Monday, January 25, 2016

Rocky Patel Vintage 1999

This little beauty is the definition of mild!

What a wonderful smoke from beginning to end. Cool, even burn, long ash, mild taste.
I enjoyed this late afternoon, before dinner on the beach.
Life is good!


Saturday, January 23, 2016

ACID Old Infusion

I have to admit that I have not cared for infused cigars in the past. It has always seemed that the flavor infused into the wrapper had a way of over powering the taste of the cigar. Now I would say that I had never had a properly infused cigar.

I am really enjoying the ACID sampler that I got from Thompson Cigar!

Today's Old Infusion was a very mild smoke with a pleasant, but subtle flavor from the infusion. It wasn't even strong enough to really identify the taste. It was just a hint of flavor on the tongue and then gone. So far, this one has been my favorite.

There are a few in the sampler tin that have darker wrappers and I expect to have a much bolder flavor. I am looking forward to them and will let you know about them when the time comes. But I will definitely consider these babies for a future purchase. A very good smoking experience!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

ACID Sampler

It has been a little while since posting here about my cigar sampling.
The truth is that I generally smoke a decent, everyday cigar and smoke much less often in the colder weather. I smoke when I am able to sit outside and enjoy a long smoke or when I'm up for a smoke as I walk three of four miles.

Recently I purchased a Rocky vs Romeo sampler (Rocky Patel and Romeo y Julieta) and a ACID sampler tin.

I'm getting ready for a beach vacation and want to have a few good cigars and enough to share with a friend. Knowing that I won't be smoking all of these on the beach, I've started sampling the ACID cigars. So far I've had the Blondie and the ACID 1 as well as one of the little cigarillos.

The Blondie was a nice surprise. The subtle flavor in the wrapper was a nice accent to the otherwise mild smoking cigar. It burned cool and even and held a nice ash for a small cigar.

The ACID 1 was also a very pleasant smoke, as was the little cigarillo.

I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of them and to break out the Rocky and Romeo smokes once I hit the beach!

At one point I was posting reviews on the Thompson Cigar site and they were automatically posting here on my blog. For some reason, that stopped happening and so I just post here. I wish my cigar budget allowed me to sample better cigars more often, but I am happy to just enjoy a good smoke as life allows and will share those here on a more regular basis.