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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 50 ★★★★ 3.3
2012-04-10 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Northwoods 137 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-02-01 Cornell & Diehl - Exhausted Rooster 98 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-02-01 Cornell & Diehl - King Cake (Cellar Series) 10 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-02-20 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-04-16 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 269 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-01-07 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 123 ★★★★ 3.5
2015-06-16 G. L. Pease - Meridian (Old London Series) 47 ★★★★ 3.4
2015-07-29 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 147 ★★★★ 3.4
2019-04-02 G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon (Heirloom Collection) 153 ★★★★ 3.2
2013-04-30 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 45 ★★★☆ 3.2
2012-03-22 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 64 ★★★★ 3.7
2015-05-28 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 369 ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-13 McClelland - Black Shag (221b Series) 91 ★★★☆ 2.5
2013-04-30 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 199 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-02-26 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 231 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-05-26 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 226 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-05-29 McClelland - Bombay Court (Personal Reserve) 50 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-08-10 McClelland - No. 5100 Red Cake 190 ★★★★ 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) 73 ★★★☆ 3.1
2012-01-03 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 284 ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-10 Rattray - Black Mallory (British Collection) 143 ★★★☆ 3.1
2020-05-18 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 263 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-01-31 Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection) 260 ★★★★ 3.4
2015-07-21 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 145 ★★★★ 3.6
2016-05-23 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-04-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 ★★★★ 3.5
2018-02-08 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 171 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-05-29 Seattle Pipe Club - Potlatch 36 ★★★★ 3.5

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-07-23 G. L. Pease - Navigator (Old London Series) 44 ★★★★ 2.9
2015-06-27 G. L. Pease - Sextant (Old London Series) 65 ★★★★ 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) 126 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-04-12 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Plug 23 ★★★★ 3.9
2017-02-16 Sillem's - Black 98 ★★★★ 3.4

Reviews

143 reviews
371 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 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2020-11-17 Peretti - British Blend (English Blends) 24 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-11-17 Peretti - 150th Anniversary Blend (Flake) 13 3 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-09-21 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 286 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-09-21 Savinelli - Juno 9 5 ★★★★ 3.9
2020-05-18 Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 31 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-12-30 Drucquer & Sons - Trafalgar 15 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2019-04-17 McClelland - Smyrna No.1 (Grand Orientals) 52 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-04-12 Rattray - 40 Virginia 11 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2018-04-13 McClelland - Arcadia (221b Series) 118 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-04-13 McClelland - Black Shag (221b Series) 91 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.5
2018-03-05 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Brown Flake 81 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-03-05 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 263 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2018-02-20 Solani - 660: Silver Flake 119 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-02-08 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 171 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) 27 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-01-22 Cornell & Diehl - King Cake (Cellar Series) 10 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-01-08 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dorchester 82 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-07-12 Esoterica Tobacciana - Blackpool 32 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-06-30 Cornell & Diehl - Exhausted Rooster 98 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-06-28 Esoterica Tobacciana - Tilbury 100 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-06-01 Astley's - No.44 Dark Virginia Flake 50 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-05-26 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 226 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-04-29 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Special Reserve 12 12 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-03-02 Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake (Kearvaig Pipe Club) 39 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-03-02 Mac Baren - Original Flake 59 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-02-20 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Special Reserve 37 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-01-30 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 77 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-01-04 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 2016 6 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-11-29 Rattray - Old Gowrie (British Collection) 283 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-11-28 Cornell & Diehl - Five O'Clock Shadow (Working Man Series) 29 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-11-03 Esoterica Tobacciana - Kingsbridge 27 9 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.9
2016-10-04 Cornell & Diehl - Bijou (Cellar Series) 40 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2016-10-04 Cornell & Diehl - The Beast (Small Batch) 14 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2016-09-26 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 112 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-09-09 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 95 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-09-09 G. L. Pease - Temple Bar (Old London Series) 28 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2016-08-10 McClelland - No. 5100 Red Cake 190 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-05-24 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-05-23 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Medium Flake 51 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) 80 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-05-13 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow 101 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-05-13 Dan Tobacco - Salty Dogs 39 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2016-05-12 Rattray - Wallace Flake (Flake Collection) 23 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-05-04 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 167 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-03-03 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 231 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-03-03 Samuel Gawith - B.S. Flake 30 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-03-03 Cornell & Diehl - Mississippi Mud 94 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) 56 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 156 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-01-31 Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection) 260 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-01-28 Peterson - Irish Cask 247 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-12-23 Mac Baren - Modern Virginia Loose Cut 33 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2015-12-15 Cornell & Diehl - Golden Days of Yore 27 7 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2015-12-15 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 460 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-09-24 G. L. Pease - Union Square (Fog City Selection) 139 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-09-10 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 275 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-08-18 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 197 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-07-23 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake 210 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2015-07-21 Peterson - University Flake 416 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-07-21 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 145 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-07-01 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 221 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) 465 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-18 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 231 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-17 Peterson - My Mixture 965 598 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 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2015-06-10 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 523 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-09 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 137 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-06-09 G. L. Pease - Meridian (Old London Series) 47 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-09 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 147 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-08 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - No Bite DeLite 57 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-06-08 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Boswell's Best 70 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-07 Two Friends - Celtic Mist 25 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2015-06-07 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Blend 35 2 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2015-06-06 Just For Him - Ruins of Isengard (Middle Earth Pipeweed) 34 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-06-04 Peterson - Nightcap 646 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) 123 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-06-02 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 2011 23 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
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) 91 9 ★★★★ ★★★★ 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 85 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-10-02 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 100 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-04-30 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 45 9 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2013-04-30 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 199 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-04-30 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Town (Craftsbury Series) 234 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) 183 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-10-14 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 135 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-10-14 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Countryside 33 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-05-18 Peterson - 3P's Peterson Perfect Plug 167 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 20 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2012-04-10 Peter Stokkebye - Vanilla Crème (No. 9) 17 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2012-04-10 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Northwoods 137 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) 64 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2012-01-05 Japan Tobacco - Momoyama (Smoking Mixture) 33 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 86 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2012-01-03 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403) 284 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-01-03 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 269 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-01-03 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 253 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2012-01-03 Peterson - Standard Mixture 193 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-06-09 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 199 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-05-17 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 369 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-04-19 Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd (Melville At Sea) 139 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-03-16 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 88 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-03-01 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 197 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-02-18 Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 74 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2011-02-16 Peter Stokkebye - English Oriental Supreme (No.306) 80 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2011-02-16 Peter Stokkebye - Proper English (No.52) 116 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) 295 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2011-02-11 Peter Stokkebye - English Luxury (No.17) 73 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-02-11 Robert McConnell - Scottish Cake 114 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-05-24 Davidoff - Flake Medallions 145 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-05-24 Mac Baren - Plumcake 281 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-05-17 Robert McConnell - Red Virginia 73 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-05-17 Rattray - Black Mallory (British Collection) 143 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-10 Just For Him - Treebeard (Middle Earth Pipeweed) 37 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2010-05-04 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 434 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-05-04 Peterson - Irish Flake 426 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 433 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5