Christopher C.
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McConnell - Rich Dark Virginia 50g
Great dark Virginia
If you are looking for a tasty dark Virginia, you can't go wrong with this one. Really tasty with a bit of a kick.

Orlik - Dark Strong Kentucky 50g
A great burley blend
I'm not a huge burley fan, but this is one tasty burley. Smooth, sweet, and tasty.

G. L. Pease - Union Square 2oz
Excellent Virginia
Sweet, flavorful, and altogether delicious.

Kramer's - Blend for Cary Grant 50g
Almost as good as Cary Grant's acting
Light, flavorful English aromatic. This stuff is truly delicious.

Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night 2oz
An OK Virginia
Pretty good but nothing to write home about. The problem might be that there may or may not be some burley in this, and I don't really care for burley. So if you don't like burley in any amount, you might want to pass on this.

Nat Sherman - Tabac Sherman Blend #536 2oz
Light and smooth
A light, sweet, and smooth English blend. Excellent choice if you are looking for something lighter.

War Horse - Bar 1.75oz
Tasty Cake
Strong and oh so tasty.

Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 1.75oz
Does what it says on the tin
If you are looking for a good, straight Virginia, this is a really good one to try

Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 2oz
Not bad
The tin note is the best part of this blend; it smells like a freshly baked cake. The flavor, however, is just ok. It tastes like a Virginia with a bit of sweetness, which a good Virginia already has anyway.

John Cotton's - Sweet English 1.75oz
Fantastic
I have been looking for a sweet English sold on this site to replace my favorite (Sutliff Early Morning Match) because I dislike shopping at P&C, and I think this might be it. The closest flavor I can compare it to is eggnog, and it is absolutely delicious. An all day smoke for sure.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Red Virginia 1.5oz
Yummy
A very sweet and vinegary blend that is sure to please any Virginia fan out there.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake Liquorice
A decent enough aromatic but...
It doesn't really taste like liquorice to me. It has more of a vanilla note.

Kramer's - Blend for Cary Grant 50g
My favorite actor's blend
A pleasant English aro. Kind of reminds me of Lane HGL but without burley (which is a plus in my book).

Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed
For burley fans looking for something different
I'm not a huge burley fan, but I do really enjoy the Virginia in this.

Lane Limited - HGL
Great English Aro
The best comparison I can make to this is Sutliff Match Early Morning Pipe. Where Match EMP gives me hints of toasted marshmallow, HGL gives me hints of vanilla. If you are looking for a good English aro, or 1-q is a bit too aromatic for you, this is a good choice. The only negative for me is that it also has a hint of a cigarette taste (probably from the burley).

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 50g
Perfectly Adequate Aromatic
Not complex or extremely interesting, this is nonetheless a smooth and good tasting aromatic.

Cornell & Diehl - Poplar Camp
Yorktown with a kick
This blend takes Yorktown and adds a bunch of perique for a spicy kick. I prefer my Virginias pretty straight, but if you want a vapor with bite then this one might fit the bill for you.

Cornell & Diehl - Yorktown
Another great straight Virginia
Straight Virginia lovers already know what they are going to get here. Earthy, citrusy, and sweet, this is a real pleasure to smoke. More complex than something like Derringer.

Orlik - Golden Sliced 50g
Light Virginia
A light, smooth, sweet, easy to smoke Virginia.

Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 2oz
Creamy and smooth
Has an easy to work with flake that literally crumbles in your fingers and is a creamy and smooth smoke. Lovers of light English blends should give this one a try.

Cornell & Diehl - Dreams of Kadath 2oz
Fruity and pleasant
A light, pleasant, fruity plug. If there is a topping here, it is light. This is a good middle ground between and aromatic and non-aromatic, although it's almost too far toward the aromatic side of things for me to really love it.

Cornell & Diehl - Derringer
For Virginia lovers
A sweet Virginia that's tasty, smooth, and easy to smoke.

G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon 2oz
Another vote for
Like a few other reviewers here, I also don't understand the hype with this one. I got this one because I heard it was a sweet English, which I enjoy. To me, though, it just tastes like your average, medium bodied English blend. It's not terrible, but certainly nothing to write home about.

Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus
Not a huge burley fan but...
This is pretty tasty. The burley and Virginia play well together. If you want a mellow, slightly sweet burley blend or you want to try a burley blend for the first time, Pegasus is where it's at.

Mac Baren - 7 Seas Royal
A decent aromatic
A decent enough aromatic, but I would take 1-q over this any day.

Sutliff - 507C Virginia Slices
A good, basic Virginia
If you are looking for a tasty, no-nonsense Virginia, this is a good one to try.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
Even the Human Torch couldn't keep this lit
I know a lot of people love this blend, but I can barely smoke it because it is nearly fire proof.

G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
Great evening smoke
I usually prefer much lighter English blends than this, but there is something about Quiet Nights that I enjoy that I can't even quite put my finger on. Deep and relaxing--and with a bit of a nic hit--this really is a great evening smoke.

Carter Hall - Carter Hall 1.5oz Pouch
Not my favorite
This was the first pipe tobacco I ever smoked, and at the time I would have told you it was my favorite. As I became a more experienced pipe smoker and was able to better taste the complexities in tobaccos, I grew to barely be able to finish a bowl of this. It's just too bland and the toppings don't do it any favors.

Cornell & Diehl - Founding Fathers 2oz
Decent aromatic
A decent enough aromatic, although Edward G. Robinson blend hits all the same notes a bit better for me.

A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
tasty va/per
A tasty va/per that really shines on the retrohale.

Edward G. Robinson - Edward G. Robinson 1.5oz
Pleasant
Pleasant is the perfect word to describe this aromatic. It won't knock your socks off, but it is tasty and smooth. Perfect for an all day aromatic.

Hearth & Home - Blackhouse 1.75oz
Too strong for my tastes
A bit strong for me, but if you like stronger English blends, this is a good one.

Lane Limited - 1-Q
Delicious
I'm not much of an aromatic smoker any more, but if I had to pick an aromatic to smoke every day, it would be probably be 1-q. A great beginner tobacco for a new pipe smoker, or a regular smoke for an aromatic lover.

G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
Overpowering topping
This isn't necessarily a bad blend, but the alcohol topping is really the only flavor here. If you are looking for a more complex blend, look elsewhere.

Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1
Delicious
A light, sweet, slightly topped and/or cased virginia that is really delicious.

Presbyterian - Presbyterian 50g
A wonderful light English
As someone who prefers lighter, lower latakia English blends, this really hits the spot. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, very creamy and smooth, it hits all the right notes and can be enjoyed as an all day smoke.

Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
One of the better cherry aromatics
Strong and tasty cherry flavor, but no real tobacco flavor. If you want a good, uncomplicated cherry tobacco, you could certainly do worse.

Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
Not for me
This is one of those blends that a lot of people love but I hated. It tastes like someone put a cigarette out in a bowl of maple syrup.

Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 100g
A good benchmark
Not too light and not overpowering, Blairgowrie is, as Golidlocks would say, just right. A good benchmark on which to compare other English/Scottish blends.