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.
July Points Contest is Under Way!
The points contest is under way for the month of July. 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.
Cigar for the Troops
Hi Folks. I wanted to highlight some fine work by our brotherhood, and in particular, Nathan (nwb). Thanks to Nathan's efforts again this year and the generosity of our members, we will be sending over 1300 cigars to our well deserved troops who sacrifice so much so we can enjoy the freedom we have. These should hit in time for the holidays. Click here for some pics. Thanks Nathan and thanks members for another successful drive!
Very basic, mildly flavorful, and just a tad rough on the tongue. Still, very decent for under 4 bucks retail. Gained some strength on the last third. Construction was outstanding (better than what I've experience with some of the much more expensive Fuentes!) and burn was slow and even, and lasted for almost an hour. 85 points
A standard mild-to-medium bodied Maduro. No complexity but also nothing offensive about it -- it will pair well with most medium bodied red wines. Excellent construction and 50-minute burn. 87-88 points.
Notes of coffee, black pepper and wood on the palate, black pepper on the retrohale, and, again, black pepper as well as some cream on the finish. Outstanding construction, and a great value overall; I just wish there was less bitterness. Burns for about an hour. 88+ points
It was ok. Medium-Full. I only tasted just your standard tobacco flavor. Burned fairly good until the end, then the wrapper burned on one side and not the other. Ok to get in a grab bag like I did, and fire up during golf or mowing the lawn.
Cant say ive ever had a bad cigar until now. The flavor was horrible. Tasted like a dusty old rag. Reminded me of a Camel Filter. I barely made it through the first inch. After over half way through, I got a little better but its not worth the wait.
I agree with Bruce's review, mostly. I think it hit the medium body profile pretty square. The taste is light and there are some interesting notes. I feel a year or 2 age will really make this cigar shine.
I was calling this cigar The Bride of Chuckie (as it was known early before its release), but now it is called Tiff. The binder and filler have been kept a secret. A light claro wrapper, perfect construction, ash burning straight to over an inch, but that is where this joyride ends for me. Strength is mild-medium, with taste of tea, green bell peppers and ashy. A few unidentifiable flavors peek through from time to time, some are OK but they are not always to my liking. I am not generally fond of milder cigars, but this profile might appeal to someone who likes to take a walk on the mild side. Reminded me of Pete's Cabiguan blend or the Tatuaje Series P. Smoked after 4 weeks of rest.