Telling it how it is.

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LocationAustria

Living in Austria close to the German border my view of reviews is eurocentric. My english might be far from perfect so bear with me.

I do smoke pipe since the age of 18 and i plan on doing so till the age of 98. I do love and enjoy all types of blends, from aromatics to natural blends.
If i have a choice however i will always go for natural blends, preferably english and within those, preferably balkans.

I neither do care about brands, fashions nor hypes. If a no-name cheap over the counter blend is nice, i will accept that, and if a high profile blend is crap i will accept that as well.
The same goes for pipes. I really don't care if a pipe carries a white dot or comes along without any stamp or sign at all.
If its a good smoker and only costs 30 bucks i'm content, if a pipe costs 400 bucks and is just a dull smoke i wont be surprised either. If the shape and make catches my eye and its a nice smoke i'm happy, i want to smoke and not to brag.

My interests vary between pipes and tobacco. There's times i'm way more interested in the tobacco than into the pipes and there's times when the opposite is true.

Also i am a sampler. If i have the chance to, i will always buy an unknown blend rather than a blend i already sampled.

You may reach me at: serietta@sms.at

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Connoisseur Has reviewed at least 50 tobaccos from at least 10 brands.
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Reviews

73 reviews
161 helpful votes
4 star:
14 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
20 Recommended
2 star:
24 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
15 Not Recommended

Preferences: Latakia 3.8, Oriental/Turkish 3.6, Kentucky 3.6, Cavendish 3.6, Virginia 3.4, Burley 3.2, Black Cavendish 3.0

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2016-01-22 Dan Tobacco - Jubilee 40 Dan Pipe 1 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-01-19 Planta - OSB 67 2 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2016-01-16 Planta - Marc de Champagne (Louis Durand Elysee) 4 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2016-01-07 Kleinlagel - Valley Lilly 1 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2015-12-29 Planta - Image Perique 2 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2015-12-07 Kleinlagel - Aplicious 2 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-12-04 VCPÖ - Selection Nr. 5 Aromatic Mixture (VCPÖ Spezialitäten) 1 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2015-10-29 Robert McConnell - Pure Latakia 39 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2015-10-22 Mac Baren - Aromatic Choice 33 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2015-10-18 Mac Baren - Classic Amber 14 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2015-10-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Special Dublin Danish Mixture 26 2 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2015-10-15 A & C Petersen - Premier Cru 11 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-10-14 Planta - Pergamon 10 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2015-10-13 Planta - Jacaranda 6 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2015-10-13 Planta - Cellini Forte 12 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2015-10-10 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Portorico 1 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-10-07 Mac Baren - Black Ambrosia 112 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2015-10-03 Borkum Riff - Ultra Light 51 0 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2015-10-03 Borkum Riff - Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey (Bronze) 302 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2015-10-01 Holger Danske - Premium Blend and Flake - Elegant 1 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2015-09-30 Mac Baren - Golden Ambrosia 20 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-09-27 Theodorus Niemeyer - Flying Dutchman 51 3 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2015-09-26 Brookfield - Black Bourbon (No. 4) 6 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-09-26 Golden Blend Tobacco Co. - Black Cherry (no.2) 5 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2015-09-25 Golden Blend Tobacco Co. - Vanilla Supermild 10 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2015-09-25 Planta - Sunday Blend (Summer Edition) 2 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-09-25 Golden Blend Tobacco Co. - Mild Chocolate 4 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.3
2015-09-24 Radfords - Scottish Blend 8 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2015-09-23 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Brown Flake 83 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-09-22 Planta - Königlich - Preußisches Tabakskollegium 1720 Blau (Royal Prussian Tobacco College) 2 0 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.0
2015-09-21 McLintock - Wild Cherry 7 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2015-09-19 Exclusiv - No. 1 (Royal) 17 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-09-08 Planta - Akropolis 3 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2015-08-31 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Indian Summer 21 4 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 1.9
2015-08-31 Rattray - Black Virginia 54 6 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2015-08-27 Dan Tobacco - Bulldog Chili & Chocolate 2 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-08-13 VCPÖ - Selection Nr. 3 English Mixture (VCPÖ Spezialitäten) 3 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2015-08-07 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Clan Aromatic (Original) 174 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2015-08-06 Ashton - Rainy Day 41 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-08-02 W.O. Larsen - Selected Blend No. 20 Broad Cut 3 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.7
2015-07-31 Danneman - Sweet Mango 2 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.0
2015-07-30 Samuel Gawith - English Summer Flake (Four Seasons) 25 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-07-29 Stanwell - Rose & Crown 4 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.0
2015-07-13 Radfords - Caribbean Blend 4 4 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2015-07-08 Holger Danske - Double Fermented 5 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-06-30 Rattray - Wallace Flake (Flake Collection) 24 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-06-16 Rattray - Charles Mixture 20 2 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2015-06-15 Stanwell - Jubilee 19 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2015-06-10 Planta - Burberry 5 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-06-06 Mac Baren - HH Acadian Perique 103 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-06-02 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 378 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-06-02 Stanwell - Danish Truffles 6 4 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2015-05-29 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular Blend (7 Seas) 113 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-05-22 W.O. Larsen - Indigo 9 2 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2015-05-22 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Kentucky Bird 40 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2015-05-19 Dan Tobacco - Your Sunday's Pleasure (Take It Easy) 7 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2015-05-18 Petersen & Sorensen - Banker's 5 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-05-18 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Colts Cherry 2 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.0
2015-05-17 Mac Baren - Amsterdamer (Amsterdamer Blends) 18 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2015-05-16 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 202 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-05-15 Calume - Calume Kiowa-Cut 11 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2015-05-15 VCPÖ - Selection Nr. 4 Scottish Mixture (VCPÖ Spezialitäten) 1 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-05-11 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 527 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-05-11 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 259 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-05-10 Brookfield - Aromatic (No. 1) 15 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-05-10 Vauen - No. 15 English Blend 2 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-05-09 Mac Baren - HH Highland Blend 27 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-05-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Balkan Mixture (Erinmore) 74 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-05-05 Peterson - Gold Blend 59 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-05-04 Planta - Anno MMXV (Brazilian Mixture) 6 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2015-04-28 Mac Baren - HH Mature Virginia 109 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-04-26 Planta - Danish Black Vanilla 57 3 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2015-04-23 Planta - Cellini Classico 41 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6