G. L. Pease - Odyssey 2oz
Both Epic and Mythological
GLP’s Odyssey blend is aptly named. The blend is heavily laden with smoky Latakia, much like the great and god-like Odysseus was much laden with sorrows from his wanderings. In fact, I chose this blend because I am a fan of Homer’s epic myths. I think GLP has captured the spirit of the legend with this blend. This is one is for the wanderers.
Peterson - St. Patrick's Day 2018 50g
Good, Flavorful Aromatic
This is a great blend. The tin note is very welcoming, the room note equally so. The tobacco can tend to smoke hot so keeping it cool is the key to tasting all that this blend has to offer. Get yourself a tin for St. Patrick's Day and remember to say your prayers.
Dunhill - Early Morning Pipe 50g
Very good morning puff
This is an excellent tobacco. It is bold and assertive, and pairs well with a morning cuppa. I can't recommend this blend enough for its spicy/latakia undertones. Comparable to GLP Chelsea Morning, but in my opinion Morning Piper has less noticeable VA content.
G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning 2oz
GLP is a gentleman and a scholar, and one can tell this through his magisterial blends. Chelsea Morning is no exception. It smokes easy out of the tin, smells a sweet mixture of sour and smoky in the tin. Room note is mild, but being a morning blend it will not leave you (or your car or office) smelling like roses or cologne—on account of the high VA content. I have read some reviewers who say the tins are inconsistent, I have not run across this problem but will report back later. Ordering EMP now to compare the two and will report back as well. In the meantime, light up my friends.
G. L. Pease - Abingdon 2oz
This is admittedly my first dive into the Balkan blend, but I can say without a doubt this is one of the better tobaccos I have smoked. The flavor is assertive: smokey and savory are descriptors that come to mind. The room note is great as well. My wife complimented me on the pleasing aroma, and I rather liked the way the smoke made my jacket smell the next day. Two thumbs up, you would be remiss not to try this blend.
G. L. Pease - Westminster 2oz
Thank the tobacco gods for GLP
I dislike buying tobacco that ends up being unsatisfactory. I have not had that experience with any of GLP's english blends. Westminster is very good. It is a balanced smoke, easily an all-day english. Not a real lat-bomb, just smooth, calming, and delicious tobacco.
G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
Deep, rich, and contemplative
This blend welcomes your palate with an intoxicating fragrance that smells like a library full of classics (in the original languages). Sensory experiences are further tantalized by the sight of this cake that resembles beef jerky. Mouth is watering. First light is like an exotic punch to the mouth. This is a magnus opus of english blends. Not for the faint of heart, but for those discerning lovers of fine English Blends, Quiet Nights will become a dear friend. I enjoy this with some Islay Scotch, the peaty flavors work with this blend well, preferably with a book in hand and an hour or two to spare.
Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning
I think this is an overrated blend. Or maybe I am not a diehard VaPer fan? I liked St. James Flake, this blend seemed like it was only slightly more Perique. The blend is fine enough, but nothing overtly exciting. Also, the Va's leave me and my house smelling like I smoked a cig, which is not appealing at all. In fact, where it says room note it should have "Marlboro" listed. I am moving away from blends that are greater proportion Va for that reason. I would like my tobacco to remind me of pipe tobacco, not a cig. If that's your thing, go for it, but I think this blend in overrated.
Dunhill - Nightcap 50g
This tobacco is exactly what you would expect from the description (and from Dunhill). Full bodied english flavor, smokes effortlessly from the tin, and a reasonable nic content. This is a great smoke for me as I spend a fair amount of time reading and writing, it somehow seems to encourage the sentiments I require. I did not expect to be quite so won over, but I will be looking forward to ordering this blend in bulk. The next blend I will be looking into is G.L. Pease's Quiet Nights.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Exclusive Black Cherry
I was hoping to get more from this tobacco. The reviews are quite good but I noticed an overpowering ivory soap tin note. I cellared it for a bit in order to see what happened. After lighting the first bowl of my order I can say without hyperbole this is the worst tobacco I have ever smoked. It takes like there is something terribly wrong. Maybe I got a bad batch, but I hope others will chime in if they have this problem.
Cornell & Diehl - Irish Blessing
Not bad, but still looking
Most pipe smokers have some affinity for things related to Ireland, Scotland, or England. This tobacco seems to try to play into that affinity without really reminding the smoker of Ireland. I enjoyed the tobacco, I did not have a hard time smoking it as Robert did, but then again it didn't really remind me of the Emerald Isle. Though my wife did enjoy the fragrance that this pipe tobacco filled the room with. There's that. I am still on the lookout for a tobacco that reminds me of the green rolling hills and triple distilled whiskey. Edit: After imbibing recently in some Irish cream I think I have found what this tobacco resembles most to me, a cold glass of Irish cream or a strong Irish coffee. I am not sure if that was the original intent but it surprised me given my previous review.
McClelland - 5110 - Dark English Full
Fine English Blend
This is full bodied and very smokey. I find this to be very reminiscent of the Frog Morton line. Easy to smoke and pleasant room note. I've been smoking this for about a month; after the first bowl I realized this would become a regular in my rotation. If you're interested in trying an English Blend, or perhaps you are already a fan of them (which you should be) then this blend will not disappoint.
Sutliff - Tobacco Galleria: Night Cap
I enjoy a variety of tobacco's. From to english blends to VaPer's to aromatics, and this aromatic is perhaps the best I have had. It is a subtly sweet blend, with a welcoming room note. Cherry flavor is prominent. This blend also has a fullness present that other aromatics lack. Not quite sure how to pin it down exactly, but this aromatic is essentially the standard that I will use to judge all others from now on.
Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
The tin note is welcoming. Maple and vanilla come in strong. The smoke is mellow and pleasant. It has been a part of my regular rotation for over a month and I plan to purchase again. Edit: The wife finds the room note very appeasing. No trouble lighting up a bowl straight from the tin, you will smoke it to the bottom with ease.
Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake 50g
I am from Louisiana and this blend reminds me of home. Just the right pairing of sweet raisin notes with a fair amount of heat. As VaPer's go, this is a beauty. I could go for some more heat in this blend but that may be because I am a Louisianan.
Cornell & Diehl - Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose 2oz
Lots of Cocoa
I've learned to give each new tobacco a few bowls before settling in on it. This one has a really chocolatey tin note and flavor.Other reviewers are spot on on the peppery tastes. Likewise, the room note is not my favorite. A great winter time puff though.
G. L. Pease - The Virginia Cream 2oz
Subtle Vanilla Notes
I was expecting a bit more from this tobacco. Albeit, the description states it has a "subtle vanilla topping." The virginia's provide a mellow smoke but I have found any tobacco that has too much VA in it can drive my wife crazy, it ends up smelling like an expensive cigarette.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco Classic Tamper Gold Diamond Cut
Damn Fine Tamper
Stepped out of the box and bought this tamper because I thought it looked functional--boy was I right. While it is quite a bit larger than I expected, it has a great weight and feel in the hand. Stop buying Czech tools and pick up one of these.
McClelland - Special: Holiday Spirit 2016 50g
Splendid Yuletide Smoke
This is the best pipe tobacco I have ever tried. It smokes well, if you give it sometime to air out. The tin note smells of rich vanilla bourbon and caramel. The caramel/maple comes through in the smoke. Overall it is my all time favorite and it's a pleasure to smoke. Wife agrees--the room note is wonderful.
McClelland - Craftsbury: Frog Morton 50g
Nothing to Leap For
While I am not a seasoned pipe smoker, I do pride myself on having a well developed palate. With that being said I ordered Frog Morton half because of the relation to LOTR, being a fan myself, and half because of the good reviews. I found the blend to be delightful, strong smoky overtones coming from the Latakia prominence. However, it is rather bland. I recommend this blend if you like a smokey, well, smoke. If you're looking for variation in flavor then perhaps try another blend.  After finishing the tin I have to echo the sentiments of another reviewer, there seems to be a strange ammonia or vinegar tin note that comes through in the smoke.