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Blackhorse
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PostSubject: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptySun Sep 23, 2018 11:38 am

I have very limited experience with Mac Baren aromatics, having mostly dabbled in their HH series blends. I do enjoy Aros on occasion...and Iím looking forward to Winter fireside puffing. So dipping a toe in this pond seemed like a good idea (at the time). Hey...what could go wrong?

Iíve never tried any of these, but they are very highly recommended by the nimrods at the Tobacco Review site.

1. Mac Baren MIXTURE Scottish Blend 100g tin
2. Mac Baren Golden Extra 2oz bulk
3. Mac Baren 7 Seas Black 4 Oz bulk
4. Amphora Special Reserve Black Cavendish 1.75oz pouch
5. Sillemís Copenhagen Pipe Tobacco Tin - 50g
6. Stanwell Melange 1.75 Ounce Tin (2)
7. Country Squire White Rose - 2oz bulk
8. Country Squire Delta Honeydew - 2oz bulk
9. Country Squire Rivendell - 4oz bulk
10. Country Squire Meriwether - 4oz bulk

These will likely go into a meer (a medium CAO Holmes & Watson or a Falcon sporting a meer bowl) or one of seemingly a hundred MM cobs that litter my place like Fall leaves on the lawn. The Mixture Scottish Blend is supposed to do particularly well in a Cob...which is reported to ease its known tendency to bite if not treated with kid gloves.

Note: several of these are available in bulk and tins. I doubt that the Amphora is. Anyone out there with personal experience in how the tin might be different than the bulk...or do they taste and perform exactly Alike?

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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptySun Sep 23, 2018 12:23 pm

The only one Iíve sampled is the Golden Extra, hints of chocolate and mild Burley flavor with traces of Virginia at times, I liked it.
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptySun Sep 23, 2018 7:42 pm

fishnbanjo wrote:
The only one Iíve sampled is the Golden Extra, hints of chocolate and mild Burley flavor with traces of Virginia at times, I liked it.
banjo

I was surprised at how reasonable the bulk blend was.

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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyTue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 am

Adjusted my overall series with a few more items from The Country Squire, arguably my favorite B&M blender of aromatic blends.

New list of The Big Fall TAD Thing:

1. Mac Baren MIXTURE Scottish Blend 100g tin
2. Mac Baren Golden Extra 2oz bulk
3. Mac Baren 7 Seas Black 4 Oz bulk
4. Amphora Special Reserve Black Cavendish 1.75oz pouch
5. Sillemís Copenhagen Pipe Tobacco Tin - 50g
6. Stanwell Melange 1.75 Ounce Tin (2)
7. Country Squire White Rose - 2oz bulk
8. Country Squire Delta Honeydew - 2oz bulk
9. Country Squire Rivendell - 4oz bulk
10. Country Squire Meriwether - 4oz bulk

That should keep me sweet well into Winter!

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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyTue Sep 25, 2018 5:35 am

I like Mixture: Scottish Blend and Golden Extra. These are just great smokes.
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyTue Sep 25, 2018 8:54 am

Excellent. Iíve seen and heard great things about both. Theyíre both noted as ďfast puffing equals bite, slow puffing brings delightĒ blends. So I will TRY to keep my typical mad puffing cadence under control.

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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyTue Sep 25, 2018 11:56 am

I was never a believer in the "you need to smoke several bowls if it, to get it" theory until I started smoking Scottish Blend.

There a few nuances to it that I didn't on the first 4-5 passes, but it's a good one for sure. Kind of sweet, fragrant wood-smoke sidestream experience. Reminds me of the aroma of hickory coming off the old smoker/grill.

It also favors having a dedicated pipe. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyMon Nov 26, 2018 7:17 am

Scottish Mixture is probably my favorite of the Mac Baren blends. It has been a staple for twenty to thirty years. It purchase it in bulk and seal it in jars to age. It is good when it is new and much better with a little time on it. Enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyMon Nov 26, 2018 1:04 pm

Nice haul, BH.

Only had experience of 7 Seas Black... Really enjoyed it. In fact thinking about it, I've still got a little jarred up. Mmm... must get back into it and perhaps do a quick replen. Cheers BH!
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyTue Nov 27, 2018 11:44 pm

Iíve only had experience with #ís 1&2. I think Scottish mixture is a great blend. Treat it right and itís good all day long. Golden extra is good but I really have to be in the mood for it. Definitely not my go to smoke. But will bite like a pitbull if not careful.
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 6:37 pm

I like the ďfast puffing equals bite, slow puffing brings delightĒ slogan. Great for a t-shirt.
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
fishnbanjo wrote:
The only one Iíve sampled is the Golden Extra, hints of chocolate and mild Burley flavor with traces of Virginia at times, I liked it.
banjo

I was surprised at how reasonable the bulk blend was.
Second the opinion on the Golden Extra (back in my day it was Golden Blend!!). I do remember the tin tobacco seemed more of a broken flake while the bulk (of which I have quite a bit!) is a bit more of a ribbon. Never smoked it in a Meer; cobs do wonderfully as do several of my smaller briars. cheers and enjoy FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 10:26 pm

Nice haul! I have a lb of the scottish mixture and did the deal with the ashtray. Wasn't disappointed. I know it is a surprise but I have not had those Country Squire blends. Been stuck on Old Toby and Second Breakfast. I have read folks blend Rivendale with Green Dragon and call it Weather Top!

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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 10:42 pm

Nice haul. I guess I'll have to broaden my horizons and get some of that Scottish Mix! I've never tried it and a lot of guys like it.
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Had a chance to make my own t-shirt and it will be here next week.
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PostSubject: Re: Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time!   Mac Baren TAD - Itís ARO time! EmptyFri Mar 08, 2019 9:34 pm

I find that Scottish Mixture can be a little bitey if not sipped, but with a few years of age, it settles down, and becomes a little more well rounded with no bite. Never had trouble with Golden Extra.
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