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Real NameDan
Joined2019-05
Last Visited2023-03
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) 99 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-08-24 G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 24 3.8
2019-05-23 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 208 ★★★★ 3.4
2021-05-08 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 206 ★★★★ 3.6
2019-11-18 Peterson - Nightcap 671 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-03-09 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 46 ★★★★ 3.6

Reviews

124 reviews
272 helpful votes
4 star:
41 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
62 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
2023-01-13 G. L. Pease - Bankside (Zeitgeist Collection) 9 3 ★★★☆ 3.6
2021-10-24 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Plug 42 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2021-10-20 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 300 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-09-23 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 103 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-09-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Twist Sliced 44 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-08-23 G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 78 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-08-16 Hiland's Cigars - Black Gold 10 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2021-08-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Broken Scotch Cake 55 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2021-08-10 Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear: Black Locust (Small Batch) 11 2 ★★★★ 3.2
2021-08-06 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake (No. 402) 223 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2021-08-03 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 89 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-07-12 Vauen - No. 14 Virginia Flake 24 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.5
2021-07-05 G. L. Pease - Charing Cross (Classic Collection) 110 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-06-27 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 433 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2021-06-03 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 203 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2021-05-30 Cornell & Diehl - Eight State Burley 2021 (Small Batch) 26 7 ★★★☆ 2.7
2021-05-29 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye 146 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 22 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) 22 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2021-05-25 G. L. Pease - Samarra (20th Anniversary Limited Edition) 5 2 ★★★★ 4.0
2021-05-22 Tabac Manil - La Brumeuse (Pure Semois) 77 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-05-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 224 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-05-06 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 82 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2021-04-19 Mac Baren - Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed 14 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2021-03-09 F & K - Black Bayou Mist 9 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2021-02-27 G. L. Pease - Windjammer 25 6 ★★★☆ 3.3
2021-01-26 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 30 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-01-19 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 359 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2021-01-02 Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Blended Plug 44 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-12-21 Peterson - My Mixture 965 614 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-12-21 Dunhill - London Mixture 277 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-12-04 Hearth & Home - Ten to Midnight (Signature Series) 59 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-12-01 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 275 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 16 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2020-11-19 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 101 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-11-19 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices White 12 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2020-11-18 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 188 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-11-18 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 146 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-11-18 Cult - Blood Red Moon 116 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-11-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 280 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 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 141 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-11-17 Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 36 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-11-16 McClelland - Navy Cavendish (Matured Virginias) 74 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2020-11-15 Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear (Small Batch) 25 3 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-10-03 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 211 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-07-05 Astley's - No.109 Medium Flake 74 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-06-25 Arango - Balkan Supreme 53 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 24 24 ★★★★ 3.8
2020-01-12 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 274 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-01-08 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 202 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-01-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 126 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2019-12-17 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 443 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-11-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 254 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-11-17 Mac Baren - Amphora Virginia 65 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-11-07 Borkum Riff - Original 77 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2019-10-23 Ole Shenandoah - Barrel No. 76 21 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-10-15 Peter Stokkebye - Nougat (No.24) 69 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2019-09-28 Cornell & Diehl - Maple Cavendish 16 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-09-24 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 86 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-09-22 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 273 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-20 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 279 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-09-07 Cornell & Diehl - Irish Blessing 24 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-06 Cornell & Diehl - Visions of Celephaïs (The Old Ones) 11 9 ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-05 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 87 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-09-04 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 463 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-08-31 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 371 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-08-31 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 87 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-08-25 Former - Jubilee Pipe Tobacco 6 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2019-08-25 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 263 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-08-24 Newminster - No. 400 Superior Navy Flake 78 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-08-23 Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 28 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-08-12 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 232 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-08-09 Peterson - Nightcap 671 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-08-05 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Rum 5 2 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2019-08-03 Mac Baren - Amphora Kentucky Blend 34 7 ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-07-31 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 160 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-26 Sillem's - Commodore Flake 29 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-07-23 Cornell & Diehl - Dreams of Kadath (The Old Ones) 24 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-07-23 Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 78 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-22 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 298 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-07-21 CAO - Eileen's Dream 103 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2019-07-16 Lane Limited - 1-Q 395 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-07-16 pipesandcigars.com - Scotty's Trout Stream 104 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-15 G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing (Old London Series) 42 7 ★★★☆ 3.5
2019-07-15 Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium 55 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-07-13 Cornell & Diehl - Granulated Perique 7 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-07-10 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 46 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-07-01 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 139 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-23 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 166 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-06-19 Fribourg & Treyer - Vintage 39 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-06-18 Cornell & Diehl - John Marr (Melville At Sea) 19 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) 118 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2019-06-12 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 500 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2019-06-11 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 94 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-11 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 104 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-11 Peterson - Dark Flake 52 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-06-11 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 206 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-06-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-08 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 92 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-06-08 Astley's - No.2 Virginia Mixture 38 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-06-07 Comoy's of London - Cask #4 Stand Fast Navy (Comoy's) 38 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-06-05 G. L. Pease - Stratford (Classic Collection) 64 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-06-05 G. L. Pease - Telegraph Hill (Fog City Selection) 99 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-05 Sillem's - Councilor 1695 Flake 13 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-04 Davidoff - Flake Medallions 156 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-06-04 Hearth & Home - Louisiana Red (Signature Series) 60 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-05-29 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 302 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-05-29 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Maple Street (Sutliff Private Stock) 88 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-05-29 Cult - Militia 9 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2019-05-26 Peterson - Flake 227 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-05-23 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 486 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-05-23 Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake (Small Batch) 48 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Wessex - Campaign Dark Flake (Brigade) 64 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster 119 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-05-23 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 603 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Fribourg & Treyer - Special Brown Flake 36 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-05-23 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 208 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4