So tonight’s show conversation covers everything from sex, vegetables, sex with extraterrestrial vegetables, and naturally there’s some baseball talk as well. Ok, we don’t really discuss the sport of baseball so much as we focus on the controversial Twitter posts of “Dillon” the Portland Pickles minor league team mascot…
Apparently Dillon got a little risqué recently and in a world full of daily bullshit in the news, even more bullshit on social media, Jesus there’s just seemingly ENDLESS BULLSHIT EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, we here in The Corner Of No Hope embrace Dillon The Pickle’s sense of humor and his quest for erotic adventures on the interwebs.
There is no shame in Dillon’s game and we embrace him for that, in fact we gave him 4 big green thumbs up! Sounds like we might need some hardcore penicillin… yet again. Welcome everybody to the Tuesday Night Cigar Club episode 152! You ready to party? We certainly are so click the links below and LET’S PARTY!!!
Size: 6 1/4 x 46 (corona larga)
Wrapper: Indonesian sumatra
Binder: Ecuadorian habano
Price: $10.50 (and please remember when purchasing some fine Black Works Studio 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)
“Intergalactic is a unique cigar for Black Works Studio. I would consider it in a more traditional wheelhouse in terms of its overall profile with a definite Oveja Negra twist,” Black Works main man James Brown stated in a press release. “The blend starts with bold spice followed by herbal and cedar notes. The finish is a balance of different layers. The spice and earthy notes of the Nicaragua filler tobaccos are gently brought together with the creamy, subtle sweetness of the dark Sumatra wrapper. The cigar is both bold and subtle all at the same time”
I personally am a huge fan of one of Black Works Studio’s other sumatran offerings (the S&R, which we featured on the show way back in 2018 on Episode 71) so I was incredibly eager to set tonight’s cigar on fire.
The overall presentation of the Intergalactic corona larga is impressive with an expertly twisted cap and eye-catching artwork on the band. A skeleton in a spacesuit isn’t anything new, especially if you’re a fan of 1980’s VHS box covers…
or heavy metal music…
but the execution here is top notch, I especially like the blue color choice as it really pops visually. And I’ve always appreciated how James “The Godfather of Soil” Brown has tipped his hat to cinema with the naming of several of his cigars (NBK = Natural Born Killer, S&R = Serpent & The Rainbow, etc). The Intergalactic’s Indonesian wrapper features some surface oils which is somewhat unusual based on our prior experiences with sumatran wrapper leaves. When sniffing the partially-closed foot of the cigar, there’s a strong aroma of “rodeo stuff” (fresh cut hay and horseshit). The cold draw reveals an easily recognizable sweet tea sensation.
Upon torching the foot of the Intergalactic, we were all greeted by an immense blast of pepper through the nose. The powerful mix of pepper and wasabi-like spice nearly kicked our fucking teeth in before impressively downshifting almost immediately which allowed notes of chocolate Nestle Quick powder, bright leather, cedar, and cream to soon develop via the draw. If that sounds to you like a lot of flavors entering the smoking profile all at once, it is. But we weren’t complaining one bit.
Construction is out of this world (sorry) with a razor sharp burn line that holds a stack-of-dimes ash, smooth draw, and the smoke production is copious. The aroma pouring off the Intergalactic is highly enjoyable as well. Towards the end of the first third, some Nicaraguan mineral and an unsweetened ice tea note both emerge on the backend of the retrohale’s now medium-strength spice resulting in a unique profile that we all dug quite a bit. Fresh coffee grounds and subtle milk chocolate join the cedar and leather notes on the draw around the fifty yard line.
The distinct olfactory sensation of fresh pencil shavings joins the mineral, tea, and now mild-medium spice through the nose during the Intergalactic’s final act. The draw’s current four core flavors of leather, cedar, milk chocolate, and coffee grounds remain steadfast and unwavering until the very end. It should be noted that all three of our vastly different beers tonight each worked very well with the Intergalactic, so pairing-wise you certainly have a wide range of beverage options to choose from without worrying about conflict…
We were all appreciative that the pepper and wasabi spice both sat their butts down when they did early on because the flavors that developed after the fact were stellar. Interstellar one might say… Simply put, Black Works Studio knocked this release out of the park as the Intergalactic corona larga delivered a fantastic, complex smoking experience in every category imaginable. If there are any of these still available on the shelves of your favorite tobacconist, BUY THEM ALL WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
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.
At 6.6% ABV and 50 IBUs, this beer utilizes an innovative hop concentrate known as lupulin powder to separate itself from other IPAs on the market. And after all of that innovation and effort The Doctor simply diagnosed the Unraveled IPA as just “not bad” as he didn’t fully get onboard with the beer’s discernible lemony aftertaste. So as far as a beverage pairing to go with both tonight’s cigar and our film, this beer selection was a total and absolute failure on every level. Ol’ Doc tried to tells that his “life was unravelling” in a desperate attempt to score a higher pairing grade and gain some sympathy from us but, duh, we already knew that. Nice try…
THE DOCTOR’S PAIRING GRADE = F
This 8.2%, 62 IBU classic IPA is being featured tonight for the 3rd time here on the podcast which should tell you something about how much we enjoy this fucking delicious beer. Just the exact right amount of malts compliment the Space Dust’s hop formula in a way that has always made this beer stand out from the pack. It’s easy drinking and it pairs beautifully with every cigar that we’ve ever saddled up with it. And our hero in tonight’s movie shoots space dust out of his space wiener. Nuff said.
CADE’S PAIRING GRADE = A++
The Astronaut Cookies from Neff Brewing clocks in at 5% and a minimal 33 IBUS. This oatmeal stout is gluten-free and despite Tut being fully capable of tolerating gluten, he drank it any way. Was it any good? Yes! Tut reported that while the flavors were more subdued and less forward than most oatmeal stouts, he enjoyed the Astronaut Cookies quiet a bit and it also complimented his cigar nicely. Well, if it’s good neff for Tut I guess it’s good neff for us!
TUT’S PAIRING GRADE = B-
Yak Boy drank this exact beer just two episodes ago so he either really likes it or is just incredibly lazy when it comes to seeking out new exciting pairings… or possibly both. The 5.1% ABV 11 IBUs American style UFO White Ale is extremely light with mild flavors so, naturally, it did nothing to either add to or detract from the cigar smoking experience. Yaks said he enjoyed the beer (no shit, it seems to be the only thing he’s drinking nowadays) and seeing as how our film tonight does involve an extremely horny intergalactic lifeform, the UFO White Ale passes the movie pairing test as well.
YAK BOY’S PAIRING GRADE = F+
Cowritten by the film’s director Gorman Bechard and its leading man Carmine Capobianco, Galactic Gigolo holds the distinction of being initially available on VHS as part of the “Cult Video Bimbo Collectors Series” alongside other top-heavy classics such as Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity, Sorority Babes & The Slimeball Bowlerama, and of course Assault of the Killer Bimbos. Holy shit, talk about something that would NEVER fly nowadays…
So, essentially, tonight’s movie involves an intergalactic visitor named Eoj who beams down to Prospect, Connecticut which just so happens to be the horniest town in the entire galaxy. He’s there to get laid, party his intergalactic ass off, and maybe ~ just maybe ~ learn a little something about not just humanity but himself in the process. Yeah so that last part was a crock of shit, Eoj is just here to chase muff and chug bourbon and that’s just fine by us when you consider an Independence Day type of alternative extraterrestrial visit. As you have probably guessed by now, we have a ton of fun with this clever little film so click the links below and JOIN THE PARTY!!!
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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…