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May 2

Placeres Reserva Estrellas Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Placeres Reserva Estrellas Cigar Review

This 5×50 box pressed robusto features a dark brown red hued mottled wrapper with a soft oily slightly spongy give, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and rich musty damp tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 8

Iconic Leaf Recluse Draconian Parejo Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Iconic Leaf Recluse Draconian Parejo Cigar Review

This 5×50 pre-release stick features a thin, dark brown mottled wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, very light pack, triple cap, slightly oily velvet feel and very pronounced sweet hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Mar 30

Oliva V Melanio Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Oliva V Melanio Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×52 box pressed stick features a dark brown butter smooth wrapper with a soft even pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and a mild chocolate and hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Aug 20

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No 2 Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

 

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No 2 Cigar Review

This 4.8×48 stick features a dark brown smooth rustic wrapper with small and medium veins, tight seams, rock hard but light pack, triple cap and mild tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Aug 14

La Aurora Preferidos Maduro Sun Grown #2 Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

 

La Aurora Preferidos Maduro Sun Grown #2 Cigar Review

This 5×54 (actually a bit short of 5) features a dark brown rough, dry wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, an even spongy pack and pungent manure aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 12

Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Lancero Corojo Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

 

Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Lancero Corojo Cigar Review

This 7×38 stick features a dark brown glove soft wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap, slight box press, oily sheen firm even pack and a soft hay and tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Nov 27

Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto Cigar Review

This 5.25×52 cigar features a dark brown spongy wrapper with slight tooth, minimal veins, tight almost invisible seams, a rich oily sheen and almost syrupy (more…)

Nov 22

Padilla Artemis Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Padilla Artemis Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 box pressed stick features a dark brown wrapper with a smooth oily finish, minimal veins, tight seams, triple cap and a strange musty aroma. First light reveals a snug draw, very mild soft flavors of an oily smooth (more…)

Oct 11

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especial Club Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especial Club Cigar Review

This 5.75×47 stick features a dark tan soft wrapper with a even spongy give, very light pack, triple cap, a couple minor veins, tight invisible seams and a soapy barnyard aroma. First light reveals an extremely loose draw, (more…)

Aug 22

Gurkha Special Ops Maduro Churchill Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

Gurkha Special Ops Maduro Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×50 stick offers a dark chocolate, firm, dry satin wrapper with slight tooth, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a double cap and very rich barnyard aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Jun 21

Macanudo 1968 Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

Macanudo 1968 Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 cigar features a dark chocolate wrapper with a slight red hue, slight imperfections, small veins, tight seams, a firm oily wrapper and feel with a small double cap and rich sweet chocolate aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 14

Xikar HC Series Criollo Lonsdale Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Xikar HC Series Criollo Cigar Review

This 6×46 stick offers a dark tan very slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, invisible seams, a double cap and small pigstail twist, with a slight barnyard aroma. First light reveals a very good draw and smoke production, a slight sweetness, lots of smooth oily peppery tobacco. Body is a nice medium-full giving very flavorful draws every time. Reaching the 1/2 way point 30 min in, flavors transitioned to a smooth, dry tobacco with a slightly sweet licorice quickly fading to a black pepper flavor without any of the spice. The last third ended at just over 1 hour, transitioning to a creamy and smooth mocha – soft coffee and a hint of chocolate, very silky. Thank you very much to Xikar for sending this sample for review!

Mar 24

Flor de Cielo Churchill Corojo Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Flor de Cielo Churchill Corojo Cigar Review

This 7×50 stick offers a dark tan wrapper with a slightly toothy, oily finish showing a good amount of small and medium veins. The aroma is a faint soapiness. First light is on the mild side showing (more…)

Mar 22

Augusto Reyes Maduro Belicoso Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Augusto Reyes Maduro Belicoso Cigar Review

This 6.5×54 dark chocolate wrapped stick offered a fuzzy, very toothy firm feel with a rich oily cocoa aroma. First light reveals a (more…)

Mar 19

Corona Cigar Company Gold Series Connecticut Churchill Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Corona Cigar Company Gold Series Connecticut Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×50 light tan stick offers a buttery soft, oily connecticut wrapper with tiny veins and invisible seams, with a faint aroma of sweet hay. First light reveals a very tight draw, minimal smoke production with a light, mild tobacco and nutty flavor and a short clean finish. The first third transitions to a light leather, slight grass and hint of caramel all very smoothly blended and mild with thick smoke, but not much of it, keeping the tight draw. At the half way point 55 min in, flavors had changed to a primary core of caramel, though still mild and slight – with a black pepper flavor and tiny bit of zing that carried on to the finish, which had grown in length. 60 min in the draw suddenly opened up a notch, greatly improving smoke production, pushing the body to a solid medium with richer flavors. The last third showed completely different flavors with the core going to a cream and nuts, with a touch of licorice and a finish of nuts and pepper, still medium bodied. Burn was very good all the way down holding 1″ of ash at a time. Total burn time was 1:50. Thank you very much to Corona Cigar Company for sendig this sample for review!