Arkie

Real NameRD Henard
Joined2010-12
Last Visited2021-03
LocationUnknown

Pipe smoker for about 40 years. Tried about 200 different blends. Prefer the complex, pungent blends with Virgina, burley, perique, latakia and a lot of potent oriental & Turkish. A casing of liquor is ok if it is subtle. If quality tinned baccy isn't available Carter Hall will do. Admittedly, my reviews of candied aromatics can be harsh. No offense intended.

Badges

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.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2010-12-20 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 99 ★★★★ 3.0
2011-01-21 Mac Baren - Latakia Blend 73 ★★☆☆ 2.4
2010-12-16 Robert McConnell - Original Oriental 98 ★★★★ 3.2

Reviews

129 reviews
266 helpful votes
4 star:
30 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
33 Recommended
2 star:
32 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
34 Not Recommended

Preferences: Latakia 3.7, Perique 3.6, Oriental/Turkish 3.6, Kentucky 3.6, Black Cavendish 3.5, Virginia 3.5, Burley 3.5, Cavendish 3.3

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2018-01-26 Rattray - Exotic Orange (a.k.a. Exotic Passion) 17 8 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-07-21 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed 45 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2017-07-21 Mac Baren - Cherry Ambrosia 65 0 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2017-04-26 Torben Dansk - Blue Note 215 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2017-04-26 Samuel Gawith - Black Forest 24 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2017-04-26 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 286 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-04-26 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 252 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-10-21 Robert McConnell - Special London Fine Cut 8 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2016-09-02 Robert McConnell - Folded Flake 28 9 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2015-10-16 Hearth & Home - Chatham Manor (Mid-Town Series) 39 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-10-13 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Amphora Red (Euphoria) 6 3 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2015-04-01 Mac Baren - Golden Extra 82 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-04-01 Rattray - Bagpiper's Dream 61 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-03-26 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 373 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-03-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Regular 56 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-03-06 Mac Baren - Modern Virginia Loose Cut 33 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2015-03-06 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 231 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-02-23 Comoy's of London - Cask #5 Bullet Rye Select (Comoy's) 11 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2015-02-02 Butera - Pelican 61 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-01-29 Holger Danske - Black & Bourbon 40 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2014-12-22 Mac Baren - Halberg Green 17 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2014-12-22 Mac Baren - Gold of Denmark 26 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2014-11-17 Holger Danske - Golden Harmony 23 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2014-07-11 Petersen & Sorensen - Skipper Special Navy Cut Mellow Mixture 5 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2014-06-12 Mac Baren - Black Ambrosia 111 5 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2014-06-12 Mac Baren - Solent Mixture 51 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2014-04-08 W.O. Larsen - 1864 Perfect Mixture 58 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-04-04 Svendborg - Kirsberry 4 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2014-02-18 W.O. Larsen - Old Fashioned 64 8 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2013-11-07 John Middleton, Inc - Sugar Barrel 60 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-11-07 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Granger 126 9 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-05 John Middleton, Inc - Walnut 90 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-09-23 Mac Baren - Original Choice 123 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-07-05 Holger Danske - Original Orange Mellow (Original Mild Orange) 17 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-06-10 Planta - Anno MMVIII (Exotic Mixture) 7 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2013-06-10 Peter Stokkebye - Nougat (No.24) 66 3 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2013-06-06 Samuel Gawith - Firedance Flake 133 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-06-06 McLintock - Black Cherry (Black C) 24 2 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2013-04-18 Esoterica Tobacciana - St. Ives 18 4 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2013-04-18 Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 74 7 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2013-04-10 Peter Stokkebye - Optimum (No.31) 49 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2013-04-02 Dunhill - London Mixture 272 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-04-02 Samuel Gawith - Celtic Talisman 87 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-02-01 J. F. Germain & Son - King Charles Smoking Mixture 68 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-01-07 W.O. Larsen - Signature Vintage Mixture 81 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-11-15 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Troost Aromatic Cavendish 43 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2012-10-23 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Royal Blend 84 1 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2012-10-23 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular Blend (7 Seas) 113 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2012-10-08 Reiner - Professional 26 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-10-05 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 145 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2012-09-28 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Gawith Red 12 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-09-25 Peterson - Nutty Cut 71 9 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2012-09-25 John Middleton, Inc - Kentucky Club Mixture Aromatic 24 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.9
2012-08-31 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Natural 37 3 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2012-08-28 CAO - Moontrance 51 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-08-13 Hearth & Home - Ambassador's Blend (Signature Series) 20 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2012-07-18 Tambolaka Natural Tobaccos - Tambolaka Pipe Tobacco 24 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-03-29 Reiner - Yellow Star Blend 16 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-03-27 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 124 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2012-03-27 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 347 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2012-03-12 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 210 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-02-14 Sillem's - Black 98 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-12-26 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 523 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-12-12 Solani - 127: Green Label 31 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.5
2011-12-12 Robert McConnell - Glen Piper 39 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-11-15 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 272 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-08-01 Sillem's - Green 10 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2011-03-29 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Skandinavik Full Aroma Cavendish 56 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-03-07 Peterson - Sunset Breeze 196 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-03-05 Peterson - Sweet Killarney 158 0 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2011-03-05 Peterson - Luxury Blend 104 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-03-05 Peterson - Connoisseur's Choice 166 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-03-05 Mac Baren - Honey & Chocolate 74 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-03-04 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 279 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-03-03 Solani - 113: Sweet Mystery 34 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.6
2011-03-03 Stanwell - Vanilla (Sungold) 72 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-02-23 Smoker's Pride - Rum Cured 21 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2011-01-26 John Middleton, Inc - Royal Comfort 15 0 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2011-01-25 Borkum Riff - Cherry Liqueur 56 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.3
2011-01-25 Lane Limited - 1-Q 369 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-01-24 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mild Burley J4 23 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2011-01-24 Borkum Riff - Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey (Bronze) 298 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2011-01-24 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed 75 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-01-24 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 189 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-01-24 House of Windsor - Argosy Black 33 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2011-01-24 Mac Baren - Amphora Black Cavendish Special Reserve 51 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2011-01-24 Iwan Ries - Three Star Royale 28 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-01-24 Iwan Ries - Three Star Gold 7 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2011-01-24 Iwan Ries - Three Star Red 8 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.6
2011-01-24 Iwan Ries - Three Star Green 15 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2011-01-24 Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue 99 3 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2011-01-21 Cornell & Diehl - Berry Good 40 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-01-21 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Aromatic 82 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-01-21 Mac Baren - Amphora Rich Aroma 34 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2011-01-21 Mac Baren - Amphora Original Blend 110 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-01-21 Peterson - De Luxe Mixture 67 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-01-21 Mac Baren - Latakia Blend 73 9 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2011-01-20 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 465 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-01-19 Borkum Riff - Ultra Light 51 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2011-01-19 Borkum Riff - Black Cavendish 58 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.9
2011-01-19 Borkum Riff - Champagne 11 2 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2011-01-19 Stanwell - Melange 98 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-01-18 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 369 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-01-18 McClelland - Aurora (Collector Series) 40 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-01-18 Smoker's Pride - Vanilla Cavendish 59 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2011-01-18 Smoker's Pride - Cherry Cavendish 23 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2011-01-18 Lane Limited - Black Cherry 8 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2011-01-18 Lane Limited - Vanilla 8 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.9
2011-01-18 Borkum Riff - Cherry Cavendish (Ruby) 130 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2011-01-18 John Middleton, Inc - Cherry Blend 113 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2011-01-13 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 197 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-01-13 Theodorus Niemeyer - Flying Dutchman Black Cavendish 3 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2011-01-13 Theodorus Niemeyer - Flying Dutchman 51 2 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2011-01-13 Iwan Ries - Three Star Gray 8 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.0
2011-01-07 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic 171 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-01-06 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No. 79 185 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2011-01-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-01-06 Mac Baren - Navy Flake 321 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-01-06 Mac Baren - Symphony 72 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-01-06 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 488 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-01-06 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 437 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-01-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 245 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-12-22 Borkum Riff - Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey (Bronze) 298 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2010-12-21 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Skandinavik Aromatic 22 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.7
2010-12-21 Lane Limited - Paladin Black Cherry 126 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2010-12-20 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 99 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-12-17 Lane Limited - Captain Black Gold 200 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2010-12-16 Robert McConnell - Original Oriental 98 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-12-16 Mac Baren - Plumcake 281 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9