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BrandMac Baren
Blended ByPer Jensen
Manufactured ByMac Baren
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsKentucky, Perique, Virginia
CutCurly Cut
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2184)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The earthy, dark fruity, lightly grassy, citrusy Virginias form the base of the blend. The very woody, earthy, dry, slightly sharp, fairly spicy, smoky, mildly floral dark fired Kentucky competes for attention with the Virginias, and mostly takes a little of the lead. The raisiny, spicy, plummy perique runs third place here as a condiment. The strength level is just short of medium while the taste barely makes that threshold. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness, and has no dull moments. There is a little inconsistency in the flavor because some coins have more dark fired Kentucky than others, and there’s some loose cut tobacco along with the coins. The tobacco is lightly moist and the coins are pliable to suit your packing preference. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace, and will burn to ashes. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires just a tad more than an average number of relights. Has a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste. Can easily be an all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


14 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (269)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The coins tend to fall apart a bit too easily, but many can still be folded to prevent a faster burn. The VAs take the forefront, but the Kentucky is easily tasted throughout the bowl. The mild Perique is the third fiddle, most noticeable in the final 3rd of the bowl. Lights easily and keeps it going. An easy smoke. I expect the tins will improve with age (only 2 months on this tin). I look forward to cracking the next tin next summer.

Pipe Used: cobs, meers, & briars

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

4 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (49)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I picked up a tin of the new Yellow and the new Green to try.

I tried the Green after trying the Yellow earlier.

Presentation: Very small coins. Much smaller than LBF or the other coins I'm used to. The tin is tightly packed when opened. The coins in my tin were almost impossible to extract intact, they seemed to be stuck together and come out broken. Tin note was spicier than the yellow and I could smell the periques/kentucky over the Virginia in this one.

Prep: The moisture seems about perfect straight from the tin, it did seem a little drier than the yellow version. Was easy to pack the broken pieces, but was unable to get a complete coin out to fold.

Lighting: Char light, tamp, and then one light got me through the bowl. On charring it puffed up more than the yellow version.

Taste: Completely different experience from the yellow. The KY seemed to steal the show here staying in front of the Virginias. Definitely some spice from the periques in the background. Much earthier and darker feeling than the yellow. VAPer lovers I think will love this one.

Burn: A little bit hot in the bowl, but in the Canadian never required a relight. Burned down to ash with minimal moisture in the bowl of my Castello Canadian.

Overall impression: I really prefer this one to the yellow version. I have not tried the current version of regular Three Nuns to compare it to. With the curly cut and more complex flavors (spicier, fuller) I could see this one being a regular smoke.

I'm going to jar the rest of the tin and I'll update if the taste changes with some aging.

Pipe Used: Castello Canadian

Age When Smoked: Fresh from Tin

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1 person found this review helpful.