Mac Baren: HH Old Dark Fired 100g

Product Number: 003-039-0075

A bold flake of dark-fired burleys in a well balanced unity with flue-cured Virginias. Mac Baren's HH Old Dark Flake is hot pressed, meaning that during the pressing, heat is added by steam to the tobaccos which causes the tobacco to intensify the marrying process giving us a bolder tobacco. The robust, earthly flavor of the dark-fired Burleys shines through in the taste, and you will experience a deeply satisfying smoke indeed.


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Customer Reviews
Overall Rating:
30 Reviews
4.17 out of 5 stars
Tasty Stuff
August 20, 2015
By: Ben T.
Short and to the point. Very tasty should you prefer a richer, fuller flavor. Not extremely complex but a good smoke in my estimation.
June 27, 2015
By: Mark G.
You people talk how much nicotine is in pipe tobacco.If it's nicotine your looking for chew tobacco,smoke cigarettes,you will get 10 times more.Also you will get so much that you will have to smoke.When I smoked cigarettes I had to smoke,yes I said h... Read More
April 03, 2015
By: Jose c.
Too strong tongue bite Not for me....
Very dark, very nice
April 01, 2015
By: Chris G.
Deep dark and rich, earthy and creamy. Flavor is very consistent all the way down. I'm not usually a fan of dark fired tobaccos, but this one is special. Not really a room note that will win friends, although its not acrid. As another review said, th... Read More
Lives up to the hype
January 22, 2015
By: Adrian B.
I bought a tin of this a while back and just cracked it today, I've been looking forward to it for a while. I've read nothing but glowing reviews of ODF, one guy's complete review was "It's a gift from God" so to be honest I was prepared t... Read More
Condor like flavour
July 09, 2014
By: David R.
I have smoked pipes for 40 yrs + and my favourite pipe tobacco in the UK is/was condor long cut. I have searched foer an alternative and Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fire has proved to be a very close alternative to what is one of the most popular pipe toba... Read More
Very nice. Satisfying.
May 28, 2014
By: Rick M.
I bought ten tins of this on the off chance the good reviews were right. I'm glad I bought so much. A very nice, satisfying smoke, a fine blend by any account. Even better, it smoked well all the way down to the meerschaum. No waste.
Too Strong
April 01, 2014
By: Jeff M.
I guess if you need the nic this is a good one. Its not for me, too strong on the nic. Taste is flavorful but the cigar note bothered me. even if i needed the nic hit it would be 3 stars I smoke Bosphorus Cruise, 3 oaks,Frogblends, balkan flake, etc
November 13, 2013
By: Theodore B.
This makes my favorites list. Nothing inextricable -- just a fine and rewarding smoke. Highly recommended.
super Great Burley Based Tobacco!
October 17, 2013
By: Skip N.
All good things said about this blend are true. Do yourself a favor and try it. You'll be back for more!
October 14, 2013
By: Timothy S.
I've let this stew for a while, a year to be exact. It mellows and sweetens. While I did enjoy it thoroughly at first, now I find it quite excellent. I'm going to order more and cellar it for a few years. In my mind everything about this blend fine ... Read More
HH Old Dark Fired Flake
October 08, 2013
By: Johnny R.
I tend to agree with most when they say this is a full strength tobacco without the Latakia. Although I like Latakia blends, this flake is a fine tobacco as a substitute for a full English blend. I wouldn't want to smoke it all the time, but it good ... Read More
I Agree
October 05, 2013
By: James W.
I mostly agree with John S. While Dark Fired is one of the better tobaccos in its class, I don't understand the hype either. I was taken in by the reviews of this tobacco as well as Reiner Long Golden Flake and Solani Aged Burley Flake. While they ar... Read More
October 02, 2013
By: John S.
I just don't understand the hype. OK, flavorful for a flake but harsh with a "throat bite". And I take some offense to the "for a MacBaren" comments. MacBaren has many fine blends...Dark Twist, Latakia Blend Roll Cake and Norwoo... Read More
Almost Perfection in a Flake
August 04, 2013
By: Benjamin S.
Upon opening the tin you are immediately greeted with green olive, meat, hickory and deep earth notes. Very thinly sliced and narrowly cut. I believe they are presented in this fashion due to the high nicotine content. Your average piper/hobbyist wo... Read More
August 02, 2013
By: Timothy S.
Nice smoke. Easy to inhale, smokes to a nice fine ash atop a very small dottle. On the stronger side of the scale. The burley shines, but the VA is still there, hanging in the back. Though I enjoy the aroma of latakia, it doesn't sit well with me w... Read More
Steak in a Pipe
July 08, 2013
By: Christopher H.
This is really fantastic stuff. Think traditional English, minus the latakia. A full, meaty, tasty smoke. Tin aroma is smokey, with a little BBQ going on - occasionally I catch a whiff of bacon. Sort of splits the difference between perhaps a "d... Read More
Wonderful Lil Flake
June 06, 2013
By: David F.
A dark brown flake with some light marbling that is cut with great precision, the tin note is earthy, slightly Smokey and meaty. To start this off right, I slightly rubbed this flake out into my tobacco tray and allowed it to sit in the open air fo... Read More
March 03, 2013
By: Duane C.
My favorite Mac blend, and quite possibly my favorite tobacco!
My perfect driving smoke
January 11, 2013
By: Eric M.
Bold, yet understated. Dark and creamy with a hint of spice that has a chewiness to it that you just don't want to go out. I was given a 4 flake sample of this by a friend. Two flakes, rubbed out completely and packed into my meerschaum (I pack a lit... Read More
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January 03, 2013
By: Ronald M.
Smoked alone, I found it too strong and had a bite. It needs a friend(s). When added to 1 part BCA and 4 parts of my favorite natural-flavored I found it gives a not unpleasant "tang" or "sharpness", much like aged New York ched... Read More
good stuff
January 01, 2013
By: Stormy M.
This is a great blend!
November 19, 2012
By: Alexis N.
It is a fine smoking. One of the best tobacco of MB. If you are tired take your pipe and this tobacco and goooood evening, relax.
Superb stuff
November 04, 2012
By: Khaldoun h.
This is master tobacco blending at its finest, the bold bitterness of the dark fired burley combines with the sweetness of the Flue-cured Virginia creates a sensory delight, This contains great burley which provides body and a woodsy taste to the smo... Read More
October 26, 2012
By: Daniel M.
Great tobacco!!!
October 26, 2012
By: Daniel M.
Great tobacco!!!
Out of the park!
September 10, 2012
By: Larry R.
I usually smoke UK tobacco but I have tried the HH series and had to try this one. They did hit this one out of the park for sure. I am amazed by this tobacco and I would bet many would never guess this to be an EU tobacco in a blind taste test. Ever... Read More
Nicely blanded....
September 02, 2012
By: Don M.
For those of us who experience an occasional craving for burley, but generally prefer Virginia, this is a great find. Smoked in a free-drawing pot-like bowl (my Sebastian Beo bent bulldog of the larger variety works fine)the Virginia lends just enou... Read More
Very Different For A MacBaren
May 31, 2012
By: Rudolph A.
Should be 5 stars!! Didn't know you could click on half a star - very clever Smoking Pipes - I like that flexibility!
Very Different For A MacBaren
May 31, 2012
By: Rudolph A.
Mac Baren has hit one out of the park with HH Old Dark Fired. I recently received two 100gm tins from Iwan Ries. The tin note is pure tobacco and very similar to Irish Flake and Highland Sliced as the flakes are earthy in their smell. They are very d... Read More

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& Characteristics

  • Components: Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia
  • Family: Burley
  • Cut: Flake

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