Mac Baren Plumcake, Thoughts From a Novice

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greeneyes

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I put the better part of a tin in a jar and forgot about it; after a year it bit considerably less.
I don't appreciate a blend that forces you to smoke it slowly or suffer the consequences.
 

Spinkle

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I am smoking this as I type, almost to the end of this my first tin. I think it is a stellar blend. This stuff never even comes close to biting me - I refused to even try regular Mac Baren blends hearing of all the bite. I do not find that to be my experience at all, though perhaps waiting until I had a good year of practice under my belt is what made the difference.
 
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Simmerdown

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As tastes vary, Plumcake was one of the very few blends that I can’t tolerate. It left a funky sweet aftertaste that completely turned me off. Got through half a tin & sent the rest to another who appreciated it.

Good review though & glad you enjoyed it!😉☕
 
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Pierre1965

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I wonder if it’s a chemistry thing. I don’t get bite from Mac Baren, but I also find many C&D blends harsh. Is it an either/or depending on your ph?
I agree. I love the way several C&D blends smell, but I have a hard time smoking them. I know they're good blends, but I get strong cigarette flavor and "harshness". I don't know exactly how to describe it? You may be on to it being a body chemistry thing because I know several others who smoke the same blends and don't experience them the way I do. I really enjoy a heavily Latakia forward blend while some I know would rather chew glass than smoke latakia.
 
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