Episode 313: RoMa Craft Tobac Intemperance BA XXI Avarice

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DESCRIPTION: Despite the dismal failure of the temperance movement and prohibition, the desire of some political types to legislate the freedoms of Americans continues to march on. The Temperance Movement seems to be following the same path today in the form of the anti-tobacco movement, which intends nothing short of another prohibition, this time against tobacco.

This week’s featured cigar is the first new blend since the formation of RoMa Craft Tobac. It’s called the Intemperance and is produced in the Esteli, Nicaragua factory owned by Rosales and Martin.

The branding for Intemperance evokes the history of prohibition in the United States and features a logo inspired by the temperance movement, a political propaganda poster produced in 1855.

This week’s featured cigar is the Intemperance BA XXI. The BA stands for Brazil Arapiraca and the XXI represents the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that which repealed prohibition.

This week’s featured Intemperance is the 4.5-inch by 52 ring gauge Short Robusto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Ethiopian Harrar Coffee
Our libation of the week is Ethiopian Harrar. I purchased the green beans online at The Captain’s Coffee and I roasted them this past week. In fact, I roasted them while I was smoking my first sample of the Intemperance Brazilian Arapiraca and, after I tasted the coffee, I knew I had to pair it with this week’s featured stogie.

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Room 101 Conjura Edition
This week’s “Postscript” review is of the Room 101 Conjura Edition Robust Gordo. I first reviewed this stogie on the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast in Episode 252 on Sunday, December 19, 2010. They have been waiting in my Elie Bleu desktop humidor for 1 year, 5.6 months for this second review and I pulled out my last two samples this past week for a revisit.

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