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Sep

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Origin : Nicaragua src="http://www.cigarinspector.com/images/brand/cain.jpg" class="alignright" alt="Cain Cigars" width="200" height="46" /> /> Format : Double Toro /> Size : 6 x 60 /> Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano /> Filler : Nicaraguan Ligero /> Binder : Nicaraguan /> Hand-Made /> Price : $7.00 /> href="http://www.cigarinspector.com/buy-cain-habano" class="extravaganza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More info about purchasing Cain Habano cigars…

After a fairly bad weekend due to the weather, I could hardly wait for a nice day. So Monday morning I wake up, and it still looks really nasty outside. As I am sitting at work, I notice the sun peeking out. All I could hope for was that little bit of sun to stay out when I was finally finished work for the day. I get home, and the sun is out full force. The perfect day to sit outside and smoke a good cigar. So I went into my humidor and grabbed a Cain Habano Double Toro.

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Appearance : 4.5 out of 5 stars /> This has to be one of the most perfect looking cigars I have seen in quite some time. The chocolate brown habano wrapper was flawless. There was a nice oily shine to it and no thick veins throughout the entire wrapper. The cap was perfectly flush and clean. There was no extra glue on around the cap or the band.

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Construction : 3 out of 5 stars /> If only the construction was as good as the appearance, it would have been much more enjoyable. Though the cigar was solid, it had a very soft foot, which I don’t mind because it made it much easier to light. The biggest construction flaw this cigar had, was the way it was packed. It seemed like one side of the cigar had much more tobacco in it than the other side. This caused a very uneven burn, which required a couple of touch ups. The ash was pretty strong, but due to the packing, it hooked pretty bad. There was not a bad thing I could say about the draw though, being a 60 gauge, there is rarely a flawed draw.

Flavor : 4 out of 5 stars /> This cigar starts off with a very strong spice. But within the first few puffs, the spice winds itself down a bit. The spiciness transitions itself into a very earthy flavor with nice woody undertones. About a quarter of the way into this cigar, a strong leather flavor builds on the palate and sticks around for a while. About halfway into this powerhouse, the spice comes back strong. There are still the earthy wood notes. The wood becomes more noticeable, almost like a cedar flavor. The leather flavor then leaves the palate because the spice takes over that much. There was a strong spicy finish to this stick.

Value : 4 out of 5 stars /> Given the price of fine cigars, I can’t complain about spending $7 for a stick like this. There are plenty of cigars out there around this price point, but I feel this cigar could command a much higher price point, which is another reason I think this cigar is a great value.

Overall Rating : 4 out of 5 stars /> The only complaint I have about this stick, is that the flavor profile stayed relatively consistent throughout the entire cigar. Usually I enjoy a couple switches in flavor to keep me on my toes. But this cigar packed a stronger punch that 90% of the cigars I have smoked in the past. Cain Habano is seriously not for new smokers. If you are a fan of full-bodied cigars, and smoke them regularly, try this one. This is the first buzz off of a cigar I have got in a few months.

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15
Sep

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Origin : Nicaragua class="alignright" src="http://www.cigarinspector.com/images/brand/forcade.gif" alt="Forcade Cigars" width="200" height="126" /> /> Format : Toro /> Size : 6 x 52 /> Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano /> Filler : Nicaragua /> Binder : Nicaragua /> Hand-Made /> Price : $6.75 each /> href="http://www.cigarinspector.com/buy-forcade" class="extravaganza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More info about purchasing Forcade cigars…

I never really heard of this brand until early this year after talking to Todd Dailey at Good Karma Cigar in Amarillo. Todd has been spot on in hitting my comfort spot with cigars I am not too familiar with. All I tell the crew at Good Karma is “What do you got that is new?” or “What do you have that I haven’t had yet?” and BLAMO!,… they hit me with a package of sticks that is like unwrapping a gift from a secret Santa. Awhile back I got this stick, the Forcade Toro. Not much information is out there about this brand and the people behind it. I do know that these cigars are blended by Jaime Garcia at the My Father factory. Forcade does have facebook page but I got no response when trying to get info from them, and then got no dice when trying to call their listed business number. So what little I know of the brand was supplied by Good Karma. Now to the review,….

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Appearance : 5 out of 5 stars /> Good looking,… very good looking cigar. Perfectly round, smooth, and packed well. The wrapper has very minor veins. I love lighter shade cigars, probably because I love href="http://www.cigarinspector.com/index-of-all-cuban-cigar-reviews" >Cuban cigars so much, and the look of this cigar is no different. Triple cap is perfectly applied. Black tea and leather notes characterize the wrapper and even more black tea aromas carry over to the foot with hints of sweet tobacco.

Construction : 4 out of 5 stars /> I gave the cigar the pre-light once-over and it is typical of href="http://www.cigarinspector.com/don-pepin-garcia/my-father-le-bijou-petit-robusto" >My Father factory construction, basically flawless. After the cut, the head offers a little more resistance than I like, but I figure I can mull through it. The ash during the burn holds on for almost 2 inches before falling off. The ash is grey in coloration. It was difficult in determining whether the few touch ups I had to make to the cigar were due to the wind or the stick, because it was quite windy outside. I’ll say it was the wind and forgive the Forcade.

Flavor : 2.5 out of 5 stars /> When I started this cigar, I immediately wondered where the peppery spice went to, but then had to remind myself this is Jaime’s blend, not Pepin’s. What little pepper that was present was backed by baking spice. Nuts and earth emerge next, but nothing quite impressive and I am in a lull from the beginning. The smoke is dry and sucks the moisture out of my mouth, but has a slight sweetness to it. Possibly a touch of clove came out near the end of the 1st third. In the sweet spot of the cigar, I got heavy amounts of nuttiness and wood flavors, and the baking spice component has dialed back a bit. The smoke is creamy and smooth,… quite enjoyable I might add. The last third mellows out in intensity of flavor (not that there was a whole lot of flavor to begin with). The cigar didn’t evolve enough for me to really want to get to know it and appreciate it. The finish is medium bodied.

Value : 3.5 out of 5 stars /> $6.75 puts this one at the low end of the totem pole of prices of My Father factory cigars. I believe it has a good amount of flavor, construction, and pedigree to request its price tag.

Overall Rating : 3.25 out of 5 stars (3.25) /> If you wanted to introduce someone to the Garcia Family cigars without throwing them in the deep end of pepperiness and strength, then this would be a good place to start. Forcade kind of reminds me of the href="http://www.cigarinspector.com/don-pepin-garcia/don-pepin-garcia-vegas-cubanas-generosos" >Vegas Cubanas and El Rey de Los Habanos marcas in flavor profile and strength; none of them complex, but all enjoyable in their own right for some decent amount of change.

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30
Aug

www.cigarreviewtv.com For my 50th show I wanted to try this Gurkha and a great cool wine.

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28
Aug

Man O’ War Ruination Toro Review

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16
Aug

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Origin : Dominican Republic /> Format : Toro /> Size : 6.2 x 54 /> Wrapper : Dominican /> Filler : Dominican; Piloto Cubano, Cubano, Criollo ‘98 /> Binder : Dominican /> Hand-Made /> Price : $6.00-$7.00 each /> href="http://www.cigarinspector.com/buy-augusto-reyes-grand-cru" class="extravaganza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More info about purchasing Augusto Reyes Grand Cru cigars…

Up until a few months ago, I had never had the opportunity of smoking anything by Augusto Reyes. When the chance came to try this Dominican beauty I had to seize it. I received this cigar awhile back and after seasoning this cigar in my humidor for those couple months, it was its turn to be smoked. So the other night, I came home from work, did my preliminary research to find out what are all of the tobaccos that are used to make this stick, then it was time to indulge in this cigar.

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Appearance : 3.5 out of 5 stars /> The Dominican wrapper was almost chocolate brown in color, with no visible flaws. There were very small veins. None of which I was worried about. The cap was completely flush, and almost the exact same shade of brown as the rest of the cigar. The cigar gave off a sweet spicy aroma prior to lighting in, which gave me hope that the cigar’s flavor would be just as good.

Construction : 4 out of 5 stars /> After examining the cigar, I found no flaws in the construction. The only worry I had was the slight soft spot on the underside of the cigar. As I came to find out, it would not alter the burn pattern in the long run. The cigar cut very clean with no splitting or peeling resulting from the cut. The ash wasn’t bad at all. It held on for about two inches at a time, which is pretty average. The burn and draw were great throughout the entire stick.

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Flavor : 4.5 out of 5 stars /> The flavor profile of this cigar doesn’t change a whole lot throughout the entire stick. It starts very earthy with a little bit of spice intertwined. After a few puffs, the spice subsides and gives way to the sweetness I was looking for. There is a strong coffee-like flavor that takes center stage after about two inches. Once the coffee steps out, the cigar gets much more earthy to compliment the sweetness. Around the halfway point, the cigar develops some woody notes. Towards the end of the cigar, the flavor kicks up, and the spice becomes very prominent.

Value : 4 out of 5 stars /> For a sub $7 stick, you really can’t go wrong. If you are located in the U.S., href="http://www.cigarinspector.com/cigars-international" >Cigars International almost constantly has a deal on boxes of these.

Overall Rating : 4 out of 5 stars /> Augusto Reyes Grand Cru easily surpassed my expectations. The smoke billowed perfectly. It was a thick, creamy, white smoke which I always enjoy. And the aroma wasn’t bad at all. This cigar starts off as a solid medium bodied stick, but slowly inches its way up to being full bodied. For having never smoked this particular cigar before, I must admit, that I would definitely smoke this one again. So if you are partial to full bodied cigars, pick up a few and give them a try.

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31
Jul

cigar reviews review www.cigarobsession.com Cocinero Liga Especial Toro This 6×50 maduro stick offered exceptional performance, giving a fairly complex flavor blend of Leather, spice, coffee, pepper, nuts and grass at points. The draw was just about perfect slightly on the loose side and the burn was excellent, never needing a 2nd thought. Ash held on long and tight for 2 inches at a time. The finish was fairly long, building in the pepper and spice as it went along. Body started medium and built slightly to medium-full at the end. Overall and excellent stick especially considering the frugal price. Thank you very much to Tinderbox.com for donating the stick for review! Photography by BG Pictures.

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28
Jul

cigar reviews review www.cigarobsession.com Rocky Patel Fusion DC Toro This 6.5×52 stick has a unique wrapper offering both a conneticut and maduro combination in a twisted spiral pattern called a barberpole! At times it reminded me of a more potent Vintage 1992, but quickly transitioned into something all its own. The overall body was medium-full, but it did go up and down slightly over the course of the 1 1/2 hour burn. Construction was excellent with a near perfect burn and perfect draw from start to finish, never wavering typical for Rocky Patel! The flavors were nothing short of amazing every other draw seemed to bring change, and it was almost something new each time. Both the individual and combination of flavors morphed, and include: pepper, spice, wood, leather, earth, creamy smoothness, sweetness, oil, cocoa, coffee and a ton of really subtle characteristics that were sometimes only there for a fleeting moment. These are only currently available in the Fusion Sampler Pack, 5 each of the three Fusion blends the other two reviewed here and here. Photography by BG Pictures.

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26
Jul

cigar reviews review www.cigarobsession.com Rocky Patel Olde Worlde Reserve Maduro Toro This 6.5×52 box pressed stick offered a silky smooth wrapper with perfect construction. Draw was loose, typical for a Rocky. Burn was excellent all the way down, also typical. Flavors changed in distinct sections, offering combinations of leather, spice, coffee, cocoa, oils, nuts and earthiness. Medium-full bodied overall, it intensified slightly as it went along. 1 1 hours to the band point where I stopped. These are available as factory seconds, called X-Out Liga C. Photography by BG Pictures.

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22
Jul

Join Al Remp as he lights up a Tusker Toro cigar, available exclusively from Thompson Cigar. Take advantage of this weeks special from Thompson on 20-count bundles of Tusker cigars, one of our most popular in-house brands. The same craftsmen responsible for some of the top cigars offered by Victor Sinclair are also responsible for this premium cigar, so visit thompsoncigar.com today to enjoy premium Tusker cigars along with Al Remp.

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17
Jul

cigar reviews review cigarobsession.com Reyes Family Vintage Toro This 6×53 stick was a powerhouse of flavor! Offering a pretty straight forward but interesting blend of flavors all the way down. The burn was excellent from start to finish, holding the white ash to about an inch. Draw was firm and worked well, taking the smoke time past 2 hours just past the band. Flavors were a very rich, smooth leather with touches of heat on the finish and a bit of smooth nut near the end. Body started medium-full and ended very full, transitioning at the 1 way point. An excellent performer for those looking for a fuller body experience, for sure! Thank you very much to Reyes Family Cigars for generously donating this stick for review, it is greatly appreciated! Photography by BG Pictures.

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