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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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!
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…)
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!