Last edited by FBJ; October 23rd, 2007 at 06:19 AM.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
some of my latest purchases:
Some highlights: 3 anejos, a few Opus X's, An AShton ESG, 4 or so Camachos, a few Tatajuaes, A shark, A belisico, Gloria Cubana Series R, Some Joya De Niguagua, Chateau De Fuentes, La Flor Dominica double ligero, Oliva Series V.......
I'll eventually get a shot of the other humidors contents as well
Last edited by Hatter; October 22nd, 2007 at 10:44 PM.
ahhhh....sorry...it was from "living with style" forums...
here...this make you feel better?
bet she tastes yummy.
Last edited by bodycheck; October 23rd, 2007 at 11:42 AM.
fine...fine... only trying to help out....i took mine down...now ya gotta edit your quote.
sheesh...last time i try and contribute.
im gonna go start a haggus thread....
Cigar Of The Day!
I smoked this cigar last night during Monday Night Football at the lounge. What a powerhouse!
La Flor Dominicana double ligero Chisel
a little review
Welcome back to another Monday review. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and had the opportunity to enjoy a couple of fine cigars. As for me, the holiday was good and I did manage to sneak in a couple of cigars over the weekend, one of which is today's review: the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel.
This particular stick is the natural wrapped version and measures in at six inches long with a fifty-four ring gauge. The cigar is composed of an Ecuadorian wrapper with Dominican binder and fillers. This cigar was released into the market in 2003 and gets its name due to a double dose of Ligero tobacco that makes up the binder and filler.
LFD - DL Chisel - BandDuring my pre-light inspection I found the wrapper to be a little lumpy with a fair amount of heavy veins running throughout. When pinched, the body felt firm with a light spring to it. The aroma of the open foot was very peppery, to the point where I actually began sneezing.
After my inspection was complete I decided to use a guillotine cutter to clip the chisel cap. I checked the pre-light draw and found it to be fantastic, as well as having a nice sweet flavor that grabbed my attention right away. With everything going well so far, I moved on and began the toasting and lighting process. After a quick toast and light, the cigar was producing lots of thick and flavorful smoke.
The first puff caught me completely off guard. It tasted as if I had been slapped in the mouth with a handful of pepper. The flavor and body started off on a very intense note while the finish was long and smooth. The interesting part of this intense flavor and body was that it was not harsh at all. Even though the first puff gave me the impression that I had a long and powerful smoke ahead of me (that would normally be too much for me), I enjoyed it very much.
LFD - DL - Chisel - 1/3
After about six puffs the intense body began to settle into about the middle of the full spectrum, rather than the peak. While the body settled, the flavor did not. This left me tasting heavy pepper, spice, and sweet tobacco flavors that I found to be very enjoyable. The finish remained long and smooth while the draw seemed to be getting a little firm. The burn rate was slow and even, while producing a strong, yet sweet room aroma.
LFD - DL Chisel - 2/3
As I worked my way into the second third of the cigar I found myself feeling a little light headed. The full body and flavor was making for a great smoke, but hidden in all that good flavor was a fair amount of nicotine that was beginning to impact the way I was feeling. At this point I switched over from water to iced tea in hopes that the sugar would help with the nicotine impact I was feeling. Fortunately, the tea did the trick and I was back to enjoying my Double Ligero Chisel.
The dominant peppery flavor was beginning to fade and a strong spiciness was taking its place. In addition to the spice, the sweet tobacco flavors were beginning to slowly build. The body was slowly moving from the middle of the full spectrum back towards the peak. The finish remained long and smooth while the draw continued to get firmer as the cigar burned.
Once I made my way into the final third, things really began to pick up for a strong finish. In general, the flavor was very full overall and consisted of mild peppery flavors, a strong spiciness, and a dominant sweet tobacco flavor that mixed very well together. The finish remained long and smooth, which complimented the flavor profile very well. The draw remained firm but manageable, and the burn was both slow and even producing a light colored firm ash.
As I finished the cigar I got up and was quickly reminded how much of a powerhouse this cigar was. I felt the need to refill my iced tea and go lay down for a few minutes. Overall I think this is a fantastic cigar, but you need to really prepare yourself for the punch that it packs. Do yourself a favor and have something sweet on hand for the nicotine kick because you will feel a little lightheaded.
LFD - DL Chisel - 3/3
I would absolutely recommend this cigar to the experienced (you have smoked cigars for a few months) cigar smoker that enjoys full bodied and full flavored cigars. This is a cigar that mild cigar smokers should stay far, far away from.
At a price point of $7.00 at my local shop, this cigar falls outside my every day comfort zone, but it is well worth the price. I will definitely be picking up a couple here and there to keep on hand.
Last edited by Hatter; October 23rd, 2007 at 04:20 PM.
Cigar of the night! I smoked this cigar this evening at the lounge while watching the RedSox route the Rockies. This is a MONSTER of a cigar weighing in at over 8"s with a 58 gauge.
CAO Brazilia Anaconda
Nashville, June 11, 2004: CAO, one of the worlds foremost premium cigar manufacturers, will debut the latest addition to their highly regarded CAO Brazilia line at next month's 72nd Annual RTDA Show in Las Vegas.
The new size, coined 'Anaconda', is an 8" x 58 Diadema that is a uniquely creative shape with a well-earned reputation of being one of the most difficult cigars to roll. With a select team of CAO Fabrica de Tabacos master level rollers, a limited production of 70,000 CAO Brazilia Anacondas will be produced. "Over the last three years, our Brazilia line has proven to be one of our true rock-star cigars," said CAO Vice President, Tim Ozgener. "The intent with Anaconda was to create something truly unique and rare for our CAO Brazilia fans to enjoy as a specialty cigar. Due to the level of difficulty in rolling this cigar, production and availability will be limited, however, I can assure you that the 'hunt' for the CAO Brazilia Anaconda will be well worth the effort."
The CAO Brazilia cigar line was introduced in 2001 and quickly garnered a strong following due to its robust and uniquely spicy flavor profile. The CAO Brazilia line has been rated '91' ("OUTSTANDING") according to Cigar Aficionado magazine, widely heralded as the ultimate authority on the subject of premium cigars.
Well I have to agree. I just tried the CAO Brazilia Anaconda for the first time, and I have to say it is excellent. It has flavors of cedar, cocoa and black coffee. The cedar flavor pleasingly dominates to make it a spicy, full-bodied smoke. The Anaconda is a figurado shape with a ring gauge of 58, 8" long. The band is beautifully designed with the green, yellow and blue color of the Brazilian flag, and embossed with the gold CAO logo. I accompanied mine with two large cups of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.
The CAO Brazilia cigar line is quite unique.
These are the only cigars I know of that have a Brazilian wrapper. They contain Nicaraguan fillers and binder, and are made in Honduras. It's certainly a winning combination that is not for the faint of heart, or a novice smoker.
CAO Brazilia cigars were introduced in 2001. This line boasts a full bodied, powerful blend of tobaccos. CAO Brazilia cigars offer spice and complexity that nobody has been able to get from Brazilian tobacco before.
This cigar was created with the most discriminating connoisseur in mind. This is a great, powerful, rich-flavored smoke. I highly recommend them. Check them out - Click Here.
I puffed on that bad boy for over an hour. Wonderful full bodied smoke with nice spice.
On a related note is anyone even reading this thread or should I just let it die?
As for your last question, that's hard to say since I came late to this thread. My feeling is that most threads around here, regardless of forum, eventually run their course. However I think you should end it only when you feel like you are not into it anymore. Short of that, I can't see any reason to stop. In spite of bodycheck's attempt to preach down to us.
I have a nice Avo waiting for me this weekend. A torpedo with maduro wrapper. Sure to be a good one!
Last edited by sonnyboy11; October 24th, 2007 at 11:34 PM.