January 25, 2010

Weekend review; January 23 & 24, 2010

The weekend started off ok but ended very wet. There were tornado watches until early this morning. Luckily none were spotted. And how about those playoff games yesterday! The Colts looked very good but the Vikings will be kicking themselves all spring and summer. They had fumble-itis! And don't blame Farve for the loss. Yes, he threw a crucial interception at the end of the game but Minnesota had plenty chances to do something before that.
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Anyway, the Super Bowl is set. I just hope it's a good game!
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The cigars reviewed this weekend were:
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  • Perdomo Habano Corojo Torpedo
  • Rocky Patel Renaissance robusto
  • Man O'War Special Edition Figurado
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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
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Perdomo Habano Corojo torpedo (6 1/4 x 54)
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I reviewed this cigar in the Gordo size, 6x60, way back in October, 2007. I noticed I gave notes on the cigar but never gave it an actual rating! Weird. Oh well, I'm reviewing AND rating this cigar. Here goes:
It started off with cinnamon spice and nice pepper. There were leather notes. Draw was good. The finish was long with notes of raw almonds. At the 1/3 point citrus was noted. The pepper in the cinnamon spice is intense. The cigar settled into a cinnamon/citrus spice with nice pepper. It was a good cigar but it lacked pop overall. I enjoyed it but it's not as good as the Grand Cru or Patriarch I reviewed recently.
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Score: 87
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Rocky Patel Renaissance robusto (5x50)
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Very nice looking dark cigar. Looks well made. Extremely intense cinnamon spice with great pepper. Sweet notes in the cinnamon. The finish is long with notes of vanilla and almonds. After an inch or so the intensity actually decreased! The finish was more of a raw almond flavor at this point. The intensity of the spice increased in the last half. The inconsistency of the cigar pulled it's rating down. If it had stayed as it began it would be a great cigar!
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Score: 89
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010
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Man O'War Special Edition Figurado (7x58)
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This is a cool looking cigar. I love this shape. The cigar started off with a very peppery cinnamon spice. The finish is long right from the first draws with sweet vanilla notes. The spice has a creaminess to it that transfers over to the finish. This was very nice. The draw was great. Consistent cigar. Lasted just over 2 hours.

Score: 91

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