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
Feb 12, 2007 Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This is a good simple smoke. One up from St Bruno ready rubbed in my book. You can buy it in 25g pouches here in the UK.

Made by the same people as St Bruno (even though it is marketed as "Bells") I believe and packaging very similar - simple plastic pouch. It is lighter in taste and appearance than St Bruno RR however but burns just as well. More stringy to pack but no way a chore. Not as rich a smoke but more nutty and interesting in taste.

A good virginia tobacco to have in your rotation as it does little wrong.

Recommended.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 16, 2007 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Nice smoke. Could be a bit stronger. Not that much of perique in it. Doesn't bite at all. A bit to moist in the beginning and therefore not burning that well, but after some drying out it's ok. The taste is a bit stronger too when dried out.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 04, 2006 Very Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant
If you are dying to try a discontinued in US famed legend, you will have to go through a few hoops and pay fantastic shipping rates. 'SYNJECO' will ship european tobaccos right out of their swiss mailbox. Look up 'Three Nuns Tobacco at Yahoo, It comes right up. This is a good Va/mild per blend. Its unusual charecteristic to me is that it carries a good bit of 'power' yet remains smooth as if it weren't. I am not likely to spend so much to obtain when hundreds of VA/per blends are readily availible, but if you must- as of this writing, it is 9.92 US to a 50g tin. Shipping varies by location on the globe. Good Luck!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 20, 2004 Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
Recently boughht a tin of this after browsing through reviews, and was both pleasantly surprised and reminded of my sometimes less than perfect smoking technique....

Tin aroms is absolutely wonderful; not in a way that makes you want to eat the stuff, but in a delicious smoky fermented way. Normally I like tobacco to be fairly moist out of the box, but this was a bit too much. The tobacco comes in small coins which I don't bother to rub out before packing.

Smoking: the wonderful tin aroma translates very well into the smoke itself, but at the time of writing I have yet to master this blend; either it burns my tongue, or knocks me out with its high nicotine content. Also, I find the taste turns quite bitter halfway through the bowl, a problem I recognize from other VA/P blends like Larsen Navy Flake.

I recommend this to everyone with a taste for blends with little or no casing, but it evidently takes some experience and technique to get the most out of it
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 17, 2004 Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
Although I smoke english mostly. I recently purchased two tins of this Great tobacco.A great change of pace.This tobacco smokes cooler if you stack the discs.Use a little loose on top to light up.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 12, 2004 Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Cool,dry,and tasty. A nice shift from traditional english blends. Quite mild too. Not confectioned at all. Has a natural tobacco taste. Two thumbs up!
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