Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Arturo Fuente Opus xXx "Power Ranger"

I can't believe that I've never smoked an Opus xXx before. I guess I've always assumed that the xXx on the label was a warning of some kind to beware of the kick-ass to follow. Well, I had an opportunity last Friday night down at the Tobacco Patch to check this out, one of the guys in the group handed me the Power Ranger. Appropriate name, no?

So what did I think? Probably one of the best cigar I've smoked in months. Yes, I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn't the lethal weapon that I thought it was going to be. In fact, it was a deliciously smooth medium-bodied cigar, excellent draw and outstanding taste. I don't think I could find anything negative to say about it, although I hear they're somewhat expensive?

Anyway, don't let the X's stop you from trying this little gem out - it's really a fantastic smoke!

Couple other noteworthy cigars that I enjoyed over the weekend:

LFD Perfecto 


My good friend Chris gave me this one, he thought I might like it. Boy, he was right - I loved it! Another outstanding medium-bodied cigar, perfect for a Sunday afternoon. I paired it with an ice cold Amber Ale. Oh soooo nice. Great draw, smooth rich flavor, tons of smoke, plus that perfecto shape - the perfect fit.

Thank-you mucho Chris!

Lastly, the Don Abram Harris Cigars Presidential Reserve 1993


Churchill size, not sure if this was the Cameroon or Connecticut Shade wrapper, I'll go with the Cameroon since it had a slight sweetness to it.

Overall, I liked it. Nice cigar, somewhat mild, but very enjoyable. I paired it with a fine bourbon, seemed to do the trick.

Would I recommend it? Maybe... It's not really the taste that I'm looking for, but that being said, it's not a cigar that I would refuse if offered to me.

Side note: Only one more week till the Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival up at the Snoqualmie Casino. Have you bought your tickets yet? I'll see you there!

2 comments:

Chris said...

Good to hear you enjoyed the LFD. I myself haven't smoked one of them yet since I got the box. How was it in strength? I assumed most of the LFDs were pretty strong, unless that's just the Airbender line. Perhaps I will get one in this weekend.

I'm also going to be on the lookout for an Opus X. I'd live to try one of those.

Kirkland Cigar Club said...

The LFD was a solid medium bodied cigar, burned exceptionally well, and delivered big-time in the taste department. I think you'll like it Chris!

Definitely try the Opus too!