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La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

The La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo had a promising start in the first third, with interesting flavor combinations that kept me engaged. As the cigar continued, each third seemed to step down in balance and flavor combinations leading to a disappointing last third. I'm glad I had the opportunity to review the La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo, but based on the flavor delivery, this isn't something I"d return to.

Adrian Magnus Black Black

Team Cigar Review: Adrian Magnus Black Black

The Adrian Magnus Black Black was an overall pleasant experience, with the first third delivering the most dynamic flavor combinations for me. I'd be happy to continue to explore the Adrian Magnus offerings, although the Black Black isn't something I'd be likely to return to without factoring price into the consideration. While the cigar was pleasant, I was hoping the second third was going to be more dynamic and keep me engaged.

Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro

This Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro is one of those cigars that could have been more. The flavors were overall generic, but if they were fuller, it could have easily been a good cigar. With that said, it's something I would not be interested in returning to.

Brick House Bricktoberfest 2023

Personal Cigar Review: Brick House Bricktoberfest 2023

The Brick House Bricktoberfest 2023 started out with an engaging and interesting first third, while the second and last thirds weren't as dynamic for me, the flavors were still balanced and pleasant. Despite the overall rating, this cigar was pleasant to smoke and I enjoyed the restrained nature of the strength.

Somm Rioja Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Somm Rioja Robusto

The first third had a good showing of fuller flavors in pepper, hay, cream, nuts and construction paper. However, as the second progressed, staleness overtook the profile and the flavors became less distinct. With all that said, this Somm Rioja Robusto is a pass for me.

Cigar News: Cigar Release List – March 2024

Monthly, we will put together a list of all of the cigars that were released, or announced to be released, in the previous month. This should give you an easy way to stay in tune with new releases.

Espinosa Sumatra Toro

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Sumatra Toro

The flavor profile of the Espinosa Sumatra Toro was overall an enjoyable one. Tons of creaminess in cedar, stone fruit and coffee. But the creaminess didn't overwhelm as it did a good job of interplaying against the aforementioned notes. Slight tick down for the construction of burn and draw (but not a material one). With all that said, I'd be happy to smoke more of these.

La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch

Personal Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch

The La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch had an average flavor profile throughout. Really just focused around the toasted cedar, baking spice transitioning to black pepper and earth. I was interested to try this vitola after having reviewed the Corona previously to see how a larger ring gauge would effect the flavor profile. It turns out, that I prefer the Corona and don't really see myself coming back to this size.

Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Hey, this Honduran Corojo is purdy good. It has that nice pepper spice through the nostrils, but the accompanying depth of stone fruit and mixed nuts wraps it up very well. I wasn't a big fan of the stale cedar in general, but for the majority of the cigar it was tampered quite well. No doubt will be happy to smoke this Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto again.

Drew Estate Chateau Real Crystale Deluxe

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Chateau Real Crystale Deluxe

Early on in FQ1 of reviews, looks like I already found my bang for the buck cigar of the year with this Drew Estate Chateau Real Crystale Deluxe. I have fond memories of the original Chateau Real from my early days of cigar smoking. I'm happy to say this re-release did not disappoint and actually was a nice delight to smoke. Well done team DE.

Room101 Daruma

Personal Cigar Review: Room101 Daruma

The Room101 Daruma came out of the gate with a promising collection of flavors that combined in ways to keep me engaged. I found the cigar unbalanced and harsh on the palate through the second third and the acrid component in the final third only added to that. I can't recall a cigar dropping this far between the first third and the second third, and I find myself wondering if the humidity level of the cigar was partially or largely responsible.

Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro

The Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro delivered some engaging and interesting flavor combinations through the first third, and was pleasant for the remainder of the review while lacking a lot of the dynamic character that was initially present. I'm glad I had the opportunity to smoke and review the Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro, but I don't think this is a cigar I would be likely to revisit.

Cigar News: United Connecticut Announced

Using higher primings for the wrapper, United Cigars found the best wrapper to compliment the United blend of Dominican tobaccos. In particular, the use of Dominican Broadleaf in the filler opens an arena of body and complexity that the Ecuador Connecticut Shade wrapper rides alongside with for a fantastic voyage. Shipping to retailers in boxes of 20 cigars, the United Connecticut will begin reaching shelves the beginning of April.

Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT

This Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT might be the most finessed Espinosa cigar that I've ever had. From first draw, there was an immediate sense of balance and cohesiveness. The flavors of creamed coffee, anise and toasted nuts complimented each other well. Will be happy to smoke more of these.

Aaron LoomisHome