“Smoked Up” No.8

The past week has been fairly busy for me. I had my daughter, Satori’s 2nd birthday and party to plan and execute. That went over well, and glad its over and done. She is growing up fast; almost too fast for me! I got to have a small herf at a local “famous” BBQ joint (The Shed BBQ) on Sunday, with a few great friends. Enjoyed some good bbq, few beers and a few great cigars.


Cigar Views


Padilla MiamiPadilla Miami Torpedo (Original Release): To tell you the truth I have no earthly idea how old this cigar was. I’m not sure when the bands changed, but I’ve had this one for at least a year after I was gifted it. I had been eyeing it in the humidor for a few weeks, but I always said “Nah, I’ll wait” well,what better time than now. You can’t take them with you when you die! I absolutely loved this mellowed woody and slightly nutty cigar. An added faint pepper and creamy note danced around my mouth as well. The draw was a little tight, but I could have cut more off the head. Man, I wish I could have some more of these beauties!

ToranoTorano Noventa Robusto: Had a real nice draw and burn. Ample wood notes with some creamy caramel notes as well. A little ways in, I got some nice white pepper flavors to go along with the wood. I like most Torano cigars, but this one is one I am still on the fence on whether I like it or not. It is not a bad cigar, but there are better Toranos if you ask me. I will smoke it again if the time comes around where if I was gifted it. But will buy most any other other Torano cigar over this one. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t horrible, just not to my likings at this time.


DavidoffDavidoff Colorado Claro Special T: I was gifted this cigar from Paul B. (the owner of The Cigar Shop Biloxi) at the herf we had at The Shed BBQ this Sunday. I don’t smoke too many Davidoffs mainly due to the price. But, the ones I have had, were very well constructed, had very nice flavors and I enjoyed them. The Special T was no exception. It had a very good draw and burn. A very good smooth smoke with some woody flavors and a vague creamy pepper undertone. A great cigar that I would definitely smoke again. Worth the $19? Possibly!


T52 PigLiga Privada T52 Flying Pig: I have had a few of these cigars in my “collection” ever since they were released a few years ago. I love a LP No.9 one month and T52 the next, but never settled on which one I preferred over the other. But always loved the Flying Pig vitola in either line. Even though its a 60rg, I’ll deal with it!  The draw was pretty thick, but dealt with it well seeing the over all great flavors. Dark woody notes and some cinnamon here and there. Also some cocoa and leather danced around my palate as well. Although it got a little harsh towards the end, it was still a great full bodied and flavor strength cigar. Definitely not a first smoke of the day, best after a good hearty meal.


KinkyKinky Friedman “The Governor”: A thick & firm feeling cigar that gave off a fairly thick draw, but a great burn. Had long tight ashes for well over an inch, and nice medium body and flavor strength. I was gifted this cigar from a good buddy Joe H. He told me he liked the cigar and it reminded him of a sweet tea taste. And sweet tea flavor it did have. Along with a slight hint of a salted caramel flavor as well. Around half way, a pepper note came into play more. At the big band mark, the flavors got a little harsh on me. But, over all a pretty decent smoke, it would have been a lot better if the draw would have been not so thick.


Cigar News


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“Smoked Up” No.7 – Views & news

Recluse Cigar Contest – Last week in the contest!

Martin Family of Cigars Releases Mobile App via HalfWheel

E.P. Carrillo Lounge Exclusive for Smokin’ Joe’s via HalfWheel

Kristoff Cigars to be Distributed to European Market via Cigar Coop

Tatuaje Federal 90th Gets Formal Redux via HalfWheel

262 Cigars Launches New Website via HalfWheel

News: Federal Cigar Celebrating 92nd Anniversary with E.P. Carrillo via HalfWheel

Tatuaje Monster Series 2013 Installment based on Jason via Cigar Coop

News: R. Field Wine Co. Gets Latest RoMa Craft Exclusive via HalfWheel

Japan Government to Sell $10.3 Billion Japan Tobacco Stake via Firecured

Arango Releasing Exclusive Punch, Macanudo Cigar Lines via Firecured

Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo via Cigar Coop


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