Devils Weed “Maduro”

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing the Devils Weed “Maduro” found exclusively at Cigars International. I was sent a couple of these to review from my good friend Mike Forry of theStogie Review and Stogie411. I was told by him that these cigars are a complete disaster but in true form I “Stew” always draw my own conclusions. So before I get to this review I want to send out a big “Thanks” to Mike for sending me these!

 

Now before we get into the review, these are supposedly not the same blend as the original, which I reviewed back in 2008. Back then, I did like the original and gave it a thumbs up so I’m really hoping that I get the same results. So with that said, I am now ready to give you my verdict on if it passes the mighty “Stew” test or not.

 

 

CIGAR MAKE UP:

 

WRAPPER: ????

BINDER & FILLER: ???? / ????

Length/Ring: 7 x 50

Strength: Medium

Price: Gifted but costs $39.99 for 20.

 

 

My Observations: This cigar is kind of ugly and not much to look at but for the price for twenty what do you expect. Starting with the wrapper, I found it to be sort of rough with tons and tons of small bumps. To the touch, I found no soft spots as I twirled it in my fingers but hell its the smoke I care about not really the appearance so lets see what she’s like.

 

• Over all “C” in the grading department

 

Cigar Label: Gold and maroon.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Cedar.

 

 

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of small hints of pepper and chocolate. The 2nd third continued with these flavors but seem to become sour. The last third took a nose dive and became sour and gross.

 

Draw: Smooth

Burn line: Jagged.

Liked it: No

Recommend it: Save your money.

 

Over All


Until Next Time

 

Stew

 

4TH ANNUAL SMOKE A JJ FOR JJ DAY

 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone, please join the cigar community on July 22nd for the 4th Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ Day. I know my good friend Jerry Cruz of the Stogie Review would be deeply touched if you do. For information, please go to http://www.stogiereview.com/2011/07/14/4th-annual-smoke-a-jj-for-jj-day for information.

 

TWITTER #JJ4JJ

 

“Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these.” ~ Jesus Christ

 

GOD BLESS YOU JJ, YOU ARE TRULY MISSED!

STEW

Amilcar Perez Castro “APC”

Hello my friends, recently I was contacted by the good folks from Famous Smoke Shop in regards to reviewing a cigar for them. Now of course I said “Yes” and immediately received a five pack of  APC which stands for Amilcar Perez Castro in the robusto size. In looking at the Famous site on some back ground info on Castro, I found out that he is behind some of Rocky Patels cigars which immediately sparked my interest. Now I’m not sure what cigars he was behind because I was too lazy to google it so you will have to do your own homework (lol).

  • So now with the history behind us, now it’s time to see if the APC can pass the mighty Stew test or not.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

 

WRAPPER:  U.S. Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro

BINDER & FILLER:  Honduran & Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 5 X 50

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Medium to Full

 

 

My Observations: The cigar wrapper is completely awesome to look at due to its rich dark chocolate appearance. The leaf itself has small veins which blend well with this rich Pennsylvania leaf.  As I continued on I found no imperfections to speak of and I am truly hoping that the smoke goes just as well.

 

  • On my finger touch inspections I found some soft spots but I think the heat in New England has something to do with it. Over all a true “A” in the grading department.

Cigar Label: Just cool with its gold, black, and white colors.

Snip: Straight cut.

 

Pre-Draw: Smooth with a licorice taste.

 

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a strong peppery taste that was a bit too overpowering for my taste. I was kind of hoping that the cigar was going to start with the licorice but I guess I was wrong. Please note that I am a full body lover but I’m just not into straight pepper that is over bearing! The 2nd third continued with the strong pepper that finally give way close to the last third with a sweet chocolate taste. The last third basically finished with the chocolate but took a turn for the worse due to it becoming sort of sour and bitter towards the end.

Draw: Smooth 

Burn line: Jagged that requires touch-ups.

Price? Free for me for the review but you can find them at Famous for $27.99 for a five pack. 

Liked it? No!

Recommend it? Yes, if you like mad pepper.

Hint? Maybe just maybe some aging will do these sticks some justice

 

Note: I would like to thank the good folks at Famous for sending me a five pack try.

 

Over All

 

 

Until Next Time

Stew

Para Japon

 

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing the Para Japon which was put into production for the victims of the Japan earth quake. Now I’m not going to go into too much detail on it because I’m way behind on this one and it’s been covered by several other blogs already. Anyway, I came into two of these sticks through a contest that I won online back in May and immediately gave them a try. Unfortunately time was not on my side back in May & June so thus the reason on the late review on them.

 

• So with the history behind us, I am now ready to give you my verdict on if it passes the mighty “Stew” test or not.

 

 

CIGAR MAKE UP:

 

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan

BINDER & FILLER: Dominican / Cameroon, Dominican

Length/Ring: 5 x 50

Strength: Medium to Full

Price: Won through an online contest

 

My Observations: This cigar is not bad to look at in the appearance department but I was kind of expecting more. Starting with the wrapper, I found it to be sort of rough with small non noticeable veins surrounding it. To the touch I found it to be oily and as I twirled it through my fingers, I found no soft spots to speak of.

 

• Over all “B +” in the grading department

 

Cigar Label: Red, black, and white.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Earthy.

 

 

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of small hints of spice and earth. The 2nd third consisted of earth and nothing else. The last third continued with earth and nothing else.

 

Draw: Smooth

Burn line: Jagged.

Liked it: No

Recommend it: Yes, to support the people of Japan and yes to those of you who dig just earthy flavors!

Hint: None

 

Over All

 

Until Next Time

 

Stew

Stew to appear on Stogie411 this Thursday July 7th @ 7:00 PM

 

Hello everyone, please join me on July 7, 2011, at 7:00 pm as I am most honored to be a guest on Stogie411. I am looking forward to this special time with the boys and hope you show up and ask as many questions as you wish. So with that said see you Thursday night!

 

 

 

Until Next Time

 

Stew

Happy 4th of July

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Happy 4th of July everyone from my family to yours. Enjoy all the food, spirits, cigars, and fireworks. But most of all be safe.

Also, please take a moment out of your day to say a prayer for all the men and women of the arm forces who make this day possible each and every year.

Until next Time
God bless

Stew

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