Archive for September, 2011

Cohiba Siglo VI

Posted in Video Reviews on September 16, 2011 by MIKE

Today I am reviewing the Cohiba Siglo VI from Habana Cuba. This cigar is 5.9×52, medium to full body with a price tag of $210.00 for box 10. This was gifted to me by Daryl and thought since I just moved into new home and got engaged I would smoke something special for you all. Hope you enjoy the review, now let’s get it started.

José L. Piedra – Brevas

Posted in Cigar Reviews with tags , , on September 14, 2011 by Gus

 

Size: 5 1/2 x 42
Shape: Corona
Origin: Cuba
Packaging: P5,B25
Handmade: Yes
Strength: Medium
Price: $2.5
Source: Self Purchased

When we think of Cuban cigars, automatically we picture perfect handmade cigars that if we are able to find them we’ll pay big bucks for them. Well, the truth is that there is always a little twist to every story. Proof of what I say is the Jose L. Piedra – Brevas.

The JLP is a stick that is as ugly as it can get. The wrapper is full of veins and discolorations and feels rough to the touch. To be more specific, in the pack of 5 that I bought there was not even one stick that looked similar to another one. When pressed is soft and I’m sure the sort fillers in it have something to do with it. It smells very Cuban like… hard to describe – sweet with a touch of citrus and little barn. The cold draw is perfect and has a fainted tobacco taste to it.

It lights up really easy and produces a good amount of smoke. Right off the bat, I get some earthy flavors with a woodsy finish. A little leather will show up and become more distinct as I’m reaching the mid-point of the this corona. Some spices will come and go but nothing big enough to make it more complex or even to break up the routine of the stogie.

It burned pretty fast; around 40-45 minute if not mistaken. The burn was quite wavy but always self corrected. The ash wouldn’t hold more than ½ inch and was becoming dust every time it was falling in the ashtray.

Here is the really good news though. All JLP’s are cheap. For the Brevas I paid just a little over $10 for the 5er and you can get them even cheaper if you buy a box of 25 (around $55). This price tag makes this Cuban cigar affordable and an everyday smoke.

Overall the Jose L. Piedra is definitely not the best Habanos. It is though, a good cigar in a great price that deserves a chance to be tried out.

Gus

El Credito Perrito

Posted in Cigar Reviews on September 12, 2011 by Griff

Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican Republic

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

 

Pre Light

I received these sticks from Matt over a Cigar Porn in a trade for some tasty Arby’s. First thing you notice is that this cigar is ugly as shit. It is very rustic looking and is precut for easy smoking. The draw was very easy on all the ones I smoked. As Dave from the Tiki Bar kindly pointed out to me the other day they are made by General Cigars not Tatuaje and runs around $2-3.

1st Third

Pepper is the first thing that I am met with as you light up. The burn stays nice, cool and even through the initial couple inches as I am beginning to pick up some earthy notes to go along with the pepper that has mellowed out.

2nd Third

The burn has stayed consistent so far in this 38 ring gage cigar. I am met with a sweet flavor that compliments the slight pepper and earthiness that is still present as I reach the end of the second third.

Final Third

As I reach the end of this cigar I am very pleased with the quality of these cigars for price. The flavors were nice and the draw was perfect on every one of the ones that I smoke for this review. The burn stayed perfect through out, the little ash held on tight and it filled my mouth with delicious smoke.

Overall

I would have to say that these are right up there with the Tatuaje Verocu No. 5 and Origen Originals for great cheap smokes. Sorry this review is so short but this cigar isn’t the longest smoke or most complex but the flavors were rich and to the point. All I have left to say is go get this cigar.

La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor

Posted in Video Reviews on September 9, 2011 by MIKE

Well I hope you all had a great labor day weekend and spent special time with the one’s you love. I know I sure did. It’s time to get back to business here on MikesStogies and review a cigar. So today I have for you the La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor by Ashton made by Don Pepin. This cigar has a Mexico Cuban seed wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. The price point is around $8.00 but I was lucky to have this given to me by my good friend Daryl. Let’s take a journey and see what I think of the La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor.

EP Carrillo Encantos

Posted in Video Reviews on September 7, 2011 by youngbuckbotl

Best review yet, also longest, and funniest. Be prepared to be blown away… The EP Carrillo Encantos Maduro 50×4 7/8

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