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C & C Loose Cannon 1206

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

While out and about recently, I randomly came across a cigar shop that I never heard of. Needless to say, the guy just bought the place, and he was turning it into a pretty nice looking joint. A good sized humidor, lounge, wifi, and plenty of TV’s were all in the works. Oh, and the guy was more than helpful. Either that, or he thought I was shoplifting. If you’re in the  Largo, FL area, it’s worth a visit. Check his website for more info. On to the cigar!


Wrapper: Sumatra

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Price: $4.79


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper looked very nice, with small veins, and no real flaws to speak of. For anyone new around here, this may sound bad, but the wrapper had a distinct smell of barnyard. Yes, I mean animal poop. Don’t be fooled, this usually doesn’t indicate a bad smoking experience. The cigar was very firm to the touch, and the draw had slight resistance. The pre-light draw reminded me of hay.

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The first third had no build up. It was a pretty even mixture of cedar, pepper, earth, and maybe a touch of black coffee. The smoke volume was thick, and had a dry feel.

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The second third had the exact same flavors as the first. The only difference was a slight increase in strength, and a creamy smoke feel.

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The last third had a nice mixture of flavor. In this order, black coffee, cedar, mild pepper, and nuts. The smoke feel was thick, and the finish stuck around for awhile.

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This was a good little medium bodied cigar. As I often say, there was nothing new or special brought to the table. That’s fine with me, I don’t need that all of the time. This would be a good lunch smoke, or even breakfast.

C & C Connecticut

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

I found the C & C Connecticut while browsing a local cigar shop. I was in the market for a cheap, mild cigar. I often snub the cheapies in the humidor, but every now and then, I figure, “Why not?” At this price point I had little to lose, so I grabbed a few. Is this just another cheapie, or a diamond in the rough? Let’s find out.


Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Price: $3.65

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Pre-Smoke & Construction:

A quick visual inspection of the wrapper revealed a nice, shiny appearance. There were some decent sized veins, but nothing that I would consider a flaw. The odor of the wrapper was cedar, with a sweet mild spice. I couldn’t get any smell off of the foot, perhaps a mild earthiness. Overall, the cigar was solidly packed, and had some variances in construction (lumps). The draw had some resistance, and was a little snug. The pre-light flavor was mild and earthy.

The snug draw wasn’t an issue once lit. The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for just around an inch.

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The first half had a mild peppery spice on the retrohale. The main flavor was earthiness, subtle nuttiness, and a smooth buttery component. As I approached the end of this half, the strength increased slightly, perhaps to the upper mild region.

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The second half took on a thicker, creamier smoke feel. The spice kicked up a notch, but remained easy and mild. Earthiness, along with a nutty note, remained the same. The buttery component remained, but took a back seat towards the end. A mild, spicy tingle lingered on the palate for a little while.

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I know many people don’t care to read reviews of cheap cigars. There is an undeniable market for them, so I’m going to give them a shot from time to time. So… This was a decent milder cigar. It was fairly one dimensional, but with coffee, I enjoyed it much more than the standard water. Burn, construction, and flavor, weren’t bad. It basically is a typical Connecticut wrapped cigar. It pretty much lived up to the price point. If you’re in the market for a cheap, decent Connecticut cigar, this is worth a shot.

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