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Stogie Geeks #247

Recorded October 4, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Cigar of The Week:

Cigar News: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Soberano and Presidente to Feature Square Tubes

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Tubos Go National This Week

Stogie Geek Segment: Cigar Education Resources – 3:00pm-3:45pm


Paul and Joe Hollywood talk about education yourself on cigars and tobacco!
Resources:

  • Tobacconist University – http://tobacconistuniversity.org/ (Interview with Stogie Geeks #164 – Interview with Jorge Armenteros https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFhWyLtVFV8)
  • https://www.jrcigars.com/blending-room/university/
  • https://www.famous-smoke.com/cigaradvisor
  • https://www.cigarjournal.com/

Sumbled on this one: https://www.leafonly.com/cigar-tobacco-leaf#viewall

Stogies of the Week – 3:45pm-4:45pm

Paul’s Stogies

Joe Hollywood’s Stogies

Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone

Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and fillers, launched in three sizes 20 count boxes.
Mr. Brownstone is typically a term used to describe Heroin. The vitola names (Speed Ball, Smack, and Main Line) are also slang expressions related to heroin.
Speed Ball Robusto: 5 x 54
Smack: 6 x 52
Main Line Sixty: 5 x 60

  • Format: Smack
  • Size: 6 x 52
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Complexity: 6
  • Flavor: 7
  • Balance: 7

Started with a hint of earth and coffee then about half way through it kicks in with some pepper nicely. I was happy that this cigar was ready out of the box.
Rating: Box Split

Pistoff Kristoff Robusto

  • Format: Robusto
  • Size: 5.75 x 48
  • Wrapper: San Andres (Mexico)
  • Binder: Indonesia
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Complexity: 6
  • Flavor: 8
  • Balance: 8

Starts pretty smooth then dominant notes are coffee and leather with increased spices on the retrohale towards the end. … You will enjoy
http://kristoff.com/pistoff-kristoff/
Rating: Box Worthy

AVO Improvisation

  • Format: Gordo
  • Size: 6 x 60 (box press)
  • Wrapper: Ecuador – Habano Marron Claro
  • Binder: Dominican Republic – Olor Zona 7
  • Filler: Nicaragua – Esteli Ligero, Dominican Republic – San Vicente Ligero / San Vicente Mejorado Seco / Piloto Ligero / Piloto Seco
  • Complexity: 7
  • Flavor: 7
  • Balance: 8

Cigar is easy to smoke clean on the palate I get more leather than anything else towards the end. I still get some caramel, cedar and a hint black pepper lingering in the background.
Rating: Fiver

Pura Soul Honduras

  • Format: Toro
  • Size: 6 x 54
  • Wrapper: Honduras
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Filler: Honduras
  • Complexity: 7
  • Flavor: 8
  • Balance: 8

Notes of a almonds and a creaminess at the halfway point the cigar begins to develop some of the spice… then transitions nicely to a meaty note towards the end.
Ratings: Box Worthy

Joe Hollywood’s Notes

http://www.tobacconistuniversity.org/
http://www.montecristosocialclub.com/
https://www.famous-smoke.com/cigaradvisor
https://purotrader.com/

Cigar Dojo Home Page

http://www.puff.com/
https://www.cigarpass.com/