PhillyB

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Real NamePhillip Brodginski
Joined2013-07
Last Visited2021-01
LocationHorseheads, NY

I started smoking pipes and cigars on my 18th birthday but realized very quickly that I like pipes better. My collection started with 5 pipes from my grandfather and has expanded considerably, as has my experience with different tobaccos. I plan to continue this wonderful hobby well into old age or when it becomes cost/health prohibitive.

1970s Turck's "Select" lovat briar. English blends.
1970s Turck's billiard briar. Aromatics.
2013 Bent egg rusticated briar. English blends.
1970s Wall Street billiard briar. VaPer blends.
1950s Yello-Bole "Imperial" billiard briar. Light flakes.
1950s Imperial Churchwarden briar. Virginia & burley
1960s Peterson 314 System briar. VaPer flakes.
1960s Medico "Crest" bulldog briar. Virginia flakes.
2013-present MO Meerschaum Legend bent filtered cob x2. No designation.
2013 MO Meerschaum General bent filtered cob. No designation.
2014 MO Meerschaum Pony Express unfiltered cob. No designation.
2014 MO Meerschaum Ozark filtered hardwood. No designation.
1960s Kings Cross (Savinelli second) prince. No designation.
1950s Pioneer Meerschaum billiard. No designation.
1960s bent bulldog briar. Not used.
1970s GBD "Super Q" 508 bent billiard briar.
1970s Jobey "Stromboli" bent pot briar.
2014 AND Meerschaum lattice billiard. Flakes.
1991 Dr Grabow "Viking". Assorted bowls and designations.
1950s Albertson (Hilson brand) bent bulldog briar w/meerschaum insert.
1980s Dr Grabow "Savoy" zulu briar. Oriental mixtures.
1950s The Smoking Den (Comoy second) bulldog briar. Flakes.
2010s Savinelli "320 Ruger" (Hiland Cigars exclusive). English.
2000s Gardesana bent acorn/calabash. Bur/Va blends.
2015 Dagner "Blue Collar" poker. Quality aromatics.
1960s Koncak meerschaum. No designation.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Venerator Has rated at least half of their reviews with 4 stars.
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
2014-06-11 Hearth & Home - Ambassador's Blend (Signature Series) 20 ★★★★ 3.6
2013-07-02 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 437 ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-05-07 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 466 ★★★★ 3.3
2014-09-11 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 253 ★★★☆ 3.2

Reviews

69 reviews
286 helpful votes
4 star:
39 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
26 Recommended
2 star:
3 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Perique 3.9, Oriental/Turkish 3.8, Kentucky 3.8, Latakia 3.8, Virginia 3.6, Burley 3.5, Black Cavendish 3.5, Cavendish 3.2

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-01-06 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Murray's 1862 Whitehall (Murray's Series) 5 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2021-01-03 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices (re-release) 60 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-01-15 Peter Stokkebye - Amsterdam (No.83) 30 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-01-15 Peter Stokkebye - Turkish Export (No.84) 33 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-12-12 Peterson - Standard Mixture 194 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-12-01 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 199 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-02-11 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 284 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-12-10 G. L. Pease - The Virginia Cream (Heirloom Collection) 50 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-12-10 Peterson - Irish Flake 426 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-12-08 McClelland - Royal Cajun Ebony (Royal Cajun Series) 28 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2015-10-14 pipesandcigars.com - Best of the Rest Pipe Tobacco 7 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-10-12 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 231 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-10-04 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Northwoods 137 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-09-30 Cup O' Joes - #6 Skookum 3 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-08-09 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 375 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-07-31 Hearth & Home - Black House (Marquee Series) 103 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-04-13 Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1855 33 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-04-08 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Aromatic 82 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-04-07 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Charlemagne (Sutliff Private Stock) 14 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-04-06 Hearth & Home - Classic Burley Kake (Signature Series) 91 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-04-04 McClelland - No. 27 (Matured Virginias) 66 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-03-31 Hearth & Home - Chatham Manor (Mid-Town Series) 39 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-03-17 Peterson - Sweet Killarney 158 0 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2015-03-12 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Regular 56 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-03-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erin Go Bragh Irish Whiskey 32 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-02-24 Lane Limited - Paladin Black Cherry 126 4 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2015-02-21 John Middleton, Inc - Royal Comfort 15 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2014-12-02 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Blue Danube (Sutliff Private Stock) 14 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2014-11-14 Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake (Sea Scoundrels) 207 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-10-14 Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake 208 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-10-07 Lane Limited - 1-Q 369 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-09-28 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2014-09-26 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 263 22 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-09-21 American Tobacco Co - Dill's Best 4 7 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-09-14 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 575 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2014-09-13 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 167 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-09-08 Cornell & Diehl - Captain Bob's Blend 46 17 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-09-07 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 410 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-08-31 Cornell & Diehl - Burley Flake #3 49 23 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-08-30 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 219 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2014-08-28 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 252 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-08-05 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 88 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2014-06-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic 171 11 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-06-21 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 137 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-06-10 Hearth & Home - Ambassador's Blend (Signature Series) 20 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2014-06-04 Missouri Meerschaum - Missouri Pride 31 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2014-06-04 Borkum Riff - Cherry Cavendish (Ruby) 130 10 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2014-05-31 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 481 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2014-05-30 John Middleton, Inc - Cherry Blend 113 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2014-05-28 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 245 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-05-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 124 15 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2014-05-21 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Ready Rubbed 42 13 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2014-05-19 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 347 9 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2014-05-18 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 488 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2014-04-21 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 466 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-04-18 Peterson - Flake 218 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2014-02-08 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 253 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2014-02-08 Savinelli - Black Cavendish 20 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.7
2014-01-06 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Bayou (Craftsbury Series) 183 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-12-06 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Peaches and Crème D52 6 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-12-06 Lane Limited - Black Cherry 8 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2013-10-17 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 112 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-08-18 CAO - Eileen's Dream 94 7 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2013-08-13 Hearth & Home - Egg Nog (Signature Series) 51 2 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2013-08-11 Hearth & Home - Virginia Spice (Signature Series) 47 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-08-09 Hearth & Home - Obsidian (Signature Series) 18 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-07-17 Peterson - Irish Whiskey 133 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-07-02 Mac Baren - Plumcake 281 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-07-02 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 437 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0