ILLUSIONE ~HL~

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. Today, I bring you the Illusion ~HL~. I obtained this cigar from the Regency Cigar Emporium as a suggestion by the store clerk. In our conversation, I asked the clerk about his thoughts on the ~Hl~. The clerk quick fired back and said ” If you loved the ~Mj12~ then you will love this one as well.” I value this person’s opinion, so I said “What the heck, lets give it a try!” and the rest is history.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Cafe Colorado

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaragua / Nicaragua

Length/Ring: 7 1/2 X 40

Shape: Lancero

Strength: Medium to Full

Price: I paid $ 9.50 for mine.

My Observations: This is a very interesting looking cigar that has been well crafted. This is due to its medium brown leaf wrapper, and small non noticeable veins. On my finer touch inspection, I found no soft spots and I really have to say that I am extremely excited about smoking this creation by Don Giolito. Finally, I found the triple cap placed marvellously.

Cigar Label: I like the simple color scheme used, which consisted of a white band with gold lettering and gold trim. Very simple and very nice!

Snip: “V” cut.

Pre-Draw: Smooth with a small hints of a floral type taste.

Flavors: The 1st third - of this cigar consisted of slight hints of pepper, spice, and cinnamon. The 2nd third - consisted of cinnamon, spice, and a new flavor consisting of berries. The last third - continued with the spicy cinnamon flavor but soon changed directions to a wonderful milky way bar type sensation much like I found in the ~Mj12~ experience. Over all this is an incredible smoke, which will leave you begging for more.

Draw: Smooth

Burn line: Basically even throughout my smoking experience.

Liked it: Yes, very much

Recommend it: Yes

Hint: Get your hands on this baby! It’s that good!

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

Cain “F”

Hello everyone, today I am bringing you the new power house in the cigar world called the Cain “F.” There has been a lot of talk about this monster since its release last year as a sample only with the purchase of the Cain Habano and Cain Muduro. This cigar promises to be  a real powerful but yet smooth on the cigar smokers palate. Now, I been told that if you are not an everyday full body cigar smoker that in all seriousness, you might want to skip this one. I love full body cigars but lets face it, I tend to smoke more medium body cigars on a monthly basis. But, as always, I’m up for a challenge, so I welcome this ticking time bomb and its mighty power. So with that said lets take on the mighty Cain “F.”

  • Note: If you would like the history of the Cain “F” and its maker Sam Leccia, visit them at Nub Cigars.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan

BINDER & FILLER: 32% Esteli / 25% Condega Ligero / 25% Jalapa Ligero

Length/Ring: 6 X 60

Shape: 660

Strength:Full

Price: I paid $ 9.50 for mine.

My Observations: This cigar is just perfect in every way. This is because of its beautiful looking medium colored brown leaf wrapper, and its small beautiful veins. Point blank, its rolled to perfection! I just love the look of this ticking time bomb and trust me, you will too. I found not soft spots and the cap was placed with true pride. Sam really has out done himself once again in the appearance department!

Cigar Label: Awesome! I just love the placement of it and its color scheme! You will find this label for this ticking time bomb on the foot of the cigar. The colors consist of red “for you could be dead after this smoking experience (lol). and gold.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Smooth as can be with a small hints of pepper.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar shocked me because I expected a blast of pepper and power right up front. Instead, I was hit with cool blast of spice and a pleasant cocoa type flavor. Now don’t get me wrong here folks, it wasn’t long before it kicked up a notch with the spice and peppery blast. I have to stress though that this transition was smooth, not harsh. The 2nd third continued with the spice and pepper strong hold but was joined with a nutty goodness. The last third continued with all these wonderful flavors but the power seem to exploded, but again this was a smooth and outstanding type attack on your palate.

Draw:Smooth.

Burn line: A bit jagged but no touch-up required.

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes

Hint: Try it you will like it. Put some time aside though because you must respect its power or you my friend may pay the price.

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

Happy St. Patricks Day

Hello everyone, I hope you all have a save and joyous day! See you soon for the next cigar review.

Until Next Time

Stew

CAO America Potomac

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing the CAO America “Potomac” or other wise known as the robusto size. I obtained this fine specimen in the CAO America four for the 4th box set. Now I will say right up front that the CAO America is one of my favorite cigars so I’m not expecting to have a negative review for you, but we shall see.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Dark Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and a lighter Connecticut Shade Capa.

BINDER & FILLER: Brazil/ Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Italian.

Length/Ring: 5X 56

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Medium

Price: I paid $ 19.99 for the box from Famous but for it individually, it’s around $5.50 – $6.50.

My Observations: You know there is really nothing negative to say about this cigar’s makeup. This CAO is basically as most CAO creations are “Superb!” in the production department. Now with that said, I found the two individual wrappers to blend well together in that I found no imperfections to speak of! On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots and I found the cap to be centered perfectly.

Cigar Label: This label is totally about America and our flag. I guess maybe that is why I am so partial to it. It just shouts “God Bless America! The colors consist of Red, White, Blue. The outline and lettering is gold.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Smooth with a leathery type flavor.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a nuts and leather. The 2nd third consisted of the nuts, leather, and coffee. The last third consisted of leather, coffee, and small hints of a peanut butter type flavor. All of these flavors make for one nice smoking cigar that will keep you interested throughout your smoke!

Draw: Perfect and smooth.

Burn line: A little jagged at time but it evens itself out.

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes

Complaints: Yes, there was to much glue used for this cigar label.

Hint: This is worth a box purchase!

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

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