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CLE Connecticut Corona2 Star RatingChrisSC9/24/2020 9:08 AM
More spice than expected in initial third, which slowly is replaced by cream. slightly metallic finish, which is not at all pleasing.  Diminishes into a generic bitterness as it is smoked. Not a complex stick, the final 2 3rds exhibit typical CT flavors of vanilla, tobacco, and oak.

Draw, burn, and smoke output are all 5/5 - low overall rating due to its taste. Overall an average Connecticut stick.

The one smoked for this review was purchased 3 months ago, and might have been better if rested longer.
La Gloria Cubana (White Box) Glorias En Cedro (tubo)3.5 Star RatingHot Stuff x9/20/2020 11:37 PM
Cigar is packed into a nice looking, cedar-lined tubo.  Looks like a regular LaGC cigar, with a smooth blonde-ish wrapper. Pre-light aroma is very light, and is mainly notes from the cedar it's been resting against.

Construction is good, cigar burns straight and draw is good. Strength is on the mild side of medium. Flavor is pleasant, if unremarkable.  Not spicy at all and no standout characteristics.

I was smoking this on a humid day and just past the halfway point I had to set it down for 15-20 minutes.  Of course it went out and had to be relit.  After the relight the flavor had a harshness to it that I wasn't able to get rid of, so this review is based only on the first half of the smoke.

In summary, this is just a average smoke. I'd smoke one again, but won't seek them out.
Black Works Studio Sindustry Robusto3.5 Star Ratingtuck04119/20/2020 6:24 PM
Humidor time: 111 days in mine, about a year and a half in someone else's...
Appearance and construction: A few veins, an oily sheen, a moderately soft pack with no soft spots, a pigtail cap with a closed foot, and a very dark wrapper... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a full-bodied profile with a spicy retro and notes of black pepper and dark chocolate. The spice in the nose backed off somewhat with the pepper fading through the first third and the chocolate becoming predominant for the duration with the spice lingering both in the nose and on the palate.  Quite tasty, overall. Strength was about medium or a bit better. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn quickly got wavy, then lopsided through the first third and finally got a touch-up prior to the first ashing at 1 1/4" which left a small cone. More lopsidedness in the 2nd and last thirds and more touch-ups before reaching the nub. This thick, dark, oily Mexican wrapper just wasn't inclined to burn very straight... Draw and smoke output were mostly optimal throughout although there were a couple of spots where I had to double-puff to keep it going when it was trying to go out. (14/25)

Overall impression: I think this may be only the 2nd BWS stick I've had and the first one behaved very well, so this one was a bit of a disappointment, but the nice flavors made it one I'd try again.  Chocolate for days... (22/35)

Burn time: 1:23
Rating: 71
CAO Cameroon Toro (L'anniversaire)4.5 Star Ratingdruid9/20/2020 4:56 PM
Semi-firm, well-BPd, light brown wrapper, no veins & a light oil sheen.  PLA barn hints; PLT musky earth & vegetation; PLD moderately easy.  A normal toast & light, a pretty much razor sharp burn, a mod easy draw, & a sweet floral smoke.  Right away there is a pleasant toastiness paired with a tiny bit of pepper.  This tails off into a wonderful vanilla note.  Nuttiness & gentle earth, notes make their appearance &, at the 1/2, a delicious milk chocolate flavor moves in.  The finish is earthy, chocolate-y, mildly toasty & still tails off on that vanilla note.  The body is mostly mild: at most low medium.  Fantastic & a great beginner's stick.   (93)
Gurkha/ K. Hansotia & Co. 125th Anniversary (Cubra, Habano) Torpedo3 Star Ratingtuck04119/20/2020 1:16 PM
Humidor time: 409 days
Humidimeter reading: Head - 60, foot - 60
Appearance and construction: A few veins, an oily sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it two clips with the guillotine and PLD was moderately open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium profile with a note of wood and a hint of coffee. The coffee gradually ramped up through the course of the smoke until it was predominant by the last third. Pleasant enough, but not at all interesting or what I'd call tasty. Strength was about medium. (18/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a moderately easy draw, OK smoke volume, and an even burn to start. I quickly gave it a third clip and this succeeded in opening the draw and improving smoke output. The burn got wavy, then lopsided in the first third and got a touch-up prior to the first ashing at 1 1/2" which left no cone to speak of. More lopsidedness and another touch-up occurred in the last third. Draw and smoke output were optimal throughout after the third clip. (18/25)

Overall impression: Kind of a typical Gurkha in terms of the lackluster flavors and mediocre construction.  I have a few more which will hopefully suffice as serviceable commute smokes... (21/35)

Burn time: 1:36
Rating: 69
Illusione Rothchildes4.5 Star Ratingtuck04119/20/2020 12:43 AM
Humidor time: 411 days in mine, unknown in someone else's...
Humidimeter reading: Head - 64, foot - 50
Appearance and construction: A few veins, a light sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a punch and PLD was open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with a spicy retro and smooth notes of black pepper and leather. The spice in the nose faded quickly with the other flavors remaining consistent throughout. Not at all unusual for Nicaraguan tobacco, but quite flavorful and enjoyable. Strength was about medium. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash falling just past 1" leaving a cone. Things were then very uneventful down to the nub. Draw and smoke output were optimal throughout. (25/25)

Overall impression: I could easily smoke a couple of these every day on the commute, one in each direction.  Flavors, check, construction, double- check, nothing at all here to dislike.  I just need to get some more.... (33/35)

Burn time: 1:11
Rating: 93
Sosa Underground Delphic4.5 Star Ratingtuck04119/19/2020 8:47 PM
Humidor time: 411 days in mine, unknown in someone else's...
Appearance and construction: A few veins, an oily sheen, a moderately firm pack with no soft spots, a pigtail cap, closed foot, and a small patch of missing wrapper below the band... The cap and closed foot were a lighter shade of wrapper than the rest of it... Clipped off the pigtail with the guillotine and no PLD test was possible what with the closed foot.  (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with a spicy retro and notes of wood and spice and a hint of coffee. The spice in the nose backed off quickly with the other flavors remaining fairly consistent apart from the coffee gradually ramping up just a bit as the smoke progressed.  The body receded towards medium by the 2nd third. Overall, a very flavorful smoke for a medium stick. Strength was about medium. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a moderately easy draw, OK smoke volume, and an even burn to start. Draw and smoke output quickly reached optimal after the first half inch or so and stayed there for the duration. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash dropping at 1 1/4" leaving a small cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub. (24/25)

Overall impression: Excellent smoke, this one.  Pretty dang close to my wheelhouse for a medium stick and combined with great construction, I'd happily smoke this one again and probably buy more if these were available anywhere, but I'm guessing they're not as I've never seen this brand advertised.  But, they would make great commute smokes.... (32/35)

Burn time: 1:18
Rating: 91
Gurkha/ K. Hansotia & Co. Xtreme Grand Robusto3 Star Ratingtuck04119/19/2020 1:57 PM
Humidor time: 408 days
Humidimeter reading: Head - 64, foot - 62
Appearance and construction: A few veins, an oily sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was moderately tight. The cut resulted in the cap coming off and the wrapper unfurling, but I managed to mostly keep it in place with a saliva application... (10/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of earthy tobacco. The light gave a full-bodied profile with a spicy retro and notes of black pepper and coffee. The spice in the nose faded quickly with the other flavors remaining consistent throughout. Not bad at all, although it was a bit one-dimensional. Strength was about medium or a bit better. (21/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a moderately tight draw, thin smoke volume, and an even burn to start. Draw and smoke output both improved in the first half inch or so and gradually approached optimal through the first third. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash falling at 1 1/4" leaving a small cone. The burn was wavy with a bit of tunneling in the 2nd third but self-corrected without needing a touch-up. Things got wavy and then lopsided in the last third after I stuck it with my corn skewer, but I think it was mainly due to the unfurled wrapper. Draw and smoke output were mostly optimal throughout after the first third. (16/25)

Overall impression: Not a bad smoke, at least for a Gurkha. Quite flavorful although ultimately not all that interesting, and the construction was a bit lacking, but on the bright side no touch-ups were needed, so I'd smoke it again and will as I have a few more and we'll see how those do as commute smokes. (22/35)

Burn time: 1:26
Rating: 69
Room 101 Fudo Myoo Chingon3.5 Star Ratingjunglepete9/19/2020 10:37 AM
Another good mild to medium smoke here. Too big for me in one go so I cut it in half and had two decent smokes. This figurado is pretty to look at. A little spongy feeling but not too bad. Plenty of smoke produced. A couple of small touch-ups needed. Good value if you can get them on the cheap.
Viaje Holiday Blend 2013 Christmas Tree4 Star Ratingtuck04119/18/2020 11:31 PM
Humidor time: 410 days in mine, unknown in someone else's...
Humidimeter reading: Head - 59, foot - 55
Appearance and construction: A few veins and bumps, an oily sheen, and a firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it two clips with the guillotine and PLD was open. (13/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with a spicy retro and notes of wood, buttered toast, and cocoa. The spice in the nose faded quickly with the other flavors remaining consistent until the 2nd half when things got a bit spicy on the palate. Very flavorful, overall, and kind of an atypical profile, in my experience, but quite tasty. Strength was medium or a bit better. (22/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn got wavy right out of the gate, then lopsided, and got a touch-up prior to the first ashing at about 1 1/4", which left more of a crater than a cone. More lopsidedness in the 2nd half and another touch-up before reaching the nub.  Draw and smoke output were mostly optimal throughout. (19/25)

Overall impression: Pretty nice Friday evening smoke in spite of the burn issues and touch-ups.  The flavors were somewhat unusual but tasty and I'd smoke it again. (26/35)

Burn time: 1:05
Rating: 80

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