Mac Baren - Halberg Red
Bright cross-cut Virginias, brown, earthy Burleys, rich black Cavendish, and a dose of broken flake are here combined into a hand-blended smoking mixture, before finally being topped with a flavorful aromatic to produce a balanced, complex blend that is utterly unique to Mac Baren's Halberg series.
|Blended By||Harald Halberg|
|Contents||Burley, Virginia, Black Cavendish|
|Packaging||Cellophane bag (aluminium) in a rectangular box.|
|Where to Buy||
Mild to Medium
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Sasquatch (63)||Very Mild||Mild to Medium||Very Mild||Pleasant|
I got a brick of this at the Chicago show. It's a very luxurious presentation, and the tobacco is very good quality.
In the bag, it smells terrific, the red is a lot more mellow smelling than the others, less fruity.
In the pipe, it packs fine and lights easily, but I can't get either a tobacco taste or the aromatic flavor out of the burn. So it leaves me a little flat. Smoke-able stuff, no bite, no kick. But if you want an outright aromatic, there are certainly better choices. In fact I prefer Black Ambrosia from the same blender.
EDIT: bump this up to 3. I think I was expecting too much, but smoking this head to head with other aros leads me to think that it's pretty good within the category.
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