This cigar has a nice dark brown smooth box pressed wrapper. Aromas from the foot are well-aged tobacco with a slight spiciness. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Sin Comprimiso Paladin de Saka
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Montecristo Epic 12 Toro
This cigar has a medium dark wrapper that only shows a couple of veins. It is smooth and slightly oily. The foot has light earthy notes. The cold draw is perfect.
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Initially there is an oaken wood note over an earthy base in what looks to be a medium bodied cigar. The smoke is moderately thick. The burn starts clean.
Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32 Toro from DTT
This is one of the new series of cigars from Steve Saka blending select pipe tobaccos with Nicaraguan filler. It has a Grade A Ecuador Habano wrapper over a San Andreas Negro binder. The pipe tobaccos are Bright and Red Virginia leaf with St. James Parish Perique. The wrapper is smooth with some light veins. The aromas from the foot are light with some spicy notes. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32 Toro from DTT
Oliva V 135th
This is the latest Oliva release and it looks great. A reverse torpedo with very light aromas from the foot but hearty cocoa and coffee notes from the perfect cold draw. Today’s beverage is a Founders KBS Espresso Stout.
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Initial flavors are robust with cocoa, coffee and spices. The smoke is thick and smooth. The ash looks good but the burn is a bit off. It will probably self correct. The body of the ale is a perfect pairing.
Lounge Review: Grand Cathedral Cigars
Located in the historical “Cigar Capital of the World,” this renovation has turned a cathedral into an amazing cigar lounge. The indoor lounge is complete with a bar and the outside chairs are inviting and include a food truck on select days.
This place is well worth the visit. The humidor is large and stocked. Grand Cathedral is the Home of the “Casa Cuba Cigar Lounge & Club.”
- Staff Rating A+
- Lounge Rating: A+
- Humidor Rating: A-
- Overall Rating: A
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Oscar Valladeras McFly Toro
This cigar has a smooth, dark San Andreas wrapper. One-half inch of the foot is unfinished. The foot has very light aromas, mostly just tobacco. The cold draw is perfect. This cigar will be featured at Redland Cigar Company’s Halloween event on October 30.Continue reading Oscar Valladeras McFly Toro
Caldwell CFW LTD Long Live the King Robusto
This is the second cigar in the Cigars for Warriors line. It has a smooth dark wrapper with some veins. There are some light fruity notes from the foot. The cold draw is perfect.
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The initial flavors are mostly earthy. The ash is mottled grey and the burn is even.
Cigars for Warriors Live to Serve by Hiram and Solomon
This cigar has an attractive wrapper with a couple of veins showing. There are light tobacco notes from the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Part of the proceeds support Cigars for Warriors.Continue reading Cigars for Warriors Live to Serve by Hiram and Solomon
JFR Robusto 5.5×50 Maduro
This is a very smooth dark wrapper cigar. The foot has light aromas of earth and coffee. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.
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There is an initial blast of pepper in the flavor profile, along with the earthy flavor. The retohale also has black pepper notes and the cigar is mostly full bodied to start. The ash is mottled grey and looks solid. The burn is even.
Santa Clara D8 Robusto
This is a mild looking cigar from the European market. It will be formally released in the US by Redland Cigar Company at a cut and light event On Fridsy, September 10. The cigar line is from the same factory in Costa Rica in the same factory that produces Atabey. They are touted as a “budget friendly” alternative. There are light sweet notes from the closed foot. The cold draw is slightly tight with light leather notes.
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Initial flavors are light to medium bodied. There are some salty notes with the leather and light spices. The draw opens up very nicely. The ash is fairly solid and the burn is somewhat uneven to start.
Prince Hall Maduro Square Robusto by David Blanco
This cigar has a smooth dark wrapper and is box-pressed. It has rich Maduro aromas. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.Continue reading Prince Hall Maduro Square Robusto by David Blanco
Big Sky Cigar Co. Churchill
A fairly new company, we met them at #TPE21. The cigar has a smooth and attractive Colorado shade wrapper. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.Continue reading Big Sky Cigar Co. Churchill
Dominican Big League LE Lancero
This cigar has a very smooth dark wrapper. Sweet notes from the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.Continue reading Dominican Big League LE Lancero
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El Septimo Gilgamesh King Sargon Toro
This cigar is a TPE21 release. The wrapper is smooth medium dark brown. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.Continue reading El Septimo Gilgamesh King Sargon Toro
Ace Prime MXMS Tiago Splitter Robusto
This cigar, named for former San Antonio Spur Tiago Splitter, has a smooth medium brown wrapper. There are light sweet notes on the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.Continue reading Ace Prime MXMS Tiago Splitter Robusto
BLTC Morphine Lancero 2021
This is a beautiful cigar with a smooth dark wrapper. Light notes of sweet cocoa are in the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.
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The initial flavors are medium to full bodied with an earthy base; also a touch of sweetness. The retohale is full bodied with black pepper notes. The ash is light grey and looks solid. The burn is even.
OSOK/Rojas El Tejano Lancero
This is a very good looking cigar with a smooth Maduro wrapper with a closed foot. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.Continue reading OSOK/Rojas El Tejano Lancero
Emilio by BLTC Papa Joe
This is a very smooth medium dark wrapper.
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The initial flavors are medium bodied and smooth with light earthy and sweet notes. The ash is light grey ash solid. The retohale is very smooth.