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About Me:
Full time multi instrumentalist and vocalist, residing in Branson Missouri, since 2012! Texas born and raised 😎
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Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices 1.75oz
Solid smoke
Definitely has some spice..I wouldn’t recommend it to a newbie, but it’s good stuff!

Cornell & Diehl - After Hours Flake 2oz
4 stars!
I’m very pleased with this one! I haven’t reached for it as often as other blends...but when I do, it doesn’t disappoint!

Cult - Abacus 50g
SOLID!!
To me, it’s very similar to Anonymous..but a little more “nutty”. It’s a keeper!

Cult - Anonymous 50g
GREAT SMOKE!!
Such a good smoke, with a great deal of sweetness, without being goopy with casings.

G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
Dark and strong..
Maybe it was a weird day? But I’ve smoked a lot of strong stuff, and chewed tobacco heavily in the past for 16 years...and the nic hit me on this one! Take it slow, and it’s a great smoke

Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream 3.5oz
Awesome!
It’s vanilla, it’s cream, and it’s a hefty portion for a heck of a good price! Pick one up 😎

Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 50g
Solid, but...
This is definitely a fine smoke!! But Escudo has it beat!

Peterson - Royal Yacht 50g
2 stars..
I get a nasty, sour bitterness from this, that is the same no matter which pipe I try it in.. Maybe it’s a fluke tin? I’m going to let it hang out in the jar, and give it another shot in the future..

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
3 stars..
I know everyone will think I’m crazy.. but I have to be honest.. “Regular” Plum Pudding is just so bland and “blehh” after smoking the Bourban Barrel aged Plum Pudding 😏 Because ITS AMAZING

Sutliff - Alexander Bridge 1.5oz
4 stars
The best thing about this one, is the fact that it isn’t so overly cased like some can be. Quite a pleasant smoke

Sutliff - SPS-2003 Strawberry Delight
Better than I expected!
As I’ve transitioned to English blends and VaPers from aromatics more and more, I find it harder to reach for an Aro. But this bulk strawberry was priced right, and actually has a very present taste! I thoroughly enjoy it!

Sutliff - Sutliff 1849 1.5oz
5 stars!!
If you want a SOLID VaPer, at a dang good price, give this a go!

A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
Favorite VaPer!!
To date, this is my favorite VaPer!

Comoy's - Cask No.2 3.5oz
2nd favorite Aro!!
This is my 2nd favorite aromatic, just behind Eileen’s Dream! I discovered this blend, because a fellow reviewer recommended it, after leaving a 1 star review on another tobacco. They recommended this instead, and now I’m recommending this blend to anyone who reads this review!!

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - American Delight 50g
4 star..
Not my “favorite”...but surely is a sweet treat that stays in my main rotation!

Lighters - Kiribi Lighter Flints
Best value!!
Good grief, for the price, how could you NOT buy these? Very good flints

Lighters - Kiribi Tomo Red Leather
I’ve warmed up to it!
Buying good quality butane is key! Also, the adjustment screw wasn’t great. Ended up doing some filing so it seats better. Maybe it was a fluke, and it works great now.. definitely would still recommend it!

Pipe Accessories - 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver
Great quality
Made nicely, the lid closes easily but snug, and stays closed in my EDC bag!

Peterson - My Mixture 965 50g
LOVE IT!!
Never tried it under the Dunhill name...but as it is? This is such a dang good English!

CAO - Eileen's Dream 50g
My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!
Just buy it! I don’t expect it to be your favorite...but there’s no way you won’t love it! Just give it a try!

CAO - Moontrance 50g
Let it age!!
The first tin tobacco I ever bought! I’ve since developed a deeep love for English blends, and heavy Latakia stuff.. But this is a SUPER nice aromatic, that’s responsible for locking me into this amazingly enjoyable hobby.

Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
It’s great!
It’s not my favorite, but I smoked the whole tin before leaving this review, and have no complaints!

Sutliff - Molto Dolce 1.5oz
I like it, but...
This stuff has a VERY sweet flavor, if you’re into that, and it tastes great! But dang it’s wet.. it’s very heavily cased, and just doesn’t seem to dry even after leaving it open. This leads it to be very difficult for me to keep lit, without puffing it to the point of scorching it. With that being said, I’d buy it again, and probably will.. Maybe I just need to approach it differently, or in a different pipe

Pipe Tools & Supplies - Abe Herbaugh Smoke Resin and Antique Brass Tamper
Smaller than anticipated..
I still really love it, and the fact that it’s small isn’t a complete disadvantage.. I guess I just expected “more”, considering the price. But I still use it religiously, and highly recommend it! It’s nicely balanced, and doesn’t feel “cheap”.

Cornell & Diehl - Apricots and Cream 2oz
It’s gooooood!
My brother and I love this! I bought it for him as a gift, and ended up smoking as much or more of it than he did! The cream flavor hits ya in the best way...just take this one a little slower if you really want to enjoy it to its full potential.

Ashtrays - Glass Round 2 Pipe Ashtray
This thing is BEEFY!
Nice and heavy, well priced. Bought this about 6 months ago, and it stays outside, mostly. The cork is still secured perfectly, and everything is still in perfect condition!

Missouri Meerschaum - Cornell & Diehl Charles Towne Cobbler
AWESOME!!
Had to wait a while to get my hands on one, but it was WELL worth the wait, and the price.

Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman Bent
GREAT!!
LOVE these MM cobs!! The country gentleman is dang good!

Missouri Meerschaum - Ozark Mountain Bent
Maybe it’s me?
I know this is a cheap pipe, and maybe I just have bad smoking habits..but this thing gets HOT HOT if you draw enough to keep it lit. Try the cobs for a budget friendly pipe! They’re AWESOME

Missouri Meerschaum - Ozark Mountain Bent
Maybe it’s me?
I know this is a cheap pipe, and maybe I just have bad smoking habits..but this thing gets HOT HOT if you draw enough to keep it lit. Try the cobs for a budget friendly pipe! They’re AWESOME

CAO - Cherrybomb 50g
Not much Cherry...
If you want more cherry than this, just grab you a pouch of Middletons. The CAO brand is hit or miss, but if you want a great one by them, go check out Eileen’s Dream!

Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco Lucky 8 Tamper Ruby and Pearl
4 Stars
The pictures make it look way “nicer”. It somehow looks a bit cheap in person..but it’s priced VERY well, and works flawlessly.

Pipe Tools & Supplies - Amber Bent Filtered Stem (for Missouri Meerschaum)
Bought multiples!
For the price, I bought multiples in these cheap replacement stems...and this gold/amber looks great on a MM cob 😎👍🏼

Pipe Tools & Supplies - Black Bent Filtered Stem (for Missouri Meerschaum)
Bought multiples!
For the price, how could you NOT buy 3 or 4 extras?

Pipe Tools & Supplies - Cork Ashtray Knocker
Works perfect!
Works as it should, and priced great.

Pipe Tools & Supplies - Pipemaster Clean and Cure 2oz
Does the job!
Used this on an inherited pipe that had been in a drawer for probably 40+ years! A little goes a long way, and it’s priced just right!

Pipe Tools & Supplies - Rubber Pipe Bits (2 pack)
GREAT!!
Super cheap, super comfortable!

Ashton - Guilty Pleasure 50g
Middle of the road.
I’m on the fence. Didn’t hate it, but didn’t love it. But I did finish the tin! Doesn’t have much of the room note that you get from the tin (at least not for me), and it burns kinda hot. Just go easy with it.

Cornell & Diehl - Berry Good 2oz
It was ok...
The positive- I didn’t get any bad tongue bite from it, and it burns nice! But I didn’t really get any good flavors from it. Definitely not any berry 😏 But just not much of anything. I don’t enjoy leaving “lees than stellar” reviews.. But for a supplier as awesome as smoking pipes, I know that they, as well as their customers, appreciate a genuine, honest review. I just did not care for Berry Good, and I ended up dumping it out after 3 or 4 attempts at enjoying it. HOWEVER, if you’re reading this review, I will definitely recommend Apricots and Cream by C&D! I’ve discovered great tobaccos, by people leaving a negative review on one tobacco, by comparing it to another..so I thought I’d do the same!

Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
A keeper!!
I’m not a professional, and have only recently started getting better at differentiating natural tobacco flavors, and appreciating blends that aren’t aromatic/heavily cased. But this one is my most purchased tobacco to date. “Cherry” flavor doesn’t jump out at me like it does for other folks in these reviews..but chocolatey and sweet, it definitely is! In my opinion, it’s GREAT for a beginner smoker, who expects pipe tobacco to “taste like it smells”.

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