Ralph Severson

Davidoff Geneve

After establishing an even light the core of mild pepper gave way to a creamy, woody taste. After about a third of the way through I began to taste expresso and bitter chocolate. Traces of sweetness come and go. Smoke is solid, draw smooth and the burn even. All-in-all not worth $18.00 I’m sad to…

Vast: The Crystal Caverns

Vast: The Crystal Caverns

Become Part of the Legend… The dragon has been asleep for many long years. In that time, the cave under which it slumbered has changed greatly… Goblins and strange monsters have filled its gloomy depths and there are whispers that the cave itself has begun thinking, shifting, and growing evermore dangerous. Still, stories of peril…

Don Pepin Garcia El Centurion

I haven’t written about a cigar in a while. However, the El Centurion which I smoked this evening was very good! It lit well, and burned nice and even and smoked smoothly. Not so spicy with a hint of pepper, a bit sweet, medium leather body. Tasty and I’ll say it again, a smooth smoke.…

CAO Gold Maduro

CAO Gold Marudo Cigar

It’s been a while since I smoked one of these. A few years in fact. After writing this review, just before posting it I discovered that I reviewed it back in 2012. All I can say is that I’m still pleasantly impresses with this jewel. This cigar is mellow with just a hint of coffee…

Morphine by Black Label Trading Co.

Morphine Cigar by Black Label Trading Co.

The cigar Morphine by the Black Label Trading Co., is a wonderful smoke. So much so that I looked up some background on this one. It has two wrappers. The first is a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper and the second is an Ecuadorian Maduro wrapper. Includes both Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers and a Nicaraguan…

Romeo y Julieta | 1875 Bully

This cigar burned evenly and held a firm ash the first third of the way through the smoke. Pleasantly mild, in fact I was expecting quite the opposite. Had some problems the last third with the draw tightening up. Overall taste was consistent with a hint of pepper, almonds, and, well… olives? Weird I know…

ACID Toast

ACID Toast Cigar

Over the Memorial Day weekend I smoked an ACID cigar by Drew Estate. The tobaccos in ACID cigars are cured in areas called cuarto aromaticos (aroma rooms) for months prior to rolling – these rooms are lined with over 150 different essential herbs, oils and botanicals that get infused into the cigars over time. Handmade…

Romeo y Julieta Capulet and Montague 75th Anniversary Cigars

Romeo & Montague Cigars

I tried these. The Romeo y Julieta Capulet is medium bodied, creamy smoke with billowing clouds. I tasted notes of pepper throughout, but not harsh. Not bad. And the Montague is bolder yet still creamy. Earthly with cocoa and nut. The Montague was the better of the two in my opinion  Exclusive to the Famous Smoke…

The Asylum Lobotomy Cigar

Asylum Labotomy Cigar

I tried the new Asylum Lobotomy cigar and found it to be a little sweet and full flavored. I didn’t get any flavors resembling ground beef (as described in the press release), thankfully, as I think that would have grossed me out. LOL. Beefy with a bit of spice (pepper) to be sure. Stronger than…

Esteban Carreras Connecticut 12 Year

Esteban Carreras Connecticut 12 Year

Pre-light was tight and a bit bitter at first. Mild, creamy and woody with a hint of spicy sweetness. Overall however it did not stand out as a flavorful smoke. Smooth and mild to be sure. The filler was well packed and burned evenly. The draw was good throughout. Would I get another? No. Not…