Mhulsey

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Real NameMike Hulsey
Joined2015-12
Last Visited2020-09
LocationWestern Kentucky

I am a retired military combat veteran that is married to a beautiful, loving, understanding, and patient wife, and have three young wonderful children. I am an avid pipe smoker, and partake in and enjoy the hobby more than I probably should. I am a fan of many tobacco blends from straight Virginias, VaPers, English, Balkans, and even the occasional aromatic, but I find that I am generally drawn more to and enjoy Latakia blends more than others. I enjoy smoking most of my tobacco in briars and have begun to collect several styles of pipes, although most are Danish pipes for my Virginia blends, Italian pipes for my aromatics, and English pipes for my Latakia forward English blends. Other hobbies include spending time with my family, and enjoying the great outdoors with a good pipe full of tobacco.

As mentioned above I have a collection of briar pipes that I have acquired over the last few years. I have put a lot of thought into each pipe and how it will affect the tobacco that is smoked in it. I have learned that most of my Danish pipes are small and have smaller, narrower, and shallower bowls that help Virginias burn slower so that I can enjoy all of the subtle flavors that they have to offer without the bite that sometimes comes with them. Most of the Danish pipes are Stanwell pipes and the majority of them are lovat 98 shapes. Next in line are my Italian Briars which have medium sized bowls and have a bit deeper chamber allowing me to enjoy a flavorful dessert tobacco for an extended period of time. The majority of my Italian pipes are Mario Grandi designs. Lastly, my pride and joy, is my collection of English pipes which are mainly Dunhills ranging from Group four to Group one Chestnuts, Root Briars, Bruyere, and Cumberlands. Most of my Dunhill pipes are Canadians or billiards.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2019-07-16 Dunhill - Ye Olde Signe (Re-release) 53 ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-07-15 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 99 ★★★★ 3.0
2019-07-15 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 199 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-07-16 G. L. Pease - Fillmore (Fog City Selection) 149 ★★★★ 3.2
2015-12-13 Hearth & Home - Ambassador's Blend (Signature Series) 20 ★★★★ 3.6
2015-12-16 Hearth & Home - Anniversary Kake (Signature Series) 155 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-07-15 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Special Latakia Flake 95 ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-15 J. F. Germain & Son - Rich Dark Flake 34 ★★★★ 3.6
2015-12-13 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 199 ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-13 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky 156 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-07-15 Savinelli - Brunello Flake 28 ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-07-15 Savinelli - Giubileo d'Oro 14 ★★★★ 3.2
2015-12-13 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-13 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 112 ★★★★ 3.2
2015-12-13 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Dulce de Leche D58 9 ★★★★ 3.0

Reviews

36 reviews
121 helpful votes
4 star:
14 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
14 Recommended
2 star:
5 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
3 Not Recommended

Preferences: Perique 3.8, Latakia 3.6, Oriental/Turkish 3.5, Virginia 3.5, Burley 3.4, Black Cavendish 3.1

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-09-07 The Storyteller’s Pipe Shop House Blend - M/M Log Cabin (New House Match-Blends) 2 5 ★★★★ 4.0
2015-12-19 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Coco Creme #333 2 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-12-19 McClelland - No. 400 Creme Caramel 6 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-12-17 Mac Baren - Cube Silver 21 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.6
2015-12-16 Peterson - Nightcap 646 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-16 Hearth & Home - Anniversary Kake (Signature Series) 155 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-12-15 Cornell & Diehl - Oak Alley (Cellar Series) 26 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2015-12-15 Cornell & Diehl - Old Grove (Cellar Series) 9 5 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2015-12-15 Cornell & Diehl - Joie de Vivre (Cellar Series) 11 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-12-15 Cornell & Diehl - Kajun Kake 111 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2015-12-14 Cornell & Diehl - Bourbon Bleu (Cellar Series) 26 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-12-14 Hearth & Home - Egg Nog (Signature Series) 51 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2015-12-14 Cornell & Diehl - Christmas Blend 2014 (We Three Kings) 15 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-12-14 Cornell & Diehl - Chenet's Cake (Cellar Series) 27 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-14 Stanwell - Cherry (Danish) 8 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-12-14 CAO - Moontrance 51 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-12-14 Hearth & Home - Larry's Blend (Signature Series) 115 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-13 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 153 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-12-13 CAO - Eileen's Dream 94 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2015-12-13 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky 156 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-12-13 McClelland - No. 2040 Cyprian Mixture 25 1 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2015-12-13 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-13 Hearth & Home - Ambassador's Blend (Signature Series) 20 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-12-12 Cornell & Diehl - Mocha 18 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2015-12-12 CAO - Bella Vanilla 37 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2015-12-12 Hearth & Home - Drawing Room (Signature) 3 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-12-12 Peter Stokkebye - Cinnamon (No.46) 18 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-12-12 Peter Stokkebye - Peaches & Cream (No.303) 38 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2015-12-12 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 112 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-12-12 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Dulce de Leche D58 9 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-12-12 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 79 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-12-12 Dunhill - Aperitif 142 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-12-12 Hearth & Home - Latham Circle (Landmark Series) 2 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-12-12 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 45 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2015-12-12 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 199 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-12 Peterson - Irish Dew 19 8 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4