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Archive for October, 2012

Obsidian Belicoso

31 Oct

Synopsis:
Blender: Flores y Rodriguez
Maker: PDR Cigars
Filler: Nicaraguan/ Dominican
Binder: Dominican
Wrapper: Brazilian Habano Ligero
Flavors: Dark chocolate, cappuccino, earth, peppers
Draw/Volume/Strength:
0 / +2 / 4
Rating: 8.9

This review of the Obsidian Belicoso is presented courtesy of Stogie Boys, America’s fastest growing online cigar retailer.

It’s Halloween time, and for the Cigar Sasquatch, it’s one of the best times of the year. I love this season. Halloween (or for adults, the Weekend before Halloween) is the one time of the year when we can forget who we are and be who we want, whether it’s a pirate, Indian, Viking, soldier, or for the ladies, sexy kitten, sexy nurse, sexy she-devil, sexy angel (you get the picture).

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Obsidian Belicoso (6½x52)

But more than that, Halloween is a time to remember childhood, a season to recall happy days when you and your friends and siblings could wander around the neighborhood and get free candy from your neighbors. It was a time of carving pumpkins and planning costumes with your friends and family, putting them together with your mom or dad, brothers or sisters, wearing funny clothes, eating yourself sick with candy, having as much fun as possible, and generally just being kids. And today, Halloween is a time full of nostalgia, of looking back, and longing for those carefree days of childhood.

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Arsen Pink for Men

11 Oct

Synopsis:
Maker: Arsen Cigars, Santiago
Filler: Dominican
Binder: Dominican
Wrapper: Cuban-Seed Dominican Habano
Flavors: Spices, wood, herbs, anise, fresh tobacco
Draw/Volume/Strength:
0-+2 / +1-+2 / 3
Rating: 9.0-9.3

Editor’s Note: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To highlight this important cause, Arsen Cigars is donating 10% of October sales of Arsen Pink for Men to Breast Cancer Foundations.

The Cigar Sasquatch cannot pull off wearing pink. Some men can, but it just doesn’t work for me. It’s not an issue with masculinity, it has nothing to do with any insecurities, and there’s no other meaning that can or should be attached to that statement. I just don’t wear pink.

That being said, there are a great many things which are pink in color that I’m quite fond of. Strawberry yogurt, for example. And I’ll fight anyone who says that pink is not the best flavor of Starburst (yes, when it comes to Starburst, pink is a flavor). And of course, who doesn’t love pigs? The work they’re doing with bacon is second-to-none!

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Arsen Pink for Men Vertical Selection

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