Well here we are at Monday night and I have been so busy I have not had time to get a review ready for this Tuesday spot, so I figured I might as well do a week in smoke. Now, I have a BAD memory so that is the “Kinda” part in the title as I know I will not remember everything. I also am notoriously bad at snapping pictures of cigars I am smoking so I will be linking back to the reviews if we have them here on StogieReview.com.
As you can already tell, I am not in anyway as organized as the rest of the SR crew.
So without further blabbering, here are some of the smokes I have had this past week.
This cigar has been one of my go to smokes for a long time. I like the medium body of the cigar and can enjoy them any time of the day. I have noted that this churchill size, the only size the local shop had a box of, tends to get a bit nasty at around the 2 inch mark. I have smoked a bunch of these this week.
This is a boutique cigar that i have found to be a very nice flavorful smoke. I would say it is a medium to full cigar, so I do not smoke these in the morning but they are very nice after a decent meal.
If you follow me on Twitter you know my experience with cigarbid.com and these sticks. I usually bid on a bunch of stuff because I lose a lot. This time I seemed to have won a lot. I ended up with 60 of these cigars and I honestly think they changed the blend or they need an awful lot of aging. I have only smoked 2 of these so far but they are not anywhere near what i remember the old Devil’s Weed to be. I would associate these sticks with a cheap smoke that tastes like you are eating your grass. If anyone reads this and has some of the old Devil’s Weed left, give me a shout if you want to sell/trade any of them as I would really like to compare them again. I will probably be doing a review on these at some point, it’s not like I don’t have enough, but as of right now I would steer very far away from ever buying this crap again.
Devil’s Weed Maduro Churchill
Yes, cigarbid.com once again. Yes, I got in trouble from the wife. I do think the one of these I smoked was a little better than the regular line but I will have to smoke a couple more to make a good determination. Again, you will probably see a review of this one down the line also. I honestly can not say which way I am leaning on this cigar as I have not smoked enough of them yet.
Guess where I got this box. Go ahead, can you guess it? Yea, cigarbid.com. Now these I actually like. I am very impressed with this low cost smoke as it seem to be a really good morning smoke with some coffee. I would not try and smoke one of these after a big heavy meal but for a mild smoke to enjoy, this one seems to keep getting higher on my list of sticks to grab.
I absolutely love the CAO Sopranos Tony Soprano. For the other sizes, ehh, they are okay but nothing special. I do think the Tony Soprano is priced way too high but I imagine that is due to the Sopranos name and HBO needing a slice of the pie. I really hope CAO’s new owners (General Cigar) either continue the line or rename the Tony Soprano as the Stogie Review Mike cigar and sell it for a decent price. I don’t think that is too much to ask 🙂 I am also open to taking all excess inventory of the Tony Soprano off your hands to open up space in your warehouse. I am just that nice of a guy.
Here is a cigar that i don’t seem to smoke enough of. I find them locally every now and again but it isn’t something that seems to be available in all sizes all the time. I like the robusto but the 6×60 size I was sent is one I can not wait to get my hands on again since I prefer bigger ring gauges.
I really do not think I can convey in words how much I absolutely love this stick. I could smoke this thing every day and never get tired of it. I have had a few different sizes, although I still have not gotten the lancero, and so far I have liked every one of them. I think the one closest to a robusto is my least favorite but I still smoked through the box in no time flat. If I lived next to Pete he would have a restraining order taken out on me because I would ring his doorbell begging for these sticks at least 3 times a day. Pricey, yes, but damn they are good.
I am still smoking these but not as much here of late as the seem to get a lot stronger toward the nub than they used to. I still think it is a good smoke but I might have to let some sit for a year to see if they meld a bit better in that final third.
Well that is about all I can think of that I smoked. I hope you find some of the same cigars enjoyable, or not, and if you have not tried them, get out there and start smokin!
Hopefully I will start remembering to take pictures of my cigars so it wont be so dull next time.