Tatuaje Verocu Tubo

Tatuaje Verocu Tubo

TatuajeOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 1/8 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$10-11 each
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Many thanks to Austin from the 7th Street Reserve for taking these excellent pictures for my series of reviews.

Pete Johnson is the genius cigar producer behind the Tatuaje brand. Towards the end of 2009, he released a new cigar, the Tatuaje Verocu Tubo. For those of you who do not know, the Verocu is an addition to the Havana IV, with the Verocu Tubo as the fourth of the line.

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Liga Privada “Dirty Rat”

Liga Privada Dirty Rat

Origin : NicaraguaDrew Estate
Format : Corona
Size : 5 x 44
Wrapper : Connecticut Sun-grown Habano
Filler : Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Binder : Brazilian Mata Fina
Price : $12 each
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Please welcome Aaron, our newest reviewer! He begins with a review of the delicious Liga Privada "Dirty Rat". Enjoy!

Down here in Texas, we have been getting very unusual, very cold weather. Hanging around Dallas for pre-Super Bowl activities, I needed a cigar to warm my soul and get me through the wintery blues. No better cigar to do the trick than the Liga Privada Unico Serie Dirty Rat. Its unique blend of tobaccos was combined to produce a spicier, fuller bodied cigar that packs more of a punch than their regular T-52 line. Though technically not a limited release, the Dirty Rat will be distributed as a small batch cigar to fit demand. This particular stick was one of several I smoked prior to the Super Bowl and had purchased at a local B&M in Arlington.

The Dirty Rat has been a very controversial cigar for a lot of cigar devotees; opinions appear to be very polarized. Some think the cigar tastes much like its name, but I am one of those that completely differs. This cigar may just be too bold for many, because it definitely packs a wallop! Not a cigar I could smoke regularly, I would leave this to special occasions and for a change of pace from other sticks. I am confident in saying that this could be one of the best cigars I’ve smoked in the last two years.

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Illusione ECCJ

Illusione ECCJ

Origin : Nicaragua
IllusioneFormat : Corona Gorda
Size : 5 5/8 x 46
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $12+

ECCJ stands for European Cigar Cult Journal, which is a cigar magazine. Dion Giolito was asked to make this cigar for the celebration of the magazine's 15th anniversary. I have never read or seen the magazine, but I hear you can read it in both English and German, that’s pretty cool.

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CAO Sopranos “Soldier”

CAO Sopranos Soldier

Photo credit: The Cigar Nut

Origin : NicaraguaCAO Sopranos
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 54
Wrapper : Brazilian Maduro
Binder : Honduran
Filler : Dominican, Columbian, & Nicaraguan
Price : ~$14 each
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The Boss asked me one day through our regular communique via Twitter if I was interested in tracking down the CAO Sopranos "Soldier". I gladly jumped at the chance to review this target. CAO was the first brand of cigars I started smoking with regularity (the particular cigar I started with is quite popular - it's the Brazilia), so I was eager to attain this cigar and give it my full attention.

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Avo Tesoro 2008 Limited Edition

Avo Tesoro 2008 Limited Edition

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 3/4 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$12 each
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Avo Tesoros 2008 Limited Edition were released to celebrate Avo Uvezian’s 82nd birthday. As I was completing a purchase in a B&M store in Madrid, the shop owner offered me a couple of free cigars. After a short fight between conscience and greediness, I pointed to an opened box of Avo cigars that I haven’t seen before. Gorgeous Cohiba Gran Reserva remained on the shelf…

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Dona Flor Reserva Especial Robusto

Dona Flor Reserva Especial Robusto

Origin : BrazilDona Flor cigars
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 52
Wrapper : Brazil
Filler : Brazil
Binder : Brazil
Price : MSRP: $12.50

Thanks to GVG International for providing this sample for review!

This is my first try at a Brazilian Puro, so I didn't know what to expect with this cigar. My only experience with Brazilian tobacco is with the CAO Brazilia, which has a Brazilian wrapper. Based on that, I was expecting a full bodied cigar, though that's not what I got...

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Arturo Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Figurado
Size : 4.5 x 54
Wrapper : Barber Pole (Connecticut)
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Price : $14.25 (usually found higher)
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The Hemingway Between the Lines (BTL) was my holy grail of cigars when I first started in the hobby. From the initial time I saw one I set to acquiring my own and although shortly after I realized that while they are not the easiest to come by, they are not really impossible to find. Regardless, I was still excited to have purchased one and stored it away for a future time. Recently, I had gotten over being sick and decided to celebrate with a smoke.

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Partagas Serie D No. 4

Partagas Serie D No. 4

Photo credit: Cigaropolis

Origin : CubaPartagas
Factory Name : Robusto
Size : 4.8 x 50
Weight : 11.66 g
Price : ~$10 each
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The Partagas D4 comes with a simple label and a wrapper full of veins. The wrapper is a light tan color with some noticeable bloom and plume. And the construction is perfect. It’s a pretty good looking cigar and I like the “non traditional” label it comes with.

Smelling the wrapper is amazing and it was one of the highlights of this cigar. There’s a strong sweet tobacco aroma with a little cedar smell behind it. It was strong and in your face and I just sat there awhile smelling the wrapper because it was that good. It’s not too often that you can just sit there and enjoy the aroma of only the wrapper.

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