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July 16th – Casa Magna Cigar Smoker Event

Monday, July 12th, 2010

This post will be stuck at the top of the site until the event passes.

This Friday from 6PM to 9PM, St. Pete Cigar will be hosting a cigar smoker event featuring Casa Magna.

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The first 30 customers who purchase a box of cigars get 15% off, 7 free cigars, and their choice of a single, double, or triple flame lighter. Initially this offer was for 15 customers, but demand was so high that Ed extended it. Call him to reserve your box! As always, there will be food, raffles, and one day deals. So mark your calendar now. I will definitely be there!

Casa Fernandez – Arsenio 2009

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

The Casa Fernandez Arsenio 2009 is named after Arsenio Ramos, who blends cigars for Tabacalera Tropical. What compelled me to pick some of these up was the price, and the fact that this is a nice looking cigar. As always, I paired this cigar with water and offer you my thoughts.


Wrapper: Nicaragua Cuban seed 2006

Binder/Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Robusto 5 1/4 x 54

Price: Around $5.00


Pre-smoke & Construction:

The wrapper looked good, with no major flaws and small to medium veins here and there. When I sniffed the wrapper and foot, I got a mild cedar. Squeezing the cigars length, I found it to be tightly and evenly packed. The pre-light draw was a little stiff, and had a woody/earthy flavor.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for just over an inch.



The first third immediately hit me with pepper and espresso. Slight sweet notes were in the background, but I couldn’t pin a flavor to it.


The second third kept that nice spicy peppery zing. Espresso or coffee remained the dominant flavor, while a slight dry cocoa appeared from time to time.


Like before, espresso kept it’s lead position in the flavor profile. Right up there with it was a creamy cocoa taste. The pepper kept it’s zing but mellowed out significantly.



I really enjoyed this medium to upper medium bodied cigar. Sure, the flavor profile was simple. Where it lacked in complexity it made up for in being refined and smooth. The snug draw became less of an issue as I progressed, so I am not faulting it. In the end, this was a very good cigar.

Casa Magna Colorado

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I was out of town for awhile this month, so Ed and I filmed this installment of The Ed & Tom show early. We originally wanted to review this cigar with Stew, but time and scheduling force us to postpone that for another day (soon).

In the mean time, see what we thought of the Casa Magna Colorado. And don’t forget to visit the ultimate cigar review site, The Stogie Review!

This video runs for around 22 minutes.

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