24th April 10:31
Cigar reviews (tobacco cigars humidor)
I recently decided to start smoking cigars again after stopping for years. I
have smoked cigars off and on for about forty years. I have about two
cents worth of comments about the smokes I presently have in my humidor.
(1) If I exclude price and availability I would rate the Romeo y Julieta
Coronas as the best. They are from an island that I shall not mention the
name of. When I first got them I noticed a nice earthy taste to the
tobacco. Like it was organically grown using natural fertilizer. Nice burn
with about the same taste and strength all the way to the butt. Moderate
strength. It seems like they have moderated their taste since they have
been in the humidor. However excellent in any case. As to value per dollar
my number #2 choice is a better deal.
(2) Joya De Nicaragua Churchill. Darn nice cigar. It has a nice dark
wrapper probably like EMS (but not oscuro) and is very well make. This
cigar has a rich taste that is about as good as my #1 above but is about
one-half the price per smoke. I got four of them from Tinder Box in Mobile,
Alabama and I hope they are typical of the product. I know I liked
Nicaraguan cigars back when our government was worried that Nicaragua would
be the next Cuba. Sometimes I think I should cut them into halves. It
takes a good long time to smoke one and they are stronger than the R&J
(3) Romeo y Julieta 1875 DR. A good cigar. I have some Dreams from a box
of ten that JR had on sell. Good but I like the Nicaraguan tobacco better
(4) Teo-Amo Vintage 99. Pretty good. I could not find any loose 100%
Mexican tobacco cigars in Mobile. I used to think they were pretty good.
This Vintage 99 is not a Puro but has some Mexican taste. I want to try some
Puro Teo-Amos when I can find a sampler.
(4) Now to some cheap cigars that I like: I have a Travis Club Sampler from
Texas (Finck) and they are good for the money. No sheet tobacco in these
smokes but some have short filler. They remind me somewhat of the Tampa
Nuggets I used to smoke when I was a kid. A similar taste but not sweet.
But these Finks don't start tasting nasty when they are close to the butt.
They are a nice mild smoke and I like them. I have some Muniemakers from
Conn. These are certainly good for inexpensive machine made cigars.
(5) Backwoods. A very short smoke, very rough looking little cigar. The
thing only has a wrapper and the filler tobacco itself. No binder at all!
The cigar smells like chewing tobacco! However when I light it I find the
smoke is quite pleasant. It is a different taste but not a bad one. They are
all natural tobacco and are available even at the local Wal*Mark. It must
be about the only natural tobacco cigar that Wally World even sells down
(6) Aristoff Robusto Extra. They look good but they remind me of why I quit
smoking cigars. They are made in Nicaragua but they are no where, no how,
like a Joya De Nicaragua. They have a dark wrapper and a strong nasty?
taste. They do not like to burn evenly. Almost everyone of them has a slow
burning wrapper. There is plenty of whatever they use for tobacco in them
as they sometimes draw hard. I ran a small screwdriver down the length of
one of them so I could get some air thru it. I guess I will eventually
smoke them up, as they are too expensive to use for killing lice on
25th April 14:33
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And besides bang for the buck, they are pretty damned good smokes, too.
I was surprised at how good they were. Gonna have to buy many more.
Medium bodied, very Honduran tasting. Excellent flavor, at an
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