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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Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2008-09-01 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 209 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-07-09 Brebbia - Latakia Flake Mixture No. 9 28 ★★★★ 3.4
2022-12-09 Charles Fairmorn - Lancer's Slices 89 ★★★★ 3.7
2010-11-20 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 112 ★★★★ 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 91 ★★★☆ 3.1
2016-07-20 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 ★★★★ 3.3
2006-12-07 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 217 ★★★★ 3.4
2021-03-05 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 139 ★★★★ 3.5
2022-12-09 G. L. Pease - Charing Cross (Classic Collection) 110 ★★★★ 3.3
2011-08-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 102 ★★★★ 3.3
2022-12-09 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 86 ★★★★ 3.4
2022-12-09 J. F. Germain & Son - Balkan Sobranie 85 ★★★★ 3.3
2022-12-09 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 90 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-08-06 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 171 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-07-08 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 231 ★★★★ 3.1
2010-09-11 McClelland - Tudor Castle (Collector Series) 60 ★★★★ 3.8
2022-12-09 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 ★★★★ 3.6
2022-12-09 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 232 ★★★★ 3.5
2022-12-09 Newminster - No. 403 Superior Round Slices 53 ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-03-07 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 299 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-07-20 Peterson - Standard Mixture 205 ★★★★ 3.2
2016-07-20 Peterson - My Mixture 965 609 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-12-13 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 601 ★★★★ 3.5
2014-01-24 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 232 ★★★☆ 2.8
2016-07-12 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 443 ★★★★ 3.0
2020-08-25 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 93 ★★★★ 3.5
2022-12-09 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Five Brothers 152 ★★★☆ 2.8
2006-11-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 ★★★★ 3.5
2022-12-09 Wessex - Brown Virginia Flake 23 ★★★★ 3.2
2022-12-09 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - High Hat 37 ★★★★ 3.6
2017-02-13 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Churchill 15 ★★★☆ 3.1

Reviews

146 reviews
861 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 171 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-08-06 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 86 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-08-12 Lane Limited - Andullo 15 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2016-07-26 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 93 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 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 90 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-07-09 Brebbia - Latakia Flake Mixture No. 9 28 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 53 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2016-07-08 Dan Tobacco - Patriot Flake (American History Mixtures) 50 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) 49 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2012-08-15 Cornell & Diehl - Mississippi Mud 95 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-08-15 J. F. Germain & Son - Balkan Sobranie 85 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-08-03 G. L. Pease - Sextant (Old London Series) 69 25 ★★★★ ★★★★ 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 232 90 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2012-06-19 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - High Hat 37 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2012-06-19 Hearth & Home - Classic Burley Kake (Signature Series) 98 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-04-27 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow 108 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-04-18 4noggins - MOJO 7 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-03-04 G. L. Pease - Lagonda (Old London Series) 42 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2012-01-19 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 222 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-01-18 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 207 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-09-18 G. L. Pease - Union Square (Fog City Selection) 146 40 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-08-09 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake (No. 402) 220 17 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2011-08-04 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-08-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Five Brothers 152 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-08-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 102 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-08-04 Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 199 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 24 0 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2011-04-03 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 261 16 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-03-19 G. L. Pease - Key Largo (Heirloom Collection) 97 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-03-04 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 66 17 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2011-02-21 Hearth & Home - Sweet & Savory (Marquee Series) 13 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-02-21 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 186 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-02-21 McClelland - Wilderness (Collector Series) 61 17 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-12-26 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 206 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-26 Peterson - Old Dublin 285 22 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-24 McClelland - Pebblecut (Ashton Revival) 25 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-12-13 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 601 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-12-12 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 139 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-11-23 Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 91 18 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-11-20 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 112 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-11-14 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 279 22 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-11-14 Solani - 763: White and Black 72 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-10-31 G. L. Pease - Abingdon (Classic Collection) 140 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2010-10-16 G. L. Pease - Charing Cross (Classic Collection) 110 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-09-25 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-09-24 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 232 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-09-11 McClelland - Tudor Castle (Collector Series) 60 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) 149 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-06-29 G. L. Pease - Cumberland (Original Mixtures) 143 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 70 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-06 McClelland - P.M. Pipe 12 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-02 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 297 26 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-10-27 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 278 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) 131 10 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-10-17 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 141 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-10-01 Peterson - University Flake 429 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 110 14 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2008-09-01 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 209 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) 299 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2008-08-28 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 254 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 71 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2008-04-06 Kane's of New Zealand - Lamb Cake Slices 28 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2008-02-06 Cornell & Diehl - Pennington Gap 79 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2007-12-21 Samuel Gawith - Perfection 138 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2007-07-21 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 233 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2007-06-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake Aromatic 26 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
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) 217 18 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2006-12-06 Hearth & Home - Larry's Blend (Signature Series) 118 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-12-04 pipesandcigars.com - Scotty's Butternut Burley 136 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-11-25 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-11-16 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 540 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2006-11-12 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 157 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2006-11-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-10-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 388 52 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-07-11 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 211 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 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 359 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2006-04-11 Peterson - Standard Mixture 205 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2006-04-11 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 310 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2006-03-23 Iwan Ries - China Black Fire Cured 22 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2006-03-16 Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue 100 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2006-03-12 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 273 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2006-02-22 Iwan Ries - Three Star Royale 28 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2006-02-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No. 79 189 36 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 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 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster 118 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2005-11-01 Lane Limited - Crown Achievement 86 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2005-10-30 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 176 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-10-27 McClelland - No. 2010 Classic Virginia 74 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-10-24 Cornell & Diehl - Crooner 117 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 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 428 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-09-28 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 443 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-09-28 G. L. Pease - Robusto (Original Mixtures) 80 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-09-27 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 462 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2005-09-27 House of Windsor - Revelation 81 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 218 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2005-08-25 McClelland - No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake 171 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2005-08-23 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 86 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2005-08-22 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 497 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) 498 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2005-08-11 Peterson - My Mixture 965 609 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2005-08-11 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 91 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-08-09 McClelland - No. 2025 English Cavendish 40 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2005-07-31 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 142 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2005-07-12 G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight (Original Mixtures) 301 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2005-07-12 Nat Sherman - 509 Blend (Manhattan Twilight) 22 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6