This 7×52 stick did not want to burn well, giving off smoke only after multiple puffs. When it did, the flavors were medium bodied with an earthy core and a little spicy heat. I’ll let the video show what can’t be expressed in words…
Ghurka Masterblender Maduro Churchill Cigar Reviewby Bryan Glynn, May 9, 2009
A rich, creamy texured cool 6.5×52 smoke, producing a smooth toasty nutty flavor with a hint of cream and sweetness and a short finish with some good pepper at some points. Good burn, very good draw – on the firmer side for a Rocky, on par with other brands. Medium … Continue reading →
A very smooth, slightly sweet jasmine flavor comes through for the first 2/3rds, changing to a soft nuttiness at the end. Mild-medium bodied with plenty of rich but light smoke off an excellent draw. The finish is short and clean, leaving a sweet dryness. An excellent 5×54 smoke!
This little stogie was a treat! Ã‚Â It offers a medium-full bodied smooth smoke, giving off a semi-sweet chocolate and dry nutty flavor with a clean short finish. Ã‚Â The burn was excellent, while the draw was extremely loose. Ã‚Â You really have to watch your puffs! Ã‚Â It is a small lightly packed … Continue reading →
This dense, pressed 5×56 stick offers a nice blend of flavors, comprised of a chocolate nuttiness with a touch of pepper on the draw and short finish. The draw is on the firm side, and it needed quick double puffs to get any smoke and flavor out. It had burn … Continue reading →
Cheap Stick Shootout: Fuente vs. Thompson Cigar Reviewby Bryan Glynn, April 30, 2009
Today is a double-feature: the Thompson Empressario Natural Churchill & the Arturo Fuente Curlyhead. In short, these two smokes are a hit and miss combo. The Empressario is just a letdown dog rocket, while the Curlyhead *can* be an OK mild smoke, your experience however WILL vary stick to stick … Continue reading →
A large 7.2×49 stick that offered good promise from the start with a strong medium-full bodied leather flavor and great pepper zing, followed by a long pepper and spice finish. By the 2nd half it mellowed to medium losing the leather and most of the spice bringing a smooth nutty … Continue reading →
A medium-full bodied smoke with a rich, oily mouthfeel. Really nice nutty flavor with a touch of spice on the clean short finish. Minor burn issues that corrected themselves. Excellent blend of flavors that played off each other perfectly!
A mild-medium bodied 5×50 smoke with an overall flavor of dry, woody, earthy notes with a long finish. Draw is on the firm side but excellent. Almost perfect burn, long holding ash to about 2″.
A long mild-medium bodied smoke, 1 hour 45 min until it got hot at the band point. Rich creamy textured smoke from an easy draw on the loose side. Excellent burn producing a medium grey ash that held on for 1 1/2 inches. Flavors included nuts, coffee, leather, a touch … Continue reading →
A medium-full bodied rich and smooth smoke. Overall flavor profile was nutty, slightly sweet with a hint of leather and mild pepper on the short finish. Long smoke, 1 1/2 hours. Excellent burn and draw.
Mild-medium bodied, with a light creamy textured smoke. Very loose draw, excellent burn. Overall flavors are nutty and woody with a touch of leather at points and a small pepper kick at the end of the short finish.
A medium bodied 6×52 smoke with an excellent draw and burn. Producing a rough woody first 3rd with a good pepper kick, moving to a much smoother nutty, woody and slightly caramel flavor for the last 1/2 with a touch of pepper on the short finish. 1 hour, around $2/stick.
Overall a medium bodied stick with a light volumous amount of smoke. Great draw, very good burn. First third was woody with a slight pepper kick on the end of the short clean finish. By the 1/2 way point it had a subtle leather flavor replacing the wood, and a … Continue reading →
Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Corona Cigar Reviewby Bryan Glynn, April 20, 2009
Excellent smoke! Great draw and burn, plenty of rich thick smoke on an easy draw with slight resistance. Very complex flavor profiles that change through the burn including pepper, toast, earth, nuts, caramel and coffee. 1 1/4 hour stick. Highly recommended.
Lots of cool, rich smoke offering a very creamy smooth texture. Medium-full bodies flavor consisting of a great complexity: nuts, caramel, coffee, leather, mocha, and a touch of pepper on a clean short finish. Great smoke! Slow burning, 1 1/4 hours. Available as a cosmetic factory second called X-Out Liga … Continue reading →
A mild bodied smoke with slightly nutty sweet tobacco flavors, and a slight pepper and tiny oil flavor on the short finish. A long smoke, 1 1/2 hours. Draw is on the firm side and it likes double puffs. Excellent burn.
Very heavy draw, little smoke. Mild flavor giving slight woody notes with a touch of pepper during the first 1/2, changing to a slightly nutty flavor during the second. Great burn, slow smoke, 1 hour stick. 6×50.
First 1/2 was all leather with a spice at the end of the short finish. Second 1/2 the leather turned to roasted nuts. Medium body, light smoke, light pack – fast smoke, 45 min. Excellent draw and burn. 6.2×52 Torpedo.
A mild to medium smoke with a very dense pack and hard draw. Slight burn issues in the center. Overall a toasty nutty flavor with dried fruit undertones, leaving a slightly oily peppery finish. Fast smoke, 45 min. 6×50.
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