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 90 ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-09-04 John Middleton, Inc - Sugar Barrel 60 ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-03-05 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Italia 29 ★★★☆ 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) 469 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-25 Peterson - Luxury Blend 105 ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-25 Peterson - University Flake 420 ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-09-01 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 435 ★★★★ 3.0
2010-03-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 434 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-09-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Granger 126 ★★★☆ 2.8

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2020-05-31 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 435 ★★★★ 3.0

Reviews

36 reviews
195 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 196 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2021-05-19 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Victorian 26 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-11-21 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Revelation 30 8 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-11-01 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 133 7 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-10-13 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Ready Rubbed 44 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2020-10-10 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 248 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-08-22 Lane Limited - 1-Q 374 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-07-22 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 256 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-06-20 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Country Doctor 8 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2020-06-10 Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus 88 9 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-09-18 John Middleton, Inc - Cherry Blend 113 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.3
2013-09-17 McCranie's - Danish Delight 4 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2013-09-16 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 439 35 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-09-16 Mac Baren - Golden Blend 93 7 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-09-04 John Middleton, Inc - Sugar Barrel 60 14 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-09-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Granger 126 43 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-09-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 352 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.2
2010-08-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Skandinavik Regular 41 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2010-03-05 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Italia 29 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-03-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 434 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-02-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Five Brothers 148 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 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 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) 469 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-09-01 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Sliced 64 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-09-01 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 491 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2009-09-01 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 435 28 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2009-09-01 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Schippers Tabak Speciaal 17 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2009-09-01 John Middleton, Inc - Walnut 90 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9