Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Aging Room - Quattro Nicaragua - Maestro

 
Strength:  Medium full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Shape:  box pressed
Length:  6”
Ring size:  54
Approx. cost:  $10.50
Bdawg says:  CIGAR AFICIONADO'S CIGAR OF THE YEAR 2019! This is a great cigar!  The wrapper is medium dark brown, smooth, oily and very well constructed.  The draw is easy producing a powdery white ash.  The flavor is rich coffee and leather.  The burn was slow and even.  

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My very own box is safely ensconced in the IHC humidor!

Warped - Serie Gran Reserva 1988 - Robusto

 
Strength:  medium
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Nicaragua
Shape:  straight
Length:  5.25”
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $9
Bdawg says:  This cigar has been named as Cigar Aficionado's #3 Cigar of 2019.  The wrapper is medium brown and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing a good amount of smoke and a powdery white ash.  The flavor has a pleasant must, coffee and malt.  The burn was slow and even.  Nice.  


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Illusione - Epernay 10th Anniversary - La Grande

 
Strength:  medium
Origins:  Honduras
Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Corojo
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  46
Approx. cost:  $11
Bdawg says:  The toro version of this cigar was named Cigar Aficionado's #7 cigar of 2019.  And it is one fine cigar!  The wrapper is light medium brown and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing a light gray ash.  The flavor is coffee, cedar, caramel and a citrus tang.  The burn was slow and even.  Very nice!  


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Room 101 - Ichiban Habano - Toro

 
Strength:  full
Origins:  Dominican Republic
Wrapper:  Habano
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $3
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is medium dark brown and rustically constructed.  The draw is easy producing a dirty gray ash.  The flavor is dark coffee, cedar and toast.  The burn was slow and even.  


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Aladino - Toro

 
Strength:  mild medium
Origins:  Honduras
Wrapper:  Honduran
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $11
Bdawg says:  This cigar was just name Cigar Aficionados #19 Cigar of 2019.  I think it should be much higher up on the list.  It is a Honduran puro and it is Fantastic!  The wrapper is light medium brown and very nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing a ton of heavenly smoke and a powdery white ash.  The flavor is smooth, earth, cream and a hint of light sweet Indian spice.  The burn was slow and even.  Beautiful!


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Foundation - Charter Oak Maduro - Toro

 
Strength:  full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  52
Approx. cost:  $6
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is medium dark brown and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing a salt and pepper colored ash.  The flavor is coffee, cedar and a hint of pepper.  The burn was slow and even.  


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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Juan Lopez - Seleccion No. 2

 

Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Habano
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  54
Approx. cost:  $6
Bdawg says:  This cigar was just named CigarAficionado's #14 Cigar of 2019.  And me likey too!  The wrapper is medium brown, oily and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing big clouds of billowy smoke and a light gray ash.  The flavor is coffee, light chocolate, white pepper and sweet tobacco.  The burn was slow and even.



Monday, February 3, 2020

Aging Room - Quattro Original - Vibrato

 
Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Dominican Republic
Wrapper:  Sumatra
Shape:  box pressed
Length:  6”
Ring size:  54
Approx. cost:  $10
Bdawg says:  This is a wonderful cigar!  The wrapper is medium red/grayish brown and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing plenty of smoke and a powdery white ash.  The flavor is ultra-smooth, light coffee, balsa wood and a hint of sweet rum on the finish.  The burn was slow and even.  

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EP Carrillo - Capa del Sol - Toro

 
Strength:  medium
Origins:  Dominican Republic
Wrapper:  Ecuadorean Habano
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  54
Approx. cost:  $8
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is medium reddish brown and rustically constructed.  The draw is easy producing a gray ash.  The flavor is a hitter harsh, cedar and stale coffee.  The burn was slow and even.  

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Camacho - Distillery Edition Corojo - Toro

 
Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Honduras
Wrapper:  Corojo
Shape:  Straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $8
Bdawg says:  Camacho's Distillery Edition cigars uses corojo leaves which have been aged in charred Bourbon barrels for 6 months.  The wrapper is medium reddish brown, oily and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing a powdery white ash.  The flavor is coffee and cedar with a slight tang on the finish.  The burn was slow/medium and even. 

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