Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian

The base of the blend, a little under half of the volume, is a smooth and yet powerful latakia from Syria. This tobacco gives the blend the overall smoky taste, a powerful taste and yet without any tongue bite. To add a spicy note to the blend, Turkish Oriental has been added. A mix of different Virginia tobaccos from 3 continents adds a sweet natural taste. To complete the taste with depth and body, we added a little dark fired Kentucky from the US. The HH Vintage Syrian is a loose cut tobacco, which guarantees a smooth and steady burn. It does not get hot which means you will find extremely little bite on your tongue. When you empty your pipe after smoking, you will find only fine grey ashes, the sign of a slow and dry smoke.
Notes: Introduced in 2006 as HH Vintage Syrian Latakia. Discontinued in 2017 when the stock of Syrian latakia ran out.


Brand Mac Baren
Blended By Per Jensen
Manufactured By Mac Baren
Blend Type Balkan
Contents Kentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 100 grams tin weight, 100 grams pouch weight
Country Denmark
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.29 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 18, 2006 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Good taste and flavor and a bit on the mild side for my taste. A few more relights necessary for me than normal. Burns down to the bottom of the bowl with little dottle left in the bowl. For me, this tobacco burns a bit hot. Lack of aftertaste is quite remarkable. Tin aroma is very nice.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 09, 2006 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
For the oriental lover, very European and no similarity to the usual honey heather note akin to all MacBarens. The trouble is that you have to be careful how you smoke this stuff. Too fast and its acridity will render your palate turgid. Too slow and you'll wind up drawing only slight puffs of oriental heat and juice. This is a special blend for those who really enjoy Syrian latakia and a lot of orientals. Mac Baren does a couple things well, especially Virginia based products. They really have no business working with elements they're not prepared to blend well.

One and a half of five stars
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