Cigar Surgeon's Blog – May 2013 Archive (8)

Review: San Lotano Maduro Toro

I picked up these San Lotano Maduro by A.J. Fernandez from CigarBid as 2 x 10 packs.

Nose:

The nose on these distinctly reminded me of the curing barns in Nicaragua.  The smell of rich sweet tobacco curing with hay undertones.

Construction:

This cigar from A.J. Fernandez is a box pressed Toro measuring 6x52.  It is tripled capped and flawless in construction.  There is a single flat…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Ventura Cigar Custom /r/Cigars Release

This cigar was a custom blend in 2012 for the Reddit /r/cigars group by Ventura Cigar Company.

Nose:

Some spice and sweet tobacco with hay and barnyard.​

Construction:

This custom cigar is a Salomon sized 6 3/4" x 54 with a pig-tail cap.  No flaws and no veins present.

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 23, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pre-Release Review: Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Box Press

This cigar came to me by way of a contest over at Cigarbrief.​

Nose:

A heavy woody smell with some underlying spicy notes

Construction:

This cigar is Toro shaped 6.5x52 and box pressed.​  As this is a pre-release the band is plain white with the Vintage 2003 lettering.The wrapper is brown and there are no imperfections.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Silver Robusto Corto

This is my review of the Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Silver Robusto Corto (4.87x52).  I purchased a 5 pack from Cigar Monster. Final tally was $3 a stick.

 

Nose:

Very subtle nose of dried nuts and light earth.  Didn't pick up anything else.  Not a lot going on in the nose department.

Construction:

Construction was excellent. Veins were present but wrapper was smooth and rolled…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 20, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Review: Oliva Serie G Belicoso

I won this cigar from a Leaf and Flame raffle for cancer research donations.​

Nose:

A sweet tobacco mixed with coffee.  Subtle barnyard undertones.​

Construction:

The Oliva Serie G Belicoso is 5x52 and box pressed with multiple caps. The standard brown and gold Oliva band adorns it with a Serie G designation.  ​…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Rocky Patel Edge Habano Torpedo

This cigar came to me by way of a bomb from QuikAF77 at /r/cigars.  This is the release version of the Nicaraguan edition I previously reviewed.

 

Nose:

 

Picked up some spicy notes, sweet tobacco and slight barnyard.​

Construction:

The Rocky Patel Edge Habano is a Torpedo shaped cigar 6 x 52.  It's adorned by a blue band.  There…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: L'Atelier LAT54

This cigar was sent to me ​by the Smoking Greek as a part of his 13 for 2013 giveaway.

Nose:

Picked up some spicy pepper, a rich tobacco mixed with some sweet barnyard. ​…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Crowned Heads Four Kicks Seleccion No. 5

I received this cigar as a part of my Secret Santa pack from the December /r/cigars exchange.​

 

Nose:

I picked up earth, some sweet tobacco and hints of cedar.  There wasn't anything else I could detect here.​

 

Construction:

The Four Kicks Seleccion No. 5 is a 6 1/2" x 44 Lonsdale.  There are veins present all throughout the wrapper but they are all flat.  The cigar is…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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