All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cigar Review' (117)

Review: La Riqueza


Nice clean box press. Great construction with smooth seams and some pretty large, but smooth pressed seams. Smells like tobacco, leather and earth. Cold draw is deep, sweet tobacco and leather with a tingly spice. I knew nothing about this cigar going…


Added by 007MI6 on June 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Esteban Carreras Chupa Cabra

Esteban Carreras Chupa Cabra

Size: 6 x 44

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan




Added by 007MI6 on June 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Review: Crux Ninfamaniac Natural

The Crux Cigars Ninfamaniac has had my attention since first sight. The it's a Lancero size, but in a figurado shape. Not to mention a band that is simply awesome! Love the nude fairy, on the brown background. But of course I would, it's very much in line with my Art Deco collecting. The wrapper is a somewhat veiny, medium brown, with great construction. And the aroma has a very interesting floral note. The cold draw has a mild floral flavor with some wood.…


Added by 007MI6 on June 12, 2014 at 7:00am — 15 Comments

Review: Lou Rodriguez Edición Premier

This Lou Rodriguez Edición Premier has a mottled, dark brown wrapper in a relatively soft, box-press. It has quite a rough exterior from the bunching inside, but the wrapper itself has minimal veins and smooth seams. Although, I can feel various soft mad hard spots throughout. The wrapper smells like a sweet mix of leather & tobacco. The cold draw is effortless, with notes of leather and earth.…


Added by 007MI6 on June 5, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Punch Rare Corojo Salomone

The Punch Rare Corojo is a beautifully constructed salomone, with a smooth, medium brown wrapper, clean seams and no soft spots. I really like the elegant, yet muted design on the bands. It goes very well with the elegance of this particular shape. I can't discern too much from smelling the wrapper, except a slight sweet, tobacco. The cold draw confirms the sweet tobacco flavors, along with some cedar.…


Added by 007MI6 on May 22, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Lou Rod Snub Nose

I honestly do not know much about this company, have heard about this "Lou Rod" cigar line, but that's it. I am excited to get to try this Snub Nose, compliments of Lou Rodriguez Cigars. The wrapper of the Lou Rod Snub Nose is an almost vein-less, natural brown, with smooth seams and smells distinctly like hay, with just a light hint of tobacco. Topped off with a clean, solid cap, this cigar is looking great. The cold draw is effortless and has a slightly sweet hay/tobacco note. No spice on…


Added by 007MI6 on May 13, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Room 101 Daruma Mutante

This Room 101 Durama Mutante came to me by way of a great Cigar Aficionado Traveling Stogie, from his  aptly named ‘Win a pair of room 101 Darumas’ contest. This was my first time smoking a Room 101 cigar, and I was pretty excited to try it out.  The fact that it was a lancero vitola, in a time where it seems larger ring gauges are all the rage, made me that much more eager…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 7, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro

General Cigar Co. released two new "channel-specific" blends in their Partagas 1845 line. The Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte, exclusively for B&M shops, and the Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro, available only through internet & catalog retailers. Today I will be reviewing a Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro, that I received from General Cigar Co. …


Added by 007MI6 on May 1, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Wilson Adams Sumatra No. 7

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Pennsylvania Broadleaf



Added by Tyler on April 26, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Elogio LSV Corona Extra

During my time at IPCPR 2013 I discovered a lot of brands I was not familiar with. Elogio was one of those brands. The husband and wife team was their with their daughter, which really showed the dynamics of this company, and they were all very pleasant to talk to. Very enthusiastic to speak about their brand and love of the industry. So, today I am going to review the Elogio LSV Corona Extra. A size that is a personal favorite. …


Added by 007MI6 on April 24, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Pre-Release Review: Espinosa 601 La Bomba Sake Bomb

The 601 La Bomba by Espinosa Cigars is adding a new vitola in early May, called the Sake Bomb. The Sake Bomb is a slightly tweaked version of the core 601 La Bomba blend, according to Cigar Coop.


Here is some deets about the new release…


  1. It was announced on…

Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on April 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Curivari Reserva Limitada

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Colorado

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Review Date: 3/1/2014

Size: 4000-Torpedo-6 1/4 by 54

Time In Humidor: 8/9 Months

Accompanying Beverage: Water

This cigar is from Cuban seen but is grown fully in Nicaragua. A boutique cigar but making its way into the mainstream pretty regularly…


Added by Jim Gutierrez on March 9, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Review: AKA Solace Cloud Nine

Continuing my reviews on AKA cigars, I decided to jump to the other end of the spectrum and smoke a Connecticut. The AKA Solace has been a big hit among the smokers I have talked to. It was actually the first Connecticut cigar that I enjoyed. So, let’s get to it.

The AKA…


Added by 007MI6 on March 6, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Pre-Release Review: Dante Cigars Vita Nova

Since this is a pre-release there is very little information about the Dante Cigars Vita Nova out there, but let me fill you in about what I do know.


According to Cigar Coop, the Vita Nova will be released at the DC Tweetup this March. When you can’t find anything on the…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on March 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

REVIEW: Rodrigo Habano Classic Lancero

             A while back, George from Rodrigo sent me a few samples to review to the mods at Cigar Federation and I promptly reviewed the La Fortalenza, which I found to be an outstanding blend.  In that sample pack, there was a Habano Classic Lancero as well, which George seemed to be extremely proud of.  If you have not seen his appearances of Cigar Chat with Rob and Logan, I highly recommend checking them out, as he is one hell of an entertaining cigar personality.  I had heard many…


Added by Catfishbluezz on March 3, 2014 at 9:27am — 4 Comments

Review: AKA Respect 2013

With the addition of AKA Cigars to the CigFed Store, I decided to make sure there was a review of each blend here on the site. Rob reviewed the Nthº last year, but the other blends were, thus far, not reviewed here at Cigar Federation. So, I am going to fill in the gaps for those of you who have not had a chance to smoke these cigars.…


Added by 007MI6 on February 27, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

REVIEW: 1502 Ruby Torpedo

             One of my favorite folks I met at IPCPR was Enrique of 1502 cigars.  Enrique was positioned right behind our booth, and we quickly became good friends over his rum, my whiskey, and the bloody Mary booth.  We did several interviews with Enrique during the show (Lighting before cutting the Cap!), and he was always gracious and a great host.  Needless to say, he gave me a…


Added by Catfishbluezz on February 24, 2014 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

Review: Padilla Vintage Reserve

The Padilla Vintage Reserve is just like its maker, Ernesto Padilla - very confusing. I say this because Rob and I recently had Ernesto on CigarChat, and he was all over the place - so much so, I couldn’t even a get word in. I say the Padilla Vintage Reserve is confusing just like Ernesto because I find conflicting information on the cigar everywhere I look.


In an article dated February…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on February 5, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

REVIEW: Montecristo No 2

             The last few years Cigar Afficianado’s Top 25 Cigar lists have been rather controversial in a sense. At times their choices for the top cigar are mind boggling to some reviewers and hobbyists alike.  One thing is for sure, in a subjective hobby, you cannot please everyone.  So this year it came as no surprise that controversy surrounded the choice of the Montecristo No 2 as the Cigar of the Year. I mean, The Montecristo No 2 is only a classic blend that has been.... …


Added by Catfishbluezz on February 5, 2014 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

REVIEW: Sublimes Cigars Double Robusto

             Sunuvabeatch…I got a case of the beetles!  A freeze was in order, so I made sure and grabbed a few cigars to review while the rest of my stash recovers from a bit of a temperature change.  The Sublimes was a cigar that always caught my attention.  For some reason, their advertising always caught my eye, so when I saw their booth at IPCPR within close proximity of ours, I made a point to stop by and say hello.  I could not get much information about the blend from the rep, but…


Added by Catfishbluezz on January 27, 2014 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

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