Mombacho Ships Cosecha 2012 to Retailers

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – (16 OCTOBER 2017) – Mombacho Cigars, S. A. announced today that their Cosecha 2012, has begun shipping to retailers after its release at the 2017 International Premium Cigars & Pipe Retails (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas, NV. Mombacho...

Edition One Cloud Hopper Review

Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Corojo ’99, Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 Vitola:  No. 53 (5 1/4 x 42) Brand:  Edition One (Warped Cigars?) Factory:  TABSA CigarNoise Price Range:  $5-$7 Production:  Regular Source:...

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Todos Las Dias Review

Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Vitola:  Half Churchill (4 3/4 x 48) Brand:  Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Factory:  Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A. CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Production:  Regular Source:  Small Batch Cigar...

LFD La Volcada Review (Pre-Release)

Wrapper:  San Andres Binder:  Ecuadorian Corojo Filler:  Dominican Republic Vitola:  7 x 48 (Churchill) Brand:  La Flor Dominicana Factory:  Tabacalera La Flor S.A. CigarNoise Price Range:  $11-$14 Production:  Regular Source:  Small Batch Cigar from IPCPR 2017 LFD La...

Serino Wayfarer Review (Pre-Release)

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Corojo ’99 Binder:  Jalapa (Nicaraguan) Filler:  Nicaraguan Vitola:  Corona Gorda (6 x 46) Brand:  Serino Cigar Co Factory:  La Corona Availability:  Regular Production CigarNoise Price Range:  $5-$7 Source:  Small Batch from (IPCPR 2017)...

Black Label Trading Co Announces Larger Factory

August 25, 2017 — Fabrica Oveja Negra is announcing its move to a larger freestanding facility at the entrance of Esteli, Nicaragua. The new building is located at the South entrance of Esteli, Nicaragua on the Panamerican Highway. Construction will be complete the...

Dapper Cigar Co El Borracho Review

Wrapper:  Mexican San Andres Binder:  Jalapa Habano Rosado (Nicaragua) Filler:  Nicaraguan Vitola:  Toro 6×54 Brand:  Dapper Cigar Co Factory:  NACSA (Nicaragua America Cigars S.A.) CigarNoise Price Range:  $11-$14 Production:  Regular Source:  Small Batch from...

Cornelius and Anthony Aerial Review

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder:  American Filler:  Nicaraguan Vitola:  Robusto (5 x 50) Brand:  Cornelius and Anthony Factory:  La Zona CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-10   Production:  Regular Source:  Small Batch from IPCPR 2017 Click any of the above links to...

Black Works Studio Boondock Saint Ships to Retailers

August 23, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the shipment of the BOONDOCK SAINT to select retailers this week. “The Boondock Saint is a perfect example of a balanced cigar. The profile is rich, complex and bold, with tons of subtle flavors. The...

UNITED CIGAR GROUP HIRES SOUTHWEST REPRESENTATIVE

Nashua, NH, August 22, 2017– United Cigar Group is excited to announce the appointment of Brian Stavitski as their Southwest Broker covering AZ, CO, NM, NV, UT and Southern California. Brian will add United Cigar Groups current portfolio of premium cigars to his...

Nomad Cigar Company Welcomes Frank Bellavia

August 2, 2017 (Orlando, FL) — Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to welcome Frank Bellavia to the Nomad team. Effective immediately, Frank will be representing Nomad in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. “I am excited to have Frank on board. He...

Ford on Fifth gets BLTC Deliverance Exclusive

Press Release: (Scottsdale, AZ) – Black Label Trading Co. in coordination with Ford on Fifth Cigars in Scottsdale, AZ is bringing back their original Deliverance brand. This highly coveted stick was one of the first in their Limited Edition lines. James Brown,...

Foundation Cigars Launches El Gueguense Maduro

Foundation Cigar Company to Launch The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Windsor, CT – July 5t h , 2017: Foundation Cigar Company announces the release of The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro, for IPCPR 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. The release provides for a line extension to...

Drew Estate Releases Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition”

Drew Estate releases Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION” exclusively for Drew Diplomat Retailers Saturday, July 8, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announces the formal release of Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION”. This extremely limited supply brand will be displayed in Drew...

Drew Estate Enters the 4×32 Segment

Drew Estate enters the 4 x 32 Segment with Innovative Products, Merchandising, and Retailer Programs Friday, July 7, 2017 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate debuts new initiative to its complete brand portfolio with a series of 4x32 products in 10-count tins to be displayed in...

Drew Estate Announces Undercrown Sungrown

Drew Estate debuts the Undercrown Sun Grown at IPCPR Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announces today the newest extension to the prized Undercrown Brand, the Undercrown Sun Grown. The new Sun Grown is the third Undercrown expression,...

Chogui Announces Heartbreaker at IPCPR 2017

Chogui has announced that they will be introducing Heart Breaker at IPCPR 2017, a semi-annual release.  Blended in a 5×46 corona format, Heartbreaker features a Dominican Sun Grown wrapper and binder over a Corojo Original filler – all with tobaccos sourced...

Ezra Zion Cigar Company Acquires Cigar Federation

Ezra Zion Cigar Company has acquired Cigar Federation Tobacos, Cigar Federation Store, and re-acquired the Cigar Federation community. “This is a major step for us as a company, one that brings us full circle back to our CigFed roots. As the original founders of Cigar...

Black Works Studios Announces Boondock Saint

PRESS RELEASE: July 5, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of BOONDOCK SAINT: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. BOONDOCK SAINT will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This...

United Cigars Brings Back Dos Hombres Cabinet Lines

Press Release: Nashua, NH, July 3, 2017– “What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar.” Thomas Marshall The days of the five-cent cigar may be long gone, but the latest announcement from United Cigar Group regarding their famed Dos Hombres brand keeps...

The Antaño Dark Corojo Gains a New Look

Saturday, July 1, 2017 — Managua, Nicaragua: The Antaño Dark Corojo packaging is getting an upgrade that matches its unadulterated boldness with a beautiful dark and oily wrapper. This change is accompanied by a new box and band. “To align the Antaño family and its...

The JOYA Line Debuts a New Family Sampler

Press Release Friday, June 30, 2017 — Managua, Nicaragua: You can now get a taste of JOYA’s modern lineup from our new family sampler. This sampler is designed for consumers who had tasted one or two of the cigars in JOYA’s modern lineup, but wanted a chance to...

Fratello Cigars Announces Fratello Navetta

Press Release: Springfield, VA – Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Navetta debut at the IPCPR 2017. Translated shuttle in Italian, Fratello Navetta is a dream project de Frias envisioned while at NASA. “Blending Fratello Naveta was special as I wanted...

Serino Cigar Co. Formally Announces Wayfarer

Press Release: The Serino Cigar Company has announced Wayfarer will be in full production and distribution at this year’s IPCPR. The blend has become known as Carson Serino’s “personal cigar,” previously sold naked as ‘The Wayfarer’ to select retailers and handed out...

Cigar Reviews: Fonseca Nicaragua Robusto

Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Criollo 98 Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Vitola:  Robusto (5 1/2 x 54) Brand:  Fonseca Factory:  Plasencia Cigars S.A. CigarNoise Price Range:  $5 – $7 Availability:  Regular Production Source:  IPCPR 2016 Fonseca Nicaragua –...

Cigar Reviews: Cheap Bastard Maduro

Wrapper:  Maduro Binder:  Unknown Filler:  Unknown Vitola:  Robusto Brand:  Cheap Bastard CigarNoise Price Range:  $2.12 (50 ct box for $106) Availability:  Regular Production Source:  IPCPR 2016 Cheap Bastard Maduro – Initial Thoughts Going through my humidor,...

Cigar Reviews: Davidoff Royal Robusto

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano Binder:  Dominican Republic Filler:  Piloto Ligero, San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Seco, Hybrid Olor/Piloto Ligero Vitola:  Robusto (5 x 55) Brand:  Davidoff Factory:  Unknown CigarNoise Price Range:  $25+ Availability: Small Production Source:...

Cigar Reviews: Gregorio Cigars The HandleBar

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder:  Dominican Republic Filler:  Nicaraguan and Dominican Republic Vitola:  Toro Brand:  Gregorio Cigars CigarNoise Price Range: $8 – $10 Availability:  Store Exclusive (NiceAshCigars.com) Source:  Gifted...

Cigar Reviews: The First Lady

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder:  Ecuadorian Filler:  Nicaraguan and Dominican Republic Vitola:  Corona Gorda 5.5 x 46 Brand:  Governors Cigar & Pipe Factory:  Oveja Negra CigarNoise Price Range: $8-$10 Availability:  Store Exclusive...

3 Cigars That I’d Gladly Pay $30 For

If you were to ask 100 random cigar enthusiasts the maximum they would spend for a single cigar purchase, most likely you’d get a wide array of responses.  A ceiling seems to exist that, even if unspoken, forces most folks to remain inside their comfort zone....

Cigar Reviews: Drew Estate Year of the Rat

Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf Binder:  Brazilian Filler:  Nicaraguan, Honduran Vitola: Corona Gorda Brand: Drew Estate (Liga Privada Unico Series) Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate CigarNoise Price Range: $11-$15 (Supposedly $17 now) Availability:  Store...

Cigar Reviews: Byron 19th Century (Siglo XIX)

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Undisclosed Vitola:  Grand Poemas (6 x 56) Brand:  United Cigar Group Byron Series Factory:  Undisclosed CigarNoise Price Range:  $30+ Availability:  Limited Retailers Source:  IPCPR Byron 19th Century Video Review:...

Top 7 Cigars for $7 or Less

It’s the time of year that every cigar enthusiast looks forward to: the announcements of the best cigars of the year.  While we work on photographs and what-not for our Top 10 of 2016, here’s our Top 7 Cigars of 2016 for $7 or less. The Rules: Cigars must...

Best Meet & Greet 2016 – Closed

Welcome to open voting for your favorite Meet & Greet of 2016! Since this poll has fewer options than the previous two, it will only run for 24 hours so that we can launch another category. Summit Crux Giveaway Memory Jogger This year we’ve been fortunate to...

Best Cigar Factory 2016 – Closed

Welcome to open voting for your favorite Cigar Factory of 2016!  Please keep in mind that the list below isn’t exhaustive, but rather a memory jogger for your benefit.  If you know of a factory that exists outside of this list, feel free to cast your vote in...

How to Cut a Chisel Tip Cigar

When I first acquired a chisel tip cigar, I cut it with a cutter and was immediately told of a better way by the folks in the CigarNoise app. In this video, we show you two methods to cutting a cigar with a chisel tip as well as give you a brief overview of the chisel...

Top 10 Cigars of 2016 – Cigar Awards

Official Top 10 Cigars of 2016 VIDEO Top 10 Cigars of 2016 – Rules Must be available in the Continental United States Must have been released in 2016 New vitolas in 2016 are included Limited Editions and Store Exclusives are included We’ll be using the Top...

How to Light a Cigar with a Closed Foot

I used to be frustrated with cigars that featured a closed foot, thinking that it took longer to light and created an uneven burn. Then I learned that the intent of a closed foot is to offer us the opportunity to experience the wrapper by itself, before adding in the...

Cigar Reviews: Byron Siglo XX

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Dominican Republic, Peruvian, Undisclosed Vitola:  Londineses (5.5  54) Brand:  Byron (United Cigar Group) Factory:  Unknown (Costa Rica) CigarNoise Price Range: $25+ Availability:  Regular Production (Small Batch)...

Cigar Reviews: Camaleon Huevo de Oro

Wrapper:  HVA Binder:  Criollo 98 Filler:  Corojo 2020 Vitola:  Robusto Brand:  Camaleon Factory:  Manufactura de Chico Rivas Sample:  IPCPR 2016 CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Availability:  Regular Production Click any of the above links to view other cigars that...

Cigar Reviews: Sentinel Cigars Fallen Hero

Wrapper:  Unknown Binder:  Unknown Filler:  Unknown Brand:  Sentinel Cigars Factory:  Unknown CigarNoise Price Point:  Unknown ($8?) Availability:  Regular Production Source:  IPCPR 2016 Sentinel Cigars Fallen Hero Review: Related: Cigar Reviews: Sentinel Cigars...

Cigar Reviews: Cavalier Geneve White Series Medio

Wrapper: Habano Binder: Honduran Connecticut Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaraguan, and Paraguay Vitola:  Medio (3.5 x 58) Brand: Cavalier Geneve Vitola: Diplomate (5.5 x 56) Number Released: Regular Production CigarNoise Price Range: $8-$10 Click any of the above...

Xikar XO Cutter Review

Manufacturer:  Xikar Device:  Cutter MSRP: $99 Styles: Blue with black blades ($119.99), Black ($99), Bronze ($99), Gunmetal ($99) Max Ring Gauge: 70 Xikar XO Cutter – The Good Going into this review, there were a few concerns that we had for the device itself....

Cigar Reviews: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2016

Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Vitola:  Robusto Brand:  Crowned Heads Factory:  My Father Cigars S.A. CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Availability:  4,500 Boxes (Split across 3 vitolas) Source:  Purchased Click any of the above...

Cigar Reviews: Emilio Cavatina

Wrapper:  Unknown Binder:  Unknown Filler:  Unknown Vitola:  Toro (6 x 50) Brand:  Emilio Cigars Factory:  Oveja Negra Availability:  Regular Production (As far as I know) CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Source:  IPCPR Click any of the above links to view cigars with...

Cigar Saveur Subscription Review

Name:  Cigar Saveur – The Cigar Subscription Box Frequency:  Monthly Price:  $39.99 + $3.99 shipping Quantity:  4 Cigars Website:  CigarSaveur.com Source of this Review:  Provided by Cigar Saveur Cigar Saveur – Initial Thoughts When I was approached to do...

Cigar Reviews: Entrada 1st Edition

Wrapper:  Mexican San Andres Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Vitola:  Corona (5 1/2 x 44) Brand:  Entrada Factory:  TABSA (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.) Availability:  Regular Production CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Source:  IPCPR Entrada 1st Edition:...

Cigar Reviews: Foundry Time Flies

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano 2000 Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Corojo, Nicaraguan Criollo Vitola:  Robusto (5 x 50) Brand:  Foundry Tobacco Company (Subsidiary of General Cigar) Factory:  Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. CigarNoise Price...

Caldwell Midnight Express Review

Wrapper:  Connecticut Arapiracca Maduro Binder:  Dominican  Republic Habano Filler:  Dominican Republic Habano Seco, Criollo 98 Viso, Corojo Ligero Vitola:  Piramide (6 x 50) Brand:  Caldwell Cigar Co CigarNoise Price Range:  $11-$14 Availability:  Regular Production...

Foundation Charter Oak Broadleaf Review

Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf Binder:  Nicaraguan Habano Filler:  Esteli, Jalapa (Nicaraguan) Vitola:  4 1/2 x 50 (Rothchild) Brand:  Foundation Cigar Company Factory:  Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. Source:  IPCPR 2016 CigarNoise Price Range:  $4...

Foundation Charter Oak Connecticut

Wrapper:  Connecticut Binder:  Sumatra Filler:  Esteli, Jalapa (Nicaraguan) Vitola:  4 1/2 x 50 (Rothchild) Brand:  Foundation Cigar Company Factory:  Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. CigarNoise Price Range:  $4 Source:  IPCPR 2016 Availability:...

Patoro Platino Review

Wrapper:  Dominican Republic Binder:  Dominican Republic Filler:  Dominican Republic Vitola:  4 x 50 (Nub) Brand:  Patoro Factory:  Unknown CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Availability:  Regular Production Source:  IPCPR 2016 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Click...

Warped Villa Sombra Review

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder:  Corojo 99 Filler:  Corojo 99 (Jalapa), Criollo 98 Vitola:  5 1/2 x 44 (Mojitos) Brand:  Warped Factory:  TABSA (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.) CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Source:  IPCPR 2016 Was this review helpful?...

Foundation The Upsetters Review

Wrapper: Claro Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Jamaican, Nicaraguan Brand:  Foundation Cigar Co Factory:  Undisclosed Vitola:  Small Ax (4 1/2 x 40) CigarNoise Price Range:  $5-$7 Source:  IPCPR 2016 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Foundation The Upsetters –...

Flor y Nata Review

Wrapper:  Dominican HVA Natural Binder:  Dominican Negrito Filler:  Dominican Corojo, HVA Vitola:  Robusto Brand:  Flor y Nata SRL Factory:  Manufacturera Rivas (Dominican Republic) CigarNoise Price Range:  $5-$7 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Click the above...

Viaje Zombie Green 2016 Review

Wrapper:  Undisclosed Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Undisclosed Vitola:  5 x 52 Perfecto Brand:  Viaje Factory:  Undislosed CigarNoise Price Range: $11-$14 Availability:  Undisclosed Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Click the links above to view other cigars that...

Matilde Quadrata Review

At just shy of an inch into the Matilde Quadrata, notes of raw raisins drizzled in brown sugar begin to shine. If it didn’t before, this cigar has my full attention now. If you enjoy medium-bodied cigars with lots of flavor that tend to go towards the sweet side of the wheel,

Warped Lirio Rojo 2016 Review

Wrapper:  Aganorsa (Nicaraguan) Binder:  Aganorsa (Nicaraguan) Filler:  Aganorsa (Nicaraguan) Brand:  Warped Factory:  TABSA (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.) Source:  SmallBatchCigar.com CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Warped Lirio...

Warped Black Honey Review

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro Binder:  Ecuadorian Filler:  Dominican Republic, Nicaraguan Brand:  Warped Factory:  El Titan de Bronze CigarNoise Price Range:  $15-$19 Availability:  Extremely Limited (600 cigars released at the beginning of 2015) Was this review...

Talamanca Seis Review

Wrapper:  Undisclosed Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Undisclosed Brand:  Talamanca Factory:  Undisclosed (Central America) Price Range:  $3.52 ($88 per box of 25) Source:  (TalamancaCigars.com) Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Talamanca Seis – First Thoughts I...

Illustrious Goodfellas Torra Sumatra Review

Wrapper:  Sumatra Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Undisclosed Vitola:  Chubby Perfecto Brand:  Illustrious Goodfellas Factory:  Undisclosed CigarNoise Price Range:  $11-14 Source:  Nate & Olivia Edwards (IllustriousGoodfellas.com) Was this review helpful?  [ratings]...

Davidoff Chef’s Edition

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano 2000 Binder:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Filler:  San Vicente Mejorado Seco & Viso, San Vicente Viso, Piloto Viso (Dominican Republic) Brand:  Davidoff Factory:  Tabadom Vitola:  Toro (6×54) CigarNoise Price Range:  $25+ Source: ...

Davidoff The Griffin’s Nicaragua Review

Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Habano Binder:  Dominican Piloto Cubano Filler:  San Vicente & Piloto Mejorado (Dominican secos), Plancho (Honduran seco), and Estelí ligero and Ometepe viso (Nicaraguan) Brand:  Davidoff Factory:  O.K. Cigars Vitola:  Short Torpedo (4x52)...

Villa Zamorano Robusto Review

Wrapper:  Sumatra Binder:  Jamastran Habano (Honduras) Filler:  Jamastran (Honduras), Jalapa (Nicaragua) Brand:  Maya Selva Factory:  San Judas Tadeo Factory CigarNoise Price Range:  $5-$7 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Villa Zamorano – Flavors Although the...

Vintage: LFD 2000 Series No 4

Several months ago, Rich was kind enough to send me a package with several older La Flor Dominicana cigars to broaden my horizons. Having missed the boat for many years with LFD, he filled a significant gap in my cigar knowledge with a little piece of history.

Fuente Opus X Oscuro Oro Review

Unwrapping this cigar, I’m trying not to get my hopes up about this experience. An interesting concoction of brown sugar, raisin, curry, and chili powder is presented on the foot. The wrapper is mottled, rustic, and features the infamous Fuente glue. A cold draw is intoxicatingly sweet with just a tingle of spice pinging the tongue.

Crowned Heads The Angel’s Anvil 2016

At approximately half an inch in, the Angel’s Anvil 2016 opens up and begins firing on all cylinders. Sweet notes of honey, chocolate, and floral components are tempered with an earthy base and a peppery finish that lingers between puffs. Our previously effervescent quality is replaced by a creamy, rich smoke.

Suriel Day and Night

First puff? A marriage of leather, cream, subtle hints of tangy earth, and an interesting citrus zing on the tip of the tongue. Very faint spice is present in the mouthfeel. Within moments, creamy leather with undertones of orange ride to the top of the profile. Silky smooth smoke, excellent burn line, and engaging flavors are my first few impressions of this stick.

Ezra Zion All My Exes Maduro Robusto Review

Wrapper:  Mexican San Andres Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Brand:  Ezra Zion Factory:  Tabacaleras Aroma de Jalapa CigarNoise Price Range:  $8-$10 Availability:  Limited (800 boxes total) Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Ezra Zion All My Exes Maduro...

Cornelius by Cornelius and Anthony Review

Around the one inch mark this cigar begins to pop. Honey, cocoa powder, and nougat throw their weight into the ring in earnest, playing against the pepper and paprika tag team beautifully. Graham cracker and cream soften the sharper notes, making this cigar every bit as amazing as I remembered it. There’s just so much win here for Cornelius and Anthony.

Serino Royale Maduro XX Sublime Review (Prerelease)

Within just a few minutes, honey notes begin to rise to the top in a phenomenal display of sophistication. Mild spice tickles the back of the tongue and throat, but it’s something you have to look for. This cigar starts off very smooth, allowing you to really grasp hold of all the flavors without shying away from it. A retro hale emphasizes that book leather from the cold draw, as well as a convenient store style chocolate chip cookie flavor that I just can’t get enough of.

Mombacho Tierra Volcan Nicaragua Corto Review

My first impressions are of combination rough leather and fake handbag leather with a pinch of cocoa powder. Spice, absent from the first draw, crashes the party several moments later. Copious amounts of black pepper clear out my sinuses in a matter of minutes. Let’s do this thang.

Serino Royale Medio Robusto Gordo

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano Claro (Habano 2000 seed) Binder:  Jalapa (Nicaragua) Filler:  Esteli and Jalapa (Nicaragua) Brand:  Serino Cigar Co Factory:  La Corona Cigar Factory CigarNoise Price Range:  $11-$14 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Serino Royale Medio...

Ezra Zion Brass Knuckles

When I first read the description of the Brass Knuckles, I couldn’t help but think that this cigar is Textbook Dave! Seriously – everything about it suggested that it was yet another cigar from Ezra Zion blended just for me.

For some reason, I waited to pull the trigger. When I came back in less than an hour, it was sold out.

Quesada 40th Petite Belicoso (Pre-Release)

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder:  Dominican Criollo Filler:  Dominican Republic, Nicaraguan Brand:  Quesada Factory:  Quesada Cigars Price Range:  $5-$7 Availability:  Store Exclusive (SmallBatchCigar.com) 100 boxes of 50 Was this review helpful?  [ratings]...

Campesino Robusto Definitivo Review

Just a couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Luis and Edgar of Tabaqueria 1844 and Campesino. These gentlemen are extremely passionate about cigars and represent a growing number of excellent cigars coming from the Dominican Republic. Campesino means Farmer, and was chosen to pay homage to the people of the Dominican Republic that play a huge role in every level of the tobacco process.

Cigar Federation Salmon Patty Robusto Review

Wrapper:  Sumatra Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Undisclosed Brand:  Cigar Federation Exclusive Factory:  Oveja Negra Price Range:  $5-$7 Availability:  Limited (500 cigars) sold out Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Salmon Patty – First Thoughts According to...

1502 XO Review

The pre-light aroma from the foot brings me back to Christmas morning years ago. I used to always get my Dad a box of Cherry Cordials (lame, I know) and the foot of 1502 XO is just like Cherry Cordials. The pregnant Domestic Engineer agrees and her nose is usually more accurate than mine. A cold draw is even more fascinating, imparting notes of the same cherry cordial but this time it’s alcohol infused.

Felix Assouline Ringo Bullet Review

Our CigarNoise crew had the opportunity to video chat with D’artagnan of Felix Assouline a few weeks ago. What I took away from it was lots of knowledge as well as an appreciation for what they do. Most of their cigars are box pressed because Felix prefers a box pressed vitola. Genius. Most of their current stock was rolled almost five years ago. Awesome. And lastly, the boxes on these cigars come are specifically designed to maintain a seal and be used as humidors. Excellent.

Foundation El Gueguense Corona Gorda Review

I’ve smoked this cigar a few times now, and I’ve been hesitant to review it. The first time I paired it with Port and loved the pairing, but Port can be overpowering and I couldn’t judge the cigar from that experience. Subsequent experiences with El Gueguense (The Wiseman) I found to be somewhat disappointing.

CDR Review

Wrapper:  Undisclosed Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Undisclosed Brand:  CDR Factory: Undisclosed Price Range: ~300 pesos (Roughly $6.50 US dollars) Was this review helpful?  [ratings] CDR – First Thoughts The foot of this cigar smells of raisins – almost...

AVO Syncro Nicaragua Robusto Review

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder:  Dominican Republic Filler:  Ometepe (Nicaraguan), Dominican Republic, and Olancho (Peruvian) Brand:  AVO (Davidoff) Factory:  O.K. Cigars Price Range:  $8-$10 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Avo Syncro Nicaragua –...

Ezra Zion Makin Bacon Toro Review

When I saw the release in their Ezra Zion app, I was fairly hesitant. Oak, as suggested in their description, isn’t my favorite cigar flavor and toro isn’t my favorite size. Then I saw Noel Rojas’ name as having personally rolled all of these and I knew it was inevitable. He worked with All My Exes and will forever have my gratitude.

Black Works Studio Green Hornet Review

Last year, Black Works Studio released the Killer Bee. We had the pleasure of smoking one at Oveja Negra while in Esteli, and to date it remains what I’d consider an excellent entry level cigar into Black Label Trading Company. Whereas the Killer Bee uses Ecuadorian Habano accents in the cap, the Green Hornet variation uses candela accents as well as a candela closed foot. The cigar also seems to be roughly half an inch longer than the original Killer Bee.

Henry Clay Stalk Cut Robusto Review

The wrapper on this cigar truly is beautiful. It’s dark, rich, toothy, and glistening with oils. Phenomenal presentation, even if the bands look like they were made in Microsoft Paint. I’m digging the slightly square-ish box press as well.

Caldwell The Last Tsar Churchill Review

The wrapper on this cigar truly is beautiful. It’s dark, rich, toothy, and glistening with oils. Phenomenal presentation, even if the bands look like they were made in Microsoft Paint. I’m digging the slightly square-ish box press as well.

Ezra Zion Eminence Gran Robusto Review

If you’ve been following @cigarnoise on Instagram or in the CigarNoise app, you know that I’m loving Ezra Zion lately. Their cigars hit my palette of a palate like Doc Holliday at 10 meters. Rather than list out some Q&A from Chris and Kyle at the end of this post, I figure I’ll go ahead and drop it right here.

Veritas Torch Connecticut Review

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder:  Indonesian Filler:  Jalapa, Nicaragua Brand:  Veritas Factory:  TACASA Price Range:  $5-$7 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] To give you a little backstory of today’s review, my first experience with Veritas cigars was...

Video: CAO Pilon Robusto Review

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Brand: CAO Factory: STG Esteli Price Range:  $5-$7 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] One of the most surprising cigar experiences I’ve had recently.  Below is a quick video and a couple pics....

Ezra Zion All My Ex’s Robusto

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo Brand:  Ezra Zion Factory:  Tabacalera Aromas de Jalapa Price Range:  $8-$10 Availability:  Limited Was this review helpful?  [ratings] If you’ve listened to the latest...

Nicaragua Trip Part III: The Man

After a two hour drive from the airport to Esteli, Nicaragua, we rolled down a bumpy road and noticed Don Pepin Garcia’s home with a My Father gate, Ishmael Fernandez’s next door, and a quaint compound affectionately termed the ‘White House.’ ...

Nicaragua Trip Part 2: The Factory

Chronologically, this was our second day in Esteli, Nicaragua and probably the most mind blowing.  The pictures probably won’t do AJ Fernandez’s operation justice, so I’ll just summarize it right here:  his shot group is tight! After the tobacco is...

Nicaragua Trip Part 1: The Fields

Visiting Esteli, Nicaragua was probably one of the coolest things I’ve evern done.  Muchas gracias to @governorscigars for the opportunity and answering my questions all day every day. We visited with AJ Fernandez the first evening, toured the factories the next...

AJ Fernandez Last Call PreRelease Review

Was this review helpful?  [ratings] For the last couple days we’ve been in Esteli, Nicaragua staying at Casa Fernandez.  We’ve burned lots of AJ blends this week, but we’ve fell in love with a cigar that’s supposed to be released next month....

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Review

Wrapper:  Cameroon Binder:  Dominican Republic Filler:  Dominican Republic Brand:  Arturo Fuente Hemingway Series Factory: Tabacalera Arturo Fuente y Cia Price Range:  $5-$7 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Since we’ve got the contest rolling this month,...

Chogui Dos 77 Robusto Review

Wrapper:  Dominican Republic Binder:  Dominican Republic Criollo ’98 Filler:  Dominican Republic Corojo and Havana 2020 Brand:  Chogui Factory:  Top Secret Nest Price Range:  $8-$10 Was this review helpful? [ratings] My first experience with Chogui Dos 77 was...

My Father Oro de Nicaragua Review

Wrapper:  Undisclosed Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Undisclosed Brand:  My Father Factory:  My Father Cigars S.A. Price Range:  $8-$10 Availability:  Store Exclusive (CDMCigars.com) Was this review helpful? [ratings] I’ve been wanting to review another cigar...

Crowned Heads Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle

Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Brand:  Crowned Heads Factory:  Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. Price Range:  $5-$7 Availability:  Store Exclusive (Famous Smoke Shop) Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Back in December,...

Caldwell Marble House (Eastern Standard) Review

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Hybrid 2006 Binder:  Dominican Republic Habano 2006 Filler: Dominican Criollo 98 (Viso 2008), Dominican Corojo (Ligero 2006), Nicaraguan Habano (Seco 2007) Brand:  Caldwell Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura Price Range:  $5-$7...

Don Carlos Personal Reserve Robusto Review

Wrapper:  Undisclosed Binder:  Undisclosed Filler:  Undisclosed Brand:  Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Series Factory:  Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia Price Range:  $11-$14 (Secondary prices are much higher) Availability:  Limited Was things review helpful?  [ratings] Today...

Warped Flor de Valle Sky Flower Review

Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Corojo ’98 and Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 Brand:  Warped Factory:  TABSA (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.) Price Range:  $11-$14 Availability:  Releases when Medio Tiempo leaf is...

Crowned Heads Las Mareas Rebeldes Review

Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Brand:  Crowned Heads Factory:  My Father Cigars S.A. Price Range:  $8-$10 A couple weeks ago I saw Las Mareas appear on SmallBatch and I knew it was something I’d like to review.  As...

Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark Review

Let’s begin with a little preface. I first burned this cigar two nights before Thanksgiving, and instantly fell in love with it. I remember the foot smelling of chocolate covered fruit, and the first third smoking much like that as well. Of course, I brought one home and expected to do the review today of an Eye of the Shark that had a few weeks rest.

Fast forward to yesterday – a friend located and shipped my 5 Eye of the Shark’s. Or, Eyes of the Shark. I opened these up and was immediately assaulted with bananas, banana bread, and the slightest hint of milk chocolate.

Edolara El Compartir Torpedo Review

A few weeks ago, we were chatting with Eduardo De Lara in the Virtual Lounge about his upcoming release of El Compartir under Edolara Cigars. As a member of the CigarNoise app (Edolara) and Instagram (@edolaracigars), we’ve been following his journey since mid September. El Compartir means ‘to share’. Accordingly, each box of El Compartir will be sold at the price of 12 cigars yet include a 13th. To share. And, although I’m not sure he’s finalized the pricing of these bad boys yet, what I remember was an unbelievable price point.

Room 101 Daruma Roxxo Review

And wow. Now I’m pulling Mexican Hot Chocolate out of this cigar. Lunch is ready, and the Domestic Engineer has reminded me twice now to come inside, but I can’t leave. This is just too good. This may be my first ever 10/10 for Value, even with burn issues and a couple relights.

Davidoff Escurio Robusto Review

I was so excited to sit down and spend some time with this cigar today! This was my first experience with a true Davidoff, and I couldn’t have asked for more. Easily a contender for Top 3 Cigars of 2015.

Crowned Heads’ Tennessee Waltz Review

I’m doing things a little bit differently today. Aside from being in a completely new Cigar Lounge (Silo Cigars in Knoxville, TN) I’m also doing this review on the fly. In fact, my first 1/2 of an inch on this Tennessee Waltz is already ash.

Warped La Colmena Reina

Pre-light: The wrapper has a few splotches on it, and seems to be have been applied poorly in a couple places. No biggie though, as I’m reminded almost daily – these are handmade cigars. Shit happens. The wrapper is giving off an incredible aroma though! The Domestic Engineer says it reminds her of chocolate and cedar. I’m getting more marshmallow sweetness with white chocolate and the tiniest bit of cedar.

San Cristobal Ovation Review

Today we’ll be reviewing the San Cristobal Ovation with Clinton. Super stoked about it, and amped to be here with this outstanding BOTL to provide a well-rounded review for everyone! Clinton described the Ovation last week as his favorite cigar from this year’s IPCPR conference in July. Although I have mixed feelings for Ashton’s San Cristobal line, I’ve only heard great things regarding the Ovation.

Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut Review

This is one of those cigars that, upon first glance, sends mixed signals. Do I smoke it, or tuck it away in a vault somewhere? To quote lccj from the CigarNoise app, do I ash it or stash it? The Johnny Tobacconaut screams quality while promising a couple plot twists – and yet only 3,500 boxes were produced.

Padron Damaso Review

First impressions? This cigar is light in your hands – dainty, delicate, fragile, you get the picture. Not really uncommon to Padron cigars in general. The wrapper exudes a vegetable and hay aroma, with just a touch of sweet tobacco. The foot produces much of the same, with a roasted coffee sensation. The Domestic Engineer says it smells like, “…a barnyard animal. Like, if you were to go pet a sheep or something. Like wet sheep. Hay?”

Cigar Ink

You’ve probably seen CigarInk on Instagram and Twitter as @cigarink. When we first launched CigarNoise, I had my eye on their custom cigar engraving from the start! Whether it’s a quick giveaway or a personal gift – being able to brand your business, event, or group is just really cool. We talked briefly a little while back, and I was excited to get some CigarNoise sticks made!

Warped Don Reynaldo Review

I’m simultaneously pulling medium-roast coffee, leather, earth, white pepper, and a very creamy undertone — not something that I’ve experienced before. The Don Reynaldo is satisfyingly complex, melding different flavors together over and over to present unique nuances.

Lost and Found Butter Review

First impressions? Opening the package of butter is way more fun that it looks. And it looks about as fun as finding a $100 bill you forgot you left in your pocket. The aroma is fairly interesting coming from the packaging as well as the wrapper and foot of the cigar itself. Up front, it’s very sweet. Smell it a couple more times and it reminds me of a puppy. Good stuff!

Warped Corto Review

Last week I had the pleasure of smoking both the Warped Corto and Futuro right off the truck at my favorite cigar lounge, Governors Cigar & Pipe. I made an immediate appointment with Clinton to do a double review of the Warped Corto this morning. First impression? A Futuro Fuerte.

La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

Normally I wouldn’t post this review, and I’d wait until I smoked another since my thoughts don’t align with several of my friends that I trust. But you know what? First impressions are important, and in today’s cigar lineup the average consumer doesn’t decide to smoke several of the same cigar before they form an opinion. Sorry Ashton, this one just doesn’t do it for me like the VSG.

Diesel Rage Review

Overall I’d say that the Diesel Rage starts and finishes really well, while everything in between is like a rollercoaster. Sometimes it’s greatly satisfying, other times it’s too bitter for my tastes. An argument could be made that it should be smoked slower to combat the heat, but it never got too hot. And at just over an hour and a half to experience it, I’d say it was a decent pace for this review.

Liga Privada T52 Review

Now that the first inch is officially ashed, the full-bodied Liga Privada T52 experience is converting nicely to a medium body cigar. Well, medium in the mouth yet full when blown through the nose. The coffee is back, regardless of drink, and it’s really reminding me of my favorite drink from the Sirens: Grande Iced Coffee with breve. Or, coffee with Half n Half over ice.

Fratello Review

A few weeks ago, I brought a Fratello home because I saw another upstanding BOTL post a picture of one in the CigarNoise app. Couldn’t resist, the band looked pleasantly unassuming and the smoke looked like a sleeper classic.

Undercrown Shade Review

Smoked one of these the other day at my favorite local hangout, Governor’s Cigar & Pipe, and it was an interesting experience to say the least! Enjoyed it with Friday and Clinton, and when you + 2 can’t come to a conclusion on how to describe it, you know it’s a cigar you need to take home and burn a couple more times.

Padron 1964 Review

This Padron 1964 has a few things going for it, namely draw and smoke. Normally I would think Padron is synonymous with perfect construction, but you can see the wrapper deficiencies. Lots of smoke and an incredibly easy draw are a plus though.

Don Chacho

A couple weeks ago I received a package with two Don Chacho stogies from Jose Santos, creator and owner. You can find him @Js.PremiumCigars on Instagram or hit him up here in the Cigar Noise community. Ever sense, I’ve been itching to pull them out of their rest period early and go to town! I resisted, much to my surprise, and now am ready to throw down!

Fuego Heat

So far I’m enjoying the hell out of this Fuego Heat. So much so that I’m willing to say Fuego Heat some more even though I’m baffled as to why J. Fuego would name something Fire Hot. Oh well, you make a cigar this damn good and you call it whatever you want!

CroMagnon Mode 5

Last week, I began my experience at Governor’s Cigar & Pipe the same way I do just about every time. I step into the humidor, take a deep breath, and then drool a little bit. Not overly much, but just the right amount of worship and inaptitude at being able to pick out just one of so many great smokes.

Camacho American Barrel Aged

Initially I thought it might be a little sweeter from the bourbon aging, but this Camacho American Barrel Aged is all about power! Like a muscle car, or a Rocky movie, or a Face Punch from Tyson!

Black Pearl Rojo

Today I’m reviewing the Black Pearl Rojo from La Perla Habana – a cigar that I’ve probably smoked 7-10 boxes of over the years. It’s consistently been a go-to smoke for along with some Nica Libre sticks, handy to give out or burn when you have a few minutes and just want something with a smooth draw and even burn.

CroMagnon Fomorian

The Domestic Engineer just joined me on the porch and she said this stogie smells different. Not good or bad, because according to her Cigar smoking isn’t an honored past time, but she can tell the CroMagnon Fomorian is unique. Whatever that’s worth to ya. 😉

Montecristo Espada

Here’s how I got saddled with this one: I walked into the humidor at my favorite Cigar lounge, and asked my favorite Bearded Ninja for something medium, complex, woodsy, and overall a badass follow-up. Said Bearded Ninja pointed directly to the Montecristo Espada, and it was game on.

Perdomo Sungrown

Definitely getting more and more spice as this Perdomo Sungrown keeps burning. I’m going to run the risk of sounding like one of those fancy schmancy cigar snobs by saying this is peppery. There, I said it.

Punch Signature

So far the Punch Signature is something that I would order again, especially if the next one is similar to this one. It’s got the right amount of sophisitication for my young (re: amateur) palate, as well as the desired strength and construction.

Cohiba Nicaragua

I wouldn’t say earth or dirt or something stupid because I’ve never tasted those, but definitely something earthy. That’s the Cohiba Nicaragua.

Ave Maria Divinia

Kind of reminds me of a milder, softer, gentler yet ridiculously smooth and flavorful cigar. Kind of like a cuban, or so my friends that don’t respect the embargo tell me. 😉

Perdomo Lot 23

This Lot 23 had a sweet taste pre-light, and had a generally awesome and mature taste when blown through the noise. The ash held pretty well, the burn was nice and even, and the point where I wanted to put it away was about 70% through the stick.