Courtney Fish

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Real NameHugo Furst
Joined2017-07
Last Visited2022-05
LocationColdstream, UK

I believe that many who find that 'nothing happens' when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand. - C.S. Lewis

as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept;
and gladness of heart,
as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord

- Isaiah 30:29

In comparison to some I'm still relatively new to this whole malarkey (a little over 4 years). Have to date tried over 100 distinct tobacco blends and have posted small number of reviews...

Most of my reviews are full, but I have recently started adding 'short' reviews which are really just general thoughts, not fully fleshed out but they do still give a genuine overview of my thoughts on the tobacco. They may yet get developed.

My 'version' of Fr Tom's rating system (http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/user/14371) makes sense of the 4-star system and seems to work well for me:
4 - Excellent - A cut above, and worth returning to
3 - Good - This could be an everyday smoke
2 - OK - There are better options. I'll smoke what I have but probably won't buy again
1 - Poor - No desire to attempt to finish the quantity I have

When I find something of my own devising that is noteworthy I shall place it here: __________ .

I also quite like Classic Crime novels and have a place where I put these thoughts down https://hughdunnett.blogspot.com

Image: JAKE WEIDMANN "C.S. Lewis & The Untamed Lion"
jakeweidmann.com

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
2020-01-24 Dunhill - Aperitif 142 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-01-24 J. F. Germain & Son - Eighteen Twenty 49 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-08-28 J. F. Germain & Son - Rich Dark Flake 34 ★★★★ 3.6
2019-08-28 J. F. Germain & Son - King Charles Smoking Mixture 69 ★★★☆ 3.1
2020-01-24 J. F. Germain & Son - Royal Jersey Perique Mixture 52 ★★★★ 3.2
2020-02-12 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 87 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-01-24 Peterson - Founder's Choice (Founders Collection) 15 ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-03-26 Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 253 ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-03-26 Peterson - Gold Blend 59 ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-01-24 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 199 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-01-24 Robert McConnell - Original Oriental 99 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-06-25 Solani - 633: Virginia Flake with Perique 158 ★★★★ 3.4

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2019-09-13 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 257 ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-01-24 Cornell & Diehl - Stovepipe (Appalachian Trail) 7 ★★☆☆ 2.7
2020-01-24 Cornell & Diehl - Bluegrass (Appalachian Trail) 13 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-03-27 Cornell & Diehl - Stratfordshire 18 ★★★★ 3.7
2020-01-24 Dunhill - Durbar 57 ★★★★ 3.1
2018-03-22 Dunhill - London Mixture 273 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-02-12 G. L. Pease - Sixpence (Old London Series) 63 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-01-24 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake Aromatic 14 ★★★★ 4.0
2018-06-28 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Medium Flake 51 ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-06-28 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Mixture No.7 18 ★★★☆ 2.2
2020-01-24 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Erinmore Ready Rubbed 3 ★★☆☆ 1.7
2020-01-24 Ole Shenandoah - Barrel Edition 4 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-01-24 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Richmond Navy Cut 15 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-02-12 Peterson - Connemara Black 19 ★★☆☆ 2.1
2020-01-24 Peterson - Nutty Cut 71 ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-01-24 Peterson - My Mixture 965 602 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-08-08 Peterson - Flake 220 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-01-24 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 194 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-02-12 Peterson - Standard Mixture 198 ★★★★ 3.2
2020-02-12 Rattray - Wallace Flake (Flake Collection) 24 ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-01-24 Rattray - Old Gowrie (British Collection) 285 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-03-22 Rattray - Bagpiper's Dream 61 ★★★★ 3.2
2020-01-24 Robert McConnell - Scottish Flake 99 ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-01-24 Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 158 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-10-20 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 527 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-02-12 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erin Go Bragh Irish Whiskey 32 ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-02-12 Stanwell - Corvado Tequila 1 ★★☆☆ 2.0
2020-02-12 Svendborg - Extra 3 ★★★★ 2.7
2020-01-24 Vauen - No. 15 English Blend 2 ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-02-12 Vauen - Auenland Morning Mixture (The Shire) 4 3.5

Reviews

32 reviews
47 helpful votes
4 star:
10 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
13 Recommended
2 star:
7 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
2 Not Recommended

Preferences: Burley 3.2, Virginia 3.2, Black Cavendish 3.1

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2022-04-13 Peterson - De Luxe Mixture 68 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2022-04-13 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Red 7 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2022-04-13 Peterson - Gold Blend 59 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2022-04-13 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Cherry & Vanilla 31 0 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2020-02-19 J. F. Germain & Son - Rich Dark Flake 34 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2020-02-17 J. F. Germain & Son - Eighteen Twenty 49 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-02-13 J. F. Germain & Son - Royal Jersey Perique Mixture 52 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-01-28 Peterson - Sweet Killarney 159 4 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2020-01-24 Dunhill - Aperitif 142 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-01-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown House Roll Cut (Reunion ) 3 4 ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2019-11-08 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 259 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2019-08-28 J. F. Germain & Son - King Charles Smoking Mixture 69 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2018-06-06 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal No.7 Unscented (Unscented) 19 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2018-05-28 McLintock - Black Magic 9 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2018-04-09 Dunhill - Ready Rubbed (re-release) 48 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-03-28 Player's - Blenders Highland Pipe Tobacco 6 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-03-28 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Mixture 197 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2018-03-28 Holger Danske - Black & Bourbon 42 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-03-28 Reiner - Blend No.12 5 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2018-03-27 Holger Danske - Sunny Delight 4 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2018-03-27 Peterson - Sunset Breeze 196 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-03-27 Golden Blend Tobacco Co. - Vanilla (no.1) 6 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2018-03-26 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ultimum 5 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-03-26 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal No.6 Unscented 3 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-03-23 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - New Prince 3 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-03-22 Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 253 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-03-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - American Blend Black Cherry 6 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2018-03-13 Mac Baren - Original Choice 125 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-03-13 Alsbo - Black 39 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2018-03-13 Mac Baren - Aromatic Choice 33 2 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2018-03-13 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kentucky Nougat 20 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-03-13 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - American Blend Coconut 7 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0