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Friday, October 30, 2020

O.M. Cigars Essential Blend No. 4 in Review "Echoing thru Hills & Dales"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

O.M. Cigars 
Essential Blend No. 4

WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Nicaraguan, USA (PA), Dominican

FORMAT: Robusto box-press
ORIGIN: Dominican
INTENSITY: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: www.omcigars.com

NOTES:
Spices | Savory earth | Cocoa

Focused then delightfully fuzzy. Brawny then whispered. Spices are dark and molasses-sweetened. Smoked paprika, cumin. Red pepper flake, cayenne. Black peppercorn. Earthen notes are heavily toasted and heavily weighty; drip with a Worcestershire come-on. Cocoa is a powdered baking thing, tamped densely into a measuring cup. Excellent delineation up-top.

Underneath, it loosens to introduce complexities twixt. Particularly in the cocoa/earth here those sprinkle onto a midsection of fennel, scorched cedar, cola. Underbelly wraps the profile in earthiness... inkily & in mature inherent sweet spice. Comfy & somber, if not melancholy. A distant driving drumming echoing thru hills & dales. Complex but more-so layered in leathery nuance.

Nicely balanced & well-delivered. Draw is exceptionally smooth. Burns on a slow mainly even line requiring no re-touch. Rolled and stays firm, although it does round a tick ahead of char. Quite a flat press with an experience to match; a wide panoramic landscape with a low-hanging sky. Forboding in a way, the calm before a storm which passes safely by. 

TASTE: B+
DRAW: A
BURN: A-
BUILD: B+

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

Other O.M. reviews:

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Illusione Cigars ~cg:4~ Kaplowitz Media. Candela in Review "Nuts & Bolts, Flesh & Blood, What & Not"

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Illusione Cigars 
~cg:4~ (Kaplowitz Media.) Candela

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Candela
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46)
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Mild-Medium

WEBSITE: www.illusionecigars.com

NOTES:
Sweet cream | Flora/l | Exotic spices

TASTE: A-
DRAW: A
BURN: A-
BUILD: A-

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

In an effort to not overly bullshit you Gentlepersons, I concluded that there was no need to write a full review of this Kaplowitz Media. exclusive cigar. I felt it could only be read in varyingly effective shades of ad copy. Nuts & bolts, flesh & blood, what & not. thx


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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

New Podcast! Coffee Conversations, a Teaser Trailer

lo-fi & lovely



A new Kaplowitz Radio. miniseries hosted at the Global Delights roastery and tasting room in Eugene, Oregon. Java journies for your mind and palate. As well as surrounding esoterica.


Kaplowitz Radio. is a podcasting network consisting of this Coffee Conversations mini-series, the titular Kaplowitz Radio. podcast, disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM, & more. It is brought to you by Kaplowitz Media. Send $$$.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

O.M. Cigars Essential Blend No. 5 in Review "Zenith & Excelsior & Whatnot"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

O.M. Cigars 
Essential Blend No. 5

WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican

FORMAT: 5.5x52 Petite Toro
ORIGIN: Dominican
INTENSITY: Med.-Full

WEBSITE: www.omcigars.com

NOTES:
Spices | Black cherry | Citrus

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... this offering's profile. Flying high & focused af. The comic book narrative where Supes has laser eye capabilities. I once worked with a guy who had a lazy eye. Nevertheless, zenith & excelsior & whatnot. Vapor trails. VOOSH. ok. Primaries are balled up tightly -- earthen spice rack. Chicory. Anise. Roasted orange. Black cherry. Tensely compressed in taut pleather.

Delivered a tick dryly-so. Undertones congregate alongside body & short clean puckering finish. Terra cotta, saffron, the wake of the primaries, settling bitter-sweetly. A deep savoriness comes in via a bone broth at the top of 2/3, salivate the palate. A thin liquid smoke. Finely ground black pepper. Soy sauce at the 3/3. Rest of profile remains unchanged. Scandent! Supernatant!(?)

Nice transitions, still. Moderately nuanced, lesser-so complex. Feels like running a marathon in a sprint. Some palate fatigue. Muted aroma. Draws quite nicely, smooth. Burns on an occasional self-correcting slight lag. Rolled firm firm firm. Seams & cap assemblage are built to take a Superman punch. Which reminds me: Roman Reigns sucks. (@WWE). If this stick is your sorta thing, it far from sucks. Dead ahead, at breakneck speed.

TASTE: B
DRAW: A-
BURN: B
BUILD: A-

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

Other O.M. reviews:
OM Essential Blend No. 1
OM Essential Blend No. 2

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