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Navy Flake?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Beale, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. Beale

    Beale Active Member

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    I am looking for a good Navy Flake. My local JR's has:
    Dunhill
    Mac Baren
    Mc Clelland
    C&D

    Any suggestions from the above? Thanks Beale.
     
  2. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    MacBaren , Dunhill , McC and C&D .... in that order ... imo . Theyre all good .. Enjoy !
     
  3. Charles

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    MacBaren is by far the best of all those. I live off Navy Flake or OGS
     
  4. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    MacB Navy Flake is really awesome, and the price is great. If you're looking for a balance of great tobacco offered at an outstanding price, then MacB Navy Flake wins hands-down - especially if you buy in bulk ($39 a pound at Cup O' Joe.com) and cellar it.
     
  5. Beale

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    Thanks all! Beale.
     
  6. ruffinogold

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    If they have any PS Navy Flake .... give it a go as well . It's very good
     
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  7. alchemist

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    I don't even know what navy flake is. Five different people tell me five different things. I gather it once had to do with rum, so when I pressed and sliced a brick of flue-cure I had cased with rum, I called it "Navy Flake." Still not sure about it, though. :cfsd:
     
  8. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Yezzir, good stuff. I'm sitting on four ounces, and am gonna order a pound next month or so. I think the true meaning of "Navy Flake" has been corrupted and lost over the years, cuz LNF is a VaPer (light on the Per part). Still, it doesn't much matter cuz it's a damn good flake offered at damn good price.
     
  9. Beale

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    Question? Do all Navy Flakes have Rum? I was looking at the MacB yesterday. I did not see any listed in the ingredient list? I was hesitant to buy without knowing what exactly it is?
    Can someone describe the flavor for me? Beale.
     
  10. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    No. Not all Navy flakes are created equal. ;)
    I have at least two different Navy flakes. Both
    of which don't have rum added.
     
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  11. Beale

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    Thanks Snake! How about the Mac Baren? This is the one I am looking at? I want to try it but at $11.00 for a tin? I was just wondering about it in particular? Beale.
     
  12. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Never tried that MacB, but they always make good
    blends. Plus, you can't go wrong with a toby from
    Denmark! IMHO, of course. :cool:
     
  13. DocB

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    I need to try this Navy Flake that ya'll speak of...
     
  14. Eleven

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    you wont get wrong with Mac Barens Navy flake, as long as you like that "honey" casing Mac Baren is typical for, try it - you wont regret it....
     
  15. mtsgsd

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    I'm half-way through my first tin of MacB's Navy Flake, and I like it so much that I'm inclined to only buy flake from now on (but why limit myself?). Even so, I can't say that I notice that much sweetness from it, honey casing or not. :)
     
  16. TxPipesmoker

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    MacB Navy Flake is good like all have said here, but to ans... Beale,s question...yes MacB navy flake is cased with rum and therfore has a very light rum taste to it.. you won't be sorry if you buy it Beale
     
  17. ruffinogold

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    I think the MB Navy has a top note of rum or whatever but it's pretty subtle . It's one of those things where you'll notice it more if it wasnt there . Kinda like a quite bass line . Come to think of it , alot of these style blends have that subtle thing goin on . It's like SWR[ I know .. totaly different ] . SWR has a touch of something which is almost unnoticeable but makes a difference . Without it , I think it would taste just like PA[ which is fine ] . I find that whatever rumish flavor that is going on dosent stay the whole bowl .. but with out it .. I think would be different . I'll stop now cause I'm losing myself .. lol
     
  18. Redone

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    McB Navy is the Bomb and my #1 flake hands down ...go for it. PS navy has too much bite for me MCB is smooth and biteless.
     
  19. Beale

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    Thanks again all! This will be my next tin, Beale.
     
  20. soundlzrd

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    Redone, what am I missing? I read your post and decided to pop open my MB NF. Upon opening I was greeted with a wonderful grape smell. I thought, why have I waited so long! I then reached in and selected two flakes. They were stiff and semi dry to the touch. I went to fold them and they imediatly started to crumble like dry leaves.

    I sit here, still smoking, and am getting very little flavor. Occasionally some hints of espresso, but those are few and far between.

    One good thing I can say about it is it stays lit well. That could be because it is so dry.
     
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