All Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (738)


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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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Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Robusto

This is my review of the Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 in the Robusto vitola.



Nose:

The wrapper has a balanced scent of chocolate and earth with an oak background.  The nose isn't overpowering but definitely inviting.

Construction:

This is the Liga No 9 Robusto (5x54).  Like the T52 or other Drew Estates cigars, the construction is flawless from cap to foot.  No…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill

This is my review of the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill.

Nose:

There's not a lot of stogies that I get the sweet smell of tobacco from, but this was one of them.  There's also a nice complex woody combination with about the same strength.

Construction:

This is an Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill (7x48).  There is a rich, dark, oily sheen across the entire wrapper.   Flat veins…

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


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Review: Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2010

This is my review of the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial series 2010 release.



Nose:

Having previously enjoyed the Oliva 2011 I didn't think I'd be disappointed by the 2010.   I picked up a strong smell of fresh roasted coffee with a strong backing of earth.  The nose on this has you eager to light up.

 

Construction:

As a limited production every year you know that Oliva…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Review: Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente

This is my review of the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente.



Nose:

I picked up a mixture of cedar and other woods.  There was strong earth coming off of it, but not much else going on here.

Construction:

The wrapper on this is a rich brown color with flat smooth veins running throughout.  The brown in the wrapper isn't one consistent color, it is mottled throughout.  I found the band to be…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments


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Review: Nica Libre Potencia Belicoso

This is my review of the Nica Libre Potencia in the Belicoso vitola.

Nose:

The nose on this cigar was outstanding.  I spent about 5 minutes enjoying the cavalcade of wonderful aromas coming off this stick.  I picked up a rich tobacco and earth smell, sweet caramel, dried nuts and some cedar and other wood.

Construction:

The Nica Libre Potencia Belicoso (5x54) has a golden brown color to it, with a lightly oiled look to the wrapper.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Review: Oliva Nub Cameroon 460 Torpedo

This is my review of the Oliva Nub Cameroon 460 in the Torpedo vitola.

Nose:

I picked up a really interesting combination of earthy and molasses almost approaching a maple syrup.  The nose has me eager to toast and light up.

 

Construction:

The Oliva Nub 466 Cameroon box press torpedo from Oliva is a large gauge Nub (4x66) with tasty Nicaraguan tobacco.  I know quite a number of aficionados…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Review: Oliva V Melanio

This is my review of the Oliva V Melanio which comes in the Robusto vitola.

Nose:

I was excited to try out this new release from Oliva.  After considerable examination all I picked up is a peaty earth and some dried fruit. 

Construction:

The Melanio has a rich brown color to it, with a wrapper that does not reveal any flaws.  I've always found the Oliva V band to be well designed and eye catching,…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Review: El Cobre, Reddit /r/Cigar of The Month (Sep 2012)

This is my review of the El Cobre by Oliva,which was chosen as the Reddit /r/Cigars cigar of the month in September 2012. 

Nose:

I was expecting a strong nose on this given the reported strength.  Instead what I picked up was a light mixture of nuts, and an oak / cedar combination.                                            

Construction:

Flawless construction.  I would expect nothing less from…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 17, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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