This 6×50 stick features a very dark almost black wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, an even firm pack, slightly toothy satin feel, triple cap and very strong deep hay and barn aroma. First light reveals (more…)
This 7×50 churchill sized stick was produced for the 2011 Caddyshack Golf tournament and features a tan wrapper with a very soft spongy but even pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap, glove soft leather like feel and pungent hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)
This 6.5×48 stick features a dark brown almost grey wrapper with a nice oil sheen, mottled appearance with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a sharp box press and thin wrapper. Unfortunately this one has a torn wrapper on on of the edges, hopefully the binder holds. It has almost no aroma just a faint tobacco. First light reveals (more…)
This 5×52 stick from Drew Estate sports a dark brown wrapper with slight tooth and very slight green tint, firm even round construction, a generous double cap, minimal veins, tight seams and a sweet hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)
This 6×52 cigar features a dark brown oily wrapper with firm construction, minimal veins, tight seams and a soft tobacco aroma. First light reveals a rich decadent smoke with sweet oily deep tobacco and pepper flavors. The draw is perfect and the finish is long and zingy. The first third (more…)
This 4 7/8×50 cigar hails from Cuba, wrapped in a medium brown satin wrapper with minimal veins, invisible seams, a soft tobacco aroma and a slight box press with rounded corners. It has a very soft squishy feel with random soft spots throughout. First light reveals a very snug draw but smokable, a decent amount of smoke output with soft slightly sweet and nutty tobacco flavors. Body is mild-medium and the finish is very long and oily, leaving a slick in my mouth. The first third is medium bodied with nutty, woody tobacco flavors. There’s an oily sweetness on the draw and a bit of pepper on the finish. Draw is snug but working just fine. Smoke output is decent, burn is almost razor sharp. 20 min in at the start of the 2nd third, the ash fell off and the draw opened way up, giving a perfect resistance with much more smoke and fuller body flavors. The last third transitions to a creamy, oily, sweet roasted coffee flavor with a deep long finish. Ending at 55 min this was a great smoking experience! Thank you very much to John for generously sending this in for review!
Pinar Del Rio Seleccion Reserva Limitada Torpedo 2010 Cigar Review
This 6.5×52 torpedo stick offers a dark chocolate Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams and a firm pack. First light reveals a firm draw, good smoke production with extremely rich oily medium bodied flavors of nuts, sweetness and earth. The first third develops (more…)