Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

posted on December 7th, 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

posted on November 28th, 2018

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 17

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 17

posted on November 21st, 2018

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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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La Flor Dominicana La Volcada

La Flor Dominicana La Volcada

La Flor Dominicana introduced the La Volcada at this year’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.  The cigar is named after a move in the tango dance where the gentleman dips his female partner and she bends her leg back towards him.  The move is shown as a silhouette on the band.  The La Volcada is a tribute to tango which was invented Uruguay.  Litto Gomez, the owner of La Flor Dominicana, was born in Spain but grew up in …

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JRE Aladino Cazador

JRE Aladino Cazador

The JRE Aladino was a cigar line I didn’t give much attention to when it first came out.  I’m not exactly sure why because I’ve been a big fan of Camacho Cigars since they first started.  The Eiroa family are the premier growers of corojo which they call “authentic corojo”.  Their “authentic corojo” is how corojo was grown as far back as the 1960s and from the 1930s in Cuba.  Corojo used by most all other cigar manufacturers are hybrids …

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Casa Fuente Double Robusto

Casa Fuente Double Robusto

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas and you are a cigar smoker, your trip was a disaster if you didn’t visit Casa Fuente at least once.  It’s a pilgrimage for any cigar smoker.  They have many rare Fuente cigars including some Opus X vitolas that you can only get at Casa Fuente in the United States.  They have their own line, in both natural and maduro, that is equally as amazing as the more rarer stuff they have for …

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United Cigar Bandolero Vanidosos

United Cigar Bandolero Vanidosos

The Bandolero is a cigar from United Cigar that also distributes Atabey and Byron cigars.  We’ve reviewed these cigar before, but I haven’t had any of them since that review.  They are a little hard to find and no shops near me, at the time, carried United Cigar.  The cigars from United Cigar are blended and made by Nelson Alfonso and his Selected Tobacco company.  Some of you might not have heard of him in the age of cigar celebrities, …

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Top 10 Cigars of 2017

Top 10 Cigars of 2017

It’s list making season and it’s about time we posted one for Stogie Review. Due to some scheduling difficulties, we’re a little later posting it this year than we planned. But better late than never, right?

This year we went with a different approach, abandoning separate lists and opting instead for a single, official Stogie Review top ten. Our approach was pretty straightforward, Ben and I made individual, unordered lists of top ten candidates based on the cigars we smoked …

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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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CLE The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto

CLE The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto

Earlier this year, CLE quietly introduced a new line extension to The First 20 Years with The First 20 Years Colorado.  Christian Eiroa said he was trying to get a perfect colorado color. reddish brown hue, with his corojo for quite awhile and has finally done it.  This cigar is a Honduran puro made in Eiroa’s El Aladino factory in Honduras. The Eiroas are famous for their use of corojo wrapper.  Where many that grown are now using Corojo 98 …

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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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Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Churchill

Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Churchill

Davidoff introduced the Winston Churchill Late Hour as an extension of their Winston Churchill cigar line at this year’s IPCPR.  The Late Hour is named after time of day that Winston Churchill found most of his inspiration and creative spark, the late hours.  What makes this cigar unique is that the Nicaraguan Condega Visus tobacco used in the cigar is aged in fine scotch whisky barrels for six months.  This isn’t the first time Davidoff has used barrel aged tobaccos …