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Please note I am still here and this blog is still active. Please stay tune for some new cigar reviews coming soon.

 

Until Next Time

Stew

Rocky Patel “Cargo”

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Hello everyone, today I am reviewing a cigar called “Cargo” by Rocky Patel. I came across this cigar at cigarbid.com and decided to take my chances at winning a five pack for a bid of $7.00. As lucky would have it, I scored and the rest is history. 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:  

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WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 6 X 58

Strength: Mild to Medium

Price: Approximately $4.80 to $5.oo per stick.    

My Observations: This cigar is really nothing special to look at when you first lay your eyes on it. The cigar is medium brown in color that is very rough and toothy to the touch. Add in the medium size veins that appear to give the cigar a sloppy appearance, and most cigar snobs “as Tom from TomsCigars would say” would most likely skip it. But before you do remember that great cigars are not always about their appearance. So watch out before you give this one the skip.

Now on the finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots to speak of and now its time to see if the inside is better than the outside.  

  • Over all “C” in the grading department 
 

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Cigar Label: Very nice touch by Rocky. I say this because of its rich red, black, and white colors that draw your attention to it.

Snip: Straight cut. 

Pre-Draw: Coffee.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a sweet spot that reminded me of sugar, small hints of spice, wood, and earth. The 2nd third continued with these flavors with no other changes. The last third continued with these flavors but seemed to get bolder that immediately move this stick into the medium range with its bolder hintts of spice.

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: Jagged at times.

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes.

Hint: Give it a try and for the price point its a true winner!

Over All  

Until Next Time

Stew

Nub Connecticut “Is it’s fame over?”

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Hello everyone. Recently I read an article over at the Stogie Review by Walt on the Nub Connecticut cigar. In his video review, he questions whether or not the Nub cigars are still a factor in the cigar world today. Once I finished watching the video I decided to tackle the question myself here at the World According to Stew. I too loved the Nub’s when they first came out but kind of lost touch with them since then. Anyway here is my thoughts on my revisit to the Nub Connecticut.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Connecticut

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 4 X 60

Strength: Mild to Medium

Price: Approximately $7.00

My Observations: I found it to be a nice looking cigar that fits perfectly in your hand. The cigar itself had a minor imperfection consisting of a small pin hole mid way down the cigar but other than that not much other to speak of.

  • Over all “B” in the grading department

Cigar Label: Very cool tan, gold, brown, and maroon colors.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Pleasant tobacco taste.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a nice buttery taste complimented by cocoa, which was the same that I detected back in 2008. The 2nd third stayed pretty much the same with small hints of nuts.  The last third basically ended without any additional changes.

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: Perfect

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes.


In closing, this cigar was just as a remembered it to be. A good quality cigar that lets you enjoy a quick smoke if time is factor. Finally, I agree with Walt in the fact that I too have replaced this cigar as my Connecticut go to due to others that have arrived on the scene that are cheaper money with richer flavors.

So is the Nub’s fame over? I would have to say “Yes.” Why “Yes” you ask, well the way I see it is the cigar was nothing more than a fab that peaked in 2008 & 2009 and has since faded. Please don’t get me wrong, I still love the line but facts are facts and I believe most have moved away from the hype leaving this line to fade away in the sunset.

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

Congrats Class of 2010 RWU

CONGRATS RWU CLASS OF 2010!

On May 22, 2010, I completed a life long dream of graduating college. It is one that began in late 2006 in night school and online classes. One that took sacrifice not only by myself but to my wife as well. The journey finally ended on May 22, 2010, after a final semester that saw the birth of my son Liam in the beginning and one last final exam that put my wife through complete hell. So at this time I would like to thanks them for putting up with my time away from home and a few melt downs while I was gettimg assignments, papers, and studying done to accomplish this dream of mine. I love you guys and I will never forget the sacrificing you made for me to obtain this goal. Thank you dearly Rhonda and Liam, I would have never fulfilled this dream without the both of you!

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

Tatuaje Black Tubos

Hello everyone, its been awhile since my last cigar review but I’m finally back! Today, I am bringing you the much talked about Tatuaje Black Tubos. It took me awhile to get my hands on it but I finally found it at the Regency Cigar Emporium in East Greenwich. Now, I have to give the owner Mike a big shot out because without him, this review would not be possible. So with the history behind us, its time to move onto this review.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo Esteli

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 6 1/8  X 52

Shape: Torpedo

Strength:Medium to Full

Price: I paid $ 14.00.

My Observations: The cigar comes pre-package in a black tube with the trade mark “Tatuaje” written across it in silver. The tube is very cool and makes for a great collectors gift. Now the cigar itself fails in comparison to the tube and for some, I’m sure it was a big let down. Why you ask? Well lets just say that there isn’t anything to boast about on this stick. This is due to it’s  average looking faded brown leaf wrapper that sports large visible veins. * Please note though that I never judge a book by its cover and as we all know looks can be deceiving. On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots but lots and lots of blemishes. Finally the cigar has a shaggy foot which will make for easy lighting.

Cigar Label: Typical Tatuaje label which is black and white.

Snip: “V” cut.

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

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of that typical Don Pepin peppery blast and rich coffee taste. The 2nd third consisted of coffee, wood, and a sweet tea flavor. The last third consisted of coffee and tea flavors that eventually faded into a rich caramel richness to end out this marvelous smoke.

Draw:Smooth.

Burn line: Jagged.

Liked it:Oh boy did I ever!

Recommend it: Yes

Hint: This baby is over priced but if you have the cash, buy a least two to reward yourself.

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew

Happy St. Patricks Day

Hello everyone, I hope you all have a save and joyous day! See you soon for the next cigar review.

Until Next Time

Stew

ROCKY PATEL VINTAGE 1992 “SIXTY”

Until Next Time

Stew

5 Vegas “Relic”

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Hello everyone, yes its time for another 5 Vegas cigar review. Today, I bring you the 5 Vegas “Relic.”  Lets see how this one fairs out in the Stew test. One can only hope it goes a lot better than the Knuckle.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Corojo

BINDER & FILLER: Dominican / Dominican

Length/Ring: 5.75 X 54

Shape: Perfecto

Strength: Medium to Full

Until Next Time

Stew

“Use Your Head”

Hello everyone, and welcome to another cigar review. Today, I bring you an educational review. So with that “Happy Easter” and enjoy the review.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

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