This 5×50 box pressed robusto features a dark brown red hued mottled wrapper with a soft oily slightly spongy give, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and rich musty damp tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)
This 5×50 pre-release stick features a thin, dark brown mottled wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, very light pack, triple cap, slightly oily velvet feel and very pronounced sweet hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)
This 5×52 box pressed stick features a dark brown butter smooth wrapper with a soft even pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and a mild chocolate and hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)
Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Lancero Corojo Cigar Review
This 7×38 stick features a dark brown glove soft wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap, slight box press, oily sheen firm even pack and a soft hay and tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)
This 6×52 box pressed stick features a dark brown wrapper with a smooth oily finish, minimal veins, tight seams, triple cap and a strange musty aroma. First light reveals a snug draw, very mild soft flavors of an oily smooth (more…)
La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especial Club Cigar Review
This 5.75×47 stick features a dark tan soft wrapper with a even spongy give, very light pack, triple cap, a couple minor veins, tight invisible seams and a soapy barnyard aroma. First light reveals an extremely loose draw, (more…)
This 7×50 stick offers a dark chocolate, firm, dry satin wrapper with slight tooth, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a double cap and very rich barnyard aroma. First light reveals a snug draw putting out very good amounts of thick creamy smoke with medium body flavors of a rich (more…)
This 5×50 cigar features a dark chocolate wrapper with a slight red hue, slight imperfections, small veins, tight seams, a firm oily wrapper and feel with a small double cap and rich sweet chocolate aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with just a touch of resistance, great smoke output and medium bodied flavors of a very soft creamy dry tobacco with a long finish of the same. The first third develops into a big blast of creamy leather, dropping the generic tobacco flavors. 30 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, flavors have shifted to a bold earth and pepper flavor with medium-full body and no discernible strength. Burn and draw are perfect with plenty of smoke output and a long deep finish. Ending at 1:10 min the last third brings back the leather joined by a very smooth creamy nuttiness with rich flavors through the finish. Thank you very much to General Cigars for sending this for review!
This 6×46 stick offers a dark tan very slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, invisible seams, a double cap and small pigstail twist, with a slight barnyard aroma. First light reveals a very good draw and smoke production, a slight sweetness, lots of smooth oily peppery tobacco. Body is a nice medium-full giving very flavorful draws every time. Reaching the 1/2 way point 30 min in, flavors transitioned to a smooth, dry tobacco with a slightly sweet licorice quickly fading to a black pepper flavor without any of the spice. The last third ended at just over 1 hour, transitioning to a creamy and smooth mocha – soft coffee and a hint of chocolate, very silky. Thank you very much to Xikar for sending this sample for review!
This 7×50 stick offers a dark tan wrapper with a slightly toothy, oily finish showing a good amount of small and medium veins. The aroma is a faint soapiness. First light is on the mild side showing just a slight sweetness, hint of pepper and a grass flavor with a long, mild finish of the grass. Smoke output is minimal, draw is perfect, just the right resistance. The burn is following some of the veins, putting burn lines straight down the stick in spots. By the start of the 2nd third the burn had evened itself out, draw was still perfect and smoke production increased to very good levels, giving a rich smooth output. Flavors had transitioned to a deep musty leather, with a good sweetness and black pepper flavor with just a hint of the zing. The finish was growing longer holding the sweetness and pepper flavors with a mild-medium body. At the 1/2 way point flavors had changed to a milk chocolate although slight, and the sweetness had caramel and licorice components. The finish was still mostly the pepper although the zing had increased, washing over the tongue. The stick proved to be consistent for the remainder of the 1 hour total smoke time. Thank you to Corona Cigar Company for sending this for review!