The 7th Annual Cigars for Troops drive is over and was very successful with over 1600 cigars donated and sent off to the very deserving! Great job Geeks! A special thanks goes out to Nathan (nwb) for running the drive again.
The 2015Marine Toys for Tots drive raised a very generous total of over $2000 that was passed along to Toys for Tots. This was a excellent opportunity for brotherhood to contribute to a great organization that provides gifts for those less fortunate children in time for Christmas. A special thanks goes out to Brad (Longhorn) for running the drive again.
June Points Contest is Under Way!
The points contest is under way for the month of May. The 26 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.
A very nice toasty flavored cigar. Some nut flavors in the first third and then transitioned into woodsy and spicy flavors. The burn was a little off but never needed any touchups. A very good cigar for the price.
Does Drew Estate make a bad cigar? I don't think so. Like the Liga (which I prefer), the Herrrera produces copious smoke. The draw and burn are both perfect. I didn't get the sweetness others did, instead I detected leather and pepper mostly. I'm not a big fan of that profile, but I loved this cigar nonetheless. This is a full-bodied, long-lasting cigar worthy of smoking.
Nice looking cigar, smooth wrapper, has a foot band specifying it's the Connecticut. Nice solid feel.
The cigar caught me off guard upon lighting, spice forward for about the first 3/4 inch, the spice hang in my mouth for a good but longer but the expected flavors showed up, cedar, nuts just a hint of coffee. Overall it was an interesting profile that kept me puffing.
The construction was perfect, excellent draw, great smoke output, a burn that never wavered and the ash held string for over an inch before dropping.
A beautiful cigar in both appearance and taste. Nice draw, even burn, plenty of smoke. And a sweet aroma! I'm afraid I cannot describe the flavor; it was somewhat complex, but I can tell you what it possessed little of: wood, leather, and pepper, and for me that's just fine. This cigar was somewhat sweet and creamy, and it smoked very cool. Oh, this Tempus was one of the select cigars that tastes good from the first draw. It required no time to develop into a pleasurable smoke.
A fantastic smoke. Easy draw, smooth and oily with hints of earth, nuts and cinnamon. Draw was consistent throughout the entire cigar. Rests easy in the hand and lasts about 45/60 minutes. Using the Cigar Aficionado scale, I give it a 91.
his was supposed to be a "heavenly" smoke: it was very good, not great. More full bodied than I imagined (not really a Medium-Full) it was beautifully constructed, but did not draw as easily as I thought it would and had a stronger "earth" taste than nutty. That being said, for the price, it was a very good smoke.
An overall good smoke, more towards the medium-mild for me, but has some good flavors. When you first look at this cigar you may think it is a Connecticut shade wrapper. it looks light and thin. But once you light it up you get the ECU flavors. Excellent draw from the entubo style rolling, great burn t hat required no touch ups or relights. Flavors are somewhat muted but there are some definite spices and a hint of carmel. There is a richness that seems to belie the look. I did not find this complex as some write ups seems to claim, but the retro hale produced much more bite and more spice. First time to try a an El Primer Mondo Epifania. Thanks to Kent for sending me this cigar
Beautiful corona with a flawless wrapper and a classy sort of simplicity. A pigtail cap and a fold over foot add to the elegance. This smoke starts out with a dry flavor and light cedar notes with a mild underlying earthiness. The draw is on the tighter end of medium and allows for plenty of smoke production. The smoke is very smooth and creamy with a mild spice. Very Cuban-esque. This cigar is consistent and easy to smoke. The construction is top grade. Ash is light and holds well. Burn is razor sharp. Love it.
This is a solid cigar, box worthy and one to keep in your rotation. While it has a limited availability thru bestcigarproces.comn they always seems to have stock and the price point is very good for a box of 15. While I don't find this an overly complex cigar there are enough subtle changes to keep your interest. Opens with a spice that it hard to figure out exactly what it is. Seems to have some of the classic maduro flavors with some leather and earth also. Subtle changes begin about one third in. It begins to mellow just a little and you get some wheat or bread like flavors. Going into the last third it picks back up a bit, giving you a peppery finish. Thanks to AJ Fernandez for this very nice salute to the Pennsylvania cigar industry
Like the Sapta vitola this is a dark rich looking cigar with loads of potential. Smoking it shortly after getting them it was very good, I can see 4 to 6 months from now this easily being a 4.0 or 4.5 cigar with rich deep flavors This opens with a load of spice, almost Pepinesque. With that there are some rich deep flavors more along the lines of a maduro. It is the second half that really needs the age. The cigar mellows out far too much and really loses your attention. It smokes well, very good ash and plenty of smoke. My recommendation is to buy now and let rest.