Cigar Reviews of the Week #5 (Sep 22 2007)

Our weekly cigar reviews digest.

Black Patch "Reserve 2003" Maduro Caldwell

Reviewed by ColbyPants at  Stogie Cast

Tom reviews this solidly constructed cigar with a Kentucky wrapper.
Read the full review here...

MAXX by Alec Bradley

Reviewed by Jesse at  Cigar Jack

Surprisingly flavorful thick gauge full-bodied cigar.
Read the full review here...

Tatuaje RC184

Tatuaje RC184

TatuajeOrigin : USA
Format : Figurado
Size : 7.25″ x 57
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : $18 each
More info about purchasing Tatuaje cigars...

Picked up a box of these recently. Tatuajes are hands down my favorite cigars so when I ran across these hard to find beauties I had to pull the trigger on them. The presentation on these is very cool. Pete Johnson loves cigars and has a lot of respect and love for the history of Cuban cigars, and as a tribute he designed the packaging and presentation of this cigar in a “Retro Cuban” style hearkening back to the old style foil-wrapped Cuban perfecto cigars. In fact the RC in the name stands for Retro Cuban. The 184 is the cigars length in millimeters.

Box of Tatuaje RC 184

Read the full review of Tatuaje RC184...

Cohiba Lanceros

Cohiba Lanceros

Origin : Cuba
Format : Long PanatelaCohiba
Size : 192 x 15.08 mm
Ring : 38
Weight : 10.29 g
Price : $20+/piece
More info about purchasing Cohiba cigars...

Another one of old Castro's favorites, the Cohiba Lanceros is a cigar rich in history, not to mention flavor!

Read the full review of Cohiba Lanceros...

Tatuaje Reserva “A” Uno

Tatuaje Reserva “A” Uno 9.25″x 47

TatuajeOrigin : USA
Format : “A”
Size : 9.25″x 47
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $16 each
More info about purchasing Tatuaje cigars...

Well I decided to smoke another giant Tatuaje. I promise to smoke and review a cigar that isn’t a Tatuaje soon. I know I have been kind of a one trick pony lately with all these Tatuaje posts. I guess it is bordering on an unhealthy obsession. To follow up the RC233 I went with the slightly longer but much slimmer Reserva “A” Uno.

Read the full review of Tatuaje Reserva “A” Uno...

Guantanamera Cristales

Guantanamera Cristales

GuantanameraOrigin : Cuba
Format : Corona
Size : 150 x 16.27 mm
Ring : 41
Weight : 9.29 g
Price : ~1.50€/piece
More info about purchasing Guantanamera cigars...

Hardly even worth the price. Low quality construction and non-existing flavor are my impressions of the Guantanamera Cristales.

Read the full review of Guantanamera Cristales...

Montecristo No. 5

Montecristo No. 5

Origin : CubaMontecristo
Format : Petit Corona (Perla)
Size : 102 x 15.87 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 5.91 g
Price : 6.30€/each
More info about purchasing Montecristo cigars...

The tiny Montecristo No. 5 pleasantly surprised me. I discovered great taste variations in this 30-minutes smoke - I don't know how they managed to pack all of these flavors in such a short stick, but I am sure happy they did.

Read the full review of Montecristo No. 5...

Gurkha Doble Maduro

Gurkha Doble Maduro

Origin : Dominican RepublicGurkha
Format : Robusto
Size : 152 X 22 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$8.00/each
More info about purchasing Gurkha Doble Maduro cigars...

An attractive stick, though that is one of the few positive points I can make about Gurkha Doble Maduro.

Read the full review of Gurkha Doble Maduro...

Partagas Coronas Senior

Partagas Coronas Senior

Origin : CubaPartagas
Factory Name : Corona (Eminente)
Size : 132 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8.46 g
Price : 5.10€/piece
More info about purchasing Partagas cigars...

Let me make it clear - the Partagas Coronas Senior does not provide an exceptional flavor. However, it's still one of the best 1-hour smokes out there, especially for this price. My first choice when it comes to good price/quality ratios.

Read the full review of Partagas Coronas Senior...