Smoker's Lounge

This is a blog is mainly to collect & share my thoughts on the cigars that I smoke. So pull up a comfortable chair, light up your favorite cigar, relax and enjoy.

Name: J.R. Guinness
Location: Austin, Tx
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Friday, December 23, 2005

Carlos Toraño: Signature Collection

The Carlos Toraño Signature Collection cigar is a bold cigar. It has a very dark wrapper and a great scent. This smells like what a cigar should smell like, deep and rich and aromatic.

The Signature Collection Toro that I smoked was 6 inches long with a ring gauge of 50. The wrapper is a Sun-grown Brazilian Maduro with a Broadleaf binder, and filler consisting of Dominican Piloto, Cubano Ligero & Nicaraguan Habano Ligero.

This cigar had a bold, earthy taste throughout the smoke with a wonderful finish. The draw was nice and easy and the cigar burned evenly throughout.

I would personally recommend this cigar to the experienced smoker who likes a stronger cigar.

This cigar would go exceptionally well with a good cup of coffee or a good brandy.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

La Aroma De Cuba: Cetro

I has one of these cigars tonight and it knocked my socks off! This is a great smoke. It starts out nice and finishes great with a full-bodied, woody flavor throughout. The Cetro has a nice ring guage and is a good length to enjoy with a favorite book. The LADC:Cetro has a nice dark, maduro wrapper.

This is a bold cigar that will go great in any humidor.

I was able to purchase this cigar for around $5.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Carlos Toraño Cigars: Casa Toraño

These cigars are milder than I usually go for. I bought a box of the Toros and they are great. They are the perfect size for a good smoke outside (except when the weather gets cold). Here are the stats from

Size: 6¼ x 50
Wrapper: Ecuador Conneticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua and a family blend of Central & South American Tobaccos

Where I am, these sticks retail for about $5 each.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Flor De Olivia: Corojo

I enjoy this cigar. It's not as good as some of the others, but it is a good cigar for the price. It has a nice maduro wrapper with the traditional blue, red, and white band with a gold trim. The cigar smokes nicely, though I have had a few try to "run" on me. Other than that, this cigar is a nice smoke like other Flor De Olivia products.

Price: ~$5

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Cuban Parejo

I'm not sure which cigar I smoked out of this line, but it was good. It had a big ring gauge and was spicy starting off. The smoke was nice and even and had a good taste all the way through. I would recommend this cigar with a nice strong coffee or cappuccino.

You can pick this cigar up for ~$7.

Monday, April 18, 2005


This has got to be one of the best cigars that I have smoked recently. The first part of the cigar smokes like a regular cigar. Good, but nothing to write home about. But then you get to the last 1 ½ inches of the cigar. This cigar finishes with a nice, spicy touch. The Diablo retails for around $4 a stick. I recommend getting the 3-pack for about $10.

Friday, April 15, 2005

CAO Italia

If you are in the mood for a good cigar, then I highly recommend CAO's Italia line of cigars. There is the small "Ciao" and the larger "Gondolla" and "Piazza" sticks too. CAO has a website up with their entire line of cigars.

These cigars are very robust, but not overpowering. I like to smoke mine while drinking a large mocha latte. The chocolate and the coffee add to the cigar's already distinguished taste.

As for price, at the store that I get mine from, they run between ~$5 - $8.

Go out and try one today!