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Kevin smoked a 6x60 by Camacho Corojo Limited Camacho Corojo Limited at Kicking off the weekend with a smoke with The Boys.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto Maduro by Rocky Patel The Edge Rocky Patel The Edge at Why yes, I am a sucker for gimmicks!
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro Gordo by San Lotano Maduro San Lotano Maduro at
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by Herrera Esteli Norteno Herrera Esteli Norteno at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 Great new-ish blend from Drew Estate.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Just another great Drew Estate cigar here! Could produce more smoke, but I'd be nitpicking. Get one. Now.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Mighty Mighty by Brick House Brick House at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 She's a brick ... House ... She's mighty, mighty. She lets it all hang out!

Thoughts after smoking it:
For being a 60 ring gauge, this thing burned through fast. Might have been on the dry side. Will have to try another. Body was mild to medium. Cedar flavor.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Magnum by Sindicato Sindicato at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Pigtail cap, unfinished foot, and the chrome label stand out against a dark maduro wrapper.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Kind of mixed on this stick. Took so much heat to get past the unfinished foot that the first third was spicy and hot. Very enjoyable after that with a little touch up along the way.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked an Inmenso by Nat Sherman 1930 Collection Nat Sherman 1930 Collection at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Spicy before even being lit.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Despite the spicy wrapper leaf, the filler was not. Ample smoke and rock solid construction with an ash that hung on nearly two inches. Looking forward to my next stock.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by Gunslinger Drifter Cigars Gunslinger Drifter Cigars at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 New brand for me. Made me think of Clint Eastwood chewing on a stogie in an old popcorn western.

Thoughts after smoking it:
This stogie didn't hold an ash very well, so keep an eye on it. Seemed to give better flavors with a shorter ash as well. Earthy. Nutty. Medium-full.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Churchill by Te-amo Revolution Te-amo Revolution at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 New stick for me. Rated pretty well in Cigar Aficionado.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Decent cigar. Need to have a few more.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Jericho Hill by Crowned Heads Crowned Heads at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 A My Father, Crowned Heads, partnership.

Thoughts after smoking it:
I have had a few of these now. This partnership between My Father and Crowned Heads comes in a close second, maybe even beating, the Liga Privada. If you are a Liga fan, you owe it to yourself to give this stick a shot. Similar flavor, without the cost.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked an Angel's Anvil by Crowned Heads Crowned Heads at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 All gave some. Some gave all.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Somewhere between a La Duena and a Liga Privada lies the Jericho Hill. Plentiful smoke. Good construction. Hint of molasses throughout, but not overwhelming or sweet. Only drawback was a slight bitterness at the last third. Smoke this guy cool.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked an El Doble by Punch Rare Corojo Punch Rare Corojo at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Rainy afternoon.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Beefy stick, that produces ample smoke, with a beautiful white ash.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Wavell Maduro by Sosa Classic Sosa Classic at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Sosa is not so-so. Ha!
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Champion by Punch Punch at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Punch Signature. Short little guy with all the flavor and kick ... Or should I say, punch?
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a mj12 (toro gordo) by Illusione Illusione at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 Seeing as it is 75F right now, but supposed to snow Thursday night, this warm weather must be an ... Illusione. Ha!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Properly humidified, this is easily one of my favorite cigars. Finding them properly humidified is tough. Keep it in your humidor for a while first. Deep cedar flavor, with just a splash of pepper. Creamy smoke.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by Alec Bradley Black Market Alec Bradley Black Market at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Headed off to Panama! Well, not really, this is just the only cigar I know of with Panamanian filler - to great result, too!

Thoughts after smoking it:
A very good smoke - almost a 5-stogie rating. Hefty pepper is present but somehow still not overwhelming. Rich coffee flavor. Solid construction. For St. Patty's Day they released a natural wrapper (green). Haven't had it, but I like natural wrappers for mowing days.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Gordito by Drew Estate Undercrown Drew Estate Undercrown at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Been a bit of a dry spell for me. Warm weather is here, and I'm back in action!

Thoughts after smoking it:
A Liga Privada No. 9 it is not, but for the price, this is a good stick with a close approximation for the real deal. Plentiful white smoke. Used a punch for a slightly firm draw. V-cut would probably be better. Let it run a little more cool.

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a by Punch Punch at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Trying out the new Punch Signature while getting caught up on some codez.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Meh. For such a large vitola I would expect better construction. Had a tunnel from first third until last third. Ash everywhere during that time. Advertised as medium body, but I'd put it at full. Herbal flavors. Minimal spice.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Gigante by Bolivar Bolivar at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Let's get this weekend started!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Not bad. I've only ever had Cuban Bolivars before, so perhaps my expectations were on the high side.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Gordo by Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Friday!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Pretty decent stick. Produced ample smoke. Held ash nicely. Coffee. Earthy.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Gordo by Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Next door neighbor has construction going on today - 10 ft from my office. Working from the "other office" today.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Great smoke! Little sloppy burn to start that corrected itself, and stayed razor sharp. Held a nice long ash. Full body. Dark coffee.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked an XO by Sam Leccia Black Sam Leccia Black at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Friday!

Thoughts after smoking it:
The Leccia Black Gordo is just as good as the smaller vitolas, but make sure you leave a solid 1.5 hours.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a 1994 by La Flor Dominicana La Flor Dominicana at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 More mild spice than most La Flor. Same butt-kicking body.

Thoughts after smoking it:
La Flor is always a butt kicker, but this anniversary edition (1994) dials down the spice, while keeping the body. Dark coffee flavor, slightly earthy.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Corona Gorda by La Gloria Cubana La Gloria Cubana at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Sometimes, when I see a single stick left in a box, I buy it just to get the last word.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Cedar, earthy, minimal spice. Ash held on like a champ - got at least two inches before I tapped out of nervousness. Probably could have gone another inch.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Torpedo by La Gloria Cubana La Gloria Cubana at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Friday!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Good smoke. Earthy. Minimal spice.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Classic by Arturo Fuente Hemingway Arturo Fuente Hemingway at Among the favorites in the local lounge. Oddly, haven't tried it.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto by Oliva Serie V Melanio Oliva Serie V Melanio at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Gift from a friend as I settle into my afternoon project.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Didn't require a lot of management. Liked being smoked cool. Dark coffee. Minimal spice.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Churchill by Perdomo Lot 23 Connecticut Perdomo Lot 23 Connecticut at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Friday!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Mild to medium. Decent flavor. Worth having another.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Lonseeo by Illusion Illusion at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Big Illusione fan, but I don't recall having much luck with these. Trying a punch to see if it will mellow the burn.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Wrapper still split on me with this guy. This got highly rated in CA. Perhaps they are rushing production to cash in, and sacrificing quality?
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Double Corona by Partagas 1845 Partagas 1845 at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Trying a different vitola this time. Also en tubo.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Full body. Coffee flavor. Burned well, but smoked hot - didn't like being set down for too long.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Gigante by Partagas 1845 Partagas 1845 at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Not my usual, but was on special in my tobacconists humidor.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Nothing remarkable compared to other Partagas offerings. It smoked incredibly fast for being such a beefy stick. Didn't like to just sit and cool down. Had to keep at it.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto by Sam Leccia White Sam Leccia White at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Putting the finishing touches on a project this afternoon.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Yup, these guys keep growing on me. The box in my local lounge is almost empty compared to the Leccia Black which is almost still full after a couple weeks. Not the most flavorful stick, but a good 45-minute relaxing session.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked an R Rothchildes by Illusione Illusione at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Almost the entire cigar fits in the photo - it's so cute! ... And yummy!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Packs a punch for a little guy. Great for if you only have 30-minutes or so.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a V660 Carb by CAO Flathead CAO Flathead at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 I seem to have accumulated a fair number of these in the old humidor. My technique for cutting this beefy box press, is to use a punch and make a cloverleaf pattern with three holes. Beats smashing it into a straight cutter.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Very unusual for this stick - developed a tunnel at about the half way mark. Took some work to keep it going the rest of the way.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto by Sam Leccia White Sam Leccia White at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Second time for this stick. Had one Friday, and it wasn't too bad (didn't like the "Black" at all). We'll see how this goes.

Thoughts after smoking it:
This little guy is growing on me. Medium body. Leather flavor. Decent quantity of smoke. Mild pepper. Still not outstanding though.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Corona Doble by Liga Privada No. 9 by Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 by Drew Estate at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 A little No. 9 while working on a cigar-related side project.

Thoughts after smoking it:
The king of modern cigars. Beautiful toothy wrapper. Razor sharp burn with white ash. Creamy white smoke. Full body. Coffee flavor.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a V660 Carb by CAO Flathead CAO Flathead at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Moar smoke!

Thoughts after smoking it:
If you're not generally a CAO smoker, the Flathead is worth the try. Always good construction. Full body. Decent flavor.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked an Epernay '09 Le Monde by Illusione Illusione at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Friday!

Thoughts after smoking it:
From the wrapper and pre-light smell, this guy holds a lot of potential. Unfortunately they don't really stand out amongst other Illusione offerings. Not a bad smoke, but not as interesting as say an mj12.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by Sam Leccia White Sam Leccia White at Had the "black" the other day, and it was very grassy. Let's see what happens when the filler and wrapper are reversed.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked an Amazon by CAO Brazilia CAO Brazilia at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Working in the patio with this beefy stick.

Thoughts after smoking it:
There was a limited edition Amazon mid-2014, and I thought this would be similar. Not by a long shot in flavor or construction. Try a CAO Flathead instead.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto by Sam Leccia Black Sam Leccia Black at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 New arrival for the lounge humidor.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Smelling the foot pre-light reminded me of a horse stable for some reason. Not in a bad way, just very grassy. It smoked that way too. Nothing interesting on the flavor profile. Got kind of boring. Mild to medium body.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Fume D' Amor by Illusione Illusione at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Friday once again!

Thoughts after smoking it:
I usually really enjoy the Illusione line, but this guy was just sloppily made. One of those where you spend so much time trying to keep it going that you can't enjoy it. Will try again before sticking with a 3 rating.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Belicoso No. 2 by La Duena La Duena at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 String of My Father today.

Thoughts after smoking it:
This is one of my go-to cigars. Always solid construction, full flavor with a medium-full body. Very little spice (my preference). This time was no different.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by Flor de Las Antillas by My Father Flor de Las Antillas by My Father at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 My Father ... Who art burning nicely ... Hallowed be thy smoke.

Thoughts after smoking it:
I generally enjoy the My Father line. This stogie began nice, but started to unravel about half-way through. Continued getting worse until I just had to put it out. The flavor and body was nice though. Have to give it another chance.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked an Invictos by Don Pepin Garcia Blue Don Pepin Garcia Blue at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Happy Friday!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Well constructed. Clean draw. Pretty white ash. Just enough pepper to keep it interesting, but not overwhelming.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Cedro Deluxe Eminente by My Father My Father at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Mild start to the coding day.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Mild to medium body. Wood/cedar. A little peaty. Might be a nice afternoon smoke with a glass of Laphroaig.
 

3 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Double Robusto by Fuentes Gran Reserva Fuentes Gran Reserva at Happy New Year!
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a No. 40 by Ashton Aged Maduro Ashton Aged Maduro at Easily one of my favorite smokes. Good overall full body flavor, and construction is always perfect.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Double Corona by Partagas 1845 Partagas 1845 at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Heavy overcast today required the Mr. Heater.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Really good cigar, with solid construction. Given warmer weather, I probably would have enjoyed this even more. Full body. Coffee. Hints of sweetness. Minimum spice/pepper.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Caprastanios by Illusione Illusione at A new Illusione for me. Early Christmas gift?
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto by Cao Nasty Nutcracker Cao Nasty Nutcracker at The mild side of the CAO holidays.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a by Cao Rabid Reindeer Cao Rabid Reindeer at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 I love holiday themed cigars! This CAO is effectively the MX2 with some subtle changes for extra body.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Actually really enjoyable. Solid construction and draw (if a little loose on the ash). Coffee with earthy hints. Light pepper throughout. Medium to full body. Just disappointed that Santa never showed up with a bottle of Scotch.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Torpedo by La Gloria Cubana La Gloria Cubana at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 10th Mountain Division, Climb to Glory! Happy Veteran's Day! Hoo-aah!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Medium to full body. Sloppy construction for first 1/3rd. Evened out. Hints of sweet flavors throughout.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Gigante by Bolivar Bolivar at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Cuban Bolivar's are usually pretty tasty. This is my first of their Dominican blend.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Medium to full body. Nutty flavor. Burned a little sloppy, but nothing that required correcting.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Legend by San Cristobal Revelation San Cristobal Revelation at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Recommended by a friend. Nice decorative band.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Good construction. Ample smoke. Flavor is a bit hard to pin down on my first time out with this smoke, but I'd place it as a little less flavorful Ashton Maduro, plus a dash of pepper. I'll be back for another stick for sure.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Sultans Maduro by Hoyo de Monterrey Hoyo de Monterrey at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 I'm not much for watching football, but I enjoy listening to it with a cigar.

Thoughts after smoking it:
A flavor I can only describe as champagne. Which sounds pretty good at first ... But then drinking the whole bottle by yourself? If that's how you roll, then this may be your ideal cigar. Left an equally interesting post-smoke oder - downright pungent. Construction was fine.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Torpedo by Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio Maduro Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio Maduro at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 A little butt kicking for this afternoon's coding session.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Everything I've come to expect from the Oliva V line. Rich, creamy smoke. Heavy coffee, with a splash of spice. Solid construction, draw and burn.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto by Gurkha Red Witch Gurkha Red Witch at and gave it a rating of 2 out of 5 My Gurkha experiences from a few weeks ago left much to be desired, but I couldn't pass on the Red Witch for Halloween. Walked the kiddo around last year with a Gurkha Ghost.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Another Gurkha construction disaster. Probably would have been a decent smoke if it didn't have holes all the way through. They need to hire real torcedors.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Chisel by La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Nice chisel putting off a good amount of smoke to start.

Thoughts after smoking it:
The chisel is a fun novelty on occasion. As for the smoke, it was an LFD. Full-bodied. Solid pepper.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto by Partagas 1845 Partagas 1845 at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 So many good Partagas reviews at Cigar Places, thought I'd give it a go.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked an Epernay '11 L'Alpiniste by Illusione Illusione at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Made it to Friday again.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Mild to medium body for an Illusione cigar. Creamy smoke. Wood, slightly earthy. Good draw.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Belicoso Oscuro by Liga Privada No. 9 by Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 by Drew Estate at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 Celebration cigar - just moved into our new home!

Thoughts after smoking it:
Among the best out there.

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Kentucky Fire-Cured - Just a Friend by Drew Estate My Uzi Weighs a Ton Drew Estate My Uzi Weighs a Ton at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 These are really starting to grow on me.

Thoughts after smoking it:
The hickory curing on these guys gives them a unique flavor - not like you've had in any other cigar. I keep saying it is like smoking a spicy BBQ. Holds true for this stick.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by San Lotano Maduro San Lotano Maduro at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Trying to squeeze in some last minute tweaks on my presentation for IoT Conference next week.

Thoughts after smoking it:
This is a borderline 5-star for me. Full body. Easy draw. Solid construction. Creamy flavors. My only complaint would be that it was gone too soon.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a No. 7 Toro by Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 The "we just closed on a new home" cigar.

Thoughts after smoking it:
The lighter wrapper gives you a steadily growing body, while the dark wrapper at the cap keeps the flavor rolling. Rich, creamy smoke. Smooth draw. Great stick!
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a 1994 by La Flor Dominicana La Flor Dominicana at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Working on my presentation for IoT Conference in San Francisco next week.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by Gurkha Seduction Gurkha Seduction at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Let's just see if this is seductive or not.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Tried to make it a Gurkha weekend. Trying a new brand, I don't usually smoke. Found construction to be mediocre at best, which is a big part of my rating (the experience). Can't really comment on flavor because I couldn't see past the frustration of keeping it lit.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Madrid by Sancho Panza Extra-Fuerte Sancho Panza Extra-Fuerte at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 This is my second of this stick. Enjoyed the first. Hoping for a repeat performance.

Thoughts after smoking it:
These guys were sitting in the back of my retailers humidor. Basic packaging. Basic band. Solid on flavor, construction. Unassuming and surprisingly decent medium-full smoke.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Grand Reserve Robusto by Gurkha Grand Reserve Gurkha Grand Reserve at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Beefy looking stick.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Erratic burn. Big hope down the center made it tough to keep it burning. Meh.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by Plasencia Reserva 1898 Plasencia Reserva 1898 at Going a bit more mild for Friday #2.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a V660 Carb by CAO Flathead CAO Flathead at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 It's beer-thirty somewhere, right?

Thoughts after smoking it:
Tried the "cloverleaf" cut that Matthew suggested for this stick. Worked great. Smokes slower, cooler. Not as much smoke, but more flavor from smoking cool.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Ligero Torpedo by La Flor Dominicana Ligero Series La Flor Dominicana Ligero Series at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Supposed to rain today. I love smoking when it is raining. Something about the extra humidity in the air I think.

Thoughts after smoking it:
This is their upcoming (not yet released) anniversary cigar that I got from the LFD rep at my local lounge. Medium body, not the butt-kicking full body that LFD is known for, but with the same flavor characteristics. Really enjoyable smoke.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Cadiz by Sancho Panza Extra-Fuerte Sancho Panza Extra-Fuerte at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Unassuming label. Hoping for assuming flavor.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Extra fuerte no doubt! Especially in that last 1/3. Hard to give flavors as this is my first time with this stick. Construction and burn were solid. Draw was easy. Tip: Keep it cool while smoking (not too many draws too often).
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Double Robusto by Oliva Serie 'V' Maduro Oliva Serie 'V' Maduro at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Grabbing a smoke while the car is getting some preventative maintenance.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Serie V, always bringing a full body butt kicking. The figurada shape was a rough burn at the start, but worked itself out nicely by 1/3. Coffee. Chocolate. Light spice.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a 10 Anos by Esteban Carreras Esteban Carreras at and gave it a rating of 2 out of 5 Box press. Tight draw to start.

Thoughts after smoking it:
This thing just fell apart all over the place. I looked like I was a cartoon character smoking an exploding cigar.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Kentucky Fire-Cured - Fat Molly by Drew Estate My Uzi Weighs a Ton Drew Estate My Uzi Weighs a Ton at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 The pre-light smell on these sticks are always a big draw for me.

Thoughts after smoking it:
The tobacco is cured with hickory smoke, and is present heavily in the pre-light. Like smoking a spicy BBQ sauce, finishing sweet, with just the right amount of spice to keep it interesting. Probably not for everybody, but I'll be back for sure.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Belicoso No. 2 by La Duena La Duena at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Cardinals at Broncos on the radio, and a beautiful Fall day.

Thoughts after smoking it:
Quickly becoming one of my go-to smokes. Consistent construction, plentiful smoke, good overall flavor.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a V660 Carb by CAO Flathead CAO Flathead at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Always feel like I should be working on my car when I smoke these. Alas, I know next to nothing about cars. Does programming on a MacBook Pro count?

Thoughts after smoking it:
Not a flavor winner for me. Good smoke though, with good construction and plentiful smoke. One of the few CAO's I like.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Wells by Foundry Foundry at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 I'm a sucker for novel bands. I have a Foundry desktop humidor that uses the metal gear for the lock key. Very cool.

Thoughts after smoking it:
The verdict is still out on these for me. Definitely getting better over time. Worth aging. Mild to medium body. I just get a kick out of the steampunk theme.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Chupa Cabra by Esteban Carreras Esteban Carreras at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Dang stick started to unravel on me as soon as I started ... Kind of like my Friday.

Thoughts after smoking it:
So much potential in flavor, but the construction always seems to be lacking on these sticks. Unfinished foot is a nice touch. Check the firmness of your stick before buying.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Feral by Liga Privada Unico Serie Liga Privada Unico Serie at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 I heard that Drew Estate was going to stop producing the Feral - one of my all time favorites.

Thoughts after smoking it:
This is actually a Drew Estate Feral, which is easily one of my all time favorite smokes. This stick was no different. The cognac flavor saturates the palate. Just a touch of spice really opens the flavors.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Romantico by La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Colorful cigar band for this colorful Autumn day.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Churchill Especial by E.P. Carrillo E.P. Carrillo at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 This is actually a new stick from E.P. Carrillo called La Historia. Roughly same size and gauge as the selected stick.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Jericho Hill by Crowned Heads Crowned Heads at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 New stick and brand for me.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Dirty Rat by Liga Privada Unico Serie Liga Privada Unico Serie at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 This is actually a Dirty Rat by Drew Estate (not in database). It is a smaller version of the Drew Estate Feral (also not in database). Wonderful cognac flavor.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Belicoso Oscuro by Liga Privada No. 9 by Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 by Drew Estate at Corona Cigar Co. & Diamond Crown Lounge and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 Because #9. At the grocery store of stogie stores, Corona Cigar.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Poderoso by Joya de Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo Joya de Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 A little herf for teh codez. I always code faster with a good smoke.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by San Lotano Maduro San Lotano Maduro at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Go Broncos!
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a by CAO La Traviata CAO La Traviata at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 This is a CAO La Traviata. Didn't see it in the database. Keeping warm on this cold Fall day.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Toro by Rocky Patel Decade Cigars Rocky Patel Decade Cigars at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Is it Friday again? Smoking Rocky on this snow Colorado day. Yes, already.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked an R Rothchildes by Illusione Illusione at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Illusione "R" Rothchildes is a little stick (not in the database) that packs great flavor and body.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a No. 3 by My Father My Father at Stanley Pappus Fine Cigars and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 The weekend is here! Kicking it off with My Father.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Gigantor by Casa Magna Casa Magna at Stanley Pappus Fine Cigars and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 You'll get a cramp in your hand from holding this beast at 6x64. Settling in for a long smoke on a rainy day.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Belicoso by La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Labor Day herf. Love the split wrapper on these guys. Starts off mellow, finishes strong.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Belicoso No. 2 by La Duena La Duena at Stanley Pappus Fine Cigars and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Regular Friday group at the lounge, cigars and discussion.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked an Amazon by CAO Brazilia CAO Brazilia at A marathon of conference calls to sit on before starting the Labor Day weekend. Smoking the limited edition tastiness of the Amazon.
 

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Belicoso by Drew Estate Undercrown Drew Estate Undercrown at and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 Watching AGT with the kiddo - our favorite Summer Thursday evening activity.

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a Robusto No. 5 by La Duena La Duena at Stanley Pappus Fine Cigars and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Fuel for deep thinking.

4 years ago
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Kevin smoked a V660 Carb by CAO Flathead CAO Flathead at Stanley Pappus Fine Cigars Working at my "other office" for the afternoon. Big, bold, Flathead to keep me company.

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Kevin smoked a No. 40 by Ashton Aged Maduro Ashton Aged Maduro at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 Always great construction. Full body. Rough wrapper gives the stick character. Watchin' the kids play this beautiful Sunday afternoon.

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Kevin smoked a mj12 (toro gordo) by Illusione Illusione at and gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 After a stressful afternoon of house hunting, watching the thunderstorms roll in.

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Kevin smoked an Amazon by CAO Brazilia CAO Brazilia at and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 Amazon Basin. Tobacco band is a nice touch. Smoke right through it. Coffee. Peaty. Would be good with a Laphroaig.

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Kevin added a photo by at La Casa del Habano - Amsterdam
 

6 years ago
      


Kevin added a tip by at La Casa del Habano - Amsterdam Smallish lounge of about five comfortable leather chairs where you can "sample" your cigar (e.g. smoke indoors). Owner is a really guy; very helpful and accommodating. Great overall selection of Cubans. Stop by and play a game of dominos with "casa" rules.

6 years ago
      


Kevin added a tip by at Carnegie Club This is one of the few places in Manhattan where you can still smoke and have a drink at the same time. Up-scale atmosphere is accompanied by a mandatory dress code - collars on your shirts gents, and no tennis shoes either. Staff is friendly, attractive, and have a decent understanding of the cigars they keep in house. The selection is small and really expensive, but works for that high-end business meeting you may be having. Not a place to go if you're looking to stock up your own humidor, or are just out for an afternoon smoke. Off color note that ladies of the night know the clientele of this place.

6 years ago
      


Kevin added a tip by at Churchill's on Elm Cigar Bar Ample space and ventilation in this downtown smoking lounge. Friendly staff, and recently (2nd half of 2011) under new management. Joe, the proprietor greeted me at the door as I came in, and let me look over the humidor without pressure. The humidor here is small, but they mentioned they were looking to expand. My only downside for Churchill's is that they have live entertainment of various types almost nightly. I was looking for more of a quiet place to chat with friends. Others may find that entertainment welcoming. Definitely worth your time to check out.

6 years ago
      


Kevin added a tip by at Angus Barn This place has so much character! The smoking lounge is through the kitchen, in the back of the restaurant itself, in a room called the "Meat Locker". And from the outside, you'd think it was exactly that you were walking into. Once inside however, it is everything you'd expect from a modern lounge. Great service, very friendly. In-house humidor is smallish, but well stocked with medium to full body smokes. And get this - you can order from the full menu and drink while smoking! First come, first served.

6 years ago
      





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