Cigar Reviews

Cigar Review: Epic Maduro Robusto Is a Full-Bodied, But Nuanced Smoke

Anytime I see a wrapper this dark on a cigar, I immediately think twice. Will it be a pepper bomb? Will it be too spicy? The Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper on the Epic Maduro is dark and toothy, but don’t be scared away! While the Maduro may be on the full end of the spectrum, it…

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Room101 Doomsayer “Passive” Habano Review

The Room101 Doomsayer limited edition cigars were released in two types, Aggressive and Passive, in June 2019 as part of the IPCPR trade show from brand founder Matt Booth. The Aggressive features a dark maduro wrapper of unannounced origin while the Passive, which we are reviewing today, has a Ecuadorian Habano donning its exterior. Both…

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Epic Cigars Project E San Andres Gran Ola

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Toro SIZE:   6-1/4″ x 54 ORIGIN:   Dominican Republic FACTORY:   Charles Fairmorn WRAPPER:   Mexican San Andres BINDER:   Indonesian Sumatra FILLER:   Dominican Republic and Nicuaraguan STRENGTH:   Medium – Full SOURCE:   Received Sample from Epic Cigars ENVIRONMENT WHERE: My deck WHEN: July 12, 2020 DRINKS: Iced Tea WEATHER: Perfect warm Summer night – low 80’s with 65%…

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Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Cremello

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Lancero SIZE:   7-1/2″ x 39 ORIGIN:   Costa Rica FACTORY:   Tobacos de la Cordillera WRAPPER:   Costa Rican Claro BINDER:   Costa Rican Puriscal & Nicaraguan FILLER:   Dominican Oscuro Ligero & Peruvian STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Small Batch Cigar ENVIRONMENT WHERE: My deck WHEN: April 25, 2020 @ 11am DRINKS: Ice Mountain  WEATHER: Low 60’s – a sunny…

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Micallef Cigars “To Be Named” Maduro

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Gran Toro SIZE:   6-3/4″ x 54 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Micallef Cigars S.A. WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Maduro BINDER:   Sumatra FILLER:   Nicaraguan and Dominican STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Micallef Cigars ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Deck at home WHEN: April 7, 2020 @ 1:00pm DRINKS: Ice Mountain bottled water WEATHER: Mid 70’s – warm and mostly sunny WHAT’S ON: Metallica Mix…

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Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown

Mike reviews the new brand on the scene – Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown. See if the boys from Virginia made a stogie that belongs in your humidor.

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L’Atelier Cote d’Or 2017 L.E.

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   [vitola name] SIZE:   [##” x ##] ORIGIN:   [country of origin] FACTORY:   [factory] WRAPPER:   [wrapper] BINDER:   [binder] FILLER:   [filler] STRENGTH:   [strength] SOURCE: [source] ENVIRONMENT WHERE: [location] WHEN: [date/time] DRINKS: [bev] WEATHER: [weather] WHAT’S ON: [what’s on] PRODUCTION RELEASE TYPE  [release type] ORIGINALLY RELEASE DATE  [OR release date] TOTAL PRODUCTION Typical Box Size:     Boxes of [##] Production…

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Foundation El Gueguense

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Corona Gorda SIZE:   5-5/8″ x 46 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Corojo 99 BINDER:   Nicaraguan Corojo 99 FILLER:   Nicaraguan Corojo & Criollo from Estelli & Jalapa STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Jungle Jim’s ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: January 12, 2017 @ 10 AM DRINKS: Starbucks Dark Roast WEATHER: Super…

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Isabela Time-Traveler 2019 Limited Edition

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Corona SIZE:   6-1/2″ x 42 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Small fabrica outside of Condega, Nicaragua WRAPPER: Small-farm Ecuadorian Connecticut Desflorada; Aged Nicaraguan dark Prieto Habano; aged Nicaraguan maduo BINDER:    Aged sourced small-farm Nicaraguan medio tiempo FILLER: Aged sourced small-farm Nicaraguan medio tiempo, unripe ligero and Corojo STRENGTH:   Full SOURCE: Samples provided by Isabela Cigar Company…

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Fable Fourth Prime

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   “Doc” (Petite Robusto Box-Press) SIZE:   4-1/2″ x 52 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueno S.A. WRAPPER:   Pennsylvania Broadleaf BINDER:   Ecuadorian Habano Ligero FILLER:   Dominican & Nicaraguan  STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Serious CIgars ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: February 14, 2017 @ 11 PM DRINKS: Killed a bottle of Hirsch Reserve Selected Bourbon WEATHER:…

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