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El Primer Mundo La Hermandad Costa Fuerte Cabillito4 Star RatingChefjohn6/24/2018 7:23 PM
This was part of the bomb I received from Silverstix. The cold draw was very clean and clear with grassy notes. The construction of this cigar seemed solid with a beautiful Maduro color with no veins and no splotches. In spite of this being a medium- full bodied cigar it was very smooth with an almost sweet finish at the beginning of the last third. The draw was consistently good from start to finish and the burn was even and remaine throughout the smoke. Even when smoked past the bands the smok remained cool, and smooth. A very pleasant smoke.
AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Toro4 Star Ratingdruid6/24/2018 4:03 PM
A semi-firm, deeply box-pressed core with a chocolate-brown wrapper, flattened veins & scant oils.  PLA leather & faint earth; PLT cocoa, dank earth & faint barn; PLD moderately easy.  Lights normally, the smoke is peppery, the draw is fairly easy, & the burn is even with little work.  Opening flavors of earth, light leather & faint cocoa rapidly give way to toasted nuts & a hint of caramel.  The cocoa & toast build over time till they rule the finish.  The body runs a mid-to-high medium.  Good flavors & a smooth smoke.  Another nice AVO.
Rocky Patel Royale Robusto2 Star Ratingjunglepete6/23/2018 2:37 PM
Not my favorite cigar by far. Looks nice as a box press goes, but not filled enough and leaving a wide open burn. The loose filling also meant the cigar went out a lot without more puffing than normal. Taste, meh, like many other of the blends of the Patel line: slightly bitter, homogeneous, strong without flavor, very earthy. Picked this up in a mixed sampler.
Rocky Patel Fifty Five Corona3.5 Star Ratingntanner6/22/2018 10:48 PM
     Nice looking little figurado,definitely need to remove the band before lighting but once it's off it reveals a good looking dark wrapper. The cannon is very solid and the cap is well applied. The cut reveals a good drawand it takes a flame well.
     Getting a mild spice in the retro,a bit of cream and a nice bakers chocolate and some plum with a nice sweet finish.
     As it progresses some wood joines the mix along with espresso. Also some leather and a uptick in spice. It finishes up this way,not a lot of complexity but nice flavors and good balance.
L'Atelier Surrogates Crystal Baller4 Star RatingStogieDad6/22/2018 10:41 AM
This is a nice looking cigar, pressed and heavy.  Had quite a bit of give but not under filled, and the cap pinched a bit when snipped.  Wasn’t sure if it was a bit over-humidified or just how it was.  The light was even and quick, and produced heavy clouds of smoke.  The burn for the first half was perfect, and not bad in the second half, just tilted a bit.  Smoke production remained thick and chewy.  Ash was firm, holding over an inch at a time.

A very nice flavor profile, medium and smooth.  The start is oak, sweet tobacco, and a tanginess that I haven’t found very often.  Strength ramped up towards the middle, adding more white pepper and some leathery notes.  Towards the end the leather is more prevalent and a good bit of pepper, all pairing well with a morning coffee.

This was not overly complex but a good combination and quite tasty.  Something I would certainly not mind having around.  Very nice smoke.
Te-Amo Revolution Robusto Ovalado3 Star RatingAngryW00kiee6/21/2018 10:53 PM
Enjoyed the first third.  Started to canoe but she sorted herself out.  Draw was a little tough at first... flat cut was the way to go....no big deal.

I'm not good at pinpointing flavors, maybe someday...


Overall not bad.
Drew Estate Undercrown Sungrown Gran Toro4 Star Ratingntanner6/20/2018 7:43 PM
     Good looking cigar,a few minor vein lines,solid cannon,nice sheen to the wrapper which has a nice earthy tobacco and molasses aroma pre light.cuts well and has a open draw.
     Takes a flame well and gives nice spice in the retro with a sweet hint in the finish.Noticing a hint of cream and some tobacco in the aromatics and a nice mocha.Nice smooth start with good complexity.
     The second third has a strong leather presence with the mocha still around but the cream has disappeared as has the sweet note in the finish.Still well balanced and very enjoyable.Ash held well past an inch and is solid and mostly grey in color with some black flecks.
     The last third has some of the cream and sweet hints back and wood is working off the leather,still nice spice in the retro and earthy tobacco making up the background.
     Really nice cigar,good balance and decent complexity with good smoke production. Definitely a smoke worth trying.
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 (Broadleaf) Robusto3 Star RatingChefjohn6/20/2018 5:17 PM
This cigar did have what I thought was a decent draw and burned nicely and evenly. However I found it to be a bit bitter and assertive for me bordering on overpowering. This may in all fairness be due to my lack of knowledge of this brand and being new to cigars overall. Not unpleasant but not one of the better smokes I’ve had.
De Nobili Toscani Longs3 Star Ratingd33rock6/17/2018 11:48 AM
This is an old school cigar, well known in Italian American communities. The old timers would puff these playing cards or chess, maybe enjoying an espresso or latte, not a complex or fancy cigar, just a simple tobacco flavor and rugged looking.
Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sun Grown Epicure4.5 Star RatingKyle Stogez6/16/2018 12:32 PM
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Appearance - 10/10
Draw - 10/10
Burn/Construction - 9/10
Flavor Profile - 8/10
Complexity - 8/10
Transitions - 7/10
Smoke Output - 10/10
Overall Experience - 10/10
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Burn time - 1:30

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