La Palina El Diario Cigar Review

I received this cigar and another just like it from La Palina Cigars. All Reviews are my own. Previously, I have reviewed the diminutive La Palina El Diario Kill Bill and I was duly impressed by that little cigar. This one, the Toro, is a little bit longer and has a larger ring gauge. In […]

EP Carrillo Elencos Series Cigar Review

EP Carrillo is a classy guy who makes some pretty damn good cigars and this cigar is no different. Perfectly constructed, the EP Carrillo Elencos comes with a Brazilian Habano wrapper that exudes oils and is medium-dark brown. Very consistent color to it and you will not find very many veins on this cigar. Unfortunately, […]

Sosa Vintage Short Cigar Review

Full Disclosure: I received this cigar as a sample from the manufacturer. Wrapper: Connecticut    |   Binder: Dominican Republic   |   Filler: Dominican Republic   |   Box of 25: $156.00; 5 Pack: $35.00   |   Toro   |   6″ x 50 0/3: The wrapper has a very dark, reddish-brown hue to it. Light is […]

Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Short Cigar Review

Pre-Smoke: It looks good but it is very dry. The cigar is also a little soft to the touch. Not veiny at all. Looks good.

Smoke: It starts out with some bade tastes that last for less than a half an inch. Then it morphs into a warm and inviting cigar. With it’s great draw and even burn this is shaping up to be a very good cigar.

Molasses dominates the flavor profile for this cigar. There is also a smokiness that I like to it. Deep flavors.

4 points

CAO L’Anniversaire 1968-1998 Cameroon Belicoso Cigar Review

This is the torpedo vitola and I have smoked the robusto vitola in the past. I gave that cigar 90 points, here’s what I had to say about it:

    Lots of smoke and an excellent draw. There is spice, which tastes like red pepper flakes, and the flavors are crisp – not muddied down at all. The flavors just explode on the tongue. It is medium bodied.

That was one of those I smoked a while ago so my notes were a little sparse. Here’s my review of this cigar that I thought was even better.

Milky brown wrapper. Good amount of oil with a box press, which I have grown to really appreciate. Perfectly good construction, no problems with it. Drinking Makers Mark with some water.

Cigar Stats
Torpedo
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 54
Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Price: $8.50

Afternoon de-Light!

Peppery and leathery. It has a perfect draw. Warm, moist smoke. Medium-full bodied with a bias towards being more full bodied.

Slightly salty undertones. There is also this molasses-like sweetness to it. Very complex array of flavors.

Inch in now. The molasses sweetness, which is very rich and deep and is actually quite good is the main flavor now. Next is spice with a small side of saltiness. Still a very most cigar and the saltiness isn’t anywhere near the point of being a nuisance.

A third of the way through and the saltiness is gone. It’s a net plus that that flavor has left but it wasn’t too much of a problem since all the other flavors are great. The burn is fairly even, haven’t had to touch it up.

Nearing the end now. I love this deep, molasses sweetness because there’s also some peppery flavors remaining. It really is an enjoyable cigar. The complex flavor profile stays for nearly the whole length of the cigar.

92 points