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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 75

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 75

posted on February 25th, 2015

Week In Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 10

Week In Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 10

posted on February 24th, 2015

L’Atelier Lancero

L’Atelier Lancero

posted on February 21st, 2015

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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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East India Company Classic Cigar Havana Blend Robusto

East India Company Classic Cigar Havana Blend Robusto

It doesn’t matter how often it happens, getting cigars in the mail is always a source of happiness, especially when it’s unexpected. Back in December, the people at Gurkha sent me just such a surprise- the East India Company Classic Cigar Havana Blend Robusto. The name’s quite a mouthful, and the band is equally large, but thankfully, the dark, box-pressed stick is a comfortable 52 ring gauge. I’ve been smoking them casually since, getting fully acquainted with the cigar. …

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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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Herfin Heads – Señor Rio Añejo Toro (And Tequila)

Herfin Heads – Señor Rio Añejo Toro (And Tequila)

In this episode of Herfin’ Heads, Brian and Ben take a look at two things named “Señor Rio Añejo”- a cigar and a tequila. Spoiler, we like one of them a lot more than the other. To find out which, you’ll have to watch the video below.

Note: It’s the Herfin’ Heads they didn’t want you to see. And by “they” I mean Skype, my video editing software and my computer. All of them suffered some sort of terrible failure

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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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CAO Nasty Nutcracker – Christmas 2014

CAO Nasty Nutcracker – Christmas 2014

Cigar

I love these boxes. It is a nice departure from normal holiday samplers and such.

This CAO Nasty Nutcracker is based on the CAO Gold line but has been tweaked to be a little bolder than the normal line. Starting out it has a bit of spice at the beginning which I have gotten on the regular gold cigars but has usually dissipated quickly. Mild nutty start as would be expected but will be interesting to see how the …

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