06th Oct2012

Quickie: Marco V CAM

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder: La Canela DR
Filler:  La Canela DR
Shape: Fabuloso
Size: 54 x 6″
Strength: Medium
Production: Limited to Stogies on Grand
Price Range: MRSP $6.50

Stogies on Grand in St. Paul, Minnesota was the first retailer ever to carry Marco V Cigars. In honor of this an exclusive Marco V cigar was produced for Stogies on Grand, the Marco V CAM. An event to introduce the cigar was held on September 22  from 2 – 6 PM at Stogies on Grand which was attended by Marc Keiser the owner of Marco V Cigars who is pictured below holding a Marco V CAM in Stogies on Grand’s walk-in humidor. The Marco V CAM cigar is a medium bodied fabuloso with a Cameroon wrapper. The name presumably is derived from the word Cameroon as most of you have probably already realized. This double capped cigar’s wrapper has small to medium sized veins that are darker in color than the main lighter brown color of the wrapper. The wrapper also has irregularly shaped darker patchy areas throughout the surface of the cigar. The cigar itself is not incredibly symmetrical and is somewhat spongy. The overall look seems to me to be a kind of rustic look which complements the fall season well.

After cutting and lighting up the Marco V CAM and going into the first third a flavor profile of creamy woody spice, with subtle nut, rich tobacco, very mild black pepper and hazelnut was present. The second third contained a nice mild spice and sweetness with hazelnut and oak. Upon a retro-hale during the second third a warm mild woody spice presented itself. The final third contained caramelized sugar, toasted wood, and a lingering spice that complemented the wood flavor. There was a nice zing of spice though out the smoke of this cigar.

Overall this was a pleasant cigar. The ash was mostly darker to medium gray and was semi firm. The draw was smooth and combined with the bit of sponginess of the cigar made for a faster smoke than would be expected for this size of cigar. The burn was mostly even through the smoke. Overall this cigar was very enjoyable and complemented the fall season well and as always Marco V’s are great for the price point.

03rd Jan2012

Panacea Azul Cameroon Pyramid

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican (Cuban Seed)

Filler:  Dominican, Nicaragua, Pennnsylvania, USA

Shape:  Pyramid

Size:  6 x 60 (66OP)

Country: Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium to Full

Price Range: 4 pk $31.99

Happy New Year everyone! Were starting this one of with our new Cigar of the Month. Were doing something a little different then normal for this cigar, this time we decided to go with a smaller cigar company, Flatbed Cigar Company, we found to have a really good variety of sticks. From those sticks we decided that the Panacea Azul Cameroon Pyramid was worthy to be our cigar of the month. Flatbed Cigar Company is a small company that’s only 3 years old based out of  Bucks Country Pennsylvania with their motto being “old-school, micro roller”. If you would love to know more about their company go to this link here —> Flatbed Cigar Company.

Let’s start this New Year review off! The Panacea we chose was a pyramid shape for the fact it’s something also different from the norm and heck it’s the New Year let’s try something new for the site. The pack is firm with only a little amount of give to it. The wrapper and foot have a sweet and spicy smell of tobacco to it. The wrap is smooth and it has a little amount of veins to it. As for the pre-light it has a light flavor of tobacco and the draw is nice and easy. From that I’m going to predict it will produce a decent amount of smoke on each draw. Also that this will be the kind of cigar you will not have to worry about going out and that you will want to take your time on so that it doesn’t get too hot.

The initial draw has a pleasant warm smoke that has a campfire feel to it with flavors of spicy cedar that warms the palate. It produces quite a bit of smoke when resting and the draw is light and easy so, once again this will be the kind of cigar you want to take your time on and enjoy. The first third still had the cedar spice to it but not as strong as the initial light. The smoke was also a creamy musk that gave a slight barnyard feel to it like a old wood which was the musk and then a bitter vanilla been which lead to the creaminess. Lastly for the first third there was a small amount of roasted coffee that I could tell was going to become more prominent later.

Now going through the second third the spice evens out and begins to blend with a espresso bitterness. Along with that blend comes a warm nutty flavor of a nice roasted almond. This cigar still is remaining smokey when resting with a pleasant aroma of spicy tobacco. The final third has the spice smoothing out even more instead of giving the palate a shock. The draw is still remaining smooth. The main profile at this point is the bitter, dry almond that gives a good warmth to the smoke. I say this cigar would be good with something sweet and smooth. As for the ash throughout most of this cigar it was firm and not flaky at all, having a light grey color that was peppered with black. The burn was slightly wavy to begin with but by the midway point it stayed straight.

The finish to the Panacea Azul Cameroon was a great warming smoke that consisted of a slight spice followed by the dry almond. Overall this cigar was excellent! We here at Good Fellas were excited to give this cigar the honor of having it our Cigar of the Month. We loved the great blend of tobaccos for this stick and the pyramid shape because you don’t run across this shape too often. It’s also great to see smaller cigar companies out there really trying new stuff so if you’re ever in your local brick and mortar shop try something new this New Years and pick up a less known stick because you never know what you might find. If your interested in this stick check out the link above we posted that says Flatbed Cigar Company.

A special thanks to MansonPhoto from MansonPhoto.com for the pictures please rate and comment on the photos because he would love your feedback!

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PANACEA (blue) Azul Cameroon Pyramid smoked on burlap bag
PANACEA (blue) Azul Cameroon Pyramid smoked on burlap bag
PANACEA (blue) Azul Cameroon Pyramid smoked on burlap bag with an ash
PANACEA (blue) Azul Cameroon Pyramid smoked on burlap bag with an ash
PANACEA (Blue) Azul Cameroon Pyramid smoked on burlap bag
PANACEA (Blue) Azul Cameroon Pyramid smoked on burlap bag

28th May2011

Oliva Serie G Double Robusto

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: African Cameroon

Binder: Cuban-seed Habano

Filler: Nicaraguan Habano

Shape: Robusto

Size: 5 x 54

Country: Nicaragua

The look of the Oliva Serie G Double Robusto is brown- gray. This cigar has bold flavors of nuts, coffee, leather, and cedar with tones of spice. The construction is superb and gives a great draw. The burn was also great, it didn’t need a single correction and was nearly uniform around the whole circumference. The level of body was a medium to full. As the cigar progressed it transitioned into a full bodied smoke. The first third of the cigar was straight medium bodied and was particularly nutty and leathery with a slight hint of spice.  The second Third of the Serie G brought on an addition of coffee and cigar flavors. The final third progressed into a full bodied territory and kept all the flavors that built up throughout the cigar. Stop below where the band would be. Over all this is great cigar that you should not pass up.



20th Mar2011

Partagas Benji Menendez Master Series Majestuoso

by GoodFellasCigars


Wrapper: Cameroon

Filler: Dominican piloto Cubano; Nicaraguan ligero from the Estelí region and leaf from the volcanic island of Ometepe

Binder: Habano Connecticut

Country: Dominican Republic

This cigar was created by the legendary master Benji Menendez and is absolutely worthy of his name. This cigar oozed perfection through this smoke. The construction was nearly flawless. A cigar should be firm yet slightly impressionable with a slight squeeze, but snaps back to its original shape. This cigar was that if almost a little too firm, but this is by far not something that in the least takes a way for Benji Menendez Master Series Majestuoso. This cigar has a medium to full body but, be warned the strength of this cigar can sneak up on you. The flavors consisted of a strong but smooth pepper, and notes of cedar wood. The draw is simply wonderful, producing plumes of smoke. Even the cigar itself emitted a noticeable amount of smoke. The burn didn’t need any corrections and the ash was a beautiful ultra-white. The first third of the cigar was very smooth and by the second third the full bodiness of this cigar just smacks you, but in a good way. Over all this is a wonderful cigar that doesn’t fail to please, but watch out for its wild side.