Talltree

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Real NameWill Highfield
Joined2014-02
Last Visited2021-05
LocationLafayette USA

Retired professional woodworker. I'm also an Enrolled Agent, doing bookkeeping and taxes. I smoke a few times a day on the back porch, when I'm "thinkin'".

I started smoking a pipe in the 60s when I was a college student and even tried cigars (which really stunk up the dorm room). I tried all the usual aromatics - cherry blend, Mixture #79, Flying Dutchman, Amphora and Sail. The aromatics by and large burned hot and tasted awful but had great tin notes. I also smoked a few cans of Balkan Sobranie which was tasty but smelled like burning rubber. My sons say my aromatics smell like "man-pourri" in the tin. I tried all the pipes, briars, applewoods, meerschaums and even carved a briar pipe for myself with a long curved hobbit stem. Now I just like an unvarnished corn cob. My daughter-in-law gave me a nice bent briar which she brought back from Italy.

I enjoy reading all the reviews which all literate and sometimes salty. I want to give a shout-out to JimInks who always writes a nice analysis of each tobacco he reviews, and PipeStud, who is always enthusiastic and enjoyable.

I prefer a mild smoke with very little nicotine. My current favorits are Carter Hall, MacBaren Amphora Virginia, MacBaren Plumcake, and Britt's Balkan.

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.
Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Virtuoso Has received upvotes on 80% of their reviews.

Reviews

31 reviews
98 helpful votes
4 star:
7 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
15 Recommended
2 star:
6 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
3 Not Recommended

Preferences: Black Cavendish 3.3, Virginia 3.3, Burley 3.3, Latakia 3.3

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-06-06 4noggins - Britt's Balkan 54 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-05-19 Missouri Meerschaum - American Patriot 34 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-04-21 King Smoking Pipes and Cigars - King Frog Morton (King Series) 5 1 ★★★☆ 2.6
2019-10-02 Mac Baren - Amphora Virginia 62 10 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-05 Hearth & Home - Classic Burley Kake (Signature Series) 96 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2018-12-29 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - John Bull Royal English 45 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2018-11-25 Mac Baren - Plumcake 286 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-06-08 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Flying Dutchman 15 11 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-06-08 Lane Limited - Captain Black Copper 29 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-05-29 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 140 7 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-05-21 Davidoff - Danish Mixture 83 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-05-18 Theodorus Niemeyer - Flying Dutchman 51 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2017-07-26 Sutliff Tobacco Company - No.150 Mark Twain 19 5 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 3.1
2017-06-12 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 535 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-02-05 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 201 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-02-05 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Wilke No. 10 35 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-09-08 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 586 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-03-31 Mac Baren - Original Choice 128 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2016-02-22 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Racing Green 26 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-01-14 4noggins - Button Bay 14 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-11 Hearth & Home - Chatham Manor (Mid-Town Series) 43 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-07-20 W.O. Larsen - 1864 Perfect Mixture 58 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-06-13 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed 50 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2014-06-13 J. F. Germain & Son - Plum Cake Mixture 60 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2014-06-12 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 387 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2014-06-05 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 392 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2014-05-05 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Countryside 38 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-04-18 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Boswell's Premium Burley 42 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-03-13 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-03-07 Blender's Gold - Toasted Cavendish (Master Blenders) 11 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2014-03-07 Blender's Gold - Natural Cavendish 2 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0