All donors will receive the coveted "Troop Supporter" badge. Last year's total was 1,343 cigars, and we would like to surpass that with your support. If you have any questions beyond what is addressed in the thread above, please reach out to Nathan (nwb).
Toys for Tots Drive
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.
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.
Pulled this stick from Brads 2014 Favorite Pass and am glad I did. Wow what a great smoke, by far my favorite ISOM to date. Lots of flavors from graham to nuts. The only problem I had was that the draw was pretty tight and I needed to use my Havana Saver to try to open it up, but it was still tighter than I prefer. I have found Partagas to be my favorite ISOM an this one definitely didn't disappoint, much fuller than most southern sticks. Will definitely look for a few of these. If it wasn't for the tight draw this would have been 4.5
I've never smoked a cigar like this. It lit easily with a nipple tip. It was a very floral cigar throughout. Light nuttiness. Medium to light bodied. Ash kept for 1.5 inches. Easy draw and a good amount of smoke. Probably wouldn't buy it again. Good cigar but not my style.
I thought I might just fill up the minimum required characters for reviews by just repeating "I hate this cigar". I am not an infused fan with the occasional exception of a morning Tabak with coffee. This is poster child for why I don't like infused cigars
Wonderful cigar, and I can see why these will get better.
Flawless performance despite the very small ring gauge. Burn was razor sharp, and held ash about an inch. Draw was a tad tight, but never caused it to heat up as I took it slow. Pretty good amount of smoke, all in all, not to many complaints.
Nice and toasty with some honey and floral notes. Some light creamy coffee notes enter as well, and this is just a relaxing, smooth smoke. The flavors really popped on this one, and I can’t wait to try with some more age on them.
It had a nice earthy and woodsy flavor with some cream and I tasted a little salty caramel. Although the flavor didn't come to me until about an inch and a half through. But it did taste great. The draw was a little tight and burned slightly crooked. But the flavor was that good when it started. I really would like to smoke another one of these because i think I could rate this a little higher just. If the few minor problems improved it would be a keeper
One of the best cigars beginning to end I've had in a long. Time. Good firm construction, and on the light a gentle sweet peppery flavor. Flavor and burn were consistent from light to nub, and it never got soft. A very nice smoke.