This 6×54 belicoso stick offered a very straighforward espresso and nut flavor profile, with a slight pepper heat on the finish that built up as it went along. The body gained momentum from mild to medium to the band point, at which I stopped. A burn issue at the 1/2 … Continue reading
This very nice box pressed 6×50 dark chocolate stick offered a great light tobacco pre-light aroma. The flavors changed constantly to the 1/2 way point, offering woodiness, nuts, cream flavor and texture. A slight pepper heat was present on the top of
Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Maduro Toro Cigar Reviewby Bryan Glynn, June 5, 2009
This 6×52 dark, oily stick gave medium-full bodied flavors of cocoa, tobacco, nuts and a slight pepper heat on the finish. Unfortunately it did have some construction issues. Draw was excellent, with just the right amount of resistance for easy control. Available as a cosmetic factory second called X-Out Liga … Continue reading →
Chateau Real Lord Tennyson by Drew Estate Cigar Reviewby Bryan Glynn, June 3, 2009
This 7×50 stick brought a mild-medium body, wood and nut party to the table. Very typical in flavors, not so typical in the perfect draw and burn, at a very attractive price-point. It lasted just over 1 hour to the band point at which the whole thing became very soggy … Continue reading →
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This 6×50 stick produced a rich smooth smoke, giving a medium bodied mix of leather and nut flavors with touches of caramel and pepper at certain points. The draw was perfect along with a near razor sharp burn, holding as for 3/4 – 1 1/2 inches at a time. At … Continue reading →
An excellent 5×52 smoke, producing copious amounts of thick cool smoke. Starting with a good light peppery heat on the long finish, the flavors of chocolate and earth mellowed into a smooth leather and cocoa oily mixture. Overall a medium-full bodied experience, it is sure to please the more demanding … Continue reading →
Overall a medium-full bodied 5.5×5 smoke that took 1/2 the stick to develop it’s flavors. The mouthfeel and amount of smoke steadily increased to the 2nd 3rd producing a creamy textured nutty flavor with a hint of pepper on the extremely short finish. A simple smoke with a good kick. … Continue reading →
A fairly complex blend, giving a variety of flavors throughout the stick. The burn and draw were both excellent with no issues whatsoever. The 6×52 stick was a VERY slow burner ending nice and cool all the way to the nub after 1 3/4 hours. The start offered a bit … Continue reading →
Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Belicoso Cigar Reviewby Bryan Glynn, May 22, 2009
A very nice blend of slight pepper, leather, touches of caramel and sweet woody flavors. The finish is short on the first half, growing longer to the band. The burn was excellent, the draw very good on the loose side – no construction issues. A very enjoyable mild-medium 6.1×52 smoke … Continue reading →
An excellently constructed 6.5×52 stick, offering a near purfect draw and burn with plenty of easy cool smoke. A mild-medium body producing a variety of flavors including nuts, caramel, wood notes and a good pepper kick on the long finish.
A cool smooth smoke from the 6.2×52 stick. Offering a fairly complex set of flavors including an earth leather, hints of creme, touches of pepper on the short finish, and finally dry warm nuts. Perfect draw and burn, the ash holding to the 1/2 way point and needing no attention. … Continue reading →
La Perla Habana Black Pearl Classic Toro Cigar Reviewby Bryan Glynn, May 15, 2009
This 6×50 stick offered an excellent burn and draw, giving a medium bodied nutty flavor, complimented by touches of leather and hazelnut in the first 1/2. A fast burner, it finished at the band in 45 min after starting to get warm.
A realtively simple 5×54 smoke, notible for it’s long lasting burn, pushing 1 1/2 hours. Very good slow burn and good draw on the firm side. Flavors were primarily woody and coffee with a splash of espresso here and there, and nuts on the end. A very slight pepper kick … Continue reading →
This was a wonderful smoke, packing a hidden punch! Overall a mild-medium body experience with a rich creamy textured smoke giving a nutty smooth flavor with touches of earth and a strong peppery finish. A 7×50 stick, it lasted well over an hour before I put it down. The draw … Continue reading →
Ghurka Masterblender Maduro Churchill Cigar Reviewby Bryan Glynn, May 9, 2009
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…
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 →
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