the fence about it do yourself a favor and pick some up you will not regret it!!!
4 out of 5
Deep and Dark
Some of the best tobacco I've smoked. So rich and full of deep flavor. Deffinately a pleasure to have in my rotation. I always rub mine out and give it an even light. Don't forget pipe cleaners if your smoking this stuff. Goes great with a dark roast coffee in the mornings. Maybe a nice stout for the evenings.
5 out of 5
The maduro cigar of pipes
If you are a cigar smoker crossing over to the pipe world like me, this is the blend that comes closest to a full flavor, full strength maduro cigar. It’s an intense flavor with a solid nic hit so be careful not to retrohale too much. Highly recommend you try it!
5 out of 5
Wonderful, flavorful stuff!
Wonderful, flavorful stuff!
5 out of 5
One tin is not enough!
Very beautiful blend.
5 out of 5
MacAwesome
This is the 4th purchase for me of the box of flake. For me it's an every day all day smoke. When I first bought it I only smoked it after dinner. Good on the Vitamin N for sure. Flake is best version of this tobacco. HH for the win. If you like a dark rich unadulterated form of just tobacco with no fluff, this is a great choice. If I had money to invest I'd cellar the hell outta this blend.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Love the taste of this tobacco, Smokey goodness. Definitely not for everyone but well worth a try.
5 out of 5
Kentucky flake
Is a medium to strond tobacco with incredible smokey notes. For those that love strong tobacco, this one is a perfect one.
4 out of 5
Very good blend
A great tobacco that I personally could enjoy anytime of the day. I am a big English blend fan. Old Dark Fired is a great smoke for me when rotating my selection.
5 out of 5
No after bite
Deep woodsy flavor and aroma. Has the taste of fine smoked venison which lingers on the pallet. Shared some with friends and they are getting some also.
4 out of 5
Eightrack
Yeah you gotta rub it out but it’s really good once it’s rubbed out good .
5 out of 5
This is my go too
This is my go too when I want to enjoy life in general.
5 out of 5
Rich tasting
Very similar to HH Kentucky Dark Fired
5 out of 5
My favorite smoke
Or at least in my top 3
3 out of 5
Strange Brew
Others have remarked on a campfire aroma, but I could detect nothing, no room note at all. Surprising for such fierce looking weed. Not much flavor, either, just a hot taste in the mouth. Strange brew, indeed.
5 out of 5
Underrated Champ
I think Old Dark Fired is an underrated tobacco. Not that it doesn't rate well, but that not enough people give it a try. It smells amazing, rubs out very easily (and I don't usually like flakes because they don't rub out fine enough to pack the pipe well), and tastes, smokes, and hits (nicotine) like a champ. As for the je ne se quoi that every tobacco has, this one just makes me feel rich and refined - and indulgent, in a really gentlemanly way. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed! (Been piping for 3 months)
5 out of 5
One of my favorite tobacco's.
One of my favorite tobacco's. Good price
5 out of 5
This is definitely a good
This is definitely a good smoke if you like a dark, full bodied tobacco. I will definitely be purchasing more.
5 out of 5
FANTASTIC TOBACCO!!!
I have been smoking a god 20 years now, and this has become one of my favorites!. I guess I love Dark Fired Kentucky, and I really think the Mac Barens is the best. GL Pease Jacknife, Orlik strong Dark and Peter Heinrichs are all really god and sort of similar in taste and strength , but for me, this one really stands out a bit. It has a little sweetness in the beginning and about half way through, could either be the Virginia or a casing, I really can't tell. And the rest is nice and mellow to the bottom of the bowl. All around, it's just a really satisfying GREAT TOBACCO TASTE. If you love Burleys and the Dark fired type, you have to try this.
5 out of 5
I am so happy with
I am so happy with it.
5 out of 5
HH OLD DARK FIRED FLAKE
I SMOKED ST. BRUNO FOR 36 YEARS, UNTIL 9:11 SEEMS TO HAVE HAD SOME EFFECT ON SUPPLY. THE TASTE PROFILE IS DIFFERENT FROM ST. BRUNO. THE NEW ST. BRUNO IS NOT TO MY LIKING. H.H. IS A GREAT REPLACEMENT, THE PRICE IS AGREEABLE. THANK YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. LET ME KNOW IF A SPECIAL PRICING IS GOING TO BE MADE AVAILIABLE.
5 out of 5
Talk about flavor!!!
Old dark fired literally smells and tastes like some good BBQ. Sweet and smoky and just terrific!!!. I love all of Mac Baren's line but this is a standout. When first opened it is pure smokiness but after a few weeks the sweetness comes out of it and makes it perfect. This is a must try!!!
5 out of 5
Honest and comfortable
What can I say that has not been said prior? I find this tobacco to be of the highest quality in addition to giving the feeling that it is just honest and comfortable. Honest in the way that in my mind when I imagine what tobacco should taste like when smoking a pipe this is ti. Comfortable in the way a old sweat shirt is just right on a brisk autumn day. What a simple pleasure to enjoy.
5 out of 5
Mac Baren's HH Old Dark Fired
This is a good one, one I highly recommend. It's a top five for me.
5 out of 5
Honest and Comfortable
This is a tobacco that one can smoke sit back and enjoy and it is one that you can enjoy while working on other things. It is honest and comfortable like an old sweatshirt on a brisk day. In my mind when I think what pipe tobacco should taste like this is it. Try it and see if you agree.
5 out of 5
Great VA/Bur
Sweet, smoky goodness without tongue bite. Strong but not over powering. Get it while you can.
4 out of 5
great smkoe
HH old dark fired is a great smoke great vabur
5 out of 5
Woah!
It’s a sweet molasses bomb in ya mouth! Boom!
5 out of 5
Amazing
Worcestershire. BBQ. Earthy. Spice. Sweet. This is a favorite of mine. Whether you rub it out or stuff it you’ll be working to get it evenly lit, but it’s worth it. A true masterpiece. In a sea of english, balkans, vapers this blend stands unique. A must try for any fan of of those aforementioned blends.
5 out of 5
Love this smoke
This awesome tobacco will be part of my smoking rotation. It satisfies my craving for a pure tobacco flavor. Awesome product
4 out of 5
Lots of flavor and well-behaved
Seems to morph between a sweet and sour flavor and a dark slightly smokey burley taste throughout the bowl and depending on how exactly you pack it. Smokes well rubbed out, a little temperamental in whole flakes, medium-strong flavors and probably a moderate nic hit at best to me.
5 out of 5
Delicious
The hearty flavor improves with age. This tin was two years old! The flavor reminds me of Earth or leather. Two years of aging adds a note of complex, lightly bright flavors that wakes up this blend. Get some to save for a while!
5 out of 5
Tobacco review
Very good tobacco
5 out of 5
Campfire aroma, in a good way
Smokes very well after a small amount of drying, excellent campfire flavor and aroma. Highly Recommended!
5 out of 5
Excellent
Full, bold flavor without being too harsh. It has a hint of that familiar Mac Baren tin note but is not that noticeable during the smoke. With just a touch of sweetness, this is probably my favorite VaBur. And as always great service from P&C.
5 out of 5
excellent
My husband loves it so much that he has replaced his tobacco of 40 yrs with this
5 out of 5
Probably my favorite pipe tobacco
I am not as articulate as some of the reviewers. I am a fan of most Mac Barren brands and this is my first time with ODF. The tobacco smokes cool and unlike some other Mac Barren brands, there is no tongue bite. Some say this provides a "nic hit" but I have not noticed any after two bowls. The tin has a nice aroma with an earthy tone. The smoke tastes and smells wonderful, though I cannot put my finger on exactly what it emulates, maybe a spicy, nutty aroma would be the closest I could describe. In addition, about mid way through the bowl, I could detect what seemed to be a cigar taste which is nice. Overall this is by far the best tobacco I have ever smoked and would recommend it to anyone.
5 out of 5
Keep this in my rotation!
Tangy and smokey, a must have in my rotation.
5 out of 5
My #1.
Love the deep, rich taste and aroma no bite, just flavour.
5 out of 5
HH Old Dark Fired
This is one of my staples. Buy it by the tin and bulk. MacBaron’s and their HH line in particular are high quality and among my favorites. ODF is rich and aged and the flavors are well melded together from being pressed into a flake.
2 out of 5
Not my cup of tea
I'm a fan of aromatic blends and within that baccy realm there is an unlimited arena of flavor pleasure. This is a non-aro but one without latakia or perique, which is why I tried it. It is, as some have described, like a camp fire. I don't mind sitting around one smelling it now and then as the breeze moves it around, but that is aroma. I don't care to taste a camp fire or a burning piece of wood in my mouth. I find the aftertaste of a smoldering wood fire to be very unpleasant. I've had this about a year and a half and have kept it because I realize the palette adjusts and changes. In this case, it confirms yet again that I am not among those who prefer dark fired baccy. I'll try another flake in about a year or so...
5 out of 5
Simple Full Flavored
No complexity here, straight up rich, creamy and a tad sweet. My first flake, and very happy it was! I will be buying more in bulk, and putting this into my regular rotation. Would also serve as a great base for blending etc. Imo, you can't go wrong here...
5 out of 5
Love it!
Can't put it down. Will definitely be buying more!
5 out of 5
Get back JoJo !
earthy, woodsy, yummy. buy some.
5 out of 5
This is a full flavored
This is a full flavored tobacco that is a staple in my regular rotation. Nutty, earthy, spicy, good tobacco flavor with a slightly sweet topping which balances out this tobacco nicely. 5 stars, I highly recommend!
5 out of 5
Rugged But Refines
Sweet Virginias are present in just the right proportion to ensure the fire cured tobacco doesn't become overwhelming. However, the fire cured leaf leads the show with hickory, earth, and a bit of spice.
5 out of 5
5 Stars
Fast shipping and great service
5 out of 5
HH Old Dark Fired
Good--rich & strong flavored.
5 out of 5
Old dark fired
Really a rich smooth taste. When I want a Virginia Burley, this is it. The flavors are beautifully fused in the flake. I ordered a tin to try, and followed up with a bulk order.
5 out of 5
Like The Tin Says, Satisfying
To start off Thanksgiving, I enjoyed a bowl of MacBaren HH Old Dark Fired Flake looking down from on top of my hill at the creek below. On a cool, damp morning, this flake is very satisfying...almost warms you up while enjoying with a mug of tea. From the tin, the flakes have a wonderful meaty/smoky/raisin note that follows through to the smoke itself along with the nuttiness that is characteristic of burley. To me, these flavors are most pronounced and best appreciated when retrohaled. I cubed the flakes so they would pack neatly into one of my favorite cobs which resulted in a slow, even burn that produced an almost perfect white ash. Rich, bold and flavorful, this is the perfect smoke if where you live is heading into the colder months of the year.
5 out of 5
Very rich and very mellow.
Has a very rich smell in the bag. Room note is very pleasant. Very rich and mellow tobacco taste. Mild and mellow smoke with little to no tongue bite. Best smoked in a billiard or stack style to develop character when slow puffing. I will absolutely buy this tobacco again. This time in the 16 oz. box.
4 out of 5
If you chew copenhagen this is for you!
Powerfull smoke. Tasting notes of scotch snuff, copenhagen snuff. Salty, savory, smokey. Wish the flake rubbed better. But avvery good tobacco.
5 out of 5
a favorite
I enjoy this tobacco so much i have a pipe (Dublin) dedicated to it. For Me- a satisfying nicotine level with fullness of body that never bites or becomes kverwhelming.
5 out of 5
Great smoke.
sweet smokey goodness...I am a long time cigar smoker and recently started smoking a pipe. This has been my fav so far. The natural sweetness of the tobacco is a pleasure. Go easy on it, it's strong but worth it.
5 out of 5
birthday gift
Bought as a birthday gift for my son. He loves it
3 out of 5
It's OK
I wasn't overly impressed with this tobacco. I bought an ounce of the ready-rubbed version and my first impression was that it was a bit dry. Not too dry but more than I am used to. I also had to rub it out a bit more. That's my personal taste not the fault of the tobacco. Had a pleasant earthy note in the baggie. Upon the first light I was surprise at the mild taste. As a matter of fact it was mild all the way through. Also, there was no tongue bite. According to the wife the room note was border line. It burned well and made plenty of smoke and in spite of being a bit dry it didn't burn fast. Although it was mild I did like the taste. Nothing but natural tobacco. During the last half of the bowl the nicotine kicked in. Nothing debilitating but a definite nicobuzz. Smoked dry down to the bottom of the bowl. A pleasant smoke. I won't make a habit of this tobacco but I'll occasionally try it again.
5 out of 5
ODF
First time buying the bulk. A very finely rubbed tobacco. Easy to burn,light,and enjoy. Will definitely buy again. I've always enjoyed the Mac Baren line up of tobacco.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
This makes my 6th pound. I like it.
5 out of 5
The real deal
If you're looking for a really satisfying smoke look no further than HH Old Dark Fired. Strong deep long lasting. You know you're smoking the real deal with this one. Absolutely intoxicating.
1 out of 5
Yuck
Nothing but cigarette tobacco
5 out of 5
The one I prefer
The one I prefer
5 out of 5
Fantastic robust smoke
For the flake lover who wants a bolder and richer smoke, this is the one for you. Wonderful burn and no bite with a rich and bold taste that reminded me at times of dark chocolate and coffee.
4 out of 5
Straight tobacco No aromatic BS
I smoked Partagas Black Label cigars for years. They are very full bodied cigars. When I tried a pipe, every tobacco I found it seemed was mild and had some flavor or fruity scent added to it. The Old Dark Fired flake isn't as strong as I would have liked, but it works for me. I also like how easy it is to fold up a flake and start smoking. Doesn't take a lot of tamping and messing around like loose tobacco does. Give me a corn cob and a flake and I am happy.
3 out of 5
Nice - Hearty
Old Dark Fired is a nice hearty but not as strong as some others but then it's from MacBaren. they're not known to produce really strong tobaccos but this is about their strongerst? Anyway it packs easily for me and burns almost fast in my opinion. but being's its a slightly heavy cut/weel broken flake ,well I tend to pack it loosely for some reason. tastes like the flake and smoky and not appealing to females in the way that latakia isn't I'm giving it three stars just because it's medium /strong and really? nothing to write home about, at least I wouldn't' see the cause. Certainly worth a try for a couple ounces though
5 out of 5
Excellent.
Very good.
3 out of 5
Head Spinner
Good tobacco, but far too strong for me. It had my head spinning. Great nutty taste but the strength knocked down the rating for me. I can't see putting this in my regular rotation.
5 out of 5
Old Dark Fired is an Excellent Blend
Great smoke... fairly strong tobacco with good flavor. The contents of the bag were dry and ready to stoke. Not the least bit harsh or bitey. I also liked the HH Bold Kentucky. This 1 oz. bag was purchased for a trial run and I liked it well enough to purchase the tin version next time. This could be an all-day smoke for me and will become a regular in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Surprised!
When I Ordered ODF I just ordered a 1oz just to try it out as I have had a few burley blends that are good smokes but didn't have any wow factor like a good Virginia/perique or English blend. I will say now that I wished I ordered more of ODF, it's taste is very good. Dark and Woodsy also very smooth. I will be ordering more, give it a try it's very good stuff.
5 out of 5
Great Blend
Love Mac Barens Golden Extra and was advised by Georg Jensen to give this a try and glad I did. I'm a fan of burleys and this one hits the spot both in flavor,burn,and aroma. Very smooth and did not detect the N that everyone seemed to note. Thanks Georg for the recommendation
5 out of 5
Great Blend HH Old Dark
Have always enjoyed Mac Barens Golden Extra. Was advised by Mr Jensen of Mac Barens to give HH Old Dark Fired a try. Glad I did. Very rich tasting. Tried the fold and stuff method, but too moist to burn well. Dried a couple of flakes and rubbed them. Smoked fantastic . If you like burleys,then your going to really enjoy this blend. Thanks Georg.
4 out of 5
Flavorful natural tobaco smoke!
The cut is a bit rough but this is a great natural tobacco for pipe smoking. I bought it to blend a bit of bourbon into and discovered I liked the way it tastes all buy its self.
4 out of 5
Flavorful balance of earthiness and sweetness
Earthy, nutty, with some raison and date fruit notes. Smoke is creamy and full-flavored. All in all, an enjoyable experience. However, if you are sensitive to nicotine, you might want to limit yourself to half a bowl because this one can go to your head if you're not careful. Absolutely worth a try!
5 out of 5
HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed Mac Baren
This arrived extremely dry and smoked fast and hot. Finally I rehydrated some of it. In fact I am smoking now by chance as I write this. It still burns quickly but cleanly. I am enjoying this very much as a change from my normal heavy Latakias. I highly recommend this tobacco.
4 out of 5
Has this changed?
I reviewed this before as a five star... but at least in my last shipment it has changed. What once was ready-rubbed is now ready-pulverized! Lots of unusable dust in the bottom of the bag and all the pieces are much smaller. The only reason I still give it four stars... it still tastes sooo good. But i am still disappointed, probably will change to the flake in the future.
5 out of 5
Old dark fired
If you're looking for something with a lot of flavor, but you don't want a flavored tobacco this stuff is great. It has a very bold almost savory flavor. The only thing I would say is you might want to rub some flakes out 30 minutes to an hour before smoking. The flake is a very moist tobacco.
5 out of 5
Great way to start the day!
I recently ordered a couple of ounces of HH when it was on sale and I've been really enjoying it. I like starting out with a bowl of it in the morning with my coffee since it's pretty strong on the nic. Definitely will be keeping this one in my rotation.
3 out of 5
Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired HH Old Dark Fired Ready-Rubbed
Closer to what I’ve been looking for (kind of strong, not too sweet, not overbearing). Strength and nic are are just about right for me. Seems to lack a little something in flavor and price seems a little high. Still might purchase again.
5 out of 5
Smoke It !
It's a pretty mellow smoke and burns all the way to the bottom
5 out of 5
Good Value
Did not know about the ready rubbed But turns out to be very good.Great service Thank you
3 out of 5
Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fire Cured
Just didn't do it go me. Prefer more of Virginia Perique
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Old dark fired
Best baccy ever smoked yet take ing it nice and easy with this reminds me of an old St Bruno years ago very fresh upon arrival as with all P&C products,and service, excellent will buy again.
5 out of 5
HH Old Dark Fired
I was never a big fan of burley, but the dark fired burley in this blend has changed my mind. It has a great room note & the flavor is quite good. I really like the Virginias combined with the burley.
5 out of 5
Dark fired is in my top 5 list!
Yum. What a great smoke! Only one piece of advice: let it sit out for thirty minutes or so. This is the best dark fired I have yet to taste!
4 out of 5
Puurrty darn good
I liked this tobacco. It has some sweet flavor, to me and not that much bite. I didn't let it dry out too much, so it kept going out, but this will be a go to for me. Have to get more to keep it tinned for many months.
5 out of 5
Sleeerp!
Top notch dark fired flake. smooth cuts, nice tight flakes. Tin note is mouth watering. Rich, deep, smooth, with a kick.
5 out of 5
Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired
Great morning, first pipe. High on the N scale but smooth with no bite. I have smoked Mac Baren tobaccos since 1966 and find all of their products excellent. In the 60's, I could buy the tins at the local drugstore. Now, Pipes and Cigars has all my Mac Baren favorites, at very reasonable prices. Thanks, P and C!
5 out of 5
Great Tobacco! Very earthy non-aromatic.
I enjoyed this tobacco very much. I usually smoke aromatics but every now and then reach for a non-aromatic blend. This is definitely one of my top choices and I look forward to trying some more blends by Mac Baren.
5 out of 5
Very tasty
Tin or bulk one of my favorites and I like vitamin N tasty tobacco
5 out of 5
Instant love for MacBaren Old Dark Fired
I purchased MacBaren Old Dark Fired about a month ago, and loved it instantly. A full bodied and very flavorful blend. It reminds me of a lighter version of Latakia. I have a low tolerance for nicotine, and this blend is at the upper level of my tolerance. Rubbing it out, and letting it air dry for half an hour lets me smoke at a casual pace, and keep the effects of nicotine at bay. This is a very special blend has earned a permanent place in my rotation.
Customer Testimonials
Reviewer DD nailed it, nutty & plum, i can't add much to it. Filled my cob with the strips broken into shards and a layer rubbed out on top (forms nice coal bed). Smoked slow with light tamping yeilded a consistent flavor from char to finish. I open a new tin, then close it & let sit for a week or two and moisture is perfect. Purchased 10 tins back in 2012 for aging. Tried it when order was first received, enjoyed it, but felt the VA needed a little aging. Age well it did! inded.
ODF is one that I ALWAYS have on hand. I love it! The burly is nutty and plum, with just a little sweetness from the VA. Just the right amount of tin moisture. Not harsh, and I don't get much of a nic hit from it. This is my "any time of day" smoke that I look forward to! Side note: I was riding in the work van with my co-worker the other day. We both had our pipes. He lit up first and I had to ask him what he was smoking, b/c the "room" note was amazing! He said "some of the (Old) Dark Fired you gave me." :) That was the first time I'd smelled it not from my pipe.
I'm on my 5th pound of this great flake.
This seemed a little harsh at first but quickly improved as I worked my way through the first bowl. Very tasty and pleasant. I am still a novice with flakes, which is why I likely had to relight a few times. All in all - a very enjoyable smoke.
Hands down, one of my favorite pipe tobaccos. Very full and rich, deep tobacco taste, but not overwhelming in the nicotine department. If you like Peterson's Irish Flake, but are not in the mood to get punched in the face by nicotine, this tobacco is for you. Excellent quality leaf is used, which is immediately apparent upon lighting this tobacco. Highly recommended!!!
This is absolutely a beautiful blend of dark fired burleys and slightly sweet virginias. I love burley and this is going to be a go to for me along with Solani Aged Burley Flake for a long, long time. It is certainly strong and full bodied but I love deep, earthy slightly sweet and smooth taste of dark fired burleys and virginias. Recommend for those who love old fashioned blends.
Bought a tin of this from my local cigar shop brought it home only to find the seal broken....smoked it anyways and boy is it GOOD! I like Petersons Irish flake so if you like Irish flake you should DEFINATELY try this while supplies last.
Wow. This is the first flake tobacco I have tried (and a first burley blend), so I don't know if I can compare it to other flake cut tobaccos. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed it! A pleasantly cool smoke that smokes better and better as you get down the bowl. It's got a full, smooth taste, along with deep, billowing smoke. I found it to give me quite an extra nicotine rush that I don't get from other full-bodied blends. I would highly recommend any pipe smoker to get their hands on this great baccy.
Nothing new to say here except that this blend has got me all "fired" up about heavily cured Virginias. I bought the 1 lb. box which should age nicely. I'm inspired to try McC's line of matured Virginia.
New to pipe smoking. Have become familiar with the various types of tobacco and their flavors. I think I have found my favorite style, dark fired burley with virginias. Great full tobacco taste and it seems to burn very slow extending your smoking pleasure.
Love this blend. One of my staples. The only problem I have with it is that it disappears too quickly.
Vitamin N and burley give a very nice lift anytime of the day.
I didn't find this one to be overwhelming at all, strong and full flavor without the gut punch of some of the other strong tobaccos. It has a sweet tangy taste that becomes stronger as the bowl progresses, without overloading my taste buds, but I do recommend a glass of water to sip on while enjoying this smoke as it is very dry. It is a flake, but I've found that I enjoy it best fully rubbed out in a medium bowl. It is definitely a quality tobacco.
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