reedsteve

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Real NameSteven Silverstein
Joined2005-02
Last Visited2020-07
LocationRockland Co. N.Y.

Chamber/studio Clarinetist and design consultant.

Happiest when either focusing on one instrument, listening, pipe smoking, flying a large kite. Somewhat into Philosophy, scientific fact and fiction, reading and film.

Ah, to be old enough to have purchased and smoked some of the legendary un-blended orientals, and great tins produced in 1955- 1970's It may seem ironic for me to espouse "remembrance" of some truly great blends, but not (yet) review them. It is easier to romanticize about, than to actively help recreate them.
A consistent and creative person's product is often beyond compartmenting strength or weakness. It is perhaps more a gift of illusion to the senses, than a rating list, when this gift is properly understood .

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Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2018-12-05 Brebbia - Latakia Flake Mixture No. 9 25 ★★★★ 3.4
2014-09-01 Butera - Dark Stoved (Royal Vintage) 43 ★★★★ 2.9
2014-09-01 Butera - Blended Flake (Royal Vintage) 30 ★★★★ 3.3
2019-08-05 Cornell & Diehl - Good Morning 34 ★★★★ 3.2
2014-09-01 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 138 ★★★★ 3.3
2012-10-24 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 172 ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-09-01 Dunhill - Three Year Matured Virginia 111 ★★★☆ 2.4
2014-09-01 Dunhill - My Mixture 10 3 ★★★★ 3.7
2014-09-01 Hearth & Home - Mt. Marcy (Signature Series) 18 ★★★★ 3.3
2014-09-01 Hearth & Home - Virginia Night (Marquee Series) 3 ★★★☆ 3.3
2014-09-01 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 65 ★★★★ 3.7
2019-03-08 HU Tobacco - Flanagan (United Passion) 17 ★★★★ 3.7
2014-09-01 Just For Him - Grey Flannel (Fabric of Tobacco ) 2 ★★★☆ 2.0
2014-09-01 McClelland - Celebrated Sovereign (Ashton Revival) 13 ★★★☆ 3.3
2014-09-01 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 231 ★★★★ 3.5
2014-09-01 McClelland - Bayou Slice (Blakeney's Best) 31 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-12-21 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 2017 11 ★★★★ 3.7
2017-12-21 McClelland - Arcadia (221b Series) 118 ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-12-21 McClelland - 40th Anniversary (Limited Edition) 33 ★★★★ 3.7
2017-12-21 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 229 ★★★★ 3.2
2014-09-01 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 293 ★★★★ 3.2
2019-08-05 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Plug 2 ★★★★ 4.0
2014-09-01 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 154 ★★★★ 3.0
2014-09-01 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 194 ★★★★ 3.4
2014-09-01 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 530 ★★★★ 3.4
2014-09-01 Seattle Pipe Club - Seattle Evening 21 ★★★☆ 3.1
2014-09-01 Wellauer & Co - Wellauer's Latakia 18 ★★★★ 3.9

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2018-12-05 Brebbia - Latakia Flake Mixture No. 9 25 ★★★★ 3.4
2018-02-19 Charles Fairmorn - Lancer's Slices 89 ★★★★ 3.7
2019-03-08 HU Tobacco - Flanagan (United Passion) 17 ★★★★ 3.7
2017-12-21 McClelland - Christmas Cheer 2017 11 ★★★★ 3.7
2019-08-05 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Plug 2 ★★★★ 4.0

Reviews

7 reviews
19 helpful votes
4 star:
6 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
1 Recommended
2 star:
0 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.9

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2015-07-26 G. L. Pease - Meridian (Old London Series) 51 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-15 Samuel Gawith - Firedance Flake 136 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-06-10 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - John Cotton's Smyrna 4 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2015-06-10 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 154 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-10-24 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 172 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-09-10 McClelland - Arcadia (221b Series) 118 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2005-02-17 McClelland - Rose of Latakia (Syrian Latakia) 39 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7