Cigar Reviews

Monthly Recap – July & August – Jeremy Hensley Edition

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At the start of 2014, I began tracking each and every cigar I have smoked. Well, I may have missed one or two. Based on discussions I’ve seen on Twitter and questions on this site and others, I decided to compile some information that I thought you might find interesting.

July & August 2015 Recap

July August
Number of Cigars Smoked 28 30
Of those smoked:
       Purchased 18 or 64% 16 or 53%
       Gifted 3 or 11% 8 or 27%
       Samples Provided 7 or 25% 6 or 20%
Of those purchased:
      Brick & Mortar 0 or 0% 2 or 13%
       Online 18 or 100% 14 or 87%

Most Memorable Cigars Smoked

  1. E.P. Carrillo – Short Run 2015
  2. Arturo Fuente – Casa Fuente
  3. Crowned Heads – The Angel’s Anvil 2015
  4. Illusione – Sin Cinta, Fox Cigar Bar Exclusive


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 July and August Cigar Reviews

Caldwell – The King is Dead
Casa Fernandez – Aniversario Serie 2014 Ares
Crowned Heads – The Angel’s Anvil 2014
Davidoff – Escurio
Davidoff – Millennium Blend Tubo Robusto
Don Pepin Garcia – Series JJ Little Robusto
Jaime Garcia – Reserva Especial The Fox
La Mission Du L’Atelier
MoyaRuiz Cigars – The Rake
Oliva Cigar Co. – Serie G Belicoso
Perdomo Cigars – Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro
Quesada – Oktoberfest 2015 Double Bock Nicaraguan
Quesada – Selección España H-Town Lancero
S.O.F. Cigars – S.O.F., A.D. (Soldiers of Fortune, After Death)
Selected Tobacco – Atabey
Tatuaje Cigars – Fausto Lancero


Review Highlights

Jeremy’s Reviews
Selected Tobacco – Atabey

From the packaging to the experience itself, the Selected Tobacco Atabey is attractive, unique, and intriguing. Each third brought forth distinct flavors, while not losing site of its identity. The cigar centered around the earthy/diesel-like flavor, with transitions in more of subtle, background notes.

Selected Tobacco - Atabey

Perdomo Cigars – Double Aged 12 Year Vintage

Deep, satisfying, and rich flavors are showcased throughout the cigar, while easily noticeable change-ups are experienced in each third and sometime multiple times in each third. A satisfying amount of velvety smooth smoke poured out with each draw.

Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro

Oliva Cigar Co. – Serie G Belicoso

The Oliva Serie G is a great cigar when you desire a medium-bodied, medium-flavor smoke that delivers that Nicaraguan zing! Next time I visit a Serie G, I think I will reach for a parejo shaped cigar in hopes that it cuts down on the charred notes that I experienced in the final third.

Oliva Cigar Co. - Serie G Belicoso

Tony’s Reviews

Davidoff Escurio

The flavors are bold, tasty, and complex yet still the Escurio keeps it’s Davidoff character. There is just something in every Davidoff cigar that carries this great mossy flavor. I know, that sounds like a turn off, but it really isn’t and I’ve learned to appreciate it each time I light one up.

Davidoff Escurio

Crowned Heads – The Angel Anvil’s 2014

The Crowned Heads Angel’s Anvil 2014 was a solid cigar. The flavor profile was great, although a bit mild for my likes. The burn experience was spot-on and each cigar I smoked was very consistent. I personally liked the 2015 more as I usually gravitate towards bolder, more full bodied cigars.

The Crowned Heads Angel’s Anvil 2014

La Mission Du L’Atelier

L’Atelier has made some great blends in the past, but they have outdone themselves with the La Mission which has quickly become my favorite release by them to date. The cigar is bold, complex, and just all around enjoyable at a damn good price.

La Mission Du L’Atelier

Quesada – Oktoberfest 2015 Double Bock Nicaraguan

Let’s just say it’s still early in the cigar year and I can already tell my “Best of 2015” list is going to be a tough one. The Quesada Oktoberfest Double Bock will be fighting for a spot, that’s for sure. The departure from the Dominican Republic was a success with the Double Bock blend. The cigar was complex, yet relaxed and made for a full body experience without being too overpowering. The price is perfect for the cigar and in my opinion, may even be less than I’d expect to pay for it.

Quesada Oktoberfest Double Bock

Guest Reviews by Jeff Oda

Quesada Selección España H-Town Lancero

I know the first two that I smoked were way up there in terms of enjoyment for me, with good transitions, flavors, and smoothness, as well as solid construction, all at a fair price. I did have to touch it up a few times and re-light it once, but those corrections were minor and didn’t affect the quality of the smoking experience, and it burned through that one goofy vein without any problems.

Punch Sucker Punch

I found the Punch Sucker Punch to be a pretty solid medium bodied smoke, and one that will provide a viable alternative to smokers who want a little more of an edge to the traditional Connecticut wrapped, mild cigar. Contrary to its marketing, it is not, in my opinion, an ass kicking strong smoke, but it does carry some slap to it. I would have liked a little more of the sweetness that a Connecticut stick usually provides and was a little surprised that the Cameroon binder did not for the most part provide that, but I still enjoyed it, and the price is certainly rather easy to take, especially since it can frequently be found on sale at Famous Smoke and on Cigar Monster at substantially lower prices.

Jeremy Hensley is a bean counter for a non-profit in El Paso, Texas. He is married to the most understanding wife (he still can’t figure out how she puts up with his cigar smoking hobby), and blessed with two beautiful children. When he is not acting like a kid, he enjoys everything outdoors, especially fishing with his dad in the Great Lakes. Also, he meets the criteria of being a Casa Fumando reviewer: being a hockey fan. Feel free to contact Jeremy anytime via email (jmhensley13[at]gmail[dot]com). And make sure to follow him on twitter

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