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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.
Ramon Bueso Olancho A3.5 Star Ratingtuck04114/13/2019 11:12 PM
Humidor time: 149 days
Round two of the smoke-fest this evening with Ozz and I wanted a longer smoke to keep me company while we watched Frodo and friends in Lord of the Rings.  They don't make them much longer than this one, so it was an obvious choice.  Good looking stick with a smooth, dark, oily wrapper and nearly vein-free.  



Gave it a punch and this resulted in the wrapper cracking a bit at the head.  PLD was a bit tight, and the light confirmed this with a tight draw and meager smoke volume.  The burn was even to start.  Gave it a straight cut with the guillotine shortly after initial light to see if this would improve the draw, but it did not.

Flavors are milder than what you might expect from a stick with such a dark wrapper.  Was getting a bit of spice on retro along with a buttery after-taste.  Pretty much what I remembered from the Robusto version of this blend.  Pleasant enough, but not really in my wheelhouse, and I definitely prefer RB's Genesis The Project blend to this one.



Knocked the fine white ash off at 1 1/2" and this left a nice cone.  The draw and smoke volume improved to nearly optimal at about the half-way point of the smoke.  From there things were uneventful down to the nub.

Pretty nice smoke overall, especially in the 2nd half, but not one I'll probably buy more of as the flavors are just not that interesting and I'm guessing the length may have something to do with the deficient draw in the first half.  I have three more of these, though, and will update this review if those perform any differently.
Burn time: 1:49
Rating: 3.7/5
La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Toro Gordo4 Star Ratingtuck04114/13/2019 10:47 PM
Humidor time: 149 days
Ozz came by this afternoon for a smoke-fest, so I grabbed this one out of the humi for the first round.  Had only tried one LPH stick prior, that being the 1515 Robusto, and it was a disappointing smoke to say the least, so was hopeful the rest of their sticks were somewhat better. This one is a hefty beast with a good solid feel, and smooth, slightly oily wrapper with minimal veinage.



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

Flavor is medium-bodied with a hint of cocoa and this stayed consistent through the course of the smoke. Not the most interesting profile, but very pleasant for what it was.



Knocked the fine white ash off at 2 1/2" leaving a cone and from there things were uneventful down to the nub.  

Very nice smoke overall - good construction, pleasant flavor, no complaints here.
Burn time: 1:29
Drew Estate Liga Privada #9 Parejo (Toro)5 Star RatingMurphy2234/13/2019 7:33 PM
This was a really beautiful cigar.   Perfectly constructed and the wrapper was flawless.  PLD was somewhat like cedar, chocolate and a little spice.

The flavor profile changed from chocolate and sweet to spicy/peppery during the last third.

Draw was almost perfect and ash was sturdy, only falling off during the final third.

An amazing smoke which I will have to add to the collection!
Camacho Corojo (2013 Reblend Red Label) Robusto4 Star Ratingtuck04114/13/2019 2:30 PM
Humidor time: 173 days
Had only tried the Connecticut blend from this brand so it was time to check out Camacho's other offerings.  Wrapper was a bit veiny and somewhat soft to the touch.

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

Flavor profile was in the full range with sweet and spicy notes and a hint of dark chocolate.  Very nice and this stayed consistent through the course of the smoke.



Knocked the fine grey ash off at 1 1/2" and this left a nice cone.  From there, things were uneventful down to the nub with no construction or burn issues to speak of.  Definitely leaning towards the full end, strength-wise, as I was feeling the nic. kick towards the last third.

Very nice smoke overall - good construction, nice flavors, what's not to like.  I'll be picking up more of these as they will make nice commute smokes.
Burn time: 1:05
Rating: 4.1/5
Rocky Patel Broadleaf Super Toro3.5 Star Ratingtuck04114/12/2019 10:59 PM
Humidor time: 183 days
Had previously smoked a couple of other vitolas from this blend and didn't have good luck with them, mostly due to their performance, so didn't have high hopes for this one.  It's got a soft feel to the touch, indicating a loose pack.

Gave it a punch and PLD was on the tight side.  The light produced a somewhat tight draw and thin smoke volume at the start.  The burn started even but got wavy within the first half inch.

Flavor is a mellow maduro without any specific notes I could detect until the second third when a hint of cocoa appeared.  Which may have been there from the beginning, but my unrefined palate didn't pick it up right away....

The draw and smoke volume both improved about 1 inch in to the smoke making this a much more enjoyable experience.  Not what I consider optimal, but it was adequate.





Knocked the fine, grey ash off at 2 1/2" and this left a small cone.  Following this, the burn almost completely evened out, which was a surprise as I expected it to be a ragged burn all the way through, similar to the other vitolas I've smoked from this blend.

Had to give it a touch-up in the last third, but it was after I stuck it with my corn skewer, so I'm not deducting points.

Overall, a pretty good smoke and the best of the vitolas I've tried from this blend so far.  Construction was acceptable and the flavor, while not directly in my wheelhouse, was pleasant enough for puffing while watching Daredevil Season 3 on Netflix and swilling cheap beer.  I'd smoke another and will as I have another...
Burn time:  1:28

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