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Real NameDan
Joined2019-05
Last Visited2021-11
LocationPNW, US

Rating System: I grade my tobaccos like I do my students. It is easy to pass but hard to get an A.

I have learned a few things on my tobacco journey that readers should take into account: 1) I do not prefer straight US grown red Virginia tobacco on its own but mixed with bright leaf or other Virginia varietals for complexity. 2) Macedonian tobaccos do not sit well with my body chemistry, even though I enjoy the flavor profile. 3) I tend to like flavor intensity. I do not care if it is a Lat. bomb or a goopy aromatic as long as it is flavorful.

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
2019-06-08 G. L. Pease - Telegraph Hill (Fog City Selection) 96 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-08-24 G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 21 3.8
2019-05-23 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 189 ★★★★ 3.4
2021-05-08 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 189 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-11-18 Peterson - Nightcap 646 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-03-09 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 44 ★★★★ 3.6

Reviews

123 reviews
243 helpful votes
4 star:
41 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
61 Recommended
2 star:
20 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.4, Perique 3.3

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-10-24 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Plug 40 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2021-10-20 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 284 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-09-23 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-09-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Twist Sliced 41 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-08-23 G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 74 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-08-16 Hiland's Cigars - Black Gold 10 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2021-08-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Broken Scotch Cake 50 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2021-08-10 Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear: Black Locust (Small Batch) 8 2 ★★★★ 3.3
2021-08-06 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake 210 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2021-08-03 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 88 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-07-12 Vauen - No. 14 Virginia Flake 24 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.5
2021-07-05 G. L. Pease - Charing Cross (Classic Collection) 106 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-06-27 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 410 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2021-06-03 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 194 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2021-05-30 Cornell & Diehl - Eight State Burley (Small Batch) 22 6 ★★★☆ 2.8
2021-05-29 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye 140 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-05-28 D & R Tobacco - Picayune "The Pride of New Orleans" 48 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-05-26 Newminster - No. 23 Blackberry Brandy 19 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2021-05-26 Cornell & Diehl - Berries & Cream 10 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2021-05-26 Rattray - Exotic Orange (a.k.a. Exotic Passion) 17 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-05-25 G. L. Pease - Samarra (20th Anniversary Limited Edition) 5 2 ★★★★ 4.0
2021-05-22 Tabac Manil - La Brumeuse (Pure Semois) 74 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-05-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 212 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-05-06 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 77 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2021-04-19 Mac Baren - Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed 11 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2021-03-09 F & K - Black Bayou Mist 7 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2021-02-27 G. L. Pease - Windjammer 20 4 ★★★☆ 3.4
2021-01-26 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 25 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-01-19 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 347 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2021-01-02 Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Blended Plug 43 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-12-21 Peterson - My Mixture 965 598 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-12-21 Dunhill - London Mixture 272 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-12-04 Hearth & Home - Ten to Midnight (Signature Series) 55 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2020-12-01 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 263 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-11-24 Mac Baren - Gold Block 86 3 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2020-11-20 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Diamond Head 15 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2020-11-19 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 100 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-11-19 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices White 8 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.9
2020-11-18 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 171 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-11-18 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 137 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-11-18 Cult - Blood Red Moon 97 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-11-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 272 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2020-11-17 McClelland - Frog Morton Across the Pond (Craftsbury Series) 154 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-11-17 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 132 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-11-17 Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 31 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-11-16 McClelland - Navy Cavendish (Matured Virginias) 73 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-11-15 Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear (Small Batch) 24 3 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-10-03 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 195 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-07-05 Astley's - No.109 Medium Flake 69 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-06-25 Arango - Balkan Supreme 45 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2020-03-11 Savinelli - Black Cavendish 20 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.7
2020-03-04 Cornell & Diehl - XX Flake Dark (Smoking Pipes 20th Anniversary Blend) 12 4 ★★★★ 3.7
2020-01-29 G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 21 22 ★★★★ 3.8
2020-01-12 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 256 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-01-08 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 193 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-01-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 124 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2019-12-17 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 437 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-11-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 245 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-11-17 Mac Baren - Amphora Virginia 52 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-11-07 Borkum Riff - Original 71 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2019-10-23 Ole Shenandoah - Barrel No. 76 21 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-10-15 Peter Stokkebye - Nougat (No.24) 66 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2019-09-28 Cornell & Diehl - Maple Cavendish 14 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-09-24 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 81 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-09-22 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 249 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-20 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 269 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-09-07 Cornell & Diehl - Irish Blessing 22 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-06 Cornell & Diehl - Visions of Celephaïs (The Old Ones) 9 9 ★★★☆ 2.7
2019-09-05 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 84 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-09-04 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-08-31 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 369 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-08-31 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 79 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-08-25 Former - Jubilee Pipe Tobacco 6 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2019-08-25 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 253 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-08-24 Newminster - No. 400 Superior Navy Flake 66 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-08-23 Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 23 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-08-12 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 221 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-08-09 Peterson - Nightcap 646 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-08-05 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Rum 3 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2019-08-03 Mac Baren - Amphora Kentucky Blend 26 7 ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-07-31 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 147 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-26 Sillem's - Commodore Flake 26 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-07-23 Cornell & Diehl - Dreams of Kadath (The Old Ones) 23 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-07-23 Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 61 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-22 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 279 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-07-21 CAO - Eileen's Dream 94 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2019-07-16 Lane Limited - 1-Q 369 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-07-16 pipesandcigars.com - Scotty's Trout Stream 102 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-15 G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing (Old London Series) 39 7 ★★★☆ 3.5
2019-07-15 Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium 52 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-07-13 Cornell & Diehl - Granulated Perique 4 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2019-07-10 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 44 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-07-01 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 123 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-23 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 153 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-06-19 Fribourg & Treyer - Vintage 38 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-06-18 Cornell & Diehl - John Marr (Melville At Sea) 15 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-06-16 John Aylesbury - Dragon Blend 5 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2019-06-14 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular Blend (7 Seas) 113 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2019-06-12 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 481 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2019-06-11 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 85 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-11 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 96 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-11 Peterson - Dark Flake 49 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-06-11 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 189 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-08 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 86 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-06-08 Astley's - No.2 Virginia Mixture 37 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-06-07 Comoy's of London - Cask #4 Stand Fast Navy (Comoy's) 37 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-06-05 G. L. Pease - Stratford (Classic Collection) 60 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-06-05 G. L. Pease - Telegraph Hill (Fog City Selection) 96 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-05 Sillem's - Councilor 1695 Flake 13 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-04 Davidoff - Flake Medallions 145 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-06-04 Hearth & Home - Louisiana Red (Signature Series) 56 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-05-29 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 276 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-05-29 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Maple Street (Sutliff Private Stock) 87 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-05-29 Cult - Militia 9 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2019-05-26 Peterson - Flake 218 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 466 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-05-23 Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake (Small Batch) 44 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-05-23 Wessex - Campaign Dark Flake (Brigade) 60 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-05-23 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster (Hamburger Pfeifentabak) 111 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-05-23 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Fribourg & Treyer - Special Brown Flake 34 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-05-23 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 189 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4