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Punch Signature

Punch Signature

posted on March 27th, 2015

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 79

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 79

posted on March 25th, 2015

Bandolero Bravos

Bandolero Bravos

posted on March 23rd, 2015

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Romeo Anejo

Romeo Anejo

Cigar

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010
Binder: Dominican Olor Vintage 2008
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran Vintage 2009

This week I have a go with the Romeo Anejo in the Toro size (54×6) that has a MSRP of $9.00.

Starting out this Romeo Anejo with a smoothness up front and a sharpness on the aftertaste. Getting a lot of dark coffee coming through with a cinnamon spice. About halfway through and still a low medium at best. There is …

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Blending Seminar from Jason Holly of Viva Republica

Blending Seminar from Jason Holly of Viva Republica

Hello my friends, this week I am finally able to get this video uploaded of Jason Holly of Viva Republica who was nice enough to come to Genuine Tobacco and do a blending seminar for all of us. This was a great event and I got to involved with the video rather than pictures or you could see how crowded it was. I will direct you to – Lancaster Cigar Vice Crew on Meetup – for more photos and if …

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L’Atelier Lancero

L’Atelier Lancero

Cigar

This week I take a look at the L’Atelier Lancero cigar. I really tossed it around a lot whether I was going to post this because it seems like I got a dud. After smoking it I checked out other reviews and I did not get any of the flavors they did and that is why I think this one may have been a dud. It is hard with not being able to smoke during the week and having …

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Vega Fina Nicaragua

Vega Fina Nicaragua

Cigar

This week I have the Vega Fina Nicaragua in the Gran Toro (6×52) size for your viewing pleasure. This retails for $6.25 and is out there now. There are also two other sizes available, robusto (5×50) and a short corona (4 3/8×42).

This Vega Fina Nicaragua starts off with a huge coating of flavor on the palate. Getting some sweet hay, cappuccino and a woody base. The coffee is not bitter but more …

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Evil Genius Cigars

Evil Genius Cigars

This week I had the chance to sit down with one half of the guys over at Evil Genius Cigars to get the dirt on what they are making, who they are and everything in between. I have not done one of these interviews on Stogie Review for a long time so I hope you all enjoy it.

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Mike’s Top List for 2014

Here we go again with the lists. Well at least I waited long enough not to be aggregated into a total top cigar list. These are very subjective (although mine is right) so if you tend to smoke and like what I do hopefully you will enjoy trying the ones you have not on this list.

Nothing fancy because I am not feeling well so it’s one more point the haters can hate on. Oh, yes, I do still have …

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La Flor Dominicana 1994

La Flor Dominicana 1994

Cigar

This week I have the La Flor Dominicana 1994 which was made to celebrate the 20 years LFD has been around.

Starting off the La Flor Dominicana 1994 with a meaty smoke up front with a generous dollop of wood and a medium amount of spice. Has a bite to it but not so much of the power that gets associated with LFD normally. Has a little bit of a sour note but only on the aftertaste. There is …

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Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut

Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut

Cigar

This week I have the Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut which is the regular Nica Puro with an extra leaf in the filler and smooshed into a diamond shape.

Starting out this Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut with a real woody base with a sort of a punch of spice mainly on the aftertaste at the back of the tongue. Little more strength than I remember the regular nica puro having. Halfway is giving some dark coffee with the …

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Mason Dixon Project – North

Mason Dixon Project – North

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Cigar

Welcome to this weeks review of the Mason Dixon Project – North made by Mike and Jon at The Crowned heads. This was released as a North and a South with the South having an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper while the North has the Connecticut Broadleaf. MSRP for these sticks is $9.75 and they are made at the My Father Cigar Factory.

Starting off this Mason Dixon Project – North with a bit …

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CAO Rabid Reindeer – Christmas 2014

CAO Rabid Reindeer – Christmas 2014

Cigar

This CAO Rabid Reindeer is based on the CAO MX2 but again, like all the other Christmas CAO cigars the blend has been tweaked for this release. Starts off at a medium with a softer pepper and some coffee. The coffee has a bit of sweetness to it that takes the bitterness away. Came into a citrusy taste in the first inch that added a tangy component into the mix.

Halfway through the band and still a medium range …

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