All Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (721)

Review: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe LCDH Exclusive 2012

             A cigar that keeps haunting my friendly neighborhood LCDH surfing, is the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe La Casa del Habano (LCDH) Exclusivo release from 2012.  Noted by the secondary band bearing the LCDH logo, Habanos SA has released very few cigars in this vein, and as of 2011 limited production.  Employing aged tobacco, the releases are not quite on the level of the Edicion Limitadas in terms of price, but are exclusive, and have some collectability in that regard…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on February 12, 2015 at 8:48am — 4 Comments

Review: Partagás Serie E No.2

Habanos S.A. is always a couple years behind the American market in term of the sizes being used on their Habanos. I think it ranges from three to five years, and it is almost as if they want to see how successful a new vitola is before they put it on the market. I typically think Habanos is covered in the 40 ring gauge market, and that is why there has been an…

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Added by Seth's Humidor on February 10, 2015 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie L40

Drew Estate is a cigar manufacturer that most people have heard of. With a significant social media presence, they’ve consistently placed on the top cigars and top manufacturer’s for several consecutive years.

The Unico Serie of cigars which includes the UF-13, Dirty Rat, Feral Flying Pig, and L40 are a premium line. The L40 was first announced in the 2011 IPCPR, and the name comes from a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 10, 2015 at 6:00am — 11 Comments


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Pairing Review: The Smoking Monk of Esteli by Drew Estate American IPA

Right before Christmas, Jonathan Drew took to social media to announce a boutique project in partnership with Cigars International called "The Smoking Monk of Esteli by Drew Estate".  A selection of 5 unique blends, all in a Toro vitola, the handmade cigars were blended to be paired with specific styles of craft beer.  The five blends included in the series…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 9, 2015 at 7:00am — 5 Comments


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Review: La Aurora Preferido Corona Cameroon

I recently received a sampler of the new La Aurora Preferido Corona line. I honestly knew nothing about these, which is actually good for a review. I also love the corona vitola, so that's double good. I will be reviewing these one per week, starting today with the Cameroon. This is one of the first, if not THE first, Cameroon I've smoked, so we'll see how I like it.

La Aurora Preferido Corona Cameroon by Miami Cigar & Co.…

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Added by 007MI6 on February 6, 2015 at 10:28am — 5 Comments


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Review: Avo Lounge Edition Toro

I’ve travelled down to Orlando for the past 2 years, and when I do I always make a point of stopping in Corona Cigar Company. It has given me a great opportunity to browse the shelves and find some cigars that would otherwise be impossible for me to get up in Canada. The Avo Lounge Edition is particularly limited as it is only sold at Avo lounge locations.

The Avo Lounge Edition is available in a double corona vitola (7-1/2” x 50) or the toro (6” x…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 3, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments


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Pairing Review: The Smoking Monk of Esteli by Drew Estate Hefeweizen

Right before Christmas, Jonathan Drew took to social media to announce a boutique project in partnership with Cigars International called "The Smoking Monk of Esteli by Drew Estate".  A selection of 5 unique blends, all in a Toro vitola, the handmade cigars were blended to be paired with specific styles of craft beer.  The five blends included in the series…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 2, 2015 at 7:00am — 7 Comments


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Review: S.T.K. Miami Barracuda Limited Edition Maduro 2014

What better cigar to smoke when living on the Gulf Coast, than George Rico's S.T.K. Miami Barracuda LE Maduro 2014? Well, I guess the original Barracuda would as well, but I smoked that a couple years ago, and doubt I can find more. But, today I am talking about the Limited Edition Maduro. Which, other than the band not having the Barracuda on it, so closely resembles the original that it's hard to tell them apart. Let's see how this Maduro plays…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 30, 2015 at 9:21am — 4 Comments


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Review: Roberto P Duran Premium

The Roberto P Duran Premium was released during ICPRP 2014.  After the release of the Azan line in 2013, Roberto felt it was time to add a super-premium cigar to his portfolio.

“The Roberto P. Duran Cigar Brand has been a long time in the making. We used the absolute best tobacco available and we delayed the release of this cigar as we wanted to make absolutely sure that it was the best expression of a super-premium cigar.” - Roberto P…

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Added by RobbyRas on January 29, 2015 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Review: Ramon Allones Superiores LCDH Exclusivo Grand Corona

             Ramon Allones, the brand I want to love, kind of love, yet never seem to go deep on.  I placed a thread in the Cigar Cartel Group to see what members wanted me to review, and the overwhelming choice was the Ramon  Allones LCDH Superiores Grand Corona release.  Generally, I am a corona gorda whore, so my expectation was high going in. I am not sure of the box code or date, but I am pretty sure it came from the 2012-13 MUR codes, as I got it from a good BOTL…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on January 28, 2015 at 10:06pm — 4 Comments


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Review: Nomad Connecticut Fuerte Lancero

Nomad is not a new cigar brand to me by any stretch. The Esteli Lot 1386 previously made #3 on my top cigars of 2013 and the C-276 made #9 on my top cigars of 2014. I recently had the good fortune of smoking with Fred “GodFadr” Rewey in December of 2014 when I…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 27, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments


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Review: EPC Inch Short Run 2014 No. 62

The EPC Inch Short Run 2014 No. 62, is one hefty looking cigar.Though, I am seeing much larger cigars on the market now, a 62 ring gauge is still one heck of a large cigar. And not exactly in my normal smoking range, although I do enjoy a couple 6x60's now and then. That being said, I was surprised at how smokable the EPC Inch was.

Inch Short Run 2014 by EP Carrillo

Size: 5 x 62…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 23, 2015 at 7:00am — 5 Comments


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The Cigar Surgeon’s Top 10 New Release of 2014

2014 was an especially great year for me. It was my first full year with Cigar Federation. It marked the launch of my new show Sharing Our Pairings, and it was my first time being a part of the spectacle that is the IPCPR. I also found that there was a significant amount of excellent new releases for the year. It was one of the first times that I had to really struggle to pare down my list to only 10 cigars.

My goal for 2015 is to try and smoke as many of the new releases as possible…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 23, 2015 at 6:00am — 7 Comments


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Top 10 New Releases of 2014 - The RobbyRas Edition

As a cigar smoker and a member of the cigar media, I felt spoiled in 2014.  It all started with the release of The Collective and snowballed from there.  For the purposes of this list (we have more to come) I stuck with cigars that were released in 2014.  I'm not sure if this was a conscious decision or not, but I stayed away from line extensions.  Had I included them, the 1502 Ruby Lancero and Corona would have been in the running.  I really enjoy that blend.

Paring down…

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Added by RobbyRas on January 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — 32 Comments


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The MFCEO's Top Ten List of New Releases from 2014

2014 was a great year for new cigar releases.  My Top Ten list this year includes cigars only released during 2014.

Only ten cigars made my list, but there were a few cigars on the bubble that should be recognized. Honorable Mentions for 2014, and in no particular order, are:

Surrogates Cracker Crumbs

D’Crossier Golden Blend

EPC 5th Anniversary

Tatuaje Tatoo…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on January 21, 2015 at 6:30am — 21 Comments


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Review: 1502 Cigars Ruby Lancero

If you haven’t previously had the chance to try any 1502 cigars or see Enrique Sánchez on Stogie Geeks or Cigar Chat, you are truly missing out. I would say Enrique ranks among the top people I have met in the industry in terms of being genuine, kind, and passionate about the tobacco industry. 

I had the good fortune of trying their 1502 Robusto in 2013 where it made my…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 20, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment


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Review: Regius White Label

I have learned a lot about Regius cigars from our buddy Catfish and he has gotten me into a few good conversations with Akhil. Who is an interesting guy for sure, and has been gracious enough to share his cigars, which is great since I can not find them anywhere else. ;) A few days ago I finally got around to lighting up this White Label, and I was very pleasantly surprised.

White Label by Regius Cigars…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 16, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Testing 1, 2, 3!

Of course this isn't a real blog post. Adding some new functionality to the site and just testing :)

Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on January 15, 2015 at 2:43pm — 10 Comments

Cigar of the Year 2014: Catfish

Well gents and ladies, it is time to post our individual Cigar of the Year 2014 lists!  This year I decided to stay at 20, as honestly I had a ton of graet smokes that I truly loved this year. Some were reviewed, some were not, and I am only posting pictures for the first five.  Really the majority of this list was released in 2013 or 2014, as it truly does take forever to get to all samples and cigars I buy.  So without further adieu my Cigar of the Year 2014 is……

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Added by Catfishbluezz on January 14, 2015 at 6:35pm — 10 Comments


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Review: Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla by Espinosa Cigars

Espinosa Cigars created the Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla for Eric and the folks over at CigarDojo.com.  The Sarsaparilla is the second cigar to be "dedicated" to the Dojo.  Drew Estate released the Undercrown Dogma to much fanfare in 2014.  

The Sarsaparilla is a limited run though I can't seem to find an exact number of how limited it is.  It is available in 10-count…

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Added by RobbyRas on January 8, 2015 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

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