Archive for April, 2011

Warlock

Posted in Video Reviews on April 15, 2011 by MIKE

Today for your viewing pleasure Daryl returns and we review the Warlock. A handcrafted cigar by Omar Ortez in Nicaragua. This cigar is composed of Nicaraguan binder and a filler combo of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobacco. The wrapper is a Ecuadorian Cubano. Let’s take a look and see what we think of the Warlock.

Pre Light- Both Daryl and I had perfect constructed cigars. The wrapper is a dark oily wrapper it reminds me of a rich chocolate bar. There were very minimal veins and no blemishes to be found. The smell from the wrapper is a faint tobacco note as Daryl got more of a spice note. On the foot we both agreed that it was sweet and spicy. Cold draw was perfect with hints of the sweet spicy note.

1st Half- Right away your are greeted with the spicy pepper thru the nose as well as the sweetness in your mouth. The Warlock leaves your palate very fresh and clean. One thing I forgot to mention was the band, it reminds me of an old school hot rod or bike with its flat black background and old school lettering. I really dig the simplicity of the band. Now back to the cigar,, the draw and burn were perfect this cigar produces tons of clean thick smoke. We both agree at this point its a good medium body stick. I have had several of these and this one isn’t as complex as the others and after looking at other bloggers sites that reviewed this cigar it appears some of them had the same issue.

Final Half- Ok so the cigar has picked up in strength and has hit the full level. Starting to pick up notes of leather and sweetness along with the spicy pepper note thru the nose. In the background I’m getting a note of wood but Daryl isn’t getting that note at all. Still burning and smoking great not as complex as I hoped but well worth the 7.10 price point. This cigar is a cigar we both will keep in our humidor and we suggest you go out and give this one a try.

Illusione ~ Burn ~

Posted in Cigar Reviews on April 11, 2011 by Griff

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Tom,Ed and Mike with Kristoff Maduro

Posted in Video Reviews on April 8, 2011 by MIKE

So my good friend Tom over at http://www.tomscigars.com asked me to get together with Ed at http://www.stpetecigars.com for another fun review and heck I just couldn’t say no, (not that I would). We review the Kristoff Maduro take a look below and let us know your thoughts.

 

Davidoff – Grand Cru No.3

Posted in Cigar Reviews on April 6, 2011 by Gus

Size: 4 5/8 x 41 Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuador & Connecticut

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Made in: Dominican Republic

Strength: Mild+

Price: $12

Source: Gifted

I don’t believe that this brand needs any introductions and there is really nothing else to write that it hasn’t been already written. This specific Grand Cru was a gift from my buddy Francis and he was ageing it for about 2 years. I’m actually curious for the results.

It’s not my first Davidoff ever, but I catch myself staring at it for quite some time and let me tell you, this cigar is a piece of art. The characteristic white ring with gold lettering truly gets the attention and makes the stogie to stand out from other cigars on the shelve. The fade brown wrapper is absolutely perfect, no veins, spots or any other blemishes and has been rolled carefully with no wrinkles and visible shims. Also, looking for soft spots is a waste of time. The aroma coming from the body of the cigar is similar to hay and from the foot just sheet tobacco.

Francis insisted to light it up with the piece of cedar I found in the aluminum tube. I followed the instructions. The smell of the smoke that was coming while I was toasting the foot was unbelievable. The first couple draws are very light, not a lot of flavor. I barely taste some cedar. Thankfully the stogie changes its profile quickly and becomes a little more exciting. Now I taste coffee with a touch of pepper. At times I even get flavors of roasted nuts and rarely hints of cocoa that don’t last long. It turned into ashes with no further changes.

Maintenance free and no burn issues this Davidoff produced the whole time white thick smoke and a long lasting light grey ash that was falling in one piece every time. I hear people complaining about the price though, but I don’t agree with them, at least not for this Grand Cru #3. Don’t forget it’s a quality premium cigar made by one of the most well known cigar manufacturers in the industry.

I would recommend the Davidoff Grand Cru No.3  to the beginners aficionados or those who want to start their day with a mild cigar and even pair it with a cup of coffee. I could also say that is a fair alternative smoking enjoyment to an Ashton or AVO.

Gus

 

I’m Bringing Sexy Back (YEAH)

Posted in Cigar Reviews on April 4, 2011 by Griff

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