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05/19/2009 10:08 PM By DBenitez
Dario - I got a few reviews from Cubano that I had requested. They are in no particular order.

El Baton - This is definitely not you typical JC Newman Cigar cause it has mostly tobacco from Nicaragua. The wrapper is dar...


04/28/2009 06:30 AM By FEstevez
Giralda Maduro Review
Gitano
7 x 50 Double Corona

I have heard two different things on the blend for this cigar, one is that the cigar is that both the filler and binder are from the Dominican Republic, and that the wrapper is E...


04/20/2009 12:40 PM By DBenitez
El Baton Cigar Review

Dario - This is probably the black sheep of the J.C. Newman group. Not rolled by Arturo, not a Dominican cigar and made in a factory to solely makes that Cigar. It''s composed mainly of Nicara...


02/23/2009 01:14 PM By DBenitez
CAO Sopranos "Champagne Bottle" Review

Dario - Alright, Tampa Humidor was having an event for CAO and I was trying to find out what cigar I should bring to smoke. Usually I bring one from that brand and buy a few that day assu...


02/03/2009 03:36 PM By DBenitez
Cuba Aliados Limited Edition Cigar Review

Dario - I meant to put this review up earlier but kinda got delayed by the SuperBowl being two blocks from my house. Super pain. Again, this is another cigar that I haven''t heard muc...


01/14/2009 04:14 PM By DBenitez
Isla De Cuba Blend 376 Cigar Review

Dario - Frank happened to see this cigar in the front of a humidor so he suggested we rate it. I like the fact that I haven't heard anything on this cigar because it takes out an prec...


12/19/2008 01:13 PM By DBenitez
Camacho El Legend Ario Cigar Review

Dario - Came across this cigar by accident at Tampa Humidor. Looked around online and could not find much information on it. Did not know what to expect so I just made some assumptions base...


12/04/2008 11:59 PM By DBenitez
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial Cigar Review

Dario - Frank picked one of these up for me about a week ago. First, the wrapper was a light medium brown color with no vein problems. No aroma coming off except for the spanish ...


11/29/2008 05:29 PM By DBenitez
CAO LX2 Belicoso Cigar Review

Dario - Now for this cigar I have heard a lot of good things so I did expect something great from it. Got the first one out of the batch and noticed the wrapper looked odd. There were no bad vein...


11/29/2008 05:15 PM By DBenitez
Cugine Cigar Review

Dario - I was not to sure on what to expect with this cigar since I have not heard to much on it. The wrapper was a medium-dark brown with a few very noticeable veins. Smelling the wrapper and foot, I did ...


11/12/2008 02:43 PM By DBenitez
Drew Estate Acid Ming Dynasty Cigar Review

Dario - Picked up the second to last in the box and immediately noticed its similarity to the Acid Extra Ordinary Larry. It was the same size and the wrapper and foot gave off the exa...


11/04/2008 11:44 PM By DBenitez
La Aurora Barrel Aged Churchill Cigar Review

Frank - This week’s featured Cigar is the La Aurora Barrel Aged Churchill. First thing I notice as I begin the pre-light inspection is the nice even color of the wrapper and the real...


10/29/2008 10:52 PM By DBenitez
Oliva Serie V Maduro Cigar Review

Dario - 10/28/08 - Oliva Serie V Maduro
Picked two of these up the day they came out, first two out of the box. They both had rich looking wrappers; dark chocolate brown with a little g...


10/24/2008 12:17 PM By DBenitez
Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Legend Challenger Cigar Review

Frank - This week we are featuring the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Legend Challenger (wow that’s a mouth full). When I pulled this cigar out of my humidor the fi...


10/16/2008 01:54 PM By DBenitez
My Father #1 Cigar Review

My Father - #1 Robusto | Country Rolled: Nicaragua | Filler: Nicaragua | Binder: Nicaragua | Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Dario - I was surprised by the result of this cigar. The wrapper ...


10/08/2008 06:12 PM By DBenitez
Cubao #3 Cigar Review

Frank - Cubao #3
Rolled in Nicaragua
Size: 7 1/2 x 38
Filler: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro

This cigar is the lancero size o...


10/02/2008 12:36 PM By DBenitez
Macanudo 1968 Cigar Review

Frank - So Today’s review is for the Macanudo 1968. I smoked the Robusto 5X50. This Cigar has Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco plus a proprietary tobacco from the volcanic island of Ometepe off of the...


09/25/2008 10:11 AM By FEstevez
This review is for the Gran Consul : 4 ¾ x 60 Box Press from G.A.R. by George A. Rico. This is my first in depth review, so the format may change in future installments. Pairings: First half with water Second half with Baked ...