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Camacho Corojo–Guest review

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Once again Jeremiah joins us all the way from northern Japan for a guest review. Where am I? I paid a visit to to cover his Friday spot. Mike is on vacation in Florida. With any luck, I am having a cigar with him right now. Make sure to check out his site today.

This time around Jeremiah is smoking the Camacho Corojo. A couple months ago, I reviewed the Maduro version of this cigar. So take 12 minutes out of your day and see how it went.

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Guest Review-Oliva Master Blends 3

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Today’s review comes to you courtesy of Jeremiah. He is stationed in the Aomori Prefecture, which is located in northern Japan. While it is very fashionable to be concerned with Japan these days, he is actually helping out over there. You won’t hear him brag about it in this review though.

I did a write up of this cigar awhile back, but I’m always interested in other opinions of the same cigar.CIMG2687

So take 10 minutes out of your day and see how the Oliva Master Blends 3 treated Jeremiah.

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Trinidad Fundadores – Guest Review

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Good ole Timm is back for another guest review. If you aren’t familiar with him, he did this review awhile back. The writing on the box is in German, and says “The EU Health Ministers – Smoking harms you and the people in your environment.” Most of us share Timm’s view, and I quote
“I think NOT smoking a cigar stresses you out and stress shortens your life Faster.” I agree Timm! I am not saying cigar smoking is good for you, but I can think of worse things to do. One way or another, we all gotta go. Might as well relax while we are here. Anyway… Let’s see what Timm has to say about this cigar. I always enjoy his reviews, so let’s get to it!1TrinidadFundadores

Wrapper/Binder/Filler: Cuban

Size: 7 1/2" x 40 Laguito Especial, a lonsdale

Price: ???




The wrapper had virtually no flaws. It seemed to be a little out of balance for me due to its length – I tend to prefer Toros.  The cap had a cute little pigtail while the body and foot was nice and tight with no signs of cracking. The aroma coming from the wrapper/foot seemed to have a slightly sweet smell, reminding me of nuts and Rum.



The pre-light draw was easy, almost too easy, and had a flavor that reminded me again of nuts and a light rum. When I squeezed the cigar’s entire length, it wasn’t firm, but not spongy either. A few soft spots were noticed, but nothing I would see as a concern.  The sweet nutty aroma seemed to demand I make the cut and find a torch.



Lighting the cigar, I was met with a bold nutty taste and a slight hint of rum. The Trinidad lit easily but started to have a burn issue about ten minutes in.  I would later have a difficult time with the correction of this issue.  In hindsight the side of the cigar that was sitting in the box is the side that had the trouble.



Even with the burn being so “off,” the cigar smoked wonderfully.  The taste was amazing, bringing to mind images of old Havana and Morro Castle. Puff after puff, I could just picture Fidel enjoying one of these along with a rum and a tropical sea breeze.  I was forced to return to my own reality and correct the burn as it continued to be a problem.  About midway into the cigar, I was forced to re-cut the cigar below the lowest burn point and relight it.


The dreaded Re-cut and Last 1/3

After re-cutting the cigar I was quite pleased to find the great taste remained, as did the burn issue.  I was forced into a routine of several puffs followed by an ashtray adjustment to the ash.  Even with the trouble this cigar had become, it still had a wonderful aroma and great taste, perhaps one of the most consistent from start to finish as I have ever smoked.

Davidoff Millennium Blend

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Not long ago I was contacted by Timm. While he was vacationing on a beach in the British Virgin Islands, he was gracious enough to put together his thoughts on today’s review. As you can see below, he was in paradise at the cigar friendly Soggy Dollar Bar. I can’t make any promises, but I have a feeling we may be seeing more of Timm around here for at least a little while. In the mean time, check out what he has to say about the Davidoff Millennium Blend.


Davidoff Millennium Blend

Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuadorian

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Size: 6 x 52

Price: Around $20.00 USD a stick

2davidoff-10I received this Davidoff Millennium Piramide as a gift for my birthday. This Cigar was paired with a Heineken beer not so much for the paring, but as it was just less than 90 degrees when I chose to do this.


The Cigar had an almost seamless wrapper with only a few veins. Looking at the foot, both the binder and filler seemed to be packed very tightly, giving this cigar a firm but not spongy feel. Prior to firing it up it had a wonderful rich earthy / mocha aroma.


Upon initially lighting the cigar, I found the mocha flavor from unlit stick remained.  This remained for a bit but as it burned a little I started to notices a nutty flavor that stayed on my pallet. At about the ½ to 1/3 point I began to pick up on a hint of chocolate and a hint of coffee. As the cigar progressed I also found that nutty flavors continued to develop, most noticeably the almond. About the mid way point I removed the Davidoff label, in doing so the ash finally gave up the fight.


Fortunately, no matter how full-bodied the smoke became it never turned harsh, the ash remained tight and I was not the least bit worried about it falling off.


Ultimately this cigar burned quite evenly and produced a sturdy white ash. I have heard people say that these cigars have a tendency to go out. I did not have that problem. It was lit with a single wooden match and I had NO issues with it at all. The draw remained consisted and easy for the total smoking time.


My final conclusion – even factoring in the steep price, I was extremely pleased with the cigar. I don’t know if I would spend this much on a cigar often, but I was very pleased with it as a gift. As Christmas is just around the corner, this would make an excellent gift or stocking stuffer simply due to the cost per stick.

Guest Review-Rocky Patel 1999 Vintage Connecticut

Thursday, July 9th, 2009


Not too long ago, a new cigar blog popped up called The Cigar Nut. David, who runs the site, paid me a visit to review the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Connecticut.

When your done watching this quick, to the point review, pay The Cigar Nut a visit. It is in its infancy right now, so you might as well add it to your favorites and check back every now and then. Reviews seem to be popping up at a consistent rate.

A lot of sites are doing video reviews now, and most of them offer something a little different then the others. David definitely has his own style and offers a to the point, honest review. Check it out!

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