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20,000 Subscribers and 5 Million Video Views! CONTEST TIME

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in World of CO

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Woohoo we just hit another sweet milestone, and within 24 hours of it, hit another! We just tripped 20k YouTube subscribers late last night and just now tripped the 5 Million video view point!

In celebration I’m giving away a super sampler – that’s a box worth of mixed cigars from my stash – all good stuff :) Some new, some hard to find, some aged for years…it’ll be extra special to mark the occasion!

Thank you all VERY much for sticking around over the years and to all the new people…I’m working to continually improve the site and experience to bring you more cool stuff. Here’s to 10 million now! mwahahaha :)

How to enter? Leave a comment below with what your favorite part of CO is and if you have any suggestions for making things better. Use the app below for contest entries! All entrants must be of legal smoking age in their state and have a US mailing address. The winner will be randomly drawn in one week! Good luck and thank you!

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  1. bravoteam0 says:

    Hands down, my favorite part is the live streams that you have been putting up. I do not have any sugestions for making it better because if it ain’t broke; don’t fix it.

  2. YoMud says:

    Love the format of the reviews and use tgem to 1) find new sticks the try and 2) to match your notes as i try the same stick. I would like to add or have a way to sort the reviews by posting date rather than just by name. And as always… thanks.

  3. Shadad777 says:

    Love the site, started with you on YouTube, and went from there to the web site here, Just Love the live shows, so much info and just fun as well. just gets better and better as time goes by. Thank Bryan for it all

  4. Jedi54 says:

    Really enjoying the live streams lately, keep up the awesome work

  5. StefanR says:

    My favorite part is your honesty… Just straight forward what you taste and how the cigar is constructed…

  6. Richard says:

    I love the cigar reviews and I’m starting to really liking the CO Live events too.

  7. Buffalo Trace says:

    My fav part of CO at this point being new to cigars and still just buying samplers is the REVIEWS. 99% of everything Ive learned so far comes from Bryan’s excellent reviews. Improvement suggestions, wow, I dont know, I cant think of any. Keep up the good reviews. Thanks, Rex.

  8. Stevenmu73 says:

    Love CO because you have great reviews and knowledge of the cigar world. I can also say that I like how you keep it very humble and how you support my brother in arms overseas.
    To improve a little, I would like the site to show that I am logged in, because when I do log in, I cant see if i am still logged in.
    The log in button just stays the same.

  9. Jared says:

    I love the video archive. I like to find good deals on auction sites, so if I come across a good price on something I haven’t tried, CO reviews are the first place I look to help decide if I want to pick it up. Can’t think of anything off hand that is missing!

  10. gbcdeacon says:

    Love the reviews. I’m new to cigars so it gives me more info.

  11. RamzaFreak20 says:

    I love the fact that my tastes just happen to be your taste too, therefor if you like a stick, I usually like it, too.

  12. smoke dogg says:

    Hey BG, I enjoy the reviews most on your site. I have used them from aiding me in seasoning my humi to selecting new sticks! Thanks botl keep up the great work.Yes, I am a newbie and this by far is the best site I have found to learn about different sticks,accessories and info in general.

  13. Ellie says:

    My favorite part is definitely your off-topic talk during the reviews. I’d like to see videos with just that! The live shows have been pretty enjoyable as well.

    As for the site, what about a small forum? It would be nice to able to interact with other CO fans in a more direct way like that.

    Keep up the good work, Bryan!

  14. jusphil says:

    I really enjoy your reviews as I am new to the cigar world. Keep up the good work. I check everyday for new reviews. Plus these contest and giveaways are an added bonus

  15. Cigar2 says:

    Let’s do this…

  16. Jay D. says:

    WOOO HOOO! Congrats Bryan, that’s a huge milestone, thanks again for everything you do!!!

    My favorite thing of CO as of late has been the CO LIVE! It’s been so great to be able to interact with you and your guests all the while learning more about the companies and of new companies. Plus you guys have giveaways and have drink pairings during the show, it’s just all out fun, I love it! Keep up the great work Bryan, bravo!

  17. twinac2 says:

    You rock Bryan. Consistency and honesty!

  18. punch18 says:

    My favorite part is the review and your involvement with communicating with your viewers. I am lucky and tend to have the same flavor likes as you do
    Great work keep it up
    Punch

  19. ncapoccia14 says:

    I love the video reviews. Whether it be accessories or sticks I appreciate the insight before buying!

  20. werdwerdus says:

    I loved the question and answer videos, the hour long ones. I learned a lot of simple things and some things that only come from lots of experience.

  21. Mason says:

    My favorite part of CO is the reviews; to be more specific, I love how frequently you update, how they’re short, sweet and to the point and how you bring no bias into the review. Too often I see a review where somebody will hype up the stick as they’re smoking it, and to me that’s not a fair review because you’re not reporting on just the cigar and the cigar itself.

    Also, I love how the reviews aren’t 35+ minutes long and chock full of rambling. There are too many reviewers out there with 12 minute videos that are full of rambling and BS, and that’s not what I come to a review for.

    You’re the king, man, and congrats on the milestones.

  22. WyattJones says:

    I lie your reviews.

  23. mphxaz says:

    Congratulations Bryan!! I like the video reviews the best and have been relying on them for several years. Thanks for all your efforts!

    PS: I second Buffalo Trace’s comment ‘no fair to us old fogies that don’t tweet or twitter.’

  24. Mr. Guy says:

    My favorite part, tough question. I think it’s your very real and honest commentary of the cigars, and the environment around you. I don’t watch many other reviewers, but some are focused on everything but the cigar and some are so premeditated and scripted a bomb could explode in the background and they wouldn’t skip a beat. Bryan keeps a perfect mix.
    How would I make things better? Are you kidding? Just keep it up, good sir!

  25. jdna12 says:

    Really enjoys the live stream today!!

  26. ZombieJester says:

    I like how often you review.

  27. FTG2Voge says:

    I look forward to every cigar review. I always check any new purchases against your reviews. I bought a Bucanero sampler based on your recommendation.
    Thanks!

  28. dinger429 says:

    I haven’t been a subscriber for too long, but my favorite part so far is the live sessions, especially the recent ones with people in the industry. I’m not sure there is anything else you can do to make CO any better, it’s great the way it is.

  29. jlg89 says:

    My favorite part is just the honest reviews, I don’t have any suggestions keep up the good work!

  30. Cripple Capone says:

    I don’t think I could choose just one thing I like more than the other about this site, But one thing I would like to see in the future would be videos at a factory. It would be awesome to see how cigars are made from start to finish, how they are blended, and show what really goes into the cigars we enjoy.

  31. Daniels says:

    Hey ;Big B. I’ve been watching since the front yard years. I’ve seen them all I think and especially the changes in your yard…lol. my only suggestion would to never stop the honest reviews and I do miss seeing Cloe at the Window. Lol keep it up bro. I like the new intro to the reviews. Cool.

  32. gholmes9 says:

    I enjoy the streams, but I really love the reviews both on cigars and products.

  33. mufdvr6976 says:

    I have been following you for the better part of what 5 years? what I like most is you see the professionalism and growth of the site, to make it better and user friendly, the reviews are always short and sweet with good substance and always something to keep us coming back…..the marketing aspect of it how youve grown your business this is hands down the best site that’s why I come to it even multiple times a day! most of all I feel im apart of something for some weird reason!!

  34. Mandobro says:

    Like the reviews and contests

  35. Joshua says:

    Good work man!

  36. marty76 says:

    my fav part of CO is its realness. you present the products and info in a real way from a real person. no agendas or bias just fun good quality entertainment and information. keep doing what you have been doing.

  37. Greg Bellante says:

    I’ve been viewing C.O for 3 years now and i look forward to Bryan’s honest and entertaining reviews . By far the best cigar info on the web and Bryan knows more about cigar making than all the others on Y.T and he reviews are usually spot on . I wish you to keep up the good work Bryan.

  38. Rob.n.Denver says:

    Best day when I found your site! The go to cigar place.
    PS: I also second Buffalo Trace’s comment ‘no fair to us old fogies that don’t tweet or twitter.’

  39. Dale says:

    I enjoy the way you review it like it is. If it deserves a toss over the shoulder or not. You don’t cater to a company and give them a good review for a kickback.

    I can’t think of anything I would like to see you change.

  40. kiahsmith557 says:

    Take question from twitter so people watching the stream on a mobile device can ask questions too

  41. Joseph Szeremet says:

    Honestly I enjoy everything equally. I really don’t have one favorite thing. I wouldn’t ask you to change a thing.

  42. nhahguod says:

    I can’t narrow my favorite part of CO to one thing. I love the consistency of the review format, with the great shot of the cigars leading into the review. I also like Bryan’s unpretentious, honest viewpoint. Check your ego at the door and tell it like it is. I also get a kick out of Bryan’s rants: Not profane, but you can tell there are things that get him steamed. Most times I find myself agreeing with his viewpoint.
    A great product like CO will continue to draw new subscribers. Congratulations, Bryan!

  43. americanpalemale says:

    My favorite part of CO is definitely the reviews. They are what brought me here in the first place. I also really enjoy the live sessions. I do think that some structure to the live sessions would be good though. Congrats on the milestones Bryan, and here’s to many more!

    Cheers

  44. 17leaves says:

    I really enjoy your reviews. You’re honest about whether or not a cigar is worth the money and I appreciate that. I also like that you not only review cigars but cutters and lighters as well. Keep up the good work and best of luck in the future, Bryan!

  45. brusky says:

    I recently found Bryan’s CO site and his YT videos and I’d like to thank him for the hard work it takes to maintain this site and create the reviews. Awesome work. I can’t wait until cigar finder is complete. I would also love for Bryan to create his own scale to judge a cigar based on items such as body, strength, how likely he would smoke one again, is it worth the price, number of transitions etc. But whatever you do, don’t put a numbered rating on a cigar. One persons 93 is another persons 88 and this doesn’t reflect the true quality of a cigar.

  46. geekfish says:

    Thanks Bryan for all you do. My favorite is the reviews of cigars. I like the library of videos and it helps in my buying decisions. I also like the new addition of the CO Live. Congrats.

  47. swimmer36 says:

    I like everything about CO, but I’m particularly partial to the video reviews; hands down the best on the internet. It’s great to see CO moving in new and exciting directions. Bryan, you’re doing an awesome job! Greatly appreciate all of your hard work.

  48. I truly enjoy your honesty and no BS attitude when describing cigars or dealings with people. Keep it up and congratulations on the hard work paying off even more!

  49. JohnG says:

    Congratulations Bryan. I work late into the evening and wake up early in the morning so I get to watch your evening reviews as soon as they are uploaded or first thing in the morning. I always look forward to them. Thanks again.

  50. tjb5588 says:

    Everything on CO is so informative and well executed. My favorite part thus far is definitely the CO live. It really makes the hobby fun and the special guests help inform many people of things they otherwise may never discover. Kudos to the well deserved 20,000 subscribers. Keep doing what you’re doing Bryan.

  51. ARM says:

    My favorite part is the integrity behind your work. Straight forward, honest, unbiased, no BS reviews. One area I can see as an opportunity for improvement is if you launched a CO app.

  52. Markwz11 says:

    Nice job!
    Part of my morning ritual is to grab my cup of coffee and see what new Cigar Review you are posting for all of your viewers. I find almost everything you mention, is true for me as well… down to having Big Hands

  53. aec12 says:

    I really like the reviews ,I watch every one of them.I learned a lot from the different flavors and everything else about the cigar,I try to pick out the same flavors when I smoke my cigars. Thanks Bryan I learned a lot from watching your videos.I also like the cigar of the month reviews especially the bucanero cigars wich I now order on a regular basis excellent cigars. So thanks again and keep up the great work.

  54. Jimmy says:

    This is the go to site for what I want know about cigars I would like to try. Love the new live events. Awesome work, Bryan!!

  55. eslifer says:

    Best part for me is the video reviews. It’s the reason I use this site the most. Only improvement I could think of would be to include the date of the review in with the cigar name in the review list. Cigars do change over time, and it would be nice to be able to see how reviews of some of the cigars you smoke frequently have changed over time.

  56. jungjae510 says:

    Love the reviews. I would like to see reviews of the same cigar in different sizes and see if they change your opinion

  57. dyieldin says:

    Great reviews, great site.

  58. cioker says:

    love and trust your reviews. also the new live sessions, even thought i view them later

  59. VWCC2013 says:

    My favorite part(s) about Cigar Obsession are Bryan’s honesty and jack of all trades topics so to speak. Bryan’s as honest as they come and if a cigar is horrible or is phenomenal he’ll tell you, and he’ll tell you everything he thinks about the cigar, and the various other things he has knowledge about such as the industry and general stuff. The jack of all trades thing refers to how he not only does cigar reviews, but he also does the Guy Stuff videos, lighter reviews, some photography stuff, and of course, HLO (Healthy Living Obsession). I know I look forward to when the next HLO video is up, and/or the next cigar review is up. My only suggestion would be maybe creating a Facebook group or something where all of us can come congregate, have discussions, maybe organize get-togethers with other members who live close to each other (my friend Josh and I met through a livestream and we smoke cigars every Saturday down at our local B&M thanks to CO).

    Congratulations, Bryan!

    • Bryan Glynn says:

      That’s not a 1/2 bad idea. I will never run another forum, but a Facebook group with a few OTHER people as admins would be a nice compromise. I know there are plenty of people that have requested a forum in the past. I simply think the internet is already WAY over saturated in them though and would never put out the money and effort to do another that I know would simply not offer anything unique. A FB group though is easy and free…I’ll consider it…

  60. Dude Here says:

    Congratulations Bryan! Here’s to many more years, views and subscribers!

    Back on topic though, my favorite part of the site is when you go off on side rants related to the cigar industry. Always good to hear someone with a little bit of “insider info” who’s not afraid to really express his opinions.

    Once again Bryan, congratulations! Have a great day.

  61. Splits09 says:

    The best part of your site is the honest and unbiased reviews of the cigars and accessories that even a newbie can understand and relate too.

  62. scottwilson@comcast.net says:

    The Reviews and the contests

  63. puffrey says:

    The mass amount of reviews that I can watch anytime when I need a recommendation on a stick!

    Don’t change a thing, it’s too good now!

  64. Camshaft83 says:

    Love the reviews and the new boutique of the month is awesome. Have to second the idea on the FB page. Been wanting that for awhile.

  65. houleski says:

    I was drawn in to the site because of the reviews and that’s why i stay they’re great i love learning all kinds of new stuff. i really like the live shows so to improve the sight just keep it up.

  66. SteelerFan222 says:

    I would say my favorite part is the reviews. I watch every one that comes out even if I don’t plan on buying that particular cigar. I just enjoy watching you break down flavors/construction/etc. I also get to see a lot that I might not normally think to try or even knew existed. There’s so much variety in the cigar world its hard to really see it all and it’s nice to gain some insight into it. The live shows are always cool as well. As far as changing something goes, I think that you do a great job as a one man show, and I’m hard pressed to really find anything wrong with CO. I would say that you could improve the social media aspect. I don’t have a facebook, but I do follow you on twitter, and an official CO twitter/instagram page outside of your personal one could be lucrative. Mention it in your vids, use it for some giveaways to attract attention and you could reach a whole lot more people. That’s all I have to say.

    • SteelerFan222 says:

      Okay I realized your personal account actually IS @cigarobsession on twitter. However, if you used it a little more often and promoted it a little more I think it could help you out.

  67. Sirfubes says:

    I love the reviews!!!! I have bought so many awesome cigars based on your explanations and recommendations. Thank you Bryan!

  68. phillyb says:

    I love sheer number and variety of cigars that you have reviewed. That and each of your reviews does tend to fit the cigars I have tried with little variation as no 2 cigars are exactly the same. Short and to the point.

  69. Shovel says:

    I enjoy your honest commentary. Also digging the new live CO hangout ( I watch the I live version ). I can’t think of any improvements right now. Keep up the great work & dedication

  70. Shovel says:

    Sorry, had to repost so my entry would count

  71. leahcim7001 says:

    I have been enjoying cigars for about 2 years now. At first I browsed sites trying to find good, detailed and unbiased information. The only website I can find meting those requirements was CO. Not only do I appreciate the detailed reviews but I also enjoy the chill atmosphere of the videos and live sessions. Bryan, I wouldn’t change a thing. Keep up the great work, it is much appreciated and enjoyed by cigar enthusiasts new and experienced. Adding the live sessions was genius! Congratulations on the milestone Bryan! Keep up the good work.

    Mike

  72. dman says:

    I enjoy the reviews. I found CO about 2 years ago and check in daily. As you have said there are so many cigars there is no way to smoke them all. I think CO helps me find cigars that I enjoy and skip the junk.

    Thanks and keep up the great work

    Dman

  73. RyanG says:

    I’ve always enjoyed the format of the reviews, and that you take what you do very seriously and are very professional, without coming off as elitist or snobby. :)

  74. Fuzzy says:

    Congrats on a noteworthy milestone! My favorite part of your site is being able to compare your take on a cigar with mine. Sometimes we agree, sometimes not so much. Another great point is being able to see the hands on review of the accessories instead of just reading about them.

  75. dman says:

    I come to CO daily but am not a Facebook guy or twitter user

  76. quackaddict94 says:

    I have two favorite parts of CO. The reviews are such a service to smokers like myself, who consider themselves regulars, and not new to the hobby, but still not experienced with a huge variety. I check your videos before purchasing bundles or samplers and have found our tastes very similar. The second but equally appreciated part of CO is these giveaways. For a full time student, and worker like myself, I do not have the budget or lifestyle most cigar smokers have that allow them to enjoy high quality and frequent cigar smoking. Giveaways like this one (and the Capadura 898 giveaway that I was fortunate enough to win just after the IPCPR last year truly help me to be able to experience the quantity of high quality smokes that are normally far out of my budget. The Capadura’s by the way were phenomenal.

  77. wm2slc says:

    I like the new live streams.. great to be able to interact with you and your guests.
    Thanks

  78. dexter1 says:

    I love the way you do each third of the cigar .have a guest do a review ?

  79. amfinkelstein says:

    I love the cigar reviews. I am new this this and it really helps me not look like an idiot when I walk in to a cigar shop.
    Thanks
    Aaron.

  80. EzyE77 says:

    I love the reviews and smoking that cigar to help understand the flavors you describe. Thanks for all the great work and for sending cigars to the troops even tho you are accepting Gurkha garbage. If I was serving overseas Id gladly accept a Gurkha

  81. vegasron says:

    I’ve enjoyed the reviews to help decide on whether or not to try new sticks. I may try them anyway, but at least I have an idea of what to expect.

  82. bernincoal1 says:

    I was always interested in cigars but I had no idea where to start and then one day I went on Youtube and found Byan. It is HE and his wonderful reviews that got me educated. CO is the ONLY and best place to go for all things cigar.

  83. Christopher says:

    Favorite part? Huhhhhh, all the amazing reviews! No one does it like you do. something to make it better I think would be to list the MSRP of the cigars so we know what we’re getting into price wise.

  84. lrogers says:

    This site provides very informative information about the cigar industry. Bryan’s reviews are honest and both he and the site have integrity. It’s a great site that is well generated. The contests are great and keep everyone coming back generating traffic to the site as well as generating business for the sponsors. This is the only cigar site I visit or trust. Great job Bryan.

  85. CigarNole says:

    No need to be surprised Bryan, I found this cool site when I was in Abu Dhabi working as a military contractor, I love it. I have not been able to watch one of your live feeds yet, but I am looking forward to it.

  86. judynguyen says:

    Favorite thing? I enjoy the beginning. Rather than introducing yourself right away like most YouTubers. You show the cigar you’re going to review .. AND then you introduce yourself. It’s a straight shooter rather than keeping the viewer waiting for you to announce the cigar. So I appreciate that. Improvements? None that I can think of as of right now.

  87. mikegeneva says:

    A real milestone for you. Congratulations and thanks for the exciting contest!

  88. mikegeneva says:

    My favorite part of CO are your reviews, especially when all does not go as planned, e.g. dog coming into camera, etc.

  89. pat2581 says:

    Really love this site. As a new cigar smoker, I depend greatly on your reviews and info. I love to see some educational videos especially on sizes, shapes, wrappers… Maybe a “favs” section that w beginners could use as a platform for developing our likes and dislikes. I am currently using your sampler as this fav list but I’m sure you have many more. This is an amazing site and your dedication to quality shows. Keep up the good work.

  90. yosef5 says:

    My favorite part of CO is you and your reviews
    Congratulations on your new milestones

  91. riche51 says:

    ash falling on lap. glad I’m not the only one.

  92. Turn4Chatter says:

    The reviews of course. Can’t tell you how many times I checked out a vid before making a bid on a auction site :).

  93. robber says:

    Congrats Bryan!…light it and they will come.I just enjoy the laid back no nonsense style of your reviews.Keep up the great work…tks.

  94. tjbear says:

    My favorite part is rapidly becoming CO Live. I would like to see ‘Answering Viewer Questions’ more often. You do a Great Job!!

  95. Toolride says:

    I like your video reviews. You’re honest about the flavors and performance of the cigars. Its helped me build my pallet in tasting the different flavors of cigars. Keep up the great work, brother!

  96. Tommz81 says:

    Congrats Bryan! The unbiased reviews have to be the selling point for me. Gives me a good understanding of what to expect in a cigar and helps develop my pallet. Thanks for the hard work.

  97. brndngddy says:

    It’s hard to narrow down my favorite part. I love the live feeds and actually got to sit on one yesterday. I love the video reviews and the giveaways and lottos. And not to mention your willing to answer our questions

  98. joeralls says:

    Always have loved cigarobsession. Bryan’s reviews are the reason I got heavy into cigars in the first place. And I still watch to this day! Congrats bryan on all your accomplishments and can’t wait to see what comes next! Now if I had to think of something else that I’d like to see? I would say a scoring system for your cigars so we can get an idea of how much you liked it or not and if you’d recommend it. Thanks Bryan!

  99. cr13n says:

    I love all of the great reviews of the cigars and the accessories. All of the contests don’t hurt either. Keep up the good job.

  100. Parker says:

    I like your honesty, when you get a bad stick you don’t sugar coat your reviews just because a company may have sent that stick to you for review. You are the brand, you are the CEO of CO.

  101. Chacona12 says:

    I enjoy the very beginning of all the videoes, describing the the cigars you review, it makes the rest of the “show” great

  102. dvillan87 says:

    My favorite thing about CO are the reviews you do. You try anything and everything and give your honest opinion of what you think. No one can buy your reviews and you keep an open mind when trying new sticks. Thank you for all your hard work.

  103. PlatinumRespect says:

    I love CO for basically every aspect. When I’m in the market for new sticks (which has been an overwhelming percent of my life right now lol) I hop to the site and look up your reviews!

    The CO Live events are also great. Awesome opportunity to learn more about the industry and win cool prizes!

    And last but not least, your Q&A and how-to videos are priceless. Even if it’s a question that has been asked 1000 times, the way you answer with your own insight and detail has me learning something new every time.

    Keep it up!

  104. mm929 says:

    I enjoy the unbiased nature of your reviews along with the variety of cigars reviewed.

  105. Jim says:

    Started out watching you on you tube,leard a lot about cigars and humidors . Thank you

  106. s5592c says:

    Really like the site, have been following you for a good while. Happy Ground Hog Day!

  107. ptyler says:

    I love how concise and honest your reviews are and how you deliver them…best on the net for cigars. I also like the variety to the site – live streams, reviews, cooking segments, accessories, art, etc.

  108. Tempoguy55 says:

    I enjoy all the CO experience, but my favorite would be the boutique cigar info. I look forward to being introduced to these smaller companies.

  109. willigeo02 says:

    I’ve enjoy all of your reviews and now enjoy the live show. Your opinions of boutiques are great. CO is the best for any info regarding cigars, in my opinion. No suggestion on how to make it better. You pretty much cover the give-a-ways, contests, comments, and reviews.

  110. towerluke says:

    My go to reviewer. Thanks Bryan! Keep up all the great work.

  111. dwtate5 says:

    I love the live shows and number of reviews. I would like to see maybe a list of reviewed cigars that are still available to purchase.

  112. George says:

    Hi BG,

    What I love about CO is the content that you bring to the table. I started smoking cigars last year and like any newbie, I had a ton of questions. What cigars are “good”, how to light/cut a cigar, cigar etiquette, etc. As I started using the internet there was an immediate overload of information but the one constant was alway BG. I very much appreciate the honesty behind your reviews and I habe even been able to spot a

  113. George says:

    Accidently pushed submit…a a few B&M owners that do not give the new guy good suggestions. Either way I now have my own humidor, I toast all of my cigars, and I have a few favorites (all learned on this site). As of late, I really like your live castings and your support for the troops. The one piece of advice that has worked for me is that I always give cigars away to friends. Lastly, I get a lot out of the members who post their cooments…thanks wveryone. BG keep up the great work. Semper Fi!

  114. above says:

    I like the cigar reviews and learning more about the art of cigar making and care.
    As far as improvement it seems you’re doing a good job. But, I think you should try and make sure to do the live sessions with just yourself everyone and a while. I really appreciate you going out and scheduling all the meetings with business execs, but I feel like we don’t get to ask you as many questions. Obviously we can always email you, but its kind of fun to get an immediate response on the live chats.
    Thanks for doing such a good job, keep it up!

  115. Jason Isbaner says:

    Congrats Bryan kudos to you!!!! My favorite part of the site is your reviews! Your palette is very similar to mine and the way you just describe the smoke, you give an honest opinion! I have learned a lot from this site so thank you! Continued success my friend!

  116. rhtomlinson says:

    My favorite part is still the thing that made me come back after finding co in 2009, solid unbiased no bs reviews. The occasional rant is a nice bonus :-)

  117. ryanmo45 says:

    My favorite part of cigar obsession is simply gathering the opinions Bryan has on cigars and trying new sticks out based on those opinions. With the exception of Bryan not liking strong cigars and me loving them….our palates are very similar.

  118. gamemaster55 says:

    I like all the giveaways!

  119. sbakeritguy says:

    I have been watching the cigar obsession videos for a little over 4 months. I have learned so much from your site and will continue to enjoy the videos. I started smoking Cigars about 6 months ago and the site is really helpful for newbies. Keep up the great work!

  120. MikeSports says:

    I’m still a noob and I love the cigar reviews. I have watched other video cigar reviews and yours are my favorites. I also appreciate all your tips on humidors, cutters etc. My only suggestion would be for more how-tos for beginners, since I think many people have tried cigars thanks to your videos. Keep up the great work. I would also like to see more reviews of inexpensive cigars since many of us are on a limited budget.

  121. chad1955 says:

    I like the easy feel and relaxed nature of the reviews. You sort of feel like Bryan is just sitting there talking to you. It is a more personal experience than other reviewer sites.

    The only suggestion I have right now is to move the recently reviewed on to the Cigar Reviews list sooner. It seems like it takes awhile for a recently reviewed cigar to get put onto the list so if you want to see it again you have to do a search for it rather than being able to pull it directly from the reviewed listing….

  122. Chaz says:

    My favorite thing about CO through all this time is still Bryan’s no BS reviews. I also love the fact that he never rests on his laurels (he could at this point) and is always pushing to make things even better.

  123. Dakarney says:

    My favorite thing is how many reviews you post. Just about any cigar I want to try you have a review up for it.

  124. Cigaruss says:

    I enjoy seeing you review cigars, period. It’s straightforward and honest, and these days you really can’t ask for more than that. Enjoy the site, thanks.

    Russ

  125. benmt500 says:

    My favorite part of CO is the professionalism and high standard in everything you do. The website is set up nicely and clearly, the reviews are professional and very informative, and the photography/cinematography is superb!

  126. kellyj says:

    My favorite part go CO is the fantastic reviewed…
    ….Great quality video
    ….Damn great job reviewing
    ….very informative site
    ….job well done Bryan

  127. Jwilk2102 says:

    I was drawn in by the reviews. Just keep doing what you’re doing, brother. You’re doing it right.

  128. Cody says:

    I love the live stuff it makes it fun to watch and get to see all the new people you bring to the table and what they have to offer and what we can do to improve their brand

  129. kevinhen16 says:

    I just love how Bryan’s reviews are straightforward and don’t over romanticize cigars with overly flowery language. He describes recognizable flavors and leaves out the fluff.

    Nothing really to improve on. Just getting excited for CigarFinder.

    Thanks Bryan!

  130. lbuzzer says:

    My favorite part of CO is the amazing passion and time you put into the site. You constantly make the time to keep the site fresh and interesting. Keep up the good work.

  131. LV2HNT says:

    Bryan,

    My favorite part of CO is your honesty. You just call it the way it is. Even when a manufacture gives you something for review. Out of all your reviews I have only seen a couple times when you suggested spending money else where. You give the viewer what they want.
    Look at it this way, if you are doing a bad job no one would try copying you. But everyone try’s to steal and use your work.
    Keep up the good work and do not worry about the jerks. You do it the best!!

  132. Eric Courtney says:

    My favorite part of CO is your personality. I can’t stop laughing when the neighbors dogs, loud noises piss you off while taping or when you go off on a bad website, cigar, etc…I was also laughing hard when you were cursing during yesterday’s live show.

    I think you should sell some CO shirts on your website. T-shirts and polo’s to spread the word out even more.

    Keep the reviews and live shows coming.

  133. hocke68 says:

    I’m fairly new to smoking premium cigars and I’ve learned so much through following this site. From the effort that goes into making a stick, to how the industry works, to how to store and care for my collection, and most importantly, how to taste and enjoy all the nuances that the blenders intend. Thank you for that, Bryan.

    The only suggestion I have is to keep the live broadcasts coming. I was finally able to join in for this week’s with David Blanco and it was a treat.

  134. Rangerdavid says:

    I like CO for the unbiased reviews. I like the youtube videos that I watch when I smoke, mostly in my garage since it’s winter here in the mountains of NC, and it makes me feel like I’m hanging out with friends and having a good cigar. It’s an important, relaxing part of my day. The live segments are just great!! that way, all the viewers can interact, and so far the guests have been awesome! learned lots, and look forward to even more!!!

  135. DavidKIT says:

    My favorite part is the normal reviews that are posted. I love to be able to try a new cigar, and watch your review while I’m having it for the first time, to help identify flavors.

  136. datholen says:

    Wow this is great. Favorite part of the site are the cigar reviews. I would like to see more reviews for inexpensive cigars for those of us who cannot seem to justify the premium expense.

  137. reconn7 says:

    Love the honesty and the professional manner that your videos are done in!!! You also educate us with tips and knowledge of the world of cigar smoking. I’ve learned more about cigars watching your channel than anywhere else. No suggestion, I realy dig the way it is now.

  138. 007MI6 says:

    I like the website layout and organization. Very well done. And of course, the generosity and contests. :)

  139. TylerACigars says:

    My favorite part is the laid back atmosphere. Thanks for the contest!

  140. VanZant says:

    Love CO! It’s my cigar companion. Only wish the reviews were more frequent but that is just me being selfish.

  141. new2sticks says:

    Love the way the site brings so many cigar lovers together.

  142. sdh3237 says:

    I am really enjoying the live shows, however I still like the reviews the best.

  143. Matt says:

    C O live is a great addition, but the video reviews are my favorite. No matter what time day or njght I can and do refer to a video while cigar shopping.

  144. MR_EXPRESS says:

    The best part about CO is the fan interaction. You do a lot for us, and it shows. Thanks!

  145. Chris says:

    I really enjoy your reviews. CO live is definitely fun to watch also but the unbiased reviews definitely take the cake!

  146. ljones217 says:

    I really enjoy your reviews especially when I’m smoking alone at home. I always enjoy your company:) I also appreciate your honesty!

  147. ljones217 says:

    Oh, did I mention the live shows are fantastic, keep up the good work :)

  148. cigarnoob says:

    I love the reviews , maybe do more cigar merchandise reviews

  149. JC says:

    I love the reviews obviously, and the overall progression of the site and quality of the videos. You have come a long way from the old vids on your front porch. More recently the emphasis on expansion is great too. The promotion of boutiques along with the live streams is a really great addition. Keep up the great work Bryan.

  150. geekfish says:

    Btw really love the lottery in addition to reviews and Co live.

  151. turandot777 says:

    My favorite part is the videos of you answering viewers questions and the live steaming. I especially love the live streaming, it gives us a chance to really interact with you and your guest.

  152. Swede214 says:

    Have watched your blog for the last three years,enjoy your honest opinion when you review the cigar, dropping the ash once in a while, love your “look” when it happens. Looking forward to your next video.

  153. bdragon says:

    My favorite part is now CO Live. I was able to watch the one with Blanco cigars the other day. I look forward to the next one.

    As for improvements, I can’t think of any right now. Keep up the good work.

  154. garlar10 says:

    I like all the insider information you get and you can’t beat the unexpected rants i the videos! keep it ups

  155. Dylan says:

    Live stream is awesome! Think the site is perfect! You have great ideas and love everything about it!

  156. MCoontz says:

    Love your reviews and opinions. I would like to see more merch for sale. thanks

  157. Rangerdavid says:

    I like the CO reviews you do and I sort of use them as a buying guide. I can get info on what cigars I might like and them try some, and not waste my money on the ones I wouldn’t like. I trust the CO reviews.

  158. TacticalStogie says:

    I really like picking out a Stogie from my stash and smoke it along with your review. I have found that my pallet has matured over the past year. I would assume with the help of you.

    I also like all the other info you have put out on your site. Cigar Obsession is my first stop when needing cigar info/porn.

    Cheers and Congrats Bryan

  159. rotherson says:

    I like the reviews and live session. I think the latest one with David Blanco was the best.

  160. Derek says:

    My favorite part of CO is the reviews. After finding CO for the first time, I spent hours listening and learning all about the different cigars. Having a sensitive palate, I was eventually able to discern the different flavors that Brian described. This knowledge has greatly increased my smoking pleasure. Thank you Brian!

  161. hn4cigar says:

    Congratulations on the Milestone! Achievement is well deserved for all that you’ve done. I have been hanging out here for a long time and continue to benefit from the knowledge shared here! I’m with you marching towards the next milestone whatever that may be.

  162. nick_m85 says:

    When I began to get into cigars, I came across your videos on YouTube. I thought they we’re very helpful, informative, and straight forward. I began to purchase cigars based on your reviews. I have yet to be disappointed. Every cigar is exactly as you describe in your videos. Another section of your site that i enjoy very much and feel there should be more of is the Guy’s Stuff. Cooking is something i enjoy doing and I’ve tried many of your recipes. Keep up the great work Bryan, god bless.

  163. j37silva says:

    Congrats on your achievements Bryan. I really enjoy watching your reviews while I enjoy a smoke of my own. Sometimes the same stick, to compare your thoughts to mine, sometimes different cigar all together. What I enjoy is your down to earth, yet professional approach. You are not one sided, and give a honest opinion on the cigar your smoking. To improve the site, add more rants! lol. I actually find them amusing and sometimes very educational.

  164. 1kappasig says:

    I think the site is great and can’t suggest any changes. Would it be possible for you to take some Drew Estates and Tatuaje photos that can be purchased?

  165. Brent says:

    I have enjoyed your cigar reviews and really like the live sessions. Keep up the great job!

  166. Robert says:

    Congratulations Bryan!
    Hmm, my favorite part of CO is not a specific segment but rather the energy & style you put into it. The improvement over your earliest videos is striking. You are now very comfortable in front of the camera and the videos are quite engaging. In the video review world, you are the best and it’s not even close.

    Improvements:
    How about keeping a small list of upcoming reviews. It doesn’t need to be in order but I think it would be nice to know that a cigar you are interested in, was going to be reviewed.

    Also, maybe put together some videos of funny outtakes or segments. “Son of a …”

  167. VeritasRex says:

    I enjoy the cigar reviews. I look for them every day.

  168. dscottz247 says:

    The reviews are great. Helped me start to think more about flavors of the cigar instead of just smoking.

  169. pato1001 says:

    My favorite part of CO is the video reviews. I love the fact I can get a sense of what a cigar is going to taste like before I go out and buy one. The only thing that I can suggest is bringing back the point system, I thought that was kind of cool.

  170. HardlyClerkin says:

    Honestly the only section I check out here is the review section

  171. bckpack says:

    I like the fact that the site and reviews aren’t patronizing. There’s no cool factor that is found elsewhere within the hobby. Less ‘lifestyle’ more hanging out. Fits me perfectly.

  172. AL says:

    Would love to see a few reviews revisited. I seem to recall seeing older posts stating you preferred larger ring gauges an Maduros. Would be interesting to see some older reviews through the lancero-loving lense. Love the new live sessions and the general direction of the site.

  173. cigardude76 says:

    My favorite part of CO is the way in which the content is presented. It’s no BS, laid back, honest content. There’s no fancy rating system or anything formal. There’s no ulterior motive behind doing reviews, live sessions, giveaways…ect other than the love of cigars. THAT’S the part that I love about CO.

    Improvements; I always follow Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) philosophy. The format works, don’t go crazy with changes. With that said, the live sessions are a great addition. It would be cool if you kept a list of the cigars you plan on reviewing in the upcoming month.

  174. spice bomb says:

    reviews and more live chats

  175. bwehmann1 says:

    My favorite part of CO are the reviews. Countless times I have gotten on here and watched a review to get a sense if I would like a stick or trying to find a new one to try. These videos have always been on point in helping me out.

  176. buffalo_pat says:

    I watch CO for the reviews. I love trying new sticks, but sometimes I don’t know where to begin.

  177. USFPhil says:

    Love the fact that your opinions can’t be bought and you always give your honest review for us the viewers

  178. sjol4c says:

    My favorite thing about the site is the live sessions, great idea!! I wouldn’t change a thing.

  179. Garry Cawthorn says:

    i really enjoy the reviews u do and also who doesn’t like all the Sweet giveaways u guys have

  180. jerrys_humidor says:

    Congrats on the milestones!! Keep up the great work!

  181. lefty177 says:

    My favorite part of CigarObsession is in the middle of some of your reviews, you go off on a tangent & they’re always hilarious. That is one of the reasons I watch some of your reviews of cigars that I normally wouldn’t get, just to know that there is a chance of a rant happening

  182. brianetz1 says:

    the sweet wood fence in the videos is the best part

  183. Senor Perfecto says:

    The cigar lottery is so fun!

    But the video reviews are teaching me tons. That’s the best part.

  184. kurngar says:

    C/O is good as it stands, with the possible suggestion made earlier of a facebook group.
    The C/O live i watched so far was the one with David Blanco, he was great. I also love the insights that have been shared previously.

  185. kpoper says:

    Love the reviews. When I’m thinking of try something new the first thing I do is check to see if you have reviewed. It’s been fun watching you grow and mature in your reviews and the quality of them….not to mention the various hair and face changes…!! Keep it up brother…

  186. lostonmonday says:

    Congrats Bryan!!!!

    My favorite part of CO is the honest reviews. I’ve fell sucker to padded online retailer’s write-ups, but Bryan lays out each review simply, without marketing hype or brand loyalty clouding the true quality of the cigar.
    The contest and guy stuff are pretty cool too!

  187. JimmyZ says:

    Congrats, and thanks for hosting such an awesome give away. I`d be honored to try MORE of your sticks!

  188. BArmstrongNY says:

    We’ll done Sir. I just like watching the reviews. I love to see rather hear what your redneck neighbor is up to.

  189. Michael Cabot says:

    My favorite part of CO is your dedication to giving us REAL review. No BS just honesty.

  190. Rangerdavid says:

    I love your reviews to help me decide what to buy. The large number of old videos on youtube contain almost all the known name brands and give me a good idea of what I might like to try!!

  191. cool cat says:

    I would say that my favorite part of CO. Is the cigar reviews. I like the attention to ever small minute detail.

  192. padron80 says:

    nice show saturday it was great when you got drunk and started swearing like a mad man. hows your red neck pot smoking neighbor?

  193. tkpark26 says:

    I love the cigar reviews the most. They’re very helpful for purchasing cigars online.

  194. bboyknight252 says:

    Love the reviews when I want to try a cigar, I check your reviews first!

  195. morpi167 says:

    My favorite part of CO is the HUGE library of reviews you have, and the fact that the are almost always accurate and representative of what one can expect from a particular cigar. Any time I look to try a new stick I consult your reviews first to ensure that I will have an enjoyable experience.

    As far as suggestions go, I would only suggest that you do reviews of whole samplers from online retailers that the viewers can follow along and buy if they think they would enjoy the flavors. I realize that this would be difficult logistically, but some site may sponsor us.

  196. scottnaas says:

    I love the reviews. Always look forward to watching them ASAP! Your a super cool dude Bryan!

  197. Koach77 says:

    As a frequenting newbie, the best part of CO is the reviews and yes…

    I have purchased far to many (if that is even possible.)

    Suggestion is simple yet for one that is possible a bit ADD, if you get tar build up on your lips, please wipe it off. (LOL)

    Thanks for all your hard work and time commitment.

  198. ParkerUSN says:

    Love the detailed and growing list of cigar reviews and making the videos well just simple for the everyday Joe. I enjoyed having you introduce many of us the “micro brew-cigars” or “boutique cigars”.

    Bryan the only thing that comes to mind,is maybe have a easier way to add a picture to profiles, I like the simple browse and upload buttons but that’s just me. Cheers bro!!!

  199. Peter Janetatos says:

    Pairing a cigar with a review you have done on that cigar is a tremendous learning experience for me! Please keep them coming!

  200. Timmc71 says:

    I as most people say is the reviews section. Thank for the contest and good luck everyone.

  201. Satch says:

    Great site as it is.
    Just keep slowly evolving as you do.
    Great stuff!

  202. ercigar says:

    Learning by experience is always best. Well, I can’t possibly smoke as many cigars as you, so your reviews are tremendously helpful. For both finding what I like, and being informed about what’s new in the cigar world. Thanks and keep it up.

  203. John says:

    Like the reviews on cigars and accessories and looking at the cigar art.
    Keep up the good work and thanks for the contest.

  204. BenFig33 says:

    Congrats on 20,000 subscribers Bryan.

    I’m still enjoying your Guy Stuff videos – please keep them coming.

    A suggestion for you would be to come up with an annual Cigar Obsession Top 10 Cigar list. You would have a lot of credibility putting something like this together and I know your subscribers would enjoy it.

    Thanks.

  205. Dstoerrle says:

    My favorite part is the cigar reviews. Being a newbie, the reviews really help me with my choices.

  206. emurphy0220 says:

    Brian, I love your site, and the best part of what you do here is obviously your reviews. You do great reviews on stuff that would never see the light of day for Cigar Aficionado. When I light up a stick, the first thing I do is find your review (if you’ve done it) and watch while I smoke.

    Thanks!

  207. efigueroa says:

    I like all the reviews! It’s really hard to find a channel so dedicated to GOOD and REAL reviews. It’s nice to hear someone who knows what they are talking about and giving solid advice to those who may not know a lot about cigars. The last live video was great too. Looking forward to more!

  208. MongoJay says:

    Hey Bryan. Love the site. My favorite part of the site are the reviews. Great way to find out what cigars I might be interested in and to look out for. Also I am really enjoying these live feeds. They are a lot of fun.

    One suggestion Maybe have viewers send in video reviews once a week or so.

  209. garret says:

    Bryan,
    Big congrats brotha. The things I like about the site and you are: The size of the review list is ridiculous. You’re honest about the turds you occasionally get. You’re not a d-bag about smoking cigars in relation to how others should enjoy them or the brands and countries of origin.

    You’ve got a good thing going with all the right tweaks here and there. I was glad when the background music stopped. If I had to reach for a suggestion, it would be paint your fence and make use of it either by advertising space or a blue screen to make it look like you were surrounded by velociraptors eating baby seals or the beautiful sandy beaches of Saudi Arabia!

  210. MDSPHOTO says:

    Obviously I love the reviews. We have a similar palate and you are one of the few unbiased reviewers out there. So I trust what you tell me is the real deal.

  211. Hilton says:

    My favorite part of CO are these awesome new live streams! Very informational and enjoyable

  212. BigWill says:

    Congrats on your progress. Great reviews and Awsome site.

  213. 805guy says:

    my fav part is all the info you give so people can learn all there is to know about cigars as well as all the reviews on cigars

  214. tedski says:

    My favorite part is your dedication to making the site the best it can be … whether it’s improved video, contests, fun and interesting content or just the desire to have something different.

    Suggestion:
    1. Add a user forum. Doesn’t have to be full blown right off the bat. Perhaps just start with providing registered users the ability to write up their own reviews of cigars in your database.

  215. Josh says:

    Favorite part of CO is without a doubt the reviews. I literally spend my free time going through your review list and picking random cigars and watching your review and deciding if it sounds like something I would enjoy.

  216. cigarnube says:

    I have to say one of my favorite parts of CO is the cigar finder. It has been very helpful in my search for new cigars that fit my individual taste.

  217. LouisZmich says:

    First off, congratulations I watch your videos everyday. Even if I’ve seen them five times haha.

    My favorite part of CO is having a personal cigar magazine at your fingertips. Whenever I’m about to smoke a cigar, just upload YouTube and see an honest review about that cigar. And now with cigar finder, even easier. Its also great to see all the guy stuff videos as well as watching HLO every morning. Just all around great.

    My only suggestion, granted its probably a stretch. But my suggestion is to have people working for you. You don’t have to pay them, just in the cigars they review. Like every month they get a small batch to review, maybe ones you’re not so excited about, and they review them. Could be people in different parts to see how that cigar reacts in different areas of the US ext. That way you free yourself up For pictures and reviews for companies.

    Thank you for your videos!

  218. redjebvt says:

    My favorite part of the site is the archived cigar reviews. Whenever I pick up a new stick, I can find a review on this site 9 times out of 10. Extremely helpful in developing tastes and understanding exactly what you’re enjoying.

  219. hudsonspt says:

    Love the site, started with you on YouTube, and then to the web site here, Suggestion add a user forum.

  220. samgiroux42 says:

    Congrats man!!! I love that you do what you are going to do and love doing things that are original. You don’t steal from others and have put so much effort in this project. Keep it up!

  221. jsdarr says:

    You deserve all the success you’re experiencing, Bryan Also, that sampler looks tasty as all get out.

  222. ABrooks80 says:

    My favorite thing about CO is the reviews. I love comparing them to my taste and the guy stuff videos. Keep them coming Bryan and I’ll keep watching. Oh and your contests are amazing best out there.

  223. suttenhove says:

    Love the in depth reviews, video is a great bonus

  224. kmthiebaud says:

    Love the the press release stuff because it keeps me up to date on the goings and comings of the cigar industry. Only thing I think would be really cool would be to bring back some of the old polls, idk a weekly or monthly poll or something. Anyways, keep doing an amazing job Bryan.Thanks

  225. sargasso says:

    Gotta love the archive of reviews.

  226. Craig says:

    Congrats Byran! I’ve been here since the beginning BOTL. I love how your style has changed and improved over the years. But the number one thing has been your honesty.
    I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I enjoy seeing you get a bit nauseous from time to time. Way to take one for the team!!

  227. osmond9761 says:

    Love the lottery updates. To see what other people send in and if i have smoked any of the new cigars.

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