Archive for June, 2011

My Father no. 1

Posted in Video Reviews on June 29, 2011 by youngbuckbotl

Today I review the My Father no. 1, Its a robusto 5 1/4 by 52. Little background on the My Father blend is that Jaime Garcia son of Jose Garcia created the blend behind his fathers back and called it “My Father” in honor of his father. Now let’s light this puppy up!

Illusione Singulare Phantom

Posted in Cigar Reviews on June 27, 2011 by Griff

Size: 6 x 50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Strength: Medium/Full

Pre Light

The Phantom is a limited edition cigar with a new version supposedly released every year. It has a nice chocolate colored wrapper with not many veins runny through it. It has a triple cap and smells of a sweet spice. The fragrance of the foot is of sweet tobacco. The cap slices right off and the flavors on the cold draw seem to be sweet with a slight pepper.

1st Third

As I take my first few drags the amount of smoke coming off of this stick is ridiculous but in a good way. The room aroma of the smoke is amazing. The flavors I am met with are wood with a slight pepper coming along for the ride.

2nd Third

Getting around the middle portion of the cigar I am met with earth and nuts with a sweet cream. The ash seems to hold on very well and is a nice grey color. The burn is a little wavy but not anything to complain about.

Final Third

Finishing up this cigar the flavors of the final third still had that creamy coffee flavors with nuts and pepper. I had no major burn problems and cigar seemed to be burning very slow. The aroma of the smoke that came of the cigar was very enjoyable right down to the end.

Overall

I enjoyed this cigar very much. It is a little pricier than the others in the Illusione line being a limited edition cigar but it is worth picking a few up. The flavors were enjoyable worth the little extra change out of your pocket. Sorry about the pictures it got a little dark by the time I got done smoking and the flash doesn’t work so sell on the embossed bands.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

Perdomo Patriarch

Posted in Video Reviews on June 24, 2011 by MIKE

I take a look at the Perdomo Patriarch today along with my good friend Daryl. We had the pleasure of meeting Nick Perdomo at an event and let me say if you ever get the chance ask him why he prefers cello on his cigars but be prepared for some honest answers lol. The Perdomo Patriarch was created by Nick for his father Nick Perdomo Sr. Let’s see what we thought of this smoke.

Macanudo – 1968

Posted in Cigar Reviews on June 22, 2011 by Gus

Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)

Wrapper: Honduran

Binder: Connecticut (Habano)

Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican

Made in: Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium

Price: $6.50

Source: Gifted by General Cigars Co.

Once again a big thanks to General Cigars Co. for their generosity to gift me these Macanudos. A brand with great history that what can one say that hasn’t be said already. I don’t have any experience with any of their puros and my embarrassing excuse is that I didn’t really like the first one that I smoked years ago and never gave another one ever a try. Let’s see what the 1968 has to offer.

I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I really got a chance to spend time and take a close look to this stogie but it seems to me that I’m very behind with these cigars. It is a very nice looking cigar. The brown-reddish wrapper is perfect – no big veins or any other blemishes. It makes a nice contrast with the gold and black ring. It’s pretty firm besides just one soft spot close to the band. The stick has a sweet smell like Nesquick that wakes up childhood memories, the foot brings me back to reality with its strong tobacco smell. The cold draw after I snap off the cap is loose with an earthy flavor.

It fires up easy and creates a rich and thick smoke. The start is light but the flavors of cedar and leather have depth with a nice sweet aftertaste. Towards the mid-point things remain almost the same. I can now taste a little spice that will increase the body of the stogie. Also, the wood taste is not as vivid as it was before. At the end, pleasant coffee notes will get perfectly balanced with the previous flavors giving me a satisfying finish. The burn is probably the only complaint I have. And I’m not referring to the couple minor corrections I had to make but to the flaky ash that was constantly landing on my shirt. The price on the other hand which even before the reduction ($8.50) wasn’t bad at all but especially after with its $2 slash would make anybody forget any short of burn issues.

The Macanudo – 1968 is not a complex cigar but the long lasting flavors that this stick has to offer are nice and bold. I would definitely recommend this cigar to beginners aficionados for its simple and soft character.

Gus

Thirteenth Floor

Posted in Cigar Reviews on June 20, 2011 by Griff

Size: Robusto (5×50)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Ecuadorian

Filler: Nicaraguan

Strength: Medium

Pre Light

I received these cigars from my good friend Ulysses a couple weeks ago and decided to give ‘em a go. The wrapper is a nice milk chocolate color with to pronounced veins. The cold draw and aroma is of sweet barnyard with a nice free flowing path. The head was covered with a nicely applied triple cap that was easily removed with a guillotine cutter.

1st Third

For having a Nicaraguan filler it’s a little surprising the lack of pepper on the initial few drags. The cigar is putting of nice amounts of white creamy smoke. The main flavors are wood and coffee with a slight creaminess to it. The ash is grey and seems to be holding strong.

2nd Third

The burn is getting kind of wavy and has needed a few touch ups. The wood flavors are still there with a slight pepper rearing its head. The flavors have been nice and prominent but the constant relighting and burn issues have become a little excessive.

Final Third

It seems that wood flavor is the focal point of this cigar with a sweetness and slight pepper coming and going. The burn issues have been around pain in the ass but I plug away.

Overall

All though the flavors were nice in this cigar I don’t think I finished one down to the final inch. They all have serious burn issues and I am not very patient. It’s a shame because I  enjoyed the initial start to this cigar but it was all downhill from there.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

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