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Jul 15

Casa Magna Colorado Perfecto Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

Casa Magna Colorado Perfecto Cigar Review

This 4.75×50 cigar features a dark brown wrapper with slight red hue, a light pack but with a rock hard slightly toothy wrapper, small veins, tight seams, an oily feel and sheen with a rich smooth tobacco aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw without clipping the foot, bold pepper and spice blasts through the long finish with medium body flavors of a smooth slightly sweet leather. The first third develops along the same lines just getting creamier and upping the body a touch.  35 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point the pepper and spice drops leaving the very smooth and creamy flavors still going with a ton of smoke.  Ending at 50 minutes where it began getting very warm and nutty, the cigar ended with excellent construction and rich flavors throughout. Thank you very much to Ken Spraberry for donating this sample for review, I appreciate it!

Jul 8

Falto Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

Falto Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 cigar features a dark milk chocolate wrapper with a rough tooth, minimal veins, ragged seams, firm even pack and a rich oily tobacco aroma. First light reveals an extremely loose draw but great smoke output. Flavors are medium bodied with a silky smooth aged tobacco and nut taste on the short finish. The first third shows copious amounts of thick medium-full bodied smoke with creamy wood and light tobacco and pepper flavors. The draw snugged up perfectly after a few draws in and burn is almost razor sharp. 25 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point, flavors shift just a bit, dropping the wood and going to a bright but deep earth especially on the finish and adding a bit of cinnamon at points. Ending at 45 minutes the last third shifted to a very creamy nut, also dropping the pepper. Thank you very much to La Garita Cigar Co for sending this sample for review!

Jun 28

Carlos Torano Signature Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

Carlos Torano Signature Toro Cigar Review

This dark black 6×50 maduro stick features small veins, tight seams, minor imperfections such as outer cracks and holes, a firm, lumpy pack, rough paper texture, slight oil sheen and mild manure aroma. First light reveals a very snug draw putting off an ok amount of smoke with mild bodied flavors of a slightly sweet earth with a short clean finish. The first third brings the body up to medium and improves the draw, producing much better amounts of smoke. Flavors are a wet earth with a bit of sweetness like a butterscotch, which quickly gives way to a black pepper taste on the longer finish. 40 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, draw had opened up to normal, burn was great, and body was up to medium-full. Flavors had dropped the sweetness, just going to a deep creamy and peppery earth with a very oily mouthfeel. Ending at 1:15 min the last third showed no further changes. Thank you very much to viewer Jeff Oda for providing me this for review!

Jun 24

Falto Lonsdale Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

Falto Lonsdale Cigar Review

This 6.5×42 cigar features a dark brown wrapper with a smooth satin finish and slight oil sheen. It has a soft, even pack minimal veins, tight seams and a sweet soapy aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw, good rich thick smoke output, creamy tobacco and leather flavors with a bit of bitterness. The first third develops in to medium-full body flavors of a sweet creamy coffee and leather, with a good pepper kick that builds through the long finish. The 1/2 way point comes at 30 minutes in, with no changes whatsoever to the profile. Ending at 50 minutes, the last third dropped the leather and most of the pepper, continuing the creamy coffee flavors with no strength buzz, just lots of rich flavor. Thank you very much to viewer Miguel Feliciano for sending me this to review, I appreciate it!

Jun 19

Free Cigars With Canvas Print

Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2011 in World of CO

Now through the end of June, to make a good deal even better, I will include a sampler pack of some of my favorite cigars with each Canvas Cigar Art Print order! The pack will be a random selection stuffing a Priority Mail box and will ship directly from me :)

Check out the Cigar Art available and don’t hesitate to ask any questions!

Jun 17

La Garita Delirio Cabinet Selection Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

La Garita Delirio Cabinet Selection Cigar Review

This 6.5×42 cigar features a medium tan wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, an even pack with slight spongy give, satin feel and a soapy, chocolate and hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Jun 6

We Passed 500,000 Video Views!

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 in World of CO

We Passed 500,000 Video Views!

 

I know, small potatoes to some YouTube channels, but big for cigars! LOL Any way you slice it, half a million video views is substantial, and I’m glad to be able to reach so many people sharing my love of cigars.

Thank you all for watching!

Leave a comment below to enter for a free 5 pack giveaway in a week!

May 11

Congratulations Thomas!

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in World of CO

Congratulations goes out to Thomas, winner of the 2nd Cigar Obsession Survivor Gong show and the sweet booty from CheapHumidors.com! Send me your mailing info and I’ll get your sweet prize pack out!

May 5

Di Fazio Picoso Double Robust Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Di Fazio Picoso Double Robust Cigar Review

This 5×60 stick offers a deep brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a soft velvety feel and a very firm solid pack with an oily tobacco aroma. First light shows a tight draw with minimal smoke output, smooth oily tobacco flavors and a long tobacco finish. The first third brings a better draw with good smoke output. Flavors are a medium bodied smooth oily creamy textured slightly sweet earth with the same on the long finish. The 2nd third changes slightly morphing the tobacco flavor to a soft leather but on the light side. Ending at 1:25 the last third showed little change, just getting deeper in the aftertaste. Thank you to DiFazioCigars.com for providing this sample for review!

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…)

Apr 25

Illusione HL a.k.a. Holy Lance Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Illusione HL a.k.a. Holy Lance Cigar Review

This 7.5×40 stick offers a beautiful soft dark brown wrapper with a slight redish hue. Veins are minimal, seams are tight and even. It has a firm pack, a little pigtail tip and soft chocolate and barnyard aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 23

El Primer Mundo Rosado Oscuro Perfecto Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

El Primer Mundo Rosado Oscuro Perfecto Cigar Review

This 6×54 stick features a perfecto shape – like a torpedo at both ends. It’s definitely hand made, with slightly uneven construction in the roll although the pack feels firm and even. It has a good heft in the hand, minimal veins, invisible seams and a dark brown wrapper with a very soft tobacco aroma, a very nice humidor smell. First light reveals unfortunately a completely plugged cigar. It felt like there was a solid plug near the head, and it took a couple minutes of working it with my fingertips to loosen it up and be able to draw anything though. The first third produces thick almost chewy smoke with oily, rich smooth creamy tobacco flavors. A sweetness and pepper come on the end of the draw and carry through on the short finish, leaving just a pepper zing. 15 minutes in the flavors shift to a creamy sweet nuttiness, keeping the peppery finish. The second third holds the same flavors, hitting the 1/2 way point at the 40 minute mark. Near the end of the 2nd third the cigar completely went out all of a sudden, with a 1/2″ hard and burned section that had to be burned and tapped off to relight. The last third takes on a deeper earthiness replacing the nut flavors. Ending at 1:10, the last third showed no further changes, although the wrapper near the band point had begun to unravel. Obviously this stick had some construction issues throughout.

Apr 19

Gran Habano Vintage 2002 Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Gran Habano Vintage 2002 Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 dark brown oily wrapped cigar features minimal veins, a slick firm pack, invisible tight seams and a rich tobacco aroma. As I toast this up I talk a little about what ‘vintage tobacco’ means. First light reveals a very mild airy smoke with an earthy flavor and woody aftertaste with a great draw. The first third quickly develops to a mild-medium creamy smooth woody taste on the draw with a slightly bitter but oily wood finish. The 1/2 way point comes fairly quickly 25 minutes in, only adding a slight sweetness to the draw flavors. Ending at 45 minutes, the last third shifts just slightly, bringling a touch of licorice to what was just a general sweetness. Thank you to fan Megladon8 for supplying this sample fro review, I really appreciate it brother!