Phonomet

Real NameMichael Collings
Joined2012-07
Last Visited2017-06
LocationUnknown

I am a musician by trade and needless to say, a pipe smoker by hobby (it would be interesting to be a professional pipe smoker.) I am new to the pipe and this website has been a great help in purchasing new tobaccos.

I don't review tobaccos that I cannot finish at least a small pouch of. There are so many great tobaccos to sample out there that I don't have time (or money) to waste!

one star: good enough to finish, but not to buy again (would be happy to recieve as a gift)

two stars: enjoyable and recommended

three stars: pure pleasure

four stars: transcendently good

Most of my pipes are inexpensive but varied enough in shape and size, allowing me to explore the different ways tobaccos respond to different pipes.

Badges

Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Reviews

44 reviews
91 helpful votes
4 star:
8 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
22 Recommended
2 star:
13 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Oriental/Turkish 3.5, Latakia 3.4, Perique 3.3, Virginia 3.2, Burley 3.2, Kentucky 3.2

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2015-10-18 Cornell & Diehl - Big n' Burley 74 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-10-04 John Cotton - John Cotton's Number 1 Mild (re-release) 23 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-10-04 John Cotton - John Cotton's Smyrna 33 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2014-06-15 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 253 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-06-15 Tabac Manil - La Brumeuse (Pure Semois) 77 14 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-06-15 Newminster - No. 1 All Natural 8 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-06-15 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2014-05-27 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2014-03-27 Peretti - Park Square (English Blends) 22 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-03-27 Mac Baren - Navy Mixture 35 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2014-02-10 G. L. Pease - Triple Play (New World Collection) 71 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-01-26 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 298 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-01-25 Cornell & Diehl - Dark Burley 16 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-01-25 Rich's - Rainy Days and Mondays 3 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2014-01-25 Peretti - Royal Blend (English Blends) 40 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2014-01-25 B&B Tobacconists, llc - Country Gentleman 4 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-11-01 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 86 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-10-13 Borkum Riff - Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey (Bronze) 307 4 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2013-10-13 McClelland - No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake 171 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-10-10 Cornell & Diehl - Exhausted Rooster 99 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-07-28 Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake (Sea Scoundrels) 214 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-07-24 B&B Tobacconists, llc - Scott's Companion 7 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2013-07-24 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-07-24 Lane Limited - 1-Q 389 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-07-24 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Blend No.5 (Sutliff Private Stock) 79 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-07-24 Mac Baren - Burley London Blend 157 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-07-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Five Brothers 152 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-05-16 Peterson - Nightcap 666 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-03-31 Hearth & Home - Black House (Marquee Series) 109 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2013-03-29 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 443 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2013-03-09 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 481 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-02-28 Esoterica Tobacciana - And So To Bed 95 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-02-17 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 269 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-02-16 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 462 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-01-17 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 164 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-01-17 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 233 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-01-17 Mac Baren - Plumcake 290 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-12-06 B&B Tobacconists, llc - Beck's Ol' Limey Bastard 52 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-10-20 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 395 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-10-20 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 141 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-10-20 Davidoff - Royalty 126 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-10-20 Peterson - My Mixture 965 609 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-09-13 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 495 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-09-12 Hearth & Home - Armada (Signature Series) 20 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2