Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 50g
This is different for a change. Nice tin note of cocoa and a bit of smokiness from the Latakia. I should have let it dry a bit before my first bowl, my pipe started to gurgle a bit about half way through. I get hints of chocolate and sweetness from the Virginia and nutty Burley. The room note is incense like and fairly pleasant. All in all this is a pretty darned good smoke. No wonder it's always selling out!
Daughters & Ryan - English Hoopla 50g
Not the Lat bomb I thought it would be
When I first opened the tin, all I could smell was the Latakia. I thought to myself oh God, it's gonna taste and smell like a ham was smoked. Once I lit it up I was pleasantly surprised in the flavor. Slightly sweet with a bit of smokey flavor from the Latakia and some spice from the orientals. Came at just the right moisture ready to be smoked. The topping is very light and can't really taste it, but it compliments the tobacco perfectly. This will be one I will return to.
Cornell & Diehl - After Hours Flake 2oz
Love this stuff
The caramel and dark rum really works well with this flake. Nice and sweet, great room note and a very mellow and relaxing smoke. Like the namesake, great after hours smoke at the end of a busy day.
Cornell & Diehl - John Marr
Not a bad blend
This is ok for a change of pace. Not much vanilla in either the tin note or the room note, mostly a bourbon forward taste with some subtle sweetness from the virginias and black cavendish. The burley gives it some body and the orientals and perique give it a nice earthy flavor. Over all not a bad blend, just that I'm not getting much on the bourbon vanilla flavor profile that everyone else seems to be getting, but then again, this isn't an aromatic tobacco, so there ya go. Either like it or not. I like it and will smoke it from time to time just for that "something different" factor.
Sir Walter Raleigh - Aromatic 1.5oz
Middle of the road
I'm in the middle of the road on this one. It tastes great, has a very pleasant room note and smokes really well, it just doesn't leave me satisfied. I guess all the other heavy stout blends have me craving nicotine and a more natural sweetness from the tobacco. This would be a great introduction to new pipe smokers who was to delve into Burley blends and not overwhelm their senses, but it's not something I would smoke on a daily basis, but it's good for a change of pace.
G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
Another nice blend
I can't say anything that already hasn't been said about this blend. Tin notes of fig and dark fruit and a taste that matches the tin. Easy to smoke and quite a kick from the nicotine. Another one that will be in my rotation (I get easily bored smoking the same thing every day lol)
Cornell & Diehl - Miskatonic Mixture 2oz
My oh my
Flavors of a caramel mocha latte in my bowl. Sweet Virginias, flavorful Orientals and that spicey Perique with just a dash of Cavendish make this the ultimate morning blend with a nice cup of coffee. This could easily be an all day every day blend for me. Another winner from C&D
Cornell & Diehl - Engine #382
Really good stuff
This has almost the same tin note and flavor profile as Crooner, but with the added body of the Virginias and Perique. It's smoother, a bit more flavorful and best of all, no bite. My first bowl I was like "Well, it's the same as Crooner." By my third bowl I was like "There it is!" The Perique is not dominant but it's there, that characteristic tongue tingle and the sweetness from the Virginias make this blend shine. Also the room note is fantastic. Another winner from C&D.
Cornell & Diehl - Crooner 2oz
I couldn't wait to try this once it arrived. Opening the tin I was greeted by what I can only describe as fresh baked cinnamon raisin bread. The charring light was semi sweet nutty Burley with a slight vanilla taste in the background. As the bowl progressed it developed into what I can only describe as pure bliss. Semi sweet, vanilla like and good old nutty Burley. The room note is almost that of a flavored cigar, but very pleasant and light. I'm on my 6th bowl and the more I smoke it, the more I love it. This one's going to be in my rotation for sure.
Daughters & Ryan - Ryback 3.5oz
Straight up tobacco
This is straight up tobacco. No topping, no casing, just tobacco. It's pretty good, smokey tasting and room note, but kinda boring. I like the shag cut, takes the flame really quick, but it's one dimensional. Would be a good blending tobacco to raise the nicotine in some milder blends.
Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
Nice Nic Hit
Ok so I love dark fired Kentucky as I live in Kentucky, so it's a given. Mix in some Virgina's and some nuttly Burley and you have perfection. This stuff is just plain old good. Takes a little drying time, but it's short, 20 minutes at the most and it's good to go. Smokey, sweet nutty bliss. For those who smoke milder blends, the nic hit may be too much, but it's perfect for me. Love it!!
Solani - Aged Burley Flake - 656 50g
This is a very smooth earthy blend. It's very moist out of the tin, so forty five minutes to an hour drying time recommended. Once rubbed out and dried, it takes the flame really well and smokes clean to the bottom. I didn't have to relight once. This would be a great morning smoke with a cup of strong coffee. Not a strong nic hit, but it's there. No bite, but I was smoking it in a Stanwell with a 9mm filter. Adding this one to my buy again list.
Mac Baren - Burley: London Blend 3.5oz
I was fortunate enough to get a tin of this before it sold out. The tin note is pure bliss with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Upon lighting up it has a nice nutty toast flavor. the room note reflects pretty much the tin note. It can bite a bit if you don't let it dry for a few minutes and as another reviewer stated, the bowl of my pipe got really hot. Over all a good all day smoke, that is if it ever comes back into permanent production again.
Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 2oz
I'm in Heaven
This is a really good smoke. Rich full bodied, slightly sweet, nutty and very rich in nicotine. No tongue bite. packs well, lights easily, burns all the way down. Perfect right out of the tin.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Vauen Filters (100 pack)
I just recently purchased my first 9mm Vauen Pipe from here on Smokingpipes. I got these filters to go with the pipe. All I can say is that they work wonders on some of the tobaccos I have. I have some harsh tobacco I cellared in hopes they would age well and mellow out. They didn't, they got worse. So rather than throw them out I opted for a 9mm filter pipe because 6mm pipes and cobs made little to difference in the smoke. These filters made the tobacco smooth, mellow and absolutely no tongue bite whatsoever! Get the 100 pack, you won't regret it, I promise!!!
Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 2oz
Go for the cob pipe!!!
Ok so I'm updating my review to 4 stars. After trying to like this tobacco and smoking it in 4 different briars, I opted for my old trusty MM Country Gentleman cobb with a Medico filter. Boy did that really change the flavor profile in a very good way. I now can get the nutty Burly with the slightly sweet Virginia's and a little tang at the end from the Perique. This is definitely a tobacco for a cob or meerschaum pipe!
Seattle Pipe Club - Deception Pass 2oz
Good Old Fashioned
As the title states, this has that good old fashioned taste and aroma straight from the tin with a hint of vinegar. Burns well with little to no drying time and is cool and flavorful when you pace yourself. It can burn hot towards the end if you're not careful. Over all this is a great blend with a cup of coffee after dinner or as an early morning smoke.
G. L. Pease - Gaslight 2oz
My Tastebuds Are Alive!
This plug takes some time to prepare (cutting, drying, packing) but the end result is a pipe tobacco that will bring your tastebuds alive. Gaslight is packed with flavor and reminds me of something from the past, antique if you will. Tangy, fruity, smokey leathery all in one. A truly great tobacco for those nights you just want to stay home and unwind.
Cornell & Diehl - Awakened Elder 2oz
H. P. Lovecraft Would Approve
This is a close match to Seattle Pipe Club's Plum Pudding, but without the casing. Smoothe smoke with a creamy mouth feel. Tons of flavor and very little drying time needed. Pairs well with a good Irish whiskey.
G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
I haven't been much of a fan of English blends in the past, but over the years my tastes have changed. Rub this out, let it dry for a while and you have a deep, flavorful dry smoke with little to no bite. The tin note is dark fruit with a dash of smoke and leather. The taste is about the same but with the tang of the Perique peeking through. A true enjoyable way to unwind at the end of the day.
Mac Baren - Original Choice 3.5oz
Pleasant room note
This has a very pleasant room note. Like one reviewer stated, it does tend to taste like ash halfway through. Like all Mac Baren tobaccos, it isn't overly goopy, burns well and is quality tobacco. But this one didn't hit the spot for me. It has a great taste at the start, but then goes south after that. Tends to burn hot and will bite if you puff a little too fast. I'll more than likely not purchase this one again and stick to 7 Seas Original for my Aromatic of choice.
Mac Baren - Plumcake 3.5oz
Let it dry a little
As the title states, let it dry a little and it's not a bad blend. I get a lot of hay and some sweetness from the Virginia's and Cavendish and a little smokiness from the Latakia. Just let it dry, smoke it slow and enjoy!
Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
I bought a tin on a whim based on all the rave reviews and I'm glad I did! I'm not a huge fan of English blends as some are Lat bombs or taste like ham and bite like a mother! Plum Pudding has a great mouth feel, almost like velvet. The tin note is a light smokiness with hints of hay and citrus. First light I get the Latakia followed by a floral bouquet and some spice from the Perique. Smokes nice and slow and hardly any bite if you're a fast puffer. Definitely full of vitamin N. Now I'm gonna have to buy a tin of the Special Reserve to see which I like best!!
Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
Actually really good
I don't know why I have waited so long to try this tobacco. I guess because every cherry flavored tobacco I have tried tastes like cough syrup and has a bite you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy. But this tobacco.....it's pretty awesome. Smooth cherry flavor, great room note and very little bite if any. Burns really well and smokes clean. On a side note, it will ghost your pipe after a few bowls, so keep that in mind and dedicate a pipe to this blend.
F & K - Bat with a Hat 1.5oz
I would almost swear that this is the same tobacco as SPS Molto Dolce with a bit of a coconut taste, but the tin note is identical. Burns ok with few relights. For the price, I'll pass on reordering as SPS is cheaper.
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Red 3.5oz
Sweet cherry room note, but not so much in the area of flavor but still good nonetheless. No bite and burns fairly evenly with few relights. I would think this would cellar well. Great price and service as always.
Pipe Accessories - Woodmere Long 6 Pipe Stand Teak
Great for bent stem pipes
This works great for bent stem pipes, not so good for straight pipes, especially if they're a larger pipe, they tend to lean forward. Other than that it's a really nice piece of pipe furniture at a great price.
Ashtrays - Glass Round 2 Pipe Ashtray
Nice sized ashtray with two pipe rests and generous sized knocker. Looks great anywhere I put it.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Obsidian Pipe Stem Oil 15ml
Makes my dull stems shine again. Buff out oxidation, apply this after you're done smoking and it will keep those vulcanite stems looking like new.
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Royal 3.5oz
Another winner from Mac Baren. A really pleasant smoke, no bite, great taste and room note with hints of vanilla, creme and a touch of honey. This along with Mac Baren Seven seas Original is what keeps me interested in pipe smoking. This is also a great introductory tobacco for new pipe smokers or those interested in aromatics.
Cornell & Diehl - Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose 2oz
This isn't bad, but not great. It's like S'mores in my pipe which is good, but there's a peppery bite if puffed too fast. Tin note is awesome, room note is totally different. I get hints of cocoa, vanilla, marshmallow and some nuttiness from the burley and a hint of bourbon. Pack well, stays lit and there's tons of smoke. Great Holiday blend, but not one I would want every day.
Newminster - No.23 Blackberry Brandy
I received a sample of this around a year ago and never thought much about it. I just put baggy and all in a mason jar and put it with the rest. A week or so ago I rediscover it and gave it a try. Very, very aromatic. Not so much that it's unpleasant, but rather just the opposite. Room note is unbelievable and the taste is fairly pleasant, but it will bite some if puffed too fast. It's now available in a tin so I bought one to have around for when I want something different other than my usual navy flakes. If you haven't tried this, give it a go. Great berry tin/room note and slight berry taste with a hint of brandy. BTW this is wife approved ;)
Pipe Accessories - Woodmere 6 Pipe Stand Teak
Don't think, just do it!
Very nice piece of pipe furniture. High gloss, nice color, holds my pipes. What else could you ask for? Don't think about it. At this price and quality. just buy it, your pipes will thank you ;)
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular 3.5oz
I'm blown away with this blend. I'm not much of an aromatic smoker as most blends tend to be too goopy or burn hot, don't taste the way they smell and bite like an SOB. This is the most pleasant smoking experience I've had in a while. Great tin note. The room note is very pleasant and puffing hard NO BITE. this is a great tobacco for anyone just starting out or wanting, like me, a change of pace.
Erinmore - Erinmore Flake 50g
This is fairly decent. Not to harsh, slightly sweet, nice tin and room note. Not much bite if you're a fast puffer. It's my back up when I can't find or get Orlik Golden Sliced.
Lighters - Kiribi Kabuto Black Nickel
Worth every penny!
This is a really nice lighter. Has a good heft to it, solid build, holds plenty of butane and lights every time. Only complaint is it's really built for a left handed person, but I have figured out how to light it without burning all the hair off my thumb ;)
Orlik - Golden Sliced 100g
I love this stuff. Naturally sweet, nice room note, no bite and smokes cool. This is going to be my regular pipe tobacco from now on!
Sutliff - R-Blend 1.5oz
I don't often smoke English blends due to the fact some are like putting a country ham in your pipe. Too much Latakia in some of those out there, but this one is a perfect balance of the tobaccos used in this blend. It's smooth, a little smokey, sweet and spicy all in one. It reminds me of times past when people read by oil lamp, sit by the fireplace and life was a lot more simple than it is now. This is one I'll come back to again and again.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Savinelli 6mm Adapter (5 pack)
Was looking for these
Sometimes I like certain blends without a filter to get the most flavor, and these are a must have for any Savinelli or Rossi pipe owner. Plus they come in handy in case you run out of filters. P.S. A lot of Savinelli estate pipes do not come with the adapter.
Peter Stokkebye - PS403 Luxury Bullseye Flake
I've read pack it this way and that way. I just rub it out and stuff my bowl and smoke away. Great taste, room note is pleasant and no bite. Another great tobacco added to my rotation.
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
The best there is...
This is by far the best navy flake I have tried, and I've tried just about every one out there. There's a reason this ranks number one. Top quality tobacco with that classic VaPer taste and no bite. Love it!!
Pipe Accessories - Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation Roll Up Kenzo Black
Best Bang for the Buck
This is a really nice pouch for the money. You'd be hard pressed to find a better deal. Retains tobacco moisture really well, great stitching, soft leather. Very please with this purchase.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Savinelli 6mm Balsa Filters (20/pack)
Cheap And Effective
I used these in all my 6mm filtered pipes. They do not restrict the draw in any way, remove excess moisture and keep unwanted debris from getting in your mouth. Stock up on them while they're on the cheap ;)
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Tobacco Pouch Humidifier
A must have while on the go
I bought four of these to put in my zippered pouches while on the go. Keeps my tobacco at just the right moisture.
McClelland - 2010 - Classic Virginia
I don't get it.
I love Va's, but this one didn't hit the spot for me. I went based on the description and reviews and both let me down on this one. It's an ok smoke, but not sweet in any way. This one's going in the cellar to get some age on it. It can only get better as all Va's age exceptionally well.
Ashtrays - Peterson Pipe Ashtray
It's freaking huge
This is a huge ashtray and at 9" in diameter, you'll need not empty it any time soon. I like the fact that it has protective feet to keep from scratching your desk or table. This is a must have for any pipe smoker. It's wide, it's deep, it's green and mean lol.
McClelland - Matured Virginia: Navy Cavendish 50g
Mouth watering good
This is some good stuff. Easily rubbed out, lights well and smokes to the bottom with few relights. Nice flavor and room note. What's not to like? This is gonna be in my regular rotation for sure.
CAO - Eileen's Dream 50g
It's ok but could be better
This is an ok tobacco but not much flavor but tons of room note. One of those tobaccos that you can smoke around non-smokers and they'll thank you for the pleasant aroma. Other brands of similar tobacco are much better in my opinion. This one tends to bite no matter how slow I smoke or what pipe I use. I probably wouldn't buy again because of this.
Carter Hall - Carter Hall 14oz
Very good old fashioned tobacco. Great for breaking in new pipes. It's forgiving if you're a fast puffer and has a great flavor and decent room note that most people will tolerate.
Borkum Riff - Bourbon Whiskey 1.5oz
Either hate or love it!
This is one of those tobaccos that you'll either hate or love. Being from Kentucky I happen to love bourbon and this is one of those OTC tobaccos that I happen to like very well. It tends to burn hot and bite hard, but if sipped slowly, it's one of those few tobaccos that will reward you greatly with flavor and an overall relaxing experience. The pouch note it that of chewing tobacco (crazy huh?) but the room note is that of an old fashioned aromatic with hint of vanilla and creme that people tend to complement. One of my top ten OTC's.
Pipe Accessories - Economy Folding Pipe Stand
Cheap And Effective
These are handy to have around and are by far cheaper here than any other place I have looked. They not only serve their purpose for a rest when you need to sit your pipe down, but also look nice in a display case for those collector pipes as well. Bravo SPC!!!
Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
Gotta love those straight up Va's. Smooth, naturally sweet and no bite. An overall everyday, all day smoke.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Amber Straight Filtered Stem (for Missouri Meerschaum)
A perfect replacement for those old, but still smokable cob pipes. Makes them look brand new!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Rubber Pipe Bits (2 pack)
A Must Have
These are a must have for any pipe smoker not only for a better feel, but also to save the stem from tooth marks.
Tom Eltang - Mixture 2oz
High in vitamin N, strong almost cigar like room note, not much in the area of taste. Like one reviewer asked, where's the Perique?
Pipe Accessories - 6 Pipe Stand
It's hard to tell from the pictures online, but this is solid teak made in India. It's not a bad piece of pipe furniture but there will be flaws if you're nit-picky. It does have to be assembled. but it's as simple as screwing in the posts to the base and a light tap to the top on the dowels until all the way down. Looks good sitting on my desk. Now to buy more pipes to fill it up lol.
Pipe Accessories - Columbus Oval Tobacco Pouch Black
This is a quality product hands down. So soft you forget it's leather. This should last for years. It's a decent size, will fit in a jacket pocket and holds plenty of tobacco for those occasional outings. Highly recommend.
Germain - Uncle Tom's 50g
What he said
I have to agree with a previous review that James W. posted. This is some good stuff and best of all NO BITE!!!
McClelland - 2000 - Fragrant Matured Cake
On My Top Five
Has a wonderful aroma with hints of caramel and coconut out of the bag, nice overall room note. Rubs out easy but needs just a little drying time, but well worth it. Smokes all the way down the bowl, very smooth and flavorful. Highly recommend this if you haven't tried it!!!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Rum Twist Unsliced
Deeply dark and strong. You'd better have a backbone and plenty of balls for this one! There's no shortage of vitamin N here. It'll grow some hair in places you never dreamed!!!!
Half and Half - Half and Half 1.5oz
Old Time Favorite
This was and has been an old favorite of mine and my grandfather. It's about the only aromatic I smoke as the flavor is nutty and sweet and the room note is pleasant as well, and no bite like some aromatics tend to have.
Brigham - Klondike Gold 50g
This is a very nice flake. Love the tin note, but the flavor is awesome. Nothing like straight up Virginia flavor.