March 2014 Blog Posts (69)

Review- Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Belle Encre Perfecto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 5.375 x 42 “Perfecto- Bella Encre”

Body: Medium/Full

Price: $10.50

Construction is very good. The dark chocolate…

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Added by Phillip Kohn on March 31, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Small Announcement and Review: Cuba Aliados Cabinet Selection Toro (6 x 52)

Well it is my joy to announce that I will be doing weekly reviews for Cigar Federation as I transition into a trial moderator position.  However, Logan is really putting the heat on me to see what I can produce over the next few months, so I need a little help.  I need you all to let Logan know how awesome and cool I am.  You might be saying, “But Tyler, lying is bad”.  But I don’t care, I say do it anyway!

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Added by Tyler on March 31, 2014 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

A Relajado, a CAO Flathead, and a Byron Cigar

Thursday I revisited the Relajado Robusto, which is a house brand from Best Cigar Prices. The cigar is made by General cigar, the trademark rounded head gives that away.  Despite the band being pretty cheesy, and looking like a cheap bundle cigar instead of a reasonably priced boxed cigar, this was pretty darned nice. It reminded me a little of the …

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on March 30, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

Review: Tatuaje The Mummy

First third: I'm getting a lot of sweet leather and nice smooth black pepper. A tiny hint of cherry compliments the sweetness of the Macallan very well . A really good pairing so far . More to come later!

Halfway point starts out by ramping up the pepper, and even adding in some cayenne pepper into the mix. That cherry is gone…

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Added by Explosive Donut on March 30, 2014 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: FRATELLO TORO

The cigar community, whether it be globally, nationally, or locally, is commonly referred to as a "brotherhood," and the popular acronym "B.O.T.L." stands for "Brothers Of The Leaf." Even at my local B&M (Brick & Mortar) cigar shop the members frequently address each other as “brother.” So when I heard…

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Added by Jason Zahner on March 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Review- No Dress Code by Paul Stulac Cigars

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Sumatran

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 6 x 56 “Torpedo

Body: Medium/Full

Price: $8.00

Paul grabbed one of these babies from his roller who had just…

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Added by Phillip Kohn on March 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The 3/27 Episode Stogie Geeks is Postponed

Apologies in advance, but we need to postpone this episode of Stogie Geeks.  We will reschedule this in the future.

Please join us for next week's episode as José Blanco joins us for our big live show next week.

Added by Cigar Coop on March 27, 2014 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

Review- Eiroa by Christian Eiroa

Wrapper: Honduran Corojo

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran

Size: 5 x 50 “Robusto”

Body: Full

Price: $9.00

This new blend added to the Eiroa stable of cigars made its debut at the 2013…

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Added by Phillip Kohn on March 27, 2014 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments

Curivari Cigars

Curivari is a great line of 10 blends. Their web site does not have an address, phone number or email address. You cannot get in touch with them.

I have reviewed them all between Feb.6-Mar. 6 of this year.

This is a cigar I'd like to see CF carry. It is that good.

Reserva Limitada Café Noir:…

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Added by Phillip Kohn on March 27, 2014 at 2:30pm — 17 Comments


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Press Release: Swinger Cigar National Launch

Swinger Cigars are made from hand selected tobaccos, carefully blended to make the most enjoyable smoking experience. We pride ourselves on giving you the very best cigars at an affordable price. We procure the finest wrappers, binders, and fillers from around the world. Our Torcedores…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 27, 2014 at 11:05am — 9 Comments


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Review: The Cigar Clip

I don't review too many cigar related products, but time has been very limited for me the last three weeks, and cigars have been VERY limited. So, I decided to review this neat little product that I weaseled off another weasel. Thanks Logan! lol There are a lot of reviews out there and information already written up on this product, so I won't bore everyone. Or, at least, I'll try not to. ;)…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 27, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

An Undercrown, A Six-Zero, a Nomad and a San Lotano Cigar

At some point last week, probably Friday, I grabbed an Undercrown Gordito from the Drew Estate Humidor and took it out for a walk. I enjoy the undercrown line, especially the Corona Viva, but there are some sizes I like better than others. This 6” x 60 turns out to be one of my favorites oddly enough (not including the Viva, which is a slightly different blend). Of…

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on March 26, 2014 at 7:10pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Launches Morphine Line

March 26, 14 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli NICARAGUA using 2 maduro wrappers.

James Brown, founder of Black Label Trading Company, will be releasing his newest and boldest creation MORPHINE at this years IPCPR.

Black…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 26, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Review- Puros Rocha

Wrapper: Dominican Havana 2000

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Size: 6 x 54 “Torpedo”

Body: Medium/Full

Price: $9.00

From the Puros Rocha web site:

“The cigars are made from…

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Added by Phillip Kohn on March 26, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments


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Pre-Release Review: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edition Limitada 2014

The Las Calaveras Editión Limitada 2014 is the first Crowned Heads cigar to be produced in the My Father Cigars factory in Esteli.  I posted all of the details in the Cigar Pre-Game post.  The Las Calaveras is set to be released in May of 2014.

There are a lot of reasons for cigar nerds to get excited about this release.  For one, it's a new release from…

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Added by RobbyRas on March 26, 2014 at 6:00am — 9 Comments


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Pre-Release Review: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2014

Crowned Heads made some waves recently with the announcement of their newest project, Las Calaveras. When Jon Huber, co-owner of Crowned Heads, was recently on CigarChat, he mentioned this project, but didn’t go into much detail. Well, the cat is now out of the bag, and here is the shake down. You can read all about the project on the Crowned Head’s website, but here is…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on March 26, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: BLESSED LEAF ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF IT'S FIRST CIGAR KAIROS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kyle Hoover and Chris Kelly, the leaders of BlessedLeaf.com, a Christian cigar-based ministry, announce the release of the long anticipated Blessed Leaf Kairos.

“This is a project that has been in our hearts for over a year. Our vision was to produce a great cigar with vintage tobaccos and have the proceeds go to ministry and missions efforts.” noted Kyle…

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Added by Blessed Leaf on March 25, 2014 at 6:27pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Kurt A. Kendall Abandons Branding Lawsuit, Closes Out Remaining Spider Inventory

Kurt A. Kendall, founder and president of 7-20-4 Cigars, has abandoned the copyright-infringement court battle with Iconic Leaf Cigars, LLC.  According to Vice President of Sales/Marketing Rick Ardito, “7-20-4 Cigars has built its reputation and sales by prevailing in the marketplace with unique and very extraordinary cigars.  We choose to continue doing what we do best there, rather than in a courtroom.”

     The controversy concerned Kendall’s latest (2011)…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 25, 2014 at 6:12pm — No Comments

PDR A Flores Serie Privada Maduro

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Nicaraguan Habano, Dominican Corojo

Size: 5 x 52 “Robusto- Box Press”

Body: Medium

Price: $9.75 MSRP

Released at…

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Added by Phillip Kohn on March 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments


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Cigar Pre-Game - Crowned Heads Las Calaveras [Pre-Release]

The Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2014 is a collaboration between Crowned Heads and My Father Cigars and is set to be released in May of 2014.  The Las Calavares will also be the first Crowned Heads cigar produced in Nicaragua.…

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Added by RobbyRas on March 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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