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

Review: La Reloba Seleccion Mexico Robusto

My decision to pick up the La Reloba Seleccion Mexico Robusto came from a Redditor who’s frequently on hangouts smoking and driving interesting discussions, /u/MisterBastahrd.  He tends to have a solid pulse of my what I like to smoke, so I can confidently buy a 5 pack or more never having smoked them before.

Nose:

The only things I could pick up here after careful consideration was a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 30, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Review: Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

The Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012 came to me by way of a generous Redditor QuikAF77 who bombed me with this cigar.  It wasn’t until after I reviewed the stick and found out the value that I realized what a generous bomb it was.

Nose:

I picked up cedar notes, some hints of coffee but there wasn’t much else going on here,

Construction:

The Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 27, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Gran Habano Corojo Vintage 2002 Robusto

This is my review of the Gran Habano Corojo Vintage 2002 in the Robusto vitola.  I ended up picking these up as a bundle of 20 from CigarBid for an absurdly low price.  I had heard some positive reviews and I thought for the money I might as well.  Worst case scenario I'd be left with some sticks I would be giving out at herfs.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 22, 2013 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada 'Surgeon' Safari Blend

The  Drew Estate Liga Privada 'Surgeon' Safari Blend came from a blending session during the Drew Estate Cigar Safari in April 2013.  I had the chance to speak at length with Willy Herrera who gave me lots of pointers on what leaves and proportions to blend for my flavor goal.  

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 20, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: H. Upmann Royal Robusto

I'm not the biggest fan of Cubans but the H. Upmann Royal Robusto was highly recommended to me.  I ended up picking up a box of 10 to try out.

Nose:

All I was picking up here was the delicious smell of fermented tobacco.

Construction:

This cigar measures 5.31" x 52…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 16, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Countdown to Chicago Herf

 

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Event Details

 

What is this you ask? A giant non-commercial herf (we're not making any money!) that not only supports two amazing cigar lounges in Chicago, but creates a great opportunity for a ton of us to meet up, smoke cigars, and chat with members of the industry. We will stuff our faces, smoke til…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Countdown to Partagas Festival

 

The Cigar Surgeon will be flying to Havana, Cuba to enjoy the Partagas festival from November 16 - 23.  Expect some great shots and reviews to be forthcoming shortly afterwards.

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 13, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Stinky Ashtray from Cigar Chat

I participated in the Cigar Federation CigarChat and Stinky was giving away an ashtray for the first person to come up with the year they released their first ashtray.  I was lucky to be quick on the draw with the answer of 2004 and won this beautiful black Stinky with ash knocker.

Stinky also mentioned that he has ash knockers available for various models…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 8, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Pre-Release Review: Rocky Patel Freedom

This is a review of a pre-release version of the Rocky Patel Freedom in the Robusto vitola.  These cigars came to me from Cigarbrief and their "Roll like a Blogger" contest

 

Nose:

After careful…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 8, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Viva Republica Cigars Rapture Revel

This cigar came to me by way of side trade with Matt Ross  from Twitter and formerly aficionado of the month on Reddit /r/cigars.

Nose:

Fantastic nose to start.  Chocolate, cedar, spice with the spice dominating the profile.

Construction:

The wrapper on the Rapture Revel is light colored with no imperfections.  The cigar…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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