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
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…Continue
This is a review of the Ortega Serie D Natural No. 7 (5 x 46).
I picked up sweet hay and tobacco. Not much else going on here but the nose on this has me eager to light up.
This cigar is a flat box press with flat veins near the cap. No imperfections to be found.
This is a nice creamy cigar with lots of complex flavors. I'm going…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
The Merlion smelled of sweet tobacco and dried fruit. The dried fruit reminded me of dates.…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 8, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I managed to pick up a mixture of sweet tobacco and honey.
Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Cain F 464T.
This was a really interesting nose. I picked up a combination of caramel and roasted nuts with a coffee background.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
This is my review of the Oliva Nub 464 Maduro in the Torpedo vitola.
The Nub Maduro had a really interesting nose on it. I picked up sweet tobacco, coffee and chocolate as well as some light nuttiness.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This Rocky Patel Edge Habano "Nicaraguan Edition" was a pre-release cigar sent to me from CigarBrief from their "Roll Like a Blogger" contest.
I spent some time smelling this cigar and I was able to pick up sweet tobacco with some notes of spicy pepper.
This pre-release has a dark brown…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Alec Bradley Black Market in the Robusto vitola.
The Black Market has an interesting nose to it. Careful consideration revealed pepper and a light underpinning of raw nuts.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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.
Not a lot of complexity on the nose here. All I picked up cedar and earth.
This is classic Drew Estates construction. Flawless cap and foot. A rich brown wrapper with no soft spots or any…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This La Escepcion Edición Regional Italia Selectos Finos was sent to me by another generous Redditor from Canada so I could review it.
Sweet tobacco and a light scent of cedar and other indistinguishable woods.
Flawless. The wrapper is golden brown with a striking black and gold band. It has another band underneath identifying it as an Exclusivo…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Pinar del Rio Oscuro in the Robusto vitola was Reddit /r/cigars cigar of the month for November 2012 picked by yours truly.
I picked up chocolate and espresso and some light cedar.
The construction on the PdR is flawless with flat veins and a rich oily brown shaded…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This is my review of the 601 Serie Blue Box Press Maduro Torpedo.
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.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 22, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Oliveros King Havano Black Knight "Mace" cigar was Reddit /r/cigars cigar of the month for October 2012.
I was picking up very sweet tobacco with equal strength of chocolate.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 in the Robusto vitola.
The wrapper has a balanced scent of chocolate and earth with an oak background. The nose isn't overpowering but definitely inviting.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill.
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.
This is an Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill (7x48). There is a rich, dark, oily sheen across the entire wrapper. Flat veins…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 1, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial series 2010 release.
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.
As a limited production every year you know that Oliva…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente.
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.
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…Continue