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Only Tobacco is an entirely new blend. Sugar, water and selected Virginia tobaccos form the basis - mixed with burley and a spicy touch of Orient tobacco. The play of colours is dominated by loose cut golden Virginia tobacco and brown burley cuttings. The room note is gentle, with a soft tobacco sweetness. Only Tobacco is designed for the experienced pipe smoker.

BrandMac Baren
Blended ByMac Baren
Manufactured ByMac Baren
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringSweet / Sugar
Packaging50 grams pouch
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Extremely Mild
Extremely Mild
Extremely Mild (Flat)
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Duke Nukum Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Duke Nukum (13)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

When I recieved my sample, some years ago when the blend was newly released, I was impressed with the cut and rich colour of the product.

There was little noticable package aroma other than leafy / tobacco and a hint of sweetness.

The pipe packed very wel, charred easily and lit with the first match and proceeded to slowly burn down without wetness or going out, reaching a fine, dry grey ash at the end.

The blend was very subtle, giving natural Virginia sweetness, hints of exotic oriental tobacco and gentle sweetness from the casing. The room note was natural leafy smoke with hints of sweetness and was very pleasant.

Although not a strong smoke or highly complex, it was enjoyable, relaxing and had enough subtle flavours to keep me puffing. It was memorable enough too, that I still recall the experience.

It is a pity it was discontinued, but clearly the market expected something different from MacBaren than what this provided. It may perhaps have been a little too close to 'Mixture' to justify a change to it.

Pipe Used: BBB Tasman

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Free Sample

2 people found this review helpful.

dilan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dilan (1)
Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

A tasty Aromatic. Some real tobacco punch. Unfortunately is prone to bite as well. I will probably try a little home-brew blending to reduce the nipping. Not heavily cased and has some real tobacco flavor underneath the sweetness. Not as smooth and rich as Golden Extra however.

Age When Smoked: 32

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2 people found this review helpful.

DrDyson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDyson (129)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

Awful. Worse than awful. It has no taste, no body and no character. There's very little difference between smoking this and not smoking at all: it's a tobacco that gives you all the health hazards of smoking and none of the pleasures.

My dad used to say that smoking cigarettes with filter tips is like washing your feet with your socks on. I thought of this as I tried to detect any tobacco-like characteristics in my bowlful of Only Tobacco. If you puff hard – as you instinctively will, to try to extract something from it – it's as hot as hell. It burns quickly, so the experience is soon over. That's the only positive thing I can think of to say.

I can't think of a single reason for recommending this dreadful substance. A waste of money, in my view. I wish it were possible to give no stars, or a negative score,

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Extremely Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Only Tobacco is only for people with no taste buds - there just ain't nuthin' there to taste.

Hot flavored air in your pipe anyone?

1 person found this review helpful.

Peppino Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Peppino (74)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

Well this hasn't got rave reviews and I guess I'll be the the 1st to say it's not terrible it's a semi-sweet virginia with what I detect is a slight berry taste at the light. It never really gets going in the flavor catagory. It never really starts to purr like a good virginia. Smokes dry and a clean ash but a very simple tobacco. I smoked the sample in 3 different pipes with the same results. Wouldn't rush out to celler any but not a bad tobacco but I don't see it getting much of a following IMHO.

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Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (180)
Very Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

My local tobacconist gave me a free pouch of this to try. I want my money back! An absence of flavor and totally without any dishtinguishable traits. This is what I think a crushed cigarette would taste like in a pipe. I wonder why it was free?

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Am I the only one to detect a mint flavour into this product? It seems so, but it's really the only thing I could taste in this otherwise completely dull tobacco. Pass this by without regrets.

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Jaybee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jaybee (77)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I received a pack of this in the mail. It is advertised as pure tobacco with nothing but sugar and water added. It tastes like it, although I'm not sure the sugar and water do any good. All in all a decent tobacco, but nothing distinctive.

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