This blend has it all. I don't agree with the rate "2" in the McB's scale of strength. I have another tin I'll age and see what that does. I would agree that it is not as complex as something like Best Brown or Full Virginia Flake, but it is not monotone either. With each testing we ended up wanting more taste nuances. This is a special blend of choice, fully ripe Burley and matured Virginia tobaccos. But by the time I finally finished the tin 40 smokes at least , I had become rather bored with it.
Mac Baren HH Pure Virginia (1.75oz Tin)
But by five or so it was more tasty. It is true that more attentiveness brings out the best in this product, as is probably true with most others as well. I had high expectations for this Virginian blend prior to receiving my tin. This is a natural aromatic mixture only a minimal casing as declared from the house. The HH line is a total departure from the other Mac Baren offerings, and have become not only my favorites from them, but some of my favorite blends overall. Hand's down one of my favorite Mac Baren blends and one of my favorites overall, I tried this blend out on a whim and am extremely pleased I did.
Mac Baren HH Mature Virginia - Puff Cigar Discussion Forums
The result is not a single note of flavor; it is more like a melody of Virginia flavors. Different Virginia tobaccos from 3 continents add a sweet natural taste. I'm really not a ritualistic type of guy. I was hoping to find more insight here. I like the blend, too, but I wasn't able to stock before it disappeared.
Other reviewers have said olives and I could go with that. The object is to make money, not bleed money. It's a cool, dry smoke. There is no casing or topping. Visually the tobacco was gorgeous Yeh, when I saw "peppery" I translated that to "burn" I know that everyone always says that Virginias in general burn hot and they do , but I smoke them all day, and if I just avoid The MacB attempts at Virginias I don't ever get anything close to a bite. It makes for a quite nice change of pace.