Tuesday, December 8, 2009

El Rey Del Mundo Double Robusto

Today I smoked a fun cigar, the El Rey Del Mundo Robusto Larga. A 6" x 54 ring gauge beauty, the cigar is delivered in a thin white paper wrapper that protects the cigar nicely. The band is wrapped around the wrapper which makes for a very nice presentation. Once relieved of it's sheath, the cigar revealed has a clean tight wrapper with mild veining and practically no tooth. The cap construction is very nice and tight and cut cleanly and easily.

The wrapper is mildly sweet and the pre-light draw was easy and the foot lit quickly and evenly with the "Flame Thrower" handily in hand! (ok, the pun!!). First puff... smooth, cool smoke with loads of cedary, soily, yummy goodness! The smoke is medium in density and gray/ light blue in color.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cruzado Marios by Dion Giolito

El Cruzado Marios - Magnificos!

7x48 and full of deliciousness!!

This cigar was given to me by a fellow KOTL (Keeper Of The Leaf) as a gift and I must say, I am impressed!

The construction is very good and the wrapper is not overly veiny or toothy. The cap is a very nice three layer pigtail, a feature which seems to be gaining popularity lately. If a pigtail is done right and the cigar is made well, you don;t even need to cut the cap to smoke it. Just pinch the tail and pull gently and you can light up!

From the first sip of this cigar, pre-light, the toast (and I mean the best bread you've ever had - toasted!) and dried brush notes are wonderful. Very smooth with a medium body mouth feel and a medium to full flavor, the cigar lit easily and held it's fire well.

to be continued...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Oliva Series "V" Double Robusto


* Length - 5.00 Inches
* Ring - 54
* Wrapper: Habano Sun Grown
* Binder: Nicaraguan
* Filler: Jalapa Valley Ligero
* Vitolas: 7 Natural

This is a beautiful cigar! Check out the pics of the label, foot, band, cap whole, cap cut and wrapper:

Nice Stick!! Pre-light draw is firm but smooth. Wrapper is mildly spicy with a hint of leather. The foot of the of this cigar is tight and clean and lit easily generating a medium gray/ white ash. Burn is fairly even and draw opened up slightly after initial warm up. Smoke is medium in density with a blue/gray color - smells de-lish!! Taste in the mouth is toasty with an undertone of espresso and earth.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mr Stogies Cigar & Scotch Review #101

Here is my first video review. It features the following products:

  • Hoyo de Monterrey, Hoyo de Tradicion Epicure cigar
  • The Dalmore 12 year Scotch
  • Humidors Etc. "Flame Thrower" lighter
  • Humidors Etc. "The Commander" humidor
  • Humidors Etc. :The Executive" black ashtray
  • 60 Ring gauge Cigar cutter (designed by yours truly)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Dimensions: 4 7/8” Long 42 Ring
Shape: Corona

Construction is quite nice. Slight box press and nice even fill, no soft spots. Wrapper is slightly veined but overall very clean. Clean cap with good form.

The flavor of the wrapper is quite good, reminiscent of a Cuban Monte#3 with a bit of Padron 3000 mixed in. Light cocoa and sweet nutmeg notes on the palette. Pre-light draw is very nice.

The cigar lights easily and the first few puffs are smooth and creamy with a little bite of wood. The ash is med gray with a thin black banding.

More chocolate and nutmeg in the smoke while in the mouth, no harshness whatsoever. The draw is amazing.

The cigar smoked nicely through to the last 1.5 inches. Like many cigars it got a little bitter at the end but was quite good overall. I’d like to smoke it again with some Dalmore 12 or Balvenie 15 and review it a second time. For now though, it’s a nice cigar. Good job “mystery cigar” source!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Mystery Cigar #0278

posted 2007 Sep by Mr. Stogie

So my buddy stops by the office yesterday and says, “Check this out, it’s like a Cuban Montecristo.”. So who am I to refuse!!?? The cigar is 5” x 44. I clip the cap and pop it in the yapper…smooth and very mild, but not weak. The wrapper looks to be a Connecticut Shade with virtually no veins. Overall the construction is nice. Pre-light draw is ok, not tight, not loose. I fire the foot and a medium gray ash appears. A few blows through and in it comes… A slight bitter note hits first, a sweet-dirt flavor follows. I let it rest. The next series of puffs offer some interesting notes, a slight almond note and a dash of pencil lead. At this point, the chances of the “Cuban Monte” coming out are pretty slim…

After 30 mins, it’s not getting much better. Kind of lifeless and boring with a bitter finish and aftertaste..


Saturday, September 1, 2007

There I was, There I was.....

posted 2007 Sep by Mr. Stogie

At the Shaghai airport mulling around the duty free area about to board my flight when I spotted them… I had been hoping to get my hands on some Bolivar Petit Coronas at some point because I love the flavor of all the other Boli’s I’ve ever tried but often don’t have the 1+ hours to smoke one. As soon as I got home (after two plane flights and 25hrs of travel), I showered, poured a TALL glass of Johnny Walker Black Label, cut the cap of my first Boli PC and lit it…Ahhhhh, what a beautiful smoke. A perfect draw producing a nice billow of creamy blue gray smoke. A mild cedar note was followed by that coveted Bolivar nutiness and a wonderful, long finish. My next thought was of course, how can I possibly make these last????