God of Fire Don Carlos 2008 (first impressions)

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God of Fire Don Carlos 2008 (first impressions)

 God of Fire Don Carlos 2008

Sadly, smoking a cigar has become a relatively rare event for me lately, as everything at home and work has been so busy. Having finally found an opportunity to enjoy a nice, long, relaxing smoke, I sifted through my coolidor looking for something truly top-shelf. A while back, our friend Keith Park of Prometheus sent me a wonderful Limited Edition God of Fire 9-cigar Assortment. I’ve been spreading these out a bit, only smoking them on special occasions in order to be able to truly savor them. On the other hand, if I only smoked my special cigars on special occasions, I’d never get around to smoking them all, so I figured the opportunity to record my first video in a month was a good enough reason to pull out this God of Fire Don Carlos 2008.

God of Fire Don Carlos 2008 by the numbers:
Vitola: robusto
Size: 5.25×50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder & Filler: undisclosed (Dominican?)
Strength: Medium
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Fuente Family)
No. smoked for review: 1 (first impressions)
Duration: 90 minutes
Source: gift from Keith Park of Prometheus
MSRP: $20.00
Website: www.godoffire.com
Facebook: Prometheus Lounge

Sorry about the reduced video frame rate. Apparently, it’s something the MacBook webcam does to compensate for low-light conditions. Just tell yourself that it’s “artistic” and that I filmed it “guerrilla style.” Yeah, that’s the ticket…


(Video length: 10:56)

Soundtrack: “Sweet Home (rock instrumental)” by Ivan Chew http://ccmixter.org/files/ramblinglibrarian/42129
is licensed under a Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

I definitely made the right choice picking this cigar out of my coolidor. The God of Fire Don Carlos 2008 was exactly what I was looking for: impeccable construction, subtle yet pleasant flavors, and a great all-around smoking experience. If you ever get an opportunity to pick up some of these, don’t let the price tag intimidate you. Although at around $20 it’s beyond the reach of an “everyday cigar” for most people, it’s a great pick for special occasions — even the little ones they don’t make greeting cards for.

Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he currently works as a data scientist focusing on natural language processing and is pursuing a PhD in computer science in his spare time. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Northern Virginia, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.

3 thoughts on “God of Fire Don Carlos 2008 (first impressions)

  1. Yes, the good cigar and relaxation time can be the special occasion. Why not?
    I was surprised you could smoke at work, I was like whaaaaaa? Sorry it’s over though. Maybe some telework days from the home deck before it gets hot? Best wishes for the Summer 🙂

  2. Great review Charlie and good to see ya ! Its hard to believe its almost been a year since your son was born ! It goes by so fast and you`re right about what you said about the right time time , or “special occassion” to smoke a great cigar . Everyday is a gift ! Cherish it !!
    Thanks for the review!!

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