Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Foundry - Time Flies - Toro

 
Strength:  medium
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Ecuadorean Habano 2000
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  52
Approx. cost: $10
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is medium brown and oily.  This one developed a slight swelling and a split just at the foot.  I believe that it was under humidified at the shop.  But it smoked well.  The draw was easy producing a grayish white ash.  The flavor started as roasted marshmallows without the sweetness, cedar, cinnamon, and a white pepper finish.  The burn was slow and even.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Drew Estate - MUWAT KFC Swamp Thang - Toro

 
Strength:  mild medium
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Candela and Ky Fire Cured
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  52
Approx. cost:  $11
Bdawg says:  What a cool concept, great packaging and a cool looking cigar with a very unique taste.  About 2/3 of the wrapper below the band is a light lime green candela.  It is very nicely constructed.  The draw has just a little resistance producing a good amount of smoke and a gray and white ash.  This cigar burns slightly cooler in flavor than a regular MUWAT KFC.  This is due to the candela wrapper.  The flavor is smoked bbq and cool grass.  The burn was slow and even.  

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

L’Atelier - La Mission - 1989

 
Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Mexican San Andres
Shape:  box pressed with a pigtail cap
Length:  5.6”
Ring size: 54
Approx. cost:  $8
Bdawg says:  The robusto version of this smoke is Cigar Aficionado's #17 Cigar of 2015.  The wrapper is medium-dark brown and nicely constructed.  The draw has a slight resistance producing a salt and pepper colored ash.  The flavor is dark coffee and leather.  The burn is slow and even.  Very nice. 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Tatuaje- El Truinfador - No. 4

 
Strength:  mild medium
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Ecuador Habano
Shape:  box pressed
Length:  5”
Ring size:  48
Approx. cost:  $6
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is medium reddish brown and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing a white ash.  The flavor was light coffee, earth and a sweet Indian spice finish.  The burn was slow and even.  

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Tatuaje - Cabaiguan Maduro - Guapos RX

 
Strength:  full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf
Shape:  straight
Length:  5”
Ring size:  50
Approx cost:  $9
Bdawg says:  Another nice cigar from Tatuaje.  The wrapper is dark brown and rustically constructed.  The draw is easy producing a good amount of smoke and a white and gray ash.  The flavor is coffee with a sweet maple finish.  The burn is slow and even.

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Tatuaje - 7th Capa Especial - Corona Gords

 
Strength:  medium
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Sumatra
Shape:  straight
Length:  5.625”
Ring size:  46
Approx. cost:  $8
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is milk chocolate in color and well constructed.  The draw is easy producing a good amount of smoke and a white ash.  The flavor is toasted marshmallows, cocoa, light coffee and cream.  The burn is slow and even.  

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Battleground - Window’s Son - Armistead

 
Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Enfield, CT USA
Wrapper:  USA Connecticut Broadleaf
Shape:  Torpedo
Length:  6”
Ring size:  53
Approx. cost:  $11
Bdawg says:  Battleground cigars was founded in 2000 in Enfield, Connecticut.  The wrapper is dark brown with just a little veining.  The cigar is very well constructed.  The draw has just a little resistance.  The ash is tight and white.  The flavor is very smooth, coffee and cocoa.  The burn is slow and even.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

L’Atelier - Extension de la Racine 2016 - Lancero

 
Strength:  medium
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo
Shape:  straight
Length:  7.5”
Ring size:  38
Approx. cost:  $10
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is medium reddish brown, oily and nicely constructed.  The draw was easy producing a dirty gray ash.  The flavor is espresso, dirt and cedar.  The burn was slow and even.


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bee Hive - Habano - Magnum

 
Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Dominican Republic
Wrapper:  Habano
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  60
Approx. cost:  $7
Bdawg says:  The wrapper medium golden brown oily and slightly bumpy.  The draw was easy producing a powdery white ash.  The flavor was cedar, pepper spicy hot pepper.  The burn was slow and even.

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Padilla - Corojo ‘99 - Toro

 
Strength:  medium
Origins:  Honduras
Wrapper:  Corojo
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  52
Approx. cost:  $6
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is medium reddish brown oily and bumpy.  The draw was easy producing a good amount of smoke and a powdery white ash.  The flavor was cedar, Indian spice and leather.  The burn was slow and even.  Nice!  

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