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Montecristo (Yellow) Robusto Larga1 Star RatingPhilB7/21/2017 10:34 PM
I must have gotten a total dud.  Someone gave this to me, and, being in Canada, I had only had the Cuban Montes.

This is the first cigar I threw out halfway through.  Almost zero taste, lots of build issues and burn issues (wrapper splitting as I smoked, and uneven burn line), and just...not good.
Perdomo 20th Anniversary Epicure Connecticut4 Star Ratingdruid7/21/2017 8:51 PM
This is a semi-firm cigar with a smooth, light-colored wrapper, a couple veins & is shiny with oils.  PLA sweet grass & cocoa; PLT bread, bamboo & citric acid; PLD easy.  Toasts/lights easily, the draw is airy, the burn stays even with no work, and the smoke is citrus & black pepper.  Leather, toast, nuts & black pepper combine with a background citrus-y note.  The pepper fades back in the first half as cedar notes creep in.  The pepper waxes & wanes throughout the 2nd half.  The fairly short finish is citrus, cedar and tangy.  The body I found to be a mid-medium, occasionally moving into the upper end but not over the full line.  Another nice Perdomo product.
Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva No. 504 Star RatingTrblmkr7/21/2017 7:46 PM
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Construction: Dark maduro/oscuro wrapper, slightly toothy, I had one big vein running down the backside of this cigar. Just a little give when you press in on it. Mild chocolate aroma..

Prelight: Medium to very lose draw, provides a slight sweetness on the lips.

Initial smoke: This was very lose draw, if I was not careful and paced myself I could easily finish this smoke in 20 min. Mild to medium strength, very short after taste on the tongue.

Cigar needed a correction about 1" into it.  Ash was very fine, couldn't hold more then 1/2" before it fell apart.

Second 1/3 the ash started to hold better and needed to be tapped off. I'm definitely picking up leather notes.

Into the final 1/3 still having some burn issues and needing touch ups more frequent., flavors remain very much the same and the strength got stronger.
Romeo y Julieta Vintage VII3 Star Ratingntanner7/21/2017 3:51 PM
     Look's good enough, relatively smooth wrapper, slight sheen, solid cannon, cap well applied, cut's well and draw is good. What more can you ask for pre-light.
     Starts with some nuttiness, toast's and cream along with a bit of spice and a hint of sweetness. A mild start but enjoyable.
     Unfortunately there was never any more real change in flavors. A good smoke, flavors stayed consistent for the duration of the smoke developing a little strength as it went on but not any real complexity. Good smoke production and burn. This one scores a bit low for me but that probably has to do with it being a bit on the mild side for me.  
La Gran Llave Corona Extra4 Star RatingStogieDad7/21/2017 12:21 PM
Very nice looking cigar.  No mention of AJ Fernandez on the bands, but they do feature a nice matte finish which looks rich, not gaudy with foil and overdone.  Sports a dark wrapper with nice smooth seams and almost no veining.  Pre-light the smell is heavy on the barnyard and very rich.  Smoke production is very, very thick and the burn was razor sharp all the way through.  A perfect draw, and a firm, bright white ash made for a almost perfectly constructed cigar.

Out of the gate it is a strong smoke.  Leather, lots of earthiness, oak and black pepper dominate the profile.  Soon black coffee is evident, and some dark chocolate enters the fray.  While there was not a ton of transition throughout the smoke, there is enough flavor going on to keep it interesting as the intensity of each note comes forward at different times.  It's a classic "maduro" profile in my book, and a very good one at that.

I would certainly keep some of these around and will be on the lookout.  I sometime overlook AJ sticks in my rotation, but each time I smoke one I realize what consistently good smokes he makes.  Easy 4 star, could have used a bit more transition but still a extremely tasty smoke.
Flatbed Cigar Co. Panacea Green - PA Broadleaf Torpedo4.5 Star RatingWest887/21/2017 12:03 PM
Good looking dark chocolate wrapper. Fired this thing up and immediately spicy but I like it, kind of tastes like cedar wood. Smooth easy draw with a razor sharp burn, taste is great. Maybe a little coffee and leather, smoked this one down to a nub.
CAO Flathead Steel Horse Apehanger4 Star Ratingitompkins7/21/2017 12:36 AM
This was a good smoke, it was a bit larger in ring guage than I normally smoke, but it was not unbearable by any means. It was  punched and lit, and the first 3rd, had a bit of spice to it on the retro hale, though not overbearingly so. Just a nice bit of heat on the finish. through out the smoke, there was not a lot of foot smoke, but the stick stayed lit without issue, even when I let it go for a few minutes. through the smoke, there were notes of wood and grass, with maybe a hint of leather?

Over all it was a good smoke, and I will be picking up a couple more of these to try again and see if I get the same results.
Arturo Fuente Casa Cuba Divine Inspiration4 Star RatingSmokin surfer7/20/2017 7:46 PM
Rated with 6 months rest, the smooth light brown wrapper leaf had a faint oily sheen. Aromas of sweet hay, and mostly finely aged tobacco primings made me eager to light the stick up. I recall saying to myself at the beginning of this box that these were not the same cigar as the other Casa Cuba vitolas I'd previously enjoyed very much. The Devine was more floral freshly unboxed, and had a light moist turpentine finish. After rest, the finish is far cleaner and the stick was tough to set apart from the other sizes. Aptly named, I nubbed the cigars each time spreading the box over half a year.. and promptly ordered another. Excellent construction, classy presentation, sophisticated flavor, medium body delight.
San Cristobal Elegancia Imperial3.5 Star RatingBrlesq7/20/2017 6:42 PM
This was a part of the Indy 500 prize that Deener27 sent me recently. Good construction but a rather frail wrapper.  Burn was spot on.  Lots of smoke.  Much more mild than medium, but enjoyable nonetheless.  Notes of graham cracker and cedar. No spice or heat at all. A fine morning cigar.
Ted's Cigars The Glen Single Malt 6503.5 Star RatingBrlesq7/20/2017 6:37 PM
A friend's daughter bought him a couple of these, and he handed one to me on the golf course last weekend, so I felt obliged to smoke one with him. It is a single malt scotch infused cigar in a glass tube.  I had low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. A mild-medium cigar with some decent nutty flavors and just a hint of scotch. Burned quite well with no touch ups required. Construction was fine. A decent morning cigar, especially suited for the golf course.  

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