Archive for November, 2009

A Smoky Stream of Consciousness

It’s human nature that the more someone tells a man not do something that he’ll do it even more. And the more someone tries to take away something from you, you want it – crave it even more. Cigar smoking. It’s one of the most enjoyable pastimes I have ever experienced in my life. Yeah, yeah, [...]

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Posted by zman - November 30, 2009 at 00:30

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CAO Escaparate Costa Rica

While browsing the incredible selection at The Corona Cigar Company in Orlando, I ran across the cigar being reviewed today. You can only find this cigar at Corona, either online or at their retail stores. The Escaparate blends are from CAO that will never see regular production. They claim these prototypes contain rare tobaccos that [...]

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Posted by Tom - November 30, 2009 at 00:00

Categories: cao, cigar, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, company, corona, costa, escaparate, rico   Tags:

Alec Bradley Vice Press

    Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Costa Rica Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico Size: 5 x 64 Price: Around $7.00   Pre-smoke & Construction: The wrapper had virtually no flaws, and only a couple medium veins. The smell coming from the wrapper and foot reminded me of a barn complete with a tinge of poo. The pre-light draw was free, almost too free, and had a [...]

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Posted by Tom - November 29, 2009 at 16:30

Categories: alec, bradley, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, press, vice   Tags:

LegendArio

The LegendArio is a brand of Camacho. I’d never heard of this cigar until browsing the humidor over at Tampa Humidor one day. There really isn’t anything more to be said about this cigar, so off to the review we go…   Wrapper: Honduras Binder/filler: Honduras Size: Toro 6 x 50 Price: Around $5.00   Pre-Smoke & Construction: The dark wrapper had medium [...]

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Posted by Tom - November 27, 2009 at 00:00

Categories: Camacho, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, LegendArio   Tags:

Seeing Is Believing (In the Big Smoke)

My first Big Smoke came in New York in 1997, when I started at Cigar Aficionado, and it blew me away with the great smokes, drinks and food. But mostly it was the fun and camaraderie of the guests that struck me. Here were all these stogie fans having a great time celebrating their passion for smoke and knowing they were with like-minded people.

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Posted by Cigar Aficionado Blog Posts RSS - November 24, 2009 at 12:25

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El Baton

The Ed & Tom Show returns to The Stogie Review for our monthly appearance. Ed and I give our thoughts on the El Baton by J.C. Newman. This video runs for about 23 minutes. MP3 Audio

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Posted by Tom - November 24, 2009 at 01:00

Categories: baton, Cigar Video Reviews, Cigars, el, jc, newman   Tags:

Where There’s Smoke, There’s a Wonderful Fire

It’s hard to explain, but there is something incredibly primordial about making a fire. The ritual dates back to the dawn of man and even though the Cromagnons didn’t have chiminea’s and Duraflame starter logs, not a whole lot has really changed over the course of a million years. Last night I was called by [...]

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Posted by zman - November 23, 2009 at 02:56

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Canimao Contest Winner!

The Canimao giveaway was a great success. Sunday night I drew a random winner and I have already emailed him for his contact info.   Lee Elderton, you are the winner of the box of Canimao Robusto Extra signed by Mel Gonzalez! I appreciate everyone who stopped by the site and entered this great contest. I am [...]

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Posted by Tom - November 23, 2009 at 00:00

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601 Serie black

Those of you who follow this site probably read my reviews of other 601 cigars. So far I’ve enjoyed them. They are blended by Don Pepin Garcia for United Tobacco. For me, a typical Pepin blend punches you in the face to start, and then calms to what the cigar will become. As always, I [...]

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Posted by Tom - November 22, 2009 at 00:00

Categories: 601, black, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, don, garcia, label, pepin, Serie, tobacco, united   Tags:

Rocky Patel Autumn Collection 2009

The latest addition to Rocky’s seasonal blends is the Autumn Collection. So far I’ve enjoyed them all, except for the Summer Collection from 2008. I think overall, the seasonal blends are a success. Considering I’m such a Rocky Patel fanboi, I had to pick up a few of these to review. You know my routine [...]

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Posted by Tom - November 19, 2009 at 00:00

Categories: 2009, autumn, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, collection, patel, rocky   Tags:

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