Prince Albert - Cherry Vanilla 1.5oz
About the best cherry I've had
Pouch note is excellent and praised by all you encounter it. Decent cherry flavor, fuller than the usual 'almost Robitussin' that other blends have. Smokes well, packs well.
Prince Albert - Prince Albert 1.5oz
Is what it is
Not a complex blend but a solid performer. Lights easy, burns steady but can get a bit hot and bitey if you are busy doing something. Taken on a week-long fishing trip and the smell in the pouch or lit recived positive feedback from the guides and fellow fishermen. Cheap enough that I didn't feel bad spilling some in the boat.
Lane Limited - Burley and Black
Good stuff, not remarkable
packs well, lights easily enough. Not too much nicotine. Smells nice in the pouch. Positive feedback from the wife regarding the room note.
Sutliff - Aged Maduro Cavendish
Takes a bit to get burning in several briars and cobs. Room note is pleasant, not too much nicotine. The cut is kind of 'chunky' and seems to have a very narrow window between not packed enough and packed too much. Needs to dry a bit prior to smoking.
Peterson - Wild Atlantic 40g
Nice budget English blend
Lights well and burns evenly. Not too strong but with enough latakia to let you know what you're smoking. Smooth, not bitey, but can get a bit hot you are smoking it while doing something. Bought another pouch, quite happy.
Sutliff - Sutliff 1849 1.5oz
Fair to Middlin'
A nice enough smoke for when you want something that isn't an aromatic but without being too spicy or latakia-laden. I found i a bit tricky to get going in several briars and cobs but, once gogin, burns well. Fairly mild with a bit more than average nicotine.
Missouri Meerschaum - American Patriot 1.5oz
A Pleasant Surprise
I wasn't expecting much but it's a very good, well-balanced English blend. I found it dries out a touch faster than other blends 9or maybe I have too many tins on the go). Will order again.
Captain Black - Gold 1.5oz
Room note is very good but short-lived. Burns easily and is very mild. So mild, in fact, that it just kind of smokes.
Captain Black - Original 1.5oz
Decent but a bit plain
A nice intro to pipe smoking for the uninitiated as it isn't picky about how it is packed or lit. Lots of positive comments from mixed company about the aroma.
Lane Limited - Punch 1.75oz
Bought a tin based on the reviews and was a bit underwhelmed. Tin note is very much like a campfire made with old gnarly pine or maple. Packs alright but with an overabundance of twiggy bits that don't pack or burn very well. My tin opened rather dry and needed a couple days with a humidifier to not immediately scorch when lit. Once lightly hydrated, a pleasant smoke for a latakia lover.
Sutliff - Archduke Ferdinand 1.5oz
Tin note is very good, sweet and dark. A bit too moist out of the tin and the first bowl was a tad goopey as a result. The next bowl's worth was dried on the lid for two minutes (long enough to make k-cup coffee) and was excellent. Going for a walk in the woods and smoking some has my wife saying I 'smell all manly' and loving up on me.
Captain Black - Dark 1.5oz
Nice, but plain
An enjoyable aromatic that I have shared with new pipe smokers and is universally enjoyed by them. Tin (pouch) note is sweet and pleasant but may be a bit too vanilla for experienced smokers. Room note is favorable to wives and other finicky beings.
Camacho - Cigarillo
Just the right size for stepping out for a quick smoke at work (coffee break size) and invaluable during a pub crawl
CAO - Eileen's Dream Cigarillos
A nice aroma for smoking in mixed company and of a size that doesn't make you tire of the flavor (which is mostly aroma). A good cigar for short walks with the dogs or to have a few during a night of drinking with the boys.
Sir Walter Raleigh - Regular 1.5oz
Alright, I suppose
Very plain. A solid smoke but temperamental in regards to moisture content. Simply would not stay lit in some of my pipes, regardless of how dry/moist/packed it was. Room note reviled by my loving wife.
Mac Baren - Plumcake 100g
Good, but not my favorite.
Tin note lives up to it's namesake, though I say it's more raisin than plums. Room note is enjoyable to me and tolerable to my wife (for what it's worth).Found it a bit dry coming out of the tin and requiring a bit more rubbing out to adequately stuff a smaller pipe.
Orlik - Club Mixture 50g
A little different
Smells grassy with a bit of fruit in the tin. Room note is very mild, reminds me of hay. Burns well and into fine ash with little dottle left over. Gets bitey if you let it get too dry. Pleasant to smoke, a nice change from the usual aromatic blends.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Pipe Cover
A great piece of kit that is essential for anyone who smokes in inclement weather. Keeps my pipes going in moderate winds and light rain. Only downside is that the bugger gets hot by the end of the bowl.
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Royal
Moisture Content is Key
A very good aromatic, preferred over regular 7 Seas. A richer taste and excellent room note. However, ordering it in bulk allows for it to dry out during shipping so rehydration is critical. My initial impression was not at all favorable as the dry tobacco burned too hot leaving a harsh taste. A few days with a hydration disk in an old tin solved the problem.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Black Bent Filtered Stem (for Missouri Meerschaum)
If you have a penchant for chomping on your pipe bits or maybe you use your corncob pipes as knockaround beater pipes, you owe it to yourself to keep a few on hand. Easy to clench but easy to dent.
Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 50g
My opinion apes Anthony R.'s in most respects as I did not much care for it the first time I tried it but now enjoy it quite a bit. Not terribly strong but strong enough with a pleasing aroma. Burns down to a fine white ash with an occasional need to give it a very light tamping down. I find it does have a bit of nicotine in it though.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Rubber Pipe Bits (2 pack)
An absolute must if you tend to gnaw your stems a bit. There is a bit of rubber smell/ taste that is removed with a quick wipe with some bourbon. The only caveat is that is you slobber a bit when smoking, your saliva will get trapped under the rubber and give you a bitter, charred taste if you don't make a point of removing it.
Sutliff - Count Pulaski
A fine smoke
A very nice tin note, smokey and woodsy. Mine seemed a but dry but not overly so. Packs and lights easily, burns well. Taste is not overpowering but not too light. Listed as an aromatic, it certainly doesn't smell like one. Might be a new favorite of mine.
Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
Very nice, can bite a wee bit
A mild maple scent and flavor throughout the smoke. It really does go with a stroll through the woods with the smell of mouldering leaves and pine needles. Packs and lights well, but can get bitey if you are a vigorous puffer.
Peter Stokkebye - PS403 Luxury Bullseye Flake
I like it, I think?
This is my first foray into coins and perique and I'm not sure if either are my current favorite. It's a stronger smoke than I'm used to, but I'm certainly not 'worldly' when it comes to tobaccos. However, I keep going back to rub out a couple of flakes and have a pipe in the woods. There is something about it that lends itself to chores in the frosty morning or snowshoeing in search of a coyote. I do like that the flakes are easy to carry compared to ribbon or shag.
Mac Baren - Scottish Mixture
Good, but not my favorite
I've been smoking this blend while out huntinf and it goes well with crisp fall and sharp winter weather. I'll agree with a previous reviewer that it's pretty much all natural tobacco flavor as I get very little of the Cavendish.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Tobacco Pouch Humidifier (2 pack)
You owe it to yourself to keep one in every tin, jar, or pouch of tobacco you currently have on the go. Buy enough for each one, then add a couple more. I generally let mine soak for a few hours before adding to the tin. To revive extra-crispy tobacco I ensure to give the tin a shake every day or so to move the tobacco around a bit.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Black Bent Filtered Stem (for Missouri Meerschaum)
I smoke my Missouri Meerschaum pipes quite a bit and gind that the stem gets gnawed up rather fast due to the soft plastic used. At 75 cents, these replacement stems are well worth it to keep a favorite pipe in rotation.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Pipe Nail
I put a half dozen on my last order and wish I had rounded that number up to an even ten. Works great as a pick and tamper and fits in any pipe case or kit. The price-point encourages you to keep one in each of your vehicles, your desk at work, and your den. If it has a flaw, it's that it disappears in your pocket only to be found making a racket in the dryer.
Sir Walter Raleigh - Aromatic 1.5oz
My Working Smoke
Cheap, lights well, smells good in the pouch, and delivers a mild smoke. Not a complex smoke, but fragrant withthat burley goodness underneath. Truth be told, I bought this simply because I'm cheap to a fault but after smoking half the pouch I find myself looking forward to the SWR that sits in my desk in our field office.
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Red 100g
Fair to Middling
I enjoyed 7 Seas Regular enough that I got a tin of this to try. The tin note is, as mentioned, a proper wild cherry that is sweet and moist enough to suggest a fork instead of a pipe. However, I found over a half dozen bowls that the cherry flavor leaves rather quickly and you end up with a pretty average bowl. About halfway through the tin, I added a humidifier and it has made a big difference. The flavor lasts longer and is more prominent. The cherry tadte does end well before the smoke but yiu still have a nice mild pipe to enjoy.
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular 100g
A Solid Go-To Tobacco
Having started with Cpt Black White, this was a nice step up. A bit stronger with tad more complexity, but nothing too exciting to discourage a new smoker. Tin note is great (ever eat cake in the woods?) and only bites if you are an unrepentant puffer.
Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth 50g
Good stuff, bit strong for new smokers
The tin note smells like old maple burning in a wood stove; woodsy, smokey with a bit of bite behind it. Smoking it delivers much the same experience with a bit of warmth coming through. It was my first English tobacco and it took some adjustment on my part to get used to it. Now, a couple years, later it has become a favorite.
Captain Black - Dark 1.5oz
Pleasing aroma when burning and in the pouch. As black as its name suggests. Packs and lights well, though is a tad harsh at times. Burns a bit hot; the cob I used for the first bowl got a little uncomfortable to hold about 3/4 through.