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Monte Pascoal Double Corona October 2010 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kyle Whalen (kylepwhalen)
This cigar is very dry in the throat, but incredibly tasty. I didn't expect much out of this, seeing as how I had never heard of the brand. When I first got it the looks didn't blow me away, but I tri... Read More
Monte Pascoal Double Corona October 2010 84
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brent Klein (bklein128)
The first half of this cigar is very top notch. Had a similar profile to a CAO Brazilia but with its own twist. The second half wasn't as good but didn't make this a bad cigar. The size was a littl... Read More
Illusione Original Documents MJ12 September 2010 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Dave Smart (Dave S.)
This was my first Illusione, and I enjoyed the unique experience. This was a very attractive, well-made cigar, with a beautiful wrapper and no obvious esthetic or construction flaws. The light, burn... Read More
Illusione Original Documents MJ12 September 2010 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Peter Kozo (junglepete)
This is a cigar that has piqued my interest. I want to smoke more of them. This particular vitola could easily have scored a 90+ rating if not for the construction issues. I feel the wide open draw di... Read More
Illusione Original Documents MJ12 September 2010 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mike (ShirtaDay.com)
If you want a medium bodied, slightly light on the draw and full of smoke stick, then this is perfect for you. At $8-9 retail the price isn't bad, but it's not a steal of a deal either. If there were ... Read More
Illusione Original Documents MJ12 September 2010 88
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Bob "Big Tool" Cordell (Bob Cordell)
In summary, this is a very expensive tasting cigar that should be smoked when you have time to pay FULL attention and not miss the complexity and nice nuanes' of this smoke. I really enjoyed smoking t... Read More
Illusione Original Documents MJ12 September 2010 94
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Ken Kelley (Ken Kelley)
First of all, many thanks to Dennis (mountedshriner) for contributing the Illusione mj12’s for this review. Your generosity is much appreciated! This cigar was a fantastic experience and my favo... Read More
Blanco (Formerly Los Blancos) Nine Lancero August 2010 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mountedshriner (mountedshriner)
For the cigar lover who enjoys a full bodied cigar with ample flavor complexities, this is a must try cigar. It is truly a bit of dynamite packaged in a very nice cigar. The burn, draw, ash and flavor... Read More
Blanco (Formerly Los Blancos) Nine Lancero August 2010 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Wes Leach (87North)
On the whole I found this to be a pleasant hour's worth of smoking on the front porch. The flavors were complex and enjoyable and I didn't find myself bored or disappointed. As I've not had a lot of... Read More
Blanco (Formerly Los Blancos) Nine Lancero August 2010 84
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don Miller (DonM)
If this cigar had burned a little better and not had to be relit, I would have enjoyed it more. I was expecting more in the flavor department. While it was strong, it wasn't very complex and didn't ... Read More
Blanco (Formerly Los Blancos) Nine Lancero August 2010 87
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rich Hefner (DocJazzRH)
The smoke time was a bit over an hour and was very enjoyable. The cigar performed solidly allowing me to concentrate on the flavors; the pepper was never too hot, rather supplying a tingle that opened... Read More
Blanco (Formerly Los Blancos) Nine Lancero August 2010 80
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: kola (kola)
The cigar was dry-boxed for one day prior to smoking, in an old single-stick coffin that I had laying around. The cigar was smoked in the controlled environment of my garage. Though I am not accustome... Read More
Rocky Patel Patel Brothers Toro July 2010 79
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
Overall, this was not what I had expected from this cigar, especially after seeing how well done the construction was. The burn issue was a huge deterrent for me not enjoying this cigar. The flavors ... Read More
Rocky Patel Patel Brothers Toro July 2010 84
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rebecca Silverwolf (Rebecca Silverwolf)
This cigar packed a lot of flavor, with decent complexity, a good even burn, and a significant nicotine kick. All in all, I enjoyed this stick. While I might not purchase another for myself, I woul... Read More
Rocky Patel Patel Brothers Toro July 2010 81
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jason (qman22)
This cigar was a pleasant surprise for me, as I don't smoke Rocky Patel cigars too often. It was certainly better than your average maduro with impressive smoothness and complexity. Unfortunately th... Read More
Rocky Patel Patel Brothers Toro July 2010 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jason Sherlock (Jackal)
This was not a typical Rocky Patel cigar. The smoke and burn were completely different from anything that I have experienced from his line. The flavors were a bit overwhelming for the first third,... Read More
Rocky Patel Patel Brothers Toro July 2010 82
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rich Fry (lowpro75)
The flavors in this cigar were very good and the cigar was smooth all the way down to the last couple inches. The flavors were pretty intense and enjoyable. The cigar would have scored higher if the... Read More
Don Lino Africa Kifaro July 2010 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Nick Rose (NES Tek)
I have been wanting to try a Don Lino Africa for a while and I am happy I finally had the chance. Overall it was a very good cigar. It looked great and delivered. I didn't want to drink anything with ... Read More
Don Lino Africa Kifaro July 2010 83
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Les (Hot Stuff x)
This is a medium-full to full bodied cigar (depending on your definition of "full") that maintains a consistent flavor throughout. Smoke time was just over an hour. I didn't care for the subtle bitt... Read More
Don Lino Africa Kifaro July 2010 83
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Dave Smart (Dave S.)
This cigar provided an interesting experience. This wasn’t the most attractive cigar in the world, but it was reasonably appealing; the construction was OK; and it had a great rugged look. The bur... Read More
Don Lino Africa Kifaro July 2010 76
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (ratboy)
I smoked this while drinking water and I think that this would benefit with the addition of a nice adult beverage. I received one of these in a smaller vitola in the Rookie Robusto pass and look forwa... Read More
Don Lino Africa Kifaro July 2010 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Rebecca Silverwolf)
I would definitely be interested in trying one of these again, possibly after dry boxing it for an hour or two. The burn issues I experienced probably kept the flavors from developing to their fullest... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Ken Kelley (Ken Kelley)
This cigar was a good medium-full smoke with enough flavor and complexity to keep my interest. I particularly enjoyed the mellow sweetness. Not too sweet and not too noticeable so it was just right.... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (SenorPablo)
Overall I really enjoyed this cigar. The only real issue for me was the soft roll that seemed to make it more of a struggle to get the volume of smoke I desired. However, the flavor was very good. ... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 72
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (akira)
This cigar was disappointing. The appearance of the stick when I first received it was excellent and the feel of the stick was also good, but once I removed the celo and took my first sniffs, I was k... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (DennisA)
This cigar was very smooth and rich all the way through. The sweetness that persisted all the way through was a bit of a surprise, but worked well with the blend. I think this cigar would go well wit... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 79
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Wes Leach (87North)
On the whole, I thought this was a decent cigar that held promise which was only detracted from due to the previously mentioned burn issues. Had this been a more reliable stick in it's function it wo... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 66
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Corey M. Mayo (cmmayo)
Nothing about this blend excited me--wrapper damage or not. It comes across like a medium-strengthed bargain stick--kind of bland, with not much more than wood and a slight spiciness. I won't know unt... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 64
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Bruce (Brlesq)
The particular stick I reviewed had major construction flaws. Without these, it would have been a decent smoke, but these issues just kept it from being enjoyable. I took some pictures of the cigar ... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 89
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Pete (junglepete)
Well, it may not be a 5 star smoke for me, but it certainly is a good one that I quite thoroughly enjoyed and am hard pressed to diss. I would have given this stick a 4.25 and at $5 a pop, if you buy ... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 84
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DonM aka Don Miller (DonM)
The overall construction, burn ash and draw were respectable and representative of a good cigar in my view point. Where I really had problems was the flavors. In my opinion, I felt the cigar was som... Read More
Hot Ash Original Churchill June 2010 93
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: ljlemer (ljlemer)
I enjoyed this stick very much. I'd give it a low 4.5 in a standard review. I hope to smoke other sizes starting with a toro and I'll try to do it drier. This might be the first time the hype was so c... Read More
Casa Fernandez Arsenio Robusto Grande May 2010 95
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Eddie Naughton (BlackIrish)
An astonishingly good cigar. The construction was stellar, the flavors complex, dynamic, and delicious, with classic Nicaraguan flavor notes that you'd expect from a Nicaraguan puro, plus some unexpe... Read More
Casa Fernandez Arsenio Robusto Grande May 2010 83
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (mcdimond)
Overall, this is a good cigar, but not a classic. 83 points, which equates to about 4 stars on my scale. The draw is a little loose for my taste, and the color on my fingers bothered me. The intermitt... Read More
Casa Fernandez Arsenio Robusto Grande May 2010 94
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mountedshriner (mountedshriner)
This cigar is manufactured by the same factory that makes Illusione and Cruzado cigars. This cigar is one of the best I have smoked in quite sometime. It has a simple complexity (although that sounds ... Read More
Casa Fernandez Arsenio Robusto Grande May 2010 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Nathan (nwb)
This was an excellent cigar, one I would smoke again. The construction was good, it was complex, and the flavor profile was fantastic. It is full-flavored, medium-full bodied and very well-balanced.... Read More
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain F (Original release) April 2010 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (southernpacifico)
This cigar was a good mild smoke with some subtle taste changes. It burned even and produced a nice volume of cool smoke. This would be a good morning smoke with a cup of coffee. This is Pete writi... Read More
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain F (Original release) April 2010 84
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (smoke 1)
Overall A nice mild-medium bodied cigar. A little one dimensional for my liking. I am looking forward to seeing what this cigar was. If the price is right, I would buy some of these. Thanks again D... Read More
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain F (Original release) April 2010 89
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
First I like to thank Don for sponsoring this month’s review and for letting me participate. Overall I liked the smoke, the complexity was somewhat a little short and I was hoping for some notes of... Read More
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain F (Original release) April 2010 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (stogie_foggie)
I really had high expectatuions for this one. It looked beautiful and smelled excellent pre-light. Although the flavors did change, it was subtle and stayed with a range of flavors that really didn'... Read More
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain F (Original release) April 2010 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Bob Cordell)
In summary I really liked this cigar and would GLADLY smoke another any day. It had some Pepin-esque notes from the sweeter notes that I enjoyed. As my cigar palate evolves I find myself enjoying this... Read More
Bow Tie Blue Label Robusto March 2010 78
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DocJazzRH (DocJazzRH)
There were simply too many issues with this cigar. I did not enjoy the blend, although some may. This cigar may qualify as a yard smoke and if one had a STRONG libation it may have a totally different... Read More
Bow Tie Blue Label Robusto March 2010 82
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Eddie Naughton (BlackIrish)
Oveall, the objective attributes of this cigar - burn, construction, appearance - were its strong suit, and it deserves high marks for those categories. The flavors just wasn't there for me. Maybe i... Read More
Bow Tie Blue Label Robusto March 2010 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Les (Hot Stuff x)
This is a nicely made and flavorful medium bodied cigar. It packs a lot of rich, maduro flavor, with light spice upon lighting, and with the main flavor notes being dark roast coffee with a touch of ... Read More
Bow Tie Blue Label Robusto March 2010 91
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (SenorPablo)
This was one cigar that was a very pleasant surprise. It reflected quality through and through. From the high quality tobacco that produced a very pleasant taste to the high quality construction tha... Read More
Bow Tie Blue Label Robusto March 2010 89
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Peter Kozo (junglepete)
Well, I can easily conclude that this was a very good cigar for me. And on a scale of 1-5 stars it would be a 4.25 rating in my book. I don't know why, but I did not expect it to be as good as it was.... Read More
Belinda Black Exquisito February 2010 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mike Huss (mhuss)
After hearing Bob talk about his Belinda Black's for so long, I finally know what he's talking about! Thank you, Bob, for including me in the tasting of this absolutely fantastic cigar! The aroma wa... Read More
Belinda Black Exquisito February 2010 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Richard Favreau (ratboy)
I really enjoyed this smoke. As I had stated previously, I wasn't a customer of JR's but that is going to change after this. For $65.00 a box it's a great smoke and easy on the wallet. Bob, thanks for... Read More
Belinda Black Exquisito February 2010 82
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rich Fry (lowpro75)
Overall this was an enjoyable smoke. The draw and wrapper issues I had marred the experience a bit but the flavor was enough to redeem this cigar. If you enjoy cigars with an earthy flavor profile t... Read More
Belinda Black Exquisito February 2010 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jason Sherlock (Jackal)
This particular flavor profile is not one that I am particularly fond of. However, I believe that many will enjoy the sweet, fruity, chocolate flavors along with the dark bitter coffee ones. There... Read More

   
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