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
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 is that the UC FP was a regional release in Holland and was…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