Capstan: Flake Blue 1.75oz

Product Number: 003-581-0002

Like the more mellow-bodied Capstan Yellow, Capstan Blue was originally created by W.D. & H.O. Wills of Bristol well over a century ago. It's remained a favorite to countless pipe smokers across generations (J.R.R. Tolkien having been on of its most noted aficionados), a testament to the quality of this fine Virginia flake.

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  • Components: Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
Customer Reviews (46 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.08 out of 5 stars
Some love it, but i don't get the premium
October 13, 2017
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Good sweet caramel notes and a lot of minerality. I really wanted to like it more but i really don't see the premium as to me it just does not taste premium, And i don't think it smokes cool. If it were cheaper i might want to spend more time with it... Read More
Blue skies, blue waters, and Blue Capstan.
June 17, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I love the imagery of tall ships and a sailor's life. That's what I think of when I hear “Capstan” (with a Stan Rogers song playing in my head). But most people think of Middle Earth. Nearly everyone has heard that J.R.R. Tolkien smoked Capstan and p... Read More
Excellent And Pure
February 12, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
One of the best Va flakes I've come across. A little malty and a little hint of sweet and a clean pure Va taste that stays true to the last draw on the pipe. A little pricey but it's been a great smoke every time I've lit it up and hasn't let me down... Read More
The Great All Day
September 05, 2017
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
One of my personal favorites. It has a very bright and pleasantly grassy flavor that gets better as you smoke through the bowl. I have at least 1 bowl a day and its my go to tobacco when I'm traveling. Highly recommend trying this blend if you favor ... Read More
Everyday Smoke!
March 04, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I like this very much. It is the stuff of Legend (Tolkien etc.). But honestly it is a top notch everyday/allday smoke if you like a pipe tobacco you can puff on without thinking to much.
Feel like Tolkien
February 22, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I'm new to smoking a pipe but this tobacco is great. I picked it up because I read that it was J.R.R. Tolkien's favorite tobacco (as least very close to his favorite). I look forward to smoking more of this while reading his books.
Fancy flake
October 03, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Out it because I wanted to try a tin flake. It is quite amazing. I felt like a French lord with this virgina burningin my pipe. Would definitely buy again.
Bready
June 06, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Tin aroma is hay and bread. Packs well when rubbed out. At first I only liked the first quarter of the bowl. Tasting like a fresh croissant, but turning sour for the rest of the bowl. I decided to slow way way down and it totally fixed the proble... Read More
A winner for me
May 02, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
It's easy to see how this tobacco (even in its reincarnation) could have inspired such wonderful reflections in an accomplished author. I have recently fallen in love with flake blends, having tried only Erinmore Flake before this. Although Erinm... Read More
For fans of Middle Earth
April 04, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
A very mild classic Virginia smoke. A little sweetness to it. Somewhat hard to keep lit, but still a smoke, or after "second breakfast" but perfect for someone new to pipes, or fans for JRR Tolkien.
A darker Virginia flake... I love this stuff... My go to anytime smoke.
March 17, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
A fantastic Virginia flake. A must try if you like Virginias.
easy smoking
October 09, 2017
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
a light yet still complex smoke, perfect for an everyday relaxing smoke, if only it were cheaper
Took a couple of bowls...
April 24, 2017
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
It took me a couple of bowls to get into this, but now its one of my main tobacco's - I love it. It's a really good everyday tobacco.
Lives up to the hype
July 08, 2013
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Having not tried the "old" versions, and being somewhat new to pipe smoking, I really thought there was no way this could live up to all the hype, and was just a well performed marketing scheme by this fine and esteemed internet establishme... Read More
Capstan blue
August 12, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I found this to a little different than the yellow tin but I’m a little late the pipe scene on reviews still a nice very fresh tin I received and a very good smoking cool their is better I don’t know why all the hype is so much different than it’s... Read More
makes the passing of Dunhill flake that much easier..
August 09, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
As a sometime smoker of Dunhill Flake, I've scrambled to find something that scratches that same itch. And I found this, which is probably better.. Very strong Ketchup note in the tin. It's more complex than I thought it would be as a straight va f... Read More
中规中矩的v草
July 16, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
回味香醇,价格如果再便宜一点倒是可以考虑作为大众的口粮
Good straight Virginia
July 13, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Not a big straight Virginia fan but out of the ones I’ve tried this is my favorite.
很可惜没在打折时下手
June 26, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
从品吸体验来说 ,这个草还是相当好的,容受度应该蛮高,只是价格因素,它难以成为我的日常口粮,毕竟口感好又实惠的草也不少。
最爱,没有之一!
June 20, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
心目中浅发酵V草TOP1
Gotta be patient...
April 28, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
This particular tobacco is going to require patience, and a little trial and error. My first several goes with this I tried folding the flake as done with other flakes. However, I found it burned too hot, and the nick kick was a bit much. So, I ch... Read More
Great smoke
March 29, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Great taste, no bite and I smoke fast, really does smell like ketchup....or katsup..... left in the jar for a while and the ketchup did subside allowing the hay like VA shine through. Would be great to throw in a jar and let sit for a year or two. I ... Read More
A Fruity Virginia
March 23, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Capstan Blue is a fantastic flake! Rich earthy Virginia with hints of a sweet citrus note. Lightly topped. Puff it on a beach while watching Sol go down into the depths, or perhaps in a nook while reading the Hobbit on a rainy day. It is a little spe... Read More
The Monopoly Guy Smokes This
April 29, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Virginia of the highest order. A real favourite, but the price has me looking for other blends. Easily a 5-Star blend, but I docked it a star on account of price.
It's OK
March 18, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I like it OK. have to admit that I was curious about what Tolkien used to smoke, so I gave it a try. On a different note, I like to collect the tins but the warning on the lid which covers a lot of it is very ugly. I think we do not need to be warne... Read More
Warnings labels? WTF
February 25, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Don’t expect the tin pictured, giant warnings now on 2/3 the tin. Update your website
Packs well
February 24, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
A little pricey for a nice Virginia, glad I picked up 2 tins, looking forward to trying again in a year. Probably won't buy more at the price, but hey got these on sale so ...
Delicious and delightful.
February 08, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Smooth, grassy and very enjoyable. Only downside is the price.
lovely
January 18, 2018
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
From the first taste, a subtle complexity linear on the palate. I find different qualities from pipe to the next. The smoke forms well and deep. Will put this on my Virginia to buy list.
excelent!!!
April 23, 2017
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
To me, the best straight virginia...expensive, but woth its price.
flake favorite...
December 15, 2016
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
The flake that I like, presentation ten, price ten, taste ohh puff, in short will always accompany me to me for any time of day although at night fall feels wonderful to rest
So Good
October 25, 2016
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
This stuff is so good. It's just a little pricey. It has that wonderful hay barn aroma and makes you feel good.
Foul taste. Do not buy!
September 24, 2016
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Just so you know where I'm coming from I will present a very short list of my currently preferred tobaccos (no ranking): G L Pease "Quiet Nights", Solani 633, My Own Blend "Mr Nielsen". Honestly I really wanted to enjoy this one so know I'm not ju... Read More
Good Virginia Flake
August 26, 2016
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
also a classic. gives him there for a long time. Good Virginia smoke.I like it, but the milder version,Capstan Yellow i like it more.
순수 버지니아?
August 24, 2016
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Pure virginia 는 아님. 아마도소량의의 벌리나 페릭이 첨가된듯. 그래도 아주 훌륭한 버지니아로 퀄리티가 아주 높음.
My Own Opinion
March 15, 2016
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
One can easily tell that this is a high quality tobacco. It is very nice and simple. Please try it. I, however, hate it. Something about it just doesn't agree. I'm picky, but I'm not THAT picky. I find this to be really offensive to my palate. Now ... Read More
Just a good flake
August 01, 2015
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
This is certainly a solid Virginia flake, but I think it is a bit over-rated. I can instantly tell that it is a Macbaren product due to the unnatural sweetness. I guess I just prefer my Virginia flakes to be less dressed up.
January 16, 2015
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Wow
January 26, 2014
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
The nicest Virginia or Flake I have ever smoked… Can burn a tad hot.. Flavour, Flavour, Flavour You want to fill and relight as soon as it is finished.. I find it also gives a great nicotine buzz
Excellent
October 12, 2013
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Don't know how this compares to the original, but MacBarens has hit a home run with this one. A smooth, rich tobacco, that leaves you wanting more.
good
September 12, 2013
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Just such a good smoke!!!!
Superior All Around!
July 30, 2013
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I've been smoking the new Mac Baren incarnation of this classic; the flake in the blue tin is what I'm speaking of. Upon opening the tin you are greeted with a predominantly darker brown flake with some speckles of lighter leaf present. The tin aroma... Read More
after just one bowl yer hooked
June 26, 2013
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
luckily always available in germany hehe ... this is THE tobacco for pipes with a bigger bowl - you won't get enuff of this hot stuff ... i always keep a good supply in the closet ... you dont want to miss this sweet sensation!
Recovery
June 20, 2013
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Capstan hasn't been available in Australia for years (or any decent tobacco come to that).The last time I was in London I couldn't even find any Capstan anywhere. My daughter took her final semester of law in Utrecht but as she is a rabid anti-smoker... Read More
The best pipe tobacco in the world,
May 31, 2013
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I haven't had a bowl of this since 1998! Mellow,malty, I'm almost in tears. Thanks for bringing this back! The very best pipe tobacco ever produced. EVER!.
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