Don Tomas Special Edition Connecticut #300

Hello everyone, today I am conducting round two of the Famous Cigars “Best of the House Sampler” . This time, I selected the Don Tomas Special Edition Connecticut #300 to review. So with the stick revealed, I’m ready to give you my verdict on whether it passes the mighty “Stew” test or not.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: US Connecticut Shape

BINDER & FILLER: ???? / Dominican, Nicaragua & Mexican

Length/Ring: 5 x 50

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Mild

Price: I paid $0.00, but it’s listed at $5.50 for a single-stick

My Observations: This cigar is not much to look at. I say this because it’s average looking wrapper made up of medium size veins. The roll job itself is average and I’m not really impressed with it at this point in time. Please note that this is not to say that it will not be a good cigar, it’s just my take on the appearance department.

On my finger touch inspection, I found some soft spots and the cigar wrapper gave off a hay smell that kind of remind me of being on a farm. Finally, I found the cap to have been placed sloppy as well. Over all “C” in the grading department.

Cigar Label: Not a bad looking label at all. The colors consist of a white background with red edging, and red lettering.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Natural tobacco with a smooth draw.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a smooth buttery creamy taste. The 2nd third continued with buttery taste that was joined with grassy flavor. The last third continued with these flavors and that’s basically how it ended.

Draw: Smooth

Burn line: Jagged.

Liked it: Yes but I will not be smoking this one again because I am more of a full body smoker.

Recommend it: Yes, for new cigar smokers

Hint: None

Over All

Until Next Time


La Floridita Limited Edition

Hello everyone, recently I was contacted by email from a representative from Famous Cigars asking me if I would be interested in reviewing some cigars for them. Of course I said “Yes” and a ten pack was mailed containing their “Best of the House Sampler” for me to review. Today, I selected the La Floridita Limited Edition to review. So with the stick revealed, I’m ready to give you my verdict on whether it passes the mighty “Stew” test or not.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Brazilian Mata Fina

BINDER & FILLER: Indonesian / Nicaragua & Mexican

Length/Ring: 5 x 60

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Medium

Price: I paid $0.00, but it’s listed at $5.75 for a single-stick

My Observations: The cigar is rolled pretty well with some minor imperfections  that I spotted on my leaf wrapper check. The veins on this baby are rather large  but seemed to blend in well with the makeup of this creature. On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots and the cigar wrapper gave off a rich spicy pleasant smell. Finally, I found the cap to be placed a bit sloppy. Over all “B” in the grading department.

Cigar Label: I found the label to be average in the appearance department. I say this because there really isn’t anything eye-catching about it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad but I can see someone passing right by it if they weren’t looking for it. The colors consist of a black background with maroon edging, and silver lettering.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Very earthy with a perfect draw.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of earth and spice. The 2nd third continued with these flavors but was joined by an espresso type flavor. The last third continued with these flavors but the spice takes over for the finish.

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: Even.

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes, it’s a good smoke at the price of $5.75 a stick!

Hint: Maybe some aging would add some extra flavors.

Over All

Until Next Time

EP CARRILLO “SHORT RUN”

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing the new creation from EP Carrillo called the “Short Run.” Please take notice that this is a limited release and once there gone “Poof!” there gone.  So if you want to try a couple, I suggest you get them while you still have the chance. Anyway, I found my sticks to review at the Regency and now I’m ready to give you my verdict on if it passes the mighty “Stew” test. So with the history behind us, let’s get to the review.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaragua & Dominican

Length/Ring: 5.9 x 52

Shape: Delirios

Strength: Medium to Full

Price: I paid approximately $9.50

My Observations: The cigar is just truly awesome and that about sums it up. I say this because I love how this cigar has different shades of colors throughout the leaf wrapper while you twist it in your hand to study its makeup. The veins are small and blend well with the makeup of the leaf. Over all just a true work of art. On my finger touch inspection, I found some soft spots but nothing that I believe will affect my smoking experience in any way. Over all “A” in the grading department.

Cigar Label: Very cool and very interesting. The colors chosen for this label are black, red, gold, and white. Trust me when you see it you will be drawn in by its appearance.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Very nice spicy taste with a perfect draw.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of cool cinnamon taste that was followed up with cedar wood. The 2nd third continued with the cinnamon, cedar wood, but was later joined by a rich roasted coffee and black pepper taste. The last third continued with the above mention flavors and basically ended with that. Trust me when I tell you , you will be amazed just how well these wonderful flavors blend together so well.

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: Even.

Liked it: Yes, a “WOW” cigar in my book!

Recommend it: Yes!

Hint: Get them while they are here.

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

Natures True Beauty “Hummingbirds”

I took this photo and video while relaxing on my front deck with a nice cigar. I figuerd I would share my experience with you. Let it be said that life is short so take a break and enjoy what the good Lord has given us.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

NUB “CAIN” HABANO

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing the “NUB” Cain Habano. Yes, this is the same maker as the mighty Cain cigars that being Sam Sam Leccia. I have been waiting a long time for this cigar to come around my area because I am a “NUB” fan that truly enjoys most of the cigars in that line. I am expecting a great smoke from this little heavy hitter due to my extraordinary experience with it’s cousin the 6 X 60 which I reviewed back in September 2009. I picked up this cigar from the Regency in East Greenwich so that’s pretty much the history behind it. Now let’s get to the review.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER:Habano

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaragua

Length/Ring: 4 X 60

Shape: Torpedo

Strength: Full

Price: I paid about $7.50

My Observations: As in all the NUB cigars, Sam’s rollers know how to get the job done and put out and outstanding product. I say this because of the true craftsmanship that went into the making of this cigar. How can you say that Stew you ask? Well this is due to the way the medium size veins flow perfectly with the makeup of the leaf that was lucky to be chosen to bear the NUB name.  The leaf itself is sort of oily that is a great piece of artwork to look at. Trust me from top to bottom, this cigar is solid. On my finger touch inspection, I found a couple of soft spots but I truly believe it’s from all the humidity we have experienced here in Rhode Island. Over all an “A” in the grading department for appearance.

Cigar Label: The same as its cousin.

Snip: “V” cut.

Pre-Draw: Very nice that produced a pleasant peppery taste.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a powerful peppery taste but not one that will turn you off. This flavor lasts for a good five minutes but is later joined with caramel and nuts. Yes again like its cousin but more defined and compacted as I thought it would be. The 2nd third saw the demise of the strong peppery taste that gave away to sweet leather that truly compliments the nut and caramel flavors. The last third continued with these flavors but saw the return in small doses of the rich peppery taste.

Draw: Smooth and awesome!

Burn line: Jagged and uneven but catches up from time to time.

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes, but remember its a full body cigar.

Hint: None.

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

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