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Real NamePiper FcCall
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I use my reviews mainly as a reminder for myself of my experience, good or bad, of a certain tobacco whilst I go through the motions of trying and sampling different blends (from obscure to well known classics). However, if I can help another smoker find a favorite, based upon similar tastes and experiences then that would be even better. I know there are several reviewers/reviews on here that have helped me accomplish this for myself.

So, thank you all and cheers!

Currently my favorite blenders are as follows:

McClelland - awesome VA & English blends!
Rattrays - Sophisticated and lovely VA & English blends!
G.L. Pease - Outstanding and contemplative English and non-aromatic blends.
Russ from PipesandCigars.com / Hearth&Home - Excellent burleys, aromatics, and distinctive English blends

Peterson, Savinelli, Ser Jacopo, Nording, Bjarne, Neerup, Rattray, Boswell, Rick Black Pipes, Dragon Briars, Morgan Pipes, and Others

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.
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
2017-06-05 Astley's - No.44 Dark Virginia Flake 55 ★★★★ 3.3
2012-04-10 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Northwoods 148 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-02-01 Cornell & Diehl - Exhausted Rooster 99 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-02-01 Cornell & Diehl - King Cake (Cellar Series) 12 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-02-20 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 462 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-04-16 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 278 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-01-07 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 139 ★★★★ 3.5
2015-06-16 G. L. Pease - Meridian (Old London Series) 53 ★★★★ 3.4
2015-07-29 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 157 ★★★★ 3.4
2019-04-02 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 164 ★★★★ 3.2
2013-04-30 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 49 ★★★☆ 3.2
2012-03-22 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 66 ★★★★ 3.7
2015-05-28 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 371 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-13 McClelland - Black Shag (221b Series) 93 ★★★☆ 2.5
2013-04-30 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 201 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-02-26 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 232 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-05-26 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 229 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-05-29 McClelland - Bombay Court (Personal Reserve) 52 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-08-10 McClelland - No. 5100 Red Cake 192 ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-04 Nording - Beagle (Hunter Blend) 9 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-11-17 Peretti - British Blend (English Blends) 24 ★★★★ 3.4
2011-02-11 Peter Stokkebye - English Luxury (No.17) 76 ★★★☆ 3.1
2012-01-03 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 298 ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-10 Rattray - Black Mallory (British Collection) 149 ★★★☆ 3.1
2020-05-18 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 273 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-01-31 Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection) 267 ★★★★ 3.4
2015-07-21 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 149 ★★★★ 3.6
2016-05-23 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 601 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-04-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-02-08 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 186 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-29 Seattle Pipe Club - Potlatch 39 ★★★★ 3.4

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-07-23 G. L. Pease - Navigator (Old London Series) 46 ★★★★ 2.9
2015-06-27 G. L. Pease - Sextant (Old London Series) 69 ★★★★ 3.3
2015-07-09 McClelland - Old Dog (Ashton Revival) 27 ★★★★ 3.6
2015-07-09 McClelland - Celebrated Sovereign (Ashton Revival) 13 ★★★☆ 3.3
2016-01-13 McClelland - St. James Woods (Personal Reserve) 127 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-04-12 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Plug 27 ★★★★ 3.8
2017-02-16 Sillem's - Black 105 ★★★★ 3.4

Reviews

143 reviews
385 helpful votes
4 star:
77 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
41 Recommended
2 star:
20 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
5 Not Recommended

Preferences: Cavendish 3.8, Latakia 3.7, Oriental/Turkish 3.7, Black Cavendish 3.7, Virginia 3.6, Kentucky 3.6, Perique 3.6, Burley 3.5

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-11-20 Peretti - Century (English Blends) 9 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-11-19 Peretti - Omega (English Blends) 38 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2020-11-17 Peretti - British Blend (English Blends) 24 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-11-17 Peretti - 150th Anniversary Blend (Flake) 15 4 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-09-21 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 292 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-09-21 Savinelli - Juno 11 5 ★★★★ 3.7
2020-05-18 Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 35 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-12-30 Drucquer & Sons - Trafalgar 16 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2019-04-17 McClelland - Smyrna No.1 (Grand Orientals) 53 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-04-12 Rattray - 40 Virginia 11 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2018-04-13 McClelland - Arcadia (221b Series) 118 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-04-13 McClelland - Black Shag (221b Series) 93 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.5
2018-03-05 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Brown Flake 83 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-03-05 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 273 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-02-20 Solani - 660: Silver Flake 119 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-02-08 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 186 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-02-01 War Horse - War Horse Ready Cut 25 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2018-02-01 Cornell & Diehl - Chenet's Cake (Cellar Series) 30 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-01-22 Cornell & Diehl - King Cake (Cellar Series) 12 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-01-08 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dorchester 86 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-12 Esoterica Tobacciana - Blackpool 33 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-06-30 Cornell & Diehl - Exhausted Rooster 99 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-06-28 Esoterica Tobacciana - Tilbury 103 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-06-01 Astley's - No.44 Dark Virginia Flake 55 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-05-26 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 229 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-04-29 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Special Reserve 16 14 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-03-02 Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake (Kearvaig Pipe Club) 44 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-03-02 Mac Baren - Original Flake 58 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-02-20 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Special Reserve 45 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-01-30 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 81 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-01-04 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 2016 7 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2016-11-29 Rattray - Old Gowrie (British Collection) 293 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-11-28 Cornell & Diehl - Five O'Clock Shadow (Working Man Series) 30 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-11-03 Esoterica Tobacciana - Kingsbridge 27 9 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.9
2016-10-04 Cornell & Diehl - Bijou (Cellar Series) 47 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2016-10-04 Cornell & Diehl - The Beast (Small Batch) 14 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2016-09-26 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 119 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-09-09 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 104 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-09-09 G. L. Pease - Temple Bar (Old London Series) 30 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2016-08-10 McClelland - No. 5100 Red Cake 192 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-05-24 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 601 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-05-23 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Medium Flake 52 7 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2016-05-19 McClelland - Deep Hollow (Craftsbury Series) 81 4 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2016-05-18 McClelland - Grey Havens (Craftsbury Series) 81 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2016-05-18 McClelland - Virginia Woods (Craftsbury Series) 82 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-05-13 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow 108 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-05-13 Dan Tobacco - Salty Dogs 43 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-05-12 Rattray - Wallace Flake (Flake Collection) 26 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-05-04 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 176 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-03-03 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 232 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-03-03 Samuel Gawith - B.S. Flake 32 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-03-03 Cornell & Diehl - Mississippi Mud 95 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-02-26 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half Regular 52 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2016-02-24 Hearth & Home - Louisiana Red (Signature Series) 59 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2016-02-24 D & R Tobacco - Picayune "The Pride of New Orleans" 48 7 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-01-31 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky 158 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-01-31 Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection) 267 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-01-28 Peterson - Irish Cask 250 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-12-23 Mac Baren - Modern Virginia Loose Cut 34 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2015-12-15 Cornell & Diehl - Golden Days of Yore 29 7 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2015-12-15 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 462 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-09-24 G. L. Pease - Union Square (Fog City Selection) 146 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-09-10 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 296 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-08-18 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 200 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-07-23 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake (No. 402) 220 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2015-07-21 Peterson - University Flake 429 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-07-21 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 149 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-07-01 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 231 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-06-23 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-06-19 McClelland - Rose of Latakia (Syrian Latakia) 39 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-06-19 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 481 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-18 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 233 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-17 Peterson - My Mixture 965 609 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-06-13 Tinder Box - Philosopher Blend 31 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2015-06-12 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erin Go Bragh Irish Whiskey 32 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-06-12 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Black Irish XXX 13 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2015-06-10 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 539 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-09 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 145 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-09 G. L. Pease - Meridian (Old London Series) 53 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-09 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 157 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-08 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - No Bite DeLite 60 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-06-08 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Boswell's Best 73 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-07 Two Friends - Celtic Mist 27 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2015-06-07 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Blend 35 3 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-06-06 Just For Him - Ruins of Isengard (Middle Earth Pipeweed) 34 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-06-04 Peterson - Nightcap 666 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-06-03 Hearth & Home - Darbyshire (Marquee Series) 3 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-06-03 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 139 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-06-02 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 2011 25 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-01 Tsuge Premium Pipe Tobacco - Gunjin - The Samurai God (Gods) 11 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-05-29 Hearth & Home - Classic Burley Kake (Signature Series) 98 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-05-29 Sutliff Tobacco Company - County Cork (Sutliff Private Stock) 9 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.4
2015-05-28 Tsuge Premium Pipe Tobacco - Raijin - The Thunder God (Gods) 9 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2014-10-30 Lane Limited - Crown Achievement 86 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-10-02 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 101 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-04-30 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 49 9 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2013-04-30 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 201 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-04-30 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Town (Craftsbury Series) 236 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-04-30 McClelland - Frog Morton Across the Pond (Craftsbury Series) 154 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-04-30 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Bayou (Craftsbury Series) 184 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-10-14 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 141 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-10-14 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Countryside 38 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-05-18 Peterson - 3P's Peterson Perfect Plug 175 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-04-18 McClelland - No. 400 Creme Caramel 6 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2012-04-17 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Bear Blend 47 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-04-13 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Tobacco Galleria - Irish Creme 21 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2012-04-10 Peter Stokkebye - Vanilla Crème (No. 9) 18 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2012-04-10 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Northwoods 148 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-04-09 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Celtic 6 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2012-04-03 Abenaki Tobacco Co. - Creme Brulée 3 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-03-23 Nording - Beagle (Hunter Blend) 9 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-03-22 McClelland - No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake 171 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-03-22 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 66 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2012-01-05 Japan Tobacco - Momoyama (Smoking Mixture) 34 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-01-04 Peterson - Holiday Season 2011 (Limited Edition) 19 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-01-04 McClelland - 2009 Holiday Spirit 14 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2012-01-04 McClelland - No. 2030 #1 Grade Balkan 28 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2012-01-03 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Black Irish X Unsliced 90 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2012-01-03 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 298 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-01-03 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 278 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-01-03 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 262 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2012-01-03 Peterson - Standard Mixture 204 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-06-09 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 207 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-05-17 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 371 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-04-19 Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd (Melville At Sea) 139 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-03-16 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 89 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-03-01 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 206 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-02-18 Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 79 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.4
2011-02-16 Peter Stokkebye - English Oriental Supreme (No.306) 84 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2011-02-16 Peter Stokkebye - Proper English (No.52) 121 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-02-11 Just For Him - Shortcut To Mushrooms (Middle Earth Pipeweed) 98 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-02-11 G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight (Original Mixtures) 300 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2011-02-11 Peter Stokkebye - English Luxury (No.17) 76 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-02-11 Robert McConnell - Scottish Cake 119 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-05-24 Davidoff - Flake Medallions 153 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-05-24 Mac Baren - Plumcake 290 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-05-17 Robert McConnell - Red Virginia 80 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-05-17 Rattray - Black Mallory (British Collection) 149 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-10 Just For Him - Treebeard (Middle Earth Pipeweed) 37 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2010-05-04 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 443 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-05-04 Peterson - Irish Flake 434 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-05-04 Dan Tobacco - Killarney (Treasures of Ireland) 7 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-04-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5