My Week (In Smoking) In Review - 06/04/13

If you've read any of my previous "reviews", notably the MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Fat Molly from a few weeks back, you'll know I'm not a reviewer.  However, like any cigar smoker, I have opinions and I don't mind sharing them so I figured I'd attempt to start a semi-regular post detailing what I've smoked over the past weeks and what my thoughts were on the cigar(s).  We'll see how it goes! 

  • Cult Classic Robusto - The crew over at Cult Cigars has really taken to social media to get the word out about their cigars. They have a promotion where you can receive 2 free samples just for telling your local B&M about them.  I received the Cult Classic from the company back on February 1st, and after a short rest, I finally tried it out. Great construction and draw! I really like a cigar that delivers copious amounts of smoke and the Classic hit the spot.  I had to relight once, but that was more of a situation where I got distracted and left the cigar unattended for too long.  Flavors were not too strong - a solid medium and perfect for a cool summer day!
  • Sosa Underground Connecticut Delphic - My good friends Arby and Celina and I recently made a little wager on the Floyd Mayweather/Robert Guerrero fight. By luck, I had Floyd pulling off the UD and Arby and Celina sent me a box of the soon-to-be-released Sosa Underground Connecticut Delphics as my winnings! Finally got the chance to try these out and really enjoyed it. First, the size on these is absolutely ideal for me - 5.5x41, I believe - with a perfecto shape.  As above, I absolutely love billowing smoke from my cigars, and, again, this cigar delivered with impeccable construction.  I smoked this with some coffee early in the morning as I expected it to be a bit more mellow since it was a Conny, but I found it to be a bit stronger than I expected. With an official release date of IPCPR 2013, I'll be curious if these mellow out a bit with time.  Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience this smoke gave me.
  • Willy Herrera Project "M" - One of the cigars everyone at NJ Cigar Fest received was the WH Project "M". I don't know anything about this cigar other than the fact that I believe it has a Maduro wrapper. I've asked around to find out if this is the Herrera Esteli blend with a maduro wrapper or if this is a one-off production or something we'll actually see, but no one has been able to give me answers. The popular opinion in my local B&M, Barrister Cigars, is that this cigar is fantastic, but the consumers worry that we won't see this as a regular release any time soon.  I found it to be similar to the Herrera Esteli, but a bit more powerful - perhaps a solid medium-full - and a bit chocolatey.  Of all the cigars listed in this week's review, this was by far my favorite.
  • Illusione *R* Rothchildes - My apologies for not including a picture with this profile.  I have one, but it is honestly so horrible that you're better off just doing a Google Image Search if you don't know what these look like! ;) I've heard such amazing things about this cigar - from the construction, to the flavor, to the price point - with some even referring to this as the best cigar Illusione has ever released.  For me, it feel incredibly short, but, having only smoked 1 thus-far, I will be revisiting before making a final decision on this cigar.  I don't know if it was my frame of mind the day I smoked it, or just a bad stick, or if I let the hype overwhelm me, but there was nothing memorable for me about this experience.  Of course, there wasn't anything bad I can say about it - it was just kind of there.  I'll track down another sample soon and revisit this, though.
  • Hammer & Sickle La Habana Tradicion Serie Robusto - Finally, on Sunday, I enjoyed a H&S Robusto while watching some great soccer - first USA v GER and then ENG v BRA. I always try to pick up new cigars when I stop in one of my local shops, and back in December, I went into Smoker's Delight and picked up one of these.  I finally got to smoke it on Sunday.  Interesting smoking experience as it probably gave me the most "grassiness" I've ever received from a non-candela.  Not sure how I feel about it as it doesn't seem like a flavor I enjoy much, but I kept smoking so it couldn't have been that bad! ;)  Probably not a cigar I'm going to go back to, but if you're a fan of mild cigars with a slight medium kick, its probably worth a try.

That's all for this week! See you next week! And don't forget to enter this week's contest - INCEPTION!

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Comment by The Cigarmy (Kip) on June 4, 2013 at 12:27pm don't want people to enter this week's contest? :)

Comment by Matt Ross on June 4, 2013 at 12:52pm

How embarrassing?!  Luckily, I've fixed it and now everyone will wonder what your comment refers to!

Comment by Catfishbluezz on June 4, 2013 at 5:51pm

Had a Sosa recently for review, it was one that fell under the construction conundrum.  What sucks, is I liked it so much I almost posted it anyways because I nubbed it lol.  I really enjoyed it, it was a conny as well.

Comment by Matt Ross on June 5, 2013 at 7:16am

Which Sosa was it, Dustin?  Do you remember?

Comment by Catfishbluezz on June 5, 2013 at 9:04am

if I saw it I would remember in a heartbeat.  It was a conny, larger toro size, black and red band if I remember

Comment by Matt Ross on June 5, 2013 at 3:03pm

Based off of this Twitter convo, it seems you are referring to the Sosa Family Selection Connecticut that is only available in Sosa stores.

Comment by Catfishbluezz on June 5, 2013 at 3:27pm
Yeah, Rob sent it to me a while back. I'm interested to revisit, maybe I'll grab a few in Vegas.


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