If you missed this episode as it was broadcast live on our Facebook page then you really missed out. We gave away several tickets to CATS Fest, Derek Matthews from Black Label Trading Company was in the house to make a major announcement, and on top of all that goodness yours truly made some controversial (yet highly innocent and playful) jokes that enough folks at the table found offensive to lead me to edit them out of the show you’ll (still very much) enjoy by clicking the links below. So in the future, when we do a Facebook Live broadcast you are highly encouraged to tune in so you can watch the craziness unfold because you might not get a chance to soak in our insanity in its purest form ever again.
Size: 7×38 (lancero)
Wrapper: Indonesian Sumatra
Filler: Brazilian Arapiraca, Habano Jalapa, Habano Ometepe, and Dominican
Because we had six people at the table tonight, I’m going to handle the wrap-up here just a tad bit differently and give you a brief take for each man’s major impressions of the Traveling Man lancero…
CADE – faint mint on the cold draw, creamy first impression with a hint of milk chocolate and mild earthiness that continued throughout the duration of the smoke
THE DOCTOR – creamy vanilla off the bat, earth
REV JAVA – milk chocolate, cracker
YAK BOY – sweetness on cold draw, cream, cracker
DEREK – distinct almond note
TUT – sweetness on cold draw and then absolutely NOTHING after that, no flavors whatsoever
So, basically, other than Tut we all got something out of the cigar. Around the halfway mark the Traveling Man developed a nice spice on the retrohale that didn’t previously exist and the overall strength of the cigar jumped up a notch immediately as well (from mild to almost Medium). The strength continued to gradually increase throughout the duration of the smoking experience which was a transition everyone appreciated and no one saw coming. Everyone at the table experienced top notch construction with straight burn lines resulting in a stack-of-dimes ash and exceptional draws.
FINAL TNCC SCORE: 88
After we all experienced an initial Pine-Sol like scent directly off the pour, the Voodoo Liquid Paradise’s aroma calmed down quickly to a pleasant floral smell. The IBU count came in higher than the advertised 44 on our collective tongues but it’s not too strong at all, overall the hops take a backseat to the citrus and while the beer is somewhat dry on the swallow it’s still refreshing and quite enjoyable on a warm spring evening.
We didn’t love it, we didn’t hate it, and sometimes that’s glowing praise considering that there were 6 of us at the table tonight with vastly differing palates. Go seek out a mixer of Voodoo Liquid Paradise IPA and let us know what you think!
It needs to be said that there is a precedent for us skipping ahead in a series, we did Shark Attack 3 but not parts 1 or 2, Texas Chainsaw 2, and several others so this isn’t the first time by a long shot we’ve leap-frogged over the initial entry in a series and jumped straight to a sequel…
Some nerds are back for another round of fun, some stayed away, and when it came to our opinions of the film Revenge Of The Nerds 2: Nerds In Paradise some of us liked it and a few of us wished that the four-eyed heroes would’ve just stayed at home this time around. Obviously it was an impossible task to match the classic level of all-around filmmaking greatness on display with the original Revenge Of The Nerds but, man, despite a valiant effort from the nerds themselves the Hollywood Machine just couldn’t help itself in fucking this sequel up by thinking it up and spitting it out without any passion or concern for the Tri Lam’s cinematic legacy.
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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…