Room Note Professor

Real NameChris Fourie
Joined2009-08
Last Visited2018-09
LocationSouth Africa

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I enjoyed my first pipe at age seven. It was a bamboo pipe, handmade by yours truly. The pipe was smoked during secret gang meetings held around a campfire in the back yard while discussing our future lives as spies. We smoked mostly dried, cut grass. And occasionally crushed dried leaves from the grape vine. The pipe was forgotten a few years later when I discovered girls. They spoil everything, don't they? I rediscovered the pipe when I was a university student in the eighties. I didn't learn to smoke it properly at the time -- what was important was to look cool. (Those girls ruled everything!) The pipe was a full bent Dr Plumb. I still own it. After recently having refurbished it, it is once again in excellent condition. Anyway, I was a pipe smoker for just a year or so before it fizzled out. It wasn't until my forties that I discovered the true pleasures of pipe smoking – the unhurried ritual, the relaxation, the taste and the heavenly aromas. Oh man! I smoke just one mindful bowl a day but I can honestly say that the pipe is one of the high points of my day. Every day.

My collection includes Castello, Viprati, Ser Jacopo, Peterson, Savinelli, Falcons and the occasional Brebbia, Vauen, meerschaum, etc. The most exotic pipe I own is a custom made Talbert "Morta". (Morta is 5,000 year-old fossilized bog-oak.) I view myself as a futuristically oriented person but my pipes remind me where I come from and they keep me firmly grounded in the past and present. I respect and love them.

Badges

Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
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.
Mentor Has voted for reviews spanning at least 100 different tobaccos.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2014-03-04 CAO - Moontrance 51 ★★★★ 3.0
2014-03-04 Dan Tobacco - Sweet Vanilla Honeydew 109 ★★★☆ 2.9
2014-03-04 Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Virginia Plug 74 ★★★★ 3.5
2009-08-16 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 373 ★★★☆ 2.9
2014-03-04 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 197 ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-03-04 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Flake/Classic Flake 130 ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-03-04 Peterson - Irish Flake 426 ★★★★ 3.3

Reviews

44 reviews
115 helpful votes
4 star:
14 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
16 Recommended
2 star:
9 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
5 Not Recommended

Preferences: Cavendish 3.5, Black Cavendish 3.5, Virginia 3.4, Burley 3.4

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2016-05-07 Wesley's - No. 15 Three Quarter Flake 3 1 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2015-04-19 Wesley's - No. 42 Mellow Cavendish (Houseblend Tobaccos) 2 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-03-03 Mac Baren - Golden Blend 93 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-03-01 Davidoff - Danish Mixture 82 9 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-02-27 Mac Baren - Original Choice 123 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-03-08 Rattray - Bagpiper's Dream 60 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-03-03 Stanwell - Vanilla (Sungold) 72 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2014-02-12 Peterson - Gold Blend 57 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2014-02-10 Holland House - Holland House Black Cavendish 4 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2014-01-31 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular Blend (7 Seas) 113 10 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-12-27 McClelland - No. 2000 Fragrant Matured Cake 48 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2013-12-26 Solani - 113: Sweet Mystery 34 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2013-12-08 McClelland - Oldchurch (Ashton Revival) 12 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2012-12-07 Peterson - Holiday Season 2012 (Limited Edition) 9 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-10-11 Van Erkoms - Jock 13 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2011-09-10 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 481 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.5
2011-09-04 4noggins - Lord Methley's 14 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-09-04 McLintock - Rednut 2 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2011-08-02 Lane Limited - RLP-6 116 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-11-21 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Tobacco Galleria - Rum and Maple 21 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-09-16 John Middleton, Inc - Sugar Barrel 60 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-09-16 W.O. Larsen - Limited Edition 2009 11 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2010-09-08 Milan Tobacconists - Honey Smoke 13 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-08-22 Davidoff - Blue Mixture 26 6 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2010-08-08 Peterson - University Flake 416 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-07-31 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 197 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-07-20 Dan Tobacco - Devil's Holiday 88 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-07-20 Torben Dansk - Blue Note 215 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2010-07-20 Hearth & Home - Classic Burley Kake (Signature Series) 91 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-07-11 Mac Baren - Rum & Maple 52 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2009-12-02 Peterson - Sunset Breeze 196 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2009-08-16 W.O. Larsen - Signature Vintage Mixture 81 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-08-16 Holland House - Holland House Aromatic 27 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2009-08-16 McClelland - Captain Cool (Premium Aromatic) 47 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2009-08-16 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Gramercy Park 30 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2009-08-16 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Rum Flake 128 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2009-08-16 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 373 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2009-08-16 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 299 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2009-08-16 Planta - Danish Black Vanilla Flake 29 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-08-16 W.O. Larsen - Old Fashioned 64 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2009-08-16 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake 210 7 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2009-08-16 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 275 6 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2009-08-16 pipesandcigars.com - Scotty's Trout Stream 102 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2009-08-16 Borkum Riff - Cherry Cavendish (Ruby) 130 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1