Mr. Motoyoshi

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Real NameAndrew Motoyoshi
Joined2013-11
Last Visited2022-01
LocationJapan/USA

I live in Japan. I like pipe smoking, wet shaving and foreign languages.

All of my reviews are made after smoking at least 50g of the tobacco. My collection consists of various cobs, briars, meers and mortas. I prefer flakes and seldom rub them out.

I typically try to give a blend a review based on how that tobacco compares to other tobaccos of the same genre. Aromatic compared to other aromatics. Va to other Vas. I'm not going to try and compare EMP to FVF.

My rating system:
1 Star= Not enjoyable for me at all. The displeasure of smoking it takes away from the smoking experience.

2 Star= Disappointing but smokeable. I want a little more out of it.

3 Star= Very enjoyable. I will buy more of this.

4 Star= Everything I am looking for. I want to shake the blender's hand. Will be buying this for the cellar in large quantities.

Badges

Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
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.
Mentor Has voted for reviews spanning at least 100 different tobaccos.
Virtuoso Has received upvotes on 80% of their reviews.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-01-08 Cornell & Diehl - Virginia Gentleman 29 ★★★★ 3.3
2015-01-08 Holger Danske - Royal Navy Flake 34 ★★★★ 3.2
2016-05-06 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 226 ★★★★ 3.6
2015-01-08 Peterson - University Flake 420 ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-01-08 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 582 ★★★★ 3.1
2015-05-21 Samuel Gawith - Scottish Autumn Flake (Four Seasons) 36 ★★★★ 3.8
2015-02-04 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 256 ★★★★ 3.4
2015-01-19 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Breckinridge (Sutliff Private Stock) 19 ★★★☆ 2.8

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2020-12-20 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices White 11 ★★★★ 3.8
2015-01-08 Cornell & Diehl - Night Train 84 ★★★★ 3.4
2014-07-20 Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night (Simply Elegant Series) 102 ★★★★ 3.6
2015-06-03 D & R Tobacco - Rimboché S.J. (Rimboché) 30 ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-15 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Louisiana Perique Flake 88 ★★★☆ 3.1
2015-06-15 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 ★★★★ 3.3
2014-02-20 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Brown Sliced 10 ★★★★ 3.8

Reviews

68 reviews
381 helpful votes
4 star:
14 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
32 Recommended
2 star:
14 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
8 Not Recommended

Preferences: Kentucky 3.4, Perique 3.3, Burley 3.3, Virginia 3.3, Latakia 3.3, Oriental/Turkish 3.2, Black Cavendish 3.1, Cavendish 3.0

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2017-12-31 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Waccamaw 34 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-05-06 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 226 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-07-30 Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1931 35 7 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2015-07-30 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Revelation 30 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-07-02 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Lord of the Manor (Sutliff Private Stock) 10 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-06-23 Cornell & Diehl - Kajun Kake 113 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2015-06-18 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 86 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-11 Dan Tobacco - Holly's Discovery 24 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-05-30 G. L. Pease - Piccadilly (Classic Collection) 73 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-05-21 Samuel Gawith - Scottish Autumn Flake (Four Seasons) 36 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2015-05-21 Robert Lewis - 123 Mixture 45 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-05-15 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 379 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-04-21 G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight (Original Mixtures) 297 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-04-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Taste of Autumn (Sutliff Private Stock) 12 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2015-04-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Old San Francisco (Sutliff Private Stock) 9 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-04-07 Mac Baren - Modern Virginia Loose Cut 34 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2015-03-24 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Honey & Chocolate (Sutliff Private Stock) 10 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-03-19 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Boswell's Premium Burley 42 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-03-19 Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East 100 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2015-03-11 Tewksbury & Company - Hobbit's Weed 60 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-03-10 Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 77 31 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2015-02-25 Tom Eltang - Mixture 19 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-02-24 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Flake/Classic Flake 130 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-02-24 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 304 10 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-02-18 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Sutliff 1849 14 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-02-10 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Dan's Blend 19 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-02-08 Hearth & Home - Obsidian (Signature Series) 18 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-02-06 Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake 208 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-02-02 Ilsted - Own Mixture Golden Flake 9 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-02-02 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 200 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-01-19 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Breckinridge (Sutliff Private Stock) 19 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-01-19 Sutliff Tobacco Company - April Dawn (Sutliff Private Stock) 6 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2015-01-08 McClelland - Navy Cavendish (Matured Virginias) 73 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-12-22 Wessex - Sovereign Curly Cut (Brigade) 36 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-12-22 Newminster - No. 400 Superior Navy Flake 68 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2014-12-19 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 491 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2014-11-27 Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1 260 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-11-19 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 196 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-11-18 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Molto Dolce (Sutliff Private Stock) 170 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-11-18 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 201 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-11-07 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Kasimir (Sutliff Private Stock) 9 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2014-11-07 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Archduke Ferdinand (Sutliff Private Stock) 10 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2014-10-28 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 259 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-10-28 Samuel Gawith - Firedance Flake 135 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2014-09-05 Sutliff Tobacco Company - County Cork (Sutliff Private Stock) 9 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2014-09-05 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Dutch Masters Whiskey Cavendish 34 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2014-07-15 Samuel Gawith - Perfection 133 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2014-07-14 GQ Tobaccos - Breakfast Blend (House Series) 12 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2014-07-08 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Troost Special Cavendish 48 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-06-27 Peter Stokkebye - Cube Cut (PS41) 88 30 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2014-06-17 Solani - 779: English Mixture 53 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-05-30 Cornell & Diehl - Virginia Gentleman 29 28 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-05-28 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 352 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2014-05-22 Peterson - Irish Flake 429 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-04-11 Peterson - University Flake 420 39 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-03-13 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Piper's Pleasure 30 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-03-06 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 256 23 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-02-04 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 582 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2014-01-21 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 214 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-01-21 Borkum Riff - Champagne 11 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2014-01-20 Borkum Riff - Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey (Bronze) 302 8 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2014-01-20 Peterson - My Mixture 965 601 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-12-13 Alsbo - Silver 4 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2013-12-11 Dunhill - Ultra Mild 16 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2013-12-10 Borkum Riff - Vanilla Cavendish (Sungold) 48 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2013-12-08 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 469 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-12-08 Holger Danske - Royal Navy Flake 34 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-11-24 Japan Tobacco - Momoyama (Smoking Mixture) 34 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3