A fun night full of interesting pairings, a long lost 80’s T&A classic, what else could one possibly ask for? Nothing, the correct answer is nothing. So click on the links below to watch or listen to the show and join the party. That’s right folks, our annual “Countdown to Halloween Bootacular & Spooktastic Drinking Extravaganza” has officially begun!!!
THE CIGAR – WHISKEY ROW by DIESEL CIGARS
Size: 5.5 x 52 robusto
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Tut picked up notes of green bell pepper and chile peppers on the cold draw (we double checked to make sure he wasn’t puffing on a piece of pizza), but upon ignition we all were hit by an immediate spicy pepper sensation on the retrohale. If smoke production and the visual allure of dense blue smoke pouring off the cigar alone was all we rated cigars on here in the Corner Of No Hope, the Whiskey Row would be our “Cigar Of The Year” with months left still to go. My God the smoke pouring from both ends of this cigar is off the charts, it’s like watching a campfire log beautifully burn, but alas there’s many other factors we (as world renown cigar experts) must consider…
Due to the inclusion of tobacco aged in bourbon barrels we were all surprised to not find any apparent flavors of oak or woodsiness, the general smoothness of the Whiskey Row robusto in the early goings was unexpected but definitely agreeable. While advertised as a Full strength offering, we all agreed that the cigar was Medium strength at best with solid construction throughout the first half. Mineral and earthiness on the draw and pepper on the retrohale. Inhale, soak it in, repeat, these flavors were nothing if not consistent.
In the second half, the strength does pick up a notch and an oak woodsy note finally appears. It’s still smooth as all get out but the addition of the oak and the jump in strength makes the second third far more favorable a smoking experience than the introduction. There’s even a leather presence on the retrohale in the final third that caught us off guard in a good way. This ain’t a complex cigar; however, it is consistently good. But be warned, dump that ash after every inch or so or your lap will hate you. For all the R&D (research and development) that was put into the Whiskey Row, I was saddened by the fact we picked up zero whiskey notes or any bourbon presence whatsoever. Having said that, it’s a actually a very smooth enjoyable smoke at a great price point so take it for what it truly is, devoid of marketing hype, and let us know what you think!
TNCC FINAL SCORE: 88
THE BEER – DEVIL’S ENVY by CIRCLE BREWING COMPANY
Straight outta Austin, TX this amber ale comes in at a lightweight 4.8% ABV which is super rare among the beers out there involved in the bourbon barrel aging process. And seeing as how we do a three hour show, that small detail played a big part in me selecting the Devil’s Envy for tonight’s episode. Otherwise we’d pound down a few 13% bourbon barrel aged stouts and all you’d hear is slurred nonsense after the first thirty minutes, so rest assured that you’ll get nothing but coherent nonsense tonight.
While the majority of the table was fine with it, I thought the Devil’s Envy label reminded me of a cheap strip club sign – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Caramel, molasses, and a slight hint of vanilla are noticeable on the first sip. It’s not a dense, heavy beer at all either which was a nice change of pace from those typical barrel aged stouts that are all the rage. I could see me ordering this on a crisp fall night when I’ve attained my favorite seat at the pub by the fireplace. Apparently barrel aged amber ales mostly are a hit with most of us (The Doctor was not a fan), so mostly well done Circle Brewing Company!
THE FILM – SCHOOL SPIRIT (1985)
I’m beyond happy that School Spirit is finally available for the masses (and in our case the jackasses) to legally stream in the comfort of their own homes. 1980’s T&A comedies featuring horny college kids and their hijinks are a truly and uniquely American treasure and they deserve nothing less than to be carefully preserved and exhibited for future generations to come. If you haven’t seen this long lost gem, and sadly the odds are that you haven’t, slide your boots off and let us tell you fantastically entertaining tales of Mister Fun Hog!
Yes, that balls out rocker is performed by the one and only Gleaming Spires and they gleefully rip this soundtrack a new one. Awesome tunes, horny coeds, even hornier hard-drinking elderly ghosts, this sucker has it all! Even our party boy hero who just happens to be a sexual predator… yep.
Yes, I guess, it needs to be said – this is a somewhat strange movie to watch given today’s cultural and political climate of #metoo and #ididntreportit. Just look at the goddamn poster above. But, as you’ll hear us do and do it well, the TNCC can still call out the FICTIONAL characters for their improper bullshit while enjoying the crazy and mostly fun ride that is School Spirit.
I’ve said enough here on this page, perhaps too much. So the next step, and it’s an easy one, is completely in your capable hands. Just click the video or audio link below, pour yourself a drink, and get ready to party with your favorite crew of fun hogs. How easy is that?
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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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