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From three different continents Mac Baren has gathered the best bright Virginias and ripe Burleys to press into cakes, before then cutting them and hand-blending the results with exclusive ribbon cut and slow-burning cross-cut Virginias. Finally, it's all carefully topped with a complex aromatic of berries and exotic fruits, to produce a fine balance with the natural tobacco flavors.

BrandMac Baren
Blended ByHarald Halberg - Mac Baren
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
CutReady Rubbed
PackagingCellophane bag (aluminium) in a rectangular box
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
Medium, Medium to Strong
Taste
Very Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant
3.8
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (621)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Presented within one of the classiest boxes ever designed for a tobacco product, it's mild with an extremely gentle, but full explosion of fruit flavor. The Virginias and burleys more or less take a back seat to the fruity, light citrus, and berry taste of this ribbon and cross-cut blend. The Virginias may add a little of the citrus, though I think it mainly comes more from the topping. An essence of cherry adds to the complex fruit profile, also including a bare hint of vanilla, and an occasional tart note. Smooth and creamy, burns cooly, evenly, and slowly without a hint of a chemical taste. In some ways, it's a better, more complex, deeper tasting, smoother version of Amphora Red. Perhaps the best fruit flavored blend I have ever smoked, it also reminds me of the kind of liqueur one savors after an expensive meal.

3 people found this review helpful.

ArmedOctopus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ArmedOctopus (18)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Wow. What a great blend. How good, you might ask? My wife volunteered that she loved the smell. Now THAT is really saying something.

You can't really review this tobacco without mentioning the presentation. It deserves 4 stars for that alone. Imagine a pair of high-end sunglasses...a handsome box with a faux-leather interior case that houses a foil bag. It is truly a sight to behold.

Upon opening the bag, you are met with a very dramatic aroma. It is definitely difficult to nail down. It seems to rest somewhere between blackberries, grapes, and red vine licorice. Extremely pleasant. It could use a little bit of drying time, but not too much. Considering how aromatic it is, it is surprisingly not goopy. Whats more, the flavor and aroma of it while smoked is incredibly similar to the "tin" smell. Very nice.

This is a fantastic tobacco for those who love aromatics. Unlike a lot of aromatics, it seems to be of the highest quality, both in tobacco and toppings. It truly is a dessert to enjoy after a meal.

If you like aromatic and particularly fruity tobaccos, this is a great treat. You do yourself a disservice by ignoring this blend.

2 people found this review helpful.

TEarp Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TEarp (2)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

Are you looking for an aromatic tobacco that has the same taste as the smell from the tin? Then Halberg Green is for you. The smell from the foil bag is very delicious, there are at least four different fruity flavors that come out, it's like a fruit cocktail with maybe a hint of mint. It's hard to single out just one flavor. It's like trying to describe what you smell when stew is cooking on a stove top. The fruity taste and the tobacco are both present throughout the bowl. This is a truly aromatic blend. Again, tastes just like it smells. The tobacco burns well right out of the foil package but tends to build up moister towards the last part of the bowl giving the smoke a somewhat bad taste. Drying out the tobacco a little before smoking is a big plus. Halberg Green is the standard in which all aromatics should be based. Good quality tobacco, great room note and excellent taste.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Logo

Age When Smoked: fresh out of tin

Purchased From: Pipe and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

rekamepip Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rekamepip (72)
★★★★
Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

Halberg Green

Tin Notes: Well not a tin but rather a aluminum cellophane bag nicely presented within a Box. The Tobacco itself is gorgeous, Nice cuts and rich colors of tobaccos, slightly moist. Very Aromatic and Smells Wonderful !!!

The Burn: There is not much more that i can add to the descriptions of previous reviews. This is a well thought out compilation of various flavors and top notes. The tobacco burns good straight out of the bag.

A Very Interesting Blend To Say The Least.

Highly recommended for those who enjoy aromatic blend and seek something with a kick.

Pipe Used: Briar, Pipestone, Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: sutliff

1 person found this review helpful.

Virginia Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Virginia (1)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

From three different continents Mac Baren has gathered the best bright Virginias and ripe Burleys to press into cakes, before then cutting them and hand-blending the results with exclusive ribbon cut and slow-burning cross-cut Virginias. Finally, it's all carefully topped with a complex aromatic of berries and exotic fruits, to produce a fine balance with the natural tobacco flavors.

Age When Smoked: 31

Purchased From: http://www.hot-cigs.biz/

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