Episode 65 – Father’s Day (2011) / Tatuaje Negociant & La Opulencia cigars / Kronenbourg beers

I promise we'll do a Hallmark Channel or Lifetime Movie next time to make up for this one...

New year, same old shit…

We’re back! I hope you all had a satisfying conclusion to 2017 and are entering the new year refreshed and excited for new challenges. Not us, no no, you see new challenges terrify us here in The Corner Of No Hope. But that’s why we have booze, copious amounts of delicious booze, to help us extinguish our fears and propel us sloppily straight into success. Now that sounds like a methodology I can get behind. Let’s do this!

TONIGHT’S FIRST CIGAR – NEGOCIANT NO 4 by TATUAJE

Factory: My Father Cigars (Nicaragua)
Size: 4 1/8 x 46 (petite corona)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Dual Binder, Nicaraguan and San Andres Mexican
Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: $8 (Famous Smoke Shop)

   

   

   

A very pretty Connecticut wrapper with an eye-catching simple black band featuring the Tatuaje logo, that sharp color contrast really makes the small band pop visually. Immediate impressions among the three of us upon ignition ranged from bread and woodsiness (cedar) to chai tea with graham cracker and we all experienced a nice spice on the retrohale. A light coffee note and the toast flavor ride out the first half of the Negociant.

   

   

   

Cinnamon makes an appearance on the retrohale during the second half and we all picked up on it. Tut said “For not doing a lot with Connecticut wrappers, Tatuaje did it right here” and we all agreed with him for once.

FINAL TNCC SCORE = 89

TONIGHT’S SECOND CIGAR – LA OPULENCIA by MY FATHER CIGARS

Factory: My Father Cigars (Nicaragua)
Size: 4 1/2 x 48 (a box-pressed petite)
Wrapper: Mexican Rosado Oscuro
Binder: another dual binder cigar but this time they’re both Nicaraguan – one criollo leaf and one corojo leaf*
Filler: Nicaraguan
*a little tobacco trivia for yo ass, I believe the corojo leaf was spawned Frankenstein-style back in the 1930s in Cuba by the selective breeding of and super secret experimenting with the criollo leaf. So no criollo, no corojo. Droppin knowledge fools!
Price: $7.10 (Famous Smoke Shop)

   

   

   

Beautiful presentation on display with an emerald green cloth foot band and a decorative double band that damn near covers the entire cigar. We all picked up green tea on the cold draw and happily welcomed a noticeable lack of spice in the initial retrohale upon lighting up. Chocolate is the flavor here early on and it’s delicious. Not dark chocolate or baker’s cocoa but just a delicious rich chocolate note – fanfuckingtastic.

   

   

   

   

A beautiful strong ash, smoke that travels up the body of the cigar where it lingers and swirls, and a perfect draw all tell you everything you need to know about the construction of La Opulencia. Rich chocolate, coffee with a hint of cream, and animal cracker on the retrohale are the flavors that stuck out most in the second half. We all liked tonight’s second cigar but yours truly LOVED IT. Pick up a few La Opulencias from Famous Smoke Shop and let us know if you agree!

FINAL TNCC SCORE = 92

KRONENBOURG BLANC & KRONENBOURG 1664 by BRASSERIES KRONENBOURG

   

   

   

KRONENBOURG BLANC

It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong… and, if nothing else, I am indeed a big man. While my initial few sips of the Kronenbourg Blanc led me to describe it as somewhat “skunky” I quickly joined the other fellas in enjoying its unique blend of skillfully restrained citrus and coriander.

The lemon aspect of this murky beer lingers a bit on the back end and I initially had some concerns that it might interfere with tonight’s cigar but those concerns proved to be a nonissue completely. The Kronenbourg Blanc is tasty stuff!… unlike the…

KRONENOURG 1664

… which is boring as fuck. A pale beer first brewed in 1952 and they should’ve done us all a favor and put a stop to it then. Cheers.

FATHER’S DAY (2011)

When I mutter the words “the third act of this movie goes so far beyond dong eating…”, well, that should tell you something about tonight’s film. And, as usual, I’m not going to divulge anything more here on this page whatsoever.

Here I am apologizing for the millionth time for tonight’s film selection…

We have never featured a film as graphic and disturbing as Father’s Day before on the show and I believe you’ll agree that it led us into some highly interesting (and often hilarious) talking points. So watch the show below and find out just what exactly this “dong eating” is all about! I do my best to narrate tonight’s story as tastefully and sensitively as I can but there’s only so many ways you can peel a banana. I promise we’ll do a Hallmark Channel or Lifetime Movie next time to make up for this one…

THE NUB

   

Yes, tonight’s discussion covers some rather dark subject matter. It’s a rather dark film. But, as always, once the beers start flooding their way down our collective hatches and we light up our stogies – we find a way to make the evening be exactly what we want it to be. A good fucking time.

Sayonara motherfuckers!!!

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Below is tonight’s full episode for both your viewing and listening pleasure. Thank you for checking out The Tuesday Night Cigar Club and we’ll see you next time when we review another cigar, adult beverage, and film. May the wings of liberty never lose a feather…

 

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