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Sep 29

Fighting Cock Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

 

Fighting Cock Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×52 stick features a medium brown dry, slightly tooth wrapper like a fine sandpaper. It has minimal veins, tight seams, double cap and a very sweet earthy aroma with an even spongy give. First light reveals (more…)

Mar 20

Blanco Connecticut Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

Blanco Connecticut Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a smooth, oily tan wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, soft even construction, triple cap and a rich hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Jul 21

Emilio AF2 Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

Emilio AF2 Toro Cigar Review

This 6×50 stick features a dark brown satin wrapper with firm even construction, nice oil sheen, small veins, tight invisible seams, good looking double cap and a musty, damp earth aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw and medium body flavors of a silky smooth musty aged tobacco flavor with a long pepper zing finish. Smoke output is excellent and it’s nice and thick. The first third is up to full body with deep in your chest earthiness, a creamy coffee and tobacco as side notes. The finish is pepper and spice with an oily heat on the lips. The second third shifts to a creamy earth and caramel combo, still full body with a ton of thick smoke. The ash held on for the entire third falling in a solid white chunk. Ending at 1:15 the last third was all creamy leather with a slight pepper on the finish and medium-full strength, giving a nice rush. Thank you very much to Gary Griffith, Owner of Emilio Cigars ¬†for sending this in for review!

Mar 1

Ashton VSG Eclipse Tubos Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton VSG Eclipse Tubos Cigar Review

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…)

Sep 28

Ashton VSG Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton VSG Robusto Cigar Review

This 5.5 x 50 offered a notably smooth medium-full experience with a mix of several prominent flavors. The first 1/2 brought a bit of sweet tobacco and leather with the last bringing cocoa and leather with a touch of oil. The finish was very consistent with a long pepper zing over the tongue lasting well until the next draw. Total time to the band point at which it became a little warm and nutty was 1:15. The burn was very good all the way down never needing any attention, and the draw was perfect – on the loose side with just a touch of resistance. It billowed easy thick, rich smoke at every draw. Thank you very much to Ashton Cigars for generously donating this for review! Photography by BG Pictures.

Apr 30

Espinosa Y Ortega Cubao #1 Churchill Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 in Cigar Reviews

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 flavor. Unfortunately the remainder of the smoke was marred by a very bad burn requiring touch-ups and a relight, ruining the flavors by the band.