Cigar Clowns

Hello, today I am bringing you another limited release exclusive from Privada Cigars. Haven’t seen or heard much about this release since it’s been out so I am very much interested in what it has to offer. Not sure if there is any supply left at the Privada online shop but I’ll leave that to you to investigate.

Cigar Info:

Nothing available on it at the time of the review.

1st 3rd: Pepper, coffee beans, and earth.

Note: Terrible draw right now so I had to use my trusty pick to try to open it up. So far not a good start!

2nd 3rd: Not much has changed except for the pepper has died way down. The main flavor is earth added with leather.

The draw is still terrible.

Final 3rd: Earth, leather, and spice.

Note: Draw still terrible.

Lighting Apparatus

Final Verdict

The draw alone killed it for me. Maybe I received a bum stick but I’ll have to say pass on this one.

Until Next Time

Stew

CAO BONES

Hello, today I will be reviewing a new stick from CAO called “Bones.” Yes it’s been available for a little while but with everything else in life, I justed needed some time to get around to it. So without further ado let’s get into it.

Cigar Makeup:

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran, Dominican
Size: 5 x 54 Price: $7.75 – $9.00

1st 3rd: Pepper, chocolate brownie, caramel and vanilla

2nd 3rd: Chocolate brownie, caramel, and vanilla

Last 3rd: Chocolate brownie, caramel, and vanilla

Smoking Apparatus:

Final Verdict: A beautiful cigar that keeps your palate satisfied. It’s full of flavors and with the price point “Yes” buy it!

Until Next Time

Stew

Macanudo Inspirado “Green Label”

Hello, today we are changing gears and reviewing something not from Privada or Standard & Twain. I picked this one up from my local B&M that being Mr. Cigar in North Providence. I chose it because It came highly recommended by the owner Anthony so I said what the heck let’s give it a try. With that said let’s get into it.

Cigar Makeup:

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca

Binder & Filler: Dominican Colombian / Indonesian

Size: Robusto

Price: $9.95

1st 3rd: Pepper, nuts, cocoa and coffee.

2nd 3rd: Chocolate, nuts, and cedar.

Final 3rd: Chocolate, cedar, and spice.

Smoking Apparatus:

Final Verdict: A fine smoke indeed well worth the price. Will I smoke it again? “Yes.” Why you ask? We’ll the price first of all, and then add in the sweet flavors in and “bang” it’s a winner. Should you smoke it? Of course, you’ll thank me later!

Until Next Time

Stew

Wavy Wafer

Well the long weekend is upon us and I hoping you all get in a cigar or two during it! Please don’t forget the reason for the holiday though and keep the military and their families in your prayers. We owe them all alive and deceased a great deal!

Well today I bring you the second installment of the Privada Club May box. I’ve seen and heard big things about this stick so let’s see if it passes the Stew test or not.

Cigar Makeup:

Wrapper: San Andres

Binder: Nicaragua Jalapa

Filler: Nicaragua

First 3rd: Pepper, chocolate, coffee, cedar and a flowery type flavor.

2nd 3rd: Chocolate, cedar, syrup and slight pepper.

Final 3rd: Chocolate, burnt toast, cedar and cocoa.

Smoking Apparatus:

Final Verdict: It’s a good smoke and well worth the coin for it. Will I be smoking it again, probably not even if it’s offered again on their online store. Why you ask? I just have a lot of cigars I want to try. Should you try it? Yes!

Until Next Time

Stew

Kristoff Gun Play

Hello, today I am bringing you the first cigar in the lineup from the Privada Cigar Club May box. This is an exclusive Cigar released only to Privada so if you want one you’ll have to head over to their site and see if they have any left for sale. Not sure if it’s for the May box only or not but I’ll leave that for you to find out.

Cigar Makeup

Nothing available on its makeup at the time of this review, other than it’s made in the Dominican and it’s a lancero size.

1st 3rd: Pepper, dark chocolate, molasses, cinnamon toast crunch, chocolate brownie mix, and coffee.

2nd 3rd: Deep dark rich chocolate accompanied with chocolate brownie mix, Graham cracker, cinnamon, coffee and peanuts.

Final 3rd: Rich dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, chocolate brownie mix and cinnamon.

Smoking Apparatus

Final Verdict

Outstanding! A must try!

Until Next Time

Stew

CHARTER OAK HABANO

Hello and welcome back to another cigar review. Today I am reviewing a cigar from my Standard & Twain membership pack from the month of May. Please note as in all of my Standard & Twain reviews I didn’t know the maker of this cigar till after the smoke was completed. With that said let’s get to it.

Cigar Makeup

Wrapper: Ecuador

Binder:Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

1st 3rd: Black pepper, coffee bean, burnt toast and hints of molasses.

2nd 3rd: Black pepper, honey, burnt toast and cedar.

Final 3rd: Burnt toast, caramel, and cedar.

Smoking Apparatus:

Final Verdict:

A very nice smoke to say the least. Will I be buying it again? “No.” Why you ask, well with all the other stuff coming in I just don’t have time to smoke it again. Should you try it? “Yes.”

Until Next Time

Stew

Half Cookie

Hello, today I am reviewing the half cookie. This is yet another exclusive from Privada Cigars so you won’t be able to purchase it anywhere else. Let’s see if it matches up with first cookie released several months ago.

Cigar Makeup:

None available at the time of this review.

1st 3rd: Pepper, coffee and chocolate.

2nd 3rd: Coffee, chocolate and rich tobacco.

Final 3rd: Chocolate, cocoa and cedar.

Smoking Apparatus:

Final Verdict:

Due to the burn issues and the cigar going out constantly, I have to say pass. Too bad too, because the flavors were right on target.

Until Next Time

Stew