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Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired

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.

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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HH Old Dark Fired Ready-Rubbed Shipping Constraints
Per OZ In Stock $3.00
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16 Ounce Bag In Stock $87.36
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$54.59
HH Old Dark Fired Flake Shipping Constraints
3.5 Ounce Tin In Stock $24.49
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$18.38
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1.75 Ounce Tin In Stock $13.85
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$10.15
Overall Rating 4.58333333333333 out of 5 Based on 48 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired”

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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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