Cigar Surgeon's Blog – November 2012 Archive (6)

Review: Pinar del Rio Oscuro Reddit /r/cigars CotM (Nov 2012)

The Pinar del Rio Oscuro in the Robusto vitola was Reddit /r/cigars cigar of the month for November 2012 picked by yours truly.

Nose:

I picked up chocolate and espresso and some light cedar.

Construction:

The construction on the PdR is flawless with flat veins and a rich oily brown shaded…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Review: 601 Serie Blue Maduro Torpedo

This is my review of the 601 Serie Blue Box Press Maduro Torpedo.



Nose:

The nose on this was fairly complex.  I spent a good deal of time with it and picked up fairly strong earth, a nice balanced chocolate and just a hint of hay.

Construction:

The 601 Serie Blue Box Press Maduro Torpedo was a bit loose at the foot with some imperfections.  There are bumps and veins throughout the…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 22, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Review: Oliveros King Havano Black Knight Mace Reddit /r/cigars CoTM (Oct 2012)

The Oliveros King Havano Black Knight "Mace" cigar was Reddit /r/cigars cigar of the month for October 2012.

Nose:

I was picking up very sweet tobacco with equal strength of chocolate.

Construction:

This King Havano Black Knight "Mace" cigar is a 6x60 size.  It's a box press that is double banded.  The main large band is a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Review: La Aurora 107 Robusto

Nose:

I picked up a leathery earth combination with a medium pepper.  Very interesting nose on this.

Construction:

The La Aurora 107 Robusto (4 1/2 x 50) has a gold, yellow and white band with a picture of a lion.  There was a long flat vein running down the underside of the cigar.  No flaws to be found on the cap, wrapper or foot. …

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Robusto

This is my review of the Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 in the Robusto vitola.



Nose:

The wrapper has a balanced scent of chocolate and earth with an oak background.  The nose isn't overpowering but definitely inviting.

Construction:

This is the Liga No 9 Robusto (5x54).  Like the T52 or other Drew Estates cigars, the construction is flawless from cap to foot.  No…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill

This is my review of the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill.

Nose:

There's not a lot of stogies that I get the sweet smell of tobacco from, but this was one of them.  There's also a nice complex woody combination with about the same strength.

Construction:

This is an Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill (7x48).  There is a rich, dark, oily sheen across the entire wrapper.   Flat veins…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 1, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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