sagesmoke

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Real NameMatthew Slaske
Joined2004-01
Last Visited2021-10
LocationHillsboro, NH

I've smoked on & off for almost 30 years now. I began my fascination with pipes & tobacco after reading Tolkien in my teens. Since then I've been discovering many fine, premium tobaccos and enjoying them as a relaxing, contemplative part of my life. As an astronomy buff, I can think of no better quiet-time than sitting at my telescope and stargazing while enjoying a nice ale and a warm pipe of fine tobacco.

77 2oz jars in my cellar now dating back to 2010 and including a few favs not available anymore (2 dwindling jars of McClellands 3 Oaks Syrian being top of that list). Along with big jars of staple "drug-store blends", I also cellar 2oz of my own "Muddle Mixture" from the leavings of my sloppy pipe stuffing technique and even a dried-up tiny cigar or 2 (no Aro's in there, please!) nearly every season.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2010-01-22 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 212 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-25 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 ★★★★ 3.6
2013-11-25 Rattray - Old Gowrie (British Collection) 283 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-01-22 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 145 ★★★★ 3.6
2013-11-25 Sillem's - Black 98 ★★★★ 3.4

Reviews

14 reviews
8 helpful votes
4 star:
4 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
6 Recommended
2 star:
2 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
2 Not Recommended

Preferences: Burley 3.5, Virginia 3.5

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2011-12-22 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 488 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-12-13 Tinder Box - Crown Royale 5 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2011-12-13 Tinder Box - Honey Maple 6 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2011-12-13 Tinder Box - Captain Spice 13 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-02-13 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 375 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-02-01 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 252 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2010-01-30 Hearth & Home - Anniversary Kake (Signature Series) 155 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-01-22 Robert McConnell - Black and Gold 22 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2010-01-22 Tinder Box - Black Russian 13 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-01-22 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 145 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-01-22 McClelland - Deep Hollow (Craftsbury Series) 81 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2010-01-22 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 212 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-01-22 Clan Shaw - High Plains 1 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-01-22 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 481 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.5