“Smoked Up” No.60

This week has been very off and on. The first part of the week, it got down to freezing a few days and then the weekend was one of the best one could expect. I went to a Room 101 Cigar event and got to talk to Matt Booth and he is one cool and laid back guy. We talked about cigars and life in general. We both agreed that the Papi Chulo is one of our favorite sizes and I expressed how I wished it was about an inch longer. I asked him if he had any thoughts of making a Sumatra cigar and he replied “Nothing in the direct future, but definitely in the pipline for future stuff.” I am looking forward to this as he produces some of the best smokes around. All with mainly fuller flavors and a solid medium body.

Matt Booth & I

The weekend, I went to a local Mardi Gras parade that was two blocks away form my house. I met up with some old life long friends and we had a great time. I knew a handful of people on various floats so we got hooked up with beads, moonpies & stuffed animals! I also got a few shots of your typical Mardi Gras madness liquors and glad I didn’t drive as I could have easily overdid it that day. Luckily I kept my composure and retreated back to the homestead afterwards for a few smokes and some quality outdoor time with my daughter.

I had a review lined up to go up on Monday, but the weather was not too favorable for cigar smoking, so it will be pushed out till the coming Friday. So keep an eye out for it.


Cigar Views


CI Legends Green Label PI

Cigars International “Legends” Green Label:  I was gifted this cigar off of a forum site a year or better ago. It sat in my humidor with the notion that it was made by Puros Indios and “eh, I’ll smoke it one day.” I used to smoke the heck out of some PIs while hunting or working out in the yard and this one brought me back to those enjoyable days. It was a decent smoke for what it was. Nothing too bold or overpowering. Easy notes of a slightly spicy wood, with some hints of coffee and cream.  I used a V-cut on it and gave a great draw, tight ashes and even burn. Not a bad smoke for $5 a pop and would make for a great yard ‘gar.   


 Room 101 San Andreas Papi Chulo

Room 101 San Andreas Papi Chulo: I got a mixed box of every Room 101 in the Papi Chulo size and figured to fire a SA up after a Mardis Gras parade in my hometown. The SA is one of my favorite Room 101 blends, but I really don’t have a favorite just yet. Had a great draw, burn and ash. Full flavors of a spice, some cocoa & coffee on a long semi-creamy finish. Great smoke on the start to a great weekend.


Room 101 Conneticut Robusto

Room 101 Connecticut 305 (Robusto): This is one of my favorite Connecticut wrapped cigars made. Has nice fuller flavors than you would expect to find from a Connecticut cigar. Goes great with a cup of coffee in the morning. This was my first cigar I enjoyed while at the Room 101 event held at a local shop. If you like Connecticut cigars and are looking for something  a little bit more, check this one out.


Room 101 Master Collection TWO

Room 101 Master Collection TWO Roxxo: Continuing on the evening at the Room 101 evet, I enjoyed the latest Master Collection. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to any particular flavors, but it was a good smoke and a little more spicy than the ONE. I will be looking at all of th sizes in the line to see which one I like the most. This size was a good start to the series of fine smokes from Matt Booth.


Davidoff 2000

Davidoff 2000: I like this cigar for its size and flavors. The ring gauge is a tad bit lesser than a robusto and just about the same length. There were smooth woodsy notes with a bit of a quick spice that introduced an even nicer creaminess. The finish was on the shorter side of what I would have liked for it to have been. The retrohlae revealed a bit of an herbal type of spice that left a slight “bite” in my nostrils. Not my favorite size in the thousand series, but a good smoke.


Cigar News

Punch Rare Corojo Returns with New Size and Updated Packaging

Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Proudly Announce Distributi​on Partnershi​p

Nomad Cigar Company Releases “Connecticut Fuerte.”

“Smoked Up” No. 59

Commonwealth Cedar Spills – NTA Review

Crowned Heads Creates Angel’s Anvil For TAA – halfwheel

G.A.R. Deli Custom Blends to be Distributed by Cigar.Com – Cigar-Coop

IPCPR Comments on White House Budget – halfwheel

Federal Cigar 93rd Anniversary Release from Oliva (Cigar Preview) – Cigar-Coop

262 Cigars Announces Allegiance – halfwheel

Avo Limited Edition 2014 – Avo 88 (Cigar Preview) – Cigar-Coop

Fernando León 10-Count Boxes Heading to Texas Cigar Festival – halfwheel

Nat Sherman Re-Releases Tabac Sherman Pipe Tobacco in Tins – Cigar-Coop

La Flor Dominicana Texas Cigar Festival Returning – halfwheel

AKA Nth Degree Lancero Coming – Cigar-Coop

Federal Cigar Gets March Box of Quesada España Ninfa – halfwheel

VICARIAS To Be Launched by Tre J Cigars – Cigar-Coop

La Flor  Dominicana N.A.S. Coming Next Month – halfwheel

Andre Farkas Discusses Viaje 2014 Plans – Cigar-Coop

Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Adds Two Sizes – halfwheel

Avo Quartet Sampler Pack to Feature Avo Lounge Robusto and Mystery
 – Cigar-Coop

Leccia Luchador Gets May 5 Release – halfwheel

New Jersey Cigar Festival Announced – Cigar-Coop



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Shawn, you are so right about the Room 101 Connecticut – to me that is one of the all time favorite Connecticuts and a real hidden gem in the Room 101 line.

Thank you for the support brother!

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