Reviews

“Smoked Up” No.94

Still going off of last year’s cigar plan, I am trying to smoke more newer cigars. This past week was full of new (to me) cigar; I had a total of seven new cigars. Some where hits and a few were a miss. I don’t usually like to buy my cigars online and like support [...]


MLB Imperia Pita

When you hear the name Mike Bellody, most likely you say “Who?” One would think Mike is a newcomer to the cigar industry, but that is far from true. Mike originally got his hands in the cigar business with the Tiante cigar company. Mike Bellody and Dan Tiant where the brains behind the Tiante cigar company [...]


Ezra Zion Tantrum PA

In 2013, Ezra Zion released the Tantrum with very high accolades from a broad spectrum of people. I really enjoyed the Tantrum and I gave it high rankings in 2013. The only drawback to the Tantrum was it was too short for me as it left me wanting more! Following the original Tantrum comes the Tantrum [...]


“Smoked Up” No.93

2015 has started out with the utmost of crappiness. Tuesday morning I was heading into work and was greeted with a broken window and one of my pistols was stolen from the truck. I was cold, tired and now severely aggravated. I usually conceal my pistol in the truck when I leave it for the [...]


Shawn’s 2014 Cigars of the Year

2014 has been quite a year and has moved on by in leaps and bounds. This year has had its ups and downs with the family, friends and cigars. My focus over the last months have been on my family and trying to spend more time with them. My daughter will be four in February [...]


CAO Italia CIAO (Robusto)

CAO has one of the most extensive lines of cigars on the market today. Most of them are very affordable and there is quite a spread of flavor profiles in their line up. The CAO Italia was one of the first cigars I tried from CAO some years ago. I didn’t particularly care for it [...]


“Smoked Up” No.92

I hope everybody had safe and happy holidays. Things are finally slowing down here enough for me to get to work on NTA. Our Christmas was pretty good, Satori racked up on toys as she must have been on Santa’s good list!     I did get another tattoo the first of December. I had [...]


“Smoked Up” No.91

It has been a few weeks since the last “Smoked Up” was out. Since then I have been pretty busy at work and home with not a whole lot of free time to spare. Work has been busy with us getting things ready for Black Friday and the holiday selling season that’s upon us. At [...]


“Smoked Up” No.90

Looks like the hot weather in 2014 is a thing of the past. The temps have been dropping into the low 40s at night and peaking at around 70s during the day. I love this type of weather, but don’t like the cool nights. I started work on my “smoke shack” with my heater, tv, [...]


“Smoked Up” No.89

The last week or so has been one of the best I have had this year. I spent the better part of the last week in the Mississippi River Delta Swamp. I was with about 14 close friends on our yearly “man trip”. We camp, hunt, fish etc… all in the delta swamp woods. There [...]