This family of 70-ring monsters is handcrafted in the Dominican Republic by Jochy Blanco, the man behind numerous 90+ rated blends including the top-rated non-cuban cigar in the Top 25 Cigars of 2013. To create The LOG, a dark Sumatra wrapper graces a rich blend of aged Cuban-seed tobaccos rolled in ‘Cuban Sandwich’ style. Expect a smooth, toasty profile filled with notes of coffee, sweet cedar, black pepper, and earth.
“Just had one of these, didnt even let it rest. Great!! hint of chocolate and earth on lite up. Coffee and wood during..NOT harsh at all very smooth. Easy draw, tons of thick smoke, A cool smoke all the way thorough, I never put it down. Ash held to about half way, Puffed it down to around 2" or a bit less before it got a bit stong with tar. Love big ring sticks, this one is a winner and very reasonable thanks to CI !”
LS of Naugatuck, CT
“....no real flavor.... when i punched the cigar it cracked a inch long down the side , then tried to cut that off and the whole cigar cracked....”
GP of SIMI VALLEY, CA
“no flavor whatsoever, great construction , great smoke out put but no flavor”
SO of Brentwood, NY
“If it were any bigger in girth, it would be like smoking a softball! It is a fair smoke and it burns well. At least it isn't coming apart when I smoke it. 5x70 yielded an hour of watching a storm roll in and the smoke no extra drama, and for that I am glad. I might buy some more, if the show back up I on MMAO!”
RA of Forney, TX
“Wow, read some of the reviews here and find it hard to believe no one else loved these as much as I do. In our cigar club, we usually enjoy full flavored stogies like, Diesels, Genesis, 5 Vegas maduros and these LOGs can be placed right up there with the very best. These smokes were the bomb. Listed as a medium to full flavor, it should be redefined as "full-flavored" as these sticks pack a punch, no doubt. Albeit, hokey packaging (with the lumberjack on the band) but what did you expect with a 70G cigar? It's like sticking a magllight in your mouth!
Smooth, silky robust flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee, yet with subtle earthy notes. The construction of the cigars are well worth noting as with its girthy ring, the cigar burns evenly...to the very last centimeter.
I suggest this cigar, and maybe will get hmmmm and hawwws from other reviewers when I say, these babies will smoke NUBS any day. Look, for $25, you get 7 cigars...how can you lose? You have to try these LOGS to believe it!”
“5 out of 5 stars! I was shocked how great this cigar was. I purchased some stumps to try out. The cigar was smooth and smoked easily. I could taste earth, oak and a hint of coffee. By far one of my favorite cigars. I would definitely recommend this cigar.”
WA of Pawnee City, NE
“An absolute pleasure to smoke from start to finish. I couldn't help but share with friends, and we all agreed this cigar is worthy of future purchases! Flavor and burn were perfection, and I could not put it down. The best 90 minutes I've experienced yet. Well done!
TO of Houma, LA
“I picked up a mazo of "Stumps" 5x70 on special as a novelty to share with fellow herfers as I am not a huge fan of big ring smokes. These sat in my humi for a good 6mos before I got around to smoking one with a buddy. The wrapper has a nice dark fermented Sumatra color and pleasant pre-light aroma, but it did have some minor cracks @ the foot, not that big a deal. These, as with most large ring smokes I have encountered, should be handled delicately. I punch-cut mine, as I thought the guillotine might destroy the wrapper, and had no issues. Draw was excellent, lit up easily, burned sharp, had plumes of smoke, but not a lot of flavor. Ash was tree trunk firm and held on for 2.5inches, I even snapped a pic @the 1/2 way point before I knocked off the ash which landed with a thud. In the second half the wrapper had some minor heat splitting, but burned through cleanly. Flavor never developed any better, but not any worse either until the last 1.5in when it did get a little harsh. Overall, not too bad a smoke for the price, and a cool conversation piece. I will add though, that my buddy's stick did unravel with about 2.5in to go and he retired it with 2in remaining, maybe because he was a little ham-handed.”
CP of Edmonds, WA
“Absolutely love this cigar. Great smoke from start to finish. Just picked up more”