JustPlainChris

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Real NameChris Isbell
Joined2007-09
Last Visited2017-08
LocationWinchester, USA

I tried my first bowl of pipe tobacco back in 1989, but I didn't become a serious pipe smoker until 1997 or so. These days I gravitate towards Burley-forward blends and good English/Balkan mixtures. I never review a blend until I've smoked at least 100 grams of it. I've worked as a Firefighter and Paramedic, Sheriff's Deputy, Medical Laser Safety Officer, Outward Bound juvenile offender teacher/counselor, and journalist.

I currently own 16 briar pipes, one meerschaum, and one cob. I greatly enjoy and prefer English/Balkan blends and Burley-forward blends. I own a couple of nice Vintage Dunhills, but my Jirsa pipes are my favorites.

Badges

Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
Venerator Has rated at least half of their reviews with 4 stars.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2013-11-25 Cornell & Diehl - Burley Flake #4 27 ★★★☆ 3.2
2013-11-25 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 281 ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-25 Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake (Sea Scoundrels) 208 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-25 Cornell & Diehl - Big n' Burley 74 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-09-05 Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus 88 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-09-06 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-09-06 Esoterica Tobacciana - And So To Bed 92 ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-09-06 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 201 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-25 G. L. Pease - Samarra (Original Mixtures) 90 ★★★★ 3.4
2010-08-15 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 213 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-10-31 G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 74 ★★★★ 3.4
2013-11-25 Gatlin-Burlier - Gatlin-Burley 21 ★★★☆ 3.2
2013-11-25 Hearth & Home - Larry's Blend (Signature Series) 117 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-08-04 Hearth & Home - Ten to Midnight (Signature Series) 56 ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-11-25 Just For Him - Shortcut To Mushrooms (Middle Earth Pipeweed) 98 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-11-25 Mac Baren - Navy Flake 322 ★★★★ 3.1
2013-11-25 Mac Baren - Burley London Blend 152 ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-11-25 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 378 ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-08-12 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 370 ★★★★ 3.2
2013-11-25 McClelland - Frog Morton Across the Pond (Craftsbury Series) 154 ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-25 McClelland - Classic Samsun (Grand Orientals) 76 ★★★★ 3.6
2013-11-25 McClelland - Bombay Court (Personal Reserve) 50 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-25 McClelland - Pal O' Mine (Premium Aromatic) 29 ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-09-02 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 200 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-10-13 Peterson - Flake 218 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-11-25 Rattray - Dark Fragrant 69 ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-25 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 199 ★★★★ 3.4
2013-11-25 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 286 ★★★★ 3.4

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-09-20 Cornell & Diehl - Virginia Flake 26 ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-11-06 Cornell & Diehl - Interlude (Simply Elegant Series) 26 ★★☆☆ 2.8
2017-11-06 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 110 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-09-20 Dan Tobacco - Old Ironsides (American History Mixtures) 119 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-09-20 Dan Tobacco - London Blend No. 250 10 ★★★★ 2.8
2017-10-12 Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 24 ★★★★ 3.6
2017-10-28 Esoterica Tobacciana - Tilbury 102 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-09-06 Esoterica Tobacciana - Stonehaven 212 ★★★★ 3.6
2017-09-06 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-09-30 Esoterica Tobacciana - And So To Bed 92 ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-09-06 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 201 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-10-31 G. L. Pease - Triple Play (New World Collection) 66 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-10-31 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 80 ★★★★ 2.9
2017-10-18 Iwan Ries - Dr. Bradley 30 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-10-23 John Patton - Storm Front 44 ★★★★ 3.6
2017-11-03 Kramer's Pipe and Tobacco Shop - Father Dempsey 59 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-07 Lane Limited - LEO 20 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-10-18 Mac Baren - Plumcake 282 ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-10-09 Mac Baren - Golden Extra 83 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-10-09 Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake 208 ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-10-08 Paul's Pipe Shop - Arrowhead 10 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-10-21 Peretti - Thanksgiving Day 27 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-10-21 Peretti - Tashkent (English Blends) 38 ★★★★ 3.7
2017-10-21 Peretti - Blend W (Burley Blends) 10 ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-10-21 Peretti - Blend No.52 (Burley Blends) 10 ★★★★ 3.1
2017-11-06 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake 215 ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-10-11 Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 44 ★★★★ 3.6
2017-09-30 Smokers' Haven - Our Best Blend 23 ★★★★ 3.9
2017-09-30 Smokers' Haven - Exotique Mixture 46 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-04 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Revelation 30 ★★★☆ 2.7
2017-11-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Blend No.5 (Sutliff Private Stock) 79 ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-11-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Aromatic English #504 21 ★★★★ 3.0
2017-11-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Count Pulaski 72 ★★★★ 2.9
2017-11-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend 66 ★★★☆ 2.7

Reviews

12 reviews
26 helpful votes
4 star:
6 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
4 Recommended
2 star:
2 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.7, Latakia 3.7

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2017-09-12 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 439 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-08-15 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 213 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2010-08-12 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 370 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-08-12 McClelland - Captain Cool (Premium Aromatic) 47 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-08-04 Hearth & Home - Ten to Midnight (Signature Series) 56 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-08-04 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 2006 25 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-08-04 Peterson - Irish Cask 248 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-07-26 McClelland - Oriental Mixture No. 12 23 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2010-07-23 Esoterica Tobacciana - Hastings 10 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2007-09-05 McClelland - Anniversary 1977-2010 69 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2007-09-01 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2007-09-01 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 228 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2