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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 72

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 72

posted on January 28th, 2015

Evil Genius Cigars

Evil Genius Cigars

posted on January 24th, 2015

Herfin Heads – Señor Rio Añejo Toro (And Tequila)

Herfin Heads – Señor Rio Añejo Toro (And Tequila)

posted on January 21st, 2015

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Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014 – Contest!

Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014 – Contest!

Every year, we try to come up with our individual Top 10 Cigars of the Year which is quite a task.  There are so many really good cigars out there, its hard to choose only 10.  At Stogie Review, we do it a little different in where we choose the top 10 cigars we smoked that year, not necessarily the top 10 NEW cigars of the year which is why you will see some old favorites along with our new …

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Week in Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 9

Week in Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 9

I’ve been working all week on getting my Top 10 Cigars of the Year list ready, but its not easy. I thought I had an idea of what my 10 favorites were, but as I looked through my Facebook pictures and talked to my cigar buddies, I realized it wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought. While trying to figure all this out as I’m hanging out at my local cigar shop, The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS

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Camacho Ecuador Robusto

The Camacho Ecuador was released this year as an edition to the Camacho line.  This new cigar features an Ecuadorian habano wrapper with a price point of $6.50.  I was sent a box of these from Dylan Austin of Camacho for review (Thanks Dylan!).  I had smoked several of these at my local shop before receiving the samples from Camacho as well as many from a couple of Camacho events I attend at shops around my area.  I have to …

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Week In Smoke No. 8 – Bayou Edition

Week In Smoke No. 8 – Bayou Edition

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with plenty of good smokes.  Nothing follows a great meal better than a nice cigar.  Luckily, I had a good bit of down time and didn’t have to do as much cooking as I normally do this Thanksgiving thanks to my family.  That means more time for cigars and bourbon.  Here are a few I enjoyed over the week.

CLE Connecticut

This is becoming one of my go to Connecticuts along with the …

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Week In Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 7

Week In Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 7

I don’t do many Week in Smoke, but I’ve been down with a bad sinus infection the past couple of weeks so I haven’t been smoking many cigars.  This past week, I’ve finally been able to enjoy some old favorites and some new cigars.  I visited my good friend Jason Jackson, manager of Cigars and More in Patton Creek, AL and picked up a couple of smokes to try out.  You will see some reviewed within the next couple of …

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La Palina Black Label Robusto

La Palina Black Label Robusto

La Palina introduced the Black Label line at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas. This new cigar line was made to compliment the other already successful lines by La Palina by being more full bodied than the others. This cigar uses a unique wrapper that I haven’t run across before along with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler.

Wrapper: Brazilian Bahiano maduro
Binder: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
MSRP: $10.00

This cigar truly is stronger than the other lines, but …

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Crowned Heads Tennessee Waltz

Crowned Heads Tennessee Waltz

Crowned Heads introduced the Tennessee Waltz this year to only their retailers in the state of Tennessee. This cigar, made by My Father Cigars, is based off the song, Tennessee Waltz which was playing in the dance hall where Jon Huber’s maternal grandparents met. The cigar features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper along with binder and filler from Nicaragua. The cigar retails for $9.25-9.50 per cigar and comes in 20 count boxes.

The cigar starts out quite spicy with a black …

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Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Maduro 6 year Anejo robusto

When I was visiting the new Crescent City Cigars location in Metairie, LA, I picked up a Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Maduro 6 year Anejo robusto on the recommendation of Armando Ortiz, the owner. I had never heard of Kafie cigars before, but he talked me into giving it a shot. I have to say I was pretty impressed by the cigar. Maybe because I had no preconceived notions. Either way, it had some great flavor and burn. The cigar …

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Elogio Crescent City Cigars Exclusivo

Elogio Crescent City Cigars Exclusivo

Elogio has created the Crescent City Cigars Exclusivo for the second year in a row for Crescent City Cigars in New Orleans, LA.  Armando Ortiz, the owner of Crescent City Cigars, sent a few of these to me for review and to get my opinion on them.  We are both big fans of Elogio Cigars, especially their core lines, LSV and Habano.  They have recently added an Edicion Limitada line which Armando is a big fan off as well.  Because …

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Sosa Classic Wavell Maduro

The Sosa Classic has been around for quite awhile and was one time in the Top 25 Cigars of the Year from Cigar Aficionado.  I have smoked several of these over the years in the natural wrapper, but rarely, if ever, smoked their maduro version.  I’m very picky about maduro cigars as I only like a certain flavor profile.  Not many cigar shops in my area carry the Sosa line, but I was lucky enough to stop by their boutique …

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