Mac Baren's Modern Virginia Flake consists of bright and darker Virginias from two continents, combined with Virginia-based Cavendish and a touch of Burley for a soft, smooth smoke. The result is a natural, sweet tasting, steam-pressed flake tobacco with a just detectable topping of ripe fruit to captivate the modern pipe smoker.
When you open the tin it looks like 3 rectangular plugs, but when you pick one up you realize each "plug" is sliced into thin straps reminiscent of Wrigley's chewing gum.
Rubs out easily and has a delightful fruity aroma and flavor that isn... Read More't too strong or overbearing. I've discovered that I really enjoy mixing it 50/50 with Orlik GS.
Was about to order more but now it's out of stock! Hopefully it will be back soon. Read Less
Strength: I expected more
Room note: Very pleasant
Taste: Warm and tasty, slight citrus on entry, quickly bites a little too much going down. Just a tad bit too harsh, quickly overpowers the entry flavor, leaves me feeling like it's almost very good ... Read Morebut falls short due to sharp bite. Will revisit several times anyways. Read Less
I'm really impressed with Mac Baren once again. For a Virginia flake this has a really good room note, sweet and not offensive. The tin note is fruity and light. There is a really good balance of tobacco flavor with a nice topping to this which I enj... Read Moreoy. A little effort is required to get it going as it is a bit moist and may need some time to dry if that's your thing. The flake burns extremely evenly and slow with a small bit of bite. I definitely recommend keeping a tin or two of this stuff on hand.👍👍 Read Less
I sampled this at the West Coast Pipe Show and I absolutely love it. The folks at Mac Baren mentioned it was a blend made to give a nice natural Virginia flavor with a more pleasing room note, hence the light fruit top dressing. Personally I think th... Read Moreey've pulled this off nicely. It's 70% Virginia which comes through nicely with notes of hay and fruity flavors like raisins and figs etc. Black Cavendish makes up 20% of the blend and takes the top dressing nicely and adds a bit of sweetness to it. Burley brings in the final 10% of the blend and helps round it out. It cools the blend down a bit and helps prevent tongue bite. It packs easily and burns wonderfully. With the light top dressing it does have a pleasant room note. If you're looking for a good Virginia to enjoy in the company of others give this one a try. Read Less
...described this blend as light, sweet, and charming.
I too agree. I would have never thought a tobacco blend could pair so nicely to a hot cup of apple cider on a chilly winter's evening. (Don't laugh until you try it!) Only a blend that is th... Read Moreis charming, and might I add this whimsical can pull off this pairing.
A blend for the senses that can be enjoyed almost anytime. Read Less
Top quality here. Very mild topping, similar to a dried fruit smell. Very complimentary to the tobaccos. Not harsh by any means, and took light very well. This is very pleasing to smoke, smooth, mild but plenty of flavour and an easy going characte... Read Morer. Perfect for an evening stroll when you don't want a fussy flake. Read Less
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