Twin Pines 1:16 AM by Blanco

Well it’s time to start to review some offerings from the Privada Cigar club April box. Today I am reviewing the Twin Pines by Blanco. Haven’t really to my knowledge smoked too many from this blender. With that stated, I look forward to seeing what it has to offer. So with that behind us let’s get into it!

Cigar Makeup:

No info at the time of this review available. Except that it’s a box press that looks to be a robusto 5X50.

1st 3rd: a zesty powerful flavor that is eventually joined with the taste of pine. A short time later these flavors were accompanied by burnt toast and cocoa ending with a hint of pepper.

2nd 3rd: Pine, burnt toast, that zesty flavor, cocoa and white pepper. So far a nice smoke but I have to say the zesty flavor is truly ruining it for me. Hopefully it subsides and disappears in the final 3rd.

Final 3rd: That zesty flavor, pine, burnt toast and cocoa.

Smoking Apparatus:

Final Verdict: Sorry to report but I have to say pass on this one. The zesty type flavor which was overpowering killed the experience for me. Yes this cigar had potential but due to the zesty overpowering flavor it’s a no go.

Until Next Time

Stew

L’ATELIER IMPORTS – L’ATELIER SELECTION SPÉCIALE

Hello, today I am reviewing a cigar from my April package from Standard & Twain cigar club. As explained before these cigars come unbanded and no info is available until you reveal it’s name and maker from the bar code provided to you. As stated before I like this method as I believe it broadens your horizons when looking for a new cigar to smoke. Let’s face it without joining this club I as well as many others would probably just skip over these sticks if observed banded. Now before you say it, Yes not all of them but many of them.

Basically what I am trying to say is people like what they like and usually don’t purchase outside their comfort zone. This kind of club curbs that behavior as they are mystery cigars. Are they all winners well no. But with that said some are thus giving you new cigars to add to your smoking experience that you would have probably given a chance. Is it for everyone? No, but it’s an option, and in my book options are always good.

Enough babbling let’s get to the smoke already 🤪.

Cigar Makeup:

Wrapper: Ecuador

Binder Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

1st 3rd:

2nd 3rd:

Final 3rd:

Until Next Time

Stew

San Lotano Connecticut by AJ Fernandez

Good day or Good evening depends on when your reading this. Finally the weather is beginning to warm up here in the East coast. With that said I’m finally back at my favorite review site. Today I bring you a cigar by AJ Fernandez. Hoping it’s a good one so let’s find out.

Cigar Makeup:

Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder / Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Toro

Price: Round $9.00

1st 3rd: Pepper, coffee and mint.

2nd 3rd: Wood and earth.

Final 3rd: Earth and wood.

Smoking Aparatus:

Final Verdict: Sorry but I have to say”No!” I’m not a big Connecticut guy first of all. Also I really didn’t like the flavor profile and found it more as choir to finish this cigar.

Until Next Time

Stew

Cocoa Chemist by Zeal Cigars

Hello, today I am reviewing a cigar from Zeal Cigars. This is suppose to be a cocoa dream! Please note that this is not a flavored cigar. It has already sold out but Zeals promises to be getting more in shortly. Please note that the youtube video I posted at the end is their review not mine. I am also not getting paid by them or received any compensation. I paid for my own cigars and they have not seen this review before it was posted. So without delay let’s get to it.

Cigar Makeup:

None available at time of review.

1st 3rd: Cocoa blast with a slight pepper and chocolate cake mix.

2nd 3rd: Cocoa and chocolate cake mix with hits of espresso.

Final 3rd: Cocoa, chocolate cake mix, espresso and rich dark chocolate with the suttle hits of coffee.

Smoking Apparatus:

Final Verdict: Guys this is the real deal, just an absolute enjoyable smoke. I will be adding these to my rotation and I think you should too. Please enjoy Bradley and his side kick’s review on it.

Zeal Cigar Review:

Until Next Time

Stew

E.P. CARRILLO PLEDGE PREQUEL

Hello, today I am reviewing Cigar Aficionado’s 2020 cigar of the year. What does that mean we’ll I guess it’s a big honor but with Cigar Aficionado lacking in reviewing a pleather of cigars out there, we’ll you know. So with that said will I share in Cigar Aficionado pick? Let’s find out.

Cigar Makeup:

Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Habano)

Binder: Ecuador

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Toro

Price: $14.95

1st 3rd: Pepper, dark chocolate, caramel, cocoa powder and nuts.

2nd 3rd: Leather, espresso, nuts, cocoa powder and cinnamon.

Final 3rd: Leather, cocoa powder, caramel, nuts and cinnamon.

Smoking Apparatus:

Final Verdict: Just a fantastic smoke that you must put on your try list. Is it the cigar of the year? I’ll leave that one to the experts.

Until Next Time

Stew

Cigar clown (NYC)

Hello folks, today I am bringing you another cigar from the good folks over at Privada Cigars. This one unfortunate is sold out at the time of this review. As in a lot of Privada exclusives the makeup is unknown. So without further ado let’s get into it.

Cigar Makeup:

Size: Toro

Binder / Filler: Unknown at time of review.

1st 3rd: Spice, coffee and caramel.

2nd 3rd: Coffee caramel and chocolate.

Final 3rd: Coffee and chocolate.

Smoking Apparatus

Final Verdict: A pure winner! If you can get it buy it up. It’s just a wonderful smoke!

Until Next Time

Stew