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 […]

Tatuaje The Face Cigar Review

Today we have a special guest review from TriMarkC. Thanks buddy! CIGAR STATS Size: 6 3/8″ x 56 Wrapper: San Andreas Mexican Maduro Wrapper (Seco priming) Filler: Nicaraguan Long Fillers Binder: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium-to-Full Body Price: Dress Box of 13, $169.00 (only 666 of these boxes produced!) Plain Box of 10, $130.00 or about $13 […]

Diesel Unholy Cocktail Guest Cigar Review

From my cigar buddy TriMarkC comes this great review of the Diesel Unholy Cocktail. Diesel Unholy Cocktail, made by A.J. Fernandez Size: 5×56, Belicoso torpedo Wrapper: USA/Pennsylvania Broadleaf Filler: Nicaraguan Long Fillers from Jalapa, Condega and Esteli region Binder: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium-to-Full Body Price: Box of 30, $100 ($3.33/stick) or about $6 each in local […]

Cu-Avana Short Cigar Review

Pre-Smoke

This cigar comes with a maduro or a Dominican grown, Connecticut seed wrapper. The one that I am smoking is the latter. It looks good, doesn’t have any significant imperfections and is somewhat oily. This Cu-Avana feels a little soft to the touch. I am smoking the Toro (6″x50) vitola that retails for less than $3.00 for this review.

Smoke

Oak, some spice and a lot of burnt tobacco flavors. It is a mild cigar with a good draw and an even burn. Vanilla and some sweetness are also present.

The flavors are not very strong nor are they complex. There are more negatives with this cigar than there are positives.

After-Smoke

It is just a boring cigar; mild and flavorless. Well, not completely flavorless. Beyond the slight spice, the faint vanilla, awful burnt tobacco and sweetness there is this grotesque aftertaste that comes on near the end. At first I wasn’t able to pinpoint at first. And then memories of childhood illnesses came flashing back once I realized that the flavor that I hated was exactly like taking some liquid antibiotic.

In a couple of hours I am going to post a review of the Alec Bradley Medalist, which, if you buy ten or more, will cost you only slightly more than this cigar. Plus, it’s better.

1 point

Carlos Toraño Exodus 1959 Cigar Review

If you don’t understand the significance of 1959 to cigar makers then read this from the Toraño website: “The Exodus 1959 commemorates the Exodus of expert Cuban cigar families and their impact on the cigar industry after the nationalization of all tobacco farms and cigar factories by the Cuban government in 1959. The Toraños were one of those families.” One last thing before I get into my review – this cigar was a Top 5 cigar for Cigar Aficionado in 2006.

The Exodus is a good looking cigar that has a slight box press and is coated with a good helping of oils. Even though it is not completely devoid of imperfections it’s look is well above average. It is nicely and evenly packed. I am smoking the Exodus Gold Double Corona for this review.

Oh, and before I start smoking this cigar, I need to thank my Twitter buddy, SentinelX, for suggesting this cigar. I think he saw that I didn’t like the Toraño Virtuoso and wanted to make sure I smoked a good one next. Thanks!

Cigar Stats
Double Corona
Length: 7″
Ring Gauge: 50
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Price: around $7.25

Scotch Fire!

My first impression of this cigar is that it is analogous to the Carlos Toraño 1916 Cameroon with a couple important distinctions. Vanilla is apparent but it is definitely a supporting player to spice and leather. The vanilla is reminiscent of vanilla wafers and the spice and leather, while they are the main flavors, are muted.

The draw is great and the burn is fairly even. It is a medium bodied cigar. After the halfway point the vanilla flavor almost completely disappear. The spice and leather flavors do become more lively, which is welcomed. An oak flavor also starts coming through after the halfway point.

It is a relatively smooth cigar with good flavors. Over the first half of the cigar the flavors were just there, sitting around. Then after the halfway point they have revved up. Leather has mostly disappeared with the spice, which is deep and soulful, has mostly taken over. The oak is mostly an accent flavor.

91 points