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    IPCPR 2013 Post Mortem
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    An Interview with Keith Park of Prometheus and God of Fire
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    Storage on a Budget - How to Build a Coolidor
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Tatuaje La Casita Criolla Lancero

Tatuaje La Casita Criolla Lancero

posted on August 16th, 2014

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 56

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 56

posted on August 13th, 2014

AJ Fernandez Pinolero Maduro Toro

posted on August 11th, 2014

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Week In Smoke – The Art of Craft

Week In Smoke – The Art of Craft

Disclaimer: For full disclosure, the cigars and beer provided for this edition of Week in Smoke were samples provided by CAO Cigars and Flying Dog. Who doesn’t like free beer and cigars? CAO is also a paid advertiser with us.

A new format for the Week in Smoke series. Hopefully the video clips instead of images from my Instagram feed will be well received.

I’m not very knowledgable with beer, the brewing process, components, ingredients or even the lingo …

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Sancho Panza Double Maduro

Sancho Panza Double Maduro

It is kind of funny that with IPCPR on the horizon and my last Week in Smoke mainly containing new releases that I turn to the Sancho Panza Double Maduro. With Walt recently reviewing the Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte I thought this would compliment his review. Plus, with us trying to get back to basics and focus on having fun than dealing with some of the bullshit that has come our way over the course of the last eight …

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San Lotano Oval Connecticut by AJ Fernandez

San Lotano Oval Connecticut by AJ Fernandez

A few years back Cigars International Introduced the Man O’ War Line of cigars by AJ Fernandez. The Man O War Ruination was a smash hit and came highly recommended by Jerry Cruz. Ever since the Man O’ War, AJ Fernandez has become a household name among cigar smokers.

As AJ Fernandez become more successful, he launched the San Lotano lineup. I fell in love with the Oval and purchased it as often as my budget allowed. As much …

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Herfin’ Heads: L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER13

Herfin’ Heads: L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER13

In this very special episode of Herfin’ Heads Ben does not confront a high school bully, while Brian also does not learn a thing or two from a hard-nosed Driver’s Ed teacher. Instead Ben and Brian journey once again into the realm of cigar reviews to discuss the L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER13. Along the way Brian struggles with pronunciations and invents the “Double Raptor” while Ben confuses Sancti Spiritus tobacco with Pelo de Oro and throws around words …

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Herfin’ Heads: Davidoff 2014 Year Of The Horse

Herfin’ Heads: Davidoff 2014 Year Of The Horse

In this very special episode of Herfin’ Heads, Ben and Brian take a look at the latest annual limited edition from Davidoff, the 2014 Year of the Horse, and Ben talks about that moment when he first “got” Davidoff cigars. Enjoy!

For those of you who don’t take kindly to moving pictures and prefer your cigar reviews in text, in brief, both Brian and Ben really enjoyed the Davidoff 2014 Year of the Horse and recommend trying it if you …

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Henry Clay

Henry Clay

‘Whats old is new’ has been a phrase I have been using a lot lately. I’ve been doing my fair share of revisiting some of the cigars that we smoked back in the early days of Stogie Review. The cigar smoker today is a different creature from a cigar smoker from 2006. Back in 2006 the whole 6×60 ring gauge was in it’s infancy and The Nub size was all the rage. With all the recent turmoil in Washington DC …

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Herfin’ Heads: Sam Leccia – Black and White

Herfin’ Heads: Sam Leccia – Black and White

In this very special Ebony & Ivory edition of Herfin’ Heads, Ben and Brian have a few laughs, cover both the Sam Leccia Black and White lines and learn a thing or two. OK, we probably didn’t learn anything beyond how wrong our expectations were for both lines. That turns out to be a good thing and a bad thing. But I won’t spoil it, click on the play button below for the full story.

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1502 Emerald

1502 Emerald

It has been sometime since I’ve done a video review. Inspired by Walt who has made a return to doing video reviews I decided to do the same. I actually forgot how much fun it can be and not as labor intensive as I remembered it being. So this should be the first of many more to come. I make my “return” to video reviews with a review of the 1502 Emerald. Up until last week 1502 Cigars wasn’t …

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Herfin’ Heads: Joya De Nicaragua Rosalones

In this edition of Herfin’ Heads Brian and Ben revisit a surprise from Nicaragua that just appeared on the American market: the Rosalones by Joya De Nicaragua. Ben lights up a new 650 Toro he purchased here, and Brian sets fire to 448 Consul he brought back from Cigar Safari. Will it continue to wow them, or was all the magic left in Nicaragua? Click the play button to find out.

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CHATweetUp 2013: Nomad Cigars

Fred Rewey’s a guy I’ve been meaning to talk to for a while. The opportunity presented itself a few weeks ago at the Chattanooga Tweetup, in a walk-in humidor conveniently stocked with plenty of Nomad cigars. In this interview, we touch on the Fugitive II, the Esteli Lot 1386 and the upcoming box-pressed Sumatra S-307. We also learn that no humidor is safe from a videobomb.

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