Fratello Inverso Corona Gorda

From fresh you’re greeted with scents of yeast and hops. It smells just like a Stella Artois; luckily this is one of my favourite beers! “Where the Navetta has an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, a Dominican viso binder, and Nicaraguan Jalapa fillers, the Navetta Inverso has an inverted version of this blend i.e. a Nicaraguan […]

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Sobremesa El Americano 6″ x 52

The makeup of this cigar is impressive; ready… It uses a La Meca Ecuador habano Grade 1 dark rosado wrapper and Mexican Matacapan Negro de temporal binder over five different filler tobaccos: Nicaraguan GK Condega C-SG seco, Nicaraguan Pueblo Nuevo criollo viso, Nicaraguan La Joya Estelí C-98 viso, Nicaraguan ASP Estelí hybrid ligero and broadleaf […]

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Tabak Especial Robusto Oscuro

Not just another infused cigar. As expected, the Tabak Especial smells and tastes of coffee and milk chocolate from fresh. This cigar has a solid pack, nice dark wrapper and a shaggy foot which makes it a breeze to light up.  As you already know, this cigar is infused but a little different than most […]

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This is the first Oliva cigar I have smoked. Straight out of the box it looks damn good.   Perfect looking wrapper! Nice and smooth with an oily sheen but a little on the soft side. The smell from fresh is alluring, sweet milk chocolate and leather. The first taste you get once lit is […]


Rocky Patel The Edge B52

Rocky’s ‘Edge’ range is quite impressive! I love how well made these cigars are; the wrapper is nice and smooth but also shows some deep veins. I like a cigar that looks like a leaf. Overall there are no soft spots till your right at the foot which smells of sweet brown sugar. Once cut, […]

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Drew Estate Java Mint

Smells just like an after dinner mint. Now that comment really shows my age… The wrapper looked a little crumbly and delicate, but was actually the opposite being quite spongy. This wrapper also has a nice rustic look, but the lack of creativity on the band really fails for presentation. After opening with the punch, […]

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Mi Querida Triqui Traca No. 552

Apparently the name means ‘Firework’ so let’s see if this cigar goes off with a bang! The toothy wrapper just glistens of oil, a little bumpy with some sharp veins throughout. The pack is a little on the firm side; the cold draw has light resistance and hints of cedar and leather. The first third […]

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Acid 20 Robusto

Sweet and spicy Christmas treat.   This cigar is seriously box pressed; nearly a perfect rectangle and the corners are very sharp! The wrapper had a perfect toothy oily sheen, and smells nearly exactly like a Gudang garam kretek cigarette. Unfortunately they had a day off creating the band; its budget and to be honest […]

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