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In this episode, we broadcast our first show from our new “G Unit Studios” in Rhode Island.

Interview: Lou Rodriguez Cigars

Lou Rodriguez and Justin Andrews from Lou Rodriguez Cigars were our special guests. The company is based out of Greenville, North Carolina. Lou Rodriguez Cigars is a true vertically integrated cigar company as they grow their own tobacco, have their own factory, and handle their own distribution. In this conversation we took a look at the company’s core lines, the new Lou Rod line, and their special limited edition Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper releases. On this show, the earned “One Night Stand” was exclusively announced – the company’s soon to be released event only cigar.

Stogie of the Week: Unbanded

Our smoke of the week was an unbanded cigar from Seth Geise of Seth’s Humidor. It’s a puro cigar from an island located in the Caribbean. Tune in to find out how we did guessing what it was.

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 83 Stogies Page.

Paul’s List

See Paul’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Will’s List

See Wil’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Mark Jr’s List

See Mark JR’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Segment: Audience Top Ten Lists

In our segment of the week, we reviewed some viewer Top Ten lists we received.  They are included below for completeness.  We announced the winner of the La Aurora Tubo 5 Pack based on the Top Ten lists submitted.  We also announced a contest winner for our Video Review Contest (Epic 3 Pack Prize).

Frank V.

Frank’s list was the one we felt most related to the Stogie Geeks crew – not only for his picks, but he use of “Stogie Geeks language!”.

  1. La Aurora Cien Anos Maduro (Been smoking since 1994. I cannot recall a better cigar. Epic.)
  2. 2010 God of Fire Serie B Robusto Gordo (Oh man. Only had 1 to smoke, but it was Epic.)
  3. Fuente Hemingway Classic Rosado (I live in Las Vegas and have convenient access to Casa Fuente. Epic.)
  4. Padron 40th Anniversary Maduro (These consistently deliver, particularly with a year or 2 of age. 15 rounds with Chuck Norris.)
  5. EP Carrillo 2011 Dark Rituals (12 rounds with Chuck Norris.)
  6. Davidoff Year of the Snake (TKO Chuck Norris in the 8th.)
  7. Fuente Anejo (Any size with a bit of age. I particularly enjoy the experience of a #49. Box worthy regardless of the vitola.)
  8. Padron 1964 TAA Toro Maduro (Try this size. You will not be disappointed. Box worthy.)
  9. Liga Privada T52 Toro (Some inconsistency as I smoke through the box. When it’s on, I’d give Chuck a shot at the title. Box worthy.)
  10. Illusione 888 Slam (Box date of 3/15/11. Box worthy, but others have noted inconsistency with different box dates.)

Brian E.

  1. DPG Blue Robusto
  2. My Father Robusto
  3. Ortega Series D no 12
  4. Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto
  5. RoMa Craft Intemperance Intrigue
  6. Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador
  7. MOW Ruination Robusto
  8. LP Undercrown Robusto
  9. La Jugada Prieto
  10. Arturo Fuente Hemmingway Cameroon signature

Bart R.

  1. Joya de Nicaragua Dark Antano Corojo
  2. Sencillo Black
  3. El Centurion by My Father
  4. My Uzi +11
  5. RomaCraft Cromagnon
  6. 601 LaBomba Warhead
  7. San Lotan Habano Oval
  8. Diesel Delirium
  9. Tatuaje Black Label
  10. 601 Blue

Marc B.

  1. Fratello Corona
  2. Tatuaje Black Lancero
  3. Dante Canto 3
  4. EPC Short Run 2013 Robusto
  5. Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro
  6. Nica Rustica
  7. Davidoff Nicaragua Short Corona
  8. Surrogates Tramp Stamp
  9. Fuente Exquisito Maduro
  10. Padron 2000 Maduro

Drew S.

In no particular order:

  • Crowned Heads Headley Grange Drumstick
  • Nomad Esteli Lot 1386
  • Crowned Heads JD Howard Reserve
  • Ezra Zion Tantrum
  • Paul Stulac Black Midnight Fire
  • Nomad S-307
  • Herrara Esteli
  • La Palina Mr. Sam
  • Leccia Black
  • Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva

Dr. Jimmy

  1. La Colonia Carona
  2. L’Atelier LAT56
  3. Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate
  4. Nomad LE Esteli Lot 1386
  5. Recluse Draconian
  6. Arturo Fuente Anejo 77
  7. La Flor Dominicana Oro Chisel Natural
  8. Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto
  9. Headley Grange
  10. Romacraft Cromagnon
  11. 1Leccia Black

Michael S

  1. La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor
  2. Oliva Serie V torpedo
  3. Liga Privada Papas Fritas
  4. Leccia Black
  5. CAO Brazilia gol
  6. Quesada Tributo
  7. Romeo
  8. Torano Master maduro
  9. CAO La Traviata maduro
  10. Oliva Master Blends III

John R.

  1. Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve Robusto
  2. Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto
  3. DPG LE 2013
  4. Illusione Rothchildes
  5. Liga Privada L-40
  6. Nica Rustica
  7. Headley Grange
  8. Tatuaje Jason
  9. Intemperance
  10. Herrera Esteli

Marc V.

  1. Padron 1926 Serie #9 Natural
  2. La Palina El Diario Robusto
  3. 1502 Ruby
  4. Nomad S-307
  5. Curivari Seleccion Privada
  6. La Palina Classic Robusto
  7. Liga Privada T-52 Robusto
  8. Headley Grange Estupendo
  9. Room 101 Namakubi Papi Chulo
  10. Illusione Rothchilde
  11. 1Alec Bradley Nica Puro
    Honorable Mention: Four Kicks by Crowned Heads.