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Real NameLaszlo Tormes
Joined2020-09
Last Visited2022-09
LocationPhiladelphia, PA

I have a serious case of Pipe Acquisition Disorder. I had 150 pipes when I made the conscious decision to stop buying them and start trying to sell some. However, I still haven't sold any. I always find ways to convince myself to keep even the pipes I never smoke from. I have 15 Georg Jensen pipes, since Jensen pipes were what I focused on when I started buying pipes. They were on par with good Stanwell pipes, but less than half the price... so I became kind of an expert in Georg Jensen pipes. Unfortunately, their price has since gone up some... I guess people realized their relative quality. Other than that, I have a fairly eclectic mix of pipes. A couple Dunhill's, some S&R Straight Grains, older Peterson's, and lots of random brands. But my favorite pipes are the old, pre-war French ones, especially with the "percage courbe" bend in the shank. They're hard to find, but I do have a few.

As for tobaccos, the same drive to collect goes for them. One of the great joys of smoking a pipe, for me, is trying out new blends. My cellar is getting to be just as outrageous as my pipe collection.

Most of my ratings are 3 and 4 stars because I tend to review blends that I really enjoy. I'm trying to be a bit more conservative with my ratings though... but so many blends are just so good!

I generally prefer English blends, although I do enjoy all types of tobacco. However, I only rarely smoke aromatics, and almost never smoke heavy aromatics. The few aro's I do like are usually of the "European flavor profile" type... unfortunately though, many of them aren't listed on this site, and it's impossible to add them because there are no moderators to answer emails. I've been trying for nearly 2 years to get blends like Kohlhase & Kopp's Asia 2018, Casino Royal, and Rattray's Summer Edition 2020 approved by moderators. Literally dozens of emails later... still no answer. So, many of the aromatics I've smoked go un-reviewed.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2022-01-15 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 202 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-03-01 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 203 ★★★★ 3.3
2021-11-12 G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing (Old London Series) 40 3.5
2021-09-17 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 294 ★★★★ 3.2
2022-01-08 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 585 ★★★★ 3.1
2021-11-20 Savinelli - 140th Anniversary 14 ★★★★ 3.9
2022-04-20 Savinelli - Essenza Cipriota 16 ★★★☆ 2.9
2021-11-24 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged 20 3.9
2021-12-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Balkan Sobranie 19 ★★★★ 3.9

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2022-02-02 Kramer's Pipe and Tobacco Shop - Father Dempsey 61 ★★★★ 3.5
2022-01-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Kentucky Bird 42 ★★★☆ 2.4

Reviews

59 reviews
123 helpful votes
4 star:
26 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
23 Recommended
2 star:
6 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
4 Not Recommended

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Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2022-08-15 Rattray - Summer Edition 2020 1 0 ★★★☆ 3.0
2022-08-15 Peterson - University Flake 427 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2022-07-26 Kohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG - Kohlhase & Kopp Edition II - Asia 2018 (Kohlhase & Kopp's World Tour) 1 1 ★★★★ 4.0
2022-02-06 Peterson - Summertime 2020 (Limited Edition) 2 1 ★★★★ 3.5
2022-02-04 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Balkan Sobranie 19 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2022-02-03 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 202 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2022-01-31 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 139 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2022-01-31 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 133 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2022-01-30 Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 256 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2022-01-29 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 229 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2022-01-28 War Horse - War Horse Bar 40 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2022-01-28 Savinelli - 140th Anniversary 14 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2022-01-27 Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 160 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2022-01-27 Cascadia Pipe Co. - Downwind 6 2 ★★★☆ 2.7
2022-01-26 Dunhill - Ready Rubbed (re-release) 48 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2022-01-25 Nat Sherman - 536 Empire English 47 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2022-01-25 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Wilke No. 222 6 1 ★★★☆ 3.3
2022-01-25 Cascadia Pipe Co. - Vertical Limit 3 2 ★★★☆ 3.3
2022-01-24 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Virginia Slices #507-C 48 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2022-01-22 Peterson - Old Dublin 279 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2022-01-22 Drucquer & Sons - Trafalgar 16 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2022-01-21 Savinelli - Brunello Flake 32 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2022-01-18 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 203 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2022-01-17 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Kentucky 77 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2022-01-17 Lane Limited - Captain Black Gold 205 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2022-01-15 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 233 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2022-01-12 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 383 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2022-01-06 Dunhill - Three Year Matured Virginia 111 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2022-01-01 G. L. Pease - Embarcadero (Fog City Selection) 95 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-12-31 Robert Lewis - Orcilla Mixture 30 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-12-30 J. F. Germain & Son - King Charles Smoking Mixture 69 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2021-12-11 Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices White 12 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2021-12-08 G. L. Pease - Cairo (Original Mixtures) 130 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-12-02 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Matured Red Virginia 515 RC-1 29 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2021-11-28 G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing (Old London Series) 40 1 ★★★★ 3.5
2021-11-23 Chacom - #4 7 1 ★★★★ 3.7
2021-11-23 Cornell & Diehl - Oriental Silk 49 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-11-17 Chonowitsch - T 14 9 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2021-11-17 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 294 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2021-04-02 Savinelli - Janus 12 2 ★★★☆ 3.4
2021-03-07 Peterson - 3P's Peterson Perfect Plug 172 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-03-04 Sutliff Tobacco Company - English Oriental #400341 9 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2021-03-02 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 203 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2021-03-02 Solani - 633: Virginia Flake with Perique 158 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2021-02-26 Vauen - No. 2 Oriental Blend 2 1 ★★☆☆ 2.5
2021-01-31 Cornell & Diehl - Super Balkan 28 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2021-01-21 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Apple #208 17 2 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2021-01-17 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Stoved Virginia #507-S 15 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2021-01-12 Sillem's - Red 16 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-12-21 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Tobacco Galleria - Blue Note 67 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2020-12-20 Rattray - Blossom Temptation 1 6 ★★★★ 4.0
2020-11-09 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 139 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-11-09 Chacom - #3 3 1 ★★★☆ 3.3
2020-11-09 Chacom - #1 2 5 ★★★★ 4.0
2020-11-02 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture #79 (#600) 9 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2020-11-01 Savinelli - Essenza Cipriota 16 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2020-11-01 Chacom - #2 2 4 ★★★☆ 3.5
2020-09-27 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Molto Dolce (Sutliff Private Stock) 171 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-09-13 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 45 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6