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Jun 11

We Are On The New Server!

Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in World of CO

We Are On The New Server! I still have quite a bit of work to do here and on my other sites, but CigarObsession is now fully on the new server, which should really speed things up! Please let me know if you encounter anything weird. BTW having to log back in is normal.

Jun 1

Fuente Fuente Opus X XXX Belicoso Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Fuente Fuente Opus X XXX Belicoso Cigar Review

This 5 5/8×49 cigar otherwise known as the Power Ranger, or Triple X, or X3, features a dark brown firm and smooth wrapper with a mottled splotchy¬†appearance, minimal veins, tight seams, even construction and a soft perfume like aroma. ¬†First light reveals a perfect draw, tons of full bodied smoke with very dry black pepper and tobacco flavors with an (more…)

May 3

601 Green Oscuro La Punta Perfecto Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

601 Green Oscuro La Punta Perfecto Cigar Review

This 5.5×48-52 perfecto stick offers a very dark brown, almost black wrapper with a slight red hue, a velvet texture and a rock hard pack. It shows minimal veins, tight seams, very even firm construction and offers a barnyard and tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Mar 1

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick offers a dark chocolate oily wrapper with small veins, invisible seams, a very even crushed velvet texture with a slight spongy give and a rich oily chocolaty tobacco aroma. First light revels (more…)

Jan 12

Promise Natural Flame Lighter Review

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Accessory Reviews

Promise Natural Flame Lighter Review

This is an all-metal lighter from Promise featuring a natural flame that exits the side, also useful for pipes. It is by no means a high quality unit but is extremely inexpensive. The body is on the small side, and those with large hands such as myself will find it a bit uncomfortable to use for more than 10 seconds at a time. I consider units such as this great alternatives to disposables or ultra cheap plastic units found at little stores. As tested, the flame in this unit lasted 3:15 of usable flame. Thank you very much to buylighters.com for sending this sample for review, I greatly appreciate it! Photography by bgpictures.com

Jan 8

Scum Sites

Posted on Saturday, January 8, 2011 in World of CO

You know, some people/companies in the cigar industry simply do not need/deserve to be here. A prime example are those that try to make a quick buck off other’s work. At the risk of giving them more exposure I would like to introduce you to a Scum Site, http://best-cigar-online-store.com/

Why you ask? Well simply take a quick look and it will be quite obvious. Yes folks, they have completely ripped off my look and feel to try and make a quick buck off unsuspecting consumers. They steal content, put up lots of ads, rip off my look and are probably quite happy with themselves.

While I’m a *bit* flattered, mostly just disappointed that someone would do that. What do you all think?

Jul 5

Helix X748 Maduro Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, July 5, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Helix X748 Maduro Cigar Review

This 7×48 maduro stick offers a dark to medium brown wrapper with a spongy, toothy but soft feel, visible seams, small veins and a mild soapy aroma. First light reveals (more…)

May 22

Cain Maduro Double Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Cain Maduro Double Toro Cigar Review

This 6×60 dark chocolate stick offers a chunky, firm wrapper with minimal veins and seams. It gives a peppery and sweet tobacco aroma. First light reveals a light medium body smoke with peppery and sweet tobacco flavor. The first third is a bit light on smoke needing double-puffs and tunneling a bit, prompting touchups. Flavors are consistent with the addition of a slight leather. The 2nd third evens out the burn a bit but doesn’t change the flavor profile noticeably, only bringing a slight harshness to the back of my throat. The last third brings a touch of cinnamon but overall the whole thing is very consistent. Strength wise it is just about topping the charts near the end here although with only 1/2 as much flavor. I’m ending the stick a good 20 min early at this point simply because this combo isn’t something I enjoy at all and don’t like the after effects of too much power. Smoking the whole thing would easily bring a 1:45 smoke time. Thank you very much to Jeremie Plouffe for generously sending this for review, I did enjoy trying it!

May 12

Diesel Unholy Cocktail Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Diesel Unholy Cocktail Cigar Review

This 5×56 torpedo sports a dark chocolate, soft but toothy firm wrapper with minimal veins, and a rich potpourri like spicy scent. First light reveals a slightly firm draw with adaquate smoke production. Flavors are medium bodied with a rich oily slightly sweet tobacco, and a good bit of pepper and spice especially on the long deep finish. The first third brings quite a complex blend of toast, coffee, then a spicy leather with a bit of pepper. The finish grows the pepper and adds spice, holding on well to the next draw. Body is a good medium-full. By the 1/2 way point the ash had just dropped off, burn was perfect and the flavors had mellowed a bit pushing more of the coffee. The last third continued the trend changing to a smooth creamy coffee with a pepper zing at the end of the draw. Total burn time to the nub was 1:15. Thank you very much to Chaz from Long Island for generously sending this in for review!

Apr 16

AVO Lounge Cigar Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

AVO Lounge Cigar Toro Cigar Review

This 6×50 stick offers a medium brown lumpy and firm wrapper with minimal veins, invisible seams a triple cap and a rich oily tobacco aroma. First light reveals a (more…)