Thursday, April 9, 2020

Old Henry - Pure Breed - Toro

 
Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Ecuadorean Sumatra
Shape:  straight
Length:  6"
Ring size:  52
Approx. cost:  $5
Bdawg says:  Old Henry, is Holt’s Cigar's house blend, made by José “Pepín” García and has an "every day" price.  The wrapper is medium dark brown and nicely constricted.  The draw is easy producing plenty of smoke and a powdery light gray ash.  The flavor is smooth, coffee, light cedar and cream.  The burn was slow and even.  Very nice!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Room 101 - Ichiban Connecticut - Toro

 
Strength:  medium
Origins:  Dominican Republic
Wrapper:  Connecticut
Shape:  Straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $2.70
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is very light brown and rustically constructed.  The draw is easy producing a light gray ash.  The flavor is cream, light coffee and cedar.  The burn was slow and even.

Room 101 - Ichiban Maduro - Toro

 
Strength:  full
Origins:  Dominican Republic
Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf
Shape:  Straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $2.70
Bdawg says:  The wrapper is very dark brown, oily and rustic.  The draw is easy producing plenty of smoke and a dark gray ash.  The flavor is dark coffee and cedar.  The burn was slow and even. 

Bahia - Brazil - Toro

 
Strength: full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Brazilian Maduro
Shape:  straight
Length:  6”
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $2.75
Bdawg says:  This is a very good bargain priced cigar.  The wrapper is dark brown, and rustically constructed.  The draw is easy producing a light gray ash.  The flavor is dark coffee, black pepper and red chili flakes.   The burn is slow and even.


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Villiger - San'Doro Colorado - Toro

 
Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Ecuadorean Habano
Shape:  straight
Length:  6"
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $8
Bdawg says:  The Churchill version of this cigar was Cigar Aficionado's #15 cigar of 2018  and was Cigar Aficionado's #21 cigar of 2016.  And I really like it.  The wrapper is medium/dark brown, oily and a bit bumpy.  The draw is easy producing a gray ash.  The flavor is coffee and dark sweet rum.  The burn is slow and even.  

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Bahia - Blue - Churchill

 
Strength:  Medium
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Corojo
Shape:  straight
Length:  7"
Ring Size:  50
Approx. cost:  $2
Bdawg says:  This is a great bargain priced cigar.  The wrapper is medium brown, oily and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing a gray ash.  The flavor is light coffee, sweet rum with a bit of a tangy pleasant bite.  The burn is slow and even.

Friday, March 27, 2020

AJ Fernandez / Romeo y Julieta - Toro

 
Strength:  medium full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  Habana 2000
Shape:  straight
Length:  6"
Ring size:  52
Approx. cost:  $8
Bdawg says:  Another collaboration from AJ Fernandez.  This cigar is terrific!

The wrapper is medium brown/copper oily and well constructed.  The draw is easy producing a bounty of billowy smoke and a salt and pepper ash.  The flavor is ultra smooth, mocha, sweet rum, earth, cream and an Indian spice finish.  The burn was slow and even.  

Rocky Patel - Renaissance Maduro - Toro

 
Strength: medium - full
Origins: Honduras
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Shape: straight
Length: 6"
Ring size: 52
Approx. cost: $7
Bdawg says: The wrapper is dark brown, rustic, veiny and oily.  The draw is easy producing an abundance of billowy smoke and a nasty, dirty, dark grey and black ash.  The flavor is smooth coffee, chocolate and cream.  The burn was slow, dirty and uneven.  The cigar had to be touched up several times to straighten out the burn.  

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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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