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St. Pete Cigar Smoker Event & State of the Biz

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Mark your calendars for May 16th. From 4 to 8pm, St. Pete Cigar is having a La Aroma De Cuba Smoker event. If you drop by before the event date, make sure to get a ticket for a free $10.00 cigar.


On a side note, a couple of you may be wondering… Read on

Is Tom announcing a great comeback of cigar reviews? Is he ending the site? He dropped off the face of the cigar blog earth, what’s going on? Where is Ed?!

Nope, no great comeback is planned. Will I attempt to do reviews? YES. The site isn’t going away. There is no strife or events that have taken me away from this place. Ed is still plugging away at St. Pete Cigar, and I visit twice a week. For now, nailing down free time to do proper video reviews eludes us. It’s still in the cards though.

I still smoke cigars daily. In real life, everything is status quo. In fake cigar clique world, I’m one hundred percent removed from it. It took some time, but, I MADE IT! I suggest you look into it too. Log off of twitter and facebook, and make memories that are yours. Buy a cigar, and enjoy it alone, or with a friend.

There will be some changes around here though. No more paid advertising. I will keep banners of businesses I like, at no charge. Yep, the site will operate in the red, financially speaking. My goal will be one review a week, maybe more, maybe less. Obviously I won’t turn down cigars sent to me for review.

Oh… to both of you who have sent me emails, I’ll be in contact soon.

La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor Reserva

Friday, November 9th, 2012

I randomly found the Mi Amor Reserva while browsing the humidor at Ed’s shop. Being a fan of the original Mi Amor, I couldn’t resist picking a few up. The price did raise an eyebrow, but I figured why not. Let’s see if this cigar delivered where it counts.


Wrapper: Mexican Cuban Seed

Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Beso 5.62 x 48

Price: $8.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper on this thing was rugged looking. Near the head, I saw what looked to be a patch. Stuff like this isn’t a deterrent to me, as long as it’s a good cigar. I picked up hay, wood, and earthy aromas from the wrapper. The foot was more pungent soil (earth?) and leather. The cigar did have some lumps here and there, but overall nothing was of concern. The pre-light draw was free, and it had a dark earthy and leathery flavor.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for about 3/4 of an inch.

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The first third opened up with a simple dark earthy flavor, mixed with an easy pepper. Wood and leather joined in shortly after. The peppery spice developed nicely, and it had an interesting tingly/cooling effect in the nose.

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I can only describe the second third as smooth and rich. Everything just felt smoother, and the peppery spice kept it’s zing. Like before, wood, earthiness, and leather were prominent. Cocoa joined in at the mid way point. The aftertaste kept that zingy, cooling effect.

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The last third kept the same flavors as before. The big difference was the in flavor delivery. By that, I mean everything blended together evenly.

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This was a very good full bodied cigar. I could see how some could confuse this as medium. That’s how smooth it is. What stood out was rich flavors, good construction, and a flawless burn. This cigar delivered where it counts. My only complaint is the price. Is it worth it? I’m still on the fence. I’m learning towards no, but price aside, this is still a solid smoke.

La Aroma De Cuba–Mi Amor

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Mi-Amor is a collaboration between Ashton and the Garcia Family. It is claimed to be rich, complex, and very well balanced. I picked some up at Ed’s shop recently, as he commented to me that he liked it. I figured I’d give them a try. I paired the cigar with water as always.


Wrapper: Cuban seed grown in Mexico

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Magnifico 6 x 52

Price: $8.20


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The box pressed cigar had a nice appearance. The wrapper velvety smooth with a few sparkles when held to a light. It had an earthy smell. The cigar was solidly packed, and had a minor soft spot or two, but nothing major. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had a sweet flavor. It was almost like a mild dark chocolate.

The burn required no corrections. The ash was flaky at first, but became solid after the first tap on the ashtray. It held for just under an inch.

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The first third had a mellow start. There was a slight peppery spice combined with woody notes. After a little while I picked up a smooth sweet flavor that eventually developed into something chocolaty. All the flavors were pretty even in strength, nothing stood out over the other.

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The second third saw a calming of the pepper, not that it was real strong to begin with. The woody and chocolaty flavors combined nicely and had almost a floral aftertaste with a bitter note. It sounds strange but I liked it. There were coffee notes in the mix as well, at least that mild bitter aftertaste you can get from a good black coffee. As the second third came to a close, the smoke left a tingle on the lips.

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The last third stayed the same as the second third for the most part. The strength increased a little, and chocolate increased a bit in strength. The pepper made a slight return but remained easy to pass through the sinus.

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This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. The flavors were interesting, and there were enough complexities to keep things interesting. Construction was good and the burn was slow. I could see myself smoking more of these from time to time.

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