o start, that corrects itself with each puff. Great notes of grass, oak, tea, and black pepper. A nice cigar to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day. A cigar I'd want in my humidor." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
"Rarely is ever do I have a cigar experience that is as epic as this was. The flavors and aromas were beyond extraordinary and they worked so well together . Citrus, salted nuts, slight sweetness, and a retro so smooth it should be criminal. I'd easily give this a 98. Multi box worthy. Trust me, you're gonna enjoy this if you enjoy what time and great tobacco can do together. " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
James Brown, owner of Fabrica Oveja Negra and Black Label Trading Co.,announced a collaboration with Jim “Island Jim” Robinson. This new project is called Leaf by James. This cigar is rolled at Brown's Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.
"This was an excellent cigar, and one I may request before facing execution by a firing squad. Flavors, complexity, and construction are all on point. I believe this is a cigar that will stand up to multiple cigars a day as the flavors are bold and evident. I'll be seeking these out if they are readily available in this exact vitola, no additional aging time is needed. Smoke this cigar after a salty fatty steak and thank me later." -Matt C. (Big Matt)
"I enjoyed this cigar it kept giving me notes of sweet tobacco, coffee, German chocolate cake, and even some cream soda at the end. This cigar started out nice with the sweetness then let up and brought in the wood and earthy notes, but the sweetness never left and even returned at the end. I will let you know dear readers that this does require some time commitment. I wouldn't suggest you smoke this cigar in the elements unless it's a nice spring or fall day." -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"Man...I really enjoyed the flavors of this cigar! I really love coffee and this was coffee for the duration. A funny story on this one is that due to high elevation my jet lighter wouldn’t light. I ended up starting a small campfire by hand with friction and sticks and lit the cigar that way...a first for me, and now I know I’m a survivor..." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
This was a really nice cigar, and I'm surprised by how well it preformed given that it was on the IPCPR show floor last week, and already in stores. Yes, I purchased this one. The flavors were mostly honey with a nuttiness and a bit of coffee and some spice. As I mentioned before the burn was top notch, and not one touch up was needed. I really enjoyed this cigar, and I think it would make a nice 1st stick of the day, but bear in mind this is a toro, so there is some time commitment, as this cigar last me right around 95 mins.
Carolina-based retailer The Cigar Shop is proud to announce it is teaming up with Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co to produce its second exclusive offering. The offering will be an extension to the 2012 by Oscar line and features the rare combination of a candela wrapper being used in a barber-pole offering in a box-pressed format. The Cigar Shop has commissioned 200 boxes of the new 2012 by Oscar Barber Pole to be exclusively sold at its Monroe, North Carolina; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and online web store www.thecigarshop.com.
"This was a great cigar, one of the best I've reviewed in a while. I'm genuinely excited to find out what it was so I can buy some. The construction, burn, draw were perfect. The flavors were classic but really defined and offered enough transition to keep me interested. Not too strong, not too weak, I would recommend this to anyone. Great cigar." -Emmett (rhetorik)