26th Oct2011

Marco V Havana Box Pressed Robusto

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Havana  2000 from Corojo Seeds

Filler: Blend of 4 Piloto Cubano Ligero and Corona Tobaccos from the Dominican Republic

Binder: Piloto Cubano

Shape: Box Pressed

Size: 5 x 50

Country: Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-Full

Average Price: Around $6 Minnesota Price (we have high tax)

The Marco V Havana Box Pressed Robusto by Marc Kiser, owner of Marco V, is an excellent, even smoke if your looking to just kick back and relax with your friends. The one of the reasons we enjoy this cigar, is the man that makes them is from our home state of Minnesota and two, this cigar is an amazing smoke for a nice long walk or relaxing with some of your buds having something sweet or creamy to drink.

The construction is nice and clean with this stick having the Marco V logo really pop on the band. Very minimal veins, nice and light in referring the overall weight of the cigar, and the wrapper is cleanly put together. Decent give when pressing against the cigar but, snaps back immediately after releasing. The foot smells of sweet tobacco and as for the pre-draw it is very smooth and easy with the flavor of sweet tobacco mainly being there.

The initial light has a aroma of a rich oak and the flavors noticed are a pungent pepper, rich oak, and a spicy nut. The first third keeps a consistent profile of a really defined oak flavor along with a nut tone that’s decently spicy. The draw is very lite and smooth with the burn being jagged, the ash a grey/white mix that is loose and semi-flaky. The ash being loose makes sense due to the light nature of the draw.

Going through the second third the spice begins to kick up more then before making the nut flavor nice and warming on the palate. A oak/earth mix is also still present along side too but, it remains in the background noticeable on the end of each draw. At this point or technically in general for this cigar I suggest taking it slow to enjoy the overall flavors, if you go too fast the cigar will heat up and become harsh with this one. Like I said in the beginning this is a stick that’s meant to be enjoyed on a long walk or just chilling with your friends. The burn at this point has evened out and now is going steady. As for the smoke, each draw produces quite a bit and when it is resting not that much is produced. Once again you really notice the nutty, warm spice at this point which is most likely due to the Corojo wrapper.

The last third is the same flavor profile as before with the spice tingling the tongue and the only other thing I picked up at this point was a very lite underlying licorice tone that was quite pleasant after the spice. The finish was a warm woody nut with a pepper spice that followed.

Overall this is a great everyday bargain smoke that I would have if I just needed to sit down and take a load off for a decent amount of time. If your interested and want to know anything more about Marco V cigars check out their site: http://www.marcovcigars.com/Home_Page.html

19th Oct2011

New Viaje Samurai Rumors are True

by GoodFellasCigars

I was in Burn Premium Cigar Specialists in Burnsville MN and happened to over hear some very exciting news about Viaje. A new batch of Viaje Samurais are in the making and will be coming to BURN!

The first time the Viaje Samurai was released was in 2010 specially made for BURN. In 2010 Viaje let two cigar retailers design their own cigar, BURN being one of them and the other being New Havana Cigars. Both were able to choose one of two of the main stays of Viaje, the Oro or Plantino, and were able to choose their own size among other factors that made those cigars unique.

READ our review of the  Viaje Plantino Samurai 2012

READ our review of the NEW Viaje Plantino Samurai Maduro

09th Oct2011

Marco V to debut its first Nation Cigar Lounge & Havana Cigar

by GoodFellasCigars

Marco V will debut its first nationally branded lounge at 2277 West 7th Street in St. Paul Minnesota just a hop and skip away from the bustling Xcel Energy Center.

The Marco V lounge will be located in a historic building built in 1885 which will be a showcase to the Marco V brand.  As such it will present the complete family of Marco V and M. Vito cigars along with complimentary Macro V Dom Coffee. If that is isn’t enough frequent tastings of Marco V Port crafted by Chateau St. Croix Winery and Vineyard. Inside, literature on Marco V products and the business, a premium cigar locker, will be surrounded by contemporary art adorning the walls.

This all in sum makes for a luxurious and very comfortable area to enjoy a good cigar like any Marco V and in the end what aficionado could ask for more?

To celebrate this milestone Marco V will be throwing a launch party to christen the lounge and debut the new Marco V Marco V Havana Box Pressed Robusto. The party starts at 7:30 and just to entice you, everyone who comes will receive a complimentary Marco V Havana Box Pressed Cigar.

The event will be catered by Eagle Street Bar and Grille and complimentary tastings of our Marco V Vintage Port will be offered.

This will be a private event and an invitation will be required. If you are interested in partaking in the event please call (651) 528-8676 as soon as possible for there is limited space.

The members of the crew of Good Fellas Cigars will be in attendance and so we Look forward to seeing you there.

And If you are unable to join us do not fret, just come visit the lounge at your leisure and enjoy and enjoy a Marco V Cigar or two.

11th Aug2011

Brick House Short Torpedo

by GoodFellasCigars




Wrapper:
 Nicaraguan Havana Subido

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Shape: Short Torpedo

Size: 5.5 x 52

Country: Nicaraguan

Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos San Rafael S.A.

Well folks we here at Good Fellas finally got around to it. The is the first cigar for our monthly Cigar of the Month so, check back each month and check out what we here at Good Fellas are really enjoying. The first cigar we chose was the Brick House Short Torpedo. This new shape for the Brick House was debuted at IPCPR 2011 this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. We all here thoroughly enjoyed the new look for the Brick House. The review we give you was done by all of us here at Good Fellas and we all experienced mostly the same experience which was fantastic! The only thing that varied was a burn here and there. The construction was pretty much flawless. Tight pack with a little give to the touch, pretty much no noticeable veins on the stick, and we used a straight cut on this stick for maximal draw. The initial draw was woody with a pink type pepper that tingled the tongue a bit. The smoke was thick and voluminous, with a cedar spice aroma, and the draw was smooth with minimal resistance. Which some may have more if they chose a v-cut. Going through the first third we experienced a slight sweetness of rich tobacco with a perfect blend of cedar spice. It had a creamy and cocoa undertone aswell. The profile at this point was blended really well and just before entering the second third a nutty cream begins to rise like an almond. The burn was slightly jagged but, nothing too off. The ash was white and very firm and this is the kind of stick you can set down for quite some time without it going out. So for the most part a very relaxing steady smoke. The second third the cedar spice plays a larger prominent role along with playing tag with the almond. The nut flavor becomes a tad more dry and the burn evens back out and remains constant through the rest of the cigar with only one of us having burn issues. Just before the final third the nut becomes the most prominent flavor in the profile and earthy tone arises. Proceeding through the final third the spice goes back up with the nut and woody kinda earth being the main thing in this profile. The ash is more grey with blackness peppered in at this point too we noted. As for the finish it is the same as the final third of this stick needless to say it was amazing! We here at Good Fellas are very pleased with our first Cigar of the Month, the BrickHouse Short Torpedo. We decided on this stick because we really enjoyed the Brick House Robusto and were looking forward to this new shape. Go out and try your best to get your hands on one of these because you will not be disappointed!

Special thanks to MansonPhoto from MansonPhoto.com for all these wonderful pictures!

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