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Real NameT.K. Dwyer
Joined2016-07
Last Visited2021-09
LocationThe Heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara (a 20-minute walk to Levi's Stadium).

Having only picked up the pipe in 2013, it has been difficult for me to find a blend or mixture of tobacco that I do not love (something that was most definitely not true in my years of foolish folly with cigars). If I have given a single star, or merely a two-star recommend to a favorite blend of yours, please do not take it personally (it's me, not the tobacco). It is amazing to see how many seasoned palates with very similar tastes to my own will rate one of my chosen blends a single star, while I do the same for one of theirs. But when it comes to reviewing tobaccos, it's a lot like reviewing food, isn't it? Or music perhaps -- Pink Floyd and Pavarotti both rank four stars -- but two very different genres (blends) of music. I don't miss any of the tobaccos from the 1960s, '70s and/or 1980s because I never got a chance to smoke any of them. But I very much do enjoy the plethora of very fine tobaccos available today -- as I also very much believe that we are all living through a new Golden Age of pipe tobacco blending. Cheers!

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Mentor Has voted for reviews spanning at least 100 different tobaccos.
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Reviews

90 reviews
418 helpful votes
4 star:
75 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
7 Recommended
2 star:
2 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
6 Not Recommended

Preferences: Kentucky 4.0, Burley 3.9, Perique 3.9, Virginia 3.9, Black Cavendish 3.9, Latakia 3.9, Oriental/Turkish 3.9

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-02-27 Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 73 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-02-22 G. L. Pease - Windjammer 23 1 ★★★★ 3.3
2021-02-17 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 497 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2020-10-27 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 270 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-05-16 Mac Baren - HH Rustica 40 5 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-05-03 Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake w/Perique 2020 (Small Batch) 15 4 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-03-11 Cornell & Diehl - XX Flake Dark (Smoking Pipes 20th Anniversary Blend) 12 2 ★★★★ 3.7
2020-03-09 Cornell & Diehl - XX Flake (Smoking Pipes 20th Anniversary Blend) 10 5 ★★★★ 3.6
2020-02-22 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged 25 2 ★★★★ 3.8
2020-02-21 G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 24 9 ★★★★ 3.8
2020-01-29 Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake 75 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2020-01-25 Ken Byron Ventures - Bas Matica 3 7 ★★★★ 4.0
2020-01-18 Cup O' Joes - Anniversary Blend No. 23 5 3 ★★★★ 4.0
2020-01-17 G. L. Pease - Telegraph Hill (Fog City Selection) 99 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-01-14 D & R Tobacco - Rimboché A.P. (Rimboché) 18 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-01-11 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Ready Rubbed 48 15 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-01-04 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 428 7 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-01-04 Smokers' Haven - Exotique Mixture 46 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-12-27 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Victorian 29 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-12-18 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Cringle Flake (Holiday Edition 2019) 19 8 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-11-24 Mac Baren - HH Bold Kentucky 108 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-10-19 Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake (Small Batch) 48 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-28 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 1992 7 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2019-05-23 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 217 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-05-22 G. L. Pease - Abingdon (Classic Collection) 140 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-05-18 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices (re-release) 63 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-05-17 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 540 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-05-15 Savinelli - 140th Anniversary 14 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2019-05-12 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Molto Dolce (Sutliff Private Stock) 175 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-05-11 Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night (Simply Elegant Series) 107 9 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-02-28 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 158 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-02-24 Smokers' Haven - IN-B-TWEEN Mixture 18 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-02-22 G. L. Pease - Samarra (Original Mixtures) 93 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-02-21 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 86 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-02-20 Watch City Cigar - Deep Elem 10 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-02-19 Watch City Cigar - Deluxe Crumb Cut 17 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-02-18 Watch City Cigar - Watch City Slices 20 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-02-18 Watch City Cigar - Nor'Easter 22 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-02-18 Watch City Cigar - Flake #558 20 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-02-17 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 66 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-02-16 Hearth & Home - Black House (Marquee Series) 109 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-02-16 Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake (Sea Scoundrels) 215 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-02-13 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 209 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-02-10 Sillem's - London Blend 26 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-02-09 G. L. Pease - Union Square (Fog City Selection) 146 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-02-09 Cornell & Diehl - Dreams of Kadath (The Old Ones) 24 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-02-09 John Aylesbury - Luxury Flake/Classic Flake 25 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-02-08 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 104 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-02-07 J. F. Germain & Son - Balkan Sobranie 85 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-02-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 279 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-02-05 Mac Baren - HH Acadian Perique 106 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-02-05 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 89 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-02-04 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 100 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2019-02-03 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Tobacco Galleria - Midnight Smoke 26 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.8
2019-02-03 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 207 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-02-02 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 45 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-01-27 Cornell & Diehl - Engine 99 62 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-01-27 John Aylesbury - Sir John's Flake Virginia 24 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-01-23 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 601 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-01-20 Lane Limited - La Gloria Cubana 9 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-01-20 John Cotton - John Cotton's Numbers 1&2 Medium (re-release) 19 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-01-19 Seattle Pipe Club - Potlatch 39 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-01-17 Drucquer & Sons - Trafalgar 16 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2019-01-16 Arango - Balkan Supreme 52 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-01-14 Dan Tobacco - Salty Dogs 45 14 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-01-13 Kramer's Pipe and Tobacco Shop - Father Dempsey 63 34 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-01-12 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 297 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-01-11 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 139 14 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-01-09 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 202 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-01-07 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Crumble Kake English #1 14 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-01-06 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Crumble Kake Va. Perique 18 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-01-05 Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 25 13 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-01-02 John Cotton - John Cotton's Number 1 Mild (re-release) 23 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-01-01 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 278 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-01-01 Peterson - Nightcap 667 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-12-31 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 201 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-12-30 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Special Reserve 45 18 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-12-29 Peterson - Flake 224 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-12-27 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 239 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-12-27 Esoterica Tobacciana - Stonehaven 215 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-12-26 McClelland - 40th Anniversary (Limited Edition) 34 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-12-25 McClelland - Anniversary 1977-2017 6 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-12-24 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 233 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-12-23 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Matured Red Virginia 515 RC-1 32 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.9
2018-12-23 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Crumble Kake Red Virginia 33 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-12-23 John Cotton - John Cotton's Smyrna 33 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-12-23 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 462 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-07-18 Cornell & Diehl - Old Grove (Cellar Series) 9 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2016-07-18 Peterson - Connemara Black 19 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2016-07-15 Peterson - Irish Flake 434 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3