Deep in flavor. Deep in your mind.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Flesh Pencil" or, "Panda Bone"

::: deep in your mind :::


A day late a dollar up. TV pitchman history: a brief overview. Featuring Snoop Dog Cali Red, George Foreman Grills, Shamwows, Flex Seal, Billy Mays, & much much more.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

CAO Cigars Steel Horse Ape Hanger in Review "I Guess I'm More a Vespa Guy"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

CAO Steel Horse Ape Hanger

WRAPPER: Connecticut Habano Grueso
BINDER: Brazilian Arapiraca
FILLER: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan

FORMAT: 5.5x58
ORIGIN: STG Esteli, Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Medium?

NOTES:
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Thin & predominantly bland. Insofar as discernable flavor notes, HOLY SHIT DID I GET THE COVID?! (I taste barely any tastes.) The body is a bit sharp; the finish is of a fleeting length. Something like a mild hot sauce? Something like a faraway vanilla extract? Further-out anise/cola melange? Am I asking you or telling you? I wanna say Dr. Pepper.

Mainly earthen & mainly in the midsection, liquidy but not in a lip-smacking manner. Spitty. Hints of waxy dark chocolate shavings, dark non-descript fruits. Dried but wet. Left out on a wet sidewalk... mineral-y. At the 1/2 an espresso sets in well 'nuff then vacates. Then the real bland happens on-out. Leathery under-belly gate-to-wire, chugging along thinking it can but cannot on its lonesome.

Burns jaggedly-so. Draws damply. Nice smoke out-put but wispy/wimpy room-note of diesel & leather (in that order). Ash grows dark & fugly, missing an inch of length. The roll holds well, so there's that & that's nice. Palate abrasion comes in the 3/3. I guess I'm more a Vespa gent than an Ape Hanger dude. This thing really ruffled my silk scarf.

FINAL GRADE: C
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP187 “Sweets & Beauties”

lo-fi & lovely



Visits from Lee Marsh of Stolen Throne Cigars & Mike of New Jersey. A new Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz segment & a classic bit of something from the Kaplowitz Radio. vaults. yw

READING LIST

Villiger TAA Exclusive 2020
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/07/villiger-cigars-taa-exclusive-2020-in.html

Gold Feather Night Flight Blend
https://kmcoffee.blogspot.com/2020/07/gold-feather-coffee-roasters-night.html

Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company | Bennett's at 5th St. Market Tasting Room
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/07/bennett.html

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