Old Shrink

Real NameDr. Joseph
Joined2017-12
Last Visited2021-12
LocationTX

I’ve been a pipe smoker since the 1960s. Smoked Amphora, Sail, Iwan Ries 3 Star Blue, Troost, Erinmore (Flake & Mixture), Balkan Sobrieni & Mac Barens (Symphony, Harmony, Scottish Mixture, Golden Extra, Burley London), Gwaith Hogarth. While an undergraduate, I visited the Iwan Ries Tobacco/Pipe Shop in Chicago & felt as if I were in a candy store... with a near empty wallet! I would purchase pipes & pipe tobacco whilst on deployment with the Army in various parts of the world, so have accumulated a variety of briars & tobacco internationally. I’ve learned much from tobacconists/pipe smokers around the globe. Several years ago I fell into an estate collection of quality briars from another professor & began a modest English briar collection. I fancy the Samuel Gawith, MacBaren, Eoterica, Gawith Hogarth tobaccos & enjoy sharing our hobby with friends - new & old. Cheers!

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Reviews

21 reviews
77 helpful votes
4 star:
14 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
7 Recommended
2 star:
0 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

Preferences: Burley 4.0, Black Cavendish 3.9, Virginia 3.8

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-09-23 Vauen - No. 22 English Blend 6 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2020-08-11 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 373 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2020-01-02 Mac Baren - Burley London Blend 152 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-11-22 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Flake/Classic Flake 130 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-11-19 Peterson - Special Reserve 2017 (Limited Edition) 4 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-11-16 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 284 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-11-06 Peterson - University Flake 418 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-02-21 Comoy's of London - Cask #7 Single Coin Sliced (Comoy's) 24 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-01-30 Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue 99 2 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2019-01-26 The Country Squire Tobacconist - Old Toby (Middle Earth) 14 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-01-25 The Country Squire Tobacconist - Green Dragon (Middle Earth Series) 7 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.7
2019-01-24 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Black & Brown 18 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-01-21 Samuel Gawith - Celtic Talisman 87 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-01-20 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 279 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-01-20 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Broken Scotch Cake 50 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-01-19 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 145 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-01-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - American Blend Whiskey 8 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.5
2017-12-28 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 226 11 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-12-06 Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake 208 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-12-05 Peterson - Connoisseur's Choice 166 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2017-12-04 Mac Baren - Symphony 72 8 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7