MarkTheLad

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Real NameMark Welch
Joined2015-01
Last Visited2021-04
LocationBloomfield, IN USA

I am fairly new to pipe smoking. I have toyed with it off and on over the years never getting very serious. I started with cigars and enjoyed them for years until the expense got to be more than my habit could support. A friend of mine smokes a pipe and the smell brought back a flood of memories (all good) of my father and grandfather smoking a pipe throughout my childhood. So one day I got out one of dads old pipes and bought some Admirals Choice Black and Gold Cavendish and lit up and in the end thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I'm hooked.

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Venerator Has rated at least half of their reviews with 4 stars.
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Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-01-19 4noggins - Lord Methley's 16 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-03-14 Cornell & Diehl - Black Frigate 53 ★★★☆ 3.2

Reviews

46 reviews
109 helpful votes
4 star:
27 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
17 Recommended
2 star:
2 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

Preferences: Kentucky 3.9, Virginia 3.6, Latakia 3.5, Black Cavendish 3.5, Perique 3.5, Burley 3.5

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-10-19 Hearth & Home - Derby Club Aromatic (Mid-Town Series) 19 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-10-19 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 193 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-10-19 Mac Baren - Club Blend 71 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-10-19 Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake (Kearvaig Pipe Club) 41 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-10-19 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 527 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-10-19 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 292 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-10-19 Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 253 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-10-19 E. Hoffman Company - Distinguished Gentleman 37 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2020-10-19 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 228 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-10-19 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Victorian 26 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-10-19 Peterson - Irish Whiskey 135 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-10-19 Mac Baren - Amphora Kentucky Blend 28 1 ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-10-19 G. L. Pease - Stratford (Classic Collection) 62 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-10-19 Comoy's of London - Cask #4 Stand Fast Navy (Comoy's) 38 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2020-10-19 Mac Baren - Navy Flake 322 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2020-10-19 Tabac Manil - Réserve du Patron (Pure Semois) 21 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-10-19 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 259 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-07-17 G. L. Pease - Sixpence (Old London Series) 63 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-17 Peterson - Irish Cask 248 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-07-17 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 226 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-07-17 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices (re-release) 62 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-17 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 214 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-07-17 War Horse - War Horse Ready Cut 25 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-07-17 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 138 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-17 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 226 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-07-17 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 291 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-17 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bosun Cut Plug 64 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2017-07-17 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Burley & Bright 19 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2017-07-17 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Cut Plug 73 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-07-17 Comoy's of London - Cask #2 Portwood (Comoy's) 16 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2017-07-17 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Rich Dark Honeydew 20 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-07-17 Lane Limited - HGL 73 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-07-17 Newminster - No. 17 English Luxus 18 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2017-06-11 Peterson - Irish Dew 20 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2017-06-09 Peterson - Irish Flake 429 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-06-09 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 134 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-06-09 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 257 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-06-09 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 83 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-06-06 Mac Baren - Amphora Original Blend 112 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-05-31 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No. 79 187 5 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2016-12-19 pipesandcigars.com - Match Blue Boar 6 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2016-07-26 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 247 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2016-03-14 Cornell & Diehl - Black Frigate 53 10 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2015-01-21 pipesandcigars.com - Scotty's Trout Stream 103 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-01-19 4noggins - Lord Methley's 16 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-01-17 Samuel Gawith - Celtic Talisman 89 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8