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Puros Indios LE Viejo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrapper – 10 year aged Ecuador Sumatra

Binder – Ecuador Sumatra

Filler – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Brazil

Size- 7 1/2 x 47

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

Cut Method- Dual blade grip

This cigar has a nice rich chocolate wrapper with some hints of marbling through out.  The wrap is very tight and shows a lot of texture. The pre light draw had a natural tobacco flavor and a slight nuttiness.

After the light:

Method- TriFlame Tourch

Started off with a sweetness and leathery with a pretty tough draw, but with the size of this cigar I expected this. There is a touch of pepper to it through the first 1/2, it then falls out and the sweet tobacco flavor comes through more and has an added nuttiness to it.  The draw fixed itself with in the first third, no troubles with the burning, no touch ups needed. I would consider this a medium cigar.

Ash length- 2.5 inches

Flavor- 6.0

Draw- 6.0

Construction- 8.0

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy? I picked up a 5 pack for $1.00 a stick, well worth the buck.  I would not get a box, but I will be buying other sizes to try out.

 

 

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Cigars, Puros Indios

 

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Alec Bradley- Select Cabinet Reserve

Wrapper: Honduran Trojes
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
Made In: Honduras
Size: 5×50 Robusto

Age: 2 months

Smoking Location- Back yard, beautiful night.

Cut Method- Dual blade grip

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

This is a very nice looking cigar with a wrapper dark brown in color and is very oily.  The band is rather large but looks very nice. There is also a secondary band on the foot that states Select Cabinet Reserve. The smell is sweet and spicy with a bit of fresh cut hay to it.  I tend to get this from most AB cigars. The pre light draw has spice, and chestnuts.

After the light:

Method- TriFlame Tourch

Lit nice and even, producing a nice thick cloud almost blue in color. The burn is nice and even with a gray ash, almost chunky is appearance. The first third of the cigar is heavy spice with earthiness, but has a sweet side to it.  After a couple minutes the spice died down and the sweetness picked up. Towards the middle the spice was almost completely gone, still sweet and I started noticing a nice leather, and no hay like I was expecting.  The last bit of the cigar changed again and lost the leather, the sweetness and earthy stayed through the end. Over all a complex cigar.

Ash length- 2 inches

Flavor- 7.0

Draw- 8.0

Construction- 8.0

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy? I would surely jump on a box if I found the right price.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Alec Bradley, Cigars

 

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Perdomo Reserve Champagne Noir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrapper: Cuban seed maduro from Nicaragua

Binder/Filler: Nicaraguan/Nicaraguan

Size: 4.7 x 56 Figurado

Age: unknown

Smoking Location- Ghetto Smoke Shack

Cut Method- Punch

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was a rich and chocolate looking, not many signs of veins, and seemless. The wrapper had a sweet chocolate coffee smell and slightly nutty.  The pre-light draw was decent and filled my mouth with a slight spice and again tasting of coffee.  Cigar felt hard and tightly rolled, no give to it.

After the light:

Method- 3 flame torch

Lit nice and even, and not a hard draw like I was afraid it was going to give me.  Produced a hefty amount of smoke, slight spice and more of a woodsy taste than I would have expected after the pre light scents. However, after a bit the flavor went to a coffee and left a slight dryness in my mouth.  The coffee would be the prominent flavor until the last 3rd.  Where I then picked up more nutty/chocolate flavor for the rest of the stick.

It started out on the bottom half of a Medium bodied smoke and finished a strong Medium bodied cigar.

Ash length- 1.5 inches

Flavor- 6.5

Draw- 7.0

Construction- 6.5

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy?  Hell yes, this is a great stick and is one of my favorites.  I really enjoyed this size as well.

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Cigars, Perdomo

 

Gurkha- Centurian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrapper: Connecticut wrapper                                                                                                          Binder/Filler: Dominican                                                                                                                         Size: 6 x 60                                                                                                                                                 Age: Few months                                                                                                                               Smoking Location- Ghetto Smoke Shack                                                                                                  Cut Method- Dual Blade

Pre-Smoke & Construction:  Bumpy, rough, lots of veins. Smells of Earth, slight chocolate and bits of coffee

Pre Draw: Slight spice, with hints of chocolate

Method- 3 flame torch

Very rich first pull, with an almost mossy type taste (or what I would imagine moss tasting like) with a hint of spice.  The draw is horrid the first 1/3 (poker after every 3rd draw).  The earthy flavored continued on through the middle half of the stick, then turned to a woody/coffee like flavor with great rich smoke.

The draw has not gotten better.  Last half, continued the woody flavor but more coffee with hints of chocolate. I wanted to toss this to the side after the frustrating draw, but finished it and was glad I did for the flavor profile. The last section was very rich and creamy. I think the draw is due to the shape of the stick.

Ash length- 1.5

Flavor- 7

Draw- 4

Construction- 5

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy?  No, but I would not hesitate to pick up a single stick here and there.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Cigars, Gurkha

 

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CAO- America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and Shade

Binder/Filler: Brazil…..Ligero from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Italy, and USA

Size: 5 x 56

Age: Few months

Smoking Location- Ghetto Smoke Shack

Cut Method- Dual Blade

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper is smooth and consistent and very appealing to the eye.  The construction of the “barber pole” is fantastic, the colors from the bands is great.   The lighter strip through out the stick is not an even size, smaller in some areas and wider in others.  Upon smelling the stick I was overwhelmed with an almost hay like smell, pre draw was tasty with a bit of spice.

After the light:

Method- 3 flame torch

This lit very easily and even, first thing I was watching for was an inconsistent burn due to the two different wrappers, but I was proved wrong.  I was not expecting such a “nutty” flavor with this stick due to the first initial smell and pre draw, the first 1/3 of this stick hits me as a medium body.

The middle kicked it up a notch and hit me as a medium/full cigar, the flavor changed and hit me as earthy with hints of leather.  This continued through the rest of the stick and by the last 1/3 would say it worked its way to a full bodied cigar.

Ash length- 4 inches  (had a great picture but all my pictures seem to have been erased)

Flavor- 7

Draw- 7.5

Construction- 8

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy?  Maybe a 5er, but at a cost of around $8.00, I did not enjoy it enough to pop off on a full box.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2012 in CAO, Cigars

 

You Choose!!!

Well I figured I would let you choose what cigar to review today.  I will keep the voting open until 5:00 P.M Central.

Choices are

CAO America

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Gurkha Centurian

 

CAO AMERICA IT IS!!!!

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Cigars, Random

 

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Drew Estate – La Vieja Habana

Wrapper: Cuban Corojo

Binder/Filler: Esteli & Jalapa Valley, Nicaragua

Size: 6 x 54

Age: 3 years

Purchased at:  Was gifted by a fellow BOTL

Smoking Location- Ghetto Smoke Shack

Cut Method- Dual Blade

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was a little rough looking, with medium veins that were almost black in color. The wrapper had a sweet, almost chocolate like flavor and cedar/woody at the foot.  The pre-light draw was decent and filled my mouth with the same taste as I smelled.  Squeezing the cigar was med in tension and bumpy.

After the light:

Method- Cedar Match (3)

Lit nice and even, producing a thin but flavorful smoke of tobacco with a hint of spice but not to bad. As it smoked down the flavor changed to semi sweet, almost like a dark chocolate and falls in the medium body range. Very impressed with the first 1/3 of this stick.

Ash length- 1.5 inches

Last half of cigar was basically the same, the sweetness was a little more prominent and spices seemed to come and go, the smoke turned nice and rich and creamy and higher in volume.  I can not complain about this stick at all really, I wish it had a little more complex.  I also with I would have taken more pictures, I will admit I was engulfed in the cigar even though its not very complex.

Flavor- 6.5

Draw- 7.0

Construction- 6.5

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy?  Hell yes, this could very well turn into an every day smoke, its a great price point at 3-4 bucks a stick on average.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Cigars, Drew Estate