Mac Baren Three Nuns

(3.09)
Notes: The Three Nuns coin tobacco was originally a creation of J & F Bell, dating back to the 19th century. A favorite of British authors (and friends) C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien. In the formula from Imperial Tobacco, Three Nuns was a VaPer mixture. Pipe Tobacco Hall of Fame Inductee. Later this tobacco was made at the Orlik factory for BAT and Kentucky was substituted for Perique. The latest version, blended and manufactured by Mac Baren, follows the latter formula.

Details

Brand Mac Baren
Blended By Mac Baren
Manufactured By Mac Baren
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Brazilian Leaf, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Rum
Cut Curly Cut
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Re-release

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.09 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 05, 2009 Strong Very Mild Extra Full Tolerable
After reading the reviews with much stars, I think I had big expectations from this blend. Sorry for saying this, the taste and strength of this blend are not well proportioned for my taste.

Yes I do like strong blends with nice proportions of perique, but I also look after for a gentle, somehow bitter-sweet, nonacrid taste. Three Nuns left me with a dry and sour mouth.

I will buy some tobacco tasty products at cheaper prices.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 16, 2009 Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant
Addendum:- Please ignore the following review, as I've just learned the UK. pouched 3N is nothing to do with this blend!

Yet another supermarket blend with nothing to offer. I thought there might've been something subtle I've been missing after reading some of the reviews so I bought another pouch to no avail. There's just nothing there! It's not like McBaren's Old Navy, which is laid back but complex and tasty, despite being mild. Three Nuns just tastes of nothing.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 05, 2008 Mild to Medium None Detected Very Mild Very Pleasant
I used to smoke the "real" Three Nuns, starting when I took up the pipe way back in the 60's, and a very fine smoke it was too, a regular of mine.

Imagine then my horror when I bought a pouch of the current product. This is a drab, insipid creation totally unworthy of the name under which it masquerades. My one star is for the current product: the original deserved the full four.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 14, 2005 Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Again at the recomendation of so many on ASP I purchased a tin of this weed and gave it a good try in a number of different pipes. I found nothing interesting in it at all. Please note I don't care for blends with Perique (I learned that after testing far too many tobaccos with perique ... process of elimination taught me that perique is yucky to me). The VA's do come through but not with that typical VA sweetness I would have expected leaving me wanting more true VAs. It does bite back! Ok, you've been warned ... smoke it if ya like it, but my recomendation is that you look elsewhere for a better tobac.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 27, 2002 Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable
Made by imperial tobacco group PLC. No less an organistion devoted to the production of 2 things ,cigarettes and money. It must irk them having to make pipe tobacco because they really go some trouble to make it as unpleasent as possible . This soggy mess may look like it always did but is not a patch on the orignal stuff. Another example of big is not always best.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 25, 2001 Extremely Strong None Detected Extra Full Strong
My newest favorite. This is a Virginia/Perique blend pressed and cut into small slices, making it a very different smoking
experience. It can be smoked crumbled or in pressed form - the latter by simply stacking the little discs into the bowl. I prefer it stacked,
as the burn is very controlled and cool, and the flavor is beyond yummy. It's very strong and sweet, with the Perique wafting in and out all
through the smoke like some ethereal spirit. This is another blend that's vanished from the US due to litigation fears, and this is an
incredible crime.
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