I want to take a moment to thank all the very generous Geeks out there for their contributions in driving the Marine Toys for Tots donation from our brotherhood to very nice total of $1050.00. A special thanks goes out to Brad (Longhorn) for the excellent idea and drive to make this so successful.
July Points Contest is Under Way!
The points contest is under way for the month of July. 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.
Cigar for the Troops
Hi Folks. I wanted to highlight some fine work by our brotherhood, and in particular, Nathan (nwb). Thanks to Nathan's efforts again this year and the generosity of our members, we will be sending over 1300 cigars to our well deserved troops who sacrifice so much so we can enjoy the freedom we have. These should hit in time for the holidays. Click here for some pics. Thanks Nathan and thanks members for another successful drive!
This cigar has a very oily dark brazilian wrapper that is sort of lumpy and also has small veins. The dominant flavors are wood and leather. There is also a pretty spicy pepper aftertaste left behind. The ash is dark gray and firm, and a nice amount of smoke comes out of these.
I got a 5-er of these last year and let them sit in the humi for about 6 months before i tried one. Its a great looking cigar, nice aroma, and firm but not tight draw. Flavors of leather, wood and spice throughout, this is a really great cigar start to finish. Get some
Got this from Horrido a couple years ago. If this is an infused cigar (some in this line are), I guess I rested it too long because it didn't seem to have an infused flavor. This is a rustic looking cigar, sort of looks like a Backwoods brand cigar. No cut was necessary. Cigar was quite mild. Flavor, there wasn't much. It was just a mild smoke with mild flavor. Not bad, but nothing to get excited about.
Bought a few of these because I liked the back story. They look good, solid canon, sweet tobacco and spice at the foot, the wrapper is pretty smooth and it has a slight box press to it. The cap is very well applied, almost invisible. It cut's well and the draw is wide open with a musty earth taste. It take's a flame well and has a nice toasty aroma as the foot set's. A real hit of spice right off, sort of teared me up, smoke production is very hi. There is a hint of cream and a caramel note in the background once you get past the spice. There is also a almost cinnamon oil like taste at the tip of my tongue and some wood notes are also apparent. The spice settled down after the first 1/2 inch and it is starting to balance out some. Definitely off to a good start. The burn got a little off and the ash was a little flakey but held solid to the start of the second third. Smoke production is very good. Wood has become the dominant flavor with a salty sweet aftertaste that is short duration and some cream hint's in the background. Espresso marks the start of the last third. The burn got off and needed correction again. The espresso morphs into cappuccino as the creamy note,s return. Wood flavors are also still apparent. The spice is also starting to pick up some strength again, not as bold as in the beginning but enough to make it's presence known. Not a out standing smoke but not to bad either. I wont go out of my way to get more of these but I did enjoy the time I spent with this cigar. I found it a bit mild for my taste's but it did have a nice flavor profile. Definitely worth trying. People who like a mild to medium smoke will probably enjoy this one.
Cigarro colorado-colorado, extraordinariamente liso de capa, con el tradicional "rabo de cerdo" en la perilla. Torch suave y corte con cutter para evitar problemas de tiro distintos de los que por vitola/torcido pueda tener. El tiro correcto, ni mucho ni poco. Humo denso y oloroso, ligeramente especiado en nariz. La ceniza siempre grisácea con vetas más negras y quebradiza, sin aguantar más de dos centímetros antes de caer. Combustión excepcionalmente pareja durante toda la fumada.
He disfrutado enormemente este Fundadores, con una fortaleza baja media pero multitud de notas amaderadas, de granos suavemente terrosos, frutos secos delicadamente amargos (con ese final de paladar tan tan cubano), sabores de nuez moscada y con un marcado retrogusto que hace que este cigarro entre en mi top ten. Y duraba y duraba... ¡casi una hora y media!. Los últimos diez minutos, sensacionales por las impresiones de ese humo cargado de especias blancas en la nariz... Al terminar, un gran abrazo al torcedor, por el tiraje y armado perfecto de este cigarro, que bien se sabe de la Complejidad del armado.
I've had this in my humidor for over 2 years and just never found the desire to smoke it, but today I decided to try it out while power-washing the deck. What a pleasant surprise! Nice bourbon aroma from the cigar and the glass tube. Some slight bourbon flavor after lighting along with a decent Sumatra wrapper. No pepper or spice . . . just a pleasant noontime cigar of mild-medium body and strength. Loosely rolled tobacco with an easy draw. I enjoyed it much more than I expected, and will have to keep a few on hand.