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Building from a base of loose-cut golden Virginia, ready-rubbed Burley, and a special Virgina Cavendish, Mac Baren's Cube Silver then combines twenty-four other carefully proportioned components to produce a deep, sweet, fruity connoisseur's aromatic mixture with a consistent and balanced quality.

BrandMac Baren
Blended ByHenrik Halberg
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging40g Pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Dottie Warden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dottie Warden (13)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Amazing aromatic

I just can't seem to put this down: I'll smoke through this like a prarrie brush fire.

Upon opening the pouch you are greeted by a sickly sweet aroma of cotton candy, however everyone I've shown it to comes up with a different description, such as vanilla, chocolate, cranberry, potpourri, etc. Fact is, it's a sweetness that's hard to place, yet enticing. The dark and blonde ribbons are rather coarse, but with just a few minutes airing it out it's ready for the pipe. I have a little trouble getting it lit at first , but once going it'll burn evenly and consistently. The smoke is thick and rich with a fabulous taste that mimicks the pouch note, but fortunately it's a little less overwhelming. Mac Baren achieves both tasty to smoke and delicious to smell in this product. Personally I'd smoke this one just for the taste, but fact that it turns heads is a plus.

I've been known to smoke this all day, but I'm trying to pace myself to avoid overkill.

I do love Mac Baren Vanilla Cream, but this stuff is even better.

If you like quality aros and haven't tried this one yet, get on it.

All I'm worried about now is if I can still enjoy other aros after being spoiled with Mac Baren Cube Silver

Pipe Used: Chacom Samba 44 Ebony Bent Dublin

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Lingo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lingo (8)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium to Full Tolerable

My dealer gave me this one to test because I told him I liked aromatics. One of us is out of mind. This stuff is simply not smokeable, probably was taken from an autumn perfumed pout-pourri. Stay away.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Punto Oro

Age When Smoked: New

2 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (192)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

This one is pretty bad to my taster. I found it the least enjoyable of the cube series. For some reason, it tasted like baby powder to me. The topping was so overwhelming I tasted no tobacco underneath. Also, it was a bit on the cloying side.

This one fails miserably in my test of an aromatic. I typically will not slam an aro too much on the topping alone, if I can taste a nice tobacco base underlying the topping. With this I just get the hot air, that I despise from an aro, so I don't recommend this one at all.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

1 person found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (948)
Strong Strong Extra Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a ribbon cut danish aromatic with just a little broken flake, and hydrated to the perfect level for smoking. The tobacco smells stronger in the pouch than in the room or your mouth, though it's rather pungent. I get several tropical fruity flavors here, including some vanilla from the black cavendish. The burley adds a very slight nutty sweetness, and the Oriental/Turkish components are there to push a little spice to your tongue. The gold Virginia has some citrus, and I taste apricots and mangos, with light date spots. The cocoa is silky creamy. Virginia cavendish also sweetens the pot. The topping is fragrant and sharply sweet, with a few sour notes, which is typical of many Danish aromatics. Best to sip this one or risk a little head rush. I'd rather rate this at two and half stars, but since that option isn't available, and this is not a two star blend in the genre, I rate it three stars. Good stuff, just too intense for my personal taste.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

A fellow pipe smoker brought his cube of Silver to one of my local pipe club meetings not too long ago when we held an "Aromatic Night." The blend was quite unique in that it had a lot of artificial sweetness tucked in with the Oriental, Burley and Virginia leaf. The flavor reminded me somewhat of the McClelland Townsman Series in that the compilation had added sweetness but also had a true tobacco taste. I rather liked it.

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Junkyard Dawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Junkyard Dawg (34)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is the best aromatic, in the Danish tradition, I have ever had. The quality is sublime, the mixture of cuts and colours of the leaf make the tobacco very appealing to the eye. The tin aroma is the best I have ever smelled. It's rich, it's fruity and it's full; and it's not too much like Cube Gold can be, at times. I leave my face in the pouch for minutes at a time before I pack a pipe. That's how much it smells good! As Beer pointed out in his review, I totally concur that all Mac Baren, and especially this series, must be smoked only by very experienced smokers who know the good hygrometry of a tobacco before smoking it; and who are able to master a proper cadence as this tobacco is not meant to be pushed around in too enthousiastic a pace. That is why, in my modest opinion, this tobacco gets trashed by reviewers. When smoked, even though rather mild on the nicotine, not only does Cube provide delightful flavours but I can, every time, taste the tobacco as well. And this is what makes Cube, in my opinion, so remarkable: contrary to all the other Danish or American type aromatics I have smoked (WO Larsen, Peterson, Amphora, etc), one can also taste the tobacco. This makes Cube nothing less than a remarkable aromatic.

Pipe Used: Cavicchi; various Luciano and meers

Similar Blends: There is none like it..

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Bram Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bram (4)
Mild Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

An absolute favourite of mine. One of my most exciting pipe moments was when I opened my first pouch of Silver: the flavour is something no other blend has come close to, mixing sweet fruity and nutty notes with hints of tropical fruits and perhaps caramel. The smoke never disappoints, with a taste so close to the pouch note that one wonders if the fruits are in there somewhere in the tobacco itself! This is a real delicacy for the tongue to relish. Very pleasant room note, too.

Pipe Used: Angelo briar, Medico Husky

Age When Smoked: New

Similar Blends: Cube Gold.

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guitarboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
guitarboy (1)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

I tried this tobacco today. the first thing i noticed, was the smell of the tobacco, when i opened the pouch. It´s difficult to discribe it. It was some kind of nut-flavour. but also mellow and some kind of fruity.

But now we´ll come to the smoke. It has kind of a fruity buquet. But the main part of the taste is based on a golden virginia. For me, the taste is not intensive enough.

fact: a quiet good tobacco, but not good enough for such a high prize

Pipe Used: capitello Bent filterpipe

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albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (175)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Unnoticeable

In Some reviews, the authors said that this, Cube Silver, is the same Blend than the traditional "Cube" Blend,

But this may be not true, since the formulas of the 2 Blends are very different.

This is a Blend very similar to the related "Cube Gold", but muck less flavoured.

Is a complex mixture of tobaccos, all with excelent,premium quality,

Recommended, but personally, I prefer the Cube Gold.

3 Stars.

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