Cigar Surgeon's Blog – April 2013 Archive (10)

Review: Macanudo Cru Royale Toro

The Macanudo Cru Royale Toro was sent to me as a part of a prize pack from a raffle that Leaf And Flame held to raise money for cancer research.  Cancer is something that has affected almost everyone, and has certainly affected me personally including my father and my best friend.​

Nose:

Picked up some spice, light barnyard, Spanish cedar and sweet tobacco.  Quite a lot going on here, I had to take a few minutes to make sure I was really…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Event: Drew Estate Cigar Safari Day 3, 4

Day 3

I woke up fairly early again, around 6am.  This morning I finally heard the Esteli sirens going off to wake people up.  I lit up a cigar and walked around taking in the Estate and the artwork around the area.

Since most people weren't up I was able to capture a really nice panorama of the mural wall along with the landscape off of the main courtyard area.

Once everyone was up we had a really great breakfast, JD came over and…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 27, 2013 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Event: Drew Estate Cigar Safari Day 2

This is Day 2 of the Drew Estate Cigar Safari.

Even after being awake for as long as I was, I still ended up being wide awake at 6am.  I'm too programmed from corporate life and waking up at 5am to adjust this quickly.  It must have been the altitude because I felt completely rested and ready to go.

Breakfast at the Hotel Colonial was a traditional Nicaraguan breakfast that included eggs, fresh fruit and beans and rice.  It was very tasty.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 25, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Event: Drew Estate Cigar Safari Day 1

Day 1 of the Cigar Safari started for C4ddy and myself on Saturday April 13, rather than Sunday April 14.  We wanted to arrive in Managua as early as possible so as not to miss any of the activities.

Due to the way flights were arranged, the only choices we had were to fly into Managua the evening before (8pm) or fly into Houston and lay over until the morning flight.  Litui decided he was going to do the same thing, but flew into Houston earlier.

Hearing that we had a 9 hour…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 23, 2013 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Review: My Father Le Bijou 1922

I picked these up as 5 packs from Cigarbid.com.  These were the Reddit /r/cigars runner up for the April cigar of the month. 

Nose:

Rich tobacco, cedar and fresh coffee.  The nose on these has me eager to light up. ​

Construction:

This My Father Le Bijou 1922 is a petite robusto 4.5" x 50.  It's triple capped with a luxurious band that ends up taking up half the length…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Review: San Cristobal Papagayo

This cigar was won courtesy of Cigarbrief.com and their Foxtoberfest contest.

Nose:

​Strong nose of barnyard and fresh earth.

Construction:

The San Cristobal Papagayo is a toro cigar 5 3/4" x 55.  There's some tooth near the triple cap.  A flat vein runs the length…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

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

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

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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