The Smoking Jacket Henkie was a pleasure to smoke through and through. I loved how the flavors were so full, especially in sweetness, earth and just the right amount of balanced spice. Don't sleep on this one.
Typical of what I have experienced from Camacho's barrel aged series, the flavors don't come through enough. What I expect from a barrel aged imperial stout cigar is big vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, etc. The Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel Aged gave off chocolate, but that was the extent of it. I recommend picking up a few to judge for yourself.
Other than when I’m evaluating another cutter, the Palio has been my regular use cutter for about 4 years. I like how light and thin it is and the fact that it has remained very sharp throughout all of the cuts in its life is a testament to the blades.
Definitely a fuller strength cigar that also delivers on flavor. This is a great addition to the Southern Draw portfolio and one I'm looking forward to smoking more of and trying the other vitolas. If you're a fan of the brand and like fuller strength offerings, then this is a must try.
The D’Crossier Golden Blend Robusto had a nuanced and downright delicious tasting profile unfortunately leveled by a poor burn performance. Even factoring that, I did enjoy the flavor profile and will gladly smoke more, even if I have to light it again (and again).
Prepare to have some time on your hands to enjoy this La Flor Dominicana Factory Press. While a cigar of this size can often become one dimensional, this one did not. If you have the time, I would recommend giving this one a try.
The Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve Series Sun Grown Toro is a nice, flavorful cigar that allows you to just focus on those flavors. I'm very interested in trying the other lines now and would say this is one I'll gladly smoke more of and something worthwhile to check out to see if you agree.
The Aerial showed great depths of flavors starting with the familiar La Zona spice kick upfront and good identifiable flavors. A great representation of well rounded and building intensities of flavors. I say give a Connecticut Shade hater an unbanded Aerial and show him/her the bands afterwards to see their surprise.
If cigars tasted this good in the early 1900s, then sign me up. Don't let the light wrapper fool you, the Highclere Castle Toro has plenty of depth and body to enjoy on a stand alone basis and paired with a nice spirit. A luxurious look paired with a luxurious taste. I need a Rolls Royce to smoke this cigar in.
The Dapper El Borracho Natural Toro was a good introduction to the brand for me. This one has me looking forward to the other lines the company offers. Strength was a bit above medium, so most smokers should be fine with it. I could see this cigar pairing well with a peated whisky. The cigar is well worth a try to see if you find a new brand that can earn some room in your humidor.