Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cheapo Factory Reject Review

Bought out of guilt from a storeowner that always slashed her prices for me. I actually wasn't going to buy anything. "Then why go?", you ask? Because it was right around the corner and I was bored dammit...
No need for a detailed review here. It was just so bland I put it down only about 1 1/2 inches in.

2 out of 10 here.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Kristian Kristiansen Review

Well here goes... Got this one from a store near my apartment after work. I was sort of in the mood for something I haven't tried before, although at that point I didn't really have much experience yet anyway. This one caught my eye because it was the only figurado in the shabby looking store humidor. I also noticed that the celophane was quite colored leading me to believe it had been aging in there a while.
Got home, cut, drew. Nice draw, a little easier than I liked but it was ok. No taste on the unlit draw. The wrapper was very oily like a maduro but the color was obviously a darker natural. I got really excited when I saw this as I'm a fan of super oily maduros. I thought it'd be comparable.
Lighting I noticed the taste of wood... just wood. Nothing special but not bad at all. This continued to the middle third of the stick. At that point there was a sudden flavor change to a somewhat harsh leathery taste. It just got bitter toward the last third. . Burn was even all the way down to the last third, when I put the thing down. I was dissapointed but then again, I really didn't know what to expect. This ended up being a way mild stick even for a beginner.

I'll give this guy a 5 out of 10