DogWatch Cigar Radio #350 October 28, 2011 - Part 2

Released Sunday, 30th October 2011
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Lou Rodriquez of Lou Rodriguez Cigars gives some background on the Cigar of The Week, the Edicion Premier Bom-Bom. Bob and Dale get some feedback from listener Jorge on last week's Cigar of the Week, the Buena Vista. On What's hot? What's not? What's next? Liz interviews Kevin from The Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky. The winner of this month's carbon fiber Palio cutter is Mark Pousard from Colorado. After the guys share what else they have been smoking, Liz adds her review of the CAO Crillio. The 'What's My Band?' cigar is the Humo Jaguar Robusto suggested by Jeff Curtis.

Enter November's Palio Cutter Contest by sending a photo of you or your friends enjoying a cigar to (Don't forget to include your mailing address and type "Palio" on the subject line.) To see the contest pictures, click on the Contest icon on the home page. Remember you must re-enter each month to be eligible to win.

Check out the live show! Go to where the show is broadcast live most Friday evenings at 9 PM EDT. Note: The November 4th show will be broadcast live on November 5th at the regular time. You won't want to miss this one! Adam Zed from Canada has provided Bob and Dale with two unbanded cigars each and instructed them to smoke the cigars on the same day when they review them. Tune in to find out what they are or download the show later from iTunes.

Cigar of the Week - Lou Rodriguez Edicion Premier Bom-Bom, 4.75 x 42.

Wrapper: San Andres

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Proprietary Nicaraguan Blend


Bom-Bom 4¾ x 42 Box of 10
Robusto 5 x 50 Box of 20
Toro 6 x 50 Box of 20
Churchill 7 x 50 Box of 20
Gordito 6 x 60 Box of 20

What else have you been smokin' Dale?

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale Habanero - 6” x 52 - One of the newest lines from the Artesanos series, this cigar just began shipping in late September. The wrapper is a cross-breed Connecticut variety grown in Honduras. It has a double binder - Nicaraguan and Mexican. The filler is Nicaraguan and Dominican with a good dose of ligero. Available in 3 other sizes, all between $7 & $8 MSRP. A medium bodied smoke with lots of complexity, good balance and, dare I say, displaying a sophisticated level of blending skill. Earthy, semi-sweet, floral and rich in a format that smokes cool.

Obsidian Belicoso - 6.5” x 52 - From the folks at Pinar Del Rio, this cigar utilizes Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers tucked in a Criollo ‘98 binder, and all wrapped up in a dark, oily Brazilian Habano variety ligero leaf. Now the traditional thinking is that ligero leaves are too oily, too thick and not refined enough to be used as a wrapper leaf, but if that’s what this is, it works perfectly. I found no issues with the burn on the wrapper - it stayed lit and burned evenly. It also is very silky and smooth in appearance. What I liked best though was the flavors! Creamy, rich, bold and smooth in all respects, with some great zingy spice over a core of savory earthy tones. Very full bodied as well, with a thick chewiness to the smoke. Leather, nuts, cocoa, peat, coffee and vanilla are just some of the complex flavors. The finish is long with coffee & spice lingering forever. MSRP is listed at over $7, but can be found for around $3.50 in many locations.

What else have you been smokin' Bob?

Cedros Deluxe / My Father Cigars - About a 6x46 perfecto with impeccable looks.Great mild spice with undertones of leather and roasted oats. Definitely worth my money and a delight to smoke. Thumbs Up.

El Primer Mundo Rosado Oscuro - A hearty smoke of sweet spice, chocolate and coffee that becomes bitter in the last inch which is OK since the rest is good. Thumbs Up, spend my money.

Monte Pascoal Double Corona - Milder than the smaller sizes but still rich with flavor, grassy with slight bitter. Spend my money.

What's My Band? - The Humo Jaguar Robusto suggested by Jeff Curtis. Bob and Dale both liked this one and want to smoke more. Bob thought it was "a toasty treat for the senses."

Palio Cutter Contest: The winner of this month's carbon fiber Palio cutter is Mark Pousard from Colorado. For November's contest, we are looking for photos of you and your friends enjoying cigars (all the better if they happen to be Esencias, but it will not affect your chances of winning). Send your entry to Please include your mailing address with your entry and type "Palio" on the subject line. Don't forget, you must re-enter the contest every month to be eligible to win.

Do you have a suggestion for the unbanded cigar of the week? Every week Bob and Dale include an “unbanded cigar” segment in their show in which they smoke a cigar without any markings and give their honest opinions. Bob then opens a sealed envelope and discovers the cigar’s name and manufacturer. If you have suggestions for the "What's My Band?" segment, please send them to

Do you have a Cigar Review? If you call and leave a cigar review on the herf line and it is played on the show, you will receive a DogWatch Cigar Radio patch! You can reach the Herfline at 321-594-4373 - or on Skype. You can also send email to

Music provided by the Figurados from their new album, "Lesson Two," and The Surfonics.

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