smallshinythings

Real NameKevin Trudo
Joined2006-11
Last Visited2020-04
LocationAurora, il

I'm an ex-professional musican turned coffee roaster. I live in Aurora, Illinois and have been smoking since before I legally could. Found my grandfathers's pipes in high school and fell in love. I have generally moved from pretty sweet aromatics to more dry and unflavored tobaccos. Still enjoying the voyage. I don't like biographies unless they are of someone else.

Love good tobacco and ugly pipes. I don't have a ton to spend-so it goes to the tobacco.

I mainly review in the summer when I have more evening to sit and think and set it down while I sit on the porch. I'm slow, a few a year, but like to review something I've smoked more than a few times.

Badges

Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-09-28 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 83 ★★★★ 3.5
2015-08-25 McClelland - No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake 171 ★★★★ 3.4
2016-05-08 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 464 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-04-23 Peterson - My Mixture 965 596 ★★★★ 3.2
2016-04-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 428 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-04-23 Wessex - Campaign Dark Flake (Brigade) 60 ★★★★ 3.6

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-09-12 Cornell & Diehl - Bow-Legged Bear 74 ★★★★ 3.1
2014-08-12 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 132 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-04-23 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 135 ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-04-23 G. L. Pease - Sixpence (Old London Series) 61 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-04-23 James B. Russell - Bengal Slices 28 ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-08-12 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 488 ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-08-19 Lane Limited - 1-Q 367 ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-08-19 Lane Limited - RLP-6 116 ★★★★ 3.1
2014-08-03 Mac Baren - Solent Mixture 51 ★★★★ 3.1
2015-08-19 McClelland - No. 5120 Fragrant Virginia Blend 27 ★★★☆ 2.8
2015-08-19 McClelland - No. 2010 Classic Virginia 72 ★★★☆ 3.1
2015-09-09 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Town (Craftsbury Series) 234 ★★★★ 3.3
2015-08-17 Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman 34 ★★★☆ 3.2
2014-08-03 Paul Olsen - No. 111 21 ★★★★ 3.5
2016-04-23 Peterson - Balkan Delight 57 ★★★★ 3.2
2015-09-28 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 263 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-04-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Regular 56 ★★★☆ 2.5
2016-04-23 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Victorian 24 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-04-24 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Balkan Luxury Blend 957 (Sutliff Private Stock) 27 ★★★★ 3.2

Reviews

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

Preferences: Virginia 3.8

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2016-05-06 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 464 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-09-28 Wessex - Campaign Dark Flake (Brigade) 60 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-08-18 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 254 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-08-02 McClelland - No. 5125 Coyote Classic Full 48 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2007-05-13 Lane Limited - Paladin Black Cherry 126 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2007-05-13 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 83 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2006-11-22 Mac Baren - Latakia Blend 72 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5