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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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Review: Liga Privada Undercrown Flying Pig Review

The Liga Privada Undercrown Flying Pig by Drew Estate is a limited release. It is the ULTIMATE limited release. The boys over at Halfwheel have all the info, so I won't get into all of it. The crux of the matter…

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Added by RobbyRas on February 7, 2013 at 10:35am — 1 Comment


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Review: Ortega Serie D Natural No. 7

This is a review of the Ortega Serie D Natural No. 7 (5 x 46).

Nose:

I picked up sweet hay and tobacco.  Not much else going on here but the nose on this has me eager to light up.

Construction:

This cigar is a flat box press with flat veins near the cap.  No imperfections to be found.

Flavor:

This is a nice creamy cigar with lots of complex flavors.  I'm going…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Review: La Sirena Merlion Robusto

This was sent to me from RobbyRasReviews for their Roundtable video discussion.  Cigars sponsored  by  PodMan Cigars.

Nose:

The Merlion smelled of sweet tobacco and dried fruit.   The dried fruit reminded me of dates.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 8, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Review: Bolivar Gold Medal

Nose:

A careful examination and all I was able to pick up was sweet tobacco.  There wasn't a lot of complexity for the nose here.

Construction:

Perfect construction with a nice straight cap.  No damage to the foot (likely due to the bubble wrap added by vendor).  The Bolivar Gold Medal has two bands, both of which hold the gold foil in place.  The gold foil serves to make this cigar stand…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Review: Viaje Oro Fuerza

This was sent to me from RobbyRasReviews for their Roundtable video discussion. Cigars sponsored by PodMan Cigars.

Nose:

I managed to pick up a mixture of sweet tobacco and honey.  

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Review: Oliva Cain F Nub 464T

This is my review of the Cain F 464T.



Nose:

This was a really interesting nose.  I picked up a combination of caramel and roasted nuts with a coffee background.

Construction:

The wrapper on the Cain F 464T was two different shades.  Even with this being a larger ring gauge there were no construction defects to be found.  The cigar was very firm to the touch with no soft…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Review: Oliva Nub 464 Maduro Torpedo

This is my review of the Oliva Nub 464 Maduro in the Torpedo vitola.



Nose:

The Nub Maduro had a really interesting nose on it.  I picked up sweet tobacco, coffee and chocolate as well as some light nuttiness.

Construction:

The Oliva Nub 464 Maduro Torpedo (4 x 64) has a very well constructed and smooth wrapper to it.  The outside is quite dark and has a slight oiliness.  No construction…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Pre-Release Review: Rocky Patel Edge Nicaragua

This Rocky Patel Edge Habano "Nicaraguan Edition" was a pre-release cigar sent to me from CigarBrief from their "Roll Like a Blogger" contest.

Nose:

I spent some time smelling this cigar and I was able to pick up sweet tobacco with some notes of spicy pepper.

Construction:

This pre-release has a dark brown…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Review: Alec Bradley Black Market

This is my review of the Alec Bradley Black Market in the Robusto vitola.



Nose:

The Black Market has an interesting nose to it.  Careful consideration revealed pepper and a light underpinning of raw nuts.

Construction:

This is the Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto.  It measures 5 1/4x52.  It has a dark brown wrapper that is smooth throughout with no imperfections.   What stood out is…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Review: Liga Privada Feral Flying Pig

This is my review of the Liga Privada Feral Flying Pig.I got this as a personal bomb from a Redditor Litui who came over and had an impromptu herf with me on my patio.

Nose:

Not a lot of complexity on the nose here.  All I picked up cedar and earth.

 

Construction:

This is classic Drew Estates construction.  Flawless cap and foot.  A rich brown wrapper with no soft spots or any…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Review: La Escepcion Edición Regional Italia Selectos Finos

This La Escepcion Edición Regional Italia Selectos Finos was sent to me by another generous Redditor from Canada so I could review it.

Nose:

Sweet tobacco and a light scent of cedar and other indistinguishable woods.

Construction:

Flawless.  The wrapper is golden brown with a striking black and gold band.  It has another band underneath identifying it as an Exclusivo…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Review: Pinar del Rio Oscuro Reddit /r/cigars CotM (Nov 2012)

The Pinar del Rio Oscuro in the Robusto vitola was Reddit /r/cigars cigar of the month for November 2012 picked by yours truly.

Nose:

I picked up chocolate and espresso and some light cedar.

Construction:

The construction on the PdR is flawless with flat veins and a rich oily brown shaded…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Review: 601 Serie Blue Maduro Torpedo

This is my review of the 601 Serie Blue Box Press Maduro Torpedo.



Nose:

The nose on this was fairly complex.  I spent a good deal of time with it and picked up fairly strong earth, a nice balanced chocolate and just a hint of hay.

Construction:

The 601 Serie Blue Box Press Maduro Torpedo was a bit loose at the foot with some imperfections.  There are bumps and veins throughout the…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 22, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Review: Oliveros King Havano Black Knight Mace Reddit /r/cigars CoTM (Oct 2012)

The Oliveros King Havano Black Knight "Mace" cigar was Reddit /r/cigars cigar of the month for October 2012.

Nose:

I was picking up very sweet tobacco with equal strength of chocolate.

Construction:

This King Havano Black Knight "Mace" cigar is a 6x60 size.  It's a box press that is double banded.  The main large band is a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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