Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tatuaje Lil' Drac (Little Monsters)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Maduro
Filler: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan

The wrapper on this cigar was a medium shade of brown with a few darker spots. The torpedo cap was wrapped very smooth. The whole cigar was smooth and had a very oily layer coating it. There were a couple veins running through the wrapper, but none were thick enough to worry about. The cigar itself was solid throughout with a strong earthy smell coming off of it.

Once I lit this cigar up the pepper was very strong and a nice punch for a start. Then after a few puffs, the creamy woody tones came out. The flavor profile was very smooth and balanced. Through the first inch, it seemed as though the spice picked up with each puff. The first third stayed fairly balanced with some nice accent tones popping out every once and awhile.

Tatuaje Frank Jr (Little Monsters)

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan

This cigar features a dark brown wrapper with no flaws. The cigar itself is solid from cap to foot. It is also perfectly box pressed with sharp edges. The cap on this cigar is made up of three layers that all lie perfectly flush. The cigar has a very smooth and oily appearance with no thick veins running through it.

Once I lit this cigar up there was a nice pepper flavor. There was also a strong woodiness that poked out that leaned more to an oak flavor. As this cigar slowly progressed, there were some sweet cinnamon notes that came out. After about a half an inch of this cigar burned, the spice mellowed and became nicely balanced. The draw had some sweet and spicy notes with and oak and earth exhale.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario Toro

Wrapper: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Price: $30.00

Well it is official, this will be the last review that will be publicly posted. Tomorrow I will be setting the website to private due to work. I thank everyone who has been reading my reviews over the past year.

I wanted to make the last public review. So I chose this cigar. I have heard nothing but praise about the Don Carlos line, so I felt it was fitting to make this my last public review.

The Dominican wrapper on this cigar is very light brown, only a shade or two darker than Connecticut shade. The cap is made up of three flush layers. The cigar itself is very smooth to the touch. There are no veins running through the wrapper leaf. The stick itself is solid from cap to foot with not a single soft spot. The smell coming from this cigar was very sweet.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mark's Own Cigars Short Filler Blast

This cigar featured a medium brown wrapper that was very smooth. The cap was composed of two separate flush layers. The cigar itself was solid with a slightly softer foot. There were really no veins running through the wrapper leaf. The smell coming off of this cigar was pretty sweet.

Once this cigar was lit up, there was a nice bit of pepper and earth. I was surprised at how smooth this short -filler cigar was. There was a little hint of sweetness that started to poke out after about an inch. Shortly after the sweet notes, a mild coffee flavor formed. Throughout the first half of this cigar the flavor stayed pretty balanced.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Viaje Satori Nirvana Review

Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas
Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: $11

This cigar features a dark brown wrapper that is very smooth and oily. The cap is very smooth and composed of multiple layers. The cigar itself is solid throughout with not a single soft spot. There a really no veins running through the entire wrapper. There is also a pretty sweet smell coming from this stick.

Upon lighting the cigar, I got some strong coffee and earth tones. There was also a little bit of spice in the background, but not too much. As the cigar slowly progressed, some new flavors emerged. I was greeted with some cinnamon, chocolate, and oak tones.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 Belicoso Review

Wrapper: Stalk Cut Connecticut Habano
Filler: Honduran, Dominican, and Nicaraguan
Price: $12.00

There are two reasons why this cigar is being reviewed today. The first reason is because it has been one of my favorite Liga Privada cigars for a while now. The other reason is because I held a vote last week to see what this weeks cigar reviews would be. This cigar won the vote by a landslide. Therefor this cigar gets reviewed first this week.

The wrapper on this cigar is dark brown and very oily. This cigar clearly has a smooth oily shine covering it completely. The cap on the belicoso tip is perfectly smooth and wrapped. There were a couple thin veins running through the wrapper, but none of them caused me to worry. The tobacco is very tightly rolled and causes this cigar to be solid from cap to foot. The last thing I noticed was the sweet smell coming from this cigar.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf Toro Review

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: $7.50

The first time I saw these cigars was a couple weeks ago. I have heard several good things about the Casa Fernandez cigars, but never actually reviewed one. When I was sitting in my back yard the other day, I wanted something newer to review. So I went back into my humidor, and this one was right on top. This cigar was a the perfect size for the time I had to do a review.

The first thing I noticed about this cigar was the flawless wrapper. There were a couple of very thin veins running through the medium brown corojo wrapper. This cigar is also evenly box pressed. The edges are perfectly rounded and smooth. The wrapper has a nice oily shine to it as well.

This cigar is solid from cap to foot. Usually box pressed cigars are a little softer, not this one. The cap was perfectly smooth and flush. It was also made up of three separate layers. Upon last inspection I noticed an aroma coming from this cigar that was sweet and spicy.