CAO Colombia Robusto

CAO Columbia

Origin : HondurasCAO Cigars
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Columbia
Binder : Columbia
Filler : Columbia
Price : $7.95 each
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Hello fellow cigar enthusiasts, and welcome to another review by the Father & Son cigar review team known as The Tollaficionados. Today I would like to bestow on you the merits of a fine, exclusive stick – The CAO Colombia.

This fine cigar is a private label for the incredibly popular cigar retailer Serious Cigars. They can be purchased online at With their company being located in Houston, Texas, and my abode with deep roots in Westchester, New York, they still manage to get my sticks to me in only 2 days. (Priority Mail) Always freshly wrapped with a moisture packet and in a box that keeps them in pristine condition. Definitely one of the better online cigar superstores that I have found!

Now, on to the cigar. We both had the Robusto (5” x 50), though you can get this edition of CAOs country line in a Belicoso, Churchill and Corona Gorda as well. The Robusto sells for $7.95. Not bad at all for the quality of this smoke.

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Cruzado Avalitos

Cruzado Avalitos

Origin : HondurasCruzado
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 4 x 46
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Criollo
Filler : Honduran and Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : ~$8 each
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The Encounter: I’ve been searching the country for this target since it appeared on our Most Wanted List. An informant on vacation in Florida tipped me off to its whereabouts. A plane ride later, I had sequestered the target for interrogation.

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Prometheus Sencillos

Prometheus Sencillos

Origin : Honduras
God of Fire CigarsFormat : Piramide
Size : 6 1/8 x 54
Wrapper : Honduras
Filler : Honduras
Binder : Honduras
Price : ~$9 each
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Thanks to Prometheus Cigars for providing this sample for review!

The Sencillo line of cigars are Honduran puros produced by Christian Eiroa of Camacho and commissioned by Keith Park of Prometheus. Prometheus is the same company that sells the God of Fire line of cigars, one of which I previously reviewed here. Sencillo cigars come in 4 sizes: Robusto, Double Robusto, Short Churchill, and Pirámide.

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Punch Uppercut

Punch Upp

Origin : HondurasPunch
Format : Grand Corona
Size : 6 x 45
Wrapper : Ecuador (Sumatra)
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Price : $100-120 for a box of 20
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The Punch Uppercut line is the latest release from the General Cigar Company. This cigar features an Ecuadorian grown Sumatra wrapper and filler tobacco from Nicaragua. The binder is grown on the island of Ometepe which is located off the coast of Nicaragua. The volcanic soil of the island produces very rich tobacco. The Uppercut comes in three vitolas; today’s featured cigar is the Grand Corona (6.0 in. X 45 ring gauge).

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Cheap Smoke: 5 Vegas Gold Nugget

5 Vegas Gold Nugget

Origin : Honduras
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 4.5 x 44
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Nicaraguan and Honduran
Binder : Honduran
Price : ~$2-3 each
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This little stick was sent to me by Walt White from the Stogie Review as part of a prize for a contest I won over there. After taking the target out of the cellophane, I noticed a light barnyard-like smell, with a sweet sugar like aroma at the foot. She was packed evenly from cap to foot, slightly springy to the touch. After cutting I found the draw to be slightly looser than I liked, but not annoying in the slightest. After evenly toasting and lighting her up, I tasted some slight spice, and a little bit of a nutty flavor. Approaching halfway, the cigar remained in the mild body range, and had one of the creamiest smoke’s I’ve ever tasted; she continued on like this until I was forced to put her out. Overall, I enjoyed this smoke very much.

Recommendation: If you enjoy milder smokes with a little spice and creaminess, definitely give this one a try.

Brickhouse Churchill

Brickhouse Churchill

Origin : HondurasBrickhouse
Format : Churchill
Size : 7.25 x 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Price : ~$115 for a box of 25
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Brickhouse cigars were released at the 2009 IPCPR show in New Orleans. This line of cigar was originally introduced by the J.C. Newman Company in 1937. It has recently received a rating of 91 by Cigar Aficionado. It is a Nicaraguan puro featuring a Havana Subido wrapper grown in Esteli. It comes in four vitolas, with the Churchill being featured today.

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Dual Review: Alec Bradley SCR Corona

Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve

Origin : Honduras
Alec BradleyFormat : Corona
Size : 5.5 x 42
Wrapper : Trojes, Honduras
Binder : Trojes, Honduras, Indonesia Embertunada
Filler : Honduras, Nicaragua
Price : ~$6 each
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Below is the sixth and last dual review in our series of 6.

Stephen: I was down in New York City this past week and brought this good looking corona with me for one of my smokes during the trip. I enjoyed it sitting on a bench near Battery Park while looking at the Statue of Liberty on a beautiful sunny morning.

The Select Cabinet Reserve has the same fillers and binders from Honduras and Nicaragua as the Tempus. The difference here is the Honduran wrapper which comes from Trojes farm. The SCR cigars are also made in the same factory, Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.I. in Honduras as the Tempus.

Ed: The Alec Bradley SCR line of cigars (Select Cabinet Reserve) was released in 2009. The cigar has some interesting features to it; first, the wrapper hails from the Trojes region in Honduras which will give the cigar a naturally sweet taste in the smoke. The second feature is a double binder from Honduras and Indonesia. This double binder should give the cigar added firmness and stability.

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Camacho Triple Maduro 11/18

Camacho Triple Maduro 11/18

CamachoOrigin : Honduras
Format : Figurado
Size : 6 x 48/54/48
Wrapper : Honduras Maduro
Filler : Honduras Maduro
Binder : Honduras Maduro
Price : ~$11-15 each
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Up for review this time is the much acclaimed Camacho Triple Maduro. In typical American style if something is good, more of it must be better. So this cigar became the first to sport all Honduran Maduro tobacco. I smoked the 11/18 which tapers at the head and foot of the cigar.

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