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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Garo Los Lectores Robusto

Size: 6 X 54

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Indonesian

Filler: Lijero Cubano/Seco Piloto


It was an overcast 65 degree afternoon and I decided it was time for a nice smoke. I picked a Garo Los Lectores Robusto from my humidor. I also decided to pair this cigar up with a Natural Brewed Vanilla Creme Soda and a Theo's Organic Fair Trade Salted Almond Dark Chocolate Bar.

I sat by the pool and put on the album, East West Trumpet Summit by Ray Vega and Thomas Mariott and pinched the well constructed, honey brown stick with minimal veins out of it's wrapper and sniffed the foot. I smelled scents of hay and cocoa from the foot and barnyard from the stick. I clipped the cap and took a nice open dry draw of spice and hay. I lit the foot and I tasted cedar notes from the first few draws. Later I tasted nutty notes. The burn was a little uneven and the smoke was medium to full.

The nice dense grey ash with streaks of black held on until about halfway through. The burn continued to be a little uneven and the creamy smoke was kicking on full. Notes of nuts, cedar, earthiness and salt were the dominate flavors in this section. The nice white with gold band came off without incident or damage.

The last third and the burn evened out, and the smoke was still thick and full. Hints of citrus, nuts, cedar with a little spice were the flavors that I tasted during this section of the stick. I smoked this cigar until I couldn't hold it anymore. The paring of the chocolate with the cigar was very nice. Give it a try.

Another great smoke by Garo Cigars. If you can't find any in your area go to, and purchased a few for your humidor. You won't be disappointed.
 - April 30, 2013

Robert Anthony Meyers
Video Review

Monday, April 29, 2013

Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf Maduro E Supremo

Size: 6 X 58

Wrapper: San Andreas Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

It's been a couple days since I had a cigar so I decided to open the humidor and see what looks good for today. The Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf E Supremo looked like a tasty treat with its chocolate brown color, minimal veins and box pressed shape. I took this stick along with a splash of Talisker 12 year Distiller Edition Single Malt scotch and went to the pool area.

This cigar comes bareback so I grabbed it and sniff the foot and smelled hay and got a scent of Barnyard and a floral scent from the stick.

I clipped the cap of this well constructed cigar with my cutter and got a very open dry draw of spice and hay. I lit the foot and tasted mild hints of wood and a mild cedar. Later during this first section I tasted mild notes of leather, salt and nuts. The smoke was a medium full smoke.

This dense nice grey ash helds its form for about a third of the stick before it fell. After this is began to burn uneven. The smoke was full and notes of cedar, spice and nuts dominated this sections flavors. They weren't very strong but mild. The first band of red and gold came off really easy and without incident.

The last third of the stick and the burn became very uneven and the grey ash stayed on. The smoke was still pumping full. The second band with the company name and logo also came off easily and without incident. Cedar was still the note I tasted with some spice and bitterness. I found my tongue feeling hot and after a few puffs more puffs of heat I had to put the cigar down.

I had high hopes when I picked this cigar which was recommended to me. It has a very nice presentation but really didn't deliver for a maduro. With all the great maduro cigars out there, it is my opinion you should pass on this stick. Check out my other maduro reviews for help. If you smoked one or decided to smoke one let me know what you thought of it. - April 29, 2013

Robert Anthony Meyers
Video Review

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Romeo y Julieta 1875 Maduro Reserve Churchill


Size: 7 X 50

Wrapper: Blackened Connecticut Broad Leaf

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan and Peruvian


On a beautiful day I decided to smoke a Romeo y Julieta 1875 Maduro Reserve Churchill, a dark chocolate well-constructed stick with minimal veins. I will be drinking a Virgil’s Orange Cream Soda while I smoke this stick. I pinched the cigar from its wrapper and smell cocoa and hay at the foot and barnyard on the stick. I clipped the cap and got a very open draw of cocoa and spice which reminded me of Mexican Hot Chocolate Mouse, a dessert made by a friend of who owns a dessert company called Bar Dulce. I toast the foot and get cedar from the first few draws of full smoke.

The first third and the burn was a little uneven and the smoke was pumping out full. I tasted notes of nuts, salt and caramel. The grey ash with streaks of black fell about a third of the way in. I noticed a minor crack in the wrapper in this section however it never became a problem.


The second third and the airy ash is a variety of greys and blacks and the burn is even. I tasted notes of honey, saltiness and nutty flavors.  The ash fell again at the end of this section of the cigar.


The last third and I took off the band without incident or tearing and the burn was still burning even as the smoke kicked out full. The flavors I tasted in this last section was nuts, wood and saltiness. I smoked this cigar until I couldn’t hold it anymore.


This cigar is another great stick from the makers of Romeo y Julieta.  I would suggest if you haven’t tried one to pick a couple or few up and add them to your humidor. You won’t be disappointed. - April 18, 2013
Robert Anthony Meyers

Video Review


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Romantico

Size 6 3/4 X 50

Wrapper: San Andreas, Mexico

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

I picked a couple La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amour Reserve Romantico on the recommendation of one of the owners of Woodland Hills Cigar Company. Today, I sat by the pool on this 74 degree morning with my music and iced coffee and was hoping to enjoy one of these sticks.

I popped this long box pressed cigar out of its wrapper and smelled sweet hay and cocoa at the foot and barnyard and cocoa on the stick. It is a well constructed, medium chocolate colored, minimal veinage cigar. I clipped the cap with my cutter and took a dry very open draw of spicy hay. I lit the foot with my torch lighter and tasted cedar from the first few draws. Spicy pepper, coffee notes, a touch of salt along with an earthy flavor filled out this first third. The burn is a little uneven and the smoke is full and creamy. The grey ash fell about 1/4 way in.

Took the first band off during the second third without any problem or tearing. Hints of nutmeg and salt are the flavors I taste. The mishmash of grey non-dense ash fell for its second time during this section and the burn even out at the second band which also came off with incident. The smoke continued to pump out full and creamy.

A strong cedar flavor was dominate during the last third alongs with hints of nuts. The ash fell again and the burn remained even. The smoke continued to kick out full. Strong pepper was the flavor toward the end of the smoke.

This full bodied smoke was very enjoyable and I have a couple more in my humidor to either smoke or share. If you see this cigar on the shelve of you local cigar shop pick a couple up for your humidor. You won't regret it.
- April 22, 2013

Robert Anthony Meyers
The video review.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Partagas 1845 Gigante

Size: 6 X 60

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano

Binder: Connecticut Habano

Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan Ligero & Seco

A trip to the gym and then a ride on my Royal Enfield motorcycle up the Pacific Coast Highway to Topanga Canyon Blvd, some sushi for lunch and then a cigar at the Woodland Hills Cigar Company was how I spend most of my Saturday. I cruised the well-stocked humidor at WHCC and spotted the newest cigar from Partagas, the Partagas 1845. I decide to smoke the 6 X 60 Gigante size.

I sat down in one of their nice leather chairs and pulled this fat honey brown colored cigar out of its wrapper and smelled cocoa at the foot and barnyard and cocoa on the stick. This well-constructed cigar had a couple of large veins running down the stick. The band is black and gold with an eagle spreading its wings on it. I clipped the cap with my cutter and got a chocolate flavor with a mild hot spice from the nice open draw, a very nice start.

I toasted the foot and got a cocoa flavor from the first draws of medium smoke. A little later the smoke became fuller. I experienced notes of wood and mild pepper in the first third. The burn became very uneven and I needed to touch it up. The grey ash held its form.


The second section and hints of wood and leather were the dominate flavors. However these flavors were not very strong. The burn continued to burn very uneven and the grey ash with black streaks still held on. It needed another touch up with the lighter. The draw wasn’t as open and my mouth became dry in this section. The ash fell for the first time at almost 2/3 of the way in.


The last third and the draw was still a little tight and mild in flavor. Flavors included a bitter hint of roasted coffee with notes of wood and leather. The band slid off without any problem or damage. I smoked this stick until I felt the heat on my fingers and finally laid it to rest.

I was really excited to purchase and smoke this new Partagas but found myself disappointed. The burn was very uneven, flavors weak and smoke mild for most of this smoke. It started off with such possibilities but didn’t smoke up to them. With all the nice cigars out there, I would pass on this stick unless you wanted a very mildly flavored smoke that needed constant touch ups.  - April 20, 2013
Robert Anthony Meyers