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 →
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.
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