May 2013 Blog Posts (48)


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Review: L'Atelier LAT54

This cigar was sent to me ​by the Smoking Greek as a part of his 13 for 2013 giveaway.

Nose:

Picked up some spicy pepper, a rich tobacco mixed with some sweet barnyard. ​…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Rodrigo Cigars La Fortaleza Forte

George Rodriguez owner of Rodrigo Cigars is amazing. Rob and I recently had George on CigarChat to discuss what he has been up too. We discussed the La Fortaleza in detail, he dropped some truth on us, and we discussed his prior releases including the Habano Classic, and the Boutique Blend.

The La Fortaleza is a Dominican puro, which you don’t see…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 7, 2013 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Review: La Palina Classic Robusto

La Palina Classic Robusto 5X52

Wrapper: Brazilian Habano

Binder: Ecuador

Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan

              Ever since I started smoking cigars, I have always loved grabbing singles to try out and explore new blends and companies in the burgeoning boutique cigar business.  La Palina is a brand that I continually hear about amongst aficionado’s all over the country. I have had the pleasure of smoking a few of their…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 6, 2013 at 8:35am — 8 Comments

Broadleaf: A Cigar Love Affair

I began smoking cigars about 10 years ago however it wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I really started paying attention to all of the things that affect the overall cigar “experience”. Things like appearance, draw, burn and most…

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Added by The Cigar Lector (Tony) on May 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Half Ashed Episode 013: Padron Aniversario 1964 natural corona

Hello again, and welcome back for Half Ashed Episode 013.  This week’s episode features the 2005 Padron Aniversario 1964 natural corona as our Cigar of the Week.  This cigar, one with which I am not overly familiar in the natural wrapper, turned out to be a phenomenal smoke.  These…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on May 4, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: RODRIGO LA FORTALEZA CINCO 5

Last year George Rodriguez, the president and founder of Rodrigo Cigars, which already has the Habano Classico and Boutique Blend lines, released La Fortaleza in an effort to round out the company portfolio with a full-bodied smoke that was also complex and flavorful. If you get a chance between puffs go to…

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Added by Jason Zahner on May 3, 2013 at 9:11pm — 4 Comments

Cigar Construction Issue

Last night I flew home from Boston and when I arrived in Austin I was craving a cigar. During my trip to Boston I stopped at Watch City Cigar and was able to pick some boutique cigars I am unable to find in Austin easily.

There was one in particular which I wanted to smoke last night. This is a newer cigar line and the owner has a stellar reputation in the industry. Hell, I love most everything he/she has done. That all…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 3, 2013 at 10:00am — 12 Comments


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Review: Crowned Heads Four Kicks Seleccion No. 5

I received this cigar as a part of my Secret Santa pack from the December /r/cigars exchange.​

 

Nose:

I picked up earth, some sweet tobacco and hints of cedar.  There wasn't anything else I could detect here.​

 

Construction:

The Four Kicks Seleccion No. 5 is a 6 1/2" x 44 Lonsdale.  There are veins present all throughout the wrapper but they are all flat.  The cigar is…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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