Pipesolitude

Real NameSimon
Joined2016-06
Last Visited2023-01
LocationSweden

I have been a pipesmoker a bit on and off since around 2010. I have since gone through different phases with the type of pipe tobacco that I enjoy, but never really been a fan of aromatics. By now I tend to prefer virginia flakes, or natural virginia blends, as my favorite choice of tobacco. My absolute favorite is Peterson Flake (reflected in my rather long review). What I like in a virginia is the natural sweetness from the tobacco but with enought body not to get bland and boring. Bready notes together with natural sweet taste that caramelizes as you smoke it, that is what I like in a good virginia. I don’t like tobaccos that are too tart, or very stout. So too much kentucky or strong burley in a blend is usually not my cup of tea. But I can enjoy that too occasionally. English blends I can smoke once in a while, but I find them a bit too predictable and onedimensional for me to keep in a regular rotation. Va/pers I like when the perique is not too offensive, or more on the sweet and mellow side rather than peppary. I love St James Flake, and enjoy Marlin Flake too. I almost always have coffee with the pipe, so I tend to appreciate compatibility there. I write my reviews primarily for my own sake, as a way of keeping track of my own impressions, they can be written in a personal style, but I also try to be informative. If you have similar preferences, I hope my reviews can be of some guidance in this vast and interesting world of pipe tobaccos.

Badges

Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
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
2016-06-28 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 296 ★★★★ 3.2
2022-09-07 Newminster - No. 400 Superior Navy Flake 76 ★★★☆ 3.2
2022-09-07 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 481 ★★★★ 3.3
2022-10-20 Peterson - Flake 224 ★★★★ 3.5
2022-06-15 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 273 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-15 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 200 ★★★★ 3.4

Reviews

23 reviews
45 helpful votes
4 star:
9 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
7 Recommended
2 star:
5 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
2 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.5

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2022-11-28 Robert McConnell - Scottish Blend 46 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2022-10-20 Peterson - University Flake 429 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2022-09-08 Watch City Cigar - Flake #558 20 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2022-09-06 Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 73 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2022-08-16 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow 108 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2022-07-14 Kohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG - No. 88: Virginia Flake (Meistermischung) 5 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2022-07-04 W.O. Larsen - Selected Blend No. 32 Curly Flake 14 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2022-06-14 Peterson - Flake 224 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-08-31 Planta - Original Danish Black Vanilla Mixture 16 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.9
2019-11-20 Rattray - Old Gowrie (British Collection) 293 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-06-18 Solani - 660: Silver Flake 119 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2017-12-12 Samuel Gawith - Scotch Cut Mixture 26 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2017-08-09 Peterson - Standard Mixture 204 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-08-09 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 590 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-07-25 Rattray - Buckingham (Aromatic Collection) 16 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-10 Mac Baren - Navy Flake 331 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-07-03 Rattray - Black Mallory (British Collection) 149 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2017-06-17 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 239 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-05-21 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 200 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-04-01 Dunhill - Durbar 59 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-12-11 G. L. Pease - Abingdon (Classic Collection) 140 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-11-26 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 296 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-09-10 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Kentucky 78 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5