December 2013 Blog Posts (57)


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Review: Tatuaje Wolfie (2012 Little Monsters)

I purchased the Tatuaje Wolfie as a part of the 2012 Little Monsters ‘Orange box’ release.  I hadn’t actually smoked any of them until October of 2013.  

 

 

Nose:

I picked up tons of pepper, wet cedar and earth.  There is a lot going on for the nose here.

Construction:

The Tatuaje Wolfie comes in a torpedo measuring  5 1/2” by 48 ring gauge.  The cigar is box pressed with a shaggy foot, which is an obvious nod to the character…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 31, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Press Release: Ezra Zion FHK Release Date Annouced

Ezra Zion Cigar Company, makers of #1 Cigar of the Year 2013 Tantrum and the #1 Cigar of the year 2012 Jamais Vu, announces it’s newest cigar release FHK.

 

FHK has just arrived in the United States and is officially available at 12:00am, January 1, 2014.

 

“We know it’s symbolic and somewhat tongue-in-cheek but we wanted to ring in the New Year by launching this project that’s been in the works for…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on December 30, 2013 at 10:01pm — 16 Comments

REVIEW: Villiger Colorado Corona 5.5X44

             I have had the pleasure of reviewing Villiger cigars twice now, so I was excited to get my hands on a few samples from the company at IPCPR, including the Colorado.  Being a fan of smaller cigars, the gentleman who handed me the Colorado nailed it when he gave me a corona vitola at 5.5x44.  I was a fan of the profile of the Talanga, which you can read here, so I was rather interested to see if the darker wrapper would appeal to my palate.  Given I normally stay away from…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on December 30, 2013 at 10:15am — 5 Comments

An Oliva, an Illusione, an Aging Room, a New Adorini Humidor and Elertus Monitor

Wow, it’s been a while since I put a real post together. As much work as it is putting the contest series together, it’s almost easier than droning on about this cigar and that accessory. But it’s fun, I can’t _not_ go on about cigars and their accouterments. It’s gotta come out somewhere, this is the logical place!  I’ve smoked a bunch of cigars over the past weeks.  It’s a little bit liberating to just be able to smoke whatever the heck I want without having to really write something…

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on December 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Review: CULT Profile

Cult Profile Toro (6 x 50)

   Hey, everyone! Thanks for joining me for another review. This weekend, I have a very special pre-release review of the Cult Cigars Profile in the Toro vitola. Excellent choice seeing as that is one of my favorite sizes. Now, let's get to the review!

   This cigar is aesthetically pleasing to the Nth degree. Very tight seams and minimal veins are portrayed…

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Added by Nate Martin on December 28, 2013 at 6:12pm — No Comments


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Review: 1502 Emerald

1502 Emerald Box-Pressed Robusto (5 x 50)

   This morning's review is of the Emerald label from 1502 Cigars, which is produced under the umbrella of the Global Premium Cigar company. The vitola I'm smoking is for sample only, sadly, but the Toro and Torpedo sizes are…

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Added by Nate Martin on December 28, 2013 at 6:09pm — 3 Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: TOP 10 CIGARS OF 2013

The following lists take into account any cigar that we smoked throughout the year, not just cigars that we reviewed or were released in 2013.

Brian Coyne

1. Perla del Mar TG

2. Emilio 1502 Emerald

3. La Aurora 107…

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Added by Jason Zahner on December 27, 2013 at 10:44pm — 2 Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: CULT PROFILE

The folks at Cult Cigars have produced several quality lines in their relatively short existence, such as the Classic, Fuerte and limited-production Ometepe. Their latest effort is the Profile. Perhaps it should be called the Low-Profile, since there hasn’t been a whole lot of prefab buzz surrounding the line.…

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Added by Jason Zahner on December 27, 2013 at 10:13pm — 3 Comments


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Review: Top 13 Reviewed Cigars of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close everyone is posting the top cigars for the year.  I didn’t review enough exclusively released cigars for the year to create such a list, so instead I will rank the best cigars I have reviewed.  There are a significant number of cigars that appear on other lists that don't appear on mine, simply because of the difficult of obtaining them in time to make this list.  No doubt they will make it for 2014. 

One of the cigars that made this list, and you’ll know it…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 27, 2013 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2013 Final Winner and Wrap Up

NOW it’s over. Seriously. No day 14, it’s time to put this puppy to bed. It was another terrific year of contests thanks to all of the sponsors and to all of  you for following along every day,  getting up early to enter, and all of the winners for getting to me promptly.  I’ll be shipping the last two packages from here today, and I heard from Barry at Miami Cigar and Co. that he will be shipping today too. As always, I couldn’t do it without the support of my wife, she has to put up with a…

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on December 26, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments


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My Top 10 Cigars of 2013

With the end of the year quickly approaching, I figured I would go ahead and post my Top 10 list for your viewing pleasure.

Here are a few clarifying statements about my list….

  1. Only cigars released during 2013 were eligible
  2. Cigars didn’t need to be “reviewed” to be eligible
  3. I didn’t include anything Ezra Zion because of my relationship with them. If I had, both the Tantrum and Eminence Corona would have made the list.

Without any further…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on December 25, 2013 at 6:30am — 5 Comments


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My Top Cigars of 2013

When I created the Cigar Federation Consolidated List of Top Cigars of 2013, I didn't include my own list.  First, I wanted to have no bias whatsoever in the creation of the list.  More importantly, I don't consider myself a reviewer so why should anyone care about my favorite cigars of the year?!  Well, apparently some of you do because I got a few requests for my list and since it varies greatly from the…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 24, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

REVIEW: Catfish's Top 13 Reviews of 2013

             At last, that time of year where we all make our subjective lists that piss everyone off because their favorite smoke was not in the top three. Some of you will not find your favorite smokes or brands, and wonder what was he thinking?!?!  How is (insert LE boutique release here) not on his list?!?!? But we are all different, and I love me some mild-medium bodied cigars my friends, so take this list as a recommendation of mild-medium cigars. That’s what is beautiful about this…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on December 23, 2013 at 4:30am — 9 Comments


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Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #1 Crowned Heads Headley Grange Drumstick

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Ezra Zion Tantrum

The Ezra Zion Tantrum box pressed Prensado Pequeño came to me by way of a care package that Kyle and Chris from Ezra Zion had sent to me when I was travelling to the US for the 2013 Chicago Tweetup.  I also had the fortune of smoking it during the Cigar Federation virtual herf on October 28th…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 20, 2013 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Stogie Geeks 12/19 Show - IMPORTANT

Folks

Paul had some unforeseen circumstances related to his recent dental surgery and will not be able to do tonight's show.  We run the show from Paul's studio in Rhode Island.  I'm not sure whom from the Rhode Island team we will have yet.



We are going to have a show.  We will have Seth, from Seth's Humidor on the show.  We will not have a video feed tonight, but you can catch all the audio minus our cool music.



Seth is a world of knowledge and I think we…

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Added by Cigar Coop on December 19, 2013 at 4:06pm — 4 Comments


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CigarChat with Sam Leccia TONIGHT at 8PM EST

We've got Sam Leccia on CigarChat tonight at 8PM EST!  This is our first show with Sam, so we'll have a lot to cover.  We've also got some giveaways, so be sure to post your questions below!

The Prize packs this week include:

  • 4 Leccia Black - one of each vitola
  • 4 Leccia White - one of each vitola
  • 1 Leccia Tobacco shirt - include your size if you win

We're going to pick FIVE winners so make sure you are on time and be active!…

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Added by RobbyRas on December 19, 2013 at 11:41am — 11 Comments


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Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #2 AKA Nth Degree

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 19, 2013 at 9:56am — 3 Comments


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Review: Outlaw Cigar Co. WTF

Earlier this year, Logan & I attended the CATS Festival in San Antonio, TX. At one of the many booths set up there, I was given a few cigars from Outlaw Cigar Co. Including a couple Black Powders and this WTF. So, this particular cigar has been resting for 207 days. ;)

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The WTF has a very nice appearance. Smooth dark…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 19, 2013 at 7:00am — 5 Comments


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Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #3 Ezra Zion Tantrum

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 18, 2013 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

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