Team Review

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel Aged

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel Aged

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.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Robusto

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.

Team Cigar Review: D’Crossier Golden Blend Robusto

Team Cigar Review: D’Crossier Golden Blend Robusto

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).

Team Cigar Review: Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve Series Sun Grown Toro

Team Cigar Review: Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve Series Sun Grown Toro

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.

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Robusto

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.

Team Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Toro

Team Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Toro

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.

Team Cigar Review: Dapper El Borracho Natural Toro

Team Cigar Review: Dapper El Borracho Natural Toro

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.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Toro

Team Cigar Review: AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Toro

The AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Toro started with a nice mellow wood and baking spice mix and then increased in the fullness of flavors. Other than the ratios of these flavors, there wasn't much in the way of transitions, but that's OK as the flavor was good. Construction was also very good and didn't require any attention.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Robusto

This may just be the sleeper hit of the year for me. I recall the original release of the Prensado (especially the Churchill format) was a great cigar. This rendition carries forth similarities in that it is flavor driven, but the Lost Art version has deeper flavors and slightly increased strength.

Team Cigar Review: Berger & Argenti Entubar Double Corona

Team Cigar Review: Berger & Argenti Entubar Double Corona

While I remember enjoying the original Entubar, I don't recall the flavor profile. In the instance of the new Berger & Argenti Entubar Double Corona, the profile's first third was great, but led to a mundane average profile within the remaining two thirds. I think this cigar will do better with a thinner ring gauge and shorter length, which I will track down in the hopes of remembering the good old times.