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.
April Points Contest is Under Way!
The points contest is under way for the month of April. 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!
Overall not a bad cigar from LGC, just not a memorable one. The appearence is somewhat over shadowed by a very large band. But the cigar itself is firm, well constructed. Very slight veining, but some well defined wrapper edges. Slight variations in coloring. Prelight draw is light and has tones of sweet hay and earth. Cap clips very well, no fraying or issues. First draw is full and easy with plenty of smoke. Stronger earth tones, but nothing over the top. strength is advertised at medium. the burn is perfectly straight and the ash is very white and seems to hold just about as long as you want it to. Flavor profile picks up some slight citruis flavors, but keeps the earth tone also. Smoke continues to be very full, burn continues razor sharp. No construction issues, cap holds its shape nicely. Going into the last third not strong flavor seems to take hold as the profile continues as before. Even and exhale thru the nose doesn't bring out anything stronger. Overall a very once smoke but when it comes to having a LGC I will stick with the Serie R
Beautiful construction and look. The wrapper has a great color. Starts out smooth with a great burn and picks up in strength as you progress. Very spicy flavor and somewhat of a wood like taste to it. This is a flavor I have only found with this cigar. Frankly one of the best I have ever tried, I have never been let down. The rolling is perfect and it burns perfectly. Truly a top cigar.
Enjoyed this cigar much more than my first. I had a toro that burned like crap, but potential was there. This one was much better.
Nice looking stick, clean band as Alec Bradleys go. Nice sheen to the wrapper and nicely filled, just a bit of give. Burn was fairly good, needed one small touch up but nothing compared to my last experience. Smoke was thick, and the ash was extremely firm.
Mostly nice and earthy tobacco. Some creaminess in there, I never got any pepper bite. Very smooth and tasty. Burned slow and cool, which was nice. Got the same nice, meaty notes towards the middle I enjoyed from the toro size.
I would definitely smoke these again, and if found on a deal, these are worth having around. Nice smoke.
Slightly dry, but very smooth wrapper with minimal veining. Cap is perfect and there are no soft spots. Aroma off of the foot is clean tobacco with a very faint cocoa hint. This cigar has two bands and they both complement each other well. The main band is classy yet simple, very nice.
Draw is simply perfect with just the right amount of resistance. Cap is applied perfectly and the wrapper is a nice color of deep brown with no imperfections. I found no soft spots at all. This is a well made cigar.
The first few draws gave me a nice pepper bite with rich tobacco mixed with a slight cedar hint. There was also a meaty flavor, but this only lasted for a few draws. About a half inch in, and all of a sudden a nice mocha/caramel jumps in along with a dark cherry like flavor. The pepper from the start is barely there and in its place is a very faint graham cracker touch. The cedar remains but is in the background. All this in the first 1/3! The middle third finds the cedar picking up a bit and mixing with cherry and pepper. The mocha fades to the background and then picks back up approaching the final third. The last third arrives with a nice mocha/cedar mix, a touch of pepper, and the tobacco is really rich. This is a full bodied stick, and the smoke is thick n' chewy.
Burn was a bit off, but expected for a box press. It did not need a touch up. Ash is pretty solid, but holds for only an 1/2 inch at a time. Color is a nice black, peppered with dark grays and some white stripping. This is a slow burner and the smoke output was fantastic...lots of it!
This is a great cigar. Age has treated this well. The flavor profile is complex and ever changing, especially the first third. Burn, ash, and draw were great, and the smoke output was excellent. A full bodied smoke with good flavors that transition throughout the whole cigar. This is one top notch cigar. Thanks to Eddie (BlackIrish) for supplying this great smoke! -(GC review 4/14)
This extremely dark stick hand a rich tobacco aroma wafting from it when I removed the cello. It had a firm feel to it and it clipped nicely and lit fast.
The first flavors from this cigar were a citrus flavor. It had a mildly sweet taste to it and was more of tart citrus then anything else. By the time I got into it about1 1/2 inches, it started to change and the citrus really faded out and a very rich cocoa flavor came into play. Somewhere along the way it also added a little sweetness to the cocoa that resembled caramel.
The burn and smoke were perfect the whole stick and it was at best to me a upper medium in body. This was a real surprise cigar for me and I got way more then expected from it. It was very enjoyable and a I look forward to adding more of these to my collection.
This cigar had well built reddish brown wrapper that offered a mild pepper and tobacco smell from it. It had a very solid feel to and the seems were invisible on it. I clipped it and it lit nicely.
Right off the bat the first few draws offered a medium pepper from it. After I got past that it went more into a leather and stayed that way the entire cigar only adding a very small amount of black coffee at the very end.
The burn on this cigar was perfect never getting wavy or off at any point. The draw and smoke produced was perfect all the way through. The ash on this cigar was about the most solid, perfect ash I've ever seen. It held on until well past halfway without a crack or a flake in it.
Over a good solid smoke that was not super complex and ever changing, but offered good flavor in a medium full bodied smoke.
I don't normally seek out Connecticut wrapper cigars but this cigar could change my opinion. Great looking cigar. Beautiful wrapper, even color, minimal veining, firm, great construction. Preflight aroma of sweet hay. Cap clips well, no fraying. First draws are full and produce plenty of smoke. Preflight aroma of sweet hay carries over. Very smooth and creamy. Burn is razor sharp, no wrapper issues that can happen with Connecticut wrappers. Well pace smoke. Ash is a darker grey and very solid. I very light peppery flavor pops in, draw continues to be excellent. Overall a great and enjoyable smoke
I'm very new to the world of cigars but I absolutely loved this one. It had a very nice draw and a nearly perfect burn. It was very creamy and smooth and had hints of vanilla. This is a very mild cigar and I definitely recommend it to those who are just starting out with cigars.
I was bombed this stick from a fellow geek and have it about a month on my humi. This was my first smoke of the day today and I am loving it. Very nice looking stick with minimal veining. Ash is nice gray and hung on till I tapped it off. I would have given it 4 stars other than I personally just have a hard time getting used to the torpedo shape, I am really looking forward to picking up a few of the box press robusto size to test out.
Not a horrible cigar, but has kind of a cheap feel and taste. Looks like it was rolled from a grocery sack. Flavor is kind of plain and non-descript, but it did hold together and the burn line was straight. Actually, I was expecting it to be worse than it was. Okay as a lawnmower smoke.