James C.

Real NamePhillip Castro
Joined2014-11
Last Visited2021-05
LocationCalifornia

Started smoking a pipe in 2012. I gravitate towards Virginia blends for thier sweet, tangy, earthy, fruity, spicy, citrus complexities. I feel my palate can pick up on most characteristics found in pipe tobacco. I recommend drinking different beverages to compliment what you are smoking and help guide your own tastings. Be advised though because food and drink can alter the true perception of any tobacco. My reviews are based on a handful of bowls in various pipes, usually with water for very accurate tasting notes but honestly I dont really do that anymore preferring coffee with cream and sweet tea. I know how to differentiate the tastes.

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Reviews

17 reviews
48 helpful votes
4 star:
16 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
1 Recommended
2 star:
0 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.8

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2021-03-27 Dunhill - Three Year Matured Virginia 111 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.4
2020-12-12 Mac Baren - Amphora English Blend 10 3 ★★★★ 3.2
2020-11-30 McClelland - CORPS Quantum (Club Blends) 3 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-11-25 McClelland - CORPS Sophisticate (Club Blends) 8 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.4
2020-11-04 Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1882 18 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2020-10-27 G. L. Pease - Union Square (Fog City Selection) 139 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-10-22 Drucquer & Sons - Red Lion 9 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2020-10-15 McClelland - 40th Anniversary (Limited Edition) 33 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2020-09-22 Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1855 33 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2020-09-02 Wessex - Gold Slice 11 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2020-08-20 John Cotton - John Cotton's Double Pressed Virginia 12 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2019-04-22 Drucquer & Sons - Inns of Court 17 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-04-11 McClelland - Brindle Flake (Ashton Revival) 24 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2018-02-03 McClelland - CPCC Epitome (Club Blends) 12 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-02-23 Butera - Matured Ribbon (Royal Vintage) 25 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-01-31 McClelland - No. 22 (Matured Virginias) 47 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-01-18 Two Friends - Heritage 37 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0