Sunday, December 21, 2008

CAO Mx2 Revisited

So today is Sunday, it's about 32 degrees outside and snowing. It's been snowing for the last four days here off and on, which is kind of weird because it usually doesn't snow this much. Right now there's 7 inches of snow out on my deck railing. I thought it would get a bit warmer today and stop snowing, but no dice. In fact, I spent about an hour or so shoveling snow off my driveway only to have all my hard work be covered with another couple of inches of white fluffy snow. Jeez...
OK, so I pulled that other CAO Mx2 that I had out of my humidor and grabbed a large bottle of St.Pauli Girl beer out of the frig. I usually smoke out on the deck, but seeing how there is a ton of snow out there, I thought it best to smoke out in the cold garage tonight. It's not freezing, but my hands sure are cold. My thoughts on the cigar have not changed - excellent smoke! For a bad boy Maduro wrapper, this is one pleasant and tasty cigar, goes great with the beer as well. I'm not able to open the garage doors and let it air out in here, so I'm sure my lovely wife will mention something about the nasty smell tomorrow. Oh well, the price I pay I guess. Anyway, I'd probably never buy one of these cigars just looking at the wrapper, it looks too strong for my taste, but all in all this is a really great cigar, no doubt about it, don't let the wrapper fool you, it's not as kick-ass as you might think. Would I go out of my way to buy one of these in the future? You bet!
Rating 9

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real

This is another from the Dominican cigar sampler box that I bought over at Costco. Costco sells cigars? Yes indeed, they're selling them on the Eastside now and I know that they've got a display in the Seattle store. Just a note, there's no reason to stop going to your favorite tobacconist, this is just something new in town and it's worth mentioning. Back to the Romeo y Julieta. I liked it! Very nice cigar. Smooth, tasty, excellent draw, great smoke overall. Would I actually go out of my way to buy one of these? YES! It's was a very enjoyable smoke and a great way to end the week.
Rating: 8.8
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I was at Costco the other day and noticed that they had something new at my store: CIGARS!!
Wow, that's kind of neat. They only had a few things to choose from, but I decided to pickup a Dominican cigar sampler ($35). Well tonight I tried out the Montecristo. I've smoked my fair share of Monte's and some I like and some are "meh". This one turned out to be somewhere between meh and OK, probably closer to OK. Started off good, but really didn't cut it towards the end. Luckily I had a stiff drink to offset what I didn't like. Would I go out of my way to buy this particular variety? Nah... However if you want to send me one, I'll be more than happy to give it a free evaluation.
Rating: 7
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