Siglo Limited Reserve Maduro Cigar Review

Full Disclosure: Received this cigar from Cigars Direct. All reviews are my own. Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Morrón   |   Binder: Nicaragua Broadleaf   |   Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican   |   Box of 25: $135.00 | Pack of 5: $35.00   |   Torpedo   |   6.1″ x 52 0/3: It looks like it has been […]

Casa Magna Oscuro Cigar Review

I like the Casa Magna Colorado. It’s a very good cigar. Full disclosure: I received this cigar from Cigars Direct. All reviews are my own. Wrapper: Honduras | Binder: Honduras | Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua Vitola: Toro – 6″x52 | Price: App. $33.oo/5 pack 0/3: Good looking cigar. Very dark wrapper. Feels dry to the […]

Avo Cigar Rights of America Cigar Review

One of the reasons I like writing is because you never have to pronounce any of the words. Take, for example, this cigar. Is the “A” in “Avo” a hard or soft “A”? I don’t know which it is but, if you absolutely need to know how I’m pronouncing it in my head, I am […]

Tatuaje Series P Short Cigar Review

Pre-Smoke

The Tatuaje Series P is significantly cheaper than the other lines from Tatuaje. The robusto costs between $3.00 to $4.00 per stick, depending on how many you buy at one time. So, is it as good as it’s much higher priced brethren?

Just based off of looks and feel I would have to say no. It looks like a dried out leaf with only a slight sheen of oils. Beyond that, it does feel a little squishy to the touch. Not a good start for this Nicaraguan puro.

Smoke

With a good draw and burn and a medium body this cigar is starting off alright. While I don’t think it measures up to the premium Tatuaje lines (which is an unfair expectation considering the price) it is actually a somewhat enjoyable smoke at the beginning. A slight amount of spice, a decent helping of maple sweetness and woody flavors.

Working against it is that it is not a smooth cigar and the flavors don’t meld all that well together. In fact, as the cigar progresses it does get harsh and then it gets better and then it gets harsh all over again. Basically, it’s an inconsistent cigar that does have a couple of kind of good moments.

In addition to the aforementioned flavors there is a nuttiness and meatiness to it.

After-Smoke

Upon reflection, the best way to describe this cigar is that it is dry. The flavors are there but they are intermittently harsh. It’s a cheap cigar and it shows.

1.5 points

Occidental Reserve Short Cigar Review

Pre-Smoke: This is a cheap cigar and it looks like one. Veins, stretch marks and a couple of holes mar the light wrapper. It isn’t very oily and it feels evenly packed.

Smoking the Robusto (4 7/8″ x 50) vitola.

Smoke: This must be what smoking a chicken bone tastes like. Harsh, burnt flavors dominate. There is some oakiness in the background that shows me that this cigar isn’t a complete waste. But it’s close to being one.

On the bright side it does draw and burn well. It’s a very mild cigar but that isn’t my problem with it. The flavors are nearly all negative. As I near the end of this cigar I get a strong tobacco flavor that isn’t good.

After-Smoke: Look, I know that this is a cheap cigar and that my expectations should be considerably lower – and they were. But, besides the negligible oak flavor all the other flavors were harsh and it just wasn’t much fun smoking.

1 point