Big Train

Real NamePeter Rothenberg
Joined2010-03
Last Visited2022-04
LocationScarsdale New York

Avid smoker and pipe collector for over 50 years . Have several published articles and attend most major shows .

Old , antique pipes , mostly pre WW 2 .

Badges

Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
Venerator Has rated at least half of their reviews with 4 stars.
Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Connoisseur Has reviewed at least 50 tobaccos from at least 10 brands.
Celebrant Has reviewed at least 15 tobaccos from a single brand with a rating of 3 or 4.
Absolutist Has rated at least 70% of their reviews with 1 or 4 stars.
Virtuoso Has received upvotes on 80% of their reviews.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-06-18 McClelland - 40th Anniversary (Limited Edition) 33 ★★★★ 3.7

Reviews

117 reviews
527 helpful votes
4 star:
58 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
30 Recommended
2 star:
13 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
16 Not Recommended

Preferences: Latakia 3.8, Burley 3.8, Oriental/Turkish 3.8, Kentucky 3.7, Virginia 3.7, Perique 3.7

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2022-04-05 Dan Tobacco - Skipper's Flake 15 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2021-11-27 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Balkan Sobranie 759 11 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-12-31 Dan Tobacco - London Blend No. 250 10 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2020-12-26 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Crumble Kake Limited Edition No. 1 (Barrel Aged) 9 4 ★★★☆ 3.6
2020-12-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Cringle Flake (Holiday Edition 2020) 16 6 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-10-22 Watch City Cigar - Rouxgaroux 7 3 ★★★★ 4.0
2020-05-20 Savinelli - Janus 11 3 ★★★☆ 3.4
2020-05-17 Savinelli - Juno 11 9 ★★★★ 3.7
2020-04-16 Robert McConnell - Regent Street (Heritage) 8 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-04-02 Cornell & Diehl - XX Flake Dark (Smoking Pipes 20th Anniversary Blend) 12 4 ★☆☆☆ 3.7
2020-03-25 BBB - Oriental Mixture 5 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.8
2020-03-19 Cornell & Diehl - XX Flake (Smoking Pipes 20th Anniversary Blend) 10 4 ★★★☆ 3.6
2020-01-11 Cornell & Diehl - Warped: Kings Stride 8 8 ★★★★ 3.9
2020-01-06 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Cringle Flake (Holiday Edition 2019) 19 4 ★☆☆☆ 3.5
2019-12-19 HU Tobacco - Aus dem Krater Plug (Kratermischung) 4 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2019-11-11 HU Tobacco - Night Owl (Pipe Enthusiasts Germany) 6 7 ★★★☆ 3.7
2019-11-10 HU Tobacco - Dark Moor (Pipe Enthusiasts Germany) 2 7 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-11-08 Dan Tobacco - St. Bernard Flake 19 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-11-08 HU Tobacco - Joschi's Oriental Sunrise (United Passion) 10 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.4
2019-11-07 HU Tobacco - The Bullet 3 2 ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2019-11-07 HU Tobacco - Dockworker (United Passion) 28 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-11-07 Sillem's - Councilor 1695 Flake 13 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-10-17 Dan Tobacco - Ascanian No. 1 Soft & Unique 6 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.5
2019-10-12 Kohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG - No. 88: Virginia Flake (Meistermischung) 4 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2019-08-19 HU Tobacco - Tuarekh (African Line) 9 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2019-08-19 G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing (Old London Series) 40 4 ★☆☆☆ 3.5
2019-08-01 John Cotton - John Cotton's Double Pressed Kentucky 13 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2019-08-01 John Cotton - John Cotton's Double Pressed Virginia 12 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-06-25 Robert McConnell - Shakespeare (Heritage) 4 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2019-06-24 Robert McConnell - Paddington (Heritage) 7 12 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2019-05-12 Levin Pipes International - Klenderwood 6 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-04-12 HU Tobacco - The Untouchables Special Mixture 4 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-04-11 HU Tobacco - Moroccan Bazaar (United Passion Special Blends) 5 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-04-10 HU Tobacco - Green Gold (The Blender's Pride) 6 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2019-04-10 HU Tobacco - JU 52 (The Blender's Pride) 6 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-04-09 HU Tobacco - Out of Africa (The Blender's Pride) 4 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2019-04-08 HU Tobacco - Casablanca Feeling (The Blender's Pride) 5 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2019-04-07 HU Tobacco - Geniet Moment (NL) 2 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-04-04 Dunhill - Piping Cool 3 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2019-03-05 HU Tobacco - Director's Cut (Original Warehouseblend) 34 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2019-01-22 Robert McConnell - Virginia 5 Year Matured (Heritage) 8 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2019-01-12 Hearth & Home - Virginia Memory (Marquee Series) 8 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2019-01-02 HU Tobacco - White Horses (Original Warehouseblend) 3 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-12-30 Cornell & Diehl - Bijou (Cellar Series) 44 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2018-12-30 Dan Tobacco - The Mellow Mallard 34 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-12-24 HU Tobacco - Sissinghurst (United Passion) 5 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-12-21 HU Tobacco - Scotney 6 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2018-12-17 HU Tobacco - My Special One (United Passion) 8 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2018-11-23 HU Tobacco - Aus dem Krater Nr. 2 (Kratermischung) 3 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-11-20 HU Tobacco - Old Fredder's Broken Flake (United Passion) 13 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2018-11-16 HU Tobacco - Janneman Flake (NL) 4 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-11-03 HU Tobacco - Aus dem Krater Nr. 1 (Kratermischung) 3 3 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2018-10-31 HU Tobacco - English Breakfast (Original Warehouseblend) 6 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-10-30 HU Tobacco - Flanagan (United Passion) 16 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-10-05 HU Tobacco - Louisiana Broken (Original Warehouseblend) 9 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2018-10-04 HU Tobacco - Nashville County (Original Warehouseblend) 17 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2018-07-04 HU Tobacco - Sunset (United Passion) 11 7 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2018-06-23 HU Tobacco - My Red Fox 8 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2018-06-23 HU Tobacco - Edward G. (Original Warehouseblend) 15 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2018-04-13 Davidoff - Royalty 121 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-03-20 Peter Heinrichs - Golden Sliced (Special Selection) 12 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-02-23 Robert McConnell - Special London Fine Cut 8 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2018-02-23 Robert Lewis - Wingfield Mixture 16 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-18 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 130 12 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-06 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 87 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2017-11-06 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 110 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-04 Cornell & Diehl - Speakeasy (Cellar Series) 23 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2017-07-17 Wessex - Gold Slice 11 13 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2017-05-22 McClelland - Black Parrot (Ashton Revival) 20 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-05-22 McClelland - 40th Anniversary (Limited Edition) 33 29 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2017-04-08 Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 24 27 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-01-12 Dobie's - Dobie's Four Square-Cut Plug (Dobie's Series) 10 7 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2016-12-18 Dunhill - A-21000 15 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2016-12-06 Peterson - Dark Flake 50 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-12-04 Dunhill - Ye Olde Signe (Re-release) 53 22 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2016-10-13 Drucquer & Sons - The Devil’s Own 8 11 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2016-07-06 Vauen - No. 14 Virginia Flake 24 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.5
2016-07-01 Wessex - Gold Virginia Flake 26 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2016-06-28 Dunhill - Ye Olde Signe 11 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2016-06-28 Dunhill - Ready Rubbed 14 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2016-06-03 Samuel Gawith - B.S. Flake 31 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-05-13 Sillem's - Mayor 1814 Flake 11 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-05-10 Robert McConnell - Scottish Flake 99 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2016-04-08 Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 160 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-04-05 Dunhill - Ready Rubbed (re-release) 48 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-04-05 Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Virginia Plug 75 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-03-30 Dunhill - My Mixture 620 2 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.5
2016-03-29 Brigham - Acadian Blend (Legend) 7 1 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2016-03-29 Mac Baren - Virginia Flake 110 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2016-03-29 McClelland - CPCC Epitome (Club Blends) 12 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-03-24 Astley's - No.44 Dark Virginia Flake 52 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-03-23 John Cotton - John Cotton's Number 1 Mild (re-release) 22 5 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-03-18 Samuel Gawith - Chocolate Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 193 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2016-03-15 Comoy's of London - Cask #4 Stand Fast Navy (Comoy's) 38 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2016-02-26 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow (bulk) 45 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-02-13 Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 89 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-02-13 Samuel Gawith - Lakeland Dark 40 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-02-12 Astley's - No.109 Medium Flake 73 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-02-10 Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 64 10 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-01-30 Dunhill - My Mixture 73 7 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-01-29 McClelland - Red and Black (Club Blends) 20 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2016-01-27 Former - Bird's Eye Flake 16 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2016-01-27 Dunhill - Three Year Matured Virginia 111 13 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2016-01-25 Cornell & Diehl - Interlude (Simply Elegant Series) 26 3 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2016-01-22 Rattray - 40 Virginia 11 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2016-01-20 Peterson - Signature Flake (Founders Collection) 21 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-01-19 McClelland - Beacon Extra (Club Blends) 33 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2015-12-30 Solani - 660: Silver Flake 119 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2015-12-29 Rattray - Macbeth (British Collection) 13 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2015-12-29 McClelland - No. 24 (Matured Virginias) 84 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-28 Dan Tobacco - Tordenskjold Virginia Slices 54 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-12-28 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 290 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-12-27 Wessex - Campaign Dark Flake (Brigade) 63 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-12-27 Wessex - Classic Virginia (Brigade) 29 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2015-12-26 McClelland - Tudor Castle (Collector Series) 59 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2015-12-26 Cornell & Diehl - First Responders 11 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-12-26 Butera - Golden Cake (Royal Vintage) 30 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3