Mac Baren: HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz

Product Number: 003-039-0047

The first of Mac Baren's HH blends, Vintage Syrian is a smooth but powerful mixture of Syrian Latakia, Turkish Oriental, Virginias from three continents and dark fired Kentucky. This complex blend provides a smokey taste, rich in natural tobacco flavor.
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  • Components: Burley, Latakia, Orientals, Virginia
  • Family: English
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (22 Total)
Overall Rating:
3.95 out of 5 stars
One of the best ever
July 11, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Five Stars! Folks who rate this down for lack of Latakia have likely only smoked Cyprian Latakia and, in my opinion, have not developed their palates yet. Folks who still refer to Latakia blends as "English" don't know the history of Engl... Read More
Extinct SYRIAN Latakia?
September 12, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
This is a beautiful, well-balanced, perfectly-aged 40% SYRIAN Latakia blend with typical "Balkan" or English tobaccos. You ask 10 people what blend-type this is, you'll get 15 different answers... The Latakia is mild & complex with the ... Read More
Awesome classic
October 24, 2016
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Amazing, cool & joyful.....May be because I am Syrian, or may be because Mac Baren could create the best of Latakia... But I am in love with it from the very first bowl.. To avoid the tongue bites just let it breath a little before you fill your ... Read More
My number one English/ Balkan Style
October 31, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
This blend has a lovely smokey slightly sour taste with a hint of sweetness coming through from the Virginia. If you are looking for a Latakia Powerhouse this isn't it .It is Syrian and not as Smoky campfire as the cyprian Latakia. The Burly adds a l... Read More
Bravo!
August 03, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I ordered this at the suggestion of my brother, when he tired of my lamentations about FM Across the Pond being discontinued. It is NOT Across the Pond. It IS very, very good. The almost-half Latakia is not reflected in the taste. It is mellow but fu... Read More
New Favorite
January 30, 2015
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
This is a very fine tobacco, full of flavor yet smooth as silk. Subtle sweetness underneath the smoky/leathery flavor of the Syrian Latakia, with a bit of spice from the Orientals. Got a tin last week and just ordered another pound in bulk.
I wouldn't start with this one
December 10, 2012
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I wanted to get into Latakias and decided to give this one a try. Everyone's taste is different, however, I hated it the first time I opened the tin and smoked a bowl of this tobacco. In my experience, if you want to get into latakias, Bob's Chocolat... Read More
Enjoyable tobacco
August 02, 2018
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Hello, I just completed my first two bowls of Vintage Syrian. I am a new pipe smoker, my taste pallet is not as refined as those who have smoked for decades. The date on the back of the tin is Oct 2017. So this is a 9 month old tin. The tin opened e... Read More
Not what I was expecting
May 31, 2018
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
First off, this is only one mans opinion. I was expecting Syrian Latakia to be the gran daddy of them all, but I found this blend to be somewhat blah. Not a whole lot of the Latakia flavor I was expecting. I was hoping this would be a cool, smooth ta... Read More
Great!
April 19, 2018
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Malty, nutty, great aftertaste and flavor. Almost winelike great smoke! You can tell the Syrian latakia is aged, it is well rounded and produces soft delicate and sweet flavor all natural. I smoke this throughout the day and at night.
My FAVORITE......its a FIVE star.....
February 24, 2018
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Syrian Latakia blend without a doubt. This is a perfectly balanced blend and only the best Syrian Latakia is used to create this smooth smoking tobacco. Let air dry for about an hour before stuffing your pipe, eliminates any chance of tongue bite. Th... Read More
Good, but too faint.
December 26, 2016
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
The name of this blend suggests that I may expect a heavy, old style English blend with a high dose of lush Syrian Latakia in the lead. Unfortunately it does not meet my expectations. It does not get near a traditional, old style English blend. Maybe... Read More
Needs drying time
September 25, 2016
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I ordered some tins of this based on good reviews. Smoked some straight from a new tin and found it steamy, airy and lacking in any flavor. I then fluffed up the tobacco and left the tin to breathe for several days. When I then smoked it, the stea... Read More
Not a latakia fan but this blend is nice
July 25, 2014
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Not my everyday smoke , but its good tobacco
Perfect blend
May 16, 2014
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
The smokey spice of this blend is divine. It offers a sweet note in the char, which carries to mid bowl. The Kentucky offers some body, supporting the incense and vino characteristics of the syrian. The sweetness is certainly mediated by the oriental... Read More
HH Vintage Syrian tastes great
October 08, 2013
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I received my shipment of HH Vintage Syrian on 26 January 2012 and tried it and originally I couldn't get much flavor. After I stored it for 1 year and 9 months, I couldn't wait any longer and tried it again. I definitely got the flavor this time aro... Read More
Dryingtime is the key
September 29, 2013
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I like to dry it overnight.The bacci will be crisp the next day. Then i put it in a jar.I fill my pipe loose with tis tobacco and i will get a nice sweet latakia mixture at its best! Try it out,experiment with the moisture level and it will turn int... Read More
Enhance other blends with spice
September 07, 2013
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I find this is an excellent condiment to enhance other blends.
Tongue Bite?
March 03, 2013
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Have tried Mac Baren's Latakia Blend, as well as Balkan Sasieni, and have to say the Vintage Syrian is my favorite. As far as the infamous "Mac-bite", never experienced it with any of their blends I have tried. As far as I am concerned, Vin... Read More
Tastes great however...
July 20, 2012
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I can say this is probably the best Syrian Latakia blend I've ever tried (even though I haven't tried many yet). A very interesting mixture. But I have to agree with David - when it comes to tongue bite, it's just impossible to avoid it.
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