Capstan: Flake Blue 1.75oz Pipe Tobacco

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 one 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 (89 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.00 out of 5 stars
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
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
每个斗客都值得尝尝的好草
March 12, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
它是我的入门草,带领我进入美妙的烟的世界。 开罐就能闻到一阵酸酸甜甜类似山楂制品的香味,很舒服且开胃的香气,让我更有欲望去装一斗品尝它。 点燃后轻嘬一口,满嘴都是让人幸福的甜味,过鼻是很舒服的烟气,不呛人,很香,总体来说,这是一款很优秀,值得每个人品尝,而且尝过以后一定会和我一样爱上它的。
进入斗钵
March 20, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
关于蓝绞盘我只想说,在它之前,我只是试探性的接触烟斗。
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
最爱,没有之一!
June 20, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
心目中浅发酵V草TOP1
新手入门必推好草,老斗客口粮草
March 17, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
劲道2.3 饱满度 2.8 室韵3.2 舒服的果香,搭配轻柔的劲道,非常适合作为每天的第一斗烟。比黄绞盘味道更轻柔(我已经觉得黄绞盘有点柔了)。味道变化不多但是胜在稳定的抽吸体验。装填、燃烧及抽吸技巧要求都非常友好 欢迎去B站关注“躲在厕所抽斗的克里斯”,里面有详细测评
Tolkien Approved
October 26, 2020
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I understand why Tolkien loved this one. A very smooth Virginia with a great balance of sweetness and spice. I find the room note on this one to be a little more aggressive, with a lingering smell somewhat like a combination of cigarette smoke and fr... Read More
Un tabaco de leyenda
June 25, 2020
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Su gran fama es más que merecida: este flake centenario tiene las proporciones justas para hacerlo delicioso. Al fumarlo, hay que tener una pluma y tintero a la mano...¡te puede empujar a escribir algo enigmático, inspirado o filosófico!
中规中矩的v草
July 16, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
回味香醇,据说添加了一种有微弱毒性的豆子带来了这种独特的香气,不知道是不是真的。价格如果再便宜一点倒是可以考虑作为大众的口粮。当然购入途径是大胡子,那这价格可就是出奇的便宜了。
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。
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
Perfectly good, but not worth the price.
October 17, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
It's far too expensive. It's a charming tobacco given it's history, and it's fun to have classics in your cellar, but it's nothing special. It's good, that's all.
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.
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.
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
OMG
May 18, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
抽完30多款草 当我要放弃烟斗的时候 很幸运遇到了这款草。 抽完前几口的时候突然产生了焦虑,焦虑万一这款草像d家草以后停产了怎么办?是这款草让我对烟斗有了新的期待。是它让我想继续研究烟斗 不为别的 只为了让它极致的表达出来它该表达的
OMG
May 18, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
抽完30多款草 当我要放弃烟斗的时候 很幸运遇到了这款草。 抽完前几口的时候突然产生了焦虑,焦虑万一这款草像d家草以后停产了怎么办?是这款草让我对烟斗有了新的期待。是它让我想继续研究烟斗 不为别的 只为了让它极致的表达出来它该表达的
Pan de oro
March 28, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
El formato de este tabaco es magnífico, su aroma a polen y notas cítricas se ve realzado por su empaque dorado que hace resaltar los colores amarillos y malba de la las virginias puras. No es de extrañar que este tabaco sea el preferido de muchos que... Read More
Good, but not worth the price to me
March 19, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
It has some great earthy and caramel notes. I just prefer the price and flavor of the Newminster Superior Navy Flake.
Just great
September 18, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I rub it out thoroughly and pack it with the Frank method in a medium sized pipe, it burns all the way down. The taste is full without being strong, and changes constantly throughout the bowl, going back and forth between a brighter grassy note and a... Read More
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.
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 slowed way way down and it totally fixed the problem. I ver... 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.
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.
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!.
Sorry Professor
September 05, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I am not a big fan. For some reason I get a cigarette taste and battle to get a flavour from this. Love Prof Tolkien, but his tobacco taste is not same as mine...
Recant from my earlier Cajun piper review
August 24, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I've had some more time to play with Capstan and have also had it nicely aged to about 4 years. I've found that it really like to oxidize in the tin about a month and dry naturally before a full rub out and smoke. Nice malty notes, very enjoyable. I ... Read More
Average Virginia Flake
August 08, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
What can I say, its a legendary label with many famous adherents. But, at the end of the day, it is a straight unadulterated Virginia flake. If you love Virginia, you'll love Capstan. If you expect more, keep looking.
Very strong, very good
August 03, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Smooth flavor, tastes great. Approved by all hobbits.
不好抽
July 15, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
对于我一个不抽卷烟的人来说,蓝绞盘给我最大的感觉就是一股烟味,其他味道很寡淡,甜度一般,不好抽,就是卷烟味。。。
Superb
May 31, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Top class Virginia flake, smooth, rich flavor for any weather or time of year!
Not Worth the $
May 31, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Two words describe this virginia. Hot and Horrible. Burns very hot and tries to bite no matter how slowly I sip. Plus at almost $9 per ounce, there are much better choices out there. Would not recommend, 2 Stars!
As described
May 30, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I don’t think the legendary hype is so unique. I thinks it is fine. But I like so many others better
低于预期,简单总结:寡淡
April 04, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
听很多斗友都对这款草有很高的评价和优质的抽吸体验。忍不住买了一盒,到手开盒一股酸酸的水果味,觉得味道应该不坏,可点燃之后却和预期大不相同,非常非常淡的香气让你需要用力捕捉才能品味到一丝香气,甜味不算太明显但确实是有,隐约还有一股旱烟味…本以为是新草导致,就养了一个多月,颜色是肉眼可见的从亮黄变成了棕色,感觉应该会变得好一点。再次装斗点燃…还是没啥实质性的变化……现在已经抽真空封存了……等半年一年再打开看看,这段时间是不会回购了……总结就是太淡了……淡到令我没有抽的欲望……
Honeysuckle Spring and Summer
April 02, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Suspect I will order more for Summer. The presentation is deluxe, as is the pure Virginia quality. Comes through and makes my mouth water. The cut and gold foil make for a neat package, and please me. The honeysuckle taste is what I call it. Brings b... Read More
sugar
March 25, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
very sugar .hello mac baren every tinn the same things.
总之不会令人反感
March 23, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
几个月前我刚决定尝试烟斗的时候最先想尝试的就是蓝绞盘了,因为总是看到有人谈论它,在购买等待收货的时间里又看到很多关于它不好的评论,比如说很淡,没有特点之类的,所以收到后也没有第一时间尝试,在这期间我尝试了很多草,首先确定了我喜欢的就是V草这一类烟草,就在昨天我打开了这盒蓝绞盘,开盒有一种酸酸甜甜的感觉,就是我喜欢的V草的味道,点燃第一口就是透着微微酸味的甜,劲头确实是小了点,作为无数老手推荐给新手的入门草,可能正是因为适当的劲头和柔顺的烟气比较容易接受,可能是因为我抽吸技巧的原因,中后段甜味就慢... Read More
A good path to know a Flake cut
March 15, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
One of the greatest
Simply the best
January 30, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
This has become my favorite tobacco. That’s it. It’s the one. The bread and hay like notes, the sweetness. I compare all other Virginias to capstan blue. (On a separate but related note I can’t stand capstan yellow). If you find it harsh, throw it i... Read More
Simply the best
January 30, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
This has become my favorite tobacco. That’s it. It’s the one. The bread and hay like notes, the sweetness. I compare all other Virginias to capstan blue. (On a separate but related note I can’t stand capstan yellow). If you find it harsh, throw it i... Read More
3 stars. It's not bad.
January 21, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
It's not blowing my socks off though, and it should for the premium price. Should be better after a few years but I can buy Virginia's that taste better than this fresh.
3 stars. It's not bad.
January 21, 2022
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
It's not blowing my socks off though, and it should for the premium price. Should be better after a few years but I can buy Virginia's that taste better than this fresh.
Taste Like the Sea
November 30, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
If hay grew in the ocean, it would taste like this. I really wanted to like it due to it being JRR Tolkien's smoke, but i just can't.
Fantastic
November 10, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
My cellar loves this great tobacco
Only good things can be said about this tobacco blend
October 01, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Only good things can be said about this tobacco blend. Pure Virginia with natural sweetness and amazing scent. I enjoy a number of Virginia flakes and ribbons and can honestly say this one stands out as unique in the field. An outstanding blend. All ... Read More
Good
August 20, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Bue o pero peor que el antiguo. Perdió caracter
Classic Hit
July 20, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
One tasty Virginia flake, definitely worth your time and consideration.
淡出鸟来
May 05, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
味道淡出鸟来,垃圾中的战斗机
Simple and Timeless.
January 30, 2021
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
It's a flake like this that shows you how good a simple Va flake can be. I bought this flake grudgingly as a replacement for Dunhill during the last "Dunhill Crisis".. Now Dunhill flake is back (i think) but I have moved on to Capstan. It... Read More
Balkan smoker who loves this stuff
December 30, 2020
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
I had cellared a tin of this 6 years ago and pretty much forgot why I even ordered it. Now, I wasn’t expecting much, being primarily a Balkan and English blend smoker, but wow. I found myself asking, what is this relaxing, mellow, pleasant-smelling V... Read More
J.R.R Tolkien had good taste
November 20, 2020
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Very good Virginia flake. Smokes great folded and stuffed or rubbed out. Taste of hay, and freshly baked bread, with a hint of raisin. Beautifully presented flakes, and the room note is very nice also. Buy some now! You won’t regret it.
honey toping
October 01, 2020
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
Excellent virginia but honey toping,a step beyond mild,spoils this tobacco.Premium price,non premium stuff.
Blue Joy
August 07, 2020
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
A little pricey, but great tin aromas, beautiful flakes, and very enjoyable straight VA. Never smoked the older versions, but this one is very good as it is. A +
Love This
April 19, 2020
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
For me, this is hard to beat. It has been a go-to for ten years, and for some reason, it’s an easy love or hate tobacco. I’ve had some friends try this that simply didn’t get it. Very vanilla with some subtle spice; kind of smells like raisins. I thi... Read More
History
March 31, 2020
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
A classic go to Virginia blend. Very subtle but true natural tobacco flavor. Personally I love it as an early morning smoke or final bowl for the day. Flavor profile is reminiscent of the Summer prairie, with notes of grass and honey hay. I love to c... Read More
Excellent Tobacco
November 08, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
This tobacco is quite excellent. Mine came a bit dry, had to moisturize it before smoking. Nice kind of grass like flavor, overtones of like caramel and hazelnut. The premium for this tobacco is purely for the legacy of it, the flavor is no better th... Read More
Excellent Tobacco
November 08, 2019
Product: Capstan Flake Blue 1.75oz
This tobacco is quite excellent. Mine came a bit dry, had to moisturize it before smoking. Nice kind of grass like flavor, overtones of like caramel and hazelnut. The premium for this tobacco is purely for the legacy of it, the flavor is no better th... 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
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.
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
A good Virginia with generously applied sweet citrusy topping. Puff it on a beach while watching Sol goes down into the depths, or perhaps in a nook while reading the Hobbit on a rainy day. It is a little spendy for what it is but considering all th... 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
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
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