Steerpike

Joined2004-03
Last Visited2021-08
LocationUnknown

I'm a country boy, grew up in the home counties and the smell of pipe tobacco was never far away.

My hobbies are numerous. I was a keen cyclist and raced at a high level in the UK for a few years. I enjoy all outdoors pursuits - hiking, camping, adventures in general and country crafts.

I mostly smoke briars, but have a meerschaum eagles claw that I've been working quite seriously on, it's getting quite well coloured now.

I occasionally enjoy a real gourd and meerschaum calabash that I bought myself when I completed my first degree, it really is an excellent smoke- always dry and very smooth and cool.

My favourite pipe is a little Peterson "System Standard 317" which has accompanied me on all of my hikes, holidays and adventures, and kept me company by many campfires. It is indestructible, which is why I started using it for such purposes- you can sit on it in your pocket or drop it on a rock, it doesn't care! Also because it always smokes dry, even after several days use and a shortage of pipecleaners. I only smoke English mixtures in that pipe.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Connoisseur Has reviewed at least 50 tobaccos from at least 10 brands.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2019-07-01 Dunhill - Light Flake 110 ★★★★ 3.1
2019-07-01 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Cut Plug Aromatic 9 ★★★★ 3.6
2019-07-01 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 162 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-07-01 Peterson - Nightcap 646 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-07-01 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 197 ★★★★ 3.4
2019-11-07 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 85 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-07-01 Samuel Gawith - Bracken Flake 106 ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-07-01 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 375 ★★★☆ 2.9

Reviews

144 reviews
383 helpful votes
4 star:
45 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
52 Recommended
2 star:
38 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
9 Not Recommended

Preferences: Oriental/Turkish 3.8, Perique 3.7, Latakia 3.6, Black Cavendish 3.6, Kentucky 3.6, Virginia 3.5, Burley 3.4

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-08-16 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Grasmere Flake 36 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-01-12 Comoy's of London - Cornish Mixture 10 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2021-01-10 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Perique Flake #27 (Reunion) 4 3 ★★★☆ 3.8
2020-09-23 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 523 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-09-23 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Plug 23 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2020-09-01 Samuel Gawith - Cob Plug 31 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-08-10 Charatan - First Bowl 5 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2020-07-27 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bright CR Flake 70 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-07-19 Samuel Gawith - Kendal Cream Deluxe Flake 159 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-07-13 W.O. Larsen - Aromatica 1 1 ★☆☆☆ 1.0
2020-07-13 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - No. 7 Broken Flake 37 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-07-13 Mac Baren - Three Nuns (pouch version) 21 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2020-07-13 W.O. Larsen - Selected Blend No. 32 Curly Flake 13 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2020-07-13 Exclusiv - Apricot 2 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.5
2020-07-13 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - American Blend Sweet Peach 11 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.7
2020-07-13 Holland House - Holland House Aromatic 27 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-07-06 Dunhill - My Mixture 221B Baker Street 17 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2020-06-29 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bosun Cut Plug 64 8 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2020-06-10 Charatan - Curzon Mixture 5 1 ★☆☆☆ 2.8
2020-06-02 Charatan - Victorian Mixture 6 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-05-03 Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection) 260 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-04-23 Charatan - Virginia Three Year Matured 3 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2020-04-17 Peterson - 1865 Mixture (Founders Collection) 9 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2020-04-14 Rattray - Old Gowrie (British Collection) 283 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-04-06 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 263 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-03-26 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 193 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-03-25 Charatan - FC 1863 Mixture 2 2 ★★★☆ 3.5
2020-03-24 Samuel Gawith - Perfection 131 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-03-07 Charatan - Four Leaf 3 3 ★★☆☆ 2.3
2020-02-20 Charatan - No. 10 Mixture 2 3 ★★★☆ 2.0
2020-01-27 Charatan - Black Flake 6 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-01-16 Peterson - Wild Atlantic 52 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-01-11 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 195 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-01-03 Solani - 633: Virginia Flake with Perique 156 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-12-30 Charatan - 1992 Mixture 2 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-12-11 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Bosun Flake 4 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-12-09 Rattray - Accountant's Mixture 61 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2019-11-27 Dunhill - Aperitif 142 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-11-20 Samuel Gawith - St. James Plug 14 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2019-11-19 Robert McConnell - Scottish Flake 99 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-11-18 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Brown Flake 81 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-11-07 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 85 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-10-11 Charatan - Royal Ensign Mixture 2 4 ★★☆☆ 2.5
2019-10-01 Charatan - Rolls 5 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-09-16 Peterson - Signature Flake (Founders Collection) 20 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-09-04 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Bull's Eye 40 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-08-28 Radfords - Scottish Blend 8 0 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2019-08-17 Charatan - Royal Escape Mixture 8 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.5
2019-08-10 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 410 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2019-08-07 Dunhill - Standard Mixture Medium 4 2 ★★★★ 4.0
2019-08-06 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 286 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-23 Mac Baren - Gold Block 86 7 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2019-07-18 Samuel Gawith - Cannon Plug 46 8 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2019-07-18 Dunhill - My Mixture BB1938 Baby's Bottom 62 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-07-09 Peterson - Flake 218 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-07-09 Charatan - Flake 4 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.8
2019-07-01 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 83 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-27 Samuel Gawith - RB Plug 25 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-06-12 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 252 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-06 Charatan - Eventide 9 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-05-27 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor Plug 26 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-05-27 Peterson - Dark Flake 49 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-05-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Westmorland Slices 12 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-05-14 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 197 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-05-11 Peterson - University Flake 418 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-04-13 Peterson - Balkan Delight 58 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-04-13 Peterson - 3P's Peterson Perfect Plug 168 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-04-04 Peterson - Irish Flake 426 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-03-28 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Revor Plug 66 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-01-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Warrior Plug 34 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2018-12-17 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Cut Plug Aromatic 9 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-11-24 Gallaher Limited - Condor Long Cut (Brown) 77 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-11-11 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Special Latakia Flake 95 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2018-10-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Yachtsman Plug 16 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2018-10-23 Samuel Gawith - Bracken Flake 106 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-10-21 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 132 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-09-24 John Sinclair - Highland Sliced 23 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-09-16 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Black Irish XXX 13 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2018-09-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X 61 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-09-01 Gallaher Limited - Condor Plug 13 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-08-24 Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake (Kearvaig Pipe Club) 39 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2018-08-23 Sullivan & Powell - Gentleman's Mixture Original 12 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2018-08-11 Dunhill - Durbar 57 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2018-08-08 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Plug 12 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-06-23 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 226 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-02-06 W.D. & H.O. Wills - Capstan Navy Cut Medium Ready Rubbed 12 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-02-28 Mac Baren - Original Flake 59 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-01-22 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Flake/Classic Flake 130 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2008-04-23 Dunhill - London Mixture 272 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2008-04-15 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 212 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2008-01-01 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 434 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2007-08-30 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Murrays Mellow Mixture 6 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2007-06-15 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Cut Plug 72 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2007-06-10 Dobie's - Four Square Medium Navy (Light Blue) 7 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2007-05-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 375 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2007-05-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Mixture 195 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2007-05-16 Gallaher Limited - Fortune 2 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2007-04-20 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 85 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2007-04-09 Peterson - Standard Mixture 194 14 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2007-04-08 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 575 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2007-04-02 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 221 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2007-03-16 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Clan Aromatic (Original) 173 3 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2007-01-26 Thomas Radford - Sunday's Fantasy 69 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2007-01-26 Rattray - High Society 10 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2006-12-01 Cornell & Diehl - Da Vinci 57 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2006-12-01 Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 189 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-11-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Gawith Red 12 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-10-13 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Rum Flake 128 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2006-05-28 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 212 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2006-05-16 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Sweet Rum Twist 45 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2006-05-08 Bulwark - Cut Plug 1 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2006-04-04 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Punchbowle 28 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-03-13 Samuel Gawith - Finest Kendal Twist Black XX 34 6 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2006-03-08 John Aylesbury - Latakia Blend 11 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2006-03-08 Peterson - Irish Cask 247 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-03-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Happy (Brown) Bogie Unsliced 76 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-03-06 Alsbo - Black 39 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2006-02-28 Dunhill - Light Flake 110 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2006-02-03 Dunhill - Aromatic 11 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2006-02-03 Rattray - Black Mallory (British Collection) 143 33 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2006-02-03 Player's - Whiskey Ready Rubbed (Highland Mixture) 12 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2006-02-03 Holger Danske - Royal Navy Flake 34 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-01-16 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Barney's 9 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.6
2005-11-18 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 197 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2005-11-18 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 466 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2005-06-07 Mac Baren - Virginia Flake 104 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2005-06-07 Dunhill - Black Aromatic 13 1 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2005-01-09 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Parsons' Pleasure 14 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2004-12-20 Gallaher Limited - Condor Ready Rubbed (Green) 138 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2004-12-20 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Cherry & Vanilla 30 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2004-10-11 Alsbo - Vanilla (Sungold) 31 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2004-08-26 Peterson - My Mixture 965 598 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2004-08-24 Peterson - Nightcap 646 57 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2004-08-17 Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 247 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2004-08-17 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 162 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2004-08-09 Alsbo - Cherry (Ruby) 18 0 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2004-08-09 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 256 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2004-07-27 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Mick McQuaid Square Cut 25 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2004-07-27 W.O. Larsen - Selected Blend No. 32 (Selected Blend) 26 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2004-07-22 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Mick McQuaid Plug 52 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2004-07-21 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 189 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2004-07-20 Peterson - Old Dublin 272 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2004-03-18 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 197 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2004-03-15 Craftsman - Flake Supreme 4 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3