Coming out of our “March To Halloween” horror movie marathon, there is no better palate cleanser than a brand spanking new Bronzi movie. And when you mix in some strong beers and a highly enjoyable cigar… well it truly doesn’t get any better than that. So click the links at the bottom of the page and JOIN THE PARTY you scum sucking punks! Viva la Bronzi!!!
THE CIGAR – FARCE MADURO by ROOM 101
Size: 6 x 52 (toro)
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Pennsylvania & Connecticut Broadleaf, Nicaraguan
Price: $10.80 (And please remember when purchasing some fine Room 101 cigars or other fine premium stogies from FamousSmokeShop.com to use your new favorite promo code TNCC20 at checkout where it will knock $20 off your purchase of $100 or more)
We have smoked quite a few Room 101 cigars over the years: from our beloved Namakubi way back in 2016, to last year’s Doomsayer and Death Bucket releases, and earlier this year we all really enjoyed the Murder Hornet limited release. We’ve also had the pleasure of welcoming Room 101’s Matt Booth on the show before in what some have said was our most entertaining interview ever, so we were all pumped to light this motherfucker on fire and see what’s what.
The cold draw revealed a very rich sweetness, reminiscent of a pancake soaked in maple syrup, and just a hint of what we Texans identify as “rodeo stuff” (aka alfalfa and barnyard). The Mexican San Andrés wrapper also gives off a sweet aroma as well. First impressions upon torching the foot were of bold pepper through the nose and a prominent leather note on the draw. The cigar is very much on the full side of medium in the early goings in both strength and body.
As the smoking experience continues, the strength of the pepper on the retro downshifts considerably but it is complimented by a nice addition of mineral. Construction is very good so far with a smooth draw, relatively even burn, and the Farce Maduro is holding its ash like a champ. It has to be mentioned that the smoke production is off the charts here, you may have to crack a window or two at some point. An orange zest sensation joins the party in the middle third, but Tut and I attributed that as a pleasant side effect of our beers. So it’s leather, spice, and they’re playing together oh so nice. In the final third, the strength of the retro spice reemerges for a final hoorah and all the flavors intensified overall. It was exactly the end-of-the-story transition we were all hoping for.
This is indeed a less ballsy, downright mellow at times, lighter broadleaf-centric cigar and that turned to to be just what we needed tonight. Trust us, you’ll want pair the Farce Maduro with a citrus-forward IPA as it will really bring out the sweetness in this cigar which otherwise hovers so low on your palate it’s almost invisible. This is a nice addition to the Room 101 catalog of cigars and we encourage you to go out and sample a Farce Maduro for yourself as soon as is humanly possible. DO IT!
Once again folks, usually (before the mini apocalypse was thrust upon all of us in 2020) we would carefully – some of you have said “expertly” – pair our evening’s beer with the cigar and movie and we’d all sit around the table and drink that same beer and compare notes. But since this whole COVID-19 shitshow went down, each member of the TNCC is now solely responsible for risking their lives out in the wild and acquiring their own beers for each episode… usually with very mixed results.
This cloudy New England style IPA clocks in at 7.5% ABV and 70 IBUs. We do have a character in tonight’s movie who is called “The Wizard”, so Tut gets points for that connection, but as an added bonus the Wizard Nebula IPA turned out be a damn good pairing partner with his cigar also! The citrus component of the beer really added a nice element to the Farce Maduro’s profile and it also helped bring out some of the stogie’s natural sweetness as well.
TUT’s PAIRING GRADE = B+
Yep, just like Tut’s IPA pairing, I found the citrus and floral flavors of the Stash IPA really enhanced the Farce Maduro’s inherent sweetness. So hoppy, citrus-forward IPAs are the definite way to go when pairing beer with this evening’s cigar. As far as the beer itself is concerned, this 7.5% 94 IBU bad boy is absolutely delicious. The aroma straight off the pour is straight up heavenly, maybe one of the best smelling beers I’ve had in quite some time. If you haven’t tried the Stash IPA you should correct that grand mistake in your life ASAP. And, of course, our hero in tonight’s film has a fantastic mustache so the STASH IPA was the perfect pairing choice from yours truly yet once again…
CADE’S PAIRING GRADE = A++
The Doctor actually selected this 5.3% 30 IBU beer once before back on Episode 122 and, just like then, he enjoyed this light German pilsner a great deal tonight. Pairing wise, Doc correctly surmised that our hero in tonight’s movie has to engage in some necessary evil behavior to achieve his goals so the Necessary Evil was a solid pairing choice. If you’re on the lookout for a smooth, easy drinking beer The Doctor would most certainly prescribe the Necessary Evil pilsner for you!
THE DOCTOR’S PAIRING GRADE = C
Yaks, like The Doctor, also selected a pilsner for the show but his pairing reasoning (that an actor from our movie has the last name Hahns in real life) fell far short of what we have come to expect from our resident beer expert. At 5.3% and 50 IBUs (that number seems way high), we have all loved the smooth refreshing taste of the Hans Pils for many years but as far as it being an appropriate pairing for tonight is concerned…
YAK BOY’S PAIRING GRADE = F+
THE FILM – ESCAPE FROM DEATH BLOCK 13 (2021)
Y’all know we love us some “Wrong” Lifetime Channel movies here in The Corner Of No Hope, well Gary Jones (the writer/director of tonight’s film) has done the visual effects for 8 Wrong movies: starting with 2016’s “The Wrong Child” and “The Wrong House”, then 2017’s “The Wrong Student”, “The Wrong Neighbor”, “The Wrong Crush”, and “The Wrong Man”, then he got wet in 2018 with “The Wrong Cruise” followed by “The Wrong Friend”. I really wish for Escape From Death Block 13 Gary hadn’t written “The Wrong Screenplay” and cast “The Wrong Actors” but I guess we can’t have everything in life… dammit… I’m starting to think I’m on “The Wrong Podcast”.
It’s also worth mentioning that Gary Jones performed the visual effects for the first, and far more superior, Robert Bronzi film Death Kiss that we featured back on Episode 91. So I’m assuming that working on that movie caused Gary to fall head over heels in love with the majestic wonder that is Bronzi and he then made it his life’s mission to work with Charles Bronson’s doppelgänger. I certainly get that, I think we all get that.
However, where as Death Kiss used our beloved Bronzi masterfully the same sadly cannot be said of Escape From Death Block 13. What went wrong? And did anything at all go right? Well you’re just going to have to click on the links below to start up the show and find out for yourself. Do it NOW you filthy punks!!!
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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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