Piper@thegates

Real NamePaul Hughes
Joined2010-12
Last Visited2021-08
LocationLondon, GB.

Been a pipe smoker since the seventies, mostly I prefer Lakeland flakes and plugs but also blend and press my own mixtures. Usually smoke about ten+ bowls or so a day depending on schedule.

Have thinned the herd dramatically over the past year and now have around thirty briars with around 25 MM cobs, a handful of Falcon stems and bowls and a dozen plus meers and a couple of mortas. Nothing spectacular, just a herd of good smokers. I only keep pipes now that I actually smoke, no more compulsion to acquire for the sake of it.

Badges

Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2011-01-06 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 196 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-11-30 Dan Tobacco - Old Ironsides (American History Mixtures) 117 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-11-19 Dan Tobacco - Ascanian No. 2 Sweet & Gentle (Ascanian) 14 ★★★★ 3.7
2020-11-19 Dan Tobacco - London Blend No. 1000 39 ★★★★ 3.2
2013-11-25 G. Smith & Sons - Old London 100% Virginia 7 ★★★★ 3.9
2013-11-25 Gallaher Limited - Condor Long Cut (Brown) 77 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Cut Plug 72 ★★★★ 3.2
2013-11-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Revor Plug 67 ★★★★ 3.8
2020-04-02 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 78 ★★★★ 2.9
2020-04-02 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Balkan Mixture 109 ★★★★ 3.1
2021-03-13 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake 101 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-05-06 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Westmorland Slices 12 ★★★★ 3.7
2020-04-02 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 213 ★★★★ 3.1
2020-04-02 J. F. Germain & Son - 1820 Flake 5 ★★★★ 4.0
2012-03-29 J. F. Germain & Son - Rich Dark Flake 34 ★★★★ 3.6
2020-04-02 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Medium Flake 51 ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-04-02 J. F. Germain & Son - Eighteen Twenty 49 ★★★★ 3.2
2014-09-14 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Brown Flake 81 ★★★★ 3.2
2020-04-02 John Sinclair - Highland Sliced 23 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-25 Mac Baren - Original Flake 59 ★★★★ 3.1
2016-08-02 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky 156 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-06-01 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Richmond Mixture 3 ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-08-02 Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake (Special Selection) 38 ★★★★ 3.0
2013-11-25 Peterson - Flake 218 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-04-02 Peterson - Irish Flake 427 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-04-02 Peterson - University Flake 419 ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-04-02 Peterson - Irish Cask 247 ★★★☆ 2.9
2020-04-02 Peterson - Irish Whiskey 134 ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-06-28 Peterson - Nightcap 647 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-12-05 Peterson - Old Dublin 273 ★★★★ 3.3
2011-07-06 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 211 ★★★★ 3.4
2012-03-13 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 584 ★★★★ 3.5
2020-04-02 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 525 ★★★★ 3.4
2020-04-02 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 435 ★★★★ 3.0
2020-04-02 Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 191 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-04-02 Samuel Gawith - Kendal Cream Deluxe Flake 160 ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-07-30 Samuel Gawith - Sam's Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 86 ★★★☆ 2.9
2020-05-07 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 286 ★★★★ 3.4
2013-11-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Warrior Plug 34 ★★★☆ 3.2

Reviews

20 reviews
42 helpful votes
4 star:
10 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
7 Recommended
2 star:
2 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

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

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2013-03-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake Scented 52 7 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2012-03-29 J. F. Germain & Son - Rich Dark Flake 34 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2012-03-13 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 584 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-07-06 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 211 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-07-06 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 525 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-07-06 Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake (Sea Scoundrels) 207 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-07-06 Stanwell - Kir & Apple 17 10 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2011-07-05 McClelland - No. 620 Mocha Black 19 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-07-05 Mac Baren - Honey & Chocolate 74 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-07-05 Cornell & Diehl - Night Train 84 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-07-05 Cornell & Diehl - Cordial 21 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-07-02 Peterson - Sunset Breeze 196 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-06-28 Peterson - Nightcap 647 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-02-24 Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East 100 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-02-09 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 199 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-01-06 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 196 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-01-06 James Fox - Campanile 43 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2010-12-16 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 162 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-05 Peterson - Old Dublin 273 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-05 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 435 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0