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Real NameGabriel Elias Sayegh Jr.
Joined2018-03
Last Visited2022-05
LocationLos Angeles, CA USA

Former Tobacconist @ the Briar Patch in Sacramento, CA - lover of all fine pipes, tobacco blends, cigars, accessories, and general Tobacciana. Latakia is my go-to ingredient when hunting for new blends, but a solid Virginia/Perique is a very close second. I enjoy Aromatic blends on occasion, but tend to shy away from overly cased or artificial tasting mixtures. Give me a nice, smoky Latakia & Arcadian Perique blend any day!

Also, I'm not a fan of short reviews ;)

My pipe collection is from a wide variety of brands & carvers from all over the world; I procure new & estate pipes alike. I try to smoke each blend through my Castellos & Dunhills before reviewing them here for some level of consistency, but I commonly smoke my pipes through random rotations. My collection includes pipes from: IMP & AKB Meerschaum (including a Gourd Calabash), BriarWorks, Caminetto (new), Castello, Cavicchi, Chacom, Chris Morgan (Bones), Comoy's (Blue Riband), Dunhill, Emperor (c. 1945), Foundation by Musico & Becker, Gabriele, GBD (c. 1960s - 70s), Jacono, L'anatra, Ligne Bretagne, Luciano, Moonshine, Radice (Briar & Morta), Regina Scarlatta (Briar & Morta), Savinelli (including an Autograph), Talbert, Tinsky, Tsuge, Vauen, Viprati, Vuillard, Wiley, and Winslow.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2021-03-03 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices (re-release) 63 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-08 Briar Patch - Ramsgate, BT-RAM 0 0.0
2018-04-08 Briar Patch - Navigator 0 0.0
2021-03-03 Cornell & Diehl - Habana Daydream 63 ★★★★ 3.3
2021-03-03 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 141 ★★★☆ 3.0
2021-03-03 Cornell & Diehl - Vieux Carré (Cellar Series) 11 ★★★★ 3.0
2018-04-08 Dan Tobacco - Sweet Vanilla Honeydew 110 ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-04-08 Dan Tobacco - Da Vinci 91 ★★★☆ 2.7
2021-03-03 Davidoff - Flake Medallions 153 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-07 Davidoff - Scottish Mixture 80 ★★★☆ 2.5
2018-04-07 Davidoff - Royalty 126 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-07 Dunhill - Standard Mixture Mellow 74 ★★★★ 2.9
2018-04-07 Esoterica Tobacciana - Ramsgate 26 ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-04-07 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 100 ★★★★ 3.0
2018-04-07 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 207 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-07 Esoterica Tobacciana - And So To Bed 95 ★★★☆ 2.8
2021-03-03 F & K - Merde de Cheval 14 ★★★★ 3.1
2021-03-03 F & K - Bat With A Hat 13 ★★★☆ 3.0
2021-03-03 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 164 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 218 ★★★★ 3.1
2021-03-03 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 49 ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-03-12 Hearth & Home - Black House (Marquee Series) 109 ★★★★ 3.6
2021-03-03 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 85 ★★★★ 3.4
2021-03-03 J. F. Germain & Son - Balkan Sobranie 85 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-07 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Bayou (Craftsbury Series) 184 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-08 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 229 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-08 McClelland - Pebblecut (Ashton Revival) 25 ★★★★ 3.6
2018-04-07 McClelland - Grey Havens (Craftsbury Series) 81 ★★★☆ 2.6
2018-04-07 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 101 ★★★★ 3.4
2018-04-07 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 201 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-04-07 McClelland - Arcadia (221b Series) 118 ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-02-22 Peterson - Nightcap 667 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-03-27 Rattray - Dark Fragrant 69 ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-04-07 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 201 ★★★★ 3.4
2018-04-07 Rattray - Black Mallory (British Collection) 149 ★★★☆ 3.1
2021-03-03 Samuel Gawith - Westmorland Mixture (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 53 ★★★☆ 2.7
2021-03-03 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader Special Edition (2015 SPC Exclusive) 18 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-14 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 279 ★★★★ 3.1
2018-04-08 Torben Dansk - Black Velvet 40 ★★★★ 3.1
2018-04-08 Torben Dansk - Blue Note 218 ★★★☆ 2.7

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2018-04-08 Briar Patch - Ramsgate, BT-RAM 0 0.0
2018-04-08 Briar Patch - Navigator 0 0.0
2018-04-08 Briar Patch - Spring Heel Jack 0 0.0
2018-04-08 BriarWorks International - Peach Cobbler 7 ★★★☆ 3.4
2018-04-08 BriarWorks International - Unsweet Tea 4 ★★★★ 3.0
2018-04-08 BriarWorks International - Sweet Tea 7 ★★★☆ 1.9
2018-04-08 BriarWorks International - Pete's Beard's Blend 14 ★★★☆ 2.6
2018-04-08 BriarWorks International - Country Lawyer 18 ★★★★ 3.4
2018-04-08 BriarWorks International - Bacon Old Fashioned 19 ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2018-04-08 BriarWorks International - Back Down South 18 ★★★☆ 2.6
2018-08-17 Butera - Pelican 61 ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-08-17 Butera - Kingfisher 83 ★★★★ 2.9
2018-08-17 Cornell & Diehl - Blenheim 5 ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-04-08 Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake (Sea Scoundrels) 215 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-10 Cornell & Diehl - Big n' Burley 74 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-10 Cornell & Diehl - Atlas Balkan 18 ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-04-10 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 86 ★★★☆ 3.2
2018-04-10 Cornell & Diehl - Shelbyton 3 ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-04-10 Cornell & Diehl - Shandygaff 26 ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-04-10 Cornell & Diehl - Founding Fathers 30 ★★☆☆ 2.7
2018-04-10 Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium 54 ★★★☆ 3.1
2018-04-12 Cornell & Diehl - Baalbek 10 ★★★★ 3.4
2019-03-27 Cornell & Diehl - Halav U'Dvash - Milk & Honey (Hebraica Series) 22 ★★★☆ 2.5
2018-04-07 Craven - Craven Mixture 11 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-03-13 Drucquer & Sons - Trafalgar 16 ★★★★ 3.9
2019-03-13 Drucquer & Sons - Levant Mixture 24 ★★★★ 3.6
2019-03-13 Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 25 ★★★★ 3.6
2018-04-08 Dunhill - My Mixture 221B Baker Street 20 ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-04-08 Dunhill - My Mixture 221B Baker Street 6 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-04-08 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 104 ★★★★ 3.4
2018-04-08 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dorchester 86 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-07 Esoterica Tobacciana - Stonehaven 215 ★★★★ 3.6
2018-04-07 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 462 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-08-17 Esoterica Tobacciana - St. Ives 18 ★★☆☆ 2.2
2018-04-08 F & K - Sterling Balkan 759 5 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-08 F & K - Lancer Slices 12 ★★★★ 3.1
2018-04-08 F & K - Black Bayou Mist 9 ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-08-17 G. L. Pease - Sextant (Old London Series) 69 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-08 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 158 ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-26 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Grasmere Flake 38 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Plug 2 ★★★★ 3.0
2018-04-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 254 ★★★★ 3.0
2018-04-20 Hearth & Home - Viprati (Marquee Series) 40 ★★★★ 3.6
2018-08-17 Hearth & Home - Chestnut (Mid-Town Series) 22 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-06-13 James B. Russell - Bengal Slices 28 ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-08-17 Mac Baren - Plumcake 290 ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-04-08 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 297 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-08-17 Mac Baren - Solent Mixture 55 ★★★★ 3.1
2019-04-05 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 ★★★★ 3.6
2019-04-05 McClelland - 3 Oaks Original (Craftsbury Series) 24 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-04-05 McClelland - Virginia Woods (Craftsbury Series) 82 ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-04-05 McClelland - Deep Hollow (Craftsbury Series) 81 ★★☆☆ 2.8
2018-04-08 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 229 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-08 McClelland - Pebblecut (Ashton Revival) 25 ★★★★ 3.6
2018-04-08 McClelland - Honeydew (221b Series) 68 ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-04-08 McClelland - Black Shag (221b Series) 93 ★★★☆ 2.5
2018-08-17 Missouri Meerschaum - American Patriot 34 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-08 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 271 ★★★★ 3.0
2018-04-08 Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 258 ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-04-07 Rattray - Highland Targe 63 ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-04-07 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 273 ★★★★ 3.3
2018-04-07 Rattray - Old Gowrie (British Collection) 293 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-04-07 Rattray - 3 Noggins 45 ★★☆☆ 2.4
2018-04-07 Rattray - Bagpiper's Dream 63 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-07 Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection) 267 ★★★★ 3.4
2018-04-07 Rattray - Accountant's Mixture 62 ★★☆☆ 2.8
2018-04-07 Rattray - 7 Reserve 67 ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-06-13 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader Special Edition (2015 SPC Exclusive) 18 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-06-26 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 232 ★★★☆ 2.8
2021-07-01 Samuel Gawith - Scotch Cut Mixture 26 ★★★★ 2.8
2019-04-08 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Park Lane No.7 20 ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-04-08 Sobranie of London - The Balkan Sobranie 93 ★★★★ 3.7
2018-04-08 Sobranie of London - The Balkan Sobranie 759 27 ★★★★ 3.6
2018-04-08 W.O. Larsen - Old Fashioned 64 ★★☆☆ 2.7
2018-04-08 W.O. Larsen - Signature Vintage Mixture 87 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-08 W.O. Larsen - 1864 Perfect Mixture 58 ★★★★ 3.0

Reviews

8 reviews
32 helpful votes
4 star:
3 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
4 Recommended
2 star:
1 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.4

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2018-04-14 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 279 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2018-04-05 Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1 264 9 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-04-04 Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake 213 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-04-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 218 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2018-03-29 McClelland - Grey Havens (Craftsbury Series) 81 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2018-03-29 Dunhill - Standard Mixture Mellow 74 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.9
2018-03-27 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture #79 (#600) 9 6 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2018-03-26 Rattray - Dark Fragrant 69 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8