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 100 ★★★★ 3.0
2011-01-21 Mac Baren - Latakia Blend 73 ★★☆☆ 2.4
2010-12-16 Robert McConnell - Original Oriental 102 ★★★★ 3.3

Reviews

129 reviews
272 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) 20 8 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-07-21 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed 50 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2017-07-21 Mac Baren - Cherry Ambrosia 69 0 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2017-04-26 Torben Dansk - Blue Note 218 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2017-04-26 Samuel Gawith - Black Forest 27 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2017-04-26 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 292 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-04-26 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 261 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-10-21 Robert McConnell - Special London Fine Cut 8 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2016-09-02 Robert McConnell - Folded Flake 29 8 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2015-10-16 Hearth & Home - Chatham Manor (Mid-Town Series) 44 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-10-13 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Amphora Red (Euphoria) 6 3 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2015-04-01 Mac Baren - Golden Extra 87 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2015-04-01 Rattray - Bagpiper's Dream 63 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-03-26 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 395 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-03-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Regular 58 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-03-06 Mac Baren - Modern Virginia Loose Cut 34 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2015-03-06 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 233 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-02-23 Comoy's of London - Cask #5 Bullet Rye Select (Comoy's) 12 2 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.3
2015-02-02 Butera - Pelican 61 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-01-29 Holger Danske - Black & Bourbon 44 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
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 112 5 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2014-06-12 Mac Baren - Solent Mixture 55 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2014-04-08 W.O. Larsen - 1864 Perfect Mixture 58 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-04-04 Svendborg - Kirsberry 5 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2014-02-18 W.O. Larsen - Old Fashioned 64 8 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2013-11-07 John Middleton, Inc - Sugar Barrel 60 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-11-07 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Granger 128 9 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-11-05 John Middleton, Inc - Walnut 91 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-09-23 Mac Baren - Original Choice 128 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) 68 3 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2013-06-06 Samuel Gawith - Firedance Flake 139 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 79 8 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2013-04-10 Peter Stokkebye - Optimum (No.31) 52 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.4
2013-04-02 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-04-02 Samuel Gawith - Celtic Talisman 90 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-02-01 J. F. Germain & Son - King Charles Smoking Mixture 70 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-01-07 W.O. Larsen - Signature Vintage Mixture 87 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-11-15 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Troost Aromatic Cavendish 44 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2012-10-23 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Royal Blend 92 1 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2012-10-23 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular Blend (7 Seas) 117 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2012-10-08 Reiner - Professional 27 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-10-05 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 149 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2012-09-28 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Gawith Red 13 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
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 Authentic (Sail Natural) 37 3 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2012-08-28 CAO - Moontrance 54 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-08-13 Hearth & Home - Ambassador's Blend (Signature Series) 22 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-07-18 Tambolaka Natural Tobaccos - Tambolaka Pipe Tobacco 24 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-03-29 Reiner - Yellow Star Blend 16 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-03-27 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 125 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2012-03-27 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 359 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2012-03-12 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 222 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-02-14 Sillem's - Black 105 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-12-26 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 540 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-12-12 Solani - 127: Green Label 31 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.5
2011-12-12 Robert McConnell - Glen Piper 42 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2011-11-15 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 279 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 163 0 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2011-03-05 Peterson - Luxury Blend 106 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-03-05 Peterson - Connoisseur's Choice 169 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-03-05 Mac Baren - Honey & Chocolate 74 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-03-04 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 297 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-03-03 Solani - 113: Sweet Mystery 34 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.6
2011-03-03 Stanwell - Vanilla (Sungold) 74 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 57 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.3
2011-01-25 Lane Limited - 1-Q 390 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-01-24 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mild Burley J4 25 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2011-01-24 Borkum Riff - Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey (Bronze) 307 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2011-01-24 Lane Limited - Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed 75 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-01-24 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 202 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 52 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.8
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 100 3 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2011-01-21 Cornell & Diehl - Berry Good 42 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-01-21 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Cavendish (Sail Aromatic) 82 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-01-21 Mac Baren - Amphora Rich Aroma 38 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2011-01-21 Mac Baren - Amphora Original Blend 120 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2011-01-21 Peterson - De Luxe Mixture 70 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 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) 481 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-01-19 Borkum Riff - Ultra Light 51 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2011-01-19 Borkum Riff - Black Cavendish 61 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.9
2011-01-19 Borkum Riff - Champagne 11 2 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2011-01-19 Stanwell - Melange 101 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-01-18 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 371 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-01-18 McClelland - Aurora (Collector Series) 40 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-01-18 Smoker's Pride - Vanilla Cavendish 61 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
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) 131 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2011-01-18 John Middleton, Inc - Cherry Blend 112 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2011-01-13 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 211 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 178 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-01-06 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No. 79 189 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2011-01-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 443 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-01-06 Mac Baren - Navy Flake 332 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-01-06 Mac Baren - Symphony 76 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-01-06 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 497 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-01-06 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2011-01-06 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sir Walter Raleigh 253 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-12-22 Borkum Riff - Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey (Bronze) 307 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.6
2010-12-21 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Skandinavik Aromatic 22 2 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.7
2010-12-21 Lane Limited - Paladin Black Cherry 128 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2010-12-20 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 100 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-12-17 Lane Limited - Captain Black Gold 206 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2010-12-16 Robert McConnell - Original Oriental 102 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-16 Mac Baren - Plumcake 290 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9