Lager

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Real NameBud Bower
Joined2017-02
Last Visited2022-01
LocationPen Argyl, Pa. USA

I love pipes. To me they are a thing of beauty and craftsmanship.
My tastes in tobacco vary from Burleys to heavy lat mixtures.
Pipe smokers are a rare and special breed. Most I have met are keen, intelligent and thoughtful people.I am nearing retirement and enjoy reading tobacco reviews. Pipes are a large and enjoyable time in my life. One of the highlights of my pipe smoking was meeting Richard Carlton Hacker at the Newark pipe show and having two of his books autographed. Erik Nording was also there and made a pipe that was raffled off. What scares me is high tobacco taxes and a government that becomes to controlling. It's already starting and I fear for our freedoms. Smoke in peace and don't give up your freedoms in the name of what's good for you and people around you, cause that's not what it's about.
Lager

My pipes are mostly standard shapes, Petersons, Savinellis, Stanwells. If I don't smoke it I won't own it. I will trade in what I don't smoke for something I will. I also like to collect old tobacco humidors, racks and the like as I have found some real treasures at flea markets and pipe shows.

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
2020-12-11 4noggins - Jesse's Own 17 ★★★★ 3.1
2020-11-24 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 196 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-04-17 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 64 ★★★★ 3.7
2021-03-20 Peterson - Nightcap 647 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-02-20 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 146 ★★★★ 3.6
2020-11-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 274 ★★★★ 3.1
2020-11-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic 172 ★★★☆ 3.0

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2021-09-18 Fribourg & Treyer - Blackjack 44 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-09-14 John Cotton - John Cotton's Number 3 5 ★★★☆ 3.4
2019-09-14 John Cotton - John Cotton's Latakia (re-release) 4 ★★★★ 3.8
2021-09-15 Robert Lewis - Orcilla Mixture 30 ★★★★ 3.3
2021-09-15 Solani - 660: Silver Flake 119 ★★★★ 3.7
2021-08-10 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Stoved Virginia #507-S 15 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-03-13 The Country Squire Tobacconist - Rivendell (Middle Earth Series) 14 ★★★★ 3.8

Reviews

45 reviews
100 helpful votes
4 star:
25 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
14 Recommended
2 star:
6 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.7, Burley 3.4

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-12-27 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 137 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2021-12-11 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 375 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2021-09-19 pipesandcigars.com - Fire Storm (RO Series) 26 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2021-08-28 Hearth & Home - Chestnut (Mid-Town Series) 22 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-08-01 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 198 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-04-04 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 64 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2021-03-21 Peterson - Nightcap 647 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-02-20 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 146 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2021-02-14 Mac Baren - Solent Mixture 51 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-02-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Aromatic 82 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2021-01-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 245 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-12-13 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 196 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-12-11 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 412 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-10-31 Peterson - Balkan Delight 59 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-09-26 Hearth & Home - El Niño (Marquee Series) 10 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2020-09-13 Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 61 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-06-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic 172 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-04-27 Peretti - British Blend (English Blends) 24 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-04-15 Drucquer & Sons - Levant Mixture 22 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2020-04-01 Mac Baren - Amphora English Blend 10 9 ★★★★ 3.2
2020-03-15 Peterson - Standard Mixture 196 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2020-02-08 pipesandcigars.com - Match Blue Boar 6 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-01-18 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Regular 56 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2019-12-02 Arango - Balkan Supreme 46 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-11-30 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Balkan Sobranie 15 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2019-11-01 Mac Baren - Amphora Kentucky Blend 26 4 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-10-26 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye 140 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-09-16 Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake 63 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-09-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Granger 126 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-07-27 John Cotton - John Cotton's Double Pressed Kentucky 12 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-07-14 Hearth & Home - Derby Club Aromatic (Mid-Town Series) 19 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-06-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-06-01 Hearth & Home - Heart of Darkness (Marquee Series) 5 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-02-20 Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 88 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-02-19 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 490 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-02-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Holiday Mixture 20 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.6
2018-12-16 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 222 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-12-15 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 282 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-12-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Crumble Kake English #1 14 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-11-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 274 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2018-10-20 Mac Baren - HH Bold Kentucky 96 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-08-05 Mac Baren - Amphora Virginia 57 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2018-06-30 Lane Limited - Lane Limited Ready Rubbed 53 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-05-13 Dunhill - Ready Rubbed (re-release) 46 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-02-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 347 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.2