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Pinar del Rio Habano Sun Grown Torpedo (original blend)3.5 Star Ratingtuck04114/20/2019 10:31 PM
Humidor time: 156 days
Decided to dig another PDR out of the humi and see if it might do any better than the Oscuro I had earlier.  This one, like the first one, had a number of bumps and veins adorning the wrapper.  It also felt somewhat soft to the touch...

Punched it and PLD was good. Got an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start.  

Flavors were medium-bodied with notes of earth, wood, and grass.  Not my usual preferred profile, but it was quite pleasant enough for puffing...

The burn was very even both before and after I knocked the first ash off at 1 1/2".  However, after the second de-ashing, things got uneven with the burn and a touch-up was needed.  And then another before reaching the nub.

This was a loosely packed stick that burnt quickly for its size.  Even so, I was hoping to be able to give it at least a 4.0 based on the performance of the first half and the pleasant taste, but the touch-ups required in the 2nd half knock the score down somewhat.  I have a few more of these which will get smoked on future commutes and will update this review should they perform any differently than this one did.
Burn time:  1:06
Rating: 3.7/5
5 Vegas Series A Apotheosis3.5 Star Ratingtuck04114/20/2019 6:32 PM
Humidor time: 180 days
I think this is only my second 5V stick, the first being the Gold, so I was overdue to try another one.  This was a good-looking box-pressed stick and had a very smooth, almost vein-free, dark, oily wrapper.

Punched it and PLD was good.  Got an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start things off.

Flavor is full-bodied with notes of leather and cocoa.  Very nice.

The burn got wavy 1/2" in, then self-corrected over the course of the next inch or so. Knocked the fine ash off at 1 1/2" leaving a small cone.  The burn again got wavy after the ash left, then proceeded to lopsided at which point I gave it a touch-up. It got lopsided again and then tried to go out on me with about 2" left, so got a second touch-up before reaching the nub.

A pretty good, tasty smoke, this one, but the construction issues affecting the burn knock it down a few points.  I have four more of these and will update this review if those behave any better.
Burn time: 1:41
Rating: 3.7/5
Pinar del Rio Oscuro (original blend) Toro3 Star Ratingtuck04114/20/2019 3:09 PM
Humidor time: Between mine and someone else's... somewhere around 3000 days...
I think this is my first PDR stick, outside of a few 2nds and "short run" sticks that I got in a Thompson sampler last year.  It was a bit veiny and bumpy in appearance and had a very dark, oily wrapper...

Punched it and PLD was good.  Got an easy draw, good smoke volume, and a wavy burn to start.

Flavor profile is full-bodied with a strong note of leather and a bit of spice on retro.  Pretty nice and about what I was expecting based on the dark wrapper.

The burn got lopsided in the first inch so gave it a touch-up.  Knocked the first of the crumbly, grey ash off at 1 1/2" followed by further lopsidedness in the burn line, which got it a 2nd touch-up.  And that's pretty much the story of this one with further unevenness in the burn and several more touch-ups down to the nub.

Pretty nice flavor and it only scores as high as it does for that reason alone as the construction was pretty lacking.  I hope the rest of my various PDR sticks perform better than this one...
Burn time: 1:34
Rating: 3.1/5
La Palina Red Label Petit Lancero3.5 Star Ratingtuck04114/19/2019 10:01 PM
Humidor time: 97 days
Was gifted this stick by Ozz awhile back and figured I'd finally check it out and see if I wanted to bite on the 15 stick LP sampler deal Cigar Page currently has going.  It's kind of a rustic looking stick with a number of bumps and veins.  Seems firmly packed, too...

Gave it a punch and PLD was moderately open.  The light produced a slightly tight draw, less than optimal smoke volume, and an even burn to start things off.

Flavors are in the medium-bodied range with notes of grass and wood and a bit of spice on retro.  Not my favorite sort of profile but pleasant enough for puffing while, you guessed it, watching Netflix (Punisher Season 2 for those taking notes...)

The burn got wavy a half inch in and this proceeded to lopsided.  Knocked the ash off at about 1" on one side of the stick and 1 1/2" on the other.  It didn't show signs of self-correcting after this, so gave it a touch-up, and then a second touch-up was needed before reaching the nub. On the bright side, the draw and smoke volume both improved quite a bit in the first third and the stick became quite smokeable in spite of its lack of quality construction.

Not the most impressive of sticks, so I think I'll pass on the Cigar Page sampler, at least for now.  I have two other varieties of LP that I haven't tried yet, so we'll see how those treat me.
Burn time: 1:08
Rating: 3.4/5
Warped La Relatos4 Star RatingSilverstix4/19/2019 12:26 PM
Rested 3 months @ 65%.  This was my first smoke out of the box.

Appearance: 10/10 - I have become a big fan of the long skinnies, and this one was a excellent example. The mottled Colorado colored wrapper was full of small spider veins, but there were a good amount of oils to the wrapper and the seams were damn near invisible. It feels perfect in the hand, packed and rolled very well. Also sports a triple cap. A musk, sweet/sour/spice smell coming from the pre-light. Not overpowering, but it's there.

Smoking Characteristics: 18/20 - Burn I'd give a 8 out of 10 overall.  I did have to re-light once, but the burn line itself was very very good, no babysitting this bad boy. The draw was right in the sweet spot and couldn't have been better.

Taste: 31/35 - It took until the end of the 1/3 for this cigar to really get going for me. It was a generic woodsy/spicey/cedar/oak deal early on, albeit a very smooth smoke and the retro provided just the right amount of tingle. As I got into the 2/3 this cigar started to shine with a vanilla sweetness coming through to compliment the now rich cedar and oak. These notes came on in spades during the 2/3 and into the 3/3. As I approached the band, the cigar went back to what I was getting early on with unimpressive flavors in a very smooth delivery.

Overall: 30/35 - A very well constructed cigar that is easy to smoke without having to worry about the burn or the draw. The flavor profile was good, I enjoyed it overall and I would recommend picking up a 5'er of these especially if you enjoy the long skinnies. The 2/3 was the best part of the cigar, if it started that way from the beginning this would be a near perfect experience.

TOTAL: 89 Points
La Palina Classic Connecticut Robusto3.5 Star Ratingtuck04114/16/2019 6:53 PM
Humidor time: 140 days
This one had a smooth, slightly oily wrapper with a couple of minor veins.  Gave it a punch and PLD was good.  Got an easy draw, good smoke volume, with the burn starting slightly wavy.

Flavor is mild and pleasant with a slight hint of cream. Typical profile for Conny-wrappered sticks in my experience.

The burn evened out in the first inch and remained that way through the course of the smoke.  The ash dropped at about 1 1/2" leaving a nice cone.  From there things were uneventful down to the nub apart from me pulling a stem out of the punch hole in the last third after feeling a slight protrusion against my lip.  

Pretty nice smoke thanks to the quality construction and pleasant, if one-dimensional, taste.  I'll look forward to smoking the other five I have on the commute...
Burn time: 1:29
Rating: 3.7/5
Gurkha/ K. Hansotia & Co. Master Select OVB XO LE Brown Label Gordo3 Star Ratingtuck04114/16/2019 3:39 PM
Humidor time: 153 days in mine, unknown length of time in OZZ's...
Came home from work early today due to a sore leg (stocking at Lowe's is a bit rough on the bod at times...) and decided to light this one up while keeping the leg elevated and watching The Punisher Season 2 on Netflix.  It had a firm feel and a somewhat veiny wrapper...

Punched it and PLD was good. Got an easy draw, decent smoke volume, and an even burn to start, although the latter quickly got wavy in the first half inch.  A sign of things to come...

Flavor is in the medium range and smooth with faint hints of coffee and leather.  Pretty nice for a Gurkha...

The ash fell off at about 2" and the burn continued wavy but self-correcting until it finally got too lopsided and I gave it the first touch-up about half way through.  And then another before I dumped the nub after I'd had enough nicotine.  This one leans towards the full end, strength-wise, and its size means you'll feel the kick before it's over...

Another shoddily made Honduran Gurkha, why am I not surprised.  Pleasant enough flavors, which means the other two I have will make decent commute smokes, but I won't be buying more of these.
Burn time: 1:47
Rating: 3.2/5
Diesel Robusto4.5 Star Ratingtuck04114/14/2019 6:28 PM
Humidor time: 131 days
Have had mixed results with various Diesels up to now, so had no idea what to expect from this stick.  The appearance was promising, though, with its dark, oily, relatively vein-free wrapper.  It also had a firm feel, indicating a tight pack.

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

Flavors were full-bodied with a tasty mix of leather and coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, and a bit of spice on retro. Pretty squarely in my wheelhouse...

The ash was very fine and the first chunk was knocked off at close to 3", which left a nice cone. Things were then very uneventful down to the 1/2" nub.

Wow, what a great smoke.  Have to say I did not expect this kind of performance given my aforementioned mixed results from previous Diesels.  I've got four more of these and look forward to smoking them with reckless abandon...
Burn time: 1:23
Gurkha/ K. Hansotia & Co. Kaizad Churchill4 Star Ratingtuck04114/14/2019 3:48 PM
Humidor time: 201 days
Had this one sitting around for quite awhile taking up space in one of my jars, so decided it was time for it to go.  Had previously smoked the Toro version of this blend and didn't have particularly good luck with its performance, so wasn't expecting much from this one.  

Punched it and PLD was good.  The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start.

Flavor was in the medium range with a slight hint of cocoa, kind of similar to the La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado I had yesterday. .  Not much else going on apart from being pleasantly puffable.  I see from my review of the Toro that I found nuts and hay in that one, but didn't get either of those with this one.  

Knocked the fine grey ash off at about 2 1/2" and this left a nice cone.  From there, things were uneventful down to the nub apart from the cocoa changing to a slightly bitter dark chocolate in the last third.

This one almost reaches four stars as the construction and performance were the best I've seen from a Gurkha so far.  Razor sharp burn and great draw all the way through.  The only thing holding this one back is the relative lack of interesting flavor, otherwise it was a great smoke.
Burn time: 1:19
Rating: 3.9/5
Macanudo Cafe Hyde Park2 Star Ratingjunglepete4/14/2019 10:09 AM
It may be well constructed and it may burn well, but this stick was just far too bitter to enjoy properly or to pick up any flavors worth mentioning.  Although I have had some Macanudos that have been okay, this was not one of them.

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