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Alec Bradley Maxx Connecticut

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

I always enjoy a natural or Connecticut wrapped cigar in the morning. When one of my favorite brands – Alec Bradley – Introduced their Maxx line in a Connecticut wrapper, I went out and bought a few. The only change in the blend from the original Maxx line is the wrapper. This sounded like a promising morning cigar. For the sake of the review, I paired it with water. Otherwise, I think I would pair this one with coffee.


Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Costa Rica

Filler: Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Columbia

Size: The Fix – 58 x 5

Price: Around $6.09


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had a smooth appearance, with minimal veins or seams. The smell of the wrapper was almost non existent, while the foot had a slight tobacco odor. The cigar had a few soft spots when squeezed, but it was nothing of concern. The pre-light draw was free, with a sweet natural tobacco taste.

The burn required a few minor corrections in the second third, and the ash held for about two inches.



The first third had very common and basic flavors you’d expect to find in a Connecticut wrapped cigar. There was a hint of earthiness way in the background. In front of that was an almost buttery feel and taste. Up next were toasty notes. Smoke volume was plentiful and thick.


As I got into the second third, the smoke took on a creamy feel. At the same time, it kept a toasty feel and taste. The buttery notes remained just like in the last third, and coated the lips and tongue. When passing smoke through the nose, it was easier to detect the earthy flavors along with a very mild peppery spice. Everything was mild and nice…


The last third didn’t offer any new flavors. The body crept into the medium range, but otherwise nothing changed from the second third.



This was a good mild to medium bodied cigar. While it didn’t offer anything unique or special, it was still a solid Connecticut wrapped cigar that I could fit into my morning routine. I give it a thumbs up.

Tatuaje “The Face”

Monday, November 29th, 2010

As you’ve probably noticed, there has been a lack of new video cigar reviews around here lately. To fill that void, Mike and I planned on reviewing this cigar without Ed. Then suddenly, over a period of a couple days, Ed packed up his old shop and moved to his new place complete with a lounge. While it isn’t 100 percent completed, it is ready for use.


This brings us to the cigar up for review today. The Tatuaje “The Face” is a limited Halloween release. Although it is hard to find, they are still out there. Some may think that the marketing is gimmicky and silly, but the cigar delivered and easily met it’s price point of $13.00. I’m glad we got to break in the new lounge reviewing a great smoke with Mike.

This video runs 25 minutes. So join Ed, Mike and I and see what we thought of the Tatueje “The Face.” And don’t forget to visit, who generously donated the cigars for review.

MP3 Audio

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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