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Real NameDan
Joined2019-05
Last Visited2022-10
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) 98 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-08-24 G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 22 3.8
2019-05-23 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 200 ★★★★ 3.4
2021-05-08 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 198 ★★★★ 3.6
2019-11-18 Peterson - Nightcap 660 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-03-09 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 45 ★★★★ 3.6

Reviews

123 reviews
258 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 41 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2021-10-20 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 297 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-09-23 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-09-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Twist Sliced 42 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-08-23 G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 77 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-08-16 Hiland's Cigars - Black Gold 10 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2021-08-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Broken Scotch Cake 53 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 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) 217 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) 110 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-06-27 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 425 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2021-06-03 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 199 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 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 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) 20 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) 75 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-05-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 216 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-05-06 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 81 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2021-04-19 Mac Baren - Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed 12 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2021-03-09 F & K - Black Bayou Mist 8 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2021-02-27 G. L. Pease - Windjammer 22 6 ★★★☆ 3.3
2021-01-26 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 28 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-01-19 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 356 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2021-01-02 Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Blended Plug 43 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-12-21 Peterson - My Mixture 965 607 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-12-21 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-12-04 Hearth & Home - Ten to Midnight (Signature Series) 58 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-12-01 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 271 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 101 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-11-19 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices White 12 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2020-11-18 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 181 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-11-18 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 145 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-11-18 Cult - Blood Red Moon 111 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-11-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 278 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 140 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-11-17 Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 34 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-11-16 McClelland - Navy Cavendish (Matured Virginias) 73 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2020-11-15 Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear (Small Batch) 25 3 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-10-03 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 203 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-07-05 Astley's - No.109 Medium Flake 73 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-06-25 Arango - Balkan Supreme 50 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 22 23 ★★★★ 3.8
2020-01-12 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 269 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-01-08 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 198 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-01-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 125 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2019-12-17 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-11-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 252 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-11-17 Mac Baren - Amphora Virginia 62 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-11-07 Borkum Riff - Original 74 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2019-10-23 Ole Shenandoah - Barrel No. 76 21 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-10-15 Peter Stokkebye - Nougat (No.24) 68 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2019-09-28 Cornell & Diehl - Maple Cavendish 15 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-09-24 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 85 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-09-22 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 267 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-09-20 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 278 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 461 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-08-31 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 370 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-08-31 Hearth & Home - WhiteKnight (Marquee Series) 84 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-08-25 Former - Jubilee Pipe Tobacco 6 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2019-08-25 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 261 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-08-24 Newminster - No. 400 Superior Navy Flake 72 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-08-23 Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 25 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-08-12 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 230 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-08-09 Peterson - Nightcap 660 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-08-05 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Rum 4 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2019-08-03 Mac Baren - Amphora Kentucky Blend 31 7 ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-07-31 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 157 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 69 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-07-22 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 295 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-07-21 CAO - Eileen's Dream 99 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2019-07-16 Lane Limited - 1-Q 383 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) 41 7 ★★★☆ 3.5
2019-07-15 Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium 53 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2019-07-13 Cornell & Diehl - Granulated Perique 5 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2019-07-10 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 45 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-07-01 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 136 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-23 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 163 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) 115 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2019-06-12 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 495 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2019-06-11 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 92 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-11 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 102 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-11 Peterson - Dark Flake 51 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-06-11 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 198 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-06-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 441 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-08 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 89 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) 62 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-06-05 G. L. Pease - Telegraph Hill (Fog City Selection) 98 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-06-05 Sillem's - Councilor 1695 Flake 13 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-04 Davidoff - Flake Medallions 151 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-06-04 Hearth & Home - Louisiana Red (Signature Series) 58 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-05-29 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 291 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-05-29 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Maple Street (Sutliff Private Stock) 87 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2019-05-29 Cult - Militia 9 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2019-05-26 Peterson - Flake 223 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 473 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) 63 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster 115 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2019-05-23 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 596 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-23 Fribourg & Treyer - Special Brown Flake 35 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-05-23 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 200 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4