La Rosa Especial Nikkoh
Size: 6.0 x 52
Tobacco: Mexican, Nicaraguan, Costa Rican, Honduran
La Rosa Especial cigars were introduced in the early 1990's as "The Strongest Cigar on Earth". They were popular at first, but as the Cigar Boom of the late 90's gave birth to hundreds of...
Fuente Hemingway Untold Story Maduro
This cigar came to me from my friends at CigarsDirect.com. & wow, it did not disappoint. I enjoyed it during a boys' poker night last Friday, paired with Rusell's Reserve 10-year old bourbon.
According to Cigars.com: "The...
La Aurora Leoninos Bellicoso
Size: 6.5 x 52
Filler: Piloto Cubano, Dominican Corojo, Bahía and Nicaragua
I got a great deal on these cigars from CigarBid: 15 cigars for $24 (incl. shipping).
Leoninos is distinctive for two reasons...
My wife and I booked a 7-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Valor cruise ship out of Miami, Fla. last week (along with our friends, Shaun and Charity Brannen and Kim Sass). Other than one major disappointment, described in another thread, the cruise was great. We swam with dolphins in...
Padilla Hybrid Robusto
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuador (hybrid of a cuban-seed and a Connecticut seed)
Filler: Nicaragua, DR, Peru
At first, I wasn't sure I'd like this cigar. It had a light-brown wrapper with a faint,tart pre-light flavor. I couldn't tell if the tartness was just a...
MATASA 30TH ANNIVERSARY
SIZE: 6.5 X 52 (Toro)
WRAPPER: Dominican (maduro)
TOBACCO: Dominican & Nicaraguan
Price: $8 to $11
This cigar was one of the bigger disappointments I've had in a while. It tasted like leather, a little spongy (despite being stored in low RH) with a tight draw. It was...
I booked a 7-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Valor cruise ship out of Miami, Fla. last week. I chose this ship, in large part, because it advertised on Carnival's web site a comfortable, fancy cigar bar that featured nightly live jazz.
But my first night on the ship, as I was...
Romeo y Julieta 1875 Cedro Deluxe #2
Size: 5.5 x 44
Tobacco: Dominican with Indonesian shade-grown wrapper
Price: $4.50 (B&M); $3.00 (box price)
Occasion: Memorial Day, 2008
I scoured my old cigar reviews today and was surprised to discover only three entries for Romeo y Juliet. The first...
Padilla Obsidian Bellicoso
Size: 6 x 54
Tobacco: Honduran and Nicaraguan
The bands on these cigars announce exclusivity: it says “Padilla Limitado” and “Edicion Especial 2006”. The internet is littered with its praises. It certainly looks impressive, wrapped in a jet-black...
El Mejor Elmerald Toro
Size: 6.0 x 52
Tobacco: Nicaragua, with a Hondruan-grown Corojo wrapper
My friend gave me this cigar one Saturday evening, to enjoy on his back porch with a single-malt libation. This line of cigars is blended and manufactured by Nestor Plasencia in his...
Belinda Exquisito (Cedar Wrapped)
Size: 6 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatran
Belinda is an old Cuban brand that predates Castro and the US embargo. It may now be discontinued in Havana, but it still being made in Honduras by expatriate Estelo Padrón...
About six weeks ago, I bought a box of Flor de Allones Bellicoso from JR Cigars. Figuring they needed to age, I threw a Drymistat tube into the cedar box the cigars came in (it is advertised on JR Cigars as being good for long-term storage of cigars). The box looked to be air tight (or pretty...
I did a search but didn't find any reviews on Club Stogie for the DL700. So, here is mine:
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero DL700 Maduro
Size: 6.5 x 60
Tobacco: Dominican, with Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper
My brought me this imposing, dark monster of a cigar back from his...
I'm looking to upgrade. Right now, I have three desktop humidors, with max capacity of about 95 cigars. It is very difficult for me to age cigars for more than 4 months before I have to smoke them to make room for new cigars. (to avoid ever having to smoke them off the truck)
I figure if I...
Olor del Cibao
Size: 7 x 48
Tobacco: Dominican Republic (puro)
Price: $4 (US), $2 (in DR)
My friend Anthony gave me an Olor Del Cibao cigar on his sailboat yesterday, that he brought back from his vacation to the DR. This cigar wins the award for the nastiest, messiest canoe I have ever seen...
CBid has an auction going for bundles of Padilla Hybrid robustos. Bid is at $37.99 right now. I've been wanting to try these after reading some very good reviews.
They usually come in a box, so I'm wondering if "factory mazos of 20" are indeed the real deal, or are they seconds or some other...
Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Chateau King B
Size: 6 x 55
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown "rosado" wrapper
Price: $6 (box price); $15 (single)
CigarsDirect (a great online site that specializes in high-end superpremiums) gifted me one of these as a "thank you" for participating in...
Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario
Size: 5.2 x 50
Price: $40 (single)
This cigar stands out as being, by far, the most expensive cigar I've ever smoked. Thank you Cigars Direct
History: 2006 marked the 30th anniversary of Don Carlos cigars, which were created in the...
Gran Habano #3 Pyramid
Size: 6 1/8 x 52
Tobacco: Nicaragua, Mexico, Costa Rica
Wrapper: Habano from Nicaragua
Price: $3.10 (single @ Tobacco Corner)
Although I was hoping for the complexity and taste of the Gran Habano #5 Corojo (without the superhuman strength), I was still satisfied with this...
Famous Honduran 1000 Double Corona
Size: 7 x 50
Tobacco: Honduras, with Connecticut wrapper
This cigar was given to me by Triolent (Ian), a poster on the Club Stogie forum who responded to my post asking about Famous Smoke's house blends. Famous Honduran 1000 hails from Nestor...