Clarkus

Real NameJames Clark
Joined2009-09
Last Visited2022-04
LocationFort Mill, SC, USA

Seventy one years old retiered from insurance industry. Grew up in Virginia, moved up and down the east coast through my career and have settled in South Carolina in the Charlotte, NC metro area. I've smoked pipes since I started college in 1967. I've smoked primarily burleys, Danish/Dutch cavendish, and English blends until I ventured into Virginias over the past few months. The move into VA's is proving to be a good one.

Update: I've now, after all these years, discovered and settled into classic American burley blends AKA drug store tobaccos - I can't believe it either but it's true and I'm happy about it.

This board has been a great help in finding new tobaccos to try so keep up the good work guys.

Primarily Petersons. Prefer traditional pipe shapes. I smoke cobs frequently.

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
2009-09-01 John Middleton, Inc - Walnut 91 ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-09-04 John Middleton, Inc - Sugar Barrel 60 ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-03-05 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Italia 30 ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-02-02 McCranie's - Old Master 28 ★★★★ 3.6
2010-02-02 McCranie's - Currituck 14 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-02-02 McCranie's - St. Alban's Best 9 ★★★☆ 3.2
2010-02-02 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 481 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-25 Peterson - Luxury Blend 106 ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-25 Peterson - University Flake 429 ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-09-01 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 443 ★★★★ 3.0
2010-03-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-09-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Granger 128 ★★★☆ 2.8

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2020-05-31 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 443 ★★★★ 3.0

Reviews

36 reviews
205 helpful votes
4 star:
12 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
14 Recommended
2 star:
5 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
5 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.3, Burley 3.3, Kentucky 3.2

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-05-26 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 202 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2021-05-19 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Victorian 29 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-11-21 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Revelation 32 12 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-11-01 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 140 7 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-10-13 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Ready Rubbed 48 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-10-10 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 253 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-08-22 Lane Limited - 1-Q 389 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-07-22 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 260 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-06-20 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Country Doctor 9 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.7
2020-06-10 Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus 92 9 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-09-18 John Middleton, Inc - Cherry Blend 112 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.3
2013-09-17 McCranie's - Danish Delight 4 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2013-09-16 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 35 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-09-16 Mac Baren - Golden Blend 95 7 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-09-04 John Middleton, Inc - Sugar Barrel 60 15 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-09-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Granger 128 44 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-09-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 359 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.2
2010-08-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Skandinavik Regular 43 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2010-03-05 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Italia 30 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-03-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-02-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Five Brothers 152 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-02-24 McClelland - No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake 171 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2010-02-04 McCranie's - Owner's Choice 6 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-02-02 McCranie's - St. Alban's Best 9 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2010-02-02 McCranie's - Currituck 14 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-02-02 McCranie's - Sweet Savannah 11 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-02-02 McCranie's - Porter's Pride 4 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2010-02-02 McCranie's - Old Master 28 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-02-02 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Troost Special Cavendish 48 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-02-02 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Comune 20 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-02-02 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 481 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-09-01 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Sliced 64 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-09-01 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 495 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2009-09-01 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 443 29 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2009-09-01 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Schippers Tabak Speciaal 18 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2009-09-01 John Middleton, Inc - Walnut 91 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9