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27 different tobaccos have been blended to achieve this mild and yet satisfying tobacco blend. We have used loose cut golden Virginia tobacco and a little ready rubbed Burley. Then a special Virginia Cavendish was added to complete this blend. When smoking Cuber Gold you will experience a mild, fruity taste with underlying sweetness. The blend is mild and will keep the same fresh taste from start to end.

Notes: Very similar to the original Cube but with a slightly different fruit flavoring.

BrandMac Baren
Blended ByHenrik Halberg
Manufactured ByMac Baren
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
Packaging40 grams pouch, 3.5 ounce bag within a box
ProductionCurrently available
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Cube Gold's presentation at the match is of a mild Virginia/Burley combination and you'll get the light fruit flavoring (what it is, I don't know), along with the palate filling natural flavor of Mac Baren's famous special processed Black Cavendish. A mild and cool Aromatic that lovers of this style of tobacco should really enjoy as it reeked of quality leaf all the way.

7 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

This is a ribbon cut Danish aromatic with just a little broken flake, and hydrated to the perfect level for smoking. The tobacco smells stronger in the pouch than in the room or your mouth, though it's kind of pungent. It's milder and creamier than the Cube Silver, and the sweet topping is slightly less fruity, more citrusy and berry-like, and just a little less perfumy. There are fewer sour notes here, too. The grassy, citrusy golden Virginia and toasted cavendish are a little more obvious here than in the Silver, as is the vanilla from the black cavendish. The strength and taste are closer to medium than they are to strong. Less complex than the Cube Silver, it burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a very consistent flavor. Does best when sipped. May tingle the tongue just a mite if puffed fast. The nic-hit is mild. Requires few relights and leaves just a little moisture in the bowl. The after taste and room note do linger a short while. Not an all day smoke.


6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild None Detected Very Mild Very Pleasant

This tobacco is a real riddle to anyone that will try to figure out its ingredients.

It definitely contains Virginia, but with regard to his perfume, it is much intense that it was impossible for me to precisely say what it contains. I tried to clarify the situation looking up at other reviews. Maple, Caribbean sugar, chocolate liqueur, etc. I did not taste anything of the above, despite only a smoke which is too intensely aromatic and moist that killed my throat and my tongue.

It leaves very beautiful perfume in the room. You can buy it, if you want, as a room deodorant.

Mac Baren keeps on disappointing me completely.

5 people found this review helpful.

John D'jonne Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
John D'jonne (4)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

The fruity note in this tobacco is persistent in the air and in the pipe even after months. This tobacco attracted me for the packaging (the 40g pouch). If you like strong flavourings, you have definitely to try it, otherwise i would suggest something more organic like Mac Baren Mixture Scottish Blend.

Pipe Used: Moretti prince

Age When Smoked: 4 month

Purchased From: Italy

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I hope you like very heavily cased tobacco because Cube Gold is extremely cased! As a matter of fact, I don't think I have ever seen a tobacco as cased as this one is. Of the 3 Cube tobaccos, this one is, as others have said, the most heavely cased. As for the tobacco composition, there is a mixture of broken flakes and Ribbon Cut ranging from golden to black. The tobacco is not ready to smoke right away; it requires 3-4 days once open. A. Strength: Strength refers to the intensity of the nicotine. It's mild to medium, slightly past the middle point. B. Flavoring: As I stated, Cube Gold is extremely cased: it's just crazy, but in a good way. I believe it's cased with mango and chocolate coated cherries. Its intensity diminishes after 2 to 3 weeks after opening; then, it becomes average. C. Taste: The first two weeks, the casing completly 'overruled' any tobacco taste. Only once at the last third would I get any. The thing is, I enjoy the casing so much that it didn't bother me. Afterwards, as the casing had significantly settled down, the tobacco taste started being evident past the first third; and "overruled" the casing by half point. The nutty character of the burleys is dominant, with some hayness from the virginias and a sweet note from the black cavendish. The casing really stays in the background, if you will. D. Room Note: It is strong the first 10 minutes, but without being obstrusive. Of course, Cube Gold is an absolute winner with the crowd. E. Rating: If you don't smoke it when it's really moist and do wait until it is at minimal moisture level; if you pack it on the tighter side of things (but NOT TOO tight!); and if you mind your cadence, you may just realize) that it's a brilliant tobacco, to paraphrase Stevie B. (well done, mate!). Otherwise, you will absolutely hate it: it will smoke hot and it will bite! In other words: Cube Gold is not for beginners! As for me, I am simply thrilled by this very high quality, luxurious aromatic offering, as it gives me the pleasure of a refined aromatic combined with that of true tobacco! 3.5 stars.

Pipe Used: Stanwell; Alpascia Curve; Ashton

Age When Smoked: 2.5 YO

3 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (633)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I seem to have had the same experience as reviewer smoketses with this one. When I read that this contained 27 different tobaccos, my first thought was why?

The topping is strong and there is an overriding perfumey scent to this one that tends to obscure the sweetness that I think most closely resembles apricot. In any case, there is really no tobacco flavor to be sorted through. I think this one is pretty much a disaster, but there are some who do enjoy it.

I am giving this one two stars for the effort and the cool tin, but I really can't see recommending this one to anyone.

Pipe Used: primarily a cob

3 people found this review helpful.

aksamolsa Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
aksamolsa (20)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

To my liking, it is the last one coming among other cubes. Too much of flavoring, it feels like sticking your nose into a bowl of fruits. All cubes have a mild strength and a mild taste, but even if it is mild, this one feels fruits in your mouth. I have to admit, there was a time I liked that flavoring but I didn't know what real tobacco tastes like. Anyways, if you like aromatic, it is a good choice for a fresh starter, or an experienced smoker who wants to rest the tongue from time to time.

3 people found this review helpful.

M42 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
M42 (11)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

This is a very delightful tobacco, not to be confused with its cousin Cube Bronze, which is very flat and without any depth, complexity or flavor. Upon opening the pouch you are greeted with essences of fruit and berries. It is a course ribbon cut that's neither too dry or wet.

It takes a good second lighting to get the tobacco started, but once started it burns very evenly. At first you get a whiff of the fruit in the first couple of puffs, but then what comes through is a nice carmel essence that knows how to stay in the background and not get in the way of the tobacco flavors that remain in the forefront. This tobacco smokes very cool and never gets goopy or harsh. I don't think you could get this tobacco to burn hot or bite even if you pushed it. One of the best quasi aromatics on the market today.

Pipe Used: Kirk Bosi

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: WO Larsen 1864, but without the bite..

3 people found this review helpful.

BondSV Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BondSV (1)
Mild Very Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

The aroma from the pouch is superb. It's extremely strong and sweet and fruity... and would be a nice candy, if it would translate to the smoke correctly. But as soon as you out fire to the bowl - it's a sickening soapy chemical mess!

I don't know why they bother with 27 different tobaccos in this mix. You don't get a tobacco taste at all. Moreover, I tried adding 10-15% of this stuff to a bowl of non-aromatic VaPer, but those 10% overpower and completely obscure the rest with it's soapy chem

2 people found this review helpful.

Melnikirill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Melnikirill (1)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Sweat, sour, taste like Indian milk tea with prunes and amaretto. Not very aromatic, but sugary and annoying. Recommend to people who like sweet and aromatic tobacco tastes.

Pipe Used: Churchwarden 2.2g

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Cube, Mac Baren - Cube Silver.

1 person found this review helpful.

L'Italiano Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
L'Italiano (233)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

CUBE GOLD: Heavily cased, heavily topped, in a word excessively flavored. This is not a scented tobacco, this is a perfume. Better: not a tobacco with scented notes but a “cologne” with tobacco notes. Wonderful the scent when you open the pouch and wonderful the room note. That’s all. The taste: cloying! Nauseating, too sweet and too strong. Of course ideal for all those who love flavored mixtures heavily cased and topped but in my opinion there is no taste of tobacco. Cube Silver, its different twin, is definitely much better (there is also Cube Bronze but I haven’t tried it yet). Unfortunately in my personal system rating (from 1 to 10) my score is 3 and only a star because in my opinion smoking tobacco is not smoking a perfume.

1 person found this review helpful.

PipeGuy82 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PipeGuy82 (12)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I rate this one 7 out of 10.

It's very sweet and fruity. The flavoring is very powerful but yet still somehow manages to not completely drown out the tobacco itself. I can tell it's a high quality aromatic because even despite its heavy flavoring it doesn't leave a goopy chemical film in my mouth like the cheap aromatics that I can still taste 30 minutes after my pipe goes out.

One thing I have learned from reading reviews on this site is that tobacco tastes are very subjective and just because a lot of other people like a blend does not necessarily mean it will be one that I personally for that reason I encourage you to please take my reviews and ratings with a grain of salt. That being said this blend is definitely worth a try!

I have not tried the Cube Silver or Bronze blends yet, but I certainly intend to. I am becoming a fan of Mac Baren tobaccos!

Similar Blends: CAO - Moontrance.

1 person found this review helpful.

natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (169)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I just finished the Halberg series of tobaccos from this company and am not starting on the "Cubes". This one was just OK. I did not think there was anything special about it considering the price and packaging. Too similar to Lane 1Q? Not fruity enough for me.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Of the 3 Cube tobaccos, Gold is my less favorite, but that's just because I like the casing less than Bronze and Silver. Silver remains my favorite. I find the casing of Gold to be, strangely, even if it is mostly fruity, slightly on the soapy side, almost like the Lakeland tobaccos. But of the three, this one seems the strongest, nicotine - wise (between mild and medium). For the rest, the cut and blending seem similar to its 2 brothers and the smoking qualities, as great. The Cube series affers outstandingly high quality tobaccos and are not for the inexperienced smoker. Like Beer mentioned you need to have mastered a puffing cadence for any of the Cube to unveil its magic (that last oart is from me). I would recommend a good 6 months of wait before unscelling the bag and smoking its contents; otherwise, the tobacco might be way too moist.

Pipe Used: Stanwell; Huck Finn corn cobs; Cygne

Age When Smoked: 11 months

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: For its cut and blending: Cube Silver and Bronze. The casing is fruitier..

1 person found this review helpful.

Dr.sadik Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr.sadik (120)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

well to be honest it seems almost impossible to diffrenciate it from the cube silver, (which my favorite fruity aromatic)..i like my tobacco sweet and smell nice when smoked and these two blends deliver. however for some reason i still love the silver more!

1 person found this review helpful.

Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (203)
Mild Very Strong Full Pleasant

My former review to Cube Silver may certainly fit for Cube Gold.

Tobaccos are the same, but the flavoring is even stronger, more complicate with notes of "face powder" (talcum?) over fruits, vanilla and spices.

The smoke is even more creamy and velvety, full bodied. The absence of aggressive notes is absolute. No feel at all of chemical additives.

Cube is another way to think at smoking a pipe. I don't think it coincides with mine, so I will reserve it to some particular moments and a couple of dedicated pipes.

No need to buy further pouches, the two I bought (Silver and Gold), properly stored will serve me for long time.

1 person found this review helpful.

Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (345)
Mild Extra Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

Having already reviewed the original Cube, and since this blend uses the same identical tobacco base and flavoring style, I'll just copy what I wrote about that one... and I wll add a few further considerations at the end...

I usually don't like aromatics, but this is one of the best I have ever smoked, for several reasons:

1) the quality of the leaf is excellent

2) it smokes very regularly, not too fast nor too slow

3) it doesn't produce too much moisture

4) it tastes fresh, sweet and slightly fruity/sour

5) it never gets bitter, unlike other aromatics

6) the flavoring actually complements nicely the tobacco taste (yes, it DOES taste of tobacco, not of flavored cardboard), although it certainly is mild

7) the taste is delicate even if the tobacco feels rather sticky and over-cased at the touch

8) it does not bite at all, on the contrary it's very soft and never aggressive

Sure, it will leave a permanent mark on your pipe because it is VERY flavored. And the room aroma is very intense and sweet, which means that it's a matter of taste (my wife for example doesn't like the smell of very sweet aromatics).

Personally I feel that it's a tobacco that will be appreciated more by experienced smokers who can puff at a relaxed pace and enjoy both the nice fruity/chocolatey flavoring AND the underlying delicate tobacco background. But I would suggest it also to novices because, even if it costs more than the cheaper aromatics, it is actually in a league of its own.

Oh, and a recommendation: pack it loosely, because if pressed too much it tends to clog the bowl!

That was what I had written about the original Cube... and it still does apply to the Gold version. In what does it differ from the original one? Well, quite simply, the Gold is even MORE flavored: in addition to the other aromas (you still can feel the vanilla, the licorice and the chocolate) Mac Baren added a whole truckload of tropical fruits (in particular, I can taste passion fruit). The result is shamelessly fruity: I have never smoked a tobacco which had such an intense and marked sweet taste, at times it truly tastes like you are not smoking a pipe but sipping some tropical fruit juice. Of course this will be shocking to lovers of natural tobaccos, the so-called "Latakia talibans": if you hate added flavorings, stay very clear from this one. If you love plain Virginias or English mixtures and happen to stumble on Cube Gold, arm yourself with crucifixes and holy water because you will find this blend to be devil incarnate. Or, as it happened to me, you might be hooked by this perverted concoction and start smoking it all day long like a drug. Really, I should hate a tobacco like this because it's the antithesis of what I have always loved in pipe smoking. And yet, I like it a lot: it's tasty, it smokes great, it's fun. And I admire its shameless attitude of being 100% pure candy, 100% pure guilty pleasure. Definitely recommended, but with caution!

1 person found this review helpful.

Juanma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Juanma (8)
Medium Extra Strong Medium Overwhelming

Pocas veces he tirado un tabaco a la segunda cazoleta. Simplemente el peor tabaco (si es que se le puede llamar tabaco) que he fumado nunca y he fumado muchos. Sabe a goma quemada y plátano. Nauseabundo y además dejó un desagradable fantasma en las dos pipas diferentes en los que lo probé. Tabaco ideal para dejar de fumar en pipa.

Similar Blends: No hay ninguno que sepa tan mal!.

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Nick Prof. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick Prof. (27)
Very Mild Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Updated review on 27-August-2022: Having smoked a few bowls over the last 1 and half month from this tobacco, I would not change so much my review. Majorly, in latest bowls, I found the strength milder compared with the “medium” I initially experienced. I would give 3 starts comparing this tobacco with others of the same broader category (say “aromatics”), yet, recommended for those who love aromatics (it is one definitely worth try or keep in rotation), but it is also a good choice for cellaring or loading a bowl occasionally for those who are closer to English/non-aromatics/Virginia-based tobaccos. Good quality tobacco, quite unique, but as a small disadvantage (personally) is that it is quite mild in terms of strength (that of course could be an advantage for some folks).

Pipe Used: Different briar pipes

Age When Smoked: New to 2 months

Purchased From: Local shop

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Megalo Al Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Megalo Al (38)
Medium Extra Strong Overwhelming Pleasant

Una vera schifezza. Tutta la serie Cube è una vera schifezza. Non saprei come altro definirli: dolcissimi, nauseanti, non sanno nemmeno di tabacco e sembra di fumare dei Big Babol. Per carità statene alla larga a meno che non vi piacciano i panettoni tipo Skandinavik. Dio mio che schifo.

Similar Blends: Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Skandinavik Aromatic.

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albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium Very Pleasant

It is a good tobacco, very flavoured with strong Fruity Notes.

Is mainly a sweet Virginia Blend. s Not totally similar to other blends, but although is made in Denmark, it rassembles the American Aromatic Mixtures.

4 Stars for their quality,

But it can be smoked very slow, since it burns fast and hot.

Some People said to be reviewed also the Cube Silver, but Cube Silver Blend no more viewed in this database. In the other hand, Cube Silver is not the Regular Cube, since their formula and cut (reported here) are totally different.

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