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Real NameDan
Joined2019-05
Last Visited2022-05
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) 97 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-08-24 G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 21 3.8
2019-05-23 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 193 ★★★★ 3.4
2021-05-08 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 194 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-11-18 Peterson - Nightcap 651 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-03-09 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 44 ★★★★ 3.6

Reviews

123 reviews
254 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 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2021-10-20 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 290 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 52 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2021-08-10 Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear: Black Locust (Small Batch) 9 2 ★★★★ 3.2
2021-08-06 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake 215 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) 107 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-06-27 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 412 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2021-06-03 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 196 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2021-05-30 Cornell & Diehl - Eight State Burley 2021 (Small Batch) 24 7 ★★★☆ 2.7
2021-05-29 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye 142 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) 18 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 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) 74 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-05-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 214 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-05-06 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 80 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2021-04-19 Mac Baren - Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed 12 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2021-03-09 F & K - Black Bayou Mist 7 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2021-02-27 G. L. Pease - Windjammer 21 6 ★★★☆ 3.2
2021-01-26 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 27 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-01-19 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 352 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2021-01-02 Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Blended Plug 43 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-12-21 Peterson - My Mixture 965 601 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-12-21 Dunhill - London Mixture 273 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-12-04 Hearth & Home - Ten to Midnight (Signature Series) 56 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2020-12-01 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 265 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 11 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2020-11-18 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 177 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-11-18 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 139 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-11-18 Cult - Blood Red Moon 105 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-11-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 275 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 133 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-11-17 Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 32 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 201 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-07-05 Astley's - No.109 Medium Flake 72 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-06-25 Arango - Balkan Supreme 47 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 259 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 125 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2019-12-17 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 439 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-11-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 248 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-11-17 Mac Baren - Amphora Virginia 58 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-11-07 Borkum Riff - Original 72 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2019-10-23 Ole Shenandoah - Barrel No. 76 21 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-10-15 Peter Stokkebye - Nougat (No.24) 67 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2019-09-28 Cornell & Diehl - Maple Cavendish 14 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-09-24 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 82 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-09-22 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 257 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-20 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 273 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-09-07 Cornell & Diehl - Irish Blessing 23 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-06 Cornell & Diehl - Visions of Celephaïs (The Old Ones) 10 9 ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-05 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 85 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-09-04 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-08-31 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 370 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-08-31 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 80 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-08-25 Former - Jubilee Pipe Tobacco 6 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2019-08-25 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 257 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-08-24 Newminster - No. 400 Superior Navy Flake 68 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-08-23 Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 24 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-08-12 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 225 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-08-09 Peterson - Nightcap 651 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-08-05 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Rum 3 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2019-08-03 Mac Baren - Amphora Kentucky Blend 28 7 ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-07-31 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 152 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-26 Sillem's - Commodore Flake 28 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2019-07-23 Cornell & Diehl - Dreams of Kadath (The Old Ones) 23 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-07-23 Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 63 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-22 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 292 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-07-21 CAO - Eileen's Dream 96 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2019-07-16 Lane Limited - 1-Q 375 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-07-16 pipesandcigars.com - Scotty's Trout Stream 103 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-15 G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing (Old London Series) 40 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) 130 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-23 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 157 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-06-19 Fribourg & Treyer - Vintage 39 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-06-18 Cornell & Diehl - John Marr (Melville At Sea) 17 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
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) 482 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2019-06-11 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 89 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-11 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 102 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-11 Peterson - Dark Flake 50 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-06-11 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 194 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 434 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) 38 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-06-05 G. L. Pease - Stratford (Classic Collection) 62 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-06-05 G. L. Pease - Telegraph Hill (Fog City Selection) 97 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-05 Sillem's - Councilor 1695 Flake 13 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-04 Davidoff - Flake Medallions 149 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-06-04 Hearth & Home - Louisiana Red (Signature Series) 56 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-05-29 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 281 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
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 220 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 469 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) 62 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster 112 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-05-23 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 586 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Fribourg & Treyer - Special Brown Flake 35 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-05-23 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 193 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4