Sunday, April 04, 2004

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
When rating cigars there are the 5 primary categories to take into consideration:

1. Overall appearance: (consistency of wrapper color, uniformity of the wrapping, oiliness and/or sheen of the wrapper leaf)
2. Draw: (how easy or difficult is it to draw smoke through the cigar)
3. Burn rate: (too slow, too fast, uneven)
4. Construction: (too loose, too tight, wrapper unwraps during smoking)
5. Taste: (smooth, bitter, creamy, light, powerful) At what point did these "tastes" present themselves: 1/3, 1/2, 3/4 or throughout the entire smoke. For instance: The cigar may have started out with a light pleasant taste but turned bitter halfway through smoking.

The "complexity" of a cigar would also be part of the Taste criteria. Some cigars have a rich, complex taste from start to finish, others build in complexity as they smoke. "Finish" is another. This is determined by the flavors left on the palate after taking a puff. Lighter cigars tend to have very little finish, whereas maduros and cigars made with stronger-tasting fillers have a very distinct finish. These last two factors have more to do with the sensitivity of your taste buds than anything else. Concentrate on the main 5 primary criteria and eventually you'll become a very good judge of character.

Sunday, March 14, 2004
Private Stock Medium Filler
Filler: Dominican Republic
Binder: Ecuador
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut


The SeƱorita format of Private Stock is the No.9. Length: 4 5/8" /26
Macanudo Portofino

Origin: Dominican Republic
Strength: Mild
Wrapper Type: Connecticut
Wrapper Color: Claro
Binder: Mexico (Tuxtla Valley of Mexico)
Filler Dom Rep / Mexico
Length 7" Ring Gauge 34
Punch Coronation 5/42.


Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Flavor: Mild to Medium
Wrapper: USA/Connecticut
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Monday, February 23, 2004
Hoyo de Monterrey
- Coronation Tubo MM Mareva
(Petit Corona) 5 42

1)Bolivar-Tubos No. 2 Mareva (Petit Corona) 5x42

2)Macanudo 4x50 pyramid

3)R 1845 Vegas Robaina-Familiar 1999 (4+ yrs) 5.5x42

4)Montecristo-No. 5 Perla 4x40

Sunday, February 22, 2004
hmm...just finished Romeo y Julieta
- Deluxe Tubo No.2 Mareva
(Petit Corona) 5 42

Took 1hr to finish...felt the effects of "hang-over"...makes me wonder why I smoke!
Sunday, February 01, 2004

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