Mac Baren Capstan Gold Navy Cut

This blend is a composition of select, bright, sun cured Virginia leaf. Pressed, stored and cut into flakes. Capstan Gold Flake with the natural Virginia sweetness is a must try for everyone who appreciates a good, straightforward Virginia Blend.
Notes: Formally blended by Orlik and originally by W.D. & H.O. Wills. See W.D. & H.O. Wills for reviews of the original Capstan Gold Navy Cut. Produced by Mac Baren since 2006.


Brand Mac Baren
Blended By Mac Baren
Manufactured By Mac Baren
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.34 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 12, 2022 Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable
Capstan Yellow... to me a useless smoke, quite expensive too, considering that in Italy it costs 16euro aprox...

In my short and humble experience, the Virginia flavour for pipe smokers is one of the dangerous unicorns, the factor that makes you spend more for less, just for snobbism and marketing.

Tobaccos blends that are popular for their Virginias (i've to try the red virginias before including them), usually they don't taste of anything. We all agree that water is amazing because of its Nature but it tastes of nothing: well, Virginia tobacco is exactly the same. Super useful to balance a blend, useless by itself.

I've a fresh and young mouth, not burned with cigars, cigarettes or hours of pipe smoking. The Capstain Yello taste of neutral vapour with some far feedback of "hay". Stop. the ones that feel honey, citrus of whatever and other things have a huge imagination.

Capstain (the old classic recipe, not the MacBaren one) built its reputation on being one of the favourite blends of Tolkien, the Lord of Ring creator. Chapeau. Stop.

The modern pipe smokers that need to impress others trying to look sophisticated and with some "Third eye sensitivity" on tobaccos use tobaccoes as Capstain as filter against the ones that dodge it because it taste nothing and costs quite a lot. Navy cut in slices?! "oh my gosh that's so cool". Vogue, stop.

Capstain and BlueNote until now are my biggest and most expensive delusions and, guess what?! They are "famous" for their virginias ... Some of you can tell me I don't know how to smoke them or whatever, that Virginias improve getting a little drier ... sorry, that's a joke.

Blends as Capstain and BlueNote are chic but not tasty, stop.
Pipe Used: Billiard
PurchasedFrom: Spain
Age When Smoked: 1
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