April 2014 Blog Posts (63)


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Review: Crux Passport Half Corona

Crux cigars came out of the gate with a large social media presence and a contest that drew a lot of attention. I was lucky enough to score a 5pk of these Passport Half Coronas from this, and was happy to give them a try.

The Crux Passport Half Corona is one good looking cigar. The wrapper is a smooth, medium-brown, and it took…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Hex From Sindicato and an Ora Vivo from Legacy Brands

It seems like only yesterday I was posting about smoking that enormous 7” x 70 Asylum 13 Ogre, and here it is Wednesday already and I find myself with little to report! Yesterday I revisited the Hex from Sindicato Cigars in the Figurado (5¼” x52) size. Honestly, I wasn’t certain what I wanted to smoke, and this was on the top of the humidor and I grabbed it and lit it up. This is from a batch I bought on National Hex Day back in January. These are made at the Ortez factory in Condega,…

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on April 9, 2014 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Review: Dante Cigars Classic Asmodeus

I figured since we just had Huff aka “Squigly” of Dante Cigars on CigarChat last week, I would take a second to do a short review of the Dante Classic. I am going to skip all the fluffy background since most of you already know it, and see if this cigar tastes like “meat fat”.…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on April 9, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

REVIEW: AJ Fernandez Spectre Robusto 5x50

             This year the craze in the cigar world has been fire-cured tobacco.  Being a casual pipe fanatic ( I dabble in blending and smoke regularly), I was stoked to try all the blends coming out that employed these types of tobaccos.  My hopes fell a bit short though, but a new cigar arose out of nowhere on the internet sites that intrigued me, the AJ Fernandez Spectre.  As soon as I got the email from a popular pipe online retailer that a Latakia cigar was being released, I had to try…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 9, 2014 at 4:30am — 4 Comments


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Review: Ventura PSyKo SEVEN

The Ventura PSyKo SEVEN came as a 2 pack by way of a giveaway Ventura hosted in November 2013.   The only other Ventura cigar I had ever tried was the custom release they did for Reddit /r/cigars. 

 

 

Nose:

Careful…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Review: Illusione *r* Rothchildes

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres

Binder: Nicaraguan…

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Added by Tyler on April 7, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Cigar Federation Collective

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Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Café Claro

Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo

Filler: Medio Tiempo

Time: 3 weeks

Price:$10.99

Drink: Water

Looks: Milk Chocolate and a light coffee roast. Has some…

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Added by Jim Gutierrez on April 7, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Review: Great F****** Cigar Torpedo

             Hello all, this is the m************ Tony Clifton writing you from the grave b******.  I was called upon by the grace of the Cigar God’s to write a review for the Cigar Federation about a Great F****** Cigar. That’s right, the name of this cigar is THE GREAT F****** CIGAR and the band has a picture of two people f******, so whom else should review this bitch but me?  I was hanging around IPCPR this last year, floating around like an angel and shit, sipping a martini when this…

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Added by Tony on April 7, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 3 (6.75 x 52)

Wrapper: Dominican Sumatra



Binder: Dominican



Filler: Dominican



Price: $19 (At release)



Rating: 9.6/10



Cigars Smoked: 1

This cigar has a gorgeous wrapper and the draw is perfect.   

The first…

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Added by Tyler on April 7, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Edgar Hoill OSOK ( One Shot One Kill )

 

Cigar Stats



Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano


Binder: Nicaraguan


Filler: Nicaraguan


Wrapper: Nicaraguan…

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Added by Marc on April 6, 2014 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

Arandoza, Rosalones, Nica Puro and an Asylum 13 Ogre Cigar

I started out the second half of the week revisiting the Arandoza Blue Label Robusto from Arandoza Cigars.  This brand is made at Erik Espinoza’s La Zona factory in Esteli, it’s a Nicaraguan puro with a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and fillers. I smoked some of these last year and enjoyed them quite a bit, as I enjoyed this one again. They’ve fancied up the bands on these, making them harder to get a good…

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on April 6, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

House of Emilio

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Introduction:

House of Emilio is a boutique cigar manufacturer featuring some of the best tobaccos made into some of the finest cigars in the world. Under its name are some of the best of the best in the boutique cigars, names such as Ezra Zion, Epicurean, Rodrigo, Emilio, Guayacan, Nomad,…

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Added by FineCigarAZ on April 6, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Undercrown Dogma by Drew Estate

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Cigar Specs: Undercrown Dogma by Drew Estate

Country of origin: Nicaragua

Size: 6X56

Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas

Binder: Connecticut Stalk-Cut Habano

Filler: Nicaraguan & Brazilian Mata Fina

Shape: Soft Box Press

Price: $9.95 per single and $99.50 for a 10 count bundle

Available only from…

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Added by FineCigarAZ on April 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Habnos Review: San Cristobal El Principe

               You want history?  That is what my man Tuna is for.  Tuna is a world-traveled man of mystery that will dig deep on a marca and give the reader all the pertinent information on a brand.  Me? I come from the aqueducts, so you get raw dog review, styles unbreakable and shatterproof like my man ODB.  The following review took place while listening to old men whiff putts in the afternoon and cursing their golf games, while I sat back and enjoyed one of the finer things in…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 3, 2014 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Brun del Re Gold Special Edition Robusto Inmenso

While at IPCPR 2013 I visited a booth with an interesting characteristic from the others. Costa Rican tobacco. That's not a common thing to see in my world, so I had to procure some for sampling and review. Well, it has taken me some time to get to them, so at the time of smoking they had 265 days of rest. ;) It is definitely worth noting that this is the "Special Edition", which although, it is manufactured in Costa Rica, it does not have CR tobacco. The core line Gold has Costa Rican…

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


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Press Release: Davidoff Cigars reinforces its timeless values and celebrates the subtle, sophisticated Classics Aniversario “No.3”, “2000” and Special “R”

Basel, February 2014. Davidoff Cigars has made it a mission to delight the cigar aficionado by bringing him a variety of taste experiences and cigar pleasures with truly consistent quality – Davidoff Aniversario “No.3”, “2000” and Special “R”. This memorable comeback of purity, of originality, of refinement and of complexity to classic…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 3, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Group Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma

Today we are going to mix it up a bit. As many of you already know, Drew Estate just released the new Undercrown Dogma to honor the one year anniversary of Cigar Dojo.

 

The Undercrown Dogma will be sold in mazos of ten at an MSRP of $9.95 per cigar, and is “based” on the Undercrown Corona Viva blend. The Undercrown Dogma will come in one vitola – a 6 x 56 box press. If you would like to read the entire press release, you can…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on April 3, 2014 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro and Extra Fuerte Cigars

I’ve been sampling the new additions to the Partagas 1845 line this week. The regular 1845 was released about 2 years ago and I really enjoyed them, I thought it was a solid addition to an already excellent line. This year they’ve come out with two line extensions, the Extra Fuerte and Extra Oscuro. As they’ve recently done with the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Esteli and Black, they’ve earmarked the Extra Fuerte for Brick and Mortar stores and the Extra Oscuro for the Internet and catalog…

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on April 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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