Cigar Surgeon's Blog – October 2014 Archive (3)

Review: La Palina Mr Sam

Last April the Reddit group /r/cigars had an entire month long ‘cold war’ where people were split into teams for the U.S.A. and Russia. Points were awarded for bombing the other side with cigars. The Mr. Sam I received was as a result of one of those exchanges.

I’m a huge fan of the La Palina Goldie No. 5, so I was eager to try out the Mr. Sam to see how it compared.

Rolled in the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, it was produced in a Robusto (4-3/4” x 54 RG), Corona (5.5” x…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 28, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Review: Arturo Fuente Opus X Perfecxion X

I purchased two Arturo Fuente Opus X Perfecxion Xs as a part of the Arturo Fuente 2012 Extremely Rare Holiday Collection.  The Holiday Collection comes with 5 pairs of cigars from the Fuente line.   I had never lit up an Opus X before, and after having a particularly lousy Monday this seemed like the cigar that could turn things around.

Grown and rolled in the Dominican Republic , Opus X series comes in a wide variety of vitolas ranging from Petit Corona all the way up to A…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 21, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Group Review: Kuuts Placeres Reserva

The Placeres Reserva is made by Kuuts, and primarily sold in Europe where it has done very well. From what I can tell it has a limited US distribution and many of you cigar lovers out there might not have heard of it. We didn’t until Gabriel Alvarez contacted us about doing some reviews and he appeared on Stogie Geeks.

The Placeres Reserva is available in 5 vitolas. Colosos (6”x54 RG),…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 15, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments


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