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Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Brazil Robusto

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Brazil Robusto

There are a couple ways to look at the San Pedro de Macorís Brazil Robusto in my opinion. If you look at it from the perspective of a cigar that is under $6.00, this cigar is fantastic. For the money spent, you are getting a great cigar. If you look at it as a cigar without taking price into account, it is a solid smoke but nothing impressive. It has an enjoyable flavor profile, but it lacks a lot of transitioning and complexity.

Cigar News: Crux Announces Short Salomone Series

Cigar News: Crux Releases Guild and Limitada Short Salomone

Crux Cigars has added to their new Short Salomone Series of limited edition cigars with the release of the Guild and Limitada Short Salomones. The cigars are the second and third in the Series, which includes the previously released Epicure Short Salomone.

Team Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild

Team Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild

The Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild is unbalanced and dominated by almost overwhelming pepper, until the final third where it's dominated by almost overwhelming earth. I don't have the requisite tobacco experience to determine whether the issue is with the tobacco, or the blending, but my experience tells me that the tobacco wasn't ready when the cigar was produced.

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Maduro Clásico Prensado

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Maduro Clásico Prensado

The Casa Cuevas Maduro Clásico Prensado is an enjoyable cigar with flavors of cocoa, leather, red pepper flake, pepper, sweetness and earth. Burn performance is very good, with a bit of a tight draw. Strength peaked just over medium at times, but was approachable throughout the smoking experience.

Cigar News: Crux Epicure Maduro Begins Shipping

Cigar News: Crux Epicure Maduro Begins Shipping

The new blend builds upon the success of the Crux Epicure, but is wrapped in a premium Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The combination results in a medium-full flavored cigar delivering notes of rich mocha, cedar, earth, and black pepper that are bound together with an underlying creaminess.

Personal Spirit Review: Heaven Hill 6 Year Old Green Label

Personal Spirit Review: Heaven Hill 6 Year Old Green Label

Overall, the experience with the Heaven Hill 6 Year Old Green Label can be categorized as young, a bit unrefined and lacking in finish. With all that said, I still think it's worth the incredibly budget friendly price of ~$10.

Team Cigar Review: Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga

Team Cigar Review: Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga

Overall, I enjoyed the Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga. I especially enjoyed the heavier body and for the most part, standard array of Connecticut shade cigar flavors (cream, cedar, herbal tea, nuts, baking spices). All in all, pretty good effort by J.C. Newman.

Cigar News: Emilio Cigars Reintroduces the AF1 and AF2

Cigar News: Emilio Cigars Reintroduces the AF1 and AF2

his is the first release of this line since the collaboration between Emilio Cigars and Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) was announced in January. The artwork and blending for these cigars has been done by James Brown.

Pour ‘n Tell: Episode 1

Each week we'll sit down and talk about our recent beer and spirits reviews, what we're drinking, as well as news topics we think are interesting. From time to time we'll have special guests on the show which will no doubt have us running over our standard 30 minute show time.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Juarez Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Juarez Robusto

Give me a good tasting profile for two thirds of the cigar and a flawless draw and burn, all wrapped up in a ~$6 USD price point and I say you've got yourself a winner. I've had some excellent Mexican San Andrés wrapped cigars from Crowned Heads in 2018 (Court Reserve XVIII, Buckeye Land) and the Crowned Heads Juarez Robusto is really no exception.

Aaron LoomisHome