zulujerk

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Real NameAl Pel
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I began smoking a pipe in 2005 after a few false starts, and have been with Tobaccoreviews from the first puffs. It's been an invaluable resource in gathering knowledge about various blends and their characteristics.

I don't claim to be the most knowledgable or experienced reviewer so reading the reviews of people who have been doing this for many years proves immensely entertaining and informative.

Please don't take my contributions to this site too seriously--I try to remain lighthearted in what I write and am probably too generous in much of my praise, considering my tastes are very easy to please. I prefer to keep my exposure to blends varied in style and strength, and rely upon this site to keep me away from the clunkers.

I try to keep a light number of pipes on hand of various sizes. I stay away from the expensive ones, both because I'm cheap, and second, because I am a sloppy smoker. I treat these things like garbage and I realize this will not change.

The "zulujerk" moniker was chosen before I knew there was a Zulu shape. I might buy one of those..it will be the prize of my crummy collection.

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Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2008-09-01 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 202 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-07-09 Brebbia - Latakia Flake Mixture No. 9 25 ★★★★ 3.4
2010-11-20 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 111 ★★★★ 3.5
2005-08-18 Dan Tobacco - Old Ironsides (American History Mixtures) 121 ★★★★ 3.3
2010-11-23 Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 90 ★★★☆ 3.1
2016-07-20 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 ★★★★ 3.3
2006-12-07 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 215 ★★★★ 3.4
2021-03-05 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 133 ★★★★ 3.5
2011-08-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-07-08 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 228 ★★★★ 3.1
2020-08-06 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 167 ★★★★ 3.3
2010-09-11 McClelland - Tudor Castle (Collector Series) 59 ★★★★ 3.8
2019-03-07 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 295 ★★★★ 3.3
2014-01-24 Peterson - Nightcap 658 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-07-20 Peterson - Standard Mixture 201 ★★★★ 3.2
2016-07-20 Peterson - My Mixture 965 605 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-12-13 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 593 ★★★★ 3.5
2014-01-24 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 229 ★★★☆ 2.8
2016-07-12 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 436 ★★★★ 3.0
2020-08-25 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 91 ★★★★ 3.5
2006-11-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 439 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-02-13 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Churchill 15 ★★★☆ 3.1

Reviews

146 reviews
838 helpful votes
4 star:
53 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
56 Recommended
2 star:
29 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
8 Not Recommended

Preferences: Perique 3.5, Kentucky 3.5, Latakia 3.5, Oriental/Turkish 3.5, Virginia 3.5, Black Cavendish 3.5, Burley 3.4, Cavendish 3.2

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-02-23 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 167 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-08-06 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 83 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-08-12 Lane Limited - Andullo 15 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2016-07-26 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 91 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-07-14 Charles Fairmorn - Lancer's Slices 89 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-07-13 McClelland - Classic Samsun (Grand Orientals) 76 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2016-07-09 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 89 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-07-09 Brebbia - Latakia Flake Mixture No. 9 25 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-07-08 Comoy's of London - Cask #7 Single Coin Sliced (Comoy's) 25 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2016-07-08 Peterson - Hyde Park 96 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2016-07-08 Newminster - No. 403 Superior Round Slices 52 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2016-07-08 Dan Tobacco - Patriot Flake (American History Mixtures) 49 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-07-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Top Black Cherry 60 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-06-22 Cornell & Diehl - Captain Bob's Blend 48 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2012-12-21 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 46 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2012-08-15 Cornell & Diehl - Mississippi Mud 94 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-08-15 J. F. Germain & Son - Balkan Sobranie 83 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-08-03 G. L. Pease - Sextant (Old London Series) 68 23 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-08-01 Butera - Dark Stoved (Royal Vintage) 43 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2012-08-01 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - No. 12 Mixture 23 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-07-16 pipesandcigars.com - Royal Blunder Kake 3 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2012-07-16 James Fox - Provost Mixture 49 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-06-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Curly Cut Deluxe 31 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-06-23 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 229 87 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2012-06-19 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - High Hat 37 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2012-06-19 Hearth & Home - Classic Burley Kake (Signature Series) 94 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-04-27 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow 103 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-04-18 4noggins - MOJO 7 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-03-04 G. L. Pease - Lagonda (Old London Series) 41 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2012-01-19 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 217 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-01-18 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 203 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-09-18 G. L. Pease - Union Square (Fog City Selection) 143 36 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-08-09 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake (No. 402) 216 16 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2011-08-04 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-08-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Five Brothers 151 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-08-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-08-04 Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 193 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-08-03 Wessex - Brown Virginia Flake 23 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-07-14 D & R Tobacco - Ramback Gold (Ramback) 14 11 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2011-07-14 Hearth & Home - Lakeland Brickle Fortissimo (Marquee Series) 13 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-06-25 McClelland - Legends (Collector Series) 46 20 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2011-06-25 D & R Tobacco - Picayune "The Pride of New Orleans" 48 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-06-25 F.J. Burrus S.A. - D&R Picayune 3 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2011-06-20 Robert McConnell - Black and Gold 23 0 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2011-04-03 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 259 14 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-03-19 G. L. Pease - Key Largo (Heirloom Collection) 96 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-03-04 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 65 17 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2011-02-21 Hearth & Home - Sweet & Savory (Marquee Series) 12 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-02-21 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 180 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-02-21 McClelland - Wilderness (Collector Series) 61 17 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-12-26 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 203 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-26 Peterson - Old Dublin 279 22 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-24 McClelland - Pebblecut (Ashton Revival) 25 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-12-13 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 593 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-12-12 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 133 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-11-23 Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 90 18 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-11-20 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 111 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-11-14 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 277 21 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-11-14 Solani - 763: White and Black 70 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-10-31 G. L. Pease - Abingdon (Classic Collection) 138 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2010-10-16 G. L. Pease - Charing Cross (Classic Collection) 108 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-09-25 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-09-24 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 231 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-09-11 McClelland - Tudor Castle (Collector Series) 59 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2010-08-05 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Blend No.5 (Sutliff Private Stock) 79 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-08-04 Rattray - Black Mallory (British Collection) 146 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-06-29 G. L. Pease - Cumberland (Original Mixtures) 141 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-06-28 McClelland - British Woods (Personal Reserve) 88 6 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-06-19 McClelland - Royal Cajun Special (Royal Cajun Series) 28 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-06-19 J. F. Germain & Son - King Charles Smoking Mixture 69 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-06 McClelland - P.M. Pipe 12 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-02 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 294 26 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-10-27 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 277 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-10-18 G. L. Pease - Montgomery (Fog City Selection) 79 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2009-10-18 G. L. Pease - Cairo (Original Mixtures) 130 10 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-10-17 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 139 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-10-01 Peterson - University Flake 427 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-10-01 Just For Him - Shortcut To Mushrooms (Middle Earth Pipeweed) 98 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2009-09-19 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Bayou (Craftsbury Series) 184 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-08-16 McClelland - Frog Morton Across the Pond (Craftsbury Series) 154 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2009-07-06 Dan Tobacco - Sweet Vanilla Honeydew 109 13 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2008-09-01 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 202 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2008-08-30 McClelland - Yenidje Highlander (Grand Orientals) 54 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2008-08-28 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 295 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2008-08-28 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 249 19 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2008-08-27 McClelland - Honeydew (221b Series) 68 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2008-08-22 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 229 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2008-08-21 J. F. Germain & Son - Plum Cake Mixture 60 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2008-08-03 Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 69 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2008-04-06 Kane's of New Zealand - Lamb Cake Slices 28 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2008-02-06 Cornell & Diehl - Pennington Gap 78 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2007-12-21 Samuel Gawith - Perfection 134 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2007-07-21 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 231 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2007-06-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake Aromatic 25 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2007-04-16 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed 75 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2007-04-01 Cornell & Diehl - Bow-Legged Bear 76 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2006-12-07 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 215 16 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2006-12-06 Hearth & Home - Larry's Blend (Signature Series) 117 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-12-04 pipesandcigars.com - Scotty's Butternut Burley 135 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-11-25 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-11-16 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 533 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2006-11-12 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 154 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2006-11-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 439 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-10-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 383 50 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-07-11 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 205 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2006-06-01 Tinder Box - Special 21 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-05-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Tobacco Galleria - Fox & Hound 70 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2006-04-16 Ashton - Old Dog 31 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2006-04-11 Peterson - Standard Mixture 201 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-04-11 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 307 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-04-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 355 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2006-03-23 Iwan Ries - China Black Fire Cured 21 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2006-03-16 Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue 99 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2006-03-12 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 270 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-02-22 Iwan Ries - Three Star Royale 28 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2006-02-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No. 79 188 35 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2005-11-23 McClelland - No. 2035 Dark Navy Flake 87 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-11-04 Lane Limited - LL-7 48 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-11-01 Lane Limited - Crown Achievement 85 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2005-11-01 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster 112 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2005-10-30 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 172 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-10-27 McClelland - No. 2010 Classic Virginia 73 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-10-24 Cornell & Diehl - Crooner 116 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2005-10-05 Robert McConnell - Black Parrot 37 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2005-10-04 Ashton - Celebrated Sovereign 32 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2005-09-30 Cornell & Diehl - Sam's Blend 20 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2005-09-30 Hearth & Home - Old Companion (Signature Series) 31 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2005-09-28 G. L. Pease - Robusto (Original Mixtures) 79 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-09-28 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 423 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-09-28 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 436 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-09-27 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 461 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2005-09-27 House of Windsor - Revelation 80 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-09-07 McClelland - Syrian Full Balkan 40 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2005-09-01 Cornell & Diehl - Longevity II (Serenity Series) 7 2 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2005-08-26 Torben Dansk - Blue Note 217 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2005-08-25 McClelland - No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake 171 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2005-08-23 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 84 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2005-08-22 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 493 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2005-08-18 Dan Tobacco - Old Ironsides (American History Mixtures) 121 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2005-08-13 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 493 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2005-08-11 Peterson - My Mixture 965 605 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2005-08-11 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 88 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-08-09 McClelland - No. 2025 English Cavendish 40 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2005-07-31 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 139 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2005-07-12 Nat Sherman - 509 Blend (Manhattan Twilight) 22 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2005-07-12 G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight (Original Mixtures) 298 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0