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Golden Virginias, light brown Burleys and just a touch of Cavendish, all mixed together in colourful experience that greets your eyes.

Easy to fill into your pipe and when lit you will experience a sweetness of ripe cherry.

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BrandMac Baren
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
Packaging40 g pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
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gunner525 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gunner525 (49)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This isn't your grandpa's cherry. It's a more tart tasting wild cherry flavour instead of the ever popular sweet marachino cherry flavouring. Definately a change of pace for the flavour. As with a lot of MacB blends it was a bit on the moist side in the tin. It packed wonderfully and burnt very well however. The wild cherries flavouring came through at just the right amount. Not overly powerful or completely unnoticed. Didn't get any tongue bite. Just a wonderful change of pace from the usual cherry blend. A good anytime smoke that should please both you and the Mrs.

4 people found this review helpful.

FrostyPiper89 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FrostyPiper89 (1)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I'll keep this short and sweet. Upon opening the tin, you get very lovely notes of berries. I didn't detect anything I would classify as cherry however, more of a tart cranberry smell to be honest. The moisture content straight out of the tin is really quite dry for an aromatic, but I let it dry on a paper towel for 15 minutes before packing my corncob, using Frank's method. After having done the charring light and 2 more lights with a gentle tampering between them, the first thing I noticed was a buttery pancake syrup kind of taste with some tart berry flavour making a subtle appearance on the middle of the tongue. I had no issues with bite or having to relight the tobacco again until the end of the bowl. It burned very clean and dry for an aromatic. It had a mild but assertive tobacco flavour throughout the bowl, and the sweet buttery pancake syrup flavour remained consistent throughout the entire bowl. Smoking this blend slowly will allow for the tasty underlying flavours to come through. All in all, I recommend this tobacco. It is a very solid, beautifully burning high quality aromatic that will please the crowds as well as your sweet tooth. Happy smoking!

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the tin. (New tin)

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Scupbucket Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Scupbucket (8)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

If you want to smoke your tobacco and taste full-on turbo in-your-face cherry this probably isn't your blend. If you want a mild tobacco with a little cherry hanging out in the background then go at it. Stays lit, no bite, but kinda boring.


Came back to this after a while using a larger bowl... was able to taste the sweetness evolve into a very tasty nutty flavor. Not as bad as I thought. Bumpin this up a star....

Pipe Used: Leonessa Dublin

Age When Smoked: 4 months

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (114)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

I'm not sure if this is really worth the bother of going to the lengths of writing a full review but I'm going to do it anyway because I can. I only got this as I was in the mood for an aromatic but wasn't in a position to afford a full 50g, this was for sale at what was a very good price for 40g, only a couple of quid more expensive than 25g of other aros. Also, I'd yet to try a Mac Baren so it seem be a 6 pointer.

The aroma in the packet is a lovely deep cherry and this nicely follows into the initial stages of the smoke, quite a nice flavour even if it seems to lack something, might just be a little too monotone, even for an aro. In the last third to a half of the smoke though, it does fade into a sorry dull mess of muckiness and roughness, as if it's been blended with poor quality tobaccos. There's no tonguebite but there is a little roughness, I think this might have been a different kettle of fish if I'd tried it when I first started pipe smoking.

On the whole then, a quite good casing, even if it lacks that Ah! factor, let down by a poor selection of tobacco underneath. I'm still debating whether or not to struggle on with smoking it or consign it to my scragends jar, to be smoked with a whole lot of other leftovers only when times are hard. Either way, I don't plan on enduring this again.

1 person found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (59)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I have a huge amount of respect for this Seven Seas range. What I am now calling the UK version of Captain Black.

Be interesting if CB do a cherry...

Cherry blends can be ghastly.

They range from the strong, harsh and hideous like Borkum Riff to the insipid and indigestion-inducing of Gawiths' Cherry.

This is somewhere in between I suppose. It has the usual fruity pouch aroma you'd expect and the first draw promises much.

The taste lingers throughout but it's an absolute sod to keep lit so it ends up getting a little sour.

I had no comment on the room note which surprised me.

Certainly well worth trying if cherry's your thing and definitely worth having in your collection. The best cherry I've tried so far.

1 person found this review helpful.

nandrasg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
nandrasg (4)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is the tobacco for a daily routine, but absolutely not for the heavy aromatic lovers. In fact you can barely notice any cherry. The pack contains what is says, virginia, burley, and some cavendish, quite dry on first sight. The smell of when opening the pack is weak, some tea-ish fruity thing, but not that overwhelming like with some other aromatics I used to smoke. Burns nice, and surprisingly long, with a massive amount of smoke, and without any bite on the tongue. On the negative side the taste is quite uninteresting and flat, the "just fire up a pipe" type. I put recommended here for the nice light aroma, the long burn and the smoke, plus the pricetag. Most reviewers will find this flat and will not recommend it I assume.

1 person found this review helpful.

Susanna Hoffs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Susanna Hoffs (74)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Wow a first review!

Don't worry, I haven't got a lot to say about this new 7 Seas Cherry blend. I will say it doesn't bite or gurgle, it tastes ok for what it is, and it isn't overly pungent in casing or topping.

I suppose you could call it a 'bland' cherry aromatic which isn't overly offensive. The room note wasn't as pleasant as I thought it was going to be, and I was informed of this by a nearby passive observer.

There are better cherry blends out there if this kinda thing is your bag.

(2.3 out of 5)

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1260)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

If you've smoked Middleton's Cherry Blend, then you will get the comparison here because 7 Seas Cherry is similar. The flavor is not overpowering and the smoke is cool (especially for an aromatic). The strength of this blend surprised me, probably due to the Burley (and Mac Baren's Burley is always top-shelf). Like Middleton's Cherry, this is not an overly sweet cherry flavor and frankly, struck me as a little on the tart side. Good smoke.


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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (358)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Mac Baren 7 Seas Cherry . Starting with the unlit blend , the appearance is fairly pleasant in the sizes , mostly pieces about 3 quarters to a full C.M long . The water content cant be faulted , a perfect moistness . Variety wise it appears to be prevalent in Burley/Virginia with only about 20% Black Cavendish . The aroma coming from the mix is an unmistakable full on cherry one , which I find a little too much ! Getting this one lit is remarkably simple , a fairly quick touch from the flame gets it burning with a vengeance ! For me , straight away I notice a whopper of a negative ... Tongue bite ! It is a full on "Tongue mangler" from start to finish , not placating much (for me) whether I pull like crazy or gently sip at it ! That aside , the actual cherry flavour is a really impressive one , not tasting like cheap sweets but tasting very "real" and by retro-haling the smoke this flavour is increased brilliantly ! To be fair , the Cavendish is the lesser amount but the balance of tobacco flavours really works well with the topping . Vitamin N now , again brilliant as it is satisfying yet not disappointing (standard 7 Seas level) . The room note isn't as "cherry" like as I hoped , to be fair considering this is an aromatic it is quite a delicate one . Another negative , this one will "ghost" pretty rapidly , so if it takes your fancy either use a corn cob or dedicate an old pipe ! To be fair , it would gain a resplendent "rating" if it weren't for my tongue feeling like a train wreck afterwards but with that in mind it can only be awarded 2 , the remuneration for that is the great cherry taste !

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

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22yrsonthepipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
22yrsonthepipe (22)
Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

The best cherry blend I have tried out of - borkum cherry cavendish (ugh - bitter low quality very weak topping but the new version is better than the old), borkum cherry liquer (not bad but very weak topping), SG black cherry (not bad), mcKlintock wild cherry (not bad). This one gets 4 stars because I want to taste cherry. Every other cherry I have tried just doesn't give me the sweet fizzy strong cherry blast I am looking for, which 7 seas delivers, all the way to the bottom of the bowl (more like raspberry actually), while still being able to taste the above average quality tobacco. What all aromatics should be modeled after.

My only criticism is that it comes in a 40g pouch instead of a 50g tin.

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keremgulermen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
keremgulermen (11)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Run away! In all mentions, its very cheap tobacco.

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cgar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cgar (37)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Had a chance to give this a go and found it was just plain blaah. Nothing special and not a whole lot to expand on. If you are looking for an unflavorful aromatic then this might be for you. Tin presentation was nice, moisture right, no tongue burn, but smoke and texture were weak.

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