"This was a cigar of interesting finishes. From the onset, the primary flavor was espresso, and remained so throughout. What changed was the nature of the finishing flavors and the accompanying strength. Initially creamy, the finish transitioned to peat and finally to salted caramel. I thoroughly enjoyed the transitions and I think most smokers would as well. I would gladly smoke this again!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
The last in Diesel's Sunday Gravy series will be released October 3, Porcellino. The name comes from an iconic Florentine fountain called Il Porcellino. The name translates to “little pig,” yet the bronze sculpture is of a female wild boar which is said to bring good fortune and a sure return to Florence.
"While not the most complex, the flavor profile is definitely something of interest for me. There's a potency in it that I enjoy and it sticks around the entire time. Between that and it being well constructed, I have no issues suggesting you at least check these out. Unless of course, you prefer things on the lighter or milder side. Then maybe not so much. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"This cigar had many of the things I enjoy... great construction, draw, and burn with a wonderful medium-full bodied profile. The complexity of this cigar was fairly decent as well, ranging in flavors from leather, black pepper, cream, peanut butter, and malt made for a fantastic combination. All these fine attributes made for a smoke I'd pick up again, and so should you!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
General Cigar is adding a new line, and its first limited edition, to the El Rey del Mundo brand El Rey del Mundo by AJ. The new addition comes in just one size, a box-pressed 6 x 52 toro and will start shipping later this month. The blend is created by AJ Fernandez, frequent collaborator with General Cigar. He is also responsible for blending cigars in their Diesel, Ramon Allones, and Hoyo brands.
Atonement is the latest collaboration between AJ Fernandez and STG's Justin Andrews, this time once again on the Diesel brand. The latest release is called Diesel Atonement and is described as an "unapologetically-bold, limited-edition." The cigar is exclusive to retail TAA members.
"This was a very nice cigar. The size was a bit intimidating to me since I prefer smaller ring gauge and in more of a corona or Corona Gorda size, but this cigar was dare I say.......epic in its performance? This cigar gave me an array of flavors of chocolate, cherry, wood/oak, and let's not forget the cream. I am curious to find out what this was. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
Altadis U.S.A. has announced a new size in the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua line. The Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Espeso will measure 5 1/2 x 60 and ship this Spring. “Espeso,” the Spanish word for “thick,” and describes the fatter ring gauge of this vitola.