MacB Golden Extra

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  1. bowlerallover

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    Thanks to Jon (jpberg), I now love burley. I was a little hesitant at first since, being a newbie, I'm a little more accustomed to the OTC blends, but after trying this, I think I'm getting the hankering for some other stuff. All it took was some four year old MacB. Though it doesn't produce the huge amount of, in my opinion, low taste smoke that Captain Black does, it is more satisfying to me. Nice slow burn and what not. A nice nutty flavor with just a tiny hint of chocolate in the aftertaste. And a damn site better than paladin. Lol

    Anyway, just thought I possibly get some suggestions for some more tobacco like this? You guys are easily my largest resource of knowledge on the subject. Any input is definitely appreciated. (samples too!). Ha just kidding. Thanks guys.


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  2. nitehawk

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    LOL......yeah, MacB's Golden Extra is a good, rich, mellow smoke. If ya need any more advice, just ask Jon........he knows the good stuff.
     
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  3. HCraven

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    Well, Nitehawk turned me on to PS Cube Cut. It's a nice, straightforward Burley of high quality, and kind of a no-brainer to smoke. Just top up your pipe with the handy little cubes and off you go. Ruff sent me some Wessex Burley Broadcut in the Blind Review, too, and it is really creamy and delicious. It has some Cavendish, though not too much, which complimented the Burley quite nicely. Both are highly recommended from someone who has historically not had a lot of use for Burley.

    Herb
     
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  4. RTOdhner

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    MacB Golden Extra and PS Cubed Burly are really great Burly blends. The best price for I've found for either is over at Mars Cigars, where they run, roughly, $25 a pound - which is actually cheaper than an OTC because Carter Hall and Kentucky Club Mild (two close counterparts) run about $27 for 12oz. I really like CH and KCM, but I don't think they are as good as MacB Golden Extra or PS Cubed Burly, yet those storied OTC's cost more. Of course, CH and KCM come pre-packaged in handy tubs that keep the tobacco good for a long time so there is no need to shell-out another $6 or so on Mason jars.

    MacB London Blend and MacB Symphony are OTC-style blends, but with higher quality tobacco. PS Natural, Natural Dutch Cavendish, and Aromatic Dutch Slices are three more OTC-style tobies made with higher quality tobacco; however, these are very mild smokes and I only care for them as morning smokes. This is not to slight these fine PS blends, because I like mild and gentle smokes in the morning with a cup of coffee and that first pipe of the day is a big thing for me.
     
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  5. Snake

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    There's also ABF. For the unindoctrinated,
    that's Solani Aged Burley Flake. +1 on the
    Golden Extra!
     
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    I have an unopened tin of Golden Extra from 1974...may pop it open one day.
     
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    I feel the need to resurrect a GE thread. I'm sitting on the front porch enjoying a cob full of this toasty goodness. It's not mind blowing, but it's really, really good. Deserves a little recognition every now and then.
     
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  8. Lestrade

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    Burley London Blend is another great one.
     
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  9. RTOdhner

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    Yes, indeed. That pretty much sums up the entire MacB line, and that's why I've cellared so many of their blends. I'll be adding three or four tins of Golden Extra next month.
     
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  10. BradNTX

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    You could take the entire list above and have a great line up of Burleys. I'm a big fan of all mentioned:
    Solani Aged Burley Flake (ABF)
    Mac Baren Golden Extra & London Blend
    Stokkebye Cube Cut
    and will add Esoterica Stonehaven, which has a small quantity of Virginia mixed in, but is oh so good.
     
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