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Quintero (Cuban) (Quintero y Hermano) Londres Extra4.5 Star Ratinglayset1013/18/2019 7:47 PM
These are great hand rolled little gems .. These use to be machine made now these are hand made with a toothy wrapper with hints of leather coffee with earthness of a great Cuban cigar..I'm smoking cpl boxes with 8 yrs of age giving this a extreamly smooth smoke
Quintero (Cuban) (Quintero y Hermano) Londres4 Star Ratinglayset1013/18/2019 7:43 PM
Great with some age...super good flavor..this has great earth taste with hints of leather and shots of life coffee ..the age on these are 8 years making these extremely smoother then most
Drew Estate Herrera Esteli 2016 Limited Edition "Miami"3.5 Star Ratingtuck04113/18/2019 7:42 PM
Humidor time:  53 days in mine, probably a couple years in someone else's...
Had previously smoked a non-LE Herrera Esteli that wasn't overly impressive, so was hoping this one would be a bit better.  It didn't look like much what with several prominent veins and the seams being a bit loose.



Punched it and PLD was good, but the punching resulted in the wrapper cracking a bit near the head.  The light resulted in an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start.

Flavor profile is very pleasant in the medium range but nondescript with no definite notes I could pick out.

The fine ash fell off at 1 1/2" leaving a crater, following which the stick was trying to go out on me and I had to do some aggressive double-puffing to keep it going.  The burn then got wavy but finally self-corrected before reaching the nub with no touch-ups needed.

Still have not had an impressive DE smoke, but I have a "Norteno" that someone kindly sent me, so we shall see how that one does...
Burn time: 1:28
Gurkha/ K. Hansotia & Co. Raja Churchill3.5 Star Ratingtuck04113/18/2019 7:40 PM
Humidor time: 174 days
Monday afternoon and I had the day off work, so burning up another Gurkha while watching Triple Frontier (great flick, btw) on Netflix seemed like a worthy endeavor.  I'd previously smoked and reviewed the Toro version of this blend, so kind of knew what to expect.

Punched it and PLD was good.  The light resulted in an easy draw and good smoke volume with an even burn to start things off.

Flavors are medium-bodied with hints of wood and chocolate, but none of the coffee that I found in the Toro.  Very pleasant, at any rate.  



The burn got wavy 1" in with the draw and smoke volume decreasing shortly thereafter. Knocked the first ash off at 1 1/2" and the burn continued lopsided for a bit, but mostly self-corrected although it was touch-and-go for a bit with a touch-up nearly being needed.

The draw and smoke volume improved in the 2nd half of the stick with the burn becoming almost completely even before I dumped the nub with about an inch left.

Another pretty decent Gurkha smoke but not without construction issues, as is typical for this brand.  
Burn time: 1:58
Oscar Valladares The Oscar Habano Toro4.5 Star RatingMurphy2233/17/2019 4:31 PM
An outstanding cigar.  Like other  Leaf cigars, it was very well constructed. Had a pre-draw taste of earthy leather.
Draw and burn were perfect.  Held long ash for most of the smoke.
Somewhat spicy with hints of coco at times.  Near the finish I actually got a taste of coffee. A slow burn that lasted well over an hour and will definitely add more to the humidor
La Flor Dominicana Mystery Cigar 20134 Star Ratingtuck04113/17/2019 3:22 PM
Humidor time: approximately six years...
This one came from a fellow Geek as part of a "mystery" sampler he was selling.  Good looking dark-wrappered stick with a few bumps and veins.  PLA detected notes of chocolate...

Punched it and PLD was a bit tight.  Gave it the flame and first draws were indeed a bit tight with meager smoke volume, but both improved somewhat 1" in.  The burn was even to start.



Flavor profile was full-bodied with leather being predominant with a hint of black pepper.  A hint of sweet chocolate appeared in the 2nd third putting this right in my wheelhouse.  This stayed consistent through the rest of the smoke.



The fine grey-white ash fell off at 2" leaving a small cone.  From there things were uneventful down to the 1/2" nub.

Great smoke, and now I need to investigate this brand further...
Burn time: 1:35
Rating: 4.2/5
Gurkha/ K. Hansotia & Co. Legend Vintage 2001 Torpedo3.5 Star Ratingtuck04113/16/2019 11:13 PM
Humidor time: 165 days
Still culling Gurkhas to make room for more Olivas, so this one was next up for the flame.  Not much to look at, this one, what with it being all veiny and bumpy from head to foot along with being a bit soft to the touch.  But, it smelled nice.

PLD was very open and the draw, post-light, was very easy producing lots of smoke.  The burn was even to start, then got wavy about 1" in before self-correcting and settling down the rest of the way.



Flavors were nuts and wood with a bit of spice, the latter intensifying somewhat as the smoke progressed.  

Knocked the first ash off at 1 1/2" leaving a cone, which also happened with subsequent ash dumps.  Pretty well-constructed stick, although quick-burning as it seemed to be somewhat loosely packed.

This was a very uneventful smoke with no significant burn issues down to the nub.  The flavors weren't amazing enough to buy this one again, but it was an enjoyable smoke and I'd do it again if one were handed to me.
Burn time: 1:05
Rating: 3.6/5
San Cristobal Elegancia Robusto4.5 Star Ratinggitfiddl3/16/2019 11:24 AM
This was a truly outstanding cigar!  This one had spent three weeks in my humidor.  The presentation was beautiful with an ornate double band adorning a silky and flawless wrapper.The cap cut nice and clean,  and the pre-light draw  gave mild tastes of grains and earthy tobacco.  Once lit, the tastes were mild coffee, nuts, and cream.  Midway through, a little subtle pepper and spiciness started creeping in and built slowly over the duration without getting overbearing.  For those that worry about Don Pepin Garcia's signature pepper blast, this cigar is definitely one of his milder blends.  The solid, almost white ash didn't drop until it was almost touching the band. and then held on for the rest of the duration.  The smoke produced was full, thick and creamy.  The draw was perfect, and the burn even, requiring no touch-ups.  I honestly think this is the best cigar I've smoked in the last few months.    
Foundry Chillin' Moose Corona3 Star Ratingntanner3/13/2019 4:21 PM
     Got this as a ride along or I probably never would have tried one. The wrapper is a nice looking fairly thick leaf with a dry look to it. The cap is a bit rough, looks like something I put on. Cannon is solid and it appears well packed looking at the foot. Cuts well and draw is good.
     Some cream and wood, a malty sweet hint and a decent amount of spice in the retro. Not a life changing profile but it is changing my preconceived notions of what to expect from this cigar.
     Coffee replaced the cream, wood is still around and so is the malt. Burn has been good and ash held to well past an inch and a half and is a light grey and solid.
     Got a little bitter going into the last third, still same flavor profile other then the slight bitter hint.
     Well constructed,not a terrible set of flavors, this would make an ok yardgar, better then I expected but nothing to go out of your way over.
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Between The Lines3.5 Star RatingChefjohn3/13/2019 2:17 PM
I absolutely love a perfecto and the Dos Capas created a striking appearance. The construction was flawless with a very solid feel to its fill and no real visible veinage. I however found the flavor to be somewhat bitter and not much in the way of complexity. It was an ok smoke but I was a bit underwhelmed.

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