EL TRIUNFADOR #3

 

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing the El Triunfador # 3 by Pete Johnson and the master roller himself Don Pepin. Now this cigar has been around for almost a year so I’m sure you have seen plenty of reviews on it already. So without further ado, I’m ready to give you my verdict on whether it will pass the mighty “Stew” test or not.

 

CIGAR MAKE UP:

 

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaragua

Length/Ring: 5 5/8 x 46

Shape: Corona Gorda

Strength: Medium to Full

Price: I paid about $9.00 before taxes.

 

My Observations: This cigar is medium brown in color, which is surrounded by small non noticeable veins. A true gem to look at in my book!

• On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots or imperfections. Over all “A” in the grading department.

 

Cigar Label: Very different from the original. The label is made up of red, white, and gold colors.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Very smooth with a cedar taste.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of cedar, nuts, and coffee. The 2nd third continued with these flavors. The last third again continued with these flavors but seem to get a little sweeter towards the end.

Draw: Smooth

Burn line: Mostly even.

Liked it: Yes, but it was a true let down from the original!

Recommend it: Yes, if you like medium body cigars!

Hint: None

 

 

 

Over All

 

 

Until Next Time

 

Stew

 

Vudu by Rocky Patel

 

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing my first cigar of 2011. The cigar is called “Vudu” and it is made by Rocky Patel. I only found it after I saw it on an ad from Famous Cigars. Now I’m not going to cover the entire history about where this cigar is made because it’s already been covered over at “A Cigar Smoker Journal.” So with that said, I’m ready to give you my verdict on whether it will pass the mighty “Stew” test or not.

 

CIGAR MAKE UP:

 

WRAPPER: Mexican Maduro

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaragua

Length/Ring: 5 x 50

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Medium to Full

Price: I paid approximately $12.00 for a five pack before taxes.

 

 

My Observations: This cigar is well made and looks just outstanding. I say this because right off the bat you are drawn to its rich chocolate-brown leaf wrapper that is surrounded by small non noticeable veins. Over all just a true work of art.

  • On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots or imperfections. Over all “A” in the grading department.

 

Cigar Label: Black, black, black, with black lettering that’s hard to see but  cool to look at.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Very smooth with a spicy taste.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of lots of peppery spice and leather. The 2nd third continued with these flavors but was joined with sweet chocolate. The last third continued with the above mention flavors but kept me enjoying  every minute of it.

 

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: Even.

Liked it: Yes, I really did!

Recommend it: Yes!

Hint: If you like RP cigars then pickup a five pack.

 

 

Over All

 

 

Until Next Time

 

Stew

 

Stew’s “Top 10 Cigars” of 2010

Hello everyone, “Yes” it’s that time of the year again when I post my top ten cigars that I reviewed in the year 2010. So without further  delay here is the list.

 

Liga Privada No. 9 ” Robusto Oscuro” by Drew Estate

2.

 

EP CARRILLO “SHORT RUN”

3.

Tatuaje Black Tubos

4.

ROCKY PATEL 15th ANNIVERSAY

5.

“7-20-4″ by K.A. Kendall

6.

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros

7.

Saint Luis Rey Serie G Short Robusto

8.

Cain “F”

9.

TATUAJE “FRANK”

10.

ROCKY PATEL DECADE

 

So that’s it and that’s how I see it for 2010.

 

Until Next Time

“Happy New Year”

Stew

 

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