The 2014Marine Toys for Tots drive is over, and the very generous brotherhood here pulled together for an amazing $1,595.16. This is a great accomplishment that will go to a great organization that provides gifts for those less fortunate children in time for Christmas. A special thanks goes out to Brad (Longhorn) for running the drive again.
October Points Contest is Under Way!
The points contest is under way for the month of October. The 35 members with the most points for the month have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to CI. You can read the details HERE. To view the previous month's contest results see here.
Impressive. Hard to find a cigar these days with exceptional taste carrying a price tag of well under $4. Aside from the price point, a wonderful prelight aroma of sweet rich dried fruits and honey sets you up for a good time. Medium bodied full flavored cigar here. Plenty of good smoke to blow around, decent burn, well constructed. Yummy!
Nice looking stick, nice smooth wrapper with a firm pack. The stick cut easily and the draw was dead on. This is not a very complex stick with not a whole lot of flavour variation. I get mostly leather with a little spice every once in awhile.I consider this a mild stick in flavour and the strength is a medium at best.
The smoke time on this stick was 1hr.20min.I had to touch this stick up three times it just wouldn't burn right. Not my flavour profile wouldn't stock any of these in my humi.
Very nice presentation. Dark maduro wrapper with large double band that takes up half of this petite robusto. Firm even pack, a few veins, tight seams. Has a large triple cap and a hay aroma with a sweet cocoa at the foot.
1/2 huge pepper blast, great draw and nice amounts of smoke. Really a full body smoke right out of the gate. Flavors are bold and easy to recognize. Cedar and cocoa on the front with a smooth aged tobacco. Pepper and dry cocoa on the back with a long finish. Its creamy smooth and smoke gets thicker as it gos.
2/2 Pepper remains just as strong as in the first 1/2. The aged tobacco is in the core as the cocoa fades a bit. Its still there but not as much in the front. A coffee note comes in here and there. Still full body still creamy smooth. Towards the end and nice earth blends in well.
a very good smoke. Took about 75 mins to smoke. This cigar does not hide what it is. Right from the start its awake and ready to go.
For the price of these cigars right now they area a steal. A more lighter smoke would not remotely call if medium-full as the description says. Find it a very nice earthy and spice cigar to have with espresso or morning coffee. Good construction and even burn. One of the best bargains I have found in a long time.
Nice box press but the wrapper is rustic with a fairly good size vein running through it.Cuts up nicely and fires up nice. The draw is great and the smoke output is great. This is right on par with any Oliva I have ever smoked. The flavour profile is right in my wheelhouse. There is some coffee,coco.eartyness and every once and awhile there is a touch of nuttiness. The pepper on the retro it heavy at the start but does lessen as the stick progresses.
The smoke lasts about 1hr.15min.and is very enjoyable.The only issue I had was it went only about halfway through and needed a relight. Would defiantly smoke another.
This one was so good i bought a box right away. Construction is of the best phenomenal deep dark wrapper smells so sweet. Ash was bright white. No touch ups needed. Dark chocolate and coffee notes from start to finish. Everyone who loves full body cigars needs to have a few of these in their humidor
Well i bought a few to see what all the fuss was about and boy i was very impressed. Heavy cooco and dark chocolate perfect construction deep dark brown oily wrapper beauitful white ash. I deem this box worthy