All Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (762)


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Review: Macanudo Cru Royale Toro

The Macanudo Cru Royale Toro was sent to me as a part of a prize pack from a raffle that Leaf And Flame held to raise money for cancer research.  Cancer is something that has affected almost everyone, and has certainly affected me personally including my father and my best friend.​

Nose:

Picked up some spice, light barnyard, Spanish cedar and sweet tobacco.  Quite a lot going on here, I had to take a few minutes to make sure I was really…

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

Review: Leon Jimenes Robusto Deluxe

 

Leon Jimenes Robusto Deluxe 5.5X50

Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Domincan

I will be honest, I had no clue who Leon Jimenes is, so I was interested to see what this little robusto was all about, being that it appeared to be a Connecticut wrapper.  Color me an ignorant noob when I realized this blend was created to honor the founders of La Aurora, whom cigars I adore, and of Dominican descent.  Seems like I have…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 29, 2013 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

Review: La Aurora 100 Anos Maduro Robusto

La Aurora Cien Anos Maduro Robusto 5x50

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

              You know, at times reviewing cigars can seem more business then pleasure, as the note taking, determining taste profiles, and objectivity can take away from the personal enjoyment of the moment.  We have monikers employed to describe our experience and build our opinions from, which sometimes may make little sense to…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 23, 2013 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Coffee and Conny Reviews: Chapter Three

For those of you that have not followed this column, the first two installments are at www.robbyrasreviews.com under Coffee and Conny Reviews: Chapter One and Two. Basically, I love coffee, and I love cigars, so I figured I should explore the pair and perfect the two together.  Since I normally review with ice water for no palate interaction, I keep these reviews quick and to the point.  In my attempts to determine which pairs work best together,…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 22, 2013 at 9:58pm — 3 Comments

Montecristo Edmundo Pancaked Review

Montecristo Edmundo 2005 and 2010

Wrapper: Dark Cuban (2010) and Light Cuban (2005) Vuelta Abajo

Binder: Cuban Vuelta Abajo

Filler: Cuban Vuelta Abajo

                This will be the first attempt of pancaking two reviews into one, with two given Habanos, with differing ages, that are significant enough I should notice changes in profile.  I came up with the concept to give smokers an idea of the changes…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Review: My Father Le Bijou 1922

I picked these up as 5 packs from Cigarbid.com.  These were the Reddit /r/cigars runner up for the April cigar of the month. 

Nose:

Rich tobacco, cedar and fresh coffee.  The nose on these has me eager to light up. ​

Construction:

This My Father Le Bijou 1922 is a petite robusto 4.5" x 50.  It's triple capped with a luxurious band that ends up taking up half the length…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: San Cristobal Papagayo

This cigar was won courtesy of Cigarbrief.com and their Foxtoberfest contest.

Nose:

​Strong nose of barnyard and fresh earth.

Construction:

The San Cristobal Papagayo is a toro cigar 5 3/4" x 55.  There's some tooth near the triple cap.  A flat vein runs the length…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Room 101 San Andres 305

This cigar was won courtesy of Cigarbrief.com​ and their Foxtoberfest contest.

Nose:

Not a lot to pick up here.  All I could get was light hints of cedar and faint tobacco.​

Construction:

The Room 101 San Andres 305 ​is a robusto…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 11, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: J. Fuego Edicion de Familia Toro



This was from the CigarBrief "roll like a blogger" Foxtoberfest contest.  This was an extra cigar thrown in by Jesus Fuego himself.  It's a pre-release for the line.

Nose:

I wasn't picking up a lot here, primarily cedar and light tobacco scents.​

Construction:

The J. Fuego Edicion de Familia…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2012

​This is the latest limited release of the Oliva Serie V.  I first got introduced to these back in 2011 from a Redditor by the name of Speedgeek.  Since then I've managed to get a box of each of the releases going back to 2008.

Nose:

I picked up sweet tobacco with cedar and hints of cocoa.​

Construction:

The Oliva Serie V 2012 is a toro shaped cigar measuring 6x50.  It's triple…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2

Nose:

Very rich and fresh tobacco smell.  This is pretty par for the course for Cuban cigars.  ​

Construction:

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 is a ​4 7/8 x 50 robusto vitola.   The wrapper has a golden brown color to it with some flat veins raunning throughout.  There are no imperfections to be found anywhere here.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Tatuaje The Mummy 2012

The Tatuaje Mummy is part of the annual Halloween Monster series.  Each release has corresponding ​limited edition boxes that make up a small number of the overall run.  The 2012 release was 666 boxes of 13 coffins that were in high demand.   It is the 5th release in the Monster series.  I picked up a non-dress box of these from Union Cigars Society when I visited Seattle in November for an NFL…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico

This stick was given to me by LostAbbott a BOTL from my trip to Seattle back in November

Nose:

I picked up coffee, cedar and a little bit of white pepper.​

Construction:

The first thing that caught my eye was the band.  It's a bright blue with gold and an intricate inner pattern with a center image of a lady with 'La Aroma De Cuba' around it. ​ The wrapper is a rich brown and is very smooth with no imperfections to the…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro Reddit CotM (Mar 2012)

Padron 1964 Anniversary Principe Maduro (4.5 x 46).   I picked up a box of these from Serious Cigars while I was down in Houston.  This cigar was picked as the cigar of the month for March.

Nose:

Lots of chocolate with spice and a rich aromatic tobacco.  ​

Construction:

Flawless ​dark wrapper with a slight amount of tooth.  Careful inspection reveals only a single cap.  The band is a rich shiny gold with a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Padron Serie 1926 No. 2 Maduro

This is my review of the ​Padron Serie 1926 No. 2 Maduro cigar.   I picked this up on my way through Bellingham, Washington last year.   I was saving it for a special occasion and I decided to smoke this delicious cigar on my birthday this year.

Nose:

I was surprised that I was only able to pick up cedar and light spice.  Based on the rich looking wrapper I was hoping for chocolate  or coffee.  …

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: J. Fuego Origen Corona Maduro

This is my review of the J. Fuego Origen Corona Maduro (5.5 x 46).   I won this cigar ​from Cigar Brief in their Foxtoberfest giveaway.

Nose:

​Picked up a nice waft of coffee and some sweet tobacco.  I'm eager to…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Illusione Epernay Reddit CoTM (Dec 2012)

This is my review of the Illusione Epernay Le Monde (6.25 x 52) which was Reddit /r/cigars December cigar of the month.​  This cigar was generously bombed to me from LostAbbott while I was visting Seattle for an NFL football game. 

Nose:

I picked up barnyard and cedar.  The nose was quite subtle.​

Construction:

The Epernay is solidly constructed.  Unfortunately in the…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Alec Bradley Tempus Medius 6 Maduro

This is my review of the Alec Bradley Tempus Medius 6 Maduro (6x52).  I purchased these as a 5 pack from Atlantic Cigar, running $5.00 each.

Nose:

This stick doesn't smell very strong with no particular note standing out.  You'll pick up hints of leather and a nice sweet tobacco.  I've read that there should be notes of coffee and chocolate but I wasn't picking up any of that.  Very pleasant but nothing really popped.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 26, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


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Review: Liga Privada T52 Belicoso

This is my review of the Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 Jjohns71 from Reddit /r/cigars was generous enough to send me one for free to try when he heard that I had never had one.

Nose:

This is what cigars should smell like.  A nice rich tobacco with sweet earthy undertones.  As soon as you catch a whiff you immediately want to light it up.  When I imagine the aroma of a stick coming out of a humidor, this is what my mind…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Review: Tatuaje TAA 2012 Limited Release

The Tatuaje TAA 2012 was a limited release from Pete Johnson.  The cigar was made available to all Tobacconist Association of America members and was priced around $12 per stick. …

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Added by RobbyRas on February 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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