Monte Cruz Cameroon

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing the Monte Cruz Cameroon toro. I am only reviewing this cigar because I was gifted it from my brother Eddie. So before I begin this review, I would like to give him a big thumbs up for bringing my attention to a cigar I probably wouldn’t have tried.  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: Cameroon

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Honduran, Nicaraguan, & Peru

Length/Ring: 6 X 56

Strength: Mild to Medium

Price: Gifted but you can get a box from JR’s for $62.50. 

My Observations: For a cheap priced cigar, I was totally impressed by its construction. It was truly rolled to perfection and looked great while I twirled it in my fingers. The wrapper is just beautiful in every way that is surrounded by small non noticeable veins.  On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots and if the smoke is anything like its appearance, I know I have a winner on my hands.

  • Over all “A” in the grading department

Cigar Label: Very cool with the shield and swords. The colors blend very well too which are made up of yellow, black, red, and white.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw:  Slight hint of spice.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of light spice, and coffee. The 2nd third consisted of spice, coffee, and chocolate. The last third continued with these flavors and that’s how she finished out.

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: Even.

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes.

Hint: Well worth the money

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

Room101 LTD Conjura Edition

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing the Room 101 LTD Edition Conjura by Camacho Cigars and Matt Booth. I am hoping that this cigar will be as nice as the first Room 101 released a couple of years ago. Now I came across this cigar while spending a gift certificate at Mr. Cigar in North Providence, RI. I have wanted to try this one since it was released but just didn’t seem to come across it at my local B&M’s. So now you have the history on how I found it, lets see if it passes the mighty Stew test or not.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Rosado

BINDER & FILLER: Dominican & Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 6 .5 X 54

Strength: Medium to Full

Price: $10.50

My Observations: This cigar was poorly rolled from start to finish that included patches around the wrapper in attempt to hide the rollers mistakes. To tell you the truth, I was totally stunned that it actually made it past the quality control stage and then placed in a box to be shipped to the B&M’s to be sold at $10.50. I truly expected more from the folks at Camacho Cigars but so far this is not the case.  Please note as I stated in my earlier reviews “The look has nothing to do with the smoke and you should not judge the stick on that fact alone!”  but so far, I’m not really expecting much.

Finally, as I spun this stick through my fingers I did find many soft spots and really not sure why after it was housed in my humidor that is kept at 68 to 70.

  • Over all “D” in the grading department

Cigar Label: Black and silver which reminds me of the Oakland Raiders. Colors blend well and its about the only thing that saves this cigar in the appearance department.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw:  Peppery.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of  pepper, earth, and coffee. The 2nd third consisted of pepper, earth, coffee, and cocoa. I must note that during the 2nd third a bitter harsh flavor reared its ugly head and put a serious damper in the enjoyment department. Due to this fact, I was really hoping that this smoking experience would end so that I could end this misery. The last third continued with the harshness which over powered the coffee, earth, and cocoa. Finally, I must mention that I had to re-light several times during this review and if it hadn’t been for this review it would have sailed over the railing of my  deck during the 1st third. What a  true disaster.

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: Jagged at times but seemed to correct itself.

Liked it: No

Recommend it: No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hint: Quality control goes a long way boys. Also bring your lighter that’s full because you’re going to need it!

 

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

BLOCK ISLAND CIGAR by Jesus Fuego & Fuente Family

Hello everyone, today I am reviewing a cigar called the “Block Island” from Block Island Rhode Island. As stated in the heading this cigar is made by Jesus Fuego and the Fuente family exclusively for the folks of Block Island Cigars. I came across this cigar from a friend who brought me back one to try. So please note that this review was conducted on a one cigar only taste test. Anyways if you would like to try this cigar line yourself please call (401) 466-5330 or you can reach them at their Facebook page here: blockislandcigar  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: ??????

BINDER & FILLER: Believe its Ecuador / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 6 X 58 I believe

Strength: Medium to Full

Price: Gifted unknown of actual price per stick.

My Observations: This cigar was rolled to perfection and looks great as you twirl it in your hands. I love the light natural leaf wrapper and how its small veins blend perfectly with its makeup. No soft spots to speak of and I am hoping that the smoking experience is just as great.

Over all “A” in the grading department

Cigar Label: None

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw:  Coffee.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of spice, earth, and coffee. The 2nd third consisted of earth, coffee, and cocoa. The last third continued with these flavors and that’s how it finished out.

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: A bit jagged at times but even out every time.

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes.

Hint: Give them a call you will thank me later.

Over All


Until Next Time

Stew

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