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Tatuaje Black Tubo

Tatuaje Black Tubo

February 12, 2012

Ok, I gotta give a fair shake to Tatuaje on this. The last Black series wasn’t exactly… smokable whatsoever. This one lived up to my expectations.  Now, it’s not the same blending methods of the original black, as this does have a standard wrapper grade leaf on the exterior. It lights easily thanks to the slightly shaggy tip and bursts […]

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Original Tatuaje Black Pimphammer Humidor Jar

Tatuaje Black Lancero

February 5, 2012

It’s been a while since I had a black. The original production of the blacks were code named the “pimphammer” (after the cigar store tool pictured above). In order to get in on the first samples, at the IPCPR show you had to say ‘pimphammer’ to Pete Johnson, and then he would ship you a […]

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Fuente Opus X Forbidden X

Fuente Opus X – Forbidden X

January 30, 2012

I know I’ve harshed on Opus X before, as the current generations aren’t the same as they used to be (I know, it’s a lame lament in an industry that prides itself on purity ), but this is different.  Damn different.  The Forbiddens are only available at the Fuente shop in Vegas, or as rewards […]

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Camacho Liberty 2011

January 17, 2012

Over the last few years the Camacho brand is largely identified with a lack of quality control and lack of innovation. Oddly, the packaging has been more noteworthy than their blends.  It’s been a while since I tried a liberty (the last one was a 2007 barber pole style, which was excellent), So I thought […]

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A Fuente Anejo #60

December 27, 2011

The Anejo’s are a little different than your average cigar.  It’s based off of a  normal Fuente maduro wrapper, but the wrapper is aged in a used cognac barrel before rolling.  Now, it’s not an in-your-face flavor, just a little hint of something additional. The first notes are quite light and subtle, and ash instantly […]

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Avo 85th Anniversary Figurado

December 21, 2011

I feel like I’m chancing fate with a figurado, seeing as i seem to always get ‘that one’ that doesn’t burn right. Luckily, I am quickly proven safe.  The light is essentially perfect –smooth and light, without any unnecessary tug involved.  The light dominican flavor easily draw through and coat the palette evenly. Over time there’s a little bit […]

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Villiger 1888 Robusto

Villiger 1888 Robusto

December 13, 2011

Grr. Pardon the formatting, but the new version of WordPress has broken image placement. Anyways… It’s been a while since I hit one of these up. Known in Europe for their short fill dry-cured mini’s, the 1888 is a pretty wild deviation for the brand. This guy starts in the way you would expect of […]

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