CAIN HABANO

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Hello everyone its time for another cigar review. Today I am bringing you the newest creation from Sam Leccia who is the creator of the beloved NUB cigar line. What is this new cigar you ask? Well its called the “Cain” and word has it that it will bring you to your knees if you don’t respect it. So with that said, I set out to find this beast called the “Cain” and after a few weeks located at the Regency in East Greenwich. So with the new “Cain” in my hand and with some jittery nerves, I sat on my back deck and lit it up. Now I did not eat a hearty dinner as advised by the clerk and wondered if I just set a date with my toilet? A mistake you ask? Lets find out.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Habano

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 6 X 60

Shape: Double Toro

Strength: Full

My Observations: Very cool and very inviting. I was amazed on how much the sheen on the leaf wrapper draws your attention to it. Now on further inspection, I was truly amazed on how it’s lovely veins blend right in with the makeup of this cigar, and trust me you too will fall in love with it at first glance. Yes, it is the newest and biggest crazy out there right now so I will admit right up front that it adds to the desire of this creature. Finally, I found no soft spots and the cap was place with true confidence.

Cigar Label: Love the colors of the label and the location chosen for it that being the foot of the cigar. The black gold and red colors just blend marvelously together and Sam has a winner on his hands in the appearance department. “Great Job Sam!”

Snip: I chose a straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Smooth and fine with hints of pepper.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of pepper right off the bat complimented by caramel, and a nutty flavor. Now there is power there so watch out if your new to the power cigar arena. Though the power will not set you over the edge it could make you light headed if its smoked to fast! The 2nd third changed course towards leather, nuts, and wood which truly satisfied me to say the least.  The final third consisted of  leather, wood, and nuts and overall, I loved everything about this cigar.

Draw: Smooth and wonderful

Burn line: Truly amazing for such a big cigar.

Price? I paid  $9.50.

Drink of choice? Ice coffee.

Smoke Time? Two and half easily! Take time on this monster or you just might be taking some time talking to your toilet (lol).

Recommend it? Oh Yeah!

Hint? Though I did not find this creature to be the time bomb everyone raved about, watch out though because it’s not for the weak!

Over All

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Until Next Time

Stew

Rocky Patel Rosado

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Hello everyone, its time for another cigar review. This time I chose to go with yet another cigar from one of my favorite cigar makers, the great Rocky Patel. The cigar is the Rosado, which was gifted to me by my oldest brother Eddie. I smoked this cigar while I was on vacation in Block Island and I have to say right off the bat, it was well worth my time.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Dominican

Length/Ring: 6 X 50

Shape: Toro

Strength: Medium

My Observations: This is an awesome looking cigar due largely to its deep brown leaf wrapper. I have to say right up front that who ever rolled this creature for him, really knew what he or she was doing. On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots and the cap was centered perfectly.

Cigar Label: I love the color scheme that Rocky went with for this cigar and found it to blend in perfectly with its makeup. The label consists of maroon, silver, and black colors. “Great Job Rocky!”


Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Smooth with a berry type flavor.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of spice, earth, coffee, nuts and some type of berry flavor. The 2nd third continued with all of these flavors, but was suddenly joined with a woodsy flavor. The last third consisted of earth, wood, and nuts. All of these flavors blended well together and I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar.

Draw: Smooth and perfect

Burn line: Jagged at times and needed some touching up.

Price? $33.99 for a five pack at Famous.

Drink of choice? Water.

Smoke Time? An hour.

Liked it? Yes

Recommend it? Yes

Hint? You can only buy this from Famous.

Over All

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Until Next Time

Stew

We Are Losing Our Honey Bees. Does Anyone Care?

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A couple of weeks ago, I was flipping through the channels trying to find something to watch. Now during this time, I stopped at PBS HD and found an interesting documentary on honey bees. What I learned from this program was shocking and disturbing. It seems as though the honey bees around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. Now the average person probably is like “so.” My answer to your “so” is “Do you know what honey bees are responsible for on this great planet we call earth?” Honey bees are responsible for pollination, which equals food and other products that we are dependant for to live. No honey bees means the end for us as well. Now for my loyal readers, it also means the end of cigars as well. You see everything needs pollination to grow and with that it needs the honey bees.

So with that said, I thought that I would share this documentary with you. Please take the time to watch it because it is vital to this nation and the world that we solve this dilemma and fast. Remember we get their services for nothing “$0″ overhead. Don’t you think we owe it to them to figure out how to save them. I think so!

Want to see more, search your cable TV guide and look for when PBS will air it again. Get involved and ask your local Representatives, Congressman, and Senator what they are doing to fight this tragic outcome.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

San Cristobal Maestro (Perfecto)

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Hello everyone, today I am bringing you the San Cristobal Maestro made by the master roller himself “Don Pepin.” I have been looking forward to reviewing this cigar for quite along time and “Yes” because of its look and shape (perfecto). Everything about it, from its beautiful looking dark leaf wrapper to its beautiful shape almost guarantees that this will be an awesome smoke. So without further ado, lets get into it.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Corojo

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 6 X 60

Shape: Perfecto

Strength: Medium

My Observations: Just a great looking creature to the eye. As I mentioned above, everything about this cigar just looks and smells like a true winner. Now, I say this because it was rolled with true craftsmanship, and I found no imperfections to speak of. There were no soft spots and honestly, Don Pepin has out done himself yet again.


Cigar Label: Truly outstanding and very “Jimmy Buffet like!” The cigar label looks like it has every color from the rainbow and with the added “Jimmy Buffet” Parrot in the middle spells “winner!”


Snip: I chose a straight cut for my smoke.

Pre-Draw: A bit snug for my taste.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of the true trade mark that only Don Pepin can produce. If you have to ask me what it is, you need to smoke more Pepin cigars (Peppery spice to be exact.” Now this lasts for approximately five to ten minutes and then tames down to the rich flavor of wood and coffee. The 2nd third continued with the wood and coffee flavors but is joined with a nutty flavor that blends in well with the other two. The last third continued with these wonderful flavors which kept my pallet satisfied till the end.

Draw: A bit tight for my pleasure but loosen up after awhile

Burn line: Uneven.

Price? 57.00 for a pack of five.

Drink of choice? Ice coffee.

Smoke Time? Put time aside because this baby went well into the two hour mark.

Liked it? Loved it!

Recommend it? Yes!

Hint? Try the other sizes first unless you want to shell out the cash!

Over All

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Until Next Time

Stew

College Football 2009 Has Begun!

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Today, kicks off the 2009 College Football season “officially” and I for one am excited. It gives me an excuse to now to meet up with friends and family members and enjoy a pizza, and some cigars. It also brings back a lot of memories of days gone by when “Yes” I suited up once apon a time in High School and enter the grid iron field to do battle. Ah the memories but these I will keep just for myself. So with the new season upon us, where will you go to enjoy your favorite teams games. Will you tail gate? will you go to a cigar bar? or will you just chill at home? Oh and what cigar will you be breaking out for this special occasion too? I myself am enjoying a Punch Pita. With that I send you back to your games and your cigars. Enjoy my good friends, enjoy?

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

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