All donors will receive the coveted "Troop Supporter" badge. Last year's total was 1,343 cigars, and we would like to surpass that with your support. If you have any questions beyond what is addressed in the thread above, please reach out to Nathan (nwb).
Toys for Tots Drive
This year's 2014Marine Toys for Tots drive is over, and the very generous brotherhood here pulled together for an amazing $1,595.16. This is a great accomplishment that will go 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 this year.
December Points Contest is Under Way!
The points contest is under way for the month of December. 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.
This was a very interesting cigar. The flavor was very complex. It definitely changed a couple times. Each change was great. It was spicy, earthy, creamy. It got stronger in flavor as the cigar burned down. Wasn't like most Connecticuts. The construction was flawless. Beautiful cigar. I will be on the lookout for more of these.
This was churchill..it took a good 90 minutes to finish this stick. I was oudoors on a 35 degree night with a hot cocoa & honey as a beverage.
The stick was 7+ inches in length. It had a nce Connecticut wrapper that was smooth and only a minor vein visible. Prelight smell was woody/grassy and it lit easily.
It was consistent from start to finish in the flavor department. A combination of toasty, nutty, wood and hay. A very enjoyable smoke, but I am not rushing to buy another one, though I would grab one if I saw it at a B&M.
This is a very elegant cigar. Throughout the smoke the flavor was mild spice, cedar, and nuttiness. Slightly sweet. Burn was excellent and even the entire time. Lots of nice gray smoke. Will be buying again.
I really enjoyed this one, maybe because my expectations were low, and maybe because it's been cello-less in my humidor for 8 monhts. It has a sweetened cap but it's not just to mask a flavorless cigar, it actually complements the creamy cedary taste very well. A Fat Tire went very well with this. Draw was perfect and the smoke output was fantastic. There was a slight harshness near the nub but it was manageable. That's one I'd have again.
Cigar had a good aroma and good flavor in the 1st third. Draw was perfect, burned fine, and nice smoke output. The only problem I had was battling harshness on the final half. I took it to a little under 2" left and got tired of fighting the bitterness so I gave up on the nub. Mark Twains are better...
A solid feel to this stick.An oily sheen on the seamless and vein less wrapper.The firsts were tastes of spice,leather,cashews and cardamom.The mid's were cream,malt,leather and spice.The last quarter was coffee,leather,berries and spice to the finish.Very nice rich and full flavors with complexity.The draw was great,the burn was dead on and the ash held strongly.Medium in body.
Balanced and complex with flavors alternating between cocoa, nuts, and cream. The construction, draw and ash go without saying: perfect. Only wish Cigar Geeks would add the Padron Family Reseve No. 50 Natural to their database.
This was an enjoyable cigar. Aroma was nice, but I wasn't getting the baked bread flavors described on CI. The draw was just a little on the tight side. I took this down to an inch and it was enjoyable all the way. A good mild cigar, not stupendous, but good.
The aroma was very nice on this cigar, and it was very smooth. I took it to about 1.5 inches and there was no harshness at all. The flavor on the palette was very neutral, not even a hint of pepper. The pigtail cap was nice, just peel and light, no need to cut or punch, the draw was great as is. It did not seem like a medium-full as CI describes, I'd say medium in body.