Puffer Fish with many spikes
Join Date: Apr 2009
Mac Baren Mixture Flake
I'm sipping Mixture Flake just like I do Navy Flake, and it's steadily growing on me with each little pull on the bit end. The most notable thing is that this flake allows itself to be smoked at a low level of burning - it appears to be going out but doesn't, at least not right away, and usually stays lit and smoking steady for an acceptable length of time. But what you can sip out of this subdued combustion is more flavorful and rich than is a full-bodied smoke-intensive mouthful from other, heavier blends. Sip works here. Of course it reminds me of NF, but here in MF the honey is a sidebar note, except on the sidestream pickup where it is stronger, but leaving some residual sweetness on the palate. The fine VaBur asserts itself over the honey more clearly in MF than in NF.
Liking it, and growing to love it. No bite whatsoever. I had been smoking some Sollums Black that left me with a bit of a blanket tongue, but MF did not exacerbate it and, mirabile dictu, it may have ameliorated it.