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Real NameJimmy Muraco
Joined2002-08
Last Visited2021-05
LocationNJ, USA

I'm a professional musician in New Jersey, USA. Married with 3 "special needs" kids we adopted in 2005. I started smoking a pipe back in 1981 at the age of 15. My first blend was Captain Black Gold and I spent my initial several years experimenting with the various drug store and tobacco shop Lane bulks. Here we are many years later and I am still learning about the Gentle Art every day.

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I truly love natural smooth finishes, preferably straight or slightly bent pipes. Nosewarmers have a special place in my heart. I have no particular favorite brand as I feel that a pipe will only smoke as well as the skills of the smoker allows it to.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2004-11-21 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Sliced 64 ★★★★ 3.2
2014-06-12 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 221 ★★★★ 3.1
2013-11-25 McClelland - No. 22 (Matured Virginias) 47 ★★★★ 3.2
2014-01-15 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 465 ★★★★ 3.3
2007-10-30 Peretti - Park Square (English Blends) 21 ★★★★ 3.4
2013-11-25 Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake (Special Selection) 38 ★★★★ 3.0
2014-06-12 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 189 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-02-01 Peterson - Standard Mixture 193 ★★★★ 3.2
2014-06-12 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 ★★★★ 3.5

Reviews

40 reviews
94 helpful votes
4 star:
11 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
15 Recommended
2 star:
6 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
8 Not Recommended

Preferences: Oriental/Turkish 3.6, Perique 3.5, Latakia 3.5, Virginia 3.4, Cavendish 3.3, Burley 3.3

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2016-02-01 Dunhill - London Mixture 272 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-06-10 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 199 15 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2009-04-23 Milan Tobacconists - Rovada 5 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2008-12-27 Milan Tobacconists - Honey Smoke 13 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2008-11-10 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 249 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2008-06-04 Milan Tobacconists - Jefferson Street 11 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2008-05-24 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Nut Brown Burley 37 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2008-05-11 McClelland - Drama Reserve (Grand Orientals) 62 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2008-04-08 Kane's of New Zealand - Lamb Cake Slices 28 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2008-03-28 Peterson - Special Reserve 2007 (Limited Edition) 9 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2008-03-09 Stanwell - Vanilla (Sungold) 72 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2007-12-19 Mac Baren - Honey & Chocolate 74 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2007-10-30 Peretti - Park Square (English Blends) 21 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2007-10-28 McClelland - Biteless Burley 9 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2007-04-09 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 252 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2006-10-16 Milan Tobacconists - "Our" London Dock 20 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2005-12-04 Hearth & Home - Marble Kake (Signature Series) 56 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2005-10-15 Hearth & Home - Louisiana Red (Signature Series) 56 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2005-10-15 Hearth & Home - Capitol Stairs (Signature Series) 26 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2005-04-10 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Reserve Navy Cake 5 0 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.2
2005-04-10 Planta - Danish Black Vanilla 57 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2005-04-10 McClelland - Blending Perique 49 14 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2005-04-10 McClelland - Blending Latakia 22 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2005-04-10 Mac Baren - Virginia Flake 104 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2005-04-10 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake 210 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2005-04-10 Mac Baren - Black Ambrosia 111 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2005-04-10 Mac Baren - Roll Cake 74 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2005-04-02 G. L. Pease - Abingdon (Classic Collection) 136 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2005-03-20 Peterson - My Mixture 965 598 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2005-02-19 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Wilke No. 13 18 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2004-11-22 Reiner - Professional 26 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2004-11-21 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Sliced 64 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2004-09-02 G. L. Pease - Bohemian Scandal (Heirloom Collection) 39 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2004-09-01 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 465 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2004-09-01 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Bayou (Craftsbury Series) 183 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2004-06-11 Lane Limited - VIP 12 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2003-01-16 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2002-10-21 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Flake/Classic Flake 130 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2002-09-24 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 373 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2002-08-26 Mac Baren - Navy Flake 321 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1