Archive for October, 2011

Drew Estate Undercrown

Posted in Cigar Reviews on October 31, 2011 by Griff

Capa: Otapan Negro Último Corte

Capote: T52 Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Habano

Tripa: Select Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed

Size: 5×50

Pre Light

This cigar is very easy on the eyes with its even shade and seamless wrapper. The band is really nice looking and goes well with dark wrapper. The cigar is packed from head to foot and after I snipped the cap it still had a great draw. The cold wrapper and draw both had notes of sweet barnyard with hits of nuts.

1st Third

The Undercrown starts out very smooth with notes of earth and nuts. By the end of the first inch I am picking up a rich roasted coffee flavor that goes very well with the nuttiness. The ash seems to be holding on for a good period of time considering it is a pretty windy day.

2nd Third

Here in the middle portion of this smoke the flavors have really changed much with the nuttiness and coffee seemingly being the focus of the cigars profile. The burn and ash have been above my expectations considering the pre-fore mentioned wind.

Final Third

As we are wrapping up the Undercown I picked up a slight cocoa flavor in the final third to go along with the nut and coffee notes. Construction was excellent on each of the cigars I smoke for this review and it is definitely a knuckle burner.

Overall

I really enjoyed these cigars. Drew Estate has been hitting a lot of their recent releases outta the park and the Undercrown is no exception.  I definitely need to get back out to my B&M and grab more of these. The flavor all though not complex were very enjoyable and worth the $7 price tag.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

M80 by Tatuaje Halloween Special

Posted in Video Reviews on October 28, 2011 by MIKE

Well Happy Halloween a little early lol. I’m reviewing the Tatuaje M80 that was gifted to me by my buddy Tad. This cigar has a Ecuador Habano Maduro wrapper with both a Nicaraguan biner and filler. The price point id $7.99 and its a damn power house. Check below and see my thoughts on the Tatuaje M80.

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LFD Colorado Oscuro

Posted in Cigar Reviews on October 24, 2011 by Griff

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Dominican Sumatra

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Size: 5 1/4 x 54

Pre Light

Our Monday smoke is an oily and marbled dark shade of brown. The wrapper has no major veins and in very beautiful to look at. The cold wrapper has a very sweet barnyard aroma and after I snipped the cap off the head I got the same sweet taste on the cold draw. The draw is perfect not too tight or loose.

1st Third

As I first light up the cigar I am blasted with a shot of pepper. The pepper quickly subsides and I am greeted with chocolate and earthy flavors that are blending very well with each other. There is not a lot of smoke coming off the cigar but still seems to be burning well.

2nd Third

As I pull past the halfway point of this LFD the earthy flavors have fallen away and are replaced with a rich coffee flavor to go along with the sweet chocolate taste that seems to be the focus of the cigar. The burn has been even and slow which I’m guessing is because of how oily this wrapper is.

Final Third

The flavors seemed to stay the same down to the end of the smoke. The chocolate and coffee complimented each other very nicely. Ash held on strong and the burn was even.

Overall

I’m definitely glad I picked I fiver up of these. Although this cigar wasn’t very complex the flavor profile was nice and at least if it sucked they are nice to look at haha. I would have to say to anyone interested go out there and grab a few.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

AVO Heritage

Posted in Video Reviews on October 21, 2011 by MIKE

We are back with a cigar review today and one that I was shocked to see I haven’t reviewed. This cigar the AVO Heritage was in my top ten cigars of 2010. This cigar has a nice price point of $7-9.50 and is a really smooth medium to full body smoke. Take a look and see what I think of the AVO Heritage.

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Gurkha Nautilus

Posted in Cigar Reviews on October 18, 2011 by youngbuckbotl

This stick was an interesting stick which challenged my tastes to the max. Join me on the Nautilus ride and see what this stick is all about.

For those of you on smart phones use this link. http://a3.video3.blip.tv/0280011849980/Mikesstogies-GurkhaNautilus514.m4v

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