Peppino

Real NameJim Germata
Joined2010-05
Last Visited2017-02
LocationUnknown

Been a pipe smoker since I was 15 and have enjoyed the trip. My first latakia blend that I smoked was 3 Star Royal. I knew it tasted different but had no idea why. I started working at a Tinder Box when I was 18 and the adventure's began. Learning about the different types of tobacco's and the tastes that were out there to enjoy. The 1st quality pipe I smoked was a Castello 4 K, that I now own 15 yrs after smoking that pipe for the 1st time. I met some great people along the way. Some of my hobbies include smoking pipes, riding Harley's, working out and shooting hand guns. I have a conceal permit., and am a NRA member. Most of my pipes are Italian and English briars with about a dozen Meershaums.Some of my favorite makers are Castello, pre 80's Caminetto's and pre 90's Ascorti's and Savinelli's. I do have some Dunhill's (which I personally have been disappointed with for the money) and Charatan's (Lane era and back).

Badges

Venerator Has rated at least half of their reviews with 4 stars.
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.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2013-11-25 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 88 ★★★★ 3.1
2013-11-25 Cornell & Diehl - Bow-Legged Bear 74 ★★★★ 3.1
2013-11-25 Cornell & Diehl - Tuskegee Airman 25 ★★★★ 3.4
2010-08-11 Cornell & Diehl - Junkyard Dawg 38 ★★★★ 3.3
2011-07-17 Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 86 ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-08-11 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 199 ★★★★ 3.3
2011-03-20 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 244 ★★★★ 3.0
2013-05-31 Hearth & Home - Black House (Marquee Series) 103 ★★★★ 3.5
2014-03-12 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 64 ★★★★ 3.7
2010-08-27 Iwan Ries - Three Star Cordial Buttered Rum 17 ★★☆☆ 2.9
2010-12-19 Iwan Ries - Old Colonial 13 ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-04-04 Lane Limited - HGL 72 ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-11-25 Mac Baren - Golden Extra 82 ★★★★ 3.2
2011-04-03 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 299 ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-04-09 Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1 254 ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-25 McClelland - Royal Cajun Dark (Royal Cajun Series) 30 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-05-24 McClelland - 2009 Holiday Spirit 14 ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-11-25 McClelland - Honeydew (221b Series) 68 ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-11-25 McClelland - Celebrated Sovereign (Ashton Revival) 13 ★★★☆ 3.3
2013-11-25 McClelland - Dominican Glory Maduro 43 ★★★★ 3.3
2011-08-26 McClelland - Oriental Mixture No. 14 43 ★★★★ 3.1
2013-11-25 McClelland - No. 24 (Matured Virginias) 84 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-08-07 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 369 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-08-21 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Town (Craftsbury Series) 234 ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-23 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 226 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-09-10 McClelland - Arcadia (221b Series) 118 ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-08-23 McClelland - CPCC Caramel Rush (Club Blends) 17 ★★★★ 3.0
2013-11-25 McClelland - Black Shag (221b Series) 91 ★★★☆ 2.5
2011-08-30 McClelland - Yenidje Supreme (Grand Orientals) 60 ★★★★ 3.1
2011-08-13 McClelland - Drama Reserve (Grand Orientals) 62 ★★★★ 3.7
2013-11-25 McClelland - Bombay Extra (Personal Reserve) 45 ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-08-09 McClelland - British Woods (Personal Reserve) 88 ★★★★ 3.3
2011-09-21 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 ★★★★ 3.6
2013-11-25 Peter Stokkebye - Balkan Supreme 129 ★★★★ 3.3
2011-01-09 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 574 ★★★★ 3.1
2010-05-22 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 409 ★★★★ 3.0
2013-11-25 Peterson - Nightcap 646 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-05-25 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 434 ★★★★ 3.0
2010-09-21 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-08-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 272 ★★★★ 3.1
2011-03-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-06-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Balkan Luxury Blend 957 (Sutliff Private Stock) 28 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-08-07 Tinder Box - Chartwell 12 ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-25 Tinder Box - Captain Spice 13 ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-11-25 Tinder Box - Philosopher Blend 31 ★★☆☆ 2.5

Reviews

74 reviews
226 helpful votes
4 star:
42 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
27 Recommended
2 star:
3 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
2 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.6, Perique 3.6, Oriental/Turkish 3.6, Latakia 3.6, Cavendish 3.6, Black Cavendish 3.5, Burley 3.4

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2013-10-02 Torben Dansk - Blue Note 215 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-10-02 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 263 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-09-14 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Kentucky Planter (Sutliff Private Stock) 12 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2013-06-12 McClelland - No. 5110 Dark English Full 94 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2013-06-02 Craftsman - Flake Supreme 4 0 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2013-06-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Balkan Luxury Blend 957 (Sutliff Private Stock) 28 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-05-31 J. F. Germain & Son - Balkan Sobranie 81 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-05-31 Hearth & Home - Black House (Marquee Series) 103 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-05-29 McClelland - No. 2000 Fragrant Matured Cake 48 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.9
2013-05-29 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 253 15 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2013-05-24 McClelland - 2009 Holiday Spirit 14 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2012-12-24 Cornell & Diehl - Pennington Gap 74 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-05-27 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Bosphorus Cruise (Sutliff Private Stock) 25 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2011-11-06 G. L. Pease - Lombard (Fog City Selection) 45 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-10-25 McClelland - Syrian Super Balkan (Syrian Latakia) 31 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2011-09-21 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2011-09-14 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 100 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-08-30 McClelland - Yenidje Supreme (Grand Orientals) 60 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-08-26 McClelland - Oriental Mixture No. 14 43 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-08-13 McClelland - Drama Reserve (Grand Orientals) 62 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2011-07-17 Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 86 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-06-19 Lane Limited - BCA 157 71 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-05-25 Mac Baren - Only Tobacco 11 0 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.4
2011-04-09 Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1 254 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-04-09 Tinder Box - Burley Light Without A Bite 15 1 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2011-04-04 Lane Limited - HGL 72 22 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-04-03 Mac Baren - Cube 96 0 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2011-04-03 Sobranie of London - The Balkan Sobranie 759 26 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2011-04-03 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 299 8 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-04-02 Iwan Ries - King's Oriental 12 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2011-04-02 Iwan Ries - Dr. Bradley 30 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-03-30 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-03-20 Two Friends - Deacon's Downfall 32 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-03-20 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 244 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2011-03-20 J. F. Germain & Son - Royal Jersey Original Latakia Mixture 34 2 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2011-03-19 Peter Stokkebye - Vanilla Crème (No. 9) 17 1 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2011-03-19 Peter Stokkebye - Nougat (No.24) 66 6 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2011-03-18 Peter Stokkebye - Cherry (No.3) 24 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.2
2011-03-18 McCranie's - Red Flake, vintage 1983 21 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2011-03-16 Peterson - My Mixture 965 598 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-03-16 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 2009 27 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-03-15 James B. Russell - Bengal Slices 28 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-01-09 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 574 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-12-29 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 488 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-12-28 Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue 99 2 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2010-12-24 Iwan Ries - Three Star Dutch 4 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.0
2010-12-23 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 226 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-12-19 Iwan Ries - Old Colonial 13 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-09-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 347 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2010-09-22 Peter Stokkebye - English Luxury (No.17) 73 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-09-21 Lane Limited - 1-Q 369 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-09-21 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-09-13 Dunhill - Light Flake 110 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-09-10 McClelland - Arcadia (221b Series) 118 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-08-30 Lane Limited - RLP-6 116 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-08-27 Iwan Ries - Three Star Cordial Buttered Rum 17 1 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.9
2010-08-24 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 272 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2010-08-23 McClelland - CPCC Caramel Rush (Club Blends) 17 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-08-21 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Town (Craftsbury Series) 234 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-08-20 Peter Stokkebye - Highland Whiskey (No.38) 34 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2010-08-11 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 199 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-08-11 Cornell & Diehl - Junkyard Dawg 38 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-08-10 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Parsons' Pleasure 14 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.6
2010-08-09 Cornell & Diehl - Canal Boat 28 0 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2010-08-09 McClelland - British Woods (Personal Reserve) 88 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-08-08 Ashton - Celebrated Sovereign 32 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2010-08-07 Peter Stokkebye - Optimum (No.31) 49 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2010-08-07 McClelland - A.M. Pipe 34 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-08-07 Walgreens - Black Cavendish 5 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-08-07 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 369 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-08-07 Tinder Box - Chartwell 12 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-05-25 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 434 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-05-25 Lane Limited - Captain Spice 12 1 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2010-05-22 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 409 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0