La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros

Hello everyone, today I am bringing you a special new release from the folks at General Cigars. I’ve heard a lot of god things about this strange-looking stick and I figured I would find out for myself. So after a quick trip over to the Regency Cigar Emporium I picked up two for this review. So with the history behind us let’s get to the review and see what this strange-looking stick has in store for me.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Connecticut Shade & Ecuador Sumatra

BINDER & FILLER: Dominican / Dominican & Honduran

Length/Ring: 6 X 50

Shape: Toro

Strength:Medium to Full

Price: I paid $ 9.57

My Observations: This cigar is a very interesting specimen that will draw your attention to it immediately. This is due to its odd appearance that consist of a third Connecticut and two-thirds maduro. I will honestly admit that once I learned of its existence, I immediately put it on my list to try. The cigar itself is flawless and well made. I found no imperfections and I must say that I was most impressed. On a closer inspection, I found no soft spots and the cap was placed nicely. Trust me when I say this, it is a well made cigar!

Cigar Label: It’s the traditional La Gloria Cubana label so I won’t bore you with the details.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Fantastic which produced a coffee bean type taste.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a buttery smooth nutty taste. It fits in right long with the concept of this cigar which boast that the first third is supposed to be the entrée. The 2nd third ends with the buttery smooth creamy flavors and then “Bam” it switches and the steak dinner has arrived. By this I mean the power kicks in and you can immediately begin to taste the deep dark roasted coffee beans and rich dark chocolate. The last third continues with these wonderful flavors but is now joined with spice and finally earth.

Draw:Smooth.

Burn line: Perfect

Liked it: Fantastic!

Recommend it: Yes

Hint: Get It!!!!!!

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

Rocky Patel’s Olde World Reserve Maduro

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing Rocky Patel’s Olde World Reserve “Maduro” torpedo, which received the ranking of number 8 in the Cigar Aficionado 2009 top cigars list. This is a cigar that I wanted to review way before this cigar was ranked by them but some how it slipped through the cracks. Anyway I obtained one and now it’s time to see if it really lives up to the ranking it received.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Costa Rica

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Honduran

Length/Ring: 5 X 54

Shape: Torpedo

Strength:Medium to Full

Price: I paid $ 9.55.

My Observations: The cigar is a nice chocolate monster that commands attention when you first lay your eyes on it. The cigar is nicely rolled and is complimented by it’s small non noticeable veins. On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots and no blemishes. Over all a great constructed cigar.

Cigar Label: A very nice and interesting design chosen by Rocky Patel. The colors consist of yellow, white, brown, and gold. It is sure to grab your attention once you see it.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Very nice draw that produced a cinnamon note taste.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of cinnamon and leather and earth. The 2nd third continued with the leather and earth but was quickly joined with a wonderful coffee and nutty taste. The last third continued with the leather and nuts but gave way to a wonderful chocolate flavor to end the smoke out with.

Draw: Smooth.

Burn line: Even for most of my smoke.

Liked it: Yes I did!

Recommend it: Yes

Hint: I agree with the ranking that it received.

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

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