This is my review of the Alec Bradley Black Market in the Robusto vitola.
The Black Market has an interesting nose to it. Careful consideration revealed pepper and a light underpinning of raw nuts.
This is the Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto. It measures 5 1/4x52. It has a dark brown wrapper that is smooth throughout with no imperfections. What stood out is…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Liga Privada Feral Flying Pig.I got this as a personal bomb from a Redditor Litui who came over and had an impromptu herf with me on my patio.
Not a lot of complexity on the nose here. All I picked up cedar and earth.
This is classic Drew Estates construction. Flawless cap and foot. A rich brown wrapper with no soft spots or any…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This La Escepcion Edición Regional Italia Selectos Finos was sent to me by another generous Redditor from Canada so I could review it.
Sweet tobacco and a light scent of cedar and other indistinguishable woods.
Flawless. The wrapper is golden brown with a striking black and gold band. It has another band underneath identifying it as an Exclusivo…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Pinar del Rio Oscuro in the Robusto vitola was Reddit /r/cigars cigar of the month for November 2012 picked by yours truly.
I picked up chocolate and espresso and some light cedar.
The construction on the PdR is flawless with flat veins and a rich oily brown shaded…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This is my review of the 601 Serie Blue Box Press Maduro Torpedo.
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.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 22, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Oliveros King Havano Black Knight "Mace" cigar was Reddit /r/cigars cigar of the month for October 2012.
I was picking up very sweet tobacco with equal strength of chocolate.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I picked up a leathery earth combination with a medium pepper. Very interesting nose on this.
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. …Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
This is my review of the Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 in the Robusto vitola.
The wrapper has a balanced scent of chocolate and earth with an oak background. The nose isn't overpowering but definitely inviting.
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill.
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.
This is an Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill (7x48). There is a rich, dark, oily sheen across the entire wrapper. Flat veins…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 1, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial series 2010 release.
Having previously enjoyed the Oliva 2011 I didn't think I'd be disappointed by the 2010. I picked up a strong smell of fresh roasted coffee with a strong backing of earth. The nose on this has you eager to light up.
As a limited production every year you know that Oliva…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente.
I picked up a mixture of cedar and other woods. There was strong earth coming off of it, but not much else going on here.
The wrapper on this is a rich brown color with flat smooth veins running throughout. The brown in the wrapper isn't one consistent color, it is mottled throughout. I found the band to be…Continue
This is my review of the Nica Libre Potencia in the Belicoso vitola.
The nose on this cigar was outstanding. I spent about 5 minutes enjoying the cavalcade of wonderful aromas coming off this stick. I picked up a rich tobacco and earth smell, sweet caramel, dried nuts and some cedar and other wood.
The Nica Libre Potencia Belicoso (5x54) has a golden brown color to it, with a lightly oiled look to the wrapper.…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Oliva Nub Cameroon 460 in the Torpedo vitola.
I picked up a really interesting combination of earthy and molasses almost approaching a maple syrup. The nose has me eager to toast and light up.
The Oliva Nub 466 Cameroon box press torpedo from Oliva is a large gauge Nub (4x66) with tasty Nicaraguan tobacco. I know quite a number of aficionados…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Oliva V Melanio which comes in the Robusto vitola.
I was excited to try out this new release from Oliva. After considerable examination all I picked up is a peaty earth and some dried fruit.
The Melanio has a rich brown color to it, with a wrapper that does not reveal any flaws. I've always found the Oliva V band to be well designed and eye catching,…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the El Cobre by Oliva,which was chosen as the Reddit /r/Cigars cigar of the month in September 2012.
I was expecting a strong nose on this given the reported strength. Instead what I picked up was a light mixture of nuts, and an oak / cedar combination.
Flawless construction. I would expect nothing less from…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 17, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments