Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Posted by Jack | in Davidoff | on 04 May 2018 | at 10:23 AM | 125 views

I am not going to waste tons of time with a lengthy intro.  Suffice to say, this is a cigar so good it had to be reviewed.  Every now and then someone creates a cigar for the ages....one we will be talking about 30 or 100 years from now....this is one of them.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Late Hour.... Construction: You can see your reflection in this cigar.  The wrapper leaf is silky with oils just glistening in the light.  It's one of those cigars that will make your mouth water just looking at it.  Pre-light Aroma and Draw: Out of the cellophane the Late Hour gives off notes of nice sweet cocoa and espresso.  I get some raisin and damp earth... Continue reading »»

 


 

Tatuaje Monster Series No. 10 The Michael

Posted by Jack | in Tatuaje | on 26 Oct 2017 | at 1:37 PM | 586 views

Michael Myers.  Butcher knife-wielding murder machine out of John Carpenter's terrifying imagination, is the subject of this year's Monster Series cigar from Pete Johnson and Tatuaje.  I was lucky enough to get a box of these last week and I have already plowed through a couple of them so I figured I better review one before I destroy the whole box.  Let me start off by saying that Halloween, the 78 film, is one of my favorite horror flicks....A masterpiece....So I was super excited to see if Pete created a cigar worthy of such a great film and character.  Let's get to it, shall we? Construction: This is a very pretty cigar.  Beefy and very well constructed, Michael has a nice milk chocolate colored Ecuadorian... Continue reading »»

 


 

Corto X46 by Warped Cigars

Posted by Jack | in Warped Cigars | on 28 Sep 2017 | at 5:14 AM | 475 views

I have had my eye on the subject of this review for a while now.  Sadly, I couldn't find them in my area until recently.  Needless to say, I was excited to find it and even more excited to smoke it.  Remember when you were a kid and there was a specific toy you were looking for?  Remember that feeling when you finally found it at the store?  Well, that was how I felt.  The Corto by Warped Cigars is, by all accounts, a powerful little cigar.  Each year they change the size.  Last year was a 4.5x50 this year a 4.5x46.  Oddly enough, I was attracted to this cigar at first glance because of the Italian look of the band and the use of... Continue reading »»

 


 

Tatuaje N├ęgociant Monopole No. 2

Posted by Jack | in Tatuaje | on 31 Aug 2017 | at 5:25 AM | 550 views

Every year, I find at least three cigars that I just refuse to stop smoking.  This year, I have already done great damage to the existence of Caldwell's Blind Man's Bluff Connecticut, Blackworks Studio's Killer Bee, and the subject of this review, the Tatuaje Né gociant Monopole.  This was my most sought after cigar since Pete first teased us with it on Instagram.  Was it worth the wait?  Let's find out, shall we? Construction: As with every single cigar Pete puts out, the Monopole is gorgeous.  No seam or vein issues.  The Monopole is draped in a creamy Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that has a nice suede feel to it. Pre-light Aroma and Draw: Unlit, the Monopole gives off a powerful set of notes.  Sweet tobacco,... Continue reading »»

 


 

Diesel Grind Robusto

Posted by Jack | in Diesel | on 17 Aug 2017 | at 5:54 AM | 551 views

So, yeah...it's been a while since I posted a review.  I know, I know....you can only re-read my old reviews so many times before they get boring.  I am going to try to get back into the swing of things by reviewing the brick & mortar offering from the undisputed king of catalog cigars.  Diesel.  Or, more specifically, the Diesel Grind.  Let's get smoking, here.... Construction: A nice oily wrapper leaf covers this cigar. No real veins or seams to speak of.  Actually, a very nice looking cigar. Pre-light Aroma and Draw: Out of the cellophane the Grind offers up some barnyard, leather, and damp earth notes.  The draw is perfect.  Not too open and certainly not closed at all.  Just the right amount of... Continue reading »»

 


 

MoyaRuiz Chinese Fingertrap

Posted by Jack | in MoyaRuiz | on 12 Nov 2015 | at 10:08 AM | 1770 views

I remember my first trial with a Chinese Fingertrap.  My Mom and I went to a shop where she would buy cake decorating stuff and they had a big section of novelty toys - yo-yo's, plastic dinosaurs, pencil toppers, that kind of stuff.  Well one of the items was this bamboo weave tube that I had never seen before and my Mom told me to put my fingers in each end....and then my eyes went wide when I realized I was stuck fast!  I think I was about 8.  Anyway, after she showed me the trick, I had to have one - to trick my friend, you know....So the cigar today is the MoyaRuiz Chinese Fingertrap. No, you can't jam your stubby fingers in the... Continue reading »»

 


 

Tatuaje Monster Series No. 8 The Hyde

Posted by Jack | in Tatuaje | on 22 Oct 2015 | at 6:04 AM | 2574 views

It's that time of year again.  Halloween is the time for costumes, candy, horror movies, and Pete " The Master" Johnson's Monster Series.  This year marks the eighth in the full size lineup - we aren't counting the Chuck and Tiff from the Pudgy set last year - and the first time that we have seen a two-part series. Last year was the incredible Jekyll so naturally we have to get the Hyde this year, right?  Bingo!  Anxious to smoke doesn't even come close here so let's get it on.... Before we begin, I always toss Pete a few ideas for next year - he probably doesn't see them but I do it anyway.  So here goes.  A Creature from the Black Lagoon cigar with... Continue reading »»

 


 

The Carnage - a Famous Smoke Exclusive

Posted by Jack | in Carnage, Famous Smoke Exclusives | on 07 Oct 2015 | at 11:53 AM | 2127 views

Wow....I haven't reviewed in over a month!  What the heck is wrong with me, you wonder?  Every now and then a couple of things interfere with a cigar reviewer....life and overload.  I had been reviewing for a while and after a while you tend to look at smoking cigars as work and not a hobby.  I decided to chill for a while and just enjoy smoking cigars like I used to.  Life, of course, also gets in the way - but that is the boring part.  So, I am back...and I have a few great cigars on the horizon that I will offer up for your reading pleasure.  Today, I have the Carnage. A  house blend from Famous Smoke that is blended and produced by... Continue reading »»

 


 

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