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Jul 4

Quesada Tributo Alvaro Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

 

Quesada Tributo Alvaro Cigar Review

This 6×52 torpedo stick features a mottled dark chocolate wrapper with small veins, tight invisible seams, a slightly toothy satin feel and a rich, oily, musty tobacco aroma. First light reveals a medium bodied wood flavor, airy and parched but with an oily mouthfeel on the finish. Draw is on the snug side with good smoke output. The first third brings flavors of an oily nut and wood, with the same long finish. 40 minutes in at the 1/2 way point flavors transition slightly to an oily nut and deep wet earth with a bit of a strength kick. Ending at 1:20 minutes, the last third only added a bit of warm licorice flavor at times, and added to the strength.

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 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…)

May 21

Nica Libre Potencia Churchill Extra Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Nica Libre Potencia Churchill Extra Cigar Review

This 7×52 cigar sports an oily velvet dark brown sungrown wrapper with a slight red hue, triple cap, minimal veins, smooth tight seams and rich sweet earth aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Mar 18

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 Cigar Review

This 4.8×50 stick hails from Cuba, offering a dark brown satin wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a firm even construction and soft tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Feb 13

Torano Exodus 1959 Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Torano Exodus 1959 Toro Cigar Review

This 6×50 slightly box pressed stick offers a very dark chocolate, oily and slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams and a mild pepper aroma. First light reveals a loose draw, light airy smoke production and slightly sweet earthy flavors with a long light finish. The first third develops to a pretty plain slightly sweet earth mild-medium in body, but with great smoke output and a good burn. 30 min in at the 1/2 way point flavors remain the same while strength creeps up a bit above the body. By the start of the last third, flavors transitioned to a coffe and cream with a touch of caramel, and a solid medium body with even more smoke. Ending at the 1 hour mark, the last third continued the same great flavors for the remainder of the stick. Thank you very much to fellow smoker Brian Hemry for generously sending this in for review!

Feb 8

Rumba Torpedo Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Rumba Torpedo Cigar Review

This 6×54 stick offers a dry soft tan wrapper with minimal veins, invisible seams, a very thin wrapper and a soft wrap and pack with spongy spots here and there. First light reveals an extremely loose draw, tons of medium bodied smoke with flavors of a peppery and slightly spicy dry tobacco with a long zingy finish. The first third burns fast but even, giving sweet woody flavors with a pepper and spice zing especially on the finish. Near the 1/2 way point it gets creamier with a coffee and slight mocha. The last third quickly goes even creamier like a hazelenut and brings up the smoke and pepper zing even more, ending at 40 min with medium-full body and almost full strength making me a bit light headed! Thank you very much to RumbaCigars.com for sending this for review!

Dec 17

Arturo Fuente Xtra Viejo Anejo No. 46 Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Arturo Fuente Xtra Viejo Anejo No. 46 Cigar Review

This 5 5/8×46 cigar offers a dark chocolate wrapper, with a very firm and thick feel, minimal veins, tight seams and a slightly bumpy toothy surface. The aroma is rich tobacco with a hint of hay. First light reveals (more…)

Dec 1

Aspira Corojo Torpedo Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Aspira Corojo Torpedo Cigar Review

This 6.5×54 box pressed stick offers a smooth dark brown wrapper with a slight red hue, invisible veins and seams, a tight box press and a peppery aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Nov 15

La Herencia De Cuba White Petite Torpedo Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

La Herencia De Cuba White Petite Torpedo Cigar Review

This 5×52 torpedo stick offers a dark chocolate wrapper with slight tooth, a firm even feel, minimal veins and smooth seams. The aroma is a beautiful peppery and caramel tobacco. First light reveals a mild dry tobacco with slight black pepper flavors, good smoke production and an easy draw. The first third goes in just 15 min and holds all the same flavors, adding a buttery finish with a slight pepper kick. 25 min in at the half way point the flavors change a bit coming up to a medium body, increasing in smoke production and adding a creamier mouth feel on the finish. Ending at 45 min where it began to get a bit warm for me, the flavors were still the same however the strength had built from a mild to a medium-full by the end!

Nov 2

Canimao Torpedo Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Canimao Torpedo Cigar Review

This 6.1×52 cigar offers a velvet soft dark brown wrapper with a slight red hue, an even spongy give, invisible seams and minimal veins. The aroma is soft and rich smooth tobacco with chocolate notes while the first light reveals a medium-full peppery tobacco blast with a long finish. 15 min in to the first third the flavors hold steady but increase in power, going to a full body and near full strength. Draw is fantastic, burn is ok. 30 min in at the half way point flavors are still the same, which is fine by me! Smoke output has increased becoming more creamy. Ending at 50 min in with over an inch remaining the strength simply gre too much for me to finsih, making me light headed and sweaty! While not a bad thing, it’s just too much for this reviewer! For those of you that prefer full strength – this is a perfect example to try! Thank you very much to Canimao for sending this sample for review, I greatly appreciate it!

May 20

La Herencia De Cuba Red Label Petite Torpedo Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

La Herencia De Cuba Red Label Petite Torpedo Cigar Review

This 5×50 torpedo stick offers a dark milk chocolate colored wrapper with slight tooth, a satin texture, minimal veins, tight seams, an even slightly spongy feel and a strong chocolate and barnyard aroma. First light revels (more…)

Apr 21

Flor de Cielo Churchill Maduro Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Flor de Cielo Churchill Maduro Cigar Review

This 7×50 stick offers a rich, almost black wrapper with a slick oil sheen, medium veins, and a very firm pack. The leaf seems fragile with a few tears here and there, more typical of a Connecticut than maduro. The feel is slightly toothy and the aroma is sweet and soapy. The flavors are of (more…)