Herfin’ Heads: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Herfin’ Heads: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

posted on February 5th, 2016

Espinosa Laranja Reserva Corona Gorda

Espinosa Laranja Reserva Corona Gorda

posted on February 2nd, 2016

Product Review: Cigar Oasis Excel with Smart Humidor

Product Review: Cigar Oasis Excel with Smart Humidor

posted on January 29th, 2016

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Herfin’ Heads: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Herfin’ Heads: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Mere moments before being declared legally dead, Herfin’ Heads returns with a joint review of the MBombay Corojo Oscuro. It’s billed on the Bombay Tobak website as “a flavor­forward creation containing balanced strength and a full bodied experience. With harmonious notes of ground coffee, spice, dark chocolate, and residual sweetness…”

As we have done in the past, Ben and I smoke two different vitolas from the line and discuss it at intervals through the experience. Ben burns the Belicoso size …

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Product Review: Cigar Oasis Excel with Smart Humidor

Product Review: Cigar Oasis Excel with Smart Humidor

I have a little something different for you this week- a long overdue review of the Cigar Oasis Excel. If you are not familiar with the product, it’s an electronic humidification device that releases moisture into the air when the humidity dips below a percentage that you specify. Pretty straightforward, right?

The device Cigar Oasis sent me to evaluate is the Excel unit, which is designed to handle up to 300-count humidors (or 4 cubic feet). It’s larger than some …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 97

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 97

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 long it has been since the last issue), along with a couple of quick thoughts that came to me at the time. These are not full cigar reviews, but quick blurbs based …

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The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2015

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2015

This is the part where I whine about how hard it is to pick ten cigars I smoked in 2015, rank them and declare them the box-worthiest of all cigars to be box-worthy in that year. The truth is, this year’s list seemed easier to compile. I quickly put together a pool or 25 or so cigars to choose from in a tidy little text document. And then I lost the tidy little text document. A little later while I …

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Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro (First Impressions)

Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro (First Impressions)

As the minutes ticked by I found myself stuck. My notes weren’t ready for a Week In Smoke, and I didn’t feel motivated enough to do one of the reviews I planned for this week. But I really wanted to try one of my Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oros, a late Christmas present to myself. Ordinarily I’d let these cigars sit for a while, but recent experience has indicated that the OpusX is often ready to go, right off …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 96

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 96

What a busy time of the year. Shopping for presents, travelling to deliver the presents, listening a friend or relative’s favorite yarn for the 12th time presented in stunning intox-a-vision, watching the new Star Wars, it’s hard to find time to sneak in a smoke. But somehow I always do. It’s either a gift or a personality flaw. In either case…

It’s once time again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your …

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La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 Edición 111 Aniversario

La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 Edición 111 Aniversario


I had started working on a Week In Smoke for this week, but as I was drinking my coffee, a blend from Counter Culture called Apollo, a thought occurred to me- I’ll bet the Puro Vintage I smoked last week would go pretty well with it. So I dropped my pen (or keyboard), grabbed one, turned on the video camera and lit it up. Changing horses midstream means posting this later than usual, but I think it turned out well. …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 95

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 95

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 long it has been since the last issue), along with a couple of quick thoughts that came to me at the time. These are not full cigar reviews, but quick blurbs based …

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Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

Well, the holiday season is upon us. Even if it isn’t technically a holiday yet, it feels like one. So I decided to light up something nice this afternoon. Truth be told, I’ve been sneaking in Don Carlos Eye of the Sharks since they hit the shops a few weeks ago. I didn’t secure all that many, so I’ve been trying to make them last. So far I’ve made it to Thanksgiving without running completely out.

So as you’ve probably …

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VIP Opening Reception of Davidoff of Geneva Atlanta

VIP Opening Reception of Davidoff of Geneva Atlanta


A couple of weeks ago I attended the VIP Opening Reception of Davidoff of Geneva Atlanta. The new flagship store had actually opened a few months prior (August 24th), but time has flown by this year, and I wasn’t able to check the place out until the reception.  That’s probably for the best, it gave the establishment the opportunity to smooth out any kinks involved with opening up a high-end retail store and offer the best possible first impression.

The …

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