Mac Baren Amphora Burley Blend

(3.29)
Amphora Burley Blend is, as the name indicates, a burley dominated pipe tobacco, in which a touch of Virginia tobacco has been added for the perfect balance of the blend. Amphora Burley Blend is a harmonious blend based on more than 150 years of experience of tobacco blending.

Details

Brand Mac Baren
Blended By Per Jensen
Manufactured By Mac Baren
Blend Type Burley Based
Contents Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country Denmark
Production Currently available

Profile

Strength
Mild to Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
None Detected
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.29 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 04, 2019 Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I must say that I did not particularly care for this one. I'm sure it is of good quality Burley which I do enjoy but it had a very sour note which I did not enjoy. This off taste is more than likely just my taste buds and won't affect others so take what I say with a grain of salt.
Pipe Used: MM cobs
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 04, 2021 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant
I cannot blame Mac Baren for wanting to make a commercial blend that will appeal to a broader audience, but Amphora Burley is not my cup of tea. It has a rather noticeable topping and the burley content only shows up quite noticeably in the last quarter of your bowl. The room note is OK and the tobacco seems of good quality, but the topping is a little bit of a letdown. It is good value for money though, so if you are not in a position to access more robust blends, I'd recommend it, but it is a little bit run of the mill. 2 stars this time.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 24, 2022 Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable
3rdGuy

Decent enough blend to be a mainstay in your burley rotation. Easy to light and keep lit. I found it had just enough Kentucky and Virginia to round out the flavors but still keep the Burley up front. Not interesting enough to cellar for me but I will always have a few pouches around. Worth trying for sure.
Pipe Used: Cobs
Age When Smoked: 2 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 06, 2021 Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant
A smooth smoking broken flake burley with mild sweetness and a decent room note. Completely inoffensive, light in flavor, with no danger of tongue bite. The taste has a slightly artificial quality that reminds one of Peter Stokkebye PS41 Cube Cut Burley. Hardcore burley lovers and Old Joe Krantz fans won't find much here to get excited about. Supposedly contains dark fired but don't get your hopes up; it's well hidden. This is basically an upgraded codger blend for new comers and those put off by what a truly flavorful burley can bring to the table.

- Logs
Pipe Used: Kaywoodie
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 12, 2022 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Bit of a disappointment.

When I first saw this on the tobacconist's shelf I was all like "Gimme that!" I'm a huge fan of both burley and the Amphora line, so what's there not to like?

Unfortunately, this blend is. It wasn't the wholesome, full burley experience that I was expecting, but a little bit ruined by the dry straw-like virginia jumping to the forefront much more than it has any right to. The kentucky seems to be unable to save the day, and the burley selected for this blend is in my honest opinion not one of the best either.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad in this per se, it just isn't nearly as good as I expected and would have wanted from a burley blend, especially in the Amphora line. Sigh.
Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: "Smoke", Galeria Dominkanska, Wroclaw Poland
Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch
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