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Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda

Smoking through now the fourth iteration of the Probable Cause, I came into this review having somewhat of an expectation. What I tasted overall in the Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda was a good representation of Mexican San Andres providing a profile driven by earthy grit/dirt, chocolate, baking spices, stone fruits and black coffee.

Cigar News: H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Announced

Cigar News: H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Announced

H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros was envisioned as a unique offering, bolder than other Connecticut cigars, and exuberantly brought to life in partnership with cigar master Rafael Nodal – the head of product capability for Tabacalera U.S.A.

Personal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

The Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro is enjoyable, even though it doesn't carry the great complexity from the first two thirds into the last third. It's a Connecticut Shade cigar that doesn't feature aggressive spice, or overly intense flavors. The 5.56 Field would be an excellent choice for the mild to medium cigar smoker.

Personal Beer Review: The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop

Personal Beer Review: The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop

The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop is such a funky beer and the flavor combinations are a refreshing change from any beer I've had in the past. Sweet, sour and then an interesting toasted barley finish that hits you out of nowhere.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Art Edition 2017

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Art Edition 2017

The Davidoff Art Edition 2017 was an overall pleasure to smoke. The large 6x54 had enough peaks and valleys to keep me engaged the entire time, ranging from softness in cedar, nuts, subdued black pepper with minerals and espresso beans towards the back end of the cigar.

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Gordo

The flavor profile of the Illusione Haut 10 Gordo really declines past the first third, you could make the case for the second third and it just lacked an enjoyable smoking experience. To say I was incredibly disappointed would be accurate and for an Illusione release, I would say it is a bust.

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio S&R Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio S&R Lancero

The Black Works Studio S&R Lancero is a nice offering in the brands portfolio and the strength, while above medium, isn't overpowering and is balanced with the flavor profile. I would have no problem smoking more of these and think fans of the brand and those that like lanceros are bound to find a favorite here.

Cigar News: IPCPR Issues Statement on Altria’s Comment to FDA

IPCPR is aware of comments recently submitted by Altria Group, Inc. regarding premium cigar regulations, as well as the subsequent concerns raised about these comments. IPCPR has long been and remains a staunch advocate for premium cigar exemption from FDA regulation.

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto

Overall, the flavor profile of the Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto was fairly average with nothing that really kept my attention. Not my favorite in the Case Study line, but it may be something that others find attractive.

Personal Beer Review: Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

Personal Beer Review: Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

The Ballast Point Indra Kunindra is a funky beer but does end up being interesting. The flavor combinations are unique, but most of the measurable components are out of balance, leading to a fairly average experience overall.

Team Cigar Review: Plasencia Cosecha 146 La Vega

Team Cigar Review: Plasencia Cosecha 146 La Vega

It'll be a disservice to not retrohale the Plasencia Cosecha 146 La Vega as it's the best part of it, giving full notes of dried nuts and black pepper. The strength build up helped the cigar to not be mundane rather attention grabbing. All in all, I would smoke one again but not in a rush to reach for more.

Cigar Editorial: Analyzing Altria’s Comments to the FDA

I do believe that cigar industry organizations should continue to fight against all cigar regulation. To vilify companies who are trying to work within the framework of FDA legislation implemented that is done so in a logical, science based, and non-burdensome way, is ultimately self-defeating for the entire industry.

Aaron LoomisHome