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7th Annual Cigar for the Troops DriveBy: SenorPablo
The 7th Annual Cigars for Troops drive is over and was very successful with over 1600 cigars donated and sent off to the very deserving! Great job Geeks! A special thanks goes out to Nathan (nwb) for running the drive again.

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Toys for Tots Drive 2015By: SenorPablo
The 2015 Marine Toys for Tots drive raised a very generous total of over $2000 that was passed along to Toys for Tots. This was a excellent opportunity for brotherhood to contribute 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.
June Points Contest is Under Way!By: SenorPablo
The points contest is under way for the month of May. The 26 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.

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La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Maximo4 Star RatingCamshaft837/1/2016 9:02 PM
Beautiful oily maduro colored cigar with a couple small veins.  Tight even pack and heavy in the hand.     Sweet floral notes with a touch of spice on the finish.
Mario Palomino Corona Inmensa4.5 Star Ratingmhuss7/1/2016 2:37 PM
I bought a five-pack of these guys 16 years ago at the gift shop at Sandals Montego Bay Jamaica on my honeymoon.  After smoking four of them, through the years (or maybe all in Jamaica while I was there), I was moved to save the last one.  I've been saving that one in my humidor ever since.  I've missed a couple milestone anniversaries since, but finally got the chance to light it up on my wife and I's 16th anniversary in Rehoboth Beach, DE.  Staying at a friend's house, I enjoyed this cigar on the deck, on a lovely June evening, with a couple of beers.  The cigar seemed to be still in great shape (pat on my own back, even after all these years...).  The cut was clean and effortless as was the lighting.  The strength in the description of this cigar states that it's a full-bodied smoke, but I did not experience that.  Maybe the 16 years took the edge off, but I didn't think this cigar was full-bodied at all.  It was very mild and smooth, and very delicious and enjoyable.  I tasted notes of cedar, dry tobacco, light cream and dry fruit.  I wish I had some notes of my earlier experiences with this cigar, but as it was, 16 years in the making, the Mario Palomino was superbly excellent!
Hammer & Sickle Traditional Series Toro3 Star RatingCfickter7/1/2016 10:33 AM
All in all not a bad cigar, overall good flavors.
This is my first Hammer & Sickle and over the impression was good.  Nicely constructed, firm but not overly.  A little light in color for a Connecticut shade IMO.
Good spices, seems to have a strong nutmeg flavor early that later turns to some very nice light pepper.  Pepper really shows thru on a retrohale.  
Burn was very straight, ash as a layered gray/black.  No relights or touch ups
For me not box worthy but wouldn't mind keeping a few in the humi
Brick House Robusto4 Star RatingChadboskie6/28/2016 1:02 PM
A very nice toasty flavored cigar. Some nut flavors in the first third and then transitioned into woodsy and spicy flavors. The burn was a little off but never needed any touchups. A very good cigar for the price.
Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Toro Especial4 Star RatingGhuskey6/27/2016 7:30 PM
Does Drew Estate make a bad cigar? I don't think so. Like the Liga (which I prefer), the Herrrera produces copious smoke. The draw and burn are both perfect. I didn't get the sweetness others did, instead I detected leather and pepper mostly. I'm not a big fan of that profile, but I loved this cigar nonetheless. This is a full-bodied, long-lasting cigar worthy of smoking.
A.J. Fernandez New World Connecticut Robusto4 Star Ratingninfiction6/27/2016 12:56 PM
Nice looking cigar, smooth wrapper, has a foot band specifying it's the Connecticut. Nice solid feel.

The cigar caught me off guard upon lighting, spice forward for about the first 3/4 inch, the spice hang in my mouth for a good but longer but the expected flavors showed up, cedar, nuts just a hint of coffee. Overall it was an interesting profile that kept me puffing.

The construction was perfect, excellent draw, great smoke output, a burn that never wavered and the ash held string for over an inch before dropping.

Total smoke time was about 90 minutes.
Alec Bradley Tempus Imperator Nicaragua4.5 Star RatingGhuskey6/27/2016 7:17 AM
A beautiful cigar in both appearance and taste. Nice draw, even burn, plenty of smoke. And a sweet aroma! I'm afraid I cannot describe the flavor; it was somewhat complex, but I can tell you what it possessed little of: wood, leather, and pepper, and for me that's just fine. This cigar was somewhat sweet and creamy, and it smoked very cool.
Oh, this Tempus was one of the select cigars that tastes good from the first draw. It required no time to develop into a pleasurable smoke.
CAO Brazilia Gol!4.5 Star RatingNathanMobleyIII6/26/2016 1:33 PM
A fantastic smoke.  Easy draw, smooth and oily with hints of earth, nuts and cinnamon.  Draw was consistent throughout the entire cigar.  Rests easy in the hand and lasts about 45/60 minutes. Using the Cigar Aficionado scale, I give it a 91.
Ave Maria Divinia4 Star RatingNathanMobleyIII6/26/2016 1:17 PM
his was supposed to be a "heavenly" smoke: it was very good, not great. More full bodied than I imagined (not really a Medium-Full) it was beautifully constructed, but did not draw as easily as I thought it would and had a stronger "earth" taste than nutty.  That being said, for the price, it was a very good smoke.
El Primer Mundo Epifania Presidente3 Star RatingCfickter6/26/2016 12:56 PM
An overall good smoke, more towards the medium-mild for me, but has some good flavors.  When you first look at this cigar you may think it is a Connecticut shade wrapper.  it looks light and thin.  But once you light it up you get the ECU flavors.
Excellent draw from the entubo style rolling, great burn t hat required no touch ups or relights.  Flavors are somewhat muted but there are some definite spices and a hint of carmel.  There is a richness that seems to belie the look. I did not find this complex as some write ups seems to claim, but the retro hale produced much more bite and more spice.
First time to try a an El Primer Mondo Epifania.  Thanks to Kent for sending me this cigar

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