Lager

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Real NameBud Bower
Joined2017-02
Last Visited2022-08
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 202 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-04-17 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 65 ★★★★ 3.7
2021-03-20 Peterson - Nightcap 654 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-02-20 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 148 ★★★★ 3.6
2020-11-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 276 ★★★★ 3.1
2020-11-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic 175 ★★★☆ 3.0

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2021-09-18 Fribourg & Treyer - Blackjack 44 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-09-14 John Cotton - John Cotton's Number 3 5 ★★★☆ 3.4
2019-09-14 John Cotton - John Cotton's Latakia (re-release) 5 ★★★★ 3.6
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) 16 ★★★★ 3.7

Reviews

48 reviews
109 helpful votes
4 star:
27 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
15 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
2022-04-26 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Mick McQuaid Ready Rubbed 18 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2022-03-05 Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1931 35 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2022-02-20 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Wilke No. 400 25 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2021-12-27 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 138 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-12-11 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 384 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2021-09-19 pipesandcigars.com - Fire Storm (RO Series) 27 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2021-08-28 Hearth & Home - Chestnut (Mid-Town Series) 22 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-08-01 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 199 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-04-04 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 65 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2021-03-21 Peterson - Nightcap 654 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-02-20 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 148 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2021-02-14 Mac Baren - Solent Mixture 52 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-02-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Cavendish (Sail Aromatic) 82 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2021-01-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 249 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-12-13 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 202 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-12-11 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 421 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-10-31 Peterson - Balkan Delight 59 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-09-26 Hearth & Home - El Niño (Marquee Series) 11 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-09-13 Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 65 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-06-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic 175 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 199 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-02-08 pipesandcigars.com - Match Blue Boar 6 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-01-18 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Regular 58 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2019-12-02 Arango - Balkan Supreme 47 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-11-30 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Balkan Sobranie 16 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2019-11-01 Mac Baren - Amphora Kentucky Blend 28 4 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-10-26 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye 142 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-09-16 Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake 66 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-09-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Granger 128 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-07-27 John Cotton - John Cotton's Double Pressed Kentucky 13 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
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 89 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-02-19 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 492 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 231 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-12-15 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 293 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-12-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Crumble Kake English #1 14 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-11-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 276 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2018-10-20 Mac Baren - HH Bold Kentucky 102 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-08-05 Mac Baren - Amphora Virginia 59 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2018-06-30 Lane Limited - Lane Limited Ready Rubbed 54 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-05-13 Dunhill - Ready Rubbed (re-release) 48 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-02-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 355 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.2