Carb V660 by CAO

By Ken

For those who do not like CAO, you really need to try this. It’s probably the best in-production cigar CAO has ever made.

Part of the popular Flathead series, the Carb is a high octane, full-bodied smoke with a smooth and lightly spicy experience. A boxed pressed Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a Habano binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers.

Cigar Afficinado gave this their highest rating (95) ever for a 60 ring gauge and was the #3 cigar for 2015.

An exceptional smoke with notes of fruit, leather, and molasses…remaining consistent to the very end. From the time you light up, you will enjoy the smooth, flavorful profile of this fantastic cigar.

The Carb is the most asked for cigar and is now in stock at the Afterburner.

Etiquette Note for the Day: For sanitary reasons, never put a cigar in your mouth before using a public cutter.

El Sabio Pigtail

By Ken

Every now and then, a cigar will come along that surprises you with a really good flavor profile that won’t break your wallet. Well, this one deserves a test drive. For those looking for a medium bodied smoke, you will like the woody, earthy, slightly spicy flavor of the El Sabio Pigtail. El Sabio is a small locally based company. I doubt you will find these reviewed anywhere on the internet yet.

The El Sabio Pigtail is filled with three different Nicaraguan tobaccos, wrapped with an Esteli binder and a habano criollo wrapper.

A real good cigar priced under ten dollars at The Afterburner. Come try it.

Parts of The Cigar

Are you confused about the parts of a cigar? Here is a tidbit of information to help you understand which end is which. After 40 plus years of smoking cigars, I still confuse the head and the foot.

Well….you always light the foot.

Cutting the cigar…I’m asked quite often, “What’s the best cut?” The question is “What’s the best cut for you?” It’s really a matter of preference. Some like the straight cut that snips off the end of the cigar. Others choose the “V” cut that somewhat channels the smoke and limits the pieces of tobacco that end up in your mouth. Some swear by the bullet or punch cut, which is great for larger ring gauges and those with flat heads.

There are other cuts, but these are the most popular.

Then there is what cutter should you use. There are many styles of cutters to choose from. There are more varieties of straight cutters than any other. The style for you is the type you prefer and which fits your hand the best. For example, I have more trouble with the scissor style because I have small hands.

Try different styles of cuts until you find that perfect cut for you. The primary objective is to enjoy that fine cigar.

The preferences are as varied as the cutters on the market. What one prefers, you may not like. Keep trying until you find the perfect cutter of you.

La Gloria Cubana Serie S

By Ken

La Gloria has a rich Cuban heritage. With the popularity of the Serie R, La Gloria has introduced the new Serie S.

This medium to full masterpiece boasts a Mexican San Andres wrapper, perfectly blended with an Esteli binder and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican.

With notes of earth, spice, and natural sweetness, you will love this fantastic smoke.

I thought nothing could compare to the Serie R Maduro…until now. From start to finish, it remained a consistent and flavorable smoke. I thoroughly enjoyed the full, slightly spicy experience.

The Afterburner currently has the Serie S in a 6×60 for your enjoyment. Come try one and see what all the fuss is about.

Menace by Black Crown

By Ken

The Menace is a delightful blend with a medium to full profile. It’s made up of long fillers from Nicaragua and The Dominican topped with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper.

Anytime you find a great smoke under ten dollars, you have a winner. This is another themed cigar based on the Mayans MC TV series. You will notice the aroma before you light up as a woodsy, barn smell and you know you are in for a treat. The taste is just as good…pepper not overpowering but more prominent on the retrohale.

Highly recommended by myself and Mr Bones.

Try it today!