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.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Leon Jimenes Robusto Deluxe 5.5X50
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…Continue
La Aurora Cien Anos Maduro Robusto 5x50
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Catfishbluezz on April 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
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.
Rich tobacco, cedar and fresh coffee. The nose on these has me eager to light up.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Strong nose of barnyard and fresh earth.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Not a lot to pick up here. All I could get was light hints of cedar and faint tobacco.
The Room 101 San Andres 305 is a robusto…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 11, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
I wasn't picking up a lot here, primarily cedar and light tobacco scents.
The J. Fuego Edicion de Familia…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
I picked up sweet tobacco with cedar and hints of cocoa.
The Oliva Serie V 2012 is a toro shaped cigar measuring 6x50. It's triple…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Very rich and fresh tobacco smell. This is pretty par for the course for Cuban cigars.
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.…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
This stick was given to me by LostAbbott a BOTL from my trip to Seattle back in November
I picked up coffee, cedar and a little bit of white pepper.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
Lots of chocolate with spice and a rich aromatic tobacco.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
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. …Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Picked up a nice waft of coffee and some sweet tobacco. I'm eager to…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
I picked up barnyard and cedar. The nose was quite subtle.
The Epernay is solidly constructed. Unfortunately in the…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
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.…Continue
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.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by RobbyRas on February 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments