5 Vegas 'A' - 11/28/2010

Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010
5 Vegas Series 'A' , Anomaly petite corona 4.5" x 44.  Small, sweet spice, some pepper but mostly a raisiny sweet spice throughout.  Really nice little cigar.

Paired with Oban 14 year single malt scotch.

41 degrees on a very cold evening.

Sol Cubano Cuban Cabinet - 11/27/2010

Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sol Cubano Cuban Cabinet, Magnum 6.0" x 50.  Nutty wood and slight spice flavor.  OK cigar, especially at a low price.

Paired with Ron Zacapa Centenario Reserva 23 Años rum.

Very cold afternoon

Partagas Black - 11/25/2010

Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010
Partagas Black, Cabinet De Cincuenta 747, 7.0" x 47.  Slight pepper, cocoa and spice in a nice maduro Partagas.  A very good cigar.

Paired with Oban 14 year single malt scotch.

Cold afternoon.

Cain Maduro - 11/25/2010

Cain Maduro, robusto 5.7x50.   Spice, pepper and great flavor.  A really good cigar.

Paired with Vicomte de Castellane Champagne.

43 degrees on a cold cold Thanksgiving morning.

Gurkha Legend - 11/24/2010

Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gurkha Legend, robusto 5x50.  Pepper and spice flavors that start strong and remain throughout the smoke.  These are very very fine cigars.

Paired with Western Family Distinct Selection French Roast Coffee.

Cold morning at Irish Beach.

Oliva Series 'V' - 11/23/2010

Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Oliva Series 'V', torpedo 6x56.  Pepper and spice, strong deep finish.  This is a cigar you feel in the gut.  A great great cigar.

Paired with Vicomte de Castellane Champagne.

Cold windy day at Irish Beach.

Tatiana Mocha - 11/23/2010

Tatiana Mocha, Caramely, 6x50.  Fudge aroma, mild taste.  Great breakfast cigar.

Paired with Western Family Distinct Selection French Roast Coffee.

Cold cold morning at Irish Beach.

Graycliff Turbo - 11/22/2010

Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010
Graycliff Turbo, torpedo 6x60.  Lot's of pepper and spice, stays strong throughout the smoke.  Very very nice smoke.

Paired with 2004 Rosenblum Rockpile Roads Vineyard Zinfandel.

Very cold and rainy at Irish Beach.

Alec Bradley Tempus - 11/22/2010

Alec Bradley Tempus, Quadrum 5.5x55. One of the best cigars for the money.  This is a fantastic spicy cigar, lots of flavors, fruity, woody, nutty.  Just fantastic.

Paired with 2000 Dom Perignon champagne.

Cold rainy afternoon in Irish Beach.

Tatiana Mocha - 11/22/2010

Tatiana Mocha, Caramely, 6x50.  Coffee, chocolate, a great aroma and very mild taste. My favorite breakfast cigar.

Paired with Dominican Santo Domingo coffee after sweet potato pancakes.

Still cold and rainy morning at Irish Beach.

Padron 1964 Anniversary Series - 11/21/2010

Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Natural Imperial, 6x54.  Smooth woody, creamy, nice smoke.  Very expensive...there are other cigars as good out there.

Can't remember the wine we drank with this.

Cold cold night at Irish Beach.

Diesel - 11/21/2010

Diesel, torpedo, 5x56.  Great flavor of pepper, spice, perfectly balanced.  This is a great cigar.

Paired with wine.

Very very cold afternoon at Irish Beach.

Davidoff Puro d’Oro Deliciosos - 11/21/2010

Davidoff Puro d’Oro Deliciosos, 4 7/8 x 4.  Small great tasting smoke, mild with slight coffee/spice taste.  Nice little cigar but horribly expensive.

Paired with some wine.

Cold afternoon at Irish Beach.

Tatiana Mocha - 11/21/2010

Tatiana Mocha, Caramely, 6x50.   Even in the freezing cold, the best after breakfast cigar with coffee. 

Paired with Dominican Santo Domingo coffee.

Windy, and freezing cold on a typical November Irish Beach morning.

Gurkha Legend - 11/20/2010

Posted: Saturday, November 20, 2010
Gurkha Legend, robusto 5x50. Pepper, spice and very smooth complex flavor.

Paired with something, probably champagne.

Extremely cold night in Irish Beach.

Felipe Gregorio Felipe II - 11/20/2010

Felipe Gregorio, Felipe II, robusto, 5x50.  Medium strength, good flavor.  Don't remember much more as I drank way too much.

Very cold in the evening at Irish Beach.

Graycliff 1666 - 11/20/2010

Graycliff 1666, robusto, 5.2x50.  Very nice smooth nutty flavor.  Deep smoke.

Paired with 2000 Dom Perignon champagne.

Very very cold in Irish Beach.

Gurkha Legend - 11/16/2010

Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Gurkha Legend, robusto 5x50. Pepper at first, very nicely done, then gets woody and spicy.  Never too strong, but full of flavor.  A great daily smoke if obtained at a reasonable price.  Nice cigar.

Paired with Oban 14 year single malt scotch.

66 degrees and cool on a calm evening.

La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte - 11/15/2010

La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte,  Robusto 5.5" x 54.  Pepper off the light, strong spice and wonderfully deep robust flavor throughout.  The pepper subsides a bit making for a nicely balanced robust smoke.  This is one of the best values in cigars.  Fantastic.

Paired with Ron Zacapa Centenario Reserva 23 Años rum.  A great rum by the way.

73 degrees on a very warm night.

Camacho Triple Maduro - 11/14/2010

Camacho, Triple Maduro, robusto 4.5x50.  Strong pepper, spice, and chocolate off the light.  This is a very robust strong cigar, maintains the spice but opens into a more deep chocolate meaty taste an inch or two in.  This is a great cigar.

Paired with 2004 Rosenblum Rockpile Road Vineyard Zinfandel.

73 very warm degrees on a calm night.

Tatiana Mocha - 11/14/2010

Tatiana Mocha, Caramely, 6x50. Cocoa, coffee and a fudge aroma in a very very mild smoke.  Pairs perfectly with morning coffee.

Paired with Dominican Coffee after coconut pineapple pancakes.

56 degrees on a sunny morning.

Alec Bradley SCR - 11/10/2010

Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010
Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve, Gran Robusto, 5.5x60.  Sweet toast, nuts, and spice, nicely mellow, but not too mild.  A pretty decent cigar.

Paired with Coho 2008 Headwaters Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend.

56 degrees on a chilly evening.

Man O' War - 11/07/2010

Posted: Monday, November 8, 2010
Man O' War, toro 6.5x52. Light pepper, strong spice, smooth throughout.  Very nice oaky spicy flavor.  This is a classic already, and deserving.

Paired with a margarita.

57 degrees on a wet, damp evening.

5 Vegas Triple A - 11/06/2010

5 Vegas Triple-A (AAA), 5x56.  Nice spice, coffee, a lot of pepper.  This is a fantastic Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper that gives a fantastic flavor to the cigar.  Highly recommended.

Paired with Buffalo Bill's Brewery Pumpkin Ale, and then a Guinness Draught with dim sum.

68 degrees on a beautiful warm afternoon.

Isla del Sol - 11/6/2010

Isla del Sol, Gran Corona 5.0" x 44.  Small little sweetened tip, coffee and chocolate flavored morning cigar.  Pairs most excellently with coffee.  I smoke a lot of these.

Paired with Mexican Café Mam Chiapas coffee, very tasty coffee.

61 degrees on a warm morning.

Perdomo 2 Limited Edition - 11/04/2010

Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Perdomo 2 Limited Edition, Epicure 5.5" x 54. Box pressed.  A nice smooth slightly spicy taste, sweet but deep richness.  Pretty decent.

Paired with The Yamazaki 18 year old single malt.  Maybe the best "scotch" in the world.

73 degrees on a calm warm evening.

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos - 11/03/2010

Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos, Double Robusto, 5.75x52.  This is a great cigar.  Slighty sweet with taste of nuts and some spice.  Perfectly smooth, nice tobacco smoke flavor.  Some wood and earth, but nicely balanced.  Very very nice.

Paired with Oban 14 year Single Malt.  Honey, fruit, smoke ... a nice scotch.

73 degrees on a warm beautiful evening.