Mac Baren HH Latakia Flake Review - Pix

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ahmadothman

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Apr 26, 2016
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Egypt
Just looking at a tin of this, presentation is neat and grande. Flakes are well pressed and easy to break. Hot pressing them, gives them a unified look and feel. Aroma out of the tin is great. That smooth, smoky and incense sweet Latakia aroma. Breaking a flake is a breeze. Actually more than you think, It makes it hard to use fold method on it. It requires some dry time. 30 minutes did the trick for me. It lights very easily, and stays lit. Requires minimal to no relights at all. On first light, your palette is greated with a strong flavour of Latakia, reminiscent of those used in Dunhill blends. It is tasty, creamy, smooth and cool.. It gives a joy of Latakia for the first part of the bowl. Afterwards, It opens up a bit. Some creamy, and herby orientals alongside sharp yet gentle high note grassy Virginia complement the Latakia in an excellent way.It has a great body of smoke. It keeps its consistent flavour and aroma throughout the bowl. It leaves a bit of moisture while smoking, so you may need to clean the smoke hole once or twice. So, a Peterson System or any army mount pipe would be useful.. It burns cool and clean till the end and leaves second to none dottle.. And clean, well burnt ash. For a lover of Latakia, this is definitely heaven.. A medium bodied, complex yet not overwhelming blend with a low to medium nicotine hit and no harshness whatsoever. This blend will definitely make my rotation, and I shall enjoy it as much as I can
Pipe Used: Peterson Pipe of the year 2014 Ebony
Age When Smoked: Fresh tin






 

jackswilling

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Feb 15, 2015
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I put up a thread on this blend a couple weeks ago, most excellent and in my top 5. Nice mellow Latakia blend that is lighter on the Latakia than the name suggests. Smooth stuff.

 

ahmadothman

Preferred Member
Apr 26, 2016
751
0
Egypt
I put up a thread on this blend a couple weeks ago, most excellent and in my top 5. Nice mellow Latakia blend that is lighter on the Latakia than the name suggests. Smooth stuff
It is in my top 5 now indeed.. Such a mellow, smooth and creamy blend
Wow, might have to get a tin of that. That stuff is beautiful.
Please do so...You won't regret it
This is a great blend and shines when smoked really slowly.
And given proper drying time..then it takes you to heaven