Brandr ODS

Joined2015-11
Last Visited2015-12
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Clenching the pipe between the teeths and puffing while strolling in the woods since 2011, I’m mainly an outdoor smoker, hence the acronym ODS.

Latakia and dark-fired Kentucky cultist. Lover of strong, full, deep, smoky and earthy blends, occasionally appreciating some pressed Virginias and still on my way to figure out how this Perique tastes like.

I managed to get my hands on quite a few blends, and I decided to do some reviewing to help me to keep track of the blends on the market, the outstanding ones, the ones to give at least a try, and those to avoid as the black plague.

This is how I rate blends :
1 star : tried out of curiosity, but revealed to be nothing special, wouldn’t buy it anymore.
2 stars : good, should try at least once.
3 stars : outstanding, worth further purchasing.
4 stars : exquisite, a “must” and worth cellaring.

I’m not a native English speaker, so bear with me…

Cheers everyone
Brandr ODS

Badges

Absolutist Has rated at least 70% of their reviews with 1 or 4 stars.
Virtuoso Has received upvotes on 80% of their reviews.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-12-01 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Comune 20 ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-11-25 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 100 ★★★★ 3.4
2015-11-22 Peterson - Irish Flake 429 ★★★★ 3.3
2015-11-23 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 153 ★★★★ 3.0
2015-11-22 Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4 139 ★★★★ 3.2

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-12-20 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Westmorland Slices 13 ★★★★ 3.7
2015-12-20 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 286 ★★★★ 3.4

Reviews

15 reviews
70 helpful votes
4 star:
6 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
2 Recommended
2 star:
2 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
5 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.7

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2015-12-01 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Comune 20 7 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-11-27 Robert McConnell - Scottish Blend 42 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-11-26 Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake 208 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-11-25 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 100 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-11-24 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 110 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-11-24 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 201 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-11-23 Samuel Gawith - Celtic Talisman 89 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-11-23 McClelland - Stave-Aged Virginia 35 Ribbon 27 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-11-23 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 153 24 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-11-20 Peterson - Irish Flake 429 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-11-19 Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4 139 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-11-18 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Clan Aromatic (Original) 174 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2015-11-18 Peterson - Hyde Park 95 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2015-11-17 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 200 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-11-16 Torben Dansk - Black Velvet 40 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1