Reviewing cigars and the lifestyle surrounding them.
"E.C Nicaragua"
This seven inch cigar with a nearly fifty four ring gauge, had a light milk chocolate wrapper with no tooth and medium sized veins. The pre lit aroma consisted of tobacco and faint manure and barnyard notes. The ash was mostly white in color and was a little flakey. I had no problems with the burn at all. It was sharp for most of the cigar, but tended to be a little wobbly at times. The draw was on the loose side, providing good amounts of mild to medium bodied smoke. The draw flavors consisted of a dry, slightly sweet tobacco with faint wood and grass notes lasting into the finish. The flavors which were being produced, were creamy and smooth without any harsh notes. Approaching the second third, a pepper note was making itself known at the end of the draw, lasting throughout the entire finish. The half was point really ramped up the flavors and body. On the draw i was getting a creamy sweet tobacco and coffee with faint wood notes and pepper on the finish. The final third showed these same great flavors for the remainder of the stick! If I can find these for a good price, I would get a bundle or two for sure! As always people, Stay Toasting!

"E.C Nicaragua"

This seven inch cigar with a nearly fifty four ring gauge, had a light milk chocolate wrapper with no tooth and medium sized veins. The pre lit aroma consisted of tobacco and faint manure and barnyard notes. The ash was mostly white in color and was a little flakey. I had no problems with the burn at all. It was sharp for most of the cigar, but tended to be a little wobbly at times. The draw was on the loose side, providing good amounts of mild to medium bodied smoke. The draw flavors consisted of a dry, slightly sweet tobacco with faint wood and grass notes lasting into the finish. The flavors which were being produced, were creamy and smooth without any harsh notes. Approaching the second third, a pepper note was making itself known at the end of the draw, lasting throughout the entire finish. The half was point really ramped up the flavors and body. On the draw i was getting a creamy sweet tobacco and coffee with faint wood notes and pepper on the finish. The final third showed these same great flavors for the remainder of the stick! If I can find these for a good price, I would get a bundle or two for sure! As always people, Stay Toasting!

Friday, May 25, 2012
"The Naked Nicaraguan" in Robusto (featured at Victory Cigars)
This tanned Nicaraguan Puro had slight tooth and small veins with beautiful construction. The burn was razor sharp and the draw was perfect, producing tons of rich flavorful medium bodied smoke. The Ash was bright white in color and held on wonderfully. The pre lit aroma consisted of peppery tobacco. The first third produced flavors of a spicy peppery wood and a raisin like sweetness on the draw, with the wood continuing into the finish accompanied by leather notes. At the half way point, I had noticed the sweetness and big pepper zing fading away to a leathery wood on the draw, with earth and wood notes on the finish. There were no further major transitions, however for the price of these cigars you will be very happy with the complexity they have! Be sure to check out the promotion that Victory Cigars has on there website for these sticks. You can check it out at victorycigars.ca! As always, Stay Toasting!

"The Naked Nicaraguan" in Robusto (featured at Victory Cigars)

This tanned Nicaraguan Puro had slight tooth and small veins with beautiful construction. The burn was razor sharp and the draw was perfect, producing tons of rich flavorful medium bodied smoke. The Ash was bright white in color and held on wonderfully. The pre lit aroma consisted of peppery tobacco. The first third produced flavors of a spicy peppery wood and a raisin like sweetness on the draw, with the wood continuing into the finish accompanied by leather notes. At the half way point, I had noticed the sweetness and big pepper zing fading away to a leathery wood on the draw, with earth and wood notes on the finish. There were no further major transitions, however for the price of these cigars you will be very happy with the complexity they have! Be sure to check out the promotion that Victory Cigars has on there website for these sticks. You can check it out at victorycigars.ca! As always, Stay Toasting!