Effluvinator

Real NameJeff Hrubes
Joined2004-07
Last Visited2021-04
LocationWisconsin

Scottish Rite Freemason. Pipe smoker since 1979. Worked a few years in a tobacco shop during college which was a great experience. My father and his father were pipe men. Dad smoked Mac Baren Burley for years, then Golden Extra for more years until I introduced him to Navy Flake. We also liked Troost Slices on occasion. I smoke all genres of tobacco.
I like Canadians, billiards, lovats, and Danish style slightly bent pipes. I am also an advocate of The Pipe and The Smoke, the plastic, graphite lined monstrosities that many dislike. They allow you to taste the tobacco without being influenced by the prior product that was used in the instrument.

Favorites:
Samuel Gawith 1792; Mac Baren's Navy Flake; G.L. Pease Jacknife and Cumberland; any Sam Gawith/Hoggarth brown ropes; Gawith Hoggarth Dark Birdseye, Kendal Kentucky, Dark Flake Scented; Dunhill Light Flake (Murray's), D &R Picayune and Don Giovani Sigaro.

Badges

Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
Venerator Has rated at least half of their reviews with 4 stars.
Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Connoisseur Has reviewed at least 50 tobaccos from at least 10 brands.
Mentor Has voted for reviews spanning at least 100 different tobaccos.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-11-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye 137 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X 61 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Kentucky 75 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-14 Mac Baren - Navy Flake 321 ★★★★ 3.1
2017-11-14 Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4 139 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-11-14 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 431 ★★★★ 3.0

Reviews

60 reviews
104 helpful votes
4 star:
32 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
23 Recommended
2 star:
4 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Kentucky 3.9, Cavendish 3.8, Black Cavendish 3.8, Virginia 3.6, Burley 3.5, Perique 3.5, Latakia 3.3, Oriental/Turkish 3.2

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-04-12 D & R Tobacco - Don Giovanni Sigaretta 4 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2020-03-13 D & R Tobacco - Ramback Balkan (Ramback) 14 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.6
2019-11-08 D & R Tobacco - Don Giovanni Sigaro 6 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-11-08 D & R Tobacco - Ryback 24 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-11-08 D & R Tobacco - Picayune "The Pride of New Orleans" 48 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-11-08 D & R Tobacco - Two Timer 14 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-11-05 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 298 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-11-01 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic 171 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-09-30 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Sweet Maple Twist 32 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-03-03 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X 61 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-02-26 John Middleton, Inc - Kentucky Club 42 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-02-24 Solani - 633: Virginia Flake with Perique 155 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2018-02-23 Mac Baren - Stockton 53 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2018-02-22 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 188 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2018-02-22 Solani - 660: Silver Flake 118 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-02-14 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 254 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2018-02-14 G. L. Pease - Cumberland (Original Mixtures) 139 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2018-01-03 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 144 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-05-29 Hearth & Home - Strikeforce (Signature Series) 17 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-05-28 Samuel Gawith - Lakeland Dark 39 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-05-28 House of Windsor - Field & Stream 57 2 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2016-10-01 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Dark Thick Cut (Kendal) 4 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-09-30 Samuel Gawith - Kendal Plug 51 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-09-29 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Black Irish X Unsliced 86 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2016-09-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 373 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2016-09-25 Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 188 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-09-24 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 431 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2016-09-24 Mac Baren - Navy Flake 321 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-11-29 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Curly Cut Deluxe 30 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2008-12-21 Peterson - Irish Flake 422 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2008-12-21 Peterson - University Flake 412 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2008-11-12 Peterson - Irish Whiskey 133 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2008-11-09 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 152 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2007-12-24 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Mixture 18 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2007-09-06 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Twist Sliced 41 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2007-09-03 Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4 139 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-05-30 Uhle's - Perfection Plug Burley 24 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2006-04-12 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Kentucky 75 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-01-01 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bright CR Flake 69 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-01-01 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Glengarry Flake 57 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-09-12 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 463 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2005-05-31 Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1 252 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2005-05-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 121 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2005-05-03 Uhle's - Blend 300 24 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2005-03-22 House of Windsor - Barking Dog 56 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2005-03-04 Uhle's - Bishop's Move 33 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2005-03-04 Uhle's - Blend 114 11 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2005-03-02 Uhle's - Blend 44 13 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2005-03-02 Uhle's - Blend 303 5 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-03-02 Uhle's - Blend 232 8 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2005-02-20 Uhle's - Uhle's Irish Aromatic 15 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2005-02-16 Uhle's - Golden Shag Blend 13 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-02-11 Mac Baren - Plumcake 280 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2005-02-09 Mac Baren - Burley London Blend 152 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-02-09 Mac Baren - Virginia Flake 103 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.5
2004-11-29 Mac Baren - Highland Mixture 14 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2004-11-15 Mac Baren - Latakia Blend 72 1 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2004-09-16 Uhle's - Blend 71 20 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2004-07-15 Uhle's - Par Shooter Blend 7 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2004-07-13 Uhle's - Blend 255 16 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9