Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cigar Review: Graycliff G2

I bought 5 of these knowing how much I respect and love the Graycliff brand. I was a little disappointed, but still an above average cigar. It was a little unrefined for me, too strong at points and not smooth and complex like the other Graycliffs.

It had a great constructions, smell, burn, everything physical about it. What it lacked was that smooth sophisticated taste that other Graycliffs brandish. I love my Professional series and 1666 for their complex tastes and smooth smoking experience despite the stronger wrapper and fillers. This was a shade lighter but tasted heavy because of the spicier fillers. It had a nice toasty oak taste and a little spice, but not much else as far as tastes go. It was good none the less, just too bold. I like strong cigars but this one felt like it was trying to hard. Almost like the Glennfiddich 15 of whisky. It has all the makings for a complex and smooth taste, but blows it, for there is just too much of something.  My only defense would be that I was smoking it in a car and the smoke just sat there, this could have made for a stronger experience. Either way still a better cigar than most but not like the other Graycliffs. I give this a 7.5 of 10.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cigar Review: Tabak Especial Corona

I think I already reviewed the Tabak Especial but this one is the lighter wrapper and the corona size. What a great little cigar! All BWC students had finals this week and I wanted a little treat after some studying, this sweet little cigar really hit the spot. I love coffee and I compare the Tabak to the cigar version of Panera Bread's caramel frozen coffee. It really tastes of caramel and coffee, not just chemical imitators! I still to this day believe this to be one of the most flavorful cigars on the planet! The traditionalists are probably writing angry emails as I speak! Don't get me wrong, I like a "traditional" cigars over a flavored infused one, but you cant argue with the amount and intensity of great flavor in a cigar like this one.

Also thank you readers, I got my first check from the advertisements on my site. So in conclusion, take some time to yourself and lit up a coffee infused cigar by Drew Estate, the man, the myth, and the legend!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cigar Review: Don Diego

I have had this cigar aging in my humidor for quite some time and couldn't wait to give it a go. I can honestly say this was my first don diego and I can also say ...not bad! It had a great smell and just looked delicious!

The construction was good but the cap was really little and I had to be careful with cutting it. The draw was average but where don came through, as with most cigars, was the taste. This was another mild Dominican with that light/sweet nutty taste. Not earthy but I did notice a very little spice at the end. It was a really good smoke. The burn was literally perfect, the whole time perfect circle. The taste was a little more complex as I progressed, a little almond maybe!? All in all a real pleasure to smoke. Will this be the next cigar I buy? No, would I pick some up if I found a good price? Sure would. Overall, I give don and his little creation a solid 8 of 10.
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