Rocky Patel Hamlet Paredes 25th Year Toro

Rocky Patel Hamlet Paredes 25th Year Toro

posted on April 12th, 2018

Curivari Onassis 550

Curivari Onassis 550

posted on April 6th, 2018

Debonaire Daybreak Toro

Debonaire Daybreak Toro

posted on April 3rd, 2018

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Curivari Onassis 550

Curivari Onassis 550

I’ve been meaning to write up a review on the Curivari Onassis for months now, but then I get distracted by something like a freshly open beer and I forget. Usually that means smoking it without bothering to take notes or pictures. But not this time. As much as I’d like to just light it up, crack open a beverage and search the streaming video services for a movie (do they even make those any more, or is it all …

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Macanudo Inspirado Red Robusto

Macanudo Inspirado Red Robusto

I think the last Macanudo we reviewed here on Stogie Review was the Macanudo Mao back at the end of 2016. It’s been even longer since I reviewed one. So when these samples of the new Macanudo Inspirado Red showed up at my door a few days ago, I decided on the spot I’d review them next- like ’em or not. Of course, I always hope to like a cigar I’m about to review, because it’s committing to smoking …

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Fratello Navetta Discovery Robusto

Fratello Navetta Discovery Robusto

There are a lot of jokes you have to acknowledge up front when reviewing a cigar whose name translates to “shuttle”, and that’s made by a former employee of NASA. Things like, “does it take a rocket scientist to blend a good cigar?” Or perhaps, “I’m worried this cigar will be so strong it’ll send me into orbit!” I’m sure there are more out there where those came from. Undoubtedly Omar de Frias has heard them all, probably daily. (I …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 114

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 114

It’s been a busy week, but not so busy that I didn’t light up an interesting assortment of cigars. And since it’s been a minute and a half since I did one…

It’s once time again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or the past month, or however …

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Herfin’ Heads: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale

Herfin’ Heads: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale

A lot of people have asked us when we were going to do another Herfin’ Heads cigar review video. The answer is today. The technical terrors have been tamed (knock on cedar coffin), and we have a joint video review of the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale ready for viewing at your convenience.

We cover most of the pertinent information in the video below, but here’s the official word from the Dunbarton website, followed by the standard …

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Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017

Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017

The Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017 is a cigar that might seem a little confusing if you haven’t been following the annual releases of the exclusive Tobacconist Association of America (or TAA) line. It’s commonly referred to as simply “TAA 2017”, but hang on a second, the band says 2014. What’s going on here? It isn’t a band misprint, nor have these cigars been suspiciously discovered in the back of a warehouse after three years. It’s actually a rerelease of the size …

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Tatuaje Monster Series The Michael

Tatuaje Monster Series The Michael

When The Michael was released, it just didn’t seem like Halloween, much less fall. By the time I got ahold of my box, it was starting to feel sorta fall-ish in Atlanta, but not all that spooky. I didn’t let that deter me from lighting a few of the latest Monster Series up that week. When I started working on this review about a month later, the time seemed right. We had a few cooler days, and even a healthy …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 113

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 113

Hopefully you’ll have a chance to eat too much, put your feet up, and light up a few good cigars this week while being generally thankful for the good things in life. That’s my goal. Before donning my combat gear and rushing out at o’ dark-thirty to buy a 937” razzamataz definition television with the latest 3D virtual cup holders. I hope someone brings a camera to Walmart, I’ve choreographed a pretty epic brawl sequence, if I do say so …

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Room 101 Hit & Run Almost Robusto

Room 101 Hit & Run Almost Robusto

The recent announcement of Room 101’s entrance into the spirits world with surprising choice of gin reminded me that I’m overdue to reread George Orwell’s 1984. But more relevant to the task at hand, it also reminded me I had picked up some Room 101 Hit & Run sticks for a review, and it was high time to roll up my sleeves and get to work on that. I decided to save time on the sleeve-rolling by sticking to …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 112

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 112

You may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet since The IPCPR 2017 Complete Digest posted a few weeks back. Sadly, I haven’t been on vacation, well, I was for the last week. It’s that time of year, and I caught whatever crud du jour that was going around. I don’t know for sure, but I think it was a mild case of whooping cholera. It really took the wind of my sails for a couple weeks, and also the …

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