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The Geek Critique


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Santa Ana Robusto Dos CapasSeptember, 200982
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: David Robinson (gitfiddl)
I've always thought of barber-poles as a novelty, and in my estimation, this one proves it.  It wasn't a bad cigar by any means, but I'd prefer prefer the effort be put into solid constructi...Read More
La Reina Robusto MaduroSeptember, 200976
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rebecca Silverwolf
The construction and burn for this cigar were great. The flavor left a lot to be desired. It was harsh and made my throat and nose burn. I haven't been a huge fan of Dominican cigars up to this point,...Read More
La Reina Robusto MaduroSeptember, 200986
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: The Jackal, A.K.A - Jason Sherlock (Jackal)
This was a fairly good tasting cigar.  It was well constructed and gave no real trouble with the burn.  It had a decent complexity throughout most of the burn.  My only c...Read More
Santa Ana RobustoSeptember, 200992
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: David Robinson (gitfiddl)
I truly enjoyed this cigar.   It had enough flavor and complexity to keep one interested without being overpowering.  The cello said $8. I would happily pay that to smoke another.&...Read More
Santa Ana RobustoSeptember, 200976
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: The Jackal A.K.A - Jason Sherlock (Jackal)
This cigar wasnt a winner for me.  The ashy and bitter tastes really ruined it for me.

I wonder if changing beverage may help.  I had brandy with this cigar.  The ...Read More
Santa Ana Robusto Dos CapasSeptember, 200989
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DonM
Overall, very nice cigar and well worth smoking.  The barber pole wrapper was unique and my first.  The best thing I found with it was the complexity of the flavors and very enjoya...Read More
La Reina Robusto MaduroSeptember, 200989
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DonM
This was a very enjoyable maduro. I liked th blends and the balance between the filler and the wrapper and it smoked well.  The only issue which was minor was the firm draw.  I enj...Read More
Santa Ana RobustoSeptember, 200991
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DonM
I really enjoyed this cigar from start to finish.  The flavors, burn and draw extraordinary.  This cigar produced a tremendous volume of smoke throughout.  THe only bad p...Read More
Vivaldi (Santa Ana Cigars) RobustoSeptember, 200985
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DonM
While the constuction on this cigar was superb from the cap to the foot, the overall flavors and smoking experience were average at best, with nothing spectacular about it.  Worthy of smokin...Read More
La Reina RobustoSeptember, 200990
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DonM
Overall, a very enjoyable medium bodied cigar. I smoked it to a nub, something I rarely do.  I was very impressed with the overall construction, well done.  I was amazed at the nea...Read More
Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve RobustoJuly, 200987
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Eddie Naughton (BlackIrish)
Alec Bradley has been putting out some good smokes lately.  I've seen this cigar described as a "tempered down Tempus" and that seems accurate to me.  I've liked the Tempus a good ...Read More
Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve RobustoJuly, 200989
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: SenorPablo
This is a cigar definitely worth trying.  It clearly had a level of quality above your average cigar.  The complexity of the flavors throughout the smoke are what really grabbed my...Read More
Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve RobustoJuly, 200981
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: David Fine (stogie_foggie)
Overall, the smoking experience was excellent.  Great draw, ample smoke and a nice cool smoke.  Nice looking cigar that held up well to the beating I can sometimes give cigars duri...Read More
Bad Dog Robusto (sweet tip)July, 200980
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Trenton "Twinky" Puckett (Twinky)
Over all I realy enjoyed this good smoke, but you have to be patient. The first few puffs are god-aweful, but it dose get much better quickly. This stick is more medium than medium- full but its still...Read More
Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve RobustoJuly, 200990
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mountedshriner (mountedshriner)
This is an excellent smoke. What I liked the most about this cigar is that it changed up on me constantly and I was getting different flavors and nuances throughout the entire process. I really enjoye...Read More
Bad Dog Robusto (sweet tip)July, 200976
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Duker511 (Duker511)
This cigar looked better than it tasted. It tastes a bit chaeap and never really developed into anything much more than an average kick around cigar. I suppose with some age the green taste might impr...Read More
Bad Dog Robusto (sweet tip)July, 200980
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Eddie Naughton (BlackIrish)
Apart from the unique Rhodesian wrapper, this cigar doesn't really stand out from the large crowed of decently made cigars that deliver static and unexceptional flavors.  I'm glad I smoked i...Read More
Bad Dog Robusto (sweet tip)July, 200992
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: mattmancool34 (mattmancool34)
I really did enjoy this cigar and plan on buying some in the future it was a change of pace that I enjoyed alot. It seems as if I've been smoking fastballs one right after the other recently and altho...Read More
Pinar del Rio Habano Sun Grown Robusto (original blend)June, 200990
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: SenorPablo
This is exactly the kind of cigar I would hope to find in an exercise like this.  Something I have not had the pleasure of enjoying in the past.  Something with a great price. ...Read More
Pinar del Rio Habano Sun Grown Robusto (original blend)June, 200989
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Eddie Naughton (BlackIrish)
A rich, flavorful medium-full robusto.  The warm spice is balanced wtih leather, wood, cream, and some sweetness, making the smoke very satisfying.  Plan to smoke this one to the n...Read More
Pinar del Rio Habano Sun Grown Robusto (original blend)June, 200983
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Peter (junglepete)
Overall a very good smoke with some decent complexity and from what I've heard, it also comes with a reasonable price tag. This is one that I would definitely keep in the inventory. Thanks for the cig...Read More
Pinar del Rio Habano Sun Grown Robusto (original blend)June, 200981
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rich Fry (lowpro75)
This cigar would have rated a lot higher if not for the bitterness and the tar.  The first half of this cigar was thoroughly enjoyable.  Unfortunately the second half was marred by...Read More
Pinar del Rio Habano Sun Grown Robusto (original blend)June, 200990
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Tim Podwika (podman28)
The cigar is well-made, tasty and very enjoyable. Above all that it is a tremendous value for what you get in the cigar. You should be able to find this cigar in a B&M for under $6 but tastes and perf...Read More
Padron 1964 Anniversary Exclusivo MaduroJune, 200986
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mike (mhuss)
I previously enjoyed a Padron 1964 a while back in their Corona size.  But I seemed to enjoy that offering much more than this one.  This cigar had some really nice features, like ...Read More
Padron 1964 Anniversary Exclusivo MaduroJune, 200991
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: David Fine (stogie_foggie)
Overall, this was an excellent cigar.  The Padron line as a whole is always consistent and flavorful and the '64 Anniversary does not disappoint.  While not quite the cigar as it's...Read More
Padron 1964 Anniversary Exclusivo MaduroMay, 200994
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian Aebi (smoke 1)
I absolutley love the 1964 series, and usually get them in the natural wrapper, which is why I did not rate this as high as others.  All in all though a definite must try.  Thanks ...Read More
Padron 1964 Anniversary Exclusivo MaduroMay, 200992
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Dennis Johnston (mountedshriner)
This is a wonderful cigar. Padron has certainly kept their reputation in tact with this quality smoke. There are enough subtle flavors here to keep even the most sophisticated herfer interested. Altho...Read More
Padron 1964 Anniversary Exclusivo MaduroMay, 200992
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Alfred Ponce (nukbucko)
The Padron 1964 Exclusivo Maduro is one fine cigar. If I can sum up the flavors in one word it would be WOW! This is one of those smokes you want to smoke with a good friend, Father, son, or just grea...Read More
Alacranes Habano 2000 RobustoMay, 200991
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Eddie Naughton (BlackIrish)
Alacranes has a winner here, in a delectable, beautifully made robusto.  Medium in body but full of interesting flavors, with just enough spice to keep your attention.  This cigar ...Read More
Alacranes Habano 2000 RobustoMay, 200987
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Tim Podwika (podman28)
This is a very good light cigar. Great for a morning or early afternoon smoke. This was not the first smoke of this cigar for me nor will it be the last. I wish it had a bit more punch but it has a ti...Read More
Alacranes Habano 2000 RobustoMay, 200979
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mark Lax (markinde)
All in all I enjoyed this cigar. It was my first Alacranes, so I didn't know what to expect from it. It was more of a mild-medium, and I tend to prefer more medium to full bodied cigars generally but ...Read More
Alacranes Habano 2000 RobustoMay, 200995
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mike (mhuss)
I reviewed this Alacranes robusto H2000 back in September of last year.  Since then, I was fortunate enough to sample other offerings of this brand.  And I loved each of them. ...Read More
Alacranes Habano 2000 RobustoMay, 200994
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Peter (junglepete)
I think Peter has a real winning blend here. Having smoked both wrappers in a variety of sizes and liking them both, I find the flavor and construction quite consistent. Based on the price of $5.50 -$...Read More
Isabela Miami TorpedoApril, 200982
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Eddie Naughton (BlackIrish)
A well-built mild cigar with some flavor, but one that isn't sure what it wants to be.  The sweetened tip and knock-off band make me think that it's aimed at new smokers and poseurs, but the...Read More
Isabela Miami TorpedoApril, 200970
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Peter (junglepete)
Because I really liked the way this cigar felt and smoked, I found myself wanting to give it a higher score, but I was truly disappointed with the bitterness and therfore could not. Nonetheless, I eas...Read More
Isabela Miami EsplendidoApril, 200993
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Duker511 (Duker511)
The first one of these I smoked was terrible, soft and really bitter. I had another one so I gave it another try. Im glad I did, it was alot better, this one was what you can expect from the brand Im ...Read More
Isabela Miami EsplendidoApril, 200980
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: G Scott Lewis (texlewee)
It was very hard for me to get past the sugar coated head. The sugar seemed to linger way too much and distracted me from the cigar itself. I understand the wish to throwback to the pre-Castro era, bu...Read More
Isabela Miami EsplendidoApril, 200975
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: ljlemer (ljlemer)
Total 75 points. This cigar might be just right for another herfer, but it's not my cup of tea. I would never buy it. I will only smoke other sizes to review
them, and only because I am getting the...Read More
Isabela Miami RobustoApril, 200989
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Hot Stuff x (Hot Stuff x)
This is a very high quality, full-bodied cigar.  Although very good, I would love to have some of these to place in the humi and give them a year or two of rest. I am admittedly a bit of a l...Read More
Isabela Miami EsplendidoMarch, 200985
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: SenorPablo
In general I found this cigar to be enjoyable.  I think it could have ranked a bit higher if it didn't have the sugary sweet cap that lasted nearly half-way through the smoke.  Thi...Read More
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #3March, 200986
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: BlackIrish (BlackIrish)
I'd enjoyed some regular LADCs and knew that CA had given very high marks to the Edicion Especial robusto, so I was looking forward to this smoke.  Overall, I was a bit disappointed. &n...Read More
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #3March, 200990
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Ken Kelley (Ken Kelley)
I really didn’t have a clue as to what to expect from this cigar as it is the first La Aroma de Cuba I’ve ever smoked.  I’m a Nicaraguan tobacco fan so the slight sweetness was a real hit fo...Read More
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #3March, 200964
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Bob Cordell (Bob Cordell)
This cigar is a radical departure from the cigars that usually dwell in my humidors. The natural wrapper isnt at all like the Montes, CAO's or Romeo's that I usually stock in the lighter shades. It tr...Read More
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #3March, 200991
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Peter (junglepete)
This is a cigar made for Ashton by Pepin Garcia. It deems a wrapper grown by the Oliva Tobacco Company and filler grown from Cuban seed. Now there is a combination that can't help but produce somethin...Read More
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #3March, 200986
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rich Fry (lowpro75)
I was really looking forward to this cigar because I am a fan of the regular Aroma De Cuba line.  In the end I feel this cigar never quite reached its full potential.  I feel that ...Read More
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 3February, 200974
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: G Scott Lewis (texlewee)
Transition in a cigar is normally a good thing, and is a telltale sign of a good cigar. I can't credit this cigar with that kind of accolade.  The cigar transitioned from very poor, to toler...Read More
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 3February, 200992
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Tim Podwika (podman28)
This was a very nice smoke. It was medium in body but had good flavor and outstanding construction. This was my first experience with this cigar and now knowing what I know will be smoking many more o...Read More
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 3February, 200988
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Trenton Puckett (Twinky)
Overall this was a pretty good smoke. It lasted 1:20. The off and on bitterness realy hurt this one. The complexity was there, but not in abundance. I think that this cigar could have tasted better, b...Read More
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 3February, 200977
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Peter (junglepete)
I don't feel good posting this review in that I don't think the brand got a fair shake due to the tight roll and poor draw on this one stick. Unless the other reviews have the same issues, then I supp...Read More
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 3February, 200992
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: BlackIrish (BlackIrish)
I came to this cigar with high expectations and it met them.  Construction is top notch, and the flavor is smooth, complex, and delicious.  With so many hyped cigars falling short,...Read More
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