MacBaren 7 Seas Gold

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  1. jhe888

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    I got a sample of this from smokingpipes.com. It isn't the kind of thing I usually smoke.

    It is labeled as a blend of Virginia and Burley. It is a lovely golden brown color with medium ribbons. In the pouch it smells of chocolate and a little of fruit - perhaps raisins or plums. The label claims vanilla too, but I didn't smell vanilla as a separate note. The casing isn't overpowering although I can't say chocolate and toby are things that I would put together.

    It loaded and lit very easily. It burned all the way to the bottom with no relights. It produced a nice dry smoke with a good volume of smoke. I had opened the pouch a week or so ago and kept in a tupperware, so it was a shade dryer than when brand new.

    The tobacco comes through. I think the Burley predominates and it has a certain brightness. There is a a hint of a cigarette taste. The Virginia is there, too, but in the background. It adds some sweetness. There is a little hint of the chocolate in the taste, and in the smell when burned, but, a little to my surprise, it was not overpowering or cloying.

    This was a nice, pleasant smoke with enough tobacco taste to make a smoker happy. I would say it was light in nicotine. It was not a spectacular, rich, sensual, and heavy tobacco, but was something you could smoke all day, or when you want a lighter smoke.

    All in all, a 6 or 7 out of 10. I liked it. I am not really an aromatic and Burley smoker, so if those are your cup of tea, you might like it more.
     


  2. Sasquatch

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    Sounds better than the Blue, which I found to be cloying and mouth-coating at times.
     
  3. Ivycap

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    It sounds like MacBaren is trying to replicate the Captain Black line.
     
  4. Sasquatch

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    Obviously that's the market they are hitting - same colors on the package and a nautical motif. But the Royal is not like Captain Black Royal at all. It sounds to me like the Gold one is the most similar.
     
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