Cornell & Diehl - The Beast 2oz
I purchased this from my local BM store which had almost a dozen tins. Sadly it was 32$ a tin so I only picked up one and it was a gift. My boss smokes a pipe occasionally and complains most blends don't have enough nicotine or flavor. He's got a soft spot for Dark robust Tobacco with a Nic kick. Figured a blend called the beast might appeal to him and I was right. He loves it. I tried a bowl figuring it wouldn't be up my alley but boy was I wrong. It's sweet and smokey with lots of brown sugar and spice. Everything I love in a Tobacco. I will be ordering so I can get here and everything my BM has. Plan to smoke a little now but leave at least half as I'm sure it'll only get sweeter.... Grab it while you can so you don't end up crying like most these other guys.
Tampers & Tools - 8deco Legend Tamper Carbon Fiber Red
Lasted a month.
Was a great tamper tell the shovel end fell off. Never broken a tamper let alone in a dang month. Absolutely disappointed.
Half and Half - Half and Half 12oz
While no longer a cheap blend it's a very good one. Salty and strong. One of my very favorite all day smokes as it tastes and smokes best crispy. Which makes it perfect for storing in a travel/day pouch. It comes from the factory very wet and at that time has a unique almost apple smell and taste. Smoking wet requires many relights and pipe cleaner dips but dry it out and the salty smokey flavors take over as well as almost perfect burn behavior. Only down side is it will burn ones mouth when dry worse than any other blends I've yet to try. I can see why this blend is as old and loved as she is.
Cornell & Diehl - Golden Days of Yore 2oz
Love this be stuff. My gal pal says the room note is marshmallows and raves about it when I smoke it. I find it spicy and mildly sweet yet very much tobacco fwd. Coolest smoking Areo I've ever found and super simple to smoke. Just pack and go. I'm 4oz down in the last two weeks as I find myself predominantly smoking just this. Like it enough I'll be adding a few lbs to my cellar to smoke during the year. My tins were 2020 Tins. Try it you'll love it or don't and I'll have more of it to love.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Pipe Cleaners (100 pack)
They'll work because they are what I have. Won't be ordering them again that's for sure. They bend and fold with frustrating ease. I figured pay a little get a little more. So far not the case. The cheap Amazon pipe cleaners I picked up 300 for 1.50 best these 100/1. It's frustrating such a great company would sell such a mediocre product. Especially one so important to pipe use. Guess I'll stick to briar/Meerschaum pipes and name brand tobacco from these guys and avoid everything else they sell. Really a shame I'd much rather get all my pipe needs in one location.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Brigham Churchwarden Pipe Cleaners (24 Pack)
Absolutely the worst pipe cleaners ever. They bend on even stems with the largest openings and 100% useless for a Churchwarden. You won't get a single one down a stem. Should've listened to the other reviews and avoided these. Just the worst.
Old German Clay - Ship of the Line
I'm dumbfounded. The number don't do this one justice. On paper she's a tad shorter in length than my favorite Rob Roy. In real life this thing looks like a dolls toy and the pictures make one assume the spur on the bottom is a pair of feet no no no it's a single spure that makes it impossible to set this thing down without it rolling over. I'm a little taken back that this is even available on the market let alone from this typically wonderful seller considering the ugly construction and laughable usability. Especially at a higher price then most quality cobs. Live and learn I guess but take my advice. Don't waste your money.
Lane Limited - 1-Q
This was one of the first in my collection. Also one of very few I knew I just didn't like instantly. Don't really understand the love affair comes across to me a chemical flavoring spritzed on an ashtray.
Cobblestone - Indulge Creme Brulee 1.5oz
Easily the wettest tobacco I've ever encountered. GOOPY. GOOPY. GOOPY. You could actually see water droplets on the leaves. Kinda disappointed in this offering cobblestone typically does better than this. Moisture aside this blend has a very yummy vanilla honey flavor. Actually one of the few honey blends that actually tastes like honey. Flavor is truly wonderful if you can keep it burning which can be difficult. Personally I probably will keep a tin around just for the honey flavor which sadly is VERY underrepresented in the tobacco market.
Cult - Anonymous 50g
Love at first puff
Currently my favorite. Light airy yet robust. Vanilla without the heavy rich vanilla most seem to favor. Burns incredibly well without going out or burning the mouth. Perfect for a hot July day. Will be picking up a bunch of this.
Cobblestone - Indulge Cherry Delight 1.5oz
Devine cherry without the chemical cough syrup taste. My favorite cherry by a large margin. It's a shame really more people haven't found this cobblestone brand yet
Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
Basically chocolate Christmass cherries in a tin. Flavor taste you name it.
War Horse - Green 1.75oz
Intense yet wonderful
Been considering this one since my first order but was on the fence knowing that the licorice flavor would be ether the perfect combo for tobacco or straight awful. I can happily say at this point the two are perfect together. This one grabs you by the taste buds and refuses to let go in a absolutely wonderful way. This flavor will stick with you for long after the session has ended and sticks with a pipe for days so be aware. Instant Mainstay in my collection.
Peterson - 3 P's Peterson's Perfect Plug 50g
Easy to love
It's hard not to like this strong naturally fruity blend. Great nicotine hit with hints of raisin and natural fruit and the prepping ritual is relaxing in a way that leaves one feeling rewarded and connected to the season in a way that can't be matched.
Larsen - Signature Vintage Mixture 100g
Strawberry yum yum
Whoa just whoa. Strawberry cream in a pipe. Needs to be left alone in a jar for at least a few days or it burns with a dish soap after taste but a little air for a few days and the fruity cream flavor takes over in a very wonderful way. Try this one if you like aromatics you won't regret it.
G. L. Pease - The Virginia Cream 2oz
Grows on you.
Strong vanilla meets rich Virgina. These two are a tad strong together but in a good way. I've got this one airing out going to burn off a bit of the Vanilla hoping the Virgina will shine a bit more. Over all an interesting blend worth trying if you like Virgina and/or vanilla.
Cornell & Diehl - Manhattan Afternoon 2oz
Virginia is Virginia
I know it has Honey but it's so subtle it might as well not be included. I get a decent but very young Virgina taste off this one. Rather uninspiring at this time but I'll put it in a jar and try again in a year or so and I bet it'll be many many times better.
Cornell & Diehl - Cross-Eyed Cricket 2oz
Easily the weirdest Tin note of all time. Gross in a I can't stop smelling it kinda way. Taste is similar. Gross yet unique. Like stuffing ones face with fruit juice while smoking a heavy tobacco. Keep swearing I'm going to never smoke this again yet keep loading it up. If you want something completely left field then give it a try.
Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
I rather like this one yet find myself wanting more from it Everytime. Very light and airy with subtle Maple/butter flavor.
Mac Baren - Vanilla Roll Cake 16oz
Similar to Vanilla flake
Imagine Mac Barens Vanilla flake with a tad more tobacco flavor and a dash of brown sugar. Really kinda like this one as a step up in strength and flavor from Vanilla flake.
Mac Baren - Dark Twist 3.5oz
Spicy, spicy, spicy.
This is the spiciest and hottest burning mix I've ever tried. Overwhelming brown sugar and cinnamon flavor yet in a good way and some how the tobacco still shines. I'm still on the fence about this one in some ways. The flavor is intense yet yummy. Worth a try if you like in your face flavor.
Davidoff - Flake Medallions 50g
Very smooth very cool burning yet very flavorful. Can see why this is so popular it's rich in flavor yet light and airy. Won't ever allow myself to run out.
Half and Half - Half and Half 1.5oz
Surprisingly nice. Smooth. Flavorful yet the coolest smoke yet and Easily the best OTC blend I've yet tried. Only complaint is it's ity bitty grind that makes it a mess to load but at this price and quality it'll become a regular in my collection. Try it you won't regret it.
Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream
Not vanilla flake
Purchased this after reading many claims that it was exactly like Mac Barens Vanilla flake. Sadly I don't agree. It's a wonderful smoke but in my opinion it's not nearly as good as the Vanilla flake version. Doesn't have the same beautiful tin note, lacks the same creamy rich vanilla taste and burns much hotter. Don't know enough to know if all that can be contributed to the cut or what but over all while a nice vanilla smoke it's left lacking in comparison to it's companion flake. I'll be sticking to the Vanilla flake as my all day smoke and letting this one be...
Missouri Meerschaum - Mizzou
Bad example of a great pipe.
I love this design the narrow bowl and small shape make this perfect for sampling new blends and for quick smoke breaks. On this points I will give it 3 Stars cause it's a wonderful design but sadly I got a really really horrible example. Stem is drilled off and so it not only doesn't seal well at the joint but the stem sits crooked. The joint was also cracked under the ring and between those two issues this pipe became worthless in under a couple weeks. All that said it was cheap and I liked the design enough I'll be buying another hopefully better example.
Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Rum Barrel Aged 2oz
No. Just No.
To start I want to say the Mississippi River Reserve is easily one of my all time favorite tobaccos at this point. This Rum barrel version is sadly easily my least favorite tobacco. I hate to use words as strong as gross but nothing else fits. Just straight GROSS. Tin note is ammonia and so strong opening it in the shop not only gives me a headache and a makes me want to gag but offended my work crew so bad they all left the room for the first time ever. As for smoking this I get a weird mix of Ammonia, plum and cheap cheap plastic bottle bourbon with a top hit of liquid smoke. Won't even be bothering to age what I have will either toss it or give it away. Can't imagine a less enjoy able smoking experience.
Peterson - Nightcap 50g
Not for me.
I tried this after reading the overwhelming rave review but must say I was horribly disappointed. It's just not for me. To my tastes it comes across as heavy chaotic and over bearing. I like dark rich smokes but this one just has to much trying to happen at once and in the end just comes across as canned/liquid smoke. Will age the Tin I opened and one more to see if that changes but don't honestly ever see myself buying this one again.
Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 3.5oz
When I first opened this one I didn't care for it at all. So much so I actually set it aside and forgot about it. It started sour and rather unpleasant with a matching smoking profile. Now a few weeks later after finding the Tin randomly and giving it a retry. I've been smoking it couple times a day and couldn't be happier. Nice nicotine hit yet a little subtle summer smoke with natural hints of sweetness and fruit that makes this a very easy enjoyable smoke. Will be adding much more of this to my collection.
G. L. Pease - Charing Cross 2oz
Just don't get it.
Looks yummy in the jar and the Tin note is like smokey BBQ but the taste of this burning reminds me of standing down wind of my end of year Hop and construction lumber burn pile. Smokey to the point of almost making me sick. Going to Jar this up and try again in a year or two cause currently I can't get past the first couple puffs.
Cornell & Diehl - Night Train 16oz
Unspecial in the most wonderful way.
Sweet, sour, simple with a nice nic hit. Nothing about it really stands out as special or unique and yet Everytime I turn around I find myself reaching for this blend and will continue to spark a couple bowls of this daily for the rest of my life. Simple perfection.
Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Special Reserve 4oz
Just straight LOVE this one. Which is interesting considering I can't stand any of the other Mississippi River blends nor its sister pudding blend. Thick, rich, sweet strong tobacco that just had to be tried to be believed. Epic!
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
Yum yum yum. This is another one that straight from the Tin I just didn't understand but after only a month in a jar it is now easily in my top 3 blends. I'd smoke it almost exclusively if it wasnt so hard to find. Straight old school tobacco awesomeness!!!!
Mac Baren - Vanilla Flake 1.75oz
Only Aromatic I've found I like.
This is some good stuff. Really disliked it by first bowl but put it in a jar and grabbed It by mistake a week later and well now it's one of my three most smoked blends. Nice nic hit, great tobacco flavor with a wonderful none chemical vanilla hit. And to make it better the Tin note on this is easily one of the most amazing smells on the planet.
F & K - Merde de Cheval 1.5oz
Some good Sh*t
Won't lie I purchased this strictly because of the name and a silly soccer mom that described a bowl I was smoking as evening like Cow poo. Plus in a year I can laugh about smoking Aged horse shite 🤷♂️ Which is to good to pass up. All that side this blend surprised me. It's smooth and flavorful in all the right ways and quickly find it's way into my sometimes rotation not a daily by any measure but a nice change up that'll keep me adding it to my collection anytime it gets low. Very decent stuff.
Cobblestone - Chess King 1.75oz
Just wonderful. Only on my 3rd pipe of this treat but can see this being a staple in my day to day. I lack the fancy words to describe this like many do but can say it's sweet yet not fake, rich and sour with a smooth bite free smoke. I'm impressed.