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Real NameJohn Sabia
Joined2004-02
Last Visited2022-01
LocationFannin County Georgia

Pipe smoker since I was a kid . Owned a pipe shop in Temple Terrace Fl for a time . Member of Pipe Smokers Forum . Guitar player and wood finish guru

God smokes burley

Badges

Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Connoisseur Has reviewed at least 50 tobaccos from at least 10 brands.
Virtuoso Has received upvotes on 80% of their reviews.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2014-03-07 Iwan Ries - Old Colonial 13 ★★★☆ 3.1
2014-03-07 Iwan Ries - China Black Fire Cured 21 ★★★☆ 2.4
2014-03-07 J. F. Germain & Son - Royal Jersey Perique Mixture 52 ★★★★ 3.2
2014-03-07 J. F. Germain & Son - Eighteen Twenty 49 ★★★★ 3.2
2015-05-10 Mac Baren - Golden Extra 83 ★★★★ 3.2
2014-03-07 Mac Baren - Original Flake 59 ★★★★ 3.1
2004-02-20 Mac Baren - Latakia Blend 73 ★★☆☆ 2.4
2014-03-07 McClelland - No. 24 (Matured Virginias) 84 ★★★★ 3.5

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2019-11-08 John Middleton, Inc - Kentucky Club Continental Blend 11 ★★★☆ 2.6
2019-11-08 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Warrior Plug 35 ★★★☆ 3.1

Reviews

109 reviews
450 helpful votes
4 star:
51 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
39 Recommended
2 star:
12 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
7 Not Recommended

Preferences: Latakia 3.7, Virginia 3.6, Kentucky 3.6, Cavendish 3.6, Oriental/Turkish 3.5, Black Cavendish 3.5, Perique 3.5, Burley 3.5

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-11-26 Backwoods - All Natural Tobacco 11 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2019-11-08 John Middleton, Inc - Kentucky Club Continental Blend 11 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.6
2017-03-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Five Brothers 148 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-03-11 Iwan Ries - China Black Vanilla Burley 15 1 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2017-03-11 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Aromatic English #504 21 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-03-11 Iwan Ries - Canadian Plug 9 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.1
2016-11-26 Newminster - No. 400 Superior Navy Flake 68 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2016-11-19 Hearth & Home - AJ's VaPer (Signature Series) 44 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2016-11-19 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - C'est La Vie 24 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2016-11-19 McClelland - Tawny Flake (Blakeney's Best) 27 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-11-19 Villiger - Original Export 4 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-11-18 Mac Baren - Solent Mixture 51 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-11-18 Mac Baren - Black Ambrosia 112 11 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2016-11-18 Wessex - Red Virginia Flake 24 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-08-15 Milan Tobacconists - Triple Crown 6 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-06-18 McClelland - Easy Street (Premium Aromatic) 24 8 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.4
2016-03-11 Larus & Brother Company, Inc - Edgeworth Aromatic (Red) 4 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-05-10 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Top Black Cherry 60 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2015-05-10 Cult - Blood Red Moon 105 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-02-16 pipesandcigars.com - Angler's Dream 26 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-02-16 McClelland - 2014 Holiday Spirit 7 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-02-16 Watch City Cigar - Deluxe Crumb Cut 17 18 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2014-11-10 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Warrior Plug 35 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2014-11-10 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 275 37 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2014-11-10 Rattray - Bagpiper's Dream 61 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-11-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Dark Decadence Z93 10 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2014-11-10 Lane Limited - Captain Black Dark 63 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-11-10 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half Regular 52 3 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2014-11-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Tobacco Galleria - Blue Note 67 5 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2014-04-03 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Dutch Masters Cherry Cavendish 17 3 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2014-03-07 J. F. Germain & Son - Eighteen Twenty 49 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-02-02 McClelland - 2012 Holiday Spirit 7 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2014-02-02 McClelland - 2011 Holiday Spirit 3 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-02-02 McClelland - No. 24 (Matured Virginias) 84 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-10-16 Ashton - Gold Rush 46 9 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-09-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Maple Street (Sutliff Private Stock) 87 9 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-09-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Molto Dolce (Sutliff Private Stock) 170 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-09-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - South Seas (Sutliff Private Stock) 10 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-09-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - St. George's Blend (Sutliff Private Stock) 10 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-07-10 Smoker's Pride - Black Cavendish 66 8 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2013-07-10 Iwan Ries - Three Star Green 15 2 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2013-07-10 Iwan Ries - Old Colonial 13 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-07-10 Iwan Ries - Three Star Cordial Cherry 10 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-07-10 Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue 99 2 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2013-07-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Creme Brulee #701 60 9 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2013-06-24 Iwan Ries - China Black Fire Cured 21 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.4
2013-05-21 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend 67 30 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-02-23 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 214 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-09-05 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Chocolate Mousse B30 26 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2012-09-04 Mac Baren - Original Flake 59 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-08-23 Peter Stokkebye - Optimum (No.31) 49 16 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2012-07-01 James Fox - Hibernia 6 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2012-05-05 Sutliff Tobacco Company - CD Blend (Sutliff Private Stock) 13 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-10-18 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Man's Best Friend Blend (Sutliff Private Stock) 30 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-09-24 Peter Heinrichs - No. 127 1 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-06-21 Villiger - Mid-Day (1888) 26 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-05-08 McClelland - Aurora (Collector Series) 40 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-05-08 John Middleton, Inc - Walnut 90 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-04-21 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 248 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-03-24 Peter Stokkebye - Sweet Vanilla (No.6) 37 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-03-15 CAO - Cherry Bomb 46 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2011-02-28 Samuel Gawith - Firedance Flake 135 14 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-01-21 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 164 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-01 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert Soft Vanilla Cavendish 40 6 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2010-12-01 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 257 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2010-09-21 Davidoff - Danish Mixture 82 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-09-21 G. L. Pease - Embarcadero (Fog City Selection) 95 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-08-08 Anthony Cranswick - Grey Castle 5 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2010-08-08 Davidoff - Scottish Mixture 79 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2010-08-08 Davidoff - Oriental Mixture 16 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2010-05-01 Iwan Ries - Three Star Bronze 10 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-05-01 Iwan Ries - Dr. Bradley 30 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-04-15 Iwan Ries - Private Blend 9 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2010-04-14 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Aromatic 82 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2010-02-05 Petersen & Sorensen - Tradition 10 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2009-12-04 Exclusiv - No. 6 (Sherry & Cherry) 14 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.5
2009-12-04 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 259 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2009-12-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 125 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2009-11-15 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 353 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2009-11-15 Schermerhorn - Schermerhorn's Flake Mixture 6 0 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2009-11-15 Schermerhorn - Bestoval 4 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2009-11-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Great Outdoors (Sutliff Private Stock) 53 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2009-11-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic 173 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-10-17 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed 75 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-10-17 Iwan Ries - Three Star Royale 28 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2009-10-15 Iwan Ries - Three Star Cordial Buttered Rum 17 1 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.9
2009-08-29 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Troost Special Cavendish 48 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2009-08-26 Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake (Sea Scoundrels) 208 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-08-26 Borkum Riff - Ultra Light 51 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2009-08-26 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 226 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-08-26 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Skandinavik Regular 41 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2009-08-26 Iwan Ries - Three Star Dutch 4 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.0
2009-08-26 Iwan Ries - Three Star Banner-Lite 9 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-08-26 Iwan Ries - Three Star Red 8 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.6
2009-08-22 Peter Stokkebye - English Oriental Supreme (No.306) 83 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2009-08-22 Peter Stokkebye - Black Currant Cavendish (No.45) 11 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2009-08-22 House of Windsor - Argosy Black 33 0 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2009-08-22 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 134 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-08-22 John Middleton, Inc - London Dock 10 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2009-08-22 John Middleton, Inc - Apple Pipe Tobacco 63 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2009-08-22 Mac Baren - Golden Extra 83 40 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-04-18 Mac Baren - Golden Blend 93 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2006-04-18 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster 112 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2005-09-19 Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake 208 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2004-02-20 Mac Baren - Latakia Blend 73 4 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2004-02-08 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 378 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2004-02-08 Mac Baren - Amphora Original Blend 112 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2004-02-08 Peterson - Standard Mixture 198 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2004-02-08 John Middleton, Inc - Cherry Blend 113 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3