Sunday, February 10, 2013
January and February Herf
AKA (American Kick Ass) Solace came from Frank at the Commie Herf. It was a simple, mellow connecticut. Not a barn-burner but not bad, either.
For the January Herf, Jarred brought the excellent Excalibur Dark Knight from Hoya De Monterrey. It was a great medium/full smoke with beautiful, dark wrapper. The taste was smooth with a slightly sweet flavor that picked up just a little flavor from the cedar it was wrapped in. One of the top smokes we've had since I've been a regular herfer. Great choice, Jarred!
Had the Padilla Miami Maduro recently. The original Miami was fantastic. The maduro was good but I probably would have liked it more if I hadn't been thinking that I could have had the original instead. It started off a little harsh but mellowed into a nice, smooth smoke after the first inch or so. I wouldn't turn up my nose if someone offered it to me, but I doubt I'll buy another.
For the Feb herf, Koob brought the Gurkha Ghost. This beuaty came with a dark, oily wrapper that gave off a great, medium-bodied smoke. Earthy, with a slight sweetness to it but smooth from start to finish. Another damn fine herf cigar.