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Flavor  rated 5/5   Recommend It?  rated 5/5   Tin Aroma  rated 4/5  
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Brand: Mac Baren
Tin Description: This blend includes Virginias, burleys, original cavendish, dark fired Kentucky, orientals and of course a fair amont of Perique. The HH Acadian Perique has no top flavor at all which means that you will only enjoy the tobacco taste. When smoked you will experience no tongue bite and this blend will smoke to the bottom, leaving only dry ashes. it is a rich, flavorful and very satisfying smoke.
Country of Origin: DK
Curing Group: Flue Cured
Contents: Burley, Kentucky, Cavendish, Virginia, Perique, Oriental
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: 100g tin

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# 23/5/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by big_dummy

A Savory Gem

For me - something of a novelty, not in my regular rotation (although I will always keep some in my cellar) - a Savory VaPer! Most Virginia/Perique blends tend toward the sweet end of the Virginia flavor continuum, but this has enough dark-fired leaf in it, along with a full measure of the eponymous weed, that it gets turned into something much more "brut" than a VaPer's usual sec (or demi-sec anyway). The cut is almost a shag-like ribbon that packs well, if a little damp at first, although by the end of the tin it's just about perfect, and burns without a relight to the bottom of the bowl with a nice mottled ash. I am not a huge fan of most MacBaren blends, as I find them invariably too sweet. How ironic then that they produce this, the most savory of VaPers. Best for me packed lightly in a large bowled meer, but, as always, experimentation yields the best results.

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# 26/3/2012 User rated 5/5
Review by The German

Beautiful blend

I first learned of this blend on a different forum and from Mac Baren's own website. I could not quite understand why this, out of four HH blends available at the time, would not be offered in my home country, but there you are. I tried to get a sample wherever I went, and until recently was just plain out of luck.

My trusty local tobacco company actually was among the first to get a few tins when the Acadian finally began to be imported, and I, thankfully, was among the first to get a tin.

So... open tin. My first impression was, "Kentucky!" followed by Perique and Burley. The leaf was a tad more moist than I am used to from Mac Baren, but still good to light up, which I did. The smoke starts out complex, with notes of chocolate and liquorice in taste (Burley and Perique), smokiness and sweetness (KY and VA), and a lot of variety in their relative strengths -- this is a very interesting smoke!

Also, it burns down to only a mottled ash; there is no harshness in there, but a good amount of strength--enough Nic to make this blend put a wide grin on my face while I savour the tastes. The room note, of course, is a matter for debate. I don't think the smoker is going to make too many friends based on it...

Not for the beginner; I think Henrik Halberg has produced his masterpiece with this blend. Enough strength, real, honest tobacco, and the cut works with all pipes I have tried so far... for me, it's hard to improve upon.

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