Cigar Reviews

Ezra Zion Blessed Leaf Doxology

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Toro SIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   EZ HQ WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Corojo BINDER:   Indonesian & Nicaraguan (double binder) FILLER:   Nicaraguan Jalapa, Esteli & Ometepe STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Trade w/ fellow BOTL ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Le Cigar (Dearborn, MI) WHEN: July 25, 2017 at 8 PM DRINKS: Bell’s Oberon – favorite summer-time brew WEATHER: Sitting Inside…

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Ezra Zion Bee’s Knees

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Robusto SIZE:   5″ x 52 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan BINDER:   Nicaraguan FILLER:   Nicaraguan Corojo & Criollo STRENGTH:   Mild SOURCE: Secondary Market ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: July 10, 2017 at 10 PM DRINKS: Sailor Jerry Rum on some rocks WEATHER: Gorgeous summer night – low 70s, no precip WHAT’S ON:…

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Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle Robusto

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Robusto SIZE:   5-1/4″ x 52 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate WRAPPER:   Kentucky Tapa Negra & Mexican San Andres BINDER:   Nicaraguan FILLER:   Nicaraguan & US (Kentucky) STRENGTH:   Mild SOURCE: Pappy’s website (only source currently) ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: October 13, 2016 at Noon DRINKS: Costco Root Beer WEATHER: Nice fall…

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Davidoff Yamasa Robusto

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Robusto SIZE:   5″ x 50 ORIGIN:   Dominican Republic FACTORY:   Cigars Davidoff WRAPPER:   Dominican BINDER:   Dominican – San Vicente (Yamasa) FILLER:   Dominican – Piloto/Mejorado & Nicaraguan – Condega & Esteli STRENGTH:   Medium – Full SOURCE: Trade w. fellow BOTL ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-season porch at home WHEN: November 15, 2016 DRINKS: French-pressed Philz Harmonic coffee WEATHER:…

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Davidoff Millennium Blend Toro

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Toro SIZE:   6″ x 50 ORIGIN:   Dominican Republic FACTORY:   TABADOM WRAPPER:   Ecuadorian Sun-Grown BINDER:   Dominican FILLER:   Dominican STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Unknown- probably local B&M ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: July 19, 2018 @ 2 PM DRINKS: Dry Sparkling Water WEATHER: Gorgeous summer day; low-80s, light breeze WHAT’S ON: The Expanse, Season 2…

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Davidoff Millennium Blend Lonsdale (2007)

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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Dapper La Madrina

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Corona Gorda SIZE:   5-5/8″ x 46 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Nicaraguan American Cigars S.A.  (NACSA) WRAPPER:   Ecuadorian Habano BINDER:   Mexican San Andres FILLER:   Dominican Habano 92, Nicaraguan (Esteli & Jalapa) & Pennsylvanian STRENGTH:   Full SOURCE: Gift from Dapper Cigar’s Ian Reith ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three Season Porch at Home WHEN: March 12, 2018 @ 4 PM…

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Dapper Cubo Maduro

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Toro SIZE:   6″ x 50 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Tabacaleras Carreras S.A. WRAPPER:   Mexican San Andres BINDER:   Nicaraguan Habano (Jalapa & Cofradia) FILLER:   Nicaraguan Habano (Condega, gk Rellono ligero, Jalapa & Confradia) STRENGTH:   Mild SOURCE: Small Batch Cigar’s COTM ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Hotel Patio WHEN: August 23, 2017 @ 9:30 PM DRINKS: Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager…

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Crowned Heads Angel’s Anvil 2016 LE

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Robusto Extra SIZE:   5-1/2″ x 54 ORIGIN:   Dominican Republic FACTORY:   Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. WRAPPER:   Connecticut Broadleaf BINDER:   Nicaraguan FILLER:   Nicaraguan STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Tampa Humidor ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Cigar Masters – Providence, RI WHEN: October 18, 2016 @ 10 PM DRINKS: Pint o’ Guinness WEATHER: Kinda warm New England fall night – but I’m inside…

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Cigar Federation Honey Badger DGAF

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Double Robusto SIZE:   5-1/2″ x 56 ORIGIN:   Undisclosed FACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   Undisclosed BINDER:   Undisclosed FILLER:   Undisclosed STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Cigar Federation Exclusive ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three Season Porch at Home WHEN: October 25, 2016 @ 1 PM DRINKS: Big ol’ cup of Starbucks WEATHER: Great fall day – high 50s, no precip WHAT’S ON: Nothin’…

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