Archive for July, 2011

Tatuaje L’esprit de La Verite 2009

Posted in Cigar Reviews on July 18, 2011 by Griff

Size: 5×50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Strength: Med/Full

Pre Light

Today I bring you a sort of special cigar. This stick is in limited supply and will spike in price within the next few months. So if you want em grab them now. The 2009 version of this cigar has a rich brown and oily wrapper with no prominent veins. The aroma of the wrapper is of sweet barnyard as well as the foot. It has a perfectly applied triple cap and in my opinion this is an all-around great looking stick

1st Third

With the initial start to the 2009 you are met with that signature Pete/Pepin pepper but it soon fades to the background. When the pepper subdues you are met with a sweet coffee that coats your palette. The cigar produces lots of smoke with a solid light grey ash. The burn is a little wavy but manageable as it corrects itself.

2nd Third

As we pull into the halfway point of the cigar I still taste that same coffee flavor but am met with a nice cedar background. The pepper that died off at the beginning of our journey seems to be slowly creeping back into the picture.

Final Third

Pulling into the end of this cigar I still had that coffee flavor but it seemed to get creamier and sweeter and the cigar progressed. There was a slight nut and cedar flavor in the background and the pepper seemed to come back into full swing. The burn needed a few touchups here and there towards the end but nothing to complain about.

Overall

All in all I have to say that I think the 2009 is by far better than the 2008 release. The flavors were richer and more complex than last years. I still don’t think I would pay the later price for them and the initial release. I paid approx. $11 a stick for these but within the next month or so they will probably be shooting up to around $20-22 per stick and I think that is a little extreme. They are well worth the price they are at right now so if you are interested get out there and get them.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

Rocky Patel Mulligans

Posted in Video Reviews on July 15, 2011 by MIKE

So I decided that there are several sites doing the same smoke and since I enjoy those sites, why not follow them lol. So today for your viewing pleasure the Rocky Patel Mulligans. This is a Holt’s exclusive with an Ecuador Habano wrapper and tobaccos from Domican Republic and Nicaragua. Let’s see what I think of this $3.00 smoke. Oh and by the way sorry for being stupid, I will et that out of the way now…look at video you will understand.

5 Vegas Miami

Posted in Video Reviews on July 13, 2011 by youngbuckbotl

The 5 Vegas Miami was gifted to me by a very good friend Rich from East Cost Cigar Co. This cigar was created under the strict supervision of Don Pepin and his crew. Now lets just say this batch must have… well, lets see just watch and see what I have to say.

Perdomo Champagne Noir

Posted in Cigar Reviews on July 11, 2011 by Griff

Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 6×60

Pre Light

With have the name Noir in the title you can all but assume that this is going to be a cigar with a maduro wrapper. It is a nice dark brown color with no shade variations and no major veins running through it. The dark wrapper gives off an aroma of a sweet barnyard as does the foot. The head is triple capped and slices right off. The draw is very nice with that same sweet barnyard flavor along with some earthiness on the cold draw.

1st Third

After lighting up the cigar you are hit with some up front pepper which disappears after the first quarter inch is done. The first third’s flavors consist of a nice dry cedar and as you reach the end on the first inch and a half you are met with a rich coffee.

2nd Third

The ash holds on very well on this cigar well over 2 inches and is a nice white color. The burn has been nice and even not needing any touch ups through the first 2 thirds. The coffee flavor has remained in the second third and is met with a sweet chocolate flavor towards the end.

Final Third

Even as I pull into the end of the cigar it’s still putting off plenty of smoke and the burn has stayed even they entire way. The coffee and chocolate flavors blend very well together and a slight pepper comes in and out with every puff.

Overall

For a cigar with a price point around $6 it is well worth the price. Perdomo is a real treat in the industry making very good cigars and a very reasonable price point. The flavors and blended very well together and was very enjoyable. Make sure you have plenty to drink with this cigar because that dry wood flavor gives you some major cottonmouth. If you haven’t had a chance to smoke these get off your asses and get to it.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

J. Fuego Origen Original

Posted in Video Reviews on July 8, 2011 by MIKE

Ok so I am doing another quick look into a cigar today mainly because I am under the weather but we don’t miss a review. Today I am reviewing the J. Fuego Origen Original. I was gifted this cigar by Mike F. This is a Nicaraguan Puro and aka “ugly little stick”. Don’t be fooled by this little cigar it is full flavored and packs a little punch. Let’s see what I thought of the J. Fuego Origen Original.

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