Archive for October, 2012

AKA Solace First Impressions

Posted in Video Reviews on October 31, 2012 by MIKE

Today I’m doing a first impressions video of the AKA Solace also known As American Kickass. This cigar has a 4 year aged Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with a binder of 4 year aged Honduran Criollo and filler of 4 to 5 year aged Dominican and Honduran tobacco. The size I’m smoking is the 6.5×54 (Peace). So sit back and take this ride with me.

Mobile device user’s click here:http://blip.tv/mikesstogies/aka-solace-6417793

Going back Old School with Oliva G

Posted in Video Reviews on October 29, 2012 by MIKE

Today I’m filling in for Rob who has had something come up and I thought since most of you enjoyed my older videos that you may have missed I would play one for you today. So this video takes you back to 2010 with the Oliva G.Hope you enjoy it and Rob with be back next Monday.

Mobile device user’s click here:http://blip.tv/mikesstogies/oliva-series-g-4079142

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva

Posted in Cigar Reviews on October 26, 2012 by theladyofthestick

As promised, here is my first video review. Now, I couldn’t figure out the whole Blip thing so I’m linking you to my video on my YouTube channel here.

Maybe next time I can get the damn thing embedded, but still, enjoy!! :)

Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Habano

Posted in Cigar Reviews on October 24, 2012 by youngbuckbotl

Little history on this guy ,  the habano wasn’t introduced into the market until after IPCPR in July. The other two Cojonu’s though were introduced in March of 2012.

 

Size: 6 1/2 x 54
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
MSRP: $15

 

 

With the first couple of puffs I got a very nice peppery blast but not too overwhelming. That quickly died down and turned drastically into a fantastic coco and caramel mixture along with a little bit of woodenness. The first third was very well balanced and just all around well blended.

 

 

 

Now with the second third I got an odd almost lemon flavor along with a great cedar flavor which stayed around for most of the second third. But at the same time still getting that pepper blast along with the caramel that we had in the first third.

 

 

Third and final third I got almost exactly the same as the second third but just a little more spice, now I’m not a big fan of spice but Papin’s spicy Nicaraguan tobacco for some reason I just really do love.

 

All and all this stick stayed pretty much the same all the way through, so not a very complex cigar but I surely did enjoy it. Gob bless and see you all in two weeks.

Te Amo Revolution

Posted in Cigar Reviews on October 22, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: San Andres Habano

Binder: San Andres Corojo

Filler: Nicaraguan, San Andres Negro, San Andres Corojo

Size: Robusto Ovalado (5 1/4 x 56)

Pre Light

The Revolution is an oval shaped cigar like the San Lotano Oval.  I really like the way the shape of this cigar fits and feels in both my hand and mouth.  The wrapper has a slightly oiled sheen to its milk chocolate shade.  There are no large veins and feels well packed from head to foot.  The wrapper smells of manure and on the cold draw I picked up a sweetness.

1st Third

After lighting it up I’m not getting any of the sweetness I picked up on the cold draw and am instead getting a light wood and earthiness.  The draw is really good with lots of creamy smoke just sitting in the air.

2nd Third

In the middle portion of the cigar I start to pick a dry grassy flavor to go with the wood I was getting in the first third.  Every once in a while I am getting a rich tobacco flavor.  The burn is even and cool with the ash being a slightly dark gray.

Final Third

The final third opens with a sort of bouquet flavor but it comes and goes with the wood and grassy flavors still in the forefront.

Overall

The flavors in this cigar were quite different than anything else I’ve smoked in a while.  The flavors were light but still had a little kick of power to it.  The price point on these was around $5 and you can’t beat that for a good cigar. Get out there and give them a try.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

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