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 195 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-07-09 Brebbia - Latakia Flake Mixture No. 9 25 ★★★★ 3.4
2010-11-20 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 110 ★★★★ 3.5
2005-08-18 Dan Tobacco - Old Ironsides (American History Mixtures) 116 ★★★★ 3.3
2010-11-23 Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 86 ★★★☆ 3.1
2016-07-20 Dunhill - London Mixture 272 ★★★★ 3.3
2006-12-07 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 212 ★★★★ 3.3
2021-03-05 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 123 ★★★★ 3.5
2011-08-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-07-08 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 221 ★★★★ 3.1
2020-08-06 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 162 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-09-11 McClelland - Tudor Castle (Collector Series) 59 ★★★★ 3.8
2019-03-07 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 284 ★★★★ 3.3
2014-01-24 Peterson - Nightcap 646 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-07-20 Peterson - Standard Mixture 194 ★★★★ 3.1
2016-07-20 Peterson - My Mixture 965 598 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-12-13 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 ★★★★ 3.5
2014-01-24 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 226 ★★★☆ 2.8
2016-07-12 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 434 ★★★★ 3.0
2020-08-25 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 85 ★★★★ 3.5
2006-11-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-02-13 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Churchill 14 ★★★☆ 3.1

Reviews

146 reviews
820 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 162 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-08-06 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 79 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-08-12 Lane Limited - Andullo 15 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2016-07-26 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 85 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 83 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) 24 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2016-07-08 Peterson - Hyde Park 92 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2016-07-08 Newminster - No. 403 Superior Round Slices 49 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
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 46 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-12-21 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 45 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2012-08-15 Cornell & Diehl - Mississippi Mud 94 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-08-15 J. F. Germain & Son - Balkan Sobranie 81 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-08-03 G. L. Pease - Sextant (Old London Series) 65 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 48 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-06-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Curly Cut Deluxe 30 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-06-23 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 226 84 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2012-06-19 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - High Hat 35 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-06-19 Hearth & Home - Classic Burley Kake (Signature Series) 91 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-04-27 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow 101 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-04-18 4noggins - MOJO 7 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-03-04 G. L. Pease - Lagonda (Old London Series) 39 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2012-01-19 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 210 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-01-18 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 199 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-09-18 G. L. Pease - Union Square (Fog City Selection) 139 33 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-08-09 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake 210 14 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2011-08-04 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 437 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-08-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Five Brothers 147 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-08-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-08-04 Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 189 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
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 22 0 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2011-04-03 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 252 14 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-03-19 G. L. Pease - Key Largo (Heirloom Collection) 93 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-03-04 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 64 17 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2011-02-21 Hearth & Home - Sweet & Savory (Marquee Series) 12 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-02-21 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 171 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-02-21 McClelland - Wilderness (Collector Series) 61 17 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-12-26 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 197 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-26 Peterson - Old Dublin 272 22 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-24 McClelland - Pebblecut (Ashton Revival) 25 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-12-13 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-12-12 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 123 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-11-23 Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 86 18 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-11-20 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 110 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-11-14 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 272 20 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-11-14 Solani - 763: White and Black 68 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-10-31 G. L. Pease - Abingdon (Classic Collection) 136 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2010-10-16 G. L. Pease - Charing Cross (Classic Collection) 106 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) 143 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-06-29 G. L. Pease - Cumberland (Original Mixtures) 139 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
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 68 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-06 McClelland - P.M. Pipe 12 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-02 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 279 26 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-10-27 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 269 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) 128 10 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-10-17 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 135 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-10-01 Peterson - University Flake 418 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) 183 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 195 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2008-08-30 McClelland - Yenidje Highlander (Grand Orientals) 54 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2008-08-28 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 284 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2008-08-28 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 244 17 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2008-08-27 McClelland - Honeydew (221b Series) 68 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2008-08-22 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 226 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2008-08-21 J. F. Germain & Son - Plum Cake Mixture 58 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2008-08-03 Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 68 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2008-04-06 Kane's of New Zealand - Lamb Cake Slices 28 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2008-02-06 Cornell & Diehl - Pennington Gap 74 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2007-12-21 Samuel Gawith - Perfection 131 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2007-07-21 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 231 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2007-06-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake Aromatic 24 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2007-04-16 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed 75 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2007-04-01 Cornell & Diehl - Bow-Legged Bear 74 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2006-12-07 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 212 16 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-12-06 Hearth & Home - Larry's Blend (Signature Series) 115 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-12-04 pipesandcigars.com - Scotty's Butternut Burley 134 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-11-25 Dunhill - London Mixture 272 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-11-16 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 523 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2006-11-12 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 152 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2006-11-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-10-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 375 48 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-07-11 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 197 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2006-06-01 Tinder Box - Special 21 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-05-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Tobacco Galleria - Fox & Hound 69 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2006-04-16 Ashton - Old Dog 31 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2006-04-11 Peterson - Standard Mixture 194 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2006-04-11 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 299 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-04-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 347 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) 263 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-02-22 Iwan Ries - Three Star Royale 28 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2006-02-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No. 79 185 35 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2005-11-23 McClelland - No. 2035 Dark Navy Flake 87 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-11-04 Lane Limited - LL-7 47 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-11-01 Lane Limited - Crown Achievement 85 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2005-11-01 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster (Hamburger Pfeifentabak) 111 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2005-10-30 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 167 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-10-27 McClelland - No. 2010 Classic Virginia 72 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-10-24 Cornell & Diehl - Crooner 110 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2005-10-05 Robert McConnell - Black Parrot 36 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2005-10-04 Ashton - Celebrated Sovereign 32 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2005-09-30 Cornell & Diehl - Sam's Blend 20 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 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 410 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-09-28 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 434 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-09-27 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 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 215 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2005-08-25 McClelland - No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake 171 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2005-08-23 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 81 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2005-08-22 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 488 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2005-08-18 Dan Tobacco - Old Ironsides (American History Mixtures) 116 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2005-08-13 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 481 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2005-08-11 Peterson - My Mixture 965 598 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2005-08-11 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 85 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-08-09 McClelland - No. 2025 English Cavendish 40 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2005-07-31 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 134 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) 295 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0