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Member since

2011

Location

Indianapolis

Reviews written

54

About me

from Twitter: Married to Pattie - best decision of a lifetime. 4 great kids. Follower of Jesus. Music maker, cigar smoker, Ducati rider, life lover, foster dad - a happy man.

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Oliva Cigar Company Cain Daytona, Petit Corona

This is a a nicely wrapped smaller cigar. It had been in my humidor for about 3 months. The wrapper is smooth with minimal veins. Its it firmly packed...

91.0

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Created: 8/20/2011 by jrwolfe

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Drew Estate Ambrosia Spice, torpedo

This cigar has been in the humidor since last summer and a hot afternoon seemed to be just the time to give it a try. The Spice was the first of the A...

89.6

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Created: 7/16/2011 by jrwolfe

5 Vegas Series A, Anomaly (Petit Corona)

A nice little cigar; firmly packed with a smooth wrapper. After taking off the cedar sleeve there are a few veins but it looks like a quality product....

86.0

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Created: 7/16/2011 by jrwolfe

Baccarat The Game, Rothschild (Robusto)

Having never tried a sweetened cap cigar since high school, I though I'd give it a go & I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe my taste buds are a little w...

86.6

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Created: 7/16/2011 by jrwolfe

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La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado, Perfecto

Admittedly I'm a sucker for the perfecto vitola and these look great. The size and shape just screams CIGAR. The construction looks a little rustic wh...

88.3

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Created: 7/16/2011 by jrwolfe

La Gloria Cubana Serie N, JSB (Robusto Grande)

This is a great looking cigar and the packaging just adds icing on the cake. The great band and seraphed "N" on the front tie in beautifully with the ...

89.5

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Created: 7/16/2011 by jrwolfe

El Rey del Mundo Maduro, Café au Lait-Café Noir (Short Panatela)

I've been trying some different sizes and wrappers to change things up a bit and this is one of them. It is a fairly feisty little critter - spicy thr...

86.0

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Created: 6/30/2011 by jrwolfe

Oliva Cigar Company Serie O, Petit Perfecto

This is a great looking, tasting and burning cigar. It is rolled beautifully - well-formed, packed and wrapped - and the burn attests to that fact. Af...

92.0

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Created: 6/29/2011 by jrwolfe

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Puros Huerfanos Blend 143, Lancero

A very dark, lightly veined and well-wrapped stick with a nice pig tail sporting a silver filigree band. These are Drew Estate over runs that are sold...

89.2

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Created: 6/29/2011 by jrwolfe

Nub by Oliva Connecticut, 354 (Robusto Gordo)

This Connecticut shade wrapper is super smooth and uniformly colored with no veins and a nice looking cap. It is firmly packed with no soft spots. The...

89.4

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Created: 6/14/2011 by jrwolfe

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Saint Luis Rey Serie G Natural, Rothchilde

These are really beautiful. The construction and color are very good and set off nicely with the classic red and gold double band. The wrapper is well...

89.6

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Created: 6/14/2011 by jrwolfe

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Drew estates Acid Extra Ordinary Larry, Toro Gordo

For a change of pace I pulled out the Drew Estates Extra Ordinary Larry that had been resting for about 11 months. It’s a big stick – 6x60 – a real t...

88.0

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Created: 6/14/2011 by jrwolfe

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CAO L Anniversaire Maduro, Robusto

After a 7 months rest in the humidor @ 70/70, I decided to give this a try. The wrapper was a mottled brown – looked decidedly retro and a little mous...

84.1

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Created: 5/26/2011 by jrwolfe

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Tabak Especial by Drew Estate Negra, Toro

This is a nice looking stick – substantial heft, very dark chocolate brown with a shaggy foot. The pre-light aroma is chocolate and coffee – almost li...

90.0

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Created: 5/13/2011 by jrwolfe

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Drew Estate Dirt Torpedo, Torpedo

This is an intriguing little cigar – well rolled which led to a nice burn. The wrapper is very dark chocolate brown maduro and the foot just smells ta...

88.5

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Created: 5/13/2011 by jrwolfe

Padron Series Natural, 2000 Robusto

These look a little rough - veiny, crooked caps, maybe lumpy - but the taste & performance way overshadow the appearance. The mildly box pressed shape...

90.7

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Created: 5/13/2011 by jrwolfe

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Drew Estate Pimp Stick, Perfecto

I like the perfecto shape of this stick – nicely rolled and uniformly firm. The Cameroon wrapper looked nice as well. It clipped, lit and burned well ...

88.7

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Created: 5/13/2011 by jrwolfe

Oliva Cigar Company Serie V Ligero, Churchill

This is a gorgeous cigar. You need to take your time with it because it builds all the way through to the end. The wrapper is perfect and the overall ...

91.0

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Created: 5/13/2011 by jrwolfe

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Gurkha Park Avenue, Torpedo

I got this as a gift as I usually smoke darker cigars but am glad I gave it a try. The wrapper was beautiful – very smooth with no veins. I sure didn’...

87.2

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Created: 5/13/2011 by jrwolfe

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CAO CX2, Lonsdale

I’m increasingly intrigued by some of the less common vitolas like lanceros & lonsdales. The wrapper was a nice Colorado shade and smooth. I didn’t ha...

89.0

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Created: 5/13/2011 by jrwolfe

5 Vegas Classic, Torpedo

The cigar looked great – including the super pointy torpedo end. It was firmly filled and felt substantial. The wrapper was in good shape and clipped ...

88.7

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Created: 5/13/2011 by jrwolfe

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CAO La Traviata, Animado (Robusto Grande)

I took this straight from the B&M walk-in humidor so I never rested it myself, but it looked to be in a great space. This looks very nice - maybe some...

92.9

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Created: 4/27/2011 by jrwolfe

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Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic, 1979

This is a nice looking, compact feeling stick. Definitely a flavor bomb. Well made, it clipped easily and the spicy draw was loose but not too much so...

88.9

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Created: 4/23/2011 by jrwolfe

Flor de Oliva Natural, Short Torpedo

I bought a bundle of these 7 months ago and have been working through them as well as sharing. The sticks look good - actually better without the band...

89.1

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Created: 4/22/2011 by jrwolfe

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5 Vegas Gold Maduro, The Brick (Robusto Grande box-pressed)

This stick has been in the humidor for about 7 months. I had one last Fall that wasn’t very good at all so I wanted to let them rest a bit. The cigar ...

86.8

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Created: 4/21/2011 by jrwolfe

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Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Natural, Double Corona

This is a long, lean, nice looking cigar; well constructed & moderately box pressed. Its looked much more expensive than the price. It had minimal vei...

88.7

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Created: 4/16/2011 by jrwolfe

Oliva Cigar Company Serie G Maduro, Torpedo

This is one of those cigars that if you haven't tried it, you need to. With the price point there's no reason not to. The construction is perfect - sm...

92.9

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Created: 4/17/2011 by jrwolfe

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Cabaiguan Belicoso Finos, Robusto

Very nice, medium brown, well-rolled stick from Pete Johnson via Pepin's factory in Little Havana. Solid without being hard, it smelled earthy and ric...

89.7

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Created: 4/7/2011 by jrwolfe

Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve, Robusto

The stick looked good - a nice medium chocolate with a classy band. It is a pretty, classic look. It had been in my humidor about 2 months. The constr...

85.0

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Created: 4/5/2011 by jrwolfe

Rocky Patel The Edge Maduro, Toro

These are impressive looking - very dark, toothy and a little rugged. It was very solid, almost like a stick of wood. When I cut it there were a few s...

85.6

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Created: 3/20/2011 by jrwolfe

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La Aroma de Cuba New Blend, Robusto

This looked great with a nice band and red ribbon at the foot. It felt a little spongy but burned fine and the draw was good after cutting. It burned ...

88.6

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Created: 3/20/2011 by jrwolfe

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Oliva Cigar Company Serie V Ligero, Diadema

Wow - this one cigar is worth buying the V sampler. This is my highest rating on Stogie Rate. This is a beautiful cigar and feels perfect in your hand...

95.2

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Created: 3/20/2011 by jrwolfe

Carlos Torano Cameroon 1916, Robusto

I'm not a huge Cameroon fan, but this was really nice. After taking off the cedar sleeve I punched it and the draw was perfect. It was a nice milk cho...

92.1

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Created: 3/20/2011 by jrwolfe

Los Blancos Nine, Robusto

This was my first Los Blancos and it was a good one. The stick was firm without being hard and had a pleasing tobacco smell at the foot. It was smoked...

90.2

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Created: 3/19/2011 by jrwolfe

Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial, Belicoso

This was a bold cigar. Recommended by the local B&M. It was very dark, a little toothy, cut cleanly and lit well. It dark chocolate and woody all the ...

90.4

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Created: 3/20/2011 by jrwolfe

Saint Luis Rey Maduro, Rothchilde Cello (Robusto)

These are beautiful - very dark - almost black with the sharp red & gold band. The wrapper glistens and had medium veins. It is very firmly packed and...

87.1

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Created: 3/19/2011 by jrwolfe

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Macanudo Maduro Vintage 1997, Perfecto

This is the cigar with the large metal band/holder. The perfecto shape was very well done. The wrapper is very dark and smooth - no noticeable veins. ...

89.9

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Created: 3/18/2011 by jrwolfe

Casa Magna Colorado, Robusto

Having had this little number in my humidor for about 5 months, it seemed like time to try it. It felt great - packed nicely but not too dense., cut a...

92.9

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Created: 3/13/2011 by jrwolfe

Oliva Cigar Company Serie V Ligero, Double Robusto (Robusto)

This is a very solid, well constructed robusto. The wrapper was perfect. The cap cut cleanly, lit easily and burned very evenly. It started off pepper...

92.0

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Created: 3/9/2011 by jrwolfe

Cuba Libre, Salomon

These look great. The Salomon vitola is just interesting to look at an wonder how they roll these. It lit very easily and producted lots of smooth, co...

84.5

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Created: 3/9/2011 by jrwolfe

Padilla 1948, Lancero

I'm becoming a lancero fan. This is a very cool cigar - long, slim and a nice pig tail cap. The wrapper was smooth and the stick was firm but the draw...

91.0

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Created: 3/9/2011 by jrwolfe

Carlos Torano Casa Torano, Robusto

This cigar looked great. The wrapper was smooth and silky with no veins. Upon close inspection there was a small hole in the first third but it didn't...

88.6

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Created: 3/8/2011 by jrwolfe

Padilla Dominus, Robusto

With a colorado maduro wrapper and a very firm feel, this just looked good. The construction was good, too. The ash was very strong and it burned perf...

92.4

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Created: 3/8/2011 by jrwolfe

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Cain Daytona, Lancero

This is a lovely cigar. Very firm to the touch and the wrapper was impeccable. It burned very evenly and the draw was just right with a little resista...

92.9

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Created: 3/8/2011 by jrwolfe

Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne, Torpedo

This is a very nicely rolled cigar with some serious size. It had almost a butterscotch smell at the foot before lighting but I didn't get it in the c...

88.2

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Created: 3/8/2011 by jrwolfe

Padilla Series 68, Robusto

Burned this outdoors on a breezy evening which may have affected the burn which had to be touched up twice. After a clean cut (very minimal) part pf t...

87.3

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Created: 3/7/2011 by jrwolfe

Bahia Maduro Red Label, No. 2 Belicoso

After spending about 6 months in the humidor, decided to try it. The wrapper was very mottled - looked pretty shabby. After clipping the draw was very...

84.4

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Created: 3/5/2011 by jrwolfe

Padron Serie 1926 80th Anniv Maduro, Perfecto

Like a lot of Padrons, it looked a little rough but intriguing. It had an overall curve, not totally straight. It lit easily and burned great. After t...

93.7

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Created: 3/5/2011 by jrwolfe

Montecristo Media Noche, Edmundo (Robusto Grande)

This is a great looking cigar - very dark, small veins and a stylish band. The wrapper is a little toothy and shines a bit. It cut toasted and lit ver...

90.7

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Created: 3/15/2011 by jrwolfe

Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 50 Years, Robusto

I have enjoyed many other Carlos Torano cigars so I really wanted to like this one a lot. It was beautifully made - sleek and dark. The construction w...

87.1

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Created: 2/27/2011 by jrwolfe

Kristoff Ligero Maduro, Matador (Toro Grande)

This is a big impressive cigar. The wrapper was very enticing and rich in appearance and aroma. The understated band is nice as is the pigtail cap. Th...

92.3

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Created: 2/27/2011 by jrwolfe

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Saint Luis Rey Robusto Maduro, Robusto

Super dark, choclatey - almost black wrapper is set off with a classic red & gold band. Cut cleanly and lit easily. First puffs were spicy, almost pep...

88.2

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Created: 2/27/2011 by jrwolfe

Rocky Patel The Edge Corojo, Toro

Lit easily after a rich, slightly spicy cold draw. The smoke was very smooth with a flavor of spicy leather and wood. It burned very smoothly, keeping...

88.7

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Created: 2/27/2011 by jrwolfe

5 Vegas Limitada 2010, Belicoso

This is a very pleasant cigar. The flavor and performance were a very good value for the price paid. The burn was very even and clean and the ash was ...

89.0

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Created: 2/27/2011 by jrwolfe