Archive for February, 2012

New Viaje Super Shot 10 Gauge

Posted in Cigar Reviews on February 29, 2012 by youngbuckbotl

This cigar was fantastic, I loved it from the very beginning. It has an extremely oily Nicaraguan wrapper on it with a twisted foot to it and a triple cap. This cigar is great for any time especially dog walks, times when you’re short on time, and hell just any time at all.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Long Leaf

Filler: Mystery

Binder: Mystery

Size: (3.5×54)

Price: $6.50

 Now with this cigar being so small I am just going to sum it up in one whole hearty paragraph and hope it sticks.

Through out the whole cigar I got this extremely creamy smoke. At times it even gave off to much smoke but all it was just right. Now the mystery filler and binder on this cigar mixed with the amazing Nicaraguan wrapper it gave off a very rich coco and spicy pepper taste and a little buttery taste as well with a completely different pepper through the retrohale. The closest comparison I can make to this cigar is the My Father 1922 but just with out as much spice. But as I smoked this cigar I couldn’t really taste a change. It for the most part stayed the same from the time you lit it to the time it finally burnt out and I didn’t have it in me to light it again after it burnt out on me for the 3rd time. But while we are on the lighting subject I will say if you do not keep puffing on it like I didn’t do while at work you will have to relight continuously because even for a very short period of time this baby will go out if you do not puff on it. I would say this baby is totally box worthy and I may even buy two just because it is so damn good.

Have a good week all and god bless. Keep them burning

Casa Miranda

Posted in Cigar Reviews on February 27, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Filler: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Size: Torpedo (6×52)

Price: $12.40

Pre Light

The Casa Miranda from Miami Cigars has a beautiful band that compliments the wrappers shade of brown. The veins are small and minimal with a sweet barnyard aroma to the cold wrapper. The cigar has sort of a rustic look with a slight oily sheen on it. The stick is well packed from head to foot and has a good in hand feel to it.

First Third

After the first kick of pepper I start to get sweet flavors to go along with rich wood. The ash is a slight grey color and holds on for well over an inch. There is plenty of smoke coming out of both the head and foot.

Second Third

The burn line on the Casa Miranda has point even so far through the first few inches. The burn has been cool and slow burning with the wood and sweetness seeming to be the main focus of the flavor profile but I am starting to pick up nuts to go along with it.

Final Third

As I reach the end of my experience with the Nestor Miranda’s newest smoke I started to pick up flavors of coffee to go along with the nuts, wood and a sweetness that I couldn’t quite but my finger on. I reached all the way down to the nub and didn’t need one relight or touch up.

Overall

This cigar was very flavorful and construction was perfect. The only beef I have with the cigar is that the price point is a little high for cigar I wouldn’t mind smoking more of. I want to thank Tad from Twitter for sending me this cigar and can’t wait to find some more of these.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

ROCKY PATEL 1961 CORONA

Posted in Cigar Reviews on February 26, 2012 by smokinjoe65
Strength: Full
Size: 5 1/2 x 44
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian
Wrapper Leaf Type: Habano
PRE LIGHT; This blend was created to celebrate the birth year of rocky himself. Its my under standing that,at first,this was a B&M only blend. it was also the first to be made at the Tabacalera Villa Cuba factory owned by rocky.  The wrapper is the first thing that catches my eye.It has a nice oily and toothy  sheen to it and is seamless and vien free. the corona is firm from head to foot and exudes a barn yard smell to it.
FIRST HALF; the head cut firmly and cleanly and the pre smoke draw was easy, the initial flavor takes on characteristics of black pepper, dry wood, and nutmeg. Powerful and full-bodied to the palate, with the flavor resting primarily on the back of the tongue. The smoke was plentiful and full. The draw remaining easy and full. I had to pace this cigar a bit other wise it would heat up.
THE SECOND HALF; The flavor ramped down from full to medium full.This is a power house of a corona! It is not for the faint of heart or palate for that matter. The burn was even and the flavor,other than taming itself a bit,remained from beginning to end. I really enjoyed this smoke.It has a long finish and the blend will certainly satisfy the full-bodied,full flavor crowd.
THE FINISH; Next to the toro size,the corona,is my favorite. especially during the hot summer months we have here. It bares pointing out that if you look at pictures of cigar blenders and brand owners in the factories;more often than not they are holding the corona size. why? because some of the most flavorful sizes in a line is the corona.It is also  a difficult size to blend to due the limitations of the ring gauge.I did’nt put a price point down as I have seen boxes going for as little as 60$ to the msrp of 130$. But at the lower price end this corona is” all get out”  of a deal. ALL THE BEST-SMOKINJOE

Sosa Underground

Posted in Video Reviews on February 24, 2012 by MIKE

Today I bring to you a first impression tanks to the fine folks at Antillian Cigar Corporation. The Sosa Underground comes in three sizes Arcane-4 3/4×41, Delphic-5 1/2×41 and te one I’m reviewing the Dar-5×50. This cigar has a Habano Nicaraguan wrapper and a filler&binder of Nicaraguan tobacco. The box is designed by a Miami tattoo artist and these cigars come in a box of 20. So thanks again to the Sosa Family and let’s see what my first impression is.

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Casa Magna Domus Magnus Limitada

Posted in Cigar Reviews on February 20, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa Sun Grown

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 6.5×55

Pre Light

This cigar is box pressed with I pig tail cap that is more of a point than a pig tail. The wrapper is smooth with no protruding veins. The shade of the wrapper really compliments itself with the double bands and has an oily nice feel to it. The wrapper has a sweet earthy aroma to it and I get the same thing off the cold draw.

1st Third

After the initial blast of pepper I am picking up chocolate along with a nut flavor towards the end of the second inch. The ash is a little flakey around the edges but nothing too bad. The burn is staying even and towards the end nut flavor picks up a little.

2nd Third

After reaching the half-way point I am picking up notes of wood to go along with the wood and nuts. The flakiness I was having in the beginning stopped and the ash seems to be holding on for quite a while. There is tons of smoke coming off this cigar and it’s both thick and creamy seeming to just sit in front of your face.

Final Third

All the flavors really came together nicely towards the final couple inches. The chocolate, wood and nuts blended well together with a sweet floral undertone on the aftertaste. Construction was good and needed no touch ups or relights.

Overall

I’ve been reading a lot about this cigar for the last few weeks and I had high expectations. Let me just say they were all met. The flavors were rich and blended well together. The people over at Casa Magna have been coming out with some great lower priced sticks for the past couple years and this one is no exception. Go out there and grab some they are well worth it in my opinion but then again what the hell do I know.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

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