Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Rum Twist
Not for the faint of heart!
If you’re expecting some light aromatic this is not it! This is a full flavored hearty tobacco with a good nicotine kick, that happens to have rum in it. That being said as a fairly new pipe smoker (about 2 yrs), it was a really enjoyable smoke. First time I tried it I used a cigar cutter to slice it, and it came too chunky and hard to keep lit, next time I used a cigar scissor and was better able to control the thickness, I cut it somewhere between a ribbon and a shag, and had a great, cool, smooth, smoke. Due to the full flavor, rather than have a dedicated briar, just use a cob or clay.
Sutliff - Z50 Black Cordial
I really enjoy the hell out of this tobacco, great smell in the bag, and incredible room note. Although I don’t get much cherry from it, don’t let it stop you from getting this, if you are an aromatic smoker, you won’t be sorry.
Cornell & Diehl - Exclusive 2oz
It’s like smoking a Carolina Reaper! If you like the taste of perique and a strong head rush, this is for you! Super spicy, great to smoke after a few drinks when you want something with a punch. Also great to mix, I enjoy it when blending it with some extra cavendish, and/or bright Virginia.
Dan Tobacco - Sweet Vanilla Honeydew 50g
Meh... *Update* Starting to grow on me…
It’s good quality Virginia tobacco with a bit of vanilla, not much though. I didn’t get the burning everyone talked about, smoked cool, stayed lit, and wasn’t overly moist in the tin. If your looking for big vanilla flavor though, this isn’t what you’re looking for. Wouldn’t throw it out, will definitely smoke it all, but if I’m looking for a vanilla tobacco, I wouldn’t buy this again. *Update* I guess maybe my expectations changed when I smoke it now and I’m starting to really enjoy it, I’ll probably buy this again. Raised the score from 3 up to a 4.
Old German Clay - Markus Fohr German Tavern Black
My friends call it the Gandalf pipe...
So since I can’t take this tavern pipe to a tavern, I smoke it at home with a tumbler of bourbon, with one of those giant ice cubes you only find in a fancy-ass cocktail bar. Naturally, my buddies come by and drink some with me, and any time this pipe is out, they call me Gandalf, and truthfully, after the second bourbon, around mid bowl, I am kinda starting to feel like a wizard. Not only is this pipe fun to smoke while wearing a long pointy wide brimmed hat with a cloak, it is really a great smoke! Smokes cool, and due to the huge bowl, you can have a hell of a long smoke, probably all the way to bourbon number 4 or 5 if I’m still upright. I’ve also found that after a run through with a pipe cleaner, and I’m no expert, but it doesn’t seem to ghost. I don’t smoke many English mixtures or Kentucky blends, so I wouldn’t know if they do, but VaPer’s, or aromatics, before straight Virginia’s, all worked out just fine for me, and I do have dedicated briar pipes for each of those blends to compare. But a word of warning, BE CAREFUL, they break easily, they are just clay! I’m currently waiting for my second one. RIP to the first.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Bristle Tapered Pipe Cleaners (80 pack)
After every smoke...
I use these after every smoke to clean out the shank and bowl, absorbent as well as a good scrubber.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Pipe Cleaners (100 pack)
They work! Thats all I need to know. Some shedding but very little, nothing a lil puff of air from the ole’ meat bellows in your chest can’t handle.
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
My go to Va/perique blend!
Very good tobacco, it’s one of my go to tobaccos. I’ve had much worse and one or two better perique. Smooth, no tongue bite, has a stone fruit note to it, good moisture content, easy to fold and stuff.
Peterson - Sweet Killarney 50g
Read a lot of these reviews and don’t agree with the bad ones. If you like aromatics, I think this is one of the best! Great caramel or almost butter scotch-ish flavor. Had no tongue bite issue at all, and moisture content was just fine, I re lit it once because I got up to get a drink and drain the ole lizard, otherwise with timely tamping, it stayed lit even when I stopped to run a pipe cleaner up the stem.
Peterson - University Flake 50g
Well I confused this tobacco for Connoisseur’s Choice, bought this one instead and it wound up being a happy accident! The smokey Kentucky was a first for me, reminded me of the smell of BBQ places in Texas.
Cornell & Diehl - Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose 2oz
It looked nice on Christmas
It looks really nice around my pipe and tobacco display with my Christmas edition pipes, and my other Christmas edition tobaccos on display. When I opened the tin it smelled great, and when I smoked it, again smelled great, but the flavor wasn’t for me. I think I just don’t like the taste of burley.
Mac Baren - Virginia Flake 1.75oz
I didn’t dislike it, but it wasn’t my favorite. I thought the Peterson Flake had a naturally sweeter smell and taste to it.
Dan Tobacco - Salty Dogs 50g
Everything I hoped for!
Absolutely loved it! I cut a slice about as thick as a ribbon cut, rubbed it out leaving it a bit chunky, packed it just tight enough to keep it lit and it smoked smooth, and cool! The smell and flavor are perfect for my taste, pleasant and not over powering, but not week and boring, no bite at all. I could smoke it every day all day!
Tampers & Tools - 8deco Legend Tamper Redwood
A step up!
I’ve always had one of those Czech pipe tools, and they serve their purpose, but this one steps it up in style. The wood handle gives it a classy yet rustic look that doesn’t seem like you bought it at the corner store in your old neighborhood. I also love the air holes in the tamper, your bowl can stay lit while you maintain it. Other than that it has all your standard tools, dawdle pic, and that mini shovel looking scoop part (whatever it’s called lol), it’s functional and looks great!
Captain Black - Royal 1.5oz
Not too bad, not the greatest either.
It was ok on flavor, a bit more tongue bite than others. Wouldn’t be upset if I traveled somewhere and this was all I could find.
Davidoff - Royalty 50g
First time across the pond!
This is my first experience with an English mixture, I find that it smells horrible when you open the tin, not sure if it’s the Oriental or the Latakia, but it stinks. I tried the tobacco anyway, and found that the smoke tastes and smells nothing like the tobacco does before you put a match to it. All in all it was a decent smoke, I smoke it when I’m in the mood for something different.
Peterson - Flake 50g
Smoking’s a journey, not a destination...(Updated)
This was the first step on my journey from aromatics, to unobscured, natural tobacco flavor, and I was pleasantly surprised. It was an easy bright, citrusy, grassy, hint of corn taste to it. The room note isn’t bad, but not something you get to smoke in your house unless your wife owes you something, but it’s not a lingering stink either. I definitely plan to smoke more of it and see how it ages.**** **Update** So after smoking some other brands of Virginia Flake, I’m starting to feel like Peterson/Dunhill flake is a cut above the rest! I find it to have more natural tobacco sweetness than most, cooler smoking, and for me just more enjoyable all around. This and the Peterson 3P have come to be my favorites in the rotation.
Peter Stokkebye - PS6 Sweet Vanilla
Opinions are like @$$h0/3$, everyone’s got one!
I know it’s not everyone’s favorite, but I love it! Seems to be the most natural tasting and smelling of the vanilla aromatics out there. Just my opinion, and you may think it stinks!
Lane Limited - 1-Q
My First Love!
This was one of the first tobaccos I bought for my self, mainly because all the reviews say it’s the best. Well, they say it’s the best for a reason! Creamy, satisfying, great room note, perfect for smoking all day.
Lane Limited - LL-7
Aaah that’s the stuff!
Sat out on a balcony in the woods in Vermont, and smoked looking at the rustic scenery, and the toasted marshmallow and chocolate notes enhanced the environment, loved it! Reminded me of a cup of hot chocolate.
Peter Stokkebye - PS403 Luxury Bullseye Flake
This is my first experience with a perique blend, and it was a pleasant surprise. Very mellow smoke, noticed a slight spiced prune taste peaking through the Virginia and bit of cavendish. Room note wasn’t terrible either. Over all I’m looking forward to smoking it again.
Stands & Pouches - Leather Pipe Stand
Just a place to rest my head...I mean pipe!
Perfect for what I wanted it for, nothing fancy, just needed a place to rest my pipe when I had to go pee, real talk!
Sutliff - Creme Brulee
An aromatic enigma!
Very moist tobacco, yet some how smoked very cool and had no bite. Maybe it’s just oily? I don’t know, but it stayed cool, tasted great, smelled great, and stayed lit. What else can you ask for?
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1982 Centennial Blend 1.4oz
Updated review** Previously I didn’t really enjoy this tobacco, don’t know if it was the pipe I smoked it out of, the mood I was in, or maybe it needed to age a bit, but I came back to it on a whim and now I’m enjoying the hell out of this. Bringing this up from 3.5 to 4.5 stars. * * (Old Review)Good quality tobacco, smooth smoke, but not my cup of tea as far as flavor. No fault of the maker.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Churchwarden Pipe Cleaners (32 pack)
Like a sponge!
Perfect for soaking up all that liquid that causes the gurgle mid smoke.
Peterson - 3 P's - Peterson's Perfect Plug 50g
As close to perfect as virginia and burley can get!
I’m usually not a fan of burley blends, and to tell you the truth I didn’t realize there was burley in it till recently. Even with the burley I think it’s still a great flavorful smoke, compared to the Peterson Virginia Flake, it’s less citrus and grass and a little more to the floral, dried fruit, and a slight chocolate with nuts taste to it. I’m looking forward to trying it after it’s aged a bit. Also very much enjoy the ritualistic preparation, pouring some bourbon, cutting the plug thin, and breaking it up to a shag before packing a bowl... nothing finer!
Old German Clay - Markus Fohr Flowing Fountain Black
Not too shabby!
Enjoyed the pipe, clean cool smoke, but like all clay pipes, very delicate, and the bowl gets hot, so there’s no comfortable place to hold it.