Archive for June, 2010

Diesel Unholy Cocktail

Posted in Cigar Reviews on June 30, 2010 by MIKE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shape-Torpedo

Size-5×56

Binder-Nicaragua

Filler-Nicaragua

Wrapper-PA Broadleaf

Origin-Nicaragua

Price-Box of 30-$99.00 Each $3.30

Pre Light- The wrapper on my Diesel was impeccable the sheen was oily and almost mirror like just a beautiful wrapper. No big veins or blemishes solidly packed cigar with a scent of sweet tobacco on the wrapper as well as the foot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1st Third- My A.J. Fernandez Diesel started off great with notes of that sweet tobacco that reminded me of a sweet date or raisin. I was picking up some small notes of spice thru my nose. The smoke-filled my mouth and the air, leaving an aroma of sweet tobacco. The draw was loose and the ash was solid with a dark grey ash.

2nd Third- Things were still going great with my Diesel Unholy Cocktail I did have a minor burn issue it started to canoe but it fixed itself and I continued on enjoying this porterhouse of a smoke. I started picking up more of the spice not just thru my nose but in my mouth also started getting an earthy note that came and left every now and then. The sweet tobacco or as i,m relating it to the raisin or date stayed but wasnt as dominate as in the first third. The draw continued to be flawless and just great amount of smoke from this cigar.

Final Third-This cigar picked up intensity starting off full body and going to a strong knockout punch fully body and flavor smoke. The spice picked up a lot leaving my nose with a tingle sensation for some time after smoking this cigar. Sweetness stayed and was very enjoyable as well as the earthy notes. Ash on this cigar only fell off once just past the midway point and not again til I nubbed it. Strong greyish and white ash perfect burn except for beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion- The Shaq Diesel is a power house cigar made for the full body smoker with lots of sweet tobacco and spice with some notes of earth. Great burning smoke and the ash on this cigar is out of this world you could smoke til end before ash falls off. I relate this cigar to having a steak dinner with a guiness to wash it down you will be full and satisfied. So go out and try the Diesel by A.J. Fernanadez you wont be disappointed and remember ENJOY.

Alec Bradley Tempus

Posted in Video Reviews on June 26, 2010 by MIKE

Padilla Cazadores Toro Gordo

Posted in Cigar Reviews on June 22, 2010 by MIKE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shape-Toro Gordo

Size-6×60

Price-$5.40

Binder-Nicaraguan

Filler-Nicaraguan Long Leaves

Wrapper-Ecuadorian Habano

So today I,m doing a written review in place of a video review because I neglected to save a copy of my video when I recorded last night, so stupid me I decided I needed to be consistent with my days I place a review on my site so sorry but this is all you get today but I will be back Friday with a video review.

Pre Light- The construction of the Padilla Cazadores Toro Gorda was very nice the wrapper had a nice oil sheen to it, it was packed very solid the only bad thing I can say was there were two very tiny blemishes like a tear at the foot of the cigar. The aroma from the wrapper was an earthy tobacco note as well as the same on the foot. The pre light draw was very loose and I got an earthy note.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Third- I got lots of earthy and leather notes right from the start of my Padilla Cazadores. The draw was loose but controllable and create lots of beautiful white smoke that filled the air with a nice aroma of tobacco. The ash was solid and tight with a greyish and white color to it, the burn was good with a small little wavy spot. On the retrohale I picked up a slight cinnamon note.

2nd Third-The earthy and leather notes were still there with the leather being the main component. Still continued to get the cinnamon when exhaling thru my nasal passage. Burn got wavy at midway and I had to touch up the Padilla Cazadores once but nothing really major. The loose draw continued to make it easy to smoke as the entire room filled with a white cloud of smoke. I started picking up a small cedar note every other puff it seemed which was very pleasant. The ash was strong holding on about 1 inch every time before falling off.

Final Third- A nice smooth smoke with leather and cedar becoming the main notes the earthy note left as well as the cinnamon on the retrohale. The burn continued to need some attention but it was nothing that made the experience bad. Beautiful greyish white ash and awesome aroma of sweet tobacco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion- The Padilla Cazadores Toro Gorda is a beautiful smoke with notes of leather, earth, cedar and cinnamon. A smooth and flawless draw with a strong and solid greyish white ash. This is a medium body smoke that just goes great in the afternoon with a nice smooth light coffee. The only thing I have to say negative about this smoke was the burn which again really didn’t take that much attention. So please go out and try the Padilla Cazadores line and remember enjoy.

Caliber 58 Torpedo Rosado

Posted in Cigar Reviews on June 18, 2010 by MIKE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size-4×58

Shape-Torpedo

Binder-Nicaragua

Filler-Nicaragua

Wrapper-Nicaragua (Rosado)

Price-$4.60

Today’s review is a first impression of the Caliber 58 by Nestor Miranda. I was gifted these smokes by Miami Cigars. This is a 100% Nicaraguan Puro that was originally created as a house blend of Miami Cigar. The Caliber 58 is available in both Rosado and Oscuro wrappers. These cigars come in boxes of 20 and are only available in robusto and torpedo.

Pre Light: The wrapper on the Caliber 58 was exceptional with no blemishes. It had a reddish-brown color to it and the veins were very small almost un-noticable. Cigar was packed solid with no soft spots. I was picking up a mild scent of sweet tobacco as I sniffed the wrapper and foot of my Caliber 58. The pre light draw was loose and just slightly snug which I prefer. I got lots of a sweet tobacco on the pre light draw as well. I decided to review the cigar in halves as this being a small smoke.

1st Half: On the first half of my Caliber 58 I got lots of the sweet tobacco notes as well as leather notes. When retrohaling the smoke I picked up a cedar note which was very pleasant as it left that wonderful scent in between puffs. The burn was perfect just a crisp perfect line the ash at midway was still the original ash and was strong and a beautiful white ash. The Caliber 58 started off to the midway point as a medium body cigar with lots of smoke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Half: Into my second half and the ash on this cigar was amazing it held on til 1/2 ” from cap. The sweetness notes were still with this cigar with mild hints of the leather. On the exhale I started picking up notes of a roasted nut and still the cedar notes on the retrohale. As from the start this little smoke had a perfect burn never having to touch up with a sweet burn. The cigar picked up in body as well went from a medium smoke to a more full body.

Conclusion: If you’re looking for a smooth full body smoke look no further than the Caliber 58. Packed with sweet tobacco hints of leather, cedar and roasted nuts this cigar is a winner in my book.

Alec Bradley SCR

Posted in Video Reviews on June 14, 2010 by MIKE
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