Cigar Reviews

Punch Signature Robusto Cigar Review

Sep 10th, 2017 | By
Punch Signature Robusto Cigar Review

I braced myself before the flame hit the foot expecting to dislike this interesting looking stick. Just not a big fan of the Punch cigars so why should this one be any different. The stogie raised a single middle finger as I stared back at it with my judgmental eyes. A well-earned F.U. as I must say this was one pretty decent stick.



Nica Libre 25th Anniversary Silver Cigar Review

Sep 3rd, 2017 | By
Nica Libre 25th Anniversary Silver Cigar Review

Rating:  – 72 (score sheet) Brand: – Nica Libre Origin: – Nicaragua Price: – Around $5.00 (Torpedo) Pepper may have not been the only flavor note but it was such a dominant taste that trying to identify anything else reminded me a little too much of the “Where’s Waldo” phenomenon from years back. I do like a peppery […]



Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project Robust Cigar Review

Aug 27th, 2017 | By
Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project Robust Cigar Review

From the first glance this cigar looks like it’s all business. What comes across as a business letterhead band along with an elegantly dressed wrapper screams that this is nothing but a professional stick. However, what’s hidden under that elegant professional monkey suit is nothing less than a party for your palate.



Oliva V Melanio Figurado Cigar Review

Aug 20th, 2017 | By
Oliva V Melanio Figurado Cigar Review

Across the cigar’s band the proudly touted ‘Oliva Serie V’ logo instantly captured my attention. I could stop the intro here, after all, what else needs to be said? Those that are passionate about the ‘Serie V’, such as yours truly, are not going to even entertain the idea of passing on this stick. Regardless of how proud the sticker price may seem; this cigar is still a ‘V’! The real question, however, is does the Melanio live up to the ‘V’ name?



Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Sumatra Cigar Review

Aug 13th, 2017 | By
Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Sumatra Cigar Review

There’s a level of smoothness found in the Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 that exceeds any other cigar I’ve crossed paths with. I’m talking about a Luther Vandross kind of smoothness here. The kind of smoothness you feel resonate in your soul. The kind that makes all other cigars envious of this stick. However, don’t be fooled thinking this cigar is a one trick pony…it tastes pretty damn good too!



Rocky Patel Edge Cigar Review

Aug 6th, 2017 | By
Rocky Patel Edge Cigar Review

Some friendships seem to last forever in that the relationship doesn’t skip a beat even if there are a number of years separating your last visit. However, there are other friendships that unfortunately tarnish over time. The ones where a once blooming relationship turns awkward and uninviting. The Rocky Patel Edge unfortunately falls under the latter of the two. What was once a go-to smoke has somehow morphed into a disappointing stick. I’ll never forget the fine memories but it is time to move forward and make new friends.



Macanudo Hyde Park Cafe Review

Jul 30th, 2017 | By
Macanudo Hyde Park Cafe Review

Those in search of a bitter aftertaste intertwined with the occasional zest of dishwasher soap need to look no further. I have found your cigar! The Macanudo Hyde Park Cafe is a good looking mild body stick that is unfortunately more of the Jekyll than the Hyde. I may be in the minority here but this cigar introduced entirely new level of “yuck” that I’ll do my best to never revisit again.



CAO Brazilia Review

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By
CAO Brazilia Review

For someone that enjoys the artsy fartsy stuff I must say that I have a special love for pencils. The way a pencil feels in the hand, the smell of the lead and even the way the tip scratches against the paper as I begin to draw. Pencils truly are wonderful creature. Yet, there is this one thing that I do not love about pencils. Oddly, I just don’t care for the taste of them. Especially when that flavor comes from a cigar.



Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Twentieth Anniversary Cigar Review

Jul 16th, 2017 | By
Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Twentieth Anniversary Cigar Review

The Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Twentieth Anniversary cigar in some aspects resembles a beautiful woman who’s fully cognizant of her looks. No matter how poorly she may behave you just refuse let her go. The gorgeous appeal of the wrapper, the elegant bands and even the exquisite golden sleeve were what initially drew me in. However, it was the flavors that ended up casting a spell on me. With multiple burn issues and a tight draw this little lady behaved oh so badly. Yet, even though I had every right to… I just couldn’t let her go.



Rocky Patel Decade Torpedo Review

Jul 9th, 2017 | By
Rocky Patel Decade Torpedo Review

The Rocky Patel Decade’s greatest weakness is that it’s half as good as the Twentieth Anniversary stick. A wonderful smoke that overshadowed this cigar. However, its greatest strength is that I’m now curious to see how it compares to 15th Anniversary stick. After all, I’ve never had an average cigar make me so interested in trying other cigars from the same brand.



Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary Cigar Review

Jul 2nd, 2017 | By
Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary Cigar Review

Depending on the adventures one’s life has given, a surprise can be either a good or bad thing. Some of us openly welcome any new surprise that is thrown our way. Others take a cautionary approach instead. When it comes to cigars I would say that I’m always eager to try something new. One of my favorite surprises that is offered by the world of cigars is discovering a rare diamond among an unfamiliar stick. The Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary is my most recent rare diamond discovery.



Padron 1926 Serie No. 90 Cigar Review

Jun 25th, 2017 | By
Padron 1926 Serie No. 90 Cigar Review

Rating:  – 90 (score sheet) Brand: – Padron Origin: – Nicaragua Price: – Around $19.75 (Tubo(Robusto)) I wouldn’t be so bold to label this cigar as a Ferrari, it’s much more in line with the C7 Corvette. Still a very sleek and elegant machine that doesn’t come with such an extravagant price tag. I have no […]



Ashton ESG 22-YR Salute Review

Jun 18th, 2017 | By
Ashton ESG 22-YR Salute Review

Attention to detail is important when it comes to cigars. After all, it’s that attention that can tip the scales between a great or poor smoking experience. The Ashton brand of cigars obviously understands this as even the band wrapped around the ESG’s neck is nothing less than a work of art. The cigar’s smooth draw, bellowing smoke output and most importantly great flavors are additional examples that no shortcuts were taken producing this stick. The only question left is whether or not all that attention to detail still justifies the proud price tag for these smokes?



Room 101 Big Payback Chavala Review

Jun 11th, 2017 | By
Room 101 Big Payback Chavala Review

The Big Payback’s greatest sin was that it was born under the Room 101 brand. On it’s own its a good cigar but still a mere mortal amid its immortal siblings. Yet, the Big Payback is a diamond among the rough for a cigar that falls under the budget umbrella.



Ramon Bueso Olancho Vintage Robusto Review

Jun 4th, 2017 | By
Ramon Bueso Olancho Vintage Robusto Review

On the looks alone this little lady is a perfect 10 out of 10. An elegant wrapper wrapped by an even more elegant band. However, skepticism runs thick through these veins and I can’t help but wonder where the imperfection hides in a perfect looking stick. After all, the Ramon Bueso Olancho Vintage may look like a million dollar lady but the reality is that she’s still a budget stick. Yet, the looks didn’t lie. The Ramon Bueso Olancho isn’t perfect but she is pretty damn close.



Room 101 Namakubi Sucio Review

May 28th, 2017 | By
Room 101 Namakubi Sucio Review

Sometimes when being reacquainted with a long lost friend you find the relationship is nothing like it used to be. Either you’ve changed, they’ve changed or the relationship was never as strong as you remember it. Yet, there are those times, those special occasions, when time doesn’t seem to skip a beat after the reunion. You pick up right where you left off enjoying each other’s company just as you did back in the day. Years had passed since the Namakubi and I had last visited each other. Yet, this was one of those times, one of those special occasions, where I instantly remembered why I loved this stick.



Cohiba Nicaragua N4x45 Review

May 21st, 2017 | By
Cohiba Nicaragua N4x45 Review

I opened the mystical passageway into my humidor greeted by a soft voice that sung out to me. Like a Siren serenading a sailor I was lured in by the beautiful melody. Everything about this cigar demanded my full attention. Her dark oily body was dressed in an eye catching gold and black band. I was hypnotized and like that sailor quickly fell under her spell. Yet, a whispering question still echoed throughout my head. Was I playing victim to a cruel trick or was this actually the beginning of a beautiful relationship?



Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador Filero Review

May 14th, 2017 | By
Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador Filero Review

Every discipline has its legends, those whose names you will remember until the grave. Whether it be a Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Steve Jobs or even Henry Ford, for good or not, you can’t deny the impact their lives have made. With cigars the same rules apply. There are a handful of smokes I’ll never forget. Most of those coming from the early years when I first picked up a cigar. The cigars that made me want to explore more of what their little world, discipline, had to offer. This is one of those sticks.



Drew Estate Kentucky Fired Cured Just a Friend Review

May 7th, 2017 | By
Drew Estate Kentucky Fired Cured Just a Friend Review

The smell of the wrapper alone would have even the strictest of vegetarians craving a BBQ chop beef sandwich with a large side order of ribs. The creamy smokey taste will leave my fellow carnivores enthusiastically wondering how on Earth Drew Estate created the tremendous array of flavors in this stick.



Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto Review

Apr 30th, 2017 | By
Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto Review

Alec Bradley’s Black Market is like watching a thrilling murder mystery but only in reverse. You start out with the climatic reveal only to progressively work towards a state of confusion on how you really feel about this stick.



5 Vegas Cask Strength Cigar Review

Apr 23rd, 2017 | By
5 Vegas Cask Strength Cigar Review

There’s no denying this is a beautiful creature. Her dark brown oily body accented by an exquisite headdress demands your full attention. However, my daddy always told me beauty was skin deep. I never really wanted to believe him although I should have listened. No matter how beautiful the 5 Vegas Cask Strength is on the outside, where it counts this is one ugly stick.



Obsidian White Noise Belicoso Review

Apr 16th, 2017 | By
Obsidian White Noise Belicoso Review

By definition white noise is a steady uniform sound that is used to eliminate harsh and unwanted sounds. For the majority of the stick the name makes perfect sense. There was an occasional WTF here and there but overall this was one hell of a cigar.



Oliva Connecticut Reserve Review

Apr 9th, 2017 | By
Oliva Connecticut Reserve Review

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, taste like a duck, plays Duck Duck Goose like a duck, watches Duck Dynasty like a duck….. it should be a duck. So why in the hell is this cigar not a duck?



Romeo y Julieta Romeo Review

Apr 2nd, 2017 | By
Romeo y Julieta Romeo Review

There’s no elegance with the band that wraps around Romeo’s neck. Romeo also isn’t quite big enough to fill bigger brother, the 1875’s, shoes. Yet, he doesn’t care. After all, once you set all that nonsense aside you still end up with a really good stick.



Romeo y Julieta 1875 CI Knock-Offs Review

Mar 26th, 2017 | By
Romeo y Julieta 1875 CI Knock-Offs Review

When it comes to knock-off cigars there’s a single resonating question that echoes throughout the caverns in my head. Is the knock-off really that good at playing the imitation game? I mean is it Benedict Cumberbatch good?



Padilla Fumas Habano Torpedo Review

Mar 19th, 2017 | By
Padilla Fumas Habano Torpedo Review

I’ve never dragged my tongue across the bottom of a dirty ashtray, however, I now have a vague inclination on what it must taste like. A sobering experience that wasn’t even the worst part of this stick.



Oliva Saison Robusto Review

Mar 12th, 2017 | By
Oliva Saison Robusto Review

This was a really good cigar. Not the kind of good where you grab the jeep, dart off to the woods, strip buck naked and start howling at the moon but it was pretty damn close.



Padilla Cazadores Robusto Review

Mar 5th, 2017 | By
Padilla Cazadores Robusto Review

An empty look floated across my face as the discarded cigar glared back from the ashtray. I know it could see my disappointment, after all how could I disguise it? It’s not my fault. You see, I seem to have had run of bad luck with very dry tasting cigars lately and the streak didn’t stop with this stick.



Latitude Zero Tortas Toro Review

Feb 26th, 2017 | By
Latitude Zero Tortas Toro Review

Those longing for a dry bitter punch need to look no further, I found your cigar. For the rest of us mere mortals, the perpetual onslaught of one harsh aftertaste after another is just too much for one to handle.



Gran Habano Vintage 2002 Review

Feb 19th, 2017 | By
Gran Habano Vintage 2002 Review

The Gran Habano Vintage 2002 comes off as the selfish lover of cigars. There’s a lot of great flavors hidden within but none that stick around long enough for you to really end up satisfied.



Drew Estate My Uzi Weighs a Ton Review

Feb 12th, 2017 | By
Drew Estate My Uzi Weighs a Ton Review

I know you’re not suppose to judge a book by it’s cover but with a name like “My Uzi Weighs a Ton” how can you resist? After all, one has to wonder if this is an average stick camouflaged by a clever marketing gimmick. Shortly after setting the foot aflame a rapid fire of creamy smoke smashed against my palate. There was nothing average here, goofy name or not, this was one hell of a stick.



Rocky Patel Connecticut Fumas Review

Feb 5th, 2017 | By
Rocky Patel Connecticut Fumas Review

Being a martyr was not on the agenda today. After all, I did not sign up for it or even have it in my long or short range plans. However, the cigar gods commanded that I do so if I were to power through this review. I really wanted to have a positive experience with the Rocky Patel Connecticut Fumas. Yet, no matter how much I wanted to like this cigar I just couldn’t find anything favorable with it.



Rocky Patel Edge Maduro Fumas Review

Jan 29th, 2017 | By
Rocky Patel Edge Maduro Fumas Review

The ghosts of Rocky Patel Edge’s past whispered a soft melody into my ear. Their voices resonated songs of praise for their maduro brother. I closed my eyes taking in the music as expectations of greatness danced around the empty caverns in my head. Expectations that eventually fell short at the end of the smoke. I stared at the fresh ashes scattered among the ashtray as the ghost of mediocrity sung to me instead.



Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva Robusto Review

Jan 22nd, 2017 | By
Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva Robusto Review

There were stages during the journey that wowed me while a few minor ones left me scratching my head. A concoction of flavors that at times changed from one personality to another. Most of the personalities were welcomed while a few were a little too abrasive for my taste.



5 Vegas Classic Torpedo Review

Jan 19th, 2017 | By
5 Vegas Classic Torpedo Review

Sometimes you have to take a chance rolling the dice to see if Lady Luck is sticking by your side. More times than not she seems to avoid me. I rolled the dice many years ago on the 5 Vegas brand. A risk that welcomed me to a variety of great tasting sticks with the 5 Vegas Classic being at the top of that list.



Room 101 Serie HN 305 Review

Jan 15th, 2017 | By
Room 101 Serie HN 305 Review

Expectations are tricky beast that can play havoc on our opinions. More times than not the imposed expectations are never met. More times than not something that may have actually been good loses favor for not fully living up to its promises. Yet, there are those moments when expectations are met. There are even those rare moments when they are exceeded. This is one of those moments. The Room 101 Serie HN 305 after all is a rare gem.



Rocky Patel Cargo Review

Jan 8th, 2017 | By
Rocky Patel Cargo Review

Sometimes when reaching for a vaguely familiar stick fine memories of previous smokes dance around the inner walls of your head. However, some of those times the ghost of cigars past tell lies convincing you of an opinion that never really existed. I could have sworn I was a big fan of Rocky Patel’s Cargo cigar. However, too much time had past since I last visited it and I’m now forced to face the truth that I probably never really did like this stick.



Oliva Serie O Robusto Review

Jan 1st, 2017 | By
Oliva Serie O Robusto Review

I really wanted the “O” in Oliva O to stand for “Outstanding” and a few years back I was convinced is stood for just “OK” at best. However, one’s palate can change over time and this cigar for me has turned into a very favorable stick.



Romeo y Julieta 1875 Review

Dec 25th, 2016 | By
Romeo y Julieta 1875 Review

The cigar gods must have been smiling down upon me today. Why, I have no idea as I’m nothing other than a mere mortal. However, they mercifully presented me with a creamy tasting smoke that will always be welcomed in my humidor. I know I’m not worthy, but I am grateful for their generosity for such a marvelous stick.



Gran Habano Very Limited Maduro Review

Dec 19th, 2016 | By
Gran Habano Very Limited Maduro Review

From afar the Gran Habano VL Moduro is a work of art, stunning to look at like a dazzling gold-digging trophy on a rich souls arm. However, upon closer inspection, the layers under the wrapper is where the true story lies. You want to enjoy the smoke and even try to power thru with a fake grin. However the harsh taste left in your mouth eventually consumes you and you are forced to acknowledge the irony in why you should never be so quick to even positively judge a book by its cover.



5 Vegas Gold Maduro Torpedo

Dec 13th, 2016 | By
5 Vegas Gold Maduro Torpedo

I didn’t want to review this stick but it kept staring back from the humidor begging for a sound reason behind my judgmental eyes. After all, my poisonous thoughts kept convincing me the 5 Vegas Gold Maduro would be a filthy tasting stick. I know you’re not suppose to judge a book by its cover but hell I’m only human.



Nub Habano Review

Jun 5th, 2010 | By
Nub Habano Review

If you are not a lover of cliche’s, a hater of the buzzwords or a proponent of nuances then I openly invite you to start rolling your eyes. After all, either my originality eludes me or I just cannot help but to describe the Nub Habano as “dynamite in a small package”. Make no bones about it; this cigar packs a hell of a punch that will undoubtedly completely satisfy the palate in addition to having it beg for more.

As of date I’ve only had the pleasure of smoking a handful of the Nub cigars however this is a calamity I plan to rectify in the near future.



Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee Review

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By
Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee Review

Don’t let the good looks and the affordable price tag fool you, the Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee is nothing more than an inexpensive cigar that taste like a dirty little cheap trick. It assaults the palate early on just to warm you up for the letdown that is lurking around the corner.

If the Connecticut Yankee taught me one thing it is that I should always follow my original intentions. I wanted to smoke one of Rocky Patel’s Vintage 1992 Sixty’s that night but too many hours had already passed and I was vast approaching the screaming voice of an alarm clock that would wake me the next morning. I try my best to be responsible from time to time and I knew that a sixty gauge cigar would eat up too much of my evening.



Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Review

Mar 18th, 2010 | By
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Review

If Rocky Patel were a baseball player I’d assume most people would be up in arms claiming that he is on steroids. He continuously hits one grand slam after another and the Vintage 1990 is just one more digit added to his All-Star home run list.

I am of the belief that you really cannot go wrong with a Rocky Patel cigar. Sure there’s a stick or two that are less than desirable but for the most part Rocky makes some of the best cigars that I have had the pleasure of smoking. Most of Rocky’s cigars are elegant in every aspect of the words meaning. They look great, smell great and of course they also have an incredible taste.



Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Review

Mar 17th, 2010 | By
Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Review

Every now and then you run across a cigar that is so good it ends up putting an extra swagger into your step. A flavorful beast that raises the bar on of what a medium-bodied stick is supposed to taste like.

The Vintage 1992 Sixty, to the best of my fading memory, was the first Rocky Patel cigar that I crossed paths with. At first glance an intimidating cigar that in all actuality ended up being a surprising smooth smoke. I owe a lot to this stick; after all it did introduce me to one of my favorite brands. However, no matter how much I enjoy some of Rocky’s other tasty delights the Vintage 1992 is still one of my favorite sticks.



Perdomo Lot 23 Review

Mar 4th, 2010 | By
Perdomo Lot 23 Review

If you were to translate the unique flavors that makeup a cigar into moods then the Perdomo Lot 23 would be one bipolar stick. In one instance its sunshine and daisies which eventually turns into a dismal rain. It all ends up well in the end but one can’t help to wonder what this stick could have been.

I had high hopes for the Perdomo Lot 23; after all it came highly recommended from a resource with similar taste to my own. However I quickly learned that not all recommendations are going to be welcomed by my palate and sometimes similar taste do have their differences. I’m not saying that the Perdomo Lot 23 was a bad cigar; there were qualities that made it a great tasting stick.



Oliva Series G Cigar Review

Feb 26th, 2010 | By
Oliva Series G Cigar Review

A great cigar brand is like a good dog, always dependable and there when you need them. The Oliva brand may not fetch the morning paper or keep you warm on a cold winters day but rest assured that Oliva is as dependable as man’s best friend.

Sometimes in life you come across cigars that require multiple trials in order to be able to write a comprehensive review. For some the arrangement of flavors is too complex to be judged by a single smoke, while others simply consist of a flavor that is initially too hard to identify.



Calle Ocho Sumatra Cigar Review

Feb 20th, 2010 | By
Calle Ocho Sumatra Cigar Review

When shooting craps its all about the lucky seven, however when gambling with cigars you can’t go wrong with the number eight. In a world of obscure cigars the Calle Ocho was a lucky roll of the dice, the Nicaraguan beauty that impressed me from the beginning until the end.

I was introduced to the Calle Ocho through one of the random cigar samplers I had picked up some time back. The name of the sampler now eludes me but it did consist of a number of cigars whose labels I had not come to know yet. An opportunity to try something new, possibly a bad investment but then again maybe there was a goldmine or two in all of those inconspicuous sticks.



Vibe Corojo Review

Feb 19th, 2010 | By
Vibe Corojo Review

The changing flavors of the Vibe Corojo reminded me of a crazy girlfriend from my distant past. It was a roller coaster ride of a relationship where her moods, like the flavors in this cigar, fluctuated at the drop of a hat. However unlike that girlfriend I really liked this cigar and suspect you will too if given the chance.

Ah there’s an old saying that nobody likes to drink alone, well in some aspects you can say the same about smoking cigars.



Indian Tabac Cameroon Legend Review

Feb 17th, 2010 | By
Indian Tabac Cameroon Legend Review

Grab the piece pipe and fire up the smoke signals it looks like I’ve found an everyday smoker.

It’s probably no secret by now, at least for those that know me, that I am a big fan of Rocky Patel’s cigars. Do I love every single stick that Rocky puts out? Of course not, but I can honestly say that they produce far more great cigars than bad. The Vintage 1992, the Edge and the Olde World Reserve are few examples of some of Rocky’s notable achievements.



Punch Magnum Cigar Review

Feb 13th, 2010 | By
Punch Magnum Cigar Review

If you don’t mind the taste of a dirty ashtray then I think I’ve found your cigar, for everyone else you have been forewarned. I’m sure I’ve just committed blasphemy for slamming such an iconic brand; however I call it as I see it and the Punch Magnum was unfortunately not the type of knockout I was looking for.

May the cigar gods have mercy on my soul.

I am a sucker for cigar samplers, especially when they consist of an assortment of sticks from my favorite brands.



Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Cigar Review

Feb 12th, 2010 | By
Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Cigar Review

I’ve always pondered on what it must be like to live a life of luxury; the little over an hour it took me to smoke the Olde World Reserve gave a glimpse into that life. A real treat for my palate that left me feeling a bit spoiled yet completely satisfied.

The first Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve cigar that crossed my path came from a sampler which included 10 to 12 of Rocky’s delicious treats. The assortment of cigars reminded me once again why I’m such a Rocky Patel fan.



Rocky Patel Sun Grown Sixty Review

Feb 5th, 2010 | By
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Sixty Review

The fire engine red label that wrapped tightly across the top of her long thick body should have been seen as a warning sign. I thought I could take everything the Sun Grown dished out, however I quickly learned that this lady was just too hot to handle.

I was hoping to grade this cigar as an A; it is after all a beautiful stick. Heck I would have even settled for a B but fate had different plans and the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Sixty was really only middle of the road at best. I received five of these cigars from a Rocky Patel Big Ring sampler pack that I had recently purchased.



Oliva Serie V Review

Feb 3rd, 2010 | By
Oliva Serie V Review

Either I’m a lightweight, the rum was kicking in, or maybe it was a full moon that night; every time I smoke one of the Oliva Serie V’s my buzz somehow gets kicked into overdrive.

The wife and I recently had an opportunity to ditch drop the kids off with their grandmother one evening so we met up with my cousin to head out for a night on the town. A rare occasion for us and although the scheduled events only included dinner and a local cigar bar it was still an evening we all were looking forward to. Our sites were set on one particular bar that we had visited once for a brief moment in the distant past.



CAO Cherrybomb Review

Jan 29th, 2010 | By
CAO Cherrybomb Review

The CAO Cherrybomb is the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of cigars, good and evil intertwined in a terrible blend. Don’t get me wrong, everything starts out grand but ends up nothing less than a classic bait and switch scheme against the taste buds.

I know there are people out there that love these cigars, heck I’ve read some the reviews, but I can’t find anyone in my close vicinity that will confess to even liking these little sticks.



Victor Sinclair Primeros Review

Jan 28th, 2010 | By
Victor Sinclair Primeros Review

You know “they” say that lightening never strikes twice, well sometimes “they” just happen to be right. I recently wrote a review on how the Victor Sinclair Vintage Select cigar completely took me by surprise. I wasn’t sure of what to expect from that cigar and its smooth nutty flavor completely blew me away.

I was hoping to have a repeat with the Primeros but unfortunately it just fell a little short. Maybe my expectations were set too high or the shock from the Vintage Select was still trying to wear off, in either case the Primeros unfortunately was not in the same class. Don’t get me wrong the Primeros is still a decent cigar, I was just hoping for more of a home run instead of a base hit.



Victor Sinclair Vintage Select Review

Jan 27th, 2010 | By
Victor Sinclair Vintage Select Review

There are some surprises in life that are just outright shocking. I’m not not talking about the rare blessing of discovering that it is steak instead of hamburgers for dinner, it’s much more shocking than that. What I’m talking about is like the revelation you had when you discovered that Playboy really was not about the articles.

Recently, on a whim, I purchased a sampler pack of the Victor Sinclair cigars because I was in the mood to try something new. From the pictures, and yes I know you can’t judge a book by its cover, the cigars looked great.



Rocky Patel Edge Lite Review

Jan 26th, 2010 | By
Rocky Patel Edge Lite Review

If individual cigars could be translated into music the Rocky Patel Edge Lite would be a country western song for me. The cigar didn’t cause my dog to die or even my wife to storm off with the keys to the palace but it did unfortunately leave me with a broken heart.

I really wanted to love this cigar, and for good reasons which I will get to in a minute, but unfortunately my expectations were set to a level that this cigar was unable to achieve. The cigar was not horrible by any stretch of the imagination, its only crime was that it just wasn’t that great either.



Makers Choice Cigar Review

Jan 23rd, 2010 | By
Makers Choice Cigar Review

I’m not going to lie, the Maker’s Choice cigars are ugly and I’m talking about the kind of ugly where you start saying things like “I bet it has a nice personality”.

However in some cases, as in this one, you can’t judge a book by its cover. I’m not saying that we have a best seller here but the cigar is much better than its first impression.



Tatiana Vanilla Cigar Review

Jan 20th, 2010 | By
Tatiana Vanilla Cigar Review

If smoking Tatiana cigars was an Olympic sport then the Missus, aka “the Boss”, would probably be in the running for a medal. However, the large number of Tatiana’s smoked at mi casa are not my wife’s doing alone, it has been I must confess a dual effort.

Yes I too have been guilty of putting away quite a few of these tasty little treats and can completely understand my better half’s obsession with these cigars. I’m sure the Boss would probably be rolling her eyes if she ever were to read this review but to be frank it is the only cigar she really wants to smoke.



Oliva Master Blend Cigar Review

Jan 19th, 2010 | By
Oliva Master Blend Cigar Review

My cousin likes his cigars like I like my women…. full bodied.

He’s always recommending one full bodied cigar or another but my personal taste, at least at this stage in the game we call life, gravitates more towards the light to medium bodied cigars. I’m usually more than willing to try different things but from past experiences most full bodied cigars were just a little too strong for my palate.