This is a special edition 6×60 cigar produced by Padron exclusively sold through Smoke Inn to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Smoke Inn. It is an extremely limited production cigar likely to sellout in a matter of weeks after it goes on sale in the middle of April, 2011. This is the natural, a twin to a maduro version also released at the same time with (more…)
This 6.5×52 stick offers a cedar wrapper for protection, under which is dark chocolate, thick and slightly toothy wrapper with small veins, tight seams and a tobacco and cocoa aroma. First light reveals an overwhelming cedar taste that almost takes your breath away. It is very smooth and mild bodied however, with a touch of sweetness that turns almost bitter on the finish. The first third develops the wood even more adding a touch of oily earth especially on the long finish. The body is approaching medium, smoke production is low, the burn and draw are perfect. The stick remains consistent to the 1 hour mark in the last third where it finishes with a big deep earth flavor and medium-full body. Smoke production rises, still staying oily and smooth. Ending at 1:20 it proved to be a very well constructed enjoyable smoke. Thank you very much to Jeremie Plouffe for generously sending this in for review!
Sorry, I goofed on the pics from this one and formatted the wrong card This 6×52 belicoso shaped stick offers a silky soft light tan wrapper with minimal veins, a slight spongy feel and light barnyard aroma. First light gives (more…)
This 6×52 dark chocolate stick comes wrapped in a cedar sleeve, inside a black aluminum tube for easy transport and storage. Offering a robust, slightly veiny irregular roll it presents slight tooth, a firm pack and beautiful chocolate tobacco aroma. Starting on the mild-medium body side of things, it opens with (more…)
This 4 5/8×52 perfecto stick offered a medium tan smooth wrapper with good seams and a rock hard pack. Presenting draw problems until 1/4″ was clipped off the head and a further 1/2″ was burned off the foot, it finally settled to a just slightly firm draw. Burn was very good all the way down giving a rich voluminous smoke output. Flavors were very consistent showing a creamy cedar wood and slight pepper kick, with a short clean finish just leaving a touch of the pepper. Total burn time was 55min. Thank you very much to Michael Yamashita for sending this in for review, I greatly appreciate it!