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Reviews by Steve R
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  • Hoyo Excalibur

    Steve R
    87
    As I drove to the office yesterday, I thought about two things.... First, it’s great to be a sports fan in the Philadelphia area. Penn State is 8-0 and a hopeful for the national championship - curse the corrupt BCS system. The Phillies play in game one of the World Series this week in a very winnable series against the Rays (otherwise known to Mike Ditka as the Tampa Ray Bays). And Tony …
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  • La Herencia Cubana

    Steve R
    88
    If you read Keith’s review on this cigar, you understand the debate behind it. If not, it seems to be a love or hate blend. While most of our customers enjoy it, some do not....and our retail store has been marked as a meeting grounds for their (seemingly) weekly debates. Ever since Keith wrote his review last month, I have received a steady stream of emails asking me what my take is. …
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  • Nub Connecticut - Vertical Tasting

    Steve R
    88
    It seems you folks enjoyed my previous vertical tastings for Nub, and many have asked when I’d be reviewing the Connecticut. That’ good to know, since they took an awfully long time to write, and resulted in me feeling lightheaded for hours. All in a day’s work, right? Today, I will be completing the Nub Vertical Trifecta. Before we start, here’s everything you need to …
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  • CI Anniversary

    Steve R
    91
    Two days ago Brandon and I recorded our first video review. I say first since I hope it’s not our last, so I guess that depends on you guys. I’ll give you fair warning, we’re new to this so please be kind...it may take a few college tries before we loosen up a bit and bring the debauchery.   Anyway, onto today’s cigar. 2 weeks ago we requested a box of CI …
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  • Nub Cameroon - Vertical Tasting

    Steve R
    89
    After tasting countless cigars and working hands on in the Oliva factory, Sam Leccia concluded that a cigar normally hits its ‘sweet spot’ within 3 to 4 inches of the burn. Therefore, one must invest a good amount of time with a cigar prior to being rewarded with its true character. So, Sam worked with the Oliva Cigar Family (maker’s of Serie ‘V’ and Serie …
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