All Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (755)


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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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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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