Mac Baren Original Flake

(3.12)
An exceptionally cool, slow burning flake tobacco with a rich and distinctive aroma. Ideal for those smokers who appreciate the full bodied rich flavor of choice leaves spiced with burley and fire-cured tobaccos.
Notes: Formerly known as Odgen's Walnut, currently made by MacBaren. The name changed in October, 2016 to comply with EU laws.

Details

Brand Mac Baren
Blended By MacBaren
Manufactured By MacBaren
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country Denmark
Production Currently available

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.12 / 4
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Reviews

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 31, 2004 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
This is a tobacco worth trying at least once in your life. And for me, once was enough.

Upon opening the unique pouch, I was hit with the pungent smell of a cold campfire. The pressed flakes were almost black and appeared to have been stoved for an extended period of time. More dry that moist, the flakes rubbed out easily and an even pack job was simple.

At the match, the campfire smell turned into a campfire flavor (smokey and somewhat ashey) that did not overwhelm me with delight. This blend has some punch (which, I enjoyed) but the flavor was unrefined and became really harsh the farther down the bowl I progressed.

I tried Walnut Flake in a variety of small pipes but never found a compatible briar for this weed. Once half the pouch was suitably consumed, I took the rest to one of my pipe club meetings. While it didn't strike out with the group, it didn't get past first base either.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 25, 2007 Strong Strong Mild Strong
If one could set a piece of soap afire and smoke it, this is exactly how it would taste. The soap flavor is so strong that I could not taste any tobacco behind it. I persevered through two bowls hoping that the flavor would recede and let me enjoy the tobacco with no luck.

Stay away from this junk.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 18, 2006 Strong Strong Full Strong
On opening the pouch I found this tobacco quite dry and with a very strong aroma, in the same vein of Erinmore. The nicotine uppercut is worsened by a topping that could be a fruit liquor but it really doesn't matter because you would never identify it behind the soap taste. And it tastes exactly like soap, not the way the aroma and taste we indulgently call "soapy" when it comes to english matured pressed virginias but, literally and I am not exaggerating, like biting a piece of soap.

At the third puff it makes you feel sick, and that is *NOT* because of the nicotine content, this I guarantee as it causes dizzines to anyone that stays in your vecinity.

The aftertaste is bitter from the first to the last puff, which is absulutely strange as I loaded my pipe with 2/3 of a light virginia first and 1/3 of Walnut ontop. The returning smoke you puffed is lightly bitter like any virginia but uninteresting, with no aroma, just bitter smoke. The room note bears a strong resemblance to those cheap incence sticks made of paper paste which have been impregnated with common cologne instead of aromatic incence oils; this said by my wife, and I agree.

I met stronger tobaccos, which puts this Walnut within the "smokable" cathegory, but it is not a pleasant smoke. Apt for smokers at the end of their given lifetime, for whom nothing would be strong or tasty or smelly enough.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 30, 2005 Extremely Strong None Detected Overwhelming Extra Strong
Dreadful. It packed easily enough into the pipe, bit I found the taste aromoa and room note to be simply too much - far too strong for my taste. When it burned it smelt a bit like the smell one gets when you gather up leaves during the autumn and burn them - a nice smell from a distance but not in my pipe! I would not recommend this tobacco to anyone.
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