Dona Flor Alonso Menendez Series (Guest Review)

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Dona Flor Alonso Menendez Series (Guest Review)


If memory serves me correctly, January 2008 was Ed and my first review here at Stogie Review. We reviewed the Dona Flor back then, and now we are re-visiting the brand and another blend. Dona Flor was in limbo for awhile as two companies disputed who had rights to the brand. Now that the issue has been ruled upon in court, an owner has been chosen and they are back in the market.

I used to smoke the Dona Flor Alonso Menendez Series back when I started smoking cigars. I went through at least a couple of boxes. When the brand disappeared from shelves, I basically forgot about them. It was only until last month that I was able to revisit the brand. It was during this review that I was reminded why I was so fond of Dona Flor. The flavors start out very basic and subtle, but transforms as soon as you enter the second third. Sweet, rich flavors and spices and a creamy finish await you. I wasn’t expecting a lot from this cigar at first, but I was set straight quickly.

Some random banter include Ed and my favorite cigars of 2011, but for the most part, we stay focused on the cigar and pick it apart as much as possible. I hope you have the chance to spend 24 minutes with Ed and I as we discuss what we think is a very nice cigar.


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11 thoughts on “Dona Flor Alonso Menendez Series (Guest Review)

  1. Good stuff guys! Enjoyed it! Thanks for being a part of the SR family for the past four years. Couldn’t of done it without you guys…well…we probably could have but its more fun with you guys LOL.

  2. Great review guys! Its alway nice to see Tom and Ed come in and do a review. I love the knew shop btw. If I’m ever in the area I would definitely stop by.

  3. Jerry – Holy shit time flies. It’s always a good time stopping by to where it all started (and continues). Ha I guarantee SR would have prospered with or without us. But it wouldn’t be the same without a cocky, old little Portuguese man and his large Asian friend 😉

    Dave – Yea Ed called me out, what can ya do. I usually pass about 30-50 percent of smoke through the sinus. He asked that I do ALL of it once, but I didn’t. I ended up doing what he said, I do what I’m told.

    James – Glad you enjoyed the review. I know it’s not easy watching a video review that runs long like ours. I have tries to slim ours down but we tend to drag them out a bit anyway. If your in the area stop by. If it’s on a Friday night I am there 99 percent of the time.

    1. Tom I really think the length is fine. It just depends on if I have time. (which I usually always do) Thanks for the invite maybe one day I’m on the other side of the country lol. Either way thanks for good content to you and all the Stogie Review team! Its better then the crap on TV…

  4. Thanx for the review Tom and Ed. Love seeing you guys on SR. I will def. check out this stick! Keep up the good work guys.

  5. James – Ha I have to agree, TV is pretty f’in bad. I scour the Internet for cigar content.

    Jah and Harry – I ripped off the long video format from Walt. He has taken a beating for those long reviews, but I always liked them. Every aspect of the cigar was covered in that time, so I watch every minute. I also ripped off Brian’s tower of burn but dumbed it down. As for Jerry… The idea of doing video reviews was ripped of of him.

    Abraxas – Always a pleasure. We are always open for suggestions to make them better or more bearable. All feedback is good and appreciated.

  6. Tom when u said Ed was on a box I laughed The rest of the review…all I could picture was Ed on a chair with a box on it…good sh@t

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