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The points contest is under way for the month of November. The 26 members with the most points for the month have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Famous Smoke Shop. You can read the details HERE. To view the previous month's contest results see here.

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Camacho Liberty 2012 ThrowbackSeptember, 201984
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Pretty nice Sunday morning smoke with the only drawback being the full strength of this stick, which... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2012 ThrowbackSeptember, 201990
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Never trying the original 2012 version, I have no way to compare this years stick to a "throwback" m... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2012 ThrowbackSeptember, 201997
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If you can't tell...I loved this cigar.  It had almost everything I ever look for in a cig... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2012 ThrowbackSeptember, 201985
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jason (jharrisx5)
As always I'm excited to pick up the new Liberty releases... I've smoked them all, in every size, an... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2012 ThrowbackSeptember, 201979
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Bolivar Cofradia No. 654 (Fuerte)November, 201992
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This is a hearty cigar and not for the tame of heart smokers.  While there were no big swi... Read More
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Cigar Rating Reviewer Date
3x3 (by Occidental, Davidoff) Corona (tubed)3.5 Star Ratingjrfoxx11/12/2019 9:16 AM
Predominantly woody with some cream and a hint of spice. Not bad, but not great. A decent smoke for working while smoking. Second half is unchanged in its taste.
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain Daytona 543 (No.4)4 Star Ratingtuck041111/10/2019 7:17 PM
Humidor time: 269 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of veins, an oily sheen, a moderately firm pack with no soft spots, and... the wrapper was unfurling about half way down the stick.  I gave it an application of saliva, but it didn't appear to help.  Gave it a punch and PLD was moderately tight. (11/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with subtle hints of leather and coffee and quite a bit of spice on retro. The spice persisted quite aways into the smoke, unlike many sticks I've had lately, and this made it quite interesting and tasty. The flavors dissipated in the last third. Strength was about medium. (22/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third while the wrapper continued to crack and unfurl, but this didn't seem to affect smokeability too much. The ash fell at 1 1/4" leaving a crater. The burn stayed mostly even through and past the cracked wrapper issue and required no touch-ups down to the nub. (20/25)

Overall impression: This was a fine smoke for the first 2/3rds in spite of the wrapper problem.  Very flavorful until the last third and I'm not deducting too many points for the wrapper as it didn't impact my enjoyment of the stick.  Would definitely smoke this one again.  (27/35)

Burn time: 0:57
Rating: 80
Cohiba Blue Robusto3.5 Star Ratingtuck041111/10/2019 3:40 PM
Humidor time: 262 days
Appearance and construction: Several prominent veins, a light sheen, and a firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a punch and PLD was open. (11/15)

Flavor: Got nothing from PLA. The light gave a mild/medium profile with a note of wood and a hint of sweetness. The sweetness intensified a bit in the last third with the body increasing to medium, but apart from that, this was a pretty bland smoke and not very interesting.  Pleasant enough for puffing, but just not that much going on. Strength was medium or less. (18/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light gave a moderately easy draw, decent but not optimal smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn was wavy but self-correcting through the first third with the ash falling at 1 1/2" leaving a cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub with smoke output being adequate but never reaching optimal. (20/25)

Overall impression: This one was a decent smoke but it loses points for the less than amazing flavors and less than optimal smoke volume.  I have a few more, though, and will revisit this review should those perform any better. (23/35)

Burn time: 1:26
Rating: 72
El Rey del Mundo Robusto Suprema (Oscuro)4 Star Ratingtuck041111/10/2019 10:30 AM
Humidor time: 268 days
Appearance and construction: A few veins and bumps, an oily sheen, and a firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was moderately open.  Interesting and attractive presentation with the band over the paper wrapping... (13/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium-bodied profile with notes of wood and spice.  This stayed consistent until I also got a hint of chocolate in the 2nd third.  Quite tasty, although not very complex.  Strength was medium at best. (22/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, decent smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash being a bit on the crumbly side and small pieces flaking off every now and then.  I knocked it off at just under 1 1/2" as it didn't look like it would go much longer and this left a small cone. The rest of the smoke was similar with the occasional bit of self-correcting waviness down to the nub. Smoke volume never quite reached optimal but was adequate. (23/25)

Overall impression: Very nice, long, slow-burning smoke to accompany my early Sunday morning Netflix session. This was a low-maintenance, flavorful stick, although not as flavorful as expected based on the dark Sumatra wrapper.  I'd smoke this one again and will as I have a few more. (30/35)

Burn time: 2:05
Rating: 88
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 (Broadleaf) Toro3 Star Ratingtuck041111/9/2019 7:50 PM
Humidor time: 282 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of minor veins, a smooth box-press, a light sheen, and a slightly soft pack with no soft spots... Gave it a punch and PLD was moderately tight. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of coffee. The light gave a medium/full profile with notes of leather and black pepper and a bit of spice on retro. The spice faded quickly with a hint of wood appearing in the first third and the other notes mellowing.  Quite nice although not completely in my wheelhouse. Strength was about medium. (20/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a slightly restricted draw, decent but not optimal smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed mostly even and self-correcting through the first third and I knocked the flaky ash off just past 1" as it didn't look like it would go much longer.  No cone was left... The burn got lopsided in the 2nd third and got the first touch-up with a couple more being needed on the way to the nub.  Draw and smoke volume never quite reached optimal.  (15/25)

Overall impression: This one was a similar experience to the Robusto version that I had about a month ago - decent flavors but less than perfect construction leading to burn issues.  Typical of Broadleaf wrappered sticks in my experience... At any rate, not a stick I'll be looking to buy more of. (20/35)

Burn time: 1:30
Rating: 67
Diesel Unholy Cocktail (torpedo)3 Star Ratingtuck041111/9/2019 2:51 PM
Humidor time: 267 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of veins, a light sheen, and a firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it three clips with the guillotine and PLD was moderately tight. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of coffee. The light gave a full-bodied profile with notes of leather and black coffee and a nice spicy note on retro. The spice faded quickly with the other notes mellowing in the first third.  Strength was better than medium as I got a bit of a nic. hit towards the end. (20/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a tight draw, thin smoke volume, and an even burn to start. I gave it a fourth clip, but this did not noticeably improve the draw, although smoke volume did increase somewhat in the first third while never reaching optimal. The burn was a bit wavy but self-correcting with the first ash dropping at 1 1/2" leaving a small cone. The burn got lopsided in the last third and required one touch-up before the nub. (15/25)

Overall impression: Not the best Diesel I've had what with the tight draw and less than optimal smoke volume and the flavors were not as good as what I remembered from the Robusto version of this blend.  I have a few more of these and will revisit this review should they perform any better. (20/35)

Burn time: 1:29
Rating: 67
CAO MX2 Toro3.5 Star Ratingtuck041111/9/2019 10:46 AM
Humidor time: 267 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of prominent veins, a light sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was moderately open. (11/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium-bodied profile with a note of wood and a hint of cocoa. This stayed pretty consistent through the course of the smoke and was pleasant enough, but not as interesting or flavorful as what I remember from the robusto version of this blend. Strength was less than medium. (20/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the grey ash falling at about 2" leaving a cone. Following the ash leaving, the burn slowly and gradually got lopsided in the 2nd third and I finally gave it the only touch-up prior to the second ashing.  Things were then uneventful down to the nub. (20/25)

Overall impression: Pretty nice smoke to accompany my early Saturday morning Netflix session (Supergirl, Season 3).  Over the course of the first third, I thought I was about to have my first CAO smoke that was free of construction/burn issues, but alas, it doesn't seem like that's ever going to happen.  At any rate, compared to most other CAO's I've had, this one was relatively well-constructed with only one touch-up needed.  Good draw, decent if not amazing flavor, good smoke output, I'll take it. (25/35)

Burn time: 1:31
Rating: 76
CLE Corojo 11/184.5 Star RatingMurphy22311/8/2019 11:43 AM
*  Pre-Light 10
*  Lighting and Burn: 12
* Construction: 34
* Flavor and Aroma: 34
Total: 90

  It's been sitting in my Humidor for awhile, a gift from another geek.   PLD was smooth and hinted of milk chocolate and vanilla.

1st third was a little wonky with the burn but a quick trim and from there on it was great.   Light Flaky ash.  Smooth easy draw .
Flavor was like the PLD.  Creamy milk chocolate with a hint of spice.  Not overpowering and generally a really good cigar.
La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra Torpedo4 Star Ratingedewey11/6/2019 5:57 AM
I bought a box of these about 7 years ago and just dragged this one out for my morning smoke. Cigar looks great, burns razor sharp with a perfect draw. Not too loose or too tight. Smooth flavours through the smoke, very pleasant but with few transitions. Medium body with plenty of smoke. Aging has been good for this stick and I can only imagine it will get even better a few years from now.
Punch Bareknuckle Belicoso4.5 Star Ratingtuck041111/5/2019 8:49 PM
Humidor time: 263 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of prominent veins, an oily sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it three clips with the guillotine and PLD was open. (11/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of rich tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with notes of Chocolate, coffee, and nuts, and quite spicy on retro. Unlike most sticks, the spice on retro persisted throughout most of the smoke.  Quite tasty. Strength was medium at best. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash falling at about 1 1/2" leaving a small cone.  Things were then very uneventful down to the nub. (24/25)

Overall impression: A very enjoyable smoke, this one, if a bit short.  It was a quick-burning stick, but on the bright side, it was quite tasty and well constructed with no burn issues to report, which was somewhat surprising given that I was smoking it outside on my friend's deck on the water and there was a bit of a breeze blowing. I have a few more of these and will enjoy smoking them on the commute. (33/35)

Burn time: 0:53
Rating: 91

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